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The very first competitive game of which there is any existing written record was on 10 December It came in the North Belfast Alliance against opponents named Bedford at Alexandra Park and the report states that, "after a splendid game Crusaders won by 5 to 2.
Crusaders went on to compete in the Dunville Alliance, Ormeau Junior Alliance, Alexandra Alliance, Woodvale Alliance and Irish Football Alliance the latter of which they won three years in a row from — until their election to the Irish Intermediate League in The Crues rapidly became one of the top intermediate sides in the country, and won an impressive collection of trophies, including the Intermediate League championship six times in ten years from — The side also reached the Irish Cup semi finals three times in the s.
The first came in the —24 season, where they were defeated by that season's Irish League champions Queen's Island in a replay at Pirrie Park.
In the —25 season the Crues knocked out senior sides Larne and Belfast Celtic before being halted by Glentoran at The Oval in the semi finals who also went on to be champions that year.
They reached the semi-finals once again in , losing 2—4 at home to derby rivals Cliftonville. The Crues also reached the final of the Belfast Charities Cup in losing to Glentoran , also an impressive achievement as the competition was open to all senior clubs in Belfast and the surrounding area.
Despite these feats, repeated applications for entry to the senior Irish League were turned down. The frustration at the club was such that serious consideration was given to making membership applications either to the Scottish Football League or to the League of Ireland.
However, the Second World War intervened and no football at all was played by the Crues between April and September Crusaders began competing once more in the Intermediate League after the war, beginning with the —46 season.
Crusaders won the —49 Intermediate League with a record number of points, and coupled with the vacancy created by the dramatic withdrawal of Belfast Celtic from the senior ranks in , Crusaders were finally elected to the senior Irish League in time for the start of the —50 season.
Morrison was the club's top scorer of their first senior season with 11 goals in all competitions.
The Crues' first league match took place on 26 November, a 1—4 defeat to Linfield at Windsor Park , and their first victory came on 10 December away to Ballymena United by 3—1, but the side would have to wait until 1 April for the first league win at Seaview, with a 4—1 victory over Glenavon.
The season was tough going for the 'Hatchetmen', as they were also known, and they had to apply for re-election after finishing in 11th place out of 12 clubs.
As has always been the case, however, Crusaders never lacked determination. On 17 May they participated in their first senior final, the Festival of Britain Cup final, which they lost 0—3 to Ballymena United.
Under the player-managership of Jackie Vernon they recovered to win their first senior trophy in the —54 season by defeating Linfield 2—1 in the final of the Ulster Cup.
The s were not easy in spite of the presence in the side of some excellent individuals and the end of the —58 season saw another application for re-election.
The decade also saw the emergence of Curry Mulholland , who represented the club from until , setting a goalscoring record of which would not be beaten until the s.
The s brought much more success. On 17 May they won the County Antrim Shield for the first time, repeating the feat in with a 6—0 victory over Larne this was the joint-biggest margin of victory in the final of the competition until Linfields 9—1 victory over Bangor in With Jimmy Murdough as coach they also picked up another Ulster Cup final win on 1 October , with a reply victory of 1—0 over Glenavon.
These successes were overshadowed by two unexpected victories in the Irish Cup finals of and against the might of Glentoran and Linfield respectively.
Also in , they narrowly missed out on winning the Blaxnit Cup and becoming champions of all of Ireland , losing 3—4 on aggregate to Shamrock Rovers.
The s also saw the emergence of some of the greatest players in Crusaders' history, such as Albert Campbell , who was the club's most capped international player until surpassed by Colin Coates , Danny Trainor , Joe Meldrum, Walter McFarland and Danny Hale, who scored an incredible goals in just four seasons, including a club record of 55 goals in the —66 season , which still stands to this day.
Jimmy Todd had won the second of those Irish Cups with the side in , however by the early s the Crues had declined slightly as the side of the s broke up.
Todd was replaced with Billy Johnston in early , and he set about restructuring the squad. Under Johnston unprecedented success was to follow, with the Irish League championship trophy finding a home at Seaview in —73 , with the attacking duo of Tommy Finney and Jackie Fullerton scoring 47 goals between them.
The club also set a record of going through the whole league campaign unbeaten at home, a feat which was repeated 40 years later in the —13 season.
This led to the club's first ever participation in the European Cup , in which they faced Dinamo Bucharest and had the misfortune of setting the record for a defeat in that competition, losing 0—11 in the away leg on 3 October In the —76 season the Crues won the league for the second time, largely aided by the goalscoring of Ronnie McAteer who scored 20 league goals in 22 games.
Sandwiched in between these successes was a County Antrim Shield and Carlsberg Cup success in — The second championship triumph resulted in the never-to-be-forgotten European Cup-tie with Liverpool which saw the brave Cruemen fall to the might of Kevin Keegan and John Toshack among others at Anfield by just 0—2 through a Phil Neal penalty and a Toshack strike.
The home leg which followed was played before a crowd hanging from the rafters that would undoubtedly give the current health and safety legislators a heart attack.
