Macclesfield Town FC: Factfile

Founded 146 years ago in 1874, Macclesfield Town are a professional football club in Cheshire and are nicknamed The Silkmen.

They currently compete in League two, the fourth tier of English football. Since 1891 they have played their home games at Moss Rose, a stadium with a capacity of 5,911, with 2,375 of those seated. Their highest ever home attendance in the football league came against Manchester City in the 1998-99 season, the attendance that game was 6,381.

They were initially known as Macclesfield F.C and competed in the Combination league in the 1890-91 season, then reformed in the Manchester league at the end of the century. They went on to win the Manchester league twice before becoming inaugural members of the Cheshire County League at the start of the 1919-20 season, going on to win that six times. They were renamed Macclesfield Town in 1946.

In 1993-94 season Macclesfield were top of the conference, but due to Moss Rose not meeting the football leagues requirments, they were not promoted. They went on to win the conference again in 1996-97 season, and this time was promoted to into their first ever football league campaign, and in that season they were promoted after a second place finish.

Macclesfield Town Honours:

  • FA Trophy:
    • Winners 1969–70, 1995–96
  • National League
    • Champions 1994–95, 1996–97, 2017–18
    • League Cup winners 1993–94
  • Northern Premier League
    • Champions 1968–69, 1969–70, 1986–87
    • Challenge Cup winners 1986–87
    • President’s Cup winners 1986–87
  • Cheshire County League
    • Champions 1931–32, 1932–33, 1952–53, 1960–61, 1963–64, 1967–68
  • Cheshire Senior Cup
    • Winners 1889–90, 1890–91, 1893–94, 1895–96, 1910–11, 1929–30, 1934–35, 1950–51, 1951–52, 1953–54, 1959–60, 1963–64, 1968–69, 1970–71, 1972–73, 1982–83, 1990–91, 1991–92, 1997–98, 1999–2000, 2014–15
  • Manchester League
    • Champions 1908–09, 1910–11
  • Staffordshire Senior Cup
    • Winners 1992–93, 1995–96

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