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FAQ about Southampton FC
Is Southampton FC Catholic?
Traditionally, Southampton were a Church of England club. They were formed as part of the St Mary’s Church in the district and the club’s initial followers were protestant rather than catholic. In the present day, there is no great affiliation to any particular religion among Southampton supporters.
What is the highest Premier League/First Division finish for Southampton?
Southampton’s highest finish in the top flight of English football came at the end of the 1983/84 season. The club finished in second place, three points behind the eventual champions Liverpool. Southampton won 22 of their 42 games, while there were 11 draws and two defeats.
What is Southampton’s nickname?
Southampton’s official nickname is The Saints. This is because they were originally founded as a church football team and were affiliated to the St Mary’s Church, which is the main civic church for the city. Even as the club moved away from that affiliation, the nickname has stuck.
Who are Southampton’s biggest rivals?
Southampton’s biggest rivals are Portsmouth football club, known as the ‘South Coast Derby’. The two clubs are close to each other geographically and that will always breed a rivalry. The animosity between the two cities stretches back historically when the two ports had a civic and economic rivalry.
What do Southampton fans call Portsmouth fans?
Southampton fans call Portsmouth supporters Skates. This is meant as an insult and it’s said that the term was derived after a poll was held by a Southampton fanzine. The term is a derogatory one and is meant to infer that Portsmouth sailors took out frustrations on skate fish.
Lesser Known Facts about Southampton
- Southampton FC has a strong academy system that has produced many talented players, including Gareth Bale, Theo Walcott, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.
- The club has a tradition of nurturing and selling talented players for significant transfer fees, known as the ‘Southampton Way’. Some notable examples include Virgil van Dijk, Sadio Mané, and Adam Lallana.
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