List of York City F.C. records and statistics

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This article details all-time records. For a season-by-season statistical breakdown see List of York City F.C. seasons.
Norman Wilkinson, York City's top goalscorer with 143 goals in all competitions

York City Football Club is a professional association football club based in York, North Yorkshire, England. The club was founded in 1922 and was elected into the Midland League, where the team played until 1929 when they were admitted into the Football League. The highest level of the English football league system the team has reached is the second tier, spending two seasons in the Second Division during the 1970s. The club lost its Football League status following relegation into the Football Conference in 2004, but regained it eight years later with victory in the 2012 Conference Premier play-off Final.

This list details the major honours won by the York City, records set by the players, managers and by the club. 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 York players on the international stage, and the highest transfer fees paid and received by the club. Attendance records at Fulfordgate and Bootham Crescent are also included in the list.

All figures are correct as of the match played on 6 September 2014.

Honours[edit]

Players celebrating, one of whom is holding aloft a trophy
York players after the club's victory in the 2012 FA Trophy Final

York City have won one major honour in the Football League, winning the Fourth Division championship in the 1983–84 season with 101 points, becoming the first team in the Football League to reach 100 points.[1][2] They have achieved promotion on six other occasions, most recently in 2011–12, when they won the Conference Premier play-offs.[1] The club also won its first domestic cup competition that season, beating Newport County in the 2012 FA Trophy Final.[1]

York City's honours and achievements include the following:[1][3]

The Football League

Football Conference

Domestic cup competition

Player records[edit]

Appearances[edit]

Most appearances[edit]

Competitive matches only, appearances as substitute in brackets.[7]
# Name Years Leaguea FA Cup League Cup Otherb Total
1 Jackson, BarryBarry Jackson 1958–1970 481 (1) 34 (0) 23 (0) 0 (0) 538   (1)
2 McMillan, AndyAndy McMillan 1987–1999 409 (12) 18 (0) 27 (0) 26 (0) 480   (12)
3 Topping, ChrisChris Topping 1968–1978 410 (2) 26 (0) 25 (0) 0 (0) 461   (2)
4 Hall, WayneWayne Hall 1989–2001 353 (20) 13 (2) 27 (1) 21 (1) 414   (24)
5 Ford, GaryGary Ford 1979–1987 359 (7) 36 (0) 24 (0) 9 (0) 428   (7)
6 Forgan, TommyTommy Forgan 1954–1966 388 (0) 30 (0) 10 (0) 0 (0) 428   (0)
7 Canham, TonyTony Canham 1985–1995 309 (38) 20 (0) 18 (0) 24 (4) 371   (42)
8 Wilkinson, NormanNorman Wilkinson 1954–1966 354 (0) 39 (0) 8 (0) 0 (0) 401   (0)
9 Burrows, PhilPhil Burrows 1966–1974 333 (4) 31 (0) 22 (0) 0 (0) 386   (4)
10 Hughes, BillyBilly Hughes 1951–1961 349 (0) 30 (0) 1 (0) 0 (0) 380   (0)
a. Includes the Midland League, the Football League and the Football Conference.
b. Includes play-offs, the Football League Third Division North Cup, the Associate Members' Cup/Football League Trophy, the FA Trophy and the Conference League Cup.

Goalscorers[edit]

Top goalscorers[edit]

Competitive matches only. Matches played (including as substitute) appear in brackets.[10]
# Name Years Leaguea FA Cup League Cup Otherb Total
1 Wilkinson, NormanNorman Wilkinson 1954–1962 127 (354) 16 (39) 0 (8) 0 (0) 143 (401)
2 Walwyn, KeithKeith Walwyn 1981–1987 119 (245) 11 (24) 9 (18) 1 (4) 140 (291)
3 Fenton, BillyBilly Fenton 1951–1958 118 (257) 6 (21) 0 (0) 0 (0) 124 (278)
4 Patrick, AlfAlf Patrick 1946–1953 109 (228) 8 (13) 0 (0) 0 (0) 117 (241)
5 Aimson, PaulPaul Aimson 1964–1966
1969–1973
98 (219) 12 (19) 3 (10) 0 (0) 113 (248)
6 Bottom, ArthurArthur Bottom 1954–1958 92 (137) 13 (21) 0 (0) 0 (0) 105 (158)
7 Fenoughty, TomTom Fenoughty 1927–1934 97 (229) 7 (23) 0 (0) 0 (0) 104 (252)
8 Baines, RegReg Baines 1924–1926
1931–1933
1937–1938
88 (129) 5 (11) 0 (0) 0 (0) 93 (140)
9 Wragg, PeterPeter Wragg 1956–1963 78 (264) 4 (23) 5 (10) 0 (0) 87 (297)
10 Barnes, PaulPaul Barnes 1992–1996 76 (148) 0 (5) 5 (10) 4 (16) 85 (179)
a. Includes the Midland League, the Football League and the Football Conference.
b. Includes play-offs, the Football League Third Division North Cup, the Associate Members' Cup/Football League Trophy, the FA Trophy and the Conference League Cup.

