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Wrexham Football Club
Racecourse Ground
Mold Road
Wrexham
LL11 2AH | map
North Wales
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In 1872, members of Wrexham Cricket Club met at the Turf Hotel in Wrexham to discuss proposals for a winter pastime to keep the team fit. At this meeting Wrexham Football Club was formed, despite the fact that the club's modern badge states 1873! Wrexham were one of the leading campaigners for a rule restricting the number of players to eleven. Football rules were rather flexible in the early days, and some games were played with as many as seventeen per side. After many years in the Football Combination and Birmingham and District Leagues, Wrexham were invited to join the newly formed Football League Division Three (North) in 1921. The team had to wait until the late 1970's before reaching the second tier of the Football League, when new manager Arfon Griffiths, who took the team to a four year spell in the Second Division. Wrexham has won the Welsh Cup 23 times to date and been runners-up on a further 22 occasions. They reached the quarter final of the European Cup Winner's Cup in 1975-76. Wrexham F.C. is nicknamed 'The Red Dragons' or 'The Robins' and plays it home fixtures at the 15 500 seat Racecourse Ground in Wrexham.


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