Welcome to our new site!
Welcome to our new MFC Official Store website! We have been working on this for some time now and we’re so happy to be able to share it with you. Here you will find all of the official Middlesbrough Football Club merchandise, MFC news and more.
We know that you are probably a diehard fan, but we thought we would introduce ourselves formally and throw in a few fun facts about MFC along the way. So, without further ado, let’s get to it and start with some basics.
What are Middlesbrough fans called?
Smoggy or smoggie – either will do! Middlesbrough Football Club fans were given this name because of the local petrochemical industry in Middlesbrough. It’s a name which was first given by Sunderland FC fans, but it has now been reappropriated and fans are more than proud to be called a smoggy.
What is the Middlesbrough stadium called?
The Riverside Stadium. The stadium is just by the River Tees and was built in an impressive 32 weeks. The stadium capacity is 34,742 and opened its doors at the start of the 1995-96 season. Craig Hignett scored the first-ever goal in the stadium in a match between Boro and Chelsea.
Does Middlesbrough FC have a mascot?
Yes! Roary the Lion is Boro’s mascot. MFC runs Roary’s Children Charity fund which purchases items for local children’s charities.
What is Middlesbrough famous for?
Middlesbrough has spawned some of the world’s greatest talent, foods and landmarks. If you are looking for a delicacy then you should try the famous Parmo – which is a deep-fried breaded cutlet of chicken (or pork) topped with white béchamel sauce and cheese. Our mouths are watering too, don’t worry.
Middlesbrough is also responsible for some of the world’s most famous bridges, which have been crafted with steel made in the region. The Sydney Harbour Bridge, Canary Wharf, the new World Trade Centre, Wembley Stadium and more have all been made with steel from Teesside.
We also have a few famous faces who are from Middlesbrough who you may recognise. Sports stars include Stewart Downing, Jonathan Woodgate, Chris Tomlinson, Tanni Grey-Thompson, Aimee Willmott, Brian Clough, Wilf Mannion and Kat Copeland.
Other famous people from Middlesbrough include comedians Bob Mortimer, Paul Daniels and Roy ‘Chubby’ Brown, as well as singers Chris Rea, James Arthur, Paul Rodgers and Amelia Lily.
Actors from the region include Billy Elliot star Jamie Bell, Stephen Tompkinson, Charlotte Riley and Richard Griffiths, who is best known for playing Vernon Dursley in Harry Potter.
Fun facts about Middlesbrough Football Club
- Middlesbrough Football Club was founded in 1876 almost 150 years ago.
- Alf Common was the first player to command a transfer fee of £1,000.
- Middlesbrough FC were one of the founding members of the Premier League in 1992.
- From 1877-79 the football club played their matches at the Old Archery Ground before moving to Breckon Hill in 1892, Linthorpe Park in 1903 and then Ayresome Park and finally the Riverside Stadium.
- The most goals that Boro have scored in one season is 122 in 42 matches in the Second Division back in 1926-27.
- The fewest goals that Boro have scored in 28 in 38 matches in the Premier League in 2008-09.
Middlesbrough FC News
Every Boro fan knows how important it is to stay up to date with the latest MFC news. Whether it is match fixtures, scores or player updates, you want to know what is happening. The best way to stay up to date is by checking the MFC News page which is updated daily with new photos, videos and more.
Take a tour of our brand new website
Here at MFC Official Direct, we have a wide range of official merchandise for you to explore. Discover the latest kits including home, away, goalkeeper and even kits for your little ones. We also have a range of training clothing, which is ideal for practice and lounge days. If you are looking for apparel to show off how much of a true Boro supporter you are, you can explore the range of MFC fashion, which includes men’s fashion, ladies fashion, junior fashion and even accessories such as hats for those cold match days. Alternatively, you could show off your taste for Boro with the range of homeware available, including mugs, bedding and more. If you are searching for the perfect present for the Boro fan in your life you will find their dream present within our souvenir range.