Football records in England


Football records in England

This page details football records in England.

National team

"See England national football team records."

League

Records in this section refer to The Football League from its founding in 1888 through to 1992, and to both the Premier League and The Football League from 1992 to the present.

Titles

*Most League titles: 18, Liverpool (1900-01, 1905-06, 1921-22, 1922-23, 1946-47, 1963-64, 1965-66, 1972-73, 1975-76, 1976-77, 1978-79, 1979-80, 1981-82, 1982-83, 1983-84, 1985-86, 1987-88, 1989-90)

*Most consecutive League titles: 3, joint record:
**Huddersfield Town (1923-24, 1924-25, 1925-26)
**Arsenal FC (1931-32, 1932-33, 1933-34)
**Liverpool FC (1981-82, 1982-83, 1983-84)
**Manchester United (1998-99, 1999-2000, 2000-01) (only time this has been achieved with the same manager)

Top Flight Appearances

*Most Appearances: 107, Everton (1888-1930), (1931-1951), (1954-current)
*Most Appearances before playing outside the top flight for the first time. (i.e. the last team never to have played outside the top flight): 68, Sunderland A.F.C (1890-1958)
*Most consecutive seasons in English top flight: 80, Arsenal (1919-present, though no League football was played due to war between 1939 and 1946)

Wins

*Most wins in the top flight overall: 1710, Everton
*Most consecutive wins without conceding a goal: 9, Stockport County (League Two, 2006-07)
*Most wins in a season: 33, Doncaster Rovers (Third Division North, 1946-47; final record P42 W33 D6 L3)
*Most consecutive wins: 14, joint record:
**Arsenal (Premier League between 10 February 2002 and 24 August 2002)
**Bristol City (Second Division, 1905-06)
**Preston North End (Second Division, 1950-51)
**Manchester United (Second Division, 1904-05)

*Most consecutive wins from the start of a season: 13, Reading (Third Division, 1985-86)
*Most consecutive wins from the start of a season in the top flight: 11, Tottenham Hotspur (First Division, 1960-61)
*Most consecutive home wins: 25, Bradford Park Avenue (Third Division North, 1926-27)
*Most consecutive away wins: 10, Tottenham Hotspur (First Division, 1959-60)
*Fewest wins in a season: 1, joint record
**Derby County (Premier League, 2007-08); final record P38 W1 D8 L29)
**Loughborough (Second Division, 1899-1900; final record P34 W1 D6 L27)
*100% home win record in a season:
**Liverpool (14 games; First Division, 1893-94)
**Sheffield Wednesday (17 games; Second Division, 1899-00)
**Brentford (21 games; Third Division South, 1929-30

Draws

*Most draws overall in the top flight: 947, Everton
*Most draws in a season: 23, joint record:
**Norwich City (from 42 games, First Division, 1978-79)
**Fulham FC (from 46 games, Fourth Division, 1986-87)
**Hartlepool United (from 46 games, Third Division, 1997-98)
**Cardiff City (from 46 games, Third Division, 1997-98)
*Most consecutive draws: 9:
**Southampton (Championship, 2005-06)

Losses

*Most losses overall in the top flight: 1320, Everton
*Most losses in a season: 34, Doncaster Rovers, (Third Division, 1997-98; final record P46 W4 D8 L34)
*Fewest losses, season: 0, joint record:
**Preston North End (First Division, 1888-89; final record P22 W18 D4 L0) Preston were also unbeaten in the FA Cup
**Liverpool (Second Division, 1893-94; final record P28 W22 D6 L0)
**Arsenal (Premier League, 2003-04; final record P38 W26 D12 L0)

Points

*Most points overall in the top flight: 4911, Liverpool
*Most points in a season (2 points for a win): 74, Lincoln City, (Fourth Division, 1975-76)
*Most points in a season (3 points for a win): 106, Reading, (Championship, 2005-06)
*Most points in a season for a top-flight-team (2 points for a win): 68 (30 wins 8 draws), Liverpool, (First Division, 1978-79)
*Most points in a season for a top-flight-team (3 points for a win): 95, Chelsea, (Premier League, 2004-05)
*Fewest points in a season (2 points for a win): 8, joint record:
**Loughborough (Second Division, 1899-00)
**Doncaster Rovers (Second Division, 1904-05)
*Fewest points in a season (3 points for a win): 11, Derby County (Premier League, 2007-08)

