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Dagenham & Redbridge
Glyn Hopkin Stadium
Victoria Road
Dagenham
RM10 7XL | map
Essex
Tel: 020 8592 7194

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Dagenham and Redbridge F.C. is a very new club, having formed in 1992 out of a merger of Dagenham F.C. and Redbridge Forest F.C. However, the club can trace its roots back to four, much older, amateur clubs; Ilford (1881), Leytonstone (1886), Walthamstow Avenue (1900) and Dagenham (1949). All four clubs achieved success as amateur teams, particularly Leytonstone, who won the FA Amateur Cup three times and the Isthmian League nine times. In 1979, Ilford and Leytonstone merged and in 1988 struggling Walthamstow was amalgamated with the club to form Redbridge Forest. In 1992 Redbridge merged with Dagenham. The club was initially in the Conference but was relegated in 1996 to the Isthmian League. They won promotion again in 2000 and for the next three years challenged for promotion to the Football League. A few less illustrious years followed, with mid to lower table finishes and a humiliating record 9-0 defeat at the hands of Hereford United being shown live on Sky TV! In 2006-07, the team achieved the pinnacle of its success to date, being crowned Conference champions and gaining promotion to the Football League for the first time in its history. On 1st September 2007 they achieved their first Football League victory by beating Lincoln City.


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