1995–96 Middlesbrough F.C. season

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Middlesbrough
1995–96 season
Chairman England Steve Gibson
Manager England Bryan Robson
Stadium Riverside Stadium
FA Premier League 12th
FA Cup Fourth round
League Cup Fourth round
Top goalscorer League: Barmby (7)
All: Barmby (9)
Average home league attendance 29,283

During the 1995–96 English football season, Middlesbrough F.C. competed in the FA Premier League.

Season summary[edit]

Middlesbrough returned to the top flight of English football, and recorded a solid mid-table finish under player-manager Bryan Robson. It was also Boro's first season at new home Riverside Stadium, following the decision to move out from Ayresome Park, once the Taylor report banned standing on British football stadia.

New to the Boro side for the season were record signing Nick Barmby, goalkeeper Gary Walsh (who succeeded Alan Miller as the club's regular goalkeeper) and young defender Phil Whelan. Soon after the beginning of the season, Boro paid nearly £5million for 22-year-old Brazilian forward Juninho.

Boro had peaked at fourth in the Premier League in late October after losing just one of their opening 10 games, but the next four months brought just three wins and included an eight-match losing run which posed the threat of relegation to a side who had previously been challenging for a UEFA Cup place. Boro eventually secured survival by a margin of five points.

Final league table[edit]

Pos Team Pl W D L F A Pts
1. Manchester United 38 25 7 6 73 35 82
2. Newcastle United 38 24 6 8 66 37 78
3. Liverpool 38 20 11 7 70 34 71
4. Aston Villa 38 18 9 11 52 35 63
5. Arsenal 38 17 12 9 49 32 63
6. Everton 38 17 10 11 64 44 61
7. Blackburn Rovers 38 18 7 13 61 47 61
8. Tottenham Hotspur 38 16 13 9 50 38 61
9. Nottingham Forest 38 15 13 10 50 54 58
10. West Ham United 38 14 9 15 43 52 51
11. Chelsea 38 12 14 12 46 44 50
12. Middlesbrough 38 11 10 17 35 50 43
13. Leeds United 38 12 7 19 40 57 43
14. Wimbledon 38 10 11 17 55 70 41
15. Sheffield Wednesday 38 10 10 18 48 61 40
16. Coventry City 38 8 14 16 42 60 38
17. Southampton 38 9 11 18 34 52 38
18. Manchester City 38 9 11 18 33 58 38
19. Queens Park Rangers 38 9 6 23 38 57 33
20. Bolton Wanderers 38 8 5 25 39 71 29
Key
Qualified for the Champions League
Qualified for the UEFA Cup
Qualified for the Cup Winners' Cup
Relegated to Division One

Results[edit]

Middlesbrough's score comes first[1]

Legend[edit]

