Association football, more commonly known as football or soccer, is a team sport played between two teams of eleven players with a spherical ball. It is played by 250 million players in over 200 countries and dependencies making it the worlds most popular sport, the game is played on a rectangular field with a goal at each end. The object of the game is to score by getting the ball into the opposing goal, players are not allowed to touch the ball with their hands or arms while it is in play, unless they are goalkeepers. Other players mainly use their feet to strike or pass the ball, the team that scores the most goals by the end of the match wins. If the score is level at the end of the game, the Laws of the Game were originally codified in England by The Football Association in 1863. Association football is governed internationally by the International Federation of Association Football, the first written reference to the inflated ball used in the game was in the mid-14th century, Þe heued fro þe body went, Als it were a foteballe. The Online Etymology Dictionary states that the word soccer was split off in 1863, according to Partha Mazumdar, the term soccer originated in England, first appearing in the 1880s as an Oxford -er abbreviation of the word association. Within the English-speaking world, association football is now usually called football in the United Kingdom and mainly soccer in Canada and the United States. People in Australia, Ireland, South Africa and New Zealand use either or both terms, although national associations in Australia and New Zealand now primarily use football for the formal name. According to FIFA, the Chinese competitive game cuju is the earliest form of football for which there is scientific evidence, cuju players could use any part of the body apart from hands and the intent was kicking a ball through an opening into a net. It was remarkably similar to football, though similarities to rugby occurred. During the Han Dynasty, cuju games were standardised and rules were established, phaininda and episkyros were Greek ball games. An image of an episkyros player depicted in low relief on a vase at the National Archaeological Museum of Athens appears on the UEFA European Championship Cup, athenaeus, writing in 228 AD, referenced the Roman ball game harpastum. Phaininda, episkyros and harpastum were played involving hands and violence and they all appear to have resembled rugby football, wrestling and volleyball more than what is recognizable as modern football. As with pre-codified mob football, the antecedent of all football codes. Non-competitive games included kemari in Japan, chuk-guk in Korea and woggabaliri in Australia, Association football in itself does not have a classical history. Notwithstanding any similarities to other games played around the world FIFA have recognised that no historical connection exists with any game played in antiquity outside Europe. The modern rules of football are based on the mid-19th century efforts to standardise the widely varying forms of football played in the public schools of England
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Almondsbury Town A.F.C.
Almondsbury Town Association Football Club was a football club based in Almondsbury, near Bristol, England. Their colours were sky blue and white shirts, with blue shorts and socks. Although Almondsbury boasts a team dating from the 1870s, the date of formation was not known. A local football reporter, David Hughes, from the Evening Post and this discovery came from the Gloucestershire Football Associations list of teams for the 1899–1900 season of which Almondsbury were at the top. The Club colours then were Light and Dark Blue, the original base for the Club which is still there was The Swan Hotel. In 1974 Almondsbury merged with local club, Greenway Sports. It was a merger of convenience for both parties, with the formation of a new club, Almondsbury Greenway, they immediately gained election to the Gloucestershire County League, where they finished runners up in their first season. Five successive championships followed before they were again runners up in season 1981–82. It was during this period that the club achieved its greatest moment, reaching the final of the FA Vase at Wembley Stadium in 1979, season 1982–1983 saw the club promoted to the Hellenic League where, in their first season, they finished a worthy second to Moreton Town. The following year the roles were reversed, with Almondsbury Greenway not only winning the championship, after ten seasons of finishing in the top two of any league in which they competed, a lean spell inevitably followed. After relegation to the Hellenic League Division One it was realised that total independence was essential to the future progress. The new ground was completed for the 1988–89 season and the off the efforts were rewarded by clinching the Division One title. At the end of season 1992–1993, following a period of financial difficulties and it was, however, allowed to continue under yet another name, Almondsbury Town Football Club. After a period of eighteen months, Oaklands Park was finally purchased by the Gloucestershire Football Association for their new headquarters. With new appointments made to the management team in 2005, the club progressed both on and off the field. In 2007–08 the club had very successful season but lost out on promotion to the Southern League to North Leigh by a goal difference of two after both teams finished on 96 points. Runners up spot was achieved in the Hellenic League Cup Final after a 2–1 defeat by Hungerford Town. 2008–09 saw The Almonds finish in 4th position,6 points behind the eventual League Champions Hungerford Town and this time though, the Almonds went one better than last season and secured the SBJ Insurance Brokers League Challenge Cup with a 1–0 victory over Carterton
APOP Kinyras FC
APOP Kinyras Peyias was a Cypriot football club from the village of Peyia of Paphos District. The club formed in 2003 following the merger of lower division outfits APOP Peyias FC, the clubs name APOP means Athlitikos Podosferikos Omilos Pegeias and Kinyras name coming from the mythical king Kinyras who was the founder of Paphos. In the summer of 2012, after a bankruptcy the club was dissolved. In July 2009, APOP Kinyras become the first team from the Paphos region to play in a UEFA competition, the clubs started their history in the 3rd division on the 2003/04 season where they promoted to Second Division as Champions. The following season won the second division championship and they were promoted as Second Division Champions to the Cypriot First Division for the first time in their history. However, the team finished 12th in the 2005–06 season and they were relegated back to the second division, in 2007 the team won the Second Division championship and they were promoted to First Division for the second time. They finished 8th in the 2007–08 first division championship and in the 2008–09 season finished seventh, after the success, the team became the first club from Paphos to win a major trophy since the foundation of the Cyprus Football Association in 1934. In their first European game APOP Kinyras played in Vienna on July 30,2009, in 2011, after 4 consecutive seasons in the first division, a record for the club, they were relegated back to the Cypriot Second Division. In 2012, in after a lot of scandals the club was relegated by CFA and UEFA from the Second to Fourth Division, the same year, after a large bankruptcy the club was dissolved. The clubs colours were yellow and blue, the clubs home was Peyia Municipal Stadium which has capacity of 3,828 spectators. In 2007 expansions have made in Pegeia stadium and APOP/Kinyras was allowed to use the Peyia Municipal Stadium
Arte Takasaki were a football club based in Takasaki, Gunma Prefecture, formerly of the Japan Football League. Their team colours were black and red, Arte means art in Italian, Portuguese and Spanish. The club was founded as Makkī F. C. Kantō in 1996, educational Corporation Horikoshi Gakuen took over the club in 2000. The reorganised club was briefly called Gunma F. C. Fortona, the club won all the games in the 2000 Gunma Prefecture League Division 2. They won the 2001 Division 1 championship again without dropping any point and they won the Kanto Regional League Division 1 in 2003 and gained a JFL status in 2004 after winning the play-off. In 2005, they dropped Gunma from their name and it is widely believed that this was a move to appeal more to people in Takasaki area rather than whole Gunma after Thespa Kusatsu became the first J. League side in the prefecture. In January 2006, they adopted new name Arte Takasaki, the 2007 season has taken a new tumble for them, already guaranteed a last place finish, and will need to rely on at least one teams promotion to J2 to avoid relegation. Losing to Gifu on the last day of the season 2–0, they were guaranteed a reprieve that was made official once Gifu. In 2008, they fared not much better, finishing with only Mitsubishi Mizushima below them, after many financial problems, the club was excluded from Japan Football League in January 2012. They played their games mainly in Takasaki Hamakawa Athletic Stadium but also use Shikishima Athletic Stadium and Shikishima Soccer. The club tried to persuade the governments concerned to build a soccer-specific stadium on the former Takasaki Horserace Track site. To commemorate Kosuke Kato who died of an attack during a practice session in February 2005
Club Deportivo Badajoz is a Spanish football team based in Badajoz, in the autonomous community of Extremadura. Founded in 1905 and refounded in 2012, it held home games at Estadio Nuevo Vivero, with a 15, subsequently playing most of their history between the third and second divisions, the club achieved a consistent stay in the latter level during the 90s. Never quite good enough to reach La Liga,11 seasons in the division came to an end in 2004, with relegation to Segunda División B. In 2006, Badajoz was saved from folding by the president of a club from the city, AD Cerro de Reyes. On 1 July 2012 Badajoz was relegated to division four, due to a €70,000 debt contracted with its players during the 2011–12 season, being later disbanded through a liquidation process. After the dissolution, the club was refounded by the supporters with the name of Club Deportivo Badajoz 1905, CD Badajoz plays at Estadio Nuevo Vivero, which had a capacity of 15,200, expandable to 30,000. The stadium hosted two full internationals for the national team,20 seasons in Segunda División 17 seasons in Segunda División B32 seasons in Tercera División As of 2014 Note, Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality
Not to be confused with OFK Beograd. FK Beograd is a club based in Belgrade, Serbia. Until the mid-1990s they competed mostly in lower leagues, in the season 1996–97 they achieved promotion into the Second League of FR Yugoslavia. In 2000 they achieved promotion to the First League of FR Yugoslavia but they let Sartid Smederevo play instead and they competed in the second national tier until 2004 when they were relegated. Since then they have competed in the tier, the Serbian League Belgrade. 1 Championship abandoned officially on May 14,1999 due to the NATO attacks in FR Yugoslavia, krlja Radović Rus Vuković Miloš Stojiljković Official website Club profile and squad at Srbijafudbal
Bethesda Athletic F.C.
