List of Stoke City F.C. records and statistics

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Stoke City Football Club is an English professional association football club based in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire.

Founded as Stoke Ramblers in 1863 the club changed its name to Stoke in 1878 and then to Stoke City in 1925 after Stoke-on-Trent was granted city status. They are the second oldest professional football club in the world, after Notts County, and are one of the founding members of the Football League.[1] They currently play in the Premier League, the top tier of English football. They have not been out of the top tier since 2008, and they have never been lower than the third tier.

Their first, and to date only major trophy, the League Cup was won in 1972, when the team beat Chelsea 2–1. The club's highest league finish in the top division is 4th, which was achieved in the 1935–36 and 1946–47 seasons. Stoke played in the FA Cup Final in 2011, finishing runners-up to Manchester City and have reached three FA Cup semi-finals; in 1899 then consecutively in 1971 and 1972. Stoke have competed in European football on three occasions, firstly in 1972–73 then in 1974–75 and most recently in 2011–12. The club has won the Football League Trophy twice, in 1992 and in 2000. The club's record appearance maker is Eric Skeels, who made 597 appearances between 1959 and 1976, and the club's record goalscorer is John Ritchie, who scored 176 goals in 351 appearances from 1962 to 1975.

Honours[edit]

League[edit]

Football League Championship

Football League Second Division: 3

Football League Third Division North: 1

Football Alliance: 1

Birmingham & District League: 1

Southern League Division Two: 2

Cups[edit]

FA Cup

League Cup: 1

Football League Trophy: 2

Watney Cup: 1

Staffordshire Senior Cup: 15

  • Winners: 1877–78, 1878–79, 1903–04 (shared), 1913–14, 1933–34, 1964–65, 1968–69 (shared), 1970–71, 1974–75, 1975–76, 1981–82, 1992–93, 1994–95, 1998–99, 2016–17
  • Runners-up: 1882–83, 1885–86, 1894–95, 1900–01, 1902–03, 2002–03, 2005–06, 2010–11

Birmingham Senior Cup: 2

  • Winners: 1901, 1914
  • Runners-up: 1910, 1915, 1920, 1921

Isle of Man Trophy: 3

Bass Charity Vase: 5

  • Winners: 1980, 1991, 1992, 1995, 1998
  • Runners-up: 1890, 1894, 1990, 1996

Player records[edit]

Appearances[edit]

Top 20 most appearances[edit]

Rank Name Years League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
1 England Eric Skeels 1960–1976 507 43 38 9 597
2 England John McCue 1946–1960 502 40 0 0 542
3 Scotland Bob McGrory 1921–1935 479 32 0 0 511
4 England Denis Smith 1968–1982 407 29 34 23 493
5 England Alan Bloor 1961–1978 388 38 37 19 482
6 England Peter Fox 1978–1993 409 22 32 14 477
7 England Tony Allen 1957–1970 417 30 26 0 473
8 England Jackie Marsh 1967–1979 355 32 35 22 444
9 England Frank Bowyer 1948–1960 398 38 0 0 436
10 England Frank Mountford 1946–1958 391 34 0 0 425
11 England Alan Dodd 1972–1985 374 15 25 4 418
12 England John Sellars 1946–1958 384 29 0 0 413
13 England Harry Davies 1922–1938 389 22 0 0 411
14 England Ryan Shawcross 2007– 358 24 19 8 409
15 England Harry Sellars 1923–1935 370 25 0 0 395
16 England Peter Dobing 1963–1973 307 22 40 8 377
17 England Stanley Matthews 1932–1965 318 37 0 0 355
18 England Billy Spencer 1925–1938 338 16 0 0 354
19 England John Ritchie 1962–1974 269 27 38 17 351
20 England Harry Oscroft 1950–1959 326 23 0 0 349

Goalscoring[edit]

Ricardo Fuller scored 50 goals for Stoke between 2006 and 2012

Top 20 overall goalscorers[edit]

Rank Name Years League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
1 England John Ritchie 1962–1974 135 15 18 8 176
2 England Freddie Steele 1933–1949 140 19 0 0 159
3 England Frank Bowyer 1948–1960 137 12 0 0 149
4 England Charlie Wilson 1925–1930 112 8 0 0 120
5 England Johnny King 1953–1961 106 7 0 0 113
6 England Harry Oscroft 1950–1959 103 4 0 0 107
7= England Jimmy Greenhoff 1969–1976 76 11 9 6 103
7= England Tommy Sale 1930–1949 98 5 0 0 103
8 England Harry Davies 1922–1937 92 9 0 0 101
9 England Peter Dobing 1963–1973 82 3 9 1 95
10 England Joe Schofield 1891–1899 81 8 0 5 92
11 Scotland William Maxwell 1985–1900 74 10 0 1 85
12 England Peter Thorne 1997–2001 65 0 6 9 80
13 England Harry Burrows 1965–1973 68 5 3 0 76
14 England Arthur Watkin 1913–1925 61 13 0 0 74
15= England Alf Smith 1903–1915 67 5 0 0 72
15= England Mark Stein 1991–1997 54 0 8 10 72
16= England Jimmy Broad 1921–1924 62 5 0 0 67
16= Republic of Ireland Terry Conroy 1967–1979 49 8 8 2 67
17 England Dennis Viollet 1962–1967 59 4 3 0 66
18 England Bobby Liddle 1928–1938 61 3 0 0 64
19 England Wayne Biggins 1989–1995 52 0 4 7 63
20= England Stanley Matthews 1932–1965 54 8 0 0 62
20= England William Smith 1909–1913 57 3 0 2 62
20= Republic of Ireland Jonathan Walters 2010–2017 43 11 6 2 62

