When Accrington Stanley were drawn to play York City in this year’s First Round of the FA Cup, I realised that both clubs’ names had been used before in the competition for clubs disassociated with the two current League Two sides. This triggered a review of my database to find out how many others clubs in this year’s competition had a name that had been used before by a different club. I managed to find 66 clubs in total. (And this doesn’t even include clubs such as Bristol City, Chesterfield, Middlesbrough and Nelson who at some time in the past have folded and re-formed, but who consider themselves as continuations of the original club with that name).
Now, I’m not an expert in any particular club’s history by any stretch of the imagination, and I can only make a judgment as to whether or not two clubs are in fact different entities altogether based upon information I have researched over the past 30 years or so and from the historians I have conversed with, but the waters surrounding this subject are extremely muddy. Indeed, there are even some clubs where there is debate amongst themselves as to whether the current club is a continuation of a previous club or a brand new one.
This differentiation or otherwise between new and old clubs with the same name came to prominence following a post I made on Twitter congratulating Newport County on being able to at least equal their best ever Cup run following victory over Brackley Town in their First Round replay. Amongst all the re-Tweets were a couple of replies suggesting I should get my facts straight as Newport County had in fact made the 5th Round in the past (in the 1948/49 season to be precise). My research had suggested that the current Newport County club was formed in 1989 (under the name Newport AFC) after the previous incarnation of the County club had gone into liquidation and folded mid-way through the 1988/89 season.
I’m extremely keen to ensure my FA Cup facts and records are accurate, and I’m more than happy to consider the current Newport County club as a continuation of the one formed in 1912, and apply their history as appropriate, but I need confirmation from either the club or the FA that that is indeed the case. However, the Twitter discussion did concern me that maybe I’d considered other clubs with a repeated name as a new club when they may also be a continuation.
And so here they are, the 66 clubs with a name that my research suggests has been used before but by a different club. I’d be delighted to be corrected (with evidence) should I have my ‘facts’ wrong so that I can truly reflect each of these clubs’ FA Cup records correctly in my database. (Nb. Some formation/folding dates may be one year out as I sometimes refer to second part of the season in which it happened). So if you have information to help bring clarity then please get in touch via Twitter (@FACupFactile).
Accrington Stanley – Formed in 1968 after a club named Accrington folded in 1966. Accrington had only been formed in 1963 after the original Accrington Stanley had folded mid-way through the 1961/62 season. This original Accrington Stanley had been formed in 1891 as Stanley Villa and had themselves re-formed in 1921. (Nb. Club Website suggests different clubs).
Alfreton Town – Formed in 1959 as a result of a merger between Alfreton Miners Welfare and Alfreton United. I believe the previous Alfreton Town was formed in 1910 (although it may have been earlier as a team by the same name had been playing in the Mid Derbyshire League in the early 20th Century), and last appeared in the FA Cup in the 1928/29 season when members of the Derbyshire Senior League. (Nb. No reference to original club on club website).
Armthorpe Welfare – Formed in 1976 after the previous Armthorpe Welfare club disbanded in 1974. The original club was formed in 1926 and last entered the FA Cup in 1950/51 season. (Nb. Club Website suggests the two clubs are the same).
Ashford United – Formed in 2011 after Ashford Town folded during the 2010/11 season. The original Ashford United club was formed in 1891 as a result of a merger between Ashford, Kentish Express and South Eastern Rangers. The club had 15 seasons in the FA Cup either side of the turn of the 20th Century before folding in 1908. (Nb. Club website suggest different clubs).
Barking – Formed in 2001 as Barking and East Ham United a result of a merger between the original Barking club (formed 1880) and East Ham United (formed 1933), both clubs having previously competed in the FA Cup. The current club’s name changed to Barking in 2006, but while there is a link with the original club the mere fact the current club was formed as a merger between two clubs makes it a separate entity …. Unless it was an absorption of course! (Nb. Club website suggests current club is a continuation).
Barnet – The current club is the third such one to carry the name Barnet to play in the FA Cup, having been formed as a result of a merger of the second club called Barnet (formed 1890 as Barnet Avenue) and Barnet Alston (formed 1901 as Alston Works), both of whom had competed in the FA Cup in the past. The club originally went under the name Barnet and Alston before reverting to the current moniker after the First World War. The very first Barnet club had one season in the FA Cup in the 1898/99 season whilst the second club was still using the name Barnet Avenue. (Nb. Club website suggests different clubs).