Bethesda Athletic F. C. is a football club based in the Welsh town of Bethesda, in northwest Wales. Bethesda Athletic was formed in 1946, although in 1919 a team known as Bethesda Comrades was playing in the North Wales Coast League and this name changed to Bethesda United and during the 1930s Bethesda Victoria were involved in North Wales football circles. Victoria won the North Wales Combination and NWCFA Cup in 1931-31, Athletic also enjoyed some good runs in the Welsh Cup, the English F. A. Cup, and the English F. A. Trophy. A long Welsh Cup run in 1960 saw wins over Nantlle Vale, Penmaenmawr, in 1976 they beat Oswestry Town but were knocked out by Bangor City at Farrar Road. The score was 4-2 goals from Broadhead, Olney and John Hughes for Bangor, Bangor Eales, McClelland, Lunn, Elliott, Lawther, K. Williams, Atherton, Broadhead, Olney, J. Hughes, D. In 1974 Bethesda knocked out South Liverpool in the Qualifying rounds of The FA Cup but were beaten by Rhyl in a second replay after two drawn matches. In 1990 when fellow Welsh Alliance members Fflint, Conwy, Porthmadog and Connah’s Quay joined the newly formed Cymru Alliance, nine years later, and after two successive championships and upgrading their ground, Bethesda stepped up to the second tier of Welsh football - the Cymru Alliance. Bethesda Athletic disbanded and resigned from the Welsh Alliance league in September 2012 due to various circumstances, Bethesda returned for 2013/2014 season but finished bottom of the Welsh Alliance league 2 with just 6 points
Bloxwich United A.F.C.
For the club that existed between 2001 and 2002, see Bloxwich United F. C. Bloxwich United A. F. C. was a football club based in Bloxwich, England. Prior to 2008 the club was called Birchills United, in the 2007–08 season, they were champions of the West Midlands League Division One. The club resigned midway through the 2012–13 season and folded, the club was formed by Michael Moseley, Steve Hinks, Jason Moseley and Ian Mason in 2006. Starting life as members of the Wolverhampton Combination, they won all 20 league games as well as the Baker Cup, agreeing a deal to play at the Old Red Lion Ground in Bloxwich in the summer of 2007, they were accepted into the West Midlands League. Getting a place in the First Division because of their facilities, for the start of the 2008–09 season the club changed its name to Bloxwich United. In 2009, former Aston Villa midfielder Stephen Cooke signed for the club, West Midlands League Premier DivisionRunners-up 2008–09, 2009–10 West Midlands League Division OneChampions 2007–08 FA CupExtra Preliminary Round 2011–12 FA Vase Fourth Round 2010–11
FC Bremerhaven was a German association football club located in Bremerhaven, Bremen. The club was founded 1 June 1899 and soon merged with VfB1899 Lehe to become FC Bremerhaven-Lehe which was represented at the founding of the German Football Association at Leipzig in 1900. In 1917 FC merged with SC Sparta Bremerhaven to become Bremerhaven-Lehe SC Sparta until, in 1919, after World War II occupying Allied authorities ordered the disbanding of most organizations in Germany, including sports and football clubs. A combined Bremerhaven side was formed late in 1945 as SG Lehe-Nord which was renamed ATS Bremerhaven in 1947, two years later in 1949 SC Sparta Bremerhaven re-established an independent club out of ATS, followed by the re-establishment of VfB Lehe in 1953. ATS took on its identity as FC Bremerhaven in 1992. The clubs best recent appearances have been in the Regionalliga Nord in 1994–95 and 1999–2000 and in the Oberliga Niedersachsen/Bremen through the late 90s and in 2000–01 and they currently play in the Bremen-Liga, where they finished first in 2007–08 but were denied a Regionalliga licence. The club was dissolved on 30 June 2012, its football section joined Sparta Bremerhaven, which continues to play in the Bremen-Liga
A. C. Carpenedolo was an Italian association football club, based in Carpenedolo, Lombardy. A. C. Carpenedolo was founded in 1957, in the Serie C2 2007-08 regular season, Carpenedolo finished second in Girone A, and qualified for the promotion playoffs. At the end of the 2009-10 Lega Pro Seconda Divisione season the club was relegated to Serie D. It in the season 2010–11, from Serie D group D relegated, in the play-out, to Eccellenza Lombardy, but August 5,2011 it was later readmitted to Serie D to fill vacancies. In 2012 the sports title of the club was moved to Montichiari as F. C. Atletico Montichiari, in order to be a spiritual successor of A. C. Montichiari
S.S.D. Castel San Pietro Terme Calcio
Castel San Pietro Terme Calcio was an Italian association football club, based in Castel San Pietro Terme. In the season 2010–11 it was relegated from Serie D group D to Eccellenza Emilia–Romagna, the next season it finished 16th in group B and beat Faenza Calcio in the relegation playout, but was excluded from future editions of Eccellenza and subsequently folded. The club was founded in 1932 and was admitted to the Emilian leagues in 1934, Castel San Pietro played 2005/2006 in Serie C2/B, ending second-last placed, and then was relegated after playoffs. The teams colors were yellow and red
Asociación Deportiva Ceuta was a Spanish football team based in the autonomous city of Ceuta. Founded in 1996, its last ever season was 2011–12 in Segunda División B, holding home matches at Estadio Alfonso Murube, agrupación Deportiva Ceuta, another team from the city, was founded in 1972 and folded in 1991. The club played once in the Segunda División, in 1980–81, on 1 July 2012, Ceuta was relegated to the Tercera División for unpaid wages to its players. After 2011–12 season, the club was relegated to Regional Preferente de Ceuta due to unpaid wages from the previous season. Shortly after, club was disbanded with a €600,000 total debt, the Ceuta-Melilla derby was between Ceuta and UD Melilla. The two clubs travelled to each other via the Spanish mainland to avoid entering Morocco,14 seasons in Segunda División B2 seasons in Tercera División Note, Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality, official website Futbolme team profile Unofficial website
Chirag United Club Kerala
Chirag United Club Kerala, formerly Viva Kerala Football Club, was an Indian professional football club based in the city of Kochi, Kerala India. The club was formed in 2004, as Viva Kerala FC. They played in the I-League, the top tier of Indian Football, Chirag United Club Kerala was formed on 8 August 2004. The club officially took off on 19 August in a ceremony at the FACT grounds, the club was formed by group of businessmen who felt the need for the states representation in countrys top football league, the National Football League. Viva Keralas name is the result of a contest, won by Dr. P Ramakrishnan of Ernakulam, in 2007 the opportunity for a NFL spot came in the way of Second Division NFL. Viva surprised everyone by finishing second in its group and qualified for the final phase, in the final phase, Viva Kerala finished as runners-up of the Second Division NFL to book their place in the I-League 2007–08 on 6 April 2007. The club were relegated back to 2nd division at the end of I-league 2007–08. Then the next season Viva Kerala were promoted back to the I-League for the 2009–10 season, in 2010 it was announced that I-League clubs needed to complete the AFC club licensing criteria. In order to do so, Viva had signed P. K Kunhikrishnan as the new Head coach, then in August 2011 it was announced that Chirag Computers would be the new majority owners and with doing so changed the club name to Chirag United Club Kerala. Chirag were knocked out of the Federation Cup in the stages after losing all three group D matches. Following this the coach, K. P. Kunhikrishan was replaced by Sri Lankan coach Pakir Ali, but following poor run in I-League, Pakir was sacked in February and Biswajit Bhattacharya was appointed as the technical director and was put in charge of the team. Chirag finished 12th in 2011–12 I-League season but ended up being relegated as Pailan Arrows who finished 13th were exempted from relegation as they are a developmental team. Reports also suggested that the failed to pay their players salary due to sponsorship amount not being released from Chirag Computers to the club. The Chirag Crest is a background with a coconut tree behind in the background with the words Chirag United Kerala on the front. Ever since their creation Chirag United Kerala have played in multiple stadiums and they then after getting bought by Chirag Computers decided to move to the Kaloor International Stadium in Kochi which boasts a capacity of 75,000 and has working floodlights. In 2011–12 season of I-League, Kaloor International Stadium in Kochi will host 8 matches and 5 matches will be hosted by University stadium in state capital Trivandrum, the club sense founding was ran by Musli Power X-tra mainly due the Power X-tra being major sponsors of the team. In July 2011 after not signing for then Viva Kerala, Chirag Computers came in and brought full stake in the club, note, Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules
