Portsmouth Logo – The Portsmouth (formally Portsmouth Football Club ) – also known by the nickname of Pompey – is a football club from the port of Portsmouth on the south coast of England. He was born on 5 April 1898 of five athletes and businessmen founded, it is now owned by Russian businessman Vladimir Antonov. By May 2010 the club played in the Premier League .
Portsmouth’s arch rival is only 30 kilometers away, Southampton , Southampton, although during the 1980s and 1990s was mostly in a higher league. This Derby was again by the rise of Portsmouth in the Premier League in 2003 to date. Since 2004, however, no longer plays Southampton in the Premier League.
The greatest success of the recent past was the promotion to the Premier League, on 27 April 2003 with a 3-2 victory against Rotherham United has been sealed. The season 2008/09 was the sixth consecutive season in the Premier League. Highlight of the season 2007/08 was the final of the FA Cup , in which one of the second division Cardiff City hit and won 1-0.
On 13 July 2009, the association officially recognized by the Arab businessman Sulaiman Al Fahim- bought, which is already taking over league rival Manchester City by an investment company from the sheikhdom Abu Dhabi Tschupp. Due to financial problems, Al-Fahim, but later sold 90% stake in the Saudi businessman Ali al-Faraj, but a short time later, another change of ownership. Thus, the club later by the Chinese entrepreneurs Balram Chainrai taken. Despite this, the athletic descent can not be completed.
In 2010, the financial position of the Association then sharpened further. Because of tax liabilities of € 13.2 million, the association applied for on 18 February 2010 at the direction of the Premier League to be allowed to sell outside the transfer window players in order to prevent the imminent insolvency and subsequent liquidation. The Premier League said on this but two days later. On 25 February 2010 presented the Portsmouth was the first club in Premier League history to file for bankruptcy. Then the southern English club was penalized with a deduction of nine points. After the 34th Round Table of the neighboring West Ham United against Sunderland, won the descent was also determined by calculation. By reaching the FA Cup finals against Chelsea could still be a success recorded. The finals took place on 15 May 2010 at London’s Wembley Stadium and instead ended 1-0 for Chelsea. On 20 May 2010, announced that the former coach Avram Grant will leave the club.