Albrighton is a talented young right-winger for English Premier League side Aston Villa. He joined the club in 1998 at age 9, and rose through the Aston Villa youth ranks during his teenage years. After impressing for Villa's U18 and Reserve teams, Albrighton got his first taste of competitive football in the senior side, when he debuted in the UEFA Cup in 2009 in Russia against CSKA Moscow, aged 19. He played several times for Villa in the following season also, as part of the wider squad. He received his first call up to represent England U20s that season, and was labelled an exciting young prospect for club and country.
The 2010-2011 season was Albrighton's most significant, as he became a regular for Aston Villa under Gérard Houllier. He started for the first time on opening day in the league, playing on the right-side of midfield, and made two assists. He went on to play 37 times for Villa that season, scoring six times ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â‚¬Å“ his first goal outside of pre-season games coming against Tottenham in October.
Villa had a somewhat disappointing season by their standards, failing to qualify for European competition and coming ninth in the league; but Albrighton's contribution as a young player was noted. Albrighton is in his second full season as a starter in the English Premier League, and is currently a member of England U21s. The promising young player is one to watch for at Villa Park.