Wolverhampton Wanderers FC was formed in 1879, and currently compete in the Football League Championship. The Wolves, which the club is famously known as, play its home match at Molineux in the West Midlands.
The club was relegated to the Football League Championship in 2012 after spending three seasons. Managed by Mick McCarthy, Wolves were relegated after earlier securing promotion to the EPL in 2009. Since then, the club’s return to the highest echelon of club football in England has remained a mirage.
The club’s first major honour came in 1893 when they defeated Everton, and added a second honour to its list in 1908.
However, Wolves’ seasons of honour never came until the 1950s when they won the league championship for the first time in 1953/1954. Between 1957 and 1959, the Wolves established its place as one of the best teams in English football when it won two more titles. Wolves’ era of successes was however, not restricted to its local achievements as the club defeated Hungarian side Honved, which earned it a place in the European Cup.
However, the turn of the 60s witnessed a sort of decline in the performances of the club as the management was unable to maintain its earlier achievements.
Wolves’ famous’ jersey colours of gold and black were carved out of its motto of “out of darkness cometh light.”
Lovers of club football all over the world will be forgiven for not ranking the club among the best in England due to its recent decline; however, nothing can be taken away from Wolves’ contribution to the success of the game locally and continentally.
Some of the club’s major signings in recent seasons include: Danny Batth (captain), Joe Mason; Kortney House; Bright Enobakhare; Emiliano Martinez (on loan from Arsenal); Carl Ikeme; Mike Williamson; Dominic Iofa; and many more.