WEST BROMWICH ALBION

("Throstles", "Baggies", "Albion")

Year formed1878
Turned professional1885
Limited company1892
Previous names

None

Ground

The Hawthorns, West Bromwich, West Midlands B71 4LF 

(for pictures of the ground click here)

Club's ground since1900
Pitch measurements115 x 74 yards (105 x 68 metres) 
Ground capacity26,850
Record attendance at present ground64,815 v Arsenal, FA Cup 6th round, 6th March 1937 (won 3-1)
First game at present ground

3 September 1900 v Derby County, Division One (drew 1-1)

Previous grounds

1878 - 1881: Cooper's Hill / Dartmouth Park

1881 - 1882: Bunn's Field

1882 - 1885: Four Acres

1885 - 1900: Stoney Lane

League career

Football League/Division One: 1888 - 1901

Division Two: 1901 - 1902

Division One: 1902 - 1904

Division Two: 1904 - 1911

Division One: 1911 - 1927

Division Two: 1927 - 1931

Division One: 1931 - 1938

Division Two: 1938 - 1949

Division One: 1949 - 1973

Division Two: 1973 - 1976

Division One: 1976 - 1986

Division Two: 1986 - 1991

Division Three/Two: 1991 - 1993

Division One: 1993 - 2002

Premiership: 2002 - 2003

Division One: 2003 - 2004

Premiership: 2004 - 2006

Championship: 2006 - 2008

Premiership: 2008 - 2009

Championship: 2009 - 2010

Premiership: 2010 - 2018

Championship: 2018 - .

First Football League game8th September 1888 v Stoke, Football League, won 2-0
  
Honours 
European

None

Domestic - League

Division One champions: 1919-20

Division Two/Championship champions: 1901-02, 1910-11, 2007-08

Division Two/One/Championship runners-up: 1930-31, 1948-49, 2001-02, 2003-04, 2009-10

Second World War Midlands Division runners-up: 1939-40

Second World War South Division runners-up: 1941-42

Domestic - Cup

FA Cup winners: 1887-88, 1891-92, 1930-31, 1953-54, 1967-68

FA Cup runners-up: 1885-86, 1886-87, 1911-12, 1934-35

League Cup winners: 1965-66

League Cup runners-up: 1966-67, 1969-70

Charity Shield winners: 1919-20

Charity Shield joint holders: 1954-55

Charity Shield runners-up: 1931-32, 1968-69

Watney Cup runners-up: 1971-72

FA Youth Cup winners: 1975-76

FA Youth Cup runners-up: 1954-55, 1968-69

Best League positionsee above
Lowest League position7th, Division Three, 1991-92
Furthest in FA Cupsee above
Furthest in League Cupsee above
  
Most League points 
2 for a win60, Division One, 1919-20
3 for a win91, Championship, 2009-10
Fewest League points 
2 for a win12, Division One, 1890-91
3 for a win24, Division One, 1985-86
Most League goals scored105, Division Two, 1929-30
Most League goals conceded98, Division One, 1936-37
Fewest League goals scored29, Premiership, 2002-03
Fewest League goals conceded27, Division Two, 1908-09
Most wins in a League season

28, Division One, 1919-20

Fewest wins in a League season

4, Division One, 1985-86

Most draws in a League season

19, Division One, 1979-80

19, Division One, 1999-2000

Fewest draws in a League season

2, Division One, 1888-89, 1890-91

Most losses in a League season26, Division One, 1985-86
Fewest losses in a League season4, Division Two, 1901-02
Record League win12-0 v Darwen, Division One, 4th April 1892
Record Cup win10-1 v Chatham, FA Cup 3rd round, 2nd March 1889
Record defeat

3-10 v Stoke City, Division One, 4th February 1937

  
Highest number of League goals scored 
in a season39, William 'Ginger' Richardson, Division One, 1935-36
in total218, Tony Brown, 1963-79
  
Most League goals scored in one match6, Jimmy Cookson v Blackpool, Division Two, 17th September 1937
Most League appearances574, Tony Brown, 1963-80

Most capped player

33, Stuart Williams for Wales

Youngest League player16 years 137 days, Charlie Wilson v Oldham Athletic, 1st October 1921
Highest transfer fee received£12,000,000 for Saido Berahino to Stoke City, January 2017
Highest transfer fee paidreported £13,000,000 for Nacer Chadli from Tottenham Hotspur, August 2016