GRIMSBY TOWN 

("The Mariners")

Year formed1878
Turned professional 1890 
Limited company 1890
Previous namesGrimsby Pelham: 1878 - 1879

Grimsby Town FC: 1879 - .

GroundBlundell Park, Cleethorpes, North East Lincolnshire DN35 7PY

(for pictures of the ground click here)

Pitch measurements111 x 75 yards (101 x 69 metres)
Ground capacity9,052
Record attendance at present ground

31,651 v Wolverhampton Wanderers, FA Cup 5th round, 20th February 1937

(drew 1-1)

League career

Football Alliance: 1889 - 1892

Division Two: 1892 - 1901

Division One: 1901 - 1903

Division Two: 1903 - 1910 (not re-elected)

Midland League: 1910 - 1911

Division Two: 1911 - 1920

Division Three: 1920 - 1921

Division Three (North): 1921 - 1926

Division Two: 1926 - 1929

Division One: 1929 - 1932

Division Two: 1932 - 1934

Division One: 1934 - 1948

Division Two: 1948 - 1951

Division Three (North): 1951 - 1956

Division Two: 1956 - 1959

Division Three: 1959 - 1962

Division Two: 1962 - 1964

Division Three: 1964 - 1968

Division Four: 1968 - 1972

Division Three: 1972 - 1977

Division Four: 1977 - 1979

Division Three: 1979 - 1980

Division Two: 1980 - 1987

Division Three: 1987 - 1988

Division Four: 1988 - 1990

Division Three: 1990 - 1991

Division Two/One: 1991 - 1997

Division Two: 1997 - 1998

Division One: 1998 - 2003

Division Two: 2003 - 2004

League Two: 2004 - 2010

Blue Square Premier: 2010 - 2016

League Two: 2016 - .

First Football League game3rd September 1892 v Northwich Victoria, Division Two, won 2-1 
Honours
EuropeanNone
Domestic - LeagueDivision Two champions: 1900-01, 1933-34

Division Two runners-up: 1928-29.

Division Three champions: 1979-80

Division Three runners-up: 1961-62

Division Three (North) champions: 1925-26, 1955-56

Division Three (North) runners-up: 1951-52

Division Four champions: 1971-72

Division Four runners-up: 1978-79, 1989-90

Midland League champions: 1910-11

Domestic - CupAuto Windscreens Shield winners: 1997-98

Johnstone's Paint Trophy runners-up: 2007-08

Football League Group Cup winners: 1981-82

Best League position5th, Division One, 1934-35
Lowest League position23rd, Division Four, 1968-69
Furthest in FA CupSemi-final, 1935-36, 1938-39
Furthest in League CupQuarter-final, 1965-66, 1979-80, 1984-85
Most League points 
2 for a win68, Division Three (North), 1955-56
3 for a win83, Division Three, 1990-91
Fewest League points
2 for a win22, Division One, 1947-48
3 for a win39, Division One, 2002-03
Most League goals scored103, Division Two, 1933-34
Most League goals conceded111, Division One, 1947-48
Fewest League goals scored33, Division Two, 1904-05
Fewest League goals conceded29, Division Three (North), 1955-56
Most wins in a League season31, Division Three (North), 1955-56
Fewest wins in a League season8, Division One, 1902-03, 1947-48

8, Division Two, 1950-51

Most draws in a League season20, Division One, 1993-94
Fewest draws in a League season1, Division Two, 1892-93, 1894-95
Most losses in a League season28, Division One, 1947-48
Fewest losses in a League season5, Division Two, 1900-01
Record League win9-2 v Darwen, Division Two, 15th April 1899 
Record Cup win8-0 v Darlington, FA Cup 2nd round, 21st November 1885
Record defeat1-9 v Arsenal, Division One, 28th January 1931
Highest Number of League goals scored
in a season42, Pat Glover, Division Two, 1933-34
in total180, Pat Glover, 1930-39
Most League goals in one match6, Tommy McCairns v Leicester Fosse, Division Two, 11th April 1896 
Most League appearances 647, John McDermott, 1987-2007
Most capped player7, Pat Glover for Wales, 1931-37
Youngest League player Tony Ford, 16 years 143 days v Walsall, 4th October 1975 
Highest Transfer Fee Received£1,500,000 for John Oster to Everton, July 1997
Highest Transfer Fee Paid£500,000 for Lee Ashcroft from Preston North End, August 1998