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Did you know...

  1. ... that the career of association football player Mark Maley was ended after he was accidentally shot in the eye by teammate John Oster with an air gun? (23 February 2009)
  2. ... that footballer James Constable worked in an undergarment lining factory while playing as a semi-professional? (30 October 2009)
  3. ... that professional footballer Andy Bell spent nearly a decade with hometown club Blackburn Rovers, without making a single first-team appearance? (18 December 2009)
  4. ... that footballer Sid Storey, who played for York City from 1947 to 1956, drove the open top bus that paraded the York team after winning the 1983–84 Fourth Division championship? (8 April 2010)
    Greg Young playing for Altrincham
  5. ... that Kerry-Ann Booth, the girlfriend of footballer Greg Young (pictured), did not see him on the losing side of a game for Halifax Town for the first four years of their relationship? (17 June 2010)
  6. ... that footballer Stephen Brackstone had an operation to remove his appendix after being taken to hospital following his substitution in a game for York City in December 2002? (19 June 2010)
  7. ... that after 104 years of existence, Hull City was promoted to play in the English Premier League for the first time in their history in 2008? (9 July 2010)
  8. ... that footballer Andy Leaning was named man of the match following York City's 3–1 extra time defeat at Liverpool in the FA Cup fifth round in 1986, with his performance being described as "heroic"? (20 July 2010)
  9. ... that association footballer Chris Smith, just months after signing for York City, was assaulted by a gang in an attack while on a night out? (18 June 2011)
  10. ... that association footballer Chris Clarke and his twin brother Matthew started their careers at the same club, Wolverhampton Wanderers? (21 June 2011)
  11. ... that Russell Howarth of the Minstermen had a trial with the Toffeemen in 2002? (2 October 2011)
  12. ... that footballer Adam Cunnington's strike partnership with Kevin Charley produced more than 50 goals for Barwell in 2009–10, helping the club win the Midland Football Alliance? (12 January 2012)
  13. ... that John Stone missed only three games for York City in the 1973–74 season as the club won promotion to the Second Division for the first time? (6 February 2012)
  14. ... that footballer Andy Flynn played in all of York City's seven FA Cup games in the 1926–27 season, as the team reached the competition's first round for the first time? (12 February 2012)
  15. ... that despite entering York City's team after the start of the 1983–84 season, Alan Pearce played 18 times that season for the side that won the Fourth Division? (18 February 2012)
  16. ... that York City have recorded more league victories against Rochdale than against any other club, having beaten them 43 times from 100 attempts? (22 June 2012)
  17. ... that 2012–13 will be York City's first season back in the Football League since relegation in 2004? (28 June 2012)
  18. ... that since the San Marino national football team played its first match in 1990, 97 players have represented San Marino in international matches? (18 July 2012)
  19. ... that Matty Blair scored the winning goal for York City in the 2012 Conference National play-off Final, which saw the club return to the Football League after an eight-year absence? (25 August 2012)
  20. ... that Jock Collier, Tom Mitchell and Viv Busby are the only former York City F.C. players with fewer than 25 appearances to have managed the club? (27 August 2012)
  21. ... that Jamal Fyfield assisted Matty Blair's winning goal for York City in the 2011–12 FA Trophy semi-final second leg against Luton Town with a cross from the left flank? (12 September 2012)
  22. ... that Alexandros Kasmeridis saved two penalties in Thrasyvoulos' penalty shoot-out victory over Levadiakos in the fourth round of the 2011–12 Greek Football Cup? (17 September 2012)
  23. ... that Lanre Oyebanjo scored York City's second goal in their 2–0 victory over Newport County in the 2012 FA Trophy Final, hosted at Wembley Stadium? (17 September 2012)
  24. ... that Gary Pearson scored his first goal for Darlington with a 25 yard free kick against Luton Town in January 2002, although his team went on to lose 3–2? (19 September 2012)
  25. ... that Kettering Town goalkeeper Scott Endersby is credited with being the youngest footballer to play in the FA Cup proper at the age of 15 in 1977? (8 November 2012)
  26. ... that English footballer Ben Everson played for Icelandic Úrvalsdeild team Breiðablik when they qualified for the 2013–14 UEFA Europa League First qualifying round? (13 February 2013)
  27. ... that Jon Challinor's first victory in a Conference play-off final came in 2012, after he appeared in finals in 2004, 2007, and 2009? (13 March 2013)
  28. ... that Tom Platt was a member of the Harrogate Town team that reached the FA Cup second round in the 2012–13 season? (2 April 2013)
  29. ... that Barry Wellings was Rochdale's top scorer in the 1980–81 season, with 14 goals? (30 October 2013)
