Charlton Athletic F.C.

Charlon Athletic ( officially: Charlton Athletic Football Club ) - also known as The Addicks ( meaning, see below) - is a London football club from the city located in the southeast of the working-class neighborhood Charlton. The club was founded in 1905 and currently playing in the Football League Championship second-rate. The stadium of the team called The Valley, located in the district of Greenwich.

  • 5.1 history
  • 5.2 promotion of young


Charlton was inducted into the Football League in 1921 and achieved promotion to the First Division in 1936., Where they remained until relegation in 1957 and won the 1947 FA Cup.

From the late '50s to the early '70s Charlton was one of the best clubs in the Second Division. The Valley was the largest stadium in the league and attracted crowds of over 70,000. The descent into the Third Division in 1972 brought the support of the team to a halt, and also a brief advertising campaign in 1975 brought neither an increase in financial support even greater enthusiasm from the fans.

In 1984, the financial problems at a peak, after which the club than Charlton Athletic (1984 ) Ltd.. was newly established.

Way of The Valley

As of October 5, 1985 Charlton played in Selhurst Park Crystal Palace, as the financial situation prevented the much-needed renovation of the stadium for its team. Even the promotion to the First Division in 1986 did little to improve the financial situation.

In 1990, the club was again compared to the descent. In the same year, fans of the club founded their own party ( Valley Party ) in response to the refusal of the City Council of Greenwich, to allow the proposed renovation of The Valley. The Valley Party won 15,000 votes and could force the council to approve the renovation.

Back in The Valley

The 1991/92 season and the first half of the 1992/93 season was played at the Boleyn Ground West Ham United, before you could move back into the renovated stadium on December 5, 1992. Under the leadership of coach Alan Curbishley Charlton returning in 1998 in the major league back (which was now called Premier League), but increased at the end of the season again from.

In 2000, she returned again back to the Premier League and increased after the end of the 2006/07 season back in the second tier from.

In the 2008 /09 season took Charlton last place, what the descent into the League One ( third highest division) had the consequence. At the end of the season 2011/2012 the re- promotion to the second highest league.

Current squad 2013/14

As of February 22, 2014

Most games ( inserts and Goal Scorer )

The fans

Unlike most football clubs Charlton reserves a fixed seat on the board for a fan Each season ticket holders can can be set up for election, as soon as he can collect a certain number of votes for his nomination. Are entitled to vote all season ticket holders over 18 years.

The fans of Charlton and the club itself, are known as The Addicks. There are two theories on the origin of this name:

Women's Soccer

The Charlton Athletic Ladies Football Club (short: Charlton Athletic LFC or CALFC ) is one of the most successful clubs in English women's football. Most successes have been achieved, however, from the previous club Croydon LFC. The team plays in the FA Women's Premier League National Division South.

Overall, the association has over 100 active players who represent the club at different power levels and age.


The predecessor club Croydon LFC brought the first championship in 1996 and the first Cup victory. 1999 and 2000 followed by two more championships. By a 2-1 victory over Doncaster Belles brought to the second Double in their history. After the season, the club joined the club Charlton Athletic and has since then acted under the present name.

2004 The next successes came on. Only one defeated Fulham in the League Cup final with 1-0, later they beat Arsenal in the FA Women's Charity Shield with the same result. A year later, they won for the third time the FA Women's Cup with a 1-0 victory over Everton. The League Cup final and the Charity Shield but you could not win. 2006 won the CALFC the League Cup with a 2-1 victory over Arsenal.

Due to the financial constraints of the main club after relegation from the Premier League, only a hull team with many young players could be summoned from the 2007/ 08 season that immediately descended from the FAW Premier League.

Youth development

The Charlton Athletic LFC is supported by a youth academy. This academy is run by the main club Charlton Athletic, the London Leisure College and the University of Greenwich.