Southampton FC was founded as a church football team and formerly known as St Mary’s Young Men’s Association. This is where they earned the nickname The Saints from, and their home stadium is called the St Mary’s Stadium. The club’s home stadium has a capacity of 32,505. The team finished 6th in the 2015-16 season under the management of Ronald Koeman, now manager of Everton. This meant that they qualified for the UEFA Europa League group stage. However, the two favourites in Group K, namely Southampton and Inter, failed to qualify to the knock-out phase, and the other two teams, Sparta Prague and Hapoel Be’er Sheva progressed to the next round.
The kits of Southampton are designed by Under Armour for the first time as they replaced Adidas and sponsored by Virgin Media also for the first time as they replaced Veho. The home shirt body is vertically striped in white and red. The shirt has a white patch on the chest, while the sleeves are red with the sleeve hems being white and black. The collar of the home shirt is a mixture of red and black.
The same design is used for the away shirt which has a black base colour with grey details and a touch of red on the collar and on the sleeve hems.