  30. ... that Lindon Meikle signed for Eastwood Town following a trial, after his father suggested he join his brother Deon at the club? (23 July 2014)
  31. ... that Gary Mills became the youngest player to appear in a European Cup final when playing in Nottingham Forest's 1–0 win over Hamburger SV in the 1980 final? (26 January 2015)
  32. ... that York City were knocked out of the first round of the FA Cup in their 2014–15 season? (13 June 2015)
  33. ... that Daniel McBreen won the A-League Golden Boot in the 2012–13 season after scoring 17 goals for the Central Coast Mariners? (3 August 2015)
  34. ... that York City F.C. and York City Knights RLFC are expected to move into the York Community Stadium in 2017? (11 September 2015)
  35. ... that English association football referee Scott Duncan officiated a League Two play-off match between Fleetwood Town and York City at Highbury Stadium on 16 May 2014? (30 October 2015)
  36. ... that the latest promotion in York City's recent history came in 2012, when they beat Luton Town at Wembley Stadium in the Conference Premier play-off final? (17 December 2015)
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Barnstars and Awards
Barnstars and Awards
Football Barnstar
for maintaining the integrity and quality of soccer articles on WP
--Chensiyuan [1] (18 January 2007)
The Running Man Barnstar
For getting York City F.C. to featured standard, I award you this barnstar.
--Oldelpaso [2] (5 May 2007)
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The Working Man's Barnstar
For the thousands of positive edits you carry out each month and for almost always being the name that appears most on my watchlist.
--Slumgum [3] (23 June 2007)
The Reynald Pedros' Barnstar
I present you this original sport man's barnstar in recognition and appreciation to your tireless efforts in the improvement of football (soccer) articles. Just like Reynald, you've struggled to make this football world a better place.
--Abdelkweli [4] (13 July 2007)
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The Original Barnstar
Your efforts in updating football aritlces with transfers and statistics is brilliant, I am very happy with this. Well done.
--The sunder king [5] (17 July 2007)
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For all your unsung Gnomelike work on football articles, I, Dweller, award Mattythewhite the Football Barnstar. Congratulations!
--Dweller [6] (19 July 2007)
The Running Man Barnstar
for cleaning up football related articles like Mido so they don't look like they have come out of a scrapbook! :)
--Davnel03 [7] (16 August 2007)
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Jackrm is awarding Mattythewhite a Football barnstar for the following reason(s): You wouldn't believe how many times I have seen Matty editing football related articles. I'm pretty sure I don't have as many football articles as him watched, but whenever I check the football articles on my watchlist, he has an edit there! Amazing WikiGnome work! Keep it up, and behalf of the Wikipedia community, Thankyou!
--Jackrm [8] (30 August 2007)
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Cheers for reverting my userpage
--Jameboy [9] (21 November 2007)
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Awarded jointly to ChrisTheDude, Mattythewhite, The Rambling Man and Woody for producing quality articles at such a prolific rate that I can no longer keep up with reviewing them all.
--Oldelpaso [10] (17 February 2008)
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Awarded to Mattythewhite by Cliftonian for his tireless work on the English WP updating football related articles, and for setting the high standards which all of the WP should aspire to reach. Mattythewhite, we salute you.
--Cliftonian [11] (3 May 2009)
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The Working Man's Barnstar
thanks for persisting with the apparently thankless task of trying to keep Birmingham City F.C.'s squad list clean :-)
--Struway2 [12] (26 June 2009)
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For blitzing assessment backlogs at WikiProject Football. Thank you Mattythewhite!
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I'm awarding you this barnstar as the winner of the WP:FOOTY Euro 2012 competition having selected Spain as the winners of UEFA Euro 2012 & for all your contributions to WP:FOOTY down through the years. Qué viva España! Congratulations Matty.
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For cleaning up after that Indonesian gem... Taking the trouble to go back and revert all their vandalism is an example we could all learn from. Much appreciated.
--Struway2 [16] (27 January 2013)
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The Original Barnstar
For your work on football(soccer) related articles. Reverting vandalism and more.
--EuroCarGT [17] (4 September 2013)
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For tireless work as a pending changes reviewer.
--LavaBaron [18] (7 September 2015)
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Congratulations! You have been awarded the Four Award for your work from beginning to end on History of York City F.C. (1980–present).
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