MIDDLESBROUGH

 ("The Boro")

Year formed1876; reformed 1986
Turned professional1889; became amateur 1892, and professional again, 1899
Limited company1892
Previous namesNone
GroundRiverside Stadium, Middlesbrough, Cleveland TS3 6RS

(for pictures of the ground click here)

Pitch measurements115 x 75 yards (105 x 69 metres)
Ground capacity34,742
Record attendance at present ground34,836 v Norwich City, Premiership, 28th December 2004 (won 2-0)
League career

Northern League: 1889 - 1899

Division Two: 1899 - 1902

Division One: 1902 - 1924

Division Two: 1924 - 1927

Division One: 1927 - 1928

Division Two: 1928 - 1929

Division One: 1929 - 1954

Division Two: 1954 - 1966

Division Three: 1966 - 1967

Division Two: 1967 - 1974

Division One: 1974 - 1982

Division Two: 1982 - 1986

Division Three: 1986 - 1987

Division Two: 1987 - 1988

Division One: 1988 - 1989

Division Two: 1989 - 1992

Premiership: 1992 - 1993

Division One: 1993 - 1995

Premiership: 1995 - 1997

Division One: 1997 - 1998

Premiership: 1998 - 2009

Championship: 2009 - 2016

Premier League: 2016 - 2017

Championship: 2017 - .

First Football League game2nd September 1899 v Lincoln City, Division Two, lost 0-3
Honours
EuropeanUEFA Cup runners-up: 2005-06.

Anglo-Scottish Cup winners: 1975-76.

Domestic - LeagueDivision Two/One champions: 1926-27, 1928-29, 1973-74, 1994-95

Division Two/One/Championship runners-up: 1901-02, 1991-92,

1997-98, 2015-16

Division Three runners-up: 1966-67, 1986-87

Northern League champions: 1893-94, 1894-95, 1896-97

Northern League runners-up: 1890-91, 1891-92, 1897-98

Domestic - CupFA Cup runners-up: 1996-97.

Carling Cup winners: 2003-04.

Coca-Cola Cup runners-up: 1996-97, 1997-98.

Zenith Data Systems Cup runners-up: 1989-90.

FA Amateur Cup winners: 1894-95, 1897-98

FA Youth Cup winners: 2003-04

FA Youth Cup runners-up: 1989-90, 2002-03

Best League position3rd, Division One, 1913-14
Lowest League position2nd, Division Three, 1966-67, 1986-87
Furthest in FA Cupsee above
Furthest in League Cupsee above
Most League points 
2 for a win65, Division Two, 1973-74
3 for a win94, Division Three, 1986-87
Fewest League points
2 for a win22, Division One, 1923-24
3 for a win28, Premier League, 2016-17
Most League goals scored122, Division Two, 1926-27
Most League goals conceded91, Division One, 1953-54
Fewest League goals scored27, Premier League, 2016-17
Fewest League goals conceded24, Division Two, 1901-02
Most wins in a League season28, Division Three, 1986-87
Fewest wins in a League season5, Premier League, 2016-17
Most draws in a League season19, Division Two, 1924-25
Fewest draws in a League season2, Division Two, 1925-26
Most losses in a League season27, Division One, 1923-24
Fewest losses in a League season4, Division Two, 1973-74
Record League win9-0 v Brighton & Hove Albion, Division Two, 23rd August 1958
Record Cup win

7-0 v Hereford United, Coca-Cola Cup 2nd round 1st leg, 18th

September 1996

Record defeat0-9 v Blackburn Rovers, Division Two, 6th November 1954
Highest Number of League goals scored
in a season59, George Camsell, Division Two, 1926-27
in total325, George Camsell, 1925-39
Most League goals in one match

5, John Wilkie v Gainsborough Town, Division Two, 2nd March

1901

5, Andy Wilson v Nottingham Forest, Division One, 6th October

1923

5, George Camsell v Manchester City, Division Two, 25th December

1926

5, George Camsell v Aston Villa, Diision One, 9th September 1935

5, Brian Clough v Brighton & Hove Albion, Division Two, 22nd

August 1958

Most League appearances 563, Tim Williamson, 1902-23
Most capped player53, Mark Schwarzer for Australia, 1997-2008
Youngest League player

Stephen Bell, 16 years 323 days v Southampton, 30th January 1982

Sam Lawrie, 16 years 323 days v Arsenal, 3rd November 1951

Highest Transfer Fee Received

£12,000,000 for Juniho to Athletico Madrid, July 1997

£12,000,000 for Stewart Downing to Aston Villa, July 2009

Highest Transfer Fee Paid

£15,000,000 for Britt Assombalonga from Nottingham Forest, July 2017