First mentioned in the doomsday Book in 1086, as Bromwic or broom village, West Bromwich is town in the borough of Sandwell, West Midlands. The town lies 5 miles from Birmingham and within close proximity to the A41, London to Birkenhead road. West Bromwich is the largest town in the Sandwell County with a population of 75,405.
The town is notorious for its football team West Bromwich Albion, also known as West Brom. The team was one of the founding members of the Football League in 1888, spending their career in the top ranks of English football. During 1919-20 they were champions of England and they have won the FA cup five times. The team have been playing in their home town, the Hawthorns, since 1990. In that time, they have won the Football League Cup and have spent nine consecutive seasons in the highest flight of the top division. Their next season, starting the August 2014, sees them still playing in the Premier League.