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Sutton United

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Sutton United are well over 100 years old and have enjoyed an impressive history since they first kicked a ball in 1898. The club competed in The Sutton Junior and Southern Suburban Leagues until 1920, when they joined The Athenian League and after winning three Championships they moved on to The Isthmian League.

Two Amateur Cup Finals at Wembley in 1963 and 1969 were watched by a total of 92,400 but sadly for ‘The U’s,‘ both games were lost, as was their FA Trophy Final in 1981.

The club earned a good reputation when winning The Anglo-Italian Tournament in 1979 and reaching the finals in 1980 and 1982, but their most famous result was probably their 2-1 FA Cup victory over Coventry City from The First Division (the top division at the time) who had won The Final at Wembley just two years earlier.
Having won The Isthmian Championship in 1986, Sutton United moved up to The Conference where they spent five seasons with three top ten finishes and a lowest place of twelfth. The club seemed to be holding its own comfortably but a loss of form in the 1990-1991 campaign left them in the relegation zone with a drop back to Isthmian football.

A second spell in The Conference was earned when the 1998-1999 season produced an outstanding Championship success with United finishing eleven points ahead of second placed Aylesbury United, also winning The Surrey Senior Cup and The Guardian Insurance League Cup. Sadly, their stay in the Conference only lasted one season, but they are rebuilding steadily and attempting to ensure they regain the fine reputation enjoyed in the years when they were considered one of their country’s best non-league clubs.


Club Factfile

Borough Sports Ground, Gander Green Lane, Sutton, Surrey SM1 2EY
0208 644 4440
Travel along the M25 to junction 8. Then north on the A217 for about 15-20 minutes. Ignoring signs for Sutton itself, stay on the A217 to the traffic lights by the Gander Inn (on the left), turn right into Gander Green Lane. The Borough Sports Ground is about 200 yards up this road on the left hand side, if you reach West Sutton station you have gone too far.
Record Attendance:
14,000 v Leeds United - FA Cup 4th Round 24/01/1970
Most Recent Senior Honour:
Isthmian League Premier Division 2010-11

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Club History

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1978-1979Isthmian League Premier Division11thKeith Blunt
1979-1980Isthmian League Premier Division4thBarrie Williams
1980-1981Isthmian League Premier Division5thBarrie Williams
1981-1982Isthmian League Premier Division2ndBarrie Williams
1982-1983Isthmian League Premier Division5thBarrie Williams
1983-1984Isthmian League Premier Division4thBarrie Williams
 1984-1985Isthmian League Premier Division1stBarrie Williams
 1985-1986Isthmian League Premier Division1stBarrie Williams
1986-1987Alliance Premier7thBarrie Williams
1987-1988Alliance Premier8thBarrie Williams
1988-1989Alliance Premier12thBarrie Williams
1989-1990Alliance Premier8thKeith Blunt
1990-1991Alliance Premier21stKeith Blunt
1991-1992Isthmian League Premier Division3rdAlan Gane
1992-1993Isthmian League Premier Division5thAlan Gane
1993-1994Isthmian League Premier Division5thAlan Gane
1994-1995Isthmian League Premier Division15thAlan Gane
1995-1996Isthmian League Premier Division10thLarry Pritchard/Ted Shepherd.
1996-1997Isthmian League Premier Division3rdJohn Rains
1997-1998Isthmian League Premier Division3rdJohn Rains
 1998-1999Isthmian League Premier Division1stJohn Rains
1999-2000Conference22ndJohn Rains
2000-2001Isthmian League Premier Division13thJohn Rains
2001-2002Isthmian League Premier Division12th John Rains
2002-2003Isthmian League Premier Division6thJohn Rains
2003-2004Isthmian League Premier Division2ndJohn Rains
2004-2005Conference South15thJohn Rains
2005-2006Conference South13thIan Hazel
2006-2007Conference South14thIan Hazel
2007-2008Conference South22ndIan Hazel
2008-2009Isthmian League Premier Division5thIan Hazel
2009-2010Isthmian League Premier Division2ndPaul Doswell
 2010-2011Isthmian League Premier Division1stPaul Doswell
2011-2012Conference South4thPaul Doswell
2012-2013Conference South6thPaul Doswell

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