Marsden Football Club faces closure unless it can raise £3,000 by the end of February.
The club, which has been around since at least 1900 and at Fall Lane since the 1920s, has suffered a number of critical blows in recent months.
Officials were left reeling after a raid on its clubhouse last September and since November prolonged bad weather has meant most of its matches have been called off.
A letter to members says: “The club has endured a spell of particularly bad luck, a break-in where approximately £800 of bar stock and cash was taken and a long spell of bad weather since early November has resulted in hardly a match being played in two months.
“This has caused a massive drop in expected match income from player fees and bar/kitchen sales. Whether or not matches are played monthly overheads have still to be paid.
“Finances have now reached a critical situation and due to circumstances out of our control at some time in February we may have to do the responsible thing and close down the club.”
In September raiders smashed their way into the clubhouse and also stole a £700 PA system, a £150 TV and a Playstation.
Officials are now fighting back and have launched an online fundraiser.
Chairman Brian Irving, 73, also a former club president and secretary, said £700 had been raised in just three days since the SOS went out.
Brian, who started as a centre forward at the club in 1962, said: “We have had offers of help from all over the place. Thirty-six people have donated £585 and we had £105 from another two people.
“And we’ve had offers of fundraising events from others including a bag pack at a supermarket which are always lucrative.
“So far the responses have been really positive.
“I have seen it all before from the depths of despair in the 1970s when the club was one of the worst in the league to its rise to prominence two decades later when it won the West Riding Premier Division twice, to getting juniors involved and putting up a new clubhouse in 1983.
“It’s now one of the best in West Yorkshire and is a very successful club boasting seven teams including two under-9 teams, an under-7s and an under 13 girls team.”
To donate go to: www.gofundme.com/zqkta9gs