SHEFFIELD UNITED

("The Blades")

Year formed1889
Turned professional1889
Limited company1899
Previous names

None

Ground

Bramall Lane Ground, Cherry Street, Bramall Lane, Sheffield S2 4SU

(for pictures of the ground click here)

Pitch measurements111 x 68 yards (101.1 x 62.2 metres)
Ground capacity32,702
Record attendance at present ground

68,287 v Leeds United, FA Cup 5th round, 15th February 1936 (won 3-1)

League career

Midland League: 1890 - 1891

Northern League: 1891 - 1893

Division Two: 1892 - 1893

Division One: 1893 - 1934

Division Two: 1934 - 1939

Division One: 1939 - 1949

Division Two: 1949 - 1953

Division One: 1953 - 1956

Division Two: 1956 - 1961

Division One: 1961 - 1968

Division Two: 1968 - 1971

Division One: 1971 - 1976

Division Two: 1976 - 1979

Division Three: 1979 - 1981

Division Four: 1981 - 1982

Division Three: 1982 - 1984

Division Two: 1984 - 1988

Division Three: 1988 - 1989

Division Two: 1989 - 1990

Division One/Premiership: 1990 - 1994

Division One/Champsionship: 1994 -  2006

Premiership: 2006 - 2007

Championship: 2007 - 2011

League One: 2011 - 2017

Championship: 2017 - .

First Football League game

3rd September 1892 v Lincoln City, Division Two, won 4-2

Honours
EuropeanNone
Domestic - League

Division One champions: 1897-98

Division One runners-up: 1896-97, 1899-1900

Division Two champions: 1952-53

Division Two/Championship runners-up: 1892-93, 1938-39, 1960-61, 1970-71, 1989-90, 2005-06

League One champions: 2016-17

Division Three runners-up: 1988-89

Division Four champions: 1980-81

Second World War East Midlands Division runners-up: 1939-40

Second World War North Division champions: 1945-46

Domestic - Cup

FA Cup winners: 1898-99, 1901-02, 1914-15, 1924-25

FA Cup runners-up: 1900-01, 1935-36

FA Youth Cup runners-up: 2010-11

Watney Cup runners-up: 1972-73

Best League positionsee above
Lowest League position1st, Division Four, 1980-81
Furthest in FA Cupsee above
Furthest in League CupSemi-final, 2002-03
Most League points
2 for a win60, Division Two, 1952-53
3 for a win100, League One, 2016-17
Fewest League points
2 for a win22, Division One, 1975-76
3 for a win

42, Premiership, 1993-94

42, Championship, 2010-11

Most League goals scored

102, Division One, 1925-26

Most League goals conceded

101, Division One, 1933-34

Fewest League goals scored33, Premiership, 1993-94
Fewest League goals conceded19, Division Two, 1892-93
Most wins in a League season

30, League One, 2016-17

Fewest wins in a League season

6, Division One, 1920-21, 1975-76

Most draws in a League season

18, Division One/Premiership, 1920-21, 1993-94

18, League One, 2012-13

Fewest draws in a League season2, Division One, 1904-05
Most losses in a League season

26, Division One, 1975-76

26, Championship, 2010-11

Fewest losses in a League season

3, Division Two, 1892-93

Record League win

10-0 v Burslem Port Vale, Division Two, 10th December 1892

Record Cup win

6-1 v Lincoln City, League Cup 1st round 1st leg, 22nd August 2000

6-1 v Loughborough, FA Cup 4th qualifying round, 6th December 1890

Record defeat

0-13 v Bolton Wanderers, FA Cup 2nd round, 1st February 1890

Highest number of League goals scored
in a season41, Jimmy Dunne, Division One, 1930-31
in total205, Harry Johnson, 1919-30
Most League goals scored in one match

5, Harry Hammond v Bootle, Division Two, 26th November 1892

5, Harry Johnson v West Ham United, Division One, 26th December 1927

Most League appearances629, Joe Shaw, 1948-66
Most capped player25, Billy Gillespie for Northern Ireland
Youngest League playerSteve Hawes, 17 years 247 days v West Bromwich Albion, 2nd September 1995
Highest transfer fee received£4,000,000 for Phil Jagielka to Everton, July 2007
Highest transfer fee paid

£4,000,000 for James Beattie from Everton, August 2007