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Blackburn vs Charlton (16 Dec)

Established
1905 (112 years old)

Sport
Soccer

Manager
Karl Robinson

Stadium/Home
The Valley
(27,111 Capacity)

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Location
Floyd Road, Charlton, London

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League
English League 1

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Upcoming Events
16 Dec Blackburn - Charlton Ewood Park
23 Dec Charlton - Blackpool The Valley
26 Dec Southend - Charlton Roots Hall
29 Dec Wigan - Charlton DW Stadium
01 Jan Charlton - Gillingham The Valley

Latest Results
09 Dec Charlton 0 - 1 Portsmouth The Valley
28 Nov Charlton 2 - 2 Peterboro The Valley
25 Nov Scunthorpe 2 - 0 Charlton Glanford Park
21 Nov Charlton 2 - 1 Rochdale The Valley
18 Nov Charlton 2 - 2 Milton Keynes The Valley

Description

Charlton Athletic Football Club is an English football club based in Charlton in the Royal Borough of Greenwich, London. They currently play in the Football League Championship.

The club was founded on 9 June 1905. This was when a number of youth clubs in the south east London area, including East Street Mission and Blundell Mission combined to form Charlton Athletic. The club play at The Valley in Charlton, where they have played since 1919, apart from one year in Catford, during 1923–24, and seven years at Crystal Palace and West Ham United between 1985 and 1992. Charlton share local South London derbies with rivals Millwall and Crystal Palace.

The club's traditional kit consists of red shirts, white shorts and red socks and their most commonly used nickname is The Addicks. Charlton turned professional in 1920 and first entered the Football League in 1921. Since then they have had four separate periods in the top flight of English football: 1936–1957, 1986–1990, 1998–1999 and 2000–2007. Historically, Charlton's most successful period was the 1930s, when the club's highest league finishes were recorded, including runners-up of the First Division in 1937. After World War II, the club reached the FA Cup Final twice, losing in 1946 and winning in 1947.

Team Members

Karlan Ahearne-G

Ben Amos

Joe Aribo

Aaron Barnes

Patrick Bauer

Billy Clarke

Jay DaSilva

Anfernee Dijkste

Jake Forster-Cas

Tarique Fosu-Hen

Ricky Holmes

Johnnie Jackson

Ahmed Kashi

Harry Lennon

Josh Magennis

Mark Marshall

Ezri Konsa Ngoyo

Lewis Page

Jason Pearce

Dillon Phillips

Ben Reeves

Mahamadou-Naby S

Chris Solly

Stadium or Home

The Valley is a 27,111-capacity sports stadium in Charlton, London, England and is the home of Charlton Athletic Football Club.
In Charlton's early years, the club had a nomadic existence using several different grounds between its formation in 1905 and the beginning of World War I in 1914. The ground dates from 1919, at a time when Charlton were moderately successful and looking for a new home. The club found an abandoned sand and chalk pit in Charlton, but did not have sufficient funds to fully develop the site. An army of volunteer Charlton supporters dug out a massive pit for the pitch, and used the soil from the excavation to build up the sides. The ground's name most likely comes from its original valley-like appearance. The club played its first game at the ground before any seats, or even terraces, were installed; there was simply a roped-off pitch with the crowd standing or sitting on the adjoining earthworks. The unique circumstances of the ground's initial construction led to an unusually intense bond between the club's supporters and the site that exists to this day. In the 1923–24 season, Charlton played at the Mount stadium in Catford but in a much higher populated area. A proposed merger with Catford South End FC fell through and thus Charlton moved back to the Valley.

In 1967, Len Silver the promoter at Hackney made an application to open Charlton as a British League speedway club, and plans were put forward to construct a track around the perimeter of the football pitch. The application to include speedway at the Valley was enthusiastically supported initially, but was eventually ruled out on the grounds of noise nuisance.

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