Portsmouth F.C.

The Portsmouth ( officially: Portsmouth Football Club ) - also known by the nickname Pompey - is a football club based in the port city of Portsmouth on the south coast. It was founded on April 5, 1898 by five athletes and business people, and is owned by the Portsmouth Supporters Trust. By May 2010, the club played in the Premier League.


Portsmouth's archrival is just 30 kilometers away, Southampton FC, although Southampton was mostly during the 1980s and 1990s in a higher league. This Derby was currently playing with the rise of Portsmouth in the Premier League in 2003.

The greatest success of the recent past was the promotion to the Premier League, which was sealed on April 27, 2003 by a 3-2 win against Rotherham United. The 2008/09 season was the sixth consecutive season in the Premier League. The highlight of the season 2007/ 08 was the final of the FA Cup, where they met the second division Cardiff City and won 1-0.

On 13 July 2009, the club was officially purchased by the Arab businessman Sulaiman Al Fahim, who has already einfädelte the takeover of Manchester City League rival by an investment company from the Scheichtum Abu Dhabi. Because of financial problems Al- Fahim later sold but 90 % of the shares in the Saudi businessman Ali al - Faraj, but a short time later, another change of ownership. So the club was later acquired by the Chinese entrepreneur Balram Chainrai. Nevertheless, the sporty descent could not be completed.

In 2010, the financial situation of the association pointed then on. Because of tax liabilities in the amount of 13.2 million euros, the club filed for bankruptcy on February 18, 2010 in leading the Premier League to be allowed outside of the transfer window to sell players in order to prevent the threat of insolvency and subsequent liquidation. The Premier League under said this but two days later. Presented on 25 February 2010, Portsmouth was the first club in the history of the Premier League for bankruptcy. Then the southern English club was penalized with a deduction of nine points. After matchday 34 Table neighboring West Ham United won against Sunderland, the descent was made by calculation. By reaching the FA Cup final against Chelsea still a success was recorded. The final took place on 15 May 2010 held at London's Wembley Stadium and ended 1-0 to Chelsea.

On 20 May 2010 it was announced that the former coach Avram Grant will leave the club.

The 2011/12 season they finished first 22, with included were ten -point deduction for financial irregularities. This was a club's relegation to the third-rate Football League One.

On April 19, 2013 it was announced that the Portsmouth Supporters Trust took over the club. At the same time the Football League announced that on April 22, 2013, the existing receivership is lifted.

Sporting successes

  • English Champion: 1949, 1950
  • FA Cup winner: 1939, 2008
  • FA Cup finalist: 1929, 1934, 2010
  • Second division champions: 2003
  • Third league champion: 1924 ( Southern Region ), 1962, 1983
  • Southern League champions: 1902, 1920
  • FA Community Shield: 1949 ( shared with Wolverhampton Wanderers )


The stadium of Portsmouth FC is called Fratton Park, and has a capacity of 20,688 seats. Pompey since 1899 has been playing in several times renovated stadium. It is the only one in English professional football, not on the mainland, but also as the city of Portsmouth lies on Portsea Iceland.

Squad for the season 2012/13

As of November 8, 2012


Women's Football: Pompey Ladies

Women's football is the 1987 founded Portsmouth FC Ladies represents that rose in the second highest league FA Women's Premier League 2012.


1985 bought the then chairman of Portsmouth FC, ​​John Deacon, as the owner of the basketball team turbos from Telford one after him to take over the Solent Stars from Southampton, previously 1984 regular season and the play-offs in the top division, " National Basketball League had ( NBL ) " Division One won, had not succeeded. The turbos were overwhelmed as a climber in the top division, " National Basketball League " ( NBL ) Division One in the 1984/85 season, only achieved a victory of the season and ranked with the same number of points and the chronically unsuccessful team from Bolton on the last two places in the table. Deacon transferred the Turbos as Portsmouth FC Basketball team to Portsmouth and engaged well-known players, including Alan Cunningham of the Worthing Bears and Colin Irish Manchester United for the next season. With the new staff person was already in the 1985/86 season as the favorite, but had to finish the season with third place in the league behind defending champions Kingston Kings and the new champions Manchester United satisfied.

In the following season the team playful in Korać Cup 1986/87 in the first round of a 20- point lead from the first leg against KK Sibenka Šibenik in the return match in Yugoslavia. The national cup final in the National Cup they lost against defending champions Kingston Kings, but just two months later they won the return round game against the Kings with 18 points difference. This was at the end of the season worth gold, because with three defeats season, both teams were level on points and Portsmouth FC was by direct comparison champion. In addition, the played play-offs, they lost in the semifinals then again against the Kings, but lost the play-off final against Crystal Palace.

In the season 1987/88 Division One formed, along with the Scottish club Livingston Murray BC the closed professional league British Basketball League (BBL ) in Portsmouth in just two season defeats of the first master of the " Regular Season " was. In the European Cup of Champions 1987/88 could no longer make up a 18-point defeat in the first leg against the Czechoslovak team from Brno in the return game and already retired from in the first round. The cup final in the National Cup they lost again against the Kingston Kings. In the play-offs of the BBL, the team could then initially prevail against regional rivals Solent Stars Southampton and moved to a win over Manchester United in the play-off final against Murray BC, which, however, went with nine points difference lost after had already been lost to this team the finals in the League Cup BBL Trophy. While David E. Murray, owner of Murray BC and since 1987 Chairman of Glasgow Rangers, now even the Kingston Kings took over and transferred as Glasgow Rangers BC to Scotland, Deacon sold his share of the Portsmouth FC. Originally announced intention, the basketball to transfer franchise to Reading, was not fully pulled and Portsmouth logged in addition to three other teams after just one season back from the BBL.