SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY

 

 

("The Owls")

Year formed1867
Turned professional1887
Limited company1899
Previous names

1867 - 1929: The Wednesday

1929 to date: Sheffield Wednesday FC

Ground

Hillsborough, Sheffield S6 1SW

(for pictures of the ground click here)

Pitch measurements115 x 75 yards (101 x 65 metres)
Ground capacity39,732
Record attendance at present ground72,841 v Manchester City, FA Cup 5th round, 7th February 1934 (drew 2-2)
League career

Football Alliance: 1889 - 1892

Division One: 1892 - 1899

Division Two: 1899 - 1900

Division One: 1900 - 1920

Division Two: 1920 - 1926

Division One: 1926 - 1937

Division Two: 1937 - 1950

Division One: 1950 - 1951

Division Two: 1951 - 1952

Division One: 1952 - 1955

Division Two: 1955 - 1956

Division One: 1956 - 1958

Division Two: 1958 - 1959

Division One: 1959 -  1970

Division Two: 1970 - 1975

Division Three: 1975 - 1980

Division Two: 1980 - 1984

Division One: 1984 - 1990

Division Two: 1990 - 1991

Division One/Premiership: 1991 - 2000

Division One: 2000 - 2003

Division Two/League One: 2003 -  2005

Championship: 2005 - 2010

League One: 2010 - 2012

Championship: 2012 - .

First Football League game3rd September 1892 v Notts County, Division One, won 1-0
Honours
EuropeanNone
Domestic - League

Division One champions: 1902-03, 1903-04, 1928-29, 1929-30

Division Two champions: 1899-1900, 1925-26, 1951-52, 1955-56, 1958-59

Division Two runners-up: 1949-50, 1983-84

League One runners-up: 2011-12

Football Alliance champions: 1889-90

Domestic - Cup

FA Cup winners: 1895-96, 1906-07, 1934-35

FA Cup runners-up: 1889-90, 1965-66, 1991-92

League Cup winners: 1990-91

League Cup runners-up: 1991-92

Charity Shield winners: 1935-36

Charity Shield runners-up: 1930-31

Cromwell Cup winners: 1867-68

FA Youth Cup runners-up: 1990-91

Second World War League North Cup runners-up: 1942-43

Best League positionsee above
Lowest League position20th, Division Three, 1975-76
Furthest in FA Cupsee above
Furthest in League Cupsee above
Most League points
2 for a win62, Division Two, 1958-59
3 for a win88, Division Two, 1983-84
Fewest League points
2 for a win21, Division Two, 1974-75
3 for a win31, Premiership, 1999-2000
Most League goals scored106, Division Two, 1958-59
Most League goals conceded100, Division One, 1954-55
Fewest League goals scored28, Division One, 1919-20
Fewest League goals conceded22, Division Two, 1899-1900
Most wins in a League season28, Division Two, 1958-59
Fewest wins in a League season5, Division Two, 1974-75
Most draws in a League season19, Division Three, 1978-79
Fewest draws in a League season3, Division One, 1892-93, 1897-98
Most losses in a League season

26, Division One, 1919-20

26, Division Two, 1974-75

Fewest losses in a League season5, Division Two, 1899-1900
Record League win9-1 v Birmingham, Division One, 13th December 1930
Record Cup win

12-0 v Halliwell, FA Cup 1st round, 17th January 1891

Record defeat0-10 v Aston Villa, Division One, 5th October 1912
Highest number of League goals scored
in a season46, Derek Dooley, Division Two, 1951-52
in total199, Andrew Wilson, 1900-20
Most League goals scored in one match

6, Doug Hunt v Norwich City, Division Two, 19th November 1938

Most League appearances501, Andrew Wilson, 1900-20
Most capped player50, Nigel Worthington for Northern Ireland
Youngest League playerPeter Fox, 15 years 269 days v Orient, 31st March 1973
Highest transfer fee received£2,750,000 for Paul Warhurst to Blackburn Rovers, September 1993
Highest transfer fee paid£10,000,000 for Jordan Rhodes from Middlesbrough, August 2017