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Wolverhampton Wanderers
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Full name Wolverhampton Wanderers Football Club
Nickname(s) Wolves
The Wanderers
Founded 1877 as St. Luke's
Ground Molineux
(Capacity: 31,700)
Owner Flag of China Fosun International
Chairman Flag of China Jeff Shi
Manager Flag of Portugal Bruno Lage
Current League Premier League 
2021–22 Premier League, 10th
Website Club home page
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Wolverhampton Wanderers Football Club, commonly known as Wolves, is a professional football club in Wolverhampton, West Midlands, England. Formed as St Luke's F.C. in 1877, they have played at Molineux Stadium since 1889 and compete in the Premier League, the top tier of English football, after winning the 2017–18 EFL Championship.

Wolves were one of the founding members of the Football League in 1888. The club spent 33 years in the top flight from 1932 to 1965, their longest continuous period at that level. In the 1950s, they were League champions three times (1953–54, 1957–58 and 1958–59), under the management of Stan Cullis. Wolves also finished League runners-up on five occasions, most recently in 1959–60.

Wolves have won the FA Cup four times, most recently in 1960, and finished runners-up on a further four occasions. The club has also won the Football League Cup twice, in 1974 and 1980.

In 1953, Wolves was one of the first British clubs to install floodlights, taking part in televised "floodlit friendlies" against leading overseas club sides between 1953 and 1956 before the creation of the European Cup in 1955. Wolves reached the quarter-finals of the 1959–60 European Cup and the semi-finals of the 1960–61 European Cup Winners' Cup, and were runners-up to Tottenham Hotspur in the inaugural 1972 UEFA Cup Final.

Wolves' traditional kit consists of gold shirts and black shorts and the club badge one or more wolves. Wolves have long-standing rivalries with other West Midlands clubs, the main one being with West Bromwich Albion, against whom they contest the Black Country derby, although the two clubs have not met in a League fixture since 2011–12, the last season they competed in the same division.

Players

First team squad

As of 19 September 2020
No. Position Player
2 Flag of Netherlands DF Ki-Jana Hoever
5 Flag of Brazil DF Marçal
7 Flag of Portugal MF Pedro Neto
8 Flag of Portugal MF Rúben Neves (vice-captain)
9 Flag of Mexico FW Raúl Jiménez
10 Flag of Portugal MF Daniel Podence
11 Flag of Portugal GK Rui Patrício
15 Flag of France DF Willy Boly
16 Flag of England DF Conor Coady (captain)
17 Flag of Portugal FW Fábio Silva
19 Flag of Spain DF Jonny
20 Flag of Portugal MF Vitinha (on loan from Porto)
No. Position Player
21 Flag of England GK John Ruddy
22 Flag of Portugal DF Nélson Semedo
27 Flag of Morocco DF Romain Saïss
28 Flag of Portugal MF João Moutinho
29 Flag of Portugal DF Rúben Vinagre
32 Flag of Belgium DF Leander Dendoncker
37 Flag of Spain MF Adama Traoré
49 Flag of England DF Max Kilman
59 Flag of Denmark DF Oskar Buur
Flag of England DF Ryan Bennett
Flag of Portugal DF Roderick

Out on loan

No. Position Player
Flag of Montenegro GK Matija Sarkic (at Shrewsbury Town until 31 May 2021)
Flag of England MF Morgan Gibbs-White (at Flag of Wales Swansea City until 31 May 2021)
Flag of Portugal MF Bruno Jordão (at Flag of Portugal Famalicão until 30 June 2021)
Flag of Republic of Ireland MF Connor Ronan (at Flag of Switzerland Grasshopper until 30 June 2021)
No. Position Player
Flag of Brazil FW Léo Bonatini (at Flag of Switzerland Grasshopper until 30 June 2022)
Flag of Ecuador FW Leonardo Campana (at Flag of Portugal Famalicão until 30 June 2021)
Flag of Italy FW Patrick Cutrone (at Flag of Italy Fiorentina until 30 June 2021)
Flag of Spain FW Rafa Mir (at Flag of Spain Huesca until 30 June 2021)

U23 Squad

Main article: Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C. Development Squad and Academy

Club alumni

Former players

Main article: Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C. players

Managers

Main article: Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C. managers

Honours

League

Football League First Division, superseded by the Premier League (Tier 1)

  • Champions (3): 1953–54, 1957–58, 1958–59
  • Runners-up (5): 1937–38, 1938–39, 1949–50, 1954–55, 1959–60
  • 3rd place finishes (6): 1888–89, 1897–98, 1946–47, 1952–53, 1955–56, 1960–61

[n.b. In 1946–47 and 1955–56, Wolves finished third on goal average having accumulated the same number of points as the team finishing second. Had goal difference been used instead (as it has in the English leagues since 1975), Wolves would have been runners-up on these two occasions.]

