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Charlton Athletic Football Club
The Valley
Floyd Road
Charlton
SE7 8BL | map
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Formed 1905.
Honours
FA Cup Winners
1947

Charlton Athletic F.C., known as 'The Addicks' were first formed in 1905 by a group of local 15-17 year olds. The early development of the club was overshadowed by the presence of near neighbours Woolwich Arsenal. This hampered the growth of the club until Arsenal moved to North London in 1913. Charlton turned professional in 1920, joining the Southern League for just one season before being elected to the Football League. After a rocky start, the club won the Division Three championship and then spent many seasons in Division Two. Following the appointment of Jimmy Seed as manager, the club managed to gain promotion to the First Division in 1936. They finished in the top four in 1937, 1938 and 1939, but the title eluded them. The club reached successive FA Cup finals in 1946 and 1947, winning at the second attempt. Most of the clubs history has been at the second tier of the Football League, with some stints in the top flight and some in the lower divisions. The club plays at The Valley, although for a brief time the club were forced to ground share with Crystal Palace as financial difficulties left them unable to upgrade The Valley to necessary safety standards.

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