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Notts County Football Club
Meadow Lane
Nottingham
NG2 3HJ | map
Nottinghamshire
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Notts County F.C. is known as 'the oldest Football League club in the world', due to its original formation in 1862. It is probable that the rules used back then were rather different from those we know today, especially as the newspaper report from 1862 which tells of the clubs first game mentions the team scoring goals and 'rouges'. Notts County were founder members of the Football League in 1888 and achieved their highest ever league finish in 1890-91 with third place, a feat they repeated a decade later. In 1891 they also reached the FA Cup final, losing on that occasion to Blackburn Rovers. They returned in 1894, however, and this time beat Bolton Wanderers 4-1 to win the trophy for the first and, so far, only time in the club's long history. Notts have endured many ups and downs since then, with 1991 probably the high spot, they reached the FA Cup quarter finals and achieved promotion back to the top flight (albeit rather briefly). The Italian giants Juventus got the idea for their strip from Notts County. Juventus needed new kit in 1903 and Notts County shipped out a set of the black and white striped kit. Juventus have worn these colours ever since.


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