CAMBRIDGE UNITED

('United'', 'The Us')

Year formed1912
Turned professional1949
Limited company
Previous names

1912 - 1951: Abbey United

1951 to date: Cambridge United FC

Ground

Abbey Stadium, Newmarket Road, Cambridge CB5 8LN

(for pictures of the ground click here)

Pitch measurements110 x 74 yards (101 x 68 metres)
Ground capacity8,127
Record attendance at present ground14,000 v Chelsea, Friendly, 1 May 1970 (won 4-2)
League career

United Counties League: 1947 - 1948

United Counties League Division One: 1950 - 1951

Eastern Counties League: 1951 - 1958

Southern League South Eastern division: 1958 - 1959

Southern League Division One: 1959 - 1961

Southern League Premier Division: 1961 - 1970

Division Four: 1970 - 1973

Division Three: 1973 - 1974

Division Four: 1974 - 1977

Division Three: 1977 - 1978

Division Two: 1978 - 1984

Division Three: 1984 - 1985

Division Four: 1984 - 1990

Division Three: 1990 - 1991

Division Two / One: 1991 - 1993

Division Two: 1993 - 1995

Division Three: 1995 - 1999

Division Two: 1999 - 2002

Division Three / League Two: 2002 - 2005

Conference: 2005 - 2014

League Two: 2014 - .

First Football League game15 August 1970 v Lincoln City, Division Four, drew 1-1
Honours
European

None

Domestic - League

Division Three champions: 1990-91

Division Three runners-up: 1977-78

Division Four champions: 1976-77

Division Three runners-up: 1998-99

Conference runners-up: 2007-08, 2008-09

Southern League Premier Division champions: 1968-69, 1969-70

Southern League Premier Division runners-up: 1962-63

Southern League Division One runners-up: 1960-61

Eastern Counties League runners-up: 1957-58

Domestic - Cup

LDV Vans Trophy runners-up: 2001-02

Best League position5th, Division Two, 1991-92
Lowest League position24th, League Two, 2004-05
Furthest in FA Cup6th round, 1989-90, 1990-91
Furthest in League Cup5th round, 1992-93
Most League points
2 for a win65, Division Four, 1976-77
3 for a win86, Division Three, 1990-91
Fewest League points
2 for a win35, Division Three, 1973-74
3 for a win21, Division Three, 1984-85
Most League goals scored87, Division Four, 1976-77
Most League goals conceded95, Division Three, 1984-85
Fewest League goals scored28, Division Two, 1983-84
Fewest League goals conceded40, Division Four, 1976-77
Most wins in a League season

26, Division Four, 1976-77

Fewest wins in a League season

4, Division Two, 1983-84

4, Division Three, 1984-85

Most draws in a League season18, Division Three, 1997-98
Fewest draws in a League season

6, Division Two, 1980-81

Most losses in a League season33, Division Three, 1984-85
Fewest losses in a League season7, Division Four, 1976-77
Record League win

7-0 v Weymouth, Conference Premier, 31 March 2007

7-0 v Forest Green Rovers, Conference Premier, 5 September 2009

Record Cup win5-1 v Bristol City, FA Cup 5th round 2nd replay, 27 February 1990
Record defeat

0-7 v Sunderland, Worthington Cup 2nd round, 1 October 2002

Highest number of League goals scored
in a season24, David Crown, Division Four, 1985-86
in total84, John Taylor, 1988-92 and 1997-2004
Most League goals scored in one match5, Steve Butler v Exeter City, Division Two,  4 April 1994
Most League appearances416, Steve Spriggs, 1975-87

Most capped player

7, Tom Finney for Northern Ireland

Oldest League player37 years 134 days, John Ryan v Derby County, 1 December 1984 
Youngest League player16 years 228 days, Andy Sinton v Wolverhampton Wanderers, 2 November 1982 
Highest transfer fee received£1,500,000 for Trevor Benjamin to Leicester City, July 2000
Highest transfer fee paid£190,000 for Steve Claridge from Luton Town, November 1992