NORTHAMPTON TOWN

("The Cobblers")

Year formed1897
Turned professional1901
Limited company1901
Previous names

None

Ground

PTS Academy Stadium, Upton Way, Northampton NN5 5QA

(for pictures of the ground click here)

Pitch measurements116 x 72 yards (106 x 66 metres)
Ground capacity7,798
Record attendance at present ground

7,798 v Manchester United, League Cup 3rd round, 21 September 2016 (lost 1-3)

League career

Northants League: 1898 - 1899

Midland League: 1899 - 1901

Southern League Division One: 1901 - 1920

Division Three: 1920 - 1921

Division Three (South): 1921 - 1958

Division Four: 1958 - 1961

Division Three: 1961 - 1963

Division Two: 1963 - 1965

Division One: 1965 - 1966

Division Two: 1966 - 1967

Division Three: 1967 - 1969

Division Four: 1969 - 1976

Division Three: 1976 - 1977

Division Four: 1977 - 1987

Division Three: 1987 - 1990

Division Four/Three: 1990 - 1997

Division Two: 1997 - 1999

Division Three: 1999 - 2000

Division Two: 2000 - 2003

Division Three/League Two: 2003 - 2006

League One: 2006 - 2009

League Two: 2009 - 2016

League One: 2016 - 2018

League Two: 2018 - .

First Football League game

28th August 1920 v Grimsby Town, Division Three (lost 0-2)

Honours
European

None

Domestic - League

Division Two runners-up: 1964-65

Division Three champions: 1962-63

Division Three (South) runners-up: 1927-28, 1949-50

Division Four / League Two champions: 1986-87, 2015-16

Division Four/League Two runners-up: 1975-76, 2005-06

Southern League Division One champions: 1908-09

Southern League Division One runners-up: 1910-11

Domestic - Cup

Charity Shield runners-up: 1909-10

Best League position21st, Division One, 1965-66
Lowest League position23rd, Division Four, 1972-73, 1984-85
Furthest in FA Cup5th round, 1933-34, 1949-50, 1969-70
Furthest in League Cup5th round, 1964-65, 1966-67
Most League points
2 for a win68, Division Four, 1975-76
3 for a win99, Division Four / League Two, 1986-87, 2015-16
Fewest League points
2 for a win30, Division Two, 1966-67
3 for a win38, Division Three, 1993-94
Most League goals scored

109, Division Three (South), 1952-53

109, Division Three, 1962-63

Most League goals conceded

92, Division One, 1965-66

Fewest League goals scored

40, Division Four, 1972-73

40, Division Two, 2002-03

Fewest League goals conceded

37, Division Two, 1997-98

37, League Two, 2005-06

Most wins in a League season30, Division Four, 1986-87
Fewest wins in a League season9, Division Three, 1993-94
Most draws in a League season

19, Division Three, 1987-88

19, League Two, 2010-11

Fewest draws in a League season

5, Division Three (South), 1926-27, 1951-52

5, Division Four, 1984-85

Most losses in a League season27, Division Two, 2002-03
Fewest losses in a League season5, League Two, 2015-16
Record League win10-0 v Walsall, Division Three (South), 5th November 1927
Record Cup win10-0 v Sutton Town, FA Cup preliminary round, 7th December 1907
Record defeat

0-11 v Southampton, Southern League, 28th December 1901

Highest number of League goals scored
in a season36, Cliff Holton, Division Three, 1961-62
in total135, Jack English, 1947-60
Most League goals scored in one match5, Ralph Hoten v Crystal Palace, Division Three (South), 27th October 1928
Most League appearances521, Tommy Fowler, 1946-61
Most capped player12, Edwin Lloyd-Davies for Wales
Youngest League playerAdrian Mann, 16 years 297 days v Bury, 5th May 1984
Highest transfer fee received£470,000 for Mark Bunn to Blackburn Rovers, September 2008
Highest transfer fee paid£165,000 for Josh Low from Oldham Athletic, July 2003