History of Preston North End F.C.

History Of Preston North End F.C.

History of Preston North End F.C.

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Preston North End Football Club is an English football club in Preston, Lancashire, currently playing in the second tier of English league football, The Championship. They were a founder member of the English Football League in 1888 and were the first English football champions.

In the past Preston enjoyed significant success, being the first winners of "The Double" in English football. In 1888–89 Preston became the only team to go throughout an entire season unbeaten in both the league and FA Cup — only Arsenal F.C., in 2003–04, have managed to have an unbeaten season in the top division since. They were league champions again the following season, but have not won the title since. Their last major trophy was an FA Cup triumph in 1938.


Preston North End were founded as a cricket club in 1862, although it would take nearly twenty years after the formation of the club in its original form before their first football match.

The cricket team played their first game in the summer of 1862 at 'The Marsh', a strip of land next to the River Ribble in Ashton; it has been reported they were known for a short period of time as Preston Nelson, but Nelson and North End have played on the same day giving huge doubts to this fact. The club soon adopted the suffix 'North End' as they were based in the north end of Preston.

The club's move to the Deepdale area of the town dates back to January 1875, when land at Deepdale Farm was used. At this point, North End...
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