1. The club was founded in 1893 as Headington United FC and changed its name to Oxford United in 1960. They adopted the name Oxford United to reflect their wider fan base and appeal beyond the small suburb of Headington.
2. Oxford United's home stadium is the Kassam Stadium, which has a seating capacity of approximately 12,500 spectators. The stadium was opened in 2001 and is located in the eastern part of Oxford.
3. Oxford won the League Cup in 1986 beating Queens Park Rangers in the final at Wembley. They've also been runners-up in the EFL Trophy twice, 2015-16 and 2016-17.
4. The club's most successful period came in the mid-1980s when they achieved back-to-back promotions to the First Division (now the Premier League) under the management of Jim Smith. They reached the top flight of English football for the first time in their history in 1985.
5. Oxford United has a fierce local rivalry with Swindon Town FC, known as the "A420 Derby". The rivalry stems from the proximity between the two clubs and the historical competition between them. Matches between Oxford United and Swindon Town are highly anticipated by both sets of fans and often result in intense and passionate encounters.