The West Coast Eagles are an Australian rules football club based in Perth, Western Australia, currently playing in the Australian Football League (AFL). Representing the Australian state of Western Australia, in particular the Perth metropolitan region, the club trains and plays its home games at Subiaco Oval (also known by its current sponsored name of Patersons Stadium) in Subiaco having previously also played matches at the WACA Ground. The club is one of two Australian Football League clubs based in Western Australia, with the other being the Fremantle Football Club.
The club was founded in 1986 as an expansion team, and entered the competition the following season, along with the Brisbane Bears, making the finals series for the first time in 1988. West Coast won its first premiership in 1992, after being defeated in the grand final the previous year, winning two more in 1994 and 2006. In 2011, the Eagles finished fourth to make the finals for the first time since 2007, having won the wooden spoon after finishing last in 2010. The club is currently one of the wealthiest and most-supported teams in the AFL. The current coach of the club is John Worsfold, and the current captain Darren Glass, who have filled their roles since 2002 and 2008, respectively.
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