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York City in numbers

15 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 conclude the four-part series with a club returning The Football League after an eight-year absence - York City.

1 - York City hold the honour of being the first club to break the 100-point barrier in The Football League, achieving a total of 101 during the 1983/84 Fourth Division season.

3-0 - In the 1995/96 League Cup, York defeated Manchester United 3-0 at Old Trafford. Sir Alex Ferguson's men went on the win the Premier League and FA Cup double that season.

3 - Three York City players have won a league top scorer accolade. Arthur Bottom was the club's first, scoring 39 goals during the 1954/1955 season, followed by Andy Bishop 51 years later who reached 26 goals in the Conference. Richard Brodie then did similar by scoring 34 during the 2009/10 Conference campaign.

7-0 - The club's biggest winning margin during last season's promotion campaign was a 7-0 home victory over Kettering Town on December 3rd.

7 - Peter Scott is the club's most capped player on the international stage, lining up for Northern Ireland seven times.

8 - In an eight-day stretch last season, the club visited Wembley twice. Firstly, for the FA Trophy final which they won 2-0 against Newport County, and then for the Play-Off final which they won, beating Luton Town 2-1.

8 - The club's record consecutive win total stands at eight, coming between November 2009 and January 2010.

20 - Matty Blair was York's top scorer last season, notching up 20 goals in all competitions.

22 - The Minstermen spent 22 consecutive seasons in the Third Division North from 1929 until they achieved promotion during the 1957/58 season.

25 - The club set an English record during their FA Trophy tie in 2009 against Kidderminster Harriers; the sides scored 25 consecutive penalties.

29 - Gary Mills is currently 29th on the list of longest-serving Football League and Premier League managers.

33 - The 1987/88 Third Division campaign yielded York City's lowest league points tally of 33.

143 - The club's record goal scorer, Norman Wilkinson, fired 143 goals between 1954 and 1962.

250 - David McGurk is the highest league appearance-maker of the current playing staff, having made 250 outings since 2004.

539 - Barry Jackson's appearance total of 539 made during 1956 to 1970 is currently the club's record.

1922 - The club was formed in 1922.

1932 - City moved into their current home Bootham Crescent in 1932.

1955 - Whilst in the Third Division North, York City fought their way to the FA Cup semi-final in 1955 where they were knocked-out by Division 1 side, and eventual winners, Newcastle United.

1983/84 - The Minstermen's 1983/84 Fourth Division title is the club's only league triumph.

2003 - The club's current logo was introduced in 2003.

28,123 - The record attendance at Bootham Crescent is 28,123, which was set when fans went through the turnstiles to watch the side take on Huddersfield Town in the 1938 FA Cup.

39,265 - After finishing fourth in the Blue Square Premier last term, the Minstermen gained promotion with a 2-1 victory over Luton Town in the Play-Off final at Wembley in front of 39,265 fans.

£140,000 - Adrian Randall was the club's record transfer signing in 1995; they paid Barnsley £140,000 for his services.

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