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 2020–21 season. The leagues are listed in order of their level in the English football league system,[1] and the English women's football league system.

Men's teams[edit]

Levels 1–4[edit]

These clubs play in fully professional leagues, at levels 1–4 of the English football league system.

Club League Home Ground Borough
Level 1[2]
Manchester City Premier League Etihad Stadium Manchester
Manchester United Premier League Old Trafford Trafford
Level 2[3]
Level 3[4]
Rochdale EFL League One Spotland Stadium Rochdale
Wigan Athletic EFL League One DW Stadium Wigan
Level 4[5]
Bolton Wanderers EFL League Two University of Bolton Stadium Bolton
Oldham Athletic EFL League Two Boundary Park Oldham
Salford City EFL League Two Moor Lane Salford

Levels 5–8[edit]

These clubs play in semi-professional and amateur leagues, at levels 5–8 of the English football league system. The list does not include reserve teams of clubs that may play further down the pyramid.

Club League Home Ground Borough
Level 5
Stockport County National League Edgeley Park Stockport
Level 6
Altrincham National League North Moss Lane Trafford
Curzon Ashton National League North Tameside Stadium Tameside
Level 7
Ashton United Northern Premier League Premier Division Hurst Cross Tameside
Atherton Collieries Northern Premier League Premier Division Alder Street Wigan
F.C. United of Manchester Northern Premier League Premier Division Broadhurst Park Manchester
Hyde United Northern Premier League Premier Division Ewen Fields Tameside
Radcliffe Northern Premier League Premier Division Stainton Park Bury
Stalybridge Celtic Northern Premier League Premier Division Bower Fold Tameside
Level 8
Droylsden Northern Premier League Division One West Butcher's Arms Ground Tameside
Mossley Northern Premier League Division One West Seel Park Tameside
Ramsbottom United Northern Premier League Division One West The Harry Williams Riverside Stadium Bury
Trafford Northern Premier League Division One West Shawe View Trafford
Locations of the Greater Manchester's National League clubs
Green pog.svg Green: National League (Level 5)
Yellow pog.svg Yellow: National League North (Level 6)

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 League Home Ground Borough
Level 9
Ashton Athletic North West Counties Football League Premier Division Brocstedes Park Wigan
Avro North West Counties Football League Premier Division Whitebank Stadium Oldham
Irlam North West Counties Football League Premier Division Silver Street Salford
Level 10
Abbey Hey North West Counties Football League Division One South The Abbey Stadium Manchester
Ashton Town North West Counties Football League Division One North Edge Green Street Wigan
Atherton Laburnum Rovers North West Counties Football League Division One North Crilly Park Wigan
Bury North West Counties Football League Division One North Stainton Park Bury
Chadderton North West Counties Football League Division One North Andrew Street Oldham
Cheadle Heath Nomads North West Counties Football League Division One South The Heath Stockport
Cheadle Town North West Counties Football League Division One South Park Road Stadium Stockport
Daisy Hill North West Counties Football League Division One North New Sirs Bolton
Maine Road North West Counties Football League Division One South Brantingham Road Manchester
Prestwich Heys North West Counties Football League Division One North Adie Moran Park Bury
Stockport Town North West Counties Football League Division One South Stockport Sports Village Stockport
West Didsbury & Chorlton North West Counties Football League Division One South Brookburn Road Manchester
Wythenshawe Amateurs North West Counties Football League Division One South Hollyhedge Park Manchester
Wythenshawe Town North West Counties Football League Division One South Ericstan Stadium Manchester

Levels 11–12[edit]

These Greater Manchester clubs play in amateur leagues, levels 11–12. This includes the Manchester League, the Cheshire Football League, and the West Lancashire Football League.

Cheshire League[edit]

Premier Division
  • Denton Town
Division One

Manchester League[edit]

Premier Division
  • AFC Monton
  • Bolton County
  • Chadderton Reserves
  • Dukinfield Town
  • Heywood St James
  • Heyside
  • Hindsford
  • Manchester Central F.C
  • Manchester Gregorians
  • Old Altrinchamians
  • Rochdale Sacred Heart
  • Royton Town
  • Springhead
  • Stockport Georgians
  • Walshaw Sports
Division One
  • Altrincham Hale
  • Atherton Town
  • Beechfield United
  • Boothstown
  • Elton Vale
  • Govan Athletic
  • Hollinwood
  • Leigh Athletic
  • Pennington
  • Westbury Sports Club

West Lancashire League[edit]

Division One

Women's teams[edit]

Levels 1–2[edit]

These clubs play in fully professional leagues, at levels 1–2 of the English women's football league system.

Club League Home Ground Borough
Level 1
Manchester City Women's Super League Etihad Academy Stadium Manchester
Manchester United Women's Super League Leigh Sports Village Wigan
Locations of Greater Manchester's Super League and Championship clubs
Blue pog.svg Blue: Women's Super League (Level 1)
Red pog.svg Red: Women's Championship (Level 2)

Levels 3–4[edit]

These clubs play in semi-professional and amateur leagues, at levels 3–4 of the English women's football league system. The list does not include reserve teams of clubs that may play further down the pyramid.

Club League Home Ground Borough
Level 4
Bolton Wanderers Women's National League: Division One North Kensite Stadium Wigan
Stockport County Women's National League: Division One North Stockport Sports Village Stockport
Locations of Greater Manchester's National League clubs
Green pog.svg Green: Premier Division (Level 3)
Yellow pog.svg Yellow: Division One (Level 4)

Levels 5–6[edit]

North West Women's Regional Football League[edit]

Premier Division (Level 5)
Division One North (Level 6)
  • Leigh Genesis
Division One South (Level 6)
  • Altrincham
  • Curzon Ashton
  • Salford City Lionesses
  • Wythenshawe Amateurs

Levels 7–8[edit]

Greater Manchester Women's Football League[edit]

Division One (Level 7)
  • Ashton United
  • Didsbury FC
  • Heyside Ladies FC
  • Langho Ladies
  • Mosley AFC Ladies
  • Rochdale AFC Ladies
  • Sale Ladies
  • Tameside United
  • Urmston Meadowside
  • West Didsbury and Chorlton Women
Division Two (Level 8)
  • AFC Lionesses
  • AFC Oldham Ladies
  • Bolton Lads & Girls Club Ladies
  • Boltonians Ladies
  • Crompton FC Ladies
  • Flixton Ladies
  • Mancunian Unity Women
  • Stockport Lionesses
  • Swinton FC Ladies
  • Walshaw Sports

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Teams in Greater Manchester". Archived from the original on 2011-01-20. Retrieved 2011-02-16.
  2. ^ "Premier League clubs".
  3. ^ "Championship clubs".
  4. ^ "League One clubs".
  5. ^ "League Two clubs".