Unbeaten runs

*Longest unbeaten League run: 49, Arsenal (Premier League between 7 May 2003 and 24 October 2004)
*Longest unbeaten League run at home: 86, Chelsea (Premier League 2004 to Present)
*Longest unbeaten run at home: 85, Liverpool (all competitions between 21 January 1978 and 31 January 1981

Games without a win

* Most consecutive league games without a win: 36, Derby County (Premier League/Championship. 17 September 2007 to 13 September 2008)

Appearances

*Most career league appearances: 1,005, Peter Shilton (1966 to 1997) [cite web |url=http://www.petershilton.com/biography.htm |title=Peter Shilton: Biography |quote=Throughout his amazing 30 year career he played for 11 English league clubs through which he accumulated a record 1005 League appearances. |accessdate=2007-04-08]
*Most career league appearances by an outfield player: 931, Tony Ford (1975 to 2002)
*Most career league appearances at one club: 770, John Trollope (Swindon Town, 1960 to 1980)
*Most career league appearances for consecutive games: 401, Harold Bell (Tranmere Rovers, 1946 to 1955, including 26 FA Cup Appearances)
*Oldest player: Neil McBain, 51 years and 120 days (for New Brighton "v." Hartlepool United, 15 March 1947) [McBain was New Brighton manager at the time and came out of retirement to play in goal during an injury crisis. Similarly, Bob Suter, who played for Halifax Town on 24 April 1929 aged 50 years and 288 days, also came out of retirement to cover in goal. The oldest 'regular' player and the oldest outfield player was Stanley Matthews, who was 50 years and 5 days old in his final match for Stoke City "v." Fulham on 6 February 1965.]
*Youngest player: Reuben Noble-Lazarus, 15 years and 45 days (for Barnsley "v." Ipswich Town, 30 September 2008) [cite news |title=Barnsley schoolboy makes history |url=http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/eng_div_1/7645562.stm |publisher=BBC Sport |date=2008-10-01 |accessdate=2008-10-01 ]

Goals

Individual

*Most career league goals: 433, Arthur Rowley (619 matches, for West Bromwich Albion, Fulham, Leicester City and Shrewsbury Town, 1946 to 1965)
*Most career top-flight goals: 357, Jimmy Greaves (516 matches, for Chelsea, Tottenham Hotspur and West Ham United, 1957 to 1971)
*Most goals in a season: 60, Dixie Dean (Everton 1927-28)
*Most goals in a game: 10, Joe Payne (for Luton Town "v." Bristol Rovers, 13 April 1936)
*Fastest goal: 4 seconds, Jim Fryatt (for Bradford Park Avenue "v." Tranmere Rovers, 25 April 1964)
*Fastest goal on a League debut: 7 seconds, Freddy Eastwood (for Southend United "v." Swansea City, 16 October 2004)
*Fastest hat-trick (time between first and third goals): 2 minutes 20 seconds, James Hayter (for AFC Bournemouth "v." Wrexham, 23 February 2004)
*Fastest goal by a substitute: 1.8 seconds, Nicklas Bendtner (for Arsenal "v." Tottenham Hotspur, 22 December 2007)
*Most own goals in one season: 5, Robert Stuart (Middlesbrough, 1934-35)
*Most hat-tricks in one season: 9, George Camsell (Middlesbrough, 1926-27)
*Longest goalkeeping run without conceding a goal: 1103 minutes, Steve Death (Reading, 1978-79)
*"'Chris Nicholl of Aston Villa once scored all four goals in a 2-2 draw, against Leicester City in 1976.
*Youngest goalscorer: Ronnie Dix, 15 years and 180 days (for Bristol Rovers "v." Norwich City, 3 March 1928)

