Middlesbrough FC are a professional football club based in Middlesbrough, North Yorkshire. Formed in 1876 at the Albert Park Hotel, it was the work of members of the Middlesbrough Cricket Club to form a football club that would reach the second tier in English football.
Though it wouldn't be until 2004 when the Boro lifted their first major trophy, the League Cup. This momentous occasion came after a 2-1 victory over Bolton at the Millennium Stadium, with goals scored by Joseph Job and Bolo Zenden sealing the deal.
Following the win, hundreds of thousands of Boro fans took to the streets to celebrate, in a moment that remains legendary to Boro fans.
Winners 2003/04, Runners up 1996/97, 1997/98
Runners up 1996/97
Runners up 2005/06
Runners up 1990
Winners 1894/95, 1897/98
v Brighton & Hove Albion
v Scarborough (FA Cup)
In an effort to help more young players into the sport, the club hosts an Academy as part of the Elite Player Performance Plan (EPPP), achieving a Category One status which helps to provide more coaches for young players from U18 to U21 ages.
The MFC Foundation is another part of the club's reach into the community, which works with disadvantaged local communities to deliver sport, education, and health to those who require more access.
"We are delighted to welcome Vertu Motors to Middlesbrough Football Club as a club partner.
"We are excited to work with the Vertu Motors group and are proud to be partnering with one of the largest automotive retail groups in the UK."
"We are delighted to expand our football sponsorship portfolio with two historic and much-loved clubs in the North East.
"Sunderland and Middlesbrough both have huge support and demonstrate a real commitment to their respective communities, which is fundamental to how we want to promote our partnerships, with a number of our car dealerships also located in proximity of both our new club partners.
"We look forward to working closely with them to bring the Vertu Motors brand to their audiences and support their various football initiatives across the region."
We caught up with the legendary Chris Kamara on his visit back to his hometown. He explores his roots and details what makes Middlesbrough such a fantastic town. Kammy explores the club's training ground, indulges in some local delicacies, and recalls what it was like to grow up in the area. Watch the video for more.