Bolton Wanderers

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Nickname: The Trotters, The Wanderers, The Whites

Founded: 1874

Manager: Ian Evatt

Stadium: University of Bolton Stadium

Current league position: 19th

Last season’s finish: 23rd (Relegated from League One)

Current top scorer: Eoin Doyle (11 goals in all competitions)

FFV’s one for the future: Ronan Darcy


Formed as Christ Church Football Club in 1874, it adopted its current name in 1877 and was a founder member of the Football League in 1888.

Bolton have spent more seasons, 73, than any other club in the top flight without winning the title.

They finished third in the First Division in 1891–92, 1920–21 and 1924–25. Bolton won the FA Cup three times in the 1920s, and again in 1958.

The club spent a season in the Fourth Division in 1987–88, before regaining top-flight status in 1995 and qualifying for the UEFA Cup twice; reaching the last 32 in 2005–06 and the last 16 in 2007–08.

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