Cirencester Town F.C.
|File:Cirencester Town FC logo.png|
|Full name||Cirencester Town Football Club|
|Ground||Corinium Stadium, Cirencester|
Premier Division, 8th
Cirencester Town is an English football club based in Cirencester, Gloucestershire. The club are currently members of the Southern Football League Premier Division and play at the Corinium Stadium. The club is affiliated to the Gloucestershire County FA.
Cirencester Town Football Club was formed in October 1889. They became founding members of the Gloucestershire County League in 1968–69, but joined the Hellenic League Premier Division the following season. Cirencester were relegated to Division One in 1978, and remained in the division until finishing runners-up in 1990–91; gaining promotion to the Premier Division. The following season they finished runners-up, and then in 1995–96 were crowned champions. This saw the team promoted to the Southern League Southern Division. For the 1999–2000 season they were transferred to the Western Division. Cirencester Town were promoted to the Premier Division after a third-placed finish in 2003–04. They were relegated to the South and West Division in 2008, but returned to the Premier Division in 2009–10 after winning the playoffs. The club was relegated again in 2012. After winning the Southern League South and West division in the 2013/14 season, Cirencester will be returning to the Premier Division for the 2014/15 season.
This is 5 recent Cirencester Town seasons for a full history look List of Cirencester Town F.C. seasons
|Year||League||Lvl||Pld||W||D||L||GF||GA||GD||Pts||Position||Leading league scorer||FA Cup||FA Trophy||Average home
|2010–11||Southern Football League
|7||40||13||8||19||59||67||-8||47||13th of 21||Jody Bevan||17||QR1||0-1-1||R1||3-2-1||144|
|2011–12||Southern Football League
|7||42||7||9||26||40||78||-38||30||22nd of 22
|2012–13||Southern Football League
Division One South & West
|8||42||15||13||14||54||57||-3||57*||11th of 22||PR||0-0-1||PR||0-0-1|
|2013–14||Southern Football League
Division One South & West
|8||42||29||5||8||95||45||+50||92||1st of 22
|2014–15||Southern Football League
|7||44||20||12||12||77||54||+23||72||8th of 23||Nathaniel Jarvis||22||QR1||0-1-1||QR1||0-0-1||142|
Cirencester are known for their distinctive red and black stripes, which they have worn for most of their history. The current home kit consists of a black and red striped shirt with plain black shorts, while the away kit is light blue.
The team began playing in white shirts with a red sash from their foundation in 1889. For the next five years, until 1904, the team wore all white with a vertical red stripe. These were replaced by red and white striped shirts until 1915.
In the 1916/17 season, they introduced black and red striped kit which has been used ever since.
The club play at the 4,500-capacity Corinium Stadium. Gloucester City ground-shared at the stadium between 2008 and 2010 following the flooding of their Meadow Park ground. Wootton Bassett Town are currently ground-sharing at the Corinium Stadium.
First team squad
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
- Best league position: 1st in Southern League, South & West division, 2013–14
- Best FA Cup performance: 4th qualifying round, 2001–02 and 2003–04
- Best FA Trophy performance: 3rd round, 2002–03
- Best FA Vase performance: 3rd round replay, 1975–76
In the 2009–10 season the club introduced a reserve team that competed in the Hellenic League reserves divisions made up mainly of youth players as practice for the first team squad. In their debutant season, the reserves won the Division Two West Reserves title and earned promotion. The reserve side then achieved a midtable position in the Reserves West Division One for the 2010–11 season.
The reserves were then introduced into a higher division for the 2011–12 season. Competing in the Hellenic League West Division.
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