Founded 144 years ago in 1877, originally as St. Luke's FC, the club, which is commonly referred to as Wolves, was one of the founding members of the Football League in 1888. Wolves also played a key role in the formation of the Champions League (formerly known as the European Cup). This came after the club became one of the first teams to install floodlights at their stadium following which they proceeded to invite top overseas clubs to play against them.
With such a long and storied history it should come as no surprise that Wolves have won plenty of silverware. Highlights include three English League titles, four FA Cups and two League Cups. Probably their most successful manager was Stan Cullis who led the club from 1948 until 1964 during which time they won the league on three occasions and finished runners-up several times as well.
Star players over the years include former England skipper Billy Wright, who was the first player to be awarded 100 international caps. Other luminaries include Andy Thompson, Emlyn Hughes, Paul Ince, Denis Irwin, Joleon Lescott and Robbie Keane.
Who owns Wolverhampton Wanderers?
The club is owned by Chinese outfit Fosun International, a company that is described as being a multinational conglomerate holding company.