Chatham Town F.C.


Chatham Town F.C.
Chatham Town
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Full name Chatham Town Football Club
Nickname(s) The Chats
Founded 1894
Ground The Sports Ground, Chatham
(Capacity: 5,000 (500 seated))
Chairman Jeff Talbot
Manager Kevin Watson
League Isthmian League Division One North
2010–11 Isthmian League Division One South, 21st (transferred)
Home colours
Away colours

Chatham Town are an English Association Football club based in Chatham, Kent. They currently play in Division One North of the Isthmian League and are nicknamed "The Chats".

Former Premier League clubs Portsmouth and West Ham United played their first ever league matches against Chatham.

History

  • 1894-95 - Founder member of Southern League. Founder member of Kent League. Kent League Champions
  • 1900-01 - Resigned after 10 matches and record (10-1-2-7-6-32-4) expunged
  • 1920-21 - Rejoined Southern League, English Section
  • 1921 - Left Southern League
  • 1927-28 - Rejoined Southern League
  • 1929 - Left Southern League
  • 1959 - Kent League disbanded
  • 1964-65 - Joined Metropolitan League
  • 1968-69 - Joined Kent League
  • 1971-72 - Kent League Champions on goal average despite leaving 2 games unplayed
  • 1973-74 - Kent League Champions (2nd time)
  • 1974 - Changed name to Medway
  • 1974-75 - Kent League runner-up
  • 1979 - Name reverted to Chatham Town
  • 1979-80 - Kent League Champions (3rd time)
  • 1980-81 - Kent League runner-up
  • 1983-84 - Rejoined Southern League
  • 1988-89 - Rejoined Kent League
  • 1993-94 - Missed runner-up spot on goal difference
  • 1994-95 - Kent League runner-up
  • 1998-99 - Division One renamed Premier Division
  • 1999-00 - Missed runner-up spot on goal difference
  • 2000-01 - Kent League Champions (4th time)
  • 2001-02 - Rejoined Southern League

Club records

  • Best league position: 13th in Southern League, Eastern division (then level 7), 2003–04
  • Best FA Cup performance: 2nd round proper, 1926–27
  • Best FA Trophy performance: 1st round replay, 2001–02
  • Best FA Vase performance: 2nd round, 1999-00.

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