Sheffield United Club Information - Sheffield United News


Club Name: Sheffield United Football Club
Founding Year: 1889
Home Stadium: Bramall Lane
Training Ground: Randox Health Academy
Current League: Championship
Current Manager: Paul Heckingbottom
Rival Clubs: Leeds United, Sheffield Wednesday

Sheffield United are a renowned football club in South Yorkshire founded back in 1889. The Blades have enjoyed a rich history throughout their years with a number of league titles and cup trophies.

Sheffield United v Blackburn Rovers: Emirates FA Cup Quarter Final
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Sheffield United club name

Sheffield United have used one name throughout the football club’s existence. A raft of members of the Sheffield United Cricket Club established the team as an offshoot of the cricket outfit in 1889. So, they also elected to carry over their team’s moniker when deciding on the club’s potential name.

While the side’s nickname of the Blades originated from the city of Sheffield’s history in the production of cutlery. The once-thriving industry also occurred beside their stadium, Bramall Lane. But Sheffield United had originally adopted the Cutlers as their club nickname from their formation through to 1912.

Founded as: Sheffield United Football Club (1889-present)

Nickname: The Blades

Sheffield United founding year

A selection of members of the Sheffield United Cricket Club founded Sheffield United in 1889 as an offshoot of the cricket club. The collective led by the president of the cricket club, Sir Charles Clegg, convened at the Adelphi Hotel that March to discuss establishing a football team to generate funds.

Sheffield United home stadium

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Sheffield United adopted Bramall Lane as their home stadium from the club’s formation back in 1889. Yorkshire County Cricket Club had already called the stadium their home since 1855 and continued to do so up to 1893. The ground had also first opened its doors in 1855 to be used for the cricket club.

First stadium: Bramall Lane (1889-present)

Capacity: 32,000

Sheffield United training ground

Richard Caborn, as then Minister for Sport, opened Sheffield United’s training ground in 2002. It is located in the suburb of Shirecliffe and has adopted the name Randox Health Academy since October 2021 due to sponsorship. The Blades’ complex is also referred to as Shirecliffe owing to its location.

Current training ground: Randox Health Academy (2002-present)

Location: Firshill Cres, South Yorkshire, Sheffield, S4 7DR

Sheffield United current league

Sheffield United’s current league is the Championship but the Blades have secured promotion to the Premier League for the 2023/24 season. The Blades had endured relegation from the top flight in the 2020/21 season. But the club secured their return as second-tier runners-up after two seasons away.

Current league: Championship (2021-2023)

Previous league: Premier League (2019-2021)

Sheffield United current manager

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Bramall Lane chiefs appointed Paul Heckingbottom as the latest manager of Sheffield United during November 2021. The coach replaced Slavisa Jokanovic in charge of the Blades on an initial contract running to June 2026. He had earlier served as their interim coach at the end of the 2020/21 season.

Current manager: Paul Heckingbottom (2021-2026 expected)

Sheffield United contact details


Phone: 0114 253 7200

Email: Online contact form

Address: Sheffield United Football Club, Bramall Lane, Sheffield, S2 4SU

Sheffield United tickets

Fans wishing to buy tickets for Sheffield United’s games can do so through the club’s official website. The Blades offer their supporters the choice of single-match or season tickets. The club also prioritise those with official membership accounts before releasing any single-match tickets on general sale.