AYR UNITED

("The Honest Men")

Year formed1910 (following the merger of Ayr and Ayr Parkhouse)
Previous names

None

Ground

Somerset Park, Tryfield Place, Ayr KA8 9NB

(for pictures of the ground click here)

Pitch measurements110 x 72 yards (100 x 66 metres)
Ground capacity10,243
Record attendance at present ground25,225 v Rangers, Scottish Division One, 13th September 1969 (won 2-1)
League career

Scottish Division Two: 1910 - 1913

Scottish Division One: 1913 - 1925

Scottish Division Two: 1925 - 1928

Scottish Division One: 1928 - 1936

Scottish Division Two: 1936 - 1937

Scottish Division One: 1937 - 1939

Scottish Division 'B': 1946 - 1956

Scottish Division One: 1956 - 1957

Scottish Division Two: 1957 - 1959

Scottish Division One: 1959 - 1961

Scottish Division Two: 1961 - 1966

Scottish Division One: 1966 - 1967

Scottish Division Two: 1967 - 1969

Scottish Division One: 1969 - 1975

Scottish Premier Division: 1975 - 1978

Scottish Division One: 1978 - 1986

Scottish Division Two: 1986 - 1988

Scottish Division One: 1988 - 1995

Scottish Division Two: 1995 - 1997

Scottish Division One: 1997 - 2004

Scottish Division Two: 2004 - 2009

Scottish Division One: 2009 - 2010

Scottish Division Two: 2010 - 2011

Scottish Division One: 2011 - 2012

Scottish Division Two / League One: 2012 - 2016

Scottish Championship: 2016 - 2017

Scottish League One: 2017 - 2018

Scottish Championship: 2018 - .

First Scottish League game20th August 1910 v Port Glasgow Athletic, Scottish Second Division, won 2-0
  
Honours 
European

None

Domestic - League

Scottish Division Two champions: 1911-12, 1912-13, 1927-28, 1936-37, 1958-59, 1965-66

Scottish Division Two / Division 'B' / Division One runners-up: 1910-11, 1955-56, 1968-69, 2000-01

Scottish Division Two / League One champions: 1987-88, 1996-97, 2017-18

Scottish Division Two / League One runners-up: 2008-09, 2010-11, 2015-16

Domestic - Cup

Scottish League Cup runners-up: 2001-02

Scottish Challenge Cup runners-up: 1990-91, 1991-92

Best League position4th, Scottish Division One, 1914-15, 1915-16
Lowest League position18th, Scottish Division Two, 1964-65
Furthest in Scottish CupSemi-final, 1972-73, 1999-2000, 2001-02
Furthest in League Cupsee above
  
Most League points 
2 for a win61, Scottish Division Two, 1987-88
3 for a win77, Scottish Division Two, 1996-97
Fewest League points 
2 for a win9, Scottish Division One, 1966-67
3 for a win29, Scottish Division One, 1994-95
Most League goals scored122, Scottish Division Two, 1936-37
Most League goals conceded112, Scottish Division One, 1934-35
Fewest League goals scored20, Scottish Division One, 1966-67
Fewest League goals conceded19, Scottish Division Two, 1912-13
Most wins in a League season

28, Scottish Division Two, 1958-59

Fewest wins in a League season

1, Scottish Division One, 1966-67

Most draws in a League season18, Scottish Division One, 1992-93
Fewest draws in a League season

2, Scottish Division 'B', 1946-47, 1952-53

Most losses in a League season26, Scottish Division One, 1966-67
Fewest losses in a League season3, Scottish Division Two, 1911-12
Record win11-1 v Dumbarton, Scottish League Cup, 13th August 1952
Record defeat

0-9 v Rangers, Scottish Division One, 16th November 1929

0-9 v Heart of Midlothian, Scottish Division One, 28th February 1931

0-9 v Third Lanark, Scottish Division 'B', 4th December 1954

  
Highest number of League goals scored 
in a season66, Jimmy Smith, Scottish Division Two, 1927-28
in total213, Peter Price, 1955-61
  
Most League appearances459, John Murphy, 1963-78

Most capped player

3, James Nisbet for Scotland, 1929

Highest transfer fee received£400,000 for Gary Teale to Wigan Athletic, 2001
Highest transfer fee paid£90,000 for Gary Teale from Clydebank, October 1998