AFC BOURNEMOUTH 

("The Cherries")

Year formed1899
Turned professional1912
Limited company1914
Previous namesBoscombe FC: 1899 - 1923

Bournemouth & Boscombe FC: 1923 - 1971

AFC Bournemouth: 1971 - .

GroundVitality Stadium, Dean Court, Kings Park, Bournemouth, Dorset BH7 7AF

(for pictures of the ground click here)

Club's ground since1910
Pitch measurements115 x 85 yards (105 x 78 metres)
Ground capacity11,360
Record attendance at present ground28,799 v Manchester United, FA Cup 6th round, 2nd March 1957 (lost 1-2)
Lowest attendance at present ground1,873 v Lincoln City, Division Three, 4 March 1986 (drew 2-2)
First League game at present ground1 September 1923 v Swindon Town, Division Three (South) (drew 0-0)
Previous grounds

1899 - 1910: Castlemain Road, Pokesdown

August to October 2001: The Avenue Stadium, Dorchester

League career

Southern League English section: 1920 - 1923

Division Three (South): 1923 - 1958

Division Three: 1958 - 1970

Division Four: 1970 - 1971

Division Three: 1971 - 1975

Division Four: 1975 - 1982

Division Three: 1982 - 1987

Division Two: 1987 - 1990

Division Three/Two: 1990 - 2002

Division Three: 2002 - 2003

Division Two/League One: 2003 - 2008

League Two: 2008 - 2010

League One: 2010 - 2013

Championship: 2013 - 2015

Premier League: 2015 - .

First Football League game25th August 1923 v Swindon Town, Division Three (South), lost 1-3
  
Honours 
EuropeanNone
Domestic - League

Championship champions: 2014-15

Division Three champions: 1986-87

Division Three (South) runners-up: 1947-48

Division Four/League Two runners-up: 1970-71, 2009-10

Southern League (English section) runners-up: 1922-23

Second World War Division South 'B' champions: 1939-40

Domestic - CupAssociated Members' Cup winners: 1983-84

Auto Windscreens Shield runners-up: 1997-98

Division Three (South) Cup winners: 1945-46

Best League position9th, Premier League, 2016-17
Lowest League position21st, League Two, 2008-09
Furthest in FA Cup6th round, 1956-57.
Furthest in League Cup4th round, 1961-62, 1963-64.
  
Most League points  
2 for a win62, Division Three, 1971-72.
3 for a win97, Division Three, 1986-87
Fewest League points 
2 for a win27, Division Three (South), 1933-34
3 for a win42, Premier League, 2015-16
Most League goals scored98, Championship, 2014-15
Most League goals conceded102, Division Three (South), 1933-34.
Fewest League goals scored38, Division Three, 1965-66.
Fewest League goals conceded30, Division Four, 1981-82.
Most wins in a League season29, Division Three, 1986-87.
Fewest wins in a League season9, Division Three (South), 1933-34.
Most draws in a League season19, Division Four, 1981-82.

19, League One, 2005-06.

Fewest draws in a League season7, Division Three (South), 1934-35, 1950-51.

7, Division Three, 1983-84.

7, League One, 2007-08

Most losses in a League season24, Division Three (South), 1933-34.
Fewest losses in a League season4, Division Four, 1981-82.
Record League win8-0 v Birmingham City, Championship, 25 October 2014

(10-0 win v Northampton Town at start of 1939-40 expunged from records due to outbreak of Second World War)

Record Cup win11-0 v Margate, FA Cup 1st round, 20th November 1971.
Record defeat0-9 v Lincoln City, Division Three, 18th December 1982.
  
Highest Number of League goals scored 
in a season42, Ted MacDougall, Division Four, 1970-71.
in total202, Ron Eyre, 1924-33.
  
Most League goals in one match4, Jack Russell v Clapton Orient, Division Three (South), 7th January 1933

4, Jack Russell v Bristol City, Division Three (South), 28th January 1933

4, Harry Mardon v Southend United, Division Three (South), 1st January 1938

4, Jack McDonald v Torquay United, Division Three (South), 8th November 1947

4, Ted MacDougall v Colchester United, Division Four, 18th September 1970

4, Brian Clark v Rotherham United, Division Three, 10th October 1972

4, Luther Blissett v Hull City, Division Two, 29th November 1988

4, James Hayter v Bury, Division Two, 21st October 2000

Most League appearances 493, Steve Fletcher, 1992-2007
Most capped player7, Gerry Peyton, Republic of Ireland, 1986-91
Youngest League playerJimmy White, 15 years 321 days v Brentford, 30th April 1958
Highest Transfer Fee Received£12,000,000 for Matt Ritchie to Newcastle United, July 2016
Highest Transfer Fee Paid£20,000,000 for Nathan Ake from Chelsea, June 2017