Note: This weekly series will look for teams outside of the top flights of European football to find true underdog stories of clubs well below the radar. Clubs will be featured based on performance in the various tournaments that happen concurrently with the league seasons, or even strong runs in some of the leagues that dot the European football landscape. Chances are, these clubs will be years away from finding a home at the top flights of football – if they are ever able to get there – but it doesn’t mean they don’t deserve attention from time to time. If you happen upon a team that you think might qualify, feel free to drop me a line on Twitter @GuruEbby or @SportMuseNet!
Bath City F.C.
Nickname: The Romans
Founded: 1889; 129 years ago as Bath AFC
Location: Bath, England
Team Colors: Black & White
Ground: Twerton Park
Capacity: 8,840 (1,006 seated)
Current League: National League South (Tier 6)
Reason For Notice
Usually, I try to identify a club here that won a surprising game, usually in one of the non-league competitions that occur all over Europe during the season. With the international break last week, however, this decision is not based on on-field performance over the past week. Instead, I wanted to find a club that has a nice story that may not be known to folks outside of the local area for the club. I chose Bath City this week because of their unique ownership structure as a community-owned organization.