10 Relegated English Football Clubs
England is a country of great sporting talent, and football is one of the sports that tops the chart of its best show. The English national football team is one of the best in the world and has given us some amazing football players. The best of footballers are seen playing in the clubs, as the English clubs are some of the best in the world, and invite the top players not just from England but from around the world. However, the clubs have to work hard to remain popular and hold on to their position as the best.
They have to pick the best players, and dole out a lot of money. It often happens that due to financial problems, deterioration of performance, etc., the clubs are relegated. Let’s look at 10 Relegated English Football Clubs.
10 Relegated English Football Clubs
10. Hereford United F.C.
Professional English association football club Hereford United F.C. currently plays in the seventh tier of English football the Southern League Premier Division and is based in the city of Hereford. The club bears a motto which states, “Our greatest glory lies not in never having fallen, but in rising when we fall,” and played its home matches at the Edgar Street throughout its history. Hereford United F.C. was originally founded in 1924 with the merger of two local clubs St Martins and Rotherwas, and was promoted to the Football League in 1972, and is inducted in the tenth place in our list of 10 Relegated English Football Clubs. The club reached the old Second Division football in 1976. The club spent 31 seasons in the Football League and was nicknamed ‘The Whites’ or ‘The Lilywhites’ for its distinctive white kit.
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9. Barnet F.C.
Professional English association football club Barnet F.C. participates in the fifth tier of English football the Conference Premier and is based in Barnet, London. Barnet F.C. played its home matches at the Underhill Stadium from 1907 to 2013 and later moved to The Hive Stadium for the 2013–14 season. The club won promotion to Division Two in 1992–93 season and was relegated to the Conference Premier in 2001, and is inducted in the ninth place in our list of 10 Relegated English Football Clubs. Barnet F.C. along with Watford and Stevenage is the main powers in the annually held oldest County-based football Cup competition Herts Senior Cup. Many Barnet players such as Dougie Freedman, Andy Clarke, Maik Taylor gone on to represent Premiership clubs and players Jimmy Greaves, Alan Pardew and Edgar Davids played for Barnet towards the end of their careers.
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8. Wimbledon F.C.
Professional English association football club Wimbledon F.C. elected to the Football League in 1977 and reached the First Division in 1986. The club was based in Wimbledon, south-west London and played just nine seasons in the First Division league, and is inducted in the eighth place in our list of 10 Relegated English Football Clubs. Wimbledon F.C. defeated then-champions Liverpool in the FA Cup final with 1–0 in 1988 and became the only third football club to win both the FA Cup and the FA Amateur Cup. Wimbledon F.C. moved to Crystal Palace from Plough Lane home in 1991 after the publication of the Taylor Report which recommended all top-flight clubs should play in all-seater stadiums. The club moved from its original location in September 2003 and became Milton Keynes Dons in June 2004.
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