Stoke City FC

Stoke is one of the oldest English football teams. They began as Stoke Ramblers, but has been known as Stoke City since 1925. One of the best periods for the club was between 1933 and 1953, they played in the top division and managed to reach the fourth place twice. They have also a Football League Cup victory from 1972 and in the FA Cup a final in 2011 as best. Some of the most famous player profiles in the club's history are Stanley Matthews, Neil Franklin, Gordon Banks and  Jimmy Greenhoff.

Basic facts

Founded: 1863
Country: England
City: Stoke-an-Trent

Home grounds

Sweeting’s Field (1875-1878)
Victoria Ground (1878-1997)
Brittania Stadium (1997-)

Main Trophies

Football League Cup: 1

Britannia Stadium entrance
Outside Britannia Stadium.

History

The football club was founded in 1863 as Stoke Ramblers. It has been a member of the Football League since its inception in 1888. However, Stoke was outvoted after two years and had to play in Football Alliance the 1890-1891 season before returning to the Football League again the next season. The club faced bankruptcy in 1908 and was forced to leave the Football League once again. They would return to the league in 1919.

Premier League record

Season Position Points
2016-17 13 44
2015-16 9 51
2014-15 9 54
2013-14 9 50
2012-13 13 42
2011-12 14 45
2010-11 13 46
2009-10 11 47
2008-09 12 45
2007-08 - -
2006-07 - -
2005-06 - -
2004-05 - -
2003-04 - -
2002-03 - -
2001-02 - --
2000-01 - -
1999-00 - -
1998-99 - -
1997-98 - -
1996-97 - -
1995-96 - -
1994-95 - -
1993-94 - -
1992-93 - -

Premier League - facts, stats and history

References:
Premier League by Gunnar Persson

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