Sheffield Wednesday Football Club is a professional football club based in Sheffield, England. The team competes in the Championship, the second tier of the English football league system. The club was initially formed as an offshoot of The Wednesday Cricket Club in 1867. At the time, they went by the name of The Wednesday Football Club. The name stood until they assumed their current name in 1929.
The Owls, as they are nicknamed, have won four league titles, three FA Cups, one League Cup and one FA Community Shield. Wednesday have also competed in UEFA cup competitions on four occasions, reaching the quarter-finals of the Inter-Cities Fairs Cup in 1963. Thus, highlighting that they have been successful in the years gone by.
Th club plays its home games at the Hillsborough Stadium, which holds nearly 40,000 people at a time. The team is currently managed by former Manchester United player, Steve Bruce.