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"St Mary's Stadium" Top 5 Page for this destination Southampton Sports & Outdoors Tip by iwys

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St. Mary's Stadium is the home of Southampton Football Club. It has also been used for international matches.

Southampton Football Club was founded in 1885 and by the early 1900s, led by the legendary C. B. Fry, they were one of the top football clubs in Europe, as witnessed by the fact that they defeated the full French national team 14-0. It was a Southampton player, Charles Miller, who first introduced football to Brazil.

Southampton have played in 4 FA Cup Finals, most recently in 2003, when they lost 1-0 to Arsenal. After they defeated Manchester United 1-0 in the 1976 FA Cup Final, a quarter of a million people poured out onto the streets to see the victorious team tour the city in an open-top bus.

They are nicknamed the Saints, after the Club's original name of Southampton St. Mary's and the fans' anthem, "Oh when the Saints go marching in" is now copied by football fans the world over.

Famous players who have played for Southampton include Sir Alf Ramsey, Ted Drake, Terry Paine, Alan Shearer, Peter Shilton, Alan Ball, Dave Watson, Peter Osgood, Mike Channon and Kevin Keegan.

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  • Updated Apr 3, 2007
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