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Bolton Wanderers
Full name Bolton Wanderers Football Club
Nickname The Trotters
Founded 1874, as Christ Church FC
Ground Reebok Stadium, Bolton
Capacity 28,723
Chairman Phil Gartside
Manager Sam Allardyce
League FA Premier League
2003_04 Premier League, 8th
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Away colours

Bolton Wanderers F.C. is an English professional football club. It is currently in the FA Premier league. They play at the Reebok stadium, Bolton. The manager is Sam Allardyce. Bolton finished the 2003/2004 season in an unprecedented 8th place, consolidating their Premiership status.



Bolton Wanderers was founded in 1874, originally named Christ Church FC. They were one of the original 12 founder members of the Football League. Having remained in the football since its formation, Bolton have spent more time in the top flight (Premier Division/old Division 1) than out of it. Fans favourites include Frank Worthington (scorer of the amazing over the head juggling goal, and author of the pleasantly titled autobiography 'One hump or two'...), John McGinlay (played a big part in Bolton's 1990's resurrection, scoring important goals against the likes of Liverpool, Wolves and Spurs), Sam Allardyce (as player and hugely successful manager) and, of course, the near legendary Lion of Vienna, Nat Lofthouse.

Cup history

The Bolton Wanderers were the first team to win the FA Cup at Wembley Stadium, beating West Ham United 2_0 in 1923.

They also won the FA Cup in 1926, 1929, and 1958.

In 1993 the Bolton Wanderers beat FA Cup holders Liverpool 2-0 in a third round replay.

Memorable Games

1953 FA Cup Final vs. Blackpool _ argued as the most exciting Cup Final ever. Having lead the majority of the game, Blackpool eventually came from behind to beat the Trotters 4_3.

1958 FA Cup Final vs. Manchester United. - having suffered the Munich Tragedy which claimed many members of Matt Busby's team, United reached the final, only to lose to Bolton with two goals from Nat Lofthouse.

1993 FA Cup 3rd round replay vs. Liverpool - this game really kicked off Bolton's resurgence under Bruce Rioch. Having drawn at home, Bolton went to Anfield to beat the holders of the FA Cup, goals from Andy Walker and John McGinlay.

1993 Division 3 vs. Preston NE - a tense game, the teams separated by a penalty from John McGinlay which sent Bolton back to Division 2 (now the Championship/Division 1) for the first time since their fall from grace in the early 1980's.

1995 Division 1 Play Off Final vs. Reading _ a true epic. Having gone 2_0 down in the first 15 minutes, Bolton saved a penalty before half time, then levelled the game in the second half with goals from Owen Coyle and Fabian De Freitas. Mixu Paatelinen and De Freitas with a second put Bolton 4_2 ahead in extra time before Reading gained a late equaliser. This game promoted Bolton to the Premier League for the first time in their history, their first season back in the top flight since 1979.

Current Squad

Famous Former Players

Famous Managers

  • Charles Foweraker 3 times FA cup winning manager from the 1920s. Manager from 1919-44.

External link

  • Bolton Wanderers Official Homepage (http://www.bwfc.premiumtv.co.uk)
  • 4thegame.com's Bolton Wanderers page (http://www.4thegame.com/club/bwfc)

FA Premier League 2004/05

Arsenal | Aston Villa | Birmingham City | Blackburn Rovers | Bolton Wanderers | Charlton Athletic | Chelsea | Crystal Palace | Everton | Fulham | Liverpool | Manchester City | Manchester United | Middlesbrough | Newcastle United | Norwich City | Portsmouth | Southampton | Tottenham Hotspur | West Bromwich Albion

FA Premier League seasons

1992-93 | 1993-94 | 1994-95 | 1995_96 | 1996-97 | 1997-98 | 1998-99
1999-00 | 2000-01 | 2001-02 | 2002_03 | 2003-04 | 2004-05 edit (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Template:FA_Premier_League&action=edit)

Football in England

League competitions

The FA

Cup competitions

FA Premier League FA Cup
The Football League (Champ, 1, 2) England
League Cup
Football Conference (Nat, N, S) FA Community Shield
Northern Premier League (Prem, 1) List of
Football League Trophy
Southern League (Prem, 1W, 1E) FA Trophy
Isthmian League (Prem, 1, 2) Records FA Vase
English football league system FA NLS Cup

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  Results from FactBites:
Bolton Wanderers F.C. - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (380 words)
Bolton Wanderers F.C. are an English professional football club.
Bolton Wanderers was founded in 1874, originally named Christ Church FC.
Sam Allardyce Took Bolton to the Carling Cup Final in 2004 and brought European football to the club for the first time in its 111-year history when qualifying for the UEFA Cup in 2005.
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