Top 10 Oldest British Clubs In Football History

Top 10 Oldest British Clubs In Football History
Top 10 Oldest British Clubs In Football History

Here are the top 10 oldest British clubs in football history

Which is the oldest club formed in the history of British football? We gathered some information from Transfermarkt for some of the oldest clubs in the world, that is, their year of formation.

This article will tell you about the top 10 oldest British clubs in football history.

Oldest British Clubs (Foundation Year)

  1. Stoke City – 1863
  2. Nottingham Forest – 1865
  3. Sheffield Wednesday – 1867
  4. Reading – 1871
  5. Aston Villa – 1874
  6. Bolton Wanderers – 1874
  7. Birmingham City – 1875
  8. Blackburn Rovers – 1875
  9. Middlesbrough – 1876
  10. Port Vale – 1876

Stoke City is the oldest professional Football League Club in the world, existing since 1863. The club was originally known as Stoke Ramblers. However, they later came to known simply as Stoke.

Many people must have thought about Manchester United being the oldest club in football history. Football was surely invented in England & Wales, so there is no doubt the oldest clubs were formed there only.

Oldest Premier League Clubs (2022/23 Season)

  1. Nottingham Forest – 1865
  2. Aston Villa – 1874
  3. Wolves – 1877
  4. Manchester United – 1878
  5. Everton – 1878
  6. Fulham – 1879
  7. Manchester City – 1880
  8. Tottenham – 1882
  9. Leicester City – 1884
  10. Southampton – 1885

Talking about the Premier League, Nottingham Forest have been promoted to the first division after struggling a lot in 2021/22 Championship season. They defeated Huddersfield 0-1 to win the promotion play-offs final.

Aston Villa and Wolves were formed before the formation of the ‘Big 6’ of the Premier League – Manchester United, Manchester City, Liverpool, Chelsea, Tottenham Hotspur, and Arsenal.

Let us remind you that Manchester City won the 2021/22 Premier League title after a breathtaking final day of the season. They defeated Aston Villa 3-2 to win their manager Pep Guardiola the 4th PL title of his career.