List of Middlesbrough F.C. records and statistics

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This article contains the honours, records and statistics of Middlesbrough Football Club. This article lists all of the major honours won by Middlesbrough since their foundation. This list also lists the major playing honours including top goalscorer and most appearances. The Club records including record transfer fees are shown below as are international player honours.

Middlesbrough are an English professional association football club based in Middlesbrough, in the Tees Valley, who currently play in the EFL Championship. The club was founded in 1876 and have played at their current home ground, the Riverside Stadium, since 1995. Middlesbrough were founding members of the Premier League in 1992.[1] They have won one major trophy in their history: the 2004 Football League Cup.

Honours[edit]

Domestic[edit]

League[edit]

Champions 1926–27, 1928–29, 1973–74, 1994–95; runners up 1901–02, 1991–92, 1997–98, 2015–16
Runners up 1966–67, 1986–87
Champions 1893–94, 1894–95, 1896–97; runners up 1890–91, 1891–92, 1897–98

Cup[edit]

Winners 2004; runners up 1997, 1998
Runners up 1997
Winners 1894–95, 1897–98
Runners up 1990

International[edit]

Runners up 2005–06
Winners 1975
Winners 1980

Player records[edit]

Appearances[edit]

  • Youngest first-team player – 16 years and 200 days
Luke Williams (vs Barnsley 18 December 2009)
  • Oldest first-team player – 39 years and 355 days
Bryan Robson (vs Arsenal (A) 1 January 1997)
  • Most consecutive appearances – 305
David Armstrong, between March 1973 and August 1980
  • Most appearances
As of 22 May 2008. Competitive matches only, appearances as substitutes in brackets.
# Name Years League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
1 England Williamson, TimTim Williamson 1902–1923 563 (0) 39 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 602 (0)
2 England Jones, GordonGordon Jones 1960–1973 457 (5) 40 (0) 26 (0) 4 (0) 527 (5)
3 England Hickton, JohnJohn Hickton 1966–1977 395 (20) 37 (0) 26 (4) 15 (2) 473 (26)
4 England Craggs, JohnJohn Craggs 409 33 31 15 488
5 Northern Ireland Platt, JimJim Platt 401 34 33 13 481
6 England Camsell, GeorgeGeorge Camsell 418 35 0 (0) 0 (0) 453
7 England Carr, JackyJacky Carr 421 28 0 (0) 0 (0) 449
8 Australia Schwarzer, MarkMark Schwarzer 1997–2008 367 32 26 21 446
9 England Armstrong, DavidDavid Armstrong 359 29 28 15 431
10= England Mowbray, TonyTony Mowbray 348 23 29 24 424
10= England Pears, StephenStephen Pears 339 25 32 28 424

Goalscorers[edit]

Mark Schwarzer, eighth in Middlesbrough's all-time appearances table.
  • Most goals in a season – 63
George Camsell (Second Division, 1926–1927)
  • Most League goals in a season – 59
George Camsell (Second Division, 1926–1927)
  • Most goals in a single match – 5
John Wilkie, vs Gainsborough Trinity, 2 March 1901
Andy Wilson, vs Nottingham Forest, 6 October 1923
James McClelland, vs Leeds United, 9 January 1926
George Camsell, vs Manchester City, 25 December 1926
George Camsell, vs Aston Villa, 9 September 1935
Brian Clough, vs Brighton and Hove Albion, 23 August 1958
  • Most goals in the League – 325
George Camsell, 1925–1939
  • Most goals in the FA Cup – 20
Aodhfíonn Coleman, 1925–1939
  • Most goals in the League Cup – 13
John Hickton, 1966–1978
  • Most goals in European competition – 8
Mark Viduka, 2004–2007[9]
  • Oldest goalscorer – 38 years and 2 months
Bryan Robson, vs Port Vale, 26 March 1995
  • Youngest goalscorer – 17 years and 64 days
Arthur Horsfield, vs Grimsby Town, 17 April 1963
  • Youngest hat-trick scorer – 20 years and 6 days
Tony McAndrew, vs Sheffield United, 17 April 1976
  • Top goalscorers
As of 29 January 2008. Competitive matches only, appearances including substitutes appear in brackets.
# Name Years League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
1 England Camsell, GeorgeGeorge Camsell 1925–1939 325 (418) 20 (35) 0 (0) 0 (0) 345 (453)
2 England Elliott, GeorgeGeorge Elliott 1909–1925 203 (344) 10 (21) 0 (0) 0 (0) 213 (365)
3 England Clough, BrianBrian Clough 1955–1961 197 (213) 5 (8) 2 (1) 0 (0) 204 (222)
4 England Hickton, JohnJohn Hickton 1966–1977 159 (415) 13 (37) 13 (30) 7 (17) 192 (499)
5 England Fenton, MickyMicky Fenton 1932–1950 147 (240) 15 (29) 0 (0) 0 (0) 162 (269)
6 Republic of Ireland Slaven, BernieBernie Slaven 1985–1992 118 (307) 4 (19) 10 (28) 14 (27) 146 (381)
7 England Peacock, AlanAlan Peacock 1955–1964 125 (218) 8 (13) 8 (7) 0 (0) 141 (238)
8 England Mills, DavidDavid Mills 1969–1985 90 (328) 10 (29) 8 (24) 3 (17) 111 (398)
9 England Mannion, WilfWilf Mannion 1936–1954 99 (341) 11 (27) 0 (0) 0 (0) 110 (368)
10 England Pease, BillyBilly Pease 1926–1933 99 (221) 3 (17) 0 (0) 0 (0) 102 (238)