Internationals[edit]

Transfers[edit]

Progression of record fee paid[edit]

Peter Crouch cost Stoke £10 million in August 2011
Date Player Bought from Fee
September 1894 England George Clawley Crewe Alexandra £10
August 1897 Scotland Jimmy McGeachan Bolton Wanderers £150
March 1903 England Ted Holdcroft Burslem Port Vale £500
August 1919 Scotland David Brown Dundee £1,200
August 1921 England Jimmy Broad Millwall £2,500
August 1929 England Wilf Kirkham Port Vale £2,800
March 1933 England Jack Palethorpe Reading £3,000
August 1938 Scotland Patrick Gallacher Sunderland £5,000
August 1947 Northern Ireland Jimmy McAlinden Portsmouth £7,000
August 1947 Scotland Tommy Kiernan Celtic £8,500
October 1949 Scotland Leslie Johnston Celtic £9,000
August 1951 England Alan Martin Port Vale £10,000
August 1951 Northern Ireland Sammy Smyth Wolverhampton Wanderers £25,000
August 1962 England Eddie Clamp Arsenal £35,000
August 1963 England Peter Dobing Manchester City £37,500
March 1965 Wales Roy Vernon Everton £40,000
April 1967 England Gordon Banks Leicester City £52,000
August 1969 England Jimmy Greenhoff Birmingham City £100,000
January 1974 England Alan Hudson Chelsea £240,000
November 1974 England Peter Shilton Leicester City £325,000
February 1982 Northern Ireland Sammy McIlroy Manchester United £350,000
July 1989 England Ian Cranson Sheffield Wednesday £480,000
August 1994 Canada Paul Peschisolido Birmingham City £580,000
December 1999 Iceland Brynjar Gunnarsson Örgryte IS £600,000
August 2005 Guinea Sambégou Bangoura Standard Liège £900,000[2]
January 2008 England Ryan Shawcross Manchester United £1,000,000[3]
January 2008 England Leon Cort Crystal Palace £1,200,000[4]
August 2008 England Dave Kitson Reading £5,500,000[5]
August 2009 Germany Robert Huth Middlesbrough £6,000,000[6]
August 2010 Trinidad and Tobago Kenwyne Jones Sunderland £8,000,000[7]
August 2011 England Peter Crouch Tottenham Hotspur £10,000,000[8]
August 2015 Switzerland Xherdan Shaqiri Inter Milan £12,000,000[9]
February 2016 France Giannelli Imbula Porto £18,300,000[10]

Progression of record fee received[edit]

Date Player Sold to Fee
November 1966 England John Ritchie Sheffield Wednesday £70,000
May 1972 England Mike Bernard Everton £120,000
December 1976 England Alan Hudson Arsenal £225,000
September 1977 England Peter Shilton Nottingham Forest £250,000
July 1980 England Garth Crooks Tottenham Hotspur £600,000
January 1982 England Adrian Heath Everton £700,000
October 1989 England Peter Beagrie Everton £750,000
November 1993 England Mark Stein Chelsea £1,500,000
July 1997 England Mike Sheron Queens Park Rangers £2,750,000
August 2009 Nigeria Seyi Olofinjana Hull City £3,000,000[11]
January 2011 Turkey Tuncay Şanlı VfL Wolfsburg £4,500,000[12]
July 2015 France Steven Nzonzi Sevilla £7,000,000[13]
July 2015 Bosnia and Herzegovina Asmir Begović Chelsea £8,000,000[14]
July 2017 Austria Marko Arnautović West Ham United £20,000,000[15]

All-Time XI & Hall of Fame members[edit]

In the final match of the 2012–13 season, as part of the club's official celebration of their 150th anniversary, supporters cast votes to determine the greatest ever Stoke City team.[16]

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English Football Hall of Fame members

A number of Stoke City players have been inducted into the English Football Hall of Fame:[17]

Football League 100 Legends

The Football League 100 Legends is a list of "100 legendary football players" produced by The Football League in 1998, to celebrate the 100th season of League football.[18]

PFA Team of the Year[edit]

The following have been included in the PFA Team of the Year whilst playing for Stoke :

Managerial records[edit]

