27 Facts About FC United

1. On February 10, 2017, Atlanta FC United announced that the number 17 would be reserved for the fans.

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2. On December 8, 2018, Atlanta FC United won its first MLS Cup before a crowd of 73,019, the largest non-doubleheader crowd in league history.

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3. On September 12, 2017, Atlanta FC United announced that the team had sold more than 69,256 tickets for the September 16 match against Orlando City at Mercedes-Benz Stadium, breaking the league record for single-match attendance.

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4. On November 14, 2017, Atlanta FC United announced that they would be launching a reserve team to compete in the United Soccer League, the second division of American soccer.

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5. FC United have won three league titles, two league cups and two county cups in their history.

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6. FC United was replaced by Dave Chadwick as Caretaker Manager in August 2018 when he resigned.

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7. FC United was replaced by forward Tom Greaves who took on the role of a caretaker player-manager, a decision that was made permanent on 21 November 2017.

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8. FC United led the team to four promotions, three league titles, two league cups and a county cup.

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9. FC United have assisted in providing several players for the international football scene; the club's all-time record goal-scorer Rory Patterson went on to play and score for Northern Ireland at senior level and forward Matthew Walwyn debuted for Saint Kitts and Nevis in a friendly against Andorra in November 2015.

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10. FC United were criticised at the time for a deficit in democracy, transparency and accountability between their officials and the membership.

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11. FC United will "become a great club and win the European Cup in 50 years' time".

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12. FC United became the first football club in the United Kingdom to be accredited as a living wage employer by the Living Wage Foundation.

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13. FC United were sponsored by mxData, a Manchester-based mobile app development company.

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14. FC United stepped down from the role at the end of June 2016.

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15. FC United had the second-highest average attendance in English non-League football with an average gate of 3,059 and were the 87th best supported club across all divisions.

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16. FC United are owned by 5,000 of their members and are the largest supporter-owned football club in the United Kingdom by number of members.

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17. FC United hosted a test event at Broadhurst Park on 16 May 2015, staging a short match between their first team and an Invitational XI made up of past players.

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18. FC United ended their groundsharing agreement with Bury after nine seasons in preparation for their move to Broadhurst Park.

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19. FC United finished the season in 16th place and retained the Manchester FA county cup with a penalty shoot-out victory against Trafford FC.

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20. FC United was replaced by forward Tom Greaves who took over on a temporary basis and was appointed permanent player-manager the next month.

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21. FC United reached the first round of the FA Trophy for the first time after knocking out Frickley Athletic, Durham City and Altrincham.

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22. FC United made their debut in the FA Trophy, reaching the third qualifying round, and missed out on a play-off place on the last day of the regular season.

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23. FC United were ineligible to play in the FA Vase for their first season because the club was formed after the deadline to enter the competition.

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24. FC United played in the Second Division of the North West Counties Football League, which is level ten of the English football league system and nine levels below the Premier League.

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25. FC United were officially registered with the Manchester County Football Association on the same day.

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26. FC United are the largest fan-owned football club in the United Kingdom by number of members and have one of the highest home attendances in English non-league football.

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27. FC United opened their own ground, Broadhurst Park in north-east Manchester, in May 2015.

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