Southampton won the Southern League championship for three years running between 1897 and 1899 and again in 1901, 1903 and 1904. During this time, they moved to a newly built £10,000 stadium called The Dell , to the northwest of the city centre in 1898.
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Southampton were relegated to the Championship in the 2004–05 season, and were quickly relegated again following off-the-pitch problems in 2009. In their first season in League One, Southampton won the League Trophy with an emphatic 4–1 win against Carlisle United. The following season, Southampton were promoted to the Championship as runners-up in League One.
Southampton have won one major trophy in their history; they won the FA Cup in 1976. In the final, they beat Manchester United 1-0 in one of the greatest ever FA Cup shocks, as Southampton were a second division team at that time. Southampton’s strongest rivalry is with Portsmouth, which is another city very close to Southampton on the south coast of England. The first league game between Southampton and Portsmouth was played in 1920 and won 2-0 by Southampton.
Southampton lost 2–3 on aggregate, but the English League won 2–1 in aggregate victories (with one tied). 1969–70 Inter-Cities Fairs Cup. The Saints' maiden European voyage was the 1969–70 Inter-Cities Fairs Cup, which they took part in with fellow English clubs Newcastle United, Liverpool and eventual winners Arsenal.
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After the club won the Southern League title in 1896–97, it became a limited company and changed its name to Southampton F.C. The team that played Argentine team Alumni in Buenos Aires, 1904. The club won the Southern League championship for three years running between 1897 and 1899 and again in 1901, 1903 and 1904.
As regards the primary “could Southampton have won the league” discussion, I'm tempted to say no, they would probably peak at Tottenham's level in terms of being good but not quite good enough when all is said and done.