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Southampton Team Stats & History
Southampton FC were founded in 1885 as St. Mary’s Young Men’s Association FC. The club became known as Southampton FC in 1897 after winning the Southern League title. In 1898, they moved to The Dell Stadium, which was their home until 2001.
They first reached the FA Cup final in 1900, where they lost 4-0 to Bury. Two years later, the Saints lost in the same match to Sheffield United but they got international recognition. Atletico Madrid and Athletic Bilbao’s red and white kits were inspired by Southampton.
The Saints joined the English Football League in 1920, in the Third Division, and were promoted two years later. From 1953 to 1960, though, Southampton were back in the third tier. Derek Reaves was at the top of the Southampton team stats with a club single-season record 45 goals, as the Saints were promoted in 1960.
Southampton reached the First Division for the first time in 1966. They did well enough to qualify for the Inter-Cities Fairs Cup in 1969-70 and the UEFA Cup in 1971-72. Saints went down in 1974, but won their first and only major trophy two years later.
As massive underdogs vs. Manchester United in the 1976 FA Cup final, Southampton managed a shocking 1-0 win. Saints returned to the top flight two years later, and finished in a club-record second place in 1984.
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Some famous English footballers came through the ranks at Southampton in the 80s. One of the most impressive Southampton stats, Alan Shearer scored a hat trick as a 17-year old vs. Arsenal. Matt Le Tissier, a club legend, was another academy product.
Southampton were founding members of the Premier League in 1992-93, but spent the better part of the decade fighting relegation. Saints moved into St. Mary’s Stadium in 2001, and were FA Cup runners-up in 2003.
In the third tier, as late as 2010, Southampton were playing in the Europa League just five years later. Their current spell in the Premier League has lasted more than a decade.
For betting on Southampton’s EPL Odds, note that they’ve finished with a negative goal differential for six straight seasons, as of 2021-22. In the 2021-22 season, no Saints player scored more than seven non-penalty league goals. Betting advice for next season could be to target their under as a team.