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Salford City: 10 Things

Posted by FC Halifax Town
Posted on Mon 13 Aug 2018
Posted in First Team

FC Halifax Town look to continue their 100% run in the Vanarama National League as they travel to Greater Manchester side Salford City.

Jamie Fullarton’s men visit Moor Lane on Tuesday the 14th of August sitting at the top of the table and will need to be on their best form to continue their winning ways against the leagues big spenders.

To get you a little more acquainted with the hosts, here are ten facts about Salford City:

  • The Nickname of Salford City is ‘The Ammies’ this is a reference to when they were known as Salford Amateurs in their earlier days
  • The team have been playing football for 78 years, being founded in 1940 as Salford Central before turning professional in March 2017
  • They have recently employed Graham Alexander as their new manager for the 2018/19 season, who has turned out for Premier League sides such as Burnley and has amassed a total of 40 Scotland International Caps
  • The club is half owned by Phil and Gary Neville, Paul Scholes, Nicky Butt and Ryan Giggs who all own 10% each of the club, with the other 50% being owned by Singapore businessman Peter Lim, who is also the owner of La Liga side Valencia CF
  • Since 2014 the club has managed to gain promotion three times in four years, the first being from the Premier League Division North to the Northern Premier League, then the team were promoted again to the National League North, before finally being promoted to the Vanarama National League in 2018; which is the highest level the club have reached
  • The team have turned out at Old Trafford as they played in the Manchester Premier Cup final of 1989, the same year they became known as Salford City
  • The team were took over by ‘The Class of 92’ in 2014 with Karen Baird becoming the Chairwomen of the club
  • BBC produced a two series documentary surrounding the takeover of the club entitled ‘The Class of 92: Out Of Their League’ the progression of the club was featured heavily and showed the infrastructure that was put in place to get them to the National League.
  • The Ammies went up last season as champions of the National League North 2017/18
  • Salford City also have a number of full internationals in their squad with Goalkeeper Max Crocombe representing New Zealand, Scott Wiseman winning caps for Gibraltar and Ibou Touray turning out for African nation Gambia.

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