List of Lincoln City F.C. players

For Lincoln City's current first-team players, see current squad.

Lincoln City Football Club, an English association football club based in Lincoln, Lincolnshire, was founded in 1884,[1] and first entered the FA Cup in the 1884–85 season.[2] When nationally organised league football in England began, the club joined the Combination, a league set up to provide organised football for those clubs not invited to join the Football League which was to start the same year. When that league folded,[3] Lincoln became founder members of the Midland League, and won the inaugural league title. They then spent a year in the Football Alliance before being elected to the newly formed Second Division of the Football League.[2] Lincoln moved in and out of the Football League until they became founder members of the Football League Third Division North in 1921.[4] They remained in the Football League until 1987, when they became the first club to suffer automatic relegation to the Conference National.[5] They returned to the League after just one season, and remained at that level until they were again relegated in 2011.[2]

All players who have made at least 100 appearances in senior first-team matches for Lincoln City, in league or cup competition, are listed below. Grant Brown holds the record for Lincoln City appearances, having played 491 matches between 1989 and 2002, of which 407 were in the Football League. Tony Emery is the only other Lincoln player with more than 400 Football League appearances, and he and Dave Smith the only other two with 400 competitive appearances in total. The goalscoring record is held by Andy Graver, with 143 league goals, and 150 in total, scored over three spells with the club between 1950 and 1961. Johnny Campbell is the only other Lincoln player to have scored 100 Football League goals. Goalkeeper David Felgate is the only man in this appearance range to have played senior international football while with Lincoln City; he received his only cap for Wales as a half-time substitute for Neville Southall in a friendly against Romania in 1983.[6]

Key

  • The list is ordered first by number of appearances in total, then by number of League appearances, and then if necessary by date of debut.
  • Appearances as a substitute are included.
  • Statistics are correct up to 1 July 2013. Where a player left the club permanently after this date, his statistics are updated to his date of leaving.

Player

  • Players marked * were registered for the club as at the date specified above.
Positions key
Pre-1960s 1960s–
GK Goalkeeper
FB Full back DF Defender
HB Half-back MF Midfielder
FW Forward

Position

  • Playing positions are listed according to the tactical formations that were employed at the time. Thus the change in the names of defensive and midfield positions reflects the tactical evolution that occurred from the 1960s onwards.

Club career

  • Club career is defined as the first and last calendar years in which the player appeared for the club in any of the competitions listed below.

League appearances and League goals

Total appearances and Total goals

International selection

  • Countries are listed only for players who have been selected for international football. Only the highest level of international competition is given.

