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Find out who holds the record for the most appearances in a Stags' shirt along with scores of other records

All competitions in parentheses

400+
440 (513) - Rod Arnold (1970-71, 1972-73 to 1983-84)
413 (479) - Sandy Pate (1967-68 to 1977-78)

300+
384 (413) - Don Bradley (1949-50 to 1961-62)
379 (399) - Dennis Wright (1946-47 to 1956-57)
377 (452) - Kevin Bird (1972-73 to 1982-83)
373 (448) - George Foster (1984-85 to 1992-93)
328 (365) - Peter Morris (1961-62 to 1967-68, 1976-77 to 1977-78)

200+
292 (307) - Sid Watson (1951-52 to 1960-61)
287 (343) - Barry Foster (1971-72 to 1981-82)
256 (281) - Sammy Chessell (1946-47 to 1953-54 (played in FA Cup 1945-46))
252 (316) - Tony Lowery (1982-83 to 1990-91)
250 (302) - Mark Kearney (1982-83 to 1990-91)
248 (258) - Oscar Fox (1950-51 to 1956-57)
237 (278) - Steve Charles (1987-88 to 1992-93)
232 (274) - Steve Wilkinson (1989-90 to 1994-95)
229 - (275) - Kevin Kent (1985-86 to 1990-91)
229 (260) - Clive Walker (1969-70 to 1974-75)
213 (231) - Colin Toon (1957-58 to 1965-66)
213 (225) - Eddie Barks (1948-49 to 1954-55)
205 (249) - Colin Foster (1971-72 to 1978-79)
201 (217) - John Grogan (1917-48 to 1951-52)
200 (230) - Dudley Roberts (1967-68 to 1973-74)

All competitions in parentheses

100+
104 (114) - Harry Johnson (1931-32 to 1935-36)

90+
93 (106) - Ken Wagstaff (1961-62 to 1964-65)

80+
88 (118*) - Chris Staniforth (1921-22, 1924-25, 1926-27, 1928-29 to 1929-30, 1931-32)
83 (91) - Steve Wilkinson (1989-90 to 1994-95
81 - (85) - Ted Harston* (1935-36 to 1936-37)
80 (86) - Matt Green (2011-13, 2015-17)

70+
78 (88) - Roy Chapman (1961-62 to 1964-65)
76 (89) - Dickie Donoven (1922-23 to 1924-25)

60+
66 (74) - Dudley Roberts (1967-68 to 1973-74)
63 (64) - George Darwin (1953-54 to 1956-57)
62 (62) - Ken Reeve (1949-50 to 1953-54)
60 (61) - Ken Murray (1953-54 to 1956-57)

50+
58 (65) - David Caldwell (1979-80 to 1984-85)
53 (62) - Kevin Bird (1972-73 to 1982-83)
53 (57) - Bill Curry (1964-65 to 1967-68)
53 (53) - Peter Morris (1961-62 to 1967-68, 1976-77 to 1977-78)
52 (64) - Keith Cassells (1985-86 to 1988-89)
52 (59) - Ray Clarke (1974-75 to 1975-76)

*Ted Harston is the only player in this list to average over a goal a game, he scored 1.16 goals per game in Football League matches and 1.12 in all matches. 1.16 goals/games equates to a goal every 78 minutes!

RECORD GOALS SCORED (FOOTBALL LEAGUE & NON-LEAGUE):

 

(All competitions in parentheses)

100+
104 (114) - Harry Johnson (1931-32 to 1935-36)

90+
93 (106) - Ken Wagstaff (1961-62 to 1964-65)

80+
88 (118*) - Chris Staniforth (1921-22, 1924-25, 1926-27, 1928-29 to 1929-30, 1931-32)
83 (91) - Steve Wilkinson (1989-90 to 1994-95
81 - (85) - Ted Harston* (1935-36 to 1936-37)
80 (86) - Matt Green (2011-13, 2015-17)

70+
78 (88) - Roy Chapman (1961-62 to 1964-65)
76 (89) - Dickie Donoven (1922-23 to 1924-25)

60+

66 (74) - Dudley Roberts (1967-68 to 1973-74)
63 (64) - George Darwin (1953-54 to 1956-57)
62 (62) - Ken Reeve (1949-50 to 1953-54)
60 (61) - Ken Murray (1953-54 to 1956-57)

