List of Colchester United F.C. records and statistics

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Colchester United is an English football club based in Colchester, Essex. Colchester played in the Southern League from 1937 to 1950 when they were elected to the Football League and remained in the lower two divisions of the league between 1950 and 1990, when they were relegated to the Football Conference. United were promoted from the conference in 1992 and have remained a league club since.

The List of Colchester United F.C. records and statistics encompasses all major honours won 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, alongside record transfer fee data and fee progression.

Honours[edit]

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League[edit]

Cup[edit]

Reserves Honours[edit]

Players[edit]

Appearances[edit]

Most appearances[edit]

Players shown in bold are current Colchester United players and statistics will be subject to change.

Last updated 2 June 2011

Name Years League FA Cup League
Cup
Other[A] Total[4]
1 England Cook, MickyMicky Cook 1969–1984 613 45 37 5 700
2 Wales Walker, MikeMike Walker 1973–1983 451 36 34 3 524
3 England English, TonyTony English 1985–1996 429 30 16 40 515
4 England Leslie, SteveSteve Leslie 1971–1984 432 34 32 5 503
5 England Wright, PeterPeter Wright 1952–1964 427 17 8 0 452
6 Scotland Fowler, JohnJohn Fowler 1955–1966 415 20 7 0 442
7 England Duguid, KarlKarl Duguid 1995–2008
2011–
384 23 13 15 435
8 England Izzet, KemalKemal Izzet 2001– 377 18 13 15 423
9 England Ames, PercyPercy Ames 1955–1965 397 18 7 0 422
10 England Allinson, IanIan Allinson 1975-1983
1988-1989
347 30 26 6 409

Goalscorers[edit]

Overall scorers[edit]

Players shown in bold are current Colchester United players and statistics will be subject to change.

Last updated 2 June 2011

Name Years League FA Cup League
Cup
Other[A] Total[4]
1 England Adcock, TonyTony Adcock 1981–1987
1995–1998
126 4 7 12 149
2 England King, MartynMartyn King 1956–1964 132 1 6 1 140
3 England Curry, BobBob Curry 1946–1951 81 10 0 14 105
4 England Turner, ArthurArthur Turner 1946–1952 89 3 0 6 98
5 England McCurley, KevinKevin McCurley 1952–1960 91 6 0 0 97
6 England Wright, PeterPeter Wright 1952–1964 89 2 4 0 95
7 England Allinson, IanIan Allinson 1975–1983
1988–1989
79 6 6 3 94
8 England Hunt, BobbyBobby Hunt 1960–1964 82 5 3 0 90
=9 England Keeble, VicVic Keeble 1947–1952 78 1 0 5 84
=9 England Plant, KenKen Plant 1954–1958
1988-1989
79 2 0 3 84

Award winners[edit]

PFA Team of the Year[edit]

The following players have been included in the PFA Team of the Year while playing for Colchester United:[8][9]

Player of the Year and Seasonal Awards[edit]

The following players have been awarded the official Colchester United Player of the Year. Also included are seasonal top goalscorers and most overall appearances since the Player of the Year award's inception in 1965:

