Wrexham Football Club may not be one of the biggest names in world football, but they are certainly one of the oldest.
The club was formed in 1872 following a meeting at The Turf Hotel, which still stands today as the only public house to be situated inside a Football League ground.
In 1921 Wrexham were elected to the newly formed Football League Third Division (North) in England as, although Wexham are a Welsh club, no organised national league existed in Wales until 1992 when the Football League of Wales was formed.
Only six Welsh clubs have played in the English football league - the other five clubs being, Cardiff City, Swansea City, Newport County, Merthyr Town and Aberdare Athletic.
The club was founded by members of Wrexham Cricket Club for the purpose of winter sport and the club's first major honour came in 1878 when the Football Association of Wales* decided to form a cup competition similar to the FA Cup * in England.
In the first ever final, Wrexham defeated Druids of Ruabon by a goal to nil, but had to wait for a year before being awarded the cup as the FAW did not have sufficient funds to purchase a trophy!
Welsh Cup Winners
1878, 1883, 1893, 1897, 1903, 1905, 1909, 1910, 1911, 1914, 1915, 1921, 1924, 1925, 1931, 1957, 1958, 1960, 1972, 1975, 1978, 1986, 1995
Welsh Premier Cup Winners:
1998, 2000, 2002, 2003
Football League Division 3 Champions:
European Cup Winner's Cup Quarter Finalists:
Most Appearances For The Club
Arfon Griffiths713 appearances (8 as a substitute)
League 585 (6)
FA Cup 45
Welsh Cup 11
League Cup 30 (1)
E.C.W.C.* 7 (1)
Most Goals For The Club
Tommy Bamford207 goals
FA Cup 10
Welsh Cup 17