Wolverhampton Wanderers Club Information - Molineux News


Club Name: Wolverhampton Wanderers Football Club
Founding Year: 1877
Home Stadium: Molineux Stadium
Training Ground: Sir Jack Hayward Training Ground
Current League: Premier League
Current Manager: Julen Lopetegui
Rival Clubs: Aston Villa, Birmingham City, Stoke City, West Bromwich Albion

Wolverhampton Wanderers are among the oldest football clubs in England with a rich history dating back to 1877. Wolves have also lifted a number of trophies throughout their existence as one of the biggest clubs in the West Midlands. While Julen Lopetegui is now overseeing a new era at Molineux.

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Wolverhampton Wanderers club name

John Baynton and John Brodie founded Wolves as St Luke’s FC in 1877 having taken the club’s name from the church school that the pair attended. But the club changed their name to Wolverhampton Wanderers in 1879 after merging with the football section of the Blakenhall Wanderers cricket club.

Founded as: St Luke’s FC (1877-1879)

Named changed: Wolverhampton Wanderers (1879-present)

Nickname: Wolves, The Wanderers

Wolverhampton Wanderers founding year

Baynton and Brodie founded Wolves from humble beginnings in 1877 after the headmaster of the St Luke’s church school handed them a football. Brodie went on to captain the club as Wolves became a founding member of the Football League in 1888. He later became a club director.

Wolverhampton Wanderers stadium

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Wolves have called Molineux Stadium their home since 1889 after moving into the ground following a spell at Dudley Road. The stadia has undergone a number of renovations over the years to keep it up to standard. Dudley Road was also their first substantial stadium after earlier using two strips of land.

First stadium: Dudley Road (1881-1889)

Current stadium: Molineux (1889-present)

Molineux capacity: 32,050

Wolverhampton Wanderers training ground

The Sir Jack Hayward Training Ground, officially named Compton Park, has been Wolves’ base since 2005. Wolves gave the site the name of their former owner after moving into the club’s first fully self-owned facility since the 1980s. While Steve Morgan also later funded a £50m redevelopment project.

Previous training ground: Compton Park (early 2000s-2005)

Current training ground: Sir Jack Hayward Training Ground (2005-present)

Location: Training Ground, Douglas Turner Way, Compton, Wolverhampton, WV3 9BF

Current league

Wolves have been mainstays of the Premier League since the 2018/19 season on the back of winning the Championship title. The club had spent the previous six years outside the top-flight and even fell down to the third-tier in 2013/14. But they have since often competed for qualification into Europe.

Current league: Premier League (2018-present)

Previous league: Championship (2014-2018)

Current manager

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Julen Lopetegui accepted an offer to become the latest manager of Wolves in November 2022. The Spaniard replaced Bruno Lage at the helm on an initial three-year contract. He arrived at Molineux upon departing Sevilla after three years in charge, which featured the 2019/20 Europa League title.

Current manager: Julen Lopetegui (2022-2025)

Wolverhampton Wanderers contact details

Website: www.wolves.co.uk

General enquiries, email: [email protected]

Tickets, phone: 0371 222 1877

Fan services, phone: 01902 810485

Other contact details: Full list here

Address: Molineux Stadium, Waterloo Road, Wolverhampton, WV1 4QR

Wolverhampton Wanderers tickets

Fans wishing to purchase tickets for Wolves’ fixtures at home and away can do so through the club’s official website. The Molineux outfit also sell season tickets and hospitality packages. Season ticket holders with historical records of attending away games receive priority for purchasing away tickets.

Tickets for Wolves’ games at Molineux also go on sale to season ticket holders first before fans with membership accounts receive priority. Should any tickets remain unsold, Wolves release them to the general public. But fans can only purchase one ticket with each non-membership supporter number.

Website: tickets.wolves.co.uk

Phone: 0371 222 1877