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Although playing at present in the second rung of Non-League football, Altrincham are one of the most impressive and famous clubs outside The Football League. Starting out in 1903 in The Manchester League, Altrincham moved through the Lancashire Combination (1911-1919) and Cheshire County (1919-1968) before becoming a founder member of the Northern Premier League in 1968-1969.

The club’s golden era started when they qualified for the newly installed Alliance Football League in 1979. They promptly won the first two championships, but sadly for “Alty’ automatic promotion to The Football League hadn’t been introduced and they failed to obtain entry through the League Clubs’ end of season poll.

The club enjoyed a quite incredible FA Cup record throughout the last 35 years and just imagine the pride and excitement enjoyed by players, committee and supporters as their very special club in the shadow of Manchester giants City and United, kept qualifying for the FA Cup competition proper and competing, with much success against League opposition.

In the twenty-six seasons between 1971-1972 and 1996-1997 Altrincham only failed to reach the First Round Proper of The FA Cup on four occasions. During that time they were drawn against five clubs from Division One (the top division), losing at Liverpool and Spurs (away), drawing with Everton and Spurs before losing the replays and beating Birmingham City (away)!

The fact that most of the Altrincham managers were given the chance to build their squads and develop their tactics can be seen from the records of the last 35 years. The club has never been one to overspend by paying silly wages or transfer fees that couldn’t be afforded and at present the club is competing strongly in The Blue Square Conference North.


Club Factfile

Previous Name(s):
Broadheath FC 1893-1903
Moss Lane, Altrincham, Cheshire WA15 8AP
0161 9281045
From M6 junction 19, turn right towards Altrincham into town centre (approx 15 minutes). Turn down Lloyd Street, past Sainsburys on the right. Tesco Extra on left. Then follow signs for Altrincham FC.
Record Attendance:
10,275 - Altrincham Boys v Sunderland Boys English Schools Shield 1925.
Most Recent Senior Honour:
Conference North and South Play-offs 2004-05

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Club History

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1977-1978Northern Premier League5thTony Sanders
1978-1979Northern Premier League 2ndTony Sanders
 1979-1980Alliance Premier1stTony Sanders
 1980-1981Alliance Premier1stTony Sanders
1981-1982Alliance Premier11thTony Sanders
1982-1983Alliance Premier12thTony Sanders
1983-1984Alliance Premier3rdTony Sanders
1984-1985Gola League5thJohn King
1985-1986Gola League4thJohn King
1986-1987Conference 5thJohn King
1987-1988Conference14thJohn Williams, Tommy Docherty & Jeff Johnson
1988-1989Conference14thJohn King
1989-1990Conference16thJohn King
1990-1991Conference3rdJohn King
1991-1992Conference18thStan Allan & John Davison
1992-1993Conference10thGerry Quinn
1993-1994Conference10thGerry Quinn & Paul Rowlands
1994-1995Conference4thJohn King
1995-1996Conference12thJohn King
1996-1997Conference22ndJohn King
1997-1998Northern Premier League Premier Division8thJohn King
 1998-1999Northern Premier League Premier Division1stBernard Taylor
1999-2000Conference21stBernard Taylor
2000-2001Northern Premier League Premier Division7thBernard Taylor
2001-2002Northern Premier League Premier Division9thBernard Taylor
2002-2003Northern Premier League Premier Division14thBernard.Taylor & Graham Heathcote
2003-2004Northern Premier League Premier Division12thGraham Heathcote
2004-2005Conference North5thGraham Heathcote
2005-2006Conference Premier18thGraham Heathcote
2006-2007Conference Premier21stGraham Heathcote
2007-2008Conference Premier21stGraham Heathcote
2008-2009Conference Premier15thGraham Heathcote
2009-2010Conference Premier14thGraham Heathcote
2010-2011Conference Premier22ndGraham Heathcote/Ken McKenna
2011-2012Conference North8thLee Sinnott
2012-2013Conference North4thLee Sinnott
2013-2014Conference North3rdLee Sinnott
2014-2015Conference Premier

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