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Bolton Wanderers Football Club
Reebok Stadium
Burnden Way
Bolton
BfL6 6JW | map
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Formed 1874.
Honours
FA Cup Winners
1923,1926,1929,1958

Originally formed in 1874 as Christ Church FC, the club later changed its name to Bolton Wanderers. They were one of the founder members of The Football League in 1888. The club reached the FA Cup Final in 1894 and again in 1904, but were beaten on both occasions. In 1923 they finally won 2-0 over West Ham in what was the first ever Wembley Cup Final, in front of 127,000 fans. They continued to enjoy FA Cup success throughout the 1920's, winning the trophy three times in total. They were losing finalists against a Stanley Matthews inspired Blackpool in 1953, but won the trophy again in 1958. The team enjoyed a golden era between 1935 and 1964, a total of 29 years uninterrupted in the top flight. Following that the club went into a period of decline, returning to top flight football in 1995, though this was then followed a difficult period with promotion followed by relegation to and from the Premier League. This ended in 2001 when Bolton began to establish themselves as a respected Premier League side. The club now plays at the 28,101 seat Reebok Stadium, having moved from Burnden Park in 1997.


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