Crewe Alexandra F.C.

association football club in Crewe, England

Crewe Alexandra F.C. is an English football club from Crewe, Cheshire. The club's chairman is Charles Grant.[1][2]

Crewe Alexandra F.C.
Gresty Road, Crewe.jpg
Gresty Road, the club's home ground
Full nameCrewe Alexandra Football Club
Nickname(s)The Railwaymen
Founded1877
GroundGresty Road
Capacity10,153
ChairmanCharles Grant
ManagerDavid Artell
LeagueLeague One
2020–21League One, 12th of 24
WebsiteClub website

HistoryEdit

The club was founded in 1877 and named after Alexandra of Denmark.[3][4]

From 1983 to 2007, Crewe Alexandra F.C. was led by Dario Gradi.[5] He became the longest-serving coach in the English Football League.

Since December 2008, the club has been coached by Icelander Gudien Thordarson, but he soon left his post.[6]

In the 2011-2012 season, the team won the playoffs and advanced to EFL League One.[7][8]

In the 2012-2013 season, the club took 13th place. It played 46 games, gaining 64 points, the difference between goals scored and conceded is 54-62.[9][10][11]

In the 2012-2013 EFL Trophy, the team reached the final, where they beat Southend United Football Club 2-0 in the decisive match.

Crewe has played mostly in the lower divisions of England. Crewe Alexandra F.C. won the Wales Cup twice and became the winner of the Milk Cup.

In the 2020-2021 season, the club will play in EFL League One, the third division in the English football league system.

NameEdit

Since 1877, the club was named Crewe F.C.

Later, it was re-named as Crewe Alexandra F.C. It is also known with a nickname "railway workers", which is associated with the location of the city on a large railway junction.

League positionEdit

Season League Position
2000/01 First Division 14th
2001/02 First Division 22nd
2002/03 Second Division 2nd
2003/04 First Division 18th
2004/05 League Championship 21st
2005/06 League Championship 22nd
2006/07 League One 13th
2007/08 League One 20th
2008/09 League One 22nd

Former positionEdit


Other websitesEdit

Official website

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Club Statement: Chairman and Vice Chairman". www.crewealex.net. Retrieved 2021-05-09.
  2. "Who's Who - Crewe Alexandra". www.crewealex.net. Retrieved 2021-05-09.
  3. Seddon, Peter (2004), Football Talk: The language and folklore of the world's greatest game, Chrysalis Books, London.
  4. "Dyer, Liam; Day, Dave. The Industrial Middle Class and the Development of Sport in a Railway Town (PDF). Manchester Metropolitan University. Retrieved 16 February 2021" (PDF).
  5. BBC. "Dario Gradi - Crewe's longest serving manager". www.bbc.co.uk. Retrieved 2021-05-09.
  6. Staff, Guardian (2008-12-24). "Football: Gudjon Thordarson confirmed as new Crewe manager". the Guardian. Retrieved 2021-05-09.
  7. Morse, Peter (2009-06-17). "Crewe Alex: Steve Davis is assistant manager". crewechronicle. Retrieved 2021-05-09.
  8. "Go and finish the job, says Davis". BBC Sport. Retrieved 2021-05-09.
  9. "Crewe 2-0 Southend". BBC Sport. Retrieved 2021-05-09.
  10. "Crewe 2-0 Walsall". BBC Sport. Retrieved 2021-05-09.
  11. "Crewe's academy dream comes true". BBC Sport. Retrieved 2021-05-09.