Arsenal History

Arsenal Football Club was founded in 1886 and, in 1893, became the first club from the south of England to join the Football League. They won their first major trophies—five League Championship titles and two FA Cups:—in the 1930s. After a lean period in the post-war years they became the second club of the 20th century to win the League and FA Cup Double, in the 1970–71 season, and in the 1990s and 2000s recorded a series of successes – during this time Arsenal won a Cup Double, two further League and FA Cup Doubles, and became the first London club to reach the UEFA Champions League Final.

The club’s colours, traditionally red and white, have evolved over time. Similarly, the club have moved location; founded in Woolwich, south-east London, in 1913 they moved north across the city to Arsenal Stadium, in Highbury. In 2006 they made a shorter move, to the Emirates Stadium in nearby Holloway.

Arsenal have an estimated 27 million fans worldwide, and the fans have long-standing rivalries with several other clubs; the most notable of these is with neighbours Tottenham Hotspur, with whom they regularly contest the North London derby. Arsenal are also the third-richest club in the world as of 2010, valued at $1.2 billion.[2] The club have regularly featured in portrayals of football in British culture. Arsenal Ladies are the most successful English club in women’s football and are also affiliated with the club.

Achievements

  • First Division (until 1992) and Premier League
Winners (13): 1930–31, 1932–33, 1933–34, 1934–35, 1937–38, 1947–48, 1952–53, 1970–71, 1988–89, 1990–91, 1997–98, 2001–02, 2003–04
Runners-up (8): 1925–26, 1931–32, 1972–73, 1998–99, 1999–2000, 2000–01, 2002–03, 2004–05
  • Second Division
Runners-up (1): 1903–04
  • FA Cup
Winners (10): 1930, 1936, 1950, 1971, 1979, 1993, 1998, 2002, 2003, 2005
Runners-up (7): 1927, 1932, 1952, 1972, 1978, 1980, 2001
  • League Cup
Winners (2): 1987, 1993
Runners-up (4): 1968, 1969, 1988, 2007
  • FA Community Shield (FA Charity Shield before 2002)
Winners (12): 1930, 1931, 1933, 1934, 1938, 1948, 1953, 1991 (shared), 1998, 1999, 2002, 2004
Runners-up (7): 1935, 1936, 1979, 1989, 1993, 2003, 2005

Longest Serving Manager- Arsene Wenger

Most Appearances- David O’Leary: 722

Most Goals– Thierry Henry: 226

Youngest Goalscorer– Cesc Fabregas:  16 years 177 days

Most Goals in a game– Ted Drake : 7 goals

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List of Captains

Stadium: Emirates Stadium (Ashburton Grove) Click Here to learn all about The Emirates

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