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Cambridge United in numbers

11 June 2014

With the 2014/15 Football League fixtures release day approaching, we're taking a statistical look at some of the clubs coming into The Football League.

Here we focus on Cambridge United, who are returning to The League after a nine-year absence.

2 - Cambridge United were promoted to The Football League after finishing second in the Conference Premier table and winning the Play-Offs with a 2-1 Final win over Gateshead at Wembley Stadium.

2 - That Play-Off victory marked their second success at Wembley in the 2013/14 season. The U's also lifted the FA Trophy at the national stadium after beating Gosport Borough 4-0 in the Final.

2 - It was also Cambridge's second promotion via the Play-Offs. Dion Dublin netted the only goal of the game in the 1990 Third Division Play-Off Final when they beat Chesterfield 1-0.

3 - Cambridge's 2-1 victory over Gateshead at Wembley was their third Conference Premier Play-Off Final. They lost their other two - 1-0 to Exeter City in 2008 and 2-0 to Torquay United in 2009.

5 - Cambridge used five goalkeepers during the 2013/14 campaign; Chris Maxwell, Will Norris, Adam Smith, Benjamin Siegrist and John Sullivan.

5 - The club's highest-ever league finish was in 1991/92 when they were fifth in the second division, losing in the Play-Off Semi-Final to Leicester City.

6 - Cambridge kept a club-record six successive clean sheets during last season, between August and September 2013.

7 - The club's biggest ever margin of victory is 7-0; against Forest Green Rovers in September 2009 and versus Weymouth in March 2007.

8 - The U's have twice reached the last eight of the FA Cup. They lost 1-0 to Crystal Palace in March 1990 and 2-1 to Arsenal 12 months later.

9 - In their opening fixture of last term - a 5-1 win over Halifax - nine out of their starting XI were making their debuts for the club.

14 - Midfielder Luke Berry finished as Cambridge's top goalscorer last term, netting 14 times - 12 in the league and two in cup competitions.

16 - The U's were unbeaten in 16 Conference Premier matches at the start of the season, falling just short of Oxford United's record of 18 from 2006/07.

17 - They went 17 unbeaten overall in that spell - a club record-start to a campaign that surpassed the 12 matches from 2007/08.

53 - Left-back Greg Taylor made the most appearances in a U's shirt last season, turning out 53 times.

61 - After being promoted through the Play-Offs, winning the FA Trophy and reaching the second round of the FA Cup, the Abbey Stadium club played 61 games in 2013/14.

86 - Cambridge finished the season with 82 points, falling short of their highest tally of 86. That has been achieved three times, in 1990/91, 2007/08 and 2008/09.

1912 - The U's were founded in 1912 as Abbey United.

2005 - Cambridge were relegated from The Football League at the end of the 2004/05 season. They will return to Sky Bet League 2 in 2014/15 after a nine-year absence.

6,262 - Over 6,000 people packed into The Abbey for their Play-Off Semi-Final first leg against Halifax - their highest home attendance of the season.

1,300,000 - Cambridge United's record transfer fee received is £1.3 million, with Leicester City paying that sum to secure the services of striker Trevor Benjamin.

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