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Oldham Athletic Football Club is an association football club, based in Oldham, Lancashire. Founded 128 years ago in 1895, the team currently compete in the National League, the 5th tier of English football.

They play their home matches at Boundary Park, and are nicknamed "The Latics".

The team's playing kit is manufactured by Hummel and is made of 100% Eco8 polyester.


Oldham Athletic was formed in 1895 as Pine Villa, but the name was changed in 1899.

The club enjoyed success in the early years, including a First Division runners-up season in 1914/15 and an FA Cup semi-final in 1913.

They lost their top-flight status in 1923 and spent most of the intervening years in lower divisions, including three championship winning campaigns in 1952/53, 1973/74 and 1990/91.

In 1992-93, they were founding members of the Premier League and enjoyed success in both cup competitions (FA and League Cup).

Recently, the club had to go into administration in 2003, but was saved by three American-based businessmen in November of the same year.