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West Bromwich Albion
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Full name West Bromwich Albion Football Club
Nickname(s) The Baggies, The Throstles, The Albion
Short name WBA
Founded 1878
Ground The Hawthorns
(Capacity: 26,850)
Owner Flag of China Lai Guochuan
Chairman Flag of China Li Piyue
Head Coach Flag of France Valérien Ismaël
Current League Championship 
2020-21 Premier League, 19th (relegated)
Website Club home page
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West Bromwich Albion Football Club, also known as West Brom, The Baggies, The Throstles, Albion or WBA, is an English professional football club based in West Bromwich in the West Midlands. The club was formed in 1878 and has played at its home ground, The Hawthorns, since 1900. The club currently competes in Championship, the second tier of English football.

Albion were one of the founding members of The Football League in 1888 and have spent the majority of their existence in the top tier of English football. They have been champions of England once, in 1919–20, but have had more success in the FA Cup, with five wins. The first came in 1888, the year the league was founded, and the most recent in 1968, their last major trophy. They also won the Football League Cup at the first attempt in 1966. The club's longest consecutive period in the top division was between 1949 and 1973, and from 1986 to 2002 they spent their longest ever spell out of the top division. The 2014–15 season is their ninth season in the top flight since 2002.

The team has played in blue and white stripes for most of the club's history. Albion have a number of long-standing rivalries with other West Midland clubs; their traditional rivals have always been Aston Villa, though rivalry also exists with Wolverhampton Wanderers, with whom they contest the Black Country derby.

On the 14th of June 2014 it was announced that Alan Irvine would take over the vacant Manager role.

Players

Current squad

As of 6 March 2021
No. Position Player
1 Flag of England GK Sam Johnstone
2 Flag of England DF Darnell Furlong
3 Flag of England DF Kieran Gibbs
4 Flag of Wales FW Hal Robson-Kanu
5 Flag of England DF Kyle Bartley (vice-captain)
6 Flag of Nigeria DF Semi Ajayi
7 Flag of Republic of Ireland FW Callum Robinson
8 Flag of England MF Jake Livermore (captain)
10 Flag of Scotland MF Matt Phillips
11 Flag of England MF Grady Diangana
12 Flag of Brazil FW Matheus Pereira
13 Flag of Poland MF Kamil Grosicki
14 Flag of England DF Conor Townsend
17 Flag of Senegal FW Mbaye Diagne (on loan from Galatasaray)
No. Position Player
18 Flag of England MF Conor Gallagher (on loan from Chelsea)
19 Flag of Saint Kitts and Nevis MF Romaine Sawyers
20 Flag of Serbia DF Branislav Ivanović
21 Flag of England FW Kyle Edwards
22 Flag of England DF Lee Peltier
23 Flag of Scotland MF Robert Snodgrass
25 Flag of England GK David Button
27 Flag of Republic of Ireland DF Dara O'Shea
29 Flag of England FW Karlan Grant
30 Flag of England MF Ainsley Maitland-Niles (on loan from Arsenal)
31 Flag of England GK Andy Lonergan
35 Flag of Turkey MF Okay Yokuşlu (on loan from Celta Vigo)
58 Flag of France FW Cheikh Diaby
Flag of England FW Rayhaan Tulloch

Out on loan

No. Position Player
9 Flag of Denmark FW Kenneth Zohore (on loan at Millwall)
15 Flag of England FW Charlie Austin (on loan at Queens Park Rangers)
16 Flag of England MF Rekeem Harper (on loan at Birmingham City)
24 Flag of Ivory Coast DF Cédric Kipré (on loan at Charleroi)
No. Position Player
26 Flag of Egypt DF Ahmed Hegazi (on loan at Al-Ittihad)
28 Flag of England MF Sam Field (on loan at Queens Park Rangers)
37 Flag of England GK Josh Griffiths (on loan at Cheltenham Town)
Flag of England GK Alex Palmer (on loan at Lincoln City)

