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GETTING TO KNOW: Sheffield Wednesday

The Owls return to the Championship...

6 June 2023

Club News

GETTING TO KNOW: Sheffield Wednesday

The Owls return to the Championship...

6 June 2023

Following their promotion back to the Championship, we take a look at Sheffield Wednesday ahead of their return to the division.

Stadium: Hillsborough
Capacity: 39,732
Year Formed: 1867
Nickname: The Owls
Most League Appearance: Andrew Wilson - 560
Most League Goals: Andrew Wilson - 217
Record League Win: 12-0 v Halliwell – 17 January 1891
Record League Defeat: 0-10 v Aston Villa – 5 October 1912


Last Five Years

2022/23: 3rd in League One – 96 points 
2021/22: 4th in League One – 85 points
2020/21: 24th in Championship – 41 points
2019/20: 16th in Championship – 56 points
2018/19: 12th in Championship – 64 points


Manager – Darren Moore

Born in Birmingham back in 1974, Darrer Moore went on to make over 600 career appearances in a playing career that spanned over 20 years.

The centre-back famously played for Torquay United, West Bromwich Albion and Derby County, whilst also lining up for Doncaster Rovers, Bradford City, Portsmouth, Barnsley and Burton Albion.

Moore also represented Jamaica on two separate occasions during the 1999/200 season whilst at Portsmouth, ten years before he would end his career at the Pirelli Stadium.

Having called time on his career in 2012, Moore would turn his attention to coaching, eventually taking over at West Brom in 2018, firstly on a caretaker basis.

Moore was given the job on a full-time basis, but was dismissed in 2019, taking over at former club Doncaster Rovers in the summer of the same year.

Narrowly missing out on a play-off place during his time at the Keepmoat, Moore left his role in March 2021, joining Sheffield Wednesday.

A play-off defeat in his first season was backed-up by a stellar campaign which saw the Owls amass the highest number of points and not secure automatic promotion. However, victory over Peterborough United in the semi-finals and a last-minute winner from Josh Windass at Wembley against Barnsley secured Wednesday’s return to the Championship.



Notable names to have connections between the two clubs through playing are Kieren Westwood, Roland Nilsson, Brian Joicey, Richard Wood, David Burrow and Marcus Tudgay.


Coventry v Sheffield Wednesday Head-to-Head:

Games won: 32
Games drawn: 23
Games lost: 29


Last Time We Met – Coventry 2-0 Sheffield Wednesday, Championship, 27 January 2021

Viktor Gyokeres’ first goal for the Sky Blues and a late strike from Jamie Allen helped City on their way to a 2-0 win against Sheffield Wednesday.

The Sky Blues took the lead on 56 minutes when Callum O’Hare’s superb turn and swivel saw him take two defenders out of the game before slipping through Gyokeres who slid an effort past former City man Westwood to score his first goal for the club.WhatsApp Image 2023-06-06 at 15.20.17.jpeg

City sealed the win in the final minute when O’Hare selflessly played in substitute Allen who finished through the legs of Westwood to round off a fine second-half performance.

Sky Blues XI: Ben Wilson (GK), Fankaty Dabo (C) (Pask 46’), Leo Ostigard, Dom Hyam, Sam McCallum, Ben Sheaf (Shipley 63’), Matty James, Gustavo Hamer, Callum O’Hare, Max Biamou (Bakayoko 82’), Viktor Gyokeres (Allen 82’)

Unused Subs: Marko Marosi (GK), Josh Eccles, Wesley Jobello, Gervane Kastaneer, Will Bapaga

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