We are pleased to announce that Exeter City Football Club are now wearing Runderwear™ to help them with their performance. Runderwear™ helps Football Players perform better through increased breathability, enhanced comfort and seamless technology to help movement. Exeter City are a great, historic club with a fantastic fan base and a brilliant manager in Paul Tisdale.
Exeter City History
Exeter City FC was formed from two predecessor clubs, Exeter United F.C. and St Sidwell's United. Exeter United was a football club from Exeter, Devon, that played between 1890 and 1904. In 1904, Exeter United lost 3–1 to local rivals St Sidwell's United and after the match it was agreed that the two clubs should become one. The new team took the name 'Exeter City' and continued to play at Exeter United's ground, St James Park, where Exeter City still play today. Exeter United was formed from the cricket team of the same name and were one of the first football teams with the moniker 'United'. St Sidwell's United (which had also been known as St Sidwell's Wesleyans and St Sidwell's Old Boys) was a club that had formed from the regulars who frequented the Foresters Inn in Sidwell Street, Exeter, although the public was always known as the Drum and Monkey. The team played in St Sidwell's old colours of green and white.
City changed to its current colours of red and white in 1910. This was after having had a poor start to the season (only 2 wins out of 11). City abandoned its supposedly unlucky green and white kit, and turned out for the first time in red and white striped shirts at home to West Ham United on 12 November. The result of the game was a 0–0 draw, but 5 consecutive league wins came for the club in December.
City made an historic tour of South America in 1914, during which time it played 8 matches against teams of Argentina and Brazil. The Brazil National Team is believed to have played its first ever game against City on 21 July, in Rio de Janeiro, home of Fluminense Football Club. The result of the match is disputed, with some sources claiming City lost 2–0, whilst others claiming a 3–3 draw. That was the last match of the tour, which yielded 5 wins, 1 draw and 2 defeats. The only other loss was in a match that kicked off 12 hours after the players got off the boat.
Exeter City was invited by the Football League to become founder members of the Third Division in 1920.
We are proud to be working alongside Exeter City as they climb up the table in League Two.