Alternative history

To be written

Famous Fans : – David Bobin (Sky TV Spanish football presenter); Mike Osman (Impersonator); David Frost (Political and comedy TV presenter)

Club Records

Formed 1885
Turned Professional 1894
Became a Limited Company 1897
Previous names Southampton St. Mary’s   =  1885
Previous grounds Antelope Ground          1885-1897
County Cricket Ground  1897-1898
The Dell  1898-2001
Nickname “The SAINTS”
Colours Home :  Shirt :  Red with white sash and black collar and cuffs
Shorts :  Black with red detail
Socks :  Red with a white ring around leg
Away : Shirt :  Navy blue with blue collar and cuffs
Shorts :  Blue
Socks :  Blue with a black ring around leg
Third :  Shirt : White with red sash and red collar and cuffs
Shorts : White with red detail
Socks : White with a red ring around leg
Record Premier League Win 8-0  v    Sunderland     Home        18.10.2014
Record Premier League Defeat 0-9  v    Leicester City     Home        25.10.2019
Record Football League Win 8-0  v   Northampton Town     Div. 3 (S)       24.12.1921
Record Football League Defeat 0-8  v    Tottenham Hotspur     Div.1        28.03.1936
0-8  v    Everton     Div.1        20.11.1971
Highest Scoring League Game 9-3  v   Wolverhampton Wanderers     Div. 2       18.09.1965
Record Cup Win 7-1   v   Ipswich Town     FAC  R3      07.01.1961
Record Fee Paid £20 million to Liverpool for Danny INGS (1st July 2019)
Record Fee Received £75 million from Liverpool for Virgil van DIJK (January 2018)
Record Appearances 815 –  Terry PAINE (1956-1974)
Record Football League Appearances 713 –  Terry PAINE (1956-1974)
Record Premier League Appearances 329 –  Jason DODD (1992-2005)
Record Premier League goal-scorer 100 –  Matthew LE TISSIER (1992-2002) 
Record all-time goal-scorer 228 – Mick CHANNON  (1966-1977, 1979-1982)
Record goal-scorer in a Premier League season 25 –  Matthew LE TISSIER (1993-1994)
Record goal-scorer in a League season 39 –  Derek REEVES  Division 3 (1959-1960)
Record goal-scorer in a season 44 –  Derek REEVES  Division 3 (1959-1960)
Most goals in a match 7  –  Albert BROWN  v  Northampton Town  24.12.1921 Division 3 (S)
Record Home Attendance (all-time) 32,363  v   Coventry City
Premier League        28.04.2012
Record Premier League Attendance 32,363  v   Coventry City
Premier League        28.04.2012
Record total of goals in a Premier League season 61 –  1994-95,  42 games
Record total of goals in a League season 112 –  Division 3 (South) 1957-58
Record Premier League points total 54  –  1994-95,  28 games
Record League points total 3 points for a win : 77  –  1983-84  Division 1
2 points for a win:  61 – 1921-22   Division 3 (South) and  1959-60  Division 3
Most capped player while at club Peter SHILTON –  49 (England)
Youngest player Theo WALCOTT –  16 years and 143 days v Wolverhampton Wanderers  (Home)  06.08.2005
Oldest player Kelvin DAVIS –  39 years and 8 days v Leicester City (Home)  17.10.2015

 

Stadium details 

Address :  St. Mary’s Stadium, Brittannia Road, Southampton SO14 5FP

Telephone :  0845 688 9448
0845 688 9228 (Ticket Office)

Capacity :  32,384
Pitch size :   105m x 68m (115  yards  x  74  yards)
Official website :  www.saintsfc.co.uk 

Honours

Division One Runners-up  (First Tier) 1983-1984
Division Two Runners-up  (Second Tier) 1965-1966, 1977-1978
Division Three Champions  (Third Tier) 1959-1960
Division Three (South) Champions  (Third Tier) 1921-1922
Division Three (South) Runners-up  (Third Tier) 1920-1921
FA Cup Winners 1976
FA Cup Finalists 1900, 1902,  2003
League Cup Runners-up 1979, 2017
FA Charity Shield Runners-up 1976
Johnstone Paints Trophy winners 2010
Full Members Cup Runners-up 1991-1992
Texaco Cup Finalists 1975
Anglo-Italian League Cup Runners-up 1976

 

Managers

Cecil KNIGHT August 1892 – May 1895
Charles ROBSON August 1895 – May 1896
Alfred McMINN August 1896 – May 1897
Ernest ARNFIELD August 1897 – May 1911
George SWIFT August 1911 – May 1912
Ernest ARNFIELD
August  1912 – May1919
Jimmy McINTYRE August 1919 – December1924
Arthur CHADWICK October 1925 – May 1931
George KAY May 1931 – May 1936
George CROSS May 1936 – March 1937
Tom PARKER March 1937 – June 1943
Arthur DOMINY June 1943 – January 1946
Bill DODGIN Senior January 1946 – August 1949
Sid CANN August 1949 – December 1951
George ROUGHTON March 1952 – September 1955
Ted BATES September 1955 – November 1973
Lawrie McMENEMY November  1973 – June 1985
Chris NICHOLL July 1985 – May 1991
Ian BRANFOOT June 1991 – January 1994
Alan BALL January 1994 – July 1995
Dave MERRINGTON July 1995 – June 1996
Graeme SOUNESS July 1996 – May 1997
David JONES May 1997 – February 2000
Glenn HODDLE February 2000 – April 2001
Stuart GRAY April 2001 – October 2001
Gordon STRACHAN October 2001 – February 2004
Steve WIGLEY February 2004 – March 2004 
Paul STURROCK March 2004 – August 2004
Steve WIGLEY August 2004 – December 2004
Harry REDKNAPP December 2004 – December 2005
Dave BASSETT & Dennis WISE December 2005
George BURLEY 23 December 2005 – 24 January 2008
John GORMAN & Jason DODD 24 January 2008 – 18 February 2008
Nigel PEARSON 18 February 2008 – 29 May 2008
Jan POORTVLIET 29 May 2008 – 23 January 2009
Mark WOTTE 23 January 2009
Alan PARDEW 17 July 2009 – 30 August 2010
Dean WILKINS 30 August 2010 – 12 September 2010
Nigel ADKINS 12 September 2010 – 18 January 2013
Mauricio POCHETTINO 18 January 2013 – 27 May 2014
Ronald KOEMAN 16 June 2014 – 14 June 2016
Claude PUEL 30 June 2016 – 14 June 2017
Mauricio PELLEGRINO 23 June 2017 – 13 March 2018
Mark HUGHES 15 March 2018 – 3 December 2018
Kelvin DAVIS 3 December 2018 – 6 December 2018
Ralph HASENHUTTL 6 December 2018 –

 

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

 

 

Original Member of Division Three 1920
Division Three 1920-1921
Division Three (South) 1921-1922
Division Two 1922-1953
Division Three (South) 1953-1958
Division Three 1958-1960
Division Two 1960-1966
Division One 1966-1974
Division Two 1974-1978
Division One 1978-1992
Premier League 1992-2005
The Championship 2005-2012
Premier League 2012-