Unreliable History

To be written.

 

Famous Players : – 

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Club Records


Formed Hereford United FC = 1924
Hereford FC = 2014

Turned Professional 1924

Became a Limited Company 1939

Previous names

Previous grounds

Nickname “THE BULLS” or “UNITED” or “THE WHITES” or “THE HEREFORDSHIRE BULLS”

Motto

Club Colours HOME :  White shirts with adidas three black stripes on shoulder and arm; Black shorts; White socks

AWAY :  Orange shirts with adidas three white stripes on shoulder;  Orange shorts; Orange socks

THIRD :  Pink shirts with adidas three black stripes on shoulder and arm and dark pink geometric design on front; Black shorts; White socks


Record Football League Win 6-0  v  Burnley  (Division 4)   1986-1987

Record Football League Defeat 1-7  v  Mansfield Town  (Division 3)   1994-1995

Record Cup Win 4-0  v  Bristol Rovers  (League Cup)  1978-1979
5-1  v  Bristol City  (League Cup)  1985-1986

Record Fee Paid £80,000 to Walsall for Dean SMITH (Summer 1994)

Record Fee Received £440,000 from Watford for Lionel AINSWORTH (5 January 2008)
£440,000 from QPR for Darren PEACOCK (5 January 1990 includes 10% from sell-on fee)

Record Appearances (includes non-league appearances) 549  –  John Layton Senior  (1946-1964)

Record League Appearances 412  –  Mel PEJIC  (1980-1992)

Record League goal-scorer 95  –  Stewart PHILLIPS  (1978-1988)

Record all-time goal-scorer 184  –  Charlie THOMPSON  (1945-1958)

Record goal-scorer in a League season 35  –  Dixie McNEIL   Division 3   (1975-1976)

Record goal-scorer in a season 38  –  Dixie McNEIL   Division 3   (1975-1976)

Most goals scored in a League match 8  –  Charlie THOMPSON  v  Thynnes Athletic  (FA Cup Preliminary Round)  1948

Record Home Attendance 18,114  v  Sheffield Wednesday    (FA Cup Third Round)    04.01.1958

Record total of goals in a League season 86  –  Division 3 (1975-1976)

Record League points total 2 points for a win  :  63  –    (1975-1976)  Division 3  (46 games)
3 points for a win  :  88  –    (2007-2008)  League 2  (46 games)

Most Capped Player while at club 1  –  Brian Evans  (Wales)

Youngest Player Stewart PHILLIPS  –  16 years and 122 days  v  Swindon Town   (Division 3)  22.04.1978

Oldest Player John JACKSON  –  40 years and 6 days  v  ??   (Division 4)  1982

 

Stadium details 

Address :  Edgar Street, Hereford HR4 9JU

Telephone :  01432 268257
Ticket Office :  01432 268257

Capacity :  5,213
Away Allocation :
Pitch size :  114m x 76m  (125 yards  x 83 yards)
Official website :   herefordfc.co.uk

Directions

There are good directions to the Edgar Street Stadium on the Hereford FC website and more information on the Football Ground Guide website.

Honours


Division Three Champions  (Third Tier) 1975-1976

Division Four Runners-up  (Fourth Tier) 1972-1973

Conference Runners-up  (Fifth Tier) 2003-2004, 2004-2005, 2005-2006

Welsh Cup Winners 1989-1990

Welsh Cup Finalists 1967-1968, 1975-1976, 1980-1981

FA Vase Finalists 2015-2016

FA Trophy Finalists 2020-2021

 

Managers


A. E. JONES (Secretary-Manager) 1924-1930

Alf BASNETT (Secretary-Manager) 1930-1935

Lachlan McPHERSON (Secretary-Manager) 1935-1939

Eric KEEN (Secretary-Manager) 1939-1945

Tom PRICE (Secretary-Manager) 1945-1947

Fred TURNER (Secretary-Manager) 1947-1948

George TRANTER August 1948 – May 1950

Alex MASSIE August 1951 – November 1952

George TRANTER August 1953 – May 1956

Joe WADE May 1956 – May 1962

Ray DANIEL August 1962 – December 1963

Bob DENNISON December 1963 – December 1967

John CHARLES December 1967 – 15 September 1971

Colin ADDISON 13 October 1971 – 27 April 1974

John SILLETT 17 August 1974 – 28 January 1978

Tony FORD 11 February 1978 – 29 April 1978

Mike BAILEY 19 August 1978 – 20 October 1979

Peter ISAAC 23 October 1979 – 17 November 1979

Frank LORD 27 November 1979 – 18 September 1982

Tommy HUGHES 25 September 1982 – 5 March 1983

John NEWMAN 12 March 1983 – 30 September 1987

Ian BOWYER 3 October 1987 – 13 May 1990

Colin ADDISON 25 August 1990 – 11 May 1991

John SILLETT 17 August 1991 – 28 April 1992

Greg DOWNS 15 August 1992 – 13 September 1994

John LAYTON 16 September 1994 – 6 May 1995

Graham TURNER 12 August 1995 – 24 April 2009

John TREWICK 24 April 2009 – 8 March 2010

Graham TURNER 8 March 2010 – 4 June 2010

Simon DAVEY 22 June 2010 – 2 October 2010

Jamie PITMAN 5 October 2010 – 3 March 2012

Richard O’KELLY 6 March 2012 – 5 May 2012

Martin FOYLE 5 May 2012 – 17 March 2014

Peter BEADLE 18 March 2014 – 27 April 2014

Jon TAYLOR 1 August 2014 – 19 December 2014

Reformed as Hereford FC

Peter BEADLE 17 April 2015 – 13 September 2018

Marc RICHARDS 3 October 2018 – 12 August 2019

Russell SLADE 29 August 2019 – 20 January 2020

Josh GOWLING (Interim Manager) 20 January 2020 – 12 June 2020

Josh GOWLING 12 June 2020 – 

 

League Record

The Football League structure has historically been as follows …

1888-1892 1892-1920 1920-1921 1921-1958 1958-1992 1992-2004 2004 to date
First tier Football League Division One Division One Division One Division One Premiership Premier League
Second tier Division Two Division Two Division Two Division Two Division One Championship
Third tier Division Three Division Three
(North) and (South)
Division Three Division Two  League One
Fourth tier Division Four Division Three League Two

Elected to Division Four  (Fourth Tier) 1972

Division Four  (Fourth Tier) 1972-1973

Division Three  (Third Tier) 1973-1976

Division Two  (Second Tier) 1976-1977

Division Three  (Third Tier) 1977-1978

Division Four  (Fourth Tier) 1978-1992

Division Three  (Fourth Tier) 1992-1997

Conference  (Fifth Tier) 1997-2006

League Two  (Fourth Tier) 2006-2008

League One  (Third Tier) 2008-2009

League Two  (Fourth Tier) 2009-2012

Conference  (Fifth Tier) 2012-2014

Southern League Premier (Seventh Tier) 2012-2014

Championship  (Second Tier) 2014 (before being wound up in December 2014)

Reformed as Hereford FC

Midland Football League  (Ninth Tier) 2015-2016

Southern League – South & West Division  (Eighth Tier) 2016-2017

Southern League  (Seventh Tier) 2017-2018

National League North  (Sixth Tier) 2018-