SHEFFIELD UNITED F.C.
Founded: 1889





CLICK ON THE MAP TO
VIEW ENLARGED MAP



SHEFFIELD UNITED F.C. (Football Club)
Included Info: Brief History, Club/Stadium Info, Team Jersey & Much More...

BRIEF HISTORY of SHEFFIELD UNITED FOOTBALL CLUB (reproduced from 'Wikipedia' pages)

Sheffield United formed on 22 March 1889 at the Adelphi Hotel, Sheffield by the President of the Cricket Club Sir Charles Clegg. The Wednesday had moved from Bramall Lane to their own ground at Olive Grove, and the tenants of Bramall Lane needed to create a new team to generate income. Sir Charles Clegg was incidentally also the president of The Wednesday. Undoubtedly United's heyday was the 30-year period from 18951925, when they were champions of England in 189798 and runners up in 189697 and 18991900, and FA Cup winners in 1899, 1902, 1915 and 1925, finishing runners up in 1901, and also eleven years after their cup final win in 1936. United have not won a trophy since 1925, bar those associated with promotion from lower-leagues, though they did reach both domestic cup semi-finals and the First Division play-off final in the 200203 season, ultimately losing all three matches.

Their darkest days came between 1975 and 1981. After finishing sixth in the First Division at the end of the 197475 season, they were relegated to the Second Division the following season and three years after that setback they fell into the Third Division. They reached an absolute low in 1981 when they were relegated to the Fourth Division, but were champions in their first season in the league's basement division and two years afterwards they won promotion to the Second Division. They did fall back into the Third Division in 1988, but new manager Dave Bassett masterminded a quick revival which launched the Blades towards one of the most successful eras in their history. Successive promotions in the aftermath of the 1988 relegation saw them return to the First Division in 1990 after a 14-year exile. They survived at this level for four seasons (being founder members of the new FA Premier League in 1992) and reached an FA Cup semi-final in the 199293 season before being relegated in 1994.

They would remain outside the top flight for the next 12 years, although they did qualify for the play-offs under Bassett's successor Howard Kendall in 1997 and caretaker manager Steve Thompson in 1998. In 200203 they enjoyed their most successful season for a decade, reaching the semi-finals of both domestic cups and also reaching the Division One play-off final, where they were beaten 30 by Wolverhampton Wanderers. Three years later, however, Warnock delivered a Premier League return as the Blades finished runners-up in the rebranded Football League Championship. They lasted just one season back amongst the elite, before being relegated from the Premier League amidst the controversy surrounding Carlos Tevez, with Warnock resigning shortly afterwards. The 201011 season was a disaster, with the club employing three different managers in the space of a season, which ultimately ended in relegation to League One under Micky Adams, meaning they would play in the third tier of English football for the first time since 1989, and only five years after gaining promotion to the Premiership. In the 201112 season, the club finished third in League One, narrowly missing out on automatic promotion to rivals Sheffield Wednesday, and entered the playoffs. The Blades again made it to the League One playoffs in 201213 after a fifth-place finish, but were knocked out by eventual promotion winners Yeovil Town on an 85th-minute goal in the second leg of the semifinals. On 3 September 2013 it was confirmed that Saudi Prince Abdullah bin Mosaad bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of the royal House of Saud had bought a 50% stake in United's parent company 'Blades Leisure Ltd' for the fee of 1 with the promise of providing "substantial new capital" with the aim of returning the Blades to the Premier League as "quickly as possible".


CLUB FACTS & INFORMATION

Official Name
--
Sheffield United F.C.
Club Nickname
--
The Blades
Year Founded
--
1889 (126 years ago)
English County
--
South Yorkshire
Current Ground
--
Bramall Lane
Ground Location
--
Sheffield, England
Club's Owner
--
Abdullah bin Musa'ed
Club Chairman
--
Kevin McCabe
Current Manager
--
Nigel Adkins
Current League
--
League One
Last Season
--
League One, 5th place


HOME COLORS

White & Red
AWAY COLORS

Macaw Green & Black
INTERESTING STADIUM FACTS & INFORMATION


BRAMALL LANE STADIUM
Bramall Lane, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S2-4SU, England

