Founded in 1938, Lincoln United Football Club were formally known as Lincoln Amateurs, playing in the Lincoln League. In 1950 the club signed its first semi-professional player (on 5 shillings a week, 25p in today's money!) at which point the club was re-named to Lincoln United aka 'The Whites'.
The club won its first honours in the 1963-64 season with the Lincolnshire League Championship and the Lincolnshire Senior B Cup. Over the years the club has won honours in various leagues, as they have progressed and grown in the football pyramid, securing three promotions in 3 years, in the late 80's, under the great John Wilkinson.
Throughout its history, Lincoln United has been a major force in the city of Lincoln football scene, as well as playing a huge part within the local community. It is down to the efforts of many officials, players, volunteers, and sponsors over the years that the club has been shaped into what it is today.
In 2020 the club started a new chapter in the club's history, with the appointment of a new Executive Board, that has since steered the club to financial sustainability. Delivering significant stadium investment and unprecedented growth. Lincoln United FC now boast 32 teams across all sections of the club: Men's and Women's 1st teams, Men's, and Women's development teams and 28 junior teams (boys and girls). In addition, Lincoln United is now offering a fantastic new educational and recreational services; with a B-Tech academy for 16–18-year-olds partnering with Lincoln College, Mini-Whites for 4- & 5-year-olds, Wildcats for girls 5-11 and Lincs Ladies Play, a successful recreational offer promoting opportunity for women to play in a relaxed setting.
The new state-of-the-art sprinkler pitch irrigation system, new floodlights, new branding/signage and other cosmetic and safety improvements has seen Ashby Avenue shake off its tired look, with future improvement still to come.