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
545 Gerry Keegan (1959 - 1970)  
       
474 Dave Watson (1963 - 1973)      201 goals                     * not continuous
455 Albie Nieman (1967 - 1985)                   (454 between 1968 & 1976)  
429  John McInnes (1983 - 1991)  
427 Stephen Ward   (1995 - 2016)  132 Clean Sheets - club record
       
367 Kevin Martin (2002 -          ) current player                      (9 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

293 Phil McFerran (1980 - 1989)                                          * not continuous
291 Tony O'Boyle (1970 - 1983)             + 170 reserve team apps
280 Gary Dunning (2007 -         ) Current player          (record 9 honours) 
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 (record 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)  
243 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)  
234 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    
219 Jack Pilling (1935 - 1946)                        played in first ever game
218 Ken Rea (1962 - 1967)  
215 Ronnie Edwards (1952 - 1959)                                           * not continuous 
214 Bobby Murdoch (1952 - 1975)

  Two periods as player then 1972/75

   player manager  - 87 goals

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)  
179 Jimmy Nuttall (1947 - 1959)                      118 goals  * not continuous
173 Len Salmon (1936 - 1946)  
166 Paul Gregory (1975 - 1982)                                           * not continuous
164 Ken Parr  (1946 - 1952)  
162 Peter Webster (2003 - 2016)                                         * not continuous
161 Mike Flexon (1968 - 1972)  
161 Paul Mullen (1986 - 1991)  
160 Colin Bridge (1967 - 1972)  
160 Alex Woodcock (2009 -          ) current player                     138 goals
159 Chris Short (2005 - 2014)  
157 Billy Quirk (1974 - 1977)                               32 goals
156 Phillip '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 2016.