WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS

("Wolves")

Year formed1877
Turned professional1888
Limited company1923 (but current club is WWFC (1986) Ltd)
Previous names

1879, St Luke's combined with Wanderers Cricket Club to become Wolverhampton Wanderers (1923) Ltd.

New limited companies followed in 1982 and 1986 (current).

Ground

Molineux, Waterloo Road, Wolverhampton WV1 4QR 

(for pictures of the ground click here)

Club's ground since1889
Pitch measurements110 x 75 yards (101 x 69 metres)
Ground capacity31,700
Record attendance at present ground61,315 v Liverpool, FA Cup 5th round, 11th Feburary 1939 (won 4-1)
First game at present ground

7 September 1889 v Notts County, Division One (won 2-0)

Previous grounds

1877 - 1879: Windmill Field

1879 - 1881: John Harper's Field

1881 - 1889: Dudley Road

League career

Football League/Division One: 1888 - 1906

Division Two: 1906 - 1923

Division Three (North): 1923 - 1924

Division Two: 1924 - 1932

Division One: 1932 - 1965

Division Two: 1965 - 1967

Division One: 1967 - 1976

Division Two: 1976 - 1977

Division One: 1977 - 1982

Division Two: 1982 - 1983

Division One: 1983 - 1984

Division Two: 1984 - 1985

Division Three: 1985 - 1986

Division Four: 1986 - 1988

Division Three: 1988- 1989

Division Two/One: 1989 - 2003

Premiership: 2003 - 2004

Championship: 2004 - 2009

Premier League: 2009 - 2012

Championship: 2012 - 2013

League One: 2013 - 2014

Championship: 2014 - 2018

Premier League: 2018 - .

First Football League game8th September 1888 v Aston Villa, Football League, drew 1-1
  
Honours 
European

UEFA Cup runners-up: 1971-72

Texaco Cup winners: 1970-71

Domestic - League

Division One champions: 1953-54, 1957-58, 1958-59

Division One runners-up: 1937-38, 1938-39, 1949-50, 1954-55, 1959-60

Division Two/Championship champions: 1931-32, 1976-77, 2008-09, 2017-18

Division Two runners-up: 1966-67, 1982-83

Division Three / League One champions: 1988-89, 2013-14

Division Three (North) champions: 1923-24

Division Four champions: 1987-88

Second World War Midlands Division champions: 1939-40

Domestic - Cup

FA Cup winners: 1892-93, 1907-08, 1948-49, 1959-60

FA Cup runners-up: 1888-89, 1895-96, 1920-21, 1938-39

League Cup winners: 1973-74, 1979-80

Charity Shield winners: 1959-60

Charity Shield joint holders: 1949-50, 1954-55, 1960-61

Charity Shield runners-up: 1958-59

Sherpa Van Trophy winners: 1987-88

FA Youth Cup winners: 1957-58

FA Youth Cup runners-up: 1952-53, 1953-54, 1961-62, 1975-76

Second World War League Cup winners: 1941-42

Best League positionsee above
Lowest League position4th, Division Four, 1986-87
Furthest in FA Cupsee above
Furthest in League Cupsee above
  
Most League points 
2 for a win64, Division One, 1957-58
3 for a win103, League One, 2013-14
Fewest League points 
2 for a win21, Division One, 1895-96
3 for a win29, Division One, 1983-84
Most League goals scored115, Division Two, 1931-32
Most League goals conceded99, Division One, 1905-06
Fewest League goals scored27, Division One, 1983-84
Fewest League goals conceded27, Division Three (North), 1923-24
Most wins in a League season31, League One, 2013-14
Fewest wins in a League season

6, Division One, 1983-84

Most draws in a League season21, Championship, 2004-05
Fewest draws in a League season

1, Division One, 1895-96

Most losses in a League season

25, Division One, 1964-65, 1983-84

25, Division Two,  1984-85

25, Division Three, 1985-86

Fewest losses in a League season3, Division Three (North), 1923-24
Record League win10-1 v Leicester City, Division One, 15th April 1938
Record Cup win14-0 v Crosswell's Brewery, FA Cup 2nd round, 13th November 1886
Record defeat

1-10 v Newton Heath, Division One, 15th October 1892

  
Highest number of League goals scored 
in a season38, Dennis Westcott, Division One, 1946-47
in total250, Steve Bull, 1986-99
  
Most League goals scored in one match

5, Joe Butcher v Accrington, Division One, 19th November 1892

5, Tom Phillipson v Barnsley, Division Two, 26th April 1926

5, Tom Phillipson v Bradford City, Division Two, 25th December 1926

5, Billy Hartill v Notts County, Division Two, 12th October 1929

5, Billy Hartill v Aston Villa, Division One, 3rd September 1934

Most League appearances501, Derek Parkin, 1967-82

Most capped player

105, Billy Wright for England (70 consecutive)

Youngest League playerJimmy Mullen, 16 years 43 days v Leeds United, 18th February 1939
Highest transfer fee received£9,000,000 for Benik Afobe to AFC Bournemouth, January 2016
Highest transfer fee paid£15,800,000 for Ruben Neves from FC Porto, July 2017