LINCOLN CITY 

("The Red Imps")

Year formed1884
Turned professional1892 
Limited company 1895 
Previous namesNone
GroundSincil Bank, Lincoln, Lincolnshire LN5 8LD

(for pictures of the ground click here)

Pitch measurements110 x 73 yards (100 x 67 metres)
Ground capacity10,120
Record attendance at present ground

23,196 v Derby County, League Cup 4th round replay, 15th November 1967

(lost 0-3)

League career

Midland League: 1889 - 1891

Football Alliance: 1891 - 1892

Division Two: 1892 - 1908 (failed re-election)

Midland League: 1908 - 1909

Division Two: 1909 - 1911 (failed re-election)

Midland League: 1911 - 1912

Division Two: 1912 - 1920 (failed re-election)

Midland League: 1920 - 1921

Division Three (North): 1921 - 1932

Division Two: 1932 - 1934

Division Three (North): 1934 - 1948

Division Two: 1948 - 1949

Division Three (North): 1949 - 1952

Division Two: 1952 - 1961

Division Three: 1961 - 1962

Division Four: 1962 - 1976

Division Three: 1976 - 1979

Division Four: 1979 - 1981

Division Three: 1981 - 1986

Division Four: 1986 - 1987

Conference: 1987 - 1988

Division Four/Three: 1988 - 1998

Division Two: 1998 - 1999

Division Three/League Two: 1999 - 2011

Blue Square Premier: 2011 - 2017

League Two: 2017 - .

First Football League game3rd September 1892 v Sheffield United, Division Two, lost 2-4 
  
Honours 
EuropeanNone
Domestic - LeagueDivision Three (North) champions: 1931-32, 1947-48, 1951-52

Division Three (North) runners-up: 1927-28, 1930-31, 1936-37

Division Four champions: 1975-76

Division Four runners-up: 1980-81

Vauxhall Conference / National League champions: 1987-88, 2016-17

Midland League champions: 1889-90, 1908-09, 1920-21

Second World War North Division runners-up: 1941-42

Domestic - CupFootball League Trophy runners-up: 1982-83
Best League position5th, Division Two, 1901-02
Lowest League position24th, Division Four, 1966-67, 1986-87
Furthest in FA Cup6th round, 2016-17
Furthest in League Cup4th round, 1967-68
  
Most League points  
2 for a win74, Division Four, 1975-76
3 for a win77, Division Three, 1981-82
Fewest League points 
2 for a win12, Division Two, 1896-97
3 for a win46, Division Three/Two, 1985-86, 1998-99

46, Division Three, 2001-02

Most League goals scored121, Division Three (North), 1951-52
Most League goals conceded101, Division Two, 1919-20
Fewest League goals scored27, Division Two, 1896-97
Fewest League goals conceded25, Division Four, 1981-82
Most wins in a League season32, Division Four, 1975-76
Fewest wins in a League season5, Division Two, 1896-97
Most draws in a League season21, League Two, 2005-06
Fewest draws in a League season0, Division Two, 1894-95
Most losses in a League season29, Division Four, 1964-65
Fewest losses in a League season4, Division Four, 1975-76
Record League win11-1 v Crewe Alexandra, Division Three (North), 29th September 1951
Record Cup win8-1 v Bromley, FA Cup 2nd round, 10th December 1938 
Record defeat3-11 v Manchester City, Division Two, 23rd March 1895
  
Highest Number of League goals scored 
in a season41, Allan Hall, Division Three (North), 1931-32
in total143, Andy Graver, 1950-55 and 1958-61
  
Most League goals in one match6, Frank Keetley v Halifax Town, Division Three (North), 16th January 1932

6, Andy Graver v Crewe Alexandra, Division Three (North), 29th September 1951

Most League appearances 407, Grant Brown, 1989-2002
Most capped player5, Gareth McAuley for Northern Ireland, 2005-06
Youngest League playerShane Nicholson, 16 years 172 days v Burnley, 22nd November 1986 
Highest Transfer Fee Received£750,000 for Jack Hobbs to Liverpool, August 2005
Highest Transfer Fee Paid£75,000 for Dean Walling from Carlisle United, October 1997

£75,000 for Tony Battersby from Bury, August 1998