TRANMERE ROVERS

("The Rovers")

Year formed1884
Turned professional1912
Limited company1920
Previous names

Belmont AFC: 1884 - 1885

Tranmere Rovers: 1885 - .

Ground

Prenton Park, Preston Road West, Birkenhead, Merseyside CH42 9PY

(for pictures of the ground click here)

Pitch measurements100 x 70 yards (91 x 64 metres)
Ground capacity16,587
Record attendance at present ground24,424 v Stoke City, FA Cup 4th round, 5th February 1972 (drew 2-2)
League career

Lancashire Combination: 1892 - 1894

The Combination: 1897 - 1899

The Combination: 1900 - 1910

Lancashire Combination Division Two: 1910 - 1912

Lancashire Combination Division One: 1912 - 1915

Central League: 1919 - 1921

Division Three (North):  1921 - 1938

Division Two: 1938 - 1939

Division Three (North): 1946 - 1958

Division Three: 1958 - 1961

Division Four: 1961 - 1967

Division Three: 1967 - 1975

Division Four: 1975 - 1976

Division Three: 1976 - 1979

Division Four: 1979 - 1989

Division Three: 1989 - 1991

Division Two/One: 1991 - 2001

Division Two/League One: 2001 - 2014

League Two: 2014 - 2015

National League: 2015 - 2018

League Two: 2018 - .

First Football League game27th August 1921 v Crewe Alexandra, Division Three (North), won 4-1
  
Honours 
European

None

Domestic - League

Division Three (North) champions: 1937-38

Division Four runners-up: 1988-89

National League runners-up: 2017-18

The Combination champions: 1907-08

Lancashire Combination Division One champions: 1913-14

Domestic - Cup

League Cup runners-up: 1999-2000

Leyland DAF Cup winners: 1989-90

Leyland DAF Cup runners-up: 1990-91

Welsh Cup winners: 1934-35

Welsh Cup runners-up: 1933-34

Best League position4th, Division One, 1992-93
Lowest League position

24th, League Two, 2014-15

Furthest in FA Cup6th round, 1999-2000, 2000-01, 2003-04
Furthest in League Cupsee above
  
Most League points 
2 for a win

60, Division Four, 1964-65

3 for a win

80, Division Three/Two, 1989-90, 2002-03

80, Division Four, 1988-89

Fewest League points 
2 for a win17, Division Two, 1938-39
3 for a win

38, Division One, 2000-01

Most League goals scored

111, Division Three (North), 1930-31

Most League goals conceded

115, Division Three, 1960-61

Fewest League goals scored

39, Division Two, 1938-39

Fewest League goals conceded41, Division Three (North), 1937-38
Most wins in a League season

27, Division Four, 1964-65

Fewest wins in a League season

6, Division Two, 1938-39

6, Division Three, 1978-79

Most draws in a League season

22, Division Three, 1970-71

Fewest draws in a League season

3, Division Three (North), 1928-29

3, Division Four, 1984-85

Most losses in a League season

31, Division Two, 1938-39

Fewest losses in a League season

8, Division Four, 1988-89

Record League win

13-4 v Oldham Athletic, Division Three (North), 26th December 1935

Record Cup win

13-0 v Oswestry United, FA Cup 2nd preliminary round, 10th October 1914

Record defeat

1-9 v Tottenham Hotspur, FA Cup 3rd round replay, 14th January 1953

  
Highest number of League goals scored 
in a season

35, Bunny Bell, Division Three (North), 1933-34

in total142, Ian Muir, 1985-95
  
Most League goals scored in one match

9, Bunny Bell v Oldham Athletic, Division Three (North), 26th December 1935

Most League appearances595, Harold Bell, 1946-64 (including League record 401 consecutive appearances)

Most capped player

30, John Aldridge for Republic of Ireland

Youngest League playerIain Hume, 16 years 167 days v Swindon Town, 15th April 2000
Highest transfer fee received£2,500,000 for Jason Koumas to West Bromwich Albion, August 2002
Highest transfer fee paid

£450,000 for Shaun Teale from Aston Villa, August 1995