Northcliff United

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Northcliff United
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Full name Northcliff United Football Club
Nickname(s) The Cliff
United
Founded 2017
Ground Sports City
(capacity: 114,000)
Manager Senya Draco Sanchez
League Super League Football
Kit
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Northcliff United, is a Florian professional football club based in Northcliff. Founded in 2017, the club has traditionally worn red and black kits. Northcliff United play their home matches at Sports City whilst Farrar International Stadium is under construction. The club play in the highest level of Florian football,Super League Football.

The Northcliff club established itself as a major force in the Confederate States of Floria, and one of the major forces globally since 2019. Northcliff United have won a total of ten titles, nine of which are domestic, making it the most successful Florian club in history by this measure. United have also never been relegated and is one of the most widely supported teams on Micras.

Domestically, the Reds have won a record 3 top-flight titles, a record four Florian Super Cups, one Florian League Cup, and a record two Florian Cup titles. In Apollonian football, they have won the AEFA Champions' League, most recently in 2020, and reach the semi finals of the AEFA Cup in recent years. United have long-standing rivalries with Dragonmoor FC and Northcliff City. Matchups between both teams are considered one of the most violent in the sport.

The private shareholding organisation, Farrar International has been the club's owner since 2019 and because of this, the club is one of the wealthiest in the world.

History

Northcliff United was formed in 2017 after the Confederate States of Floria's Micrasian bid was accepted. It came second in the inaugural Florian Premier League season, therefore qualifying for the AEFA Cup. On July 15th, 2017, the team was moved to the southern town of Oldhaven due to the Xhusor War. After the war, it returned to Northcliff, however, it was forced to play in its reserve team's stadium after the main stadium was heavily damaged. On the 29th August, it eventually returned after renovations were completed. From the 2018–19 Super League Football season, the team will move out of Northcliff Arena whilst it is being demolished and reconstructed. The team played selected home matches at Northcliff Stadium, the largest stadium on Micras. On the 16th August 2018, Northcliff United appointed former Senya boss, Draco Sanchez after Josh Harper's contract ended. On the 9th March, Northcliff United won the inaugural Super League Football season after a record-breaking thirty game winning streak. In the same season, United in its first-ever AEFA Champions' League campaign reached the semi-finals only to be agonisingly knocked out by an injury-time goal by Plava Zvezda Grendbej. On May 18th 2019, the club won their first-ever Florian Cup after beating Dragonmoor FC 3-2 after extra-time in the what is regarded as the most thrilling cup final in Florian history.

United won the 2019 Florian Super Cup against Ostville Wednesday after a Cristiano Ramirez penalty in the 60th minute of the match awarded by VAR. On the 13th December 2019, United won the Florian League Cup for the first time beating Birmingham United 1-0 on a wet night in Sports City. After their victory, they became the first Florian team to win every major domestic competition. United became the first team to win Super League Football back to back, winning the 2019-20 season ten points clear of nearest challengers Blackoak City. On the 12th May 2020, Northcliff United finally broke their Apollonian curse and won the AEFA Champions' League winning 9–8 on penalties in the final after a 0–0 draw against Urzi Magalatska FK. Following the win, the team became the first Florian team to win a Apollonian title.

Club identity

Colours

Since foundation, Northcliff United have represented the western area of Northcliff. As a result, red, white and black have been the traditional colours of the club.

Home Shirt

Crest

Mottos, mascot and anthems

Grounds

Northcliff Arena

Northcliff University Stadium and Sports City

Farrar International Stadium

Farrar International Stadium will become teams permanent home in 2021 after two seasons of temporarily playing in Sports City and Northcliff University Stadium.

Support

Northcliff United is the most popular football club in the Confederate States of Floria ahead of biggest rivals, Dragonmoor FC and is one of the most popular teams internationally. Many of the club's supporters groups are or have been linked to football hooliganism and these supporters play a huge part in Floria's national ultras group, the Red Army. The main supporters/ultras group of Northcliff United is called The Cliff which stand behind the players tunnel chanting songs, waving flags and banging drums throughout the game.

Rivalries

Northcliff United's two biggest rivals are Dragonmoor FC and Northcliff City. Clashes between both of teams attract much publicity and both are very violent. Security for these matches are extremely high however incidents such as pitch invasions and throwing flares onto the pitch still regularly happen.

Ownership and finances

Sponsors

Currently, Tick, DragOn and Farrar International, who owns the football club, are the main sponsors of Northcliff United. The club also has official partners such as Titan Automotives, Hook Solutions and FLO Railways.

