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Club information: Bolton Wanderers

Club information: Bolton Wanderers
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Club information page for Bolton Wanderers Football Club.

Full name: Bolton Wanderers Football Club

Nicknames: The Trotters, The Wanderers, The Whites

Founded: June 1874 (as Christ Church FC)

Owners: Inner Circle

Stadium (capacity): University of Bolton Stadium (28,723)

Most appearances: Eddie Hopkinson (578)

Most league appearances: Eddie Hopkinson (519)

Most goals: Nat Lofthouse (285)

Most league goals: Nat Lofthouse (255)

Oldest player: Peter Shilton (45 years 239 days vs. Wolverhampton Wanderers, May 15 1995)

Youngest player: Ray Parry (15 years 267 days vs. Wolverhampton Wanderers, October 13 1951)

Biggest win: 13-0 vs. Sheffield Wednesday (FA Cup, February 1 1890)

Biggest league win: 8-0 vs. Barnsley (Division Two, October 6 1934)

Biggest defeat: 9-1 vs. Preston North End (FA Cup, December 10 1887)

Highest transfer fee paid: £8.25m - Johan Elmander from Toulouse (June 27, 2008)

Highest transfer fee received: £15m - Nicolas Anelka to Chelsea (January 11, 2008)


Second Division/Championship (3): 1908–09, 1977–78, 1996-97

Third Division/League One (1): 1972-73

FA Cup (4): 1923, 1926, 1929, 1958

Charity Shield/Community Shield (1): 1958

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