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Stafford Rangers Football Club is an association football club, based in Stafford. Founded 147 years ago in 1876, the team currently compete in the Northern Premier League, the 7th tier of English football.

They play their home matches at Marston Road, and are nicknamed "The Rangers".

The team's playing kit is manufactured by Harlequin Teamwear.


Stafford Rangers Football Club was founded in 1876, although an alternative theory suggests it was founded in 1877 by a Bible class.

It joined the Birmingham League in 1900-01 and in 1926-27 won the league title and twice finished runners-up.

During the 1930s, the team struggled to survive financially, and was disbanded during WWII.

In 1979, they won the FA Trophy and in 1985, the North Staffordshire League title.

Following spells in the Birmingham League and Southern Premier League, they returned to the Conference Premier in 2006 but were relegated back to Conference North after two seasons.

They then dropped to the third tier of the pyramid, before being rescued from relegation in 2014.

In 2016-17, they won the Evo-Stik First Division South title and in 2018 the Shed End of their stadium was opened.

In 2020, the Northern Premier League declared the season null and void, saving Rangers from relegation.

Matty Hill and Dale Belford are the current managers of the club.