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Chorley Football Club is an association football club, based in Chorley, Lancashire. Founded 140 years ago in 1883, the team currently compete in the National League North, the 6th tier of English football.

They play their home matches at Victory Park, and are nicknamed "The Magpies".

The team's playing kit is manufactured by Hope + Glory and is made of 100% polyester.


Chorley FC began life as a rugby club before switching to association football in 1883.

Known as The Magpies, they have played in six different leagues during their 135-year existence.

They achieved their highest finish in the English football pyramid in 1989 when they placed 17th in the Football Conference.

With the appointment of Gary Flitcroft as manager in 2010, the Club began a remarkable revival, culminating in a return to the fifth tier of English football in 2019.

Their record FA Cup run came in the 2020/21 season when they reached the Fourth Round.

The Club's best season in the FA Trophy was 1995-96 when they reached the semi-finals.