CREWE ALEXANDRA  

("The Railwaymen")

Year formed1877
Turned professional1893 
Limited company 1892 
Previous namesCrewe FC: 1877 - 1884

Crewe Alexandra FC: 1884 - .

GroundThe Alexandra Stadium, Gresty Road, Crewe, Cheshire CW2 6EB

(for pictures of the ground click here)

Pitch measurements100 x 66 yards (91 x 60 metres)
Ground capacity10,153
Record attendance at present ground

20,000 v Tottenham Hotspur, FA Cup 4th round, 30th January 1960

(drew 2-2)

League career

Football Alliance: 1889 - 1892

Division Two: 1892 - 1896 (not re-elected)

The Combination: 1896 - 1898

Lancashire League: 1898 - 1901

Birmingham & District League: 1901 - 1921

Division Three (North): 1921 - 1958

Division Four: 1958 - 1963

Division Three: 1963 - 1964

Division Four: 1964 - 1968

Division Three: 1968 - 1969

Division Four: 1969 - 1989

Division Three: 1989 - 1991

Division Four/Three: 1991 - 1994

Division Two: 1994 - 1997

Division One: 1997 - 2002

Division Two: 2002 - 2003

Division One/Championship: 2003 - 2006

League One: 2006 - 2009

League Two: 2009 - 2012

League One: 2012 - 2016

League Two: 2016 - .

First Football League game 3rd September 1892 v Burton Swifts, Division Two, lost 1-7 
Honours
EuropeanNone
Domestic - LeagueDivision Two runners-up: 2002-03

Football Combination runners-up: 1897-98

Birmingham & District League runners-up: 1902-03, 1907-08, 1908-09,

1909-10

Domestic - Cup

Welsh Cup winners: 1935-36, 1936-37

Johnstone's Paint Trophy winners: 2012-13

Best League position10th, Division Two, 1892-93
Lowest League position24th, Division Four, 1971-72, 1978-79, 1981-82
Furthest in FA CupSemi-final, 1887-88
Furthest in League Cup

3rd round, 1960-61, 1974-75, 1975-76, 1978-79, 1992-93, 1998-99,

1999-2000, 2001-02, 2004-05, 2006-07

Most League points 
2 for a win59, Division Four, 1962-63
3 for a win86, Division Two, 2002-03
Fewest League points
2 for a win10, Division Two, 1894-95
3 for a win27, Division Four, 1981-82
Most League goals scored95, Division Three (North), 1931-32
Most League goals conceded110, Division Three (North), 1956-57
Fewest League goals scored26, Division Two, 1894-95
Fewest League goals conceded38, Division Three (North), 1922-23
Most wins in a League season25, Division Two, 1994-95, 2002-03
Fewest wins in a League season3, Division Two, 1894-95
Most draws in a League season19, Division Four, 1987-88
Fewest draws in a League season3, Division Two, 1892-93, 1895-96

3, Division Three (North), 1932-33

Most losses in a League season31, Division Three (North), 1956-57, 1957-58

31, Division Four, 1981-82

Fewest losses in a League season8, Division Four, 1967-68
Record League win8-0 v Rotherham United, Division Three (North), 1st October 1932
Record Cup win8-0 v Hartlepool United, Auto Windscreens Shield 1st round, 17th October 1995

8-0 v Doncaster Rovers, LDV Vans Trophy quarter-final, 10th November 2002

Record defeat2-13 v Tottenham Hostpur, FA Cup 4th round replay, 3rd February 1960
Highest Number of League goals scored
in a season35, Terry Harkin, Division Four, 1964-65
in total126, Bert Swindells, 1928-37
Most League goals in one match5, Tony Naylor v Colchester United, Division Three, 24th April 1993 
Most League appearances 436, Tommy Lowry, 1966-78
Youngest League playerSteve Walters, 16 years 119 days v Peterborough United, 6th May 1988 
Most capped player38, Clayton Ince for Trinidad & Tobago, 1999-2005
Highest Transfer Fee Received£3,400,000 for Dean Ashton to Norwich City, January 2005
Highest Transfer Fee Paid£650,000 for Rodney Jack from Torquay United, July 1998