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Football League First Division
The Football League First Division is a former division of the Football League The English Football League (EFL) (legal name: The Football League Limited) is a league competition featuring professional association football Association football, more commonly known as simply football or soccer, is a team sport playe ... and from 1888 In Germany, 1888 is known as the Year of the Three Emperors. Currently, it is the year that, when written in Roman numerals, has the most digits (13). The next year that also has 13 digits is the year 2388. The record will be surpassed as late ... to 1992, it was the top tier division in the English football league system The English football league system, also known as the football pyramid, is a series of interconnected leagues for men's association football Association football, more commonly known as simply football or soccer, is a team sport played w .... Following the creation of the Premier League The Premi ...
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Wales
Wales ( cy, Cymru ) is a Countries of the United Kingdom, country that is part of the United Kingdom. It is bordered by England to the Wales–England border, east, the Irish Sea to the north and west, and the Bristol Channel to the south. It had a population in 2011 of 3,063,456 and has a total area of . Wales has over of coastline and is largely mountainous with its higher peaks in the north and central areas, including Snowdon (), its highest summit. The country lies within the Temperateness, north temperate zone and has a changeable, maritime climate. Welsh people, Welsh national identity emerged among the Britons (historical), Britons after the Roman withdrawal from Britain in the 5th century, and Wales is regarded as one of the modern Celtic nations. Llywelyn ap Gruffudd's death in 1282 marked the completion of Edward I of England's Conquest of Wales by Edward I, conquest of Wales, though Owain Glyndŵr briefly restored independence to Wales in the early 15th century. T ...
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Jimmy Greaves
James Peter Greaves (20 February 1940 – 19 September 2021) was an English professional Association football, footballer who played as a Forward (association football), forward. He is England national football team, England's fifth-highest international goalscorer (44 goals), Tottenham Hotspur F.C., Tottenham Hotspur's highest ever goalscorer (266 goals), the highest goalscorer in the history of English English football league system, top-flight football (357 goals), and also scored more hat-tricks (six) for England than anyone else. He finished as the Football League First Division, First Division's top scorer in six seasons. He is also a member of the English Football Hall of Fame. Greaves began his professional career at Chelsea F.C., Chelsea in 1957, and played in the following year's FA Youth Cup final. He scored 124 First Division goals in just four seasons before being sold on to Italian club A.C. Milan for £80,000 in April 1961. His stay in Italy was not a happy one ...
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Derby County F
Derby ( ) is a city A city is a large human settlement.Goodall, B. (1987) ''The Penguin Dictionary of Human Geography''. London: Penguin.Kuper, A. and Kuper, J., eds (1996) ''The Social Science Encyclopedia''. 2nd edition. London: Routledge. It can be defined as a ... and unitary authority area in Derbyshire Derbyshire (; or ) is a county in the East Midlands of England. It includes much of the Peak District, Peak District National Park, the southern end of the Pennines, Pennine range of hills, and part of the The National Forest (England), Nation ..., England England is a Countries of the United Kingdom, country that is part of the United Kingdom. It shares land borders with Wales to its west and Scotland to its north. The Irish Sea lies northwest of England and the Celtic Sea to the southwest. E .... It lies on the banks of the River Derwent in the south of Derbyshire, of which it was traditionally the county town In the United Kingdom The Unit ...
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Burnley F
Burnley () is a town in Lancashire, England, with a 2001 population of 73,021. It is north of Manchester and east of Preston, Lancashire, Preston, at the confluence of the River Calder, Lancashire, River Calder and River Brun. The town is located near countryside to the south and east, with the towns of Padiham and Brierfield, Lancashire, Brierfield to the west and north respectively. It has a reputation as a regional centre of excellence for the manufacturing and aerospace industries. The town began to develop in the early medieval period as a number of farming Hamlet (place), hamlets surrounded by Manorialism, manor houses and royal forests, and has held a market for more than 700 years. During the Industrial Revolution it became one of Lancashire's most prominent mill towns; at its peak it was one of the world's largest producers of cotton cloth, and a major centre of engineering. Burnley has retained a strong manufacturing sector, and has strong economic links with the c ...
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Bolton Wanderers F
Bolton (, locally ) is a large town in Greater Manchester in North West England, Historic counties of England, historically and traditionally a part of Lancashire. A former mill town, Bolton has been a production centre for textiles since Flemish people, Flemish weavers settled in the area in the 14th century, introducing a wool and cotton-weaving tradition. The urbanisation and development of the town largely coincided with the introduction of textile manufacture during the Industrial Revolution. Bolton was a 19th-century boomtown and, at its zenith in 1929, its 216 cotton mills and 26 bleaching and dyeing works made it one of the largest and most productive centres of Spinning (textiles), cotton spinning in the world. The British cotton industry declined sharply after the First World War and, by the 1980s, cotton manufacture had virtually ceased in Bolton. Close to the West Pennine Moors, Bolton is north-west of Manchester. It is surrounded by several neighbouring ...
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Blackburn Rovers F
Blackburn is a large industrial town located in Lancashire, England, north of the West Pennine Moors on the southern edge of the River Ribble, Ribble Valley, east of Preston, Lancashire, Preston and boxing the compass, NNW of Manchester. Blackburn is bounded to the south by Darwen, with which it forms the Unitary authorities of England, unitary authority of Blackburn with Darwen; Blackburn is its administrative centre. Current situation At the United Kingdom Census 2001, 2001 census, Blackburn had a population of List of urban areas in England by population, 105,085, whilst the wider borough of Blackburn with Darwen had a population of List of English districts by population, 148,850. Blackburn had a population of 117,963 in 2011, with 30.8% being people of ethnic backgrounds other than white British. A former mill town, textiles have been produced in Blackburn since the middle of the 13th century, when wool was woven in people's houses in the domestic system. Flemish peop ...
