SOUTHAMPTON

("The Saints")

Year formed1885
Turned professional1894
Limited company1897
Previous names

St Mary's Young Men's Assocation: 1885 - 1887

St Mary's: 1887 - 1894

Southampton St Mary's: 1894 - 1897

Southampton FC: 1897 to date

Ground

St Mary's Stadium, Brittania Road, Southampton SO14 5FP

(for pictures of the ground click here)

Pitch measurements112 x 74 yards (102 x 66 metres)
Ground capacity32,505
Record attendance at present ground32,363 v Coventry City, Championship, 28th April 2012 (won 4-0)

 

League career

Southern League: 1894 - 1920

United League: 1897 - 1899

Western League: 1898 - 1899

Western League: 1900 - 1909

Division Three: 1920 - 1921

Division Three (South): 1921 - 1922

Division Two: 1922 - 1953

Division Three (South): 1953 - 1958

Division Three: 1958 - 1960

Division Two: 1960 - 1966

Division One: 1966 - 1974

Division Two: 1974 - 1978

Division One/Premiership: 1978 - 2005

Championship: 2005 - 2009

League One: 2009 - 2011

Championship: 2011 - 2012

Premier League: 2012 - .

First Football League game28th August 1920 v Gillingham, Division Three, drew 1-1
Honours
EuropeanTexaco Cup runners-up: 1974-75
Domestic - League

Division One runners-up: 1983-84

Division Two/Championship runners-up: 1965-66, 1977-78, 2011-12

Division Three champions: 1959-60

Division Three/League One runners-up: 1920-21, 2010-11

Division Three (South) champions: 1921-22

Southern League champions: 1896-96, 1897-98, 1898-99, 1900-01, 1902-03, 1903-04,

Southern League runners-up: 1905-06

Western League Division 1A champions: 1907-08

Western League runners-up: 1903-04, 1905-06

Western League Division 1B runners-up: 1908-09

United League runners-up: 1898-99

Domestic - Cup

FA Cup winners: 1975-76

FA Cup runners-up: 1899-1900, 1901-02, 2002-03

League Cup runners-up: 1978-79

Zenith Data Systems Cup runners-up: 1991-92

Johnstone's Paint Trophy winners: 2009-10

FA Youth Cup runners-up: 2004-05

Best League positionsee above
Lowest League position

14th, Division Three, 1958-59

14th, Division Three (South), 1955-56

Furthest in FA Cupsee above
Furthest in League Cupsee above
Most League points
2 for a win

61, Division Three, 1959-60

61, Division Three (South), 1921-22

3 for a win92, League One, 2010-11
Fewest League points
2 for a win31, Division One, 1971-72
3 for a win32, Premiership, 2004-05
Most League goals scored

112, Division Three (South), 1957-58

Most League goals conceded

92, Division One, 1966-67

Fewest League goals scored

34, Premiership, 1995-96

Fewest League goals conceded21, Division Three (South), 1921-22
Most wins in a League season28, League One, 2010-11
Fewest wins in a League season

6, Division One/Premiership, 1969-70, 2004-05

Most draws in a League season

18, Division One, 1972-73

18, Division Two, 1924-25

Fewest draws in a League season5, Division Two, 1932-33
Most losses in a League season

23, Division One/Premiership, 1972-73, 1993-94

Fewest losses in a League season

4, Division Three (South), 1921-22

Record League win

9-3 v Wolverhampton Wanderers, Division Two, 18th September 1965

Record Cup win7-1 v Ipswich Town, FA Cup 3rd round, 7th January 1961
Record defeat

0-8 v Tottenham Hotspur, Division Two, 28th March 1936

0-8 v Everton, Division One, 20th November 1971

Highest number of League goals scored
in a season39, Derek Reeves, Division Three, 1959-60
in total185, Mike Channon, 1966-77 and 1979-82
Most League goals scored in one match

5, Charlie Wayman v Leicester City, Division Two, 23rd October 1948

Most League appearances713, Terry Paine, 1956-74

Most capped player

49, Peter Shilton for England

Youngest League playerTheo Walcott, 16 years 143 days v Wolverhampton Wanderers, 6th August 2005
Highest transfer fee received

£75,000,000 for Virgil van Dijk to Liverpool, January 2018

Highest transfer fee paid£18,100,000 for Mario Lemina from Juventus, August 2017