Why are Southampton called the Saints? Southampton Latest News: Premier League 2021/22

Southampton are one of the popular and traditional clubs of English football, with Alley Sport understands “Why are Southampton called the Saints?” and more about the club.

Why are Southampton called the Saints? Southampton Latest News: Premier League 2021/22
Why are Southampton called the Saints? Southampton Latest News: Premier League 2021/22. Image Credits- Wikipedia

Southampton are one of the founding clubs of the Premier League, spending 27 continuous years in the top flight from 1978 to 2005. Their home ground is the St Mary’s Stadium, which they have played since 2001- hosting around 32,000 fans. Their biggest rivals are considered to be Portsmouth, with the Southampton side fondly known as the “Saints” due to their history.

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Why are Southampton called the Saints?

Why are Southampton called the Saints? Southampton Latest News: Premier League 2021/22
Why are Southampton called the Saints? Southampton Latest News: Premier League 2021/22. Image Credits- BBC Football

Southampton are one of the oldest football clubs in English football, and are popularly known as “The Saints”. This historic club was founded in 1885 by members of the St. Mary’s Church. The church-based origins reflect the club’s identity, as evidenced by their most popular nickname – The Saints.

Why are Southampton called the Saints? Southampton Latest News: Premier League 2021/22
Why are Southampton called the Saints? Southampton Latest News: Premier League 2021/22. Image Credits- World Soccer Talk

After the 1897 Southern League triumph, the club renamed itself to Southampton Football Club. A year later, they moved to their first home ground in The Dell, which was the home of Southampton Football Club for around a century.

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Southampton: Premier League 2021/22

Why are Southampton called the Saints? Southampton Latest News: Premier League 2021/22
Why are Southampton called the Saints? Southampton Latest News: Premier League 2021/22. Image Credits- Silly Season

Southampton FC are one of the regulars of the Premier League, having endured an average start to the Premier League 2021/22. The Saints are currently in the 13th position- recording 4 wins, 9 draws and 6 losses in this season after 19 games. Southampton were considered contenders to European places in the 2015/16 season, but have significantly dropped their quality to be a bottom table side.

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