Bobby Stokes scoring at Wembley
Saints kit 1975-76

Season 1975-76

League Record

Football League Division Two

Final position: 6th

P 42, W 21, D 7, L 14, F 66, A 50, Pts 49

Most Appearances: Mike Channon 42, David Peach & Peter Rodrigues 41,
                                                                                                      Nick Holmes 39
Leading Goalscorers: Mike Channon 20, Nick Holmes 11, Bobby Stokes 10

Biggest Wins: 4-0 Portsmouth (h) & Sunderland (h)

Biggest Home Attendance: 23,686 Charlton Athletic

Cup Record

FA Cup: Winners 1-0 Manchester United (Wembley) - League Cup: 2nd Round Replay 1-2 Charlton Athletic (a)

Season in Brief

Winning 18 home league matches would have been some cause for celebration, but it was the events of May 1st 1976 that will always be of the highest significance in Southampton FC history. The FA Cup was won in a memorable final that saw most pundits give the South coast underdogs little or no chance. Bobby Stokes scored the most important goal of his career, veteran right-back Peter Rodrigues became the last captain to receive the trophy from HM the Queen and the city celebrated in a way that hadn't happened since the end of World War II.

The long-term significance was that winning the Cup elevated Lawrie McMenemy to legendary status and gave him the time to build a team to regain First Division status.