The football club was formed in 1885 and played at The Dell until moving to the St. Marys in 2001.
Southampton’s most successful period came towards the end of the 1970’s and early 1980’s. They famously beat Manchester United in the 1976 F.A Cup final and that is still their only major trophy.
Their best league performance was a 2nd place finish in the 1983/84 Division One championship. They have lost three F.A Cup finals as well as a League Cup final.
In Europe Southampton’s best is the Round three of the Cup Winners’ Cup following their 1976 F.A Cup triumph.
After relegation to League One, Nigel Adkins led the club to back-to-back promotions; however he was dismissed as manager in 2013, despite being comfortably safe in the Premier League.