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Bournemouth players celebrate winning the Championship.

AFC Bournemouth

AFC Bournemouth

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After 125 years, AFC Bournemouth were finally promoted to the top division of English football.  Bournemouth won promotion by winning the Championship in 2014/15 and played Premier League football for the first ever time in 2015/16. Their first season was also a success. They finished in 16th place and avoided relegation. Bournemouth’s nickname is ‘The Cherries’. The nickname comes from the cherry red shirts that they play in and also that the stadium was built next to a place with many cherry trees. These days, Bournemouth play in cherry red and black stripes and looks very similar to the AC Milan kit.

Bournemouth's stadium is the smallest in the Premier League.

Bournemouth play their home matches at Dean Court, which has a capacity of 11,700, and this season will be the smallest stadium in the Premier League. The club’s badge has Bournemouth’s red and black stripes and also a footballer heading a ball. The picture is to honour Dickie Dowsett, who is one of Bournemouth’s all-time top scorers.

Bournemouth have never won a major trophy in English football but they have won the Football League Trophy, which is a cup competition played only by lower league teams. Their biggest success by far was winning the Championship and promotion to the Premier League the season before last. Bournemouth’s manager is Eddie Howe and at 38 years old is one of the youngest managers in the Premier League.

Eddie Howe has led Bournemouth to the Premier League.

He first became manager when he was 31 and helped Bournemouth to promotion from the fourth level of English football. After two seasons with Burnley, Howe returned to Bournemouth and helped them to promotion from the third level of English football and then, last season, guided ‘the Cherries’ to the Premier League.

Bournemouth is on the south coast of England and is a popular holiday destination for tourists from the UK and abroad. Bournemouth is famous for its beaches. On a busy weekend, they attract over 100,000 visitors and over 750,000 ice creams are sold on Bournemouth’s seafront every year.

Polish goalkeeper, Artur Boruc will be an important player for Bournemouth this season.

In 2015/16, Bournemouth comfortably stayed in the Premier League. They finished in 16th place but were never in any real danger. They had a great start to the season and managed to deal with injuries to some of their most important players. Eddie Howe has lost Matt Ritchie to Newcastle but has bought Jordan Ibe and Brad Smith from Liverpool and has signed Nathan Ike on loan from Chelsea. Bournemouth will want to improve on last season's strong first season in the Premier League.

Prediction 2016/17: 13th

Key player: Jordan Ibe

Did you know....?

J.R.R Tolkien, the author of Lord of the Rings, and Christian Bale, the Oscar-winning actor, both used to live in Bournemouth! 

Where is Bournemouth?

Learn about AFC Bournemouth

The following activities will help you learn about Bournemouth 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 Bournemouth's manager, stadium, stadium capacity, and club colours.
Can you match the facts and figures?

Nearly out of business

Only 7 years ago Bournemouth were close to going bankrupt and relegation to non-league football. They've recovered and never looked back.

Callum Wilson is Bournemouth's star striker.

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 Cherries?

Activity 2: In this next activity, you will answer questions about Bournemouth's manager, players and the club's performance in the 2015-16 season.
Learn more about Bournemouth.

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haydi's picture
haydi
29/04/2017
TN
3189
points

Hi all, I have noticed two technical issues: Firstly, The question "Where did Bournemouth finish in the Championship last season?" has the response "first". How could they be in the top last season?, and the text mentioned that they finished the season in the sixteeenth position. It's a programmation mistake, or Am I missing something about football laws ? Secondly, the question "Who was Bournemouth's top scorer last season?", the text and the Activity 2 explained very clearly that the top scorer was Callum Wilson. So why the "right" response is Josh King?


