Bray Wanderers A.F.C.
() are an Irish football
club playing in the Premier Division
of the League of Ireland
. The club, founded in 1942 and elected to the League in 1985, hails from Bray
and play their home matches at the Carlisle Grounds
. Club colours are Green and White, and it goes by the nickname Seagulls. The current manager is Pat Devlin
and the General Manager is Jack O'Neill. Bray had been relegated from the Premier Division in 2009 after finishing bottom of the league and defeat in the play offs, however the demise of Cork City
led to the club's reinstatement a week before the 2010 season started.
They are famous worldwide for being the worst team on the FIFA 11
In 1922, some members of St Kevin's Gaelic football club in Bray
left the club as a result of a dispute and formed a soccer club called Bray Wanderers. They won the Miller Cup, which at the time was one of the most prestigious junior cups in the country, in 1927/28. Through the 1930s and 1940s, however, Bray Unknowns
were the leading team in the town, playing in the National League from 1924 until the mid-1940s. Bray Wanderers went into decline in the mid-thirties but was reformed in 1942/43 and entered the Athletic Union League (AUL) Division 3 for the 1943/44 season. By the 1948/49 season Wanderers had reached Division 1 of the AUL but the period in between did not pass without controversy. In 1944 the club reached the Leinster Football Association Shield final but was disqualified for... Read More