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CLUB INFORMATION

Year Club Formed: 1885

Previous Names: 1885-87, St Mary's Church of England Young Men's Association (St Mary's Y.M.A); 1887-94, St Mary's FC; 1894-97, Southampton St Mary's

Club Nickname: The Saints

Ground: St Mary's Stadium
Year Opened: 2001
Current Capacity: 32,689
Record Attendance: 32,363 v Coventry City, 2011/12, Npower League Championship

Previous Grounds: 1885-89, The Common; 1889-96, Antelope Ground; 1896-98, County Ground; 1898-2001, The Dell (Note. The club's first ever game was played at the County Ground, whilst prior to 1889 a number of high profile games were played at both the County Ground and Antelope Ground. A number of games were also played at the County Ground between 1889 and 1896)

Shirt Sponsor: Veho
Kit Manufacturer: Kit produced 'in-house'

Home Kit Colours: Red and white striped shirts, black shorts with white trim, red and black hooped socks
Away Kit Colours: Navy blue shirt with yellow trim, navy blue shorts with yellow trim, navy blue and grey socks with yellow trim

Third Kit Colours: TBC

Address: Southampton FC, St Mary's Stadium, Britannia Road, Southampton, Hampshire, SO14 5FP.

Telephone No: 0845 6889448
Fax: 0845 6889445
Ticket Office: 0845 6889288

Ticket Booking Line: 02381 780780

Email Enquiries: sfc@saintsfc.co.uk

Official Website: www.saintsfc.co.uk
Official Twitter Account:
@SouthamptonFC
Official Facebook Account:
www.facebook.com/southamptonfc
Official Youtube Account: www.youtube.com/southamptonfc

Unofficial Websites:  Saints Mad  :  Saints Web  :  The Saints Hub  :  The Ugly Inside  :  Vital Saints

Messageboards: Not 606  :  Saints Mad  :  Saints Web  :  The Ugly Inside

MAJOR HONOURS

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FOOTBALL LEAGUE

(First Tier)

Division One (Old) Runners-up: 1983/84 (1)

(Second Tier)

Division Two (Old) Runners-up: 1965/66; 1977/78 (2)
Football League Championship Runners-up: 2011-12 (1)

(Third Tier)

Division Three (Old) Champions: 1959/60 (1)
Football League One Runners-up: 2010-11 (1)
Football League Third Division South Champions: 1921/22 (1)

THE FA CUP

Winners: 1975/76 (1)
Runners-up: 1899/1900; 1901/02; 2002/03 (3)

THE FOOTBALL LEAGUE CUP

Runners-up: 1978/79 (1)

THE FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION CHARITY / COMMUNITY SHIELD

Runners-up: 1976 (1)

THE FOOTBALL LEAGUE TROPHY

Winners: 2009/10 (1)

SOUTHERN LEAGUE

Champions: 1896/97; 1897/98; 1898/99; 1900/01; 1902/03; 1903/04 (6)

CLUB RECORDS

First League Game: 28th August 1920, away at Gillingham, Third Division, 1-1

Biggest League Win: 9-3 v Wolverhampton Wanderers (H) Division Two, 2nd September 1965
Worst League Defeat: 0-8 v Tottenham Hotspur (A) Second Division, 28th March 1936 & v Everton (A) First Division, 20th November 1971
Biggest Cup Win:
14-0 v Newbury Town (H) FA Cup Qualifying Round, 13th October 1894
Worst Cup Defeat: 1-7 v Watford (A) League Cup, 2nd Round 2nd Leg, 2nd September 1980

Most League Points (2 for a win): 61, Third Division South, 1921/22 & Third Division, 1959/60
Most League Points (3 for a win): 92, League One, 2010/11

Most Appearances (all competitions): Terry Paine, 805+4
Most Appearances (league): Terry Paine, 709+4
Leading Goalscorer (all competitions): Mick Channon, 229

Leading Goalscorer (league): Mick Channon, 185
Most League Goals In A Season: 39, Derek Reeves, Third Division, 1959/60

Most Capped Player: Peter Shilton, 49, England

Highest Transfer Fee Paid: 12,500,000 to Celtic for Victor Wanyama, July 2013

Highest Transfer Fee Received: 31,000,000 (27,000,000 initial payment with 4,000,000 due in add-ons) from Manchester United for Luke Shaw, June 2014

Football League Timeline:
1920 Founder members of Third Division; 1921-22 Third Division South; 1922-53 Second Division; 1953-58 Third Division South; 1958-60 Third Division; 1960-66 Second Division; 1966-74 First Division; 1974-78 Second Division; 1978-92 First Division; 1992-2005 FA Premier League; 2005-09 League Championship; 2009-11 League One; 2011-12 League Championship; 2012-Date FA Premier League

Manager History:
1892-95 Cecil Knight; 1895-96 Charles Robson; 1896-97 Alfred McMinn; 1897-1911 Ernest Arnfield; 1911-12 George Swift; 1912-19 Ernest Arnfield; 1919-24 Jimmy McIntyre; 1925-31 Arthur Chadwick; 1931-36 George Kay; 1936-37 George Goss; 1937-43 Tom Parker; 1943-46 Arthur Dominy; 1946-49 Bill Dodgin; 1949-51 Sid Cann; 1952-55 George Roughton; 1955-73 Ted Bates; 1973-85 Lawrie McMenemy; 1985-91 Chris Nicholl; 1991-94 Ian Branfoot; 1994-95 Alan Ball; 1995-96 David Merrington; 1996-97 Graeme Souness; 1997-2000 Dave Jones; 2000-01 Glenn Hoddle; 2001 Stuart Gray; 2001-04 Gordon Strachan; 2004 Steve Wigley (caretaker); 2004 Paul Sturrock; 2004 Steve Wigley; 2004-05 Harry Redknapp; 2005 Dave Bassett / Dennis Wise (joint caretaker managers); 2005-08 George Burley; 2008 John Gorman (caretaker); 2008 Nigel Pearson; 2008-09 Jan Poortvliet; 2009 Mark Wotte; 2009-10 Alan Pardew; 2010 Dean Wilkins (caretaker); 2010-13 Nigel Adkins; 2013-14 Mauricio Pochettino; 2014-Date Ronald Koeman

LAST TEN SEASONS
 
Season

Div

Pos P W D L F A Pts Av. Att FAC LC Top League Scorer  
2013-14 Premier League 8 38 15 11 12 54 46 56 30,212 5 4 Rodriguez 15
2012-13

Premier League

14 38 9 14 15 49 60 41 30,874 3 4 Lambert 15
2011-12 Championship 2 46 26 10 10 85 46 88 26,420 4 4 Lambert 27
2010-11 League One 2 46 28 8 10 86 38 92 22,161 4 2 Lambert 21
2009-10 League One 7 46 23 14 9 85 47 73 20,982 5 2 Lambert 30
2008-09 Championship 23 46 10 15 21 46 69 45 17,849 3 3 McGoldrick 12
2007-08 Championship 20 46 13 15 18 56 72 54 21,254 5 1 John 19
2006-07 Championship 6 46 21 12 13 77 53 75 23,556 4 3 Rasiak 18
2005-06 Championship 12 46 13 19 14 49 50 58 23,614 5 2 Fuller   9
2004-05 Premier League 20 38 6 14 18 45 66 32 30,610 QF 4 Crouch 12


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