List of Coventry City F.C. records and statistics

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Coventry City F.C. is an English professional association football club based in Coventry. The club was founded as Singers F.C. in 1883 and turned professional in 1893, before joining the Football League in 1920. In 1898 the club was renamed Coventry City. Coventry City currently play in the Football League Two, the fourth tier of English football. They were relegated out of the top tier for the first time in 34 years in 2001.

This list encompasses the major honours won by Coventry City 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 Coventry City players on the international stage, and the highest transfer fees paid and received by the club. The club's attendance records, both at Ricoh Arena, their home since 2005, and Highfield Road, their home from 1899 to 2005, are also included in the list.

Club honours[edit]

All-time FA Premier League table[edit]

The table is accurate as of the end of the 2015–16 season. Teams in bold are part of the 2016–17 Premier League. 47 teams have played at least one season in the Premier League, since it formed for the 1992–93 season. Coventry City were in this league from 1992 until their relegation in 2001.

Pos. Club Seasons Pld Win Draw Loss GF GA GD Pts 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Relegated Avg
Pts
Best
Pos.
17 Bolton Wanderers 13 494 149 128 217 575 745 −170 575 3 44.23 6
18 Leicester City 10 384 118 110 156 468 547 −79 464 1 3 46.40 1
19 Coventry City 9 354 99 112 143 387 490 −103 409 1 45.40 11
20 Sheffield Wednesday 8 316 101 89 126 409 453 −44 392 1 49.00 7
21 Wimbledon 8 316 99 94 123 384 472 −88 391 1 48.88 6

Players[edit]

All current players are in bold

Appearances[edit]

Most appearances[edit]

Competitive matches only.

Name Position Years Appearances
1 England Steve Ogrizovic[1] GK 1984–2000 601
2 England George Curtis[1] DF 1955–1969 538
3 England Mick Coop DF 1966–1981 492
4 England Brian Borrows DF 1985–1997 477
5 England Bill Glazier GK 1964–1975 395
6 England Mick Kearns DF 1957–1968 382
7 England Richard Shaw DF 1995–2006 362
8 Scotland Tommy Hutchison MF 1972–1981 355
9 England George Mason DF 1931–1952 350
10 England Roy Kirk DF 1951–1960 345

Goalscorers[edit]

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Overall scorers[edit]

Competitive matches only.
Name Position Years Goals Scored
1 England Clarrie Bourton FW 1931–1937 182
2 England William Lake FW 1928–1939 123
3 England Ted Roberts FW 1936–1952 87
4 England Frederick Herbert FW 1922–1929 85
England Ray Straw FW 1957–1961 85
6 England Peter Hill FW 1948–1962 78
7 England George Hudson FW 1962–1966 75
8 Wales Leslie Jones FW 1934–1937 73
9 England Dion Dublin FW 1994–1999 72
England Gary McSheffrey FW 1998–2006, 2010–2013 72

International[edit]

Transfers[edit]

Highest transfer fees paid[edit]

Coventry City's record signing is Craig Bellamy, who signed for the club from Norwich City for £6.5 million in August 2000. This beat the previous record of £6 million, which the club paid Wolverhampton Wanderers for Robbie Keane in 1999, which made Keane the most expensive teenager in British football.

Player From Fee Date
1 Wales Craig Bellamy England Norwich City £6,500,000 17 August 2000
2 Republic of Ireland Robbie Keane England Wolverhampton Wanderers £6,000,000 18 August 1999
3 England Lee Hughes England West Bromwich Albion £5,000,001 8 August 2001
4 Morocco Mustapha Hadji Spain Deportivo La Coruña £4,000,000 19 July 1999
5 Romania Viorel Moldovan Switzerland Grasshopper £3,250,000 2 January 1998

Progression of record fee paid[edit]

Date Player Bought from Fee
July 1979 England Gary Collier Bristol City £325,000
July 1987 Scotland David Speedie Chelsea £780,000
October 1989 England Kevin Drinkell Rangers £800,000
January 1990 Scotland Kevin Gallacher Dundee United £900,000
September 1994 England Dion Dublin Manchester United £1,950,000
December 1995 England Noel Whelan Leeds United £2,000,000
July 1996 Scotland Gary McAllister Leeds United £3,000,000
January 1998 Romania Viorel Moldovan Grasshopper £3,250,000
July 1999 Morocco Mustapha Hadji Deportivo La Coruña £4,000,000
August 1999 Republic of Ireland Robbie Keane Wolverhampton Wanderers £6,000,000
August 2000 Wales Craig Bellamy Norwich City £6,500,000

