List of Bolton Wanderers F.C. records and statistics

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
This article details all-time records. For a season-by-season statistical breakdown see Bolton Wanderers F.C. seasons

Bolton Wanderers F.C. is an English professional association football club based in Horwich, Bolton. The club was founded as Christ Church F.C. in 1874, making them one of the oldest football clubs in England, and turned professional in 1877, before joining the Football League as founder members in 1888. Bolton Wanderers currently play in the Championship, the second tier of English football. They were relegated from the top tier (where they'd been since 2001) in 2012 but in their time as a professional club have played in all four professional English leagues.

This list encompasses the major honours won by Bolton Wanderers and records set by the club, their managers and their players. The player records section includes details of the club's leading goalscorers and those who have made most appearances in first-team competitions. It also records notable achievements by Bolton Wanderers players on the international stage, and the highest transfer fees paid and received by the club. The club's attendance records, both at The Reebok Stadium, their home since 1997, and Burnden Park, their home between 1895 to 1997, are also included in the list.

The club have won the FA Cup 4 times, but not since 1958,[1] and have spent the majority of their history in the top flight of English football. Bolton also hold the record for the most years in the top flight of English football without winning the title, 72 years in total. The club's record appearance maker is Eddie Hopkinson, who made 578 appearances between his debut in 1952 and retirement in 1970, and the club's record goalscorer is Nat Lofthouse, who scored 285 goals in 503 games between 1946 and 1960.

All stats accurate as of match played 10 December 2011.

Honours[edit]

Domestic[edit]

League titles[edit]

Cups[edit]

Players[edit]

All current players are in bold

Appearances[edit]

  • Youngest first-team player: Ray Parry 15 years 267 days (v. Wolves, 13 October 1951).
  • Oldest first-team player: Peter Shilton 45 years 239 days (v. Wolves, 15 May 1995).
  • Most consecutive League appearances: 161Jim McDonagh, 2 October 1976 – 3 May 1980[8]

Most appearances[edit]

Competitive matches only.

# Name Career Appearances
1 England Hopkinson, EddieEddie Hopkinson 1952–1970 578
2 England Greaves, RoyRoy Greaves 1965–1980 575
3= England Finney, AlexAlex Finney 1922–1937 530
3= Finland Jääskeläinen, JussiJussi Jääskeläinen 1997–2012 530
4 England Rimmer, WarwickWarwick Rimmer 1960–1975 528
6 England Edwards, BryanBryan Edwards 1947–1965 518
7 Wales Vizard, TedTed Vizard 1910–1931 512
8 England Jones, PaulPaul Jones 1970–1983 506
9 England Lofthouse, NatNat Lofthouse 1946–1960 503
10 England Hartle, RoyRoy Hartle 1952–1966 499

Goalscorers[edit]

Top goalscorers[edit]

Competitive matches only.

# Name Years Total
1 England Lofthouse, NatNat Lofthouse 1946–1960 285
2 England Smith, JoeJoe Smith 1908–1927 277
3 England Jack, DavidDavid Jack 1920–1928 161
4 England Milsom, JackJack Milsom 1929–1937 153
5 England Westwood, RayRay Westwood 1928–1947 144
6 Scotland Moir, WillieWillie Moir 1945–1955 134
7 England Byrom, JohnJohn Byrom 1966–1976 130
8 England Blackmore, HaroldHarold Blackmore 1927–1932 122
9 England Whatmore, NeilNeil Whatmore 1973–1981
1982–1983
1983–1984
1987–1988
121
10 Scotland McGinlay, JohnJohn McGinlay 1992–1997 118

International[edit]

  • Most capped player: Ricardo Gardner, 72 caps for Jamaica as a Bolton Wanderers player. 37 of his (then) 109 caps coming in 1997 and 1998 prior to signing with Bolton. He made three more after leaving in 2012.
  • First player to play in a World Cup: Nat Lofthouse for England against Belgium on 17 June 1954.
  • First player to score in a World Cup: Nat Lofthouse against Belgium on 17 June 1954.
  • Most World Cup goals: Nat Lofthouse, 3 (1958).

World Cup participants[edit]

This section lists all players who have played in a World Cup Finals game whilst playing for Bolton Wanderers F.C.

Name Nationality World Cup
Nat Lofthouse  England 1954
Eddie Hopkinson  England 1958
Tommy Banks  England 1958
Jason McAteer  Ireland 1994
Per Frandsen  Denmark 1998
Mark Fish  South Africa 1998
Stig Tøfting  Denmark 2002
Youri Djorkaeff  France 2002
Jared Borgetti  Mexico 2006
Radhi Jaïdi  Tunisia 2006
Hidetoshi Nakata  Japan 2006
Lee Chung-Yong  South Korea 2010
2014
Danny Shittu  Nigeria 2010
Stuart Holden  United States 2010

European Championship participants[edit]

This section lists all players who have played in a European Championship Finals game whilst playing for Bolton Wanderers F.C.