Team

*Most league goals scored in a season: 134, Peterborough United (Fourth Division, 1960-61)
*Most top-flight goals scored in a season: 128, Aston Villa (First Division, 1930-31)
*Fewest league goals scored in a season: 18, Loughborough, (Second Division, 1899-1900)
*Fewest home league goals scored in a season: 10, Manchester City, (Premier League, 2006-07) They did not score a home goal after 1 January, encompassing their final 8 home league matches.
*Most league goals conceded in a season: 141, Darwen (Second Division, 1898-99)
*Most goals conceded by a single goalkeeper: 85, Paul Robinson, (Leeds United, 2003-04)
*Fewest league goals conceded in a season: 15, Chelsea (Premier League, 2004-05)
*Most consecutive games without scoring: 13, Hartlepool United (11 league, 1 FA Cup and 1 Autoglass Trophy, 1992-93)
*Most goals on one day: 209 goals in 44 games, Saturday 1 February 1936
**This included 9 hat-tricks, 3 players grabbing 4 goals, and some interesting scorelines of Chester City 12-0 York City and Crewe Alexandra 5-6 Chesterfield. There was only one nil-nil draw: Aldershot 0-0 Bristol City

corelines

*Record win: 13-0, joint record:
**Stockport County 13-0 Halifax Town (Third Division North, 6 January 1934)
**Newcastle United 13-0 Newport County (Second Division, 5 October 1946)
*Record away win: Port Vale 0-10 Sheffield United (Second Division, 10 December 1892)
*Record away win in English top division: Newcastle United 1-9 Sunderland A.F.C. (First Division, 5 December 1908)
*Most goals in a game: 17, Tranmere Rovers 13-4 Oldham Athletic (Third Division North, 26 December 1935)
*Highest scoring draw: 6-6, joint record:
**Leicester City 6-6 Arsenal (First Division, 21 April 1930)
**Charlton Athletic 6-6 Middlesbrough (First Division, 22 October 1960)
**On 1 October 1991, the Zenith Data Systems Cup First Round tie between Tranmere Rovers and Newcastle United ended 3–3. A further six goals were scored in the 30 minutes of extra time, resulting in a 6–6 draw, before Tranmere eventually won 3–2 on penalties
*Most double figure league wins by a team: 5, Birmingham City (12-0 v Walsall, 17 December 1892; 10-2 v Manchester City, 17 March 1894; 10-1 v Blackpool, 2 March 1901; 12-0 v Doncaster Rovers, 11 April 1903; 11-1 v Glossop, 6 January 1915) (all Second Division)

Attendances

*Highest attendance, single game: 83,260 Manchester United "v." Arsenal (at Maine Road, First Division, 17 January 1948)
*Lowest attendance, single game: 469, Thames "v." Luton Town (at West Ham Stadium, Third Division South, 6 December 1930)
*Lowest number of paying spectators: 13, Stockport County "v." Leicester City (at Old Trafford, 7 May 1921) [It is estimate that between 1,000 and 2,000 people actually attended the match; Manchester United and Derby County had played immediately beforehand, and some of the spectators for that match had stayed on to watch the Stockport match for free. However, only 13 people paid at the gate to watch the Stockport match by itself. Reference: cite web | url=http://www.stockportexpress.co.uk/nostalgia/s/10/10257_a_beautiful_game.html | title=A beautiful game | work=Stockport Express | date=2002-11-19 ]

Disciplinary

*Most red cards in a single match: 5, joint record:
** Chesterfield (2) "v." Plymouth Argyle (3) (22 February 1997)
** Wigan Athletic (1) "v." Bristol Rovers (4) (2 December 1997)
** Exeter City (3) "v." Cambridge United (2) (23 November 2002)
*Most red cards in a career (individual): 13, joint record:
** Roy McDonough (Walsall, Colchester United, Exeter City, Southend United), [http://football.guardian.co.uk/news/theknowledge/0,9204,984768,00.html "Away penalties at Old Trafford"] , Sean Ingle, Barry Glendenning and Matt Cunningham, The Guardian, 26 June 2003]
** Steve Walsh (Wigan Athletic and Leicester City) [http://www.football-league.premiumtv.co.uk/page/RecordDisciplinary/0,,10794,00.html "Football League Records: Disciplinary"] , The Football League, "accessed 4 December 2007"]
*Fastest red card: 13 seconds, Kevin Pressman (for Sheffield Wednesday, 13 August 2000)
*Fastest red card for a substitute: 0 seconds, joint record:
** Walter Boyd (Swansea City, 12 March 2000),
** Keith Gillespie (Sheffield United, 20 January 2007)Both players came on as a substitute and elbowed/pushed an opponent before the game had been restarted.