The DVV Coburg was a German association football club from the town of Coburg, Bavaria. Coburg became part of Bavaria in 1920, after the First World War, the club was formed in 2000, when VfB Coburg merged with local side DJK/Viktoria Coburg. Of the three clubs, VfB was by far the most notable, spending 21 seasons in the tier three Fußball-Bayernliga from 1952 to 1984, the club also made a single appearance in the DFB-Pokal in 1977–78, losing 3–0 at fellow amateurs TuS Langerwehe. DVV was disbanded on 30 June 2012, having declared insolvency in June 2011 owing Euro 118,000 to the German tax department, the club was succeeded by FC Coburg, which took over the league place of DVV. The club was formed in 1907 as Coburger FC before becoming VfB sometime before 1920 and they were joined by FC Germania Coburg in 1923 and by FC Viktoria Coburg in 1933. As FC they took part in the round of the regional central German league in 1914. Historically part of the state of Thuringia, Coburg voted in a plebiscite in 1920 to join the state of Bavaria. However, VfB continued to compete as part of central region football and again in 1929 took part in the VMVB playoffs, germanys historical regional leagues were replaced by 16 new regional top-flight divisions in 1933 and Coburg finally became part of Bavarian competition. The team won promotion to the Gauliga Bayern for a season in 1936–37. They failed in attempts in 1938 and 1941. Early in 1942, during World War II, they were merged with the military club Wehrmacht SV Coburg to play as the wartime side Kriegspielgemeinschaft Coburg. As the war progressed play in the Gauliga Bayern was broken up into a number of small local divisions before being abandoned in late 1944 as the conflict overtook the area. The club became a member of the Amateurliga Nordayern, the division of the Bayernliga, in 1952, playing the next ten seasons in the league until 1962. In this era, the club achieved two fourth-place finishes as its best result, in 1957–58 and 1958–59, as a newcomer, the club took out the league championship in 1967 and earned another promotion. After a third-place finish in the Landesliga in 1971–72, the won the league the following year and was romoted once more. Coburg was back in the Bayernliga for five consecutive seasons again but, except for the first year, in the Landesliga, from 1978 to 1982, VfB played a leading role, improving season by season, and earned promotion again at the end of the 1981–82 season. Back for its last stint in the Bayernliga, Coburg finished tenth in 1982–83 but came 19th in the following year, the club was still a strong side in the Landesliga after 1984, finishing in the top half of the league for the next four seasons. At the end of the 1988–89 season however it fell to regional play and it spent three seasons there before returning to the Landesliga in 1992
Dalian Shide F.C.
Dalian Shide was a former professional Chinese football club based in Dalian, Liaoning province, China who played in Chinas football league system between 1955 to 2012. Their home stadiums were the 55,843 capacity Dalian Peoples Stadium, the club won their first major silverware when they won the 1992 domestic cup title. The tycoon Xu Ming and the Shide Group would go on to take over the club rename it Dalian Shide, the club was founded as Dalian Shipyards in 1955. After the 1982 season the local Dalian government took over its ownership, the club immediately became a major force within the second tier and eventually win promotion to the top level in 1984 when they won the division title. Soon afterwards the Chinese Football Association started to demand full professionalism, Dalian went on to be one of the first fully professionalised clubs in China on July 3,1992. They gained sponsorship in 1993 from the China Hualu group and then the Dalian Wanda Group on March 8,1994 who changed the name to Dalian Wanda FC. With Wang Jianlin and the support of his company the Dalian Wanda Group taking full ownership of the club. On January 9,2000 Wang Jianlin sold Dalian to Xu Ming and the Shide Group for 120 million Yuan, the new owners brought in Serbian Milorad Kosanović as their new manager and win another league title in the 2000 league season. In 2008, Dalian Shide selected a number of players from its academy to play in a team in the S. League in Singapore. On 14 February 2010, Zhang Yalin died of lymphoma in Dalian, Liaoning, aged 28, on 30 November 2012, Dalian Shide were acquired by Aerbin Group and merged into Dalian Aerbin F. C. In 1997 the club moved to the recently built 31,000 seat multi-use Jinzhou Stadium in Dalian,26 – Zhang Yalin, Midfielder, 2000–2009 posthumous. The number was retired in March 2010, managers who have coached the club and team since the team became a professional club back in July 3,1992 All-time honours list including amateur period. ^3, Deduct 3 points for abandoning a match in protest of a referees call
Daventry United F.C.
Daventry United Football Club was an association football club based in Daventry, England. The club played in the United Counties League Premier Division, the club was established in 1968 as Ford Sports Daventry and were one of the youngest clubs in the United Counties Football League in which they played since joining in 1977. They started in the Central Northants Combination where they had success with both the 1st and 2nd teams, in years they had to hire council pitches. In 1972 they moved to Royal Oak, in 1977 they finally joined the United Counties League. In 1979 they were promoted to Division One, Daventry United had reached the Third Round of the FA Vase twice in their history and after many years of hard work and recruiting better players they made it into the Premier Division in 1996. They had their best FA Cup run in 1998–99 under the coaches Richard Green and they eventually lost to Sutton United in a very hard fought match. Thereafter, The Motormen played in the United Counties Football League Premier Division until 2007 and they were relegated to Division One following the accepted promotion for AFC Kempston Rovers. The 2008–09 season saw them eventually claim promotion, after finishing runners-up on 64 points,12 points behind winners Peterborough Northern Star, after the Ford Motor Company withdrew the use of Royal Oak in 2010, the club had been ground sharing at Community Park. The club folded at the end of the 2011–12 season
FC Enerhetyk Burshtyn
FC Enerhetyk Burshtyn was a professional Ukrainian football club based in Burshtyn, Ivano-Frankivsk oblast. The club was formed in 1948 and was previously called Avanhard, the club played in the Ivano-Frankivsk oblast league and in the 1990s and after steadily improving they won the Oblast Championship in 1998. They also entered the Ukrainian Amateur Championships and were undefeated champions in that season, the club was granted entry into the Ukrainian Professional Leagues in the next season in the Ukrainian Second League. They competed in the Ukrainian First League struggling most of the time, with 2 games to play in the 2011–12 Ukrainian First League season the club president announced that due to insufficient funds the club would withdraw from the PFL. They had a farm-club FC Enerhetyk-Halychyna-2 Halych which plays in Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast championship, the colors of the team were red and black
FC JAX Destroyers
FC JAX Destroyers were an American soccer team based in Jacksonville, Florida, United States from 2011 to 2012. The organization had mens and womens franchises in the United Soccer Leagues, a team in the USL Premier Development League. They played their games at the Jacksonville University soccer field. The team was founded in 2010 by FC JAX Soccer to fill a gap in organized mens and womens soccer in Jacksonville. The organization was announced on April 21,2011 with plans for mens and womens franchises in the United Soccer Leagues. The mens team played from 2011–2012 in the USL Premier Development League and they played their home games at the newly renovated soccer field at Jacksonville University. Their first competitive game was on May 13,2011, a 3–1 loss to Mississippi Brilla, the womens team played in the W-League, the second tier of womens soccer in the American Soccer Pyramid, in the 2012 season. Their first game was on May 19, however, FC Jax Destroyers withdrew from the United Soccer Leagues before the 2013 season. Aidan Davison Eric Dutt Marc Osterberger Womens coach D. B, milne Field at Jacksonville University, Jacksonville, Florida Official site Official PDL site The Gunners
FK Balkan Skopje
FK Balkan was a football club based in the city of Skopje, Republic of Macedonia. The club was founded in 1921 and they played seven seasons in the Macedonian First League and finished third on two occasions, in 1992–93 and 1993–94. In 2012, the club was dissolved for the financial reasons, the main club rival was Sloga Jugomagnat, who shared the ground with them. Macedonian Republic League, Winners,1990 Club info at MacedonianFootball Football Federation of Macedonia Website
Gap Hautes-Alpes Football Club was a French semi-professional association football club based in Gap, the capital city of the Hautes-Alpes department. The club was formed in 1970 as a result of a merger between Sporting Club Olympique Gapençais and CSL Louis Jean. In the clubs last season of play in 2011–12, the team finished bottom of the Championnat de France amateur Group C. The club achieved promotion to the Championnat National following the 2009–10 season, on 29 May 2000, Gap changed its name to its current version. Gap played its matches at the Stade Municipal de Gap located within the commune. The team was last managed by Patrick Bruzzichessi, in June 2012, the club was dissolved, having gone into receivership in December 2011 with debts of around €700,000. The following month a new club named Gap Foot 05, playing at the tier of the French football pyramid, was formed. Championnat de France amateur Champions,2010 Championnat de France amateur 2 Champions,2003 Division dHonneur Champions,2001 Official website
1. FC Gera 03
FC Gera 03 was a German association football club located in Gera, Thuringia. The club withdrew from the NOFV-Oberliga Süd during the 2011–12 season, the club was founded in 2003 through the merger of TSV1880 Gera-Zwötzen and SV1861 Liebschwitz. The club is made up largely of players who used to play in higher divisions wityh a large number coming from the two most successful Thuringian clubs, FC Rot-Weiß Erfurt and FC Carl Zeiss Jena, Gera won the Landesliga Thüringen in 2006–07 and gained promotion to the Oberliga. It lasted for three seasons in the Oberliga, was relegated in 2010 and won promotion back up in 2011. The club withdrew from the league during the 2011–12 season for reasons, became insolvent. Geras most notable success to date was their advance to the final of the 2007 TFV-Pokal where they lost to FC Carl Zeiss Jena. Despite their losing appearance the team qualified for the 2006–07 German Cup as Jena had already earned their place in that competition through their promotion to the 2. FC Kaiserslautern in the round and lost 0,2. FC Gera 03 play in the Stadion der Freundschaft which has a capacity of 16,800 spectators and they share the venue with 1. The best known footballer to have played for Gera 03 was Marco Weißhaupt, who went on to play in the Bundesliga for Hamburger SV, SC Freiburg, the club also has a womens football team, which plays at the Regionalliga level. The clubs honours, Thüringenliga, Winners, 2006–07, 2010–11 Thuringia Cup, Winners, 2006–07 Runners-up, 2005–06 Official Site
