AFC Bournemouth 2023-24 Players, Squad, Coach, World Rankings, Nickname, History and more

AFC Bournemouth 2023-24 Players, Squad, Coach, World Rankings, Nickname, History and more

Athletic Football Club Bournemouth (AFC Bournemouth) is an English football club based in Bournemouth. Currently playing in the Premier League.

They will compete in the Premier League in the 2023-24 season after being promoted. The club was founded in 1899 as Boscombe and took its current name in 1971. Nicknamed “The Cherries”, Bournemouth has played their home games at Dean Court since 1910.

The colours of their house are red and black striped shirts, with black shorts and socks, inspired by the colours of the Italian club AC Milan.

Initially known as Boscombe, the club competed in the regional football leagues before moving from the Hampshire League to the Southern League in 1920. Now known as Bournemouth and Boscombe Athletic, they were elected to the Football League in 1923. They remained in the third tier. South for 35 years, they won the Third Division Cup in 1946. They were placed in the newly reorganized Division Three in 1958, suffered relegation in 1970 but won immediate promotion in 1970-71.

Relegated to the fourth tier in 1975, Bournemouth was promoted again in 1981-82 and after lifting the Associates’ Cup in 1984 they went on to win the third-tier title in 1986-87. They spent three seasons in the second tier but entered management in 1997 and finished in the fourth tier again with relegation in 2002, although they immediately got a promotion by winning the play-offs in 2003.

Bournemouth entered management for a second time and was relegated to League Two again in 2008, but ended the year by appointing Eddie Howe as manager. Under Howe’s direction, Bournemouth won three promotions in six years to earn a place in the top flight of English football for the first time.

This was achieved by finishing second in League Two in 2009-10, second place in League One in 2012-13, and the Championship title in 2014-15. The club remained in the Premier League for five seasons before suffering relegation in 2020, but returned in 2022 as runners-up, under coach Scott Parker.

In this article, you will get to know about AFC Bournemouth 2023-24 Players, Squad, Coach, World Rankings, nicknames, History, and more.

Team Profile Summary

TeamAFC Bournemouth
Nickname(s)The Cherries, Boscombe
Home StadiumDean Court
Stadium Capacity11,364
LocationBournemouth
Founded1899
Websitehttps://www.afcb.co.uk/
League2023–24 Premier League
ManagerAndoni Iraola

AFC Bournemouth History

Boscombe

Bournemouth’s history begins in 1890 when the team was founded with the name of Boscombe Football Club, but the club only became professional in 1910. But it was only in 1920, that the English team reached the English Third Division for the first time.

However, as Boscombe, played in the Bournemouth district, decided in 1923, to change the name and changed its name; Bournemouth Boscombe and Athletic Club. In the first season with a new name, the club finished the English Third Division in 5th place, being close to access to the English Second Division. However, over the years, Bournemouth established itself as a 3rd division club in England.

Athletic Football Club Bournemouth

After the end of the Second World War, the club went into decline and started to attend lower divisions in England. In 1972, the club was bought by English magnate John Bond, who decided to adopt a simpler name for the team: Athletic Football Club Bournemouth, also changing the team’s symbol and shirt. Bournemouth, until 1971, played in an all-red uniform, earning the nickname (The Cherries, in Portuguese Os Cherries), but in 1972 the club started to play in a red and black striped uniform, reminiscent of Milan’s Italy.

In 1984, the Cherries wrote their most important chapter in history so far: A victory over Manchester United in the FA Cup.

In 1987, Bournemouth won its first title in history, winning the English Third Division. In 1988, the English club to make a good English second division, they hire the coach Harry Redknapp. But the team suffered to stay in the Second Division but managed. In 1989, the Cherries finished the English second-division championship in 12th place.

In 1990, Bournemouth gained access to the pitch to play English Premier League, but due to a fight between Bournemouth and Leeds United fans, the teams were punished with the loss of 20 points and forced to pay a fine of 1 million—euros, and because of that the Cherries remained in the Second Division.

Harry Redknapp, remained at Bournemouth for two more seasons, making the club reach the play-offs of the English second division, but without the much-desired access. In 1992, Redknapp agreed with West Ham and went to coach the London team. To replace him, Welshman Tony Pulis was hired, who built a weak team and the English team almost ended up in the Third Division, in the two years he managed the club, finishing both the 1993 and 1994 seasons in 17th place.

For 1995, Pulis left the team, but the board spent the first half of the year without a fixed coach, and the English Premiership started very badly, but after the arrival of Mel Machin, the team achieved the miracle of staying 2 points ahead of the relegation zone and remained in the Premiership of England.

Machin remained in the position for another 6 years, always leading the club to occupy medium positions in the table, in 1999, the club finished the English Second Division in 7th place, ratifying Machin’s great work in front of Bournemouth.

But in 2000, Machin left the club after failing to avoid relegation to England’s Third Division. Sean O’Driscoll, who was the manager in 2001, almost took the club back to the Premier League.

But in 2015, the club achieved its biggest goal, access to play for the first time in the Premier League, and still as a champion of the Championship (English Second Division).

The club’s biggest idol is manager Harry Redknapp, who raised the club’s name, including gaining access to the Premier League on the field and managing the team from 1988 to 1992. And was the club’s football manager from 1983 to 1987, participating actively in assembling the 1987 Third Division champion squad.

