Stoke City F.C.

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Stoke City
Stoke City FC.svg
Fou name Stoke City Football Club
Elk-name(s) The Potters
Foondit 1863; 155 years ago (1863) as Stoke Ramblers F.C.
Grund Britannia Stadium,
Stoke-on-Trent
(capacity: 27,740[1])
Chairman Peter Coates
Manager Martin O' Neill
League Premier League
2016–17 Premier League, 13t o 20
Wabsteid Club hame page
Home colours
Away colours

Stoke City Football Club is a association fitbaa club based in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, Ingland. Foondit in 1863, Stoke are the auldest club in the Premier League, an are considered tae be the seicont auldest professional fitbaa club in the warld, efter Notts County. They play in the Premier League efter winnin promotion in 2008, prior tae this Stoke haed no participatit in top flicht fitbaa for twintie ane years. Their first major trophy wis wan in the 1972 League Cup Final, when they beat Chelsea 2–1. The club hae wan the Fitbaa League Trophy on twa occasions, firstly in 1992 an maist recently in 2000. Their heichest league finish in the top diveesion is 4t in which they achieved this in the 1935–36 an 1946–47 seasons. They hae an aa competit in European fitbaa in 1972 an 1974.

Stoke play their hame fixtures at the Britannia Stadium, a 28,384 aw-seater stadium reduced tae 27,598 efter segregation. The stadium wis opened in 1997 they previously played at the Victoria Ground, which haed been their hame grund syne 1878. The club's nickname is The Potters efter the pottery industry in Stoke-on-Trent an their hame kit is a red an white vertically striped shirt wi white shorts an white socks.

Club honours[eedit | eedit soorce]

Leagues[eedit | eedit soorce]

Premier League (1st tier)

Fitbaa League First Diveesion (1st tier)

Fitbaa League Championship (2nt tier)

Fitbaa League Diveesion Twa: 2 (2nt tier)

Fitbaa League Diveesion Twa: 1 (3rd tier)

Third Division (North): 1 (3rd tier)

Football Alliance: 1

Birmingham & District League: 1

  • Champions: 1910–11

Southern League Division Two: 1

  • Champions: 1914–15
  • Runners-up: 1910–11

The Central League (Reserves): 3

  • Champions: 1927–28, 2003–04
  • Division Two Champions: 1991–92

United Soccer Association (as Cleveland Stokers)

  • Runners-up: 1967 (Eastern Division)

Cups[eedit | eedit soorce]

League Cup: 1

FA Cup

Autoglass Trophy: 1

  • Winners: 1992

Auto Windscreens Shield: 1

Watney Cup: 1

  • Winners: 1973

Staffordshire Senior Cup: 13

  • Winners: 1878, 1879, 1904 (Shared), 1914, 1965, 1969 (Shared), 1971, 1975, 1976, 1982, 1993, 1995, 1999
  • Runners-up: 1883, 1886, 1895, 1901, 1903, 2003, 2006

Birmingham Senior Cup: 2

  • Winners: 1901, 1914
  • Runners-up: 1910, 1915, 1920, 1921

Isle o Man Trophy: 3

  • Winners: 1988, 1992, 1993
  • Runners-up: 1985–86

Bass Charity Vase: 1

  • Winners: 1997–98

FA Youth Cup

  • Runners-up: 1983–84

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "Premier League Handbook Season 2013/14" (PDF). Premier League. Retrieved 17 August 2013.