Cambridge United F.C.

Cambridge United ( officially: Cambridge United Football Club ) - also known as United and The U 's - is a football club based in the English city of Cambridge. After the club had played in the Professional Football Association The Football League in the 35 years before, he fights since 2005 in the semi-professional Conference National, the fifth overall English top flight to the resurgence.

Although the smaller neighbors Cambridge City yet another club exists in the city, Cambridge United is often simply referred to in short as "Cambridge". The club is considered one of the more successful smaller football clubs in English football operation and has spent during his membership in the professional football a total of eight seasons in the second English top flight. United twice reached the quarter-finals of the FA Cup and next to it in the 1992/93 season in the League Cup the round of eight teams. The club has close links with the football team at the Cambridge Regional College, which was founded in 2006 and has since then served as a reserve team - the rules of the Football Association FA prohibit the participation of an official " second team " within the league system, so that the cooperation as a trick may be perceived to circumvent this rule.

The team from Cambridge United play at the Abbey Stadium, which is currently 8,696 visitors offers space and has both standing and seating grandstands. The team competes in home games traditionally in amber and black uniforms, whereby these are completely striped, depending on the design or occur either on the basis of these two colors in a variety of patterns.



  • Highest league win: 7-0 ( against Weymouth, National Conference, March 2007)
  • Highest Cup victory: 5-1 ( 5 against Bristol City, FA Cup Second Round second leg, 1990)
  • Highest League defeat: 0:6 ( against Aldershot Town, Division Three, 1974)
  • 0:6 ( against FC Darlington, Division Four, 1974)
  • 0:6 ( against Chelsea, Division Two, 1983)


  • Most Goals in a Game: 5 - Steve Butler ( against Exeter City, April 1994)
  • Most league games: 416 - Steve Spriggs (1975 - 1987)
  • Youngest player: Andy Sinton - 16 years and 228 days ( against Wolverhampton Wanderers, November 1982)
  • Oldest player: John Taylor - 39 Years (in season 2003/ 04)
  • Highest Transfer Fee Paid: £ 190,000 - Steve Claridge ( Luton Town, November 1992 )
  • Highest transfer fee received: £ 1,000,000 - Dion Dublin ( to Manchester United, August 1992)
  • £ 1,500,000 - Trevor Benjamin ( Leicester City, July 2000)


  • Most league points in a season: 86 ( Division Three, 1990/91 )
  • Most league goals in a season: 87 ( Division Four, 1976/77 )
  • Highest Attendance: 14,000 ( against Chelsea May 1970)
  • Highest number of visitors ( League ): 11,406 ( against West Ham United, April 7, 1979)