Wolves is one of the few clubs in the Premier League and even in the world that has its own museum. There are many precious collections of Wolves in history. Today I will introduce you to an old photo:
The Wolves Museum contains photos of the Wolves’ players participating in the 1888/89 FA Cup final. This is the first time the Wolves have entered the FA Cup final. Unfortunately, we were in front of 27,000 spectators at Kennington Oval in London. 3 lost to Preston and finished runner-up.
This photo is not only the only photo of the FA Cup final that year, but also the only photo of the Wolves at Dudley Road Stadium, the old stadium, before moving to Molinho Stadium in the summer of 1889.
From the photo, we can see that the Wolves’ uniform at the time was still striped, and the colors were not the main colors of gold and black, but red and white. All the players in the photo have their arms wrapped in black gauze because the father of the team's founder and captain John Brody (middle of the front row) has just passed away.
The third from right in the back row is the Wolves goalkeeper and another co-founder John Bainton. The player on his right is called Charlie Mason, a central defender. He is the first England international in Wolves’ history. He also wears a hat that symbolizes the England international when he is pictured together.