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According to their supporters, Rotherham’s greatest rivals all hail from Yorkshire.
Historically, their greatest derby is with the Doncaster Rovers, currently playing in League One. The two teams spent most of their history in similar tiers of the English league system, which has produced some exciting showdowns over the years.
As far as other Championship teams go, they are local rivals with teams like Barnsley and Sheffield Wednesday. Additionally, the fans consider Yorkshire sides Sheffield United and Leeds United rivals – though it’s questionable if one could call this a full-on derby.
Based in the town of Rotherham in South Yorkshire, this club’s roots date all the way back to 1877. They used to be known as Thornhill because the most prominent local club at the time was Rotherham Town. These early days were rather turbulent, with several teams based in the county rising and falling to prominence. After some time, though, it became clear that the town wasn’t big enough for two professional football clubs. Thornhill and Rotherham County merged into a new club in 1925. They also adopted their red and white kits around that time, which they use to this day.
Statistically, the majority of the club’s history was spent in the third tier of English football.
Their greatest achievements include a League Cup final in 1961, a 1996 Football League Trophy, and a 1946 Football League North Cup title. The longest period of consecutive successes for Rotherham was way back in the early 50s when they came fairly close to a promotion to the top flight.
More recently, they rapidly advanced from League Two into the Championship in a span of just 2 seasons between 2012 and 2014.
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