BOLTON WANDERERS 

(''The Trotters'')

Year formed1874
Turned professional 1880 
Limited company 1895 
Previous namesChrist Church FC: 1874-77

Bolton Wanderers: 1877 - .

GroundMacron Stadium, Burnden Way, Lostock, Bolton BL6 6JW

(for pictures of the ground click here)

Club's ground since1997
Pitch measurements115 x 74 yards (105 x 68 metres)
Ground capacity28,723 (all seated)
Record attendance at present ground28,353 v Leicester City, Premiership, 28th December 2003 (drew 2-2)
Lowest attendance at present ground

10,180 v Queen's Park Rangers, Division One, 31st October 2000 (won

3-1)

First game at current ground1 September 1997 v Everton, Premiership (drew 0-0)
Previous grounds

Various: 1874 - 1881

Pike's Lane: 1881 - 1895

Burnden Park: 1895 - 1997

League careerFootball League/Division One: 1888 - 1899

Division Two: 1899 - 1900

Division One: 1900 - 1903

Division Two: 1903 - 1905

Division One: 1905 - 1908

Division Two: 1908 - 1909

Division One: 1909 - 1910

Division Two: 1910 - 1911

Division One: 1911 - 1933

Division Two: 1933 - 1935

Division One: 1935 - 1964

Division Two: 1964 - 1971

Division Three: 1971 - 1973

Division Two: 1973 - 1978

Division One: 1978 - 1980

Division Two: 1980 - 1983

Division Three: 1983 - 1987

Division Four: 1987 - 1988

Division Three/Two: 1988 - 1993

Division One: 1993 - 1995

Premiership: 1995 - 1996

Division One: 1996 - 1997

Premiership: 1997 - 1998

Division One: 1998 - 2001

Premiership: 2001 - 2012

Championship: 2012 - 2016

League One: 2016 - 2017

Championship: 2017 - .

First Football League game 8th September 1888 v Derby Country, Football League, lost 3-6 
  
Honours 
EuropeanNone
Domestic - LeagueDivision Two/One champions: 1908-09, 1977-78, 1996-97

Division Two runners-up: 1899-1900, 1904-05, 1910-11, 1934-35

Division Three champions: 1972-73

Division Two / League One runners-up: 1992-93, 2016-17

Domestic - CupFA Cup winners: 1922-23, 1925-26, 1928-29, 1957-58

FA Cup runners-up: 1893-94, 1903-04, 1952-53

Coca-Cola/Carling Cup runners-up: 1994-95, 2003-04

Charity Shield winners: 1958-59

Sherpa Van Trophy winners: 1988-89

Freight Rover Trophy runners-up: 1985-86

Second World War League North Cup winners: 1944-45

Lancashire Cup winners: 1885-86, 1890-91, 1911-12, 1921-22, 1924-25,

1926-27, 1931-32, 1933-34, 1947-48, 1988-89, 1990-91

Lancashire Cup joint winners: 1938-39

Best League position3rd, Division One, 1891-92, 1924-25
Lowest League position3rd, Division Four, 1987-88
Furthest in FA Cupsee above
Furthest in League Cupsee above
  
Most League points  
2 for a win61, Division Three, 1972-73
3 for a win98, Division One, 1996-97
Fewest League points 
2 for a win19, Division One, 1889-90, 1902-03
3 for a win29, Premiership, 1995-96
Most League goals scored100, Division One, 1996-97
Most League goals conceded92, Division One, 1932-33
Fewest League goals scored28, Division One, 1897-98
Fewest League goals conceded25, Division Two, 1899-1900
Most wins in a League season28, Division One, 1996-97
Fewest wins in a League season

5, Division One, 1979-80

5, Championship, 2015-16

Most draws in a League season

17, Championship, 2013-14

17, Division Three, 1991-92

Fewest draws in a League season1, Division One, 1889-90, 1890-91
Most losses in a League season26, Championship, 2015-16
Fewest losses in a League season4, Division Two/One, 1899-1900, 1996-97
Record League win8-0 v Barnsley, Division Two, 6th October 1934 
Record win13-0 v Sheffield United, FA Cup 2nd round, 1st February 1890
Record defeat1-9 v Preston North End, FA Cup 2nd round, 10th December 1887
  
Highest Number of League goals scored 
in a season38, Joe Smith, Division One, 1920-21
in total255, Nat Lofthouse, 1946-61
  
Most League goals in one match 5, Tony Caldwell v Walsall, Division Three, 10th September 1983 
Most League appearances 519, Eddie Hopkinson, 1956-70
Most capped player72, Ricardo Gardner for Jamaica
Youngest League playerRay Parry, 15 years 267 days v Wolverhampton Wanderers, 13th October 1951 
Highest Transfer Fee Received£15,000,000 for Nicolas Anelka to Chelsea, January 2008
Highest Transfer Fee Paid£8,200,000 for Johan Elmander from Toulouse, July 2008