ROCHDALE

("The Dale")

Year formed1907
Turned professional1907
Limited company1910
Previous names

None

Ground

The Crown Oil Arena, Sandy Lane, Rochdale OL11 5DS

(for pictures of the ground click here)

Pitch measurements114 x 76 yards (104 x 69 metres)
Ground capacity10,000
Record attendance at present ground

24,231 v Notts County, FA Cup 2nd round, 10th December 1949 (lost 1-2)

League career

Lancashire Combination Division Two: 1908 - 1910

Lancashire Combination Division One: 1910 - 1912

Central League: 1912 - 1921

Division Three (North): 1921 - 1958

Division Three: 1958 - 1959

Division Four: 1959 - 1969

Division Three: 1969 - 1974

Division Four/Three/League Two: 1974 - 2010

League One: 2010 - 2012

League Two: 2012 - 2014

League One: 2014 - .

First Football League game27th August 1921 v Accrington Stanley, Division Three (North), won 6-3
Honours
EuropeanNone
Domestic - League

Division Three (North) runners-up: 1922-23, 1926-27

Lancashire Combination champions: 1910-11, 1911-12

Second World War Third Division (North) West region runners-up: 1945-46

Domestic - Cup

League Cup runners-up: 1961-62

Lancashire Cup winners: 1948-49, 1970-71, 2004-05

Best League position2nd, Division Three (North), 1922-23, 1926-27
Lowest League position24th, Division Four, 1977-78, 1979-80
Furthest in FA Cup5th round, 1989-90, 2002-03, 2017-18
Furthest in League Cupsee above
Most League points
2 for a win62, Division Three (North), 1923-24
3 for a win81, League Two, 2013-14
Fewest League points
2 for a win11, Division Three (North), 1931-32
3 for a win46, Division Four, 1981-82, 1983-83
Most League goals scored

105, Division Three (North), 1926-27

Most League goals conceded

135, Division Three (North), 1931-32

Fewest League goals scored33, Division Four, 1979-80
Fewest League goals conceded26, Division Three (North), 1923-24
Most wins in a League season

27, Division Three (North), 1925-26

Fewest wins in a League season

2, Division Three, 1973-74

Most draws in a League season

20, Division Four, 1968-69

Fewest draws in a League season3, Division Three (North), 1931-32
Most losses in a League season

33, Division Three (North), 1931-32

Fewest losses in a League season

5, Division Three (North), 1923-24

Record League win

8-1 v Chesterfield, Division Three (North), 18th December 1926

Record Cup win8-2 v Crook Town, FA Cup 1st round, 26th November 1927
Record defeat

1-9 v Tranmere Rovers, Division Three (North), 25th December 1931

Highest number of League goals scored
in a season44, Albert Whitehurst, Division Three (North), 1926-27
in total119, Reg Jenkins, 1964-73
Most League goals scored in one match

6, Tommy Tippett v Hartlepools United, Division Three (North), 21st April 1930

Most League appearances379, Gary Jones, 1998-2001and 2003 to date
Most capped player6, Leo Bertos for New Zealand
Youngest League playerZac Hughes, 16 years 105 days v Exeter City, 19th September 1987
Highest transfer fee received£400,000 for Stephen Bywater to West Ham United, August 1998
Highest transfer fee paid

£150,000 for Paul Connor from Stoke City, March 2001