Performance record of West Bromwich Albion FC

EPL: West Bromwich Albion FC

West Bromwich Albion FC possesses an old history in making great records, which includes winning the Premier League’s First Division back in 1920. However they have gained the FA Cup crown five times, although the last one was won back in 1968.

After the formation of the WBA football club in 1878, they enjoyed much of the early successes. West Bromwich Albion joined the Birmingham & District Football Association at the start of the 1881/82 season. The Albion side competed in the Birmingham Senior Cup, and though they couldn’t win the competition, they beat respected local sides “Elwells FC” and “Calthorpe/football club” on their way to the Quarter Finals.

Club Honours

  • 1887/88 – FA Cup Winners
  • 1891/92 – FA Cup Winners
  • 1901/02 – Division Two Champions
  • 1910/11 – Division Two Champions
  • 1919/20 – Division One Champions
  • 1920 – FA Charity Shield Winners
  • 1930/31 – FA Cup Winners
  • 1953/54 – FA Cup Winners
  • 1954 – FA Charity Shield Winners (shared with Wolves)
  • 1965/66 – Football League Cup Winners
  • 1967/68 – FA Cup Winners

Club Records

  • Biggest League win: 12-0 vs Darwen (h), April 4, 1892
  • Biggest FA Cup win: 10-1 vs Chatham (a), March 2, 1889
  • Biggest League Cup win: 6-1 vs Coventry City (h), 1965/66 and 6-1 vs Aston Villa
  • (h), 1966/67
  • Biggest League defeat: 10-3 vs Stoke City football club (a), February 4, 1937
  • Biggest FA Cup defeat: 5-0 vs Leeds United (a), February 18, 1967
  • Biggest League Cup defeat: 6-1 vs Nottingham football club Forest, 1982/83
  • Biggest League attendance: 60,945 vs Wolves football club, March 4, 1950
  • Biggest FA Cup attendance: 64,815 vs Arsenal football club, March 6, 1937
  • Record seasonal league goals total: 105 in Division Two, 1929/30
  • Record seasonal league goalscorer: WG Richardson, 39 in 1935/36
  • Record career goalscorer in all games: Tony Brown, 279
  • Record career league appearances: Tony Brown, 574 (561 and 13 sub)
  • Record career appearances in all games: Tony Brown 720 (706 and 14 sub)
  • Oldest player: George Baddeley, 39 years, 345 days vs Sheffield Wednesday, April 18, 1914.
  • Youngest player: Frank Hodgetts, 16 years, 26 days vs Notts County, October, 1940.

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English football league system

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We can compare English football league with a football pyramid. And every domestic leagues of England are interconnected with each other. And total system is about Relegation and promotion. English football league system contains more than 7000 clubs, 480 divisions and more than 140 leagues.
What is relegation and promotion?

Top three teams of a league get promotion to the upper level. And bottom three get demotions to the lower level.

Here given the structure of English league system:

• The top of the English league system is English Premier League. We can also call this Level-1 of the football pyramid. This league contains 20 clubs. No promotion system. Bottom 3 teams relegated to The Football league.

• Next level of premier league is The Football League (Level-2). This league contains 24 clubs. Top two teams get promotion to Premier League automatically. And next four competes with each other. And among them one team get promotion to the premier league. And bottom three get demotions to the Football League One.

• Level-2 league is Football League One and Level-4 is Football League Two. Both leagues contain 24 clubs. And the promotion and relegation system is same as previous.

English football league is undoubtedly world’s most popular football tournament in the world.