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FT1.JPG (16374 bytes) ENTERED LEAGUE 1892

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GROUNDS Peel Croft
NICKNAMES Swifts derived from their name
BEST WIN 8-5 v Walsall in Division 2 in 1894
WORST DEFEAT 0-9 v Manchester City in Division 2 in 1898
FT2.JPG (18235 bytes) HIGHEST LEAGUE POSITION 6th in Division 2 with 31 pts in 1893-4

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LOWEST LEAGUE POSITION 18th in Division 2 in 1900-01
MOST LEAGUE PTS (2 pts) 31 in Division 2 in 1893-4
MOST LEAGUE PTS (3 pts) Not Applicable
FT3.JPG (16755 bytes) MOST LEAGUE GOALS 79 in Division 2 in 1893-4

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BEST F.A.CUP SEASON 1st round v Liverpool 1896-7; Lost 4-3
MOST INDIVIDUAL APPEARANCES Unknown, but Mark Clay captained the side to cup success in 1886 (see medal below)
WHERE ARE THEY NOW? Disbanded in 1901 and merged with Burton Wanderers to form Burton United

The very rare Victorian card shown below is circa 1885

Roger and Barbara Parker have an uncle's keychain with a Burton Swifts badge attached to it, a scan of which is shown below. Does anyone know which year it was from, whether J.Parker was one of the squad of players, whether anyone can list some of the other players and maybe provided more details of J.Parker's role in their success?
Anyone who can help should email

Mark Clay played as a back when captaining the Swifts to Burton Cup success in 1886. His winners medal is shown below. They built on this success in 1887 by becoming the beaten finalists. Mark later joined the club committee in 1890, and club accounts are shown below.

I am grateful to his great grandson, Andy Clay, for providing the scans of the medal, the accounts and newspaper clippings of the day. If anyone can provide further evidence of Marks success or a picture of him, then email me.

If you have rare Burton Swifts FC badges, artefacts or programmes for sale then email johnwslusar@gmail.com