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Tranmere Rovers Football Club
Prenton Park
Prenton
Wirral
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Tranmere Rovers were founded in 1884 as Belmont F.C., formed from the merger of two cricket clubs, Belmont Cricket Club and Lyndhurst Wanderers. The team changed the name to Tranmere Rovers a year later. In the early years Tranmere played in the Liverpool and District League, followed by the Lancashire Combination, where they won their first silverware. In 1919 they stepped up to the Central League, which led to them joining the newly formed Third Division (North) of the Football League in 1921. In 1924 Ralph 'Dixie' Deans made his debut Tranmere just before his 17th birthday. He went on to score 27 goals in 30 games for Tranmere before signing for Everton, where he set the league record of 60 goals in 1927-28. The most successful period in the club's history was the 1990's. The roots were laid in the late 80's when manager John King arrived to take the club from the brink of exit from the Football League to promotion to the Second Division. In 1991, following this promotion, the club signed striker John Aldridge, who became player manager in 1995. During this era the team came close to the top flight on numerous occasions and were also League Cup runners-up.


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