Crusaders F.C. (England)

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Full nameCrusaders Football Club

Crusaders Football Club was an English association football club based in London. The club was founded in 1863 and was a founder member of the Football Association.[1] They entered the FA Cup during the 1880s and 1890s, but never progressed beyond the fourth round.[2] In 1889 they faced Royal Arsenal in the FA Cup third qualifying round with future powerhouses Arsenal winning 5-2. In 1864 their colours were recorded as white shirts and shorts with red socks and caps.[3]

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  1. ^ "Miscellaneous Football". Sheffield & Rotherham Independent. XLIV (2826). British Newspaper Archive. 30 October 1863. p. 4. Retrieved 29 June 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ Crusaders at the Football Club History Database
  3. ^ "Eminent Victorians (Southern England)". Historical Football Kits. Retrieved 20 February 2021. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)