West Bromwich Albion FC

West Bromwich was one of the team that participated in the Football League the first season in 1888. They have won Division One at one occasion, in 1920. They are five times FA Cup champions and one time Football League Cup champions.

Basic facts

Founded: 1878
Country: England
City: West Bromwich

Home grounds

Copper’s Hill (1878-1879)
Dartmouth Park (1879-1881)
Bunn’s Field (1881-1882)
Four Acres (1882-1885)
Stoney Lane (1885-1900)
The Hawthorns (1900-)

Main Trophies

First Division/Premier League: 1
FA Cup: 5
Football League Cup: 1

Prominent players

Bryan Robson

Old photo of West Bromwich Albion
Old photo of West Bromwich Albion FC from 1888.

History

The club was founded in 1878 as West Bromwich Strollers, and when changed name to West Bromwich Albion three years later.

The club's most successful period for the club came about in the last two decades in the 19th century. Between 1886 and 1895 they reach the FA Cup final five times and won twice. Famous is the victory over Preston in the 1888 final in front of 17 000 thousand spectators.

Premier League record

Season Position Points
2015-16 15 42
2014-15 12 47
2013-14 17 36
2012-13 8 49
2011-12 10 47
2010-11 11 47
2009-10 - -
2008-09 20 32
2007-08 - -
2006-07 - -
2005-06 19 30
2004-05 17 34
2003-04 - -
2002-03 19 26
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

Image sources:
Full Throstle: The Official History of West Bromwich Albion