International[edit]

Statistics relate to international caps gained while at the club.

  • Most capped player
Mark Schwarzer – 51 for Australia[10]
Wilf Mannion – 26[10]

Highest transfer fees[edit]

As not all transfer details are made public, undisclosed transfer fees are not included in the tables, however reported media estimates of notable fees are included below to give a general idea. Fees are listed as the highest total that the fee could rise to.

[edit]

As of 31 January 2008.[11]

# Name Fee Purchased from Date Ref
1 Democratic Republic of the Congo Assombalonga, BrittBritt Assombalonga £15m England Nottingham Forest July 2017 [12]
2 Brazil Alves, AfonsoAfonso Alves £12.8m Netherlands SC Heerenveen January 2008 [13]
3 Netherlands de Roon, MartenMarten de Roon £11.75m Italy Atalanta B.C. July 2016 [14]
4= Denmark Braithwaite, MartinMartin Braithwaite £9m France Toulouse July 2017 [15]
4= Scotland Rhodes, JordanJordan Rhodes £9m England Blackburn Rovers February 2016 [16]
6 Italy Maccarone, MassimoMassimo Maccarone £8.15m Italy Empoli July 2002 [17]
7 England Ehiogu, UgoUgo Ehiogu £8m England Aston Villa October 2000 [18]
8 Nigeria Yakubu, AiyegbeniAiyegbeni Yakubu £7.5m England Portsmouth July 2005 [19]
9= Italy Ravanelli, FabrizioFabrizio Ravanelli £7m Italy Juventus July 1996 [15]
9= England Woodgate, JonathanJonathan Woodgate £7m Spain Real Madrid April 2007 [20]
11= England Southgate, GarethGareth Southgate £6.5m England Aston Villa July 2001 [21]
11= England Fletcher, AshleyAshley Fletcher £6.5m England West Ham United July 2017 [22]
13= Brazil JuninhoJuninho Paulista £6m Spain Atlético Madrid July 2002 [23]
13= Germany Huth, RobertRobert Huth £6m England Chelsea August 2006 [24]
13= Egypt MidoMido £6m England Tottenham Hotspur August 2007 [25]

Received[edit]

As of 28 August 2009.[11]

# Name Fee Sold to Date Ref
1 Netherlands De RoonMarten de Roon £13m Italy Atlanta August 2017 [26]
2= Brazil JuninhoJuninho Paulista £12m Spain Atlético Madrid July 1997 [27]
2= England Downing, StewartStewart Downing £12m England Aston Villa July 2009 [28]
4 Nigeria Yakubu, AiyegbeniAiyegbeni Yakubu £11.25m England Everton August 2007 [29]
5= England Merson, PaulPaul Merson £7m England Aston Villa September 1998 [30]
5= Brazil Alves, AfonsoAfonso Alves £7m Qatar Al-Sadd September 2009 [31]
7= England Young, LukeLuke Young £6m England Aston Villa August 2008 [30]
7= Germany Huth, RobertRobert Huth £6m England Stoke City August 2009 [32]
9 England Barmby, NickNick Barmby £5.75m England Everton October 1996 [15]
10 Germany Ziege, ChristianChristian Ziege £5.5m England Liverpool August 2000 [33]
11 Italy Ravanelli, FabrizioFabrizio Ravanelli £5.25m France Olympique de Marseille August 1997 [15]
12 Turkey Sanli, TuncayTuncay Şanlı £5m England Stoke City August 2009 [34]
13 Brazil Costa, Emerson MoisésEmerson Moisés Costa £4.2m Spain CD Tenerife January 1998 [35]
14 England Cattermole, LeeLee Cattermole £4m England Wigan Athletic July 2008 [36]
15= France Karembeu, ChristianChristian Karembeu £3.5m Greece Olympiacos August 2001 [37]
15= England Tomlin, LeeLee Tomlin £3.5m England Bournemouth August 2015
16 France Queudrue, FranckFranck Queudrue £3m England Fulham July 2006 [38]
17 England Pallister, GaryGary Pallister £2.3m England Manchester United August 1989 [39]
Undisclosed fees[edit]

The following are media estimates of notable undisclosed fees. The official fees remain unknown.

