History: York City joined the Football League in 1929 and mostly played in the lower divisions of English football. They briefly rose to the second tier of English football in the 1970’s after winning Division Two. York were eventually relegated to the Conference in 2003/04 and although they reached the play-offs in 2006/07 (losing to eventual winners Morecambe), they have remained in the Football Conference ever since. They have enjoyed more success in the cup competitions and their most memorable win came in 1995/96 as they beat Manchester United 3-0 at Old Trafford in the League Cup.
Key Player: Richard Brodie Richard has been in superb form this season scoring 33 goals and also being crowned top scorer of the division. He started his career with Wickham and after being their lead scorer in the 2005/06 campaign, he joined Newcastle Benfield. He signed for York City in January 2007 but was loaned out to Barrow at the beginning 2008/09 season before finishing the season as York City’s top goalscorer. Richard has also earned two caps for England C, playing against Bosnia-Herzegovina and Poland under-23s.
Final League Position: 5th
York City have had an outstanding season under Martin Foyle. Having finished in 5th place, reaching the play-offs in the process, they beat Luton Town 2-0 on aggregate to reach the play-off final against Oxford United at Wembley.