• 1905/1915
  • 1939-1945
  • Post War Charlton
  • 1950 - 1980
  • 1980 - 2010
Charlton Athletic History


As 1914 season came to a close, Charlton celebrated a decade of football with more silverware (Sothern Suburban League East Winners), and a new home at Angerstein Lane. This first experience of ‘ground sharing’ with Deptford Invicta offered a 4,000 capacity, testament to the growing fortunes on the pitch with no less than 20 trophies in nine seasons.
Charlton Athletic History


With a father who served in HM Forces, most of the time overseas and a mother who worked at Woolwich Arsenal throughout the Second World War, it was probably inevitable that I would have more than a passing interest in the history of those times, although admittedly for some reason that I’ve never quite been able to work out, my interest has always been slanted towards the war at sea. Notwithstanding this, possibly because of hearing my Mother and her friends talking about those days, interest in the home front, especially in my own corner of south east London has never been too far from the surface. 
Charlton Athletic History

Post War Charlton

Jimmy Seed assisted by his old friend Jimmy Trotter led Charlton to the most succesful period in their history. From their rapid rise through the leagues they were to spend almost a decade as one of the countries  largest sides.     
Charlton Athletic History

1950 - 1980

After the league and Cup success of the 1930s and 40s, the 50s, 60s and 70s were decades of slow decline.  Many cite the death of Director Albert Gliksten in 1951 as a turning point but his brother Stanley and later his nephew Michael would retain control of the club throughout this period.
Charlton Athletic History

1980 - 2010

As the 1980's began with promotion to the second tier of English football, so did the most turbulent period in the history of our club.