First Team Appearances

Below are listed the top first team appearance makers since our formation back in 1935.

 

Click on the name and if a link is shown it will go to a page about them.

 

We have estimated as closely as possible from game records some totals of our older players where season totals are not confirmed in our available club records.

 

As always any details to help with numbers or pictures you may have on any player is always welcome to add to the clubs history record.

300+ First Team appearances

557 Arthur Goldstein  (1959 - 1975)   CLUB RECORD               * not continuous
545 Gerry Keegan (1959 - 1970)  
       
474 Dave Watson (1963 - 1973)       201 goals                     * not continuous
456 Albie Nieman (1967 - 1985)                            (454 between 1968 & 1976)  
429  John McInnes (1983 - 1991)        (won Post War record 6 semi pro honours)
428 Stephen Ward   (1995 - 2017)     132 Clean Sheets - club record
       
379 Kevin Martin (2002 -          ) current player            (record 10 honours)
359 Peter Renner (1993 - 2004)  
335 Bobby Reason (1969 - 1975)           
318 = Peter Eales  (1966 - 1989)           74 Clean Sheets     * not continuous 
318 =  Keith Jones (1992 - 2006)

 236 goals - club record  *not continuous

       

200 + Appearances

296 Gary Dunning (2007 -        ) Current Player         (record 10 honours)
293 Phil McFerran (1980 - 1989)                                          * not continuous
291 Tony O'Boyle (1970 - 1983)             + 170 reserve team apps
280  Dean Sayer  (2000 - 2014)                                          * not continuous
275 Eric Shreeve (1965 - 1972)      136 goals
269 Jimmy Saunders (1959 - 1968)  
268  Adam Rood  (2005 - 2914)  
265 Tommy Jones (1935 - 1947)       134 goals   (9 honours)   * not continuous
262 Ian Baker (1985 - 1991)  
257 Len Foxley (1948 - 1957)  
253 Bill Roper (1935 - 1946)                       played in first ever game
       
248  Albie Jenkins (1971 - 1977)  
245  Jimmy Mulvihill (1994 - 2004)  
244 Harry Wood (1949 - 1959)                                          * not continuous
239 Alan Burns (1998 - 2007)  
238 Harry Boydell (1952 - 1958)             83 goals
237 Brian Parkinson (1973 - 1983)          51 clean sheets    * not continuous 
236 Malcolm Scott (1962 - 1967)  
236 Alec Wallace (1969 - 1973)  
234 Arthur Franks (1945 - 1954)  
228 Les Owens (1966 - 1972)  
227 Alec Muir (1949 - 1959)                                          * not continuous
226 Sam Speakman (1962 - 1967)              53 goals
224  George Jones (1935 - 1946)              74 goals    
224 Bobby Murdoch (1952 - 1975) Two periods as Player then 1972 to 1975 player manager - 89 goals
219 Jack Pilling (1935 - 1946)                        played in first ever game
218 Ken Rea (1962 - 1967)  
215 Ronnie Edwards (1952 - 1959)                                           * not continuous 
210 John Hackett (1961 - 1966)             53 clean sheets
209 Lenny Allen (1963 - 1968)  
205  Mark Brennan (1986 - 1991)  
204 Gerry Glover (1971 - 1975)  
203 David Rietdyk (2003 - 2010)  

 

150 + First Team Appearances

198  Dave Hughes (1972 - 1976)                             39 goals
194 Fred Finney  (1948 - 1955)  
193    John Carroll  (1982 - 1986)  
191 Alex Bishop (2000 - 2011)                            107 goals
185  Martin Ryman  (1992 - 2000)                             Manager since 2001
184 Jack Roscoe  (1935 - 1939)                            198 goals
181 Bert Morris (1952- 1957)  
179 Albie Harrison (1968 - 1972)  
176 Alex Woodcock (2009 -         ) Current player     161 goals
179 Jimmy Nuttall (1947 - 1959)                      118 goals  * not continuous
173 Len Salmon (1936 - 1946)  
166 Paul Gregory (1975 - 1982)                                           * not continuous
165 Peter Webster (2003 - 2017)                                         * not continuous
164 Ken Parr (1946 - 1952)  
161 Mike Flexon (1968 - 1972)  
161 Paul Mullen (1986 - 1991)  
160 Colin Bridge (1967 - 1972)  
159 Chris Short (2005 - 2014)  
158 Jimmy Tansey  (1971 - 1974)                   
158 Gary Pollard (2009 -         ) Current player
157 Billy Quirk (1974 - 1977)                               32 goals
156 Phil 'Pip' Green (1971 - 1976)  
155 Ted Morris (1945 - 1949)  
153 Peter Withers (1985 - 1989)  
152 Jimmy Nuttall (1946 - 1960)                          108 goals   * not continuous
151 Chris McGrath (2003 - 2008)  
       
149 Jimmy Blackhurst  (1985 - 1989)  
147  Richie Houston (1998 - 2007)                          + 53 reserve team apps 
147 Harry Bates (1945 - 1947)        1st captain after Second World War

Figures shown are at end of season 2016/17.