Christ Church Football Club was founded in 1874, changed their name to Bolton Wanderers Football Club in 1877, and is one of the original 12 members of the Football League in 1888.
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The Trotters famously played their home games at Burnden Park from 1895 to 1997, after which they moved to the impressive, purpose-built Reebok Stadium.
Despite being a founder member of the Football League, Bolton have never won the League title at the highest level. However, they were crowned third Division Champions in 1972/73, second Division Champions in 1908/09 and 1977/78 and, after the formation of the Premier League, were first Division Champions in 1996/97.
The 'White Horse' FA Cup Final
Bolton Wanderers famously won the FA Cup in 1923, beating West Ham 2-0, when it was staged at Wembley Stadium for the first ever time and became known as the 'White Horse' Final. Officially a capacity 127,000 were in attendance but unofficially it has been estimated between 150,000 and 200,000 were there and PC George Scorey on his white horse 'Billy' had to force the crowd back so the game could take place.
Bolton then went on to win the FA Cup a further three times in 1926, 1929 and 1958.