Season Player of the Year[10] Top Goalscorer Most Appearances
1964–65 England Percy Ames Scotland Billy Stark 14 Scotland Duncan Forbes 51
1965–66 England Brian Hall England Reg Stratton 21 England Brian Hall 50
1966–67 Scotland Duncan Forbes England Reg Stratton 24 Scotland Duncan Forbes 50
1967–68 England Derek Trevis England Reg Stratton 11 Scotland Duncan Forbes 52
1968–69 England Brian Hall England Danny Light 14 England Brian Hall 50
1969–70 England Ken Jones England Ken Jones 16 England Brian Hall 49
1970–71 England Ray Crawford England Ray Crawford 31 England Brian Gibbs 56
1971–72 England Micky Cook England Brian Lewis 22 England Mick Mahon 49
1972–73 England Mick Mahon England Mick Mahon 12 England Mick Mahon 48
1973–74 England Ray Harford England Bobby Svarc 26 England Ray Harford 48
1974–75 England John Froggatt England Bobby Svarc 25 England Micky Cook 54
1975–76 England Lindsay Smith England Steve Leslie 7 England Mick Packer 48
1976–77 England Steve Dowman England Colin Garwood 24 England Micky Cook 55
1977–78 England Steve Leslie England Bobby Gough 17 Wales Mike Walker 55
1978–79 England Steve Wignall England Bobby Gough 22 Wales Mike Walker 55
1979–80 Wales Mike Walker England Trevor Lee 18 England Steve Leslie 54
1980–81 Wales Mike Walker Scotland Kevin Bremner 10 Wales Mike Walker 52
1981–82 Scotland Kevin Bremner England Ian Allinson 26 Scotland Kevin Bremner 56
1982–83 Wales Mike Walker England Ian Allinson 26 England Ian Allinson 54
1983–84 England Steve Wignall England Tony Adcock 33 England Alec Chamberlain 56
1984–85 England Alec Chamberlain England Tony Adcock 28 England Alec Chamberlain 54
1985–86 England Roger Osborne England Tony Adcock 16 England Alec Chamberlain 51
1986–87 England Rudi Hedman England Tony Adcock 12 England Alec Chamberlain 54
1987–88 Northern Ireland Colin Hill England Dale Tempest 14 England Richard Wilkins 54
1988–89 Northern Ireland Colin Hill England Mario Walsh 15 Northern Ireland Colin Hill 52
1989–90 England Neale Marmon England Trevor Morgan 12 England Scott Daniels 52
1990–91 England Scott Barrett England Mario Walsh 18 England Scott Barrett 51
1991–92 England Nicky Smith England Roy McDonough 29 England Scott Barrett 56
1992–93 England Paul Roberts England Gary Bennett 10 England Paul Roberts 50
1993–94 Republic of Ireland Mark Kinsella England Steve Brown 13 England Tony English 49
1994–95 England Steve Whitton England Steve Whitton 13 England Mark Kinsella 50
1995–96 Republic of Ireland Mark Kinsella England Tony Adcock 17 England Simon Betts 52
1996-–97 Wales Chris Fry England Tony Adcock 14 Republic of Ireland David Greene 55
1997–98 England Richard Wilkins England Mark Sale 8 England Carl Emberson 53
1998–99 Republic of Ireland David Greene England David Gregory 14 England David Gregory 48
1999–00 Republic of Ireland David Greene England Steve McGavin 16 England David Gregory 49
2000–01 England Mick Stockwell England Mick Stockwell 11 England Mick Stockwell 52
2001–02 England Karl Duguid England Scott McGleish 16 England Scott McGleish 52
2002–03 England Simon Brown England Joe Keith 9 England Kemal Izzet 48
2003–04 England Alan White England Scott McGleish 17 England Sam Stockley 58
2004–05 England Pat Baldwin England Craig Fagan 14 England Kevin Watson 53
2005–06 England Wayne Brown Scotland Chris Iwelumo 19 England Greg Halford 55
2006–07 England Jamie Cureton England Jamie Cureton 24 England Wayne Brown 48
2007–08 England Johnnie Jackson Jamaica Kevin Lisbie 17 England Johnnie Jackson 48
2008–09 England Dean Hammond Republic of Ireland Mark Yeates 13 Republic of Ireland Mark Yeates 50
2009–10 England Ben Williams Jamaica Kevin Lisbie 13 Nigeria Magnus Okuonghae 49
2010–11 England David Perkins Republic of Ireland Dave Mooney 14 Nigeria Kayode Odejayi 50
2011–12 Nigeria Kayode Odejayi England Anthony Wordsworth 13 England Brian Wilson 50

Internationals[edit]

Transfers[edit]

Highest transfer fees paid[edit]

Player From Fee[11] Date
1 England Steven Gillespie Cheltenham Town £400,000 July 2008
2 Australia Chris Coyne Luton Town £350,000 January 2008
3 England Clive Platt MK Dons £300,000 July 2007
=4 England Dean Hammond Brighton & Hove Albion £250,000 January 2008
=4 Republic of Ireland Mark Yeates Tottenham Hotspur £250,000 July 2007
6 France Joël Thomas Hamilton Academical £125,000 July 2009
=7 England Simon Hackney Carlisle United £100,000 January 2009
=7 England Philip Ifil Tottenham Hotspur £100,000 January 2008
=7 England Matt Lockwood Nottingham Forest £100,000 June 2008
=7 England Marc Tierney Shrewsbury Town £100,000 January 2009

Progression of record fee paid[edit]

Date Player Bought from Fee[11]
August 1937 Scotland Alec Cheyne Chelsea £3,000
November 1957 England John Evans Liverpool £4,000
November 1957 England Neil Langman Plymouth Argyle £6,750
August 1973 England Paul Aimson Bournemouth £8,000
December 1977 England Eddie Rowles Darlington £15,000
October 1980 Scotland Kevin Bremner Keith £25,000
August 1987 England Dale Tempest Lokeren £40,000
March 1998 England Neil Gregory Ipswich Town £50,000
July 2007 Republic of Ireland Mark Yeates Tottenham Hotspur £250,000
July 2007 England Clive Platt MK Dons £300,000
January 2008 Australia Chris Coyne Luton Town £350,000
July 2008 England Steven Gillespie Cheltenham Town £400,000

