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Kop is the name for a number of stands at football stadia in England and abroad; which take the name kop due to their steep nature, resembling that of a hill, which is what the word kop means. A player (wearing the red kit) has penetrated the defence (in the white kit) and is taking a shot at goal. ... Introduction Many systems of weights and measures have existed throughout history in different civilisations. ...


The first football terrace with this name was at Woolwich Arsenal's Manor Ground[1]. The mound of terracing was opened in 1904 and was soon nicknamed the Spion Kop by fans. Arsenal Football Club (also known as Arsenal, The Arsenal or The Gunners) are an English professional football club based in Holloway, north London. ... The Manor Ground in Plumstead, south east London was a football stadium that was the home of Woolwich Arsenal (later renamed Arsenal) between 1888 & 1890, and 1893 & 1913. ...


Many English football grounds have a Kop. The most famous one being at Anfield, home of Liverpool of 'The Kop'. Built in 1906 and named 'Spion Kop' in memory of a hill in South Africa which had been a battleground in the Boer War, it could hold up to 24,000 'Kopites'. This article is about the football stadium. ... Liverpool Football Club are an English professional football club based in Liverpool, Merseyside, who play in the Premier League; they are historically the most successful club in the history of English football, having won more trophies than any other English club. ... Combatants Great Britain Boers Commanders Charles Warren Alexander Thorneycroft Louis Botha Strength 11,000 infantry 2,200 cavalry 36 field guns 6,000 men Casualties 383 killed 1,000 wounded 300 captured 58 killed 140 wounded The Battle of Spion Kop (Afrikaans: Slag van Spioenkop) was fought about 38 km... There were two Boer Wars: the First Boer War (1880–1881) the Second Boer War (1899–1902). ... Kopites are supporters of Liverpool F.C. who once stood, and now sit, on the Kop at Anfield. ...


The supporters on Liverpool's Kop helped make Anfield famous for its atmosphere, supporters' enthusiasm, and making an intense and fiery match day atmosphere. 'Kopites' is also a collective name given to the loyal supporters of Liverpool Football club.


Villa Park's old Holte End is historically the largest of all 'kop' ends closely followed by the old South Bank at Molineux, both once regularly holding crowds in excess of 30,000. By The mid 1980s Hillsborough's kop had become the largest roofed terrace in Europe, with a capacity of around 25,000.


There is much conjecture about what type of stand constitutes a Kop. The size and location of the stand in the stadium varies, with most being located behind the goal and being occupied by its club's most vocal supporters. It is usually a single tiered stand and traditionally terraced, however modern stadium design has required many to be made all seated. It is not necessarily the largest stand in the stadium and does not have to have a particularly large capacity, for example Chesterfield's stadium the Recreation Ground has a Kop with a capacity of only a few thousand. This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ...


Kops

Ground Club Stand
Oakwell Stadium Barnsley The North Stand
Anfield Liverpool Spion Kop
Bloomfield Road Blackpool
Bramall Lane Sheffield United Hallam FM Kop
County Ground Northampton Town
County Ground Swindon Town The Town End
Dean Court Bournemouth The North Stand
Deepdale Preston North End Bill Shankly Kop
Elland Road Leeds United The Revie Stand
Geusselt MVV Angel Side
Highfield Road Coventry City
Hillsborough Stadium Sheffield Wednesday Spion Kop
Home Park Plymouth Argyle
Layer Road Colchester United
Leeds Road Huddersfield Town
Manor Ground Woolwich Arsenal
Meadow Lane Notts County
Parc des Princes Paris Saint-Germain Kop de Boulogne
Portman Road Ipswich Town F.C. North Stand (two-tiered due to lack of space)
Prenton Park Tranmere Rovers The Asda Kop
Racecourse Ground Wrexham
Recreation Ground Chesterfield
Riverside Stadium Middlesbrough F.C The Holgate
St Andrews Birmingham City
St James' Park Newcastle United Sir John Hall stand
Stade de Gerland Olympique Lyonnais Bad Gones - Kop Virage Nord
Villa Park Aston VIlla The Holte End
Stade Michel d'Ornano SM Caen
Valley Parade Bradford City Carlsberg Stand
Windsor Park Linfield The Kop/Allex Russell Stand
De Vijverberg de Graafschap Spinnekop
Walkers Stadium Leicester City Fosse Kop
Celtic Park Celtic The Jungle
Fitness First Stadium AFC Bournemouth The North Stand
Withdean Stadium Brighton The East Stand Kop
Marston Road Stafford Rangers The Shed End
Maksimir Stadium Dinamo Zagreb Sjever (The North)
Üllői út stadium Ferencváros B közép ("B central")

