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Slytherinquidditchteam
Slytherin Quidditch team
Quidditch Team information
Hometown

Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry

Founded

Salazar Slytherin

League(s)

Hogwarts Quidditch Cup

Robes

Green and Silver

Rival(s)
Known Players
Behind the scenes
First appearance

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

Latest appearance

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

The Slytherin Quidditch team is the Quidditch team for the Hogwarts Slytherin house. Each year, they compete for the Quidditch Cup, an award presented to the Hogwarts House team that earns the most points.

Most members, representative of the Slytherin house, are cunning and vicious, while the others are brutish and violent. The Slytherin team's cheers are usually very insulting, like that of Weasley is Our King.

Annual fixtures

First match: Gryffindor - Slytherin
First/second weekend in November
Second match: Ravenclaw - Slytherin
Third/fourth weekend in February
Third Match: Hufflepuff - Slytherin
First/Second weekend in May

History

1940s

From 1940 to 1944 Slytherin were captained by Winky Crockett, untill Neil Lament took up the role. In 1948, Andrew Snowyowl became captain and remained so for the rest of the decade.

1950s

Snowyowl reamained Slytherin captain up to 1952. Jo King was captain from 1952 to 1956. Rufus Winickus replaced him.

1960s

Jody Jacknife was Slytherin captain from 1960 to 1964. Stuart Craggy was captain from 1964 to 1968, follwed by Steve Laughalot.

1970s

1970sSlytherinQuidditchTeam

A 1970s Slytherin team photo

Steve Laughalot remained Slytherin's captain untill 1972. Emma Vanity was captain from 1972 to 1976. Lucinda Talkalot replaced Vanity as captain. Regulus Black played as a Seeker for Slytherin in 1978.

1985 -1986 school year

Slytherin finished second, third or fourth. Gryffindor won the Quidditch Cup.[1]

1990-1991

According to Gryffindor Head of House, Minerva McGonagall, Gryffindor was "flattened" by Slytherin.[2]

1991-1992

Quidditch Pitch

The Hogwarts Quidditch pitch decorated for the Slytherin vs. Gryffindor match in 1991.

"He didn't catch it, he nearly swallowed it."
—Marcus Flint protesting Harry Potter's catch of the Snitch.[src]

Marcus Flint was in his fifth year and was Slytherin Captain and a Chaser. Adrian Pucey was also a Chaser. Miles Bletchley was Keeper and Terence Higgs was Seeker.

Their opening game was on a cold November's day against Gryffindor. Both Seekers spotted the Snitch, but as Gryffindor Seeker, Harry Potter honed in on it he was illegally blocked by Marcus Flint. Gryffindor scored the resulting penalty. Flint was struck in the face by a Bludger. Professor Quirrell interfered with Harry's broom, trying to unseat him. Quirrell's attempt was thwarted when a small fire broke out in the stand he was occupying. After regaining control of his broom, Harry caught the Snitch by almost swallowing it. Flint protested to referee, Madam Hooch, but she judged it fair, so Slytherin were defeated 170-60.[3]

The outcomes of their matches against Ravenclaw and Hufflepuff are not known.

1992-1993

SnapeNote

The note Professor Snape wrote to the team allowing them to practise.

In the beginning of the school year, Draco Malfoy's father Lucius Malfoy bought the entire Slytherin Quidditch team Nimbus 2001s. As a result of his family's generous donation, Draco replaced Terence Higgs as Seeker.

Despite their superior brooms, Slytherin lost their first match of the season against Gryffindor. During the rainy Slytherin versus Gryffindor match, the Slytherin Chasers were dominant, taking a 60-0 lead at one point. Harry Potter was relentlessly pursued by a rogue Bludger so Oliver Wood called for a time-out. However, Harry agreed to play on, telling the Weasley twins to stop flying around him so he could pursue the Snitch. When the action resumed Harry was struck on the elbow by a Bludger, which broke his right arm. Despite this, when he spotted the Snitch he was able to chase after it and grasp it in his left hand, winning the match for Gryffindor.

