Welcome to Bramall Lane – home of Sheffield United FC
Sheffield United were formed in 1889 at the Adelphi Hotel, Sheffield (now the site of the Crucible Theatre), as a way of keeping the Sheffield United Cricket Club occupied during the winter close season.
Bramall Lane is widely regarded as the oldest ground anywhere in the world, first used in a game between Hallam and Sheffield Club in 1862.
The club’s darkest days were between 1975 and 1982, when they were relegated three times in six seasons.
United have a range of songs sung by the fans, the most notable being their unofficial anthem ‘The Greasy Chip Butty’ song.
As well as neighbours Sheffield Wednesday, United fans also have a fierce rivalry with Nottingham Forest, attributed to the miners’ strike of the 1980s, when workers of the Nottingham pit refused to join the strike.
Actor Sean Bean, former Sports Minister Richard Caborn and Michael Palin are all keen supporters of the Blades.
Former United striker Brian Deane scored the first ever goal in the Premier League in a 1-1 draw against Liverpool.