Sheffield Wednesday A Pictorial History
- Jason Dickinson
15th June 2014
As one of the oldest league clubs in the Football League, Sheffield Wednesday can boast a rich and fascinating history, from their formation back in 1867 to present day. The Owls have now played over 4,600 games in league soccer and hundreds more in cup competitions. Known the world over, thanks in part to their unique name, the club continues to attract a loyal and sizeable following to their Hillsborough ground, with hopes of regaining their long-since-lost Premier League place still alive. The City of Sheffield is the birthplace of association football, and The Wednesday helped progress the game in the North of England in those early days, becoming the top club in Sheffield and a respected opponent countrywide. After being elected into the Football League in 1892 they have lifted the league title on four occasions, the FA Cup three times, the League Cup once and have represented England in European football on three separate occasions. A plethora of international players have also appeared for the club - the likes of John SherIdan, Ron Springett & Des Walker - while the club remains a vital member of its local community. In Sheffield Wednesday: A Pictorial History, Jason Dickinson, the club's official club historian, takes readers on an illustrated tour of The Wednesday's history.