International caps[edit]

Eamon Dunphy, the club's first capped player

This section refers only to caps earned while a York player.

Transfers[edit]

Record transfer fees paid[edit]

# Fee Paid to For Date Notes
1 £140,000 Burnley Randall, AdrianAdrian Randall 28 December 1995 [13]
2 £100,000 Southend United Conlon, BarryBarry Conlon 16 July 1999 [14]
3 £90,000 Luton Town Matthews, RobRob Matthews 8 September 1995 [15]
4= £85,000 Huddersfield Town Rowe, RodneyRodney Rowe 19 February 1997 [16][17]
4= £85,000 Oxford United Rush, DavidDavid Rush 31 January 1997 [18][19]
4= £85,000 Leeds United Tinkler, MarkMark Tinkler 26 March 1997 [20][21]

Record transfer fees received[edit]

# Fee Received from For Date Notes
1 £950,000 Sheffield Wednesday Cresswell, RichardRichard Cresswell 25 March 1999 [22]
2 £850,000 Manchester United Greening, JonathanJonathan Greening 26 March 1998 [23][f]
3 £700,000 Reading Murty, GraemeGraeme Murty 6 July 1998 [25]
4 £450,000 Port Vale McCarthy, JonJon McCarthy 1 August 1995 [26]
5 £350,000 Birmingham City Barnes, PaulPaul Barnes 4 March 1995 [27]

Managerial records[edit]

  • First manager: Jock Collier managed the club for two seasons, which included 105 matches, from July 1928 to May 1930.[28][29]
  • Longest serving manager by time: Tom Mitchell managed the club for 12 years and 11 months, which included 270 matches, from March 1937 to February 1950.[30][31]
  • Longest serving manager by matches: Tom Lockie managed the club for 376 matches over a period of seven years and three months, from July 1960 to October 1967.[30][32]

Club records[edit]

Goals[edit]

  • Most league goals scored in a season: 96 in 46 matches, Fourth Division, 1983–84.[3]
  • Fewest league goals scored in a season: 35 in 46 matches, Third Division, 2003–04.[3]
  • Most league goals conceded in a season: 106 in 46 matches, Third Division, 1965–66.[3]
  • Fewest league goals conceded in a season: 35 in 44 matches, Conference Premier, 2009–10.[3]

Points[edit]

  • Most points in a season:
    • Two points for a win: 62 in 46 matches, Fourth Division, 1964–65.[3]
    • Three points for a win: 101 in 46 matches, Fourth Division, 1983–84.[3]
  • Fewest points in a season:
    • Two points for a win: 27 in 46 matches, Third Division, 1965–66.[3]
    • Three points for a win: 33 in 46 matches, Third Division, 1987–88.[3]

Matches[edit]

Firsts[edit]

Record wins[edit]

  • Record league win: York City 9–1 Southport, Third Division North, 2 February 1957.[41]
  • Record FA Cup win:
    • York City 7–1 Horsforth, preliminary round, 20 September 1924.[42]
    • York City 7–1 Stockton Malleable, third qualifying round, 29 October 1927.[42]
    • York City 7–1 Stockton, first qualifying round, 29 September 1928.[42]
    • South Shields 0–6 York City, first round, 16 November 1968.[42]
    • York City 6–0 Rushall Olympic, fourth qualifying round, 27 October 2007.[42]
  • Record League Cup win: York City 5–0 Doncaster Rovers, first round second leg, 4 September 1984.[43]

Record defeats[edit]

  • Record league defeat: Chester City 12–0 York City, Third Division North, 1 February 1936.[44]
  • Record FA Cup defeat: Liverpool 7–0 York City, fifth round replay, 20 February 1985.[45]
  • Record League Cup defeat: York City 1–5 Stoke City, first round first leg, 22 August 2000.[43]

Record consecutive results[edit]

This section applies to league matches only.

  • Record consecutive wins: 8, from 14 November 2009 to 23 January 2010, Conference Premier.[46]
  • Record consecutive draws:
    • 6, from 26 December 1992 to 22 January 1993, Third Division.[46]
    • 6, from 3 May 2014 to 30 August 2014, League Two.[46]
  • Record consecutive defeats: 8, from 14 November 1966 to 31 December 1966, Fourth Division.[47]
  • Record consecutive matches without a defeat: 23, from 1 February 2014 to 6 September 2014, League Two.[46]
  • Record consecutive matches without a draw: 22, from 11 January 1969 to 2 May 1969, Fourth Division.[46]
  • Record consecutive matches without a win: 21, 17 January 2004 to 14 August 2004, Third Division and Conference National.[46]

Attendances[edit]

