London Caledonians F.C.

London Caledonians F.C. was an amateur football club based in London, primarily for Scottish players. They were founder members of the Isthmian League, which they won in its inaugural season. They remained in the league until 1939 when the club folded.

London Caledonians
Full nameLondon Caledonians Football Club
Founded1886
Dissolved1939
GroundCaledonian Park, Holloway
1938–39Isthmian League, 14th (folded)

HistoryEdit

The club won the first of their five Middlesex Senior Cups in 1889–90 and the first of their five London Senior Cups in 1899–1900. They were founder members of the Isthmian League in 1905 and were champions in its first season. They won the league again in 1907–08 and then three times in a row between 1911–12 and 1913–14. They reached the first round of the FA Cup in 1912–13, but lost 3–1 at Wolverhampton Wanderers. The following season they started in the first round, but lost 3–0 at Huddersfield Town.[1]

In 1922–23 the club reached the final of the FA Amateur Cup, in which they defeated Evesham Town 2–1. The following season they reached the semi-finals again, but lost in a second replay. A sixth Isthmian League title was won in 1924–25. The following season they again entered the FA Cup in the first round, but lost to Ilford. In 1926–27 they again lost in the first round, this time to Luton Town. However, the following season they reached the third round, where they lost 3–2 at home to Crewe Alexandra.[1] The club did not return to the league after World War II.

HonoursEdit

  • FA Amateur Cup
    • Winners 1922–23
  • Isthmian League
  • London Senior Cup
    • Winners 1899–1900, 1907–08, 1914–15, 1922–26, 1927–28
  • Middlesex Senior Cup
    • Winners 1889–90, 1890–91, 1898–99, 1899–1900, 1934–35

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b London Caledonians at the Football Club History Database