COLCHESTER UNITED 

 

("The U's")

Year formed1937
Turned professional1937 
Limited company 1937 
Previous namesNone
GroundJobServe Stadium, United Way, Colchester CO4 5HE

(for pictures of the ground click here)

Pitch measurements110 x 70 yards (101 x 64 metres)
Ground capacity10,105
Record attendance at present ground10,064 v Norwich City, League One, 16th January 2010 (lost 0-5)
League career

Southern League: 1937 - 1950

Southern League Midweek League: 1937 - 1939

Division Three (South): 1950 - 1958

Division Three: 1958 - 1961

Division Four: 1961 - 1962

Division Three: 1962 - 1965

Division Four: 1965 - 1966

Division Three: 1966 - 1968

Division Four: 1968 - 1974

Division Three: 1974 - 1976

Division Four: 1976 - 1977

Division Three: 1977 - 1981

Division Four: 1981 - 1990

Conference: 1990 - 1992

Division Three: 1992 - 1998

Division Two/League One: 1998 - 2006

Championship: 2006 - 2008

League One: 2008 - 2016

League Two: 2016 - .

First Football League game19th August 1950 v Gillingham, Division Three (South), drew 0-0 
  
Honours 
EuropeanNone
Domestic - LeagueLeague One runners-up: 2005-06

Division Four runners-up: 1961-62

Vauxhall Conference champions: 1991-92

Vauxhall Conference runners-up: 1990-91

Southern League champions: 1938-39

Southern League runners-up: 1949-50

Southern League Midweek League runners-up: 1937-38, 1938-39

Domestic - Cup

Watney Cup winners: 1971-72

FA Trophy winners: 1991-92

Auto Windscreens Shield runners-up: 1996-97

Best League position10th, Championship, 2006-07
Lowest League position24th, Division Four, 1989-90
Furthest in FA Cup6th round,1970-71
Furthest in League CupQuarter-final, 1974-75
  
Most League points  
2 for a win60, Division Four, 1973-74
3 for a win81, Division Four, 1982-83
Fewest League points 
2 for a win30, Division Three (South), 1953-54

30, Division Three, 1964-65

3 for a win40, League One, 2015-16
Most League goals scored104, Division Four, 1961-62
Most League goals conceded100, Division Three, 1960-61
Fewest League goals scored41, Division Three, 1975-76
Fewest League goals conceded36, Division Four, 1973-74
Most wins in a League season25, Division Four, 1976-77
Fewest wins in a League season9, Division Three (South), 1954-55

9, Division Three/League One, 1967-68, 2015-16

Most draws in a League season19, Division Three, 1963-64
Fewest draws in a League season5, Division Three, 1992-93
Most losses in a League season26, Division Three (South), 1953-54

26, Division Three, 1964-65

Fewest losses in a League season10, Division Three (South), 1956-57

10, Division Four/Division Three, 1973-74, 1995-96

Record League win9-1 v Bradford City, Division Four, 30th December 1961
Record Cup win9-1 v Leamington, FA Cup 1st round, 5th November 2005 
Record defeat0-8 v Leyton Orient, Division Four, 15th October 1988
  
Highest Number of League goals scored 
in a season38, Bobby Hunt, Division Four, 1961-62
in total130, Martyn King, 1956-64
  
Most League goals in one match4, Bobby Hunt v Bradford City, Division Four, 30th December 1961

4, Martyn King v Bradford City, Division Four, 30th December 1961

4, Bobby Hunt v Doncaster Rovers, Division Four, 30th April 1962

Most League appearances 613, Micky Cook, 1969-84
Most capped player2, Bela Balogh for Hungary, 2007-08
Youngest League playerLindsay Smith, 16 years 218 days v Grimsby Town, 24th April 1971 
Highest Transfer Fee Received

£2,500,000 for Greg Halford to Reading, January 2007

Highest Transfer Fee Paid£400,000 for Steve Gillespie from Cheltenham Town, July 2008