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Stoke City was founded in 1863 and are the oldest team in the Premier League and the second oldest professional football club in the world.  Stoke play their home games at The Britannia Stadium, which has a capacity of 27300. Stoke have played at The Britannia since 1997, before this time they played at the Victoria Ground, which had been their home sine 1878. The current manager is Mark Hughes, who has also managed Blackburn Rovers, Manchester City, Fulham and QPR in the Premier League as well as being a successful player for Manchester United, Barcelona, Bayern Munich and Chelsea. Stoke City play in red and white striped shirts, white shorts and white socks.

"Every manager, when they come into a new environment and a new club, will have doubters. It is up to you to win people over." Stoke manager, Mark Hughes.

Stoke's nickname is 'The Potters', in the past many people from Stoke were employed making china (plates and cups etc.) in the potteries, which is the name for the factories where china was made. The football team became known as the potters and this was the job of many of the players, who at that time had to have a main job in addition to playing football.

Bojan scoring for Stoke.

Stoke have never won a league title, the highest they have finished was 4th in 1946-47. Stoke have played a total of 9 seasons in the Premier League and prior to 2014/15, their highest position was 11th in 2009-10, but they have finished in 9th position for the last two seasons. Stoke have won the League Cup once, in 1972 and were runners-up in the FA Cup in 2011, when they lost 1-0 to Manchester City.

Marko Arnautovic was Stoke's top scorer last season.

In 2015/16, Stoke City finished 9th in the Premier League for the second consecutive season, which equalled, once again, their best-ever finish in the Premier League and their best finish in the top division since 1974/75. Stoke’s top scorer was Austrian international Marko Arnautovic, with 12 goals. With ex-Manchester United player Mark Hughes as manager, Stoke City are playing a much more attractive style of football and Stoke fans will be hoping they can finish in the top half again this season. With new players like Welsh international Joe Allen, signed from Liverpool, and the Egyptian winger, Ramadan Sobhi to add to a squad that includes four ex-Barcelona players (Bojan Krkic, Marc Muniesa, Moha El Ouriachi and Ibrahim Afellay) Stoke look like they will do well this season. Will it be like the Nou Camp at Stoke this season?

Prediction 2016/17: 9th

Key player: Xherdan Shaquiri

Did you know.......?

Sir Stanley Matthews (1915-2000), who is often seen as one of the greatest ever footballers of the English game, made over 300 appearances for Stoke City.

Learn about Stoke City

The following activities will help you learn about Stoke City football club. 

The first activity is a matching activity. If you're not sure of an answer, go back to the Read section.

Activity 1: In this activity, you have to match Stoke's manager, top scorer, stadium, stadium capacity, and club colours.
Can you match the facts and figures?

The Britannia Stadium, Getty

Vis Unita Fortior​

This is Stoke's motto. It means united strength is stronger. 

Now you have looked at the facts and figures, it's time to go into detail. Can you answer some more detailed questions about the Potters?


Activity 2: In this activity, there is a video guide to Stoke City. Watch the Stoke City club video and learn more about ‘The Potters’. See how much you understand by trying the activities that are after the video. The video is difficult to understand and is for intermediate learners and above.
Watch the video guide to Stoke City.

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JenJen
10/06/2014
ES
0
points

Stoke City are fantastic! Come on you Potters!!!


JenJen
10/06/2014 23:18
Spain
Stoke City
0

Stoke City are fantastic! Come on you Potters!!!

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SajidaXI
03/07/2014
PK
0
points

Nice Team


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SajidaXI
03/07/2014 18:35
Pakistan
Manchester United
0

Nice Team

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Rema
19/01/2015
RS
538
points

I think that 4th question has wrong answer (highest position in the Premier league was 9th last year).
Also, according to text we don't know answer on 5th and 6th questions.


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Rema
19/01/2015 12:20
Serbia
West Ham United
538

I think that 4th question has wrong answer (highest position in the Premier league was 9th last year).
Also, according to text we don't know answer on 5th and 6th questions.

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Rich
12/02/2015
ES
2921
points

We've changed the questions. Thanks for telling us!


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Rich
12/02/2015 16:21
Spain
Liverpool
2921

We've changed the questions. Thanks for telling us!

Abdallah
26/09/2015
KW
1813
points

They have good offence


Abdallah
26/09/2015 13:25
Kuwait
Chelsea
1813

They have good offence

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almirpereira
20/10/2015
BR
1315
points

wow"!


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almirpereira
20/10/2015 17:53
Brazil
Chelsea
1315

wow"!

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aragorn1986
24/10/2015
ME
6922
points

I couldn't believe when I read that Stoke is the second oldest club in the world. That's only one of the reasons why they deserve to play in the elite competition. Beside that, they have strong support of the fans, good manager. What else do you need?


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aragorn1986
24/10/2015 23:00
Montenegro
Arsenal
6922

I couldn't believe when I read that Stoke is the second oldest club in the world. That's only one of the reasons why they deserve to play in the elite competition. Beside that, they have strong support of the fans, good manager. What else do you need?

nikosonris
24/11/2015
UA
2453
points

They need star players, and I am very glad that the club owners have made the right decision to buy Xherdan Shaqiri. He has formed a good partnership with Arnautovic, Krkic and Walters.


nikosonris
24/11/2015 10:03
Ukraine
Arsenal
2453

They need star players, and I am very glad that the club owners have made the right decision to buy Xherdan Shaqiri. He has formed a good partnership with Arnautovic, Krkic and Walters.

