Bournemouth and five more incredible rises through the Football League
Bournemouth’s current Premier League status truly is an ongoing footballing fairytale. Now in their second season in the top flight, they don’t look like dropping out from the division anytime soon and showed on the weekend that they really do pack a punch as they downed title-chasing Liverpool 4-3.
Eddie Howe’s journey through the Football League with the Cherries will be spoken about for decades, with his six-and-a-bit-season quest from League Two all the way to a stunning Championship win in 2015 a fairytale.
The youngest manager in the Football League when he was appointed, Howe actually completed the journey in two spells at the club. After taking them up from League Two to League One he left for a stint at Burnley during which time the club consolidated their League One status.
It was only on his return that he truly pushed on the club to a new level, taking them up to the Championship, and finishing 10th in their first season there then sensationally being promoted the year after.
Which other clubs have achieved similar feats and how did they do it? Here are FIVE other teams who had an incredible rise through the Football League…