List of Brentford F.C. records and statistics

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The £2,100,000 Brentford paid for central defender Andreas Bjelland (right) was a club record.

Brentford Football Club is an English professional football club based in Brentford, Hounslow, London. Between 1897 and 1920, the first team competed in the London League, Southern League and Western League.[1] Since 1920, the first team has competed in the Football League and other nationally and internationally organised competitions.[1]

The list encompasses the major honours won by Brentford, records set by the club, their managers and their players.

Contents

Club honours and best performances[edit]

Major domestic competitions[edit]

Leagues[edit]

First Division / Premier League (level 1)[2]

Second Division / Championship (level 2)[2]

Third Division / Third Division South / League One (level 3)[2]

Fourth Division / League Two (level 4)[2]

Cups[edit]

FA Cup

Football League Cup

Football League Trophy

European competitions[edit]

Anglo-Italian Cup

Minor domestic competitions[edit]

Leagues[edit]

Southern League First Division / Premier Division

Southern League Second Division

United League

Western League First Division / Premier Division

London Football League First Division

London Football League Second Division

Cups[edit]

West Middlesex Cup

  • Winners (1): 1894–95[7]

London Senior Cup

Middlesex Senior Cup

  • Winners (1): 1897–98[6]

Southern Professional Charity Cup

Ealing Hospital Cup

London Challenge Cup

Supporters Direct Cup

  • Winners (2): 2004, 2008[10]

Empire Exhibition Trophy

  • Best performance: First Round – 1938[11]

FA Amateur Cup

Southern Professional Floodlit Cup

First Alliance Cup

  • Best performance: First Round – 1988[13]

Player records[edit]

Kevin O'Connor retired in 2015 after making 501 appearances.

Appearances[edit]

Most appearances[edit]

As of match played 7 May 2017. Competitive matches only, includes appearances as substitute. Numbers in brackets indicate goals scored. Years are listed according to the player's first and last appearances for the club.
# Name Years League FA Cup League Cup Other[a] Total
1 England Ken Coote 1949–1963 5140(14) 350(1) 100(0) 0 (0) 5590(15)
2 England Jamie Bates 1987–1999 4190(18) 210(2) 400(3) 44 (1) 5260(24)
3 England Peter Gelson 1961–1974 4710(17) 29 (0) 170(1) 0 (0) 5160(18)
4 Republic of Ireland Kevin O'Connor 2000–2014 4250(32) 310(4) 200(4) 24 (4) 5010(44)
5 Scotland Tommy Higginson 1960–1970 3880(15) 270(1) 180(0) 0 (0) 4350(16)
6 Scotland Jackie Graham 1970–1980 3740(38) 210(2) 140(0) 0 (0) 4090(40)
7 England Keith Millen 1984–1994 3050(17) 180(1) 260(6) 31 (0) 3800(20)
8 England Gerry Cakebread 1954–1964 3480(0) 200(0) 60(0) 0 (0) 3740(0)
9 England Danis Salman 1975–1985 325 (8) 17 (0) 19 (0) 10 (0) 371 (8)
10 England Alan Nelmes 1967–1976 3160(2) 190(0) 150(0) 0 (0) 3500(2)

Goalscoring[edit]

Ghanaian international Lloyd Owusu scored 87 goals in two spells between 1998 and 2007.

League[edit]

Southern League[edit]
Football League[edit]

Cup[edit]

Hattricks[edit]

  • Most hattricks (all competitions): 9 – Jack Holliday[32]
  • Most hattricks in a Southern League season: 3 – Geordie Reid (First Division, 1910–11)[23]
  • Most hattricks in a Football League season: 5 – Jack Holliday (Third Division South, 1932–33)[32]
  • Fastest hattrick (all competitions): 3 minutes – Gary Roberts (versus Newport County, Football League Trophy southern area final, 17 May 1985)[32]
  • Fastest Football League hattrick: 7 minutes – Carl Asaba (versus Shrewsbury Town, Second Division, 31 August 1996)[32]
  • Youngest hattrick scorer: Matt Harrold – 19 years 3 months 14 days (versus Gainsborough Trinity, FA Cup first round, 8 November 2003)[33]
  • Hattrick scored on club debut: Andy Woon (versus Port Vale, Third Division, 10 February 1973)[32]

Penalties[edit]

  • Most penalties (all competitions): 15 – Kevin O'Connor (13 league, 1 play-offs, 1 FA Cup)
  • Most penalties in a season (all competitions): 9 – Stan Bowles (8 league, 1 FA Cup, 1982–83)
  • Most penalties in a Southern League season: 5 – Fred Pentland (First Division, 1906–07)
  • Most penalties in a Football League season: 8
    • Johnny Brooks (Fourth Division, 1962–63)
    • Stan Bowles (Third Division, 1982–83)

Other[edit]

Top goalscorers[edit]

As of match played 7 May 2017. Competitive matches only. Numbers in brackets indicate appearances made.
# Name Years League FA Cup League Cup Other[a] Total
1 England Jim Towers 1954–1961 153 (262) 09 (17) 010(3) 0 (0) 163 (282)
2 England George Francis 1955–1961
1961–1962
124 (260) 12 (18) 2 (0) 0 (0) 136 (280)
3 England Jack Holliday 1932–1939 119 (212) 3 (10) 0 (0) 121 (222)
4 England Gary Blissett 1987–1993 79 (233) 7 (14) 9 (19) 10 (25) 105 (291)
5 Scotland Dave McCulloch 1935–1938 85 (116) 5 (6) 9 (0) 90 (124)
6 England Billy Lane 1929–1932 79 (112) 10 (11) 0 (0) 89 (123)
7 Ghana Lloyd Owusu 1998–2002
2005–2007
77 (215) 4 (14) 030(8) 3 (13) 87 (250)
8 England Jack Lane 1925–1931 74 (215) 12 (19) 0 (0) 86 (234)
9 England Billy Scott 1932–1947 083 (274) 3 (22) 0 (0) 86 (296)
10 Wales Idris Hopkins 1932–1947 77 (293) 3 (21) 0 (0) 80 (314)

Golden Boot[edit]

Discipline[edit]

Other player records[edit]

Opposition player records[edit]