Highest transfer fees received[edit]

Player From Fee[12] Date
1 England Greg Halford Reading £2,500,000 January 2007
2 Democratic Republic of the Congo Lomana LuaLua Newcastle United £2,250,000 September 2000
=3 England Jamie Cureton Norwich City £750,000 June 2007
=3 England Craig Fagan Hull City £750,000 February 2005
5 Jamaica Kevin Lisbie Ipswich Town £600,000 July 2008
=6 England Neil Danns Birmingham City £500,000 June 2006
=6 Cameroon George Elokobi Wolverhampton Wanderers £500,000 January 2008
=8 England Wayne Brown Hull City £450,000 July 2007
=8 Republic of Ireland Mark Yeates Middlesbrough £450,000 July 2009
10 England Dean Hammond Southampton £400,000 August 2009

Progression of record fee received[edit]

Date Player Bought from Fee[12]
October 1937 Scotland Reg Smith Wolverhampton Wanderers £500
January 1952 England Vic Keeble Newcastle United £15,000
February 1964 England Bob Hunt Northampton Town £20,000
November 1973 England John McLaughlin Swindon Town £25,000
April 1980 England Steve Dowman Wrexham £75,000
January 1981 England Trevor Lee Gillingham £90,000
December 1988 England Rudi Hedman Crystal Palace £100,000
February 1989 Republic of Ireland Paul McGee Wimbledon £150,000
September 1996 Republic of Ireland Mark Kinsella Charlton Athletic £300,000
September 2000 Democratic Republic of the Congo Lomana LuaLua Newcastle United £2,250,000
January 2007 England Greg Halford Reading £2,500,000

Managers[edit]

The following list indicates Colchester United managers since 1937:[13][14]

Years with Club Name P W D L GF GA GD Win % Notes
1937–1939 England Ted Davis 128 80 17 31 327 155 +172 62.5% Colchester United's first ever manager
1945–1946 England Syd Fieldus 30 10 7 13 49 69 -20 33.3%
1946–1948 England Ted Fenton 88 48 17 23 214 135 +79 54.5%
1948–1953 England Jimmy Allen 249 108 59 82 433 380 +53 43.4%
1953–1955 England Jack Butler 77 16 19 42 85 138 -53 20.8%
1955–1963 England Benny Fenton 427 166 107 154 736 733 +3 38.9%
1963–1968 England Neil Franklin 234 72 62 100 313 383 -70 30.8%
1968–1972 England Dick Graham 216 93 51 72 322 288 +34 43.1%
1972 Scotland Dennis Mochan 5 0 2 3 2 8 -6 0.0% Caretaker manager
1972–1975 England Jim Smith 140 55 36 49 198 167 +31 39.3%
1975–1982 Scotland Bobby Roberts 375 143 108 124 504 451 +53 38.1%
1982–1983 Northern Ireland Allan Hunter 36 17 7 12 51 39 +12 47.2%
1983–1986 Wales Cyril Lea 173 71 46 56 294 243 +51 41.0%
1986–1987 Wales Mike Walker 83 37 16 30 120 102 +18 44.6%
1987–1988 England Roger Brown 48 16 12 20 46 68 -22 33.3%
1988–1989
1989–1990
England Steve Foley 21 7 5 9 33 34 -1 33.3% Caretaker manager
1989 Scotland Jock Wallace 52 12 16 24 63 87 -24 23.1%
1990 England Mick Mills 25 8 3 14 27 37 -10 32.0%
1990–1991 England Ian Atkins 51 30 11 10 80 46 +34 58.8%
1991–1994 England Roy McDonough 155 69 33 53 271 226 +45 44.5%
1994 Scotland George Burley 26 12 6 8 41 38 +3 46.2%
1994–1995 England Dale Roberts 5 1 1 3 5 7 -2 20.0% Caretaker manager
1995–1999 England Steve Wignall 218 81 64 73 289 283 +6 37.2%
1999 England Mick Wadsworth 24 7 7 10 28 41 -13 29.2%
1999–2003 England Steve Whitton 181 52 45 84 224 290 -66 28.7% Includes time as caretaker
2003–2006 England Phil Parkinson 187 80 52 55 256 203 +53 42.8%
2006–2008 Wales Geraint Williams 109 33 30 46 150 165 -15 30.3% Includes time as caretaker
2008 Wales Kit Symons 5 2 0 3 8 9 -1 40.0% Caretaker manager
2008–2009 Scotland Paul Lambert 42 19 7 16 55 43 +12 45.2%
2009–2010 England Aidy Boothroyd 44 19 12 13 56 52 +4 43.2%
2010–2012 England John Ward 102 33 35 34 134 148 –14 32.4%
2009
2012–
Republic of Ireland Joe Dunne 32 11 2 19 36 54 −18 34.4% Includes time as caretaker

