From foundations in 1905 to Commencing League Football in 1921
From foundations as a self-formed club for local teenagers to a being a professional Football League team just 16 years later. Charlton Athletic’s successes were quite remarkable. The first team won their division for eight years in succession. The reserves also won their leagues on many occasions. This early success is even more remarkable that three years were lost to the club as a result of World War I.
Part 1 of 7. To follow:
1939-1956 – Top Flight Football
1956-1974 – In the Doldrums
1974-1992 – Decline and in Exile
1993-2006 – To The Premiership
2006-date – Post-Premiership