Cheltenham Town F.C.

Cheltenham Town ( officially: Cheltenham Town Football Club ) - also known as The Robins - is an English football club from the county of Gloucester. He plays since the beginning of the 2009/10 season in Football League Two, the fourth English professional league.


After it had already been attempts to establish the sport of football in Cheltenham, beginning in 1892, today's Cheltenham Town Football Club was founded. His first Match of the club on March 12, 1892 against the team of Dean Close School and lost with 3:4. First, only friendly matches were played against neighboring teams, but closed in the mid- 1890s, yielding to the regular operation of the Mid Gloucester League game, which was won in 1897.

The following decades played Cheltenham Town in regional amateur leagues. In the season 1933/34, for the first time after qualifying for the FA Cup. After victories over FC Barnet ( 2-1) and Carlisle United ( 5:1) occurred on January 13, 1934 for a showdown with the then second division club FC Blackpool. Although the game with 1:3 was lost, but the 10,389 spectators to make today the attendance record of the club dar. 1935 joined the club in the Southern League, a semi- professional league was played in their various classes until the 1980s. By winning the title in the Premier Division of the Southern League in 1985 succeeded the jump in the Conference National, the highest semi-professional league, relegation from the Cheltenham Town again in 1992 in the Southern League. In 1997, the promotion back to the Conference. There, the runner-up was achieved in the first year and also the FA Trophy, the trophy for semi-professional teams, could be won by a 1-0 win against FC Southport.

A year later came with the Championship promotion to the Third Division, and thus in professional football. In the Football League Cheltenham commutes since then between the third and the fourth division. 2006 fifth place and thus the playoffs was in the Football League Two, as the fourth class is now called, achieved the ascension. In the semifinals, first managed a 2-1 away victory at the Wycombe Wanderers, so that in the second leg against his own backdrop sufficient 0-0, to May 28, 2006 to reach the final at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff against Grimsby Town. There, the Robins were able to prevail 1-0 and secure the ascent. In the following year for the first time managed to avoid relegation in the third division. The weak 2008/09 season ended on the 23 rank and the descent into the Football League Two.

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