7 oldest football clubs

Stoke City


Also known as "The Potters", Stoke City is a club based in Staffordshire. The club was founded in the year 1863, making it one of the oldest clubs.

Notts County


Founded on 25th November 1862, Notts County takes the position of the 6th oldest club in the world

Crystal Palace


Crystal Palace is one of the oldest clubs in the world. The club came together in the year 1861.

Hallam FC

With the formation of the club dating back to 4th September 1860, Hallam FC from Sheffield takes the fourth spot on this list.


Wanderers FC


However, the club was dissolved in the year 1887, it is still one of the oldest clubs having formed in the year 1859.

Sheffield FC


According to the international organization FIFA, Sheffield FC is the oldest club having formed in the year 1857 on 24th October.

Cambridge University AFC


Oldest club in existence is Cambridge University AFC whose origin dates back to the year 1856.

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