Gold Coast United FC
Gold Coast United FC was a professional soccer club based on the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia. It was officially announced as a team for the A-Leagues 2009–2010 season on 28 August 2008. It was the bid accepted by the league, with an unrelated bid known as Gold Coast Galaxy FC preceding it. The club was owned by Clive Palmer, the wealthiest man in Queensland until the FFA took over the clubs A-League licence in February 2012. In their first two A-League seasons, Gold Coast were one of the strongest clubs in the A-League, finishing in the top four on both occasions and making the finals series. Although in their season, the teams form dropped due to off-field instability surrounding player contracts, coaching staff. Since their inception, Gold Coast were criticised about their low attendance, in their first season, they averaged close to 5,500 people and in their second season, they averaged just under 3,300 people per game, making them the lowest attended team. On 29 February 2012, the FFA revoked Palmers Gold Coast United A-League licence, the Galaxy was strongly expected to join in the 2008–2009 season along with North Queensland Thunder, expanding the league to ten teams. Although the Galaxy bid appeared to have support, the Thunder bid appeared much less secure. The FFA determined on 11 March that neither team would be granted entry in the best interests of the league, without entry into 2008–2009 season, the players became free agents and could still sign for the 2009–2010 season depending on the terms of their next club contracts. The franchise was also linked at times with signing Nwankwo Kanu as their marquee player, the name Galaxy was an interim name and it was always undetermined whether or not that name would be used by the club as a permanent name. Galaxy was said to have ties to American Major League Soccer club Los Angeles Galaxy, indeed, in February 2008 there was even talk of David Beckham turning out for a pre-season match. The Galaxy consortium had planned to market the club deep into Northern New South Wales, once the FFA had decided not to have new franchises in 2008–2009, the focus turned to 2009–2010. The club was 70 percent owned by Clive Palmer, the richest man in Queensland, and the other 30 percent was owned by 3 unidentified men. On 3 June 2008, Fred Taplin announced that the Gold Coast Galaxy had dropped out of the race for the Gold Coast licence, the same day, FFA chief Ben Buckley confirmed that the Palmer consortium had succeeded in securing the franchise. On 6 June, Palmer signed a agreement with the FFA to field a team in the 2009–2010 season. The press conference was held at Robina Stadium, further reinforcing the suggestion that the new franchise will play at the 27,000 capacity stadium, Palmer declared that he would build a side capable of winning the League in its first season. On 9 April 2010 it was reported that Clive Palmer had ended his support of Gold Coast United
Goyang KB Kookmin Bank FC
Goyang KB Kookmin Bank FC was a South Korean football club based in the Seoul satellite city of Goyang. It played in the National League, the tier of Korean football. The club was dissolved in November 2012. Kookmin Bank FC was initially founded on September,1969 and competed in the amateur football competitions at the time. The clubs stay in the ranks was a short one. When it came in 8th out of the eight teams in 1984 the decision was made for the club to return to the amateur ranks, upon returning to the amateur ranks, the club returned to winning ways and managed Presidents Cup triumphs in 1986,1990 and 1995. It also won the 3rd edition of the Industrial Amateur Football championship in 1993, the financial crisis that struck South Korea in 1997 saw the club temporarily wound up, with the official decision to pull the plug on the team coming on December 31,1997. After two years out of the game, Kookmin Bank reconstituted their club on February 28,2000, organised league football at amateur level came about in 2003 with the establishment of the National League, a competition with ten members, of which Kookmin Bank were one. They defeated the team of military side Sangmu 5-4 on aggregate in the playoff final to win the league. They retained their crown in 2004 with a 4-1 aggregate win over Gangneung City FC after having again won the first stage of the league season. It was planned that, subject to meeting certain financial requirements, however Goyang Kookmin Bank caused controversy by winning the league but declining to move up. Team owners Kookmin Bank cited a Korean law where banks in Korea were not allowed to be involved in profitable ventures outside of banking which of course a professional team could be. However the more likely reason is the financial losses that most K-League teams endure each year as the league struggles for sponsorship money. On top of that any National League champion seeking promotion from the tier is required to pay an entry fee of around 2 million US dollars simply to join the league. Goyang Kookmin Bank received several threats from the League ranging from being out of the competition, to fines. In the end the side received a points penalty, to be split into ten point deductions in the first. As of 1 March 2012 Note, Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules, players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality. List of football clubs in South Korea KB Kookmin Bank FC Anyang Goyang KB page at the National League website Goyang KB at ROKfootball. com
Grand-Lancy Football Club was a Swiss football team from Grand Lancy, they last playing in Liga 1. The 3rd tier in the Swiss football pyramid Group 1, the club was formed in 1943, they finished 2008/2009 season in 1st position resulting in Promotion to 1. In 2011 they reached the 2nd round of the Swiss Cup where they play against FC Luzern of the Swiss Super League. In summer 2012 was dissolved by Swiss Football Association, after the bankrupt of the club, the new club was founded with plays of Lancy Sports and Grand Lancy, as FC Lancy
Hatfield Main F.C.
Hatfield Main F. C. was an English football club based in Hatfield, South Yorkshire. The club was formed in the 1920s, entering the FA Cup for the first time in 1929 and they spent their early years in local Doncaster leagues. In 1955 they joined Division Two of the Yorkshire League, after finishing fourth in 1961–62 they were promoted to Division One, but were relegated at the end of the following season. In 1963–64 they finished second in Division Two and were promoted again, in 1972–73 they were promoted back to Division One, but were relegated back to Division Two at the end of the 1976–77 season. When the Yorkshire League merged into the Northern Counties East League in 1982, Two seasons later they were transferred to Division One Central, and in 1985–86 were placed in Division One. After finishing third in 1986–87 they were promoted to the Premier Division and they finished as runners-up in 1988–89, but the following season they finished bottom and were relegated. In 1994–95 they won Division One and were promoted back to the Premier Division, in 1998 they finished bottom of the Premier Division and were relegated. In 2003 they pulled out of the NCEL and rejoined the Doncaster & District Senior League and they won the Division One title in 2004 and won promotion to the Premier Division, and in 2005 they joined the Central Midlands League. Hatfield spent five years in the CMFL, in time they won promotion to the Supreme Division. After two further years in the D&DSL the club resigned, and disbanded after nearly 90 years of existence, the Welfare Ground is now used by Dunscroft United in the D&DSL. Best FA Cup performance, 2nd Qualifying Round, 1930–31, 1968–69, 1972–73 Best FA Trophy performance, 2nd Qualifying Round, 1973–74, 1975–76 Best FA Vase performance, 4th Round, 1983–84, 1987–88
U.S.D. Irsinese Calcio Matera
Irsinese Calcio Matera was an Italian association football club located in Irsina, Basilicata. The club was founded on July 22,2009 when Fortis Murgia Irsina acquired the title of Azzurra Tricarico in Eccellenza Basilicata. In the 2009–10 season Fortis Murgia won this league and the Coppa Italia Eccellenza and was promoted to Serie D where it played its matches in Altamura. In summer 2011 the club merged with Real Irsina, a club playing in Promozione Basilicata, on 16 December 2011 it was renamed U. S. D. In summer 2012 its sports title of Serie D was transferred to Matera Calcio and its colors were white and blue. It played at the Stadio XXI Settembre - Franco Salerno, in Matera, which has a capacity of 8,500
NK Karlovac was a Croatian football club based in the town of Karlovac. Karlovac played their matches at Stadion Branko Čavlović-Čavlek. Traditionally lower-level minnows, the clubs most successful period in the Yugoslav football league system was in the 1970s when they competed in the Yugoslav Second League. After the breakup of Yugoslavia and the formation of the Croatian football league system in 1992 Karlovac spent most of the playing in Druga HNL and Treća HNL, second. Led by manager Igor Pamić, Karlovac won consecutive promotions in the 2007–08 and 2008–09 seasons, after sixth place in debut season in 1. HNL and equally good second season, financial troubles during 2011–12 season hit Karlovac hard and they faced relegation to second division but due to financial irregularities, Karlovac was suspended by Croatian Football Federation. In summer of 2012, NK Karlovac 1919 was founded as a successor club, founded in 1919 as NK Borac, they changed their name in 1920 to NŠK Karlovac. This lasted until 1941 when they merged with local sides to form ŠK Velebit. Following World War II Velebit was disbanded and re-established as FD Udarnik, Igor Pamić Srećko Lušić Damir Petravić Krešimir Ganjto Sanjin Lucijanić
Kimberley Town F.C.
