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  1. Aston Villa F.C.

    Aston Villa F.C.

    Formation and the Football League (1874−1920) Aston Villa Football Club were formed in March 1874, by members of the Villa Cross Chapel in Handsworth which is now part of Birmingham. The four founders of Aston Villa were Jack Hughes, Frederick Matthews, Walter Price and William Scattergood...
  2. Hull City AFC

    Hull City AFC

    Early history Hull City Association Football Club was founded in June 1904; previous attempts to found a football club had proved difficult because of the dominance in the city of rugby league teams such as Hull F.C. and Hull Kingston Rovers. The club was unable to apply for membership of the...
  3. Swansea City AFC

    Swansea City AFC

    The area around Swansea traditionally had been a rugby area, and despite previous attempts by a football club named Swansea Villa, there were no notable football clubs until the establishment of Swansea Town AFC in the summer of 1912. Following the lead of many other South Wales sides, joined...
  4. Newcastle United F.C.

    Newcastle United F.C.

    FOOTBALL in its modern form arouses passions on Tyneside like no other sport or pastime. Yet the North East region was one of the country's late developers and not until around 1890 did Tyneside see rapid progress made, several years after other parts of the country had seen football flourish...
  5. Sunderland AFC

    Sunderland AFC

    Sunderland Association Football Club is an English professional football club based in the North East city of Sunderland in the larger metropolitan area of Tyne and Wear. The club currently plays in the Premier League, the top league of English football. Since its formation in 1879, the club has...
  6. Stoke City

    Stoke City

    Stoke City F.C. was formed in 1863 under the name Stoke Ramblers, when pupils of Charterhouse School formed a football club while apprentices at the North Staffordshire Railway works in Stoke-upon-Trent. The club's first documented match was in October 1868, against an EW May XV at the Victoria...
  7. Aston Villa

    Aston Villa

    Aston Villa Football Club; also known as Villa, The Villa, The Villans, The Lions) is a professional football club based in Witton, Birmingham, who play in the Premier League, the highest level of English football. Founded in 1874, they have played at their current home ground, Villa Park, since...
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