Leicester City Football Club, History, Facts & Records

A Brief History of Leicester City Football Club Founded: 1884 as Leicester Fosse F.C. Nickname: The Foxes Founded in 1884, Leicester Fosse F.C. were elected to the Football League in 1894 and adopted the name Leicester City in 1919 The club have been FA Cup finalists four times, won the League Cup three times and competed … Read more

Manchester City Football Club, History, Facts & Records

A Brief History of Manchester City Football Club Founded: 1880 Nickname: Man City, The Citizens, The Sky Blues, City Founded in 1880 as St. Mark’s (West Gorton), it became Ardwick Association Football Club in 1887 and Manchester City in 1894 Manchester City entered the Football League in 1899 and won their first major title with the FA … Read more

Brighton & Hove Albion Football Club, History, Facts & Records

A Brief History of Brighton & Hove Albion Football Club Founded: 1901 Nickname: Seagulls, Albion Brighton played their early professional football in the Southern League, before being elected to the Football League in 1920. The club enjoyed greatest prominence between 1979 and 1983 when they played in the First Division and reached the 1983 FA … Read more

Chelsea Football Club History, Facts & Records

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A Brief History of Chelsea Football Club Founded: 1905 Nickname: The Blues, The Pensioners Club Motto: Chelsea doesn’t have a club motto.The Latin phrase, “nisi Dominus frustra”, which translates to “unless God be with us, all will be in vain”, was once part of the club crest, but it is no longer in use. Club … Read more

Liverpool Football Club History, Facts & Records

A Brief History of Liverpool Football Club Founded: 1892 Nickname: The Reds Club Motto: You’ll Never Walk Alone Liverpool have won honours both domestically and in European cup competitions. They have won the English League Championship 18 times, the FA Cup seven times and the League Cup a record eight times. In their first season, … Read more

AFC Bournemouth History, Facts & Records

A Brief History of AFC Bournemouth Founded: 1899 as Boscombe Nicknames: The Cherries Motto: Anything is Possible What does the AFC stand for in AFC Bournemouth? It’s short for Athletic Football Club Bournemouth. Formed in 1899 as Boscombe St. John’s Institute F.C. To make the club more representative of the district, the name was changed … Read more

Aston Villa Football Club History, Facts & Records

A Brief History of Aston Villa Football Club Founded: 1874 Nicknames: The Villans, The Villa, Villa Aston Villa were one of the founder members of the Football League in 1888 and of the Premier League in 1992. Villa are one of only five English clubs to have won the European Cup, which they won in … Read more

Manchester United Football Club History, Facts & Records

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A Brief History of Manchester United Football Club Founded: 1878 as Newton Heath LYR Football Club Nickname: The Red Devils Manchester United have won more domestic trophies than any other club in English football, with a record 20 League titles, 12 FA Cups, five League Cups and a record 21 FA Community Shields. United have … Read more

Arsenal Football Club History, Facts & Records

A Brief History of Arsenal Football Club Founded: 1886 Nickname: The Gunners Arsenal won their first major trophies in the 1930’s under the stewardship of Herbert Chapman. In 1970/71 Arsenal became only the second club in the 20th Century to win the League and FA Cup double. Arsene Wenger won a league and cup double … Read more