We’ve created a complete team profile so that all Bournemouth fans will be in the know, with the latest and most interesting facts around AFC Bournemouth – from historical statistics to betting odds, you will find all the answers regarding the club.
|Website: https://www.afcb.co.uk/||Major Honours|
|Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/afcbournemouth/ (394,489 million likes)||Second tier titles – 1|
|Twitter: https://twitter.com/afcbournemouth (456,000 followers)||Third tier titles – 1|
|Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/officialafcb/ (400,000 followers)||EFL Trophy – 1|
|Date Founded: 1899|
Bournemouth Betting Tips, Predictions & Winning Odds
Bournemouth had to settle for a 14th placed finish in the 2018/19 Premier League campaign after a slow end to the season.
Eddie Howe’s side reached the quarter-finals of the EFL Cup but crashed out of the FA Cup in the third round after an embarrassing home defeat against Brighton & Hove Albion.
The Cherries will be looking to cement their Premier League status once again but Bournemouth will also be targeting a top half finish.
The latest odds on Bournemouth matches and other Premier League games will be available via 888sport throughout the season, as well as betting tips and news on the blog.
AFC Bournemouth - 2019/20 Squad
With close to £50 million spent this summer, Bournemouth have been fairly active in the transfer window ahead of the 2019/20 campaign.
Talented youngster Arnaut Danjuma moved to the Vitality Stadium from Belgian side Club Brugge for an estimated £16.2 million and he could be an instant hit on the south coast.
Meanwhile, Philip Billing and Lloyd Kelly join from respective Championship sides Huddersfield Town and Bristol City.
Both players should prove useful throughout 2019/20 though may find themselves sitting on the bench on a regular basis during their early Bournemouth careers.
Tyrone Mings’ departure to Aston Villa helped to finance some of their incomings this summer. Dean Smith targeted the Cherries full-back and Bournemouth couldn’t refuse a bid of £20 million.
According to reports, Nathan Ake has been linked with an incredible £75 million departure – keep an eye on the latest transfer news rumours.
Who Were Bournemouth's Top Scorers Last Season?
1. Callum Wilson – 15 goals
2. Joshua King – 12 goals
3. Ryan Fraser – 8 goals
4. David Brooks – 7 goals
5. Nathan Ake – 4 goals
Who Is Bournemouth's Top Scorers Of All-Time?
Ron Eyre is Bournemouth’s record goal scorer with 202 goals during an illustrious career with the Cherries.
Playing as their main striker in the 1920s, Eyre made a name for himself in the old Third Division and his incredible tally will take some beating.
Who Owns Bournemouth Football Club?
The majority shareholder is Maxim Demin. After securing promotion to the Premier League in 2015, Demin decided to sell a 25% stake but he remains the principal shareholder.
With the Russian helping to finance transfers as often as possible, Bournemouth fans are relatively satisfied with their ownership situation.
What Are Bournemouth's Biggest Rivalries?
Bournemouth’s closest rivals – in terms of proximity and general rivalry on the field – are Southampton.
It is hard to pinpoint an exact moment that the rivalry developed but fans always get fired up for this fixture, particularly with both clubs now plying their trade in the Premier League. Keep an eye out for Bournemouth vs Southampton on the calendar this year...
What Are Bournemouth's Highest Salaries? How Much Is The Club Worth?
According to figures obtained by Spotrac, Bournemouth’s total player wage bill is almost £33 million. The Cherries are incredibly shrewd and most Premier League clubs spend much more than Bournemouth.
At the time of writing, Asmir Begovic is their highest earner, with an estimated £70,000 per week agreed in his contract.
Bournemouth’s total worth is unknown at this moment in time but it is expected to be well over £200 million after a previous valuation of £172 million in June 2017.
Bournemouth's Most Memorable Moments & Greatest Achievements
Securing promotion to the Premier League for the first time was huge for Bournemouth – both as a place and as a football club.
The Cherries have gone from strength to strength since stepping up to the top flight and Eddie Howe’s side will be quietly confident of avoiding relegation for the sixth Premier League season in a row in 2019/20.
Bournemouth: Fan Profile
Bournemouth’s fans have been treated to some fantastic football at the Vitality Stadium in recent years and you will rarely see an empty seat around the ground.
Granted, the stadium is much smaller than other Premier League venues but Bournemouth’s top flight fixtures are always very well attended.
Seth Rogan is quite possibly Bournemouth’s most popular supporter – though some have doubts over just how much he follows the club. He infamously announced that he supported the Cherries after selecting the club from a random draw on Soccer AM.
Vitality Stadium, Bournemouth
With a maximum capacity of just under 11,500 fans, the Vitality Stadium – previously known as Dean Court – is one of the smallest grounds in the Premier League.
Supporters are right up close to the action though and away fans can create an incredible atmosphere from a superb vantage point in the corner.
In July 2017, AFC Bournemouth announced that they were looking to build a new stadium near the current site in Kings Park. The Cherries will almost certainly expand in a bid to attract new supporter to watch AFC Bournemouth on a weekly basis.
Famous Bournemouth Legends
Eyre’s goal-scoring exploits in the pre-World War 2 period obviously command respect but there are plenty of other legend contenders. Ted MacDougall is just one of those in the mix; the Bournemouth star scored an outstanding 49 goals in a single season back in 1970/71.
Sean O’Driscoll made 423 appearances for Bournemouth during an 11-year stint at the club and he remains their record appearance maker to this day. Without a shadow of a doubt, O’Driscoll ranks highly on most Bournemouth legends lists.