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Appearance Records

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Most Appearances  
Eric Skeels - 597
1960-76

Most Appearances (League)
Eric Skeels - 507

Most Appearances (FA Cup)
Eric Skeels - 44

Most Appearances (League Cup)
Peter Dobing - 40

Most Appearances (UEFA Cup & UEFA Europa League) 
Kenwyne Jones - 10 
Robert Huth - 10 
Jonathan Walters 6+4 
Dean Whitehead 6+4 
Ryan Shotton 5+5

Most Appearances (All European Competitions)
Jackie Marsh - 17 (4 UEFA Cup, 8 Anglo-Italian Cup, 5 Texaco Cup) 
Denis Smith - 17 (3 UEFA Cup, 8 Anglo-Italian Cup, 6 Texaco Cup) 
Alan Bloor - 16 (2 UEFA Cup, 8 Anglo-Italian Cup, 6 Texaco Cup) 
John Ritchie - 15 (1+1 UEFA Cup, 8 Anglo-Italian Cup, 4+1 Texaco Cup) 
Nigel Gleghorn - 15 (15 Anglo-Italian Cup) 
Jimmy Greenhoff - 14 (4 UEFA Cup, 6 Anglo-Italian Cup, 4 Texaco Cup) 
Mike Pejic - 14 (4 UEFA Cup, 5 Anglo-Italian Cup, 5 Texaco Cup) 
Vince Overson - 13 (13 Anglo-Italian Cup) 
Martin Carruthers - 13 (11+2 Anglo-Italian Cup)

Most Appearances (including war-time) 
John McCue - 675 
1940-60

Most Appearances (War-time only)
Tommy Sale - 261 
1939-46

First Player To Reach 100 League Appearances
Alf Underwood in 1892/93 season

First Player To Reach 200 League Appearances
Tommy Clare in 1896/97 season

First Player To Reach 300 League Appearances
Bob McGrory in 1931/32 season

First Player To Reach 400 League Appearances
John McCue in 1959/60 season

First Player To Reach 500 League Appearances
Eric Skeels in 1974/75 season

Appearances Top Ten
Eric Skeels - 597
John McCue - 542 
Bob McGrory - 511 
Denis Smith - 493 
Alan Bloor - 484 
Peter Fox - 477 (highest goalkeeper) 
Tony Allen - 473 
Jackie Marsh - 444 
Frank Bowyer - 436 
Frank Mountford - 425

Appearances Top Ten (including war-time)
John McCue - 675 
Frank Mountford - 608 
Frank Bowyer - 598
Eric Skeels - 597
Bob McGrory - 511 
Denis Smith - 493 
Alan Bloor - 484 
Tommy Sale - 483 
Peter Fox - 477 
Tony Allen - 473

Most Consecutive Appearances
Tony Allen - 148 
1960-63

Consecutive League Appearances (Over 100)
Tony Allen - 121 (March 1960 - March 1963) 
Steve Simonsen 120 (September 2005 - March 2008) 
Arthur Turner - 118 (April 1935 - March 1938) 
Larus Sigurdsson - 108 (February 1994 - April 1997) 
Tom Holford - 105 (March 1903 - February 1906) 
Alan Dodd - 102 (January 1976 - April 1978) 
Jonathan Walters - 102 (February 2011 - December 2013) 
Bob McGrory - 101 (March 1926 - September 1928) 
Frank Bowyer - 101 (October 1954 - February 1957)

Nigel Gleghorn - 105 (May 1994 - May 1996) (all comps)

