A brief history of Southampton
August 1, 2012
By Rob Smyth
Previous names: St Mary's Church Young Men's Association FC
Admitted to Football League: 1920
Third Division: 1
FA Cup: 1 For those of a certain age, Southampton are part of the furniture in the English top flight. They were ever present from 1978 to 2005, sometimes surviving in improbable circumstances, frequently because of the staggering genius of Matthew Le Tissier, one of the most popular players in English football history. The club was formed in 1885 ...