EPL Record-Breakers: The Good, the Bad, and the Downright Funny

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EPL Record-Breakers: The Good, the Bad, and the Downright Funny

So over the last few months I've been writing some pretty serious, mildly controversial articles (ahem).

Therefore, I think it's high time that I wrote about something of more interest. For you statisticians out there, I've picked out a few of my favorite English Football records.

 

The Good

1. Most consecutive League titles: 3, joint record

Huddersfield (1923-24, 1924-25, 1925-26)

Arsenal (1932-33, 1933-34, 1934-35)

Liverpool FC (1981-82, 1982-83, 1983-84)

Manchester United (1998-99, 1999-2000, 2000-01)

 

2. Top Flight appearances

Most Appearances: 107, Everton (1888-1930), (1931-1951), (1954-current)

Most Consecutive Appearances: 81, Arsenal (1920-current)

 

3. Unbeaten runs

Longest unbeaten League run: 49, Arsenal (Premier League between May 7, 2003 and October 24, 2004)

  

The Bad

1. Most losses in a season

34, Doncaster Rovers, (Third Division, 1997-98; final record P46 W4 D8 L34)

 

2. Fewest points in a season (2 points for a win): 8, joint record:

Loughborough (Second Division, 1899-00)

Doncaster Rovers (Second Division, 1904-05)

 

3. Fewest points in a season (3 points for a win):

15, Sunderland (Premier League, 2005-06)

 

The Funny

1. Most own goals in one season

5, Robert Stuart (Middlesbrough, 1934-35)

 

2. Most goals conceded by a single goalkeeper

85, Paul Robinson, (Leeds United, 2003-04)

 

3. Most double figure league wins by a team

5 matches, for Birmingham City:

12-0 v Walsall, 17 December 1892;

10-2 v Manchester City, 17 March 1894;

10-1 v Blackpool, 2 March 1901;

12-0 v Doncaster Rovers, 11 April 1903;

11-1 v Glossop, 6 January 1915) (all Second Division)

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