Middlesbrough
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Full name Middlesbrough Football Club
Nickname(s) The Boro, Smoggies
Founded 1876
Ground Riverside Stadium
(Capacity: 34,742)
Owner Flag of England Steve Gibson
Chairman Flag of England Steve Gibson
Manager Flag of England Neil Warnock
Current League Championship 
2020–21 Championship, 10th
Website Club home page
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Middlesbrough Football Club, also known as Boro, are an English football club based in Middlesbrough, who play in the Football League Championship. Formed in 1876, they have played at the Riverside Stadium since August 1995, their third ground since turning professional in 1889. Their longest-serving home was Ayresome Park, where they played for 92 years, from 1903 to 1995.

They were one of the founding members of the Premier League in 1992. The club's main rivals are Sunderland and Newcastle United, however the club also takes part in Yorkshire derbies with several other Yorkshire clubs; most notably Leeds United.

The club's highest league finish to date was third in the 1913–14 season and they have only spent two seasons outside of the Football League's top two divisions. The club came close to folding in 1986 after experiencing severe financial difficulties before the club was saved by a consortium led by then board member and later chairman Steve Gibson. Middlesbrough were controversially deducted three points for failing to fulfil a fixture against Blackburn Rovers during the 1996–97 Premier League season and were subsequently relegated. They were promoted the following season and spent eleven consecutive seasons in the top division before relegation. Middlesbrough won the League Cup in 2004, the club's first and only major trophy. They reached the 2006 UEFA Cup Final in May 2006 but were beaten by Spanish side Sevilla. On 24 May 2009, Middlesbrough were relegated to the Championship, failing to extend their 11-year stay in the Premier League.

The club's traditional kit is red with white detailing. The various crests throughout the club's history, the most recent of which was adopted in May 2007, incorporate a lion rampant.

Players

Current squad

As of 1 August 2019
No. Position Player
1 Flag of Spain GK Tomás Mejías
3 Flag of England DF George Friend (captain)
4 Flag of Spain DF Daniel Ayala
5 Flag of England DF Ryan Shotton
6 Flag of England DF Dael Fry
7 Flag of England MF Marcus Tavernier
8 Flag of England MF Adam Clayton
9 Flag of DR Congo FW Britt Assombalonga
10 Flag of England MF Marcus Browne
11 Flag of England FW Ashley Fletcher
14 Flag of Benin FW Rudy Gestede
16 Flag of England MF Jonny Howson
17 Flag of Northern Ireland MF Paddy McNair
21 Flag of England MF Marvin Johnson
22 Flag of Northern Ireland MF George Saville
No. Position Player
23 Flag of Republic of Ireland GK Darren Randolph
25 Flag of England DF Nathan Wood
26 Flag of England MF Lewis Wing
27 Flag of England DF Marc Bola
28 Flag of England DF Sam Stubbs
29 Flag of England DF Djed Spence
31 Flag of Scotland DF Paddy Reading
32 Flag of England MF Stephen Wearne
33 Flag of England DF Hayden Coulson
34 Flag of England MF Connor Malley
36 Flag of England FW Stephen Walker
37 Flag of England DF Ben Liddle
40 Flag of England GK Zach Hemming
41 Flag of England FW Rumarn Burrell
42 Flag of England GK Aynsley Pears

Club alumni

Former players

Main article: Middlesbrough F.C. players

Managers

Main article: Middlesbrough F.C. managers

Honours

Domestic

League

Winners (4): 1926–27, 1928–29, 1973–74, 1994–95
Runners-up (4): 1901–02, 1991–92, 1997–98, 2015–16
Play-off winners (1): 1987–88
Runners-up (2): 1966–67, 1986–87
Winners (3): 1893–94, 1894–95, 1896–97
Runners-up (3): 1890–91, 1891–92, 1897–98

Cup

Winners (1): 2003–04
Runners-up (2): 1996–97, 1997–98
Runners-up (1): 1996–97
Winners (2): 1895, 1898
Runners-up (1): 1990
Winners (1): 2004
Runners-up (2): 1990, 2003

International

Runners-up (1): 2005–06
Winners (1): 1976
Winners (1): 1980

External links

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History: SeasonsAyresome Park

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Middlesbrough F.C. squad - 2021–22

1 Bettinelli · 3 Dijksteel · 3 Johnson · 4 Hall · 5 Morsy · 6 Fry · 7 Tavernier · 8 Wing · 9 Assombalonga · 10 Akpom · 11 Fletcher · 12 Browne · 13 Archer · 15 Wood · 16 Howson · 17 McNair · 18 Watmore · 19 Roberts · 22 Saville · 24 Folarin · 27 Bola · 29 Spence · 31 Brynn · 33 Coulson · 36 Walker ·

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Middlesbrough F.C. seasons

2015-16 · 2016-17 · 2017-18 · 2018-19 · 2019-20 · 2020-21 ·

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Middlesbrough F.C. squad seasons

1975-76 · 1976-77 · 1977-78 · 1978-79 · 1979-80 · 1980-81 · 1981-82 · 1982-83 · 1983-84 · 1984-85 · 1985-86 · 1986-87 · 1987-88 · 1988-89 · 1989-90 · 1990-91 · 1991-92 · 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 · 2005-06 · 2006-07 · 2007-08 · 2008-09 · 2009-10 · 2010-11 · 2011-12 · 2012-13 · 2013-14 · 2014-15 · 2015-16 · 2016-17 · 2017-18 · 2018-19 · 2019-20 ·

EFL Championship 2021-22

AFC Bournemouth · Barnsley · Birmingham City · Blackburn Rovers · Blackpool · Bristol City · Cardiff City · Coventry City · Fulham · Derby County · Huddersfield Town · Hull City · Luton Town · Middlesbrough · Millwall · Nottingham Forest · Peterborough United · Preston North End · Queens Park Rangers · Reading · Stoke City · Sheffield United · Swansea City · West Bromwich Albion

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