Unfortunately the Quidditch Cup was completetely cancelled due to attacks on Muggle-born students before the Gryffindor versus Hufflepuff match, so Slytherin did not get to play against either Hufflepuff or Ravenclaw.

DracoQuidditch

Lucius Malfoy purchased Nimbus 2001s for the Slytherin Quidditch team in 1992.

1993-1994

Slytherin's captain was still Marcus Flint. His fellow Chasers were Montague and Warrington. Derrick and Bole were Slytherin's Beaters, Draco Malfoy was Seeker whilst Miles Bletchley kept his place as Keeper. Lee Jordan commented that the captain "seems to be going for size rather than skill" in the lineup.

The Slytherin versus Gryffindor match was re-scheduled as Flint claimed his Seeker, Malfoy had an injured arm, so the first match was Gryffindor versus Hufflepuff.

Slytherin narrowly defeated Ravenclaw, a week after the start of term after the Christmas break.[4]

When Harry spotted the Snitch for the third time, Malfoy, Crabbe, Goyle and Flint walked onto the pitch, dressed as Dementors. Earlier in the year, the match between Gryffindor and Hufflepuff was interrupted by real Dementors, despite Professor Dumbledore's claim that they would not interrupt regular Hogwarts activities during their search for Azkaban escapee Sirius Black. Harry cast a Patronus at them and then caught the Snitch, giving Gryffindor victory.[5]

On the first Sunday after the Easter holidays Gryffindor played Slytherin. Slytherin were leading the Championship by 200 points, meaning Gryffindor needed to win the match by 210 points to claim the Quidditch Cup. Gryffindor's Angelina Johnson scored first. Then Flint crashed into her, so Fred Weasley threw his bat at the back of Flint's head which smashed into his broom handle, bloodying his nose. Penalties were given to each side. Alicia Spinnet scored and Gryffindor Keeper Oliver Wood saved. Katie Bell scored another penalty after Montague grabbed her head. Flint then scored for Slytherin. Bole hit Spinnet with his club and George Weasley elbowed him in the face, resulting in two more penalties. Oliver Wood saved again and Gryffindor scored. A goal from Katie Bell made the score 50-10. Bole and Derrick winded Wood with two Bludgers to the stomach. Johnson scored the resulting penalty, and Gryffindor moved into a 70-10 lead when Alicia Spinnet scored. As Harry Potter chased the Snitch, Draco Malfoy grabbed his Firebolt. Alicia then missed a penalty and Montague scored for Slytherin. After Johnson scored to make it 80-20, Malfoy plummeted towards the Snitch. Harry pursued him and took both hands off his broom to reach out and capture the Snitch, winning the Quidditch Cup for Gryffindor .[6]

Slytherin must have defeated Hufflepuff to go into the last game leading the championship by 200 points[7], considering they only narrowly defeated Ravenclaw.[8]

1994-1995

The Quidditch Cup was cancelled this year due to the Triwizard Tournament being held at Hogwarts, much to the astonishment of many students. The announcement was made by Albus Dumbledore, headmaster at the time.

1995-1996

"Weasley cannot save a thing,
He cannot block a single ring,
That's why Slytherins all sing:
Weasley is our King.
"
Slytherins, commenting on Ron Weasley's Keeper abilities.[src]

Vincent Crabbe and Gregory Goyle replaced Derrick and Bole as the beaters on the 1995-1996 team. Slytherin lost their match against Gryffindor and narrowly lost to Hufflepuff. The outcome of Slytherin's match against Ravenclaw is unknown.

Although Dolores Umbridge, via her position of High Inquisitor, decided to ban all unapproved teams, she immediately gave the Slytherin Quidditch team approval to play. Meanwhile, Professors Dumbledore and McGonagall had to plea with Professor Umbridge to allow the Gryffindor team to play.

