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RECORD BREAKERS: Stats and facts from our time at Highfield Road

29 April 2020

30th April marks 15 years since Coventry City's final game at our home of 106 years - Highfield Road.

The final game in 2005 saw a 6-2 win for the Sky Blues over Derby County, a result that secured Championship survival for Micky Adams' side.

Now we look back at some of the records that were set in the 106 years of history at Highfield Road...

 

PLAYING RECORD:

Games played: 2281
Won: 1172
Drew: 541
Lost: 568
Goals For: 4341
Goals Against: 2664

Plus 9 games abandoned becuase of bad weather.


BIGGEST WINS:

9-0 v Bristol City Division 3 South 28th April 1934
8-0 v Crystal Palace Division 3 South 6th February 1932
8-0 v Rushden & Diamonds League Cup R2 2nd October 2002
8-1 v Crystal Palace Division 3 South 9th November 1935
8-1 v Shrewsbury Town Division 3 22nd October 1963
7-0 v Rotherham  Division 3 North 7th November 1925
7-0 v QPR Division 3 South 4th March 1933
7-0 v Scunthorpe United FA Cup R1 24th November 1934
7-0 v Macclesfield FA Cup R3 2nd January 1999
7-1 v Wolves Division 2 25th December 1922
7-1 v Bath City FA Cup R2 14th December 1929
7-1 v Thames Division 3 South 13th September 1930
7-1 v Gillingham Division 3 South 26th August 1933
7-1 v Newport Division 3 South 7th September 1935
7-1 v Aldershot Division 4 22nd September 1958

BIGGEST ATTENDANCES:

51,452 V Wolves Division 2 29th April 1967
47,111 V Man United Division 1 16th March 1968
45,402 V Man United Division 1 8th April 1969
44,930 V Aston Villa Division 2 12th March 1938
44,492 V West Brom FA Cup R5 20th February 1937
44,000 V Man United FA Cup R6 30th March 1963
43,446 V Man United Division 1 8th November 1969
42,911 V Man United Division 1 27th January 1973
42,809* V Luton Town Division 3 South 27th April 1936
42,207 V Liverpool Division 1 26th December 1967

*Entrance gates broken by spectators - actual attendance probably higher than this official figure.

LEAGUE RECORDS (1919-2005):

Most Home Wins: 19 (1935-36)

Fewest Home Wins: 4 (1996-97, 2000-01)

Consecutive Home Wins: 11 (1952-53)

 

Most Home Defeats: 11 (2002-03)

Fewest Home Defeats: 1 (1935-36, 1946-47, 1958-59, 1966-67)

Consecutive Home Defeats: 6 (1981-82)

Most Home Draws: 10 (1971-72)

Fewest Home Draws: 1 (1932-33, 1935-36)

Consecutive Home Draws: 5 (1957-58)

 

Most home goals scored: 75 (1932-33, 1935-36)

Fewest home goals scored: 14 (2000-01)

 

Most home goals conceded: 36 (1927-28, 1956-57)

Fewest home goals conceded: 11 (1958-59)

Longest Unbeaten home run: 19 (April 1925-March 1926)

Longest home run without a win: 12 (December 2002-August 2003)

 

Highest average attendance: 34,705 (1967-68)

Lowest average attendance (post-war): 10,256 (1961-62)


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