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Fleetwood Town in numbers

8 August 2012

In the build-up to what promises to be another very exciting npower Football League season, we are taking a look at the numbers that shape four clubs who have joined the League since we last did this feature.

We continue the four-part series with a club entering The Football League for the first time ever this season - Fleetwood Town.

1 - The 2012/13 season will be the first of Fleetwood Town's Football League venture.

2 - It took Fleetwood two attempts to gain promotion from the top flight of non-league football. The club finished fifth, reaching the play-off semi final, in their first season and were crowned champions in their second campaign.

2 - The Cod Army were declared champions of the Blue Square Premier last season with two games remaining.

3 - The current club is the third incarnation of Fleetwood FC, which was created in 1908. Fleetwood Town Football Club is the third name the current club has had since its formation. The Cod Army settled on its current name in 2002, having been named Fleetwood Wanderers and Fleetwood Freeport Football Club in years prior.

3-1 - Fleetwood reached an FA Vase final in 1983 where they were defeated 3-1 by Halesowen in front of 16,715 spectators at Wembley Stadium.

5 - The Cod Army have achieved five promotions in their last eight seasons.

9 - Nathan Pond is the club's current longest-serving player. The 2012/13 season will be his ninth with the Lancashire outfit.

12 - Jon Parkin made Fleetwood Town the 12th club he has played for in his professional career when he joined this summer.

13-0 - A 13-0 win over Oldham Town in 1998 is the Trawlermen's record victory.

29 - In last season's promotion push, Fleetwood went on a 29-game unbeaten run on their way to the title.

31 - Ex-Cod Army star Jamie Vardy was last season's Blue Square Premier Division top scorer with 31 goals in 34 games. He left the club at the end of the season to join Championship outfit Leiceser City.

41 - The club's average attendance last term was 2,264 - 41% of the stadium's maximum capacity.

56 - Summer-signing Damien Johnson has made 56 international appearances for Northern Ireland.

102 - The Trawlermen scored 102 goals last season on their way to promotion.

115 - Highbury Stadium is the 115th largest football stadium in England.

125 - Fleetwood manager Micky Mellon made 125 appearances for rivals Blackpool during his playing career.

1919 - The Trawlermen adopted their recognisable red shirts with white sleeves in 1919 due to an agreement with a trawler company who used red and white as their corporate colours.

1939 - The Cod Army's current home, Highbury Stadium, was opened in 1939.

1997 - The current club was officially formed in 1997.

2004 - The club was denied promotion to the Northern Premier League First Division in 2004 because their stadium failed to comply with the ground grading requirements.

2011/12 - Fleetwood Town's most successful campaign was last season when they achieved their highest finish ever, securing promotion to The Football League. They also progressed to the third round of the FA Cup for the first time in their history. After beating Mansfield Town, Wycombe Wanderers and Yeovil Town they were rewarded with a home tie against local rivals Blackpool, which they lost.

£150,000 - Jamie Vardy became the club's record transfer signing when they paid FC Halifax Town £150,000 for his services in 2011.

4,994 - Fleetwood's largest league attendance is 4,994 which was achieved against Wrexham in April 2012.

5,500 - The recent renovation to Highbury Stadium has increased the capacity to 5,500.

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