Blyth Spartans A.F.C.

Blyth Spartans Association Football Club is a football club based in Blyth, Northumberland. They are currently members of the National League North, the sixth tier of English football, and play at Croft Park.

Blyth Spartans
Full nameBlyth Spartans Association Football Club
Nickname(s)The Spartans
Green Army
FoundedSeptember 1899; 122 years ago (1899-09)
GroundCroft Park, Blyth
Capacity4,435 (556 seated)
ChairmanTony Platten
ManagerMichael Nelson
LeagueNational League North
2020–21National League North (season curtailed)
WebsiteClub website

They were founded in September 1899 by Fred Stoker, who was the club's first secretary before forming a practice as a distinguished physician in London's Harley Street. He thought it appropriate to name the team after the Greek Spartan army in the hope that the players would give their all as they went into 'battle' on the field of play. The club is most notable for its 1977–78 FA Cup campaign, in which they went all the way to the 5th round only to be beaten by Wrexham in a replay at St James' Park.