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Wolverhampton Wanderers

Wolverhampton Wanderers

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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 second season in the top division since their relegation in 2011/12. 

  • Stadium: Molineux (Stadium)  
  • Stadium Capacity: 31,700
  • Location: Wolverhampton (the Black Country)
  • Founded: 1877
  • Nickname: Wolves
  • Manager: Nuno Espirito Santo
  • 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

Molineux was built in 1889 and was the first-ever stadium to be built for football.

The Manager 

Nuno Espirito Santo has been the Wolves manager since May 2017. Before starting his managerial career, Espirito Santo had success as a goalkeeper. The Portuguese player played in Spain, Russia and Portugal and was part of the Portugal squad at the European Championships in 2008. As a manager, he found success in Spain (Valencia) and Portugal (Porto) before leading Wolves to the Premier League in May 2018.

Nuno Espirito Santo has brought a Portuguese flavour to the Wolves squad.

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:

Ruben Neves

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.

Diogo Jota is a player to keep an eye on this season.

Diogo Jota

Jota is another exciting attacking midfielder form Portugal. Again just 21 years-old, Jota had been on loan from Atletico Madrid but is now a permanent player at Wolves. He was the top scorer for Wolves last season with 17 goals.

Rui Patricio

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.

Rui Patricio has signed for Wolves this summer (not sure who that is next to him!)

Prediction: 9th

Wolves will be looking to consolidate their position in their second season back in the Premier League after a sensational seventh-place finish in their first season after promotion to the top flight. This season will be even more challenging as they seek to juggle European matches with greater fan expectations. Can they challenge the top six? 

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bagusnfriends's picture
bagusnfriends
27/08/2019
ID
22
points

The wolves become strong if faces the big four because, they players understand the player styles from the big four whom have player from another country


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bagusnfriends
27/08/2019 08:45
Indonesia
Manchester United
22

The wolves become strong if faces the big four because, they players understand the player styles from the big four whom have player from another country

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Sargis from Artsakh
02/04/2019
AM
206
points

I think what Wolwerhampton Wanderers will be stay in Premier League this season. I agree with your prediction and i also know Ivan Cavaleiro, Joao Mouitnho and mexican striker Raul Jimenez.


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Sargis from Artsakh
02/04/2019 05:55
Armenia
Arsenal
206

I think what Wolwerhampton Wanderers will be stay in Premier League this season. I agree with your prediction and i also know Ivan Cavaleiro, Joao Mouitnho and mexican striker Raul Jimenez.

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Alex_from_Ukraine
12/03/2019
UA
3471
points

Wolves are going to become 7-th.


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Alex_from_Ukraine
12/03/2019 15:08
Ukraine
Liverpool
3471

Wolves are going to become 7-th.

Abhinav
12/03/2019
NP
76
points

Wolves are a great team. They've played well and seem likely to finish within the top 10


Abhinav
12/03/2019 14:02
Nepal
Liverpool
76

Wolves are a great team. They've played well and seem likely to finish within the top 10

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bagusnfriends
22/01/2019
ID
22
points

i am a part of wolves's fans


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bagusnfriends
22/01/2019 05:03
Indonesia
Manchester United
22

i am a part of wolves's fans

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quanmessi
10/12/2018
VN
229
points

great


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quanmessi
10/12/2018 02:48
Vietnam
Manchester United
229

great

gogo
21/10/2018
VN
46
points

I love Rui Patricio


gogo
21/10/2018 15:39
Vietnam
Chelsea
46

I love Rui Patricio

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elghoul
11/08/2018
DZ
3306
points

Very impressive history  this club have been giving to football.

Hope to know more about them and wish them good season.


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elghoul
11/08/2018 15:39
Algeria
Manchester City
3306

Very impressive history  this club have been giving to football.

Hope to know more about them and wish them good season.

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RafaelRC
25/07/2018
BR
606
points

I'd never heard about Wolverhampton before, but I really liked the stadium and uniform. Wolves's shield is very cool too.
Rui Patrício is a fantastic goalkeeper. Unfortunately they don't have any brazilian player. I think that they will finish in 10th.


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RafaelRC
25/07/2018 01:42
Brazil
Wolverhampton Wanderers
606

I'd never heard about Wolverhampton before, but I really liked the stadium and uniform. Wolves's shield is very cool too.
Rui Patrício is a fantastic goalkeeper. Unfortunately they don't have any brazilian player. I think that they will finish in 10th.

wwfc96
08/08/2018
US
6
points

RafaelRC, Wolves in fact do have one Brazilian player, Léo Bonatini, who started out at Cruzeiro but has played outside Brazil most of his career.

The first half of last season he played excellently for Wolves in the Championship and scored a lot of goals, but for some reason he really went off the boil in the second half of the season and stopped scoring. I like him, but I think he will be a squad player at best this season.


wwfc96
08/08/2018 02:39
United States
Wolverhampton Wanderers
6

RafaelRC, Wolves in fact do have one Brazilian player, Léo Bonatini, who started out at Cruzeiro but has played outside Brazil most of his career.

The first half of last season he played excellently for Wolves in the Championship and scored a lot of goals, but for some reason he really went off the boil in the second half of the season and stopped scoring. I like him, but I think he will be a squad player at best this season.

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RafaelRC
26/08/2018
BR
606
points

Hi wwfc96! It is true, I'm really embarrassed because he played in Cruzeiro's, my team!!!!! My profile photo is Cruzeiro's shield. I hope that he plays more and scores a lot this season.


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RafaelRC
26/08/2018 13:07
Brazil
Wolverhampton Wanderers
606

Hi wwfc96! It is true, I'm really embarrassed because he played in Cruzeiro's, my team!!!!! My profile photo is Cruzeiro's shield. I hope that he plays more and scores a lot this season.

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Rich
25/07/2018
ES
444
points

Hi RafaelRC

You have never heard of Wolverhampton Wanderers!! You are very fortunate because my brother-in-law is a Wolves fan and he is always talking about them!

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team


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Rich
25/07/2018 09:01
Spain
Liverpool
444

Hi RafaelRC

You have never heard of Wolverhampton Wanderers!! You are very fortunate because my brother-in-law is a Wolves fan and he is always talking about them!

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team

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RafaelRC
26/07/2018
BR
606
points

Wolves transfered João Moutinho, great player!!! I would like suggest same brazilians for Wolves try to transfer:
David Neres - Ajax (keep on eyes, better than Neymidia)
Dudu - Palmeiras
Pedro - Fluminense
Lucas Paquetá - Flamengo


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RafaelRC
26/07/2018 01:35
Brazil
Wolverhampton Wanderers
606

Wolves transfered João Moutinho, great player!!! I would like suggest same brazilians for Wolves try to transfer:
David Neres - Ajax (keep on eyes, better than Neymidia)
Dudu - Palmeiras
Pedro - Fluminense
Lucas Paquetá - Flamengo

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