Middlesbrough FC

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.

Basic facts

Founded: 1876
Country: England
City: Middlesbrough

Home grounds

Old Archery Ground (1878-1879)
Breckon Hill Road (1879-1882)
Linthorpe Road Ground (1882-1903)
Ayrsome Park (1903-1995)
Riverside Stadium (1995-)

Main Trophies

Football League Cup: 1

Prominent players

Steve Bloomer

Riverside Stadium
Middlesbrough vs Liverpool at Riverside Stadium in 2003.

History

The club was founded in 1876 by Middlesbrough Amateur Cricket Club and become a member of Football league 1899. They played in Division One for the first time in 1902 and their best position is a third place in that division, which happened in 1914. In 1986 the club had a bankruptcy. After that a shift of ownership took place and the club was reconstructed. They had to start in division 3, but would climb up and played in the Premier League season 1996-97.

Premier League record

Season Position Points
2016-17 19 28
2015-16 - -
2014-15 - -
2013-14 - -
2012-13 - -
2011-12 - -
2010-11 - -
2009-10 - -
2008-09 19 32
2007-08 13 42
2006-07 12 46
2005-06 14 45
2004-05 7 55
2003-04 11 48
2002-03 11 49
2001-02 12 15
2000-01 14 42
1999-00 12 52
1998-99 9 51
1997-98 - -
1996-97 19 39
1995-96 12 43
1994-95 - -
1993-94 - -
1992-93 21 44

Premier League - facts, stats and history

References:
Premier League by Gunnar Persson

Image sources:
Jon Grimshaw