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MUGEMANYI
20/11/2015
RW
2320
points

"The Potters" this name surprised me


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MUGEMANYI
20/11/2015 06:32
Rwanda
Arsenal
2320

"The Potters" this name surprised me

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Mirka Miladinović
28/11/2015
ME
82
points

Wow!!! The oldest team in Premier League. 1863


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Mirka Miladinović
28/11/2015 16:33
Montenegro
Manchester United
82

Wow!!! The oldest team in Premier League. 1863

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aragorn1986
07/12/2015
ME
6922
points

A fantastic domination and win against Manchester City! They proved once again how difficult it is to play on Britannia stadium. They might get their chance in the FA or in the League Cup.


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aragorn1986
07/12/2015 13:41
Montenegro
Arsenal
6922

A fantastic domination and win against Manchester City! They proved once again how difficult it is to play on Britannia stadium. They might get their chance in the FA or in the League Cup.

nikosonris
09/12/2015
UA
2453
points

It would be a touch clash against Liverpool in the Capital One Cup. My bet is that the Reds will qualify for the final.


nikosonris
09/12/2015 13:23
Ukraine
Arsenal
2453

It would be a touch clash against Liverpool in the Capital One Cup. My bet is that the Reds will qualify for the final.

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Alex_from_Ukraine
18/12/2015
UA
8821
points

I like seeing Peter Crouch play.


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Alex_from_Ukraine
18/12/2015 03:09
Ukraine
Liverpool
8821

I like seeing Peter Crouch play.

nikosonris
28/12/2015
UA
2453
points

Have you seen that thriller at Goodison Park. You'd better watch it!


nikosonris
28/12/2015 17:10
Ukraine
Arsenal
2453

Have you seen that thriller at Goodison Park. You'd better watch it!

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aragorn1986
18/01/2016
ME
6922
points

It is extremely difficult to earn 3 points on Britannia stadium this season. Stoke has its own style of playing football. Hat's off to them!


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aragorn1986
18/01/2016 19:01
Montenegro
Arsenal
6922

It is extremely difficult to earn 3 points on Britannia stadium this season. Stoke has its own style of playing football. Hat's off to them!

joto
02/03/2016
AT
271
points

Stoke City is cool


joto
02/03/2016 15:50
Austria
Stoke City
271

Stoke City is cool

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HakanUslu1881
03/03/2016
TR
1761
points

I am not a fan of Stoke City.


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HakanUslu1881
03/03/2016 22:34
Turkey
Leicester City
1761

I am not a fan of Stoke City.

nikosonris
24/03/2016
UA
2453
points

Yet another good season for Stoke!


nikosonris
24/03/2016 08:49
Ukraine
Arsenal
2453

Yet another good season for Stoke!

assemjuve
08/04/2016
PS
3433
points

Stoke City best players this season are Shaquiri,Bojan and Arnatuvic.


assemjuve
08/04/2016 04:01
Palestinian Territory
Liverpool
3433

Stoke City best players this season are Shaquiri,Bojan and Arnatuvic.

assemjuve
08/04/2016
PS
3433
points

Stoke City best players this season are Shaquiri,Bojan and Arnatuvic.


assemjuve
08/04/2016 04:01
Palestinian Territory
Liverpool
3433

Stoke City best players this season are Shaquiri,Bojan and Arnatuvic.

assemjuve
08/04/2016
PS
3433
points

I can remember the match between Stoke and Man United when Stoke won the match 2-0 this season.


assemjuve
08/04/2016 04:03
Palestinian Territory
Liverpool
3433

I can remember the match between Stoke and Man United when Stoke won the match 2-0 this season.

Almir10
25/01/2017
BA
100
points

Stoke City


Almir10
25/01/2017 14:09
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Manchester City
100

Stoke City

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Caco
29/01/2017
MK
140
points

:)


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Caco
29/01/2017 15:03
Macedonia
Arsenal
140

:)

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haydi
30/04/2017
TN
3189
points

"Stoke look like they will do well this season. Will it be like the Nou Camp at Stoke this season?"
What do you mean by 'Nou Camp' ?


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haydi
30/04/2017 22:35
Tunisia
Newcastle United
3189

"Stoke look like they will do well this season. Will it be like the Nou Camp at Stoke this season?"
What do you mean by 'Nou Camp' ?

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Rich
01/05/2017
ES
2921
points

The Nou Camp is the name of Barcelona's football stadium.

RIch - The Premier Skillls English Team


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Rich
01/05/2017 10:38
Spain
Liverpool
2921

The Nou Camp is the name of Barcelona's football stadium.

RIch - The Premier Skillls English Team

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haydi
01/05/2017
TN
3189
points

Many thanks Rich. Barcelona, called "barsa" here, and Madrid club make their fans crasy when they meet in a match.


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haydi
01/05/2017 14:41
Tunisia
Newcastle United
3189

Many thanks Rich. Barcelona, called "barsa" here, and Madrid club make their fans crasy when they meet in a match.

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Zinho
20/06/2017
KR
14
points

But can he do it on a cold rainy night in Stoke?


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Zinho
20/06/2017 14:59
South Korea
Liverpool
14

But can he do it on a cold rainy night in Stoke?

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Rich
20/06/2017
ES
2921
points

A great phrase and a great test! Are you talking about any particular player?
Rich - The Premier Skills English Team


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Rich
20/06/2017 15:26
Spain
Liverpool
2921

A great phrase and a great test! Are you talking about any particular player?
Rich - The Premier Skills English Team

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