Portsmouth have not looked back since Harry Redknapp steered them to promotion into the Barclaycard Premiership in 2003. The top flight's most southern team comfortably remained in the division the following season and were successful in their fight against relegation in the 2005/06 campaign.
Once survival was secured, Alexandre Gaydamak took over the club and has injected several million pounds into bolstering the squad. The 2006/07 season saw Portsmouth come within a whisker of qualifying for the UEFA Cup.
Redknapp's ability to attract the likes of Sol Campbell and David James as well as a number of overseas players such as Kanu helped the club to a ninth-place finish, beating the likes of Manchester United and avoiding defeat against Arsenal.
They achieved the goal of UEFA Cup football last season as they won the FA Cup for the first time since 1939 after beating Cardiff City 1-0 in the final at Wembley Stadium. They also went one better in the league, finishing eighth.
Redknapp had resigned from his post in November 2004 but was reappointed in December 2005 after a stint at local rivals Southampton.
He left in October 2008 to take over at Tottenham Hotspur with assistant Tony Adams taking over as the new manager. However Adams lasted just 16 matches in charge and youth team coach Paul Hart was given the task up keeping Pompey up and he achieved that feat.
Portsmouth were the first club to stage a Football League match under floodlights when Newcastle United visited Fratton Park in 1956.
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