Introduction to RDFC1992

This site is an archive for content that was published on the Official Rushden & Diamonds Football Club website. The club was formed in 1992, reaching the third tier of English Football under Chairman Max Griggs, but when Max handed over the control of the club things went downhill, and bad decisions were made, leading to the closure of the club in 2011.

After R&DFC was liquidated in 2011 the official website remained for 12 months as an archive until the hosting company decided to terminate the agreement.

There was content on that site that ex-R&DFC fans felt should be kept for historic purposes, notably a complete A-Z of Player Profiles for the entire club history from 1992 to 2011, and official match reports from 2001 to 2011. The Player Profiles have also been continually updated to reflect the subsequent careers of ex-Diamonds. There are also match reports from 1997-2001 that are mostly from the old unofficial R&DFC website.

Above you will see two menu headings. Clicking on “Rushden & Diamonds Players” will lead to a list of all R&DFC players with summary stats, plus a link to a Player A-Z entry for that player, with career details and Diamonds appearance details Alongside that you will see a “Player A-Z” option which leads to an alphabetical list of player links. Clicking on the “Rushden & Diamonds Match History” header will give a complete list of Diamonds results with appropriate detail, and using the drop down menus there will lead to a summary of each Diamonds season, with team line-ups, league tables, and links to match reports and videos where available.

Further details of Rushden & Diamonds Football Club History, along with summary stats can be found here with the Club Honours Board here.

A summary of the current status of the ex-R&DFC players who appeared to still be active in the game in March 2022 is here, with a version from 2018 here, and a version from 2015 here.

Please notify any errors or omissions to

Please note that a community based football club – AFC Rushden & Diamonds was formed in 2011. Their website can be found here, with a club history here and a player history here.

Photographs courtesy of Mal Swinden, Mark Brown, Pinnacle Photo Agency, Paul Redding & Empics unless otherwise stated ©


One Response to Introduction to RDFC1992

  1. Ron Parrott says:

    My name is Ron Parrott and I am the Club Historian for Hereford United/Hereford FC and I am looking for someone who could help me out with details of one of the first games ever at Nene Park. It was a pre-season friendly between Rushden & Diamonds and Hereford United and I am looking for the result, scorers and attendance. Thank you

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