Middlesbrough FC is a football club with a very long history. They reached the final in the FA Cup 1997 and won the Football League Cup in 2004. Among the latest achievements for the club was to reach the UEFA Cup final in 2005-2006, which ended with a loss against Sevilla. Among the most prominent player George Camsell, George Hardwick, Wild Mannion, Nick Barmby and Fabrizio Ravanelli could be mentioned.
Old Archery Ground (1877-1879)
Breckon Hill Road (1879-1882)
Linthorpe Road Ground (1882-1903)
Ayrsome Park (1903-1995)
Riverside Stadium (1995-)
Football League Cup: 1
Alf Common, George Camsell, Wilf Mannion, George Hardwick, Steve Bloomer, Gary Pallister, Bryan Robson, Juninho Paulista, Paul Gascoigne
The club was founded in 1876 by Middlesbrough Amateur Cricket Club.
The first official match is played the following year against Teesside Wanderers at Old Archery Ground, ending in a draw.
Middlesbrough entered the FA Cup for the first time for the 1883-84 season, but they would partly remain as an amateur club until 1899 and winning the FA Amateur Cup twice during this period (1895 and 1898).
The North Yorkshire team became a member of the Football League in 1899 and played their first season in the second division. They reach the top-tier for the first time in 1902 and their best Division One position is a third place, which happened in 1914.
In 1973, the eminent Jack Charlton is appointed as a new manager. Among famous players in modern times, Bryan Robson (1994–1996, and later manager), Fabrizio Ravanelli (1996–1997) and Juninho Paulista (1995–1997, 1999, 2002-2004) can be mentioned.
In 1986, the club was facing a bankruptcy. It was followed by a shift of ownership and a reconstruction. The club had to start over in Division 3, but would climb their way up and played in the Premier League season 1996-97.
By Oscar Anderson
The logo uses a crest with a stylized red lion in the center. The same depiction of a lion (although blue) can be seen in the Middlesbrough coat of arms – the lion is a common heraldic feature and can be seen in crest belonging to clubs such as Aston Villa, Chelsea and Rangers.
Middlesbrough FC timeline
1876 The club is established (named Middlesbrough Amateur Cricket Club).
1883 First FA Cup participation.
1889 Member of the Football League.
1902 First season in Football League First Division.
1903 The club move to the Ayrsome Park.
1905 The sign of Alf Common become a new national transfer record (£1,000).
1989 The transfer of Gary Pallister to Manchester United for £2.3 million become a new national transfer record.
1995 The club move to the Riverside Stadium.
2004 Winning their first League Cup trophy.
2006 Reaching the UEFA Cup final.
Titles in total: 0
Premier League titles: 0
First participation: 1899-1900