Rotherham County F.C.


Rotherham County F.C. was an English football club based in Rotherham, South Yorkshire. They spent a number of years in the Football League before merging with rivals Rotherham Town in 1925 to form Rotherham United.

Rotherham County
Full nameRotherham County Football Club
Founded1877 (as Thornhill)
Dissolved1925
GroundGreasbrough Road (1877–1882)[1]
Red House Ground (1882–1907)
Millmoor (from 1907)

History


The club was founded in 1877,[2] as Thornhill Football Club (later 'Thornhill United'), before, in 1905, changing to Rotherham County.[3] It joined the Midland League in 1903,[3] and stayed in that competition until it was abandoned for World War I. They won the Midland League title for four consecutive seasons, from 1911–12 to 1914–15 inclusive.[3]

After the War, they were elected to the Football League when the league expanded from 40 clubs to 44 in 1919. In 1925 they merged with local rivals Rotherham Town to form Rotherham United[3] who are still members of the Football League.

Notable former players

Players that played in the Football League with Rotherham County 

League and cup history

Rotherham County League and Cup history[4][5][6][7]
SeasonDivisionPositionFA Cup
1903–04
Midland League
12th/18
-
1904–05
Midland League
5th/17
-
1905–06
Midland League
10th/18
2nd Qualifying Round
1906–07
Midland League
10th/20
5th Qualifying Round
1907–08
Midland League
19th/20
Preliminary Round
1908–09
Midland League
19th/20
4th Qualifying Round
1909–10
Midland League
11th/22
2nd Qualifying Round
1911–12
Midland League
1st/19
4th Qualifying Round
1912–13
Midland League
1st/20
4th Qualifying Round
1913–14
Midland League
1st/18
4th Qualifying Round
1914–15
Midland League
1st/20
6th Qualifying Round
1919–20
Football League Division 2
17th/22
6th Qualifying Round
1920–21
Football League Division 2
19th/22
6th Qualifying Round
1921–22
Football League Division 2
16th/22
5th Qualifying Round
1922–23
Football League Division 2
21st/22
1st Round
1923–24
Football League Division 3 North
4th/22
6th Qualifying Round
1924–25
Football League Division 3 North
22nd/22
5th Qualifying Round

Honours


Records


References


  1. Somerton, Gerry (2003). The Definitive Rotherham United. p. 8. ISBN 0-9541671-1-2.
  2. https://thebeautifulhistory.wordpress.com/clubs/rotherham-united/ [bare URL]
  3. Twydell, Dave (1991). Football League Grounds For A Change. pp. 290–298. ISBN 0-9513321-4-7.
  4. FA Cup Archive The FA
  5. Rotherham County WildStat
  6. Rotherham County Football Club History Database
  7. British Newspaper Archive