They currently play in the Ryman League Division One South, at Step 4 in the non-league pyramid, (and Step 8 of the National League System) and have played at this level since their relegation from the Premier Division in 2000-01. Currently, Fisher Athletic are tenants due to their ground being redeveloped. As well as the tenants, their chief local rivals are Tooting and Mitcham United and Kingstonian F.C.
The club was formed in 1893, by Lorraine 'Pa' Wilson, and a plaque next to their stadium commerates him to this day. Their greatest ever player was Edgar Kail, who scored over 400 goals for the club. An amateur footballer, he won three full caps for the England team against France, Belgium and Spain in 1929, and shunned 'big money' moves to professional clubs to play for his beloved Dulwich Hamlet. Bert Coleman also won an England cap while playing at Dulwich in 1921. At that time, they had attracted crowds of up to 20,000 - though now they have around 300 supporters on match day.
The club has produced some professional players such as George Ndah, Simeon Jackson, Albert Jarrett, Carl Asaba, Leon Cort, George Elokobi and Marlon King. Chris Dickson is most recent pro to come out of the club, moving to Charlton Athletic in January 2007, securing a two-and-a-half year deal with the club. He was signed for £400 from Erith & Belvedere, and sold for £35,000, a fee that could rise to £50,000. Dickson left with a record of 37 Goals in 41 appearances, in his one season.
The 2007-08 season saw big changes at the club as Martin Eede stood down as chairman and manager Wayne Burnett parted company with the club. They were replaced by Jack Payne and Craig Edwards respectively.
Dulwich's Isthmian League triumph of 1948-1949 has been the highest point in 60 years, with the club now playing in the division below the Premier League. The club remained in the Premier League until 1973, when a second division was formed. They soon however, won promotion back to the Premier League, and a highlight was finishing 3rd in the league in 1980. After relegation to the Division One in 1990, the club were promoted in 1992, and remained there until 2001, with a fifth place finish in 1995 the highest position. In 1998-99, Dulwich saw off Deal Town, Thurrock, and Newport IOW, to reach the first round of the FA Cup, where a recored attendance of 1,835 saw them lost 1-0 to Southport. However, since relegation from the top flight in 2001, the club have failed to regain their place, with the most heartbreaking moment, a play-off penalty shoot-out defeat to Wealdstone in 2004. In 2006-07, under Wayne Burnett, one of the most promising sides in years brough Dulwich close to promotion. Despite leading the table for all but the last few months of the season, with Chris Dickson scoring for fun, Dulwich slumped to an 8th place finish. During the summer, chairman Martin Eede and manager Wayne Burnett departed, taking the majority of the squad with them. Despite a slow start, as new manager Craig Edwards assembled his squad virtually from scratch, Dulwich finished an improved 6th place, with a run to the FA Cup 3rd Qualifying Round to boot. This season, with more stability during the close season, Dulwich hope for a possible promotion challenge.
Recent players to come from the system are Chris Dickson, who left the Hamlet last season for Charlton Athletic, George Elokobi, now playing in the Championship for Wolverhampton Wanderers, Albert Jarrett, who until last season was at Watford and Simeon Jackson of Gillingham. Other players to come through Dulwich Hamlet in times gone past are Marlon King of Wigan, Leon Cort of Crystal Palace, and before that former pros Carl Asaba, George Ndah and Alan Pardew. Omari Coleman was also another player to come out of the youth system and he enjoyed spells with Watford and Lincoln before eventually drifitng back into Non-League Football. The club currently runs sides from Under 8's to Under 15's in the South East London and Kent Youth League, as well as Under 16's and Under 18's in the Kent Youth League.
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