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Bolton Wanderers Football Club, commonly known as Bolton or the Trotters, is an English professional football club based in Bolton, Greater Manchester. The club competes in the Championship, the second tier of English football. Founded in 1874, Bolton have spent more seasons in the top flight than any other club in England, a total of 73 seasons. The club's home ground is the University of Bolton Stadium, which has a capacity of 28,723.
Bolton have won four top-flight titles, three FA Cups, and one Football League Cup. The club has also been successful in the lower divisions, winning the Second Division title in 1995-96 and the Third Division title in 1978-79. Bolton have also competed in European competitions, reaching the UEFA Cup Winners' Cup final in 1995.
Bolton have a long-standing rivalry with nearby club, Everton. The two clubs have met in the FA Cup on four occasions, with Bolton winning three of the matches. The most recent meeting was in the fourth round of the 2017-18 FA Cup, with Everton winning 3-2. The two clubs have also met in the League Cup on two occasions, with Bolton winning both matches.
Bolton have a passionate fan base, with the club regularly attracting large attendances to their home games. The club's supporters are known as the Bolton Wanderers Supporters' Trust, and they have a strong presence in the local community.
Bolton have a long and proud history, and the club has been a part of the English football landscape for over 140 years. The club's success on the pitch has been matched by its success off the pitch, with the club being a major part of the local community. Bolton are an integral part of the footballing culture of the North West, and the club will continue to strive for success in the years to come.