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APPEARANCES - FOOTBALL LEAGUE

Since Lincoln City became founder members of the Second Division in 1892, 1224_players have gone on to represent the Club in the Football League.

Of these, 36_have only appeared as a substitute with 19_of them only coming off the bench once. Of the other 1188_players 92_have made just one appearance and a further 373_have started 10 or less games.

A total of 594_have started between 11 and 99 games, 57_between 100 and 149, 36_between 150 and 199 which means just 36_players have made over 200 appearances.

The five youngest players are (from those with known birth dates):

Jack Hobbs - 16 years 150 days v Bristol Rovers, 15/01/2005 as a sub
Shane Nicholson - 16 years 172 days v Burnley, 22/11/1986
Carl Dawson - 16 years 300 days v Barrow, 21/04/1951
Craig Stones - 16 years 309 days v Swansea City, 05/04/1997 as a sub
David Wiggett - 16 years 337 days v Crewe Alexandra, 27/04/1974 as a sub

The five oldest players with known birth dates are:

Albert Iremonger - 42 years 312 days v Doncaster Rovers, 23/04/1927
John Burridge - 42 years 58 days v Rochdale, 29/01/1994
Paul Musselwhite - 41 years 284 days v Southend United, 02/10/2010 as a sub
Steve Sherwood - 41 years 133 days v Colchester United, 22/04/1995
Bruce Grobbelaar - 41 years 74 days v Wycombe Wanderers, 19/12/1998

All five were goalkeepers with Charles Pringle at 38yrs 102 days v Southampton on 28/01/1933 our oldest known outfield player.

The 1,000th different player to appear for us was John Taylor when he made a scoring debut v Cardiff on 28/09/1996.

The top Football League appearance makers are:

Player's Name

Apps

Subs

Goals

Grant Brown

401

6

15

Tony Emery

402

0

1

Dave Smith

358

13

52

Alan Marriott

351

0

0

Phil Neale

327

8

22

Gordon Hobson

321

12

96

Jeff Smith

315

0

2

Dan McPhail

309

0

0

Fred Middleton

300

0

16

Of the 1224players to have represented the Club in the League, 797have also appeared in other senior competitions*

A further 134players, meanwhile, have only represented the Club in senior competitions* other than the Football League.

* other competitions: Football League Play-Offs, FA Cup, League Cup, Football League Trophy, Associate Members' Cup, Football League Group Cup, GMVC, GMAC, FA Trophy, Watney Cup, Division Three North Cup.

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