TORQUAY UNITED

("The Gulls")

Year formed1899
Turned professional1921
Limited company1921
Previous names

None

Ground

Launa Windows Stadium, Plainmoor, Torquay, Devon, TQ1 3PS

(for pictures of the ground click here)

Pitch measurements110 x 74 yards (101 x 68 metres)
Ground capacity6,500
Record attendance at present ground

21,908 v Huddersfield Town, FA Cup 4th round, 29th January 1955 (lost 0-1)

League career

Western League Division One: 1921 - 1922

Southern League, English section: 1922 - 1923

Southern League Western section: 1923 - 1927

Western League Division One: 1925 - 1927

Division Three (South): 1927 - 1958

Division Four: 1958 - 1960

Division Three: 1960 - 1962

Division Four: 1962 - 1966

Division Three: 1966 - 1972

Division Four: 1972 - 1991

Division Three: 1991 - 1992

Division Three: 1992 - 2004

League One: 2004 - 2005

League Two: 2005 - 2007

Blue Square Premier: 2007 - 2009

League Two: 2009 - 2014

Conference / National League: 2014 - 2018

National League South: 2018 - .

First Football League game27th August 1927 v Exeter City, Division Three (South), drew 1-1
Honours
EuropeanNone
Domestic - League

Division Three (South) runners-up: 1956-57

Southern League Western section champions: 1926-27

Western League runners-up: 1926-27

Second World War Division South West runners-up: 1939-40

Domestic - Cup

Sherpa Van Trophy runners-up: 1988-89

Divisions Three (South) Cup runners-up: 1933-34

FA Trophy runners-up: 2007-08

Best League positionsee above
Lowest League position

24th, Division Four/Three/League Two, 1984-85, 1985-86, 1995-96, 2006-07, 2013-14

Furthest in FA Cup4th round, 1948-49, 1954-55, 1970-71, 1982-83, 1989-90, 2008-09, 2010-11
Furthest in League Cup3rd round, 1967-68, 1971-72, 1975-76, 1976-77
Most League points
2 for a win

60, Division Four, 1959-60

3 for a win81, Division Three, 2003-04
Fewest League points
2 for a win30, Division Three (South), 1927-28, 1937-38
3 for a win

29, Division Three, 1995-96

Most League goals scored

89, Division Three (South), 1956-57

Most League goals conceded

106, Division Three (South), 1931-32

Fewest League goals scored

30, Division Three, 1995-96

Fewest League goals conceded41, Division Four, 1987-88
Most wins in a League season

26, Division Four, 1959-60

Fewest wins in a League season

5, Division Three, 1995-96

Most draws in a League season

18, Division Four/Three/League Two, 1986-87, 1990-91, 2002-03, 2010-11

Fewest draws in a League season5, Division Four, 1980-81
Most losses in a League season

27, Division Four/Three, 1985-86, 1995-96

Fewest losses in a League season

9, Division Three, 1993-94

Record League win

9-0 v Swindon Town, Division Three (South), 8th March 1952

Record Cup win

7-1 v Northampton Town, FA Cup 1st round, 14th November 1959

Record defeat

2-10 v Fulham, Division Three (South), 7th September 1931

2-10 v Luton Town, Division Three (South), 2nd September 1933

Highest number of League goals scored
in a season

40, Sammy Collins, Division Three (South), 1955-56

in total204, Sammy Collins, 1948-58
Most League goals scored in one match

5, Robin Stubbs v Newport County, Division Four, 19th October 1963

Most League appearances518, Kevin Hill, 1997-2008

Most capped player

15, Rodney Jack for St Vincent

Youngest League player16 years 36 days, David Byng v Walsall, 14th August 1993
Highest transfer fee received£650,000 for Rodney Jack to Crewe Alexandra, May 1998
Highest transfer fee paid

£75,000 for Leon Constantine from Peterborough United, December 2004