AFC Bournemouth football club (Cherries)

Founded: 1899
Manager: Andoni Iraola
Address: Vitality Stadium
Dean Court
Kings Park

Formed in 1890 as Boscombe St. John's Institute FC and reformed in 1899 as Boscombe FC, the club became known as Bournemouth & Boscombe Athletic in 1923.

They adopted a red and black striped kit for the first time in 1970 before changing their name to AFC Bournemouth in 1972.

A new badge was introduced at the same time with the image of a player heading the ball said to be in recognition of former player Dickie Dowsett.

But for a brief stint in the second tier in the 1980s, the club resided in the lower divisions before, in 2008-09, the Cherries narrowly avoided a fall in to non-league football.

The Dorset outfit then began an amazing rise through the divisions.

The 2014-15 season became the most successful in their history and ended by winning the Championship title and promotion to the Premier League.

Home ground history:

Castlemain Road, Pokesdown - 1899

Dean Court - 1910


Fitness First Stadium - 2001

Seward Stadium - 2011

Goldsands Stadium - 2012

Vitality Stadium - 2015

AFC Bournemouth all-time totals

Games won: 1764
Games drawn: 1198
Games lost: 1707
Goals for: 6429
Goals against: 6210
Average goals for: 1.38
Average goals against: 1.33

Venue: Vitality Stadium