One of the few clubs battling to survive Premier League relegation is A.F.C. Bournemouth. The professional football club which is placed 16th on the league table with 26 points is based in Bournemouth, Dorset, England.
The club was established in 1890 as Boscombe St. John’s Institute F.C and changed its name to the current one in 1972. The club’s nickname is known as The Cherries which was derived from the club’s colors of Black and Red, which are that of a Cherry. Bournemouth are famously known for these colors and they are one of the English clubs using these clours.
Since 1910, Bournemouth’s homes games have always been played at Dean Court or The Vitality Stadium for sponsorship reasons. The stadium is very old and small and has been redeveloped several times to allow more space. It has an 11,000 seat capacity, which makes it one of the smallest stadiums in the league. The club will have to expand the ground soon if they can sustain their Premier League status
FutballNews understands that Bournemouth have been crowned the champions of the second and third tiers of English football, and they came runners-up twice in the fourth tier. The Cherries have also lifted the Football League Trophy, and the Football League Third Division South Cup.
The club’s current manager is Eddie Howie, who has been with the club since 2013. The young coach helped the club gain promotion to its first-ever Premier League in 215/216 after spending the majority of their time in the third and fourth tier of English football. The Cherries have started building a bigger fanbase and reputation since they moved to the league, considering the fact that they were a relatively unknown club just a few years ago.
Southampton and Portsmouth are the traditional rivals of Bournemouth because the three clubs are close to the South-Coast of England. The Cherries are bigger than Porstmouth and they finished just below Southampton in the Premier League last season, level on points but behind on goal difference. The club received less prize money as a result of their position on the table. Bournemouth are in their third season.in the league.
English Striker Callum Wilson is the current Bournemouth’s highest-paid player and highest goal scorer with 11 goals. The forward pockets a weekly wage of £60,000 per-week. Defender Nathan Ake, who has been exceptional for the club since he joined from Chelsea, earns £40,000-per-week. The English defender should be earning more than he does.
Club captain Simon Francis is one of the lowest earners in the club, considering his outstanding performances for the club. His partnership with Ake has been commended by football pundits. He pockets £30,000-per-week.
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