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This live wallpaper is made for all who are fan of Stoke City Football Club. If you like our live wallpaper, please give us a 5 star rating!!== Instruction ==Home --> Menu --> Wallpapers --> Live Wallpapers --> Stoke City - F.C. LWPNOTE: This is live wallpaper, so you can't open the app like you normally would. Just follow the instructions above and activate the wallpaper.=== More on Stoke City Football Club === Stoke City Football Club are an English professional football club based in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire that play in the Premier League. Founded in 1863, they are the oldest club in the Premier League, and are the second oldest professional football club in the world, after Notts County.The club plays in the Premier League after winning promotion in 2008; prior to this Stoke had not participated in top flight football for twenty-three years. Their first, and to date only, major trophy was won in the 1972 Football League Cup Final, when the team beat Chelsea 2–1. The club has won the Football League Trophy on two occasions, first in 1992 and most recently in 2000. The club's highest league finish in the top division is 4th, which was achieved in the 1935–36 and 1946–47 seasons. Stoke have competed in European football in 1972–73, 1974–75; and most recently in 2011–12. Stoke played in the FA Cup Final in2011, finishing runners-up to Manchester City and has reached three FA Cup semi-finals, in 1899 then consecutively in 1971 and 1972.Stoke's home ground is the Britannia Stadium, a 28,384 all-seater stadium reduced to 27,598 after segregation. Before the stadium was opened in 1997, the club was based at the Victoria Ground, which had been their home ground since 1878. The club's nickname is 'The Potters', named after the pottery industry in Stoke-on-Trent and their traditional home kit is a red and white vertically striped shirt, white shorts and stockings.Stoke City F.C. was formed in 1863 under the name Stoke Ramblers, when pupils of Charterhouse School formed a football club while apprentices at the North Staffordshire Railway works in Stoke-upon-Trent. The club's first documented match was in October 1868, against an EW May XV at the Victoria Cricket Club ground. Henry Almond, the club's founder, was also captain, and scored the club's first ever goal. During this period they played at the Victoria Cricket Ground; however, they switched to a nearby ground at Sweetings Field in 1875 to cope with rising attendances.Record appearances:• Eric Skeels – 592 appearances (League and Cup)• John McCue – 675 appearances (Including War time games)Record goal scorers:• John Ritchie – 176 Goals (League and Cup goals)• Freddie Steele – 140 Goals (League goals)Record signing:• Peter Crouch signed from Tottenham Hotspur: £10 million (31 August 2011) Record sale:• Tuncay Şanlı sold to VfL Wolfsburg : £4.5 million (31 January 2011) Record results:• Record win: 26–0 v Mow Cop 1877• Record League victory: 10–3 v West Bromwich Albion (4 February 1937)• Record League defeat: 0–10 v Preston North End (14 September 1889)• Record FA Cup victory: 11–0 v Stourbridge (26 September 1914)• Record FA Cup defeat: 0–8 v Wolverhampton Wanderers (22 February 1890)• Record League Cup victory: 6–2 v Chelsea (22 October 1974)• Record League Cup defeat: 0–8 v Liverpool (29 November 2000)• Record Premier League win: 4–0 v Newcastle United 19 March 2011• Record Premier League defeat: 0–7 v Chelsea 25 April 2010Attendance records:• 51,130 at the Victoria Ground v Arsenal 29 March 1937• 28,218 at the Britannia Stadium v Everton 5 January 2002While much of the support that the club enjoys is from the local Stoke-on-Trent area, there are a number of exile fan clubs, notably in London and stretching from Scandinavia to countries further afield such as Australia and the USA.
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