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Middlesbrough, (MFC), were formed in the year 1876, and played at Albert Park. The club moved to a new ground in 1903 and played there for 92 years until in 1995 they moved to their current ground at the Riverside Stadium. it must also be noted that Middlesbrough FC were on of the founding members of Premier League in 1992.

The main rivals to Middlesbrough, (known as Boro), are Sunderland, (SAFC) and Newcastle United, (NUFC), the club however also takes part in Yorkshire derbies with a number of other Yorkshire clubs, in particular, Leeds United.

Middlesbrough's highest league finish was third place in the 1913-14 season, but have only spent two seasons, in there 123 years since turning professional in 1889, outside of the Football League's top two divisions.

Middlesbrough came close to bankruptcy in 1986 after experiencing what can only be describes as 'Severe Financial Difficulties', before the club was saved by a consortium led by board member and soon after chairman, Steve Gibson.

Middlesbrough were deducted three points for failing to fulfil a fixture against Blackburn Rovers during the 1996-97 Premier League season and were subsequently relegated. In a gallant fight back of dedication and determination, the club were promoted in the following year and then spent eleven uninterrupted seasons in the top division before relegation in the 2008-2009 season, to the Football League Championship.

In 2004 Middlesbrough won the League Cup. Unfortunately this has been the club's first and only major trophy in their 123 year history since turning professional. In other achievements the Boro played in the May 2006 UEFA Cup Final, but unfortunately lost to the Spanish side Sevilla.

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