Club Profile

Rotherham United

​​If there was a league between the Championship and League One, Rotherham would be a fixture in it. And even that represents progress over the not-so-distant past.

LOCATION: Rotherham is about 15 minutes by train from Sheffield, which in turn is about two hours from London and one hour from Manchester. 

CONTACT:, 01709 827768, #RUFC

NICKNAMES: The Millers


Rotherham Town and Rotherham City combined in 1925 to form Rotherham United, who have been in the Football League ever since – just never higher than 3rd in the second tier, and that was in the 1950s, when they had a long run in the second tier without winning anything. They made their first trip to Wembley in 1996, beating Shrewsbury Town for…


Apparently Barnsley qualify as rivals, as would either Sheffield club—so with Barnsley in League One this season, that would probably be a big day in

Women's Team

Rotherham United Women play in the East Midlands Regional Women’s Football League Premier Division, tier five of the pyramid. Games are at Roundwood Golf Sports and Social Club; fixture info at


There is a sort of unofficial anthem called “Drop Me Off in Rotherham,” by a local band called Tivoli. The original version included the lines: So when I’m old or if I die or got no money to get me by when the whiskey’s dripping from my tongue Do me a favour, drop me off in Rotherham. Cos even though it’s a shit-hole, I love my Mum and Dad, and…


This one throws people for a loop, but the place where the stadium is located, where once was a foundry, is called New York. So they named it New York Stadium. It opened in 2012, seats around 12,000, and is a nice, cozy little ground, beside a river. It seems about right for a team between League One and the Championship, and it was built with…

Going to a Game at Rotherham United

GETTING THERE: It’s a 10-minute walk from Rotherham Central Railway Station. Here’s a Google Maps link. PUBS: In town, a few looked inviting: The Three Cranes offering traditional cask ales; Walsh’s Irish Sports Bar; the Bluecoat, a Wetherspoon; and the New York Tavern, which serves local ales. The Bridge Inn seems to be the designated…

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