Kimberley Town Football Club was a football club based in Kimberley, Nottinghamshire, England. They joined the Midland League in 1971 and they reached the Second Round of the FA Vase three times. In the summer of 2012 the club resigned from the Central Midlands League South Division and their last manager was ex-pro Paul Rawden. There are records of a team named Kimberley Town from the late 19th century playing in the FA Cup between 1892 and 1908, however, the forerunner to the current club, Kimberley YMCA, were first reported of in 1915 when they won the Notts Intermediate Cup. The club disbanded in 1928, but reformed with the purpose of playing friendlies in 1947, in the 1950s Kimberley YMCA joined the Notts Amateur League, winning the divisions Senior Knockout Cup in 1954 before becoming league champions the following season. This led to promotion to Central Alliance League Division Two, a year later the club changed name to Kimberley Town. In 1986 the club were members of the Supreme Division
F.C. Kiryat Gat
F. C. Hapoel Kiryat Gat was an Israeli football team based in the southern city of Kiryat Gat. the clubs best achievement was the fifth place in the fourth division, Liga Bet. Currently, only the Womens section is operated by the club, the club is part of Hapoel Association, Since summer 2010. The Club was founded after the dissolving of Beitar Kiryat Gat F. C. that merged with the Major Club in the city, the club formed in Summer 2008. After the first season ever, the club was promoted from Liga Gimel to Liga Bet, at the 2011–12 season, the club finished in the fifth place in Liga Bet South B division. They did not enter Liga Bet in the 2012–13 season and dissolved, the Womens section of the club founded in 2010 and joined the second division of womens football in Israel, Ligat Nashim Shniya. At the end of the 2012–13 season, the club promoted to the first division, Ligat Nashim Rishona. New on the grass, Kiryat Gat F. C. Hebrew F. C. Kiryat Gat Israel Football Association Hebrew F. C. Kiryat Gat Israel Football Association Hebrew
Lorca Deportiva CF
Lorca Deportiva Club de Fútbol, S. A. D. was a Spanish football club based in Lorca, in the autonomous community of Murcia. Founded in 2002 it was dissolved ten years later, and held home matches at Estadio Francisco Artés Carrasco, Lorca Deportiva was founded in 2002, right after the defunction of Lorca Club de Fútbol which had been born eight years earlier. The new club started in the division, and was promoted to the third level at the first attempt. As rookies in the tier, Lorca qualified for the play-offs after occupying the second place in the regular season. After Emerys departure, with many players also leaving, Lorca was relegated the following campaign. In the middle of 2009, although it had just finished second in its group, economic issues led to another drop, for the 2010–11 season, the club was relocated to nearby Totana and renamed LD Olímpico. 2 seasons in Segunda División 4 seasons in Segunda División B2 seasons in Tercera División Official website Futbolme team profile
A.S.D. Luco Canistro
Associazione Sportiva Dilettantistica Luco Canistro was an Italian association football club located in Luco dei Marsi, Abruzzo and that represented also the town of Canistro, Abruzzo. Luco Canistro was founded in 1981, in the summer 2007 the club has acquired the sport rights in order to play in Serie D from Avezzano. In the summer 2012, after the relegation to Eccellenza, the club was dissolved and its colors were white and red
Ludlow Town F.C.
Ludlow Town F. C. was a football club based in Ludlow, Shropshire, England. Ludlow Town Football Club was founded in 1890 and played on council grounds around the town until 1981 when they acquired their own facilities at The Riddings Park, in their debut season they won the title to clinch promotion to Division One. In 1995 Town merged with local rivals Ludlow Colts, as the town was proving unable to sustain two clubs. In 2000 Les Bristow took over as manager and led the club to the championship of the Premier Division and this saw the club promoted to the Midland Football Alliance, where they spent four seasons before succumbing to relegation in 2005. During this time they also re-located to their new ground, the SBS Stadium, Ludlow finished 10th in the Premier Division of the West Midlands League in 2009–10. With the folding of the Shropshire Alliance in 2011, the Colts team joined the County Leagues Division One in 2011–12, in July 2012 the club entered receivership, with debts exceeding £400,000. A phoenix club, called AFC Ludlow was formed in August 2012, in July 2016, however, it was announced that the club had folded once again, this time due to lack of commitment from players, and an inability to field a regular team. Town moved to The SBS Stadium in 2002 after selling their previous home at The Riddings Park for housing and it boasts a well-appointed main stand with physio room and club offices, and two full-sized floodlit football pitches. In 2004 it hosted a match between the England learning difficulties football team and their German counterparts. A deal to sell the ground to cancel out the considerable debts in 2011 failed. This was a factor in the clubs folding in 2012. The stadium was sold in April 2013 to a consortium fronted by local businessman Matt Davies. At the time, Davies said he planned to use it for various sports, however the following year Davies announced that Im intending to close the club – thats the long and short of it. The stadium and its several pitches, already pre-zoned for residential development, were closed to sports teams in July 2014. However Powys businessman Roy Delves, owner of Tuffins supermarkets, acquired a stake with promises to safeguard the stadium for the foreseeable future
MagicJack was an American professional soccer club based in Boca Raton, Florida. The team competed in Womens Professional Soccer for one season until legal challenges caused the owner to become banned from the WPS. MagicJack was founded in 2001 as the Washington Freedom of the defunct Womens United Soccer Association, the Freedom were the only team to continue as an organization once WUSA folded, first playing exhibition games before joining the W-League. The Freedom were a member of WUSAs successor, Womens Professional Soccer. In 2011, the team was purchased by Dan Borislow, owner of the tech company magicJack. MagicJack opened its 2011 season with three wins, and was the team with a perfect record for the first month of the season. During the 2011 FIFA Womens World Cup, magicJack lost in a WPS-record 6-0 defeat, on July 22,2011, Abby Wambach was named as magicJacks player-coach for the rest of the season. The team was the side when the Western New York Flash of Rochester set the new WPS league record attendance of 15,404. MagicJack ultimately finished third in both the season and the playoffs. The league denied this accusation, and agreements were made for the suit to be dropped, WPS also stated, Mr. Borislows actions have been calculated to tarnish the reputation of the league and damage the leagues business relationships. All players were able sign into new teams when free agency started on November 9,2011, Borislow again filed suit in Florida courts, and on January 10,2012, the judge ruled the league could not terminate the teams franchise without following its own procedures. A hearing was set for the following week and this quickly became moot as the WPS announced on January 30 that it was suspending the 2012 season, on May 18,2012, the league ceased operations. Note, Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules, players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality. Media related to MagicJack at Wikimedia Commons
Mathare Youth F.C.
