Cambridge City F.C.

Cambridge City F.C.

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Cambridge City Football Club is an English football club currently playing in the Southern League Premier Division.

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The club was founded in 1908 Cambridge Town F.C., as Cambridge had not been granted city status at that point, and were committed to amateur sport. The club competed in the Southern Amateur League, developing a fierce rivalry with Ipswich Town that was evident both on and off the pitch.In 1936 the club were invited to apply to the Football League, in an attempt to expand the professional game in East Anglia (Norwich City were the only football league club in the region at that time). However, City declined in order that the club should uphold its amateur nature, though Ipswich took up the offer and were elected in 1938.

The resumption of football after the Second World War saw Cambridge Town joining the Spartan League, winning the competition 3 times between 1945 and 1950, before joining the Athenian League for the 1950-51 season. Cambridge was formally granted city status in 1951. Both Cambridge Town and their neighbours Abbey United applied to change their name to Cambridge City. Cambridge Town's application was approved because it arrived first and therefore Abbey United changed their name to Cambridge United In 1958, 22 years after turning down the chance to apply to the Football League, Cambridge City joined the......
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