Whether you are searching for the latest team news or exclusive content from your favourite football club, we have the answers. You can find all the recent Gillingham news right here to ensure you never miss out on the action – reading your desired content has never been easier!
Founded in 1893, the club were originally named New Brompton before changing to Gillingham in 1912. Priestfield Stadium – an all-seater with an 11,582 capacity – has been their home since they were formed as a football club, and you can keep up to date with all the latest Gillingham news here, all it takes is a few, easy clicks.
The club joined the Football League in 1920 but were voted out of the league in 1938 and were replaced by Ipswich Town. However, they returned 12 years later after it was expanded from 88 to 92 clubs. In the late 1980s, the Gills twice came close to being promoted to the second tier of English football, but then followed a decline and in 1993, narrowly avoided relegation to the Conference.
Between 2000 and 2005 Gillingham were in the second tier for the only time in their history – achieving an eleventh-place finish in 2002/03. Prior to that in 1995, the club went into administration and faced being expelled from the Football League and closed down. However, five months later Paul Scally stepped in and bought the club.
Roy Hillyard holds the record for Gillingham appearances, featuring 657 times between 1974 and 1990. Brian Yeo remains the club’s all-time leading league goalscorer, netting 136 times between 1963 and 1975.