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About Middlesbrough FC

Middlesbrough FC was founded in 1876 by members of the local cricket club and having turned professional, joined the English Football League.

The club secured its only major trophy in 2004 when early goals from Joseph-Desire Job and Bolo Zenden helped the team to defeat Bolton 2-1 to secure the League Cup, leading to wild celebrations on the streets when the trophy was paraded in front of fans. Two years, the team made it all the way to the final of the UEFA Cup before being defeated by Sevilla.

Currently competing in the second tier of the professional game, the Boro remain a focal point for the local community, with fans packing the Riverside for each home game.

Accolades and Honours

League Cup

Winners 2003/04, Runners up 1996/97, 1997/98

FA Cup

Runners up 1996/97


Runners up 2005/06

Anglo-Scottish Cup

Winners 1975

Full Members' Cup

Runners up 1990

FA Amateur Cup

Winners 1894/95, 1897/98


Biggest league win

v Brighton & Hove Albion


Biggest win

v Scarborough (FA Cup)


Longest sequence of wins

Second Division

Middlesbrough FC in the community

Middlesbrough is one of a select number of clubs to have a Category 1 Academy, which provides opportunities for local youngsters to get into the sport. More than 100 graduates have gone on to play for the first team, with a number being recognised at international level.

The club also runs the MFC Foundation, which was formed in 1995 and works extensively across Teesside to benefit local communities through a wide range of programmes focused on sport, education and health.

With a number of dealerships across the North East, these are the local communities we are proud to support ourselves.

Backing the Boro

"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."

Lee Fryett
Chief Commercial Officer, Middlesbrough FC

"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."

Robert Forrester
Chief Executive, Bristol Street Motors

Catching up with Kammy

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.

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Latest Middlesbrough FC news

Middlesbrough Avoid Defeat But Play-Off Hopes Take A Hit

Middlesbrough Avoid Defeat But Play-Off Hopes Take A Hit

Middlesbrough made it nine games without defeat in the EFL Championship, but failure to beat title hopefuls Ipswich Town means Michael Carrick’s side are unlikely to now make it into the end-of-season play-offs.

Latte Lathe Double Boosts Boro's Promotion Bid

Latte Lathe Double Boosts Boro's Promotion Bid

Middlesbrough's hopes of making it into the play-offs in the EFL Championship secured another following a home victory against Swansea City – although a draw with Hull has left Michael Carrick's side sweating on a place in the end-of-season top six.

Middlesbrough Keep Play-Off Hopes Alive

Middlesbrough Keep Play-Off Hopes Alive

Middlesbrough remain in contention for a place in the EFL Championship play-offs after picking up four points from a possible six across the Easter weekend.

Middlesbrough Retain Top Ten Spot With Draw

Middlesbrough Retain Top Ten Spot With Draw

Middlesbrough remain in contention in the top ten of the EFL Championship despite the Vertu Motors-backed side having to settle for a point from a home game with Blackburn Rovers.