Portsmouth Football Club is an English professional association football club in Portsmouth, Hampshire. The team compete in EFL League One, the third tier of the English football league system. The club was founded on 5 April 1898 and home matches are played at Fratton Park, their original home ground which was first opened on 15 August 1899. Portsmouth are also known as Pompey, the local nickname for both the city of Portsmouth and HMNB Portsmouth. Uniquely, Portsmouth is the only club in English professional football which is not located on the mainland of Great Britain, as the club and the city of Portsmouth are both built on Portsea Island instead.
Portsmouth have been the top tier League Champions of England twice; in the consecutive 1948–49 and 1949–50 seasons. Portsmouth have won the FA Cup twice; in 1939 and 2008, the FA Charity Shield once in 1949 and the EFL Trophy once in 2019. They have also won the second tier title once in 2002–03, the third tier three times in 1923–24 (South), 1961–62, 1982–83 and the fourth tier once in 2016–17. By winning the League Two title in 2017, Portsmouth became only the fifth English football club to win all four tiers of current English professional football. In addition, Portsmouth are also one of only two English football clubs (along with Wolverhampton Wanderers) to have been champions of five professional divisions including the former regional Football League Third Division South championship in the 1923–24 season. Before their election into the national English Football League in 1920, Portsmouth were also champions of the regional Southern Football League in 1901–02 and 1919–20. The team were also champions of the Western Football League in 1900–01, 1901–02 and 1902–03.
After earning promotion from the Second Division in the 1926–27 season, Portsmouth became the first football club south of London to reach the First Division, the top tier of professional English football. They also became the first club in the Football League to gain promotion thr
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