Players with 100 or more appearances





Players with 100 or more competitive appearances for Lincoln City F.C.
Name Position Club career League
apps
League
goals
Total
apps
Total
goals
International selection Refs
Brown, GrantGrant Brown DF 1989–2002 407 15 469 18 [L 1]
Emery, TonyTony Emery HB 1945–1958 402 1 424 1 [upper-alpha 1]
Smith, DaveDave Smith MF 1968–1971 371 52 420 59
Marriott, AlanAlan Marriott GK 2000–2008 351 0 395 0
Hobson, GordonGordon Hobson FW 1978–1985
1988–1990
333 96 386 105
Neale, PhilPhil Neale DF 1975–1985 335 22 369 22
Smith, JeffJeff Smith DF 1958–1967 315 2 351 2
Fraser, GeorgeGeorge Fraser HB 1901–1911 265 4 330 4
McPhail, DanDan McPhail GK 1931–1939 309 0 329 0
Whyte, GeorgeGeorge Whyte FW 1931–1939 299 35 322 37
Pringle, HarryHarry Pringle FW 1922–1934 292 60 315 64
Middleton, FredFred Middleton HB 1954–1963 300 16 315 16
Troops, HarryHarry Troops FW / FB 1949–1958 295 32 310 35
Holmes, RogerRoger Holmes MF 1960–1971 278 36 307 40
Smith, Paul M.Paul M. Smith DF 1987–1995 232 27 305 40
Cooper, TerryTerry Cooper DF 1971–1972
1972–1979
270 12 299 13 [L 2]
Hubbard, PhilPhil Hubbard MF 1966–1971
1976–1979
261 53 295 60
Schofield, JohnJohn Schofield MF 1988–1994
2000–2001
250 11 293 16
Finch, RoyRoy Finch FW 1949–1958 275 56 291 58
Graver, AndyAndy Graver FW 1950–1954
1955
1958–1961
274 143 289 150
Linnecor, BertBert Linnecor HB 1957–1964 264 52 287 55
Turner, PhilPhil Turner MF 1980–1986 239 18 283 20
Grummett, Jr., JimJim Grummett, Jr. DF 1963–1971 251 19 279 21  England youth [9]
Kennedy, JohnJohn Kennedy GK 1967–1974 251 0 278 0
Shipley, GeorgeGeorge Shipley MF 1980–1985 230 42 274 52
Ward, JohnJohn Ward FW 1971–1979
1982
241 90 263 99
Grotier, PeterPeter Grotier GK 1974–1979 233 0 263 0
Gain, PeterPeter Gain MF 1999–2005 228 21 263 22  Republic of Ireland under-21 [10]
Wilson, WattieWattie Wilson FB 1907–1914 171 6 255 7
Owen, BobbyBobby Owen HB 1947–1954 246 5 255 5
Peden, GeorgeGeorge Peden DF 1967–1974 225 15 252 18
Jackson, BobBob Jackson DF 1956–1964 235 0 251 0
Kerr, ScottScott Kerr MF 2005–2011 222 8 249 9 England England C [11]
Wright, DougDoug Wright HB 1948–1954 233 2 246 2  England [12]
Barnett, JasonJason Barnett DF 1995–2002 208 6 239 6
Morgan, PaulPaul Morgan DF 2001–2007 212 2 238 2  Northern Ireland under-21 [13]
Jackson, ClemClem Jackson FB 1909–1920 184 0 236 0
Harding, AlanAlan Harding MF 1973–1979 209 38 234 43
Felgate, DavidDavid Felgate GK 1980–1985 198 0 232 0  Wales [14]
Holmes, SteveSteve Holmes DF 1995–1996
1996–2001
201 32 230 37 [L 3]
Leigh, DennisDennis Leigh DF 1973–1979 206 4 229 4
Thorpe, LeeLee Thorpe FW 1997–2002 192 58 222 67
Cockerill, GlennGlenn Cockerill MF 1977–1979
1981–1984
186 35 222 40
Green, HoraceHorace Green DF 1949–1954 212 14 220 14
Thompson, SteveSteve Thompson DF 1980–1988
1989–1990
181 8 217 11
Clarke, DavidDavid Clarke DF 1987–1993 147 9 214 17  England youth [15]
Worthy, AlbertAlbert Worthy FB 1927–1933 198 5 211 5
Fleming, TerryTerry Fleming MF 1995–2000 184 8 210 12
Campbell, JohnnyJohnny Campbell FW 1933–1939 184 104 207 110
Nicholson, ShaneShane Nicholson DF 1986–1992
1966–1997
141 7 209 10 [L 4]
Puttnam, DaveDave Puttnam MF 1990–1995 177 21 204 22 [L 1]
Peake, TrevorTrevor Peake DF 1979–1983 171 7 202 10 England England C [16]
Carr, DaveDave Carr DF 1979–1983 168 4 202 5
Bimson, StuartStuart Bimson DF 1996–2003 175 3 201 4
Jones, AlfAlf Jones DF 1962–1967 180 3 200 3
Mayo, PaulPaul Mayo DF 2000–2004
2005–2007
168 10 195 14
Ellis, SamSam Ellis DF 1973–1977 173 33 194 41  England under-23 [17]
