Wrexham FC

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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 Griffiths

713 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 Bamford

207 goals
League   174
FA Cup   10
Welsh Cup   17
N.S.C.   6

Most International Appearances Whilst Playing For The Club

Joey Jones

29 Welsh Caps (72 in total)

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