Reserves and Academy

Main article: West Bromwich Albion F.C. Reserves and Academy

Club alumni

Former players

Main article: West Bromwich Albion F.C. players

Managers

Main article: West Bromwich Albion F.C. managers

Honours

Domestic

Leagues

Football League First Division (old), Premier League (modern)
  • Champions: 1919–20
  • Runners up: 1924–25, 1953–54
Football League Second Division (old), Division One, Football League Championship (modern)
  • Champions: 1901–02, 1910–11, 2007–08
  • Runners up: 1930–31, 1948–49, 2001–02, 2003–04, 2009–10
Football League Third Division (old), Division Two, Football League One (modern)
  • Play-off Winners: 1992–93

Cups

FA Cup
League Cup
  • Winners: 1966
  • Finalists: 1967, 1970
FA Charity Shield
  • Winners: 1920, 1954 (shared with Wolves)
  • Runners-up: 1931, 1968
Bass Charity Vase
  • Winners: 1999, 2000, 2003
FA Youth Cup
  • Winners: 1976
  • Finalists: 1955, 1960
Tennent Caledonian Cup
  • Winners: 1977
Birmingham Senior Cup
  • Winners: 1886, 1895, 1988, 1990, 1991, 2012, 2014
  • Finalists: 1887, 1888, 1890, 1892, 1894, 1903, 1905, 2002
Staffordshire Senior Cup
  • Winners: 1883, 1886, 1887, 1889, 1900, 1902, 1903, 1924, 1926, 1932, 1933, 1951, 1969 (shared with Stoke City)
Watney Cup
  • Finalists: 1971

External links

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History: Seasons

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West Bromwich Albion F.C. squad - 2021–22

1 Johnstone · 2 Furlong · 3 Gibbs · 4 Robson-Kanu · 5 Bartley · 6 Ajayi · 7 Robinson · 8 Livermore (c) · 10 Phillips · 11 Diangana · 12 Pereira · 13 Grosicki · 14 Townsend · 16 Harper · 17 Krovinović · 18 Gallagher · 19 Sawyers · 20 Ivanović · 21 Edwards · 22 Peltier · 23 Bond · 24 Kipré · 25 Button · 27 O'Shea · 28 Field · 29 Grant · 31 Lonergan ·  Snodgrass ·

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West Bromwich Albion F.C. seasons

2013-14 · 2014-15 · 2015-16 · 2016-17 · 2017-18 · 2018-19 · 2019-20 · 2020-21 ·

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West Bromwich Albion F.C. squad seasons

1969-70 · 2011-12 · 2012-13 · 2013-14 · 2014-15 · 2015-16 · 2016-17 · 2017-18 · 2018-19 · 2019-20 ·

West Bromwich Albion Football Club - Managers

Ford (1890–92) • Jackson (1892–94) • Stephenson (1894–95) • Keys (1895–96) • Heaven (1896–1902) • Everiss (1902–48) • J. Smith (1948–52) • Carver (1952–53) • Buckingham (1953–59) • Clark (1959–61) • Macaulay (1961–63) • Hagan (1963–67) • Ashman (1967–71) • Howe (1971–75) • Whitehousec (1975) • Giles (1975–77) • Allen (1977) • Wilec (1977–78) • Atkinson (1978–81) • Allen (1981–82) • Wylie (1982–84) • Giles (1984–85) • Stiles (1985–86) • Saunders (1986–87) • Atkinson (1987–88) • Talbot (1988–91) • S. Pearsonc (1991) • Gould (1991–92) • Ardiles (1992–93) • Burkinshaw (1993–94) • Buckley (1994–97) • Mannc (1997) • Harford (1997) • Barkerc (1997) • Trewickc (1997) • D. Smith (1997–99) • Gorman & Regisc (1999) • Little (1999–2000) • Evans & Regisc (2000) • Megson (2000–04) • Burrowsc (2004) • Robson (2004–06) • N. Pearsonc (2006) • Shakespearec (2006) • Mowbray (2006–09) • Di Matteo (2009–11) • Appletonc (2011) • Hodgson (2011–12) • Clarke (2012–13) • Downingc (2013–14) • Mel (2014) • Irvine (2014) • Kellyc (2014–15) • Pulis (2015–2017) • Megsonc (2017) • Pardew (2017–2018) • Moorec (2018) • Moore (2018–19) • Shanc (2019–)

