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Huddersfield Town Football Club
McAlpine Stadium
Leeds Road
Huddersfield
HD1 6PX | map
West Yorkshire
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The popularity of Rugby League in Huddersfield may well have accounted for the relatively late development of a serious Association Football Club in the town. In 1907 moves were begun to develop a professional club and in 1908 Huddersfield Town A.F.C. was born. It was not too long before Huddersfield had established themselves as one of the power house teams in Yorkshire and indeed the country as a whole. This was all despite going into liquidation in 1912 and only reforming in 1919. Somehow, by 1920 the club had become strong enough to reach the FA Cup final, finishing runners-up. They also won promotion to the First Division. Soon they had established themselves as one of the most successful teams of the 1920's, winning the FA Cup in 1922 and three consecutive First Division championships in 1924, 1925 and 1926. They were the first club ever to win three back to back titles. They appeared in the FA Cup Final on a total of five occasions prior to World War II, but were unable to repeat the success of the 1922 cup final. From the 1950's onwards, Huddersfield's fortunes declined and in the 1970's they became the first ever former league champions to be relegated to the Fourth Division.


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