BRISTOL ROVERS 

("The Pirates")

Year formed1883
Turned professional 1897 
Limited company 1896 
Previous namesBlack Arabs FC: 1883 - 1884

Eastville Rovers: 1884 - 1897

Bristol Eastville Rovers: 1887 - 1899

Bristol Rovers: 1899 - .

GroundMemorial Stadium, Filton Avenue, Horfield, Bristol BS7 0AQ

(for pictures of the ground click here)

Pitch measurements110 x 73 yards (100 x 67 metres)
Ground capacity12,300
Record attendance at present ground

12,011 v West Browmich Albion, FA Cup 6th round, 9th March 2008

(lost 1-5)

League career

Bristol & District League: 1892 - 1895

Western League: 1895 - 1909

Birmingham & District League: 1897 - 1899

Southern League Divisioin One: 1899 - 1920

Division Three: 1920 - 1921

Division Three (South): 1921 - 1953

Division Two: 1953 - 1962

Division Three: 1962 - 1974

Division Two: 1974 - 1981

Division Three: 1981 - 1990

Division Two/One: 1990 - 1993

Division Two: 1993 - 2001

Division Three/League Two: 2001 - 2007

League One: 2007 - 2011

League Two: 2011 - 2014

Conference: 2014 - 2015

League Two: 2015 - 2016

League One: 2016 - .

First Football League game 28th August 1920 v Millwall, Division Three, lost 0-2 
  
Honours 
EuropeanNone
Domestic - LeagueDivision Three champions: 1989-90

Division Three runners-up: 1973-74

Division Three (South) champions: 1952-53

Conference Premier runners-up: 2014-15

Southern League Division One champions: 1904-05

Western League champions: 1899-1900

Western League runners-up: 1895-96, 1902-03

Domestic - CupLeyland DAF Cup/Johnstone's Paint Trophy runners-up: 1989-90, 2006-07

Watney Cup winners: 1972-73

Division Three (South) Cup winners: 1934-35

Best League position6th, Division Two, 1955-56, 1958-59
Lowest League position

23rd, Division Three / League Two, 2001-02, 2013-14

Furthest in FA Cup6th round, 1950-51, 1957-58
Furthest in League CupQuarter-final, 1970-71, 1971-72
  
Most League points  
2 for a win64, Division Three (South), 1952-53
3 for a win93, Division Three, 1989-90
Fewest League points 
2 for a win23, Division Two, 1980-81
3 for a win41, Division One, 1992-93
Most League goals scored92, Division Three (South), 1952-53
Most League goals conceded95, Division Three (South), 1935-36
Fewest League goals scored34, Division Two, 1980-81
Fewest League goals conceded33, Division Three, 1973-74
Most wins in a League season26, Division Three (South), 1952-53

26, Division Three, 1989-90

26, League Two, 2015-16

Fewest wins in a League season5, Division Two, 1980-81
Most draws in a League season21, League Two, 2004-05
Fewest draws in a League season4, Division Three (South), 1927-28, 1936-37
Most losses in a League season25, Division One, 1992-93
Fewest losses in a League season5, Division Three, 1989-90
Record League win7-0 v Swansea Town, Division Two, 2nd October 1954

7-0 v Brighton & Hove Albion, Division Three (South), 29th November 1952

7-0 v Shrewsbury Town, Division Three, 21st March 1954

Record Cup win 6-0 v Merthyr Tydfil, FA Cup 1st round, 14th November 1987 
Record defeat0-12 v Luton Town, Division Three (South), 13th April 1936
  
Highest Number of League goals scored 
in a season33, Geoff Bradford, Division Three (South), 1952-53
in total242, Geoff Bradford, 1949-64
  
Most League goals in one match4, Sidney Leigh v Exeter City, Division Three (South), 2nd May 1921

4, Jonah Wilcox v Bournemouth & Boscombe Athletic, Division Three (South), 12th December 1925

4, Bill Culley v Queen's Park Rangers, Division Three (South), 5th March 1927

4, Frank Curran v Swindon Town, Division Three (South), 25th March 1939

4, Vic Lambden v Aldershot, Division Three (South), 29th March 1947

4, George Petherbridge v Torquay United, Division Three (South), 1st December 1951

4, Vic Lambden v Colchester United, Division Three (South), 14th May 1952

4, Geoff Bradford v Rotherham United, Division Two, 14th March 1959

4, Robin Stubbs v Gillingham, Division Two, 10th October 1970

4, Alan Warboys v Brighton & Hove Albion, Division Three, 1st December 1973

4, Jamie Cureton v Reading, Division Two, 16th January 1999

Most League appearances 546, Stuart Taylor, 1966-80
Most capped player31, Vitalijs Astafjevs, Latvia
Youngest League playerRonnie Dix, 15 years 173 days v Charlton Athletic, 25th February 1928 
Highest Transfer Fee Received£2,100,000 for Barry Hayles to Fulham, November 1998

£2,100,000 for Jason Roberts to West Bromwich Albion, July 2000

Highest Transfer Fee Paid£375,000 for Andy Tillson from Queen's Park Rangers, November 1992