EFL Championship/Football League Second Division (1892–1992) (Tier 2)

  • Champions (4): 1931–32, 1976–77, 2008–09, 2017–18
  • Runners-up (2): 1966–67, 1982–83
  • Play-off winners (1): 2002–03

EFL League One/Football League Third Division (Tier 3)

  • Champions (3): 1923–24 (North), 1988–89, 2013–14

Football League Fourth Division (Tier 4)

  • Champions (1): 1987–88
Cup

UEFA Cup

  • Runners-up (1): 1972

FA Cup

Football League Cup

  • Winners (2): 1974, 1980

FA Charity Shield

  • Winners (4): 1949*, 1954*, 1959, 1960* (* joint holders)
  • Runners-up (1): 1958

Football League Trophy

  • Winners (1): 1988

Texaco Cup

  • Winners (1): 1971

External links

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History: Seasons

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Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C. squad - 2022–23

2 Hoever · 3 Aït-Nouri · 5 Marçal · 7 Neto · 8 Neves · 9 Jiménez · 10 Podence · 11 Patrício · 15 Boly · 16 Coady (c) · 17 Silva · 18 Gibbs-White · 19 Jonny · 20 Vitinha · 21 Ruddy · 22 Semedo · 23 Cutrone · 25 Roderick · 26 Perry · 27 Saïss · 28 Moutinho · 32 Dendoncker · 37 Traoré · 38 Shabani · 49 Kilman · 54 Otasowie · 59 Buur · 60 Corbeanu ·

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Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C. seasons

2015-16 · 2016-17 · 2017-18 · 2018-19 · 2019-20 · 2020-21 · 2021-22 · 2022-23 ·

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Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C. squad seasons

1997-98 · 2012-13 · 2013-14 · 2014-15 · 2015-16 · 2016-17 · 2017-18 · 2018-19 · 2019-20 ·

Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C. matches - 2022-23
2022-23 Premier League

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2022-23 FA Cup
2022-23 League Cup

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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 • 2021: Leicester City • 2022: TBD •

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

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 •

FA Community Shield winners

1908: Manchester United • 1909: Newcastle United • 1910: Brighton & Hove Albion • 1911: Manchester United • 1912: Blackburn Rovers • 1913: English Professionals XI • 1920: West Bromwich Albion • 1921: Tottenham Hotspur • 1922: Huddersfield Town • 1923: English Professionals XI • 1924: English Professionals XI • 1925: English Amateurs XI • 1926: English Amateurs XI • 1927: Cardiff City • 1928: Everton • 1929: English Professionals XI • 1930: Arsenal • 1931: Arsenal • 1932: Everton • 1933: Arsenal • 1934: Arsenal • 1935: Sheffield Wednesday • 1936: Sunderland • 1937: Manchester City • 1938: Arsenal • 1948: Arsenal • 1949: Shared • 1950: English World Cup XI • 1951: Tottenham Hotspur • 1952: Manchester United • 1953: Arsenal • 1954: Shared • 1955: Chelsea • 1956: Manchester United • 1957: Manchester United • 1958: Bolton Wanderers • 1959: Wolverhampton Wanderers • 1960: Shared • 1961: Tottenham Hotspur • 1962: Tottenham Hotspur • 1963: Everton • 1964: Shared • 1965: Shared • 1966: Liverpool • 1967: Shared • 1968: Manchester City • 1969: Leeds United • 1970: Everton • 1971: Leicester City • 1972: Manchester City • 1973: Burnley • 1974: Liverpool • 1975: Derby County • 1976: Liverpool • 1977: Shared • 1978: Nottingham Forest • 1979: Liverpool • 1980: Liverpool • 1981: Shared • 1982: Liverpool • 1983: Manchester United • 1984: Everton • 1985: Everton • 1986: Shared • 1987: Everton • 1988: Liverpool • 1989: Liverpool • 1990: Shared • 1991: Shared • 1992: Leeds United • 1993: Manchester United • 1994: Manchester United • 1995: Everton • 1996: Manchester United • 1997: Manchester United • 1998: Arsenal • 1999: Arsenal • 2000: Chelsea • 2001: Liverpool • 2002: Arsenal • 2003: Manchester ;United • 2004: Arsenal • 2005: Chelsea • 2006: Liverpool • 2007: Manchester United • 2008: Manchester United • 2009: Chelsea • 2010: Manchester United • 2011: Manchester United • 2012: Manchester City • 2013: Manchester United • 2014: Arsenal • 2015: Arsenal • 2016: Manchester United • 2017: Arsenal • 2018: Manchester City • 2019: Manchester City • 2020: Arsenal • 2021: Leicester City •

Premier League 2022–23

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