FA Cup winners

1872: Wanderers • 1873: Wanderers • 1874: Oxford University • 1875: Royal Engineers • 1876: Wanderers • 1877: Wanderers • 1878: Wanderers • 1879: Old Etonians • 1880: Clapham Rovers • 1881: Old Carthusians • 1882: Old Etonians • 1883: Blackburn Olympic • 1884: Blackburn Rovers • 1885: Blackburn Rovers • 1886: Blackburn Rovers • 1887: Aston Villa • 1888: West Bromwich Albion • 1889: Preston North End • 1890: Blackburn Rovers • 1891: Blackburn Rovers • 1892: West Bromwich Albion • 1893: Wolverhampton Wanderers • 1894: Notts County • 1895: Aston Villa • 1896: The Wednesday • 1897: Aston Villa • 1898: Nottingham Forest • 1899: Sheffield United • 1900: Bury • 1901: Tottenham Hotspur • 1902: Sheffield United • 1903: Bury • 1904: Manchester City • 1905: Aston Villa • 1906: Everton • 1907: The Wednesday • 1908: Wolverhampton Wanderers • 1909: Manchester United • 1910: Newcastle United • 1911: Bradford City • 1912: Barnsley • 1913: Aston Villa • 1914: Burnley • 1915: Sheffield United • 1920: Aston Villa • 1921: Tottenham Hotspur • 1922: Huddersfield Town • 1923: Bolton Wanderers • 1924: Newcastle United • 1925: Sheffield United • 1926: Bolton Wanderers • 1927: Cardiff City • 1928: Blackburn Rovers • 1929: Bolton Wanderers • 1930: Arsenal • 1931: West Bromwich Albion • 1932: Newcastle United • 1933: Everton • 1934: Manchester City • 1935: Sheffield Wednesday • 1936: Arsenal • 1937: Sunderland • 1938: Preston North End • 1939: Portsmouth • 1946: Derby County • 1947: Charlton Athletic • 1948: Manchester United • 1949: Wolverhampton Wanderers • 1950: Arsenal • 1951: Newcastle United • 1952: Newcastle United • 1953: Blackpool • 1954: West Bromwich Albion • 1955: Newcastle United • 1956: Manchester City • 1957: Aston Villa • 1958: Bolton Wanderers • 1959: Nottingham Forest • 1960: Wolverhampton Wanderers • 1961: Tottenham Hotspur • 1962: Tottenham Hotspur • 1963: Manchester United • 1964: West Ham United • 1965: Liverpool • 1966: Everton • 1967: Tottenham Hotspur • 1968: West Bromwich Albion • 1969: Manchester City • 1970: Chelsea • 1971: Arsenal • 1972: Leeds United • 1973: Sunderland • 1974: Liverpool • 1975: West Ham United • 1976: Southampton • 1977: Manchester United • 1978: Ipswich Town • 1979: Arsenal • 1980: West Ham United • 1981: Tottenham Hotspur • 1982: Tottenham Hotspur • 1983: Manchester United • 1984: Everton • 1985: Manchester United • 1986: Liverpool • 1987: Coventry City • 1988: Wimbledon • 1989: Liverpool • 1990: Tottenham Hotspur • 1991: Liverpool • 1992: Arsenal • 1993: Arsenal • 1994: Manchester United • 1995: Everton • 1996: Manchester United • 1997: Chelsea • 1998: Arsenal • 1999: Manchester United • 2000: Chelsea • 2001: Liverpool • 2002: Arsenal • 2003: Arsenal • 2004: Manchester United • 2005: Arsenal • 2006: Liverpool • 2007: Chelsea • 2008: Portsmouth • 2009: Chelsea • 2010: Chelsea • 2011: Manchester City • 2012: Chelsea • 2013: Wigan Athletic • 2014: Arsenal • 2015: Arsenal • 2016: Manchester United • 2017: Arsenal • 2018: Chelsea • 2019: Manchester City • 2020: Arsenal •

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 • 2020: Manchester City • 2021: Manchester City • 2022: TBD

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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