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Getting To Know: AFC Wimbledon

11 April 2014

We get to know more about Saturday's opponents AFC Wimbledon...

- AFC Wimbledon were formed in 2002, following the decision of Wimbledon FC’s to relocate to Milton Keynes.

- Their first ever game was a pre-season friendly against Sutton United, which resulted in a 4-0 loss in front of a crowd of 4,657.

- 230 players attended their player trials that were held on 29 June 2002, as they had to be ready for the 2002-03 season.

- In their inaugural season, they finished second in the Combined Counties League Premier Division and narrowly missed out on promotion.

- The following season they were promoted, as they also won the Premier Challenge Cup, beating North Greenford United.

- AFC Wimbledon would go on to win promotion five times in nine season and joined the Football League in 2011.

- They won promotion from the Conference alongside Crawley Town. The Dons beat Luton Town in the play-off final.

- They became the first ever club formed in the 21st century to play in the Football League.

- Since they were formed, their shirts have been sponsored by Sports Interactive – who produce the video game Football Manager.

- Their mascot, Haydon, ran the London Marathon in 2010.

- AFC Wimbledon hold the record for the longest unbeaten run of league games in English senior football, having gone 78 games without defeat between February 2003 and December 2004.

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