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hmmm so wolves have no history?
1877 - Club formed as St Luke's FC.

1879 - Amalgamated with The Wanderers Football and Cricket Club to form Wolverhampton Wanderers FC.

1883 - Entered the FA Cup for the first time.

1888 - Became a founder member of the Football League and reached the FA Cup Final losing to Preston North End by 3-0 at The Oval.

1889 - Moved from Dudley Road ground to Molineux.

1893 - Won the FA Cup defeating Everton 1-0 in the only Final played at Fallowfield, Manchester.

1896 - FA Cup finalists once more going down 2-1 to Sheffield Wednesday at Crystal Palace.

1906 - Relegated from the First Division.

1908 - Cause a major upset by beating hot favourites Newcastle United by 3-1 in the FA Cup Final at Crystal Palace.

1921 - Another FA Cup Final appearance, against Tottenham Hotspur who triumphed by 1-0 at Stamford Bridge.

1923 - Relegated from the Second Division.

1924 - Promoted after finishing as Champions of the Third Division (north).

1932 - Back into the First Division following a 26 year absence after finishing as Champions of the Second Division.

1939 - Finished as FA Cup runners-up after a shock 4-1 defeat at the hands of Portmouth in the Final at Wembley and, for the second year running, finished as First Division runners-up.

1942 - Won the Wartime League Cup (north) defeating Sunderland 6-3 on aggregate over two legs.

1949 - Beat Leicester City 3-1 in the FA Cup Final at Wembley.

1954 - Lifted the League Championship for the first time.

1954 - Beat the mighty Honved 3-2 in one of the most talked about friendlies ever.

1958 - Won League Championship with the second, third and fourth teams also winning their respective leagues. The youth team also won the FA Youth Cup beating Chelsea 6-1 in the second leg of the Final after trailing 5-1 from the first leg.

1959 - Won League Championship again.

1960 - Won the FA Cup beating Blackburn Rovers 3-0 in the Final at Wembley. Failed, by one point, to achieve the 'double' after finishing as League runners-up to Burnley.

1965 - Relegated to the Second Division.

1967 - Promoted to the First Division after finishing runners-up in Division Two.

1971 - Won the Texaco Cup beating Hearts 3-2 on aggregate in the Final.

1972 - Lost 3-2 on aggregate to Tottenham Hotspur in the UEFA Cup Final.

1973 - Losing semi-finalists in both the FA Cup and the League Cup.

1974 - Beat Manchester City 2-1 at Wembley to win the League Cup for the first time.

1976 - Relegated to the Second Division.

1977 - Immediate return to the top flight after finishing as Second Division Champions.

1979 - Created British transfer records by selling Steve Daley to Manchester City for £1.437 million, and buying Andy Gray from Aston Villa for £1.469 million.

1980 - Andy Gray scores the only goal of the League Cup Final against Nottingham Forest at Wembley.

1982 - Relegated to the Second Division and declared bankrupt.

1983 - Under new owners promoted as runners-up of the Second Division to Queens Park Rangers.

1984 - Relegated to the Second Division.

1985 - Relegated to the Third Division.

1986 - Relegated to the Fourth Division for the first time, and declared bankrupt once more.

1987 - Club saved and miss out on promotion losing to Aldershot in the play-offs.

1988 - Promoted as Fourth Division Champions and won Sherpa Van Trophy.

1989 - Promoted as Third Division Champions. For the second successive season Steve Bull hits 50 goals.

1990 - Sir Jack Hayward buys the club.

1993 - The rebuilding of the 'new' Molineux is completed in December.

1995 - Lost to Bolton Wanderers in the play-off semi-final.

1997 - Lost to Crystal Palace in the play-off semi-final.

1998 - Manager Mark McGhee replaced by his assistant Colin Lee.

1999 - Robbie Keane becomes the most expensive teenager in Britain when he joins Coventry for a club record fee received of £6 million. Later Ade Akinbiyi becomes Wolves' most expensive signing, at £3.5 million from Bristol City.

2000 - Colin Lee sacked.

2001 - Dave Jones appointed.

2002 - Wolves, having been in the top two spots for most of the season, slip to third at the end, and then lose out in the play-off semi-final to Norwich. The pain is exacerbated by the fact that local rivals West Bromwich clinch the second automatic promotion place and Birmingham win the play-off final.

2003 - After 19 years out of the top flight Wolves finally earn a place in the Premier League following a 3-0 play-off triumph over Sheffield United at The Millennium Stadium. His dream realised, Sir Jack handed over the chairmanship of the club to his son Rick shortly before the turn of the year.

2004 - After just one season back with English football's elite, Wolves were relegated back to Division One. In November, Dave Jones was dismissed as manager and, the following month, Glenn Hoddle was installed as the new man at the helm.

2006 - Mick McCarthy replaces Hoddle who signed as manager in the summer of 2006.

2007 - Cheshire businessman Steve Morgan buys Wolves for £10 plus a commitment to invest £30mil in the club.

2009 - Wolves return to the Premier League after taking top spot in the Championship.

oh and Steven Fletcher has 26 Apps 17 Goals... Yeah he's shit..........

ALSO "Since he joined Wolves in June 2010, no player has scored more headed goals in the Premier League than Steven Fletcher (nine)."


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