Wolverhampton Wanderers Football Club, more popularly known as ‘Wolves’ is a professional football club that plays in the football leagues of England. Representing the city of Wolverhampton in the West Midlands region, the club have had a rich history.
In 1877, a group of students from St. Luke’s Church school formed a football team and laid the foundation for this club in Blakenhall, England. Two years later they merged with “The Wanderers”, a football and cricket club to be officially known as Wolverhampton Wanderers.
The club was one of the twelve founders of the English Football League back in 1888. In 2019 the club ended up seventh in the league and reached its first FA Cup final. Wolves eventually lost the final, finishing as runners-up of the prestigious tournament.
The current Wolves logo features a black abstract wolf head in the centre of a golden and black-bordered hexagon. However, the crest has seen a lot of changes over the years. The first crest saw the city council’s coat of arms. From that, it changed to leaping wolves. The last notable change came in 2002 where the single wolf head was re-designed.
Wolves Stadium - Molineux Stadium
Wolverhampton Wanderers have seen several grounds and stadiums since 1877. The club started off by playing in a field on Goldthorn Hill. From there they moved to John Harper’s Field and then to Dudley Road where they played their first FA Cup match in 1883. In 1889, Wolves finally moved to the Molineux Stadium and it is their home stadium ever since.
Wolverhampton Wanderers Nickname - Wolves
Wolverhampton Wanderers football club, as well as its fans, are popularly referred to as the ‘Wolves’ around the world. The nickname comes from their logo as well as their name, with the club crest featuring a wolf head on it. Another name the football club have is “The Wanderers”.
Wolves Manager - Nuno Espirito Santo
Nuno Espirito Santo is the manager of Wolverhampton Wanderers since May 2017. Santo succeeded Paul Lambert and has managed the club for a little less than 100 games now. This Portuguese manager has the highest win percentage in the club’s history.
Wolverhampton Wanderers is presently owned by Fosun International, a Chinese investment group. The group bought W.W. Ltd from Steve Morgan and his Bridgemere Group on 21 July 2016. After an overhaul in the ownership and management, the club ended up winning the 2017-18 EFL Championship.
Wolves New Stadium
The Molineux Stadium hosts the home games for Wolverhampton Wanderers FC since 1889. Since then it has seen a lot of expansions and changes. The present stadium capacity stands at 32,050, with various expansion plans on their way. The management wishes to increase the capacity of the stadium to nearly 50,000 in a few years.
Wolves Training Ground
Wolves train at the Sir Jack Hayward Training Ground. This training ground is located in the Compton area of Wolverhampton. Opened up in 2005, the training ground houses a fully accredited sports laboratory which is based on the Milanello model of AC Milan.