Transfers

*Highest transfer fee: €43 million (£34.8 million), record:
**Robinho, from Real Madrid to Manchester City (September 1 2008)

FA Premier League

Titles

*Most titles won: 10, Manchester United F.C. (1992-93, 1993-94, 1995-96, 1996-97, 1998-99, 1999-2000, 2000-01, 2002-03, 2006-07, 2007-08)
*Most consecutive title wins: 3, Manchester United F.C. (1998-99, 1999-2000, 2000-01)

Wins

*Most wins in a season (38 games): 29, Chelsea (2004-05, 2005-06)
*Fewest wins in a season (38 games): 1, Derby County F.C. (2007-08)
*Most home wins in a season (38 games): 18, Chelsea (2005-06)
*Fewest home wins in a season (38 games): 1, joint record:
**Sunderland (2005-06)
**Derby County F.C. (2007-08)
*Most away wins in a season (38 games): 15, Chelsea (2004-05)
*Fewest away wins in a season (38/42 games): 0, joint record:
**Leeds United (1992-93)
**Coventry City (1999-00)
**Wolves (2003-04)
**Norwich City (2004-05)
**Derby County F.C. (2007-08)

Losses

*Most losses in a season (38 games (42 games - 1994-95)): 29, joint record:
**Ipswich Town (1994-95)
**Sunderland (2005-06)
**Derby County (2007-08)
*Fewest losses in a season (38 games): 0, Arsenal (2003-04)
*Most home losses in a season (38 games): 14, Sunderland (2002-03), (2005-06)
*Fewest home losses in a season (38 games): 0, joint record:
**Manchester United F.C. (1995-96), (1999-00)
**Arsenal (1998-99), (2003-04), (2007-08)
**Chelsea (2004-05), (2005-06), (2006-07), (2007-08)
*Most away losses in a season (38 games): 16, joint record: Watford (1999-00), Derby County (2007-08)
*Fewest away losses in a season (38 games): 0, Arsenal (2001-02), (2003-04)

Draws

*Most draws in a season (38 games): 17, joint record:
**Newcastle United (2003-04)
**Aston Villa (2006-07)
*Fewest draws in a season (38 games): 3, Chelsea (1997-98)
*Most home draws in a season (38 games): 10, joint record:
**Sheffield Wednesday (1996-97)
**Leicester City (1997-98), (2003-04)
*Fewest home draws in a season (38 games): 1, 5 times
*Most away draws in a season (38 games): 12, Newcastle United (2003-04)
*Fewest away draws in a season (38 games): 1, 9 times

Points

*Most points in a season: 95, Chelsea (2004-05)
*Fewest points in a season: 11, Derby County F.C. (2007-08)
*Fewest points in a season and still win the title (38 games): 75, Manchester United F.C. (1996-97)
*Most points in a season and not win the title (38 games): 85, Chelsea (2007-08)
*Most points in a season and still be relegated (38 games): 42, West Ham (2002-03)
*Most points in a season and still be relegated (42 games): 49, Crystal Palace (1992-93)
*Fewest points in a season and still stay up (38 games): 34, West Bromwich Albion (2004-05)
*Fewest points in a season and still stay up (42 games): 43, joint record:
**Ipswich Town (1993-94)
**Southampton (1993-94)

Appearances

*Most Premier League appearances: 535 (as of 12 September 2008), Gary Speed, (1992 to present)
*Oldest player: John Burridge, 43 years and 162 days (for Manchester City "v." Queens Park Rangers, 14 May 1995).
*Oldest debutant: Fernando Hierro, 36 years and 151 days (for Bolton Wanderers "v." Fulham, 21 August 2004)
*Youngest player: Matthew Briggs, 16 years and 65 days (for Fulham v Middlesbrough F.C., 13 May 2007) [ [http://www.telegraphindia.com/1070811/asp/sports/story_8179713.asp The Telegraph - Calcutta : Sports ] ]
*Most consecutive Premier League appearances: Brad Friedel with 175 (and still counting).
*Youngest player to achieve 300 Premier League appearances: Gareth Barry, 26 years and 247 days - (Aston Villa, 2 May 1998 to 28 October 2007).
*Most seasons appeared in: 17 - Ryan Giggs, Nicky Butt, Sol Campbell, David James (These four players have appeared in every Premier League season from the first to the current one.)

