ARBROATH

("The Red Lichties")

Year formed1878
Previous names

Arbroath Rovers: April to August 1878

Arbroath FC: August 1878 to date

Ground

Gayfield Park, Arbroath DD11 1QB

(for pictures of the ground click here)

Pitch measurements115 x 71 yards (105 x 65 metres)
Ground capacity6,488
Record attendance at present ground13,510 v Rangers, Scottish Cup 3rd round, 23rd February 1952 (lost 0-2)
League career

Scottish Northern League: 1891 - 1909

Forfarshire County League: 1897 - 1901

Scottish Central League: 1909 - 1915

Forfarshire County League: 1909 - 1910

Scottish Northern League: 1912 - 1914

Scottish Eastern League: 1919 - 1920

Scottish Northern League: 1919 - 1920

Scottish Alliance: 1920 - 1921

Scottish Division Two: 1921 - 1936

Scottish Division One: 1936 - 1939

Scottish North Eastern League: 1944 - 1945

Scottish Southern League: 1945 - 1946

Scottish Division 'B' / Division Two: 1946 - 1959

Scottish Division One: 1959 - 1960

Scottish Division Two: 1960 - 1968

Scottish Division One: 1968 - 1969

Scottish Division Two: 1969 - 1972

Scottish Division One: 1972 - 1975

Scottish Division One: 1975 - 1980

Scottish Division Two: 1980 - 1994

Scottish Division Three: 1994 - 1998

Scottish Division Two: 1998 - 2001

Scottish Division One: 2001 - 2003

Scottish Division Two: 2003 - 2005

Scottish Division Three: 2005 - 2008

Scottish Division Two: 2008 - 2010

Scottish Division Three: 2010 - 2011

Scottish Division Two / League One: 2011 - 2014

Scottish League Two: 2014 - .

First Scottish League game20th August 1921 v Johnstone, Scottish Division Two, won 3-1
  
Honours 
European

None

Domestic - League

Scottish Division Two runners-up: 1934-35, 1958-59, 1967-68, 1971-72

Scottish Division Two runners-up: 2000-01, 2011-12

Scottish Division Three / League Two champions: 2010-11, 2016-17

Scottish Division Three runners-up: 1997-98, 2006-07

Domestic - Cup

Scottish Qualifying Cup winners: 1903-04

Scottish Qualifying Cup runners-up: 1899-1900, 1912-13

Scottish Consolation Cup runners-up: 1908-09

Scottish Forfarshire Cup winners: 1883-84, 1887-88, 1888-89, 1892-93, 1895-96, 1896-97, 1898-99, 1899-1900, 1906-07, 1913-14, 1920-21, 1923-24, 1933-34, 1935-36, 1936-37, 1938-39, 1939-40, 1957-58, 1993-94, 1995-96, 2015-16 

Scottish Forfarshire Cup runners-up: 1885-86, 1897-98, 1901-02, 1904-05, 1905-06, 1909-10, 1910-11, 1914-15, 1924-25, 1925-26, 1934-35, 1944-45, 1947-48, 1948-49, 1951-52, 1953-54, 1955-56, 1961-62, 1962-63, 1968-69, 1976-77, 1988-89, 2005-06, 2014-15

Best League position11th, Scottish Division One, 1935-36, 1937-38
Lowest League position9th, Scottish League Two, 2015-16
Furthest in Scottish CupSemi-final, 1946-47
Furthest in League CupSemi-final, 1958-59
Most League points 
2 for a win57, Scottish Division Two, 1966-67
3 for a win70, Scottish Division Three, 2006-07
Fewest League points 
2 for a win15, Scottish Division One, 1959-60
3 for a win15, Scottish Division One, 2002-03
Most League goals scored90, Scottish Division Two, 1928-29
Most League goals conceded106, Scottish Division One, 1959-60
Fewest League goals scored30, Scottish Division One, 2002-03
Fewest League goals conceded32, Scottish Division Two, 1966-67
Most wins in a League season

25, Scottish Division Two, 1966-67

Fewest wins in a League season

3, Scottish Division One, 2002-03

Most draws in a League season15, Scottish Division Two, 1988-89
Fewest draws in a League season

3, Scottish Division 'B', 1947-48

3, Scottish Division One, 1976-77

Most losses in a League season27, Scottish Division One, 2002-03
Fewest losses in a League season

6, Scottish Division Two, 1966-67, 1971-72

6, Scottish League Two, 2016-17

Record win36-0 v Bon Accord, Scottish Cup 1st round, 12th September 1885
Record defeat

1-9 v Celtic, Scottish League Cup 3rd round, 25th August 1993

  
Highest number of League goals scored 
in a season45, Dave Easson, Scottish Division Two, 1958-59
in total120, Jimmy Black, 1966-71
  
Most League appearances445, Tom Cargill, 1966-81

Most capped player

2, Ned Doig for Scotland, 1885-89

Highest transfer fee received£120,000 for Paul Tosh to Dundee, August 1993
Highest transfer fee paid£20,000 for Douglas Robb from Montrose, 1981