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Brentford FC

Brentford Football Club is a professional football club based in Brentford, West London, England. They compete in the Premier League, having gained promotion via the playoffs at the end of the 2020 - 2021 Championship season. Nicknamed “the Bees”, the club was founded in 1889 and played home matches at Griffin Park from 1904 before moving to Brentford Community Stadium in 2020. Their main rivals are fellow West London clubs Chelsea, Fulham, and Queens Park Rangers. Brentford initially played amateur football before they entered the London League in 1896 and finished as runners-up of the Second Division and then the First Division to win election into the Southern League in 1898. They won the Southern League Second Division in 1900 - 1901 and were elected into the Football League in 1920. Brentford won the Third Division South title in 1932 - 1933 and the Second Division title in 1934 - 1935.


Brentford, West London

Team History
1889 – Present / Brentford FC

The Bees
Brentford's nickname is "The Bees". The nickname was unintentionally created by students of Borough Road College in the 1890s, when they attended a match and shouted the college's chant "buck up Bs" in support of their friend and then-Brentford player Joseph Gettins. Local newspapers misheard the chant as "Buck up Bees" and the nickname stuck.

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2021 - Present / Brentford Community Stadium
1904 - 2020 / Griffin Park
1900 - 1904 / York Road
1898 - 1900 / Cross Roads
1895 - 1898 / Shotter's Field
1891 - 1895 / Benn's Field
1889 - 1891 / Clifden Road

Current Owner
2016 - Present / Matthew Benham

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