Corinthian-Casuals F.C.

Full name Corinthian-Casuals Football Club
Nickname(s) Corinth, Casuals, The Amateurs, The Chocolate & Pink
Founded 1939 (1939)
Ground King George's Field,
Tolworth, London
Ground Capacity 2,700
Chairman Brian D. Vandervilt
Manager James Bracken
League Isthmian League Division One South
2015–16 Isthmian League Division One South, 6th
Website Club home page

Corinthian-Casuals Football Club are an English football club based in Tolworth in the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames. The club is an FA Chartered Standard club affiliated to the Surrey County Football Association.[1] The club currently plays in the Isthmian League Division One South. They were formed in 1939 by a merger of Corinthian and Casuals.


The club was formed in 1939 by a merger of two amateur clubs: Corinthian, who formed in 1882, and Casuals, who formed in 1883.[2] The club played just the one game that year in the grounds of Lambeth Palace, due to the outbreak of World War II.[2]

In 1945 they took Casuals' place in the Isthmian League.[3] The 1953–54 season saw the club beat Epsom 2–0 to win the Surrey Senior Cup.[4] Two Seasons later in the 1955–56 campaign got to the Amateur Cup Final where they drew 1–1 with Bishop Auckland at Wembley.[5] The Bishops won the replay 4–1.[6] A year later another good run in the Amateur Cup saw the club reach the semi-final.[7]

After this high point the club slipped into a long decline, a rare moment of success seeing them reach the FA Cup 1st Round in 1965–66 but Watford won 5–1.[8] The end of the 1973–74 season saw Corinthian-Casuals relegated for the first time into Isthmian League Division 2.[9] Further relegation followed four seasons later when they finished bottom of the Isthmian leagues second tier and were placed in the leagues basement division.[9]

Some steady seasons were played out before new ground sharing rules created by the Isthmian League saw Casuals thrown out in 1983/1984.[10] Ironically the year this occurred was the best in quite a while after the club reached the 1st Round of the FA Cup holding Bristol City to a goalless draw at Dulwich Hamlet’s ground before losing 4–0 in the replay.[11] This same season the club finished fifth and also progressed to the 5th Round of the FA Vase.[12]

After being forced to leave the Isthmian league the club joined the London Spartan League Premier for the 1984–85 season, which was not good for them as relegation occurred in their first season.[5] Next year the Casuals' fortunes took an upturn as they bounced back as Champions of the Senior Division.[13]

In 1988 the club was able to take over Tolworth Arena, based in King George's Field from Tolworth FC of the Surrey Senior League.[2] The same season also saw the club go on a tour of Brazil, where they played Sport Club Corinthians Paulista (club founded in 1910 inspired by Corinthian, which played in São Paulo, Brazil, that year) in a live television game in front of 25,000 supporters.[14][15] The Brazilian player Sócrates during this game played for the club, in the second half, when he switched sides.[15] In January 2015, both clubs played again in Brazil, with the home team winning 3–0[16] and Danilo repeating Sócrates gesture.[17]

A runners-up finish in the 1992–93 campaign and winning the League Cup in the 1994–95 season were the highlights of the Spartan League era before Casuals switched to the Combined Counties Football League in 1996.[10] The Combined Counties was a great experience and in the first season a runners up spot was achieved to at last win back a place in the Isthmian League.[18]

The club started in Division Three of the Isthmian league and remained there until the league re-organised at the end of the 2001–02 and the Club were promoted to the newly formed Division one South.[19] In May 2001 the Casuals toured Brazil again and won the São Paulo Athletic Invitation Cup.[10]

The new Division One South only lasted two seasons and on each occasion Casuals finished in the bottom four.[20] The 2004–05 season saw a reversion to a single Division One, with the club finishing bottom in the 2005–06 season.[20] However, instead of being relegated the club were saved when the non-league pyramid was restructured and the Isthmian league scrapped Division two and replaced it with two regionalised Division ones, with the club placed in the newly formed Division One South.[20]

The 2010–11 campaign saw the club win the Surrey Senior Cup for the first time in 57 years when they beat Leatherhead 2–0 in the final at Sutton United's Gander Green Lane ground.[21]

In January 2015, Corinthian-Casuals embarked on an historic tour to Brazil to play the two-time FIFA World Club Champions SC Corinthians Paulista. The match played out in front of 30,000 fans in attendance and screened live on two national TV stations. Although the final score was 3-0 to the hosts, Casuals held the professionals to 0-0 for 78 minutes.

In July 2016, the club officially announced the new club shirt sponsors as London lawyers Selachii LLP.[22]


Corinthian-Casuals play their home games at the King Georges Arena, Queen Mary Close, Hook Rise South, Tolworth, KT6 7NA.


League honours

Cup honours


Former players

1. Players that have played/managed in the football league or any foreign equivalent to this level (i.e. fully professional league).
2. Players with full international caps.
3. Players that have Played professionally in another sport or have achieved notable success in another profession.


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  • Play Up Corinth — A History of the Corinthian FC 1882–1939. 

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Coordinates: 51°22′19.697″N 0°17′13.844″W / 51.37213806°N 0.28717889°W / 51.37213806; -0.28717889

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