Crest of Southend United Football Club

Southend United

The Shrimpers

Southend United Football Club, nicknamed “The Shrimpers,” is a non-league football club based in Southend-on-Sea, Essex.

Established in 1970, they currently compete in the Vanarama National League, which is part of the fifth tier of English football. The team calls Roots Hall their home ground.

As of the latest update, the management staff includes Kevin Maher and Darren Currie.


Southend United, established in 1906, began in the Southern League, achieving early successes. They joined the Football League in 1920, largely remaining in the lower divisions but occasionally challenging for promotion.

The club experienced fluctuating fortunes, including financial struggles and relegation. Memorable moments include cup runs and promotions, such as reaching League One in 2006. However, recent years have been challenging, with relegation to the National League and ongoing financial issues.

The team has seen a mix of managerial changes and fluctuating performances, reflecting the club’s resilience and adaptability in the face of adversity.


Current management and coaching staff


Former players and managers elsewhere in the non-league pyramid