Burton Swifts F.C.

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Burton Swifts
Full name Burton Swifts Football Club
Nickname(s) The Swifts
Founded 1871
Dissolved 1901
Ground Peel Croft, Burton upon Trent
Ground Capacity ?

Burton Swifts Football Club was a football club based in Burton upon Trent, England. Established in 1871, the club joined the Football League in 1892, remaining members until merging with Burton Wanderers to form Burton United in 1901


Burton Swifts F.C. were formed in 1871. In 1890, the club became a founder member of the Combination. However, after only a year they switched to the Football Alliance. When the Alliance merged with The Football League in 1892, the club were founder members the Second Division of the League.1

The club was not very successful, and never finished higher than sixth in their division. After finishing bottom of the Second Division in 1900–01 season the club merged with neighbours Burton Wanderers to form Burton United. The new club took Swifts' place in the League and played at their Peel Croft ground..


  1. ^ Dave Twyell (2001) Denied F.C.: The Football League election struggles , Yore Publications, p54, ISBN 1874427984

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