Notable Matches

Brentford 2 Bristol Rovers 1 – Football League Division Three, 1989


Jim Towers (1933); 282 appearances, 163 goals

Our all-time leading goalscorer, Jim made a scoring debut against Shrewsbury Town in August 1954 and never looked back. The striker broke the 20-goal barrier in five of his seven seasons at Griffin Park and fell just one goal short of breaking our all-time scoring record during the 1958/59 season, finding the net 37 times in 50 games. His 163 goals for the club puts him nearly 40 goals clear at the top of the scoring charts. With the abolition of the salary cap in 1961, Jim was controversially sold to QPR, alongside George Francis, and he broke Brentford hearts by scoring his first Rangers' goal against The Bees in a 3-0 win. In 2014, Jim was voted our greatest ever-player in a Football League 125th anniversary poll.