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Posted Thursday, May 9th 2019

City's 2018/19 season in numbers

What a season it's been - here are the numbers and facts from City's 2018/19 season.

  • 1 - City were the most in-form team in early 2019, with a run of nine wins in a row (TransferMarkt)
  • 2 - Duo Max O’Leary and Joe Morrell made their league debuts
  • 3 - Andreas Weimann scored the only hat-trick of the season v Sheffield United, the first City player to score three times away from home in tier one or two since Kevin Mabbutt in 1978
  • 5 - Yet more season-on-season progress as City continued to extend their final league standing for the fifth year in a row. The last time City rose up the ranks five seasons in a row came in the 1970s
  • 8th - City’s highest final position in the Sky Bet Championship since 2008
  • 10 – The total number of new faces this season (Niki Mäenpää, Stefan Marinovic, Jack Hunt, Adam Webster, Tomas Kalas, Jay Dasilva, Marley Watkins, Mo Eisa, Hakeeb Adelakun, Kasey Palmer)
  • 11 - City finish 3rd in the away league table with 11 wins
  • 15 - City’s unbeaten record across all competitions which included nine wins in a row
  • 19 - How many times City hit the woodwork
  • 46 - Marlon Pack featured in every league game this season, missing less than 45 minutes of football
  • 70 - City’s final points tally
Weimann was one of 10 new signings in 2018/19

Firsts

  • The Robins beat Stoke City to record their first New Year’s Day away win for 116 years – their first win at Stoke for 24 years
  • City secured their first away win v QPR for 41 years
  • City beat Birmingham City at St Andrews for the first time in 25 years
  • First FA Cup last 16 appearance in the FA Cup since 2001
  • Weimann’s hat-trick at Bramall Lane was the first in his career
Diédhiou pounced to hand City an historic 1-0 win at St Andrew's.

Youth

  • 16 players went out on loan at 11 different clubs
  • Saikou Janneh – Voted Young Player of the Year as Torquay United became Vanarama National League champions
  • Tyreeq Bakinson – Newport County Young Player of the Year (reached League Two play-offs)
  • Freddie Hinds and James Morton reached Vanarama National League South play-offs with Bath City
  • The Under-23s reached the final of the GFA Senior Challenge Cup – of which they are the current holders - for the third year running.
  • City's U23s played more than 15,500 English Football League minutes at City or on loan
Connor Lemonheigh-Evans in action v Hull City U23s at Ashton Gate

Off the pitch

  • 30% of home supporters are Under-19
  • 14,000 - Number of 2019/20 Season cards snapped up in an unprecedented demand during initial sales period 
  • 15,121 - Record number of shirt sales, up 9%
  • 21,000 – Highest seasonal average home crowd in 40 years
  • 25,556 – City’s largest home league attendance (v Derby County) since the Ashton Gate redevelopment
Academy product Max O'Leary had big gloves to fill but stepped up when called upon this season

Thanks to Kevin @krr57 who kindly supplied some of the stats above.