Name:

Bolton Wanderers Football Club

 

Year Formed:

1874

Turned Professional:

1880

Ltd Co:

1895

Previous Name:

1874 Christ Church FC; 1877 Bolton Wanderers

Club Nickname:

Trotters

Previous Grounds:

Park Recreation Ground, Cockle's Field, Pike's Lane 1881; Burnden Park 1895; Reebok Stadium 1997

First Football League Game:

8th September 1888, v Derby County (h) L 3-6

Most League Points:

61 (two for a win) FL3 1972-73

98 (three for a win) FL1, 1996-97

Highest League Scorer in a season:

Joe Smith, 38, FL1, 1920-21

Most League goals in total:

Nat Lofthouse, 255, 1946-61

Best League Position:

3rd, Division One, 1892,1921

Record Attendance:

69,912 v Manchester City. FA Cup 5th Round, 18/02/1933

Most Capped Player:

Mark Fish, 34 caps for South Africa

Most League Appearances:

Eddie Hopkinson; 519, 1956-1970

Youngest League Player:

Ray Parry; 15 years 267 days, v Wolverhampton Wanderers, 19/10/1951

Record Transfer Fee Received:

£4,500,000 from Liverpool for Jason McAteer; September 1995

Record Transfer Fee Paid:

£8,000,000 for Nicolas Anelka from Fenerbahce, August 2006