1. Colchester United Football Club is a professional football club based in Colchester, Essex, England. The club was founded in 1937 and initially played in the Southern Football League.
2. Colchester United's home ground is the JobServe Community Stadium, which has a capacity of 10,105 spectators. The stadium was opened in 2008 and replaced the club's former home, Layer Road.
3. The club's most successful period was in the 2000s, when they won promotion to the second tier of English football for the first time in their history in the 2005-06 season.
4. Colchester United's traditional rival is Southend United, with whom they contest the Essex derby. Other rivalries include Ipswich Town and Wycombe Wanderers, who are both located in nearby counties.
5. The club's all-time leading scorer is Tony Adcock, who scored 149 goals in all competitions for the club over two spells.