Long Eaton Rangers F.C.

Long Eaton Rangers Football Club was a football club based in Long Eaton, Derbyshire, England. They were founding members of the second ever league, The Combination in 1888, and when that folded, the Football Alliance in 1889. In 1890, they joined the Midland League and were runners up one year,[1] however, they left the league in 1899.

Long Eaton Rangers
Full nameLong Eaton Rangers Football Club
GroundRecreation Ground, Long Eaton
LeagueMidland League
1898–9913th of 14

They played at the Recreation Ground, later the site of Long Eaton Stadium, from its opening in 1885.[2] Rangers played in a chocolate and sky blue halved shirt with navy shorts and socks.[3]


  1. ^ Long Eaton Rangers at the Football Club History Database Retrieved 2 July 2008
  2. ^ "Long Eaton Rangers". Nottingham Evening Post. 1 September 1885. Retrieved 10 September 2014 – via British Newspaper Archive.
  3. ^ Moor, Dave. "Eminent Victorians". historicalkits.co.uk. Historical Football Kits. Retrieved 12 November 2020.