History of Stockport County F.C.

History Of Stockport County F.C.

History of Stockport County F.C.

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This article is about the history of Stockport County F.C., who are a football club based in Stockport, Greater Manchester, England.

Early days

Stockport County were formed in 1883 as Heaton Norris Rovers by members of the Wycliffe Congressional Church, and played their first recorded game in October the next year. Shortly after they merged with a similarly named club, Heaton Norris, and on the 24th May 1890 changed their name to Stockport County with reference to the newly formed County Borough of Stockport.

The club adopted 'The Hatters' as their nickname, owing to Stockport's history as the centre of the hat-making industry, a nickname that is shared with Luton Town. Stockport supporters generally refer to the team simply as 'County'.

Stockport played in the Lancashire League until 1900. They then gained admission to the Football League Second Division. The club finished in the bottom three for their first four seasons and at the end of the 1903-04 season they failed to gain re-election. They then had one season in the Lancashire Combination, and were league champions. They were re-admitted to the Football League for the 1905-06 season, and have remained in the Football League ever since, although they have had to (successfully) seek re-election on four occasions.

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