STOKE CITY

("The Potters")

Year formed1863
Turned professional1885
Limited company1908
Previous names

Stoke Ramblers: 1868 - 1870

Stoke: 1870 - 1925

Stoke City: 1925 to date

Ground

bet365 Stadium, Stanley Matthews Way, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire ST4 4EG

(for pictures of the ground click here)

Club's ground since1997
Pitch measurements115 x 75 yards (100 x 64 metres)
Ground capacity30,089
Record attendance at present ground

30,022 v Everton, Premier League, 17th March 2018 (lost 1-2)

Previous grounds

Victoria Cricket Club ground: 1863 - 1875

Sweetings Field: 1875 - 1878

Victoria Ground: 1878 - 1997

First game at present ground

27 August 1997 v Rochdale, League Cup 1st round (drew 1-1)

League career

Football League: 1888 - 1890 (not re-elected)

Football Alliance: 1890 - 1891

Division One: 1891 - 1907

Division Two: 1907 - 1908 (resigned)

Birmingham & District League: 1908 - 1911

Southern League Division 2A/2: 1909 - 1911

Southern League Division 1: 1911 - 1913

Southern League Division 2: 1913 - 1915

Division Two: 1919 - 1922

Division One: 1922 - 1923

Division Two: 1923 - 1926

Division Three (North): 1926 - 1927

Division Two: 1927 - 1933

Division One: 1933 - 1953

Division Two: 1953 - 1963

Division One: 1963 - 1977

Division Two: 1977 - 1979

Division One: 1979 - 1985

Division Two: 1985 - 1990

Division Three/Two: 1990 - 1993

Division One: 1993 - 1998

Division Two: 1998 - 2002

Division Two/Championship: 2002 - 2008

Premiership: 2008 - 2018

Championship: 2018 - .

First Football League game8th September 1888 v West Bromwich Albion, Football League, lost 0-2
  
Honours 
EuropeanNone
Domestic - League

Division Two champions: 1932-33, 1962-63

Division Two/Championship runners-up: 1921-22, 2007-08

Division Two champions: 1992-93

Division Three (North) champions: 1926-27

Second World War West Division champions: 1939-40

Domestic - Cup

FA Cup runners-up: 2010-11

League Cup winners: 1971-72

Autoglass Trophy/Auto Windscreens Shield winners: 1991-92, 1999-2000

FA Youth Cup runners-up: 1983-84

Watney Cup winners: 1973-74

Best League position4th, Division One, 1935-36, 1946-47
Lowest League position

14th, Division Three, 1990-91

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

63, Division Three (North), 1926-27

3 for a win93, Division Two, 1992-93
Fewest League points 
2 for a win10, Division One, 1889-90
3 for a win

17, Division One, 1984-85

Most League goals scored

92, Division Three (North), 1926-27

Most League goals conceded

91, Division One, 1984-85

Fewest League goals scored

24, Division One, 1984-85

Fewest League goals conceded31, Division Two, 1978-79
Most wins in a League season

27, Division Three (North), 1926-27

27, Division Two, 1992-93

Fewest wins in a League season

3, Division One, 1889-90, 1984-85

Most draws in a League season

19, Division Two, 1989-90

Fewest draws in a League season0, Division One, 1895-96
Most losses in a League season

31, Division One, 1984-85

Fewest losses in a League season

6, Division Two, 1978-79

6, Division Three (North), 1978-79

Record League win

10-3 v West Bromwich Albion, Division One, 4th February 1937

Record Cup win

7-1 v Burnley, FA Cup 2nd round replay, 20th February 1896

Record defeat

0-10 v Preston North End, Division One, 14th September 1889

  
Highest number of League goals scored 
in a season

33, Freddie Steele, Division One, 1936-37

in total142, Freddie Steele, 1934-49
  
Most League goals scored in one match

7, Neville Coleman v Lincoln City, Division Two, 23rd February 1957

Most League appearances506, Eric Skeels, 1958-76

Most capped player

36, Gordon Banks for England

Youngest League playerPeter Bullock, 16 years 163 days v Swansea Town, 19th April 1958
Highest transfer fee received£13,000,000 for Xherdan Shaqiri to Liverpool, July 2018
Highest transfer fee paid£18,300,000 for Gianneli Imbula from FC Porto, February 2016