Sheffield Wednesday Football Club was formed on Wednesday 4th September 1867 when local cricket team, the Wednesday Cricket Club, held a meeting at the Adelphi Hotel in order to establish a means of keeping fit outside the cricket season.
Wednesday Football Club turned professional in 1887 and was a founder member of the Football Alliance in 1889. The club was elected into the Football League in 1892. Four years later they won the FA Cup for the first time, beating Wolves 2-1 at Crystal Palace.
Due to the expansion of the railways, Wednesday were forced to move from Olive Grove and bought some land in the village of Owlerton, where the Hillsborough Stadium was opened in September 1899. Good times then followed for Wednesday as they won the First Division title in 1902/03 and 1903/04 followed by an FA Cup victory over Everton at Crystal Palace in 1907. Enjoy the very best of Sheffield Wednesday with a collection of classic football DVDs and season reviews.
In 1929 the club was officially renamed Sheffield Wednesday Football Club. That was the season in which they won their third Division One title and retained it the following season. The Owls' final major piece of silverware to date was winning the FA Cup in 1935, beating West Bromwich Albion 4-2 at Wembley.
Despite not having much major success in recent years, Wednesday have maintained a loyal following of support, including Paul Gregory, best known amongst football fans as Tango Man. Michael Palin, Michael Vaughan and Prince Naseem Hamed are well known supporters too. Fans of the Owls can take their pick from a large range of Sheffield Wednesday football DVDs, books and collectable memorabilia available from skysportsdvdshop.co.uk.