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Doncaster News and 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, 194647
Most defeats in a season34, Third Division, 199798
Fewest points in a season8, Second Division, 190405 (joint record with Loughborough)

Club Records

Highest League position7th (Second Division, 190102)
Record League victory100 v Darlington, Fourth Division, 25th January 1964
Record League victory away7-4 at Ashington, 16th February 1929
Record Cup victory70 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, 200304
Record League goals123, Third Division North, 194647
Record defeat012 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, 194647
Most goals in a match6, Tom Keetley in 74 win at Ashington, 192829
Scoring in consecutive games10, Clarrie Jordan, 194647
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 fee1,150,000 to Sheffield United for Billy Sharp
Record fee received2,000,000 from Reading for Matthew Mills

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