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Bolton Wanderers Football Club – Some History

Ground: Reebok Stadium
Capacity: 28,100
Manager: Owen Coyle

Bolton Wanderers was formed back in 1874 by a vicar of Christ Church Sunday School in Bolton because he wanted to create an outdoor recreational club. The name Bolton Wanderers did not actually come about until some of the footballers within the club decided that they should be called Bolton Wanderers. They were one of the twelve football teams that founded the Football League back in 1888.

In 1895 Bolton Wanderers moved to the Burnden Park football ground which was used for many tournaments including the 1901 FA Cup Final replay. A date worth noting in the history of Bolton Wanderers football club is that they won the very first FA Cup to be played at Wembley stadium in 1923.

From 1935 Bolton Wanderers managed to stay in the top division (then known as the First Division) for 29 consecutive years.

During the three decades 1960′s, 1970′s and 1980′s the club went through some very turbulent times and by 1987 they were at the very foot of the league. However the ten years onwards from that date saw Bolton Wanderers see some of their most exciting times in the clubs history. Having knocked Liverpool out of the FA Cup at Anfield in 1993 they were promoted to the Premiership. Although they promptly went down the following season, the next season saw them storm back to the Premiership having won the league with a massive 98 points and scoring the most goals in a single season in the division. 1996/97 was also the end of an era as they moved from Burnden Park to the Reebok Stadium.

Ever since Bolton have been up and down between the Premiership and Championship and have not won any more silverware.

Bolton Wanderers Honours

FA Cup Winners 1923, 1926, 1929, 1958
FA Charity Shield 1958

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