Gopnikas, was the club's kit supplier from its formation until the end of the 2018-19 season, however, due to political tensions between Krasnocoria and Floria, the club decided to switch to a domestic supplier. Northcliff United's first sponsor was Titan Automotives however the sponsorship deal ended after Farrar International bought the club in March 2019. Titan Automotives remains an official partner of the club.

Northcliff United's current shirt sponsor is DragOn, a subsidiary of Monster Interactive. The club and DragOn have been partners since 2018.

Squad

Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FMF eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FMF nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Floria GK Tom Ward
2 Hazar DF He-Pthah-Esis Pihorojk
3 Hazar DF Har-m-ankh-amen Çolak
4 Floria DF Jack Holt
5 Floria DF Nicholas Evans
6 Floria MF Dave Wheeler
7 Raspur MF Jacques Modrem
8 Alduria MF François Bousquet
9 Floria FW Cristiano Ramirez
10 Tellia FW Andrea Luca Peruzzi
11 Merenolitovina FW Robert Laskowski
12 Sanpantul GK Kugo Chuichi
13 Floria FW Kylian Saint-Pierre
14 Floria FW Jay Smith
15 Floria FW Evan Bradley
No. Position Player
16 Floria DF Derek Campos
17 Floria MF Benjamin Richardson
18 Floria FW Ben Fox
19 Floria DF Jordan White
20 Floria MF Brenton Knight
21 Floria MF Jack Hunt
22 Floria DF Noah Grant
23 Floria GK Ricky Britt
24 Floria DF Tom Armstrong
25 Floria FW Callum Conway
26 Floria DF Luke Williams
28 Senya MF Robert Sanchez
Passasian Unincorporated Territory DF Luís Alves (on loan at Athletics FC)
Floria MF Theo Parker
Floria FW Tom Edwards (on loan at Etourney FC)

Honours

As of the 2018–19 season.
Type Competition Titles Seasons
Domestic Super League Football/ Florian Premier League 3 2017–18, 2018–19, 2019–20
Florian Cup 2 2019, 2020
Florian League Cup 1 2020
Florian Super Cup 4 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Apollonian AEFA Champions' League 1 2019–20
AEFA Cup 0
  Record

Minor

Northcliff United in AEFA competitions

Season Competition Round Opponent Home Away Agg.
2017–18 AEFA Cup 1Q Jingdao Xiacheng Shining Light 2 – 1 2 – 0 4 – 1
2Q Stormark Straumsfjordur IL 1 – 1 1 – 1 (a.e.t.) 2 – 2 (pens)
3Q Arboria Relgannan Raiders 3 – 1 1 – 1 4 – 2
Group D
Gerenia KZ Santamarina 0 – 2 1 – 2 2nd out of 4
Réunion Dynamo Fournaise 2 – 0 2 – 1
Astaronia FK Akvilanija 4 – 2 0 – 0
Second Round Lakkvia FC Kaupang 2 – 1 1 – 1 3 – 2
Quarter Finals Kingdom of Coria Mornari Averna 1 – 0 0 – 1 (a.e.t.) 1 – 1 (pens)
Semi Finals Gerenia KZ Santamarina 1 – 1 0 – 2 1 – 3
2018–19 AEFA Champions' League Group A Krasnocoria Plava Zvezda Grendbej 2 – 1 0 – 2 1st out of 4
Lamantia King's Lynn Town FC 0 – 0 1 – 1
Gerenia KA Bazree Mäeklenes 1 – 0 1 – 1
Quarter-finals Gerenia KPSK Isherwood 1 – 0 (a.e.t.) 0 – 1 1 – 1 (pens)
Semi-finals Krasnocoria Plava Zvezda Grendbej 0 – 0 2 – 3 2 – 3
2019–20 AEFA Champions' League Group D Thracistan Athletics FC 1 – 1 1 – 0 1st out of 4
Krasnarus Merku Kuregred 1 – 0 2 – 0
Senya Urzi Magalatska FK 2 – 1 1 – 1
Quarter-finals Krasnocoria FK Sartid 4 – 1 2 – 3 6 – 4
Semi-finals Krasnocoria Plava Zvezda Grendbej 3 – 1 0 – 1 3 – 2
final Senya Urzi Magalatska FK 0 – 0 (pens)

Coaching staff

Head coach Senya Draco Sanchez
Assistant coach Floria Robert Sims
Assistant coach Floria Steve Owen

Kits

Home kit

Northcliff United Play in a red shirt, black shorts and white socks.
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Away kit

Shirt,shorts and socks all orange with black clippings. Northcliff United away kit 2020.png

Third kit

The shirt and shorts are black and socks are also black.
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