Bangor City F.C.
The Bangor City Football Club (Welsh: Clwb Pel Droed Dinas Bangor ) is a football club based in Bangor. The club was founded in 1876 as Bangor FC and plays in the League of Wales, the highest league in Welsh football.
Bangor City is one of the oldest Welsh football clubs. The club is a founding member of the North Wales Coast League (1893 ), the Welsh National League ( 1921), the North Wales Combination (1930 ), the Welsh League North (1935 ), the Northern Premier League ( 1968), the Alliance Premier League - today Football Conference ( 1979) - and finally, the League of Wales (1992).
1962 Bangor City won the Welsh Cup and qualified for the European Cup Winners' Cup. The club was drawn against Napoli, the high victory was capable of. Bangor won the first leg surprising 2-0. The return match in Naples Bangor lost 3-1. Had that time already been subject to the present rules, Bangor would be progressed by the away goals. Since it did not exist, this rule at this time, a third game was scheduled. In Highbury Stadium in London Napoli won 2-1. The winner for Naples fell only seven minutes before the final whistle.
In 1985 he was the second participation in the Cup Winners' Cup competition. In the first round, the team met with the Norwegian club Fredrikstad FK. In Norway, there was a 1-1 draw, while the game in Bangor ended goalless. This Bangor reached the knockout stages, where the team met Atletico Madrid. At home, the team lost 2-0, during the game in Spain ended in a 1-0 win for the home side.
1994 Bangor won the League of Wales and entered the qualification for the UEFA Cup. In the first round of the opponent IA Akranes of Iceland said. Bangor has been weakened by a UEFA rule, may be used after only three foreign players. Since most of the Bangor players were English, Bangor could not summon his strongest team. Both games were won by Akranes.
A year later Bangor successfully defended his national title. In qualifying for the UEFA Cup, the team met with representatives of the Polish Widzew, who won both games of its own. Bangor won in 1998 under coach Graeme Sharp for the first time since 1962, again the Welsh Cup. In Europe Cup Winners' Cup 1998/99 Bangor was eliminated by Haka of Finland.
In January 2012 the club moved from the old Farrar Road Stadium to the new Nantporth Stadium ( also known as The Book People Stadium ) around.
- Welsh Champion: 1994, 1995, 2011
- Welsh Cup winners: 1962, 1998, 2008, 2009, 2010
- Northern Premier League winners: 1982