Barrow – The Cumbrian town of Barrow-in-Furness has had a total of eight different clubs participate in the FA Cup, admittedly most of them had disappeared by 1930. The current Barrow club was formed in 1901, eight years after the original Barrow club had appeared in the competition. (Nb. Club badge has 1901 suggesting different clubs).
Bedford Town – The current club was formed in 1989, although there was a trial merger in 2000/01 season with a former Bedford United club so even this date is up for debate. And there is also a very close association with the original Bedford Town club that formed in 1908 but folded in 1983, taking the same nickname of The Eagles, with many considering the two clubs as a continuation of each other. (Nb. Club website refers to club history starting in 1908 but recognises six year gap).
Belper Town – The current club was formed in 1951. The original club was formed in 1883 and last appeared in the FA Cup in 1910/11 season when members of the original Notts & Derbyshire League. The current and the original clubs could well be one and the same, but it has folded and re-formed several times in the past so is very difficult to tell (even though the club badge states 1883 as their formation date).
Biggleswade United – The current club formed in 1959, thirty years after the original club was formed, who last appeared in FA Cup in the final season before the Second World War. (Nb. Club website suggests two separate clubs).
Bootle – This is the third club with the name Bootle that has played in the FA Cup having been formed in 1953 as Langton before taking the current name twenty years later. A second incarnation of Bootle had one season in FA Cup in 1927/28, whilst the original club, formed in 1878 as Bootle St John’s, had 10 seasons in the competition in the 19th Century, one as a Football League side before folding the next season. (Nb. Club website suggests all different clubs).
Bradford (Park Avenue) – Formed in 1988 (from the Sunday League side that had formed out of the ashes of the original Park Avenue fourteen years earlier), and considered by many as a continuation of the original club liquidated in 1974. (Nb. Club website seems to consider both clubs as a continuation).
Brentwood Town – Formed in 1954 as Manor Farm Athletic, changing their name to Brentwood Athletic in 1970 and to the current name two years later. The original Brentwood Town had been formed in 1877 as Brentwood and Warley, taking the name Brentwood Town in 1966. The club looked to merge with Chelmsford City in 1970, but that fell through so folded instead opening the door for the current club to take on the name. (Nb. Club website considers them as different clubs).
Bridgwater Town – The third club to carry the Bridgwater Town name but only the second to compete in the FA Cup. Formed in 1984 after the second club, which had been formed in 1948, folded. (Nb. The club website refers to club being founded in 1898 despite recognising the re-formation in 1984).
Bridlington Town – Formed in 1986 as Grays Inn, changed name to Greyhound in 1987 and then finally to Bridlington Town in 1994 after the original Bridlington Town club folded. The original club was formed in 1920 and competed in the FA Cup under their original name of Bridlington Central United as well as Bridlington Town from 1959. (Nb. Club website refers to current club as being ‘new’).
Brislington – The current club was formed in 1956 and started out in the 7th Division of the Bristol and Suburban League. The original club was formed around the turn of the 20th Century and competed in the Bristol and District League prior to World War II. (Nb. Club website refers to club being formed in 1956).
Burnham – The current club was formed in 1985 as a result of a merger of the previous Burnham club and Hillingdon, and originally competed in the FA Cup under the name Burnham and Hillingdon, but changed to the current shorter name two years later. The original Burnham club had been formed in 1878, six years after Hillingdon whose original name was Yiewsley up to 1964 and Hillingdon Borough for the next 20 years. (Nb. Club website refers to the merger as an amalgamation and 1878 as being formation date).
Cambridge United – The current Cambridge United club was formed in 1919 as Abbey United not taking the current name until 1951. The original Cambridge United was formed in 1909, had four seasons in the FA Cup before disbanding at the start of the First World War. (Nb. No history details on club website, but a doctored Wikipedia page refers to a disassociated previous club).
Canterbury City – The current club was formed in 2007, the original club in 1947, and which played its last FA Cup game in the 1999/2000 season. (Nb. Club website has history of original club only).
Cheshunt – The current club was formed in 1946, fifteen years after the previous Cheshunt club had disbanded. Interestingly, both clubs’ best Cup run took them to the 4th Qualifying Round. (Nb. Club website refers to old and new club).
Chichester City – Club formed in 2000 as a result of a merger between the original Chichester City club (formed 1873) and Portfield (formed 1896). Both clubs had played in FA Cup. The current club first competed as Chichester City United before dropping the ‘United’ part of the name prior to the 2009/10 season. Again, a merger suggests a different entity. (Nb. Club website suggests the history of original club is retained by the current merged club).
Cleethorpes Town – The current Cleethorpes Town club started life in 1998 as Lincolnshire Soccer School, converting to LSS Lucarlys in 2000 before finally settling on the current name in 2008. The original Cleethorpes Town club last competed in the FA Cup in the 1930/31 season. (Nb. Club website sees them as two different clubs).
Coalville Town – The Ravens formed in 1926 as Ravenstone Miners Athletic (hence the nickname) before becoming simply known as Ravenstone in 1958 and Coalville Town from 1995. The original Coalville Town had folded 40 years earlier. (Nb. No history on club website but Wikipedia acknowledges two different clubs).
Colne – Colne were formed in 1996, 83 years after the original Colne club that was formed in 1903, last played in the FA Cup. (Nb. Club website states 1996 as formation date).
Crook Town – The current Crook Town was formed during the Second World War in 1943 as a result of a merger between Peases West Welfare FC and Hole-in-the-Wall Colliery FC, taking the name Crook Colliery Welfare which they used for their first three FA Cup campaigns before converting to Crook Town in 1949. The original Crook Town formed in 1889 simply called Crook and adding ‘Town’ in 1936, three years before folding at the outbreak of World War II. (Nb. Club website refers to only one continuous club).
Croydon – Croydon Amateurs were formed in 1953 competing in the FA Cup under that name before changing it to just Croydon twenty years later. The original Croydon club had 14 FA Cup campaigns in the first quarter of the 20th Century before scratching in 1922/23 season. (Nb. Club website acknowledges 1953 as foundation date).
Crystal Palace – There is absolutely no connection between the current Crystal Palace club and the one that competed in the first ever FA Cup competition in 1871/72 despite what John Motson, no less, states in his book ‘Motson’s FA Cup Odyssey’ (more likely a glaring error by ghost writer Nick Brownlee). The current Crystal Palace club were formed in 1905, almost 30 years after the original FA Cup pioneers had disbanded.
Dunstable Town – Current club formed in 1998 three years after Dunstable folded, a club that had formed in 1976 following the demise of the original Dunstable Town club which had been formed in 1883. Many at the current club see it as a continuation of the original. (Nb. Club website details club history from 1883 but is ambiguous as to whether it is one continued club or not).
Enfield (1893) – The second Enfield club was originally formed as Enfield Spartans in 1893 hence the date in the brackets against the current club that was formed in 2007 when the original folded. An original Enfield club had been formed in 1884 and folded in 1898 the season after its one and only FA Cup campaign. Two years later Enfield Spartans re-named themselves as Enfield. A fans club, Enfield Town, was also formed in 2001 at protests regarding the way Enfield was being run. (Nb. Club website suggests current club is continuation of one formed in 1893).
Farsley Celtic – The current club only added ‘Celtic’ to their name at the beginning of the 2015/16 season having originally formed in 2010 as plain Farsley following the disbanding of the original Farsley Celtic club that was formed in 1908 also as just Farsley. (Nb. Club website suggests they are different teams).
Gateshead – The history of football in Gateshead encompassing name changes involving South Shields is an extremely complex one, requiring a book all by itself. The current club was formed in 1977, three years after the second club to use the name in the FA Cup had folded. That club had been formed in 1899 as South Shields Adelaide, becoming the second of four clubs to take the name South Shields in 1911 before moving to Gateshead in 1930. However, the current Gateshead club was actually formed following the demise of Gateshead United which had been formed in 1936 as the third club to use the name South Shields in the FA Cup. The first club to go by the name of just Gateshead had three seasons in the FA Cup prior to the outbreak of World War I. (Nb. Club website suggests current club is the one formed in 1977).
Guildford City – The current Guildford City club was formed in 1996 naming themselves AFC Guildford after taking over Burpham FC. Guildford United was used for one season in 2005/06 before finally settling on the current name. The original Guildford City had been formed as Guildford United in 1920 switching to City seven years later and eventually merging with Dorking (formed 1880) to create Guildford and Dorking United in 1974 and folding just three years later. (Nb. Club website seems to ‘own’ original club history whilst recognising current club is ‘new’).
Hastings United – The history of club names in Hastings is almost as complex as it is in Gateshead. The current Hastings United club was formed in 1894 as St Leonards before adding ‘United’ for one season in 1905 and becoming Hastings and St Leonards the following season. There had been a previous club called Hastings & St Leonards, formed in 1898, who last played in FA Cup in 1909/10 season maybe with a ‘United’ suffix. It’s around this time the waters are muddy as to the history of the current club who re-named to Hastings Town in 1976 only taking the current name from 2002. The original Hastings United was formed in 1948 and folded during the 1985/86 season. (Nb. Club website states current club formed in 1894).
Hendon – The original Hendon club was formed in 1874 and last were scheduled to play in FA Cup in 1888/89 season when they scratched ahead of the First Qualifying Round. The current Hendon club was formed in 1908 using the name Christ Church Hampstead in their inaugural season before becoming Hampstead Town the following year and just plain Hampstead in 1926. Seven years later the name was changed again, this time to Golders Green before finally settling on Hendon after the Second World War. (Nb. Club website states 1908 as formation date).
Hinckley AFC – Hinckley AFC formed in 2014 after Hinckley United folded, and is the third club to use the name in the FA Cup. The second club was formed in 1971 as Downes Sports replacing Sports with Athletic for one year in 1974/75 season before reverting back to Downes Sports up until 2007 when the name changed to Hinckley Downes. The club entered the FA Cup under this name for two seasons before dropping the Downes part of the name in 2010 to become Hinckley, but folded just one year later. The first Hinckley club in the FA Cup played just one season in 1991/92 before merging with Barwell Athletic to form Barwell. (Nb. Club website states new club formed in 2014).
Hitchin Town – The current Hitchin Town club was formed in 1928, thirteen years after the original club had dissolved in the early years of World War I. That original club had appeared in the first ever FA Cup competition in 1871/72 under the name ‘Hitchin’ adding ‘Town’ in 1903 for five more FA Cup campaigns. (Nb. Club website claims club’s roots are with the original Hitchin club, but that current club was formed in 1928).
Hythe Town – The current Hythe Town club formed after the original club folded in 1993 and went by the name of Hythe United, changing to Hythe Town in 2001. The original Hythe Town club formed in 1910 after Hythe Wednesday folded. (Nb. Club website suggests it is the same club).
Ilford – Many people associated with Ilford FC consider the current club a continuation of the Ilford club formed in 1881. That club started life as Ilford Alliance before dropping the suffix two years later. However, in 1979 the club merged with Leytonstone to form Leytonstone/Ilford and 10 years later that club merged with Walthamstow Avenue to form Redbridge Forest which in turn merged with Dagenham in 1992 to form Dagenham and Redbridge. The current club was formed in 1987, eight years after the original club merged with Leytonstone. (Nb. No history on club website and Wikipedia is non-committal).
Ilkeston – This is another club where the history of folding and re-forming is clouded by the mists of time and where many involved with the current club see it as a continuation of the original club a la Chesterfield. The first club to use the name in the FA Cup was formed in 1894 but folded mid-way through the 1938/39 season. Ilkeston Town was formed post World War II but they folded during the 2010/11 season. The current club formed following Ilkeston Town’s demise. (Nb. Club website is clear that formation date is 2010).
Leatherhead – The current club was formed in 1907 as Leatherhead Rose. A club using the name Leatherhead had one season in the FA Cup two years later, but the current club didn’t take that name until after World War II when Leatherhead Rose absorbed Leatherhead United which had been formed in 1924. (Nb. Club website recognises they are different clubs).
Leeds United – The current Leeds United was formed in 1919 after the very public disgrace of illegal payments being made by Leeds City during the First World War that saw that club disbanded by the FA. However, a separate club called Leeds United had one season in the FA Cup in 1911/12 during the existence of Leeds City.
Maidstone United – The current Maidstone United were formed in 1992 after the original club folded during the previous season whilst a Football League club. The club started life as Maidstone Invicta changing to ‘United’ three years later. (Nb. Club website recognises starting again in 1992 but associates itself with the original club history).
Maltby Main – The original Maltby Main club was formed in 1916 as Maltby Main Colliery dropping the final part of the name after World War II and folding 20 years later. Maltby Miners Welfare formed in 1970, five years further on, not taking the name Maltby Main until 1996. (Nb. Club website recognises them as two different clubs).
Mansfield Town – The current Mansfield Town was formed in 1897 as Mansfield Wesleyans three years after the original Mansfield Town had merged with Greenhalgh’s to form Mansfield who themselves folded in 1900. Mansfield Wesleyans became Mansfield Wesley in 1906 competing in the FA Cup under that name for one season before becoming Mansfield Town in 1910.
Merthyr Town – The current Merthyr Town club formed in 2010 after Merthyr Tydfil folded. Merthyr Tydfil formed after the Second World War, 10 years after the original Merthyr Town, formed in 1908, had folded. (Nb. Club website connects the history as being for one club).
New Mills – The original club formed in 1919 out of the ashes of a club that had been formed in 1886 called New Mills St George’s. This original club folded in 1983 and the current club came about two years later as an off-shoot of a club called Birch Vale and Thonsett FC. (Nb. Club website recognises these as two different clubs).
Newport County – Newport County was formed in 1912 but folded during the 1988/89 season heavily in debt. A supporters club formed in 1989 called Newport AFC and for legal reasons had to be under that different name and play outside of Wales, hence the nickname The Exiles. The club eventually returned to Newport and the Newport County name was adopted ahead of the 1999/2000 season and many at the club see this as a continuation of the club formed in 1912. The club badge had both 1912 and 1989 on it. (Nb. There is no history on official website but Wikipedia suggests the new club is a continuation of the original club).
Nuneaton Town – The current club formed in 2008 when Nuneaton Borough folded. Nuneaton Borough had formed in 1937 after the original Nuneaton Town disbanded. The original club was formed in 1889 as Nuneaton St Nicholas becoming Nuneaton Town in 1894. (Nb. Club website acknowledges new club but doesn’t separate the history).
Padiham – The Storks were formed in 1949, thirty-five years after the original Padiham had folded before World War I. The original club were known as The Caldersiders and played in 14 FA Cup campaigns after being formed in 1878. (Nb. Club website recognises two separate clubs).
Ramsgate – Another area of the country where the history of club name changes is clouded. The first club to use the name Ramsgate in the FA Cup were formed in 1886 and prior to World War I were also referred to as Ramsgate Town. That club folded during the 1924/25 season and 20 years later Ramsgate Athletic was formed. Athletic became just plain Ramsgate in 1972. (Nb. Club website recognises these as separate clubs).
Raunds Town – The original Raunds Town was formed in 1896 as Raunds Unity and last appeared in the FA Cup in 1921/22 season. The current club was formed immediately after the end of the Second World War. (Nb. Club website acknowledges 1946 club was a newly formed one).
Romford – The name Romford has been used by four different clubs in the FA Cup. The original club was formed in 1876 and changed their name to Romford Town in 1910 before folding ahead of World War I. The second Romford club didn’t form until 1929 and folded just ahead of their 50th anniversary. A third Romford club formed in 1992 but in 1996 merged with Collier Row to form Collier Row and Romford. A year later this newly merged team changed their name to just Romford. (Nb. Club website sees the merged club as a continuation of the third Romford club).
Rugby Town – The current Rugby Town was formed in 1955 but didn’t take the ‘Town’ name until after the original club with that name had folded. The club was formed as New Bilton Juniors, changing to Valley Sports after just one season. Then in 1971 the name changed to Valley Sports Rugby and then VS Rugby two years later. At the start of the Millennium the name was changed to Rugby United and then finally Rugby Town five years later. The original Ruby Town had had 33 seasons in the FA Cup before folding in 1994. (Nb. Club website recognises 1955 as formation date).
Rushall Olympic – The original Rushall Olympic was formed in 1893 and had just one appearance in the FA Cup in 1921/22 season before disbanding ahead of World War II. The Pics formed six years after World War II was over. (Nb. Club website recognises them as two separate clubs).
South Shields – South Shields has twice been the name of clubs that eventually moved to Gateshead and has been used four times by clubs competing in the FA Cup. The first such club had three campaigns crossing the 19th and 20th Centuries. The second club formed in 1899 as South Shields Adelaide before dropping the suffix in 1911 and moving to Gateshead and changing their name to reflect the move in 1930 when a Football League club. The third South Shields club to compete in FA Cup was formed six years later, but in 1974 history repeated itself and the club moved to Gateshead changing their name to Gateshead United. The current club formed in the same year under the name South Shields Mariners adopting their current moniker two years later in 1976. (Nb. Club website has a comprehensive history of all South Shields clubs and recognises current club formed in 1974).
St Helens Town – The current St Helens Town was formed after the end of World War II, eighteen years after the original club folded in 1928. That original club had been formed in 1901 and was also known purely as St Helens. (Nb. Club website recognises two clubs as being separate).
Staines Town – The Swans were formed in 1936 after the original Staines Town folded under the name Staines Vale only taking the current name after the cessation of hostilities of World War II. The original Staines Town club was formed in 1892 as Staines (also known as Staines Albany). Three years later the club amalgamated a club called St Peter’s Institute that had been formed in 1877. After the First World War the club adopted the name Staines Lagonda changing in to Staines Town in 1925, ten years before the club folded. (Nb. Club website recognises them as separate clubs).
Taunton Town – The original Taunton Town was formed in 1924 as Taunton United swapping ‘United’ for ‘Town’ three years later but folding during the 1935/36 season. The current club formed in 1947 as plain Taunton not adding the ‘Town’ suffix until 1968. (Nb. Club website recognises formation date as 1947).
Thornaby – The current Thornaby club was formed in 1980 out of the Stockton Cricket Club and went by the name Stockton until 1999. For three seasons the club was known as Thornaby-on-Tees before becoming just plain Thornaby in 2001. The original Thornaby club had been formed in 1882 and had had just five FA Cup campaigns under its belt before disbanding in 1975. (Nb. Club website recognises re-formation in 1980).
Tower Hamlets – The current Tower Hamlets club was formed in 2000 under the name Bethnal Green United not changing to the current name until 2013. The original Tower Hamlets club only appeared in the FA Cup in the 1994/95 season and had previously been known as KPG Tipples up to 1991 and Tower Hamlets Tipples for one season after that. (Nb. Club website recognises 2000 as formation date under Bethnal Green United name).
Tunbridge Wells – Another town where club name changes are clouded in the mists of time. The current club was formed in 1967 when Tunbridge Wells Rangers folded. That club had been formed as Tunbridge Wells United in 1946 swapping ‘United’ for ‘Rangers in 1963 to become the second club to compete in the FA Cup under that name. The first Tunbridge Wells Rangers had been formed in 1903 but had folded prior to the Second World War. The first Tunbridge Wells club to enter the FA Cup was formed in 1886 and folded prior to World War I. (Nb. Club website recognises current club formed in 1967).
Walsall Wood – Walsall Borough was formed in 1982 as a result of a merger between the original Walsall Wood club and Walsall Sportsco. Borough changed their name to the current Walsall Wood name four years later. The original Walsall Wood club was formed during World War I as Walsall Wood Ebenezer Primitive Methodists, but changed to just Walsall Wood in 1920. (Nb. No history on club website).
Wellingborough Town – The current club formed in 2004 after the original Wellingborough Town club folded, often using the name Wellingborough Town 2004 to differentiate itself from the original club. The original club had been formed in 1867 as plain Wellingborough becoming Wellingborough Redwell Stars in 1905 and Wellingborough Town after the end of World War I, before folding in 2002. (Nb. Club website, whilst recognising reformation and two year gap, refers to club as being one of the oldest in the County and being formed in 1867).
Workington – The original Workington club was formed in 1884 but disbanded during the 1911/12 season with 23 FA Cup campaigns behind them. The current club was formed in 1921. (Nb. Club website recognises these as two separate clubs).
Yeovil Town – Yeovil and Petters United were formed in 1919 as a result of a merger between the original Yeovil Town club and Petters United (formed in 1908). The current Yeovil Town name was adopted after the end of World War II. The original Yeovil Town club had been formed in 1890 as plain Yeovil, becoming Yeovil Casuals five years later and Yeovil Town in 1907. (Nb. Club website refers to current club as being formed in 1890 and the merger being a continuation of the original club).
York City – The original York City club was formed in 1908, had six seasons in the FA Cup, before folding during the First World War. The current York City club was formed in 1922. (Nb. Club website recognises 1922 as year of formation).