Charlton FC – The Valley

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Charlton Athletic Football Club are a football club from southeast London.

The club was founded in 1905 and currently plays at The Valley in Charlton.

After success as a boys, amateur and semi-professional side, Charlton were elected to the Football League in 1921. They gained promotion to the First Division in 1936.

The club’s badge is allegedly meant to represent King Arthur pulling ‘the sword out of the stone’. The club’s anthem is ‘The Red Robin’ and the club poem is ‘The Charge Of The Light Brigade’, as it mentions the ‘valley of death’. The Addicks have set up youth clubs in Andalucía (Spain), South Africa and California.


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