The club was founded as West Bromwich Strollers in 1878 by workers from George Salter’s Spring Works in West Bromwich, in the Black Country. They were renamed West Bromwich Albion in 1880, becoming the first team to adopt the Albion suffix; Albion was a district of West Bromwich where some of the players lived or worked, close to what is ...
Albion won the Football League title in 1919–20 for the only time in their history following the end of World War I, their totals of 104 goals and 60 points both breaking the previous league records. The team finished as Division One runners-up in 1924–25, narrowly losing out to Huddersfield Town, but were relegated in 1926–27. In 1930–31, they won ...
Tony Brown: He is the club’s all-time leading scorer and appearance maker with 279 goals in 720 games. He joined West Brom from non-league Walsall Wood in 1961 and played for the club until 1980. He helped West Brom win the FA Cup in 1968, the League Cup in 1966 and 1970, and the Second Division title in 1976. He ...
In 2002: West Bromwich Albion FC wins promotion to the Premier League for the first time in its history, by finishing second in the First Division under manager Gary Megson. The club also sets a club record of 27 league wins in a season. Jason Roberts scores 21 goals and becomes the club’s record signing for £2 million
In 2010: West Bromwich Albion FC wins promotion back to the Premier League as runners-up of the Championship under manager Roberto Di Matteo. The club also reaches the semi-finals of the FA Cup, where it loses to Portsmouth 2–0 at Wembley Stadium. Graham Dorrans scores 18 goals and becomes one of the best players in the Championship.
In 2020: West Bromwich Albion FC wins promotion back to the Premier League as runners-up of the Championship under manager Slaven Bilić.
History of the West Bromwich Albion FC
West Bromwich Albion FC, commonly known as West Brom, is an English professional football club based in the Midlands. The team plays in the Premier League and has a long and illustrious history dating back to 1878 when it was founded by workers from George Salter’s Spring Works factory.
West Brom has been one of England's most successful teams over their long history, winning five FA Cups (the last being 1968), two Football League Championships (1920–21 & 1954–55), and one Charity Shield title (1954). They also hold a record for having won promotion to all four tiers of English football during their time at The Hawthorns stadium.
West Brom is managed by Sam Allardyce, who took charge after relegation from the Premier League in the 2018-19 season; however, they bounced straight back up with an impressive 2nd place finish behind Leeds United in the 2019/2020 Championship campaign under his guidance. Despite not yet achieving any major honors since returning to top-flight action, there is still hope that this could be achieved soon with some exciting young players coming through, such as Matheus Pereira and Grady Diangana, alongside experienced campaigners like Gareth Barry, providing leadership on the field - something which should help them push for European qualification next season!
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1898 - Present / West Bromwich Albion Football Club
1878 - 1898 / West Bromwich Strollers
The Baggies, The Throstles, The Albion
Although known in their early days as "the Throstles", the club's more popular nickname among supporters came to be the Baggies, a term which the club itself looked down upon for many years but later embraced. The phrase was first heard at the Hawthorns in the 1900s, but its exact origins are uncertain.
Premier League / 1
FA Cup / 5
1968, 1954, 1931, 1892, 1888
Premier League - FA Cup Double / 0
1900 - Present / The Hawthorns
1885 - 1900 / Stoney Lane
1882 - 1885 / Four Acres
1881 - 1882 / Bunn’s Field
1879 - 1881 / Dartmouth Park
1878 - 1879 / Copper’s Hill
2016 - Present / Lai Guochuan
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