History AFC Bournemouth

  • Boscombe F.C

    Boscombe F.C
    Although the exact date of the club's foundation is not known, there is proof that it was formed in the autumn of 1899. The club was originally known as Boscombe F.C
  • Period: to

    First years

  • The Southern League

    The Southern League
    In 1920, the Third Division was formed and Boscombe were promoted to the Southern League.
  • Bournemouth and Boscombe AFC

    Bournemouth and Boscombe AFC
    To make the club more representative of the district, the name was changed to Bournemouth and Boscombe Athletic Football Club in 1923. During the same year, the club was elected to the Football League. Bournemouth and Boscombe Athletic Football Club remain on the records as the longest continuous members of the Third Division
  • Third Division (South) Cup

    Third Division (South) Cup
    As a league club, Bournemouth had to wait until after the Second World War before winning their first trophy, the Third Division (South) Cup in the final at Stamford Bridge.
  • AFC Bournemouth

    AFC Bournemouth
    Under manager John Bond, in 1972, the club adopted the name of AFC Bournemouth.
  • Division Four

    Division Four
    In 175 they got relegated and they spended few years in Division Four.
  • Champions of Third Division

    Champions of Third Division
    In 1987, they became Champions of Third Division. Bournemouth made a serious challenge for promotion to the top-flight in the 1988–89 season; but their eventual finish of 12th place.
  • Nearly getting into the First Division

    Nearly getting into the First Division
    On 5 May 1990, Bournemouth played against Leeds United. Leeds ended up winning and gaining promotion into the First Division.
  • Again near the promotion

    Again near the promotion
    The club had possibilities of playing the play-offs, however in the last games they failed and finished seventh in the League, reaching 76 points.
  • Period: to

    A new era

  • Third Division

    Third Division
    With Sean O'Driscoll as a manager they got relegated to Third Division. However, in the next season they beated Lincoln City 5-2 in the play-offs
  • History repeats itself

    History repeats itself
    Again, in the 2003–04 and 2004–05 seasons, they narrowly missed out on the play-offs, and just avoided relegation in the 2005–06 season.
  • Football League Two

    Football League Two
    In the final home game of the 2008–09 season, the Cherries guaranteed their Football League status by beating Grimsby Town 2–1 with a winning goal ten minutes from time by Bournemouth legend Steve Fletcher.
  • Football League One

    Football League One
    Eddie Howie first full season in charge brought success as Bournemouth finished second in League Two to earn promotion with two games to spare.
  • Championship

    Championship
    After the bad season of Paul Groves (2012-2013),Eddie Howe returned as manager, and not only did he pull the club away from their early-season relegation battle, they achieved promotion to the Championship, returning to the second-tier of English football for the first time since 1990.
  • Premier Legue Promotion

    Premier Legue Promotion
    The club spent most of the 2014–15 season near the top of the table, and a 0–3 win away at Charlton Athletic on the final day of the season was enough to win the Championship title and a first ever promotion to the top flight of English football.