Multiple Premier League winners Paul Scholes, Nicky Butt, Ryan Giggs and Phil and Gary Neville are the joint owners of Salford City, who come to Whaddon Road on Saturday 11 February, 15:00 kick-off. 

The former England stars, known as the ‘Class of ’92’, are joined by Welsh footballing legend Giggs as joint owners alongside Singaporean business magnate Peter Lim, who also owns the majority share in Spanish side Valencia.

They do travel at times to support their club and between them, the Class of 92 have accumulated over 2100 appearances for Manchester United, with Phil Neville and Nicky Butt also turning out for Everton and Newcastle United in respectively.

As well as their wealth of experience in the Premier League, the English contingent of the group have accumulated nearly 250 caps for the national side, with Giggs making 64 appearances for Wales and also claiming the BBC Sports Personality of the Year award in 2009.

Salford shot to international media attention in 2014 when news of a takeover by the Class of 92 broke, with Giggs stating that the club and owners had ambitions for achieving Championship level football in 15 years.

In the first season with the Class of 92 running things at Moor Lane, Salford gained promotion as champions to the Northern Premier League, winning 15 of their last 17 games, beating Darlington 1883 to the league title.

That year was a massive one for Salford and their media attention continued when the BBC commissioned Class of 92: Out of Their League, a TV series following the ups and downs of the owners as they underwent their first season at the helm of Salford City. A second series was given the go ahead for 2016.

The Tigers met the Ammies on the opening day of the 2016/17 National League North season, where an inspired solo goal by Joe Parker cancelled out Josh Poole’s opener, as the two sides played out a 1-1 draw to kick off the campaign.

Going into the game this weekend, only FC Halifax Town have a better form record over the last five games than the two sides, with both Salford and the Tigers winning four of their last five matches.

In those five games, City have conceded the fewest goals of any team in the National League North, shipping just two goals (both to Darlington 1883) and keeping four clean sheets along the way.

Admission prices are £13 for adults, £7 for concessions and free entry for 12 and under.

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