Return to the Championship (2020-2022)

On 8 August, Jason Tindall, a former Bournemouth player, and Howe’s long-time assistant was appointed manager. Nathan Aké also left the club, signing for Manchester City for a record fee of £41m. Despite being second in mid-December, Tindall was sacked on February 3, 2021, after a run of just 1 win in 8 games, in which the team dropped to sixth in the table. He was replaced by first-team manager Jonathan Woodgate initially on an interim basis. The club finished the season in sixth place and entered the playoffs, but lost 3–2 to Brentford on aggregate in the semi-final. On June 28, 2021, former Fulham F.C. manager Scott Parker was appointed manager before the new season.

Return to the Premier League (2022–)

On 3 May 2022, Bournemouth secured promotion to the Premier League by defeating promotion rivals Nottingham Forest 1–0, with Keiffer Moore scoring a free kick in the second half of the game.

AFC Bournemouth Home Stadium

Dean Court, currently known as Vitality Stadium for sponsorship purposes, is a football stadium in Kings Park, Boscombe, a suburb of Bournemouth, Dorset, England, and home to AFC Bournemouth.

Panorama of Dean Court from East Stand
Panorama of Dean Court from East Stand

AFC Bournemouth Kit

The team colors have varied slightly throughout the club’s history. Starting out playing in red and white stripes, Bournemouth have also played in all-red shirts, red with white sleeves, and mostly, since 1990, red and black stripes. A predominantly red jersey was chosen for the 2004-05 and 2005-06 seasons before returning to pinstripes for the 2006-07 season due to fan demand.

Since 2017, Bournemouth’s kit has been manufactured by Umbro. It has previously been manufactured by Umbro (1974–78, 1983–86), Adidas (1978–81), Osca (1982–83), Henson (1986–87), Scoreline (1987–90), Ellgren (1990–92) , Matchwinner (1993–95), Le Coq Sportif (1995–96), Patrick (1996–2000), Super League (200–01), TFG Sportswear (2001–03), Bourne Red (2003–08), Carbrini Clothes sports (2008–11, 2014–15), Fila (2011–14), and JD Sports (2015–17).

Here is the AFC Bournemouth Kit 2023/24, Home, Away, and Third Jersey by Umbro.

Kit sponsorship

Currently, their shirts are sponsored by MSP Capital. From the 2017-2018 season to the 2019-20 season, the Mansion logo appeared on the left sleeve of Bournemouth shirts. Prior to this sponsors have been Reg Heynes Toyota (1980–82, 1983–85), Coopers Beers (1985–87), Canberra Homes (1987–88), Nolan (1988–89), A1 Windscreens (1990–92 ), Exchange & Mart (1992–93), Frizzell (1993–97), Seward (1997–2006), Focal Point (2006–08, 2011–12), Carbrini Sportswear (2008–11), and Energy Consulting (2012– fifteen) .

What are AFC Bournemouth’s Rivalries?

According to a recent poll called ‘The League of Love Hate’ in August 2019, Bournemouth supporters named close neighbours Southampton as their biggest rivals, followed by Portsmouth, Brighton & Hove Albion, and Reading.

Who are AFC Bournemouth 2023-24 Players, Squad players?

Have a look.

NoPlayer Name
1Max Aarons
2Tyler Adams
3Philip Billing
4David Brooks
5Ryan Christie
6Lewis Cook
7Ryan Fredericks
8Emi Marcondes
9Lloyd Kelly
10Gavin Kilkenny
11Justin Kluivert
12Chris Mepham
13Kieffer Moore
15Neto
16Andrei Radu
19Darren Randolph
NoPlayer Name
20Joe Rothwell
21Antoine Semenyo
22Marcos Senesi
23Luis Sinisterra
24Adam Smith
25Dom Solanke
26Marcus Tavernier
27Hamed Traore
29Mark Travers

Who are the AFC Bournemouth captain and coach?

Neto is the captain of the team and Andoni Iraola is the coach of the team.

AFC Bournemouth captain

Have a look at the profile summary of AFC Bournemouth’s current captain.

Profile summary

  • Name: Lewis Cook
  • Date of birth/Age: July 19, 1989 (34)
  • Place of birth: Araxá, Minas Gerais
  • Citizenship:  Brazil
  • Height: 1.90 m
  • Position: Goalkeeper
  • Agent: Bertolucci Sports
  • Former International: Brazil
  • Caps/Goals: 1 / 0

AFC Bournemouth Coach

Have a look at the profile summary of the team’s current coach.

Profile summary

  • Name: Andoni Iraola
  • Date of birth/Age: June 22, 1982 (41)
  • Place of birth:  Usurbil
  • Citizenship:  SPAIN
  • Coaching Licence : UEFA A Licence
  • Avg. term as coach : 1.19 Years
  • Preferred formation : 4-3-3 Attacking

AFC Bournemouth world rankings

 The AFC Bournemouth is at #250 in the world ranking.

AFC Bournemouth trophies

  • Football League Championship: 1 time

2014-2015

  • Football League Trophy: 1 time

1983-1984

  • Football League Third Division: 1 time

1986-1987

Source: FootballArroyo.co.uk

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