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Brentford: Bees set for EFL match number 4,000

20 October 2016

When Dean Smith's Brentford players emerge from the tunnel at Griffin Park on Saturday to face Barnsley, it will be the 4,000th time a Bees outfit has taken to the field for an EFL match.

1,547 victories, 1,025 draws, 1,427 defeats - Brentford have been in the EFL since 1920, when they joined the Division Three (South).

Here's a look at some of the key stats of their time in the EFL:

Seasons: 90
Games: 3,999
Won: 1,547
Drawn: 1,025
Lost: 1,427
Goals for: 5,695
Goals against: 5,466
Total points won: 4,751

First ever league game: Exeter City 3-0 Brentford
First ever league win: Brentford 1-0 Millwall
Teams they have faced the most: Bournemouth (100), Southend (92), Exeter City (88)

Top appearance maker: Ken Coote - 514 (1949-1963)
Top goal scorer: Jim Towers - 153 (1954-1960)

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