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Middlesbrough Football Club is a professional English football club based in the town of Middlesbrough. The club currently competes in the Championship, which is the second tier of the English football pyramid.

Middlesbrough currently plays their home matches at the Riverside Stadium, which has been the club’s home since 1995. It replaced their old stadium Ayresome Park, which they had been tenants of from 1903-1995. The Riverside Stadium holds a maximum capacity of 34,742 and is a UEFA Category 4 stadium.

Middlesbrough’s biggest rivals are fellow North East clubs Sunderland and Newcastle.

Middlesbrough Honours

Middlesbrough have won four league titles in their history, all of which have come in the old Division Two/Championship. Their first-ever Division Two title came in the 1926/27 season when they finished eight points clear of Portsmouth and Manchester City at the top of the table. An instant relegation meant Middlesbrough were back in the league once again two years later, as they were again crowned Division Two champions in 1928/29. They were forced to wait until the 1973/74 season for their next title in the division as they were promoted as champions alongside second and third-placed Luton Town and Carlisle, respectively. Player-manager Bryan Robson led the club back to the Premier League when they won their fourth title at this level in 1994/95.

Middlesbrough won the League Cup for the first time in 2004 when they defeated Bolton Wanderers 2-1 in the final at the Millennium Stadium. The club’s haul of trophies is complete with two FA Amateur Cups, three Northern Leagues and one Anglo-Scottish Cup and Kirin Cup apiece.

Middlesbrough History

Middlesbrough Football Club was founded on 18 February 1876, having turned professional on a permanent basis in 1899, the same year that they joined the Football League. It took them just three years to become a First Division club and they retained that status until 1924. Middlesbrough have played the vast majority of their history in one of the two top divisions in English football, having only twice been relegated to the third tier of the football pyramid.

The start of the Premier League era brought some fruitful times for Middlesbrough, who made it to both the League Cup and FA Cup final in the 1996/97 season. They lost the former 1-0 to Leicester City in a replay, before then losing 2-0 to Chelsea in the latter in a match which included what was, at the time, the fastest goal ever scored in an FA Cup final from Roberto Di Matteo. They were relegated that same season but made it back to the League Cup final the following year, although they again lost 2-0 to Chelsea at Wembley. This era saw Middlesbrough boasting club icons such as Juninho, Fabrizio Ravanelli and Emerson. Middlesbrough finally won the League Cup final at the third time of asking when they beat Bolton in 2004, but they were unsuccessful in their attempts to win the UEFA Cup in 2006 when they lost 4-0 to Sevilla in the final.