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Wrexham: 10 Things

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Posted by FC Halifax Town
Posted on Thu 8 Feb 2018
Posted in First Team

FC Halifax Town travel to North Wales on Saturday in our latest Vanarama National League game to take on league leaders Wrexham AFC.

Here are 10 things you may or not have known about our hosts

  1. Wrexham is the largest town in the north of Wales.
  2. At the 2011 Census, Wrexham had a population of 61,603, the fourth largest urban area in Wales.
  3. Wrexham was the site of the headquarters of the Football from its formation in 1876 until relocation to Cardiff in 1991.
  4. Their home ground is the Racecourse which can hold 10,771 fans.
  5. The Racecourse Ground is the oldest international stadium in the world, as it continues to stage International matches.
  6. Nicknamed the Dragons.
  7. In May 2013, Wrexham played at Wembley Stadium for the first time in their history and become the first ever-Welsh side to win the FA Trophy beating Grimsby Town on penalties after a 1-1 draw.
  8. In 1984, Wrexham shocked the world by defeating European giants Porto over two legs in the Cup Winners Cup. Despite struggling at the foot of the old Fourth Division, Bobby Roberts’ men overcame a 3-1 deficit to level 4-4 on aggregate and go through on away goals.
  9. Wrexham FC is 151 years old and is the third oldest professional football team in the world.
  10. The club nearly got expelled from the Football Conference once. However, fans raised £127,000 in one day to help fund a bond, so they could continue to compete in football for the upcoming season.

 

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