Goals

Individual

*Most Premiership Winners Medals: Ryan Giggs (10) - 1993, 1994, 1996, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2007, 2008
*Most Premiership Runner-Up Medals: 5, joint record:
**Patrick Vieira - 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2005
**Dennis Bergkamp - 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2005
**Fredrik Ljungberg - 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2005
*First Premiership goal: Brian Deane (for Sheffield United "v." Manchester United, 15 August 1992)
*Most goals in a career: 261, Alan Shearer (Southampton, Blackburn Rovers, Newcastle United, 1992 to 2006)
*Most goals in a season (42 games): 34, joint record:
**Andrew Cole (Newcastle United, 1993-94)
**Alan Shearer (Blackburn Rovers, 1994-95)
*Most goals in a season (38 games): 31, joint record:
**Alan Shearer (Blackburn Rovers, 1995-96)
**Cristiano Ronaldo (Manchester United, 2007-08)
*Most goals in a game: 5, joint record:
**Andrew Cole (for Manchester United "v." Ipswich Town, 4 March 1995)
**Alan Shearer (for Newcastle United "v." Sheffield Wednesday, 19 September 1999)
*Youngest goalscorer: James Vaughan, 16 years and 271 days (for Everton "v." Crystal Palace, 10 April 2005)
*Oldest goalscorer: Teddy Sheringham, 40 years and 268 days (for West Ham United "v." Portsmouth, 26 December 2006)
*Fastest goal: 10 seconds, Ledley King (for Tottenham Hotspur "v." Bradford City, 9 December 2000)
*Fastest goal from a substitute: 6 seconds, Nicklas Bendtner (for Arsenal F.C. "v." Tottenham Hotspur, 22 December 2007)
*Fastest hat-trick (time between first and third goals): 4 minutes 33 seconds, Robbie Fowler (for Liverpool "v." Arsenal, 14 April 1995)
*Most goals scored by a substitute in a game: 4, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer (Manchester United "v." Nottingham Forest 6 February 1999)
*Longest goal: 88 m, Paul Robinson (for Tottenham Hotspur "v." Watford, 17 March 2007)
*Most goals scored by a goalkeeper in a season: 1, joint record:
**Peter Schmeichel (Aston Villa, 2001-02)
**Brad Friedel (Blackburn Rovers, 2003-04)
**Paul Robinson (Tottenham Hotspur, 2006-07)
*Most goals scored by a defender in a season: 10, Joleon Lescott (Everton, Premier League 2007-2008)
*Most goals scored by a midfielder in a season: 31, Cristiano Ronaldo (Manchester United, 2007-08)
*Most goals scored by a striker in a season: (42 games) 34, joint record:
**Andy Cole (Newcastle United, 1993-94)
**Alan Shearer (Blackburn Rovers, 1994-95)
*Most goals scored in consecutive league matches: 10, Ruud van Nistelrooy, (Manchester United, 22 March 2003 to 23 August 2003)
*Most goals scored by an overseas player in their debut season: 24
**Fernando Torres, (Liverpool, 2007-08)

Team

*Most goals scored in a season: 97, Manchester United (1999-2000)
*Fewest goals scored in a season: 20, Derby County (2007-08)
*Most goals conceded in a season: 100, Swindon Town (1993-94) *42-game season
*Fewest goals conceded in a season: 15, Chelsea (2004-05)
*Best goal difference in a season: 58, Manchester United (2007-08)
*Worst goal difference in a season: -69, Derby County (2007-08)
*Highest percentage of season goals scored in a single game: 18.6% (8/43), Middlesbrough (vs. Manchester City May 11, 2008)
*Fewest goals scored at home in a season: 10, Manchester City (2006-07)
*Fewest goals scored away in a season: 8, joint record:
** Middlesbrough (1995-96)
** Southampton (1998-99)
** Sheffield United (2006-07)
** Derby County (2007-08)
*Most clean sheets in a season: 25, Chelsea (2004-05)
*Fewest failures to score in a season: 0 (scored in every game), Arsenal (2001-02)
*Most penalties conceded: 47 (home), 93 (away), Aston Villa 1992-2007
*Lowest finish by the previous season's champions: 7th, Blackburn Rovers (1995-96)
*Highest finish by a promoted club: 3rd, joint record:
** Newcastle United (1993-94)
** Nottingham Forest (1994-95)
** Norwich City (1992-93)

corelines

*Biggest home win: 9-0, Manchester United "v." Ipswich Town (4 March 1995)
*Biggest away win: 1-8, Nottingham Forest "v." Manchester United (6 February 1999)
*Highest Scoring: 7-4 Portsmouth "v." Reading (29 September 2007)

tadiums

Attendance
*Highest attendance, single game: 76,097, Manchester United "v." Blackburn Rovers (at Old Trafford, 31 March 2007)
*Lowest attendance, single game: 3,039, Wimbledon "v." Everton (at Selhurst Park, 26 January 1993)

