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Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C. Nickname – Wolves

Wolverhampton Wanderers

Wolverhampton Wanderers also known as the Wolves are one of the clubs in England with amazing and respectable history. The club was founded in 1877 under the name St. Luke.

Two years later, after the fusion with the cricket team the Wanderers, the club got the Wolverhampton Wanderers name that is still in use today.

Wanderers were one of the twelve teams that founded the first football league in 1888, and they finished 3rd in that first ever season.

In the early years, the Wolverhampton was wearing jerseys with red and white stripes, but soon switched to golden jerseys and black shorts. The traditional club colors are golden and black – they allude to the city motto that says “From the dark cometh the light”.

The wolf on the logo was added in 1979, the same period when they started to wear golden jerseys and is kept up to date.

Today everyone refers to the club as the Wolves or the Wanderers. It is very logical nickname as the wolf on the logo symbolises strength and stamina and Wanderers beautifully fits the name.

Wolverhampton is great club with rich history and they still hold on to their first nickname that they got on the very beginnings of the club – The Wanderers.



Fans call themselves the Wanderers, while club is referred to as the Wolves.

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