Sheffield Wednesday F.C.

association football club in Sheffield, England

Sheffield Wednesday F.C. is an English football club. They are based in Sheffield, South Yorkshire. They play their home matches at a stadium called Hillsborough Stadium. They originally played at a stadium called Olive Grove Stadium and were called The Wednesday.

Sheffield Wednesday F.C.
Full nameSheffield Wednesday Football Club
Nickname(s)The Owls
Founded1867
GroundHillsborough Stadium
Sheffield
Capacity39,814
ChairmanDejphon Chansiri
ManagerDanny Röhl
LeagueLeague Championship
2023-2024 EFL Championship, 20thLeague Championship, 20th

The club currently plays in the English Football League Championship and they finished just outside of relegation after their ‘Great Escape’ led by Danny Röhl after their horrible start under Xisco Munoz following their promotion to the championship under Darren Moore after being 4-0 down in the fist leg of the play-off semi-final with their great comeback winning 5-1 in the second leg and winning on pens and then winning 1-0 at Wembley in the play-off final against their local rivals Barnsley FC with a goal in the 123rd minute in extra time, with the last touch of the game being a diving header by Josh Windass.

Fans of Sheffield Wednesday are referred to as The Owls or Wednesdayites and are one of the loudest and most passionate fan bases in England. The team's symbol is an owl and their rivals Sheffield United are nicknamed ‘The pigs’ by Sheffield Wednesday fans due to their stadium being built on a pig sty and their hatred for them as they aren’t the original team in Sheffield which originally sparked the rivalry. This rivalry is known as ‘The Steel City Derby’ due to Sheffield being known as ‘The Steel City’.

Name change

  • 1867-1929 The Wednesday C.C./F.C.
  • 1929-present Sheffield Wednesday F.C.

League position change

Season League Position
2000/01 First Division 17th
2001/02 First Division 20th
2002/03 First Division 22nd
2003/04 Second Division 16th
2004/05 League One 5th
2005/06 League Championship 18th
2006/07 League Championship 9th
2007/08 League Championship 16th
2008/09 League Championship 12th

Former position change


Other websites change

References change

League One

EFL Championship

Premier League

FA Cup