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PUBLISHED

15:38 3rd January 2014

BIGGEST VICTORY
14–2 v Brighton Amateurs, FA Cup Q1, 4 October 1902
10–1 v Wisbech Town, FA Cup R1, 13 November 1965 (FA Cup)
9–1 v Newport County, FL D3(S), 18 April 1951; and
Southend Utd, FL D3, 27 November 1965 (Football League)

BIGGEST DEFEAT
0–18 v Norwich City, wartime, 25 December 1940
0–9 v Middlesbrough, FL D2, 23 August 1958 (Football League)
Longest run unbeaten 17 games, October – December 1987

MOST LEAGUE POINTS 
95 (2010/11)

MOST LEAGUE GOALS
112 (1955/56)

FEWEST LEAGUE GOALS
30 (1905/06) (Southern League; 34 matches)
37, (1986/87) (Football League)

MOST GOALS AGAINST
90 (1958/59)

FEWEST GOALS AGAINST
11 (1902/03) (Southern League, 10 matches)
28 (1909/10) (Southern League, 42 matches)
34 (1922/23 & 1984/85) (Football League)

BIGGEST HOME GATES
30,292 v Derby County FL Championship 2 May 2016 (at Amex)
36,747 v Fulham, FL D2, 27 December 1958 (at Goldstone Ground)
8,729 v Manchester City, FLC R2, 24 September 2008 (at Withdean Stadium)
6,339 v Doncaster Rovers, FL D3, 14 February 1998 (at Gillingham)

LOWEST HOME GATES (League Only)
18,412 v Derby FL Championship 20 March 2012 (at Amex)
1,025 v Barnet, FL D3, 5 November 1997 (at Gillingham)
1,933 v Mansfield Town, FL D3, 9 November 1996 (at Goldstone Ground)
4,395 v Cheltenham Town, FL One, 19 February 2008 (at Withdean Stadium)

HIGHEST AVERAGE GATE 
26,236 (2012/13)

MOST APPEARANCES 
566 by Ernie “Tug” Wilson (1922–36)

MOST CONSECUTIVE APPEARANCES
247 by Eric Gill (1953–58)

MOST CAREER GOALS 
174 by Bert Stephens, (1935–48) including wartime
114 by Tommy Cook (1922–29) Football League

MOST GOALS IN A SEASON 
36 by Peter Ward (1976/77)

CONSECUTIVE CLEAN SHEETS
7 by Billy Hayes (1923/24)

OLDEST PLAYER
44 years 156 days by Sam Cowan (13 October 1945) wartime
44 years 45 days by Dave Beasant FL D1, (4 May 2003) Football League

YOUNGEST PLAYER 
15 years 258 days, Reg Bowles (29 November 1941) wartime
16 years 13 days, Jake Forster-Caskey, (8 May 2010) Football League

OLDEST TEAM AVERAGE
32 years 152 days v Bristol City, FL D3(S) (7 September 1946)

YOUNGEST TEAM AVERAGE
21 years 153 days v Stockport County FL D2 (9 October 1993)

HIGHEST FEE PAID
£2,500,000 for Craig Mackail-Smith from Peterborough United (July 2011)

HIGHEST FEE RECEIVED
£1,500,000 for Bobby Zamora from Tottenham Hotspur (July 2003); Adam Virgo from Celtic 
(July 2005); and for Elliott Bennett from Norwich City (June 2011)

MOST CAPPED PLAYERS
17, Gerry Ryan (Republic of Ireland) (1978–84); and
Steve Penney (Northern Ireland) (1984–88)

PLAYER OF THE SEASON
1968/69 John Napier
1969/70 Stewart Henderson
1970/71 Norman Gall
1971/72 Bert Murray
1972/73 Eddie Spearritt
1973/74 Norman Gall
1974/75 not chosen
1975/76 not chosen
1976/77 Brian Horton
1977/78 Peter O’Sullivan
1978/79 Mark Lawrenson
1979/80 Steve Foster
1980/81 Michael Robinson
1981/82 Andy Ritchie
1982/83 Gary Stevens
1983/84 Jimmy Case
1984/85 Graham Moseley
1985/86 Dean Saunders
1986/87 Terry Connor
1987/88 Garry Nelson
1988/89 John Keeley
1989/90 Keith Dublin
1990/91 Perry Digweed
1991/92 Mark Gall
1992/93 Steve Foster
1993/94 Kurt Nogan
1994/95 Peter Smith
1995/96 Ian Chapman
1996/97 not chosen
1997/98 Jeff Minton
1998/99 Gary Hart
1999/00 Danny Cullip
2000/01 Bobby Zamora
2001/02 Bobby Zamora
2002/03 Danny Cullip
2003/04 Guy Butters
2004/05 Adam Virgo
2005/06 Paul McShane
2006/07 Dean Hammond
2007/08 Tommy Elphick
2008/09 Andrew Whing
2009/10 Andrew Crofts
2010/11 Adam El-Abd
2011/12 Liam Bridcutt
2012/13 Liam Bridcutt
2013/14 Matthew Upson
2014/15 Inigo Calderon
2015/16 Beram Kayal

MAJOR FIRST TEAM HONOURS
1903 Southern League Division 2 joint champions
1910 Southern League champions
1910 Southern Charity Cup winners
1910 FA Charity Shield winners
1958 Football League Division 3 (South) champions
1965 Football League Division 4 champions
1972 Football League Division 3 runners-up (promoted)
1977 Football League Division 3 runners-up (promoted)
1979 Football League Division 2 runners-up (promoted)
1983 FA Cup finalists
1988 Football League Division 3 runners-up (promoted)
1991 Football League Division 2 play-off finalists
2001 Football League Division 3 champions
2002 Football League Division 2 champions
2004 Football League Division 2 play-off winners
2011 Football League One champions

BEST PERFORMANCES
Football League
13th, Division One (old), 1981/82
FA Cup
Runners-up, 1982/83
Football League Cup
Round 5 (quarter-final), 1978/79
Southern League
Champions, 1909/10
FA Charity Shield
Winners, 1910
Full Members Cup
Southern quarter-final, 1990/91 & 1991/92
Associate Members Cup/Football League Trophy
Southern final, 2008/09
Third Division Southern Section Cup
Semi-final, 1933/34
United League
Runners-up, 1906/07
Western League
Championship finalists, 1908/09
Southern Alliance
Champions, 1913/14
Southern Charity Cup
Winners, 1909/10
South Eastern League
5th, 1902/03

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