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Information & History

Chairman

Geoffrey Richmond

Year Formed

1903

Valley Parade

Bradford
West Yorkshire
BD8 7DY

Largest Attendance

39,146 against Burnley in the F.A. Cup Fourth Round on 11th March, 1911

Lowest Attendance

1,249 against Hereford United in Divison 4 on 15th May, 1981

Club Honours

1907-08: Divison Two Champions
1928-29: Divison Three North Champions
1984-85: Divison Three Champions
1996: Divison 2 Play-off Winners

Best League Position

5th Divison 1 in 1910-11

League History

Elected to Divison 21903-04
Promoted to Divison 11906-07
Relegated to Divison 21920-21
Relegated to Divison 3N1925-26
Promoted to Divison 21927-28
Relegated to Divison 31935-36
Relegated to Divison 41959-60
Promoted to Divison 31967-68
Relegated to Divison 41970-71
Promoted to Divison 31975-76
Relegated to Divison 41976-77
Promoted to Divison 31980-81
Promoted to Divison 21984-85
Relegated to Divison 31988-89
Reassigned Divison 21991-92
Promoted to Divison 11996-97


Valley Parade. Rebuilding of the kop end will start in December 1998.


Highest Transfer Fee Paid

1,300,000 for Isaiah Rankin from Arsenal in August 1998
1,000,000 for Lee Mills from Port Vale in August 1998

Highest Transfer Fee Received

2,150,000 for Dean Richards to Wolves
1,750,000 for Des Hamilton to Newcastle United in 1997

Largest Victory

11-1 against Rotherham United in Divison 3 North on 28th September, 1928
11-3 against Walker Celtic in The F.A. Cup 30th December, 1961

Worst Loss

1-9 to Colchester United in Divsion 4 on 30th December, 1961

Most Appearances For The Club

Cyril 'Ces' Podd: 557 + 9 sub, League 494 + 8, FA Cup 30, League Cup 33 + 1

Most Capped Player

Harry Hampton, 9 caps for Northern Ireland

Most Capped Player For England

Evenlyn Lintott, 4 caps

Most Goals In A Single Game

Albert Whitehurst, 7 goals at home against Tranmere Rovers (Final Score 8-0), Divison 3 North on 6th March 1929

Most League Goals In A Season

David Layne, 34 goals in Divsion 4, 1961-62

Most Goals In A Season

David Layne, 36 League Goals +2 FA Cup in 1961-62

Most League Goals In A Career

Robert Campbell, 88 goals, 1906-13

Most Goals In A Career

Bobby Campbell, 96 goals (League: 85, FA Cup: 2, League Cup: 9) 1979-1983 1984-1987

Best F.A. Cup Performance

Winners, 1911

Best League Cup Performance

Quarter Finals, 1988-89