Southampton Logo – The Southampton FC (officially: Southampton Football Club ) – also known by the nickname The Saints (the Saints) – is an English football club from Southampton . The Saints currently play in the Football League Championship (second-highest league).
The association was established in November 1885 as the St. Mary’s YMA founded. In 1889, their home stadium “was The Dell “. The club was over 100 years in the Dell , but moved in 2001 due to the limited number of spectators in the St. Mary’s Stadium to see where on the 18th January 2003 in the Premier League game against Liverpool with 32 104 spectators and the record attendance was achieved.
Her biggest success was winning the FA Cup in 1976 with a 1-0 win over Manchester United . 1900 (0-4 against Bury FC ), 1902 (1:1 and 1:2 against Sheffield United ) and in 2003 they were also in the final. in 1979 they reached the finals of the League Cup , but had to Nottingham Forest with a 2:3 admit defeat.
Southampton’s traditional rival is the largest Portsmouth . Played in the 1980s and 1990s, the two are not in the same league, first with the rise of Portsmouth in the Premier League in 2003 after a long time were able to at least two seasons for the derby to take place again.
Relegated in season 2004/05 had to Southampton in a thrilling season finale due to a home defeat against Manchester United on the final day of the 1992 introduction of the first Premier League. From 2005 to 2009 played the Saints in the Football League Championship , from which they in the 2009-11 Football League One descended. After a year in English, the second-highest league, the passage was achieved in the Premier League with a victory over Coventry City in the last game.