However the s also saw The Troubles begin to affect Irish League football, with two incidents in particular affecting the football club. On 21 August there were more than 1, police officers on duty for a match between Crusaders and Cliftonville, more than has ever been recorded at a football match in the United Kingdom.
Johnston had left the club in , and after a two-year spell of management by ex-player Norman Pavis, Ian Russell took charge of the club in While there was great promise shown initially during Russell's spell, with the club reaching both the County Antrim Shield and Irish Cup final in , they did not build on this and Russell left in Although performances on the pitch in the s were steady, they certainly were not spectacular and the club paid the penalty for not building on earlier successes.
Tommy Jackson took over in , and led the Crues to their sole cup triumph during the decade, with the club winning the Gold Cup for the first time in the —86 season.
Jackson left in and new manager Jackie Hutton had no money with which to buy players but he did the club a great service when he somehow completed the deal which brought Roy Walker , initially as a player, to Seaview in Hutton was quick to recognise the leadership qualities in Walker and saw him as his potential successor.
Walker took over as player-manager in September , two years after his arrival as a player. One of his first tasks was to apply for re-election as the Crues finished 13th out of 14 clubs.
Notable players to begin their association with the club during this era were the likes of Sid Burrows , Glenn Hunter and Kirk Hunter.
At the same time, local businessman Harry Corry , pumped some desperately needed sponsorship money into the club. As the revival began, southern businessman Tony O'Connell also became involved.
There were two further championship titles won and whilst Crusaders also finished runners-up in losing the title on goal difference and In turn, this meant more expeditions into Europe as the Crues took on teams from Switzerland , Denmark , Lithuania and Georgia within a five-year span.
The team of the s is regarded as one of the best in the history of the club, with a large part of the success revolving around the core of Kevin McKeown , Glenn Dunlop , Martin Murray , Sid Burrows , and the attacking duo of Glenn Hunter who would go on to set a club goalscoring record of goals and Stephen Baxter.
The team was affectionately known as the "God Squad", due to the large number of Christians in the playing squad and staff. Roy Walker suddenly resigned as manager in May , just prior to the club's centenary dinner celebrations at Belfast City Hall.
He was the longest-serving manager in the club's history until surpassed by Stephen Baxter in October Subsequently, a lack of funds saw the Seaview fortunes decline as the decade came to a close, with Dublin-based player-managers Aaron Callaghan and Martin Murray both resigning after one year apiece in charge.
Callaghan managed to lead the club to third place in his sole season in charge, but it would be many years before the Crues would challenge at such a high level again.
Former player Gary McCartney took over the managerial reins in July The team narrowly retained Premier Division status after a nail-biting play-off success over Lisburn Distillery thanks to a hat-trick from veteran Stephen Baxter in May but McCartney resigned just over twelve months later because of the limited budget at his disposal.
Popular veteran defender Alan Dornan was appointed as McCartney's successor at the end of June and the side retained Premier Division status that season under his guidance, although the squad was very inexperienced and often included six or seven teenagers.
The emphasis on youth continued in —04 as the Crues achieved a mid-table finish, an improvement compared to preceding seasons. Dornan's next season in charge was not as successful.
He was sacked just after midway through the season, as the Crues lay at the bottom of the table, despite having guided the team to the County Antrim Shield final, which they lost to Linfield.
Dornan was the first ever Crusaders manager to be sacked. Former striker and fans' favourite Stephen Baxter was appointed as manager but despite an improvement in results, he could not keep the club in the Premier League, with the Crues losing out to Glenavon in a relegation play-off, the first ever Premier League team to lose to a First Division side in the play-offs.
The relegation was the first time Crusaders had ever been relegated from any league, and meant an end to 56 consecutive seasons of senior football.
After their first season back in the top flight after promotion, the Hatchetmen finished in a creditable 6th place, after briefly topping the table at the beginning of the season.
In the —08 season, the Crues finished in 7th position in the League after a somewhat inconsistent start to the season. To complete table.
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Neil Shields N. Michael Ruddy M. Aidan Wilson A. Jarlath O'Rourke J. Rodney Brown R. Chris Hegarty C.
Billy Joe Burns B. Thomas Logan T. Thomas Burns T. Rory Hale Rory Hale. Declan Caddell D. Gary Thompson G. Reece McGinley R. Philip Lowry P. James Holland J.
David Cushley D. Paul Heatley P. Jordan Forsythe J. Ross Clarke R. Ben Kennedy B. Jamie McGonigle J.
Adam Lecky A. Cushley 31 years old 2 0. Caddell 32 years old 7 2. Forsythe 29 years old 9 1. O'Rourke 25 years old 1 0. Heatley 33 years old 4 1.
Logan 19 years old 0 0. Clarke 27 years old 8 2. Burns 18 years old 0 0. Kennedy 23 years old 5 2. McGonigle 24 years old 8 1. Lecky 29 years old 7 1.
Owens 31 years old 8 4. Thompson 30 years old 9 0. McGinley 20 years old 0 0. Holland 18 years old 0 0.