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About the Club

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In Brief

Founded: 1890 as Boscombe St. John's Institute
Turned Professional: 1912

Current Division: EFL Championship
Home Stadium: Vitality Stadium (Dean Court)
Address: Kings Park, Bournemouth, Dorset BH7 7AF

Nicknames: The Cherries, Boscombe
Main Sponsors 2019/20: M88
Club Mascot: Cherry Bear

Derby Matches

Southampton, Portsmouth, Brighton & Hove Albion

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AFC Bournemouth - Official 2019/20 Home Kit

Red and black striped shirt with red and black trim. Black shorts and socks with red trim.


AFC Bournemouth - Official 2019/20 Away Kit

Dark blue shirt and shorts with pink trim. Dark blue socks with white detailing.


AFC Bournemouth - Official 2019/20 Third Kit

Sharp green shirt with navy blue trim. Navy shorts with green trim. Green socks with navy detailing.

History and Honours

Previous Names

Boscombe St John's Institute (1890-1899)
Boscombe (1899-1923)
Bournemouth and Boscombe Athletic (1923-1972)

Stadium History

Vitality Stadium (Dean Court) (1910-Present) / View Stadium
Kings Park (1902-1910)
Castlemain Avenue (1890-1902)

Club Honours

Championship Winners: 2014/15
Division 3 Champions: 1986/87
Division 3 (4th Tier) Play-Off Winners: 2002/03
Football League Trophy Winners: 1983/84
Division 3 South Cup Winners: 1945/46

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1st Team Squad 2019/20

Nathan Ake (Defender) /  Soccerbase  
Philip Billing (Midfielder) /  Soccerbase  
Artur Boruc (Goalkeeper) /  Soccerbase  
David Brooks (Midfielder) /  Soccerbase  
Steve Cook (Defender) /  Soccerbase  
Lewis Cook (Midfielder) /  Soccerbase  
Charlie Daniels (Defender) /  Soccerbase  
Arnaut Danjuma (Midfielder) /  Soccerbase  
Simon Francis (Defender) /  Soccerbase  
Ryan Fraser (Midfielder) /  Soccerbase  
Dan Gosling (Midfielder) /  Soccerbase  
Jordon Ibe (Midfielder) /  Soccerbase  
Lloyd Kelly (Defender) /  Soccerbase  
Gavin Kilkenny (Midfielder) /  Soccerbase  
Josh King (Forward) /  Soccerbase  
Jefferson Lerma (Midfielder) /  Soccerbase  
Chris Mepham (Defender) /  Soccerbase  
Aaron Ramsdale (Goalkeeper) /  Soccerbase  
Diego Rico (Defender) /  Soccerbase  
Jack Simpson (Defender) /  Soccerbase  
Adam Smith (Defender) /  Soccerbase  
Dominic Solanke (Forward) /  Soccerbase  
Jack Stacey (Defender) /  Soccerbase  
Junior Stanislas (Midfielder) /  Soccerbase  
Andrew Surman (Midfielder) /  Soccerbase  
Sam Surridge (Forward) /  Soccerbase  
Kyle Taylor (Midfielder) /  Soccerbase  
Mark Travers (Goalkeeper) /  Soccerbase  
Callum Wilson (Forward) /  Soccerbase  
Harry Wilson (Midfielder, On loan from Liverpool) /  Soccerbase  

Club Staff


Owner: Maxim Demin
Chairman: Jeff Mostyn
Directors: Jeff Mostyn, Neill Blake, Nick Rothwell, Mikhail Ponomarev, Igor Tikhturov, Oleg Tikhturov, Jay Coppoletta, Matt Hulsizer, Rico Seitz
Chief Executive: Neill Blake
Club Ambassador: Steve Fletcher

Management & Coaching Staff

Manager: Jason Tindall (Age 43 years) / Appointed 8th August 2020 (5 months, 13 days ago) /  Soccerbase  
Coaches: Simon Weatherstone, Stephen Purches
Goalkeeping Coach: Neil Moss
Assistant Coach: Steve Fletcher
Assistant Goalkeeping Coach: Anthony White

Former Managers

Eddie Howe (Oct 2012-Aug 2020) /  Soccerbase  
Paul Groves (Mar 2012-Oct 2012) /  Soccerbase  
Lee Bradbury (Jan 2011-Mar 2012) /  Soccerbase  
Eddie Howe (Jan 2009-Jan 2011) /  Soccerbase  
Jimmy Quinn (Sep 2008-Dec 2008) /  Soccerbase  
Kevin Bond (Oct 2006-Sep 2008) /  Soccerbase  
Joe Roach (Joint Caretaker Manager, Sep 2006-Oct 2006) /  Soccerbase  
Stuart Murdoch (Joint Caretaker Manager, Sep 2006-Oct 2006) /  Soccerbase  
Sean O'Driscoll (Aug 2000-Sep 2006) /  Soccerbase  
Mel Machin (Sep 1994-Aug 2000) /  Soccerbase  
John Williams (Caretaker Manager, Aug 1994-Sep 1994) /  Soccerbase  
Tony Pulis (Jun 1992-Aug 1994) /  Soccerbase  
Harry Redknapp (Oct 1983-Jun 1992) /  Soccerbase  
Don Megson (Mar 1983-Oct 1983) /  Soccerbase  
David Webb (Player/Manager, Dec 1980-Feb 1982) /  Soccerbase  
Alec Stock (Jan 1979-Dec 1980) /  Soccerbase  
John Benson (Player/Manager, Jan 1975-Jan 1978) /  Soccerbase  
Tony Nelson (Caretaker Manager, Jan 1975) /  Soccerbase  
Trevor Hartley (Nov 1974-Jan 1975) /  Soccerbase  
John Bond (May 1970-Nov 1973) /  Soccerbase  
Reg Flewin
Bill McGarry
Don Welsh
Freddie Cox
Jack Bruton
Harry Lowe
Harry Kinghorn
Charlie Bell
Bob Crompton
Billy Birrell
Frank Richards
Leslie Knighton
Harry Kinghorn
Vincent Kitcher

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Useful Contacts

Switchboard:  / Phone: 0344 576 1910  / Fax: 01202 726373  / Email:  
Ticket Office:  / Phone: 0344 576 1910  / Email:  
Club Store:  / Phone: 0344 576 1910  / Email:  
Media Department:  / Email:  
Events & Hospitality:  / Email:  
Commercial & Sponsorship:  / Email:  
Community Sports Trust:  / Email:  
Disabled Liaison Officer:  / Phone: 01202 726311  / Email:  

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Club Media

Official Websites

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Official Social Media

AFC Bournemouth - Official Facebook  / Facebook:
AFC Bournemouth - Official Instagram  / Instagram:
AFC Bournemouth - Official Twitter  / Twitter:
AFC Bournemouth - Official YouTube  / YouTube:

Official Apps

/ Matchday Programmes App: (iOS Universal (iPhone, iPad and iPod touch))

Local Radio Stations

/ BBC Radio Solent: (96.1 & 103.8 FM / 999 & 1359 MW / 11B (218.640MHz) DAB)

Club Trivia

Famous Supporters

Matt Tong: (Bloc Party drummer)  / Twitter: @MCH_Tong

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