Crewe Alexandra is a professional football club that was founded in 1877. In the same year the team participated in its first game, playing in a 1-1 draw against North Staffs.
Crewe Alexandra is a founding member of the Second Division in 1892 where they played only for two years. In 1888 Crewe reached the FA Cup semi-finals where they lost to Preston North End.
The side spent most of its history in the lower divisions. The team won several minor trophies, including the Welsh Cup, the Cheshire Premier Cup and the Cheshire Senior Cup , while the only major trophy is the 2013 Football League Trophy.
The most famous club’s nickname is the Railwaymen and it refers to the town’s links with the rail industry.
The club’s recent history is connected with Dario Gradi who headed the team for 24 years from 1983 to 2007, becoming the longest-serving manager in English football.
The home ground of the team is the Alexandra Stadium where Crewe plays its home games since 1898. The facility can sit up to 10,153 football fans.
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