Wolverhampton Wanderers FC

Wolverhampton Wanderers FC has won the top British league three times: 1954, 1958 and 1959. They have also won the FA Cup four times and the Football League Cup two times. They reach the UEFA Cup final in 1972. Two of the most prominent players are Billy Wright and Bill Slater.

Basic facts

Founded: 1877
Country: England
City: Wolverhampton

Home grounds

Windmill Field (1877-1879)
John Harper’s Field (1879-1881)
Dudley Road (1881-1889)
Molineux Stadium (1889-)

Main trophies

First Division/Premier League: 3
FA Cup: 4
Football League Cup: 2

Prominent players

Bryn Jones, Billy Wright, Peter Broadbent, Jesse Pye, George Berry, David Kelly, Steve Bull, Colin Cameron

1893 FA Cup final
Wolverhampton vs. Everton in the 1893 FA Cup final.

History

The club, not to be confused by the already existing Wanderers FC, was founded in 1877 and it was one of the original included teams when Football League was founded in 1888. The same season year would the team reach the final in the FA Cup, which ended with a loss against Preston North End. Wolverhampton would once again reach the final in the same tournament four years later and could that time celebrate a victory.

The strongest period was probably in the late 1950s and 1960 when the club won the league twice (1958 and 1959) and also the FA Cup in 1960. It should be added that the former dominant, Manchester United, was weakened because of the Munich plane crash in 1958.

By Oscar Anderson

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League statistics

League record

Titles in total: 3
Premier League titles: 0
First participation: 1888-1889
First title: 1953-1954

All seasons

Season League Position Points Notes
2018-19 Premier League 7 57  
2017-18 Championship 1 99 Promoted
2016-17 Championship 15 58  
2015-16 Championship 14 58  
2014-15 League One 7 78 Promoted
2013-14 Championship 1 103 Relegated
2012-13 Championship 23 51  
2011-12 Premier League 20 25 Relegated
2010-11 Premier League 17 40  
2009-10 Premier League 15 38  
2008-09 Championship 1 90 Promoted
2007-08 Championship 7 70  
2006-07 Championship 5 76  
2005-06 Championship 7 67  
2004-05 Championship 9 66  
2003-04 Premier League 20 33 Relegated
2002-03 Championship 5 76 Promoted
2001-02 Championship 3 83  
2000-01 Championship 12 55  
1999-00 1st Division 7 74  
1998-99 1st Division 7 73  
1997-98 1st Division 9 65  
1996-97 1st Division 3 76  
1995-96 1st Division 20 55  
1994-95 1st Division 4 76  
1993-94 1st Division 8 68  
1992-93 1st Division 11 61  
1991-92 2nd Division 11 64 Promoted
1990-91 2nd Division 12 58  
1989-90 2nd Division 10 67  
1988-89 3rd Division 1 92 Promoted
1987-88 4th Division 1 90 Promoted
1986-87 4th Division 4 79  
1985-86 3rd Division 23 43 Relegated
1984-85 2nd Division 22 33 Relegated
1983-84 1st Division 22 29 Relegated
1982-83 2nd Division 2 75 Promoted
1981-82 1st Division 21 40 Relegated
1980-81 1st Division 18 35  
1979-80 1st Division 6 47  
1978-79 1st Division 18 34  
1977-78 1st Division 15 36  
1976-77 2nd Division 1 57 Promoted
1975-76 1st Division 20 30 Relegated
1974-75 1st Division 12 39  
1973-74 1st Division 12 41  
1972-73 1st Division 5 47  
1971-72 1st Division 9 47  
1970-71 1st Division 4 52  
1969-70 1st Division 13 40  
1968-69 1st Division 16 35  
1967-68 1st Division 17 36  
1966-67 2nd Division 2 58 Promoted
1965-66 2nd Division 6 50  
1964-65 1st Division 21 30 Relegated
1963-64 1st Division 16 39  
1962-63 1st Division 5 50  
1961-62 1st Division 18 36  
1960-61 1st Division 3 57  
1959-60 1st Division 2 54  
1958-59 1st Division 1 61 3rd league title
1957-58 1st Division 1 64 2nd league title
1956-57 1st Division 6 48  
1955-56 1st Division 3 49  
1954-55 1st Division 2 48  
1953-54 1st Division 1 57 1st league title
1952-53 1st Division 3 51  
1951-52 1st Division 16 38  
1950-51 1st Division 14 38  
1949-50 1st Division 2 53  
1948-49 1st Division 6 46  
1947-48 1st Division 5 47  
1946-47 1st Division 3 56  
1939-46 - - - WWII
1938-39 1st Division 2 55  
1937-38 1st Division 2 51  
1936-37 1st Division 5 47  
1935-36 1st Division 15 40  
1934-35 1st Division 17 38  
1933-34 1st Division 15 40  
1932-33 1st Division 20 35  
1931-32 2nd Division 1 56 Promoted
1930-31 2nd Division 4 47  
1929-30 2nd Division 9 41  
1928-29 2nd Division 17 37  
1927-28 2nd Division 16 36  
1926-27 2nd Division 15 35  
1925-26 2nd Division 4 49  
1924-25 2nd Division 6 46  
1923-24 3rd Division N 1 63 Promoted
1922-23 2nd Division 22 27 Relegated
1921-22 2nd Division 17 37  
1920-21 2nd Division 15 38  
1919-20 2nd Division 19 30  
1915-19 - - - WWI
1914-15 2nd Division 4 45  
1913-14 2nd Division 9 41  
1912-13 2nd Division 10 38  
1911-12 2nd Division 5 42  
1910-11 2nd Division 9 38  
1909-10 2nd Division 8 40  
1908-09 2nd Division 7 39  
1907-08 2nd Division 9 37  
1906-07 2nd Division 6 41  
1905-06 1st Division 20 23 Relegated
1904-05 1st Division 14 26  
1903-04 1st Division 8 36  
1902-03 1st Division 11 33  
1901-02 1st Division 14 32  
1900-01 1st Division 13 31  
1899-00 1st Division 4 39  
1898-99 1st Division 8 35  
1897-98 1st Division 3 35  
1896-97 1st Division 10 28  
1895-96 1st Division 14 21  
1894-95 1st Division 11 25  
1893-94 1st Division 9 31  
1892-93 1st Division 11 28  
1891-92 Football League 6 26  
1890-91 Football League 4 26  
1889-90 Football League 4 25  
1888-89 Football League 3 28  

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

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