AFC Wimbledon

Neal Ardley


Neal Ardley

Nickname Wombles

Founded 2002

Stadium Kingsmeadow

Time at Club:





AFC Wimbledon are currently managed by Neal Ardley who replaced the sacked Terry Brown back in October 2012, meaning he is now one of the longest-serving gaffers in English football. Under Ardley the club won promotion to League One in 2015/16 after beating Plymouth in the play-offs, before finishing 15th the following season.

AFC Wimbledon were established in 2002 after a FA ruling saw Wimbledon move their base to the new town of Milton Keynes and fans were incensed by the decision and decided to set up a whole new team called AFC Wimbledon, which is based in the Kingston-upon-Thames area.

With fans feeling the base in Milton Keynes had no representation of Wimbledon's legacy and tradition, AFC Wimbledon were born and have since become a successful team in their own right.

Installed into the Premier Division of the Combined Counties League, AFC Wimbeldon have gradually risen through the English footballing ranks and having won the aforementioned Combined Counties Premier Division continued to gain promotion until they ventured into the Conference after the 2008-2009 season.

Having finished second in the Conference in the 2010-2011 season, the Dons' managed to finally complete the dream of playing league football again as they prevailed in a tense play-off final beating Luton Town on penalties.

Now under the stewardship of Neil Ardley, fans will want the meteoric rise to continue, with the club currently playing their football in League One.

Recent Form


A single draw against Peterborough United in an otherwise black and white set of results has seen AFC Wimbledon struggle for consistent results. Wins against Oxford United, Bristol Rovers, Bradford City and Blackpool and defeats to Blackburn Rovers, Plymouth Argyle, Northampton Town, Bury and Rotherham United demonstate slightly erratic form.


Recent Results

Manager History

ManagerStart Date - End DateRecord
Neal Ardley10 Oct 2012 - PresentWon: 97, Drawn: 85, Lost: 111
Simon Bassey *19 Sep 2012 - 10 Oct 2012Won: 2, Drawn: 0, Lost: 2
Terry Brown15 May 2007 - 19 Sep 2012Unknown
Stuart Murdoch01 May 2002 - 01 Jul 2004Unknown
Terry Burton01 May 2000 - 25 Apr 2002Won: 39, Drawn: 39, Lost: 30
Joe Kinnear19 Jan 1992 - 30 May 1999Won: 130, Drawn: 109, Lost: 125
Ray Harford18 Jun 1990 - 07 Oct 1991Won: 20, Drawn: 17, Lost: 19
Bobby Gould26 Jun 1987 - 18 Jun 1990Won: 57, Drawn: 43, Lost: 42
Dave Bassett01 Jan 1981 - 17 Jun 1987Won: 144, Drawn: 74, Lost: 85
Dario Gradi05 Jan 1978 - 01 Jan 1981Won: 63, Drawn: 47, Lost: 61
Mike Everitt01 Jul 1971 - 30 Jun 1973Unknown

* Caretaker/Interim Manager

Trophies Won

FA Cup


League Performance
16. Doncaster Rovers36101313-143
17. Oxford United3511915-342
18. AFC Wimbledon3611817-1141
19. Oldham Athletic35101015-1040
20. Northampton Town3610917-2239
League Results

Blackburn Rovers


Bradford City

Bristol Rovers


Charlton Athletic

Doncaster Rovers

Fleetwood Town


Milton Keynes Dons

Northampton Town

Oldham Athletic

Oxford United

Peterborough United

Plymouth Argyle



Rotherham United

Scunthorpe United

Shrewsbury Town

Southend United


Wigan Athletic

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