McMillan, WilliamWilliam McMillan FB / HB 1898–1904
1906
178 1 194 1
Garvie, JohnnyJohnny Garvie FW 1950–1956 184 78 192 80
Graham, DougDoug Graham FB 1951–1957 182 0 191 0
Gardner, AndyAndy Gardner HB 1909–1919 151 9 191 14
Branfoot, IanIan Branfoot DF 1973–1977 166 11 189 12
Chapman, RoyRoy Chapman FW 1957–1961
1965–1967
175 77 187 81
Bean, BillyBilly Bean HB / FB 1935–1949 171 10 187 10 [upper-alpha 1]
Booth, DennisDennis Booth MF 1974–1977 162 9 186 10
Barrell, ToshTosh Barrell FW 1908–1915 141 26 186 43
Beevers, LeeLee Beevers DF 2005–2009 166 9 185 11  Wales under-21 [18]
Smith, Paul A.Paul A. Smith MF 1997–2003 156 18 184 21
Bressington, GrahamGraham Bressington MF 1987–1993 141 7 183 9
Harford, RayRay Harford DF 1967–1971 161 10 182 10
Horne, AlfAlf Horne FW 1932–1936 166 36 181 39
Freeman, PercyPercy Freeman FW 1970–1972
1975–1977
152 64 181 76
Blow, CorkieCorkie Blow HB 1901–1906 162 1 180 1
Grummett, Sr., JimJim Grummett, Sr. HB 1945–1951 165 12 179 12 [upper-alpha 1]
Graham, PeterPeter Graham FW 1973–1978 158 47 178 53
McGinley, JohnJohn McGinley MF 1984–1986
1987–1989
112 18 176 39
Wield, TommyTommy Wield HB 1904–1906
1909–1915
131 5 172 6
Munro, JimmyJimmy Munro FW 1953–1958 161 24 171 25
Taylor, GrahamGraham Taylor DF 1968–1973 151 1 170 2
Neal, DickDick Neal HB 1954–1957
1963–1964
156 15 169 17  England under-23 [17]
Fern, TommyTommy Fern GK 1909–1913 127 0 169 0
Hale, PallyPally Hale FB / HB 1925–1930 156 4 167 4
Finnigan, JohnJohn Finnigan MF 1998–2002 143 3 166 4
Watson, WilliamWilliam Watson FW 1903–1909 120 28 166 47
Downie, MitchellMitchell Downie GK 1954–1959 157 0 164 0
Hood, RichardRichard Hood FB / HB 1904–1909 130 1 164 1
Robson, MattMatt Robson HB 1909–1915 121 3 160 3
Yeo, SimonSimon Yeo FW 2002–2005
2006
134 42 157 51
Carmichael, MattMatt Carmichael FW 1989–1993 133 18 156 21
Young, AlfAlf Young HB 1929–1934 147 5 154 5
Whittle, ErnieErnie Whittle FW 1950–1954 145 62 151 64
Simpson, BillyBilly Simpson FB / HB 1902–1907 140 0 151 0
Strodder, GaryGary Strodder DF 1982–1987 132 6 151 6
Hartley, JimmyJimmy Hartley FW 1897–1903 138 52 150 56
Richardson, BarryBarry Richardson GK 1995–2000 131 0 150 0
Battersby, TonyTony Battersby FW 1998–2002 130 21 150 26
Cunningham, TonyTony Cunningham FW 1979–1982 123 32 148 42
Austin, KevinKevin Austin DF 1996–1999 129 1 148 1  Trinidad and Tobago [19]
West, DeanDean West DF 1991–1995
2004
123 20 147 23
McConville, PaddyPaddy McConville FB 1925–1932 138 0 145 0
Ward, YafferYaffer Ward FB 1915–1923
1925–1926
1930
108 10 145 12 [upper-alpha 1][upper-alpha 2]
Webb, AlfAlf Webb GK 1899–1904 131 0 144 0
Gibson, WillWill Gibson HB 1898–1903 130 1 143 1
Butcher, RichardRichard Butcher MF 2002–2005
2005
2009–2010
124 12 143 14 [L 5]
Futcher, BenBen Futcher DF 2002–2005 121 13 142 16
Frecklington, LeeLee Frecklington MF 2003–2009 124 21 141 23 Republic of Ireland Republic of Ireland B [20]
Fleming, JohnJohn Fleming MF 1975–1979 121 17 141 18
Ball, AlfAlf Ball FW 1913–1921 97 13 141 23 [upper-alpha 1][upper-alpha 2]
Alcide, ColinColin Alcide FW 1995–1999 121 27 140 31
Atkin, ArthurArthur Atkin FB / HB 1913–1924 96 2 140 3 [upper-alpha 2]
Neill, QuentinQuentin Neill FB 1888–1894 59 0 139 3
Dinsdale, BillyBilly Dinsdale FW 1926–1931 126 89 136 103
Green, RussellRussell Green HB 1957–1963 125 8 135 8
Simpson, FreddyFreddy Simpson FW 1902–1908 124 37 133 39
Odonnell, DennisDennis O'Donnell FW 1901–1905 118 31 133 37
Hughes, GordonGordon Hughes MF 1968–1971 117 9 131 9
Miller, PaulPaul Miller MF 1997–2001 116 11 131 12
Maidment, TomTom Maidment FW 1926–1931 126 43 130 47
