The club was formed in 1878 by worked from the George Salter’s Spring Works in West Bromwich and took the name West Bromwich Strollers a year later. They were renamed West Bromwich Albion in 1880 – Albion was a district of West Bromwich where some of the players lived and worked.
• Div One: 1920
• Div Two: 1911, 1902
• Championship: 2008
• FA Cup: 1968, 1954, 1931, 1892, 1888
• League Cup: 1966
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West Bromwich Albion were originally nicknamed “The Throstles", as this these birds were often seen in Hawthorn bushes around the ground. A local pub also kept a pet Throstle in a cage and this was placed beside the touchline during games in the 1930s. Folklore suggests the bird only sang when the team was winning.
Like the rest of England, the Heart of England is charmingly individual, but the bonus is that the Heart of England is at the hub of Britain's road network, so exploring every last bit of it is made very easy! Take some time to visit the Cotswolds, taking in the many honey-coloured villages. The potteries of Staffordshire to the north of the region are juxtaposed with Shakespeare's Stratford-on-Avon and the nearby lesser-known parts of Warwickshire. Close by lies the Black Country, and a visit here will reveal a rich seam of art, crafts, tradition and culture with modern architectural design sitting alongside villages from the Victorian era.
Find out more about the Heart of England with Enjoy England's Heart of England destination guide.
Want to come and see your West Bromwich Albion heroes in action? Search for general sale ticket availability, travel packages and hospitality packages using the Premier League’s official ticket information service which lists every match (including cup competitions) over the next 28 days.
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