Oakwell Stadium is a multi-use stadium in Barnsley, England. ... Barnsley Football Club are an English football league team, based in the town of Barnsley, South Yorkshire and nicknamed the Tykes (a Tyke is a traditional Yorkshire character rugged, hardworking and with great pride in their roots). ... This article is about the football stadium. ... Liverpool Football Club are an English professional football club based in Liverpool, Merseyside, who play in the Premier League; they are historically the most successful club in the history of English football, having won more trophies than any other English club. ... Bloomfield Road is the home of English football club Blackpool Football Club. ... -1... Bramall Lane Stadium is the home of Sheffield United Football Club in Sheffield, England and is the oldest major stadium in the world still to be hosting professional football matches. ... Sheffield United Football Club is a professional English football club based in the City of Sheffield, South Yorkshire. ... There are several stadiums in England called the County Ground: County Ground, Derby - home of Derbyshire CCC County Ground, Durham (better known as the Riverside Ground) - home of Durham CCC County Ground, Northampton - home of Northamptonshire CCC County Ground, Swindon - home of Swindon Town F.C. This is a disambiguation... Northampton Town Football Club is a football club based in Northampton, Northamptonshire, England. ... There are several stadiums in England called the County Ground: County Ground, Derby - home of Derbyshire CCC County Ground, Durham (better known as the Riverside Ground) - home of Durham CCC County Ground, Northampton - home of Northamptonshire CCC County Ground, Swindon - home of Swindon Town F.C. This is a disambiguation... Swindon Town Football Club is an English football club based in Swindon, Wiltshire. ... The Fitness First Stadium, also known as Dean Court, is the home football ground of A.F.C. Bournemouth. ... AFC Bournemouth are an English football team currently playing in Football League One. ... Deepdale is a stadium in Preston, England, the home of Preston North End F.C. and Englands National Football Museum. ... Preston North End Football Club are an English professional football club located in the Deepdale area of the city of Preston, Lancashire, currently playing in the second tier of English league football, The Championship. ... Elland Road is the home stadium of the football team Leeds United. ... Leeds United Football Club is the only professional association football club in the city of Leeds in West Yorkshire. ... MVV is a Dutch football club from the city of Maastricht, founded on April 2, 1902. ... One of the entrances to Highfield Road Stadium (now demolished) The Highfield Road Stadium was a multi-use stadium in Coventry, England. ... Coventry City Football Club, otherwise known as the Sky Blues owing to the traditional colour of their strip, is an English football club based in Coventry, UK. Coventry City were founding members of the FA Premier League in 1992. ... Hillsborough Stadium is the home of Sheffield Wednesday Football Club in Sheffield, England. ... “SWFC” redirects here. ... Home Park is an Association Football stadium located in Plymouth, England, and is home to Plymouth Argyle, who currently play in the Football League Championship. ... Plymouth Argyle Football Club (commonly known as the Pilgrims, the Greens, Langers Army, the Green Army or simply Argyle) are an English football team, playing in the Championship league. ... Layer Road is a multi-use stadium in Colchester, England. ... Colchester United Football Club is an English football team who play in the Championship. ... Former home ground of Huddersfield Town A.F.C. from 1908 to 1994 Home of Huddersfield Giants rugby league club from 1992-1994 This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Huddersfield Town Football Club are an English football club based in Huddersfield, in the Borough of Kirklees, West Yorkshire. ... The Manor Ground in Plumstead, south east London was a football stadium that was the home of Woolwich Arsenal (later renamed Arsenal) between 1888 & 1890, and 1893 & 1913. ... Arsenal Football Club (also known as Arsenal, The Arsenal or The Gunners) are an English professional football club based in Holloway, north London. ... The Meadow Lane Stadium is the home stadium of Notts County football club. ... Notts County Football Club are a football club based in Nottingham, England and is the oldest professional football team in the world. ... The Parc des Princes (translation: Princes Park) is a 48527 capacity stadium in the 16th arrondissement of Paris. ... Paris Saint-Germain FC, or PSG, is a French football club based in Paris. ... Portman Road is the home ground of English Football club Ipswich Town. ... Ipswich Town Football Club (also known as Ipswich, The Blues, Town or The Tractor Boys) are an English professional football club based in Ipswich, Suffolk. ... Prenton Park is a multi-use stadium in Birkenhead, England. ... Tranmere Rovers Football Club is an English football club, currently playing in Football League One and based at Prenton Park, Prenton, Birkenhead - just across the River Mersey from the two Premiership Clubs of