Name: Gabriel Agbonlahor
At the club since: 2005
It should be a proud honour to be a club’s longest-serving player, but unfortunately Gabriel Agbonlahor hasn’t exactly covered himself in glory lately, with the striker hitting the headlines for all the wrong reasons.
The 29-year-old, who has been at the Midlands outfit his entire professional career, has recently been suspended by Aston Villa, with the club beginning an investigation after he was allegedly pictured with laughing gas canisters on the same night him and his teammates were relegated from the Premier League.
Even before his most recent antics, the forward was sidelined after being deemed ‘not fit enough’ for the first-team and was placed on a personal fitness regime for a fortnight.
Agbonlahor, who has three international caps for England to his name, came through the Villans’ youth ranks back in 2005 before signing his first professional contract at Villa Park in June that year.
Since then; the centre forward has made 370 first-team appearances for the Championship-bound club, scoring 84 goals and providing 55 assists in the process.
However Agbonlahor’s reign as the club’s longest-serving player looks to be coming to an abrupt end following his recent controversy off the pitch.