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Sheffield Wednesday History

Sheffield Wednesday are the fifth oldest professional football club in England, and they were formed on 4th September 1867 by members of the Wednesday Cricket Club – 20 years later, the Owls adopted professionalism. The club was simply known as Wednesday or The Wednesday until 1929 when their name was officially changed to Sheffield Wednesday. Their original name came from Wednesday Cricket Club whose local craftsmen had weekly half days every Wednesday.

The club’s nickname ‘The Owls’ comes from a former area in Sheffield which was known as Owlerton, and their motto is ‘Consilio et Animals’ which translates to ‘By Wisdom and Courage’. Wednesday now play in blue and white stripes; however, they played in squares and hoops, and in the late 60s/early 70s they played in blue shirts with white sleeves. Sheffield Wednesday have played all of their home matches at Hillsborough since 1899 (formerly known as Owlerton until 1912) – get all of the latest Sheffield Wednesday news from Hillsborough here!

After winning the Football Alliance in 1889-90, they were soon after elected to the Football League in 1892-93, and in 1895-96 they managed to win the FA Cup for the first time in their history. Wednesday triumphed 2-1 against Wolves at Crystal Palace to write their name in the cup’s history. After winning promotion back up to Division One at the start of the century, the Owls made history by becoming the fourth team to win back-to-back Division One titles, first in 1902-03 and once again in 1903-04.

This was soon after followed by a second FA Cup victory against Everton in 1907, which Wednesday won 2-1. The Owls back-to-back Division One feat was repeated in 1928-29 and 1929, and the club finished third in each of the next three seasons. Once again, in 1934-35, Wednesday won the FA Cup against West Bromwich Albion at Wembley Stadium – the match finished 4-2.

The very sad Hillsborough disaster was a fatal human crush during an FA Cup semi-final match against Liverpool in April 1989. 96 fans passed away as a result of overcrowding in the central pens of the Lepping Lane stand allocated to Liverpool supporters. Moving on from such tragedy, Sheffield Wednesday won promotion back up to Division One in 1990-91, and subsequently found themselves as founder members of the inaugural Premier League in 1992.

In just their first season back in the top flight of English football, they finished seventh and managed to reach the second round of the UEFA Cup, playing a club-record four games in Europe.

Sheffield Wednesday suffered many ups and downs since their relegation from the Premier League at the start of the millennium, and are currently battling to win promotion back up from the Championship to this day. In 2016 and 2017, the Owls missed out on promotion after failing to win the play-offs.

Keep up to date with the latest Sheffield Wednesday news from the Championship here!

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