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Association football was a late starter in the town where Rugby League was born in 1895. It was not until 1907 that Huddersfield Association Football Ground Co. was formed. With capital of £500, they set about purchasing a site for a dedicated football pitch near Leeds Road. Six months after the grounds were ready in 1908, Huddersfield Town Association Football Club was inaugurated.

Just two years after their founding, the Town gained entry into the Football League for the first time. The 1910-11 season in the Second Division was almost Huddersfield’s last, however, as their financial situation was tenuous and liquidation occurred in 1912.

Only through reorganisation was the team able to survive. Eventually, a fund-raising campaign was required. The citizens of Huddersfield bought shares in the Club for £1 each to stave off a proposed move to Leeds.

By 1919, the Huddersfield Town were solvent once again, and the stage was set for what would become the greatest period in Club history. They went all the way to the FA Cup Final in 1920 and won promotion to Division One. In 1922, they beat Preston North End 1-0 at Stamford Bridge in London to claim the FA Cup trophy as their own. They also carried off the FA Charity Shield that year.

At the end of the 1922-23, Huddersfield finished third on the table, and the very next season they won their first Football League championship. They repeated the feat in 1924-25 and then completed the hat trick in 1925-26, making them the first English team ever to win three successive league titles. In all the time since, only Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester United have been able to match that accomplishment.

Before play was curtailed by the advent of World War II, Huddersfield were the League’s runners-up on three occasions, 1926-27, 1927-28 and 1933-34. They came in third in 1935-36. They were also runners-up in the FA Cup competitions of 1928, 1930 and 1938, closing out an incredibly successful two decades.

The post-war years saw the Town slip down to Division Two, but they regained their status in the top flight as Division runners-up in 1952-53. Their first season back among the elite was a good one, and the close of 1953-54 found Huddersfield holding the third position in Division One. No one could have known at the time, but that would be their last podium finish.

The ensuing decades included a few shining moments, but no return to greatness. In 1968, Huddersfield Town made the semi-finals of the Football League Cup. In 1969-70, they won the Second Division championship. A special highlight of that season was the adoption of a new nickname for the Club—“The Terriers.”

Unfortunately for Huddersfield fans, the Terriers’ stay in Division One was all too brief and followed by a steep drop through the ranks. Relegation to Division Four in the mid-1970s marked the lowest point in Club history. They struggled up to the third tier in 1980-81 and the second tier in 1983-84, but by the time the Premiership was formed in 1992, they still had not come up with the formula required for promotion.

In 1994, the team moved to Galpharm Stadium and narrowly missed winning the Football League Trophy. Swansea City won the final match 3-1 on penalties after drawing 1–1 in normal and extra time. However, that same year, the Terriers did win their first piece of silverware in 40 years, defeating Hull City 4-2 in the final of a pre-season tournament known as the Yorkshire Electricity Cup.

Since the turn of the new millennium, Huddersfield have been the Area Finalists in Football League Trophy play twice—2002 and 2011. But they have spent the opening years of the 21st century fighting to stay out of Football League Two (tier four) and find admission to the Championship (tier two). They currently play in League One under manager Lee Clark, who took charge in 2008, the team’s centenary anniversary year.