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Dover Athletic Football Club is an association football club, based in Dover, Kent. Founded 40 years ago in 1983, the team currently compete in the National League South, the 6th tier of English football.

They play their home matches at Crabble Athletic Ground, and are nicknamed "The Whites".

The team's playing kit is manufactured by Kappa.


Dover FC was an amateur side until 1946-47 when it turned professional in order to compete in the Kent League Division One.

The club played in the Kent League until 1959, when it was admitted to the Southern League, eventually winning promotion in 1967.

However, it was relegated in 1978, and despite winning the First Division (South) title the following season, it was not promoted.

The last season of Dover FC was 1982-83.

During its history, the club had some successes in various cup competitions, reaching the Second Round of the F.A.

Cup once and winning the Kent Senior Cup seven times.