Ramsgate F.C.

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Full nameRamsgate Football Club
Nickname(s)The Rams
Founded1945 (1886)
Ground Southwood Stadium, Ramsgate
Capacity2,500
OwnerRichard Lawson
ManagerMatt Longhurst
League Isthmian League South East Division
2020–21 Isthmian League South East Division (season curtailed)

Ramsgate Football Club are a football team based in Ramsgate, Kent, England. They are currently members of the Isthmian League South East Division and play at the Southwood Stadium. The main local rivals of the club are Margate who are situated just 4 miles away. When the two teams meet, it is known as the Thanet derby.

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History

The earliest incarnation of Ramsgate FC had played since at least 1886 but folded in 1924, with local rivals Ramsgate Glenville taking over their Southwood Stadium. Glenville did not reform after World War II and a new club dubbed Ramsgate Athletic took over Southwood. The club retained the Athletic name until 1972.

Athletic played in the original incarnation of the Kent League from their formation until the collapse of the league in 1959. This was the club's best period for nearly 50 years, with two consecutive league titles, several county cups, and a run to the first round of the FA Cup. With the collapse of the Kent League the Rams migrated to the Southern League, where they initially did well but were forced to resign and drop down to the re-formed Kent League in 1976.

For nearly thirty years the club performed well without seriously challenging for promotion, but their fortunes changed in 2004 with the return of former manager Jim Ward. He led the club to two consecutive championships (Kent League Premier Division and Isthmian League First Division), taking the club into the Isthmian League Premier Division for 2006–07, which therefore offered the first derby matches for many years against Isle of Thanet rivals Margate. In the club's first season in the Premier Division the Rams finished in 9th place, and followed this with an even better season in 2007–08, finishing in 5th place to reach the play-offs, although they were beaten 2–1 in the semi-final by Staines Town. The Rams also won the Isthmian League Cup, beating AFC Sudbury on penalties at Dartford's Princes Park ground. The following season, however, Ramsgate finished bottom of the table and were relegated.

Stadium

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Ramsgate (red shirts) take on AFC Wimbledon in December 2007

Ramsgate play their home games at the Southwood Stadium, Price's Avenue, Ramsgate, CT11 0AN.

Southwood Stadium was the home of earlier Ramsgate clubs Ramsgate Town and Ramsgate Grenville, and became the home of Ramsgate Athletic upon their foundation after the Second World War. The largest crowd registered at the ground was 5,038 for the visit of local rivals Margate in 1955. [1]

Supporters

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The old logo of the club

In the 2007–08 season, Ramsgate's average attendance was 369, the twelfth highest figure in the Isthmian League Premier Division. For the visit of rivals Margate the crowd was 1,210, nearly double the attendance at any other match. The 2011–12 season had an average attendance of 159, 2012–13 was 157, 2013–14 was 269, 2014–15 was 248, 2015–16 was 207 and 2016–17 was 237. [2]

Current squad

As of 3 September 2021. [3]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No.Pos.NationPlayer
1 GK Flag of England.svg  ENG Jacob Russell
2 DF Flag of England.svg  ENG Jerald Aboagye
3 DF Flag of England.svg  ENG Mekael Williams
4 MF Flag of England.svg  ENG Lee Prescott
5 DF Flag of England.svg  ENG Jashuan Chamberlin-Gayle
6 MF Flag of England.svg  ENG Denzelle Alopade
7 MF Flag of England.svg  ENG Maliq Morris
8 MF Flag of England.svg  ENG Mitch Chapman
9 FW Flag of England.svg  ENG Jordan Chiedozie
10 FW Flag of England.svg  ENG Ashley Miller
11 FW Flag of England.svg  ENG Danny Leah
12 DF Flag of England.svg  ENG Beckham Kennelly
No.Pos.NationPlayer
14 FW Flag of England.svg  ENG Joshua Ayaji
15 FW Flag of England.svg  ENG Callum Peck
16 DF Flag of England.svg  ENG Jamie Coyle
18 FW Flag of England.svg  ENG George Baker-Moran
19 DF Flag of England.svg  ENG Jake McIntyre
20 MF Flag of England.svg  ENG TJ Jadama
22 GK Flag of England.svg  ENG Liam Hill
-- DF Flag of England.svg  ENG Richard Taylor
-- DF Flag of England.svg  ENG Callum Emptage
-- DF Flag of England.svg  ENG George Sheminant
-- MF Flag of England.svg  ENG Tom Cousins
-- FW Flag of England.svg  ENG Tom Chapman
-- FW Flag of England.svg  ENG Rory Smith

Management

RoleName
First Team Head CoachMatt Longhurst
First Team AssistantLee Barnett
First Team CoachGladdish
First Team Goalkeeper CoachRob French
First Team Sports PsychologistHurley
Under 23s Head CoachSimon Pettit
Football Development Manager
Under 18s managerPaul Hill

Managerial history

NameDatesAchievements
Flag of England.svg Bob Harrop 1978 – 1981
Flag of England.svg P.Gilbert1981 – 1983
Flag of England.svg S.Jest1983 – 1985
Flag of England.svg L.Smith1985 – 1989Kent Senior Trophy Winners 1988 & 1989
Flag of England.svg Vic Medus1989 – 1990
Flag of England.svg Bob Wickens1990 – 1992
Flag of England.svg Paul Rimmer/ Flag of England.svg Lennie Lee1992 – 1993Kent League Cup Winners 1993
Flag of England.svg Lennie Lee1993 – 1996Kent League Cup Winners 1994 & 1995/Kent League Charity Shield Winners 1994 & 1995
Flag of Scotland.svg Jim WardJuly 1996 – June 2001Kent League Charity Shield Winners 1997/Kent League Champions 1999/Kent Senior Trophy Winners 1999/Kent League Cup Winners 2001
Flag of England.svg Peter HookJuly 2001 – March 2004
Flag of Scotland.svg Jim WardMarch 2004 – April 2012 Kent League Champions 2005/Kent League Cup Winners 2005/Kent League Charity Shield Winners 2005/Isthmian League Division One Champions 2006/Isthmian League Cup Winners 2008
Flag of England.svg Tim DixonApril 2012 – February 2014
Flag of England.svg Dean Hill & Mark Weatherly (Caretaker managers)March 2014
Flag of England.svg Justin LuchfordMarch 2014 – May 2014
Flag of England.svg Dean HillMay 2014 – January 2015
Flag of England.svg Simon HalseyJanuary 2015 – May 2015
Flag of Scotland.svg Jim Ward/Danny WardMay 2015 – January 2017
Flag of England.svg Lloyd Blackman January 2017 – December 2018
Flag of England.svg Nick DavisDecember 2018 – September 2019
Flag of England.svg Jason LillisOctober 2019 – December 2019
Flag of England.svg Matt LonghurstDecember 2019 – Present

Honours

Records

Former players

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