Slytherin song

Weasley cannot save a thing
He cannot block a single ring
That's why Slytherins all sing:
Weasley is our king

Weasley was born in a bin
He always lets the Quaffle in
Weasley will make sure we win
Weasley is our king

Weasley is our king
Weasley is our king
He always let's the Quaffle in
Weasley is our king

1996-1997

"Weasley can save anything,
He never leaves a single ring,
That's why Gryffindors all sing:
Weasley is our King.
"
Gryffindors commenting on Ron Weasley's Keeper abilities.[src]

Vaisey replaced Adrain Pucey as a Chaser the 1996–1997 school year, Urquhart replaced Montague as both a Chaser and Captain. During their match against Gryffindor, Vaisey was not able to play due to a Bludger hitting his head during practice. Draco Malfoy refused to play due to more important matters and escaped his obligations by feigning illness, and Harper took his place as Seeker; this intrigued Harry, as previously Draco suffered minor injuries yet ensured the entire match was postponed until the weather changes for the better; he would continue to refuse to play Quidditch for the rest of the school year. They lost against Gryffindor. The outcomes of Slytherin's matches against Hufflepuff and Ravenclaw are unknown.

1997-1998

It is unknown whether or not the Quidditch Cup was played during this year. If it was, Draco Malfoy would not have remained a Seeker, due to his involvement with the Death Eaters.

Uniforms and equipment

The Slytherin Quidditch team's uniforms are green and silver, representing their house colours. The uniform was described as robes in the books, however, in the recent movies, players were shown wearing separate garments instead.

For Beaters, they also carry small black clubs (similar to baseball bats) to help them ward off Bludgers during matches. The Keeper wears gloves.

Safety features

Generally, only protective arm-length gloves and knee-pads are used. In stormy conditions, some players wear goggles. However, the Keeper may wear shoulder-pads, chest armour and a helmet.

Members of Slytherin team


Slytherin™ Quidditch™ Badge Team Slytherin
1991-1992
Chasers
Monmarcus Marcus Flint (Captain) Crick Shabes Adrianpucey-HS Adrian Pucey
Beaters
  Bole CoS Unidentified Beater Unidentified Beater  
Keeper Seeker
Unknown Miles Bletchley Terrance Higgs Terence Higgs

Substitutes
Unknown


Slytherin™ Quidditch™ Badge Team Slytherin
1992-1993
Chasers
Monmarcus Marcus Flint (Captain) Unknown Adrianpucey-HS Adrian Pucey
Beaters
  Unknown Unknown  
Keeper Seeker
Unknown Miles Bletchley Bad boy Draco Malfoy

Substitutes
Unknown


Slytherin™ Quidditch™ Badge Team Slytherin
1993-1994
Chasers
Monmarcus Marcus Flint (Captain) Graham Montague C. Warrington
Beaters
  Peregrine Derrick Lucian Bole  
Keeper Seeker
Unknown Miles Bletchley Bad boy Draco Malfoy

Substitutes
Unknown


Slytherin™ Quidditch™ Badge Team Slytherin
1995-1996
Chasers
Graham Montague (Captain) Adrian Pucey C. Warrington
Beaters
  Crab Vincent Crabbe Carbegoye Gregory Goyle  
Keeper Seeker
Unknown Miles Bletchley Bad boy Draco Malfoy

Substitutes
Unknown


Slytherin™ Quidditch™ Badge Team Slytherin
1996-1997
Chasers
Urquhart (Captain) Vaisey Vaisey Blaise zib Blaise Zabini
Beaters
  Crab Vincent Crabbe Carbegoye Gregory Goyle  
Keeper Seeker
Unidentified Keeper Bad boy Draco Malfoy

Substitutes
Harper Harper (Seeker)

Behind the scenes

Appearances

Notes and references

  1. "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets"(Chapter 7, "Mudbloods and Murmurs")
  2. [[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone] - Ch. 9, "The Midnight Duel"
  3. "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone"(Chapter 11, "Quidditch")
  4. "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban"(Chapter 12, "The Patronus")
  5. "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban"(Chapter 13, "Gryffindor versus Ravenclaw")
  6. "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban"(Chapter 15, "The Quidditch Final")
  7. "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban"(Chapter 15, "The Quidditch Final")
  8. "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban"(Chapter 12, "The Patronus")

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