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Unique History

Bury FC can rightly claim a rich and varied history, but one or two parts of that history are unique...

The clubs to have scored over 6,000 goals are:-

  • Arsenal
  • Aston Villa
  • Birmingham City
  • Blackburn Rovers
  • Bolton Wanderers
  • Burnley
  • Bury
  • Derby County
  • Everton
  • Grimsby Town
  • Leicester City
  • Lincoln City
  • Liverpool
  • Manchester City
  • Manchester United
  • Newcastle United
  • Nottingham Forrest
  • Notts County
  • Preston North End
  • Sheffield United
  • Sheffield Wednesday
  • Sunderland
  • West Bromwich Albion
  • Wolverhampton Wanderers

6,000 Goals - Gareth Seddon

Gareth Seddon will be known forever more at the player who grabbed the Shakers 6,000th league goal after scoring Bury's first against Darlington, following the game we had a quick chat with the former RAF man.

"Over the last couple of games, all the players have been talking about it and who would get it. I lay in bed this morning and I just thought - I fancy it today. We've had a couple of games where we haven't scored and we were talking about it on the bus on the way here today, but it was nice to be able to get it."

"Nobody can take this away from me, and its something that I will remember for the rest of my career. It's a big moment for Bury Football Club and I'm just glad that I was the one to get it."

"I was hoping that Shaughny would get it because he is Bury through and through and it would have been great for him to get it, but it's just as good for me. You never know what's going to happen in football; twelve months ago the doctors were saying I'd never play again."

"It just proves that if you're positive, and if its something that you really want, you will stick to it and you will get it. I've been working really hard in training and its been hard for me because I didn't play at all for 12 months, my legs have been getting tired in training and in games, but the gaffer has done well with me."

"I'm feeling sharp and there are a few more goals to come hopefully. We've been really up for it the last couple of games. We've had people coming in talking about the mental side of the game, not just the physical side. We have the ability at the club but the lads now realise that we have to get ourselves up for it every single game."

Meanwhile, manager Andy Preece singled out Gareth for his own praise and said. "It's fantastic for Gaz. I kept telling him to keep his head up, something good will happen. He has had some very low moments and we stuck with him and he worked really hard at it."

"Then in the next season he is there scoring the clubs 6000th goal and he has gone down in history and its something he will remember for the rest of his life, if you show that belief and determination, then things will come good for you, and they have for Gareth."

For the record, Gareth joins a select group of Shakers players who have scored landmark goals over the years.

  • The 1000th goal was scored by a Jack Parkinson on 08 Sep 1914 v Huddersfield (A) in a 1-0 win.

  • Goal 2000 was scored by Les Vernon 30 Sep 1933 v Fulham (A) in a 3-3 draw.

  • Goal 3000 was in a 4-1 win at Plymouth on 26 Nov 1955, scored by Walter Kelly.

  • Goal 4000 was scored by George Jones v Gillingham (H) on 22 August 1970.

  • Goal 5000 came from Joe Jakub on 15th March 1986 in a 3-0 win against Bournemouth at Gigg Lane

  • Goal 6000 was scored by Gareth Seddon at the Reynolds Arena on 25 October 2003 in a 3-1 win against Darlington

In the 12th minute of Bury's game with Wrexham at Gigg Lane on 27 August 2005, Brian Barry-Murphy scored the first equaliser of the afternoon to bring the scores level at 1-1.

Not only was the goal vital, coming just two minutes after Wrexham had taken the lead, but the goal was the 1,000th goal scored in the fourth tier of League Football, thus making Bury Football Club the very first club to have scored over a thousand goals in each tier of league football.

This record did not equal another, it's not beaten another record - it's a first for the football league. Bury Football Club have re-written league history.

  • 1000th goal in Tier One was scored by Norman Bullock on 11 December 1926 in a 4-4 draw with Sheffield United.

  • 1000th goal in Tier Two was scored by Eddie Gleadall on 14 March 1953 in a 1-1 draw with Huddersfield Town

  • 1000th goal in Tier Three was scored by David Lee on 09 May 1997 in a 4-1 win over Blackpool

  • 1000th goal in Tier Four was scored by Brian Barry-Murphy on 27 August 2005 in a 2-2 draw with Wrexham

All four goals were scored at Gigg Lane.

Notts County, who spent 30 seasons in the top flight (1403 goals) are the only club who can equal the shakers record, having scored around 750 goals in the 4th tier.

Bury Football Club has successfully completed 100 seasons of league football, and the club is now one of 23 clubs to have completed a ton of seasons.

For the record, the clubs who have completed 100 league seasons are:-

  • Arsenal
  • Aston Villa
  • Birmingham City
  • Blackburn Rovers
  • Bolton Wanderers
  • Burnley
  • Bury
  • Derby County
  • Everton
  • Grimsby Town
  • Leicester City
  • Liverpool
  • Manchester City
  • Manchester United
  • Newcastle United
  • Nottingham Forest
  • Notts County
  • Preston North End
  • Sheffield United
  • Sheffield Wednesday
  • Sunderland
  • West Bromwich Albion
  • Wolverhampton Wanderers.

The list of clubs that have completed over 4,000 league games is as follows:-

  • Arsenal
  • Aston Villa
  • Barnsley
  • Birmingham City
  • Blackburn Rovers
  • Blackpool
  • Bolton Wanderers
  • Burnley
  • Bury
  • Derby County
  • Everton
  • Grimsby Town
  • Leicester City
  • Lincoln City
  • Liverpool
  • Manchester City
  • Manchester United
  • Newcastle United
  • Nottingham Forest
  • Notts County
  • Preston North End
  • Sheffield United
  • Sheffield Wednesday
  • Stockport County
  • Sunderland
  • West Bromwich Albion
  • Wolverhampton Wanderers.