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CLIFTONVILLE

SOLITUDE
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Fixtures

April

Saturday 24 April 2021

Tuesday 20 April 2021

Saturday 17 April 2021

Saturday 10 April 2021

Tuesday 6 April 2021

Saturday 3 April 2021

March

Tuesday 30 March 2021

Saturday 27 March 2021

Saturday 20 March 2021

Saturday 6 March 2021

Tuesday 2 March 2021

February

Saturday 27 February 2021

Saturday 13 February 2021

Tuesday 9 February 2021

Tuesday 2 February 2021

January

Saturday 30 January 2021

Tuesday 26 January 2021

Saturday 23 January 2021

Saturday 16 January 2021

Saturday 2 January 2021

December

Tuesday 29 December 2020

Saturday 26 December 2020

Saturday 19 December 2020

Saturday 12 December 2020

Saturday 5 December 2020

November

Saturday 28 November 2020

Saturday 21 November 2020

Saturday 14 November 2020

Tuesday 10 November 2020

Saturday 7 November 2020

October

Saturday 31 October 2020

Saturday 24 October 2020

Saturday 17 October 2020

Results

March

Saturday 7 March 2020

Tuesday 3 March 2020

February

Saturday 22 February 2020

Saturday 8 February 2020

Tuesday 4 February 2020

January

Monday 27 January 2020

Saturday 18 January 2020

Monday 13 January 2020

Wednesday 1 January 2020

December

Saturday 28 December 2019

Thursday 26 December 2019

Saturday 21 December 2019

Saturday 7 December 2019

November

Saturday 30 November 2019

Saturday 23 November 2019

Saturday 16 November 2019

Saturday 9 November 2019

Saturday 2 November 2019

October

Tuesday 29 October 2019

Saturday 26 October 2019

Saturday 19 October 2019

Saturday 12 October 2019

Tuesday 8 October 2019

Friday 4 October 2019

September

Saturday 28 September 2019

Saturday 21 September 2019

Saturday 14 September 2019

Saturday 7 September 2019

August

Saturday 31 August 2019

Tuesday 27 August 2019

Saturday 24 August 2019

Saturday 17 August 2019

Tuesday 13 August 2019

Saturday 10 August 2019

Current Squad

Departed Players

No Name Position Age Apps Sub on Sub off Discipline Goals
32 club-logo Joe Gorman DEF 26

History & Info

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Cliftonville players and supporters celebrate


Formed as far back as 1879, Cliftonville are the original and oldest club in existence on the island of Ireland.

Founder members of the Irish Football Association and Irish Football League their history is, as you might expect, a rich one albeit not necessarily always successful on the field of play.

Those early years produced successive appearances in the first three Irish Cup finals although only one, 1882/83, saw the Reds emerging victorious. The 1880s also saw the club take part in the English FA Cup, reaching the third round in 1886/87.

Another Irish Cup victory followed the season after that as, indeed, did another five such successes before the outbreak of WW1.

The club first tasted league success in 1905/06 but only on a shared basis with Distillery, with the first outright title not coming for another four seasons. There were also three Co. Antrim Shield victories at the end of the 19th century.

Unfortunately, bar a couple of Gold Cup successes and another Shield victory, the years between the two world wars were largely barren, a pattern that continued for decades in peacetime due, in no small part, to the amateur status adopted by the club.

That all changed during the 1978/79 when, some 70 seasons after their last success, the Irish Cup was once again claimed along with another Co. Antrim title.

But it was to be almost 20 years before the league title returned under the guidance of Marty Quinn amid emotional scenes at Solitude.

That was a mere taster for the success that the 21st century has so far proved to be for the club.

The League Cup was claimed for the first time during the 2003/04 campaign, and followed less than a decade later with four successive victories from 2012/13 to 2015/16 when the trophy seemed to take up permanent residence at Solitude.

The Co. Antrim Shield is also no stranger to the Reds’ trophy cabinet, five times since 06/07 including most recently the most dramatic of injury time defeats of Ballymena United in January 2020.

However, all this knockout success pales into insignificance when set alongside back-to-back League titles when Cliftonville, under the guidance of the legendary Tommy Breslin, reigned supreme in 2012/13 and 2013/14.

The Reds have been perennial qualifiers for Europe in recent years too, having competed almost every season since 2007 and recording victories over sides from Latvia, Croatia, Sweden, Luxembourg and Wales.

Honours

  • Irish League Championship - 1905/06, 1909/10, 1997/98, 2012/13, 2013/14
  • Irish Cup - 1882/83, 1887/88, 1896/97, 1899/00, 1900/01, 1906/07, 1908/09, 1978/79
  • League Cup - 2002/03, 2012/13, 2013/14, 2014/15, 2015/16
  • Gold Cup - 1922/23, 1932/33, 1979/80
  • Floodlit Cup - 1995/96
  • County Antrim Shield - 1891/92, 1893/94, 1897/98, 1925/26, 1978/79, 1996/97, 2006/07, 2007/08, 2010/11, 2014/15, 2019/20
  • Charity Shield - 1997/98, 2013/14
Founded

1879

Nickname

The Reds

Home colours

Red shirts, red shorts, red socks

Alternative colours

White shirts, green shorts, green socks

Chairman

Gerard Lawlor

General Manager

George Walsh (secretary@cliftonvillefc.net)

Media Officer

David Begley (media@cliftonvillefc.net)

Manager

Paddy McLaughlin

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