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.

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 mixed set of recent results has seen AFC Wimbledon collect wins versus Rochdale and Milton Keynes Dons while suffering adverse results at Bradford City, Bristol Rovers, Port Vale, Southend United and Northampton Town. Draws against Peterborough United, Swindon Town and Fleetwood Town has seen them show mid-table form at best.


Recent Results

Manager History

ManagerStart Date - End DateRecord
Neal Ardley10 Oct 2012 - PresentWon: 82, Drawn: 75, Lost: 90
Simon Bassey *19 Sep 2012 - 10 Oct 2012Won: 2, Drawn: 0, Lost: 2
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
12. Milton Keynes Dons44151217-157
13. Charlton Athletic44131714456
14. AFC Wimbledon44131714156
15. Walsall43131614-455
16. Northampton Town44141020-1252
League Results

Bolton Wanderers

Bradford City

Bristol Rovers


Charlton Athletic


Coventry City

Fleetwood Town



Milton Keynes Dons

Northampton Town

Oldham Athletic

Oxford United

Peterborough United

Port Vale


Scunthorpe United

Sheffield United

Shrewsbury Town

Southend United

Swindon Town


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