Arsenal F.C. records


Arsenal F.C. records

This page details Arsenal Football Club records.

Player records

Appearances

Youngest

* Youngest first-team playerCesc Fàbregas, 16 years 177 days ("v." Rotherham United, League Cup, 28 October 2003)cite web | url=http://www.arsenal.com/history/club-records/appearances-and-attendances | title=Appearances/Attendances Records | work=Arsenal.com ]
* Youngest first-team player in the leagueJack Wilshere, 16 years 256 days ("v." Blackburn Rovers, Premier League, 13 September 2008)
* Youngest first-team player in EuropeTheo Walcott, 17 years 129 days ("v." Dinamo Zagreb, UEFA Champions League, 23 August 2006)
* Youngest first-team player in the FA CupStewart Robson, 17 years 57 days ("v." Tottenham Hotspur, 2 January 1982)

Oldest

* Oldest first-team playerJock Rutherford, 41 years 159 days ("v." Manchester City, First Division, 20 March 1926)
* Oldest first-team player in the Premier League - John Lukic, 39 years 336 days ("v." Derby County, 11 November 2000)
* Oldest first-team player in EuropeJohn Lukic, 39 years 311 days ("v." Lazio, UEFA Champions League, 17 Oct 2000)
* Oldest first-team debutantRonnie Rooke, 35 years 7 days ("v." Charlton Athletic, First Division, 14 Dec 1946)

Most appearances

"Competitive matches only, includes appearances as substitute. Numbers in brackets indicate goals scored."

* Current player with most appearancesKolo Touré, 283 (13), as of 5 May 2008
* Most consecutive appearancesTom Parker, 172 (3 April 1926 – 26 December 1929)

Goalscorers

In a season

* Most goals in a season – 44, Ted Drake (1934-35)cite web | url=http://www.arsenal.com/history/club-records/goalscoring-records | title=Goalscoring Records | work=Arsenal.com ]
* Most League goals in a season – 42, Ted Drake, (1934-35)
* Most Premier League goals in a season – 30, Thierry Henry, (2003-04)

In a single match

* Most goals in a single match – 7, Ted Drake ("v." Aston Villa, First Division, 14 December 1935)
* Most goals in a single match at home – 5, Jack Lambert ("v." Sheffield United, First Division, 24 December 1932)
* Most goals in an FA Cup match – 4, joint record: Cliff Bastin ("v." Darwen, 9 January 1932) and Ted Drake ("v." Burnley, 20 February 1937)
* Most goals in a League Cup match – 4, Julio Baptista ("v." Liverpool, 9 January 2007)
* Most goals in a European match – 4, Alan Smith ("v." FK Austria Wien, European Cup, 18 September 1991)
* Fastest recorded goal – 13 seconds, Alan Sunderland ("v." Liverpool, FA Cup, 28 April 1980)

Youngest and oldest

* Youngest goalscorerCesc Fàbregas, 16 years 212 days ("v." Wolves, League Cup, 2 December 2003)
* Youngest goalscorer in the leagueCesc Fàbregas, 17 years 113 days ("v." Blackburn Rovers, Premier League, 25 August 2004)
* Youngest goalscorer in the FA CupCliff Bastin, 17 years 303 days ("v." Chelsea, 11 January 1930)
* Youngest goalscorer in EuropeCesc Fàbregas, 17 years 217 days ("v." Rosenborg, UEFA Champions League, 7 December 2004)
* Youngest hat-trick scorerJohn Radford, 17 years 315 days ("v." Wolves, First Division, 2 January 1965)
* Oldest goalscorerJock Rutherford, 39 years 352 days ("v." Sheffield United, First Division, 20 September 1924)

Top scorers

"Competitive matches only. Numbers in brackets indicate appearances made."