International[edit]

  • First capped player: Joe Connor (for Ireland versus Scotland, 21 March 1903)[54]
  • First capped player since Brentford joined the Football League in 1920:
  • First capped player for England: Billy Scott (versus Wales, 17 October 1936)[57]
  • Most capped Brentford player while playing for the club: 22 – John Buttigieg (Malta)[58]

Transfers[edit]

Record paid[edit]

As of 1 February 2017.
Name Nationality Fee paid Transferred from Date Notes Ref
Sergi Canós  Spain Undisclosed England Norwich City 31 January 2017 [nb 4] [59]
Andreas Bjelland  Denmark £2,100,000 Netherlands Twente 2 July 2015 [60]
Jota  Spain £1,500,000 Spain Celta Vigo 15 August 2014 [61]
Moses Odubajo  England Undisclosed England Leyton Orient 27 June 2014 [nb 5] [62]
Hermann Hreiðarsson  Iceland £750,000 England Crystal Palace September 1998 [63]
Joe Allon  England £250,000 England Chelsea November 1992 [63]
Eddie May  Scotland £167,000 Scotland Hibernian July 1989 [63]
Simon Ratcliffe  England £100,000 England Norwich City January 1989 [63]
Alan Whitehead  England £78,000 England Bury July 1981 [63]
Tony Funnell  England £50,000 England Gillingham March 1980 [63]
Jim McNichol  Scotland £33,000 England Luton Town October 1978 [63]
Andy McCulloch  England £25,000 England Oxford United March 1976 [63]
John Dick  Scotland £17,500 England West Ham United September 1962 [63]
Tommy Lawton  England £16,000 England Notts County March 1952 [63]
Ron Greenwood  England £9,500 England Bradford Park Avenue March 1949 [63]
Jackie Gibbons  England £8,000 England Bradford Park Avenue August 1947 [63]
Dave McCulloch  Scotland £6,000 Scotland Heart of Midlothian November 1935 [63]
George Poyser  England £1,550 England Port Vale July 1934 [63]
Baden Herod  England £1,500 England Charlton Athletic July 1928 [63]
Ernie Watkins  England £1,000 England Southend United January 1926 [63]

Record received[edit]

As of 7 August 2018.
Name Nationality Fee received Transferred to Date Notes Ref
Scott Hogan  Republic of Ireland Undisclosed England Aston Villa 31 January 2017 [nb 6] [64]
Andre Gray  England Undisclosed England Burnley 21 August 2015 [nb 7] [65]
Adam Forshaw  England Undisclosed England Wigan Athletic 1 September 2014 [nb 8] [66]
Hermann Hreiðarsson  Iceland £2,500,000 England Wimbledon October 1999 [67]
Dean Holdsworth  England £720,000 England Wimbledon July 1993 [nb 9] [68]
Andy Sinton  England £350,000 England Queens Park Rangers March 1989 [nb 10] [67]
Roger Joseph  England £150,000 England Wimbledon August 1988 [67]
Terry Hurlock  England £95,000 England Reading February 1986 [67]
Andy McCulloch  England £60,000 England Sheffield Wednesday June 1979 [67]
Stewart Houston  Scotland £55,000 England Manchester United December 1973 [nb 11] [68]
John O'Mara  England £50,000 England Blackburn Rovers September 1972 [67]
Roger Cross  England £30,000 England Fulham September 1971 [67]
John Docherty  Scotland £17,000 England Sheffield United March 1961 [67]
Jack Chisholm  England £16,000 England Sheffield United March 1948 [67]
Dave McCulloch  Scotland £9,500 England Derby County October 1938 [67]
Baden Herod  England £4,000 England Tottenham Hotspur February 1929 [67]
Joe Wiggins  England £1,400 England Leicester City April 1928 [67]
Harry Morris  England £750 England Millwall Athletic February 1923 [67]
Tommy Shanks Ireland Ireland £200 England Woolwich Arsenal January 1903 [nb 12]
[nb 13]
[68]

Other transfer records[edit]

Managerial records[edit]

Most matches[edit]

As of match played 7 May 2017. Competitive matches only.
# Name Years Total matches Wins Draws Losses Winning percentage Notes Ref
1 England Harry Curtis 1926–1949 706 305 157 244 43.2 [70]
2 Scotland Malky MacDonald 1957–1965 380 160 94 126 42.11 [71]
3 England Fred Halliday 1908–1912
1915–1921
1924–1926
334 108 70 156 32.34 [72]
4 England David Webb 1993–1997 216 85 65 66 39.35 [73]
5 England Fred Callaghan 1980–1984 205 69 59 77 33.66 [74]
6 England Steve Perryman 1987–1990 183 71 49 63 38.8 [75]
7 England Bill Dodgin, Sr. 1953–1957 183 65 57 61 35.52 [76]
8 England Frank Blunstone 1969–1973
1984
181 72 39 70 39.78 [77]
9 England Bill Dodgin, Jr. 1976–1980 180 73 36 71 40.56 [78]
10 England Andy Scott 2007–2011 168 64 55 49 38.1 [nb 14] [79]

Most wins[edit]

As of match played 7 May 2017. Competitive matches only.
# Name Years Wins Draws Losses Winning percentage Total matches Ref
1 England Harry Curtis 1926–1949 305 157 244 43.2 706 [70]
2 Scotland Malky MacDonald 1957–1965 160 94 126 42.11 380 [71]
3 England Fred Halliday 1908–1912
1915–1921
1924–1926
108 70 156 32.34 334 [72]
4 England David Webb 1993–1997 85 65 66 39.35 216 [73]
5 England Bill Dodgin, Jr. 1976–1980 73 36 71 40.56 180 [78]
6 England Frank Blunstone 1969–1973
1984
72 39 70 39.78 181 [77]
7 England Steve Perryman 1987–1990 71 49 63 38.8 183 [75]
8 England Fred Callaghan 1980–1984 69 59 77 33.66 205 [74]
9 England Phil Holder 1990–1993 66 33 59 41.77 158 [80]
10 England Bill Dodgin, Sr. 1953–1957 65 57 61 35.52 183 [76]

Most points[edit]

