Sheffield Wednesday FC

Football (Soccer)
Sheffield, England

Sheffield Wednesday Football Club is a professional association football club based in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England. The team compete in the Championship, the second tier of the English football league system. Following their formation in 1867 as the football section of The Wednesday Cricket Club, they were initially known as The Wednesday Football Club, changing to their current name in 1929.

About Sheffield Wednesday FC

Sheffield Wednesday Football Club is a professional association football club based in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England. The team compete in the Championship, the second tier of the English football league system. Following their formation in 1867 as the football section of The Wednesday Cricket Club, they were initially known as The Wednesday Football Club, changing to their current name in 1929.

Wednesday are one of the oldest football clubs in the world. In 1868 they won the Cromwell Cup, only the second tournament of its kind. They were founding members of the Football Alliance in 1889 and its first champions. They joined The Football League three years later. Since joining the club has spent most of its history in the English football top flight and in 1992 became one of the founding members of the Premier League. They have not played at that level since being relegated in 2000, coming closest to a return in May 2016 when they lost the Championship play-off final to Hull City. The Owls have won four League titles, three FA Cups and one League Cup. Wednesday have also competed at European level on four occasions, most recently in the UEFA Cup in 1992–93 and UEFA Intertoto Cup in 1995.

Since 1899 Sheffield Wednesday have played home matches at Hillsborough Stadium in the north-western suburb of Owlerton, hence their nickname The Owls. Hillsborough is currently an all-seater ground with a capacity of 39,732

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