Team records[edit]

Matches[edit]

Record wins[edit]

Record defeats[edit]

Colchester United 0–5 Luton Town, Division Two, 21 April 2003[20][25]
Colchester United 0–5 Norwich City, League One, 16 January 2010[20][26]
Colchester United 1–6 Stevenage F.C, League One, 26 December 2011[20][27]

Sequences[edit]

Full league sequence[edit]

  • Longest winning streak: 7 matches[20]
29 November 1968 – 1 February 1969
31 December 2005 – 7 February 2006
  • Longest drawing streak: 6 matches, 21 March 1977 – 11 April 1977[20]
  • Longest losing streak: 9 matches[20]
21 November 2012 – 12 January 2013
  • Longest clean sheet streak: 8 matches, 7 March 1992 – 22 April 1992[20]
  • Longest streak failing to score: 5 matches[20]
7 April 1981 – 25 April 1981
21 April 2003 – 15 August 2003
11 February 2006 – 11 March 2006
  • Longest streak without a win: 20 matches, 2 March 1968 – 31 August 1968[20]
  • Longest streak without a draw: 24 matches, 16 October 1976 – 19 March 1977[20]
  • Longest streak without a loss: 20 matches, 22 December 1956 – 19 April 1957[20]
  • Longest streak without a clean sheet: 38 matches, 1 September 2007 – 29 [20] March 2008
  • Longest streak without failing to score: 26 matches, 30 April 1991 – 1 January 1992[20]

Home league sequences[edit]

  • Longest winning streak: 17 matches, 12 October 1991 – 15 August 1992[20]
  • Longest drawing streak: 5 matches[20]
26 December 1977 – 25 February 1978
15 April 1978 – 2 September 1978
13 March 2012 – 14 April 2012
  • Longest losing streak: 6 matches, 13 October 1989 – 16 December 1989[20]
  • Longest clean sheet streak: 9 matches, 1 January 1992 – 20 April 1992[20]
  • Longest streak failing to score: 4 matches, 14 March 2009 – 25 April 2009[20]
  • Longest streak without a win: 11 matches, 2 March 1968 – 31 August 1968[20]
  • Longest streak without a draw: 27 matches, 26 September 1989 – 3 November 1990[20]
  • Longest streak without a loss: 27 matches, 14 April 1956 – 2 September 1957[20]
  • Longest streak without a clean sheet: 23 matches, 9 April 2007 – 18 March 2008[20]
  • Longest streak without failing to score: 33 matches, 21 April 1984 – 18 October 1985[20]

Away league sequences[edit]

  • Longest winning streak: 5 matches[20]
11 October 1981 – 28 November 1981
3 October 1987 – 6 November 1987
  • Longest drawing streak: 5 matches, 21 March 1977 – 22 April 1977[20]
  • Longest losing streak: 12 matches, 12 March 1960 – 15 October 1960[20]
  • Longest clean sheet streak: 4 matches, 27 March 1978 – 24 April 1978[20]
  • Longest streak failing to score: 7 matches[20]
28 February 1978 – 22 April 1978
12 March 1988 – 2 September 1988
22 November 2003 – 13 March 2004
  • Longest streak without a win: 19 matches[20]
13 September 1950 – 21 April 1951
26 December 1959 – 29 October 1960
  • Longest streak without a draw: 17 matches, 21 February 1959 – 6 October 1959[20]
  • Longest streak without a loss: 11 matches, 24 August 1991 – 14 December 1991[20]
  • Longest streak without a clean sheet: 33 matches, 19 September 2007 – 12 January 2009[20]
  • Longest streak without failing to score: 16 matches, 18 August 1962 – 27 March 1963[20]

Footnotes[edit]

A. ^ The "Other" column constitutes goals and appearances (including those as a substitute) in the Football League Trophy or Associate Members Cup, FA Trophy, Conference League Cup, Southern League Cup and Watney Cup.
B. ^ Does not include football played during war years (1939–40 to 1945–46).

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