As of match played 7 May 2017. League matches only, adjusted to 3 points for a win.
# Name Years Points Wins Draws Losses Winning percentage Total matches Notes Ref
1 England Harry Curtis 1926–1949 1002 284 150 226 43.03 660 [81]
2 Scotland Malky MacDonald 1957–1965 533 149 86 116 42.45 351 [82]
3 England Fred Halliday 1908–1912
1915–1921
1924–1926
321 103 68 150 32.09 321 [83]
4 England David Webb 1993–1997 275 73 56 55 39.67 184 [84]
5 England Bill Dodgin, Jr. 1976–1980 247 70 37 65 40.7 172 [85]
6 England Frank Blunstone 1969–1973
1984
233 66 35 62 40.49 163 [48]
7 England Bill Dodgin, Sr. 1953–1957 232 60 52 57 35.5 169 [86]
8 England Steve Perryman 1987–1990 226 61 43 55 38.36 159 [87]
9 England Fred Callaghan 1980–1984 227 59 50 61 34.71 170 [85]
10 England Andy Scott 2007–2011 219 58 45 43 39.73 146 [nb 14] [79]

Highest winning percentage[edit]

As of match played 7 May 2017. 75 or more competitive matches only.
# Name Years Winning percentage Wins Draws Losses Total matches Ref
1 England Mark Warburton 2013–2015 51.28 40 16 22 78 [88]
2 Germany Uwe Rösler 2011–2013 43.8 60 40 37 137 [89]
3 England Dusty Rhodes 1912–1915 43.68 38 19 30 87 [81]
4 England Martin Allen 2004–2006 43.55 54 36 44 124 [90]
5 England Harry Curtis (secretary) 1926–1949 43.2 305 157 244 706 [70]
6 Scotland Malky MacDonald 1957–1965 42.11 160 94 126 160 [71]
7 England Phil Holder 1990–1993 41.77 66 33 59 158 [80]
8 England Bill Dodgin, Jr. 1976–1980 40.56 73 36 71 180 [78]
9 England Jimmy Sirrel 1967–1969 40.34 48 27 44 119 [91]
10 England Frank Blunstone 1969–1973
1984
39.78 72 39 70 181 [77]

Lowest winning percentage[edit]

As of match played 7 May 2017. Permanent managers only.
# Name Years Winning percentage Wins Draws Losses Total matches Notes Ref
1 Sierra Leone Leroy Rosenior 2006 13.04 3 10 10 23 [92]
2 Republic of Ireland Scott Fitzgerald 2006–2007 16.67 4 5 15 24 [nb 14] [93]
3 England Micky Adams 1997–1998 21.21 7 15 11 33 [94]
4 England Terry Butcher 2007 21.74 5 5 13 23 [95]
5 Netherlands Marinus Dijkhuizen (head coach) 2015 22.22 2 2 5 9 [96]
6 England Tommy Lawton 1953 24.24 8 10 15 33 [97]
7 England Eddie May 1997 26.32 5 5 9 19 [98]
8 England Mike Everitt 1973–1975 28.77 21 22 30 73 [99]
9 England Wally Downes 2002–2004 29.9 29 22 46 97 [100]
10 Scotland Jimmy Bain 1952–1953 30.43 7 5 11 23 [101]

Other manager records[edit]

Club records[edit]

Matches[edit]

Firsts[edit]

Record wins[edit]

  • Record London League win: 9–1 versus Bromley, First Division, 7 April 1898[6]
  • Record Southern League win: 11–1 versus Wycombe Wanderers, Second Division, 16 February 1901[nb 15][4]
  • Record Southern League away win: 9–1 versus Southall, Second Division, 19 January 1901[23]
  • Record Football League win: 9–0 versus Wrexham, Third Division, 15 October 1963[nb 16][111]
  • Record Football League away win:[112]
    • 6–0 versus Southampton, Third Division, 9 March 1959
    • 7–1 versus Exeter City, Third Division, 23 April 1983
  • Record FA Cup win: 8–0 versus Uxbridge, third qualifying round, 31 October 1903[nb 17][103]
  • Record FA Cup away win: 6–1 vs Ilford, first round, 29 November 1930[103]
  • Record Football League Cup win:
    • 3–0 versus Wrexham, first round, 4 September 1962
    • 3–0 versus Hull City, second round, 4 September 1969
    • 3–0 versus Aldershot, first round, 21 August 1974
    • 4–1 versus Queens Park Rangers, second round, 22 August 2017[nb 18]
  • Record Football League Trophy win:
    • 6–0 versus Newport County, semi-final, 17 May 1985
    • 6–0 versus Bournemouth, southern area quarter-final, 8 November 2011

Highest-scoring draws[edit]

  • Highest scoring Southern League draw: 3–3 on four occasions[23]
  • Highest scoring Football League draw: 5–5 versus Luton Town, Third Division South, 1 February 1933[113]
  • Highest scoring home Football League draw: 3–3 on 22 occasions, most recently versus Milton Keynes Dons, League One, 31 December 2011[113]
  • Highest scoring away Football League draw: 5–5 versus Luton Town, Third Division South, 1 February 1933[113]
  • Highest scoring draw (all competitions): 6–6 after extra time versus Dagenham & Redbridge, Football League Cup first round, 12 August 2014[nb 19][113]

Record defeats[edit]

  • Record Football League Cup defeat:
    • 0–5 versus Charlton Athletic, first round, second leg, 12 August 1980
    • 0–5 versus Cheltenham Town, first round, 23 August 2005
    • 0–5 versus Derby County, second round, 27 August 2013
  • Record Football League Trophy defeat: 0–4 versus Wycombe Wanderers, southern area first round, 19 January 1988

Other[edit]

  • Most matches in a Football League season: 63 – 1988–89 (46 Third Division, 8 FA Cup, 4 Football League Cup, 5 Football League Trophy)[116]

Sequences[edit]

Wins[edit]

