What do we know about Salford City?
- The club were founded in 1940 as Salford Central. It changed its name in 1963 to Salford Amateurs (where their nickname ‘The Ammies’ comes from) before becoming Salford City in 1989.
- At each home game the team walks out to The Pogues’ cover of Dirty Old Town, the 1949 Ewan McColl song inspired by the singer’s childhood in Salford.
- In March 2014 the club was taken over by former Manchester United players Ryan Giggs, Gary Neville, Phil Neville, Paul Scholes & Nicky Butt (the ‘class of ’92’). Later in 2014 a 50% stake in the club was sold to Peter Lim, a Singapore-based businessman who also owns Valencia CF.
- In 2019 David Beckham bought a 10% stake in the club from Peter Lim.
- Since 2014 the club have been promoted 4 times. In 2014 the club had ambitions to reach the Championship within 15 years. They may be ahead of schedule!
- The club’s Moor Lane ground was completely demolished in 2017 to allow for the building of 4 new stands. The ground is now called The Peninsula Stadium.
- The club’s leading scorer this season is their number 9, Adam Rooney (6 goals), but 21 year old Brandon Thomas-Asante (No 28) is on a hot streak with 4 goals in 4 games.