Mathare Youth Football Club was a football club based in Nairobi, Kenya. They played in the Kenyan Premier League, but were relegated in 2008 and they last competed in the FKF Division One. The team was owned by the Mathare Youth Sports Association, the team was a feeder team for Mathare United, until Mathare Youth were promoted to the Premier League to rival them. On 31 August 2012, the team disbanded and therefore pulled out of the 2012 FKF Division One, after which the Football Kenya Federation decided to nullify all of their second round results. This meant that all teams that had played against them had their points revoked or given back, depending on the results of the matches, and all upcoming fixtures involving them were cancelled
Associazione Calcio Montichiari was an Italian association football club based in based in Montichiari, Lombardy. The last owner and president were respectively Francesco De Pasquale and Maurizio Soloni, in 2012 Carpenedolo from the nearby town, relocated its sports title to Montichiari as a spiritual successor, namely F. C. Atletico Montichiari. The club was founded in 1928, in the 2006–07 Serie C2 season, Montichiari finished 16th and was forced to play in the relegation playoffs. The team was relegated to Serie D, being the lower classified team after the tie with 15th-placed Portogruaro ended in a 1–1 aggregate draw. In the 2007–08 Serie D season, Montichiari finished 2nd in Girone D, as a playoff semi-finalist, the team won special promotion to Serie C2, now called Lega Pro Seconda Divisione, as one of the 5 top teams in the promotional playoffs. In the 2008–09 Lega Pro Seconda Divisione was relegated again in Serie D, the team back now in Lega Pro Seconda Divisione winning the 2009–10 Serie D group C, conquering also the Scudetto Dilettanti. In the season 2010-11 the club was ranked 8th, in the 2011–12 season the club was ranked 18th and so relegated to Serie D. In summer 2012 it does not join in Serie D and was excluded from all the Italian football, the teams colors were red and blue. Serie D, Winners 1, 2009-10 Scudetto Dilettanti, Winners 1, 2009-10 It played at the Stadio Romeo Menti in Montichiari, which has a capacity of 2,500. Francesco Carbone Currently the main team of the town of Montichiari is Atletico Montichiari, the former Carpenedolo, that in summer 2012 moved in this city and changed its name in the current one
FK Mughan Salyan was an Azerbaijani football club, based in Salyan. The club reached the Azerbaijan Premier League for the first time in 2008–2009, the club was first promoted after FK Masallı withdrew for the 2008/09 season. On 31 October 2008, FK NBC Salyan changed its name to FK Mughan, founded in 2007, FK Mughan played their first season in the First Division, A Grupu, under the name of FK NBC Salyan. Finishing First in this group, they were admitted to the Second stage of the season, the club failed to achieve promotion, finishing third in the group. However, FK Masallı withdrew for the 2008/09 season, so FK Mughan gained a spot in the Azerbaijan Premier League, in the 2008/09 season, FK NBC Salyan changed their name in FK Mughan on 31 October 2008. Their first match in the Azerbaijan Premier League was against FK Qäbälä and their first victory was in round 3. Against PFC Turan Tovuz they won with 3–1, finishing the season on the 12th spot, FK Mughan had just enough points to stay clear of relegation. In 2010–11 season, club finished 8th place but due sponsorship reasons, club is ruled out to participate in the next season, in 2012, clubs owners announced that club will be dissolved and they will not be participating in Azerbaijan First Division. FK Mughans traditional kit is a shirt with orange sides. Their away kit is an orange with white sides, FK Mughans current logo contains jumping gazelles, which is the sign of swiftness, speed and agility in Azerbaijani folklore. Vladislav Gadirov Nadir Gasymov Vladislav Gadirov Kemal Alispahić Almir Hurtić Bahman Hasanov Heydar Aghayev Official website FK Mughan at PFL. AZ
NK Nafta Lendava
Nogometni Klub Nafta Lendava, commonly referred to as NK Nafta Lendava or simply Nafta, was a Slovenian football club, which played in the town of Lendava. They were founded as Lendvai Football Egyesület in 1903 during Hungarian administration and they were regarded as the oldest Slovenian football club until they filled for bankruptcy and were dissolved, following the 2011–12 Slovenian PrvaLiga season. The club played in the Yugoslav First League only in the 1946-47 season and it was refounded as ND Lendava 1903 in 2012. Nafta supporters were called Gorgone Lendava
Namyangju United FC
Namyangju United Football Club is a South Korean soccer club based in the city of Namyangju. It is a member of the Challengers League, an amateur league,2008 was its first season of participation in the Korean football league setup. The club withdraw from the league at the end of the 2012 season, list of football clubs in South Korea
The Nashville Metros were an American soccer team based in Nashville, Tennessee, United States. Founded in 1989, the team most recently played in the Premier Development League, the Metros were the longest continuously operating soccer club in the United Soccer Leagues before their last season in 2012. In recent years, the team played its games at Ezell Park. The Nashville Metros were founded by Lynn Agee and Devinder Sandhu, due to a lack of facilities, the team played their entire first season on the road, before settling in Smyrna. The Metros continued to play indoors until 1996, but only managed to win six matches in six seasons, during much of the same period, the outdoor team played in the USLs amateur Premier League with significantly better results. Nashvilles first winning season came in 1995 with a 12-6 record, the 1996 team witnessed the Metros Pasi Kinturi score a league-leading 19 goals as he was named that seasons league MVP. The Metros moved up to the second division A-League in 1997, after several years of playing at various high school and municipal stadiums in Nashville and Franklin, the team settled into their new home at Ezell Park. A heavy underdog, the Metros pulled off the upset of the tournament with a victory over the first division club in front of a home crowd. Nashville eventually fell in the quarterfinals to MLS Dallas Burn, in 1999 due to financial circumstances, the club was forced to reorganize. The side was renamed the Tennessee Rhythm and moved from Nashville to Franklin and this time period featured an unsuccessful rematch against the Dallas Burn in the 2000 U. S. Open Cup and a nationally televised game against the Los Angeles Galaxy in the 2001 tournament. In 2002 the Metros moved down from the A-League to the Premier Development League, mainly due to Ezell Parks substandard facilities, beginning with their first playoff appearance in 1994, Nashville made eight postseason trips over the next 11 years. Source Note, Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules, players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality. This list of former players comprises players who went on to play professional soccer after playing for the team. 2005,3072006,3922007,3612008,3082009,1622010,2152011,349 Official PDL site
Neath Football Club was a Welsh professional association football club based in Neath last playing in the Welsh Premier League. The club was formed in 2005 following the merger between Neath and Skewen Athletic, originally known as Neath Athletic A. F. C. The club played its first two seasons in Welsh Football League Division One before being promoted to the Welsh Premier League. The president of the club was Peter Hain M. P. the life vice-president was David Maddock who had associated with the club. Neath F. C. were a club based in village of Llandarcy near Neath. The club was founded in 1922 as National Oil Refineries F. C. as a team for the local new oil refinery. In 1954, National Oil Refineries changed their name to BP Llandarcy F. C. following the British Petroleum Companys acquisition of the refinary and they played their games at Llandarcy Park, Llandarcy, Neath. Playing at the old ground of Neath F. C. Llandarcy Park, Goytre United declined to step-up into the Welsh Premier League, meaning Neath Athletic could take their place. However, due to Llandarcy Park not meeting the required Welsh Premier League ground criteria, during the 2006–07 season, Neath Athletic won the Welsh Football League Division One. With this success and the improvements to Llandarcy Park, Neath Athletic was eligible to play in the Welsh Premier League, success in the Welsh Football League was followed by a placing of seventh in their first season in the Welsh Premier League. During summer 2008, Neath RFC agreed to allow Neath Athletic to share its home ground The Gnoll, with the move to a new home, the club also decided to rename itself Neath F. C. Following Neaths first match at The Gnoll against Swansea City, the two announced a partnership that would enable Swansea to send players on loan to Neath to gain first team experience. The first such players to join Neath were Kyle Graves, Dion Chambers, on 13 July 2010, Neath announced the double signing of two marquee players in readiness for the 2010–11 season, former Swansea City favourites Kristian OLeary and Lee Trundle. A year later came the signing of Matthew Rees a former Swansea defender, several other key signings followed transforming Neath into title contenders with a minimum expectation for the clubs first European qualification. Attendances at The Gnoll doubled for the 2010/2011 season as a combination of high-profile signings, on 21 May 2011, Neath defeated Prestatyn Town 3–2 at The Gnoll in front of a club record 1,000 fans in the first ever Europa League Play-off. Chad Bond put Neath ahead after 12 seconds before two goals from long-serving Andy Hill secured Neaths debut in Europe. On 28 May 2012, the club was wound up, at the High Court. C. as Llandarcy Park was the better of the two Neath Athletic decided to call it home. Welsh Football League Division One 2006–07 UEFA Europa League, Neath FC official website
Newry City F.C.
