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Happy 135th Birthday - Lincoln City Football Club!

26 June 2019

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June 26th 1884 - Lincoln City Football Club were formed in the Monson Arms Hotel, Lincoln.

With near 4,500 Football League games played, winning five league titles (two more in the Football Conference), and over 100 league seasons played, today we celebrate the birthday of Lincoln City Football Club.


At the beginning of June 1884, Mr S. Bainbridge and Mr W. Mortimer invited those interested in setting up a local football club to join them for a meeting, having kindly received consent to play at John O'Gaunt's 'stables' by Robert Dawber.

Later that month, the Lincolnshire Chronicle published an article outlining Mr Bainbridge's and Mr Mortimer's invitation to all interested parties to attend a meeting on Wednesday, 26th June 1884 at the Monson Arms Hotel, Lincoln.

In an article published on 4th July, 1884, it was revealed that "City Football Club" was formed, with Mr Sharpley Bainbridge appointed as chair of the football club.

Numerous names were put forward to form City's first ever squad, and the meeting was adjourned until the following Thursday.

In the meeting which followed, it was decided that City Football Club would be altered to Lincoln City Football Club, with members of the board and management committee decided too.

11 years later, in 1895, the club moved into its current home - Sincil Bank Stadium.

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