Name Fee Sold to Date Ref
England Woodgate, JonathanJonathan Woodgate £7–8m England Tottenham Hotspur January 2008 [40][41]

Club records[edit]

Wins[edit]

  • Record League win – 9–0
vs Brighton & Hove Albion, Second Division, 23 August 1958
  • Record FA Cup win – 11–0
vs Scarborough, 4 October 1890
  • Record League Cup win – 7–0
vs Hereford United, 18 September 1996
  • Record European win – 4–1
vs FC Basel, UEFA Cup, 6 April 2006
  • 'Record Away Win - 7-1
vs Blackburn Rovers, 29 November 1947 and Derby County, 29 August 1959
  • Most League wins in a season – 28
in the Third Division, 1986-87
  • Fewest League wins in a season – 7
in the First Division, 1923-24

Defeats[edit]

  • Record League defeat – 0–9
vs Blackburn Rovers, Second Division, 6 November 1954
  • Record FA Cup defeat – 1–8
vs Hebburn Argyle, 12 December 1896
  • Record League Cup defeat – 0–4
vs Manchester City, 21 January 1976
  • Record European defeat – 0–4
vs Sevilla, UEFA Cup, 10 May 2006 (Match Details)
  • Record Home Defeat - Five goal margin 1-6
vs Arsenal, 24 April 1999
and 0-5
vs Bury, 12 February 1910; Huddersfield Town, 25 August 1962; Chelsea, 18 October 2008; West Bromwich Albion, 19 September 2009[42]
  • Most League defeats in a season – 27
in the First Division, 1923-24
  • Fewest League defeats in a season – 4
in the Second Division, 1973-74

Goals[edit]

  • Most League goals scored in one season – 122
in 42 matches, Second Division, 1926-1927
  • Fewest League goals scored in one season – 28
in 38 matches, Premier League, 2008-2009
  • Most League goals conceded in one season – 91
in 42 matches, First Division, 1953-1954
  • Fewest League goals conceded in one season – 24
in 34 matches, Second Division, 1901-1902

Points[edit]

  • Most points earned in a season (3 for a win) – 94
in 46 matches, Third Division, 1986-1987
  • Fewest points earned in a season (3 for a win) – 28
in 38 matches, Premier League, 2016-2017
  • Most points earned in a season (2 for a win) – 65
in 42 matches, Second Division, 1973-1974
  • Fewest points earned in a season (2 for a win) – 22
in 42 matches, First Division, 1923-1924

Sequences[edit]

  • Longest sequence of League wins – 9
in the Second Division, 1973-74
  • Longest sequence without a League win – 19
in the First Division, 1981-82
  • Longest sequence of League defeats – 8
in the Second Division, 1954-55
in the Premier League, 1995-96
  • Longest sequence of away League defeats – 12
in the Premier League, 2008-09
  • Longest sequence of unbeaten League matches – 24
in the Second Division, 1973-74
  • Longest sequence of draws – 8
in the Second Division, 1970-71
  • Longest sequence of League Cleansheets – 9
in the Football League Championship, 2015-16

Attendances[edit]

vs Norwich City, Premier League, 28 December 2004)
  • Lowest attendance at the Riverside – 3,918
vs Northampton Town, League Cup, 11 September 2001
vs Newcastle United, First Division, 27 December 1949
vs Brescia Calcio, Anglo-Italian Cup, 22 December 1993

