Huddersfield Town Association Football Club

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Huddersfield was the birthplace of Rugby League, so it was a while before an "Association" football club was set up, however in 1907 the move towards a professional club was made. The first thing was the purchase of Leeds Road recreation fields in 1907 by the newly-formed the Huddersfield Association Football Ground Co. with capital of £500. It hosted its first match, a local semi-final, in March 1908. Six months later Huddersfield Town AFC was launched.

Following a couple of false starts (liquidisation in 1912, and rumours of a move to Leeds!) the team reached the 1920 Cup Final and won promotion to Division One. What followed was unprecedented - Town went on to win a hat-trick of League titles in consecutive years (the first club to ever do so), and they were twice runners-up and twice Cup finalists in 1922 and 1928.

Up to today

Unfortunately the twenties were the glory days for Huddersfield Town and they have received relatively few trophies over the years since then. More recently, in 1993, they were promoted to the First Division, and held their own there, even looking like gaining promotion in the 1999/2000 seasion, only to miss out on playoffs by a couple of points (after having sold Marcus Stewart, a star striker, to Ipswich Town - who did get promoted!). The next season did not go so well, with Town being relegated to Division 2 on the last day of the season by unlikely outcomes in a series of matches. The 2001/2 season saw them in the playoffs to regain promotion to Division One. but their efforts were thwarted. And then they plunged to relegation again in the 2003/3 season, joining the Division 3 teams. Not good.

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