LUTON TOWN

 

("The Hatters")   

Year formed1885
Turned professional1890
Limited company1897
Previous namesNone
Ground

Kenilworth Road Stadium, 1 Maple Way, Luton, Bedfordshire LU4 8AW

(for pictures of the ground click here)

Pitch measurements110 x 72 yards (100 x 66 metres)
Ground capacity10,356
Record attendance at present ground30,069 v Blackpool, FA Cup 6th round replay, 4th March 1959 (won 1-0)
League career

Southern League: 1894 - 1896

United League: 1896 - 1899

Division Two: 1897 - 1900 (failed re-election)

Southern League Division One: 1900 - 1912

Western League: 1907 - 1909

Southern League Division Two: 1912 - 1914

Southern League Division One: 1914 - 1920 

Division Three: 1920 - 1921

Division Three (South): 1921 - 1937

Division Two: 1937 - 1955

Division One: 1955 - 1960

Division Two: 1960 - 1963

Division Three: 1963 -  1965

Division Four: 1965 - 1968

Division Three: 1968 - 1970

Division Two: 1970 - 1974

Division One: 1974 - 1975

Division Two: 1975 - 1982

Division One: 1982 - 1987

Division One: 1987 - 1992

Division One: 1992 - 1996

Division Two: 1996 - 2001

Division Three: 2001 - 2002

Division Two/League One: 2002 - 2005

Championship: 2005 - 2007

League One: 2007 - 2008

League Two: 2008 - 2009

Blue Square Premier: 2009 - 2014

League Two: 2014 - 2018

League One: 2018 - .

First League game 4th September 1897 v Leicester Fosse, Division Two, drew 1-1
  
Honours 
EuropeanNone
Domestic - LeagueDivision Two champions: 1981-82

Division Two runners-up: 1954-55, 1973-74

League One champions: 2004-05

Division Three runners-up: 1969-70

Division Three (South) champions: 1936-37

Division Three (South) runners-up: 1935-36

Division Four champions: 1967-68

Division Three / League Two runners-up: 2001-02, 2017-18

Conference champions: 2013-14

Southern League Division One runners-up: 1894-95, 1895-96

Southern League Division Two runners-up: 1913-14

United League champions: 1897-98

United League runners-up: 1896-97

Domestic - CupFA Cup runners-up: 1958-59.

Littlewoods Cup winners: 1987-88.

Littlewoods Cup runners-up: 1988-89.

Simod Cup runners-up: 1987-88.

Johnstones Paint Trophy winners: 2008-09

Southern Professional Floodlit Cup winners: 1956-57

Best League position7th, Division One, 1986-87
Lowest League position24th, League Two, 2008-09
Furthest in FA Cupsee above
Furthest in League Cupsee above
  
Most League points  
2 for a win66, Division Four, 1967-68
3 for a win98, League One, 2004-05
Fewest League points 
2 for a win18, Division Two, 1899-1900
3 for a win33, League One, 2007-08
Most League goals scored103, Division Three (South), 1936-37
Most League goals conceded95, Division Two, 1898-99
Fewest League goals scored38, Division One, 1991-92
Fewest League goals conceded35, Division Three (South), 1921-22
Most wins in a League season30, Division Three, 2001-02
Fewest wins in a League season5, Division Two, 1899-1900
Most draws in a League season21, Division One, 1990-91
Fewest draws in a League season3, Division Two, 1898-99
Most losses in a League season26, Championship, 2006-07
Fewest losses in a League season4, Division Two, 1981-82
Record League win12-0 v Bristol Rovers, Division Three (South), 13th April 1936
Record Cup win9-0 v Clapton, FA Cup 1st round (replay after abandoned game), 30th November 1927
Record defeat0-9 v Birmingham City, Division Two, 12th November 1898
 
Highest Number of League goals scored 
in a season55, Joe Payne, Division Three (South), 1936-37
in total243, Gordon Turner, 1949-64
Most League appearances 495, Bob Morton, 1948-64
Most capped player58, Mal Donaghy for Northern Ireland, 1978-88
Youngest League playerMike O'Hara, 16 years 32 days v Stoke City, 1st October 1960
Highest Transfer Fee Received£3,0000,000 for Curtis Davies to West Browmich Albion, 31st August 2005
Highest Transfer Fee Paid£850,000 for Lars Elstrup from Odense Boldklub, August 1989