Liverpool F.C. and Everton F.C. // The club was founded as Belmont F.C. in 1884... The Racecourse Ground is a stadium located in Wrexham, North Wales. ... Wrexham Football Club (nicknamed The Red Dragons, or more traditionally, The Robins) are a football team based in Wrexham in north-east Wales. ... This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Chesterfield Football Club is an English football club based in Chesterfield, Derbyshire. ... The Riverside Stadium is a football stadium in Middlesbrough, England, which has been the home of Middlesbrough F.C. since it opened in 1995. ... Middlesbrough F.C. are an English football team, commonly known as Boro. ... St. ... Birmingham City Football Club are an English football club based in Birmingham, in the heart of the West Midlands. ... St James Park is an all-seater stadium in Newcastle upon Tyne, England, and is the home of Newcastle United Football Club. ... Newcastle United Football Club (also known as The Magpies or The Toon) are an English professional football team based in Newcastle upon Tyne. ... The stade de Gerland is the principal sporting hub of the city of Lyon. ... Olympique Lyonnais (popularly known as OL, or simply Lyon) is a French football club based in Lyon. ... Villa Park, in Birmingham, England; is the stadium at which Aston Villa Football Club play their home games. ... Aston Villa Football Club (also known as The Villa and The Villans)[3] is an English professional football club based in Aston, Birmingham, who currently play in the Premier League. ... Stade Michel dOrnano is a multi-use stadium in Caen, France. ... Stade Malherbe de Caen is a French football team, playing in the city of Caen, Normandy. ... Valley Parade, currently known under a naming-rights contract as the Intersonic Stadium (previously the Bradford & Bingley Stadium), is the home stadium of Bradford City football club in the built up area of Manningham, in Bradford, West Yorkshire, England. ... Bradford City Association Football Club is an English football club founded in 1903 from the Yorkshire city of Bradford who currently play in League Two, the fourth-tier of English football. ... Windsor Park - a view from the Kop Stand, showing the two-tiered North Stand and the low Railway stand behind the opposite goal Windsor Park is the home ground of the Northern Irish football club, Linfield FC, in Belfast. ... Linfield F.C. are a Irish football club playing in the Irish Premier League. ... The Vijverberg (the Pond Hill) is the football stadium of the football club De Graafschap from Doetinchem. ... De Graafschap is a professional football club from Doetinchem, Netherlands. ... The Walkers Stadium is a football stadium which plays home matches to English football team Leicester City F.C. The stadium, inaugurated in July, 2004, holds 32,500 and is named after Leicester Citys sponsers Walkers. ... Leicester City Football Club, (also known as The Foxes) are an English professional football club based in the city of Leicester. ... Celtic Park is a football stadium in the Parkhead area of Glasgow in Scotland. ... Celtic Football Club (pronounced seltik in IPA; AIM: CCP)[1] is a Scottish football club, competing in the Scottish Premier League, the highest form of competition in Scotland. ... The Fitness First Stadium, also known as Dean Court, is the home football ground of A.F.C. Bournemouth. ... For the non League club, see Bournemouth F.C.. AFC Bournemouth are an English football team currently playing in Football League One. ... Withdean Stadium is an athletics stadium in the Brighton suburb of Withdean which is currently the home ground of football team Brighton & Hove Albion F.C.. It was voted the fourth worst stadium in the UK by The Guardian [1]. The capacity of the ground is 8,850 people all... Brighton & Hove Albion F.C. are an English football team based in Brighton. ... Ground History Stafford Rangers have played at Marston Road for over 110 years. ... Stafford Rangers Football Club are a semi-professional English football team from Stafford who play in the Conference National. ... Maksimir Stadium (official name: Stadion Maksimir, English: Maksimir Stadium) is a stadium in the Croatian capital of Zagreb. ... Dinamo is one of the most famous and successful Croatian football clubs. ... Ferencváros, meaning Francis Town, is a mostly industrial part of Budapest, in district IX. The name also refers to its football club, FTC, the fans of FTC prefer the districts names translation as Frankcity. Among its sights are the new National Theatre ([1]) built in 2002, and...

References

  1. ^ The Knowledge. Guardian Unlimited (2000). Retrieved on May 8, 2006.
  • Supporters of Liverpool - Videoblog

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For example the largest terrace to be used in English football was the East Bank at Charlton Athletic`s stadium 'The Valley' with a capacity of approximately 50,000 stretching along the side of the pitch.
The most famous one is at Anfield, home of Liverpool, which is the only club to give their stand the official name of 'The Kop'.
Hillsborough's kop had become the largest roofed terrace (at that time) in Europe, with a capacity of around 25,000.
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