*Newest Stadium: Emirates Stadium (First Premiership game: Arsenal 1-1 Aston Villa, 19 August 2006)

Goalkeepers

*Goalscoring goalkeepers (excluding own goals)::
**Peter Schmeichel (Everton 3–2 Aston Villa, 20 October, 2001)
**Brad Friedel (Charlton Athletic 3–2 Blackburn Rovers, 21 February, 2004)
**Paul Robinson (Tottenham Hotspur 3–1 Watford, 17 March, 2007)

*Longest consecutive run without conceding a goal in the league: 1,025 minutes, Petr Čech (for Chelsea, 2004-05)
*Most clean sheets in one season: 24, Petr Čech (for Chelsea, 2004-05)
*Most clean sheets in Premiership history: 162 (as of 5 October 2008), David James

Disciplinary

*"'Fewest touches before a red card: 0, joint record:
**Andreas Johansson (as a substitute for Wigan Athletic "v." Arsenal, 7 May 2006)
**Keith Gillespie (as a substitute for Sheffield United "v." Reading, 20 January 2007)
**Dave Kitson (as a substitute for Reading "v." Manchester United, 12 August 2007)

Longest range goals

Longest range goal:
*Paul Robinsonconvert|88|m|yd (indirect free kick), Tottenham Hotspur v Watford (7 March 2007)Longest range free kick:
*Paul Robinsonconvert|88|m|yd (indirect), Tottenham Hotspur v Watford (7 March 2007)Longest range volley:
*Matthew Taylorconvert|42|m|yd, Portsmouth v Everton (9 December 2006)Longest range from open play:
*Xabi Alonsoconvert|64|m|yd, Liverpool v Newcastle United (20 September 2006)

None of the goals were deflections, all distances have been analysed by Match of the Day and all three goals were scored in the 2006–07 season.

Promotion

*Best season for promoted clubs: All three promoted sides avoided relegation (Fulham, Blackburn Rovers and Bolton Wanderers): 2001-02
*Worst season for promoted clubs: All three promoted sides were relegated (Bolton Wanderers, Barnsley and Crystal Palace): 1997-98

FA Cup

Final

Team

*Most wins: 11, Manchester United (1908-09, 1947-48, 1962-63, 1976-77, 1982-83, 1984-85, 1989-90, 1993-94, 1995-96, 1998-99, 2003-04

*Most consecutive wins: 3, joint record:
**Wanderers (1875-76, 1876-77, 1877-78)
**Blackburn Rovers, (1883-84, 1884-85, 1885-86)
*Most appearances: 18:
**Manchester United (1908-09, 1947-48, 1956-57, 1957-58, 1962-63, 1975-76, 1976-77, 1978-79, 1982-83, 1984-85, 1989-90, 1993-94, 1994-95, 1995-96, 1998-99, 2003-04, 2004-05, 2006-07)
*Most appearances without winning: 4, Leicester City (1948-49, 1960-61, 1962-63, 1968-69)
*Biggest win: Bury 6-0 Derby County (1902-03)
*Most goals in a final: 7:
**Blackburn Rovers 6-1 Sheffield Wednesday (1889-90)
**Blackpool 4-3 Bolton Wanderers (1952-53)
*Most goals by a losing side: 3:
**Bolton Wanderers: Lost 3-4 against Blackpool (1952-53)
*Most defeats in a final: 7:
**Manchester United
**Arsenal
**Everton
*Lowest ranked team to win the FA Cup: Tottenham Hotspur - Southern League (now Conference National), 1900-01
*Longest Holders of the FA Cup:
**Portsmouth have the unusual accolade of holding the FA Cup for the longest consecutive time due to the Second World War