Name Nationality Euros
Stelios Giannakopoulos  Greece 2004
2008

Record transfer fees[edit]

Bolton's record signing Johan Elmander.

[edit]

Bolton Wanderers's record signing is Johan Elmander, who signed for the club from Toulouse for £8.2 million in June 2008. This beat the previous record of £8.0 million, which the club paid Fenerbahce for Nicolas Anelka in 2006

# Name Fee From Date Notes
1 Sweden Johan Elmander £8.2m Toulouse June 2008 [10]
2 France Nicolas Anelka £8.0m Fenerbache August 2006 [11]
3= England Gary Cahill £5.0m Aston Villa January 2008 [12]
3= England Fabrice Muamba £5.0m Birmingham City June 2008 [13]
5= Senegal El Hadji Diouf £4.0m Liverpool June 2005 [14]
5= France David N'Gog £4.0m Liverpool August 2011 [15]
7= Iceland Grétar Steinsson £3.5m AZ Alkmaar January 2008 [16]
7= England Dean Holdsworth £3.5m Wimbledon October 1997 [17]
7= England Matthew Taylor £3.5m Portsmouth January 2008 [18]

Progression of record fee paid[edit]

The club's first £1,000 transfer came in 1911, when they signed Alf Bentley from Derby County. They made their first £100,000 signing in 1978 with the transfer of Alan Gowling from Newcastle United for £120,000 and their first £1,000,000 transfer when they signed Gerry Taggart from Barnsley in 1995.

Date Player Bought from Fee
1911 England Alf Bentley Derby County £1,000
1920 England David Jack Plymouth Argyle £3,500
1921 England Dick Pym Exeter City £5,000
1928 England Jack McClelland Middlesbrough £6,800
1948 England Jim Hernon Leicester City £14,850
1951 England Harold Hassall Huddersfield Town £27,000
1967 Wales Gareth Williams Cardiff City £50,000
1967 England Terry Wharton Wolverhampton Wanderers £70,000
1977 England Frank Worthington Birmingham City £90,000
1978 England Alan Gowling Newcastle United £120,000
1978 Scotland Neil McNab Tottenham Hotspur £250,000
1979 England Len Cantello West Bromwich Albion £350,000
1994 Netherlands Fabian de Freitas Vollendam £400,000
1995 England Chris Fairclough Leeds United £500,000
1995 Northern Ireland Gerry Taggart Barnsley £1,500,000
1997 England Robbie Elliott Newcastle United £2,500,000
1997 England Dean Holdsworth Wimbledon £3,500,000
2005 Senegal El Hadji Diouf Liverpool £4,000,000
2006 France Nicolas Anelka Fenerbache £8,000,000
2008 Sweden Johan Elmander Toulouse £8,250,000

Received[edit]

The largest fee that Bolton Wanderers have received for one of their players was the £15million that Chelsea paid for the services of Nicolas Anelka during the transfer window of January 2008. Four years later, Bolton received their second largest transfer fee, also from Chelsea, for defender Gary Cahill.

# Name Fee From Date Notes
1 France Nicolas Anelka £15.0m Chelsea January 2008 [19]
2 England Gary Cahill £7.0m Chelsea January 2012 [20]
3= Republic of Ireland Jason McAteer £4.5m Liverpool September 1995 [21]
3= England Alan Thompson £4.5m Aston Villa June 1998 [22]
5 Wales Nathan Blake £4.25m Blackburn Rovers October 1998 [23]
6= Serbia Saša Ćurčić £4.0m Aston Villa August 1996 [24]
6= Denmark Claus Jensen £4.0m Charlton Athletic July 2000 [25]
6= Iceland Eiður Guðjohnsen £4.0m Chelsea July 2000 [26]
6= England Kevin Nolan £4.0m Newcastle United January 2009 [27]
6= Oman Ali Al-Habsi £4.0m Wigan Athletic July 2011 [28]

Club records[edit]

League Highs and Lows[edit]

Matches[edit]

Record wins[edit]

  • Record League home win: 8–0 (v. Barnsley, 6 October 1934).
  • Record League away win: 7–1 (v. Aston Villa, 26 December 1914).
  • Record FA Cup home win: 13–0 (v. Sheffield United second round, 1 February 1890).
  • Record FA Cup away win: 5–1 (v. Charlton Athletic third round, 14 January 1933).
  • Record League Cup home win: 6–1 (v. Tottenham Hotspur fourth round, 27 November 1996).
  • Record League Cup away win: 4–0 (v. Rochdale second round, 10 October 1973).
  • Record Premier League home win: 5–0 (v. Stoke City, 6 November 2011.
  • Record Premier League away win: 5–0 (v. Leicester City, 18 August 2001).

Record defeats[edit]

  • Record League home defeat:
  • Record League away defeat:
  • Record FA Cup home defeat:
  • Record FA Cup away defeat: 1–9 (v. Preston North End, Round Two, 10 December 1887).
  • Record League Cup home defeat: 0–6 (v. Chelsea, Round Four replay, 8 November 1971).
  • Record League Cup away defeat: 0–6 (v. Tottenham Hotspur, Round Five, 11 December 2001).
  • Record Premier League home defeat: 0–6 (v. Manchester United, 25 February 1996).
  • Record Premier League away defeat: 2–6 (v. Manchester City, 18 October 2003).

