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Doncaster Features: Doncaster Rovers Records and Statistics

Since their founding in 1879 Doncaster Rovers, like many great clubs, have accrued a potted history of great days and dark days. Here are some of the key records to date (contact us, if we are wrong):

National Records

Most wins in a season33, Third Division North, 1946–47
Most defeats in a season34, Third Division, 1997–98
Fewest points in a season8, Second Division, 1904–05 (joint record with Loughborough)

Club Records

Highest League position7th (Second Division, 1901–02)
Record League victory10–0 v Darlington, Fourth Division, 25th January 1964
Record League victory away7-4 at Ashington, 16th February 1929
Record Cup victory7–0 v Blyth Spartans, FA Cup First Round, 27th November 1937
Highest scoring game7-5 at home to Reading, 25th September 1982
Record home attendance (Belle Vue)37,149 vs Hull City, Third Division North, 2nd October 1948
Record home attendance (Keepmoat Stadium)15,001 vs Leeds Utd, League One, 1st April 2008
Record League points92, Third Division, 2003–04
Record League goals123, Third Division North, 1946–47
Record defeat0–12 v Small Heath, Second Division, 11th April 1903
Best FA Cup Run5th Round, Losing 2-0 to Spurs, 1955-56

Player Records

Top goal scorerTom Keetley, 180 league goals, between 1923 and 1929
Record appearancesFred Emery, 417 league matches
Most caps while at RoversLen Graham (14 for Northern Ireland)
Most capped playerNeville Southall (92 for Wales)
Top scorer in a season42, Clarrie Jordan, Third Division North, 1946–47
Most goals in a match6, Tom Keetley in 7–4 win at Ashington, 1928–29
Scoring in consecutive games10, Clarrie Jordan, 1946–47
Youngest playerAlick Jeffrey (15 years, 229 days, 1954)
Oldest playerJohn Ryan (52 years and 11 months, 2003)
Longest serving chairmanJohn Ryan (14 seasons including 2012/13)
2nd longest: Fletcher Hibbert (13 seasons between 1929 and 1948)
Record transfer fee£1,150,000 to Sheffield United for Billy Sharp
Record fee received£2,000,000 from Reading for Matthew Mills

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