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haydi
29/04/2017 22:39
Tunisia
Newcastle United
3189

Hi all, I have noticed two technical issues: Firstly, The question "Where did Bournemouth finish in the Championship last season?" has the response "first". How could they be in the top last season?, and the text mentioned that they finished the season in the sixteeenth position. It's a programmation mistake, or Am I missing something about football laws ? Secondly, the question "Who was Bournemouth's top scorer last season?", the text and the Activity 2 explained very clearly that the top scorer was Callum Wilson. So why the "right" response is Josh King?

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Rich
01/05/2017
ES
178
points

Hi Haydi

Good to have you back on the site! Yes, the activities were from the previous season so I've changed the questions. It should all be OK now :)

Best wishes 

Rich - THe Premier Skills English Team


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Rich
01/05/2017 09:50
Spain
Liverpool
178

Hi Haydi

Good to have you back on the site! Yes, the activities were from the previous season so I've changed the questions. It should all be OK now :)

Best wishes 

Rich - THe Premier Skills English Team

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haydi
01/05/2017
TN
3189
points

Hi Rich, thank you.
I wanted to come back since two months, but I kept procrastinate untile I have seen my name gone from the leaderboard. I need to improve my score, as the competition becomes hard.


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haydi
01/05/2017 14:08
Tunisia
Newcastle United
3189

Hi Rich, thank you.
I wanted to come back since two months, but I kept procrastinate untile I have seen my name gone from the leaderboard. I need to improve my score, as the competition becomes hard.

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Mehmed92
29/01/2017
BA
113
points

AFC Bournemouth have jersey like AC Milan.
Red and Black stripes.


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Mehmed92
29/01/2017 07:18
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Manchester United
113

AFC Bournemouth have jersey like AC Milan.
Red and Black stripes.

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Mehmed92
28/01/2017
BA
113
points

AFC Bournemouth is good club


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Mehmed92
28/01/2017 21:27
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Manchester United
113

AFC Bournemouth is good club

Minjo's picture
Minjo
26/01/2017
BA
28
points

Super


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Minjo
26/01/2017 14:35
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Chelsea
28

Super

dorjan.ujka's picture
dorjan.ujka
26/01/2017
AL
314
points

good morning


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dorjan.ujka
26/01/2017 11:34
Albania
Tottenham Hotspur
314

good morning

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dorjan.ujka
25/01/2017
AL
314
points

good squad


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dorjan.ujka
25/01/2017 14:21
Albania
Tottenham Hotspur
314

good squad

joto
14/06/2016
AT
271
points

I think they have done so good so far , they will be the underdog for this season


joto
14/06/2016 15:23
Austria
Stoke City
271

I think they have done so good so far , they will be the underdog for this season

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kwesimanifest
03/06/2016
GH
3904
points

I watched their match against united and they really shocked me


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kwesimanifest
03/06/2016 01:22
Ghana
Manchester United
3904

I watched their match against united and they really shocked me

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HakanUslu1881
10/03/2016
TR
1761
points

I like small teams in important leagues.


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HakanUslu1881
10/03/2016 14:25
Turkey
Leicester City
1761

I like small teams in important leagues.

nikosonris
07/03/2016
UA
2453
points

I really like the way the Cherries are evolving. Credits to the team and its coach!


nikosonris
07/03/2016 12:23
Ukraine
Arsenal
2453

I really like the way the Cherries are evolving. Credits to the team and its coach!

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RafaelRC
11/02/2016
BR
385
points

I really liked at the history of the Bournemouth. I didn't know this team because in Brazil it isn't famous.
Its nickname is funny, the beaches of Bournemouth are very beutifull, I saw on google.


