Charlton Athletic

Charlton Athletic F.C is the direct outcome after some teenagers in Charlton, more precise the former East Street, now known as Eastmoor Street met up in 1905. That early on got labelled with a couple of nicknames. Amongst names are “Robins, “Valiants,” however, the one that stuck was “Addicks.” By which links to the area of formation, that also housed the local fishmongers. A long story short, the mongers supplied fish and chips after the matches. And with the South London slang adding to the equation, the fish or haddock became “Addick.” As a result, the nickname “Addicks” stuck, and have been the case ever since. With the basics out of the way, let’s peel back the layers and see what else the Club produced. But also discover Charlton Athletic trophy cabinet, achievements, and European Cup and League football.

UEFA club coefficient ranking

For the time being, Charlton Athletic do not situate on the UEFA club coefficient ranking. And the reason is quite simple; the Club has not directly or indirectly shown performances making them eligible to such League. So what does a Club need to meet to fulfil these requirements to play in the UEFA Europa League (UEL)? First off, worth to keep in mind, the rules of engagement are as current (2020) and may change. However, there are 3 basic ways to get a golden ticket to UEL. Either the Club wins the FA Cup and gets sent to the Proper. Or finishing first in the EFL Cup, more known as the Carabao Cup, which leads the Club to the 2nd qualifying round. Last and final option is to finish within the 5th place in the English Premier League (EPL). That also qualify any Club for the group stage, proper.

How many times have Charlton Athletic won the Premier League title?

Charlton Athletic still try to place a top-flight trophy in their cabinet of achievements. And to this date (2020) the best ever recorded position was in the 1888 First division in season 1936/37 when finishing on a 2nd place, Just 3 points after the winner, Manchester City’s 57 points. Plus, the situation doesn’t look that much better if we check out at the EPL contribution. And even if Charlton Athletic played in the EPL for 7 consecutive seasons (2000/01 to 2006/07) the best-recorded position is a 7th (2003/04). Although there are moments in time when the Club shined brighter, then it’s competition. Meaning, let’s not stick around and move on to the next subject instead, other achievements and milestones for Charlton Athletics’.

Titles, Trophies, and Triumphs by Charlton Athletic

Bellow, you find all major honours and additional titles produced by Charlton Athletic. It is starting with 2 (1928/29, 1934/35) Division Three, South victories, and 1 (1944) War Cup win. Although not a top position we think it’s important to mention the runner-up position in the FA Cup (1946). That ultimately gave more meat on the bones for the Club. That made the Club more successful for the following season. Telling us that the Club also has 1 (1947) FA Cup win in their list of notable victories. After the successes in the FA Cup, it took the “Addicks” close to 50 years to be on the board again. In fact, the Club also has 1 (1999/00) Division One championship title, plus 1 (2011/12) League One victory. And that’s about it, other than the mention 1st place positions Charlton Athletic also have some scattered 2nd place positions in Division Two.

Kit and colours

In the aspect of kits and colours, Charlton Athletic decided early on its home colour, red and white. In fact, the main colour scheme and combination has been as long as the Club has existed. But, and there is always a but, and in this incident, it’s for 2 seasons. First off, in season 1921/22 the white shorts got replaced with navy blue shorts, together with a red long-sleeved shirt, and red socks. The other discrepancy comes in season 1923/24. And not only did the Club enter the field in a blue and sky blue striped shirt with blue shorts and socks. The “Addicks” also changed the home ground venue for that season. And leaving the Valley, due to economic concerns and played at Catford instead. But as stated, it was only for that specific season.

Charlton Athletics’ social responsibilities

The community reach-out branch for the Club established in 1992, the same year as the English Football League (EFL) restructures the League pyramid and the introduction of the EPL. However, it all became official in 2003 when Charlton Athletic Community Trust or CACT saw the light of day. That quickly grew from 1 full-time staff with a net of football, to an organisation employing over 100 permanent positions reaching thousands of participants every week.

Stadiums and capacity

For this exercise, we will list the home grounds in chronological order, starting with Siemens Meadow (1905 to 1907), Woolwich Common (1907 to 1908), followed by Pound Park (1908 to 1913). That led to the Angerstein Lane move (1913 to 1915) only to interrupt during wartimes, forcing the Club to move to a nearby quarry, the Swamps. However, in 1919 the work got on its way to create The Valley (1919 to 1923), yet in 1923 the Club move to Catford and The Mount stadium due to a proposed merger with Catford Southend Football Club. Yet, the merge never saw the day, and the Club moved back to “The Valley” the following year. Though, in the 80s, an owner dispute arose exiling “The Addicks” from The Valley (1985 to 1992). Only to once again be the home grounds for Charlton Athletic in season 1992/93 and to this day.

Charlton Atheltic transfers and rumours

Charlton Athletics’ fan base

At his moment and numerous expansions later, The Valley currently (2020) seats 27,111 supporters and fans. And as far as reported number goes, the home games seas around 18,100 people. Whilst the away matches draw crowds roughly between 18,000 to 18,300. Telling us that the total average attending is around 18,200. As such, making the Club one of the more well-balanced in the Sky Bet Championship.

Women football in Charlton Athletic

If you follow women football in the UK, you are most definitely familiar with the later years of Charlton Athletic Women’s Football Club. However, let’s take it from the start and its foundation in 1991 as the Bromley Borough, later changed to Croydon Women’s F.C. Then in 2000 the name as we know it today came to be, Charlton Athletic W.F.C. Now, here is where the trouble for the women team starts. After the men’s team got relegated from the 2006/07 EPL season, the finances saw adjustment. With one of the precautions was to dissolve the women’s team. Although, as the decision based on the organisation’s overall finances rather than the performance of the women. The decision named in the press as a controversy. Ultimately, leading to the reformation of the women’s team, later the same year, after securing a new shirt sponsor.

Stakeholders and other financial interests in Charlton Athletic

East Street Investments parents Charlton Athletic Football Company Ltd. By which is mostly guides by the major shareholder Tahnoon Nimer. Which Mr Nimer ultimately operates via his Abu Dhabi based enterprise, Panorama Magic General Contracting LLC.

Fun facts and other pub quiz trivia

Did you know that Charlton Athletic most significant win was in 1953 against Middlesbrough, taking out its competition with 8 against 1? On the subject of record-breaking numbers, in 2012 when winning League One, the Club did so with 101 points. As such, marking the best season in the Clubs history.