Charlton Athletic Football Club was formed on 9th June, 1905, by a group of local teenagers on East Street. And, only sixteen years later, in 1921, Charlton were elected to the Football League to play in the Third Division South during the 1921/22 season. The rise in fortune continued and First Division football arrived for the very first time in 1936.
Charlton's legendary home, The Valley, recorded its highest ever attendance during the 1937/38 season when an amazing 75,031 witnessed the FA Cup tie with the mighty Aston Villa. Then, after losing in the 1946 FA Cup Final, Charlton captain, Don Welsh, lifted the famous trophy at the 1947 FA Cup Final after defeating Burnley 1-0 at Wembley.
Derek Hales is Charlton recored goal scorer, netting 168 times in 368 games. He was signed for £4,000 from Luton Town in 1973 and had two separate spells with The Addicks.
Charlton left The Valley in 1985 amidst tearful scenes but returned again in 1992 in equally emotional circumstances.
Charlton Athletic FC DVDs
We have a great range of Addicks DVDs in our Charlton Athletic shop charting the proud history of the club, the ups and downs, the famous players, and of course plenty of goals.