Records

Appearances

Most Appearances in all Competitions: Kevin Hill - 474
Most League Appearances: Dennis Lewis - 443
Most Consecutive Appearances: Dennis Lewis - 221 (22 November 1952 - 19 April 1957)
Youngest Player: David Byng - 16 years 36 days (vs Walsall, 14 August 1993)
Oldest Player: Frank Womack - 41 years 210 days (vs Exeter, 3 May 1930)

Goalscorers

Most Goals in all Competitions: Sammy Collins - 219
Most League Goals: Sammy Collins - 204
Most Goals in a Season: Sammy Collins - 42 (1955–56)
Most Goals in a Match: Robin Stubbs - 5 (vs Newport County, 19 October 1963)
Most Hat-tricks: Sammy Collins - 9
Youngest Goalscorer: David Byng - 16 years 36 days (vs Walsall, 14 August 1993)

Attendances

Record Attendance: 21 908 vs Huddersfield Town (29 January 1955, FA Cup)
Highest League Attendance: 16 454 vs Plymouth Argyle (7 October 1950)
Highest Away Attendance: 55 081 vsTottenham Hotspur at White Hart Lane (18 January 1965, FA Cup)

Highest Away League Attendance: 43 456 vs Notts County at Meadow Lane (8 April 1950, Division Three South)
Highest Neutral Attendance: 46 513 vs Bolton Wanderers at Wembley Stadium (28 May 1989, League Trophy Final)
Lowest Attendance: 520 vs Shrewsbury Town (16 January 1991, League Trophy Preliminary Round)
Lowest League Attendance: 850 vs Crewe Alexandra (1 March 1986, Division Four)

Divisional Record Attendance for National League South: 5 351 vs Hungerford Town, 22 April 2019

Firsts

First Match: Torquay United 5–0 Upton Cricket Club (16 September 1899, Friendly)
First FA Cup Match: Green Waves 0–2 Torquay Town (1 October 1910, First Round Qualifying)
First FA Cup Match (proper): Torquay United 1–1 Reading (28 November 1925, First Round)
First Football League Match: Torquay United 1–1 Exeter City (27 August 1927, Third Division South)
First League Cup Match: Plymouth Argyle 1–1 Torquay United (2 November 1960, Second Round)

Wins

Record Win: 9–0 vs Swindon Town (8 March 1952, Third Division South)
Record FA Cup Win: 7–0 vs Lymington Town (22 September 2018, 2nd Qualifying Round)
Record League Cup Win: 5–0 vs Hereford United (25 August 1992, First Round Second Leg)
Most League Wins in a Season: 27 in 42 matches (2018/19 in National League South)
Fewest League Wins in a Season: 5 in 46 matches (1995/96 in Division Three)


Defeats

Record Defeat: 2–10 vs Fulham (7 September 1931, Third Division South) and vs Luton Town (2 September 1933, Third Division South)
Record FA Cup Defeat: 1–7 vs Birmingham City (7 January 1956, Third Round).
Record League Cup Defeat: 1–7 vs Oldham Athletic (24 September 1991, Second Round First Leg)
Most League Defeats in a Season: 27 in 46 matches (1985/86 Division Four and 1995–96 Division Three)
Fewest League Defeats in a Season: 8 in 42 matches (2018/19 National League South)

Draws

Most League Draws in a Season: 18 in 46 matches (1986/87 Division Four, 1990/91 Division Four and 2002/03 Division Three)
Fewest League Draws in a Season: 5 in 46 matches (1980/81 Division Four)

Goals

Most League Goals Scored in a Season: 93 in 42 matches (2018/19 National League South)
Fewest League Goals Scored in a Season: 30 in 46 matches (1995/96 Division Three)
Most League Goals Conceded: 106 in 42 matches (1931/32 Third Division South)
Fewest League Goals Conceded: 41 in 46 matches (1987/88 Division Four) and 41 in 42 matches (2018/19 National League South)
Fastest Recorded Goal: 10 seconds, by Kalvin Kalala vs St Albans (27 April 2019)

Fastest Own Goal: 8 seconds, by Pat Kruse vs Cambridge United (3 January 1977)
Highest Goal Difference: +52 (2018/19 National League South)
Lowest Goal Difference: -54 (1995/96 Division Three)

Points

Most Points in a Season (2 points for a win): 60 in 46 matches (1959/60 Division Four)

Most Points in a Season (3 points for a win): 88 in 42 matches (2018/19 National League South)
Fewest Points in a Season (2 points for a win): 30 in 42 matches (1927/28 Third Division South and 1937/38 Third Division South)
Fewest Points in a Season (3 points for a win): 29 in 46 matches (1995/96 Division Three)

Sequences

Most Consecutive League Wins: 10 matches (13 November 2018-05 January 2019, National League South)
Most Consecutive League Defeats: 8 matches (26 March–21 April 1948, Third Division South; 29 September–6 November 1971, Division Three and 30 September–18 November 1995, Division Three)
Most Consecutive League Draws: 8 matches (25 October–13 December 1969, Division Three)
Most Consecutive Games Without Defeat in all Competitions: 17 matches (7 September–29 November 2008, Conference National)
Most Consecutive League Games Without Defeat: 16 matches (15 September 2018-05 January 2019, National League South)
Most Consecutive League Games Without a Win: 19 matches (23 September 2006–20 January 2007, League Two)
Most Consecutive League Clean Sheets: 10 matches (5 April–21 August 2010, League Two)
Longest Run Without Conceding a Goal: 998 minutes (3 April–28 August 2010, League Two)


Youngest Players

1. David Byng (16 years 36 days, 14th August 1993)
2. Lee Sharpe (16 years 70 days, 3rd October 1987)
3. Phil Sandercock (16 years 161 days, 29th November 1969)
4. Dean Stevens (16 years 219 days, 14th September 2002)
5. Olaf Koszela (16 years 226 days, 10th November 2018)

All-time Appearance List

All-time Goalscorers List

1. Kevin Hill - 474 
2. Dennis Lewis - 473 
3. Tommy Northcott - 443
4. Ian Twitchin - 435 
5. Ron Shaw - 412 
6. Lee Mansell - 389
7. Sammy Collins - 379
8. Tony Bedeau - 373
9. Don Mills - 367
10. Colin Bettany - 361


1. Sammy Collins - 219
2. Tommy Northcott - 150
3. Robin Stubbs - 133
4. Ron Shaw - 106
5. Ernie Pym - 94
6. Steve Cooper - 90
7. Albert Hutchinson - 84
8. Don Mills - 84
9. Jack Conley - 74
10. Geoff Cox - 68


Players Capped While At Torquay United

Barbados

Gregory Goodridge


Gibraltar

Jake Gosling
Jamie Robba

Grenada

Tony Bedeau


Kenya

Taiwo Atieno


Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Rodney Jack


Players Capped After Leaving Torquay United

England


Ralph Birkett
Steve Bould
Keith Curle
Lee Sharpe
Don Welsh


Northern Ireland

Jamie Ward
 
Republic of Ireland


Tom Davis
Jimmy Dunne
Alan Lee
Alan McLoughlin

Eunan O'Kane

Scotland

Matt Elliott


Wales

Billy Bodin

Paul Trollope
 
Grenada


Jason Roberts


Iceland

Ívar Ingimarsson


Jamaica

Narada Bernard
Paul Hall

Darren Moore
 
New Zealand


Tony Levy
Colin Walker


Trinidad and Tobago

Jake Thomson


USA

Juergen Sommer