Burton Wanderers FC

Burton Wanderers Football Club was a football club based in Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire, England. The club were members of the Football League for three seasons in the mid 1890s. In 1901 they merged with Burton Swifts to form Burton United. The club played at Derby Turn


Founded in 1871, the club was amongst the founder members of the Midland League in 1890. In the 1893โ€“94 season, they finished as champions despite a points deduction for fielding an ineligible player, and were elected to the Second Division of the Football League. However, the club did not last long in the League, and at the end of the 1896โ€“97 season, after finishing second last in the League, they were voted out. In their time in the Second Division, Burton Wanderers beat Newcastle United 9โ€“0, which remains Newcastle's worst league defeat.

The club then rejoined the Midland League, and, after finishing in bottom place in 1901, merged with neighbouring Burton Swifts (who were still members of the Football League) to form Burton United. The new club took Swifts' place in the League and played their home games at the Swifts' Peel Croft ground..