A Victorian Age Football Team.
1889 TO 1894
The information contained in this site is all from research undertaken by Nigel Gibb of Yarm .
Middlesbrough Ironopolis Football Club came about following a desire by some members of the existing and amateur Middlesbrough Football Club to have professional football in the town. After getting the Association to sanction its somewhat peculiar name, the Ironopolis gave an order to a well known agent for a full team. Within three days the order was completed, the eleven men being dispatched to the Tees-side town. This was a fact of which the procurator was naturally proud.
Ironopolis came into being in 1889, joined the Northern League in 1890 and had a most successful time of it winning 3 Championships and entered the Football League in 1893. The club folded at the end the end of that Football League season for financial reasons.
MIDDLESBROUGH IRONOPOLIS FOOTBALL CLUB
Back row: Mr Boolds (director), J.Elliott, D.McNair, R.Chatt, Charles Watts, J.Nicholson, D.Oliver, A.Langley.
middle row: Mr Beckton (secretary), J.Hill, W.McReddie, Joe Grierson (trainer).
front row: Archie Hughes, W.McArthur, Tommy Seymour.
Attendance, so far:-