International caps

* First capped Arsenal playerCaesar Jenkyns (for Wales "v." Scotland, 21 March 1896)
* First capped Arsenal player for EnglandJimmy Ashcroft ("v." Ireland, 17 February 1906)
* Most capped Arsenal player while playing for the clubThierry Henry, 81 caps for France whilst an Arsenal player
* Most capped Arsenal player for England while playing for the clubKenny Sansom, 77 caps whilst an Arsenal player
*First Arsenal players to play in a World CupDave Bowen and Jack Kelsey (for Wales "v." Hungary, 8 June 1958)
*First Arsenal players to play in a World Cup for EnglandGraham Rix and Kenny Sansom ("v." France, 16 June 1982)
**"Note:" Laurie Scott and George Eastham were called up to England squads (1950, and 1962 & 1966, respectively), but did not play.
*First Arsenal players to play in a World Cup FinalEmmanuel Petit and Patrick Vieira (as substitute) for France "v." Brazil (12 July 1998)
*First Arsenal players to win a World Cup winners' medalEmmanuel Petit and Patrick Vieira (1998 FIFA World Cup)
**"Note:" In 2007, George Eastham was retrospectively awarded a medal for being a non-playing member of England's 1966 World Cup-winning side. [cite news | url=http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/main.jhtml?xml=/sport/2007/11/26/sfn66126.xml | title=England's '66 heroes to get World Cup medals | work=Daily Telegraph | date=2007-11-26 ] Thierry Henry, Robert Pirès and Gilberto Silva have also won World Cup winners' medals, but not while with Arsenal.
*First Arsenal players to play in a European Championship finalsKenny Sansom & Tony Adams for England, Niall Quinn (as substitute) for Republic of Ireland in the match between the two (12 June 1988)
*Arsenal players to win a European Championship winners' medalEmmanuel Petit, Patrick Vieira and Thierry Henry (all Euro 2000); Cesc Fabregas (Euro 2008)
**"Note:" John Jensen, Robert Pirès and Sylvain Wiltord have also won European Championship winners' medals, but not while with Arsenal.

Club records

Wins

*Most League wins in a season – 29 in 42 matches, First Division, 1970-71
*Fewest League wins in a season – 3 in 38 matches, First Division, 1912-13

Defeats

*Most League defeats in a season – 23 in 38 matches, First Division, 1912-13
*Fewest League defeats in a season – 0 in 38 matches, Premier League, 2003-04

Goals

* Most League goals scored in a season – 127 in 42 matches, First Division, 1930-31
* Fewest League goals scored in a season – 26 in 38 matches, First Division, 1912-13
* Most League goals conceded in a season – 86 in 42 matches, First Division, 1926-27 and 1927-28
* Fewest League goals conceded in a season – 17 in 38 matches, Premier League, 1998-99

Points

* Most points in a League season (2 for a win) – 66 in 42 matches, First Division, 1930-31
* Most points in a League season (3 for a win) – 90 in 38 matches, Premier League, 2003-04
* Fewest points in a League season (2 for a win) – 18 in 38 matches, First Division, 1912-13
* Fewest points in a League season (3 for a win) – 51 in 42 matches, Premier League, 1994-95

Firsts

*First match – "v." Eastern Wanderers, Friendly, 11 December 1886 (won 6-0)
*First FA Cup match – "v." Lyndhurst, First Qualifying Round, 5 October 1889 (won 11-0)
*First FA Cup match (proper) – "v." Derby County, First Round, 17 January 1891 (lost 2-1)
*First League match – "v." Newcastle United, Second Division, 2 September 1893 (drew 2-2)cite web | url=http://www.arsenal.com/history/club-records/firsts | title=Firsts | work=Arsenal.com ]
*First First Division match – "v." Newcastle United, 3 September 1904 (lost 3-0)
*First match at Highbury – "v." Leicester Fosse, Second Division, 16 September 1913 (won 2-1)
*First European match – "v." Stævnet (Copenhagen XI), Fairs Cup, 25 September 1963 (won 7-1)
*First League Cup match – "v." Gillingham, 13 September 1966 (drew 1-1)
*First match at Emirates Stadium – "v." Ajax Amsterdam, Friendly, 22 July 2006 (won 2-1)

