Sheffield United F.C.
Sheffield United ( officially: Sheffield United Football Club ) - also known as The Blades - is an English football club. He is next to Sheffield Wednesday one of two major football teams in the city of Sheffield. Sheffield United played in the English Football League One and has his sporting home in the Bramall Lane. It is the oldest stadium still being played in the professional football.
The highest number of audience reached the team on 15 February 1936 at the FA Cup tie against Leeds United with 68 287 visitors.
The " Blades" play in red and white striped shirts. The unofficial anthem of the club is the song "The Greasy Chip Butty Song."
The club was founded in 1854 as a cricket and football club and quickly became one of the best teams in the football league. Sheffield United has the FA Cup in 1899 ( 4-1 against Derby County), 1902 (1:1 and 2:1 against FC Southampton ), 1915 (3-0 against Chelsea ) and 1925 (1-0 against Cardiff City ) and won 1898 league champion and 1897 and 1900 runner-up. 2006 came with the second place in the Football League Championship to return to the excellence, but the club was relegated after just one season again. Then they stuck on in the middle of the second division. In the season 2010/ 11 United finished in last place, an increase from the third English professional league.
Squad 2013/14 season
(Updated: September 4, 2013)
Well-known former players
- England Alan Woodward ( 1964-78 )
- England Tony Currie ( 1968-76 )
- England Keith Edwards ( 1975-78 and 81-86 )
- England Tony Agana ( 1988-91 )
- England Brian Deane ( 1988-93, 97-98 and 2005-06)
- Wales Vinnie Jones ( 1990-91 )
- Ireland Alan Kelly ( 1992-99 )
- Norway Roger Nilsen ( 1993-99 )
- Wales Dean Saunders ( 1997-98 )
- Australia Shaun Murphy ( 1999-03 )
- England Keith Curle ( 2000-02 )
- Phil Jagielka England ( 2000-07 )
- Scotland Nick Montgomery ( 2000-12 )
- England Michael Tonge ( 2001-08 )
- Scotland Stuart McCall ( 2002-05 )
- Ireland Paddy Kenny ( 2002-10 )
- England Chris Morgan ( 2003-12 )
- Northern Ireland Keith Gillespie ( 2005-09 )
- Ireland Stephen Quinn ( 2005-12 )
- England James Beattie ( 2007-09 and 2011-12 )
- Scotland Gary Naysmith ( 2007-10 )
- Kyle Naughton England ( 2008-09 )
- Wales Ched Evans ( 2009-12 )
- Wales Gary Speed ( 2008-10 )
- English Champion ( First Division, now Premier League) 1898
- FA Cup winner: 1899, 1902, 1915, 1925
- Sheriff of London Charity Shield: 1898 ( shared with the Corinthian FC )