21 Facts About Bath City


Bath City Football Club is a semi-professional Football Club based in Bath, Somerset, England.

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Bath City's history is entirely in non-league football, predominantly in the fourth tier from 1921 to 1959 and then the fifth tier from 1960 to the early 2000s, though being relegated to the sixth on several occasions.

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The club are sometimes called "The Stripes" emanating from their striped kit, as Bath City have worn black and white throughout their entire history.

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Shortly after, In 1933, Bath City won the Southern League Western title for a second time.

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In total, Bath City have won two Southern League Western Section titles, two Southern League titles, one Conference South play off, one Southern Football League title, one Southern League Cup, one non league championship trophy, one Football League North and twenty-four Somerset Premier Cups.

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In 1889 Bath City were formed as Bath AFC and began to play at the North Parade Ground in Bathwick, making them one of England's most senior non league football clubs.

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In 1919, Bath moved from the Belvoir Ground to the Lambridge Show Ground in Larkhall next to the River Avon in the East Side of the city.

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Bath City remained in the western league until 1921, in which they joined the Southern league English section, the fourth tier at the time.

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Bath City remained in the Southern League until 1939, with Liverpool legend and Scottish international, Alex Raisbeck as first team coach from 1938 to 1939.

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In 1988 Bath City were relegated from the Alliance Premier League to the Southern Football League, which was now the sixth tier, but were promoted back the next season.

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Bath City remained in the fifth tier for the majority of the 1990s.

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In 2004, Bath City lost in the FA Cup second round to Peterborough United and in the third round of the FA Trophy to Canvey Island.

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Subsequently, Bath City ended up playing some of the lowest tier football in the club's history from 2004 to 2007.

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In 2009, Bath City beat Football League Two side Grimsby Town in the FA Cup first round, only to lose to Forest Green Rovers in the second round.

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Bath City remained at the Belvoir Ground in Oldfield Park from 1900 to 1921.

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Between 1986 and 1996, Bath City shared Twerton Park with Bristol Rovers, who were a Football League club.

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Historically, Bath City were one of the best supported clubs in Non-League football, particularly in the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s.

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In 1977 and 1978, Bath City were one of six clubs to represent England in the Anglo-Italian Cup, a now defunct European football competition.

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In June 2015 "Big Bath City Bid" was launched by filmmaker and Bath fan Ken Loach to turn the club into a community-owned, 'one member one vote' club, in an effort to develop the club and clear its debts.

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Bath City were in eighteenth at the time, having played thirteen games.

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Bath City have a long list of notable former players, including one of the best English players.

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