Southampton

Southampton, known as The Saints in football, have won 1 major trophy in English football since they were founded in 1885. This triumph being  the FA Cup in 1975/76, beating Manchester United in the final. Other than this achievement, they have won the Football League Trophy in 2009/10.

Southampton, known as The Saints in football, have won 1 major trophy in English football since they were founded in 1885. This triumph being  the FA Cup in 1975/76, beating Manchester United in the final. Other than this achievement, they have won the Football League Trophy in 2009/10.

Founded in 1885, Southampton were originally known as St Mary’s YMA due to being founded by members of the St Mary’s church. In 1887/88, they changed their name to just St Mary’s FC, and then in 1894 were known as Southampton St Mary’s. After winning the Southern League in 1896/97, the clubs name was changed to Southampton and the club became a limited company.

Southampton were late in joining the Football League, and only joined in 1920 after World War 1. They entered the newly formed 3rd tier of English football.

Southampton have been known as the Saints since they were formed in 1885, due to their connections with the Church. The halo on their current badge is also in reference to their formation. 

Southampton play at St Marys Stadium, which is named after the sides original name back in 1885. They moved to St Mary’s Stadium in 2001, after over 100 years at The Dell.

Fact: In the 1922/23 season, Southampton won 14, drew 14 and lost 14 games in the season to finish on 42 points. In the same season they also scored and conceded the same amount of goals, finishing with a goal difference of 0 in what was an equal season.



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