SCUNTHORPE UNITED

("The Iron")

Year formed1899
Turned professional1912
Limited company1912
Previous names

Amalgamated first with Brumby Hall then North Lindsey United to become Scunthorpe & Lindsey United: 1899 - 1958

Scunthorpe United: 1958 to date

Ground

Glanford Park Stadium, Doncaster Road, Scunthorpe, North Lincolnshire DN15 8TD

(for pictures of the ground click here)

Pitch measurements
112 x 72 yards (104 x 66 metres)
Ground capacity9,088
Record attendance at present ground9,077 v Manchester United, League Cup 3rd round, 22nd September 2010 (lost 2-5)

 

League career

Midland League: 1912 - 1950

Division Three (North): 1950 - 1958

Division Two: 1958 - 1964

Division Three: 1964 - 1968

Division Four: 1968 - 1983

Division Three: 1983 - 1984

Division Four/Three: 1984 - 1999

Division Two: 1999 - 2000

Division Three/League Two: 2000 - 2005

League One: 2005 - 2007

Championship: 2007 - 2011

League One: 2011 - 2013

League Two: 2013 - 2014

League One: 2014 - 2019

League Two: 2019 - .

First Football League game

19th August 1950 v Shrewsbury Town, Division Three (North), drew 0-0

  
Honours 
EuropeanNone
Domestic - League

Division Three (North) champions: 1957-58

League Two runners-up: 2004-05, 2013-14

League One champions: 2006-07

Midland League champions: 1926-27, 1938-39

Midland League runners-up: 1947-48

Domestic - Cup

Johnstone's Paint Trophy runners-up: 2008-09

Best League position4th, Division Two, 1961-62
Lowest League position24th, Division Four, 1974-75
Furthest in FA Cup5th round, 1957-58, 1969-70
Furthest in League Cup4th round, 2009-10
  
Most League points 
2 for a win66, Division Three (North), 1956-57, 1957-58
3 for a win91, League One, 2006-07
Fewest League points 
2 for a win29, Division Four, 1974-75
3 for a win39, Division Two, 1999-2000
Most League goals scored

88, Division Three (North), 1957-58

Most League goals conceded

87, Championship, 2010-11

87, Division Three, 1967-68

Fewest League goals scored33, Division Three, 1972-73
Fewest League goals conceded35, League One, 2006-07
Most wins in a League season

29, Division Three (North), 1957-58

Fewest wins in a League season

7, Division Four, 1974-75

Most draws in a League season

22, League One, 2011-12

Fewest draws in a League season6, Championship, 2010-11
Most losses in a League season28, Championship, 2010-11

 

Fewest losses in a League season5, League Two, 2013-14

 

Record League win

8-1 v Luton Town, Division Three, 24 April 1965

8-1 v Torquay United, Division Three, 28 October 1995

Record Cup win

9-0 v Boston United, FA Cup 1st round, 21 November 1953

Record League Cup win

4-1 v Chelsea, Littlewoods Challenge Cup 2nd round 1st leg, 27 September 1988

4-1 v Rotherham United, Coca-Cola Cup 1st round 1st leg, 15 August 1995

Record defeat

0-8 v Carlisle United, Division Three (North), 25 December 1952

Record League Cup defeat

0-6 v Manchester City, League Cup 2nd round, 10 September 1974

  
Highest number of League goals scored 
in a season31, Barrie Thomas, Division Two, 1961-62
in total110, Steve Cammack, 1979-81, 1981-86
  
Most League goals scored in one match

5, Barrie Thomas v Luton Town, Division Three, 24th April 1965

Most League appearances595, Jack Brownsword, 1950-65
Most capped player1, Dave Mulligan for New Zealand
Youngest League playerMike Farrell, 16 years 240 days v Workington, 8th November 1975
Highest transfer fee received£2,400,000 for Gary Hooper to Celtic, July 2010
Highest transfer fee paid

£425,000 for Martin Paterson from Stoke City, July 2007