Saracens is a rugby union club from London which was founded in 1876. During the initial period of its history, the club struggled to enter professional matches due to its economic constraints. But this changed after the late 1930s and by 1949 it was already producing star players. The club has come a long way from its humble beginnings and has become one of the strongest in the country. It currently competes in the Premiership Rugby and has won the league many times. It is seen as a powerful figure in the world of international Rugby, a reputation it achieved after winning the prestigious European Rugby Champions Cup three times.