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Club History". mfc.co.uk. Retrieved 2008-01-30. 
  2. ^ Second tier of English football.
  3. ^ a b "League history". mfc1986.co.uk. Archived from the original on 8 December 2008. Retrieved 7 June 2007. 
  4. ^ Third tier of English football.
  5. ^ a b Glasper, Harry. Middlesbrough A Complete Record 1876–1989. Breedon Books Sport. ISBN 0-907969-53-4. 
  6. ^ a b c "Cup history". mfc1986.co.uk. Archived from the original on 5 May 2008. Retrieved 7 June 2007. 
  7. ^ a b "Other Records". mfc1986.co.uk. Archived from the original on 20 August 2007. Retrieved 31 August 2007. 
  8. ^ "Kirin Cup". Retrieved 2007-08-31. 
  9. ^ Mark Viduka Football Profile | News | Pictures - Yahoo! Eurosport UK
  10. ^ a b "From Lewis To Williams: 101 Boro Internationals". MFC.co.uk. Retrieved 4 August 2009. 
  11. ^ a b "Club Records". mfc1986.co.uk. Archived from the original on 6 January 2008. Retrieved 31 January 2008. 
  12. ^ "MFC - Clarifying Transfer Facts". MFC website. FourFourTwo. 2017-07-17. Retrieved 2017-07-18. 
  13. ^ "Brazilian Alves seals Boro switch". BBC Sport. 2008-01-31. Retrieved 2008-02-04. 
  14. ^ "Former Boro defender predicting exciting times ahead of Dutch midfielder's arrival". Northern Echo. 2016-06-02. Retrieved 2016-06-02. 
  15. ^ a b c d "Boro's big money record transfers". Evening Gazette. 2008-01-17. Retrieved 2008-02-04. 
  16. ^ "Jordan Rhodes: Middlesbrough sign Blackburn Rovers striker". BBC. 2016-02-01. Retrieved 2016-07-06. 
  17. ^ "Maccarone signs in". BBC Sport. 2002-07-09. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  18. ^ "Ehiogu joins Boro for £8m". BBC Sport. 2000-10-20. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  19. ^ "Middlesbrough agree Yakubu deal". BBC Sport. 2005-05-23. Retrieved 2008-02-04. 
  20. ^ "Boro confirm £7m Woodgate signing". BBC Sport. 2007-04-26. Retrieved 2008-02-04. 
  21. ^ "Southgate: Boro on verge of new era". BBC Sport. 2001-07-12. Retrieved 2008-02-04. 
  22. ^ "Ashley Fletcher leaves West Ham for Middlesbrough in 6.5m deal". Sky Sports. 2017-07-28. Retrieved 2017-07-28. 
  23. ^ "Juninho heads back to Boro". BBC Sport. 2002-07-26. Retrieved 2008-02-04. 
  24. ^ "Woodgate & £6m Huth sign for Boro". BBC Sport. 2006-08-30. Retrieved 2008-02-04. 
  25. ^ "Middlesbrough finalise Mido move". BBC Sport. 2007-08-16. Retrieved 2008-02-04. 
  26. ^ "Middlesbrough midfielder Marten De Roon joins Atalanta". SkySports. 2017-08-10. Retrieved 2017-08-11. 
  27. ^ "The good, the bad and the Boro". BBC Sport. 2001-06-05. Retrieved 2008-02-04. 
  28. ^ "Downing joins Villa in £12m move". BBC Sport. 16 July 2009. Retrieved 18 July 2009. 
  29. ^ "Yakubu joins Everton for £11.25m". BBC Sport. 2007-08-29. Retrieved 2008-02-04. 
  30. ^ a b "Gibson: Why We Agreed To £6m Deal". MFC.co.uk. 2008-08-08. Archived from the original on 28 August 2008. Retrieved 2008-08-08. 
  31. ^ "Lamb: Sales saved Boro from catastrophe". Evening Gazette. 12 September 2009. Retrieved 15 September 2009. 
  32. ^ "Robert Huth joins Stoke with Tuncay Sanli also in talks to follow him from Middlesbrough". Guardian.co.uk. 27 August 2009. Retrieved 28 August 2009. 
  33. ^ "Clubs resolve Zeige row". BBC Sport. 2004-03-12. Retrieved 2008-02-04. 
  34. ^ "Potters clinch Tuncay swoop". Sky Sports. 28 August 2009. Retrieved 28 August 2009. 
  35. ^ "Bryan Robson: Middlesbrough Transfers". Daily Telegraph. 2001-08-21. Retrieved 2008-02-04. 
  36. ^ "Cattermole wraps up move to Wigan". BBC Sport. 2008-07-29. Retrieved 2008-07-29. 
  37. ^ "Karembeu quits Boro". 4thegame.com. 2001-07-17. Retrieved 2008-02-04. 
  38. ^ "Sanchez will let Franck leave". Sky Sports. 2007-07-16. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  39. ^ "Injuries force Pallister to retire". BBC Sport. 2001-07-04. Retrieved 2008-02-04. 
  40. ^ "Woodgate tels of Spurs ambition". Evening Gazette. 2008-01-29. Retrieved 2008-02-01. 
  41. ^ "Lamb: Why Woody can go". Evening Gazette. 2008-01-28. Retrieved 2008-02-01. 
  42. ^ Middlesbrough Records - statto.com

References[edit]

  • Rollin, Glenda & Rollin, Jack (2006). Sky Sports Football Yearbook 2006-2007. Headline. ISBN 0-7553-1526-X. 
  • Glasper, Harry (1989). Middlesbrough FC, A Complete Record, 1876 - 1989. Breedon Books. ISBN.