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Keep up to date with the latest West Brom news, and check out daily articles from the Baggies. From transfer exclusives, to breaking news, we have got you covered. We have all the content you need so you do not miss out on the action – your number one source for West Brom news!

West Brom History

West Bromwich Albion was formed in 1878 by a group of young workers at the George Salter Springs factory, and just five years later the club turned professional with the FA Cup being the first tournament they would feature in. The Baggies reached the final in 1886 and 1887 but narrowly missed out on silverware on both occasions, though their luck finally came on a third attempt in1888 as they were 2-1 winners against a strong Preston North End. The following season, West Brom were among 11 other founder members of the newly formed Football League, and just three years later they recorded the biggest ever top-flight win which still stands today – beating Darwen 12-0.

The Baggies then went on to win their second FA Cup during the same year, by defeating Aston Villa 3-0. After the Great War in 1919-20, the Baggies went on to win their first-ever Division One title with a then-record of 60 points and 104 goals. A third FA Cup came in 1930-31, as Albion became the first-ever English team to win promotion and the FA Cup in the same season – get the latest West Brom news here!

Two more FA Cups were clinched in 1953-54 and 1967-68, and Albion won their first-ever League Cup in just the sixth year of the competition. West Brom managed to put five past West Ham United over two legs, whilst conceding just three in what would be the last ever two-legged cup tie in England. Albion had their first taste for European Football in 1968-69 as they reached the quarter-finals of the UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup.

Moving on to the start of the new millennium, the Baggies won promotion up to the Premier League for the first time after finishing runners-up in the 2001-01 Division One. In the space of nine years, Albion managed to win four promotions to the Premier League, and three relegations back down to the Championship (then Division One). This included winning the Championship title in 2007-08.

After winning their most recent promotion up to the top flight in 2009-10, the Baggies remained in the Premier League until the end of 2017-18, when they were relegated after finishing rock bottom. The Baggies missed out on their chance to win instant promotion back up to the top tier in 2018-19; however, Aston Villa outclassed them on penalties in the play-off semi-finals.

West Brom moved to The Hawthorns in 1900, and the all-seater stadium now has a capacity of 26,688. Current manager, Slaven Bilic hopes to lead the Baggies back up to the Premier League where they belong – you do not want to miss out on breaking West Brom news from the Championship, including the latest from The Hawthorns!

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