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City One Of 136 Teams To Have Played In The Football League

27 Feb 2013 17:04:06

City One Of 136 Teams To Have Played In The Football League

Football League Facts

As part of their 125th anniversary, the Football League have issued some interesting facts about the league.

There have been 177,164 matches played in The Football League since its inception in 1888.

52% of games (91,223) have been home wins, 23% away wins & 25% have been draws.

The most common result has been 1-0 (or 0-1) with 28,169 occurrences (16% of matches).

514,333 goals have been scored with 317,260 (62%) by the home club & 197,073 (38%) by the away club.

39,532 players have appeared in Football League matches – the most common surname has been Smith! (508 players).

Football League games have been played on 220 different grounds with the most games have been played at Preston North End's  Deepdale (2,336), Burnley's Turf Moor (2,304) & Bury's Gigg Lane (2,281) and only three grounds from the first season in 1888 remain in use today - Deepdale, Turf Moor & Anfield (which was used by Everton).

Coventry City are one of 136 club to have played in the Football League.

The total number of fans to have passed through Football League turnstiles is just under 2.192 billion!

More about the Football League's 125th anniversary; http://www.ccfc.co.uk/news/article/125th-anniversary-of-football-league-684011.aspx

Source: Coventry MAD


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