  • Consecutive Southern League wins: 9 (13 September 1913 – 20 December 1913)[nb 23][23]
  • Consecutive home Southern League wins: 7 (10 November 1900 – 9 April 1901)[23]
  • Consecutive away Southern League wins: 4 (13 September 1913 – 20 December 1913)[23]
  • Consecutive Football League wins: 9 (30 April – 24 September 1932)[113]
  • Consecutive Football League wins in a single season: 8 (26 November 2013 – 11 January 2014)[117]
  • Consecutive home Football League wins: 21 (31 August 1929 – 21 April 1930)[15]
  • Consecutive away Football League wins: 5[113]
    • 21 April – 29 August 1956
    • 24 October – 28 December 1981
    • 20 April – 24 August 1991
    • 16 October – 11 December 2010

Draws[edit]

  • Consecutive Southern League draws: 3[23]
    • 24 February 1900 – 17 March 1900
    • 11 February 1905 – 25 February 1905
    • 4 November 1905 – 18 November 1905
    • 22 February 1913 – 5 March 1913
    • 20 September 1919 – 27 September 1919
  • Consecutive home Southern League draws: 3[23]
    • 14 October 1911 – 11 November 1911
    • 25 December 1914 – 30 January 1915
    • 27 September 1919 – 1 November 1919
  • Consecutive away Southern League draws: 3 (24 November 1906 – 22 December 1906)[23]
  • Consecutive Football League draws: 5 (16 March – 6 April 1957)[113]
  • Consecutive home Football League draws: 4[113]
    • 10 January – 28 February 1925
    • 2 – 30 April 1927
    • 25 December 1931 – 30 January 1932
    • 3 – 22 April 1953
    • 11 April – 25 March 1961
    • 26 February – 2 April 1994
    • 21 December 1996 – 8 February 1997
  • Consecutive away Football League draws: 6 (27 December 1980 – 7 March 1981)[113]

Defeats[edit]

  • Consecutive Southern League defeats: 11 (19 April 1902 – 8 November 1902)[23]
  • Consecutive Southern League defeats in a single season: 9 (6 September – 8 November 1902)[23]
  • Consecutive Southern League home defeats: 5 (6 December 1902 – 24 January 1903)[23]
  • Consecutive Southern League away defeats: 18 (19 April 1902 – 5 September 1903)[23]
  • Consecutive Southern League away defeats in a single season: 15 (6 September 1902 – 18 April 1903)[23]
  • Consecutive Football League defeats: 9[113]
    • 13 April – 12 September 1925
    • 20 October – 25 December 1928
  • Consecutive home Football League defeats: 6[113]
    • 25 April – 26 September 1925
    • 9 January – 20 March 1993
  • Consecutive away Football League defeats: 15 (16 September 1972 – 10 March 1973)[113]

Without defeat[edit]

  • Most Southern League matches without defeat: 21 (21 April 1900 – 7 September 1901)[23]
  • Most home Southern League matches without defeat: 22 (22 January 1910 – 11 February 1911)[23]
  • Most away Southern League matches without defeat: 10 (30 April 1900 – 7 September 1901)[23]
  • Best-ever run of Southern League results: 18 wins, 4 draws (21 April 1900 – 7 September 1901)[23]
  • Most Football League matches without defeat: 26 (20 February – 16 October 1999)[113]
  • Most home Football League matches without defeat: 29 (20 January 1996 – 4 March 1997)[113]
  • Most away Football League matches without defeat: 12 (20 February – 2 October 1999)[113]
  • Best-ever run of Football League results: 16 wins, 3 draws (19 October 2013 – 22 February 2014)[117]

Without a win[edit]

  • Most Southern League matches without a win: 11[23]
    • 19 April – 8 November 1902
    • 6 December 1902 – 21 February 1903
  • Most home Southern League matches without a win: 7 (6 December 1902 – 14 February 1903)[23]
  • Most away Southern League matches without a win: 35 (7 September 1901 – 17 October 1903)[118]
  • Most Football League matches without a win: 18 (9 September – 26 December 2006)[113]
  • Most home Football League matches without a win: 13 (5 February – 16 September 2000)[113]
  • Most away Football League matches without a win: 21[113]
    • 24 April 1965 – 16 April 1966
    • 22 April 1997 – 3 March 1998
  • Most away Southern League matches without a win: 35 (30 March 1901 – 7 November 1903)[118]

Without a draw[edit]

  • Most Southern League matches without a draw: 20[23]
    • 20 April 1912 – 21 December 1912
    • 8 March 1913 – 20 December 1913
  • Most home Southern League matches without a draw: 19[23]
    • 18 January 1902 – 31 January 1903
    • 4 January 1913 – 11 April 1914
  • Most away Southern League matches without a draw: 19 (19 April 1902 – 19 September 1903)[23]
  • Most Football League matches without a draw: 27 (2 May 1998 – 30 January 1999)[113]
  • Most home Football League matches without a draw: 25 (27 April 1929 – 17 September 1930)[113]
  • Most away Football League matches without a draw: 44 (25 August 1923 – 5 September 1925)[113]

Scoring[edit]

  • Most Southern League matches without failing to score a goal: 13 (10 November 1900 – 7 September 1901)[23]
  • Most Southern League matches without failing to score a home goal: 17 (14 February – 27 December 1910)[23]
  • Most Southern League matches without failing to score an away goal: 10 (16 April 1900 – 30 March 1901)[23]
  • Most Southern League matches without scoring a goal: 8 (26 March 1904 – 24 September 1904)[23]
  • Most Southern League matches without scoring a home goal: 3[23]
    • 2 April – 1 October 1904
    • 21 September – 9 November 1912
  • Most Southern League matches without scoring an away goal: 5[23]
    • 26 March – 24 September 1904
    • 27 December 1911 – 2 March 1912
  • Most Football League matches without failing to score a goal: 26 (4 March – 14 September 1963)[113]
  • Most Football League matches without failing to score a home goal: 41 (21 August 1962 – 28 March 1964)[113]
  • Most Football League matches without failing to score an away goal: 17 (7 January – 4 November 1933)[113]
  • Most Football League matches without scoring a goal: 7 (7 March – 8 April 2000)[15]
  • Most Football League matches without scoring a home goal: 6 (30 January 1993 – 27 March 1993)[113]
  • Most Football League matches without scoring an away goal: 9 (14 October 2006 – 20 January 2007)[113]

Clean sheets[edit]

