Section 5

Section 5 is a football firm associated with West Bromwich Albion Football Club, the Albion had firms before Section 5 but none anywhere near as popular. In the 1960s firms such as Clubhouse and Smethwick Mob, however Section 5 has been the largest, with activity peaking in the 80s and 90s.

The well renowned Battle of Bramall Lane between West Bromwich Albion and Sheffield United Football Club saw large amounts of violence both on the pitch and off it, there was also fighting on the pitch between both sets of players. The match was abandoned after Sheffield United were left with only six players on the pitch.


Section 5 was formed in the late 1970s in West Bromwich and is believed to have a membership count of anywhere between 70-120.

The firm are well known for their clashes with Wolverhampton Wanderers, Birmingham City and Aston Villa.


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