CROYDON COMMON FOOTBALL CLUB
Key statistics and other information relating to the club appear below. Additionally, click HERE for the complete record of F.A. Cup matches and HERE for a complete record of matches in minor cup competitions. The professional club's league results, scorers and line-ups can be found be clicking the "League Positions" tab above. Click HERE to see a history of the club's amateur seasons, togther with results, scorers and league tables.
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.
Whitehorse Recreation Ground (1897-1903)
The Crescent (1903-1908)
The Nest (1908-1917)
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)|