List of Coventry City F.C. records and statistics

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The is a list of records and statistics for Coventry City F.C., 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.

Team records[edit]

Record wins and defeats[edit]

Record Details[1]
Record league win 9–0 (vs Bristol City, Third Division South, 28 April 1934)
Record FA Cup win 7–0 (vs Macclesfield Town, 2 January 1999)
Record League Cup win 8–0 (vs Rushden & Diamonds, 2 October 2002)
Record European win 4–1 (vs Trakia Plovdiv, Inter-Cities Fairs Cup, 16 September 1970)
Record league defeat 2–10 (vs Norwich City, Third Division South, 13 March 1930)
Record FA Cup defeat 2–11 (vs Berwick Rangers, 2 November 1901)
Record League Cup defeat 1–8 (vs Leicester City, 1 December 1964)
Record European defeat 1–6 (vs Bayern Munich, Inter-Cities Fairs Cup, 20 October 1970)

League sequences[edit]

Record Details[2]
Longest unbeaten run 25 matches (26 November 1966–13 May 1967)
Longest winning streak 6 matches (20 April 1954–28 August 1954)
6 matches (25 April 1964–5 September 1964)
Longest drawing streak 6 matches (28 September 1996–16 November 1996)
6 matches (1 November 2003–29 November 2003)
Longest losing streak 9 matches (30 August 1919–11 October 1919)
Longest winless streak 19 matches (30 August 1919–20 December 1919)
Longest scoring run 25 matches (10 September 1966–25 February 1967)
Longest non-scoring run 11 matches (11 October 1919–20 December 1919)
Longest clean-sheet run 6 matches (28 April 1934–3 September 1934)

Wins, draws and defeats[edit]

Record Details[citation needed]
Most wins in a league season 24 (1935–36)
24 (1958–59)
Most draws in a league season 17 (1962–63)
Most defeats in a league season 25 (2016–17)
Fewest wins in a league season 8 (1995–96)
8 (2000–01)
Fewest draws in a league season 5 (1984–85)
Fewest defeats in a league season 6 (1966–67)

Points[edit]

Record Details[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)
Most points in a season (three points for a win) 75 (in 46 matches, Football League Two, 2017–18)
Fewest points in a season (two points for a win) 29 (in 42 matches, Second Division, 1919–20)
Fewest points in a season (three points for a win) 34 (in 38 matches, Premier League, 2000–01)

Attendances[edit]

Record Details[citation needed]
Highest home attendance at Highfield Road 51,455 (vs Wolverhampton Wanderers, Second Division, 29 April 1967)[1]
Highest home attendance at Ricoh Arena 31,407 (vs Chelsea, FA Cup Quarter Final, 7 March 2009)
Highest home attendance at Sixfields Stadium 2,693 (vs Notts County, Football League One, 2 November 2013)
Highest attendance at a Coventry City match Wembley Stadium 98,000 (vs Tottenham Hotspur, FA Cup Final, 16 May 1987)

Club honours[edit]

Correct as of May 2018.

All-time FA Premier League table[edit]

Correct as of the end of the 2016–17 Premier League season.

Teams in bold are part of the 2017–18 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.
19 West Bromwich Albion 11 418 106 115 197 444 640 −196 433 3 39.36 8
20 Stoke City 9 342 109 97 136 363 457 −94 424 47.11 9
21 Coventry City 9 354 99 112 143 387 490 −103 409 1 45.40 11
22 Sheffield Wednesday 8 316 101 89 126 409 453 −44 392 1 49.00 7
23 Wimbledon 8 316 99 94 123 384 472 −88 391 1 48.88 6

Player records[edit]

Appearances[edit]

Record Details[citation needed]
Oldest player to play in a first-team match England Alf Wood, 43 years 207 days (vs Plymouth Argyle, 6 December 1958)
Youngest player to play in a first-team match England Jonson Clarke-Harris, 16 years 21 days (substitute vs Morecambe, 10 August 2010)
Youngest player to start a first-team match England Brian Hill, 16 years 273 days (vs Gillingham, 30 April 1958)
Most consecutive League appearances England Steve Ogrizovic, 241 (August 1984–September 1989)
Most appearances (all competitions)

Correct as of match on 28 May 2018.

Name Position Years Appearances
1 England Steve Ogrizovic[4] GK 1984–2000 601
2 England George Curtis[4] 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 Republic of Ireland Michael Doyle MF 2003–2011, 2017– 356
9 Scotland Tommy Hutchison MF 1972–1981 355
10 England George Mason DF 1931–1952 350

Internationals[edit]

Record Details[citation needed]
Most international caps while a Coventry City player Sweden Magnus Hedman (44, for Sweden, 1997–2002)
Most international goals while a Coventry City player Trinidad and Tobago Stern John (13, for Trinidad & Tobago, 2004–2007)
First Coventry City player to appear at a World Cup Scotland Tommy Hutchison (for Scotland at 1974 World Cup)

Transfers[edit]

Highest transfer fees paid

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
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

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[citation needed]
Date Player Sold to Fee
July 1980 Scotland Ian Wallace Nottingham Forest £1,250,000
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]

Record Details[citation needed]
First manager England William Stanley (1883–1885)
Longest-serving manager England Harry Storer, 19 years, 1 month (between 1931–1945 and 1948–1953)
Most matches as manager England Harry Storer, 584 (between 1931–1945 and 1948–1953)
Most wins as manager England Harry Storer, 255 (between 1931–1945 and 1948–1953)
Highest win percentage as manager England George Curtis, 50% (28 wins from 56 matches, 1986–1987)
Most league titles as manager England Jimmy Hill, 2 (1963–64 Third Division and 1966–67 Second Division)
Most matches in Europe as manager Republic of Ireland Noel Cantwell, 4 (1970–71 Inter-Cities Fairs Cup)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Club Records". Coventry City FC. 23 August 2010. Archived from the original on 6 January 2009. Retrieved 20 March 2011.
  2. ^ "Full League Sequences". Coventry City : Records. Statto. Retrieved 19 May 2011.[dead link]
  3. ^ "Coventry City 2–1 Oxford United". EFL Trophy Final. BBC Sport. 2 April 2017. Retrieved 2 April 2017.
  4. ^ a b "Hall of Fame". History. Coventry City FC. 5 May 2010. Archived from the original on 9 August 2011. Retrieved 31 May 2012.

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