Burton Swifts F.C.

Last updated

Burton Swifts
Full nameBurton Swifts Football Club
Nickname(s)The Swifts
Founded1871
Dissolved1901;120 years ago (1901)
(merged to form Burton United F.C.)
Ground Peel Croft, Burton upon Trent

Burton Swifts Football Club was a football club based in Burton upon Trent, England. Established in 1871, the club joined the Football League in 1892, remaining members until merging with Burton Wanderers to form Burton United in 1901.

Contents

History

Burton Swifts F.C. were formed in 1871. In 1890, the club became a founder member of the Combination. However, after only a year they switched to the Football Alliance. When the Alliance merged with The Football League in 1892, the club were founder members of the Second Division of the League. [1]

The club was not very successful, and never finished higher than sixth in their division. After finishing bottom of the Second Division in 1900–01 season the club merged with neighbours Burton Wanderers to form Burton United. The new club took Swifts' place in the League and played at their Peel Croft ground.

Related Research Articles

Burton United Football Club was a football club based in Burton upon Trent in England. The club was established in 1901 by a merger of Burton Swifts and Burton Wanderers, and played their last competitive season in 1910. In 1924 they merged with Burton All Saints continuing the lineage of the history of football in Burton, while at the same time legally ending the club. Between 1901 and 1907 the club were members of the Football League.

The Football League Second Division was the second level division in the English football league system between 1892 and 1992. Following the foundation of the FA Premier League, the Football League divisions were renumbered and the third tier became known as the Football League Second Division. After the rebranding of the Football League in 2003–04, it became known as Football League One.

Burton Wanderers Football Club was a football club based in Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire, England. The club were members of the Football League for three seasons in the mid 1890s. In 1901 they merged with Burton Swifts to form Burton United. The club played at Derby Turn.

Long Eaton United F.C. Association football club in England

Long Eaton United Football Club is a football club in Long Eaton, Derbyshire, England. They are currently members of the United Counties League Premier Division North and play at Grange Park.

The Scottish Football Alliance was a football league football structure set up in Scotland in competition with the Scottish Football League. Its success in the early years of professional football in both England and Scotland made Alliance the basis for a second division in both countries. The alliance attracted a number of Junior clubs to the League system to guarantee its longevity for years to come.

Heanor Town F.C. Association football club in Heanor, England

Heanor Town Football Club is a football club based in Heanor, Derbyshire, England. They are currently members of the United Counties League Premier Division North and play at the Town Ground.

The Scottish Football Federation was an association football competition formed in 1891 which ran for just two seasons. In 1893 it was absorbed by the Scottish Football Alliance when that league lost all but one of its members to the Scottish Football League's new Second Division.

Bolehall Swifts F.C. Association football club in England

Bolehall Swifts Football Club is a football club based in Bolehall, a suburb of Tamworth, Staffordshire, England. They are currently members of the Midland League Division Two and play at the Rene Road Ground.

Dundee Wanderers Football Club was a football club based in Dundee, Scotland. They were formed in 1894 as a result of a merger between two local clubs, Wanderers and Strathmore. The club was briefly a member of the Scottish Football League (SFL), playing in Division Two during the 1894–95 season, but after finishing second from bottom of the league they failed re-election. In December 1894 the suffered an all-time record SFL defeat, losing 15–1 to Airdrieonians. Their home ground was Clepington Park.

Northern Football Club was a football club based at Hyde Park in the Springburn area of Glasgow, Scotland. The club was a founder member of Scottish Football League Division Two, but left after a single season.

The 1891–92 Football Alliance was the third and final season of the Football Alliance, an association football league which was set up in England as an alternative to the Football League, which had begun in the 1888–89 season.

The 1892–93 season was the fifth season of The Football League. This season saw the introduction of the Second Division.

Kettering Town F.C. Association football club in Burton Latimer, England

Kettering Town Football Club is a football club based in Burton Latimer, Northamptonshire, England. They are currently members of the National League North, the sixth tier of English football, and play at Latimer Park in Burton Latimer. Kettering were the first club to wear sponsorship upon their shirts in 1976, and as of 2015, were the leading FA Cup goalscorers of all time.

The 1892–93 season was Ardwick A.F.C.'s second season of league football. Following the amalgamation of the Football Alliance with the Football League, Ardwick was elected to the new Second Division in the inaugural season of two-tier football in England, and the season marked the start of Ardwick 's exactly 100-year stay in the Football League before leaving in 1992 to co-found the Premier League.

Bootle Football Club was an English football club based in Bootle, Lancashire. Founder members of the Football Alliance, the club was one of the first two clubs to resign from the Football League. and also one of only two clubs to spend a single season in the League.

The 1891–92 season was the eleventh season of competitive association football played by Small Heath Football Club, an English football club based in the Small Heath district of Birmingham, and their third season in the Football Alliance. At the end of the season, in which Small Heath finished in third position, most of the teams were absorbed into the newly formed Second Division of the Football League, and the Alliance folded for lack of membership.

The 1892–93 season was the fourth in existence for Sheffield United. This was their first season playing in the recently formed Football League Second Division as the club sought to establish itself as a major footballing force. With some members of the football committee unconvinced of the long-term future of the Football League, the club also retained its membership of the Northern League.

Peel Croft was a sports ground in Burton upon Trent in England. It was the home ground of Burton Rugby Football Club and the Burton Swifts and Burton United football clubs, who played in the Football League between 1892 and 1907.

The Midland Football League was a semi-professional football league in England. It acted as a feeder league to the Football League for many years before merging with the Yorkshire League in 1982 to form the Northern Counties East League.

References

  1. Dave Twyell (2001) Denied F.C.: The Football League election struggles , Yore Publications, p54, ISBN   1874427984