Portsmouth Football Club is a professional association football club based in the city of Portsmouth, Hampshire, England. Portsmouth’s home matches have been played at Fratton Park since the club’s formation in 1898. Portsmouth have been champions of England twice, in 1949 and 1950. The club has also won the FA Cup on two occasions; firstly in 1939 and most recently in 2008.
Portsmouth were quite successful in the first decade of the 21st century, especially during the 2007–08 Premier League season, when they won the FA Cup, beating Cardiff City 1–0 in the final. They subsequently qualified for the 2008–09 UEFA Cup, competing against European heavyweights such as seven-time European Cup / Champions League winners Milan. During this period, Portsmouth were recognised to have a large number of international footballers, including England players Glen Johnson, Jermain Defoe, Peter Crouch, David James and Sol Campbell.