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Stoke City: 10 Things

Posted by Kelly Gilchrist
Posted on Sun 4 May 2014
Posted in First Team
  1. Stoke City were part responsible for the introduction of the penalty kick, as they were knocked out of the 1891 FA Cup by Notts County when a county defender punched a goal bound effort away from goal and Stoke were only awarded a free kick. The Referee on the day thought it was it was unfair and successfully campaigned for the penalty kick.
  2. Only four teams have drawn on their only visit to the Britannia Stadium, Tamworth, Nuneaton Borough, Southend United and Dynamo Kiev.
  3. Stoke City have hosted four England international matches, the last of which was in 1936.
  4. Stoke are the second oldest professional club in the world behind only Notts County.
  5. Their highest ever league position is fourth in the top division.
  6. Stoke’s only major trophy is the League Cup in 1972.
  7. The Potters finished bottom of the inaugural Football League in 1888.
  8. Sir Stanley Matthews made an appearance for Stoke City at the age of 50, making him the oldest man to play in the Football league.
  9. The received their nickname of β€œthe potters” due to the city’s thriving pottery industry.
  10. Their record win was 26-0 against Mow Cop in 1877 in the Staffordshire Senior Cup.

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