Record wins

By competition

* Record League win – 12-0 (home "v." Loughborough, Second Division, 12 March 1900)cite web | url=http://www.arsenal.com/history/club-records/record-scorelines | title=Record Scorelines | work=Arsenal.com ]
* Record FA Cup win – 12-0 (home "v." Ashford United, 14 October 1893):Arsenal beat Clapton Orient 15-2 in a wartime cup tie on 8 February 1941, but this is not counted as an official first-class match.
* Record top flight win – 9-1 (home "v." Grimsby Town, 28 January 1931)
* Record Premier League win – 7-0 (twice; home "v." Everton, 11 May 2005 and home "v." Middlesbrough, 14 January 2006)
* Record League Cup win – 7-0 (home "v." Leeds United, 4 September 1979)
* Record European win – 7-0 (twice; away "v." Standard Liège, Cup Winners' Cup, 3 November 1993 and home "v." Slavia Prague, Champions League, 23 October 2007)
* Record win on aggregate – 10-0 ("v." Standard Liège, UEFA Cup Winners' Cup Second Round, 1993-94)
* Record win in a friendly – 26-1 (home "v." Paris XI, 5 December 1904)

By venue

* Record win at home – 12-0 ("v." Loughborough, Second Division, 12 March 1900 & "v." Ashford United, 14 October 1893)
* Record win at Highbury – 11-1 ("v." Darwen, FA Cup, 9 January 1932)
* Record win at Emirates Stadium – 7-0 ("v." Slavia Prague, Champions League, 23 October 2007)
* Record win away – 7-0 ("v." Standard Liège, UEFA Cup Winners' Cup, 3 November 1993)

Record defeats

By competition

* Record League defeat – 0-8 (away "v." Loughborough, Second Division, 12 December 1896):"NB" Unusually, Arsenal were forced to play two matches on the same day on 12 December 1896; while the first team took on Leyton in the FA Cup, the reserves were fielded against Loughborough in the League, accounting for such a heavy loss.:Additionally, Arsenal lost 9-0 to Chelsea in a wartime London Combination match on 21 April 1916, but this is not counted as an official first-class match.
* Record FA Cup defeat – 0-6 (away "v." Sunderland, 21 January 1893; home "v." Derby County, 28 January 1899 and away "v." West Ham United, 5 January 1946)
* Record First Division defeat – 0-7, four times, all away ("v." Blackburn Rovers, 2 October 1909; "v." West Bromwich Albion, 14 October 1922; "v." Newcastle United, 3 October 1925; "v." West Ham United, 7 March 1927)
* Record Premier League defeat – 1-6 (away "v." Manchester United, 25 February 2001)
* Record League Cup defeat – 0-5 (home "v." Chelsea, 11 November 1998)
* Record European defeat – 2-5 (home "v." Spartak Moscow, UEFA Cup, 29 September 1982)
* Record defeat on aggregate – 1-6 ("v." West Ham United, FA Cup Third Round, 1945-46)

By venue

* Record home defeat – 0-6 ("v." Derby County, FA Cup, 28 January 1899)
* Record defeat at Highbury – 0-5, twice ("v." Huddersfield Town, First Division, 14 February 1925 and "v." Chelsea, League Cup, 11 November 1998)
* Record defeat at Emirates Stadium – 1-2 ("v." Hull City, Premier League, 28 September 2008)
* Record away defeat – 0-8 ("v." Loughborough, Second Division, 12 December 1896)

Record draws

* Highest scoring draw – 6-6 (away "v." Leicester City, First Division, 21 April 1930)

equences

Wins

*Most consecutive wins (overall) – 14 (12 September – 11 November 1987)cite web | url=http://www.arsenal.com/history/club-records/sequences | title=Sequences | work=Arsenal.com ]
*Most consecutive wins (League only) – 14 (10 February – 18 August 2002)

Draws

*Most consecutive draws (both overall and League only) – 6 (3 March – 1 April 1961)

Losses

*Most consecutive losses (overall) – 8 (12 February – 12 March 1977)
*Most consecutive losses (League only) – 7 (12 February – 12 March 1977)