Newry City Football Club was a Northern Irish football club founded in 1918 and dissolved in 2012. It was based in Newry, County Down and played its matches at the Showgrounds. Club colours were blue and white, the formation of a new club called Newry City Athletic was finalised in March 2013, with the club starting life in the Mid-Ulster Football League for the 2013–14 season. The club was known as Newry Town - it was renamed in 2004. The club was formed in the autumn of 1918 and played its first season in the Newry and District League, the following season, Newry finished second in the league and joined the more competitive and higher standard Portadown and District League in 1921. In 1923, the applied to join the Irish League and on 20 July 1923 the club was admitted on a unanimous vote. The club played originally at the Marshes until the 1946-47 season, when a factory was built on the site, the club used this money to develop a new ground - the Showgrounds - adjacent to the Marshes, which opened at the start of the 1948-49 season. The Irish League was suspended because of the Second World War in 1940, when the Irish League resumed in 1947, it was with twelve rather than fourteen members, Newry and Larne losing their places. Newry played instead in the Irish Intermediate League until 1954, when the league folded due to the loss of members to the Irish League B Division, Newry, along with Dundela and Carrick Rangers failed to be accepted as B Division members and instead joined the Irish Alliance League. Newry were Alliance champions for the three seasons, before eventually securing admission to the B Division in 1957. In 1957-58, the Intermediate Cup was won for the first time, a feat repeated in 1966-67, in 1963, Pat Jennings was sold to Watford for £5,600. Newry won the Southern section of the B Division in 1974-75, a double was achieved in 1980-81, when Town won the B Division and the Intermediate Cup. On the back of this success, the applied to join the Irish League in 1981. The clubs most successful period was the late 1990s, after winning the First Division in the 1997–98 season, the club managed to finish fourth in the Premier Division, thus qualifying for the Intertoto Cup. In this, their first ever appearance in European competition, Newry Town were drawn against the Croatian side Hrvatski Dragovoljac, a 1–0 defeat in Croatia was followed by an historic 2–0 win at home to send the club into the second round. There they met Bundesliga side MSV Duisburg, again, Newry were drawn away in the first leg, coming away with a respectable 2–0 defeat to the German professionals. A 1–0 win at home was not enough to force extra time, since the 1999–2000 season, the club went into decline, culminating in a last-place finish in the league in 2002–03. However, thanks to the restructuring of the Irish Football League they were given the chance to avoid relegation, a 0–0 away draw and a 2–1 home win kept the club in the top flight
Nuova Verolese Calcio A.S.D.
Nuova Verolese Calcio Associazione Sportiva Dilettantistica was a football team based on Verolanuova, Lombardy. The club was founded in 1911 and refounded in 1976, in the season 2009–10, the club from Eccellenza Lombardy was promoted to Serie D, but the following season was immediately again relegated to Eccellenza Lombardy. In the season 2011–12 it was relegated to Promozione, following the launch of a collaborative project with A. S. D. S. S. Dellese, to merge the two companies in the season, the team does not join 2012–13 championship, while Dellese was renamed DelleseVerolese. Its biggest rivality was with Orceana Calcio
Ohio Premier Women's SC
Ohio Premier Womens SC was an American women’s soccer team, founded in 2007. The team was a member of the Womens Premier Soccer League, the team played in the Mid Atlantic Conference. The team played its games at Dublin Scioto High School Stadium. The clubs colors were white and black, after the 2012 season, the Ohio Premier Womens SC dissolved, but Ohio Premier continues to run its youth soccer program. Kevin Dougherty 2008–present Willie Gage 2008–present Official Site WPSL Ohio Premier Womens SC page
FC Olt Slatina (2009)
Fotbal Club Olt Slatina was a Romanian football club based in Slatina, Olt County. The club was founded in 2009 as CSM Slatina and won consecutive promotions from Liga IV to Liga II before dissolving in 2012 due to organisational changes. The club was founded under the name of CSM Slatina in the summer of 2009, the team was promoted to Liga III, the third division of Romanian football, in 2010 as CSM won the Olt County championship without dropping a point in 29 matches. The following season won the promotion to Liga II as Seria IV champions. Doubts over the clubs future emerged in June 2011 when the council withdrew its funding. Yes, the team is dying, said chairman Minel Prina, the mayor made this sacrifice for Alro Slatina to be promoted to Liga I. All of the money went there, players were told that they were free to join other clubs while negotiations over a potential merger took place. The clubs future was secured in July when private investors from Olt County pledged to support CSM financially, as promised to the mayor, the team will remain in Olt County, but must be converted from public to private, said Prina. In August, the merged with Fotbal Club Piatra Olt. The decision meant that two clubs from the region would compete in Liga II, Olt and Alro, the team finished 13th in their first season in Liga II, winning nine of their 30 matches in Seria II and were 14 points clear of the relegation places. The club was dissolved in the summer of 2012 due to organisational changes as a result of Alro separating from the club that ran it. Alro would continue in Liga II and take the name. Liga III Winners, 2010–11 Liga IV Winners, 2009–10 Federaţia Română de Fotbal
Club de Fútbol Palencia was a Spanish football team based in Palencia, in the autonomous community of Castile and León. Founded in 1975 and dissolved in 2012, it held home games at Estadio La Nueva Balastera, with an 8, Palencia has had many football clubs, the beginnings being in June 1929 with Club Deportivo Palencia. In 1943 it first reached Tercera División after a win against Orensana, in 1951 Palencia was renamed Atlético Palencia, also facing relegation that year due to economic problems. The club reappared again in the late 60s, very briefly as Otero de Palencia, Club Deportivo Cristo Olímpico, then the feeder club, became first team of the city but, in 1989, it was named Club de Fútbol Palencia. During the following two decades, it bounced back between Segunda División B and the fourth category, on 1 July 2012, Palencia was relegated to the fourth level by the Royal Spanish Football Federation, due to non-payment of wages to its players. On 4 December the club was disbanded after failing to raise enough funds to run it until the end of the season
The Philadelphia Independence was an American professional soccer club that was based in the Philadelphia suburb of Chester, Pennsylvania. The team joined Womens Professional Soccer as a team in 2010. The team played at Widener Universitys Leslie Quick Stadium in 2011, the Womens Professional Soccer league folded on May 18,2012, after an earlier announcement that the 2012 season would be suspended. Womens Professional Soccer formally announced the Philadelphia market as its franchise on March 17,2009. Two months later, the Independence formally unveiled its name and colors at the Franklin Institute in Center City, the Independence name referred to the Declaration of Independence, adopted at Independence Hall on July 4,1776. The official motto was We the People, referring to the Preamble to the United States Constitution, the Independence succeeded the former Philadelphia Charge of the defunct Womens United Soccer Association. In the inaugural season, the Independence finished the season as the leagues three seed, then won two playoff games in overtime to advance to the WPS Championship. The Independence defeated Washington Freedom at home in the Quarterfinal, then won at Boston in the WPS Super Semifinal, in the championship, the Independence were defeated by FC Gold Pride. In the 2011 season, the Independence finished the season as the leagues two seed, then won the WPS Super Semifinal 2-0 over the magicJack to advance to the WPS Championship. Goals were scored by Tasha Kai 46 and Amy Rodriguez 81, the Independence faced the Western New York Flash for the WPS Championship where they lost by penalty shootout 1 -1. The Independence unveiled its brand on July 4,2009, to commemorate American Independence Day, the primary logos contour was a stylized keystone, an architectural shape that referred to Pennsylvanias official nickname, The Keystone State. This nickname alluded to the economic, social, and political relevance in the original Thirteen Colonies. An eighteenth-century war flag, featuring the name and motto, is superimposed across the shield. Note, Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules, players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality. Note, Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules, players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality. Paul Riley was voted the WPS Coach of the Year in 2010 for his teams third place regular season performance as an expansion franchise, Paul Riley, Steven Fraser and Skip Thorp were selected as coaches for the 2010 WPS All-Star game held in Atlanta. For the 2010 season, the played at West Chester Universitys John A. Farrell Stadium. For 2011, it played its games at Widener Universitys Leslie Quick Stadium in Chester
Associazione Sportiva Pizzighettone was an Italian association football club, based in Pizzighettone, Lombardy. The club was founded in 1919 and up to season 1995-94 took part just to regional amateur championships, after a long history of amateur leagues for years, in 2003 the team was promoted to Serie C2 for the first time in their history, under their coach Roberto Venturato. Having won promotion playoffs in 2005, Pizzighettone were promoted to Serie C1 and it was relegated to Serie C2 in 2007 after play-out. The following year it was relegated to Serie D, but it was readmitted in 2008–09 Lega Pro Seconda Divisione, in this season it was again relegated to Serie D. After the bankruptcy of U. S. Pergocrema 1932, Pizzighettone moved to Crema and changed to the color and name of Pergocremas predecessor, since 2013, Real Pizzighettone became the major football team of the town. The club relegated to Seconda Categoria in 2016, the teams color are white and light blues. Players with international caps Sergio Porrini Krassimir Chomakov See also For former players with article in Wikipedia, see, Category, Pizzighettone players Official site Ongoing results at Soccerway. com italian page
Poli Ejido 2012 Sociedad Deportiva was a Spanish football team based in El Ejido, Province of Almería, in the autonomous community of Andalusia. Founded in 1969 and dissolved in 2012, it held home matches at Estadio Municipal Santo Domingo, the club played in pale blue shirts and white shorts, and spent seven seasons in Segunda División in the 2000s. Polideportivo Ejido was founded in 1969, after first reaching the fourth division in 1987, the club fluctuated between that and the third levels. From 1999–2001 it achieved two promotions, and would go on to have an uninterrupted seven-year spell in the second division. On 29 October 2008, freshly relegated to division three, Poli trounced La Liga giants Villarreal CF 5–0 in the round of the Spanish Cup. Two seasons later the two met again in the tournament, but with a different outcome. Polideportivo Ejido was expelled from the third division competition midway through the 2011–12 season, overwhelmed by financial difficulties and without any players, the club folded soon afterwards. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality, tercera División, 1995–96, 1999–2000 Segunda División, Promotion 2000–01 Note, this list includes players that have played at least 100 league games and/or have reached international status. Polideportivo Ejido B, reserve team Official website Futbolme team profile
A.S.D. Real Nocera Superiore
Real Nocera Superiore was an Italian association football club located in Nocera Superiore, Campania. The club was founded in 2009 as Vis Nocera Superiore, after the club Baronissi moved to Nocera Superiore from its namesake town, at the end of the 2009-10 Eccellenza season, the club took the current denomination and asked to be admitted to the 2010-11 Serie D. This was initially rejected, but the decision was reverted by the CONI Sports Court, in the season 2011–12 it was relegated to Eccellenza. In summer 2012 its sports title of Eccellenza was transferred to Angri and its colors were red and black
Rothwell Town F.C.
