ROTHERHAM UNITED

("The Merry Millers")

Year formed1870
Turned professional1905
Limited company1920
Previous names

1877 - 1905: Thornhill United

1905 - 1925: Rotherham County

1925 to date: amalgamated with Rotherham Town under Rotherham United

Ground

AESSEAL New York Stadium, New York Way, Rotherham S60 1AH

(for pictures of the ground click here)

Pitch measurements110 x 72 yards (101 x 66 metres)
Ground capacity12,021
Record attendance at present ground11,758 v Sheffield United, League One, 7 September 2013 (won 3-1)

 

League career

Rotherham Town:

Midland League: 1889 - 1893

Division Two: 1893 - 1896 (not re-elected)

Midland League: 1903 - 1925

 

Rotherham County:

Midland League: 1903 - 1915

Division Two: 1919 - 1923

Division Three (North); 1923 - 1925

 

Rotherham United:

Division Three (North): 1925 - 1951

Division Two: 1952 - 1968

Division Three: 1968 - 1973

Division Four: 1973 - 1975

Division Three: 1975 - 1981

Division Two: 1981 - 1983

Division Three: 1983 - 1988

Division Four: 1988 - 1989

Division Three: 1989 - 1991

Division Four: 1991 - 1992

Division Two: 1992 - 1997

Division Three: 1997 - 2000

Division Two: 2000 - 2001

Division One/Championship: 2001 - 2005

League One: 2005 - 2007

League Two: 2007 - 2013

League One: 2013 - 2014

Championship: 2014 - 2017

League One: 2017 - 2018

Championship: 2018 - .

First Football League game

2nd September 1893, Rotherham Town v Lincoln City, Division Two, drew 1-1

30th August 1919, Rotherham County v Nottingham Forest, Division Two, won 2-0

Honours
EuropeanNone
Domestic - League

As Rotherham United:

Division Three champions: 1980-81

Division Two runners-up: 2000-01

Division Three (North) champions: 1950-51

Division Three (North) runners-up: 1946-47, 1947-48, 1948-49

Division Four champions: 1988-89

Division Four/Three runners-up: 1991-92, 1999-2000

Second World War Third Division (North) East region champions: 1945-46

 

Rotherham County:

Midland League champions: 1911-12, 1912-13, 1913-14, 1914-15

 

Rotherham Town:

Midland League champions: 1891-92, 1892-93

Midland League runners-up: 1908-09, 1911-12

Domestic - Cup

League Cup runners-up: 1960-61

Auto Windscreens Shield winners: 1995-96

Division Three (North) Cup winners: 1945-46

Best League position3rd, Division Two, 1954-55
Lowest League position15th, Division Four, 1973-74
Furthest in FA Cup5th round, 1952-53, 1967-68
Furthest in League Cupsee above
Most League points
2 for a win71, Division Three (North), 1950-51
3 for a win91, Division Two, 2000-01
Fewest League points
2 for a win15, Division Two, 1893-94 (as Rotherham Town)
3 for a win23, Championship, 2016-17
Most League goals scored

114, Division Three (North), 1946-47

Most League goals conceded

113, Division Three (North), 1929-30

Fewest League goals scored32, Division Two, 1921-22
Fewest League goals conceded32, Division Three, 1980-81
Most wins in a League season

31, Division Three (North), 1950-51

Fewest wins in a League season

5, Championship, 2004-05, 2016-17

Most draws in a League season

19, Division One, 2001-02

19, Division Three, 1997-98

Fewest draws in a League season2, Division Two, 1894-95 (as Rotherham Town)
Most losses in a League season33, Championship, 2016-17

 

Fewest losses in a League season

6, Division Three (North), 1950-51

Record League win

8-0 v Oldham Athletic, Division Three (North), 26th May 1947

Record Cup win

6-0 v Spennymoore United, FA Cup 2nd round, 17th December 1977

6-0 v Wolverhampton Wanderers, FA Cup 1st round, 16th November 1985

6-0 v Kings Lynn, FA Cup 2nd round, 6th December 1997

Record defeat

1-11 v Bradford City, Division Three (North), 25th August 1928

Highest number of League goals scored
in a season38, Wally Ardron, Division Three (North), 1946-47
in total130, Gladstone Guest, 1946-56
Most League goals scored in one match

4, Roland Bastow v York City, Division Three (North), 8th November 1935

4, Roland Bastow v Rochdale, Division Three (North), 7th March 1935

4, Wally Ardron v Crewe Alexandra, Division Three (North), 5th October 1946

4, Wally Ardron v Carlisle United, Division Three (North), 13th September 1947

4, Wally Ardron v Hartlepools United, Division Three (North), 13th October 1948

4, Ian Wilson v Liverpool, Division Two, 2nd May 1955

4, Carl Gilbert v Swansea City, Division Three, 28th September 1971

4, Carl Airey v Chester, Division Three, 31st August 1987

4, Shaun Goater v Hartlepool United, Division Three, 9th April 1994

4, Lee Glover v Hull City, Division Three, 28th December 1997

4, Darren Byfield v Millwall, Division One, 10th August 2002

Most League appearances459, Danny Williams, 1946-62
Most capped player14, Shaun Goater for Bermuda
Youngest League playerKevin Eley, 16 years 72 days v Scunthorpe United, 15th May 1984
Highest transfer fee received£850,000 for Alan Lee to Cardiff City, August 2003
Highest transfer fee paid

£500,000 for Jon Taylor from Peterborough United, August 2016