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BANGOR CITY
FORMED on 18 December 2020 as Bangor FC, the club were involved in both soccer and rugby union although the oval ball code was dropped in the early years. At the same time, they moved to a city centre site at Maes y Dref. Success came quickly as they won the Welsh Cup in 1888-89 beating Northwich 2-1 at Wrexham. They had to wait a while for their second success, in 1895-96, when they beat Wrexham 3-1 at Llandudno.
Having become founder members of the North Wales Coast Football League in 1893, Bangor won the title three years later. The club joined the Combination League in 1898 and enjoyed the company of clubs such as Chester, Wrexham, Crewe and Tranmere as well as the reserve sides of the area's bigger clubs.
This league folded in 1910 and Bangor, for a time as Bangor Comrades, joined the North Wales Alliance, but this league was not restarted after the First World War. The Maes-y-Dref ground was allocated for housing and the football club amalgamated with the cricket club to form Bangor Athletic.

Bangor were only the second Welsh club to play in Europe, when they famously met AC Napoli and won 2-0 at home, before losing 1-3 in Naples. As there was no away goals rule, the tie was replayed at Highbury and the Citizens lost 2-1.
The name was changed in 1923 to Bangor City when they journeyed around the Welsh National League (North), the North Wales Combination, Birmingham & District League and the Lancashire Combination, the latter two in the English system. The Cheshire Combination, later to become the Cheshire League, was their home from 1950 to 1968 becoming League runners-up in 1953-54 and 1958-59. In 1962-63 they became only the second Welsh club to play in Europe when, following their 1961-62 Welsh Cup win over Wrexham by 3-1 at Rhyl, they took on the mighty Italian side AC Napoli.
In a tie now firmly embedded in the annals of Welsh football history the amazing home leg 2-0 win was cancelled out by a 1-3 defeat in Naples. Unfortunately, the away goals rule had not yet been introduced and City lost 1-2 in a play-off at Arsenal's Highbury Stadium.
Bangor became founder members of the Northern Premier League and 11 years later were again founder members of what is now the GM Vauxhall Conference.

The Bangor City side that met Athletic Madrid in 1985/6 included future Welsh Premier managers Viv Williams and Nev Powell.
In 1983-84, they reached the FA Trophy Final at Wembley where they drew with Northwich Victoria before losing the replay 1-2 at Stoke. The highlight of this period came in 1985-86 when they again represented Wales in the European Cup Winners Cup, beating Frederikstad of Norway on away goals to set up a Second Round pairing with Atletico Madrid. There followed a creditable 3-0 aggregate defeat.
Founder members of the LoW in 1992 City initially struggled but under the shrewd management of Nigel Adkins won the championship in 1994 and 1995, encountering Icelanders IA Akranes and Polish giants Widzew Lodz in European competition, but without success.
The later 90s were disappointing for Bangor although a Welsh Cup success in 1998 under Graeme Sharp saw more European competition in the shape of FC Haka Valkeakoski of Finland, and again in 2000 under Meirion Appleton against the formidable Swedish champions Halmstads BK. In 2002 under Peter Davenport City qualified for Europe once more as both Welsh Cup finalists and third placed LoW side.
Third place in the 2002/3 Welsh Premier saw Bangor drawn against Transylvanian side Gloria Bistrita in the Intertoto Cup, but they were well beaten in both legs.

Season
P
W
D
L
F
A
Pts
Pos
1992/3
38
19
7
12
77
58
64
5
1993/4
38
26
5
7
82
26
83
1
1994/5
38
27
7
4
96
26
88
1
1995/6
40
21
6
13
72
65
69
4
1996/7
40
20
5
15
82
62
65
8
1997/8
38
20
8
10
72
54
68
6
1998/9
32
11
6
15
72
54
39
11
1999/0
34
15
3
16
56
61
48
9
2000/1
34
10
7
17
56
84
37
14
2001/2
34
21
6
7
83
38
69
3
2002/3
34
22
5
7
75
34
71
3
2003/4
32
16
6
10
72
47
54
6
TOTAL
432
228
70
133
867
604
755
League stats
Biggest Home Wins
9-0 v Haverfordwest County 14/05/94
8-0 v Llansantffraid 22/01/94
8-0 v Conwy United 25/01/00
8-0 v Llanelli 22/03/03
Biggest Away Wins
8-0 at Connah’s Quay Nomads 25/04/95
7-0 at Rhayader Town 23/04/02
7-3 at Flexsys Cefn Druids 15/03/02
Biggest Home Defeats
0-6 by Holywell Town 31/10/92
0-4 by Barry Town 08/04/97
0-4 by Total Network Solutions 16/04/01
Biggest Away Defeats
0-6 at Cwmbran Town 26/02/00
1-6 at Barry Town 13/01/01
1-6 at Rhyl 03/11/00
Most Goals in One Season
47 by Marc Lloyd-Williams 2001/2002
Most Goals in One Match
6 by Marc Lloyd-Williams v Rhayader Town 23/04/02
6 by Marc Lloyd-Williams v Llanelli AFC 23/03/03
Top Scorers in Aggregate
130 by Marc Lloyd-Williams (1994 – 2003)
73 by Frank Mottram (1993 – date)
Most Appearances
172 (+6 Sub) by Marc Lloyd-Williams (1994 – 2003)
117 (+12 Sub) by James Carberry (1993 – 1997)
114 (+21 Sub) by Lee Noble (1992 – 1998)
Ernie Walley (1992 - Nov 1992)
Paul Rowlands (Nov 1992 - May 1993)
Nigel Adkins (May 1993 - Feb 1996)
Bryan Griffiths (Mar 1996 - Oct 1996)
Kevin Langley (Nov 1996 - May 1997)
Graeme Sharp (Jun 1997 - cs 1998)
John King (Aug 1998 – Sept 1998)
Lee Williams (Sept 1998 – May 1999)
Meirion Appleton (Aug 1999-May 01)
Peter Davenport (June 2001 – date)