Newport County A.F.C.

The Newport County AFC is a football club based in Newport, Wales. The club is currently in League Two, the fourth English top flight, active. The club played until 1988, mostly in professional leagues since Newport County football was active in the levels of non- League.

Club history

The club was founded in 1912 and started in the second division of the Southern Football League. The season 1919/20, the team played in the first division of the same league, as many clubs were transferred to the newly formed Third Division of the Football League. Newport County was also included in the following year in the third division of the Football League. There, the club played for many years, 1938/39, Newport won the championship of the Third Division. After the game operation was suspended due to World War II, Newport participated in the 1946/47 season part in the Football League Second Division, but had been after the year go back into the Football League Third Division South. It was followed by many years in the Football League Third Division and Fourth Division of the Football League, in which, the team played to a resurgence in the Third Division and the subsequent descent into the Fourth Division constant without significant success.

In 1980 the club won the Welsh Cup for the first time. In the following season Newport reached the quarter final of the European Cup Winners' Cup, in which they barely escape FC Carl Zeiss Jena documents. End of the 1980s the club was relegated because of a default in the neuntklassige Hellenic Football League, which Newport County was the first time no longer represented in professional football since 68 years. After just one season reached the summit in the Division One Midlands and in 1999 in the siebtklassige Southern Football League Premier Division. As part of a major restructuring of the English amateur football the Welsh club was incorporated in 2004 in the Conference South. While the club reached each regular placements in the first two seasons of the Conference North, succeeded in the 2009/10 season as a First Place with 103 points promotion to the Conference National. By a 2-0 win over Wrexham on May 5, 2013 Conference Final at Wembley came with promotion to the Football League Two, the return to professional football.

League membership


  • Football League Third Division South - winner: 1939
  • Southern League Midland Division Winners: 1995
  • Welsh Cup winners: 1980
  • FAW Premier Cup winner: 2008
  • Southern League Merit Cup winner: 1995, 1999

Well-known former players

  • England Darren Peacock
  • Wales Gil Reece
  • England John Relish
  • Wales Alf Sherwood
  • Wales Derek Tapscott
  • Wales Rod Thomas
  • England Tommy Tynan
  • Wales Nigel Vaughan
  • Wales Len Weare