50+
58 (65) - David Caldwell (1979-80 to 1984-85)
53 (62) - Kevin Bird (1972-73 to 1982-83)
53 (57) - Bill Curry (1964-65 to 1967-68)
53 (53) - Peter Morris (1961-62 to 1967-68, 1976-77 to 1977-78)
52 (64) - Keith Cassells (1985-86 to 1988-89)
52 (59) - Ray Clarke (1974-75 to 1975-76)

 

*Ted Harston is the only player in this list to average over a goal a game, he scored 1.16 goals per game in Football League matches and 1.12 in all matches. 1.16 goals/games equates to a goal every 78 minutes!

 

Most goals in a game: 7, scored by Ted Harston on 23/01/1937 vs Hartlepool United

First hat trick: Scored by Harry Johnson on 28/03/1932 vs Luton Town

First 4 goal haul: Scored by Harry Johnson on 05/09/1932 vs New Brighton

5 Goals: Scored by Ted Harston on 09/09/1936 vs Rochdale, Harston on 27/03/1937 vs Port Vale and by Steve Wilkinson on 03/04/1990 vs Birmingham City

Most hat tricks in total: 10, scored by Ted Harston

Most hat tricks in one season: 7 by Ted Harston in 1936-37

Debut hat tricks:
Ted Harston on 19/10/1935 vs Southport
Harry Crawshaw on 28/08/1937 vs Northampton Town
Keith Cassells on 17/08/1985 vs Hereford United

Fastest Hat tricks:
7 mins by Iffy Onuora on 11/03/1995 vs Lincoln City
10 mins by Iyseden Christie on 01/11/2002 vs Colchester United

Most Goals in a season: 55 by Ted Harston in 1936-37

30 or more goals in a season:
32 by Harry Johnson in 1931-32
30 by Harry Johnson in 1932-33
34 by Ken Wagstaff in 1962-63
30 by Roy Chapman in 1962-63

Consecutive scoring: 10 games by Harry Johnson from 05/09/1932 to 05/11/1932

Penalties scored (career): 28 by Peter Morris

Penalties scored (single season): 10 by Liam Lawrence in 2003-04

Competition proper:

1.Sandy Pate - 36
2.Don Bradley - 25
3.Sammy Chessell - 25
4.Rod Arnold - 24
5.Kevin Bird - 24
6.Barry Foster - 22
7.Dennis Wright - 20

Qualifying competition:
1.Dickie Bayliss – 22
2.Lance Sheldon – 22
3.Alf Middleton – 21
4.Thomas Smith – 16
5.Chris Staniforth - 16

Overall:
1.Sandy Pate – 36
2.Don Bradley – 25
3.Sammy Chessell – 25
4.Lance Sheldon – 25
5.Rod Arnold – 24
6.Kevin Bird – 24
7.Barry Foster – 22
8.Chris Staniforth – 22
9.Dickie Bayliss – 22
10.Alf Middleton – 21
11.Dennis Wright – 20

Competition proper:

1.Harry Johnson – 8
2.Ken Wagstaff – 8
3.Terry Eccles – 8
4.Chris Greenacre – 6
5.Richie Barker – 6
6.Roy Chapman – 6
7.Dudley Roberts – 6

Qualifying competition:
1.Chris Staniforth – 15
2.Dickie Donoven – 13
3.Bernard Foster – 12
4.Alf Middleton – 9
5.Herbert Housley – 8

Overall:
1.Chris Staniforth – 16
2.Dickie Donoven – 13
3.Bernard Foster – 12
4.Alf Middleton – 9
5.Harry Johnson – 8
6.Ken Wagstaff – 8
7.Terry Eccles – 8
8.Herbert Housley – 8

INDIVIDUAL GOAL SCORING FEATS (FA CUP):

Qualifying competition:
6 goals – Bernard Foster vs Sutton Junction, 25/09/1920, Preliminary round
5 goals – Willie Devlin vs Highgate (home), 14/11/1930, 4th qualifying round
4 goals – Chris Staniforth vs Mansfield Col., 24/09/1921, Preliminary round
4 goals – Chris Staniforth vs Whitwell, 24/10/1924, 1st qualifying round
4 goals – Joe Hill vs Highgate (home), 14/11/1930, 4th qualifying round

