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Ebbsfleet United

The Fleet

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Ebbsfleet United Football Club, nicknamed “The Fleet,” is a non-league football club based in Northfleet, Kent.

Established in 1946, they currently compete in the Vanarama National League, which is part of the fifth tier of English football. The team calls Stonebridge Road their home ground.

Founded in 1946 as Gravesend & Northfleet, the club adopted its current name in 2007. The club plays at Stonebridge Road and has fluctuated between different leagues. Key achievements include winning the Southern League (1957-58), joining the Alliance Premier League (1979), and winning the FA Trophy (2007-08).

In 2007, MyFootballClub, a web-based venture, took over the club, allowing members to vote on significant decisions. However, membership declined, leading to financial struggles and relegations. In 2013, KEH Sports Ltd, a Kuwaiti investment group, acquired the club, improving finances and infrastructure.

The club has faced relegation and promotion in recent years, dropping to the National League South in 2019-20, but was promoted back to the National League in 2022-23 under manager Dennis Kutrieb. Ebbsfleet’s journey reflects the volatility and excitement of non-league football.