Club Profile

Crewe Alexandra

“The Alex” is a mainly third- and fourth-tier club in a major hub of English railway life. So if you like your trains and your community football clubs, this is a place to visit.

LOCATION: Crewe is in Cheshire, in the North West, between Birmingham and Manchester / Liverpool.

CONTACT:, 01270 213014, #CreweAlex

NICKNAMES: The Railwaymen


Like so many others, this football club grew, in 1877, out of a local cricket club which had been named for Alexandra, then the Princess of Wales. Why they made this particular choice is apparently lost in the mists of history. Since then, the Alex has spent 88 seasons in the third or fourth tier and just 12 in the second, now called the…


Local rivals Stoke City and, especially, Port Vale. They are both in higher leagues, so in League Two the closest foes are Stockport County, Wrexham and Tranmere Rovers….

Women's Team

Crewe Alexandra LFC compete in the North West Women’s Regional Football League, tier 5. Home games are at Cumberland Arena in Crewe. See the club’s website for fixture


They claim to have started the tradition of singing “Blue Moon,” now mostly associated with Manchester City. 


Gresty Road is officially known as the Mornflake Stadium, in a sponsorship deal with a breakfast cereal maker also on Gresty Road. They’ve been the shirt sponsor for nearly 20 years. It’s been their home since 1906, but the current structures all date to the 1990s. It holds around 10,000 people, but 7,000 of those seats are in the Main Stand. The…

Going to a Game at Crewe Alexandra

GETTING THERE: If you’ve been on a train from London to either Manchester or Liverpool, you’ve been through Crewe. It’s about two hours from London and 30 minutes from either of the other two. The ground is about a 10-minute walk from the station. Here’s a Google Maps link. PUBS: Along the walk from the station, look for the Cheshire Inn…

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