1991–92 Cambridge United F.C. season

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Cambridge United
1991–92 season
Manager England John Beck
Stadium Abbey Stadium
Second Division 5th (qualified for play-offs)
Play-offs Semi-finals
FA Cup Fourth round
League Cup Second round
Top goalscorer League: Dion Dublin (15)
All: Dion Dublin (19)

During the 1991–92 English football season, Cambridge United competed in the Football League Second Division.

Season summary[edit]

Cambridge had returned to English football's second tier after an absence of seven seasons, following two successive promotions. Few expected Cambridge to succeed at a high level after their rapid rise, five years after having to reapply for Football League status, but Cambridge managed to make the play-offs for promotion to the inaugural Premiership season with a fifth place finish - their highest-ever placing in the Football League. Cambridge lost in the semi-finals to Leicester City - following a 1-1 draw at home in the first leg, they were hammered 5-0 at Filbert Street for a 6-1 aggregate loss - but even this cruel end to their promotion hopes did little to detract from what Cambridge had achieved in such a short space of time.

Crucial to Cambridge's success was free-scoring striker Dion Dublin; but in the off-season he left to join First Division runners-up Manchester United in a £1 million transfer, spreading doubt that Cambridge would be capable of improving and clinching promotion the next season.


Influence became Cambridge's new kit manufacturers, and introduced a new home kit for the season. The kit saw a return to tradition for Cambridge, with the club returning to its tradition dark orange shirts and black shorts, with black socks also worn. Fujitsu retained their sponsorship for away kits and, following the end of Cambridge's sponsorship deal with Howlett, became the home sponsors too.[1]

First-team squad[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
England GK Jon Sheffield
England GK John Vaughan
England DF Phil Chapple
England DF Alan Kimble
England DF Gary Rowett
Republic of Ireland DF Liam Daish[2]
No. Position Player
England MF Dave Penney
England MF Lee Philpott
England FW Steve Claridge
England FW Dion Dublin
England FW Devon White

Left club during season[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
England FW John Taylor (to Bristol Rovers)
No. Position Player
Wales FW Lee Nogan (to Watford)

Starting 11[edit]





Second Division[edit]


  • 17 August: Port Vale 2–1 Oxford United (Foyle x2; ?) attendance 6,984
  • 5 October: Ipswich Town 2-1 Oxford United (Milton, Whitton; ?) attendance 9,922
  • 26 October: Oxford United 1–2 Leicester United (?; Wright, Thompson) attendance 5,206
  • 9 November: Portsmouth 2-1 Oxford United
  • 18 January: Oxford United 2–2 Port Vale (?; Houchen, Swan) attendance 4,199
  • 8 February: Leicester City 2–1 Oxford United (Kitson, Wright; ?) attendance 12,128
  • 21 March: Oxford United 2-1 Portsmouth
  • 25 April: Oxford United 1-1 Ipswich Town (?; Johnson) attendance 10,525
  • Derby County 2-2 Oxford United
  • Oxford United 2-0 Derby County


  • 10 May: Cambridge United 1–1 Leicester City (?; Russell) attendance 9,225
  • 13 May: Leicester City 5–0 Cambridge United (6–1 on agg) (Wright x2, Thompson, Russell, Ormondroyd) attendance 21,024

League Cup[edit]

  • 4-6 January: Oxford United 3–1 Tranmere Rovers
  • 25-27 January: Cambridge United 0–3 Swindon Town


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