Highest transfer fees received[edit]

The club's record sale came in August 2000, when they sold Robbie Keane to Inter Milan for £13 million. The sale of Chris Kirkland to Liverpool for £6 million in 2001 set a British record transfer fee for a goalkeeper and the sale of Phil Babb also to Liverpool in 1994 set a British record transfer fee for a defender.[citation needed]

Player To Fee Date
1 Republic of Ireland Robbie Keane Italy Internazionale £13,000,000 1 August 2000
2 Wales Craig Bellamy England Newcastle United £6,000,000 25 June 2001
Wales John Hartson Scotland Celtic £6,000,000 2 August 2001
England Chris Kirkland England Liverpool £6,000,000 31 August 2001
5 England Dion Dublin England Aston Villa £5,750,000 5 November 1998

Progression of record fee received[edit]

[citation needed]

Date Player Sold to Fee
August 1981 England Gary Bannister Sheffield Wednesday £100,000
February 1983 England Garry Thompson West Bromwich Albion £225,000
July 1983 Scotland Gary Gillespie Liverpool £325,000
July 1989 England Steve Sedgley Tottenham Hotspur £750,000
March 1993 Scotland Kevin Gallacher Blackburn Rovers £1,500,000
September 1994 Republic of Ireland Phil Babb Liverpool £3,600,000
July 1998 Romania Viorel Moldovan Fenerbahçe £4,000,000
November 1998 England Dion Dublin Aston Villa £5,750,000
August 2000 Republic of Ireland Robbie Keane Internazionale £13,000,000

Managerial records[edit]

  • First manager: William Stanley – 1883-1885
  • Longest-serving manager by time: Harry Storer19 years, 1 month in two spells from 1931 to 1945 and from 1948 to 1953

Team records[edit]

Record wins[edit]

Record defeats[edit]

League sequences[edit]

  • Longest unbeaten run (League): 25 matches, 26 November 1966 to 13 May 1967
  • Longest winning streak: 6 matches,
    • 20 April 1954 to 28 August 1954
    • 25 April 1964 to 5 September 1964
  • Longest losing streak: 9 matches, 30 August 1919 to 11 October 1919
  • Longest drawing streak: 6 matches,
    • 28 September 1996 to 16 November 1996
    • 1 November 2003 to 29 November 2003
  • Longest streak without a win: 19 matches, 30 August 1919 to 20 December 1919
  • Longest scoring run: 25 matches, 10 September 1966 to 25 February 1967
  • Longest non-scoring run: 11 matches, 11 October 1919 to 20 December 1919
  • Longest streak without conceding a goal: 6 matches, 28 April 1934 to 3 September 1934

Source:[3]

Wins/draws/losses in a season[edit]

[citation needed]

  • Most wins in a league season: 24 – 1935-36, 1958–59
  • Most draws in a league season: 17 – 1962-63
  • Most defeats in a league season: 23 – 2011-2012
  • Fewest wins in a league season: 8 – 1995-96, 2000–01
  • Fewest draws in a league season: 5 – 1984-85
  • Fewest defeats in a league season: 6 – 1966-67

Goals[edit]

  • Most League goals scored in a season: 108 – 1931-32
  • Most Premier League goals scored in a season: 52 – 1992-93
  • Fewest League goals scored in a season: 35 – 1919-20, 1991–92
  • Fewest Premier League goals scored in a season: 36 – 2000-01
  • Most League goals conceded in a season: 97 – 1931–32
  • Most Premier League goals conceded in a season: 63 – 2000-01
  • Fewest League goals conceded in a season: 38 – 1970-71
  • Fewest Premier League goals conceded in a season: 44 – 1997-98

Points[edit]

[citation needed]

  • Most points in a season:
Two points for a win:
60 in 46 matches, Fourth Division, 1958-59
60 in 46 matches, Third Division, 1963-64
Three points for a win:
66 in 46 matches, First Division, 2001-02
  • Fewest points in a season:
Two points for a win:
29 in 42 matches, Second Division, 1919-20
Three points for a win:
34 in 38 matches, Premier League, 2000-01

Attendances[edit]

Season-by-season performances[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Hall of Fame". History. Coventry City FC. 5 May 2010. Archived from the original on 9 August 2011. Retrieved 31 May 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h "Club Records". Coventry City FC. 23 August 2010. Archived from the original on 6 January 2009. Retrieved 20 March 2011. 
  3. ^ "Full League Sequences". Coventry City : Records. Statto. Retrieved 19 May 2011. 

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