  • Most consecutive Southern League clean sheets: 5[23]
    • 5 – 28 March 1910
    • 26 December 1913 – 7 February 1914
  • Most consecutive home Southern League clean sheets: 5[23]
    • 5 April – 18 September 1912
    • 6 December 1911 – 1914 March 1914
  • Most consecutive away Southern League clean sheets: 5 (11 October 1913 – 7 February 1914)[23]
  • Most Southern League games without a clean sheet: 20 (22 February – 22 November 1902)[23]
  • Most home Southern League games without a clean sheet: 9[23]
    • 10 September 1898 – 8 April 1899
    • 1 March – 22 November 1902
  • Most away Southern League games without a clean sheet: 33 (14 September 1901 – 7 November 1903)[23]
  • Most consecutive Football League clean sheets: 9 (1 October – 9 November 1957)[41]
  • Most consecutive home Football League clean sheets: 8 (14 January – 22 April 1950)[113]
  • Most consecutive away Football League clean sheets: 4[113]
    • 28 February – 13 April 1935
    • 25 August – 11 September 1948
    • 8 September – 10 October 1979
    • 6 September – 8 October 1980
    • 5 October – 22 November 1991
    • 2 November – 21 December 2013
  • Most Football League games without a clean sheet: 20[113]
    • 21 April – 10 November 1923
    • 25 September 1954 – 19 February 1955
    • 29 September 1984 – 26 January 1985
    • 5 February–20 August 1994
    • 23 September 2006 – 20 January 2007
  • Most home Football League games without a clean sheet: 16 (3 March – 20 October 1956)[113]
  • Most away Football League games without a clean sheet: 34 (17 March 1928 – 26 December 1929)[113]

League records[edit]

Southern League (1898–1920)[edit]

Wins in a season[edit]
  • Most Southern League wins in a season: 20 – 1913–14 (Second Division)[4]
  • Most Southern League home wins in a season: 14 – 1906–07 (First Division)[4]
  • Most Southern League away wins in a season: 7 – 1900–01, 1913–14 (Second Division)[4]
  • Least Southern League wins in a season: 2 – 1902–03 (First Division)[4]
  • Least Southern League home wins in a season: 2 – 1902–03 (First Division)[4]
  • Least Southern League away wins in a season: 0 – 1901–02, 1902–03 (First Division)[4]
Draws in a season[edit]
  • Most Southern League draws in a season: 9 – 1904–05, 1909–10, 1910–11, 1911–12 (First Division)[4]
  • Most Southern League home draws in a season: 7 – 1904–05 (First Division)[4]
  • Most Southern League away draws in a season: 5 – 1903–04, 1906–07, 1919–20 (First Division)[4]
  • Least Southern League draws in a season: 1 – 1902–03 (First Division)[4]
  • Least Southern League home draws in a season: 1 – 1900–01, 1902–03 (First Division), 1912–13 (Second Division)[4]
  • Least Southern League away draws in a season: 0 – 1902–03 (First Division)[4]
Defeats in a season[edit]
  • Most Southern League defeats in a season: 27 – 1902–03 (First Division)[4]
  • Most Southern League home defeats in a season: 12 – 1902–03 (First Division)[4]
  • Most Southern League away defeats in a season: 16 – 1907–08, 1912–13 (First Division)[4]
  • Least Southern League defeats in a season: 0 – 1900–01 (Second Division)[4]
  • Least Southern League home defeats in a season: 0 – 1900–01 (Second Division)[4]
  • Least Southern League away defeats in a season: 0 – 1900–01 (Second Division)[4]

Football League (1920–present)[edit]

Wins in a season[edit]
Draws in a season[edit]
  • Most Football League draws in a season: 19 – 1980–81 (Third Division), 1993–94 (Second Division)
  • Most Football League home draws in a season: 11 – 1996–97 (Second Division)
  • Most Football League away draws in a season: 10 – 1958–59, 1963–64, 1980–81 (Third Division)
  • Least Football League draws in a season: 5 – 1929–30 (Third Division South)
  • Least Football League home draws in a season: 0 – 1929–30 (Third Division South)
  • Least Football League away draws in a season: 0 – 1923–24, 1924–25 (Third Division South)
Defeats in a season[edit]
  • Most Football League defeats in a season: 26 – 1924–25 (Third Division South), 1946–47 (First Division)
  • Most Football League home defeats in a season: 11 – 1946–47 (First Division)
  • Most Football League away defeats in a season: 20 – 1924–25 (Third Division South)
  • Least Football League defeats in a season: 6 – 1932–33 (Third Division South)
  • Least Football League home defeats in a season: 0 – 1929–30 (Third Division South), 1934–35 (Second Division)
  • Least Football League away defeats in a season: 4 – 1932–33 (Third Division South)
Superior away records[edit]
  • Seasons in which the club won more points away from home than at home:[2]
    • 1980–81, Third Division, 24 points won away, 23 won at home[nb 25]
    • 1981–82, Third Division, 38 points won away, 30 won at home
    • 1985–86, Third Division, 34 points won away, 32 won at home
    • 1996–97, Second Division, 39 points won away, 35 won at home
    • 2007–08, League Two, 33 points won away, 26 won at home

Other home/away records[edit]

  • Identical home and away records:
    • 1900–01, Southern League Second Division, 7 wins, 1 draw, 0 losses[4]
    • 2005–06, Football League One, 10 wins, 8 draws, 5 losses[2]

Goals[edit]

Southern League (1898–1920)[edit]

