AFC Bournemouth Stats Statistics including Premier League Appearances, Player of the Year, Bournemouth Top Scorers, Bournemouth Head to Head Record and Bournemouth Players’ Squad Numbers. View here Bournemouth Home Kits with red and black striped shirts, black shorts and socks, inspired by the Italian club AC Milan. AFC Bournemouth stands for Athletic Football Club Bournemouth, they are often called Bournemouth and nicknamed “The Cherries”. AFC Bournemouth was founded in 1899 as Boscombe St. John’s Institute F.C. adopting their current name in 1972. Bournemouth started playing top flight football in Premier League Season 2015-16 after rising through the English Football Pyramid under manager Edie Howe.