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Exeter City Football Club, nicknamed ‘the Grecians’, is a supporters-owned football club that plays in Sky Bet League 2.
The club has a long and proud history, dating back to its formation in 1901 as a merger between St Sidwell’s United and Exeter United. Since its inception, the club has played its home matches at St James Park in the heart of the city of Exeter.
One of most famous associations of the club is with the Seleção Brasileira – the Brazilian national football team. Exeter City were touring South America in 1914, and faced a representative squad in Rio de Janeiro which became recognised by FIFA as the first inception of the national side. To mark the centenary of the formation, Exeter City will also travel back to Brazil in July 2014 to face Fluminense at the Estádio das Laranjeiras, where the original fixture was hosted 100 years before.
Exeter City Supporters’ Trust became majority owners of the club in 2003. The Trust hadn’t been able to save the club from relegation out of the Football League, but through the passion and hard work of the supporters, they were able to save the club from liquidation through times of financial uncertainty. Over a decade on, the Trust is still the proud majority shareholder of the club.
Exeter City were promoted back into the Football League in 2008 via a play-off final at Wembley Stadium under the guidance of recently-appointed manager Paul Tisdale, and were promoted up to League 1 the following season to cap a sensational couple of years on the field.
Today, Exeter City enjoys a fantastic relationship with its commercial partners in the local community. Through its Football in the Community charity programme, the club engages over 50,000 people in Exeter and Devon every year. The club offers sponsorship opportunities for businesses of any size, and St James Park offers a superb city-centre solution for conferencing and events.