Scored in a match[edit]
  • Most goals scored in a home Southern League win: 11[4]
    • 11–1 versus Wycombe Wanderers, Second Division, 16 February 1901
  • Most goals scored in an away Southern League win: 9[23]
    • 9–1 versus Southall, Second Division, 19 January 1901
Conceded in a match[edit]
  • Most goals conceded in a home Southern League defeat: 5[23]
    • 0–5 versus Grays United, Second Division, 8 February 1900
    • 0–5 versus Portsmouth, First Division, 14 February 1903
  • Most goals conceded in an away Southern League defeat: 9[4]
    • 0–9 versus Coventry City, First Division, 27 December 1911
Scored in a season[edit]
  • Most Southern League goals scored in a season: 80 – 1913–14 (Second Division)[4]
  • Most home Southern League goals scored in a season: 52 – 1913–14 (Second Division)[4]
  • Most away Southern League goals scored in a season: 28 – 1913–14 (Second Division)[4]
  • Least Southern League goals scored in a season: 25 – 1902–03 (First Division)[4]
  • Least home Southern League goals scored in a season: 10 – 1902–03 (First Division)[4]
  • Least away Southern League goals scored in a season: 7 – 1899–00 (Second Division)[4]
Conceded in a season[edit]
  • Most Southern League goals conceded in a season: 103 – 1902–03 (First Division)[4]
  • Most home Southern League goals conceded in a season: 36 – 1902–03 (First Division)[4]
  • Most away Southern League goals conceded in a season: 67 – 1902–03 (First Division)[4]
  • Least Southern League goals conceded in a season: 11 – 1900–01 (Second Division)[4]
  • Least home Southern League goals conceded in a season: 3 – 1913–14 (Second Division)[4]
  • Least away Southern League goals conceded in a season: 5 – 1900–01 (Second Division)[4]
Goal difference[edit]
  • Highest positive overall goal difference in a Southern League season: +62 – 1913–14 (Second Division)[4]
  • Highest positive home goal difference in a Southern League season: +49 – 1913–14 (Second Division)[4]
  • Highest positive away goal difference in a Southern League season: +22 – 1900–01 (Second Division)[4]
  • Highest final league placing with a negative goal difference in a Southern League season: 7th, -10 – 1914–15 (Second Division)[4]
  • Lowest negative overall goal difference in a Southern League season: -68 – 1902–03 (First Division)[4]
  • Lowest negative home goal difference in a Southern League season: -26 – 1902–03 (First Division)[4]
  • Lowest negative away goal difference in a Southern League season: -50 – 1902–03 (First Division)[4]
  • Lowest final league placing with a positive goal difference in a Southern League season: 10th, +1 – 1906–07 (First Division)[4]
Aggregate scores[edit]
  • Highest home Southern League League aggregate score: 12[23]
    • 11–1 versus Wycombe Wanderers, Second Division, 16 February 1901
  • Highest away Southern League aggregate score: 11[23]
Goalless draws[edit]
  • Most goalless draws in a Southern League season: 5 – 1909–10 (First Division)[23]
Goalscorers[edit]
  • Most goalscorers in a Southern League season (all competitions): 13 – 1913–14 (First Division)[23]
  • Most goalscorers in a Southern League match: 5
  • Least goalscorers in a Southern League season (all competitions): 7 – 1900–01 (Second Division)[23]

Football League (1920–present)[edit]

Scored in a match[edit]
  • Most goals scored in a home Football League win: 9[113]
    • 9–0 versus Wrexham, Third Division, 15 October 1963
  • Most goals scored in an away Football League win: 7[113]
    • 7–1 versus Exeter City, Third Division, 23 April 1983
Conceded in a match[edit]
  • Most goals conceded in a home Football League defeat: 6[113]
    • 1–6 versus Brighton & Hove Albion, Third Division South, 12 September 1925
    • 2–6 versus Manchester City, First Division, 3 April 1937
    • 2–6 versus Luton Town, Third Division, 8 February 1964
    • 2–6 versus Bristol Rovers, Second Division, 28 August 2000
  • Most goals conceded in an away Football League defeat: 7[113]
    • 1–7 versus Plymouth Argyle, Third Division South, 6 September 1924
    • 0–7 versus Swansea Town, Third Division South, 8 November 1924
    • 1–7 versus Reading, Third Division South, 1 May 1926
    • 2–7 versus Grimsby Town, Second Division, 11 November 1950
    • 0–7 versus Walsall, Third Division South, 19 January 1957
    • 0–7 versus Peterborough United, League Two, 24 November 2007
Scored in a season[edit]
  • Most goals scored in a season (all competitions): 107 – 1982–83 (Third Division)[119]
  • Most Football League goals scored in a season: 98 – 1962–63 (Fourth Division)[119]
  • Most home Football League goals scored in a season: 66 – 1929–30 (Third Division South)
  • Most away Football League goals scored in a season: 45 – 1932–33 (Third Division South)
  • Least Football League goals scored in a season: 38 – 1924–25 (Third Division South)[119]
  • Least home Football League goals scored in a season: 19 – 1946–47 (Fourth Division)
  • Least away Football League goals scored in a season: 10 – 1924–25 (Third Division South)
Conceded in a season[edit]
  • Most Football League goals conceded in a season: 94 – 1925–26 (Third Division South)
  • Most home Football League goals conceded in a season: 41 – 2006–07 (League One)[2]
  • Most away Football League goals conceded in a season: 65 – 1924–25 (Third Division South)
  • Least Football League goals conceded in a season: 39 – 1969–70 (Fourth Division), 1994–95 (Second Division)
  • Least home Football League goals conceded in a season: 11 – 1969–70 (Fourth Division)
  • Least away Football League goals conceded in a season: 21 – 1996–97 (Second Division)
Goal difference[edit]
  • Highest positive overall goal difference in a Football League season: +50 – 1929–30 (Third Division South)[2]
  • Highest positive home goal difference in a Football League season: +54 – 1929–30 (Third Division South)[2]
  • Highest positive away goal difference in a Football League season: +15 – 1932–33 (Third Division South)[2]
  • Highest final league placing with a negative goal difference in a Football League season: 4th, -3 – 2004–05 (League One)[2]
  • Lowest negative overall goal difference in a Football League season: -53 – 1924–25 (Third Division South)[2]
  • Lowest negative home goal difference in a Football League season: -17 – 2006–07 (League One)[2]
  • Lowest negative away goal difference in a Football League season: -55 – 1924–35 (Third Division South)[2]
  • Lowest final league placing with a positive goal difference in a Football League season: 16th, +2 – 1963–64 (Third Division), 1993–94 (Second Division)[2]
Aggregate scores[edit]
  • Highest home Football League aggregate score: 10[113]
    • 7–3 versus Coventry City, Third Division South, 23 October 1926
    • 8–2 versus Crystal Palace, Third Division South, 25 December 1930
    • 7–3 versus Cardiff City, Third Division South, 1 April 1933
    • 8–2 versus Bury, Second Division, 19 February 1949
    • 6–4 versus York City, Fourth Division, 9 November 1970
  • Highest away Football League aggregate score: 10[113]
    • 5–5 versus Luton Town, Third Division South, 1 February 1933
    • 4–6 versus Southampton, Third Division South, 21 August 1954
    • 6–4 versus Crewe Alexandra, Fourth Division, 3 September 1977
  • Highest Football League Cup aggregate score: 12[nb 19][113]
Goalless draws[edit]
  • Most goalless draws in a season (all competitions): 9 – 1997–98
  • Most goalless draws in a Football League season: 8
    • 1948–49 (Second Division)
    • 1973–74 (Fourth Division)
    • 1980–81 (Third Division)
    • 1997–98 (Second Division)
Goalscorers[edit]

