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Yeovil Town F.C.
Along with Plymouth Argyle, they are in a minority of English clubs to play in a largely green strip. Even so, for the 2003/2004 season they play mostly in white with green stripes.
They have spent almost all of its history outside of the Football League. The club, founded in 1890 as Yeovil Football Club, shared a ground for many years with the town's rugby club. In 1895 they became Yeovil Casuals and moved to play their home games at the Pen Mill Athletic Ground. The club became Yeovil Town in 1907, and in 1915 an amalgamation of Yeovil Town and Petters United led to a new club called Yeovil and Petters United. The merged club reverted to the name Yeovil Town in 1946.
Their nickname is 'The Glovers', which comes from the town's history of glovemaking, an industry that was at its peak in Yeovil when the football team was formed.
- FA Trophy winners 2002
- Football Conference champions 2003; runners up 2001
- Isthmian League champions 1988, 1997; runners up 1986, 1987
- Southern League champions 1955, 1964, 1971; runners up 1970, 1973, 1976
- Southern League Western Division champions 1924, 1932, 1935
- Western League champions 1922, 1925, 1930, 1935; runners up 1931, 1932, 1938, 1939
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