Accrington Stanley Football Club is a association football club based in Accrington, Lancashire. The team play in League Two, the fourth tier of the English football league system.
The current club was formed in 1968, two years after the collapse of the original Accrington Stanley (founded in 1891). They were first promoted to the Football League in 2006, after winning the 2005–06 Football Conference.
Ilyas Khan saved the club from possible oblivion in late 2009 and stepped down as chairman in 2012 after keeping the club financially secure. Former club president Peter Marsden was appointed chairman soon after.Close