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The Woolwich Arsenal, 1895

Team photograph of Woolwich Arsenal, or "the "Reds" as they are familiarly dubbed by their admirers". The Sportfolio describes Arsenal as then sharing with Millwall Athletic "the title of being the best professional team in the south of England".

Like many other leading football teams (including West Ham and Manchester United), Arsenal was originally a works team, formed by workers at the Royal Arsenal, Woolwich, in 1886. The team turned professional in 1891 and moved to Highbury in north London in 1913.

From the 'The Sportfolio', included in the National Cycle Archive; document reference: MSS.328/N10/S/P/1

Woolwich Arsenal