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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 2021/22: MSP Capital
Club Mascot: Cherry Bear

Derby Matches

Southampton, Portsmouth, Brighton & Hove Albion

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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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Club Staff

Management & Coaching Staff

Head Coach: Scott Parker (Age 41 years) / Appointed 28th June 2021 (1 year, 2 days ago) /  Soccerbase  
Assistant Head Coach: Matt Wells
Coach: Gary O'Neil
Goalkeeping Coach: Rob Burch
Assistant Coach: Steve Fletcher

Former Managers

Jonathan Woodgate (Interim Manager, Feb 2021-Jun 2021) /  Soccerbase  
Jason Tindall (Aug 2020-Feb 2021) /  Soccerbase  
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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Club Media

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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