Introducing...West Bromwich Albion
We give you a few facts on the newly-promoted teams we will be meeting next season, starting with West Brom...
The first in a new series introducing the newly-promoted teams we will be facing in the Barclays Premier League in the 2008/09 season...
Today, we give you a few facts on West Bromwich Albion...
Ground: The Hawthorns
Most appearances: Tony Brown, 720, 1963-81
Record signing: Robert Earnshaw (£3.5m from Cardiff, 2004)
Biggest ever win: 12-0 v Darwen (h), April 1892
Most goals in a season: WG Richardson, 39, 1935/36
DID YOU KNOW...?
- Originally formed as West Bromwich Strollers after founders walked to Wednesbury to buy a football!
- At 551 feet, The Hawthorns is the highest ground above sea level in the UK
- West Brom are the only club in history to gain promotion to the top flight and win the FA Cup in the same season, 1930-31.
- Albion became the first ever team to avoid relegation from the Premier League having been bottom at Christmas in 2004/05.