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WBA.....A Brief History

West Brom are the first opposition for the Tigers this season and here are a few facts about our opponents on Saturday.

Low Down

Year Founded

1878

Turned Proffesional

1885

Stadium

The Hawthorns

Stadium Capacity

28,003

Record Attendance

64,815 v Arsenal, F.A. Cup 6th Round, 6th March 1937.

First Football League Game

8th September 1888 v Stoke City (h) won 2-0

Record League Win

12 - 0 vs Darwen City 4th April 1892 Division 1

Record League Defeat

3 - 10 vs Stoke City 4th Feb 1937 Division 1

Most League Points

(2 for a win) 60 1919/1920 English First Division

(3 for a win) 89 2001/2002 English First Division

Most League Goals (Season)

105 1929/1930 League Division two

Record Goalscorer (Season)

William Ginger Richardson: 39 1935/36 Division 1

Record League Goalscorer (Career)

Tony Brown - 218 (1963-1979)

Most Capped Player

Stuart Williams: 33 caps (Wales)

Most League Appearances

Tony Brown - 574 (1963-1979)

Highest Transfer Fee Paid

3,000,000: To Wigan Athletic for Nathan Ellington Sep 2005

3,000,000: To Luton Town for Curtis Davies Sep 2005

Highest Transfer Fee Recieved

5,000,000: From Coventry City for Lee Hughes, August 2001

Club Honours

League Champions - 1919/20

Division 2 Champions - 1901/02, 1910/11

F.A Cup Winners - 1888, 1892, 1931, 1954, 1968

League Cup Winners - 1965

And Another Thing......

West Brom were one of the 12 original founder members of the Football League.

Writer:Captainmiffymoo
Date:Tuesday August 1 2006
Time: 8:42AM

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