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DID YOU KNOW: Six Facts About Wolves

14 August 2017
Get to know our next Sky Bet Championship opponents - Wolverhampton Wanderers - a little better with six facts you may not have known about the Molineux outfit.

1 The club was founded as St. Luke’s in 1877 by John Baynton and John Brodie, after a group of pupils at St Luke’s Church school in Blakenhall had been presented with a football by their headmaster Harry Barcroft. Two years later, they merged with local cricket and football club The Wanderers, to form Wolverhampton Wanderers.

2 The first successful penalty in the Football League was converted by Wolves’ John Heath against Accrington at Molineux in September 1891.

3 There is a statue outside Molineux of Billy Wright, who was the first England player to reach 100 caps, captained his country 90 times and only played for Wolves.

4 Wolves became the first team to have been champions of all four professional leagues in English football, although this has since been matched by Burnley and Preston North End.

5 Wolves contested the first-ever UEFA Cup final in 1972, defeating the likes of Juventus and Ferencváros, before losing 3-2 on aggregate to Tottenham Hotspur.

6 The club’s traditional colours allude to the city council’s motto ‘Out of darkness cometh light’ with the gold and black representing light and darkness respectively.