Preston North End F.C.

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Preston North End
Full namePreston North End Football Club
Founded1880
GroundDeepdale, Preston, Lancashire, England
Ground Capacity23,408
ChairmanSimon Grayson
ManagerAlan Irvine
LeagueLeague Championship
2008/09League Championship, 6th

Preston North End F.C. are an English football club. They are based in Preston, Lancashire. They play in the Football League Championship at their stadium which is called Deepdale. The club began in 1880. It has the nicknames "The Lilywhites", "PNE" and "The North End".

History[change | change source]

Preston North End was part of the twelve football teams that made up the English Football League in 1888, and were the first team ever to win the English Football League. Preston North End and Arsenal are the only two teams ever to win the Championship without losing a match.

They have played in the FA Cup final seven times and won twice.

The last time they won a major trophy was the FA Cup in 1938 and the club has not been in the Premier League for many years, but they are one of the most successful Championship clubs and regularly finish high up in the league.

League position[change | change source]

Season League Position
2000/01 First Division 4th
2001/02 First Division 8th
2002/03 First Division 12th
2003/04 First Division 15th
2004/05 League Championship 5th
2005/06 League Championship 4th
2006/07 League Championship 7th
2007/08 League Championship 15th
2008/09 League Championship 6th

Former position[change | change source]