16 February 2008

The Saints Connection

Typical Southampton kit
SOUTHAMPTON FOOTBALL CLUB 
aka The Saints


Founded: 1885
Former Names: St Mary's Young Men's Association (1885-1887); St Mary's (1887-1894); Southampton St Mary's (1894-1897).


Grounds: "The Common" (1885-1889) (from 1887 also used County Cricket Ground and Antelope Cricket Ground for big matches); Antelope Cricket Ground (1889-1896); The County Cricket Ground (1896-1898); The Dell (1898-2001); St Mary's (since 2001)


League History:
Founder members of The Southern League 1894/95-1919/20; Founder members of Football League Division Three 1920/21; Division Three (South) 1921/22; Division Two 1922/23-1952/53; Division Three (South) 1953/54-1957/58; Division Three 1958/59-1959/60; Division Two 1960/61-1965/66; Division One 1966/67-1973/74; Division Two 1974/75-1977/78; Division One 1978/79-1991/92; FA Premier League (founder members) 1992/93-2004/05; Championship 2005/06-2008/09; League One 2009/10-2010/11; Championship 2011/12; Premier League 2012/13-date.


Club Honours:
Chris Nicholl
Football League (I) Runners-Up (1) 1983/84.
Football League Championship (II) Runners-Up (1) 2011/12.
Football League Division Two (II) Runners-Up (2) 1965/66, 1977/78.
Football League One (III) Runners-Up (1) 2010/11.Football League Division Three (III) Champions (1) 1959/60.
Football League Division Three (South) (III) Champions (1) 1921/22.
Southern League Champions (6) 1896/97, 1897/98, 1898/99, 1900/01, 1902/03, 1903/04.
FA Cup Winners (1) 1975/76; Runners-Up (3) 1899/00, 1901/02, 2002/03.
Football League Cup Runners-Up (1) 1978/79.
Football League Full Members' Cup Runners-Up 1991/92.


European Record:
European Cup Winners' Cup entrants (1) 1976/77 (qf).
UEFA Cup entrants (5) 1971/72, 1981/82, 1982/83, 1984/85, 2003/04.
Fairs Cup entrants (1) 1969/70.

Jim Magilton
(Northern) Ireland Internationals:
The following players were capped for (Northern) Ireland while playing for Southampton:
Chris Baird.. 25
Colin Clarke. 13
Iain Dowie... 18
Hugh Kelly.... 2
Jim Magilton. 21
Chris Nicholl 37
Dick Rowley... 4
Jimmy Shields. 1



Other players to have played for both Southampton and (Northern) Ireland:
Alan Blayney
Steven Davis
Jimmy Dunne
Rory Hamill
"Sid" Johnston
Matt Reilly
Maik Taylor

Other NI-Saints links:
Former NI assistant-manager, Glynn Snodin, was first-team coach at St Mary's from 2006 to 2007.
Chris Nicholl, also a Southampton player, was club manager from 1985-1991.

Web Links:
Official Club Site
Wikipedia
FCHD

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