Sheffield Wednesday FC

As one of the first football clubs in history, Sheffield Wednesday has a rich tradition. They played in the Football Alliance in the years 1889-1892 until becoming a member of the Football league in 1892. Since when, Sheffield Wednesday, have won the Division One in England four times (1903, 1904, 1929 and 1930). The club has also earned three FA Cup titles (in 1898, 1907 and 1935) and one Football League Cup title (in 1991).

Basic facts

Founded: 1857 (1867)
Country: England
City: Sheffield

Home grounds

Highfields (1867-1869)
Ball Inn (1869-1877)
Sheaf House (1877-1887)
Olive Ground (18877-1899)
Owlerton (1899-1913)
Hillsborough (1914-)

Main trophies

First Division/Premier League: 4
FA Cup: 3

Prominent players

Chris Waddle, Des Walker, Paolo Di Canio

Sheffield Wednesday team
Sheffield Wednesday back in 1878.

History

Sheffield Wednesday is founded in 1857 as Sheffield Club (the year of establishment is not fully agreed on, another suggestion is 1867), and is one of the oldest football clubs. The club actually existed earlier as a cricket club – The Wednesday Cricket Club was founded in 1820. The earliest documents tell that the first match between two clubs ever was played in 1857 between Sheffield and Hallam Football Club (Sheffield won with 2-0). Another early football match that is documented is Sheffield against London twice, in 1866 and in 1871. During this time the rules of the game was not set and differences occurred in the north and south. In the first meeting Londond won, but in the second meeting, which was played under Sheffield rules, Sheffield would win.

In 1882, the club was parted in two different sections: cricket and football.

It could also be claimed that Sheffield Wednesday should be separated from Sheffield Club and in this case the establishment should be dated to the year 1867. The club established in that year were originally called The Wednesday until a change of name in 1929.

By Oscar Anderson

League statistics

League record

Titles in total: 7
Premier League titles: 3
First participation: 1909-1910
First title: 1924-1925

All seasons

Season League Position Points Notes
2018-19 Championship 12 64  
2017-18 Championship 15 57  
2016-17 Championship 4 81  
2015-16 Championship 6 74  
2014-15 Championship 13 60  
2013-14 Championship 16 53  
2012-13 Championship 18 58  
2011-12 League One 2 93 Promoted
2010-11 League One 15 58  
2009-10 Championship 22 47 Relegated
2008-09 Championship 12 61  
2007-08 Championship 18 55  
2006-07 Championship 9 71  
2005-06 Championship 19 52  
2004-05 League One 5 72 Promoted
2003-04 2nd Division 16 53  
2002-03 1st Division 22 46 Relegated
2001-02 1st Division 20 50  
2000-01 1st Division 17 53  
1999-00 Premier League 19 31 Relegated
1998-99 Premier League 12 46  
1997-98 Premier League 16 44  
1996-97 Premier League 7 57  
1995-96 Premier League 15 40  
1994-95 Premier League 13 51  
1993-94 Premier League 7 64  
1992-93 Premier League 7 59  
1991-92 1st Division 3 75 Promoted
1990-91 2nd Division 3 82 Promoted
1989-90 1st Division 18 43 Relegated
1988-89 1st Division 15 42  
1987-88 1st Division 11 53  
1986-87 1st Division 13 52  
1985-86 1st Division 5 73  
1984-85 1st Division 8 65  
1983-84 2nd Division 2 88 Promoted
1982-83 2nd Division 6 63  
1981-82 2nd Division 4 70  
1980-81 2nd Division 10 42  
1979-80 3rd Division 3 58 Promoted
1978-79 3rd Division 14 45  
1977-78 3rd Division 14 46  
1976-77 3rd Division 8 53  
1975-76 3rd Division 20 40  
1974-75 2nd Division 22 21 Relegated
1973-74 2nd Division 19 35  
1972-73 2nd Division 10 44  
1971-72 2nd Division 14 38  
1970-71 2nd Division 15 36  
1969-70 1st Division 22 25 Relegated
1968-69 1st Division 15 36  
1967-68 1st Division 19 34  
1966-67 1st Division 11 41  
1965-66 1st Division 17 36  
1964-65 1st Division 8 43  
1963-64 1st Division 6 49  
1962-63 1st Division 6 48  
1961-62 1st Division 6 46  
1960-61 1st Division 2 58  
1959-60 1st Division 5 49  
1958-59 2nd Division 1 62 Promoted
1957-58 1st Division 22 31 Relegated
1956-57 1st Division 14 38  
1955-56 2nd Division 1 55 Promoted
1954-55 1st Division 22 26 Relegated
1953-54 1st Division 19 36  
1952-53 1st Division 18 35  
1951-52 2nd Division 1 53 Promoted
1950-51 1st Division 21 32 Relegated
1949-50 2nd Division 2 52 Promoted
1948-49 2nd Division 8 43  
1947-48 2nd Division 4 51  
1946-47 2nd Division 20 32  
1939-46 - - - WWII
1938-39 2nd Division 3 53  
1937-38 2nd Division 17 38  
1936-37 1st Division 22 30 Relegated
1935-36 1st Division 20 38  
1934-35 1st Division 3 49  
1933-34 1st Division 11 41  
1932-33 1st Division 3 51  
1931-32 1st Division 3 50  
1930-31 1st Division 3 52  
1929-30 1st Division 1 60 4th league title
1928-29 1st Division 1 52 3rd league title
1927-28 1st Division 14 39  
1926-27 1st Division 16 39  
1925-26 2nd Division 1 60 Promoted
1924-25 2nd Division 14 38  
1923-24 2nd Division 8 44  
1922-23 2nd Division 8 46  
1921-22 2nd Division 10 44  
1920-21 2nd Division 10 41  
1919-20 1st Division 22 23 Relegated
1915-19 - - - WWI
1914-15 1st Division 7 43  
1913-14 1st Division 18 34  
1912-13 1st Division 3 49  
1911-12 1st Division 5 41  
1910-11 1st Division 6 42  
1909-10 1st Division 11 39  
1908-09 1st Division 5 40  
1907-08 1st Division 5 42  
1906-07 1st Division 13 35  
1905-06 1st Division 3 44  
1904-05 1st Division 9 33  
1903-04 1st Division 1 47 2nd league title
1902-03 1st Division 1 42 1st league title
1901-02 1st Division 9 34  
1900-01 1st Division 8 36  
1899-00 2nd Division 1 54 Promoted
1898-99 1st Division 18 24 Relegated
1897-98 1st Division 5 33  
1896-97 1st Division 6 31  
1895-96 1st Division 7 29  
1894-95 1st Division 8 28  
1893-94 1st Division 12 26  
1892-93 1st Division 12 27  

Note. The 1939-40 season was abandoned after three rounds and is therefore excluded.

Premier League – facts, stats and history

References:
Premier League by Gunnar Persson
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sheffield_Wednesday_F.C.
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