Unbeaten

*Most consecutive matches unbeaten (overall) – 28 (9 April 2007 – 24 November 2007)
*Most consecutive matches unbeaten (League only) – 49 (7 May 2003 – 16 October 2004)

Attendances

"Only competitive first-team matches are considered."
* Highest attendance at a home match – 73,707 ("v." RC Lens, UEFA Champions League, 25 November 1998) at Wembley Stadium, where Arsenal played their home Champions League matches between 1998 and 1999.
* Highest attendance at Highbury – 73,295 ("v." Sunderland, First Division, 9 March 1935)
* Lowest attendance at Highbury – 4,554 ("v." Leeds United, First Division, 5 May 1966)
* Highest attendance at Emirates Stadium – 60,161 ("v." Manchester United, FA Premier League, 3 November 2007)
* Lowest attendance at Emirates Stadium – 53,136 ("v." Tottenham Hotspur, League Cup, 9 January 2008)

National records

Arsenal hold many English football records, including:

*Most consecutive seasons in English top flight – 80 (record ongoing since 1919 , though no League football was played due to war between 1939 and 1946)
*Longest unbeaten sequence in the English top flight – 49 (7 May 2003 – 16 October 2004)
**This includes the entire 2003-04 season unbeaten in the League (38 matches)
*Longest unbeaten away sequence in English league football – 27 (5 April 2003 – 25 September 2004)
*Most consecutive scoring league games in English domestic football – 55 (19 May 2001 – 30 November 2002)
*Most consecutive scoring away matches – 27 (19 May 2001 – 23 November 2002)
*Most consecutive away wins in a Premiership season – 8 (23 January 2002 – 8 May 2002)
*Most players from one club in an England starting lineup – 7 (14 November 1934 "v." Italy – the so-called "Battle of Highbury")
*Youngest player to play for EnglandTheo Walcott, 17 years 75 days (30 May 2006, England "v." Hungary)
*Highest attendance in League football – 83,260 (Manchester United "v." Arsenal, at Maine Road, First Division, 17 January 1948)

Continental records

Arsenal also hold some records in European football:

* Record win by an away team at San Siro – 5-1 ("v." F.C. Internazionale Milano, UEFA Champions League, 26 November 2003)Fact|date=June 2007
*First and only British side to defeat Real Madrid at the Bernabéu – 1-0 (UEFA Champions League second round first leg, 21 February 2006)
*First and only British side to defeat AC Milan at the San Siro – 2-0 (UEFA Champions League second round second leg, 04 March 2008)
*Most consecutive matches in the Champions League without conceding a goal – 10 (between 18 October 2005 and 26 April 2006)
*First team from London to reach the Champions League Final – in 2006
*Arsenal are believed to be the first club in Champions League history to have fielded 11 players of different nationality at the same time, in their 2-1 win away to Hamburger SV on 13 September 2006. The Arsenal team, after the 28th minute substitution of Kolo Touré, was::Jens Lehmann (Germany), Emmanuel Eboué (Ivory Coast), Johan Djourou (Switzerland), Justin Hoyte (England), William Gallas (France), Tomáš Rosický (Czech Republic), Gilberto Silva (Brazil), Cesc Fàbregas (Spain), Alexander Hleb (Belarus), Emmanuel Adebayor (Togo), Robin van Persie (Netherlands). [cite news | url=http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/main.jhtml?view=DETAILS&grid=&xml=/sport/2006/09/15/sfnars15.xml | title= Global Gunners set for place in history | work=Daily Telegraph|date=2006-09-15 | accessdate=2006-12-24 ]

Notes

References

*cite book
author=Soar, Phil & Tyler, Martin
title=The Official Illustrated History of Arsenal
publisher=Hamlyn | year=2005
id=ISBN 0-600-61344-5

*cite web
title=Club Records
url=http://www.arsenal.com/history/club-records
work=Arsenal.com
accessmonthday=16 April
accessyear=2006

*cite web
title=Arsenal statistics
url=http://www.arseweb.com/history/
work=Arseweb
accessmonthday=30 July
accessyear=2005


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