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2015: The Football League year - statistics

Posted: Thu 31 Dec 2015
Author: The Football League
Burton Albion

Burton Albion celebrate winning the Sky Bet League 2 title in 2015

Image by: Clint Hughes/PA Images

We've crunched the numbers to look at which Football League teams had the best match records in the 2015 calendar year.

Below are some of the key stats, while you can look at your club's 2015 calendar year record via the table or PDF link below.

Club-by-club: Click here to view your club’s calendar year in a PDF table

Note that the stats are based on regular season league match records from the 67 clubs in the Sky Bet Football League for the entirety of the 2015 calendar year.


Burton Albion won more Sky Bet Football League games in 2015 than any other club - 30 in total.

Burton Albion also won the most points - their 99-point total being eight clear of Middlesbrough (91).

Yeovil Town won the fewest points in 2015 (34) and also won fewest games (7) alongside Bolton Wanderers.

Hartlepool United drew the fewest games in 2015 with just six draws.

AFC Wimbledon and Portsmouth both recorded more draws in 2015 than any other club with 19.

Burton Albion lost the fewest games in 2015 with just seven defeats  - one less than Derby County and two less than Oxford United. Yeovil Town lost the most games (27).

Gillingham scored the most goals in 2015, finding the net 84 times - that's eight more times than the next highest scoring teams, Derby County and Bristol City (76).

Blackpool and Yeovil Town scored fewest goals in 2015, finding the net on 39 occasions.

For the second year in a row Middlesbrough conceded fewer goals in the calendar year than any other club, letting in just 32 goals in 2015. Burton Albion (35) and Oxford United (39) also conceded less than 40 goals.

Colchester United conceded most goals in 2015 - with the ball finding the back of the U's net 95 times, 11 more than next placed Crawley Town (84).

Burton Albion had the best goal difference in 2015 with +33. Blackpool had the worst with -43.

Rochdale were the only team in 2015 to score as many goals as they conceded to end up with a goal difference of 0.

More goals (159) were scored in matches involving Colchester United than any other club - ahead of Fulham (149) and Crawley Town (148).


Middlesbrough had the best home record in 2015 - picking up 83% of available points. Unsurprisingly, their 18 wins at home was more than any other club.

Newport County had the poorest home record in 2015 - picking up 28% of available points and winning just four home league games.

Burton Albion and Middlesbrough lost fewest games at home - losing just twice at the Pirelli Stadium and the Riverside respectively in 2015.

Bolton Wanderers drew the most home games - finishing matches all square on 13 occasions.

Sheffield United scored most goals at home - finding the net 48 times in front of their fans at Bramall Lane.

Middlesbrough conceded fewest goals at home in 2015, letting in just seven goals - that's eight fewer than the next best record.

Fulham conceded most goals at home with their opposition finding the net 45 times at Craven Cottage.


Burton Albion had the best away record in 2015, picking up 68% of available points. Wycombe Wanderers (65%) were the only other club to pick up more than 60% of the points on their travels.

Burton Albion unsurprisingly returned from away trips with a win more often than any other club - winning on the road 14 times.

Blackpool, Bolton Wanderers and Yeovil Town won fewest away games, picking up just two away wins each in 2015.

Wycombe Wanderers lost fewest away games, being beaten just four times - one fewer than next best Derby County. Yeovil Town and Blackpool lost most away games in 2015 (17).

Brighton & Hove Albion earned the most draws on the road (13).

Gillingham's 38 goals away from home was more than any other club, followed by Morecambe (37), Northampton Town (37) and Scunthorpe United (36).

Yeovil Town scored fewest away goals in 2015 (12).

Oxford United and Wycombe Wanderers had the tightest defence away from home - conceding just 18 goals in 2015. That was two less than Brighton & Hove Albion, Burton Albion and Plymouth Argyle (20).