Record draws[edit]

Most Consecutive[edit]

Attendances[edit]

Bolton Wanderers in Europe[edit]

Below is Bolton Wanderers' record in Europe. As of 2008 they have appeared in the UEFA Cup twice, losing only two games in the process.

Season Competition Round Country Club Result
2005–06 UEFA Cup 1R Bulgaria Lokomotiv Plovdiv 2–1, 2–1
Group Stage Away Turkey Beşiktaş 1–1
Group Stage Home Russia Zenit St. Petersburg 1–0
Group Stage Away Portugal Guimaraes 1–1
Group Stage Home Spain Sevilla 1–1
Round of 32 France Marseille 0–0, 1–2
2007–08 UEFA Cup 1R Republic of Macedonia FK Rabotnički 1–1, 1–0
Group Stage Home Portugal Braga 1–1
Group Stage Away Germany Bayern Munich 2–2
Group Stage Home Greece Aris Thessaloniki 1–1
Group Stage Away Serbia Crvena Zvezda 1–0
Round of 32 Spain Atlético Madrid 1–0, 0–0
Round of 16 Portugal Sporting Lisbon 1–1, 0–1

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Cup Final Statistics". The Football Association. 19 May 2007. Retrieved 30 June 2008. 
  2. ^ Now known as Football League Championship
  3. ^ <Up until 1992, the top division of English football was the Football League First Division; since then, it has been the Premier League and therefore the Second Division became known as the First and is now known as the Football League Championship
  4. ^ Now known as Football League One
  5. ^ Now known as Football League Two
  6. ^ Then called Sherpa Van Trophy
  7. ^ Then called Freight Rover Trophy
  8. ^ Hayes, Dean. (30 June 2009). Bolton Wanderers Miscellany (1st edition ed.). Brighton: Pitch Publishing. p. 22. ISBN 978-1-905411-21-4. 
  9. ^ Hayes, Dean. (30 June 2009). Bolton Wanderers Miscellany (1st edition ed.). Brighton: Pitch Publishing. p. 142. ISBN 978-1-905411-21-4. 
  10. ^ Facey, David (2008-08-18). "Bolton 3 Stoke 1". London: The Sun. Retrieved 2008-08-18. 
  11. ^ "Bolton sign Anelka in record deal". BBC. 2006-08-25. Retrieved 2008-07-29. 
  12. ^ "Bolton complete £5m Cahill switch". BBC. 2008-01-30. Retrieved 2008-07-29. 
  13. ^ "Bolton splash out £5m on Muamba". BBC. 2000-06-16. Retrieved 2008-07-29. 
  14. ^ "Bolton complete signing of Diouf". BBC. 2005-06-16. Retrieved 2008-07-29. 
  15. ^ "David Ngog and Gael Kakuta move to Bolton". BBC. 2011-08-31. Retrieved 2011-11-21. 
  16. ^ "Defender Steinsson joins Bolton". BBC. 2008-01-16. Retrieved 2008-07-29. 
  17. ^ "Dean Holdsworth". Sporting Heroes. Retrieved 2008-07-29. 
  18. ^ "Bolton capture midfielder Taylor". BBC. 2008-01-17. Retrieved 2008-07-29. 
  19. ^ "Chelsea complete £15m Anelka deal". London: BBC Sport. 2008-01-11. Retrieved 2012-01-19. 
  20. ^ "Gary Cahill's move from Bolton to Chelsea completed". BBC Sport. 2012-01-16. Retrieved 2012-01-19. 
  21. ^ "Jason McAteer's playing career". Soccerbase. Retrieved 2012-01-19. 
  22. ^ "On this day in sport - June 5". Daily Mail. 2008-06-05. Retrieved 2012-01-19. 
  23. ^ "Football: No bad blood over Wise tackle, says Gregory". The Independent. 1998-10-31. Retrieved 2012-01-19. 
  24. ^ "Sasa Curcic - Midfielder". Retrieved 2012-01-19. 
  25. ^ "Charlton complete Jensen swoop". BBC. 2000-07-21. Retrieved 2012-01-19. 
  26. ^ "Chelsea spend for success". BBC. 2000-08-13. Retrieved 2012-01-19. 
  27. ^ "Nolan completes Newcastle switch". BBC. 2009-01-30. Retrieved 2012-01-19. 
  28. ^ "Wigan sign goalkeeper Ali Al-Habsi from Bolton Wanderers". BBC. 2011-07-04. Retrieved 2012-01-19. 
  29. ^ http://www.bwfc.co.uk/page/History/0,,1004~535741,00.html
  30. ^ Heroes, Heartbreakers & Headliners Bolton Wanderers F.C. The Official History 1877–2002 by Simon Marland pp.106, 306