Santos F C (Jamaica)

A.F.C. Barnsley

A.F.C. Barnsley was a football club based in Barnsley, South Yorkshire, England.

A.F.C. Barnsley was established in 2003 as a football team to represent the town should Barnsley Football Club's ongoing financial problems become terminal.

In the 2005-06 season, they were members of the Central Midlands League Supreme Division, but when Barnsley's financial problems eased, the need for another club diminished. A.F.C. Barnsley was wound up and being unable to complete the season, resigned with effect from 22 March 2006.

When AFC was founded it claimed to be a community club, 'By the fans, for the fans' yet during their lifespan and even now after their closure they refused to answer questions from Barnsley supporters and the local community. Questions such as who was bank rolling the club? Did Patrick Cryne (Owner of Barnsley FC) have anything to do with AFC Barnsley? Why did they close? have all been asked and no reply is given.

In response to questions from supporters wanting to know the truth, one AFC 'insider' gave this reply "theres them as needed to know and then theres them as dunt". (Traslation: Some need to know and some don't.)

During their brief time in the amateur leagues rumours were rife that players were being paid to play for them.


Sheffield & Hallamshire Division Two Champions 2003-2004

Sheffield & Hallamshire League Cup Winners 2003-2004

Central Midlands Football League Premier Division Champions 2004-2005


Most goals in a league season: 155 in 36 games 2004-2005 Central Midlands Football League Premier Division

Most goals in one season (all competitions) : 165 goals in 41 games 2004-2005

Biggest win: 12-1 v Santos, April 20th 2005 Central Midlands Premier League

Biggest defeat: 5-2 vs Dinnington Town Reserves December 13th 2003 Sheffield & Hallamshire League Division Two

Highest attendance: 950, 4-2 vs Athersley South March 10th 2004 Sheffield and Hallamshire League Cup

Most goals in a season: Gavin Bassinder 39, 2004-2005 season

Most appearances for club: Terry Taylor 74

Most goals for club: 46 Lee Dawson

Most goals in one game: 5 Richard Carrington vs Harworth Colliery Colts 27th September 2003

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