List of football clubs in Greater Manchester

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This is a list of football teams based in Greater Manchester sorted by which league they play in as of the 2017–18 season. The leagues are listed in order of their level in the English football league system.[1]

Men's clubs

League clubs

These clubs play in fully professional leagues, at levels 1–4 of the English football league system.

Club League Home Ground Borough
Level 1
Manchester City Premier League Etihad Stadium Manchester
Manchester United Premier League Old Trafford Trafford
Level 2
Bolton Wanderers Football League Championship Macron Stadium Bolton
Level 3
Bury Football League One Gigg Lane Bury
Oldham Athletic Football League One Boundary Park Oldham
Rochdale Football League One Spotland Stadium Rochdale
Wigan Athletic Football League One DW Stadium Wigan
Locations of Greater Manchester's Premier League and Football League clubs
Blue pog.svg Blue: Level 1
Red pog.svg Red: Level 2
Green pog.svg Green: Level 3

Non-league clubs

These clubs play in semi-professional and amateur leagues, at levels 5–8 of the English football league system. The list does not include reserve teams of clubs that may play further down the pyramid.

Club
Home Ground City/Borough League Level
Altrincham Moss Lane Trafford Northern Premier League Premier Division 7
Ashton United Hurst Cross Tameside Northern Premier League Premier Division 7
Atherton Collieries Alder Street Wigan Northern Premier League Division One North 8
Curzon Ashton Tameside Stadium Tameside National League North 6
Droylsden Butcher's Arms Ground Tameside Northern Premier League Division One North 8
F.C. United of Manchester Broadhurst Park Manchester National League North 6
Hyde United Ewen Fields Tameside Northern Premier League Division One North 8
Mossley Seel Park Tameside Northern Premier League Division One North 8
Radcliffe Borough Stainton Park Bury Northern Premier League Division One North 8
Ramsbottom United The Harry Williams Riverside Stadium Bury Northern Premier League Division One North 8
Salford City Moor Lane Salford National League North 6
Stalybridge Celtic Bower Fold Tameside Northern Premier League Premier Division 7
Stockport County Edgeley Park Stockport National League North 6
Trafford Shawe View Trafford Northern Premier League Division One North 8

Levels 9–10

These Greater Manchester clubs play in semi-pro and amateur leagues which grant eligibility to enter the FA Vase and are high enough in the English football league system to grant eligibility to enter the FA Cup, comprising levels 9–10 of the system. In Greater Manchester this consists solely of the North West Counties Football League.

Club
Home Ground City/Borough League Level
Abbey Hey The Abbey Stadium Manchester North West Counties Football League Premier Division 9
Ashton Athletic Brocstedes Park Wigan North West Counties Football League Premier Division 9
Atherton Laburnum Rovers Crilly Park Wigan North West Counties Football League Division One 10
Chadderton Andrew Street Oldham North West Counties Football League Division One 10
Cheadle Town Park Road Stadium Stockport North West Counties Football League Division One 10
Daisy Hill New Sirs Bolton North West Counties Football League Division One 10
Irlam Silver Street Salford North West Counties Football League Premier Division 9
Maine Road Brantingham Road Manchester North West Counties Football League Premier Division 9
Prestwich Heys Adie Moran Park Bury North West Counties Football League Division One 10
Stockport Town Stockport Sports Village Stockport North West Counties Football League Division One 10
West Didsbury & Chorlton Brookburn Road Manchester North West Counties Football League Premier Division 9

Levels 11–12

These Greater Manchester clubs play in amateur leagues, levels 11–12. This includes the Manchester League, the Cheshire Football League, and the West Lancashire Football League.

Cheshire League

Premier Division

  • Ashton Town
  • Linotype Cheadle Heath Nomads
  • Wythenshawe Town
  • Denton Town

Division One

Manchester League

Premier Division

  • AFC Monton
  • AVRO
  • Dukinfield Town
  • East Manchester
  • Elton Vale
  • Hindsford
  • Manchester Gregorians
  • Old Altrinchamians
  • Rochdale Sacred Heart
  • Rochdale Town
  • Royton Town
  • Springhead
  • Stockport Georgians
  • Walshaw Sports
  • Wythenshawe Amateurs

Division One

  • Altrincham Hale
  • Atherton Town
  • Beechfield United
  • Bolton County
  • Boothstown
  • Breightmet United
  • Chadderton Reserves
  • Govan Athletic
  • Heyside
  • Heywood St James
  • Hollinwood
  • Irlam Steel
  • Leigh Athletic
  • Manchester Central
  • Pennington
  • Prestwich Heys Reserves
  • Uppermill
  • Westbury Sports Club

West Lancashire League

Premier Division

References

  1. ^ Teams in Greater Manchester
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