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Cambridge United F.C.

Cambridge United
Full NameCambridge United Football Club Ltd
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NicknamesYellows, Us
Club coloursHomeAmber and black, with black trim
AwayWhite with black trim
Home groundThe Abbey Stadium
Elected to league1970
HonoursDivision 3 (old) champions (1990/1)
Division 4 (old) champions (1976/7)
Division 4 (old) play off winners (1985/6)
Highest league placing pre-1992 5th Division 2 1991/2
Highest league placing post-199223rd Division 1 1992/3
FA CupSixth round (1989/90 and 1990/1)
League cup Unknown!
European competitionNone.
Biggest winCUFC 6 - 0 Darlington[?], 18 September 1971
Worst defeatCUFC 0 - 6 Aldershot, 13 April TBD[?]
MascotMarvin the Moose
AddressAbbey Stadium, Newmarket Road, Cambridge

Will use promoted to league when appropriate, and Colchester Utd (frex) will have more than one entry. Two highest places? Or shall I just use "common sense" and say Old Div 2 == Div 1? (Possibly with an explanatory page). I need to verify the contents. Comments so far? Muppet 14:19 18 Jun 2003 (UTC)

Cambridge United Football Club are an English football league club.

Based in the Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, they play at the Abbey Stadium. Usually known just as Cambridge (ignoring their older non-league neighbours Cambridge City), they are nicknamed the Us.

The club was founded in 1912 (or 1919? differing sources here) as Abbey United (apparently after the Abbey district of Cambridge in which they play). They played in local amateur leagues with some success. In 1949 it turned professional and took the name Cambridge United in 1951. They played in various non-league divisions.

The club was elected to the League in 1970 to replace Bradford Park Avenue[?] after success in the Southern League.

Division 41970/1 to 1972/3 (promoted 3rd of 24)
Division 31973/4 (relegated 21st of 24)
Division 41974/5 to 1976/7 (promoted 1st of 24)
Division 31977/8 (promoted 2nd of 24)
Division 21978/9 to 1983/4 (relegated 22 of 22)
Division 31984/5 (relegated 24 of 24)
Division 41985/6 to 1989/90 (6 of 24, promoted as divisional play off winners)
Division 31990/1 (promoted 1st of 24)
Division 21991/2 (Premier league founded)
Division 11992/3 (relegated 23rd of 24)
Division 21993/4 to 1994/5 (relegated 20th of 24)
Division 31995/6 to 1998/9 (promoted 2nd of 24)
Division 21999/2000 to 2001/2 (relegated 24th of 24)
Division 32002/3

Trophies since election to league

  • Division 3 (old) champions 1990/1
  • Division 4 (old) champions 1976/7
  • Division 4 (old) play off winners 1985/6

Highest league placing was 5th in old division 2 1991/2, or 23rd in new Division 1 (1992/3).

FA Cup: reached the 6th Round twice (1989/90 lost 1-0 versus Crystal Palace[?] to and 1990/1 lost 2-1 at Arsenal).

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