The 2010s are over – and here is Boro's decade in numbers...

Mmm, 10 years is quite a long time – and there’s a lot to remember. To make it much easier, however, we explore Boro’s last decade in numbers. Some of these may amaze you. Others, meanwhile, may disgust or even enrage you. We don’t know. We’re just guessing. But we do hope this gives you a look the decade that was the 2010s without breaking sweat. It has been quite a journey, even if the last few months of the 2010s haven’t been all that great.


2010s: A Decade In Numbers


promotions (and relegation)

league positions apart; 2nd in the Blue Square Premier to 24th in League Two

cracks at the playoffs; in League Two and once in League One

different managers, starting and ending the decade with Graham Westley in charge; GW now in his third separate spell of the 2010s

6-0 – our biggest win

8-0 – our heaviest defeat ever

17 games against Carlisle United, the most we’ve played against any side overall – and cup games against MK Dons

68 times we lost 1-0, the most common scoreline of our decade

171 times we failed to score in a game, compared to 153 times we kept a clean sheet

532 games played, of which:

  • 196 won
  • 205 lost
  • and 130 drawn

618 league points in the bank

689 goals scored and 672 conceded

Total attendance of 799,075, which includes people who came more than once but doesn’t include two Trophy fixtures from the 2019-20 campaign (figures not known)



17 years and 37 days – the age of Liam Smyth, this decade’s youngest debutant (vs. Charlton Athletic, 09 October 2018)

18 years and 37 days – the age of Ben Kennedy, our youngest goalscorer this decade (vs. Hartlepool United, 14 February 2015)

35 goals scored by Matt Godden, our highest goalscorer this decade

51 men sent off, including 4 games where Boro’ were reduced to nine men…

… and men seeing red twice (Darius Charles, Luke Foster, Kurtis Guthrie, Ben Nugent and Luke Wilkinson)

137 times Chris Day warmed the bench, the most by any player

260 players named in a Boro’ matchday squad, of which:

  • 205 different players named in a starting XI
  • 249 different players named as a sub; 194 coming on at some point and
  • 55 different players who have yet to start for us; 34 yet to play for us

286 appearances by Ronnie Henry (275 starts and 11 subs), just ahead of Daysey (281 starts and 3 subs)

814 yellow cards, of which Ronnie Henry picked up most with 37, followed by Michael Bostwick (34). And  games saw us earn six bookings in a match:


Debuts and Transfers

appearances made by our first signing of 2010, Darragh Ryan.

251 players signed since January 2010, of which 205 made their debut and 46 never played – this includes any youth player featuring in a matchday squad: