List of football clubs in Greater Manchester

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This is a list of football teams based in Greater Manchester sorted by which league they play in as of the 2014–15 season. The leagues are listed in order of their level in the English football league system.[1]


Levels 1–4[edit]

These Greater Manchester clubs play in fully professional leagues, comprising levels 1–4 of the English football league system: the Premier League and the Football League.

Club
Home Ground City/Borough League Level
Bolton Wanderers Macron Stadium Bolton Football League Championship 2
Bury Gigg Lane Bury Football League One 3
Manchester City City of Manchester Stadium Manchester Premier League 1
Manchester United Old Trafford Trafford Premier League 1
Oldham Athletic Boundary Park Oldham Football League One 3
Rochdale Spotland Stadium Rochdale Football League One 3
Wigan Athletic DW Stadium Wigan Football League One 3

Levels 5–8[edit]

These Greater Manchester clubs play in semi-pro leagues which are at a level in the English football league system that grants eligibility to enter the FA Trophy, comprising levels 5–8 of the system: the National League and the Northern Premier League.

Club
Home Ground City/Borough League Level
Altrincham Moss Lane Trafford National League 5
Ashton United Hurst Cross Tameside Northern Premier League Premier Division 7
Curzon Ashton Tameside Stadium Tameside National League North 6
Droylsden Butcher's Arms Ground Tameside Northern Premier League Division One North 8
F.C. United of Manchester Broadhurst Park Manchester National League North 6
Hyde Ewen Fields Tameside Northern Premier League Premier Division 7
Mossley Seel Park Tameside Northern Premier League Division One North 8
Radcliffe Borough Stainton Park Bury Northern Premier League Division One North 8
Ramsbottom United The Harry Williams Riverside Stadium Bury Northern Premier League Premier Division 7
Salford City Moor Lane Salford Northern Premier League Premier Division 7
Stalybridge Celtic Bower Fold Tameside National League North 6
Stockport County Edgeley Park Stockport National League North 6
Trafford Shawe View Trafford Northern Premier League Division One North 8

Levels 9–10[edit]

These Greater Manchester clubs play in semi-pro and amateur leagues which grant eligibility to enter the FA Vase and are high enough in the English football league system to grant eligibility to enter the FA Cup, comprising levels 9–10 of the system. In Greater Manchester this consists solely of the North West Counties Football League.

Club
Home Ground City/Borough League Level
Abbey Hey The Abbey Stadium Manchester North West Counties Football League Premier Division 9
Ashton Athletic Brocstedes Park Wigan North West Counties Football League Premier Division 9
Ashton Town Edge Green Street Wigan North West Counties Football League Division One 10
Atherton Collieries Alder Street Wigan North West Counties Football League Premier Division 9
Atherton Laburnum Rovers Crilly Park Wigan North West Counties Football League Division One 10
Cheadle Town Park Road Stadium Stockport North West Counties Football League Division One 10
Daisy Hill New Sirs Bolton North West Counties Football League Division One 10
Irlam Silver Street City of Salford North West Counties Football League Division One 10
Maine Road Brantingham Road Manchester North West Counties Football League Premier Division 9
Oldham Boro Seel Park[a] Tameside North West Counties Football League Division One 10
Rochdale Town Castleton Sports Centre Rochdale North West Counties Football League Division One 10
West Didsbury & Chorlton Brookburn Road Manchester North West Counties Football League Premier Division 9
Wigan Robin Park Robin Park Arena Wigan North West Counties Football League Division One 10
  1. ^ Ground share with Mossley.

Levels 11–12[edit]

These Greater Manchester clubs play in amateur leagues, levels 11–12. This includes the Manchester League.

Manchester League Premier Division[edit]

  • AFC Monton
  • AVRO
  • Beechfield United
  • East Manchester
  • Heywood St James
  • Hindsford
  • Leigh Athletic
  • Manchester Gregorians
  • Old Altrinchamians
  • Prestwich Heys
  • Royton Town
  • Springhead
  • Stockport Georgians
  • Walshaw Sports
  • Wythenshawe Amateurs
  • Wythenshawe Town

Manchester League Division One[edit]

  • AFC Bury
  • Atherton Town
  • Breightmet United
  • Chadderton Reserves
  • Dukinfield Town
  • Elton Vale
  • Fives Athletic
  • Hollinwood
  • Irlam Steel
  • Pennington
  • Rochdale Sacred Heart
  • Salford Victoria
  • Stockport Sports Reserves

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