Lincoln City F.C.

Lincoln City ( officially: Lincoln City Football Club ) is an English football club based in Lincoln, Lincolnshire. The team is also known by the nickname The Imps, named after the legend of Leprechaun (in English Imp) of Lincoln.


The club was founded in 1884 as an amateur team. Since the 1891/92 season, however, you are a professional team. After going on the play at the beginning the club's John O'Gaunts Square, they switched in 1895 to the still recorded Sincil Bank Stadium, the only "The Bank " is for many fans.

1902, the highest finishing position of the association was achieved when we finished in the Division 2 the season in fifth place. This was followed by uneventful years in which three championships in the Third Division (1932, 1948, 1952) and 1976 championship in the Fourth Division, as it was trained by Graham Taylor with 74 points, a record in English club football for the most points aufstellte a season (2 points per win ).

In the Valley Parade fire disaster Lincoln City was the visiting team.

In 1987 it was the first club that fell under the automatic relegation rule from the Football League ( previously there was the mode of re-election ) and had to join the in the Football Conference. However, the immediate back in the Bundesliga.

1998 managed to move up to the Third Division, of which one relegation after just one season.

Since 2003, the club has regularly qualified for the ascension play-offs. However, it made ​​history as the first club, the four consecutive times qualified, but each time failed. In the first year, as the experts had traded the club as the highest Absteigskandidaten before the season, they lost against AFC Bournemouth with 2:5, was nevertheless an enthusiastic reception in Lincoln. 2004 was in the semifinals end, as we failed to eventual winners and promoted Huddersfield Town. The following year was again in the final, but had to Southend United precedence in the Football League One leave. Having lost in previous years, each key players, and more than was expected with a place in the midfield. However, once again succeeded in gaining promotion to the games, local rivals Grimsby Town proved in two semi-final matches to be too strong. Under new coach John Schofield, the club reached in 2007 for the fifth time in a row Auftstiegsplayoffs, but lost in both semi-final matches against Bristol Rovers. The 2007-08 season was less successful, and coach John Schofield was replaced in October 2007 by Peter Jackson after club legend Grant Brown coached the team temporarily for 2 competitive games. At the end of the season the club finished in 15th place.

After a disappointing 2008/09 season continued at the beginning of the current season 2009/10, an unsuccessful series continues, with the result that Peter Jackson was released. The vacancy for the head coach post attracted about 70 candidates of different qualifications. Finally, the former star striker Chris Sutton as the new manager ( head coach ) has been appointed. His first competitive match in his career as manager was a 1-0 win against Aldershot Town. After a 23rd place in the 2010/11 season of the Football League Two, the club was relegated to the Conference National.

Well-known former players and coaches

League membership