OPENED: ......... April 30, 1855
SURFACE: ........ Grass
COST: .............. not available
CAPACITY: ...... 37,704
RECORD: ......... 68,287 (1936 vs Leeds United)
OWNER: ........... Sheffield United
OPERATOR: ..... Sheffield United F.C.
FIELD SIZE: ...... 112 x 72 yards (102 x 66 meters)



HOME JERSEY
AWAY JERSEY


Click On Aerial Photo To View/Download Enlarged Image
Bramall Lane (Sheffield United) Seating Diagram
Click On Diagram Below To Enlarge View





SHEFFIELD UNITED STADIUM WALLPAPERS (Free Download)



Wallpaper Size below is 800x600: To Download Bigger Sizes, Click On Any Button Shown Above





Premier League Club Page, Year-By-Year League Results & Other Links



List Of Clubs That Played In England's First Division (All-Time)


Arsenal
Aston Villa
Barnsley
Birmingham City
Blackburn Rovers
Blackpool
Bolton Wanderers
Bournemouth
Bradford City
Bradford Park Avenue
Brentford
Brighton & Hove Albion
Bristol City
Burnley
Bury
Cardiff City
Carlisle United
Charlton Athletic
Chelsea
Coventry City
Crystal Palace
Darwen

Derby County
Everton
Fulham
Glossop
Grimsby Town
Huddersfield Town
Hull City
Ipswich Town
Leeds United
Leicester City
Leyton Orient
Liverpool
Luton Town
Manchester City
Manchester United
Middlesbrough
Millwall
Newcastle United
Northampton Town
Norwich City
Nottingham Forest

Notts County
Oldham Athletic
Oxford United
Portsmouth
Preston North End
Queens Park Rangers
Reading
Sheffield United
Sheffield Wednesday
Southampton
Stoke City
Sunderland
Swansea City
Swindon Town
Tottenham Hotspur
Watford
West Bromwich Albion
West Ham United
Wigan Athletic
Wimbledon
Wolverhampton

Index Of Every Club Listed With LOGOs



Help Support This Site With CD Purchase

CLICK Any Years To Review Standings & More


Click Here To View ... CURRENT SEASON

BARCLAY'S ENGLISH PREMIER LEAGUE
2014-15
2013-14
2012-13
2011-12
2010-11
2009-10
2008-09
2007-08
2006-07
2005-06
2004-05
2003-04
2002-03
2001-02
2000-01
1999-00
1998-99
1997-98
1996-97
1995-96
1994-95
1993-94
1992-93

ENGLISH FOOTBALL LEAGUE (First Division)
1991-92
1990-91
1989-80
1988-89
1987-88
1986-87
1985-86
1984-85
1983-84
1982-83
1981-82
1980-81
1979-80
1978-79
1977-78
1976-77
1975-76
1974-75
1973-74
1972-73
1971-72

1970-71
1969-70
1968-69
1967-68
1966-67
1965-66
1964-65
1963-64
1962-63
1961-62
1960-61
1959-60
1958-59
1957-58
1956-57
1955-56
1954-55
1953-54
1952-53
1951-52
1950-51

1949-50
1948-49
1947-48
1946-47
1945-46
1944-45
1943-44
1942-43
1941-42
1940-41
1939-40
1938-39
1937-38
1936-37
1935-36
1934-35
1933-34
1932-33
1931-32
1930-31
1929-30

1928-29
1927-28
1926-27
1925-26
1924-25
1923-24
1922-23
1921-22
1920-21
1919-20
1918-19
1917-18
1916-17
1915-16
1914-15
1913-14
1912-13
1911-12
1910-11
1909-10
1908-09

1907-08
1906-07
1905-06
1904-05
1903-04
1902-03
1901-02
1900-01
1899-00
1898-99
1897-98
1896-97
1895-96
1894-95
1893-94
1892-93
1891-92
1890-91
1889-90
1888-89

** NOTE ** The 1940-41 thru 1945-46 League Seasons cancelled due to World War II,
while clubs only completed 3 matches each before the 1939-40 Season was cancelled.

** NOTE ** The 1915-16 thru 1918-19 League Seasons cancelled due to World War I.




Get The Greatest Oldies Music Ever from the 1950's thru to the 1980's