McClelland, JohnJohn McClelland FW 1958–1961 121 32 130 34
Green, PaulPaul Green DF 2007–2011 117 4 130 4
Manning, JackJack Manning FW 1911–1915 90 9 130 20
Smith, JamesJames Smith FB 1931–1936 116 3 127 3
Harford, MickMick Harford FW 1977–1980 115 41 126 46  England [21]
Davis, DarrenDarren Davis DF 1988–1991
1995
105 4 124 7  England youth [22]
Trevis, DerekDerek Trevis MF 1970–1973 108 18 123 21
Irving, JohnJohn Irving FW 1889–1897 51 10 123 43
Kendall, JackJack Kendall GK 1922–1924
1928–1930
117 0 122 0
Deacon, DickieDickie Deacon FW 1936–1939 111 22 121 25
Milner, JohnJohn Milner HB 1963–1966 109 6 121 7
Whitney, JonJon Whitney DF 1995–1998 101 8 121 11
Pegg, FrankFrank Pegg FW 1926–1931 115 51 120 51
Brooks, TomTom Brooks DF 1965–1971 113 1 120 1
Sedgemore, BenBen Sedgemore MF 2001–2004 107 5 120 6
West, GaryGary West DF 1985–1987
1991
1991–1992
104 5 120 6  England youth [23][L 6]
Fenwick, BobBob Fenwick FW 1920–1926 76 2 120 5 [upper-alpha 2]
Smallman, FrankFrank Smallman FW 1889–1896 58 23 120 53
Parr, HarryHarry Parr FW 1946–1950 112 13 118 13
Brown, NatNat Brown * DF 2005–2008
2013–
94 8 117 9 [L 7]
Bryan, JackJack Bryan HB 1919–1922 75 1 117 2 [upper-alpha 1][upper-alpha 2]
Meacock, BobBob Meacock HB 1935–1938 106 0 116 0
Guest, BrendanBrendan Guest DF 1976–1980 104 2 116 2  England youth [24]
Green, FrancisFrancis Green FW 2003–2006 100 18 116 20
Gordon, GavinGavin Gordon FW 1997–2000 99 30 115 33
York, AndyAndy York FB 1927–1930 106 6 114 6
Redfearn, NeilNeil Redfearn MF 1984–1986 100 13 114 14
Heward, BrianBrian Heward DF 1961–1966 97 2 114 2
Corbett, FredFred Corbett FB 1936–1939 103 0 113 0
Lormor, TonyTony Lormor FW 1990–1994 100 30 113 34
Bannister, CharlieCharlie Bannister HB 1897–1901 106 1 112 1
Bailey, MarkMark Bailey DF 2001–2004 98 1 111 4
Bloomer, MatthewMatthew Bloomer DF 2002–2006 94 3 110 4
Foster, BertieBertie Foster FW 1906–1912 67 1 110 9
Johnson, DavidDavid Johnson FW 1993–1996 88 13 109 23
Stillyards, GeorgeGeorge Stillyards DF 1945–1949 100 2 109 2 [upper-alpha 1]
Branston, TerryTerry Branston DF 1970–1973 100 1 109 1
Saunders, JamesJames Saunders GK 1906–1909 65 0 109 0
Young, DickDick Young DF 1949–1954 100 2 106 3
Lee, JasonJason Lee FW 1991–1993 93 21 106 22
Nisbet, GeorgeGeorge Nisbet HB 1906–1909 62 1 104 2
Brown, PhilPhil Brown MF 1987–1990 43 3 104 24
McNeil, DixieDixie McNeil FW 1972–1974 97 53 103 53
Dykes, DonDon Dykes HB 1949–1958 95 4 101 4
Forrester, JamieJamie Forrester FW 2006–2008 90 35 101 37
Weaver, SimonSimon Weaver DF 2002–2004 88 4 101 5
Bell, DerekDerek Bell FW 1979–1983 83 33 101 40
Simmonite, GordonGordon Simmonite DF 1982–1985
1987–1988
72 0 101 0 England England C [25]
Savage, TedTed Savage HB 1929–1931 96 3 100 3
Fletcher, RodRod Fletcher FW 1967–1971 92 29 100 31
Burch, RobRob Burch GK 2008–2010 92 0 100 0  England under-20 [26]
Wallington, MarkMark Wallington GK 1988–1991 87 0 100 0  England under-23 [17]
McCombe, JamieJamie McCombe DF 1988–1991 87 7 100 8
Hone, DannyDanny Hone DF 2007–2011 85 3 100 4

See also

  • List of Lincoln City F.C. players (25–99 appearances)

Footnotes

Player statistics include games played while on loan from:

References

General

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  • Wartime appearances:
  • Playing position (pre-1940 players):
  • Playing position (post-1940 players):
  • Playing position (post-2010 Football Conference players) from individual player pages linked from Lincoln City's squad statistics at Soccerbase:

Specific

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