A.F.C. Bournemouth is an English football club playing in Football League One. The club play at Dean Court in Kings Park, Boscombe, Bournemouth, Dorset and have been in existence since 1899.
Nicknamed The Cherries, the team traditionally played in red shirts with white sleeves until 1971, when the strip was changed to red and black stripes, similar to that of A.C. Milan. A predominantly red shirt was chosen for the 2004–05 and 2005–06 seasons before announcing a return to the stripes for the 2006–07 season due to fan demand. After narrowly avoiding relegation from the football league in the 2008–09 season, Bournemouth were promoted in the 2009–10 to League One. In 2010–11 the club finished sixth, and qualified for the playoffs to the Championship, but lost on penalties in the semifinal against Huddersfield Town.
Football League Division Three: Winners: 1986–87
Football League Two: Runners up: 2009–10
Football League Division Four: Runners up: 1970–71
Football League Third Division: Play-off Winners: 2002–03
Football League Division Three South: Runners up: 1947–48
Football League Associate Members Cup: Winners: 1983–84
Southern League: Runners up: 1922–23