Category: Football Clubs
Address: Glanford Park, Scunthorpe, DN15 8TD
Landline: 01724 8...
Scunthorpe United Football Club is a professional association football club based in the town of Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire, England. The team play in League One, the third tier of the English football league system.
The team is nicknamed The Iron, and has played in a home strip of claret and blue for most of its history. It plays its home games at Glanford Park, having moved from the Old Showground in 1988. Grimsby Town, Hull City, Doncaster Rovers, Lincoln City and York City are its main rivals, although of these clubs only Doncaster Rovers currently play in the same division as Scunthorpe.
The club was formed in 1899, turned professional in 1912 and joined the Football League in 1950. It achieved promotion to Division Two in 1958, where it stayed until 1964, but has spent most of its time as a Football League club in the basement tier. The club has had more success recently, however: it was promoted from the Football League Two in 2005, and then spent three out of four seasons from 2007 in the Football League Championship. The Iron were relegated to Football League One in 2011, having finished bottom of the Championship. The club then suffered a further blow, being relegated to Football League Two in 2013, however it was fortunate enough to immediately bounce back, winning promotion back to the third tier at the end of the 2013-14 season.