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Stamford Football Club was formed in1896 and played their first league football in the Peterborough competition before moving on to The Northants League. This was the forerunner to The United Counties Football League, with whom they enjoyed their first spell between 1908 and 1955.

With many East Midland Football clubs developing after the Second World War, ‘The Daniels’ moved to The Central Alliance from 1955 to1961, then transferred to The Midland Combination from 1961 to 1972, after which they joined The United Counties Football League.

This was the start of a thrilling period in their history, as seven United Counties League Championships were won and three Wembley visits produced a famous FA Vase victory over Guisborough in 1980.

Two championships in 1978 and 1979 prepared the club for Southern League football and although no league trophies have been won since, at least supporters have enjoyed a variety of opposition.

‘The Daniels’ have played in the Midland and Eastern Divisions plus one year in the Premier Division of The Southern League ‘family’ and more recently, season 2007-2008 in the Premier Division of the Northern Premier League, plus a steadying period in Division One South. But a morale boosting campaign in 2012-2013 brought promotion to The Conference North for the first time and prospects of another exciting adventure, thanks to the play-offs.


Club Factfile

Previous Name(s):
Stamford Town and Rutland Ironworks amalgamated in 1884 to form Rutland Ironworks until 1896
Kettering Road, Stamford, Lincs. PE9 2JS
01780 763 079
Travel on A1 Southbound leave by A43 slip road. At junction turn left, ground is one mile on left.,
Record Attendance:
4,300 v Kettering Town FACup 3rd Qualifying Round 1953
Most Recent Senior Honour:
United Counties Champions 1997-1998

Club History

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1978-1979United Counties Football League8thRay Medwell
 1979-1980United Counties Football League1stRay Medwell
 1980-1981United Counties Football League1stMalcolm Hird
 1981-1982United Counties Football League1stMalcolm Hird/B. Maddock
1982-1983United Counties Football League3rdMalcolm Hird
1983-1984United Counties Football League3rdChris Corby
1984-1985United Counties Football League5thChris Corby
1985-1986United Counties Football League5thPaul Blackwell
1986-1987United Counties Football League10thPaul Blackwell
1987-1988United Counties Football League12thStuart Hodson/John McKin
1988-1989United Counties Football League7thColin Foster
1989-1990United Counties Football League15thColin Foster
1990-1991United Counties Football League21stJack Carmichael
1991-1992United Counties Football League20thChris Corby
1992-1993United Counties Football League12thChris Corby
1994-1995United Counties Football League15thPercy Freeman
1995-1996United Counties Football League7thSteve Evans
 1996-1997United Counties Football League1stSteve Evans
 1997-1998United Counties Football League1stSteve Evans
1998-1999Southern League Midland Division18thSteve Evans
1999-2000Southern League Midland Division17thBilly Jeffery
2000-2001Southern League Eastern Division7thBilly Jeffery
2001-2002Southern League Eastern Division5thBilly Jeffery
2002-2003Southern League Eastern Division3rdBilly Jeffery
2003-2004Southern League Eastern Division7thBilly Jeffery
2004-2005Southern League Premier Division21stBilly Jeffery
2005-2006Southern League Eastern Division4thGraham Drury
2006-2007Southern League Premier Division8thGraham Drury
2007-2008Northern Premier League Premier Division 20thGraham Drury
2008-2009Northern Premier League Division One South7thDouggie Keast
2009-2010Northern Premier League Division One South10thTuncay Korkmaz
2010-2011Northern Premier League Division One South19thSimon Clark
2011-2012Northern Premier League Division One South7thSimon Clark
2012-2013Northern Premier League Division One South4thGraham Drury
2013-2014Northern Premier League Division One South18thDavid Staff

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