DONCASTER ROVERS   

("Rovers")

Year formed1879
Turned professional1885 
Limited company 1905 and 1920
Previous namesNone
GroundThe Keepmoat Stadium, Stadium Way, Lakeside, Doncaster DN4 5JW

(for pictures of the ground click here)

Pitch measurements109 x 77 yards (100 x 70 metres)
Ground capacity15,231
Record attendance at present ground15,001 v Leeds United, League One, 1st April 2008 (lost 0-1)
League career

Midland League: 1891 - 1901

Yorkshire League: 1897 - 1899

Division Two: 1901 - 1903 (failed re-election)

Midland League: 1903 - 1904

 Division Two: 1904 - 1905 (failed re-election)

Midland League: 1905 - 1923

Division Three (North): 1923 - 1935

Division Two: 1935 - 1937

Division Three (North): 1937 - 1947

Division Two: 1947 - 1948

Division Three (North): 1948 - 1950

Division Two: 1950 - 1958

Division Three: 1958 - 1959

Division Four: 1959 - 1966

Division Three: 1966 - 1967

Division Four: 1967 - 1969

Division Three: 1969 - 1971

Division Four: 1971 - 1981

Division Three: 1981 - 1983

Division Four: 1983 - 1984

Division Three: 1984 - 1988

Division Four/Three: 1988 - 1998

Conference: 1998 - 2003

Division Three: 2003 - 2004

League One: 2004 - 2008

Championship: 2008 - 2012

League One: 2012 - 2013

Championship: 2013 - 2014

League One: 2014 - 2016

League Two: 2016 - 2017

League One: 2017 - .

First Football League game7th September 1901 v Burslem Port Vale, Division Two, drew 3-3 
  
Honours 
EuropeanNone
Domestic - League

League One champions: 2012-13

Division Three (North) champions: 1934-35, 1946-47, 1949-50

Division Three (North) runners-up: 1937-38, 1938-39

Division Four/Three champions: 1965-66, 1968-69, 2003-04

Division Four runners-up: 1983-84

Midland League champions: 1896-97, 1898-99

Midland League runners-up: 1900-01, 1922-23

Domestic - CupJohnstone's Paint Trophy winners: 2006-07

Football Conference Challenge Cup winners: 1998-99, 1999-2000

FA Youth Cup runners-up: 1987-88

Best League position7th, Division Two, 1901-02
Lowest League position24th, Division Three, 1997-98
Furthest in FA Cup5th round, 1951-52, 1953-54, 1954-55, 1955-56
Furthest in League Cup5th round, 1975-76
  
Most League points  
2 for a win72, Division Three (North), 1946-47
3 for a win92, Division Three, 2003-04
Fewest League points 
2 for a win8, Division Two, 1904-05
3 for a win20, Division Three, 1997-98
Most League goals scored123, Division Three (North), 1946-47
Most League goals conceded117, Division Three, 1966-67
Fewest League goals scored23, Division Two, 1904-05
Fewest League goals conceded37, Division Three, 2003-04
Most wins in a League season33, Division Three (North), 1946-47
Fewest wins in a League season3, Division Two, 1904-05
Most draws in a League season18, League One, 2004-05
Fewest draws in a League season2, Division Two, 1904-05
Most losses in a League season34, Division Three, 1997-98
Fewest losses in a League season3, Division Three (North), 1946-47
Record League win10-0 v Darlington, Division Four, 25th January 1964
Record Cup win7-0 v Blyth Spartans, FA Cup 1st round, 27th November 1937 
Record defeat0-12 v Small Heath, Division Two, 11th April 1903
  
Highest Number of League goals scored 
in a season42, Clarrie Jordan, Division Three (North), 1946-47
in total180, Tom Keetley, 1923-29
  
Most League goals in one match6, Tom Keetley v Ashington, Division Three (North), 16th February 1929 
Most League appearances 417, Fred Emery, 1925-36
Most capped player14, Len Graham for Northern Ireland, 1951-58
Youngest League playerAlick Jeffrey, 15 years 229 days v Fulham, 15th September 1954 
Highest Transfer Fee Received

£2,000,000 for Matthew Mills from Reading, July 2009

Highest Transfer Fee Paid£1,150,000 for Billy Sharp from Sheffield United, July 2010