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Stoke City History

Stoke City are the world’s oldest professional football league club. Their story goes all the way back to 1863, as former pupils of the Charterhouse School formed a football club whilst working as apprentices at the North Staffordshire Railway in Stoke.

Over 20 years later in August 1885, the Potters turned professional and subsequently they were founder members of The Football League in 1888. After finishing in 12th place at the end of both their first two seasons, they were relegated in 1890 to the Football Alliance. This did not last long however, and in their first season they won the Alliance title which was the clubs first major honour.

One of the most iconic moments in Stoke City’s history was their Football League Cup win in 1971-92. The final was contested between Stoke and Chelsea who were strong favourites going into the match, though despite the odds Stoke managed to triumph against Chelsea 2-1 in front of almost 100,000 spectators at Wembley stadium.

This remains the club’s only major cup trophy victory, and the closest they have come since then to beating this achievement was in 2011 when they were defeated by Manchester City in the FA Cup final. Cup victory earnt Stoke the chance to play European football for the first time in 1972-73, and almost 40 years later, Stoke reached the Round of 32 in the 2011-12 UEFA Europa League, this is their highest ever finish in a European tournament.

During the formation of the Premier League in 1992, Stoke were crowned champions of the Second Division, and the season before, they claimed their first-ever Football League trophy. This Football League Trophy feat was replicated at the start of the millennium during the 1999-00 season. The Potters were in the Championship during its reformation in 2004, and in 2007-08 they were promoted to Premier League for the first time in their history after finishing as runners-up.

From 2013-16, the Potters enjoyed three consecutive ninth-place finishes; however, their ten-year spell in the top flight was cut short at the end of the 2017-18 season after finishing 19th. Stoke City are battling to win promotion back up to the Premier League with Michael O’Neill at the helm. O’Neil was appointed as manager of Stoke at the end of 2019, and won his first match in charge, 4-2 away at Barnsley on 9 November.

The bet365 Stadium (formerly Britannia Stadium until 2016) is the home of Stoke City Football Club and has been so since the summer of 1997. The all-seater stadium cost almost £15m, and holds just over 30,000 spectators.

Here you can check out all the latest Stoke City news from the bet365 Stadium, including breaking transfer rumours from the Championship!

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