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West Bromwich Albion FC

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About the Club

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In Brief

Founded: 1878 as West Bromwich Strollers
Turned Professional: 1885

Current Division: FA Premier League
Home Stadium: The Hawthorns
Address: Birmingham Road, West Bromwich, West Midlands B71 4LF

Nicknames: The Baggies, The Throstles, Albion
Main Sponsors 2019/20: Ideal Boilers
Club Mascots: Baggie Bird and Baggie Bird Jr


Derby Matches

Wolverhampton Wanderers, Walsall, Aston Villa, Birmingham City, Coventry City

Official 2019/20 Kits by Puma

Home

West Bromwich Albion FC - Official 2019/20 Home Kit

Navy blue and white striped shirt with two-tone blue sleeves. White shorts with navy detailing. White and navy hooped socks.

Away

West Bromwich Albion FC - Official 2019/20 Away Kit

Green and yellow striped shirt with two-tone green sleeves. Yellow shorts with green detailing. Yellow and green hooped socks.

Third

West Bromwich Albion FC - Official 2019/20 Third Kit

Purple and white shirt with tonal wavy pattern and purple trim. Purple shorts with white detailing. Purple socks with white trim and detailing.


History and Honours

Previous Names

West Bromwich Strollers (1878-1880)


Stadium History

The Hawthorns (1900-Present) / View Stadium
Stoney Lane (1885-1900)
Four Acres (1882-1885)
The Birches (1881-1882)
Dartmouth Park (1879-1881)
Cooper's Hill (1878-1879)


Club Honours

Division 1 Champions: 1919/20
Division 2 Champions: 1901/02, 1910/11
Championship Winners: 2007/08
FA Cup Winners: 1887/88, 1891/92, 1930/31, 1953/54, 1967/68
Football League Cup Winners: 1965/66
FA Charity Shield Winners: 1919/20, 1953/54 (Shared)
FA Youth Cup Winners: 1975/76
Tennent Caledonian Cup Winners: 1976/77
Watney Cup Winners: 1970/71
Football League Founder Members: 1888/89

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1st Team Squad 2019/20

Semi Ajayi (Defender) /  Soccerbase  
Ali Al-Habsi (Goalkeeper) /  Soccerbase  
Charlie Austin (Forward) /  Soccerbase  
Gareth Barry (Midfielder) /  Soccerbase  
Kyle Bartley (Defender) /  Soccerbase  
Jonathan Bond (Goalkeeper) /  Soccerbase  
Chris Brunt (Midfielder) /  Soccerbase  
Grady Diangana (Midfielder, On loan from West Ham United) /  Soccerbase  
Kyle Edwards (Forward) /  Soccerbase  
Nathan Ferguson (Defender) /  Soccerbase  
Jack Fitzwater (Defender) /  Soccerbase  
Darnell Furlong (Defender) /  Soccerbase  
Kieran Gibbs (Defender) /  Soccerbase  
Kamil Grosicki (Midfielder) /  Soccerbase  
Rekeem Harper (Midfielder) /  Soccerbase  
Ahmed Hegazi (Defender) /  Soccerbase  
Sam Johnstone (Goalkeeper) /  Soccerbase  
Filip Krovinovic (Midfielder, On loan from Benfica, Portugal) /  Soccerbase  
Jonathan Leko (Midfielder) /  Soccerbase  
Jake Livermore (Midfielder) /  Soccerbase  
Dara O'Shea (Defender) /  Soccerbase  
Lee Peltier (Defender) /  Soccerbase  
Matheus Pereira (Midfielder, On loan from Sporting Lisbon, Portugal) /  Soccerbase  
Matt Phillips (Midfielder) /  Soccerbase  
Callum Robinson (Forward, On loan from Sheffield United) /  Soccerbase  
Hal Robson-Kanu (Forward) /  Soccerbase  
Romaine Sawyers (Midfielder) /  Soccerbase  
Conor Townsend (Defender) /  Soccerbase  
Rayhaan Tulloch (Forward) /  Soccerbase  
Kenneth Zohore (Forward) /  Soccerbase  

Club Staff

Boardroom

Owner: Guochuan Lai
Chairman: Li Piyue
Chief Executive: Mark Jenkins
Executive Director: Xu Ke
Finance Director: Lee Cooper
Director of Communications: Martin Swain
Director of Operations: Mark Miles
Chief Commercial Officer: Simon King
Sporting & Technical Director: Luke Dowling
Honorary Life Members: Dr. Roger Rimmer, Tony Hale


Management & Coaching Staff

Head Coach: Slaven Bilic (Age 52 years) / Appointed 13th June 2019 (1 year, 4 months, 7 days ago) /  Soccerbase  
Assistant Coaches: Dean Racunica, Danilo Butorovic, Julian Dicks
Goalkeeping Coach: Gary Walsh