Clean sheets[edit]

  • Most clean sheets kept in a Southern League season: 19 – 1913–14 (Second Division)[122]
  • Least clean sheets kept in a Southern League season: 2 – 1902–03 (First Division)[122]
  • Most clean sheets kept in a Football League season: 22 – 1971–72 (Fourth Division), 1994–95 (Second Division)[122]
  • Least clean sheets kept in a Football League season: 5 – 1936–37, 1946–47 (First Division)[122]

Points[edit]

Southern League (1898–1920)[edit]

  • Most points in a Southern League season: 44 – 1913–14 (Second Division)
  • Most points per game in a Southern League season: 1.88 – 1900–01 (Second Division)
  • Least points in a Southern League season: 5 – 1902–03 (First Division)
  • Least points per game in a Southern League season: 0.17 – 1902–03 (First Division)
  • Best start to a Southern League season: 30 points from all 16 games – 1900–01 (Second Division)[nb 26]
  • Worst start to a Southern League season: 0 points from opening 9 games – 1902–03 (First Division)

Football League (1920–present)[edit]

  • Most points in a Football League season:
    • 2 points for a win: 62 – 1932–33 (Third Division South), 1962–63 (Fourth Division)[117]
    • 3 points for a win: 94 – 2013–14 (League One)[117]
  • Most Football League points per game in a season: 2.12 – 1929–30 (Third Division South, adjusted to 3 points for a win)[117]
  • Least points in a Football League season:
    • 2 points for a win: 25 – 1924–25 (Third Division South), 1946–47 (First Division)[1]
    • 3 points for a win: 37 – 2006–07 (League One)
  • Least Football League points per game in a season: 0.6 – 1924–25 (Third Division South, adjusted to 3 points for a win), 1946–47 (First Division, adjusted to 3 points for a win)[2]
  • Best start to a Football League season: 27 points from opening 14 games – 1932–33, Third Division South[nb 25][123]
  • Worst start to a Football League season: 1 point from opening 10 games – 1925–26, Third Division South[nb 25][123]

Winning percentage[edit]

Southern League (1898–1920)[edit]

  • Highest winning percentage in a Southern League season: 87.5% – 1900–01, Second Division[23]
  • Highest winning percentage in a Southern League season (all competitions): 78.95% – 1900–01, Second Division[nb 27][23]
  • Lowest winning percentage in a Southern League season: 6.67% – 1902–03, First Division[23]
  • Lowest winning percentage in a Southern League season (all competitions): 15.39% – 1902–03, First Division[nb 27][23]

Football League (1920–present)[edit]

  • Highest winning percentage in a Football League season: 66.67% – 1929–30, Third Division South[2]
  • Highest winning percentage in a Football League season (all competitions): 65.12% – 1929–30, Third Division South[nb 28][2]
  • Lowest winning percentage in a Football League season: 17.39% – 2006–07, League One[2]
  • Lowest winning percentage in a Football League season (all competitions): 15.686% – 2006–07, League One[nb 29][2]

Attendances[edit]

Highest[edit]

  • Highest home Football League attendance: 38,535 versus Arsenal (First Division, 8 September 1938)[124]
  • Highest home Southern League attendance: 13,770 versus Northampton Town (First Division, 27 December 1910)[4]
  • Highest home cup attendance: 38,678 versus Leicester City (FA Cup sixth round, 26 February 1949)[124]
  • Highest home attendance prior to joining the Football League: 21,478 versus Crystal Palace (FA Cup third round replay, 27 February 1907)[124]
  • Highest home aggregate Football League attendance in a season: 541,128 (1946–47, First Division)[125]
  • Highest home average Football League attendance in a season: 25,768 (1946–47, First Division)[125]
  • Highest attendance at any Brentford match: 69,792 (1942 London War Cup Final)[126]

Lowest[edit]

  • Lowest home Football League attendance: 2,002 versus Walsall (Third Division, 5 December 1927)[15]
  • Lowest home FA Cup attendance: 1,000 versus Richmond Association (third qualifying round, 28 October 1899)[115]
  • Lowest home League Cup attendance: 2,040 versus Shrewsbury Town (first round, 12 August 1997)[124]
  • Lowest home Football League Trophy attendance: 1,100 versus Swindon Town (preliminary round, 6 January 1987)[124]
  • Lowest home First Division attendance: 5,276 versus Grimsby Town (7 December 1935)[36]

Away[edit]

  • Highest away Football League attendance: 56,810 versus Chelsea (First Division, 23 October 1937)[15]
  • Lowest away Football League attendance: 894 versus Rochdale (Fourth Division, 27 March 1976)[15]

Division records[edit]

Football League first tier[edit]

Worst in division[edit]

Football League second tier[edit]

Best in division[edit]

Worst in division[edit]

Football League third tier[edit]

Best in division[edit]

Worst in division[edit]

  • Worst away record: 2[146][147]
  • Worst overall attacking record: 2[147][148]
    • 1960–61 (Third Division)
    • 2006–07 (League One)
  • Worst away attacking record: 1[148]
    • 1960–61 (Third Division)
  • Worst overall defensive record: 3[146][147][149]
    • 1924–25 (Third Division South)
    • 1925–26 (Third Division South)
    • 2006–07 (League One)
  • Worst home defensive record: 1[147]
    • 2006–07 (League One)
  • Worst away defensive record: 1[146]
    • 1924–25 (Third Division South)
  • Lowest overall goal difference: 1[147]
    • 2006–07 (League One)
  • Lowest home goal difference: 1[147]
    • 2006–07 (League One)

