NAME: Stoke City FC
STOKE CITY FOOTBALL CLUB - THE POTTERS
NICKNAME: The Potters
CHAIRMAN: Peter Coates
STADIUM: Britannia Stadium, Stoke-On-Trent
Stoke have probably experienced their most successful period in recent times. They were promoted in 2008 to English Premier League and have sinced remained in England's Top Flight, with finishes of 12th, 11th and most recently 13th. This has been down to Stoke making their home ground, Britannia Stadium 'a fortress', with opposition managers claiming it the hardest place to go to. Stoke have their fans to thank for this, providing arguably the best atmosphere in the EPL. An FA Cup run to the Final last year also granted Stoke the opportunity to play in Europe for the first time since 1975 and it is a tribute to their recent success.
The recent transfer window saw Stoke make big money signing in order for them to bulk the squad out in preparation for Europe. They signed Peter Crouch (10M), Wilson Palacios (8M), Cameron Jerome (Und.), Jonathon Woodgate (free), Matthew Upson (free).
1 Asmir Begovic Goalkeeper 3 Danny Higginbotham Defender 4 Robert Huth Defender 5 Danny Collins Defender 6 Glenn Whelan Midfielder 8 Tom Soares Midfielder 9 Kenwyne Jones Striker 10 Ricardo Fuller Striker 11 Mamady Sidibe Striker 12 Marc Wilson Midfielder 14 Danny Pugh
(on loan to Leeds )
Midfielder 15 Salif Diao Midfielder 16 Jermaine Pennant Midfielder 17 Ryan Shawcross Defender 18 Dean Whitehead Midfielder 19 Jonathan Walters Striker 20 Matthew Upson Defender 21 Andrew Davies Defender 23 Michael Tonge Midfielder 24 Rory Delap Midfielder 25 Peter Crouch Striker 26 Matthew Etherington Midfielder 27 Carlo Nash Goalkeeper 28 Andy Wilkinson Defender 29 Thomas Sorensen Goalkeeper 30 Ryan Shotton Defender 32 Diego Arismendi Midfielder 33 Cameron Jerome Striker 35 Ben Marshall Striker 36 Matthew Lund Midfielder 38 Florent Cuvelier Midfielder 39 Jonathan Woodgate Defender 40 Wilson Palacios Midfielder
LEAGUES LOADED -
England --> Npower League 1
Spain --> Liga Adelante
France --> Ligue 2
Germany --> Bundesliga 2
Italy --> Serie B