Brentford FC Team History

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Brentford FC

  • 1889
  • 2014
  • Brentford Rowing Club Create Rugby Club

    In 1889, the town of Brentford, Middlesex was home to the Brentford Rowing Club and Boston Park Cricket Club. Attempts to form football and rugby clubs in the town fell by the wayside until a new recreation ground was opened on 17 October 1889. Seven days earlier, a meeting had taken place at the Oxford & Cambridge pub near Kew ...
  • Brentford Championship and Promotion to the Premier League

    Brentford unexpectedly finished 5th in their first season in the second-tier since 1992–93 but was comfortably beaten by Middlesbrough in the 2015 playoff semi-finals. An overhaul of the management and recruitment structure of the club at the end of the season led to the departure of Warburton, who was replaced by Marinus Dijkhuizen. Dijkhuizen lasted just 9 matches before being ...

History of the Brentford FC

Brentford Football Club is a professional football club based in Brentford, West London, England. They currently compete in the Premier League, the highest tier of English football, having gained promotion via the playoffs at the end of the 2020–21 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-based clubs 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 1900–01 and were elected into the Football League in 1920. Brentford won the Third Division South title in 1932–33 and the Second Division title in 1934–35. The club enjoyed a successful spell in the top flight of English football, reaching a peak of fifth in the First Division, in 1935–36, their highest ever league finish, before three relegations left them in the Fourth Division by 1962. They have crowned Fourth Division champions in 1962–63, but were relegated in 1966 and again in 1973 after gaining promotion in 1971–72. Brentford spent 14 seasons in the Third Division after gaining promotion in 1977–78 and went on to win the Third Division title in 1991–92, though were relegated again in 1993.


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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