Former Managers

James Shan (Caretaker Manager, Mar 2019-Jun 2019) /  Soccerbase  
Darren Moore (Apr 2018-Mar 2019) /  Soccerbase  
Alan Pardew (Nov 2017-Apr 2018) /  Soccerbase  
Gary Megson (Caretaker Manager, Nov 2017) /  Soccerbase  
Tony Pulis (Jan 2015-Nov 2017) /  Soccerbase  
Alan Irvine
Pepe Mel
Steve Clarke
Roy Hodgson
Michael Appleton (Caretaker Manager, Feb 2011) /  Soccerbase  
Roberto Di Matteo
Tony Mowbray
Bryan Robson
Gary Megson (Mar 2000-Oct 2004) /  Soccerbase  
Brian Little
Denis Smith
Ray Harford
Alan Buckley
Keith Burkinshaw
Ossie Ardiles
Bobby Gould
Brian Talbot
Ron Atkinson
Ron Saunders
Nobby Stiles
Johnny Giles
Ron Wylie
Ronnie Allen
John Wile (Caretaker Manager)
Don Howe
Alan Ashman
Jimmy Hagan
Archie Macaulay
Gordon Clark
Vic Buckingham
Jesse Carver
Jack Smith
Fred Everiss
Frank Heaven
Clement Keys
Edward Stephenson
Henry Jackson
Louis Ford

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Useful Contacts

Main Reception:  / Phone: 0871 271 1100  / Fax: 0871 271 9821 
Ticket Booking Line:  / Phone: 0121 227 2227  / Email:  
Stadium Megastore:  / Phone: 0121 524 3473 
Retail Mail Order:  / Phone: 0871 271 9795 
Customer Service:  / Phone: 0121 524 3470 
Hospitality:  / Phone: 0121 524 3455  / Email:  
Conference & Events:  / Phone: 0121 524 3453  / Email:  
Club Mascots:  / Phone: 0871 271 9800 
Albion Foundation:  / Phone: 0121 565 4012 

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Club Media

Official Websites

/ Website: wba.co.uk
/ Online Store: wbashop.co.uk
/ Ticket Information: wba.co.uk/tickets
/ Buy Tickets: wbatickets.co.uk
/ WBA TV: wba.co.uk/tv
/ Disabled Access Guide: wba.co.uk/pdf/access-statement
/ Stadium Guide: wba.co.uk/club/the-hawthorns
/ Travel Guide: wba.co.uk/club/maps-and-directions
/ Home Fan Guide: wba.co.uk/pdf/home-supporters-guide
/ Visiting Fan Guide: wba.co.uk/pdf/away-supporters-guide
/ Stadium Tours: wba.co.uk/tickets/stadium-tours


Official Social Media

West Bromwich Albion FC - Official Facebook  / Facebook: facebook.com/westbromwichalbionofficial
West Bromwich Albion FC - Official Instagram  / Instagram: instagram.com/wba
West Bromwich Albion FC - Official Twitter  / Twitter: twitter.com/wba
West Bromwich Albion FC - Official YouTube  / YouTube: youtube.com/officialalbion


Local Radio Stations

/ BBC WM 95.6: (95.6 FM / 11B (218.640MHz) DAB)

Club Trivia

Famous Supporters

Adrian Chiles: (TV and radio presenter) 
Eric Clapton: (Guitarist, singer and songwriter)  / Website: ericclapton.com 
Adrian Goldberg: (Journalist, TV and radio presenter)  / Website: adriangoldberg.com  / Twitter: @goldberghome
Stu Hartland: (The Twang guitarist)  / Twitter: @StuHartland
Lenny Henry: (Stand-up comedian, actor, writer and TV presenter)  / Website: lennyhenry.net  / Twitter: @LennyHenry
Goran Ivanisevic: (Retired tennis player)  / Website: goranivanisevic.com 
Tommy Langford: (Professional boxer)  / Website: tommylangford.co.uk  / Twitter: @tommy_langford1
Josie Lawrence: (Comedian and actress)  / Twitter: @josielawrence1
Joe Lycett: (Stand-up comedian)  / Website: joelycett.com  / Twitter: @joelycett
Matthew Marsden: (Actor, producer, singer and model)  / Website: matthewmarsden.com  / Twitter: @matthewdmarsden
Liam Payne: (One Direction singer-songwriter)  / Twitter: @LiamPayne
Mary Rhodes: (TV presenter of BBC Midlands Today and journalist)  / Website: maryrhodes.co.uk  / Twitter: @maryrhodestv
Frank Skinner: (Stand-up comedian, writer, TV and radio presenter and actor)  / Twitter: @FrankOnTheRadio
Ronnie Wood: (The Rolling Stones singer-songwriter and artist)  / Website: ronniewood.com  / Twitter: @ronniewood
Richie Woodhall: (Former professional boxer)  / Twitter: @richiewoodhall

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