Crook Town

Crook Town A.F.C.

Crook Town A.F.C. is a football club based in Crook, England. The club is a member of Northern League Division Two and play at The Millfield Ground.

History

They were established in 1889 and joined the Northern League in 1896. In the 1931-32 season, they reached the 3rd round of the FA Cup. They won the FA Amateur Cup 5 times in their history.

Crook Town F.C. v FC Barcelona

During the 1910s and 1920s Crook Town played F.C. Barcelona in a series of ten friendly games, beating them twice. This unlikely bond developed between the two clubs due to one of Crook Town’s most notable former players, Jack Greenwell. Greenwell later played for and managed Barcelona. After retiring as a player he enjoyed a successful career as a manager in both Spain and Peru. In 1913 Greenwall, while still a player, invited his former team out to Spain to play a series of three friendly games against FC Barcelona. Crook Town beat them 4-2 and then held them to 1-1 and 2-2 draws. In 1921 Town returned to Spain for a second tour and played Barcelona a further four times. This time they lost 5-1, 4-1 and 2-1 before drawing 1-1. In 1922 Town returned to Barcelona for a third time and played three more games losing 8-1, drawing 2-2 and winning 3-1.

Notable former players

Honours

  • FA Amateur Cup
    • Winners 1901, 1954, 1959, 1962, 1964
  • Northern League
    • Champions 1914-15, 1926-27, 1952-53, 1958-59, 1962-63
    • Runners up 1924-25, 1946-47, 1953-54, 1954-55, 1955-56, 1963-64, 1964-65
    • Division Two runners-up 1994-95
    • League Cup winners 1937, 1946, 1961
    • League Cup runners-up 1926, 1955, 1959, 1963
  • Durham Challenge Cup
    • Winners 1927, 1932, 1955, 1960
  • Durham Benevolent Bowl
    • Winners 1914, 1920, 1922, 1926, 1955
  • Captain G. Wright Trophy
    • Winners 1964, 1965

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