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RafaelRC
11/02/2016 15:17
Brazil
Leicester City
385

I really liked at the history of the Bournemouth. I didn't know this team because in Brazil it isn't famous.
Its nickname is funny, the beaches of Bournemouth are very beutifull, I saw on google.

nikosonris
03/02/2016
UA
2453
points

Now we clearly see that Afobe makes a difference for the Cherries.


nikosonris
03/02/2016 09:17
Ukraine
Arsenal
2453

Now we clearly see that Afobe makes a difference for the Cherries.

nika_chelsea25
31/01/2016
GE
1667
points

i think bouremouth can be in top 17 thiis year


nika_chelsea25
31/01/2016 21:30
Georgia
Chelsea
1667

i think bouremouth can be in top 17 thiis year

Tigrann
31/01/2016
AM
328
points

good to know the geographic part also that the city attracts so many visitors


Tigrann
31/01/2016 19:25
Armenia
Southampton
328

good to know the geographic part also that the city attracts so many visitors

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aragorn1986
25/01/2016
ME
3527
points

They made right decision when they bought Afobe.


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aragorn1986
25/01/2016 16:50
Montenegro
Arsenal
3527

They made right decision when they bought Afobe.

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assemjuve
10/01/2016
PS
3557
points

Bournemouth plays a very great attractive playing.


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assemjuve
10/01/2016 16:30
Palestinian Territory
Liverpool
3557

Bournemouth plays a very great attractive playing.

nikosonris
21/12/2015
UA
2453
points

This time they've been a little bit fortunate with a penalty kick awarded late in the game against the Baggies)


nikosonris
21/12/2015 16:32
Ukraine
Arsenal
2453

This time they've been a little bit fortunate with a penalty kick awarded late in the game against the Baggies)

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Alex_from_Ukraine
19/12/2015
UA
2676
points

The club possesses quite an Interesting history.


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Alex_from_Ukraine
19/12/2015 04:10
Ukraine
Liverpool
2676

The club possesses quite an Interesting history.

nikosonris
16/12/2015
UA
2453
points

Another memorable win for the club! Man Utd beaten this time! Who is next?


nikosonris
16/12/2015 15:01
Ukraine
Arsenal
2453

Another memorable win for the club! Man Utd beaten this time! Who is next?

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aragorn1986
08/12/2015
ME
3527
points

What a win on Stamford Bridge this week! Nobody should underestimate this team.


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aragorn1986
08/12/2015 20:58
Montenegro
Arsenal
3527

What a win on Stamford Bridge this week! Nobody should underestimate this team.

nikosonris
09/12/2015
UA
2453
points

Without diminishing a great achievement made by the Cherries this weekend, I would say it's not only about underestimating Bournemouth but also about Chelsea keeping up with their last season's performance. Too much arrogance, too much disrespect on the Chelsea side, and too much opposition and resilience from other teams as they are playing against the defending champions.


nikosonris
09/12/2015 12:16
Ukraine
Arsenal
2453

Without diminishing a great achievement made by the Cherries this weekend, I would say it's not only about underestimating Bournemouth but also about Chelsea keeping up with their last season's performance. Too much arrogance, too much disrespect on the Chelsea side, and too much opposition and resilience from other teams as they are playing against the defending champions.

nikosonris
07/12/2015
UA
2453
points

Unforgettable win against Chelsea! Congratulations to the Cherries!


nikosonris
07/12/2015 11:46
Ukraine
Arsenal
2453

Unforgettable win against Chelsea! Congratulations to the Cherries!

AleksandarR
02/12/2015
ME
518
points

I would like to watch them in BPL next season, they play nice football


AleksandarR
02/12/2015 18:30
Montenegro
Manchester United
518

I would like to watch them in BPL next season, they play nice football

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MUGEMANYI
19/11/2015
RW
2320
points

They had a good start.


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MUGEMANYI
19/11/2015 18:32
Rwanda
Arsenal
2320

They had a good start.

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nalssgair
17/11/2015
LY
144
points

I've never watched their matches.
But they look play very well.


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nalssgair
17/11/2015 13:02
Libya
Arsenal
144

I've never watched their matches.
But they look play very well.

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nyinyi
12/11/2015
MM
257
points

I also like cherries but I have never been to Bournemouth. So I wish to visit that place.


