into the history of results and stats for Rotherham United since the two clubs Rotherham Town and Rotherham County merged to form Rotherham United at the end of the 1924/1925 season.
The history of football in the town can stretch back to the 1870's when Rotherham County then known as Thornhill played their first game in 1870.
However, it was a Rotherham Town founders of the Midland League who first represented the town in the Football League having been elected due to the extension of the Second Division in 1893 and Town went on to spend 3 seasons in the Second Division.
Town who were previously known has Lunar Rovers and then The Rotherham Club came into being in 1878 but dissolved in 1896. A second Rotherham Town came into being in 1899 when Rotherham Grammer School and Rotherham Casuals combined to form Rotherham Athletic and becoming a limited company in 1904.