History: Southport - BOOTLE (1879)

The original Bootle F.C. were formed in 1879 and played their first fixture in 1880 on Hawthorne Road, adjacent to Bootle Cricket Club. The club were Everton F.C.\'s main rivals and competed with Everton for the prestigious place in the newly formed Football League. Because only one club per area were permitted to join, Bootle narrowly lost out, despite the fact that in the run up to the decision Everton were banned from both the FA Cup and the Liverpool Senior Cup the previous year. However Bootle lost out and in 1889–90 Bootle became founder members of the Football Alliance. That season was the most successful as the club finished league runners-up and reached the quarter-finals of the FA Cup, losing to Blackburn Rovers. When the Alliance merged with the Football League in 1892, Bootle became founder members of the new Football League Second Division. However, despite finishing in a respectable 8th place, the club dropped out after one season due to ongoing financial problems. Ironically a new local club, Liverpool, took Bootle\'s place in the second division.

Players known to have played for both teams

Emini Adegbenro, Stan Askew, Steve Baker, Liam Blakeman, Jimmy Cookson, Thomas Jones, Joe Kelly, Neil Prince, Ray Pritchard
Please note: This is not an exhaustive list

Direct transfers between the two teams

Season Player From To Value
2021/2022 Jack McGowan BOOTLE (1879) SOUTHPORT
2021/2022 Michael Carberry BOOTLE (1879) SOUTHPORT

Match Statistics

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Results include the following competitions
Cambrian Cup, Conference League Cup, English Jubilee Fund, FA Cup , FA Trophy , Football League Cup, Lancashire Floodlit Trophy, Lancashire Junior Cup, Lancashire League Medal Competition, Lancashire Senior Cup, League, Liverpool Senior Cup, Northern Premier League Cup, Northern Premier League Shield, PLAY OFFS , President's Cup, President's Inter League, Third Division (North) Cup, Welsh Cup,
Venue P W D L F A GD
Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 +0
Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 +0
Neutral 0 0 0 0 0 0 +0
Total 0 0 0 0 0 0 +0