Margate F.C. is an English football team based in the seaside resort of
Margate, Kent. They currently play in the Isthmian League Premier
Division. The club was founded in 1896 and joined the Southern Football
League in 1933. After a spell in the Kent League after World War II,
the team returned to the Southern League in 1959 and remained there
until 2001 when they gained promotion to the Football Conference, the
highest level of English non-League football. Their stay at this level
saw the team forced to groundshare with other clubs due to drawn-out and
problematic redevelopment work at their Hartsdown Park stadium, and they
were expelled from the Conference National and subsequently relegated to
the Isthmian League. The team, known for a number of years during the
1980s as Thanet United, and nicknamed "The Gate", have twice reached the
third round proper of the FA Cup. On the second occasion, they played
Tottenham Hotspur, the reigning UEFA Cup holders.
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