Sheffield United Football Club

Sheffield United Football Club
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A club based on South Yorkshire, Sheffield United Football Club is currently a top-tier English Premier League who were promoted to Premier League in 2019-20. The club is also named as The Blades because of the city’s fame for steel production.

History:

The club was found out back in 1889 as an offshoot for the city’s cricket team, Sheffield Cricket team. The club has its own stadium known as Bramall Lane which currently has a capacity close to 33000.

Sheffield United

The club was officially revealed on  22 March 1889 at the Adelphi Hotel, Sheffield by the President of the Cricket Club, Sir Charles Clegg.  The club also has its own cross-city rivals, Sheffield Wednesday against whom they play the Steel Derby. Because of the latter’s move to Oliver Groove, Sheffield United Football Club remained at Bramall Lane which is still their home stadium.

Sheffield United had its field days from 1895-1925 when they reigned to be the champions of England in 1897-98. They also were runners up in 1896-97 and 1899-1900. The club were winning trophies until 1925 but after which the cabinet has remained empty apart from the lower level championships.

The glory days were over in 1975. The club had a disastrous period during 1975-1981 where they continuously got relegated and couldn’t perform quite well. They stooped low when they were relegated into the third division.

Management/Ownership:

Sheffield United Football Club

The bad times weren’t over as it continued in the financial aspect too. The club endured difficult times in terms of money as they returned back to the Premier League but couldn’t sustain themselves for more than one season. But everything has an end. The bad times got over when Saudi Prince Abdullah bin Musa’ed bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of the royal House of Saud had bought a 50% stake in United’s parent company ‘Blades Leisure Ltd’ in 2013. Since then, there has been no look back for the team as they have continuously performed reaching the FA Cup semifinals in 2014.

Coaching staff and Management

Position Name  Age
Head Coach Chris Wilder 52
Assistant Head Coach Alan Knill 55
Head of Sports Science Matt Prestridge
Performance Analyst Mike Allen
Goalkeeping coach Darren Ward 45
Fitness Coach Lee McMohan
Fitness Coach Lee Rickards
U-23 Head Coach Andrew Hughes

 

Squad

Name  Position Age
Dean Henderson Goalkeeper 22
Michael Verrips Goalkeeper 23
Jack O Connel Defender 25
John Eagen  Defender 27
Panagiotis Retsos  Defender 21
Chris Basham  Defender 31
Phil Jagielka  Defender 37
Enda Stevens  Defender 29
Jack Robinson Defender 26
George Baldock Defender 26
Keiran Freeman Defender 27
Sander Berge Midfielder 22
Muhamed Besic Midfielder 27
Jack Rodwell Midfielder 28
John Fleck Midfielder 28
John Lundstram Midfielder 25
Oliver Norwood Midfielder 28
Luke Freeman Midfielder 25
Leon Clarke Forward 35
Richairo Zivkovic Forward 23
David McGoldrick Forward 32
Billy Sharp Forward 32
Oliver McBurnie Forward 23

 

Medical Team and Staff

Head Physio Paul Watson
Lead S and C Nathan Winder
Assitant Physio Ruth Titterthon
Nutritionist Lee Rickards

Honours:

Leagues:

First Division/Premier League

  • Winners: 1897–98
  • Runners-up: 1896–97, 1899–1900

Second Division/Championship

  • Winners: 1952–53
  • Runners-up: 1892–93, 1938–39, 1960–61, 1970–71, 1989–90, 2005–06, 2018–19

FA Cup

  • Winners: 1898–99, 1901–02, 1914–15, 1924–25
  • Runners-up: 1900–01, 1935–36

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