AFC Wimbledon

Wally Downes


Wally Downes

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AFC Wimbledon are managed by Wally Downes who replaced Neal Ardley in December 2018.

AFC Wimbledon were established in 2002 after an 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


AFC Wimbledon have not recorded a win in the last 10 games, forcing 3 draws against Shrewsbury Town, Wycombe Wanderers & Milton Keynes Dons. Defeats to Coventry City, Milton Keynes Dons, , Sunderland, Ipswich Town, Fleetwood Town & Rotherham United has seen them concede 16 goals at an average of 1.6 per game while scoring just 7 to give them a -9 goal difference over this period.

Upcoming Fixtures

21 SepAFC Wimbledon14:00Bristol Rovers
28 SepPeterborough United14:00AFC Wimbledon
05 OctAFC Wimbledon14:00Rochdale
12 OctSouthend United14:00AFC Wimbledon
19 OctAFC Wimbledon14:00Portsmouth
22 OctBurton Albion18:45AFC Wimbledon

Recent Results

17 SepCoventry City2 - 1AFC Wimbledon
14 SepAFC Wimbledon1 - 1Shrewsbury Town
07 SepMilton Keynes Dons2 - 1AFC Wimbledon
03 SepAFC Wimbledon0 - 2
31 AugAFC Wimbledon0 - 0Wycombe Wanderers
24 AugSunderland3 - 1AFC Wimbledon

Manager History

ManagerStart Date - End DateRecord
Wally Downes04 Dec 2018 - PresentWon: 11, Drawn: 12, Lost: 22
Neal Ardley10 Oct 2012 - 12 Nov 2018Won: 106, Drawn: 93, Lost: 127
Simon Bassey19 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
League Performance
19. Tranmere Rovers8134-36
20. Accrington Stanley8134-66
21. AFC Wimbledon9036-73
22. Southend United8017-141
23. Bolton Wanderers7025-22-10
League Results

Accrington Stanley


Bolton Wanderers

Bristol Rovers

Burton Albion


Coventry City

Doncaster Rovers

Fleetwood Town


Ipswich Town

Lincoln City

Milton Keynes Dons

Oxford United

Peterborough United



Rotherham United

Shrewsbury Town

Southend United


Tranmere Rovers

Wycombe Wanderers

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