ACCRINGTON STANLEY   

("The Reds")

Year formed1891, reformed 1968
Turned professional1919
Previous namesNone
GroundWham Stadium, Accrington, Lancashire BB5 5BX

(for pictures of the ground click here)

Club's ground since1970 (previously known as Crown Ground)
Pitch measurements111 x 72 yards (101 x 66 metres)
Ground capacity5,057 (1,200 seated)
Record attendance at present ground4,753 v Lincoln City, League Two, 28th April 2018 (won 1-0)
Lowest attendance at present ground

tbc

First game at present ground

14 August 1970 v Formby, Lancashire Combination (won 1-0)

Previous grounds

1891 - 1897: Moorhead Park

1897 - 1919: Bell's Ground

1919 - 1970: Peel Park

League career

Lancashire Combination: 1900 - 1921

Division Three (North): 1921 - 1958

Division Three: 1958 - 1960

Division Four: 1960 - 1962 (resigned from League)

Lancashire Combination: 1970 - 1978

Cheshire County Division Two: 1978 - 1981

Cheshire County Division One: 1981 - 1982

North West Counties Division One: 1982 - 1987

Northern Premier League: 1987 - 1999

Northern Premier Division One: 1999 - 2000

Northern Premier League: 2000 - 2003

Conference: 2003 - 2006

League Two: 2006 - 2018

League One: 2018 - .

First Football League game27th August 1921 v Rochdale (a), Division Three (North), lost 3-6
  
Honours 
EuropeanNone
Domestic - League

Division Three (North) runners-up: 1954-55, 1957-58

League Two champions: 2017-18

Conference champions: 2005-06

Northern Premier League champions: 2002-03

Northern Premier League (Division One) champions: 1999-2000

Cheshire County League (Division Two) champions: 1980-81

Cheshire County League (Division Two) runners-up: 1979-80

Lancashire Combination champions: 1902-03, 1905-06, 1973-74, 1977-78

Lancashire Combination runners-up: 1903-04, 1912-13, 1971-72, 1975-76

Lancashire Combination Division Two champions: 1963-64

North West Counties League (Division One) runners-up: 1986-87

Second World War Third Division (North) West region champions: 1945-46

Domestic - Cup

Division Three (North) Cup runners-up: 1938-39

Lancashire Combination Cup winners: 1971-72, 1972-73, 1973-74

Lancashire Combination Cup runners-up: 1976-77

Best League positionsee above
Lowest League position20th, League Two, 2006-07
Furthest in FA Cup4th round, 1926-27, 1936-37, 1958-59
Furthest in League Cup2nd round, 2006-07
  
Most League points 
2 for a win61, Division Three (North), 1954-55
3 for a win93, League Two, 2017-18
Fewest League points  
2 for a win20, Division Three (North), 1938-39
3 for a win50, League Two, 2006-07, 2008-09
Most League goals scored96, Division Three (North), 1954-55
Most League goals conceded123, Division Three, 1959-60
Fewest League goals scored39, Division Three (North), 1952-53
Fewest League goals conceded48, League Two, 2015-16
Most wins in a League season25, Division Three (North), 1954-55, 1955-56, 1956-57, 1957-58
Fewest wins in a League season7, Division Three (North), 1938-39
Most draws in a League season19, League Two, 2010-11
Fewest draws in a League season3, Division Three (North), 1921-22, 1925-26

3, League Two, 2007-08

Most losses in a League season30, Division Three, 1959-60
Fewest losses in a League season9, League Two, 2010-11, 2015-16
Record League win8-0 v New Brighton, Division Three (North), 17th March 1934
Record Cup win7-0 v Spennymoor United, FA Cup 2nd round, 8th December 1938
Record defeat1-9 v Lincoln City, Division Three (North), 3rd March 1951
  
Highest Number of League goals scored 
in a season35, George Stewart, Division Three (North), 1955-56

35, George Hudson, Division Four, 1960-61

in total136, George Stewart, 1954-58
  
Most League goals in one match5, Billy Harker v Gateshead, Division Three (North), 16th November 1935

5, George Stewart v Gateshead, Division Three (North), 27th November 1954

Most League appearances 260, Jim Armstrong, 1927-34
Most capped player17, Romuald Boco for Benin, 2005-08
Highest Transfer Fee Received£308,000 for Bobby Grant to Scunthorpe United, June 2010
Highest Transfer Fee Paid£114,400 for Ian Craney from Swansea City, January 2008