• 1981

    JD Sports began with its first store in Bury, Greater Manchester.

  • 1989

    JD Sports opened its first store on Oxford Street, London.

  • 2005

    57.5% of JD Sports Fashion Plc was bought by the Pentland Group.

  • 1996

    JD Sports Fashion Plc was listed on the London Stock Exchange.

  • 2009

    JD Sports Fashion Plc acquired Chausport, a French sports retailer; the Group's first international presence & entry into Europe.

  • 2011

    The JD Group acquired Sprinter, a leading Spanish sports retailer, specialising in footwear, apparel & equipment; the Group's first entry into Spain.

  • 2010

    JD Sports opened its first JD in Lille, France; our first store in Europe.

  • 2012

    The JD Group expanded into the Outdoor market with Blacks and Millets joining the Group.

  • 2017

    The JD Group acquired Hot-T, a South Korean retailer of sports branded footwear.

    The JD Group acquired Go Outdoors, the UK's 'destination' for everything outdoors.

  • 2016

    The JD Group launched its first JD Sports store in Malaysia; the Group's first entry into Asia Pacific. JD now has stores in Australia, Singapore & Thailand.

    The JD Group also opened its first gym as part of JD Gyms; an affordable yet stylish gym concept.

  • 2018

    The JD Group acquired Finish Line in the United States, a sports fashion retailer with a store presence across 44 states. JD Sports opened its first 5 JD stores in the USA: Chicago, Houston, Columbus, Washington and Indianapolis.

  • 2019

    The JD Group was promoted to the FTSE100 list of largest businesses in the UK.

  • The JD Group now has over 2,400 stores in 19 countries, including over 700 JD Sports stores, as we continue to expand.