Ever-Presents (League games only)
1888/89 - Alf Underwood, Robert McSkimming (22) 
1889/90 - Alf Underwood, Bob Ramsey (22) 
1890/91 - Tommy Clare, David Brodie 
1891/92 - David Christie, Bert Turner (26) 
1892/93 - David Brodie, Tommy Clare, William Dickson, John Proctor, William Rowley (30) 
1893/94 - David Brodie, Walter McReddie (30) 
1895/96 - Tommy Clare, William Dickson (30) 
1896/97 - Tommy Clare (30) 
1897/98 - Joseph Murphy (34) 
1898/99 - George Clawley (34) 
1899/00 - Thomas Robertson (34) 
1900/01 - Jimmy Bradley, Fred Johnson (34) 
1901/02 - Andrew Clark (34) 
1903/04 - George Baddeley, Tom Holford (34) 
1904/05 - George Baddeley, Tom Holford (34) 
1919/20 - Thomas Kay (42) 
1920/21 - Alex Milne (42) 
1921/22 - George Clarke (42) 
1924/25 - Burt Ralphs (42) 
1925/26 - Rober Archibald (42) 
1926/27 - Bob McGrory (42) 
1927/28 - Bob McGrory, William Spencer (42) 
1931/32 - Arthur Beachill, Harry Sellars (42) 
1932/33 - Arthur Turner 
1934/35 - Bob McGrory 
1935/36 - Charlie Scrimshaw, Arthur Tutin, Arthur Turner (42) 
1936/37 - Arthur Turner (42) 
1937/38 - Frankie Soo (42) 
1938/39 - Frankie Soo (42) 
1948/49 - John Sellars, Alec Ormston (42) 
1949/50 - Frank Bowyer (42) 
1950/51 - Frank Mountford (42) 
1953/54 - George Bourne (42) 
1955/56 - Frank Bowyer (42) 
1956/57 - Bill Robertson, Neville Coleman (42) 
1958/59 - Bill Asprey, John McCue (42) 
1959/60 - John King (42) 
1960/61 - Tony Allen (42) 
1961/62 - Bill Asprey, Tony Allen, Eric Skeels (42) 
1962/63 - Jimmy O'Neill, Bill Asprey, Don Ratcliffe (42) 
1964/65 - Eric Skeels (42) 
1966/67 - Harry Burrows (42) 
1967/68 - Harry Burrows (42) 
1970/71 - Mike Pejic (42) (+100% in 2 LC & 7 FAC) 
1974/75 - Alan Hudson (42) 
1974/75 - Geoff Salmons (42) (+100% in 5 LC, 1 FAC & 2 UEFA) 
1975/76 - Peter Shilton (42) (+100% in 1 LC & 5 FAC) 
1976/77 - Alan Dodd (42) (+100% in 2 LC & 1 FAC) 
1977/78 - Howard Kendall, Alan Dodd (42) (+100% in 1 LC & 2 FAC) Garth Crooks (41 + 1 sub) (+100% in 1 LC & 1 + 1 sub in FAC) 
1980/81 - Peter Fox (42) (+100% in 2 LC & 2 FAC) 
1981/82 - Paul Bracewell (42) (+100% in 2 LC & 1 FAC) 
1983/84 - Peter Fox (42) (+100% in 5 LC & 1 FAC) 
1985/86 - Keith Bertschin (42) (+100% in 3 LC & 1 FAC) 
1986/87 - Lee Dixon (42) (+100% in 2 LC & 5 FAC) 
1987/88 - Tony Ford (44) (+100% in 4 LC & 2 FAC) 
1988/89 - Gary Hackett (45+1) (+100% in 2 LC & 3 FAC) 
1992/93 - Mark Stein (46) (+100% in 4 LC & 2 FAC) 
1994/95 - Nigel Gleghorn (44+2) (+100% in 3 LC & 2 FAC) 
1995/96 - Nigel Gleghorn, Lee Sandford, Larus Sigurdsson (46) (+100% in 2 P-O, 3 LC & 2 FAC) 
1998/99 - David Oldfield (43+3) (+100% in 2 LC & 2 FAC) 
1999/00 - Gavin Ward (46) (+100% in 2 P-O, 4 LC & 1 FAC) 
2000/01 - Brynjar Gunnarsson (46) 
2001/02 - Bjarni Gudjonsson (46) (+100% in 1 LC & 4 FAC, but not 100% in LDV) 
2003/04 - Darel Russell (46) (+100% in 2 LC & 2 FAC) 
2004/05 - Gifton Noel-Williams (41+5) 
2006/07 - Steve Simonsen (46) (+100% in 1 LC & 2 FAC) 
2011/12 - Jonathan Walters (38) (+100% in 4 FAC & 1+1 sub in LC, but not 100% in UEL) 
2012/13 - Jonathan Walters & Asmir Begovic (38)

Youngest League Player
Peter Bullock (16 years, 163 days) 
versus Swansea City (a) Lost 4-1 
19th April 1958 
(Scored on Debut)

Youngest Goalkeeper
Stuart Roberts (17 years, 258 days) 
versus Ipswich Town (h) Lost 2-0 
8th December 1984

Oldest League Player
Stanley Matthews (50 years, 5 days) 
versus Fulham (h) Won 3-1 
6th February 1965

Most Substitute Appearances For The Club
Ricardo Fuller - 71 
League, FA Cup, League Cup & Europa League - 2006-12

Most Substitute Appearances In A Season
Jon Parkin - 26 
League & FA Cup - 2007/08

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