GILLINGHAM 

("The Gills")

Year formed1893
Turned professional 1894 
Limited company 1893 
Previous namesNew Brompton FC: 1893 - 1913

Gillingham FC: 1913 - .

GroundMEMS Priestfield Stadium, Redfern Avenue, Gillingham, Kent ME7 4DD

(for pictures of the ground click here)

Pitch measurements114 x 75 yards (104 x 69 metres)
Ground capacity11,582
Record attendance at present ground

23,002 v Queen's Park Rangers, FA Cup 3rd round, 10th January 1948

(drew 1-1)

League career

Southern League Division Two: 1894 - 1895

Southern League Division One: 1895 - 1920

Kent League: 1895 - 1896

Kent League: 1897 - 1898

Division Three: 1920 - 1921

Division Three (South): 1921 - 1938 (not re-elected)

Southern League: 1938 - 1950

Division Three (South): 1950 - 1958

Division Four: 1958 - 1964

Division Three: 1964 - 1971

Division Four: 1971 - 1974

Division Three: 1974 - 1989

Division Four/Three: 1989 - 1996

Division Two: 1996 - 2000

Division One/Championship: 2000 - 2005

League One: 2005 - 2008.

League Two: 2008 - 2009

League One: 2009 - 2010

League Two: 2010 - 2013

League One: 2013 - .

First Football League game 28th August 1920 v Southampton, Division Three, drew 1-1 
Honours
EuropeanNone
Domestic - LeagueDivision Four/League Two Champions: 1963-64, 2012-13 

Division Four/Three runners-up: 1973-74, 1995-96

Southern League champions: 1946-47, 1948-49

Southern League runners-up: 1947-48

Kent League champions: 1945-46

Domestic - CupNone
Best League position11th, Division One, 2002-03
Lowest League position21st, Division Three, 1992-93
Furthest in FA Cup6th round, 1999-2000
Furthest in League Cup4th round, 1996-97
Most League points 
2 for a win62, Division Four, 1973-74
3 for a win85, Division Two, 1999-2000
Fewest League points
2 for a win26, Division Three (South), 1937-38
3 for a win40, Division Three, 1988-89

40, Division Three, 1992-93

Most League goals scored90, Division Four, 1973-74
Most League goals conceded101, Division Three (South), 1950-51
Fewest League goals scored34, Division Three, 1920-21
Fewest League goals conceded20, Division Three, 1995-96
Most wins in a League season25, Division Two, 1999-2000

25, Division Four, 1973-74

Fewest wins in a League season8, Division Three, 1920-21
Most draws in a League season20, Division Three, 1977-78
Fewest draws in a League season4, Division Three, 1988-89
Most losses in a League season30, Division Three, 1988-89
Fewest losses in a League season7, Division Thee, 1995-96
Record League win10-0 v Chesterfield, Division Three, 5th September 1987
Record Cup win10-1 v Gorleston, FA Cup 1st round, 16th November 1957
Record defeat2-9 v Nottingham Forest, Division Three (South), 18th November 1950
Highest Number of League goals scored
in a season31, Ernie Morgan, Division Three (South), 1954-55

31, Brian Yeo, Division Four, 1973-74

in total135, Brian Yeo, 1963-75
Most League goals in one match6, Fred Cheesmur v Merthur Town, Division Three (South), 26th April 1930 
Most League appearances 571, John Simpson, 1957-72
Most capped player7, Mamady Sidibe for Mali, 2002-05
Youngest League playerLuke Freeman 15 years 247 days v Hartlepool United, 24th November 2007 
Highest Transfer Fee Received£1,500,000 for Robert Taylor to Manchester City, November 1999
Highest Transfer Fee Paid£600,000 for Carl Asaba from Reading, August 1998