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Football had been playing in Fleetwood before the 1880s; however, Fleetwood Rangers was the first of a number of incarnations. The club was reformed as Fleetwood Wanderers in 1997 and soon became Fleetwood Freeport at the start of the 1997-98 season. Further down the line at the start of the 2002-03 season, it reverted to its former name of Fleetwood Town.
After winning promotion form the Conference North in 2009-10, the Fishermen went on to further promotion from the Conference Premier to Football League title in 2012 thanks to the help of prolific goal-scorer Jamie Vardy. Vardy Led the Cod Army to a massive 103 points scoring an incredible 31 goals in just 36 games.
This is where the English striker was spotted by now Premier League side Leicester City, signing him for a non-League record transfer fee of £1 million. He went on to help Leicester win the Championship in 2014, and then astonishingly, the Premier League in 2015-16. Stay up to date with the latest Fleetwood Town news here!
Without Jamie Vardy, Fleetwood managed to win promotion from League Two once again in 2013-14 after winning the play-offs. To this day the Fishermen have yet been lucky enough to win promotion to the Championship which would be their highest achievement yet. They came close in 2016-17, but lost in the semi-finals of the play-offs after finishing fourth. They are currently in the play-off position, though this is not guaranteed and their spot is yet to be secured.
The league table is so open with them only seven points off the top, there is no reason as to why they cannot win automatic promotion if they finish the season strong. You do not want to miss out on the latest Fleetwood Town news and breaking stories here.
David Barnes holds the club record for all-time top goal-scorer with 101 goals, and legend Nathan Pond made a noteworthy 498 appearances during his 15 years playing for the Cod Army. Paddy Madden is currently the second-highest goal-scorer in League One with an impressive 15 goals and 3 assists to his name.
Fleetwood Town are currently managed by notorious ex-Premier League star Joey Barton, In April 2018 the club announced that he would take over as manager in the summer after the expiration of his ban. Since his appointment, he has faced further issues with the court off the field and is awaiting further trial.
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