Football League fourth tier[edit]

Best in division[edit]

  • Best home record: 1[150]
  • Best away record: 2[151][152]
  • Best overall attacking record: 1[150]
    • 1998–99 (Third Division)
  • Best home attacking record: 1[150]
    • 1998–99 (Third Division)
  • Best home defensive record: 1[152]
    • 2008–09 (League Two)
  • Highest overall goal difference: 2[151][152]
    • 1971–72 (Fourth Division)
    • 2008–09 (League Two)
  • Highest home goal difference: 1[150]
    • 1998–99 (Third Division)
  • Highest away goal difference: 3[151][152][153]
    • 1962–93 (Fourth Division)
    • 1971–72 (Fourth Division)
    • 2008–09 (League Two)
  • Highest average attendance in division: 1[125]
    • 11,738 (1971–72, Fourth Division)

National records[edit]

All-time[edit]

Firsts[edit]

One-time[edit]

Other club records[edit]

Wartime football[edit]

Club honours and best performances[edit]

Leagues[edit]

London Combination

Football League South

Cups[edit]

London War Cup

London Victory Cup

  • Best performance: Second Round – 1918–19[172]

Football League War Cup

Football League South War Cup

Most appearances[edit]

Numbers in brackets indicate goals scored. Years are listed according to the player's first and last wartime appearances for the club. Appearances made and goals scored in the 1945–46 FA Cup are not counted.
# Name Years League Cup Total
1 England Buster Brown 1939–1946 205 (2) 31 (0) 246 (2)
2 Wales Idris Hopkins 1939–1946 182 (36) 41 (10) 223 (46)
3 England George Poyser 1939–1946 170 (0) 45 (0) 215 (0)
4 England Douglas Hunt (guest) 1940–1945 133 (73) 34 (13) 167 (86)
5 England Joe James 1939–1944 132 (3) 32 (1) 164 (4)
6 England Les Smith 1939–1945 133 (33) 27 (11) 160 (44)
7 Scotland Duncan McKenzie (guest) 1939–1945 130 (16) 26 (2) 156 (18)
8 England Patsy Hendren 1915–1919 122 (26) 2 (0) 124 (26)
9 England Henry White 1915–1919 120 (74) 2 (2) 122 (76)
10 England Len Townsend 1939–1946 102 (84) 18 (18) 120 (102)

Top goalscorers[edit]

Numbers in brackets indicate appearances made. Years are listed according to the player's first and last wartime appearances for the club. Goals scored and appearances made in the 1945–46 FA Cup are not counted.
# Name Years League Cup Total
1 England Len Townsend 1939–1946 84 (102) 18 (18) 102 (120)
2 England Douglas Hunt (guest) 1940–1945 73 (133) 13 (34) 86 (167)
3 England Henry White 1915–1919 74 (120) 2 (2) 76 (122)
4 England Jack Cock (guest) 1917–1919 51 (48) 1 (2) 52 (50)
5 Wales Eddie Perry (guest) 1941–1943 28 (39) 18 (23) 46 (62)
6 England Bob Thomas 1939–1946 41 (72) 5 (14) 46 (86)
7 Wales Idris Hopkins 1939–1946 36 (182) 10 (41) 46 (223)
8 England Les Smith 1939–1945 33 (133) 11 (27) 44 (160)
9 England Patsy Hendren 1915–1919 26 (122) 0 (2) 26 (124)
10 England George Wilkins 1939–1946 19 (66) 5 (23) 24 (89)

Awards[edit]

Club[edit]

Managers[edit]

Players[edit]

Player of the Year[edit]

Team of the Year[edit]

Player of the Month[edit]

  • PFA Fans' Player of the Month:
    • Jordan Rhodes (March 2009, League Two)[204]

Player of the Round[edit]

Other awards[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Not promoted after defeat in the 1995 Football League Second Division play-off semi-finals.
  2. ^ Promoted in 2013–14.
  3. ^ Promoted.
  4. ^ Believed to be £2,500,000.
  5. ^ Believed to be £1,000,000.
  6. ^ Believed to be £9,500,000, rising to £12,000,000. 30% of the fee went to Hogan's previous club Rochdale.
  7. ^ Believed to be £9,000,000. Approximately £1,100,000 of the fee went to Gray's previous club Luton Town. Brentford received 20% of the fee paid when Gray transferred from Burnley to Watford in August 2017.
  8. ^ Believed to be over £3,000,000. A percentage of the fee went to Forshaw's previous club Everton.
  9. ^ Brentford received Mickey Bennett and Detsi Kruszyński from Wimbledon as part of the deal. £100,000 of the fee went to Holdsworth's previous club Watford.
  10. ^ Brentford received an additional £350,000 sell-on fee from Sinton's £2,750,000 transfer to Sheffield Wednesday in August 1993.
  11. ^ £13,000 of the fee went to Houston's previous club Chelsea.
  12. ^ £100 of the fee went to Shanks' previous club Derby County, who still held his league registration.
  13. ^ Joe Connor was also transferred to Woolwich Arsenal as part of the deal.
  14. ^ a b c Initially as caretaker manager.
  15. ^ Also club record Southern League home win.
  16. ^ Also club record Football League home win.
  17. ^ Also club record FA Cup home win.
  18. ^ Also club record Football League Cup away win.
  19. ^ a b National record.
  20. ^ Also club record Southern League away defeat.
  21. ^ Also joint-club record Football League away defeat.
  22. ^ Also club record FA Cup away defeat.
  23. ^ Also club record consecutive Southern League wins in a single season.
  24. ^ Football League record.
  25. ^ a b c 2 points for a win.
  26. ^ Brentford were undefeated during the 1900–01 Southern League Second Division season.
  27. ^ a b "All competitions" comprises Southern League, Southern League test matches and FA Cup.
  28. ^ "All competitions" comprises Football League and FA Cup.
  29. ^ "All competitions" comprises Football League, FA Cup, Football League Cup and Football League Trophy.
  30. ^ Jake Bidwell was named as a substitute.

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