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Full name  AFC Croydon Athletic
Ground Capacity  3,000 (301 seated)
Manager  Kevin Rayner
Founded  2012
Nickname(s)  The Rams
Chairman  Paul Smith
Ground  Thornton Heath
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Owner  The Rams Army (Supporters' trust)
League  Combined Counties Football League Division One
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AFC Croydon Athletic is a football club based in Thornton Heath in the London Borough of Croydon, England. The club are currently members of the Southern Counties East League Premier Division and play at the Mayfield Stadium. They are affiliated to the London Football Association.

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History

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The club was formed in 2012 by fans of Croydon Athletic F.C. after they withdrew from the Isthmian League during the 2011–12 season and eventually folded. Prior to their resignation, the club's major shareholder Mazhar Majeed had been jailed following his involvement in the Pakistan cricket spot-fixing scandal and the club had been locked out of its ground by the council.

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The new club joined Division One of the Combined Counties League for the 2012–13 season. In their first season they finished eighth and won the Division One cup, beating Staines Lammas 5–0 in the final. They finished seventh the following season and were runner-up in 2014–15, earning promotion to level eight of the pyramid. Rather than entering the Premier Division of the Combined Counties League, they were transferred into the Southern Counties East League. The season also saw them win the London Senior Trophy, beating Interwood 4–3 after extra time. The first season in the Southern Counties East Football League saw them finish eleventh, their highest finish to date.

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After four years at the club, manager Antony Williams left to join Chipstead in May 2016, and was replaced by Kevin Rayner.

Ground

After its establishment the club were unable to continue playing at the former club's Mayfield Stadium, and so arranged to groundshare with Croydon F.C. at the Croydon Sports Arena. In January 2013 the Mayfield Stadium clubhouse was destroyed in a fire, but was rebuilt and the club moved to the ground in 2014, playing their first match there against Banstead Athletic on 15 November 2014.

Managers

As of matches played 31 January 2017. All competitive matches are counted.

Honours

  • Combined Counties League
  • Division One Cup winners 2012–13
  • London Senior Trophy
  • Winners 2014–15
  • Records

  • Highest league position: 11th in Southern Counties East Football League, 2015–16
  • Best FA Cup performance: Extra preliminary round, 2013–14, 2014–15, 2015–16, 2016-17
  • Best FA Vase performance: First round, 2012–13, 2013–14, 2015–16
  • Most appearances: Danny Cumber, 135 (2012–16)
  • Most goals: Joe Loyza, 58
  • Most goals in a season: Joe Loyza, 30 (2012–13)
  • Biggest victory: 10–0 vs Epsom Athletic, Combined Counties League Division One, 3 January 2015
  • Biggest away victory: 9–0 vs Bedfont & Feltham, Combined Counties League Division One, 8 November 2015
  • Biggest defeat: 0–6 vs Greenwich Borough, Southern Counties East Football League, 12 March 2016
  • Record attendance: 121 vs Tunbridge Wells, Southern Counties East Football League, 19 September 2015
  • References

    AFC Croydon Athletic Wikipedia


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