Southampton FC

Leeds 3-0 Southampton

Factfile:

Nickname: Saints

Founded: 1885

Manager: Ralph Hasenhuttl

Stadium: St Mary’s Stadium

Current league position: 12th

Last season’s finish: 11th

Current top scorer: Danny Ings (7 goals in all competitions) 

FFV’s one for the future: Moussa Djenepo

INTRODUCTION…

One of the founding members of the Premier League, they have spent the majority of their history in the top flight since their first promotion to it in 1966; their longest continuous period was for 27 seasons between 1978 and 2005.

Their home ground since 2001 has been St Mary’s Stadium, prior to which they were based at The Dell.

The club has been nicknamed “The Saints” since its inception in 1885 due to its history as a church football team, founded as St. Mary’s Church of England Young Men’s Association, and play in red and white shirts.

Southampton have a long-standing rivalry with Portsmouth, due in part to geographic proximity and both cities’ respective maritime histories. Matches between the two clubs are known as the South Coast derby.

Credit: Southampton FC
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