Win Draw Loss

FA Premier League[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
20 August 1995 Arsenal A 1-1 37,308 Barmby
26 August 1995 Chelsea H 2-0 28,286 Hignett, Fjørtoft
30 August 1995 Newcastle United A 0-1 36,500
9 September 1995 Bolton Wanderers A 1-1 18,376 Hignett
12 September 1995 Southampton H 0-0 29,181
16 September 1995 Coventry City H 2-1 27,882 Vickers, Fjørtoft
23 September 1995 Manchester City A 1-0 25,865 Barmby
30 September 1995 Blackburn Rovers H 2-0 29,462 Barmby, Hignett
15 October 1995 Sheffield Wednesday A 1-0 21,177 Hignett (pen)
21 October 1995 Queens Park Rangers H 1-0 29,293 Hignett (pen)
28 October 1995 Manchester United A 0-2 36,580
4 November 1995 Leeds United H 1-1 29,467 Fjørtoft
18 November 1995 Wimbledon A 0-0 13,780
21 November 1995 Tottenham Hotspur H 0-1 29,487
25 November 1995 Liverpool H 2-1 29,390 Cox, Barmby
2 December 1995 Queens Park Rangers A 1-1 17,546 Morris
9 December 1995 Manchester City H 4-1 29,469 Barmby (2), Stamp, Juninho
16 December 1995 Blackburn Rovers A 0-1 27,996
23 December 1995 West Ham United H 4-2 28,640 Fjørtoft, Cox, Morris, Hendrie
26 December 1995 Everton A 0-4 40,091
30 December 1995 Nottingham Forest A 0-1 27,027
1 January 1996 Aston Villa H 0-2 28,535
13 January 1996 Arsenal H 2-3 29,359 Juninho, Stamp
20 January 1996 Southampton A 1-2 15,151 Barmby
4 February 1996 Chelsea A 0-5 21,060
10 February 1996 Newcastle United H 1-2 30,011 Beresford (own goal)
17 February 1996 Bolton Wanderers H 1-4 29,354 Pollock
24 February 1996 Coventry City A 0-0 18,810
2 March 1996 Everton H 0-2 29,807
9 March 1996 West Ham United A 0-2 23,850
16 March 1996 Nottingham Forest H 1-1 29,392 Mustoe
19 March 1996 Aston Villa A 0-0 23,933
30 March 1996 Leeds United A 1-0 31,778 Kavanagh (pen)
5 April 1996 Sheffield Wednesday H 3-1 29,751 Fjørtoft (2), Freestone
8 April 1996 Tottenham Hotspur A 1-1 32,036 Whelan
13 April 1996 Wimbledon H 1-2 29,192 Fleming
27 April 1996 Liverpool A 0-1 40,782
5 May 1996 Manchester United H 0-3 29,921

FA Cup[edit]

Main article: 1995–96 FA Cup
Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R3 6 January 1996 Notts County A 2-1 12,621 Pollock, Barmby
R4 7 February 1996 Wimbledon H 0-0 28,915
R4R 13 February 1996 Wimbledon A 0-1 5,520

League Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R2 First Leg 20 September 1995 Rotherham United H 2-1 13,280 Mustoe, Fjørtoft
R2 Second Leg 3 October 1995 Rotherham United A 1-0 (won 3-1 on agg) 6,867 Vickers
R3 25 October 1995 Crystal Palace A 2-2 11,873 Hignett, Barmby
R3R 8 November 1995 Crystal Palace H 2-0 16,150 Hignett, Fjørtoft
R4 29 November 1995 Birmingham City H 0-0 28,031
R4R 20 December 1995 Birmingham City A 0-2 19,878

Squad[edit]

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

No. Position Player
1 England GK Alan Miller
2 England DF Neil Cox
3 Republic of Ireland DF Chris Morris
4 England DF Steve Vickers
5 England DF Nigel Pearson
6 Scotland DF Derek Whyte
7 England MF Nick Barmby
8 England MF Jamie Pollock
9 Norway FW Jan Åge Fjørtoft
10 Scotland FW John Hendrie
11 England MF Robbie Mustoe
12 Republic of Ireland MF Alan Moore
13 England GK Gary Walsh
14 England DF Curtis Fleming
15 England DF Phil Whelan
16 England MF Bryan Robson (player-manager)
17 Wales DF Clayton Blackmore
No. Position Player
18 Republic of Ireland MF Graham Kavanagh
19 Bolivia FW Jaime Moreno
20 England MF Phil Stamp
21 England MF Craig Hignett
22 England DF Craig Liddle
23 England GK Ben Roberts
24 England FW Chris Freestone
25 Brazil MF Juninho
26 Republic of Ireland MF Keith O'Halloran
27 England DF Michael Barron
28 England DF Viv Anderson
29 England FW Paul Wilkinson
30 Brazil DF Branco
31 England DF Alan White
32 England FW Andy Campbell
33 England MF Mark Summerbell

Top Scorers[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Middlesbrough 1995-1996 Home - statto.com". Archived from the original on 2012-03-03. Retrieved 2012-03-01.