Bolton Wanderers FC

Bolton Wanderers were among the twelve teams that was a member of the English Football League from the start. They came in fifth place the first season (1888/1889) and in other words, it is a club with plenty of history. The club has never won the top leagues, but both FA Cup and the League Cup. Two of the most prominent players over the years are Joe Smith and Nat Lofthouse.

Basic facts

Founded: 1892
Country: England
City: Liverpool

Home grounds

Park Recreation Ground (1874-1881)
Pike’s Lane (1881-1895)
Burnden Park (1895-1997)
Reebok Stadium (1997-)

Main Trophies

FA Cup: 4
Football League Cup: 2

Bolton Wanderers old photo
Men from Bolton Wanderers in 53rd Field Regiment during WWII.

History

Bolton was founded in 1874 with pupils in Christ Church School on Blackburn Street. The second name “Wanderers” came from the fact that the club often changed head quarter.

Premier League record

Season Position Points
2015-16 - -
2014-15 - -
2013-14 - -
2012-13 - -
2011-12 18 36
2010-11 14 46
2009-10 14 39
2008-09 13 41
2007-08 16 37
2006-07 7 56
2005-06 8 56
2004-05 6 58
2003-04 8 53
2002-03 17 44
2001-02 16 40
2000-01 - -
1999-00 - -
1998-99 - -
1997-98 18 40
1996-97 - -
1995-96 20 29
1994-95 - -
1993-94 - -
1992-93 - -

Premier League - facts, stats and history

References:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bolton_Wanderers_F.C.

Image sources:
Imperial War Museums