CROYDON COMMON FOOTBALL CLUB

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STATISTICS

 

Founded 1897
   
Turned Professional 1907
   
Nickname The Robins
   
Club Colours
For the professional club, the first choice strip was claret shirts and white shorts.  The change strip tended to be all white, although instances of blue or green shirts are recorded.  Various colours were used for the socks.

The claret shirts usually had lace-up collars.  The collars tended to be the same colour as the shirt, although some team photographs show a white collar and one from 1907-1908 shows a white ring below the collar.  Although the club had a badge which showed a robin standing on a football (a large version can be seen on the stand in the team photograph for 1913-1914), it appears that it was never worn on the shirts.  On the other hand, team photographs of the amateur club show that a badge with a cross regularly appeared on the shirts.

 

The amateur club apparently played it's first season in colours of gold and dark blue, although no further details are recorded.

The club changed to claret and white the following season.

   
Grounds

Whitehorse Recreation Ground (1897-1903)

The Crescent (1903-1908)

The Nest (1909-1917)

   
Championships

Southern League Division 2 (1908-1909) and (1913-1914)

Southern Football Alliance (1912-1913)

   
Record Home League Win 14-0 v. Chesham Town - Southern League (1910-1911)
   
Record Away League Win 12-2 v. Chesham Town - Southern League (1911-1912)
   
Record League Defeat

0-10 v. Northampton Town (A) - Southern League (1909-1910)

0-10 v. Hastings & St Leonards United (A) - South Eastern League (1907-1908)

   
Record F.A. Cup Win 10-1 v. Farncombe (H) (1908-1909)
   
Record F.A. Cup Defeat 1-8 v. Grimsby Town (A) (1910-1911)
   
Record Attendance 20,000 v. Woolwich Arsenal (at Crystal Palace) - F.A. Cup (1908-1909)