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Club History

Manchester United Club History

This is meant to be a summary of the club history 

Founding Background

Manchester United was originally founded and registered as Newton Heath LYR Football Club in 1878 and did not change it’s name until 1902. Eight years later in 1910, Manchester United moved into what we now call The Theatre of Dreams, Old Trafford.

Significant Historical Events

On February 6th, 1958 the club suffered a tragic loss in what is known as the Munich Air Disaster claiming the lives of eight of it’s players. The club was on the way home from a European Cup match and had stopped in Munich to refuel. After two failed attempts at take-off in poor weather the pilots attempted a third which ultimately failed as well ending in a crash. This tragic event claimed the lives of:

  • Geoff Bent
  • Roger Byrne
  • Eddie Colman
  • Duncan Edwards (survived the crash, but died in hospital 15 days later)
  • Mark Jones
  • David Pegg
  • Tommy Taylor
  • Liam “Billy” Whelan

Club Success

Manchester United has widely been considered one of the richest and most popular clubs in the world, and has subsequently established itself as one of the most successful clubs in European football and the English Premier League.


It comes to no surprise that the club has acquired some of Europe’s most coveted trophies under the long successful 26 year reign of Sir Alex Ferguson.

  • 2o Times EPL Champions
  • 20 Times Community Shield Winners
  • 11 Times FA Cup Champions
  • 4 Times League Cup Winners
  • 3 Times UEFA Champions
  • 1 Time European Winners’ Cup Champions
  • 1 Time UEFA Super Cup Winners
  • 1 Time FIFA Club World Cup Champions
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