The club became AFC Bournemouth in 1972, which for many years made them notable as the club with the longest name in the Football League.
The club made their initial steps to professionalism in 1910, signing their first paid player from Southampton for B#10.
This version of Accrington Stanley played in the Football League from 1921 to 1962, with the club folding due to financial problems in 1966.
Whilst not connected with these two clubs, the new Accrington Stanley team feels it is built on the legacy of the former clubs.
Nicknamed "The Coasters" from being based in an area known as The Fylde Coast, Biggest Win - 10-0 vs Droylsden, 29th October 2013, NPL Premier Division Kingsmeadow Jack Goodchild Way 422a Kingston Road Kingston-upon-Thames Surrey KT1 3PB Telephone - 02 Capacity - 4,850 (2,265 Seated) Formed - 1889 Nickname(s) - The Dons, Wombles, The Crazy Gang Club Colours - All Blue - White Pinstriped Shirts Current League - League 1 Conference South Winners - 2008-09 as AFC Wimbledon Division 4 Winners - 1982-83 as Wimbledon FC FA Cup Winners - 1988 as Wimbledon FC Wimbledon Football Club is an English professional football club, originally from Wimbledon, south west London.
Formed in 1889 as Wimbledon Old Centrals, the club spent most of its history in amateur and semi-professional non-League football before a rapid ascent to the top-flight of English football in the late 1970s and early 1980s.
Ironically they replaced Oxford United FC, the team that replaced the older Accrington Stanley team in 1962.
They were Champions in seven out of eight seasons between 19 seasons, finishing as runners-up in the one season they failed to win the league.
Following their West Lancashire League championship success in 2006-07, the club were accepted into the North West Counties League for the 2007-08 season.
Wimbledon stayed in the First Division and then the FA Premier League from 1986 until 2000.
Most famously, in 1988, Wimbledon beat the then champions Liverpool 1-0 in the FA Cup final, thus becoming only the second football club (after Old Carthusians FC) to have won both the FA Cup and the FA Amateur Cup, having won the latter in 1962-63.