Fleetwood gained promotion to the Football League in 2012, as champions of the (then) Conference National. This was the first time a club from Fleetwood had ever played in the Football League. In 2014 they won through the play-offs to be promoted to League 1.
The rapid rise of the club meant that long-serving defender, Nathan Pond, who played for the club between 2003 and 2018, entered the Guinness Book of Records having played in 7 different divisions for the club – ‘the most football (soccer) divisions played in for one club by an individual.’
Fleetwood, with its population of around 26,000 was the smallest town in England with a League club (until the promotion of FGR in 2017).
The history of the football club goes back to 1908, but the club have been through 4 incarnations, most recently in 1997 when the club reformed as Fleetwood Wanderers (which became Fleetwood Town in 2002).