York's highest and average league attendances at Bootham Crescent from the 1932–33 season
  • Highest attendance at a home match:
  • Lowest attendance at a home match:
    • Fulfordgate: 1,500, against Maltby Main, FA Cup preliminary round, 23 September 1925.[50]
    • Bootham Crescent: 608, against Mansfield Town, Conference League Cup third round, 4 November 2008.[51][52]
  • Highest seasonal average league attendance: 10,412, Third Division North, 1948–49.[53]
  • Lowest seasonal average league attendance: 2,139, Fourth Division, 1977–78.[54]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ Promoted automatically into the Second Division by finishing in third place in the Third Division.[3]
  2. ^ a b Promoted automatically into the Third Division by finishing in third place in the Fourth Division.[3]
  3. ^ Promoted automatically into the Third Division by finishing in fourth place in the Fourth Division.[3]
  4. ^ Promoted via the play-offs into the Second Division after finishing in fourth place in the Third Division.[3]
  5. ^ Promoted via the play-offs into League Two after finishing in fourth place in the Conference Premier.[3]
  6. ^ Greening was sold to Manchester United for an initial fee of £350,000, with an additional £100,000 being paid to York for every five first-team appearances made by Greening.[24] With the player making 27 appearances for Manchester United in all competitions, York thus received £850,000 in total transfer fees for Greening.[23][24]

References[edit]

General

  • Batters, Dave (1990). York City: A Complete Record 1922–1990. Derby: Breedon Books. ISBN 978-0-90796-969-3. 
  • Batters, David (2008). York City: The Complete Record. Derby: Breedon Books. ISBN 978-1-85983-633-0. 
  • Windross, Dave; Jarred, Martin (1997). Citizens and Minstermen: A Who's Who of York City FC 1922–1997. Selby: Citizen Publications. ISBN 978-0-95310-050-7. 

Specific

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  4. ^ a b Batters. York City: The Complete Record. p. 252. 
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  6. ^ "Games played by Paul Musselwhite in 2011/2012". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 8 September 2015. 
  7. ^ Batters. York City: The Complete Record. pp. 439–452. 
  8. ^ a b Batters. York City: The Complete Record. pp. 238–421. 
  9. ^ a b Batters. York City: The Complete Record. pp. 250, 424–425. 
  10. ^ Batters. York City: The Complete Record. pp. 434–452. 
  11. ^ a b c Batters. York City: The Complete Record. p. 428. 
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  14. ^ "Barry Conlon". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 16 December 2011. 
  15. ^ "Rob Matthews". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 16 December 2011. 
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  17. ^ "Rodney Rowe". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 16 December 2011. 
  18. ^ Windross; Jarred. Citizens and Minstermen: A Who's Who of York City FC 1922–1997. p. 88. 
  19. ^ "David Rush". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 16 December 2011. 
  20. ^ Windross; Jarred. Citizens and Minstermen: A Who's Who of York City FC 1922–1997. p. 104. 
  21. ^ "Mark Tinkler". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 11 January 2013. 
  22. ^ "Richard Cresswell". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 16 December 2011. 
  23. ^ a b "Jonathan Greening". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 16 December 2011. 
  24. ^ a b "Beleaguered Dolan's cash lifeline". York Evening Press. 22 January 2001. Retrieved 8 September 2015. 
  25. ^ "Graeme Murty". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 16 December 2011. 
  26. ^ "Jon McCarthy". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 16 December 2011. 
  27. ^ "Paul Barnes". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 16 December 2011. 
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  29. ^ Batters. York City: The Complete Record. pp. 250–252. 
  30. ^ a b "Managers". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 16 December 2011. 
  31. ^ Batters. York City: The Complete Record. pp. 266–292. 
  32. ^ Batters. York City: The Complete Record. pp. 219, 314–328. 
  33. ^ a b Batters. York City: A Complete Record 1922–1990. p. 15. 
  34. ^ Batters. York City: The Complete Record. p. 240. 
  35. ^ Batters. York City: The Complete Record. p. 258. 
  36. ^ Batters. York City: The Complete Record. p. 260. 
  37. ^ Batters. York City: The Complete Record. p. 314. 
  38. ^ Batters. York City: The Complete Record. p. 412. 
  39. ^ "Aldershot 2, York City 0". York Evening Press. 16 August 2004. Retrieved 8 September 2015. 
  40. ^ a b Batters. York City: The Complete Record. p. 420. 
  41. ^ Batters. York City: The Complete Record. p. 306. 
  42. ^ a b c d e Batters. York City: The Complete Record. pp. 242–424. 
  43. ^ a b Batters. York City: The Complete Record. pp. 314–402. 
  44. ^ Batters. York City: The Complete Record. p. 264. 
  45. ^ Batters. York City: The Complete Record. p. 362. 
  46. ^ a b c d e f "York City: Records". Statto Organisation. Retrieved 14 November 2015. 
  47. ^ Batters. York City: The Complete Record. p. 326. 
  48. ^ Batters. York City: The Complete Record. p. 254. 
  49. ^ Batters. York City: The Complete Record. p. 268. 
  50. ^ Batters. York City: The Complete Record. pp. 240–256. 
  51. ^ Flett, Dave (14 May 2009). "York City season review 2008/9". The Press (York). Retrieved 17 March 2014. 
  52. ^ Flett, Dave (5 November 2008). "Setanta Shield: York City 1, Mansfield Town 1 (4–2 on pens)". The Press (York). Retrieved 14 November 2015. 
  53. ^ Batters. York City: The Complete Record. p. 290. 
  54. ^ Batters. York City: The Complete Record. p. 348.