Under manager John Bond, the club adopted the more streamlined A.F.C. Bournemouth’s name in 1972. At the same time, the club adopted a new badge as a symbol of the club’s progress. The stripes in the background were based on the club shirt, while in the foreground is the profile of a player heading the ball, in honor of Dickie Dowsett, a prolific scorer for the club in the 1950s and 1960s.
On 25 October 2014, Bournemouth won 8–0 away at St. Andrew’s against Birmingham City. It was the first time that the Cherries had ever scored eight goals in a league game and their largest winning margin in the league (barring a 10–0 win over Northampton Town in September 1939, which was discounted after the league was abandoned due to the Second World War). The club followed up this success with a 2–1 victory over Premier League side West Bromwich Albion in the League Cup, reaching the quarter-finals of the competition for the first time. Bournemouth was again drawn against Liverpool but lost 3–1. The club spent most of the 2014–15 season near the top of the table, and a 3-0 win away at Charlton Athletic on the final day of the season was enough to clinch the Championship title and a first-ever promotion to the top flight of English football.
AFC Bournemouth’s honours include winning the second and third tiers of English football once, the Football League Trophy once and the Football League Third Division South Cup.
The club has spent the majority of their history bouncing between the third and fourth tiers of English football. Under manager Eddie Howe, they have risen through the pyramid; the 2015 – 2016 season was their first ever in the top flight and they have remained there ever since.
Kings Park, Boscombe
1972 – Present / AFC Bournemouth
1923 – 1972 / Bournemouth and Boscombe Athletic Football Club
1899 – 1923 / Boscombe Football Club
To this day, there is still speculation as to how AFC Bournemouth received their nickname, “The Cherries.” Some speculate that it is because of the cherry color striped shirts, others believe it is because Dean Court, their ground, was built next to the Cooper-Dean estate which included many cherry orchards.
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1910 – Present / Dean Court
2011 – Present / Maxim Demin
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