Bolton Wanderers – Fast Facts

  • Bolton Wanderers were formed as Christ Church Football Club in 1874 and adopted their current name three years later
  • Bolton Wanderers have won the FA Cup on four occasions but not since 1958
  • Dundee first played Bolton on May 9th 1951 when a Bobby Flavell goal gave The Dee a 1-0 win at Bolton’s former ground Burnden Park
  • The only other time the sides met was in a pre season friendly at Dens on August 2nd 1995 when goals from Jim Hamilton and Gerry Britton earned a 2-2 against the newly promoted Bolton
  • The Macron Stadium (formerly the Reebok Stadium) is Bolton’s third home ground after Pike’s Lane and Burnden Park
  • Bolton’s nickname is The Trotters
  • Bolton have had five Scottish managers namely George Mulhall, John McGovern, Charlie Wright, Bruce Rioch and Dougie Freedman
  • Bolton have qualified twice for European competition when they entered the UEFA Cup in 2005/06 and 2007/08
  • Bolton have had 15 players who have appeared in the World Cup Finals but just one player to appear in the Euros
  • Admiral, Umbro and Matchwinner have all created Dundee and Bolton kits at the same time