General
Stoke City
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Full name Stoke City Football Club
Nickname(s) The Potters
Founded 1863
Ground Bet365 Stadium
(Capacity: 27,740)
Chairman Flag of England Peter Coates
Manager Flag of Republic Ireland Michael O'Neill
Current League Championship 
2020–21 Championship, 14th
Website Club home page
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Stoke City Football Club is an English professional football club based in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire that currently compete in the Championship, the second tier of English football. Founded as Stoke Ramblers in 1863 the club changed its name to Stoke City in 1925 after Stoke-on-Trent was granted city status. They are the second oldest professional football club in the world, after Notts County, and are one of the founding members of the Football League.

Their first, and to date only, major trophy was won in the Football League Cup in 1972, when the team beat Chelsea 2–1. The club have won the Football League Cup on two occasions, first in 1992 and most recently in 2000. The club's highest league finish in the top division is 4th, which was achieved in the 1935–36 and 1946–47 seasons. Stoke have competed in European football in 1972–73, 1974–75; and most recently in 2011–12. Stoke played in the FA Cup Final in 2011, finishing runners-up to Manchester City and has reached three FA Cup semi-finals, in 1899 then consecutively in 1971 and 1972.

Stoke's home ground is the Britannia Stadium, a 27,740 all-seater stadium. Before the stadium was opened in 1997, the club was based at the Victoria Ground, which had been their home ground since 1878. The club's nickname is 'The Potters', named after the pottery industry in Stoke-on-Trent and their traditional home kit is a red and white vertically striped shirt, white shorts and stockings. Stoke's traditional rivals are Midlands clubs West Bromwich Albion and Wolverhampton Wanderers whilst their local rivals are Port Vale with whom they contest the Potteries derby.

Players

As of 8 February 2018

First-team squad

No. Position Player
1 Flag of England GK Jack Butland
2 Flag of Austria DF Moritz Bauer
3 Flag of Netherlands DF Erik Pieters
4 Flag of Wales MF Joe Allen
5 Flag of Austria DF Kevin Wimmer
6 Flag of France DF Kurt Zouma (on loan from Chelsea)
7 Flag of Republic of Ireland MF Stephen Ireland
8 Flag of England DF Glen Johnson
9 Flag of England FW Saido Berahino
10 Flag of Cameroon FW Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting
11 Flag of Spain FW Jesé (on loan from Paris Saint-Germain)
14 Flag of Netherlands MF Ibrahim Afellay
15 Flag of Netherlands DF Bruno Martins Indi
No. Position Player
16 Flag of Scotland MF Charlie Adam
17 Flag of England DF Ryan Shawcross (captain)
18 Flag of Senegal FW Mame Biram Diouf
20 Flag of United States DF Geoff Cameron
21 Flag of Greece DF Kostas Stafylidis (on loan from Augsburg)
22 Flag of Switzerland MF Xherdan Shaqiri
24 Flag of Scotland MF Darren Fletcher (vice-captain)
25 Flag of England FW Peter Crouch
27 Flag of Senegal MF Badou Ndiaye
29 Flag of Denmark GK Jakob Haugaard
32 Flag of Egypt MF Ramadan Sobhi
33 Flag of England GK Lee Grant
42 Flag of England DF Tom Edwards

Out on loan

No. Position Player
12 Flag of England DF Josh Tymon (at Milton Keynes Dons)
28 Flag of Belgium FW Julien Ngoy (at Walsall)
31 Flag of Belgium MF Thibaud Verlinden (at FC St Pauli)
Flag of Spain DF Marc Muniesa (at Girona)
Flag of France MF Giannelli Imbula (at Toulouse)
Flag of Spain FW Bojan (at Deportivo Alavés)

Club alumni

Former players

Main article: Stoke City F.C. players

Managers

Main article: Stoke City F.C. managers

Honours

Domestic

Leagues

Football League Championship

Football League Second Division: 3

Football League Third Division North: 1

Football Alliance: 1

Birmingham & District League: 1

Southern League Division Two: 2

Cups

FA Cup

League Cup: 1

Football League Trophy: 2

Watney Cup: 1

Staffordshire Senior Cup: 14

  • Winners: 1877–78, 1878–79, 1903–04 (shared), 1913–14, 1933–34, 1964–65, 1968–69 (shared), 1970–71, 1974–75, 1975–76, 1981–82, 1992–93, 1994–95, 1998–99
  • Runners-up: 1882–83, 1885–86, 1894–95, 1900–01, 1902–03, 2002–03, 2005–06, 2010–11

Birmingham Senior Cup: 2

  • Winners: 1901, 1914
  • Runners-up: 1910, 1915, 1920, 1921

Isle of Man Trophy: 3

Bass Charity Vase: 5

  • Winners: 1980, 1991, 1992, 1995, 1998
  • Runners-up: 1890, 1894, 1990, 1996

External links

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History: Seasons

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Stoke City F.C. squad - 2021–22

