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Wycombe Wanderers are a professional football club located in the town of High Wycombe in the county of Buckinghamshire. Having only joined the Football League system in 1993, the club have never played in either of the top two tiers of English football. Wycombe Wanderers are currently a member of England’s fourth tier, League One.
The history of Wycombe Wanderers begins in 1887. There was a football club based in High Wycombe before this time, North Town Wanderers had been formed in 1884, but after a meeting at Station Road in High Wycombe, Wycombe Wanderers were founded.
The club played various non competitive matches in the early years of their existence, before Wycombe Wanderers joined the Southern League Second Division in 1896. Two years later, the club moved to the Southern League Second Division London Section, before transferring back to the club’s initial league in 1899.
At the end of the 1907/1908 season, Wycombe Wanderers turned down the opportunity to continue playing in the Southern League Second Division, instead choosing to enter the Great Western Suburban League.
After six seasons in the Great Western Suburban League, where the club enjoyed five top five finishes, the onset of the First World War halted the competitive football calendar. When football resumed, Wycombe Wanderers joined the Spartan League, winning the title in each of their first two seasons.
In 1921, Wycombe Wanderers entered the Isthmian League. The club became established as one of the better sides in the division, with 15 top ten finishes before the outbreak of the Second World War once again meant the competitive football schedule would be suspended. During this period, as well as a number of Berks & Bucks Senior Cup wins, the club won the FA Amateur Cup for the first time in Wycombe Wanderers history in the 1930/1931 campaign.
The club continued their good form after the Second World War, and the 1950’s saw Wycombe Wanderers win the Isthmian League two seasons on the run. The club continued its success in the Berks & Bucks Senior Cup, and the turn of the 1970’s saw Wycombe Wanderers achieve more league success as well. Wycombe Wanderers won the Isthmian League title four times in the space of five seasons, these championship wins coming in 1971, 1972, 1974 and 1975.
The club followed these title wins up with two consecutive runner up spots, and two further league titles came in the 1980’s. Following Wycombe Wanderers’ title win in the 1986/1987 season, the club moved into the Football Conference.
Wycombe Wanderers struggled in their first season at this higher level, but soon found some stability. A runner up spot in the 1991/1992 season was followed by the club winning the Football Conference title a season later. The club had reached the Football League for the first time in Wycombe Wanderers history.
Starting the 1993/1994 campaign in Division Three, the club reached the fourth tier playoffs. After beating Carlisle United in the playoff semi final, Wycombe Wanderers faced Preston North End in the final. After losing 2-1 at one point during the game, Wycombe Wanderers came back to win the match 4-2 to make it another successive promotion for the club.
Wycombe Wanderers performed well in the 1994/1995 season, finishing in sixth place in Division Two. However, this was the highest the club would finish in the third tier of English football as the club began to slide down the division.
The 2001/2002 season saw Wycombe Wanderers embark on a fantastic FA Cup run. After beating Grimsby Town, Wolverhampton Wanderers and then Wimbledon, the club then met Leicester City in the quarter final. In a fiery encounter, in which Wycombe Wanderers manager Lawrie Sanchez was sent to the stands, striker Roy Essandoh, who had only just joined the club, scored an injury time header to win the match and set up a semi final tie with Liverpool. A hard fought game eventually ended in a 2-1 defeat for the club, but a semi final place was the best FA Cup run Wycombe Wanderers had ever experienced.
The club couldn't transfer this cup run into their league form. Sliding down the table, Wycombe Wanderers ultimately lost their battle against the drop in the 2003/2004 campaign, and were relegated to the fourth tier, now called League Two.
The following season, Wycombe Wanderers made the League Two playoffs, but were defeated by Cheltenham Town at the semi final stage. A season later, the club embarked on another excellent cup run, this time in the League Cup. After beating Fulham and Charlton Athletic, Wycombe Wanderers reached the semi final of the competition, before being knocked out by Chelsea.
The 2007/2008 campaign saw the club reach the League Two playoffs once more, but again Wycombe Wanderers were knocked out at the semi final stage, this time by Stockport County. However, after finishing in the third automatic promotion spot, the club were elevated back to the third tier.
Life in League One didn’t last long though, and Wycombe Wanderers suffered an immediate relegation. An instant promotion was followed by another relegation as the club began to garner a reputation of being somewhat of a yo-yo club.
Back in League Two, Wycombe Wanderers struggled. The 2013/2014 season saw the club keep their Football League status by the narrowest of margins, only avoiding relegation back to the Football Conference on goal difference.
The following season saw a near miss of a different kind. Reaching the League Two playoffs, the club beat Plymouth Argyle in the semi final, before losing to Southend United in the final via a penalty shootout.
The 2016/2017 saw Wycombe Wanderers take part in League Two. A season later, Wycombe secured promotion to League One with a third place finish.
The current Wycombe Wanderers crest features a swan with a gold chain around its neck. This image is featured on a light blue background contained in a circle shape with the club name printed around the circumference.
