Ebbw Vale F.C.

Ebbw Vale Football Club (Welsh: Clwb Pêl-droed Glyn Ebwy) was a football club from Ebbw Vale, South Wales.

Ebbw Vale
Full nameEbbw Vale Football Club
Nickname(s)The Cowboys
Founded1888, re-formed 1907
Dissolved1998
GroundEugene Cross Park
Ebbw Vale
Capacity8,000

HistoryEdit

Ebbw Vale played in the first season of the League of Wales in 1992–93. The club then finished 11th before finishing 3rd in two successive seasons to 1997–98. During the years when they finished 3rd the Giles brothers, Paul and David were key members of the team. The manager at the time was John Lewis.

They competed in the 1997 UEFA Intertoto Cup where they played Bastia, GAK, Hrvatski Dragovoljac, and Silkeborg. However, they were expelled from the League of Wales before the 1998–99 season began, and promptly went out of business.[1][2] They played their last game against Kongsvinger in the 1998 UEFA Intertoto Cup.

A phoenix club[3] Ebbw Vale Town F.C. was formed in 2007,[4] and played in the North Gwent League until May 2018 when they folded.[5]

HonoursEdit

Southern Football League

  • Champions (1): 1922–23
  • Welsh Section Champions (2): 1921–22, 1922–23

Welsh Football League

  • Champions (2): 1952–53, 1987–88

Welsh Cup

  • Winners (1): 1925–26

Welsh League Cup

  • Runner-up (1): 1996

Welsh Football League Cup

  • Winners (3): 1927, 1956, 1957
  • Runner-up (1): 1929

Founding Members of: South Wales Senior League, Rhymney Valley League and League of Wales

European RecordEdit

Season Competition Round Opponent Aggregate 1st leg 2nd leg
1997 UEFA Intertoto Cup Group Stage   Grazer AK 0:0 (H)
  NK Hrvatski Dragovoljac 0:4 (A)
  SC Bastia 1:2 (H)
  Silkeborg IF 1:6 (A)
1998 UEFA Intertoto Cup Round 1   Kongsvinger 1:9 1:6 (H) 0:3 (A)

Notable former playersEdit

Capped players

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Ebbw Vale Brief History". welsh-premier.com. Welsh Premier Football. Archived from the original on 15 July 2014. Retrieved 28 July 2013.
  2. ^ "Ebbw Vale Season History". fchd.info. Football Club History Database. Retrieved 28 July 2013.
  3. ^ Jones, Dafydd. "Cymru Premier Founding Members: Where are they now?". Y Clwb Pel-Droed. Retrieved 23 August 2020.
  4. ^ Jones, Jordan. "What happened to Ebbw Vale after their nine year Premier League stint?". Y Clwb Pel-Droed. Retrieved 23 August 2020.
  5. ^ Lewis, Anna. "A Valleys football club has folded and criticised the FAW for a lack of support". Wales Online. Retrieved 23 August 2020.

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