1 Butland · 2 Bauer · 4 Allen · 5 Williams · 7 Ince · 8 Etebo · 9 Afobe · 10 Vokes · 11 McClean · 12 Tymon · 14 Batth · 15 Martins Indi · 16 Adam · 17 Shawcross (c) · 18 Diouf · 19 Berahino · 22 Clucas · 24 Fletcher · 27 Bojan · 29 Haugaard · 30 Edwards · 31 Verlinden · 32 Federici · 33 Sørensen · 34 Shenton · 37 Collins · 38 Woods ·

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Stoke City F.C. seasons

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

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Stoke City F.C. squad seasons

1986-87 · 1984-85 · 2011-12 · 2012-13 · 2013-14 · 2014-15 · 2015-16 · 2016-17 · 2017-18 · 2018-19 · 2019-20 ·

Stoke City Football Club - Managers

Slaney (1874–83) • Cox (1883–84) • Lockett (1884–90) • Bradshaw (1890–92) • Reeves (1892–95) • Rowley (1895–97) • Austerberry (1897–1908) • A. Barker (1908–14) • Hodge (1914–15) • Schofield (1915–19) • Shallcross (1919–23) • Rutherford (1923) • Mather (1923–35) • McGrory (1935–52) • Taylor (1952–60) • Waddington (1960–77) • Eastham (1977–78) • A'Court (1978) • Durban (1978–81) • R. Barker (1981–83) • Asprey (1983–85) • Lacey (1985) • Mills (1985–89) • Ball (1989–91) • Paddon (1991) • Macari (1991–93) • Jordan (1993–94) • Hartford (1994) • Macari (1994–97) • Bates (1997–98) • Kamara (1998) • Durban (1998) • Little (1998–99) • Megson (1999) • Thordarson (1999–2002) • Cotterill (2002) • Kevan (2002) • Pulis (2002–05) • Boskamp (2005–06) • Pulis (2006–13) • Hughes (2013–18) • Niedzwiecki (2018c) • Lambert (2018) • Rowett (2018–19) • Jones (2019) •

Football League Cup winners

1961: Aston Villa • 1962: Norwich City • 1963: Birmingham City • 1964: Leicester City • 1965: Chelsea • 1966: West Bromwich Albion • 1967: Queens Park Rangers • 1968: Leeds United • 1969: Swindon Town • 1970: Manchester City • 1971: Manchester City • 1972: Stoke City • 1973: Tottenham Hotspur • 1974: Wolverhampton Wanderers • 1975: Aston Villa • 1976: Manchester City • 1977: Aston Villa • 1978: Nottingham Forest • 1979: Nottingham Forest • 1980: Wolverhampton Wanderers • 1981: Liverpool • 1982: Liverpool • 1983: Liverpool • 1984: Liverpool • 1985: Norwich City • 1986: Oxford United • 1987: Arsenal • 1988: Luton Town • 1989: Nottingham Forest • 1990: Nottingham Forest • 1991: Sheffield Wednesday • 1992: Manchester United • 1993: Arsenal • 1994: Aston Villa • 1995: Liverpool • 1996: Aston Villa • 1997: Leicester City • 1998: Chelsea • 1999: Tottenham Hotspur • 2000: Leicester City • 2001: Liverpool • 2002: Blackburn Rovers • 2003: Liverpool • 2004: Middlesbrough • 2005: Chelsea • 2006: Manchester United • 2007: Chelsea • 2008: Tottenham Hotspur • 2009: Manchester United • 2010: Manchester United • 2011: Birmingham City • 2012: Liverpool • 2013: Swansea City • 2014: Manchester City • 2015: Chelsea • 2016: Manchester City • 2017: Manchester United • 2018: Manchester City • 2019: Manchester City •

Football League Trophy winners

1984: Bournemouth • 1985: Wigan Athletic • 1986: Bristol City • 1987: Mansfield Town • 1988: Wolverhampton Wanderers • 1989: Bolton Wanderers • 1990: Tranmere Rovers • 1991: Birmingham City • 1992: Stoke City • 1993: Port Vale • 1994: Swansea City • 1995: Birmingham City • 1996: Rotherham United • 1997: Carlisle United • 1998: Grimsby Town • 1999: Wigan Athletic • 2000: Stoke City • 2001: Port Vale • 2002: Blackpool • 2003: Bristol City • 2004: Blackpool • 2005: Wrexham • 2006: Swansea City • 2007: Doncaster Rovers • 2008: Milton Keynes Dons • 2009: Luton Town • 2010: Southampton • 2011: Carlisle United • 2012: Chesterfield • 2013: Crewe Alexandra • 2014: Peterborough United • 2015: Bristol City • 2016: Barnsley •

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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