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Gillingham F.C.

Gillingham F.C. is a football team based in the town of Gillingham[?], Kent. They are currently in English First Division. Based in the town of Gillingham[?], Kent they play home games at Priestfield Stadium.

Established in 1893 as Brompton FC, they changed names to Gillingham in 1913. They gained election to the Football League Division 3 in 1920, but were relegated back to the Southern League in 1938. In 1950 they won re-election to the Football League.

In 1993, second from bottom in the Football League and on the verge of bankruptcy, a property developer, Paul Scally, bought the club for £1.00. Since then Gillingham have been promoted twice.

The team play in blue and white. Their Player/Manager is Andy Hessenthaler.

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