Brentford FC Team History

Brentford FC


Brentford, West London

Team History
1889 – Present / Brentford FC

The Bees - Brentford FC is a professional football club based in West London, England. The Bees, affectionately known to their fans and followers, have played in the English Premier League since 2020. But what’s the origin of this unusual nickname?

The Brentford area has long been associated with bees - it was once home to one of Britain's largest honey farms! As early as 1909, locals referred to Brentford FC as ‘The Bees’; by 1911, the name had stuck. It wasn't until 1925 that 'Bees' became an official part of their name when they changed from 'Brentford Football Club' to 'Brentford Football & Athletic Club.'

Since then, The Bees have become synonymous with Brentford FC and are now used worldwide by supporters who follow them both on television or at Griffin Park Stadium, where they play their home games. What makes this nickname even more remarkable is that it reflects not only local history but also represents a strong sense of community spirit amongst supporters - something which continues today despite having moved up into England's top-tier league for the 2020/21 season!

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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

*Blue is this team’s history

  • 1889
  • 1992
  • 2009
  • 2014
  • 2021
  • 2022

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History of the Brentford FC

Brentford Football Club, based in West London, is a professional football team in the English Premier League. Founded in 1889 as an amateur side, Brentford has had its fair share of ups and downs over the years, but since their promotion to England’s top flight for the 2020-21 season, they have become one of the most talked about clubs around.

The club's history dates back to 1889 when it was founded by Brentford Rovers Athletic Club members who wanted to form a football team. Since then, they have played at Griffin Park for over 100 years and are preparing for their first-ever season competing at the highest level after winning promotion from The Championship last year.

In recent times Brentford has developed into an exciting attacking side with some talented young players coming through their academy system, such as Ollie Watkins and Said Benrahma, who both starred during last season’s successful campaign, which saw them claim second place behind Leeds United on goal difference alone. With these two stars leading from the front alongside experienced manager Thomas Frank, there is plenty of optimism surrounding this club heading into next term, where they will be looking to make waves against some big names like Manchester City, Liverpool FC, etc., while also cementing themselves firmly within English Premier League landscape!

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