PRESTON NORTH END

 

("The Lilywhites", "North End")

Year formed1881
Turned professional1885
Limited company1893
Previous names

None

Ground

Deepdale Stadium, Sir Tom Finney Way, Deepdale, Preston PR1 6RU

(for pictures of the ground click here)

Club's ground since 1881
Pitch measurements110 x 77 yards (101 x 70 metres)
Ground capacity23,404
Record attendance at present ground

42,684 v Arsenal, Division One, 23rd April 1938 (lost 1-3)

League career

Football League/Division One: 1888 - 1901

Division Two: 1901 - 1904

Division One: 1904 - 1912

Division Two: 1912 - 1913

Division One: 1913 - 1914

Division Two: 1914 - 1915

Division One: 1919 - 1925

Division Two: 1925 - 1934

Division One: 1934 - 1949

Division Two: 1949 - 1951

Division One: 1951 - 1961

Division Two: 1961 - 1970

Division Three: 1970 - 1971

Division Two: 1971 - 1974

Division Three: 1974 - 1978

Division Two: 1978 - 1981

Division Three: 1981 - 1985

Division Four: 1985 - 1987

Division Three/Two: 1987 - 1993

Division Three: 1993 - 1996

Division Two: 1996 - 2000

Division One/Championship: 2000 - 2011

League One: 2011 - 2015

Championship: 2015 - .

First Football League game8th September 1888 v Burnley, Football League, won 5-2
  
Honours 
EuropeanNone
Domestic - League

Division One champions: 1888-89, 1889-90

Division Two champions: 1903-04, 1912-13, 1950-51

Division Two runners-up: 1914-15, 1933-34

Division Three/Two champions: 1970-71, 1999-2000

Division Three champions: 1995-96

Division Four runners-up: 1986-87

Second World War North West Division runners-up: 1939-40

Second World War North Division champions: 1940-41

Domestic - Cup

FA Cup winners: 1888-89, 1937-38

FA Cup runners-up: 1887-88, 1921-22, 1936-37,1953-54, 1963-64

Charity Shield runners-up: 1938-39

FA Youth Cup runners-up: 1959-60

Second World War League Cup winners: 1940-41

Lancashire Cup winners: 1886-87, 1892-93, 1894-95, 1899-1900, 1996-97

Lancashire Cup joint winners: 1938-39

Best League positionsee above
Lowest League position23rd, Division Four, 1985-86
Furthest in FA Cupsee above
Furthest in League Cup4th round, 1962-63, 1965-66, 1971-72, 1980-81, 2002-03
  
Most League points 
2 for a win61, Division Three, 1970-71
3 for a win95, Division Two, 1999-2000
Fewest League points 
2 for a win23, Division One, 1893-94
3 for a win42, Championship, 2010-11
Most League goals scored

100, Division One, 1957-58

100, Division Two, 1927-28

Most League goals conceded

100, Division Four, 1984-85

Fewest League goals scored35, Division One, 1897-98
Fewest League goals conceded15, Division One, 1888-89
Most wins in a League season

28, Division Two, 1999-2000

Fewest wins in a League season

8, Division One, 1897-98

8, Division Two, 1969-70

Most draws in a League season

20, Championship, 2005-06

Fewest draws in a League season1, Division One, 1891-92
Most losses in a League season

26, Division One, 1924-25

26, Division Three, 1984-85

Fewest losses in a League season

0, Division One, 1888-89

Record League win

10-0 v Stoke, Divisioin One, 14th September 1889

Record Cup win26-0 v Hyde, FA Cup 1st round, 15th October 1887
Record defeat

0-7 v Blackpool, Division One, 1st May 1948

  
Highest number of League goals scored 
in a season37, Ted Harper, Division Two, 1932-33
in total187, Tom Finney, 1946-60
  
Most League goals scored in one match

4, Jimmy Ross v Stoke, Division 1, 6th October 1888

4, Nick Ross v Derby County, Divisioin One, 11th January 1890

4, George Drummond v Notts Country, Division One, 12th December 1891

4, Frank Beeton v Notts County, Division One, 31st March 1893

4, George Harrison v Grimsby Town, Division Two, 3rd November 1928

4, Alex Reid v Port Vale, Division Two, 23rd February 1929

4, James McClelland v Reading, Division Two, 6th September 1930

4, Dick Rowley v Notts County, Division Two, 16th April 1932

4, Ted Harper v Burnley, Division Two, 29th August 1932

4, Ted Harper v Lincoln City, Division Two, 11th March 1933

4, Charlie Wayman v Queen's Park Rangers, Division Two, 25th December 1950

4, Alex Bruce v Colchester United, Division Three, 28th February 1978

Most League appearances447, Alan Kelly, 1961-75
Most capped player76, Tom Finney for England
Youngest League playerSteve Doyle, 16 years 166 days v Tranmere Rovers, 15th November 1974
Highest transfer fee received£6,000,000 for David Nugent to Portsmouth, August 2007
Highest transfer fee paid

£1,500,000 for David Healy from Manchester United, December 2000