Individual

*Most wins: 5, joint record
**Arthur Kinnaird (Wanderers) (1873, 1877, 1878) and (Old Etonians) (1879, 1882)
**Charles Wollaston (Wanderers) (1872, 1873, 1876, 1877, 1878)
**Jimmy Forrest (Blackburn Rovers) (1884, 1885, 1886, 1890, 1891)
*Most appearances: 9, Arthur Kinnaird (Wanderers and Old Etonians) (1872-73, 1874-75, 1875-76, 1876-77, 1877-78, 1878-79, 1880-81, 1881-82, 1882-83)
*Most goals (one final): 3, Billy Townley (Blackburn Rovers) (1890), James Logan (Notts County) (1894) & Stan Mortensen (Blackpool) (1953)
*Most goals (all finals): 5, Ian Rush (Liverpool)
*Fastest goal: 30 seconds, Bob Chatt (for Aston Villa "v." West Bromwich Albion, 1895) [cite web | title= FA Cup Trivia | work= www.thefa.com| url= http://www.thefa.com/TheFACup/TheFACup/NewsAndFeatures/Postings/2003/05/48711.htm | accessdate=May 18| accessyear=2008]
*Youngest player: Curtis Weston, 17 years and 119 days (for Millwall "v." Manchester United, 2003-04)
*Youngest goalscorer: Norman Whiteside, 18 years and 18 days (for Manchester United "v." Brighton & Hove Albion, 1982-83)
*Oldest player: Billy Jonathan Hyde Hampson, 41 years and 257 days (for Newcastle United "v." Aston Villa, 1923-24)

All rounds

*Biggest win: Preston North End 26-0 Hyde (First Round, 15 October 1887)
*Highest FA Cup attendance (of all time): 120,081 (Aston Villa "v." Sunderland A.F.C, Final at Crystal Palace, 19 April 1913)
*Highest attendance (other than at Wembley): 84,569 (Manchester City "v." Stoke City, Quarter-Final, 3 March 1934)
*Longest tie: 660 minutes (6 matches in total), Oxford City "v." Alvechurch (Fourth Qualifying Round, 1971-72; Alvechurch won the sixth match 1-0)
*Longest penalty shootout: 20 penalties each, Tunbridge Wells "v." Littlehampton Town (Preliminary Round Replay, 31 August 2005; Tunbridge Wells won 16-15)
*Most rounds played in a season: 9, joint record:
**New Brighton (1956-57: Preliminary, 1st-4th Qualifying Rounds, 1st-4th Rounds)
**Blyth Spartans (1977-78: 1st-4th Qualifying Rounds, 1st-5th Rounds)
**Harlow Town (1978-79: Preliminary, 1st-4th Qualifying Rounds, 1st-4th Rounds)
*Most games played in a season: 13, Bideford (1974-75: one First Qualifying, two Second Qualifying, five Third Qualifying, four Fourth Qualifying and one First Round)
*Fastest goal: 10.8 seconds, Paul Wardle (for Cheadle Town F.C. "v." North Ferriby United A.F.C.,1 September, 2001)
*Most Career Goals: 49, Henry "Harry" Cursham (Notts County between 1877 and 1888).
*Scoreline: Two examples of teams scoring 7 goals and not winning – Dulwich Hamlet 8-7 St Albans City (Fourth Qualifying Round Replay, 22 November 1922), and Dulwich Hamlet 7-7 Wealdstone (Fourth Qualifying Round, 16 November 1929).

League Cup

Final

*Most wins (team): 7, Liverpool (1980-81, 1981-82, 1982-83, 1983-84, 1994-95, 2000-01, 2002-03)
*Record scoreline: Manchester United 4-0 Wigan Athletic (2005-06)
*Most appearances (team): 10, Liverpool
*Most wins (individual): 5, Ian Rush (Liverpool, 1980-81, 1981-82, 1982-83, 1983-84, 1994-95)
*Most defeats in a final: 4:
**Manchester United
**Arsenal
*Most appearances without winning: 2:
**West Ham United
**Everton
**Bolton Wanderers
*Lowest Ranked Winners
**Queens Park Rangers,Swindon Town - Third Division, now League 1 (Although Rochdale have made the final as a Fourth Division club (League 2)
*Only Player to Score in 3 separate finals
**Didier Drogba - Chelsea

