1875 Moved from Moor Park to Deepdale (then cricket/athletic clubs)

1878 First experimental football match against Eagley

1881 Formed Football Club

1885 Turned professional

1886 PNE's 'keeper Arthur Wharton, first black player in English professional footballer

1887 Beat Hyde United 26-0 FA Cup Record

1887 Jimmy Ross scores seven in one game (record) against Hyde, 26-0

1888 FA Cup finalists

1888 Founder member of Football League

1888/89 First Club to achieve League/FA Cup double

1889 PNE's highest League win 10-0 versus Stoke City

1889/90 League Champions

1890/91 League Runners Up

1891 First PNE penalty scored by Jack Gordon v Blackburn Rovers

1891/92 League Runners Up

1892/93 League Runners Up

1893 Formed Limited Company

1903/04 Division Two Champions

1905/06 League Runners Up

1912/13 Division Two Champions

1914/15 Division Two Runners Up

1922 FA Cup Finalists. Goalkeeper JF Mitchell, first and last player to wear glasses in an FA Cup Final

1925 Alex James signs from Raith Rovers

1932/33 Ted Harper scores 37 goals in one season, a club record

1933 Bill Shankly signs from Carlisle United

1933/34 Division Two Runners Up

1937 FA Cup Finalists

1938 FA Cup Winners

1938 PNE record attendance of 42,684 against Arsenal, 23 April

1941 War Cup Winners

1946 Tom Finney makes his full League debut

1949 Tommy Docherty signs from Celtic

1949 Eddie Quigley signs from Sheffield Wednesday for £26,000, a British transfer record

1950/51 Division Two Champions

1952/53 League Runners Up

1954 FA Cup Finalists

1957/58 League Runners Up, scored 100 League goals

1960 Tom Finney retires after 433 games for PNE

1960 FA Youth Cup Finalists. Record Youth Team attendance against Chelsea of 17,764

1961 Last First Division game at Deepdale, against Manchester United

1964 FA Cup Finalists. Howard Kendall youngest player to appear in FA Cup Final

1970/71 Division Three Champions

1977/78 Promoted from Division Three

1979 Michael Robinson sold to Man City for £765,000 (PNE record)

1982 Alex Bruce top scorer for a record tenth time

1986 Successfully applied for re-election after finishing 91st in the Football League

1986 Plastic pitch laid at Deepdale

1986/87 Division Four Runners Up

1994 Last game on plastic, versus Torquay United in the play-offs

1995 Preston North End plc admitted to Alternative Investment Market

1996 Division Three Champions. Winners of Fair Play Award

1996 Opening of the Tom Finney Stand in August, later renamed the Sir Tom Finney Stand

1996 Acquired Chorley RLFC, renamed Lancashire Lynx RLFC

1996 Raised £3.7m for ground and team development

1997 Sale of Kevin Kilbane to West Bromwich Albion for £1.2m (Club record)

1997 Record signing of 21-year-old midfielder Michael Appleton from Manchester United for £500,000 (Club record)

1998 Tom Finney awarded a Knighthood in New Years Honours List 1998 January, Gary Peters resigns as Manager and Assistant David Moyes takes the reigns

1998 June Opening of new 6,000 seater Bill Shankly Kop Stand

1998 September FIFA President Joseph Sepp Blatter visits Deepdale to perform a ground breaking ceremony for the new Football Museum.

1999 January 21,099 turn out at Deepdale to see North End take on Double Winners Arsenal Live on Sky TV. Kurt Nogan scores two goals to give the Whites the lead, but eventually lose 4-2.

1999 May North End finish 5th in Division Two, the highest League finish for 19 years, and subsequently lose to Gillingham in the play-offs

1999 October David Moyes wins Nationwide League Division Two Manager of the Month Award after the teams only defeat is a creditable 2-1 loss at Arsenal in the Worthington Cup Round Three.

2000 April North End are Division Two champions.

2000 December North End smash their transfer record to bring in David Healy from Manchester United for a fee of £1.5m rising to £1.8 subject to appearances.

2001 March Fans bid a fond farewell to standing on the Town End as stand is demolished following a 2-0 win over Wolves.

2001 November The Alan Kelly Town End is officially opened by the man himself

2001 May North End finish 4th in Division One, beating Birmingham City in the play-off semi finals before losing to Bolton in the final.

2002 March Jon Macken becomes record transfer fee received, Man City pay £5m for his services

2002 March David Moyes becomes the most expensive manager ever - going to Everton for a compensation fee of over £1m

2002 March Kelham O'Hanlon becomes Caretaker Manager as North End narrowly miss out on the play-offs

2002 June Former Scotland boss Craig Brown becomes Manager of North End

2004 September Billy Davies succeeds Craig Brown as Manager of Preston North End bringing former Republic of Ireland international David 'Ned' Kelly in as Assistant Manager

2005 May North End finish fifth in the Championship, beating Derby in the Play-Off semi finals before losing to West Ham in the final

2005 June Billy Davies and David Kelly agree new deals to keep them at the club

2006 May North End finish fifth in the Championship but lost out in the Play-Off semi-finals to Leeds United

2006 June Billy Davies leaves Preston North End to become Manager of Derby County

2006 June Paul Simpson is appointed as Manager of Preston North End

2007 Alan Irvine arrives at Deepdale as manager following the departure of Paul Simpson

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