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Aston Villa F
Aston is an area of inner Birmingham, England. Located immediately to the north-east of Birmingham city centre, Central Birmingham, Aston constitutes a wards of the United Kingdom, ward within the metropolitan authority. It is approximately 1.5 miles from Birmingham City Centre. History Aston was first mentioned in the Domesday Book in 1086 as "Estone", having a mill, a priest and therefore probably a church, woodland and ploughland. The Church of SS Peter & Paul, Aston, Church of Saints Peter and Paul was built in medieval times to replace an earlier church. The body of the church was rebuilt by J. A. Chatwin during the period 1879 to 1890; the 15th century tower and spire, which was partly rebuilt in 1776, being the only survivors of the medieval building. The ancient parish of Aston (known as Aston juxta Birmingham) was large. It was separated from the parish of Birmingham by AB Row, which currently exists in the Eastside, Birmingham, Eastside of the city at just 50 yards i ...
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Accrington F
Accrington is a town in the Hyndburn borough of Lancashire, England. It lies about east of Blackburn, west of Burnley, east of Preston, Lancashire, Preston, north of Manchester city centre and is situated on the mostly culverted River Hyndburn. Commonly abbreviated by locals to "Accy", the town has a population of 35,456 according to the United Kingdom Census 2011, 2011 census. Accrington is a former centre of the cotton and textile machinery industries. The town is famed for manufacturing the hardest and densest building bricks in the world, Accrington brick, "The Accrington NORI" (iron), which were used in the construction of the Empire State Building and for the foundations of Blackpool Tower; famous for Accrington Stanley F.C. and the Haworth Art Gallery which holds Europe's largest collection of Tiffany glass. History Origin of the name The name Accrington appears to be Old English, Anglo-Saxon in origin. In the records it variously appears as ''Akarinton'' in 1194; '' ...
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William McGregor (football)
William McGregor ( 1846 – 1911) was a Scottish association football administrator in the Victorian era who is regarded as the founder of the Football League, the first organised association football league in the world. After moving from Perthshire to Birmingham to set up business as a draper, McGregor became involved with local football club Aston Villa F.C., Aston Villa, which he helped to establish as one of the leading teams in England. He served the club for over 20 years in various capacities, including president, director and chairman. In 1888, frustrated by the regular cancellation of Villa's matches, McGregor organised a meeting of representatives of England's leading clubs, which led to the formation of the Football League, giving member clubs a guaranteed fixture list each season. This was instrumental in the transition of football from an amateur pastime to a professional business. McGregor served as both chairman and president of the Football League and was also ...
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Aston Villa
Aston Villa Football Club is an English professional Association football, football club based in Aston, Birmingham. The club competes in the , the top tier of the English football league system. Founded in 1874, they have played at their home ground, Villa Park, 1896–97 Aston Villa F.C. season, since 1897. Aston Villa were one of the founder members of the English Football League, Football League 1888–89 Aston Villa F.C. season, in 1888 and of the Premier League 1992–93 Aston Villa F.C. season, in 1992. Villa are one of only five English clubs to have won the UEFA Champions League, European Cup, in 1981–82 European Cup, 1981–82. They have also won the Football League First Division seven times, the FA Cup seven times, the EFL Cup, League Cup five times, and the UEFA Super Cup, European (UEFA) Super Cup once. Villa have a fierce local rivalry with Birmingham City F.C., Birmingham City and the Second City derby between the teams has been played 1879-1880 Aston Villa F ...
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EFL Championship
The English Football League Championship (often referred to as the Championship for short or the Sky Bet Championship for sponsorship reasons, and known as the Football League Championship from 2004 until 2016) is the highest division of the English Football League The English Football League (EFL) is a league of professional football Football is a family of s that involve, to varying degrees, a to score a . Unqualified, normally means the form of football that is the most popular where the wo ... (EFL) and second-highest overall in the English football league system The English football league system, also known as the football pyramid, is a series of interconnected leagues for men's association football Association football, more commonly known as simply football or soccer, is a team sport played w ... after the Premier League The Premier League, often referred to as the English Premier League or the EPL (legal name: The Football Associat ...
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2016–17 EFL Championship
The 2016–17 EFL Championship (referred to as the Sky Bet Championship for sponsorship reasons) was the first season of the EFL Championship under its current name, and the twenty-fifth season under its current league structure. Newcastle United F.C., Newcastle United were crowned the champions and were promoted to Premier League after just one season in the Championship. Brighton & Hove Albion F.C., Brighton & Hove Albion, alongside Huddersfield Town A.F.C., Huddersfield Town, both achieved their first ever Premier League promotions, via the second automatic promotion place and play-off route respectively. The season started on 5 August 2016 with the final round of regular league fixtures played on 7 May 2017. The fixtures were announced on 22 June 2016. Teams A total of 24 teams contested the league, including 18 sides from the 2015–16 Football League Championship, 2015–16 season, three relegated from the 2015–16 Premier League and three promoted from the 2015–16 Foot ...
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