Albion Rovers F.C. (Newport)

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Albion Rovers
Full nameAlbion Rovers Football Club
Founded1937
GroundKimberley Park, Newport
ChairmanTerry Wilkins
ManagerTerry Wilkins
LeagueWelsh Football League Division Two
2018–19Welsh Football League Division Three, 14th (of 16)

Albion Rovers Football Club are a football team based in the city of Newport, South Wales who play in the Welsh Football League Division Two.

The team was formed by Scottish coalminers who moved to Newport for work in 1937. They named the team after Albion Rovers of their homeland in Coatbridge. They currently play at Crindau Park (also known as Kimberley Park) but have also shared Newport Stadium with Newport County.

Famous ex-players include Nathan Blake, Neil Swift, Tim Coleman, Sean Hamill, Bobby Campbell, Mike Harris, Kevin Hole, Michael Herbert. During the mid 1970s Peter Nicholas (Crystal Palace, Arsenal and Wales) and Tony Pulis (Premier League manager) also played for the Albion.

Between 1993 and 2005 the club played in the Welsh Football League, before at the end of the 2004–05 season being relegated to the Gwent County League.

On 24 July 2010, Albion Rovers played Premier League side Stoke City in a friendly to celebrate the opening of the clubhouse at Kimberley Park.[1] Stoke won the match 9–0.[2]

The club returned to the Welsh Football League in 2018 after 14 years by winning promotion.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Premier date for Albion". South Wales Argus. Retrieved 21 July 2010.
  2. ^ "Albion Rovers 0 Stoke City 9". stokecityfc.com. Archived from the original on 28 July 2010. Retrieved 24 July 2010.
  3. ^ https://clwbpeldroed.org/2018/06/14/albion-rovers-welsh-league-exile/

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