LEYTON ORIENT

("The O's")

Year formed1881
Turned professional1903
Limited company1906
Previous namesGlyn Cricket Club: 1881 - 1886

Eagle Cricket Club: 1886 - 1888

Orient Football Club: 1888 - 1898

Clapton Orient: 1898 - 1946

Leyton Orient: 1946 - 1966

Orient FC: 1966 - 1987

Leyton Orient FC: 1987 - .

GroundBreyer Group Stadium, Brisbane Road, Leyton, London E10 5NF

(for pictures of the ground click here)

Pitch measurements115 x 80 yards (105 x 73 metres)
Ground capacity9,271
Record attendance at present ground34,345 v West Ham United, FA Cup 4th round, 25th January 1964 (drew 1-1)
League career

London League: 1898 - 1900

Southern League Division Two: 1904- 1905

Division Two: 1905 - 1929

Division Three (South): 1929 - 1956

Division Two: 1956 - 1962

Division One: 1962 - 1963

Division Two: 1963 - 1966

Division Three: 1966 - 1970

Division Two: 1970 - 1982

Division Three: 1982 - 1985

Division Four: 1985 - 1989

Division Three/Two: 1989 - 1995

Division Three/League Two: 1995 - 2006

League One: 2006 - 2015

League Two: 2015 - 2017

National League: 2017 - .

First Football League game2nd September 1905 v Leicester Fosse, Division Two, lost 1-2
Honours
EuropeanAnglo-Scottish Cup runners-up: 1976-77
Domestic - LeagueDivision Two runners-up: 1961-62

Division Three champions: 1969-70

Division Three (South) champions: 1955-56

Division Three (South) runners-up: 1954-55

Domestic - CupDubonnet Cup winners: 1911-12
Best League position22nd, Division One, 1962-63
Lowest League position21st, Division Three, 1995-96
Furthest in FA CupSemi-final, 1977-78
Furthest in League CupQuarter-final, 1962-63
Most League points
2 for a win66, Division Three (South), 1955-56
3 for a win86, Championship, 2013-14
Fewest League points
2 for a win21, Division One, 1962-63

21, Division Two, 1905-06

3 for a win26, Division Two, 1994-95
Most League goals scored106, Division Three (South), 1955-56
Most League goals conceded96, Division Two, 1926-27
Fewest League goals scored28, Division Two, 1974-75
Fewest League goals conceded35, Division Two, 1913-14
Most wins in a League season29, Division Three (South), 1955-56
Fewest wins in a League season5, Division Two, 1965-66
Most draws in a League season20, Division Two, 1974-75
Fewest draws in a League season3, Division Two, 1911-12
Most losses in a League season32, Division Two, 1994-95
Fewest losses in a League season9, Division Two, 1973-74

9, Division Three (South), 1955-56

9, Division Three, 1969-70

9, League Two, 2005-06

Record League win8-0 v Crystal Palace, Division Three (South), 12th November 1955

8-0 v Rochdale, Division Four, 20th October 1987

8-0 v Colchester United, Division Four, 15th October 1988

8-0 v Doncaster Rovers, Division Three, 28th December 1997

Record Cup win9-2 v Chester, League Cup 3rd round, 15th October 1962
Record defeat0-8 v Aston Villa, FA Cup 4th round replay, 30th January 1929
Highest Number of League goals scored
in a season35, Tommy Johnston, Division Two, 1957-58
in total121, Tommy Johnston, 1956-58 and 1959-61
Most League goals in one match4, Wally Leigh v Bradford City, Division Two, 13th April 1906

4, Albert Pape v Oldham Athletic, Division Two, 1st September 1924

4, Peter Kitchen v Millwall, Division Three, 21st April 1984

Most League appearances432, Peter Allen, 1965-78
Most capped player7, John Chiedozie for Nigeria, 1981

7, Tunji Banjo for Nigeria, 1987-88

7, Anthony Grealish for Republic of Ireland, 1976-79

Youngest League playerPaul Went, 15 years 327 days v Preston North End, 4th September 1965
Highest Transfer Fee Received

in excess of £5,000,000 for Bruno Ecuele Manga to Cardiff City, August

2014

Highest Transfer Fee Paid£175,000 for Paul Beesley from Wigan Athletic, October 1989