22 February 2009

The Orient Connection

Leyton Orient Football Club
Founded: 1881
Names: 1881, Glyn Cricket and Football Club; 1886, Eagle Football Club; 1888, Orient Football Club; 1898, Clapton Orient; 1946, Leyton Orient; 1966, Orient; 1987, Leyton Orient.
Grounds: 1884, Glyn Road; 1896, Whittles Athletic Ground; 1900, Millfields Road; 1930, Lea Bridge Road; 1937, Brisbane Road (aka Osborne Road, Leyton Stadium and Matchroom Stadium).

League History:
London League 1898/99-1900/01; Southern League 1904/05; Football League 1905/06-date.

Club Honours:
Football League Best Season: 22nd (bottom) Division One (I) (1962/63).
Football League Division Two (II) Runners-Up 1961/62.
Football League Division Three (III) Champions 1969/70.
Football League Division Three South (III) Champions 1955/56, Runners-Up 1954/55.
Football League Division Four Play-Off Winners (promoted) 1988/89.
FA Cup Best Season: Semi-Finals (1978).
Football League Cup Best Season: 5th Round (1963).

Players capped by IFA while with Orient:
.................Orient .....League ......Caps

Players......... Career .....App/Gl .. w/ Os Total
Toner C. ...... 2002-2003 ... 52/ 2 .... 2 ... (2) 6 U21 (2002-2003)
Elwood J. ..... 1958-1965 .. 103/25 .............. 1 B (1960), 1 U23 (1962)


Players capped by IFA before or after playing with Carlisle:
Boyle P. ...... 1905-1906 ... 11/ 0 .... 0 ... (5)
Carlisle W. ... 2004-2005 ... 40/ 3 .............. B & Under-21
Davison A. .... 1989 Loan .... 0/ 0 .... 0 ... (3)
Dolan J. ...... 2005 ......... 1/ 0 .............. Under-21
Mulryne P. .... 2006 ......... 2/ 0 .... 0 .. (27)
O’Connell P. .. 1917 War-Time Guest .... 0 ... (5)
Robinson S. ... 1993 Loan .... 0/ 0 .... 0 ... (7)
Shanks T. ..... 1911 ......... 0/ 0 .... 0 ... (3)

Gorman R.J. ... 2013-date

Johnny Carey was Orient manager when they reached the top-flight for the only time.
Ireland internationals Tom Shanks, Jack Kirwan, "Pepper" Renneville and Under-21 cap Curtis Allen all played for the unrelated Leyton.

Club Links:
Official Site
Scandinavia Supporters Site
FCHD
Wikipedia

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