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23 May 2016

After a season lasting nine months and twelve days, City finally brought the curtain down on their 2015/2016 campaign with a 1-1 draw away at Millwall in the Sky Bet League 1 Play-Off semi-final second leg last Friday.

With the Bantams having secured a spot in the end-of-season Play-Offs and their highest finish in the Football League standings since 2004 - it has certainly been another season of progression under City boss Phil Parkinson and his team.

Below are just some of the interesting facts and figures to go with another memorable campaign for the Bantams.

  • The crowd figure of 20,807 for City's final home of the regular season was the club's highest home attendance for a league fixture in fourteen years.
  • City picked up 23 league wins this season - the most in one single campaign since gaining promotion to the Premier League back in 1999.
  • City's total of 80 points was their highest in the league since the same promotion-winning 1998/1999 campaign.
  • The Bantams collected seven 'doubles' over the course of the season (home and away wins against the same opponents). Those teams were: Blackpool, Chesterfield, Crewe Alexandra, Doncaster Rovers, Oldham Athletic, Scunthorpe United and Southend United.
  • City won their final seven home games of the regular season - the club's best winning run at Valley Parade since the 1967/1968 campaign.
  • Phil Parkinson's men defeated three teams out of the eventual top four on home soil - Burton Albion, Walsall and Millwall. City also drew 1-1 with champions Wigan Athletic at the Coral Windows Stadium.
  • James Hanson finished the campaign as City's top scorer on 11 goals. Devante Cole, Jamie Proctor and Tony McMahon all scored six.
  • Perhaps unsurprisingly, skipper Stephen Darby once again made the most appearances of the season - 54. The only game he missed was City's Capital One Cup first round tie at York City last August.
  • City kept 27 clean sheets in total throughout the campaign.
  • Only second-placed Burton Albion (37) conceded less than City's 40 goals in the league this season.
  • Five players were called up for international duty during the season - James Meredith, Rory McArdle, Josh Cullen, Reece Burke and Lee Evans.
  • City used 30 players in total during the season - one more than in the 2014/2015 campaign.
  • 18 different players scored for City this season - one more than last year.
  • City played in 55 games in total throughout the season - 46 league games, 5 Emirates FA Cup ties, 2 Play-Off ties, 1 Capital One Cup tie and 1 Johnstone's Paint Trophy match.
  • Tony McMahon was involved in 23 goals in total for City this season - six goals scored and seventeen assists.
  • The Bantams were represented by seven different nations throughout the 2015/2016 campaign, including Frenchman Christopher Routis, Jamaican winger Mark Marshall and Portuguese attacker Filipe Morais.

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