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 ...
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 ...
History of the AFC Bournemouth
AFC Bournemouth is a professional association football club based in Kings Park, Boscombe, a suburb of Bournemouth, Dorset, England. They will compete in the Premier League in the 2022–23 season following their promotion. Formed in 1899 as Boscombe, the club adopted its current name in 1971. Nicknamed "The Cherries", Bournemouth have played their home games at Dean Court since 1910.
The club has spent the majority of its 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.
Initially known as Boscombe, the club competed in regional football leagues before going up from the Hampshire League to the Southern League in 1920. Now known as Bournemouth & Boscombe Athletic, they were elected into the Football League in 1923. They remained in the Third Division South for 35 years, winning the Third Division South Cup in 1946. Placed in the newly reorganized Third Division in 1958, they suffered relegation in 1970 but would win an immediate promotion in 1970–71. Relegated back into the Fourth Division in 1975, Bournemouth has promoted again in 1981–82 and after lifting the Associate Members' Cup in 1984 would go on to win the Third Division title in 1986–87. They spent three seasons in the second tier but entered administration in 1997 and ended up back in the fourth tier with relegation in 2002, though immediately gained promotion by winning the play-offs in 2003.
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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