Barnet Football Club is an English professional football club, which comes from a suburb borough of Chipping Barnet in London. It was founded over 127 years ago and currently plays in League Two, which is the fourth tier of English football. The current coach of the club is Martin Allen. The main stadium is The Hive Stadium located in Canons Park. Barnet Football Club is nicknamed The Bees.
1888 is the beginning of Barnet Football Club, which was previously known as New Barnet FC and Woodville FC. It was founded by ex-scholars of Cowley College and Lyonsdown Collegiate School. The first successes the club achieved in North Middlesex League Division II, then in Division I and in the Premier Division. At the end of the nineteenth century, Barnet Football Club gained promotion to London League Division II and the London League Division I in the years 1901-1902 to complete its business afterwards. A few years later again it was launched as two local clubs Barnet Avenue & Barnet Alston in the years 1901-1919. Since 1912 until 1965 Barnet FC played in the Athenian League - it was an English amateur football league for clubs playing in and around London.
The Barnet Football Club can boast of many successes in its account. It played in the FA Amateur Cup and the sixties in the FA Cup, when the team from an amateur one has become a semi-professional. It got into the Southern League Premier and the beginning of the seventies was her very fruitful time for Barnet FC. In the early nineties it started the matches in the Fourth Division of the Football League. Later, despite the not inconsiderable financial problems, it finished Division Three in third place and moved up, but subsequent years have also brought a series of defeats. In the years 2005-2013 the team played in the Football League, then played in the Conference Premier and recently was promoted to League Two.
Many former players Barnet Football Club are currently playing in the higher leagues, including Dougie Freedman, Linvoy Primus, Maik Taylor, Marlon King, Andy Clarke, Mark Gower, Jason Puncheon and Yannick Bolasie. When it comes to club records, Arthur Morris had Most League Goals in Total, Les Eason holds the record for Most League Appearances.
Club crest was designed in the fifties of the twentieth century and depicts a green hill – it represents High Barnet and crossed swords and red and white roses symbolizing the Wars of the Roses. The Bees’ team nickname is associated with the color of their costumes.
Underhill Stadium for a long time was this team’s ground. Currently, it occupies a new stadium called The Hive, which was opened in 2013. It has a 12.176 capacity. The stadium is located in Canons Park in London. Queensbury and Canons Park are the nearby tube stations. Also, their matches are playing here clubs like London Broncos – it is a professional rugby league football clubs and the London Bees – it is a women's football club affiliated with Barnet Fc.
Local rivals of Barnet Football Club was the Enfield FC. Now the club no longer exists and their last game took place in 1991.