18 January 2009

The Oxford Connection

Founded: 1893
Previous Names: 1893, Headington; 1894, Headington United; 1960, Oxford United.
Grounds: 1893, Headington Quarry; 1894, Wootten's Field; 1898, Sandy Lane Ground; 1902, Britannia Field; 1909, Sandy Lane; 1910, Quarry Recreation Ground; 1914, Sandy Lane; 1922, The Paddock Manor Road; 1925, Manor Ground; 2001, Kassam Stadium.

League History:
Southern League 1949/50-1961/62; Football League Division Four (IV) 1962/63-1964/65; Division Three (III) 1965/66-1967/68; Division Two (II) 1968/69-1975/76; Division Three (III) 1976/77-1983/84; Division Two (II) 1984/85; Division One (I) 1985/86-1987/88; Division Two (II) 1988/89-1991/92; Division One (II) 1992/93-1993/94; Division Two (III) 1994/95-1995/96; Division One (II) 1996/97-1998/99; Division Two (III) 1999/00-2000/01; Division Three (IV) 2001/02-2003/04; League Two (IV) 2004/05-2005/06; Football Conference National (V) 2006/07-date.

Club Honours:
League Best Season: 18th Division One (I) 1985/86 & 1986/87.
Football League Division Two (II) Champions 1984/85.
Football League Division Three (III) Champions 1967/68, 1983/84.
Football League Division Two (III) Runners-Up 1995/96.
Football League Division Four (IV) Fourth place (promoted) 1964/65.
FA Cup Best Season: 6th Round 1963/64 (equal Division Four record)
Football League Cup Winners 1985/86.

Players capped by Northern Ireland while with Oxford United:
............... ----League---- ----Caps----
Players ....... App/Gl .Career w/OUFC (Tot)
David Sloan.... 172/29 (68-73) .. 2 .. (2)
Ray Gaston...... 14/ 0 (68-69) .. 1 .. (1)
Billy Hamilton.. 32/12 (84-86) .. 6 . (41)
Paul Kee........ 56/ 0 (89-94) .. 7 .. (9)
Jim Magilton... 150/34 (90-94) . 16 . (52)
Phil Gray....... 46/11 (00-02) .. 2 . (26)


Other Northern Ireland internationals to have played for Oxford/Headington:
Jimmy Shield..... 5/ 1 (59-60*) . 0 .. (1)
Billy Simpson... 11/ 3 (60-61*) . 0 . (12)
Anton Rogan..... 58/ 3 (93-95) .. 0 . (18)

Darren Patterson 20/ 1 (01-02) .. 0 . (17)**

** Games in Southern League.
* Was also manager 2004 (caretaker), 2006 and 2007-08
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Other NI/Oxford links:
Dave Waterman (Under-21) 2002-2004. Adam Chapman (Under-21) on loan 2008/09.

Links:
Official Site
Rage Online (stats/fans' site)
Wikipedia
FCHD

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