Wolverhampton Wanderers were promoted to the Premier League after winning the Championship in 2017/18. Wolves are the oldest club in the Premier League and it will be their fourth season in the top flight since their relegation in 2011/12.
- Stadium: Molineux (Stadium)
- Stadium Capacity: 31,700
- Location: Wolverhampton (the Black Country)
- Founded: 1877
- Nickname: Wolves
- Manager: Bruno Lage
- Kit: Gold shirt and socks, black shorts
Wolverhampton Wanderers was formed in 1877 and was also one of twelve clubs that created the first-ever football league in 1888. Throughout its history, Wolves have played most of their football in the top two divisions of English football. Here are some of the highlights:
- First Division Champions: 1953/54, 1957/58, 1958/59
- FA Cup Winners: 1893, 1908, 1949, 1960
- League Cup Winners: 1974, 1980
- UEFA Cup Runners-up: 1972
- Premier League best finish (7th): 2018/19
Bruno Lage was confirmed as Wolves' new manager in June 2021 following the departure of his Portuguese compatriot, Nuno Espiritu Santo. Lage previously managed Benfica in Portugal and led them to the league title in 2018/19. Wolves fans will hope that he will have success managing a squad with a strong Portuguese influence.
Three to Watch
The Wolves manager is not the only Portuguese influence on the Wolves squad. Here are three players to watch out for in the Premier League this season:
Wolves paid Porto a club record fee for Neves in June 2017. He hasn’t let anyone down. He was named Wolves Player of the Season and scored the goal of the season in the Championship (v Derby County). The 21-year-old from Mozelos in Portugal is an exciting attacking midfielder who likes to take a shot from long-range.
Traore is an exciting winger from Spain. Traore is one of the fastest players in the Premier League and one of the best dribblers.
Rui Patricio is another signing from Portugal but with lots more experience the 30-year-old goalkeeper made over 300 appearances for Sporting Lisbon and has over 70 caps for Portugal. He is Portugal’s first-choice goalkeeper and helped the team win the European Championships in 2016.
Prediction 2021/2022: 14th
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