Stoke City Football Club is an English Premier League association football club based in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire. Founded in 1863, Stoke are the oldest club in the Premier League, and are considered to be the second oldest professional football club in the world, after Notts County.They play in the Premier League after winning promotion in 2008, prior to this Stoke had not participated in top flight football for twenty-three years. Their first major trophy was won in the 1972 League Cup Final, when they beat Chelsea 2–1. The club have won the Football League Trophy on two occasions, firstly in 1992 and most recently in 2000. Their highest league finish in the top division is 4th in which they achieved this in the 1935–36 and 1946–47 seasons. They have also competed in European football in 1972 and 1974. In the FA Cup Stoke have made it to the FA Cup Final on one occasion, in 2011, and will face Manchester City in the final on 14 May. They have also reached three FA Cup semi-finals, firstly in 1899 then consecutively in 1970 and 1971all-seater stadium reduced to 27,598 after segregation. The stadium was opened in 1997 they previously played at the Victoria Ground, which had been their home ground since 1878. The club's nickname is The Potters named after the pottery industry in Stoke-on-Trent and their traditional home kit is a red and white vertically striped shirt with white shorts and white socks.


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