Rothwell Town F. C. was a football club based in Rothwell in the north of Northamptonshire. They were founding members of the Northamptonshire League in 1895, the club was formed as Rothwell Town Swifts in 1895 and the club were founder members of the Northamptonshire League. The clubs nickname, the Bones, derives from the crypt in the town’s Holy Trinity Church. In 1933 the club dropped down to the Kettering League, which won in 1937. In 1948 they returned to football, spending two seasons in the Leicestershire Senior League before becoming founder members of the United Counties League in 1950. During their time in the United Counties League Rothwell achieved five runners-up finishes and finally claimed the title in 1992–1993. Following their second win, the club stepped up to the Southern League. In 1997 Rothwell finished second in the Midland Division and were promoted to the Premier Division and they rejoined the United Counties League in Division One. The club appointed former Corby Town manager Rob Dunion as their new manager in June 2008, season 2009–2010 saw Rothwell struggle both on and off the pitch. In the league finished in the bottom four and financial crisis kicked in with the clubs main stream of revenue—the social club becoming unavailable for public use. In the summer of 2010 Rothwell resigned from the Southern League, Rob Dunion left as manager and former Rothwell favourite Dave Williams took over once again as manager. The club folded at the end of the 2011–12 season, local rivals included, Kettering Town, Corby Town, Desborough Town and Rothwell Corinthians. Players that have played/managed in the Football League or any equivalent to this level. Players that hold a record or have captained the club. Paul Birch Ricky Miller Official website
Sagawa Shiga FC
Sagawa Shiga Football Club, formerly Sagawa Express Soccer Club, was an amateur Japanese association football club based in Moriyama, Shiga. They were members of the Japan Football League, the club formed in 2007 from a merger of two Sagawa Express corporation football clubs in JFL, Sagawa Express Tokyo S. C. and Sagawa Express Osaka S. C. The Tokyo side had been in JFL since 2001 and the Osaka side since 2002, the announcement of the merger was on September 14,2006 and its base would be moved to Shiga prefecture, the companys corporate base. Blue and silver were their team colours and their home stadium was the Sagawa Express Moriyama Stadium in Moriyama, Shiga. This merger of two teams in JFL proved successful. In their first year of competition in JFL they won the championship, with the promotion of F. C. Mi-O Biwako Kusatsu to JFL, there will be Shiga derby matches in 2008 season. F. C. Mi-O also formed from Sagawa Express Kyoto S. C in 2005 and their first derby match will be played on March 16 at Moriyama and it is also the opening match of the 2008 season. In 2008 the name of the changed to Sagawa Shiga FC in a bid to get the support of the local community. On 16 October 2012, it was reported that Sagawa Shiga had notified JFL organization about their intention of withdrawal from JFL as of the end of 2012 season, the club currently maintains a football academy
Sanati Kaveh Tehran F.C.
Sanati Kaveh Tehran F. C. was an Iranian football, club was based in Tehran, Iran. They mostly competed in the Iranian first division, and hold home games at Aliaf Stadium, in 2012 Yadavaran Shalamcheh Hamyari took over the license. The table below chronicles the achievements of Sanati Kaveh in various competitions since 2008, ahmad Khodadad Hossein Faraki Javad Zarrincheh Farhad Kazemi Ali Nikbakht Saket Elhami Majid Namjoo-Motlagh Official Farhad Kazemi Website Players and Results footballiran. ir
Shanghai Pudong Zobon F.C.
Shanghai Pudong Zobon F. C. Pudong Zobon Team is a defunct football club that predominantly competed in the China League One division. In 2008 Wei Ping took ownership of the club until in January 28,2011, Guizhou Zhicheng F. C. bought significant shares of the club for 5 million Yuan and thus began to merge the two clubs. The club was founded in 2003 as Shanghai Jiucheng by Zhu Jun, the clubs first season in the Chinese Jia League would see them finish ninth position within the league. When a company called Kangbo sponsored the team from 2005 to 2006 it was known as Shanghai Kangbo in China. A company called Qidouxing would become the sponsor and change the teams name into Shanghai Qidouxing. The youth and reserve players were allowed to play under the clubs name in the third tier of Chinese football. This saw Cheng Yaodong brought in to manage the team in the 2011 league campaign where he guided them to a fifth-place finish. He stayed on for another season until the management decided sell-off the remaining team players to Shanghai Dongya F. C. on December 27,2012 that eventually saw the club officially dissolved. C. Official Website Pudong Zobon F. C. at Sina. com
1. FC Union Solingen
FC Union Solingen was a German association football club from Solingen, North Rhine-Westphalia. The club was founded in 1990 in the aftermath of the bankruptcy of SG Union Solingen by former members of that club, FC Union Solingen also failed and was dissolved in 2012 with OFC Solingen and BSC Union Solingen emerging as successors. Both sides lay claim to the tradition of the earliest club named Union Solingen, over time these would include Ohligs FC06, VfR Ohligs, Walder Ballspielverein, and BV Adler Ohligs
Songkhla Football Club was a Thailand semi professional football club based in Songkhla Province, a province located in Southern Thailand. They currently play in the Thai Division 1 League, Songkhla F. C. was established in 1999, and it then first played in the Thailand Provincial League, a former league, parallel to the Thai Premier League. In the founding year of the league,1999, reached the place in the league table. In the years after it was found back in the bottom of the table regions. In 2007, the club was runner-up of the Pro League, surprisingly, it was the end of the season, again winning a second place and went on to the newly formed Thai Division 1 League. In 2009 Thai Division 1 League, they finished a creditable 7th and they fared even better in 2010 Thai Division 1 League and just missed out on automatic promotion by 2 points. Their 4th-placed finished earned them a place in the TPL play-offs, unfortunately the Bulls couldnt maintain their end off season form and finished bottom of their play-off group. In this 2011 Thai Division 1 League, the team have an attendance of around 18.000. Songkhla F. C. is also first team in history of Thailand to have invited for a trial an Italian player Luca Cesarini and their star and top striker with 17 scores is the Brazilian Santos Chayene. Provincial League, Runners-up,2007 Thai Division 2 League, Runners-up,20082010 Songkhla F. C. season Official Website Songkhla FC Fan Site
HNK Vukovar '91
HNK Vukovar 91 was a Croatian football club based in the river port of Vukovar. Under the name NK Vukovar 91, club was founded in Zagreb by Vukovar refugees during the Croatian War of Independence, in 1992, newly founded Vukovar 91 merged with NK Sloga, traditional Vukovar football club. Clubs greatest success is winning of Croatian second division in the 1998–99 season which earned promotion to Prva HNL. They lasted there only for one season and were relegated after finishing last, in the 2001–02 season, they finished first in the North Division of Druga HNL but were defeated by Šibenik in two-legged promotion play-off. In 2007–08 season they were relegated from Druga HNL, but managed to back after just one season in the third tier of Croatian football. Their third spell in Druga HNL did not last long and they were relegated again at the end of 2010–11 season. In January 2012, the club stepped out from Treća HNL East due to financial difficulties, on 8 February 2012, it was announced that the club was officially dissolved due to high debts. In the summer of 2012, a new club under the name HNK Vukovar 1991 was formed