This image of a swan has been part of the Wycombe Wanderers football badge since 1898. The image is part of the history of the town of High Wycombe, and as such has featured on every Wycombe Wanderers football crest, aside from a period in the 1970’s when the club shirts adorned the initials of WWFC.
The Wycombe Wanderers colours are light blue and dark blue. These Wycombe Wanderers kit colours have been used ever since the club were formed in 1887.
Between 1887 and 1906, the Wycombe Wanderers kit featured a half light blue half dark blue shirt, worn with black shorts and dark blue socks. The club then changed the Wycombe Wanderers kit, and from 1906 to 1915 the players wore light blue and dark blue striped shirts.
1929 saw the introduction of the famous Wycombe Wanderers quartered shirts. Light blue and dark blue quartered shirts were worn until 1966, when the club adopted plain light blue shirts, worn with dark blue shorts and light blue socks.
In 1990, the Wycombe Wanderers strip reverted back to the quartered design. This design has been part of the Wycombe Wanderers kit ever since.
For the 2018/2019 season, the Wycombe Wanderers kit consisted of light blue and dark blue quartered shirts with the image of a swan adorning the front, worn with dark blue shorts and light blue and dark blue socks.
The Wycombe Wanderers stadium is Adams Park. The club moved into this ground in 1990, after leaving Loakes Park, the home of Wycombe Wanderers for 95 years.
The Wycombe Wanderers stadium capacity currently stands at 12,284. This makes Adams Park one of the largest in League One. Wasps Rugby Club also played at this ground, from 2002 to 2014, and Reading Women have played at Adams Park since the 2016 season.
The Wycombe Wanderers stadium layout features four main stands. These are the Beechdean Dairy Ice Cream Stand, or the North Stand; the Lords Builders Merchants Stand, also known as the East Stand; the Frank Adams Stand, or the South Stand; and the BMI Healthcare Terrace, otherwise known as the West Stand.
The majority of Wycombe Wanderers supporters hail from the town of High Wycombe and other parts of Buckinghamshire. There are a number of Wycombe Wanderers supporters clubs up and down the country, including the Wycombe Wanderers Supporters’ Trust who are currently the owners of Wycombe Wanderers Football Club.
The Wycombe Wanderers owners are the Wycombe Wanderers Supporters’ Trust. The WWST bought the club in 2012. The club had experienced serious financial problems before this takeover, with a transfer embargo put in place. To safeguard the future of the club, the Wycombe Wanderers Supporters’ Trust launched their takeover bid, and secured the financial future of Wycombe Wanderers Football Club.
The list of Wycombe Wanderers stats begin with the club’s all time leading appearance maker. That record belongs to Tony Horseman. Horseman made 749 appearances for the club between 1961 and 1978.
No other player has played in more than 700 matches for Wycombe Wanderers, but two have made over 600 appearances for the club. The first is John Maskell, who played in 616 Wycombe Wanderers matches between 1964 and 1980. The second is Dave Carroll, Carroll making 602 appearances for the club between 1988 and 2002.
Tony Horseman is also the Wycombe Wanderers all time leading goalscorer. Horseman netted 416 goals for the club. No other Wycombe Wanderers player has come close to this record, but two players have scored 100 or more goals for the club. Mark West scored 171 goals in 381 matches between 1984 and 1983, and Dave Carroll scored 100 Wycombe Wanderers goals.
The current Wycombe Wanderers players list consists of 26 members of the first team squad, supported by the Wycombe Wanderers Academy.
Notable ex Wycombe Wanderers players include Tony Horseman, Dave Carrol, Mark West, John Maskell, Keith Ryan, Keith Scott, Steve Brown and Steve Guppy. Guppy was the first player to score a Football League goal for Wycombe Wanderers, and went on to become a full England international.
The current Wycombe Wanderers manager is Gareth Ainsworth. Ainsworth took the Wycombe Wanderers manager job in 2012, after finishing his playing career with the club.
The first Wycombe Wanderers manager is Brian Lee. Lee managed the club between 1969 and 1976, the first man to be given the recognised manager job.
Before this time, the Wycombe Wanderers team captain picked the side, before coaches James McCormack, Sid Cann, Graham Adams, Don Welsh and Barry Darvill all had roles selecting the side.
Gareth Ainsworth is the club’s 20th full time manager. The Wycombe Wanderers manager list consists of some of the more famous names in English football, including Martin O’Neill, John Gregory, Alan smith, Lawrie Sanchez, Tony Adams, John Gorman, Paul Lambert and Peter Taylor.
The Wycombe Wanderers honours list consists of one fourth tier playoff win (1994); one Football Conference title (1993); eight Isthmian League titles (1956, 1957, 1971, 1972, 1974, 1975, 1983, 1987); two Spartan League titles (1920, 1921); two FA Trophy Wins (1991, 1993); three Football Conference Shield wins (1992, 1993, 1994); one Football Conference Charity Shield win (1988); one FA Amateur Cup win (1931); and 28 Berks & Bucks Senior Cup wins (between 1902 and 2012).
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