Wrexham AFC facts and figures

Wrexham AFC is one of the most interesting football clubs to follow right now. Not least due to its recent takeover by Hollywood actors Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney.

This high-profile acquisition has generated significant media attention and has injected new energy and excitement into the club. The new owners have pledged to invest in the team, improve the stadium, and engage with fans in innovative ways, such as through their "Welcome to Wrexham" documentary series.

Wrexham has a long and proud history, and its passionate supporters are known for creating a lively and enthusiastic atmosphere at matches. With the added momentum of the recent takeover and the promotion back up to the league pyramid, Wrexham is sure to be an exciting team to watch in the coming seasons.

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25 Wrexham AFC facts and figures

Take these 25 Wrexham AFC facts to the pub and prove you know more about the club than just the names of Paul Mullin and Ryan Reynolds.

  1. Wrexham AFC was founded in 1864, making it one of the oldest football clubs in the world.
  2. The team's home ground is the Racecourse Ground, which has a capacity of over 10,000 spectators.
  3. Wrexham has played in the English football league system since 1921, currently they are back in the EFL League 2 having won promotion from the National League in April 2023. 
  4. The club has won the Welsh Cup 23 times, latest in 1995, making it the most successful team in the competition's history.
  5. Wrexham has also reached the quarterfinals of the FA Cup three times, and has twice won the Football League Trophy in 2005 and 2006. 
  6. The club is known for its passionate supporters, who have been known to create a lively atmosphere at matches.
  7. The club has a strong rivalry with nearby Chester FC. Other traditional rivals include Shrewsbury Town, Tranmere Rovers, and Walsall.
  8. The club has a youth academy that has produced a number of talented players, including Neil Taylor and Johnny Hunt.
  9. Wrexham's most successful period was in the 1970s, when the team won the Welsh Cup five times and reached the quarterfinals of the FA Cup twice.
  10. Former Liverpool and Wales striker Ian Rush played for Wrexham early in his career.
  11. Wrexham's mascot is a dragon named Wrex.
  12. The team's most popular chant historically is "We are the Town, the Mighty, Mighty Town".
  13. Wrexham has a long-standing relationship with the nearby village of Gresford, which is home to the famous Gresford Bells.
  14. Wrexham has a number of official supporters' clubs, including ones in Canada and the United States.
  15. Wrexham has a strong tradition of community engagement, and works closely with local schools and charities.
  16. The club has a number of local sponsors, including the Wrexham Lager beer brand.
  17. Wrexham has a long-standing connection to the coal mining industry, which has been an important part of the town's history.
  18. Former Wrexham player Mickey Thomas famously scored a stunning free-kick to help the club beat Arsenal in the FA Cup in 1992.
  19. The highest home attendance ever recorded at the Racecourse Ground is 34,445, which was set on 26 January 1957 in an FA Cup Fourth Round match against Manchester United.

  20. Wrexham's record away attendance is 82,000, which was set on 26 February 1955 in an FA Cup Fifth Round match against Manchester United at Old Trafford.

  21. The club's record goal scorer is Tommy Bamford, who scored 226 goals for the club in 363 appearances between 1928 and 1947.

  22. The player with the most first team appearances for the club is Arfon Griffiths, who played 521 times for Wrexham between 1958 and 1973.

  23. Wrexham's longest-serving manager is Arfon Griffiths, who managed the club for a total of 10 years between 1973 and 1983.

  24. The club's highest ever league finish was third in the second tier of English football (then known as Division Two) in the 1977-78 season.

  25. Wrexham AFC Women also won promotion in the 2022/23 season - to the Adran Premier League. 

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