Competition proper:
3 goals – Ted Harston vs Barrow, 28/11/1936, 1st round
3 goals – Stan Mercer vs Gloucester City, 27/11/1948, 1st round
3 goals – Oscar Fox vs Scarborough, 22/11/1952, 1st round
3 goals – Roy Chapman vs Hounslow, 05/11/1962, 1st round
3 goals – Ivan Hollett vs Hounslow, 05/11/1962, 1st round
3 goals – Ken Wagstaff vs Crystal Palace, 26/11/1962, 2nd round
3 goals – Chris Greenacre vs Huddersfield Town, 08/12/2001, 2nd round
3 goals – Neil MacKenzie vs Bishop's Stortford, 08/11/2003, 1st round
3 goals – Liam Lawrence vs Wycombe Wanderers, 16/12/2003, 2nd round

RECORD APPEARANCES (LEAGUE CUP):
1.Kevin Bird – 31
2.Rod Arnold – 29
3.Sandy Pate – 22
4.George Foster – 22
5.Tony Lowery – 19
6.Peter Morris – 18
7.Barry Foster – 18
8.Mark Kearney – 18
9.Steve Charles – 16
10.Ian Stringfellow – 16

RECORD GOAL SCORERS (LEAGUE CUP):
1.Kevin Bird – 6
2.Iyseden Christie – 5
3.Ken Wagstaff – 5
4.Ian Stringfellow – 5
5.Roy Chapman – 4
6.Mick Laverick – 4
7.Steve Wilkinson - 4


Kevin Bird has made the most appearances and scored the most goals for the Stags in the League Cup


INDIVIDUAL GOAL SCORING FEATS (LEAGUE CUP):
3 goals – Malcolm Partridge vs Chesterfield, 19/08/1970, 1st round
3 goals – Iyseden Christie vs Stockport County, 12/08/1997, 1st round, first leg

RECORD APPEARANCES (ASSOCIATE MEMBERS' CUP):
1.George Foster – 34
2.Tony Lowery – 29
3.Kevin Kent – 23
4.Mark Kearney – 22
5.Paul Garner – 21
6.Kevin Hitchcock – 20
7.Ian Stringfellow – 16
8.Michael Graham – 16
9.Steve Wilkinson – 15
10.Neil Whatmore – 15

RECORD GOAL SCORERS (ASSOCIATE MEMBERS' CUP):
1.Tony Lowery – 6
2.Steve Charles – 4
3.Neil Whatmore – 4
4.Ian Stringfellow – 4
5.Mark Kearney – 4
6.Kevin Kent – 4
7.Keith Cassells – 3

RECORD APPEARANCES (FA TROPHY):
1.Louis Briscoe – 12
2.Gary Silk – 10
3.Adam Murray – 9
4.Paul Connor – 9
5.Tyrone Thompson – 9
6.Ashley Cain – 8
7.Kevin Sandwith – 7
8.Tom Naylor – 7
9.Kyle Nix – 5
10.Adam Smith – 5
11.Dan Spence – 5

RECORD GOAL SCORERS (FA TROPHY):
1.Paul Connor – 5
2.Louis Briscoe – 5
3.Keigan Parker – 3
4.Danny Mitchley – 2
5.Junior Daniel – 1
6.Simon Grand – 1
7.Aaron O'Connor – 1
8.Luke Medley – 1
9.Rob Duffy – 1
10.Matt Green – 1

GOALKEEPING CLEAN SHEETS (EFL ONLY):

(Number of appearances given in parentheses):

Career:
124 (440) - Rod Arnold (1970-71, 1972-73 to 1983-84)
87 (379) - Dennis Wright (1946-47 to 1956-57)
68 (182) - Kevin Hitchcock (1983-84 to 1987-88)
58 (174) - Ian Bowling (1995-96 to 2000-01)
47 (167) - Kevin Pilkington (2000-01 to 2004-05)
46 (191) - Colin Treharne (1961-62 to 1965-66)
41 (143) - Graham Brown (1969-70 to 1973-74, 1981-82)

