Name
Wimbledon

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Peterboro vs Wimbledon (24 Feb)

Established
2002 (16 years old)

Sport
Soccer

Manager
Neal Ardley

Stadium/Home
Kingsmeadow
(4,850 Capacity)

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League
English League 1

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Upcoming Events
24 Feb Peterboro - Wimbledon London Road Stadium
27 Feb Wimbledon - Blackburn Kingsmeadow
03 Mar Wimbledon - Charlton Kingsmeadow
10 Mar Wimbledon - Oxford Utd Kingsmeadow
17 Mar Rochdale - Wimbledon Spotland

Latest Results
17 Feb Wimbledon - Bristol Rovers Kingsmeadow
13 Feb Plymouth 4 - 2 Wimbledon Central Park
10 Feb Wimbledon 1 - 3 Northampton Kingsmeadow
06 Feb Bury 2 - 1 Wimbledon Gigg Lane Stadium
03 Feb Rotherham 2 - 0 Wimbledon New York Stadium

Description

AFC Wimbledon is a professional association football club based in Kingston upon Thames, south west London, England. They play in League One of the English Football League, the third tier in the English football league system since promotion in May 2016. They are based at Kingsmeadow, a ground which was shared with Isthmian League club Kingstonian F.C. until 2017, and is now shared with Chelsea Ladies.

The club was founded by Wimbledon F.C. supporters in June 2002 as a direct reaction to the decision by an independent commission appointed by the Football Association to allow Wimbledon F.C. to relocate to Milton Keynes in Buckinghamshire, about 56 miles (90 km) north of Wimbledon. The large majority of Wimbledon F.C. supporters very strongly opposed the idea of moving the club so far away from Wimbledon, feeling that a club transplanted to Milton Keynes would no longer represent Wimbledon F.C.'s legacy and traditions, and, having campaigned against the proposed move, viewed its official sanctioning as the "death of their club". Wimbledon F.C. physically moved in 2003 and then changed the name of the club to Milton Keynes Dons in 2004. Although founded in similar circumstances to the 1961 Washington Senators to replace a club which continued its existence elsewhere, AFC Wimbledon has come to be considered a successor or "phoenix" version of the original team.

When AFC Wimbledon was formed, it affiliated to both the London and Surrey Football Associations, and entered the Premier Division of the Combined Counties League, which is the ninth tier in English football. In its short history, the club has been extremely successful, being promoted six times in 13 seasons, and going up from the ninth tier (Combined Counties Premier) to the third (League One). AFC Wimbledon hold the record of the longest unbeaten run of league matches in English senior football, having played 78 consecutive league games without a defeat between February 2003 and December 2004. They are the first club formed in the 21st century to make it into the Football League.

The club are hoping to move into a new ground by 2019 very near Plough Lane, which was Wimbledon F.C.'s ground until 1991. The new stadium will be built on the site of Wimbledon Greyhound Stadium.

Team Members

Nadjim Abdou

Kwesi Appiah

Andy Barcham

Darius Charles

Harry Forreste

George Francom

Barry Fuller

Callum Kennedy

George Long

Cody McDonald

Joe McDonnell

Jonathan Meade

Will Nightinga

Adedeji Oshila

Dean Parrett

Joe Pigott

Paul Robinson

Tom Soares

Lyle Taylor

Liam Trotter

Stadium or Home

Kingsmeadow (known as the Cherry Red Records Stadium for sponsorship purposes) is an association football stadium in the area of Norbiton, Kingston upon Thames, London, which is used for the home matches of AFC Wimbledon and Chelsea Ladies. Until 22nd April 2017 it was the home of Kingstonian. It has a capacity of 4,850 with 2,265 seats.

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