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Hartlepool United Football Club
Victoria Park
Clarence Road
Hartlepool
TS24 8BZ | map
Cleveland and Teesside
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Hartlepool United F.C. was founded in 1881 as West Hartlepool Amateur Football Club. They won the FA Amateur Cup in 1905 and took the opportunity to turn professional in 1908 when the local Rugby team folded leaving the Victoria Ground vacant and in need of investment. Hartlepools (sic) United Football Athletic Company was formed and the stadium bought. The team was actually only renamed Hartlepool United in 1967 after the districts of Old Hartlepool and West Hartlepool were merged. Hartlepool have played their home matches at the Victoria Ground (now Victoria Park) ever since. In 1921 Hartlepool joined the newly formed Football League Division Three North. The club has spent its entire league career in the lower two divisions, having come as close as a play-off final to climbing higher but ultimately losing out. There have been some tough times financially along the way, at one point in 1980 the club was rumoured to be moving to moving to Scarborough. Two famous names in particular stand out in the list of Hartlepool's past managers; Brian Clough spent his first few years in management at Hartlepool before moving to Derby County. Cyril Knowles led the club to a promotion, but unfortunately died soon after.


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