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CHESTER CITY CLUB RECORDS

Year Formed:
1885

Turned Professional:
1902

Previous Names:
Chester (until 1983)
Chester City (1983-2010)

Record League Victory:
12-0 v York City (1.2.36)

Record Cup Victory: (Football League only)
6-1 v Darlington (FA Cup – 25/11/33)

Most League Points: (Football League only)
56 (2 for a win – 1946/47, 1964/65)
84 (3 for a win – 1985/86)

Most League Points: (Non League only)
100 (3 for a win – 2011/12)

Most League Goals Scored In A Season:
119 (1964/5)

Highest League Scorer In A Season:
36 Dick Yates (1946/47)

Club Leading Scorers: (Football League only)
135 Stuart Rimmer
87 Gary Talbot
73 Frank Wrightson
69 Elfed Morris
68 Mike Metcalf
64 Albert Burgess
63 Gary Bennett
63 Joe Mantle
57 Frank Cresswell
54 Derek Draper

Most Capped Player:
13 Billy Lewis (Wales)
35 Angus Eve (Trinidad & Tobago)

(Note:11 caps were awarded while playing for Chester the other 24 were awarded while on long term loan to Joe Public (Trinidad) although Chester continued to hold his registration).

Complete list of Full and semi-pro internationals

Most League Appearances: (Football League only)
406 Ray Gill (1951-62)
399 Ron Hughes (1951-61)
396 Trevor Storton (1974-84)
363 Eric Lee (1946-57)
361 Stuart Rimmer (1984-98)
322 Derek Draper (1969-77)
317 Billy Stewart (1986-96)
303 Tommy Astbury (1946-55)
299 Nigel Edwards (1968-78)
296 Graham Abel (1985-93)
296 Billy Foulkes (1948-52)

Most FA Cup Appearances:
23 Trevor Storton
22 Graham Abel

Record Transfer Fee Received:
£300,000 Ian Rush to Liverpool

Record Transfer Fee Paid:
£100,000 Gregg Blundell from Doncaster Rovers

Highest Attendance:
20,500 (FA Cup Replay v Chelsea at Sealand Road 15/1/52)

Lowest Attendance:
409 (Leyland Daf Trophy v Bury at Moss Rose, Macclesfield 27/11/90)

Football League Record:
1919 – 1931 Cheshire League
1931 Elected to Division 3 North (replacing Nelson following a second ballot)
1958 – 1975 Division 4
1975 – 1982 Division 3
1982 – 1986 Division 4
1986 – 1992 Division 3
1992 – 1993 Division 2
1993 – 1999 Division 3
2000 – Relegated to Conference
2000 – 2004 Conference
2004 – Division 3

Previous Grounds:
1885-98 – Faulkner Street
1898-99 – The Old Showground
1901-06 – Whipcord Lane
1906-90 – Sealand Road
1990-92 – Moss Rose, Macclesfield (ground share)
1992 – Deva Stadium

Previous Managers:
Complete list of Managers

Player of the Season:
1973/74 Chris Dunleavy
1974/75 Trevor Storton
1975/76 Grenville Millington
1976/77 —
1977/78 Brian Lloyd
1978/79 Derek Jeffries
1979/80 —
1980/81 Grenville Millington
1981/82 Grenville Millington
1982/83 John Thomas
1983/84 Andy Holden
1984/85 Andy Holden
1985/86 Bobby Coy
1986/87 Milton Graham
1987/88 Graham Abel
1988/89 Carl Dale
1989/90 —
1990/91 Chris Lightfoot
1991/92 Chris Lightfoot
1992/93 Billy Stewart
1993/94 Colin Greenall
1994/95 Roger Preece
1995/96 Peter Jackson
1996/97 Ronnie Sinclair
1997/98 Nick Richardson
1998/99 Ross Davidson
1999/00 Luke Beckett
2000/01 Paul Beesley
2001/02 Gary Brabin
2002/03 Scott Guyett
2003/04 —
2004/05 Paul Carden
2005/06 Stewart Drummond
2006/07 John Danby
2007/08 Paul Linwood
2008/09 —
2009/10 —
2010/11 George Horan
2011/12 Matty McNeil
2012/13 George Horan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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