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Southampton F.C.
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Full name Southampton Football Club
Nickname(s) The Saints
Founded 21 November 1885; 135 years ago (1885-11-21) as St. Mary's Y.M.A.
Ground St Mary's Stadium
Ground Capacity 32,384
Owner Lander Sports Investment
Chairman Gao Jisheng
Manager Ralph Hasenhüttl
League Premier League
2018–19 Premier League, 16th of 20
Third colours

Southampton Football Club is a professional association football club based in Southampton, Hampshire, England, which plays in the Premier League, the top tier of English football.

Their home ground since 2001 has been St Mary's Stadium, before which they were based at The Dell. The club has been nicknamed "The Saints" since its inception in 1885 due to its history as a church football team, founded as St. Mary's Church of England Young Men's Association, and play in red and white shirts. Southampton has a long-standing rivalry with Portsmouth due to its proximity and both cities' respective maritime history. Matches between the two sides are known as the South Coast derby.

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