|Full name||Ramsgate Football Club|
|Ground||Southwood Stadium, Ramsgate|
|Joint managers||Jim Ward & Danny Ward|
|League||Isthmian League Division One South|
|2015–16||Isthmian League Division One South, 12th|
Ramsgate Football Club are a football team based in Ramsgate, Kent. Having played for many years in the Kent League, they gained promotion twice to spend the 2006–07 to 2008–09 seasons in the Isthmian League Premier Division before being relegated to Division One South of the same league.
The main local rivals of the club are Margate who are situated just 4 miles away. When the two teams meet, it is known as the Thanet derby.
The earliest incarnation of Ramsgate FC had played since at least 1886 but folded in 1924, with local rivals Ramsgate Glenville taking over their Southwood Stadium. Glenville did not reform after World War II and a new club dubbed Ramsgate Athletic took over Southwood. The club retained the Athletic name until 1972.
Athletic played in the original incarnation of the Kent League from their formation until the collapse of the league in 1959. This was the club's best period for nearly 50 years, with two consecutive league titles, several county cups, and a run to the first round of the FA Cup. With the collapse of the Kent League the Rams migrated to the Southern League, where they initially did well but were forced to resign and drop down to the re-formed Kent League in 1976.
For nearly thirty years the club performed well without seriously challenging for promotion, but their fortunes changed in 2004 with the return of former manager Jim Ward. He led the club to two consecutive championships (Kent League Premier Division and Isthmian League First Division), taking the club into the Isthmian League Premier Division for 2006–07, which therefore offered the first derby matches for many years against Isle of Thanet rivals Margate. In the club's first season in the Premier Division the Rams finished in 9th place, and followed this with an even better season in 2007–08, finishing in 5th place to reach the play-offs, although they were beaten 2–1 in the semi-final by Staines Town. The Rams also won the Isthmian League Cup, beating AFC Sudbury on penalties at Dartford's Princes Park ground. The following season, however, Ramsgate finished bottom of the table and were relegated.
Ramsgate play their home games at the Southwood Stadium, Price's Avenue, Ramsgate, CT11 0AN.
Southwood Stadium was the home of earlier Ramsgate clubs Ramsgate Town and Ramsgate Grenville, and became the home of Ramsgate Athletic upon their foundation after the Second World War. The largest crowd registered at the ground was 5,038 for the visit of local rivals Margate in 1955.
In the 2007–08 season, Ramsgate's average attendance was 369, the twelfth highest figure in the Isthmian League Premier Division. For the visit of rivals Margate the crowd was 1,210, nearly double the attendance at any other match.
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
|1st Team Joint Manager||Jim Ward|
|1st Team Joint Manager||Danny Ward|
|1st Team Assistant||Ada Hubbard|
|1st Team Coach||Lloyd Blackman|
|Under 21s Manager||Liam Taylor|
|Under 21s Assistant Manager||Dave Lee|
|Under 21s Physio||Micky West|
|Head of Youth Player Development||Paul Murray|
|Bob Harrop||1978 – 1981|
|P.Gilbert||1981 – 1983|
|S.Jest||1983 – 1985|
|L.Smith||1985 – 1989||Kent Senior Trophy Winners 1988 & 1989|
|Vic Medus||1989 – 1990|
|Bob Wickens||1990 – 1992|
|Paul Rimmer/ Lennie Lee||1992 – 1993||Kent League Cup Winners 1993|
|Lennie Lee||1993 – 1996||Kent League Cup Winners 1994 & 1995/Kent League Charity Shield Winners 1994 & 1995|
|Jim Ward||July 1996 – June 2001||Kent League Charity Shield Winners 1997/Kent League Champions 1999/Kent Senior Trophy Winners 1999/Kent League Cup Winners 2001|
|Peter Hook||July 2001 – March 2004|
|Jim Ward||March 2004 – April 2012||Kent League Champions 2005/Kent League Cup Winners 2005/Kent League Charity Shield Winners 2005/Isthmian League Division One Champions 2006/Isthmian League Cup Winners 2008|
|Tim Dixon||April 2012 – February 2014|
|Dean Hill & Mark Weatherly (Caretaker managers)||March 2014|
|Justin Luchford||March 2014 – May 2014|
|Dean Hill||May 2014 – January 2015|
|Simon Halsey||January 2015 – May 2015|
|Jim Ward/Danny Ward||May 2015 – Present|
- Isthmian League
- First Division Champions 2005–06
- League Cup Winners 2007–08
- Kent League
- Champions 1948–49, 1955–56, 1956–57, 1998–99, 2004–05
- League Cup Winners 1948–49, 1992–93, 1993–94, 1994–95, 2000–01, 2004–05
- Thames & Medway Combination Champions' Cup
- Winners 1959–60
- Thames & Medway Combination Eastern Division Champions
- 1958–59, 1959–60, 1960–61
- Kent Senior Cup
- Winners 1963–64
- Kent Senior Shield
- Winners 1960–61, 1967–68, 1968–69
- Kent Senior Trophy
- Winners 1987–88, 1988–89, 1998–99
- Kent League Charity Shield
- Winners 1994, 1995, 1997, 2005
- Best League performance: 5th in Isthmian League Premier Division, 2007–08
- Best FA Cup performance: 1st round proper, 1955–56 and 2005–06
- Best FA Trophy performance: 3rd qualifying round, 1969–70, 1975–76, 2008–09, 2009–10, 2012–13 and 2013–14
- Best FA Vase performance:Quarter-finals, 1999–2000
1. Players that have played/managed in the Football League or any foreign equivalent to this level (i.e. fully professional league).
2. Players with full international caps.
3. Players that hold a club record.
- Ricky Reina
- Barry Thornley
- Liam Hatch
- Lee Minshull
- Michael Phillips
- Mark Lovell
- Akwasi Edusei
- Lewis Dark
- Des Byrne
- Lenny Piper
- Tom Wynter
- Vincenzo Zanzi
- Bradley Dack
- Ashley Miller
- Stephen Butcher
- Ramsgate Pyramid Passion
- "Attendances: Isthmian League Premier Division". Tony's English Football Site. Retrieved 2008-05-12.
- "Squad". Ramsgate F.C. Archived from the original on 2008-05-03. Retrieved 2012-08-17.
- Ramsgate at the Football Club History Database
- Ramsgate Athletic at the Football Club History Database