SOUTHEND UNITED

("The Blues" or "The Shrimpers")

Year formed1906
Turned professional1906
Limited company1919
Previous names

None

Ground

Roots Hall Stadium, Victoria Avenue, Southend-on-Sea, Essex SS2 6NQ

(for pictures of the ground click here)

Pitch measurements110 x 74 yards (101 x 69 metres)
Ground capacity12,392
Record attendance at present ground

31,090 v Liverpool, FA Cup 3rd round, 10th January 1979 (drew 0-0)

League career

Southern League Division Two: 1906 - 1908

Southern League Division One: 1908 - 1911

Southern League Division Two: 1911 - 1913

Southern League Division One: 1913 - 1920

Division Three: 1920 - 1921

Division Three (South): 1921 - 1958

Division Three: 1958 - 1966

Division Four: 1966 - 1972

Division Three: 1972 - 1976

Division Four: 1976 - 1978

Division Three: 1978 - 1980

Division Four: 1980 - 1981

Division Three: 1981 - 1984

Division Four: 1984 - 1987

Division Three: 1987 - 1989

Division Four: 1989 - 1990

Division Three: 1990 - 1991

Division Two/One: 1991 - 1997

Division Two: 1997 - 1998

Division Three/League Two: 1998 - 2005

League One: 2005 - 2006

Championship: 2006 - 2007

League One: 2007 - 2010

League Two: 2010 - 2015

League One: 2015 - .

First Football League game28th August 1920 v Brighton & Hove Albion, Division Three, won 2-0
Honours
EuropeanNone
Domestic - League

League One champions: 2005-06

Division Three runners-up: 1990-91

Division Four champions: 1980-81

Division Four runners-up: 1971-72, 1977-78

Southern League Division Two champions: 1906-07, 1907-08

Southern League Division Two runners-up: 1912-13

Domestic - Cup

LDV Vans Trophy / Johnstone's Paint Trophy runners-up: 2003-04, 2004-05, 2012-13

Best League position12th, Division Two, 1991-92
Lowest League position

20th, Division Four, 1984-85

Furthest in FA Cupold 3rd round, 1920-21 and 5th round, 1925-26, 1951-52, 1975-76, 1992-93
Furthest in League CupQuarter-final, 2006-07
Most League points
2 for a win

67, Division Four, 1980-81

3 for a win85, Division Three, 1990-91
Fewest League points
2 for a win27, Division Three (South), 1921-22
3 for a win39, Division One, 1996-97
Most League goals scored

92, Division Three (South), 1950-51

Most League goals conceded

86, Division One, 1996-97

Fewest League goals scored

34, Division Three (South), 1921-22

Fewest League goals conceded31, Division Four, 1980-81
Most wins in a League season

30, Division Four, 1980-81

Fewest wins in a League season

8, Division Three (South), 1921-22

8, Division One, 1996-97

Most draws in a League season

19, Division Four, 1976-77

Fewest draws in a League season3, Division Three, 2002-03
Most losses in a League season

26, Division Three, 1965-66

26, Division Three, 2002-03

Fewest losses in a League season

9, Division Four, 1980-81

Record League win

9-2 v Newport County, Division Three (South), 5th September 1936

Record Cup win

10-1 v Golders Green, FA Cup 1st round, 24th November 1934

10-1 v Brentwood, FA Cup 2nd round, 7th December 1968

10-1 v Aldershot, Leyland DAF Cup preliminary round, 6th November 1990

Record defeat

1-9 v Brighton & Hove Albion, Division Three, 27th November 1965

Highest number of League goals scored
in a season

31, Jim Shankly, Division Three (South), 1928-29

31, Sammy McCrory, Division Three (South), 1957-58

in total122, Roy Hollis, 1953-60
Most League goals scored in one match

5, Jim Shankly v Merthyr Town, Division Three (South), 1st March 1903

Most League appearances452, Sandy Anderson, 1950-63

Most capped player

9, George Mackenzie for Republic of Ireland

Youngest League player16 years 76 days, Phil O'Connor v Lincoln City, 26th December 1969
Highest transfer fee received£4,200,000 for Stan Collymore to Nottingham Forest, June 1993
Highest transfer fee paid

£750,000 for Stan Collymore from Crystal Palace, November 1992