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Wolverhampton Wanderers Football Club
Molineux
Waterloo Road
Wolverhampton
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Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C. started life in 1877 as St Luke's, after the headmaster of St Luke's School in Blakenhall presented some of the school's pupils with a football. The team merged with a local cricket team The Wanderers in 1879, becoming Wolverhampton Wanderers. In 1888 Wolves, as they are more commonly known, were founder members of the Football League. They finished third and were also beaten finalists in the FA Cup that year. Five years later they won the FA Cup for the first of four victories, having also been runners up on four occasions. In 1939 they had been hopeful of a league and cup double but finished runners up to Everton in the League and lost 4-1 to underdogs Portsmouth in the FA Cup final. In 1946 they missed out on the league championship, being runners-up again. Stan Cullis became manager in 1948 and led the team to their first major trophy in 41 years, winning the FA Cup. In 1953-54 they won the league championship. They repeated this in 1957-58 and 1958-59, winning the FA Cup again in 1960. In the post Cullis era, the club has won the League Cup in 1974 and 1980, also being beaten finalists in the UEFA Cup in 1971-72.


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