1. Rochdale AFC is a professional football club based in Rochdale, Greater Manchester, England. The club was founded in 1907 and are known as The Dale.
2. The club's home ground is the Crown Oil Arena, which has a capacity of 10,249 spectators. The stadium was opened in 1878 and was originally used for rugby.
3. Rochdale were runners up in the 1961-62 League Cup final. Although they lost the final to Norwich City it was the first time a club from the 4th tier had reached the final of a major competition.
4. Rochdale's main rivals were Bury up until their expulsion from the Football League in 2019-20. Other rivals are Oldham Athletic, Burnley and Halifax Town.
5. Gary Jones holds the record for the most league appearances (464).