21 Facts About West Bromwich Albion


West Bromwich Albion Football Club is an English professional football club based in West Bromwich, West Midlands, England.

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West Bromwich Albion have reached ten FA Cup finals and won the Cup on five occasions.

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West Bromwich Albion won the Football League Cup at the first attempt in 1966, and have reached a further two finals.

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In March 1888, William McGregor wrote to what he considered to be the top five English teams, including West Bromwich Albion, informing them of his intention to form an association of clubs that would play each other home and away each season.

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West Bromwich Albion reached the final again in 1935, losing to Sheffield Wednesday, but were relegated three years later.

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That was the last two-legged final and, the following year, West Bromwich Albion reached the final again, the first played at Wembley.

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West Bromwich Albion guided the club to their last major trophy to date, the 1968 FA Cup, when they beat Everton in extra time thanks to a single goal from Jeff Astle.

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Under Ron Atkinson, West Bromwich Albion reached the 1978 FA Cup semi-final but lost to Ipswich Town.

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West Bromwich Albion had spent the majority of their history in the top-flight of English football, but when the Premier League was founded in 1992 the club found themselves in the third tier, which had been renamed Division Two.

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Manager Ossie Ardiles then joined Tottenham Hotspur and a succession of managers over the next few seasons saw West Bromwich Albion consolidate their Division One status without ever mounting a serious promotion challenge.

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West Bromwich Albion finished fourth in their first season back in the Championship under the management of Darren Moore and caretaker manager James Shan, losing the Championship play-off semi-final against Aston Villa on penalties.

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West Bromwich Albion Brom have played in navy blue and white striped shirts for the majority of their existence, usually with white shorts and white socks.

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From 1885 to 1900, West Bromwich Albion played at Stoney Lane; their tenure of this ground was arguably the most successful period in the club's history, as they won the FA Cup twice and were runners-up three times.

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The stadium's West Bromwich Albion Stand has the potential to be developed over the Halfords Lane at the back of the stand to allow for an upper tier, bringing the capacity of The Hawthorns to around 30,000.

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West Bromwich Albion makes me down to lieIn pastures green; he leadeth me.

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West Bromwich Albion remains Albion's longest-serving chairman, having held the position until his death in 1937.

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West Bromwich Albion became vice-president of the Football Association in 1969.

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Bobby Robson, a player with West Bromwich Albion, has been inducted, although this was for his achievements as a manager.

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West Bromwich Albion has made the most appearances overall for the club, as well as most appearances in the league, FA Cup and in European competition.

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West Bromwich Albion's most capped international player, taking into account only those caps won whilst at the club, is Chris Brunt.

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West Bromwich Albion appeared 55 times for Northern Ireland as an Albion player, earning 65 caps in total before retiring from international football in 2017.

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