Records

Record Attendance: 37,149 vs. Hull City

The clubs record attendance came in 1948 in a Division 3 north game at Belle Vue.  The Rovers played host to Hull City on the 2nd October 1948 in a match which attracted 37,149 spectators and ended 0-0.

The clubs record attendance since the move to the new Keepmoat stadium came on the 1st April 2008 as 15,001 watched the league 1 game against Leeds Utd.

Record Victory: 10-0 vs. Darlington

The Rovers record league victory came on the 25th January 1964 in a division 4 match against Darlington.  The Rovers enjoyed a number of high scoring games against the ‘Quakers’ throughout the 1960’s with this being by far the most one sided with Rovers running out 10-0 winners!

Record Defeat: 0-12 vs. Small Heath

In contrast the clubs record defeat was at the hands of Small Heath in a second division game on the 11th April 1903 when the club, still in its infancy, were beaten 12-0.

Highest League Scorer in Season: Clarrie Jordan, 42,

Clarrie Jordan scored the clubs record number of league goals in one season.  The forward found the back of the net 42 times during the record breaking season in 1946-47. His incredible personal goal tally led the side to the Division 3 (N) league title.

Most Goals in a game: Tom Keetley 6

The most goals scored by a Rovers player in one match came during the 1928-29 season.  Tom Keetley scored 6 of the Rovers goals in the thrilling 7-4 win at Ashington.

Most Capped Player:

Len Graham is the clubs most capped player, winning 14 caps for Northern Ireland whilst a Rovers player.

Record Appearances:

2016 saw Rovers legend James Copping pass the 500 appearance mark and in doing some became the first Rovers player to play 500 times for the club.  Second on the list is Fred Emery making 417 outings in the league for the club between 1924 and 1928 and played in an additional 20 FA Cup matches during his Rovers career, just ahead of Colin Douglas.  Fans favourite ‘Duggie’ made 404 league appearances for the club in two spells between 1981 and 1993.

Youngest Player:

Alick Jeffrey made his Rovers debut at the age of 15 years, 229 days in 1954 against Fulham at Belle Vue to become the clubs youngest ever player.

Record League Goal scorer:

Tom Keetley amassed 180 league goals between 1923 and 1929 for the Rovers following the First World War, with the club being re-elected into the league at the start of the decade.  Despite his outstanding personal record, the club never managed a finish higher than fourth place and did not achieve promotion during his time with the club.

Highest League Finish:

The Rovers best overall finish came at the end of the 1901-02 season when they finished in 7th Place in Division 2 during the clubs first ever year in the football league.

Highest Number of points:

The clubs highest points tally was recorded in 2004 when the Rovers finished champions of the third division and amassed 92 points from over the course of the league campaign.

Record Transfer Fee Paid:

During the summer of 2010 Rovers smashed their transfer record to sign striker Billy Sharp from Sheffield United.  Sharp had spent much of the previous season on loan and ended the campaign as the sides top goal scorer which prompted the club to pay a record £1.15m fee to secure his services on a full time basis.  A couple of years later, as the teams fortunes slipped, Sharp moved on to eventual league winners Southampton, leaving Rovers as a true fans favourite and modern day legend.

Record Transfer Fee Received:

During the close season in 2009, Reading paid £2m to sign Rovers player Matt Mills.  The power central defender had joined the Rovers on a full time basis the year before, having spent a year on loan from Manchester City.  The club had paid a then record £300,000 to sign Mills from City so his departure 12 months later represented good business (off the field at least…)

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