Club Records
 
Full Name Knighton Town Association Football Club
Members of The Mid Wales Football League
Central Wales Football Association
Football Association of Wales

Former affiliate members of

Herefordshire Football Association
Shropshire Football Association

Year Formed 1887 officially, although its recorded that Knighton Cricket Club (formed 1859) used to play association football as early as the early 1860's of which likely spawned the club which unofficially would make them one of the oldest football clubs in the world.
Highest League Position*

4th in the Cymru Alliance, 1997-98 * since formation of Welsh Premier League/League of Wales 1992

Welsh National League (Mid Wales Section) Runners-up 1925
Mid Wales League Champions 1901-02, 1902-03, 1903-04, 1991-92 
Runners-up 1900-01, 1905-06, 1906-07, 1945-46, 1949-50, 1983-84
Mid Wales League (South) Champions 1974-75, 2002-03, 2003-04
North Herefordshire League Division 1

Champions 1931-2
Runners up 1934-5, 1951-2

Welsh FA Cup

Semi finalists 1897, 1904

Central Wales FA Cup 1969-70, 1971-1972,
Runners-up 1975-1976
Mid Wales League Cup Winners 1952-53, 1960-61, 1968-69, 1988/89.
Runners-up 1962-63,1965-66, 1967-68
North Herefordshire League Cup Winners 1932-1933, 1935-1936
Runners-up 1935
Radnorshire Cup 1972, 1979, 1980, 1984, 1988, 1995
J Emrys Morgan Cup Winners 2004
Record Attendance vs 2,211 v Hereford United, Welsh Cup 4th Round, 1981
Record Victory 16-0 v Bucknell United, Home - Mid Wales League South, 2004
Record Defeat 0-16 v Cardiff City, Away, Welsh Cup 5th Round, 1961
Other  titles include

 

 


Central Wales Youth Cup 1977
Kingsland Challenge Cup 1933
Knighton Cup 1920, 1930, 1960, 1962, 1964, 1966
Knighton Hospital Cup (could be the same as Knighton Nurse Cup) - 1923 1930 1934 1954, 1956, 1975
Leintwardine Cup 1920
Llandrindod Cup 1961,1965, 1978
Ludlow Charity Cup 1933
Mid Wales Youth league 1991
Mid Wales Youth Cup - 1962, 1964, 1972, 1975
Mid Wales (South) Youth Cup - 1962, finalists 1977
Presteigne Ottway Cup - 1959 1961, 1967
Rhayader Cup 1951, 1961, 1963, 1964, 1965
Tom Stephens Cup winners 1992

Knighton played in the South Shropshire League in 1919 and 1921. Research is still in progress so I can't claim this list is definitive. Knighton also took part in the FA Trophy.

 

Former Notable Players and Managers

Ron Powell
Goal Keeper

Manchester City and Chesterfield.

Arthur Rowley
Manager
Played for Shrewsbury Town, Leicester City, West Bromich Albion, Fulham, England B' as well as mangager of Shrewsbury Town, Sheffield United, Southend United and Oswestry Town.
Gary Stevens
Player Manager
Forward
Shrewsbury Town, Hereford United and Cardiff City.
Paul Tester
Midfielder
Shrewsbury Town and Hereford United.
Les Harris
Defender
Swansea City
Terry Hughes Played for Shrewsbury Town
Curly Edgely Played in the football league for Shrewsbury Town, Brentford, Cardiff City and Barnsley.
Peter Clarke
Manager
Wolverhampton Wanderers

Derrick Sutton
Player and Manager

As manager during the 1991-92 season he led the club to their first Mid Wales League Championship  for 88 years with just one league defeat all season.

 

 

 

 

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