Northampton Town F.C.

Northampton Town ( officially: Northampton Town Football Club ) - also known as The Cobblers ( German The Schuster ) - is an English football club since the start of the 2009/10 season in Football League Two, the fourth- highest English professional league plays.


The club was founded in 1897 by teachers of Northampton and District Elementary Schools' Association. That same year, the club member of the Midland League in 1901, he moved over to the Southern League.

On formation of the Third Division in 1920 Northampton was inducted into the Football League. Until 1961 it has always played in the lowest professional class ( only Third Division, Fourth Division from 1958 ). Then began a rapid ascent, which until 1965 led the club to the First Division. Although had the Cobblers as the club is also called, after a year descend as 21 again, but this year is still the most successful season the club. On April 23, 1966 in the former County Ground (since 1994 to play in the smaller but modern Sixfields Stadium ) with 24,523 spectators against Fulham the still erected valid visitor record.

After relegation from the first division it went downhill as quickly as it had previously gone up. As early as 1969 Northampton Town had arrived back in the Viertklassigkeit and since then it oscillates between the two lowest English professional leagues. The most prominent player was the presence of the German national goalkeeper Ron -Robert Zieler, who played in the 2008/ 09 season as yet largely unknown 19 -year-old at Northampton Town, however, came only two appearances.

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