  • First full-time manager: Thomas Slaney who was in charge for nine years (1874 to 1883)
  • Longest serving manager: Tony Waddington 17 years (764 matches) (June 1960 to March 1977)

Team records[edit]

Matches[edit]

Record wins[edit]

Record defeats[edit]

Sequences[edit]

  • Longest sequence of League wins: 8 (30 March 1895 – 21 September 1895)
  • Longest sequence of League defeats: 11 (6 April 1985 – 17 August 1985)
  • Longest sequence of League draws: 5 (1 September 1973 – 15 September 1973), (21 March 1987 – 11 April 1987), (12 August 2006 – 12 September 2006)
  • Longest unbeaten run: 25 (5 September 1992 – 20 February 1993)
  • Longest run without a win: 17 (15 September 1984 – 22 December 1984), (22 April 1989 – 14 October 1989)
  • Longest run without a draw: 46 (30 March 1895 – 14 November 1896)
  • Longest successive scoring run: 21 (24 December 1921 – 22 April 1922)
  • Longest successive non-scoring run: 8 (29 December 1984 – 16 March 1985)
  • Longest run without a clean sheet: 34 (22 December 1888 – 3 October 1891)
  • Longest run of clean sheets: 7 (6 November 2006 – 9 December 2006) achieved by Steve Simonsen

Attendances[edit]

Season-by-season performance[edit]

Stoke City F.C. in Europe[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "150 Celebration Tiles". Stoke City F.C. Archived from the original on 3 June 2016. Retrieved 11 May 2016. This is just one of the ways in which the Club will be marking this landmark in their history as the second oldest Football League club and the oldest in the Premier League. 
  2. ^ "Potters complete Bangoura signing". BBC Sport. 30 August 2005. Retrieved 18 May 2011. 
  3. ^ "Shawcross ties up £1m Stoke move". BBC Sport. 18 January 2008. Retrieved 18 May 2011. 
  4. ^ "Stoke break record to land Cort". BBC Sport. 14 January 2008. Retrieved 18 May 2011. 
  5. ^ "Stoke seal £5.5m Kitson transfer". BBC Sport. 18 July 2008. Retrieved 18 May 2011. 
  6. ^ "Huth completes £5m Stoke switch". BBC Sport. 27 August 2009. Retrieved 18 May 2011. 
  7. ^ "Stoke sign Kenwyne Jones for club record £8m". BBC Sport. 12 August 2010. Retrieved 18 May 2011. 
  8. ^ "Crouch Seals Club Record Transfer". stokecityfc.com. 31 August 2010. Archived from the original on 27 October 2011. Retrieved 1 September 2011. 
  9. ^ "Xherdan Shaqiri: Stoke City sign Inter Milan winger for £12m". BBC Sport. Retrieved 11 August 2015. 
  10. ^ "Transfer deadline day: Stoke City sign Giannelli Imbula from Porto". BBC Sport. Retrieved 1 February 2016. 
  11. ^ "Hull seal £3m Olofinjana signing". BBC Sport. 6 August 2009. Retrieved 18 May 2011. 
  12. ^ "Stoke striker Tuncay moves to German club Wolfsburg". BBC Sport. 31 January 2011. Retrieved 18 May 2011. 
  13. ^ "Steven Nzonzi: Stoke City sell midfielder to Sevilla for £7m". BBC Sport. Retrieved 9 July 2015. 
  14. ^ "Chelsea set to complete signing of Asmir Begovic from Stoke for £8m". The Guardian. Retrieved 18 July 2015. 
  15. ^ "Marko Arnautovic: West Ham sign Stoke City and Austria forward for £20m". BBC Sport. Retrieved 29 July 2017. 
  16. ^ "Introducing Your 'Greatest XI'". Stoke City F.C. Retrieved 14 May 2013. 
  17. ^ "Hall of Fame — National Football Museum". National Football Museum. Archived from the original on 14 November 2007. Retrieved 14 May 2013. 
  18. ^ "Sport: The Football League 100 legends". The Football League. 7 April 2008. Archived from the original on 19 March 2011. Retrieved 14 May 2013. 
  19. ^ Phillips, Owen (16 August 2008). "Bolton 3-1 Stoke". BBC Sport. Retrieved 18 May 2011. 
  20. ^ "Steven Gerrard: Stoke City v Liverpool - BBC Sport". BBC Sport. 24 May 2015. Retrieved 24 May 2015. 
  21. ^ "Chelsea 7 - 0 Stoke". BBC Sport. 25 April 2010. Retrieved 18 May 2011. 
  22. ^ "Stoke 1–2 Everton". BBC Sport. 

Books[edit]

  • Lowe, Simon: "Stoke City The Modern Era - A Complete Record" (Desert Island Books, ISBN 1-874287-39-2)
  • Matthews, Tony: "The Encyclopedia of Stoke City " (Lion Press, 1994, ISBN 1-85983-100-1

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