All rounds

*Biggest win (single match): 10-0, joint record:
**West Ham United 10-0 Bury (Second round, second leg, 25 October 1983)
**Liverpool 10-0 Fulham (Second round, first leg, 23 September 1986)
*Biggest win (aggregate): by 11 goals, joint record:
**Liverpool 13-2 Fulham (10-0 First leg & 3-2 Second leg, 1986)
**Bury 1-12 West Ham United (1-2 First leg & 0-10 Second leg, 1983)
**Liverpool 11-0 Exeter City (5-0 First leg & 6-0 Second leg, 1981)
**Watford 11-0 Darlington (8-0 First leg & 3-0 Second leg, 1987)
*Most career goals: 49, joint record:
**Geoff Hurst (West Ham United and Stoke City, 1958 to 1976)
**Ian Rush (Liverpool and Newcastle United, 1980 to 1998)
*Most goals in a single match: 6, Frankie Bunn (for Oldham Athletic "v." Scarborough, 25 October 1989, in their 7-0 win)
*Fastest goal: 4.7 seconds, Marwan Salman (for Arsenal "v." Leicester City, 18 September 1952)

FA Charity Shield

Final

*Most wins (team): 17 (13 outright, 4 shared), Manchester United, 1908, 1911, 1952, 1956, 1957, 1965, 1977, 1983, 1993, 1994, 1996, 1997, 2003, 2007, 2008
*Most wins shared (team): 5, Liverpool
*Record scoreline: Manchester United 8-4 Swindon Town in 1911
*Most appearances (team): 25, Manchester United, 1908, 1911, 1948, 1952, 1956, 1957, 1963, 1965, 1967, 1977, 1983, 1985, 1990, 1993, 1994, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2007, 2008
*Most appearances (player): 12, Ryan Giggs of Manchester United, 1993, 1994, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2007, 2008
*Most wins (individual): 7, Ryan Giggs with 6 outright wins 1993, 1994, 1996, 1997, 2003, 2007, 2008
*Most defeats (individual): 5, Ryan Giggs, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2004, Paul Scholes, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2004, Roy Keane, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2004
*Most consecutive wins: 4, Everton, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987,
*Most consecutive defeats: 4, Manchester United, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001
*Most consecutive appearances: 6, Manchester United,from 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001

Non-League

*Biggest Win By A Non-League Club Over A League Club: 6-1, joint record
**Wigan Athletic beat Carlisle United, 1934-35 FA Cup Fifth Round
**Boston United beat Derby County, 1955-56 FA Cup Second Round
**Hereford United beat Queens Park Rangers, 1957-58 FA Cup Second Round
**Barnet beat Newport County,1970-71 FA Cup First Round
*Biggest Conference Win: 9-0, joint record
**Sutton United beat Gateshead, 22 September 1990
**Hereford United beat Dagenham & Redbridge, 27 February 2004
*Highest Attendance Between Non-League Clubs: 24,526
**Wigan Athletic v Hereford United, 1953-54 FA Cup Second Round
*Scoreline: Washington Nissan 7-9 Billingham Synthonia "aet" (FA Vase First Round, 20 October 2001). Match level at 6-6 after 90 minutes, then Billingham Synthonia scored 3 times in extra time to make the score 9-6, before Washington netted a late consolation goal.

Most successful clubs overall (1888 - present)

The figures in bold represent the most times this competition has been won by an English team.

Managers

*Longest-serving manager: Matt Busby, 26 years (Manchester United, 1944 to 1969 and 1970 to 1971) [Some regard Busby as the fourth-longest serving League manager after Fred Everiss (1902 to 1948, West Bromwich Albion), George Ramsay (1884 to 1926, Aston Villa) and Frank Watt (1895 to 1930, Newcastle United). However, these three held the title of club secretary rather than manager, and only had a limited influence over training and selection. By modern-day standards, Busby is the longest-serving manager.]
*Longest-serving current manager: Sir Alex Ferguson, 21 years 11 months 0 days , as of 6th October 2008 (Manchester United, 6 November 1986)
*Shortest-serving manager (excluding caretakers): Leroy Rosenior, 10 minutes (Torquay United, 17 May 2007) [Leroy Rosenior lost his job at Torquay just 10 minutes after being introduced as the Devon club’s new manager. The then Chairman Mike Bateson called him to say he had just sold the club to a group led by Colin Lee, who reinstated himself as director of football only a matter of days after being made redundant by the club.]
*Most league titles wins: Sir Alex Ferguson, 10 (Manchester United)
*Most league games wins: Sir Alex Ferguson, 483 games (Manchester United)

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