Middlesbrough Football Club is a professional association football club based in Middlesbrough, North Yorkshire, England. They are currently competing in the EFL Championship, the second tier of English football. Formed in 1876, they have played at the Riverside Stadium since 1995, their third ground since turning professional in 1889. The club played at the Linthorpe Road ground from 1882 to 1903 and at Ayresome Park for 92 years, from 1903 to 1995.
The club s traditional kit is red with white detailing. The home shorts and sock colors have interchangeably been shifted between red and white, complementing the red shirt that was adopted in 1899. The various crests throughout the clubs history, the most recent of which was adopted in 2007, incorporate a lion rampant.