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nyinyi
12/11/2015 03:20
Myanmar
Manchester United
257

I also like cherries but I have never been to Bournemouth. So I wish to visit that place.

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aragorn1986
23/10/2015
ME
3527
points

I have never seen a club that skipped all the barriers faster than Boournemouth! This team is absolutely amazing.


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aragorn1986
23/10/2015 17:15
Montenegro
Arsenal
3527

I have never seen a club that skipped all the barriers faster than Boournemouth! This team is absolutely amazing.

nikosonris
25/11/2015
UA
2453
points

You are absolutely right! That's a good point! Great achievement by the Cherries. Hopefully, they would be able to deal with their obstacles as easy as they did it before.


nikosonris
25/11/2015 10:21
Ukraine
Arsenal
2453

You are absolutely right! That's a good point! Great achievement by the Cherries. Hopefully, they would be able to deal with their obstacles as easy as they did it before.

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Rich
23/10/2015
ES
178
points

It would be a great story if they stay up!


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Rich
23/10/2015 21:17
Spain
Liverpool
178

It would be a great story if they stay up!

Sadoss
19/10/2015
AZ
150
points

İt is good


Sadoss
19/10/2015 09:04
Azerbaijan
Manchester City
150

İt is good

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almirpereira
18/10/2015
BR
1315
points

Marvelous!


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almirpereira
18/10/2015 20:28
Brazil
Chelsea
1315

Marvelous!

Josuè
22/01/2016
ES
47
points

Hello i am Josue i from spain in Barcelona


Josuè
22/01/2016 14:27
Spain
Chelsea
47

Hello i am Josue i from spain in Barcelona

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MUGEMANYI
04/02/2016
RW
2320
points

Good to see you here.


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MUGEMANYI
04/02/2016 13:55
Rwanda
Arsenal
2320

Good to see you here.

Ceyhun880
16/10/2015
AZ
85
points

I love this Football


Ceyhun880
16/10/2015 09:04
Azerbaijan
Liverpool
85

I love this Football

Ceyhun880
16/10/2015
AZ
85
points

nice Footbal


Ceyhun880
16/10/2015 09:02
Azerbaijan
Liverpool
85

nice Footbal

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VerdMead96
27/09/2015
PL
146
points

What a terrible weekend for Bournemouth's top scorer Callum Wilson. Hope he will recover very soon and come back stronger.


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VerdMead96
27/09/2015 15:43
Poland
Manchester United
146

What a terrible weekend for Bournemouth's top scorer Callum Wilson. Hope he will recover very soon and come back stronger.

Abdallah
23/09/2015
KW
1813
points

I think they have done so good so far , they will be the underdog for this season


Abdallah
23/09/2015 15:48
Kuwait
Chelsea
1813

I think they have done so good so far , they will be the underdog for this season

chriswar
04/09/2015
PL
44
points

Boruc will be an important player for The cheries this śeason.


chriswar
04/09/2015 09:16
Poland
Leicester City
44

Boruc will be an important player for The cheries this śeason.

Leaderboard

Top Scorers
RankNameScore
1kwesimanifest3904
2assemjuve3557
3aragorn19863527
4haydi3189
5Alex_from_Ukraine2676
6nikosonris2453
7MUGEMANYI2320
8Ahmed Adam Mamado1974
9Abdallah1813
10HakanUslu18811761
Country ranking
RankNameScore
1Serbia23422
2Albania21085
3Ukraine19576
4Macedonia19390
5Bosnia and Herzegovina16066
6Kosovo13542
7Armenia13362
8Georgia12551
9Montenegro8140
10Azerbaijan7844
Club ranking
RankNameScore
1Manchester United70350
2Arsenal51106
3Liverpool48777
4Chelsea41860
5Manchester City15426
6Leicester City7626
7Tottenham Hotspur4512
8West Ham United3694
9Everton1642
10Watford1639

Level

3
Average: 3 (1 vote)

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