Single season:
20 - Rod Arnold (1974-75 and 1976-77)
18 - Kevin Hitchcock (1984-85 and 1985-86)
18 - Ian Bowling (1996-97)

EVER-PRESENTS (EFL ONLY):
Rod Arnold (1974-75, 1976-77, 1977-78)
Terry Austin (1979-80)
Lloyd Barke (1937-38)
Rhys Bennett (2016-17)
Stuart Boam (1968-69, 1969-70)
Ian Bowling (1996-97)
Don Bradley (1951-52)
Keith Cassells (1986-87)
Steve Charles (1987-88, 1988-89)
Sam Chessell (1950-51
Ray Clarke (1974-75)
Wayne Corden (2001-02)
Edward Dransfield (1935-36)
Ernest England (1931-32)
George Foster (1985-86)
John Gill (1964-65)
Mick Graham (1987-88)
Kevin Gray (1993-94)
Chris Greenacre (2000-01)
John Grogan (1948-49, 1950-51)
Steve Harper (1997-98)
Kevin Hitchcock (1985-86, 1986-87)
Gordon Hodgson (1975-76, 1976-77, 1977-78)
Wilf Humble (1963-64)
Alex John-Baptiste (2006-07)
Kevin Kent (1986-87)
Jack Lewis (1950-51, 1951-52)
John McClelland (1980-81)
Tom Mitchinson (1966-67)
Fred Morris (1957-58)
Peter Morris (1964-65)
Sandy Pate (1969-70, 1970-71, 1971-72, 1972-73, 1973-74, 1974-75)
Kevin Pilkington (2003-04)
John Quigley (1968-69)
Mick Saxby (1978-79)
William Slack (1933-34)
George Stimpson (1938-39)
Dave Syrett (1977-78)
Colin Treharne (1962-63, 1963-64)
Ken Wagstaff (1963-64)
Clive Walker (1970-71)
Steve Wilkinson (1993-94)
Lee Williams (1999-2000)
Lee Williamson (2001-02)
Dennis Wright (1951-52, 1953-54, 1955-56)
Rob Wyllie (1960-61)

SUBSTITUTES (EFL ONLY):

First substitute: Brian MacReady (replaced Harry Middleton) versus Peterborough United, 02 October 1965

First substitute to score: Harry Middleton (replaced Albert Cheeseborough) versus Scunthorpe United, 07 March 1966

First to score on debut: Adey Thorpe versus Peterbotough United, 07 May 1983

Most used substitute: 58, Ian Stringfellow.

Most used (one season): 24, Iyseden Christie 1998-99

Goalscoring (single season): 5 Iyseden Christie 1998 99

Goalscoring substitutes (career): 9 Iyseden Christie

First to score a penalty: Terry Eccles 13/09/1975 vs Cardiff City

Player most subbed: 57 Wayne Corden

Youngest player: Cyril Poole, 15 years 351 days on 27/02/1937 vs New Brighton (home)

 

Youngest goalscorer: Ian Stringfellow, 17 years 145 days on 30/09/1986 vs Gillingham (home)

Youngest hat-trick hero: Sammy Chapman, 18 years 161 days on 03/11/1956 vs Darlington (home)

Youngest penalty scorer: Peter Morris, 17 years 327 days on 30/09/1961 vs Gillingham (home)

Youngest starting XI: 21 years, 226 days on 29/04/2006 vs Bury (away)

Youngest finishing XI: 21 years, 86 days on 03/05/2003 vs Northampton Town (away)

Oldest player: Brian Jensen aged 41 years, 80 days on 27/08/2016 vs Leyton Orient (away)

Oldest debutant: Brian Jensen aged 40 years 67 days on 14/08/2015 vs Notts County (away)

Oldest goal scorer: Tony Ford aged 39 years, 144 days on 27/11/1998 vs Halifax Town (away)

Oldest hat trick hero: Harry Johnson aged 33 years, 305 days on 05/11/1932 vs Darlington (home)

Oldest penalty scorer: Charlie Mitten aged 37 years, 50 days on 08/03/1958 vs Barrow (home)

Oldest starting XI:
31 years 98 days on 26/03/1932 vs Fulham (home)
31 years 98 days on 31/08/1932 vs New Brighton (away)

Oldest finishing XI: As above, no substitutions were allowed prior to the 1965/66 season