The Football League Fourth Division or Division Four of The Football League was the fourth-highest division in the English football league system from the 1958-59 season until the creation of the FA Premier League prior to the 1992-93 season. The Football League logo The Football League (often referred to as the Coca-Cola Football League for sponsorship reasons) is a league competition for English football (soccer) clubs (though a few Welsh clubs also take part) containing three divisions (the Football League Championship, Football League One and Football League Two... Jump to: navigation, search The English football league system is a series of interconnected leagues for club football in England (though for historical reasons â namely that the league system was originally intended to be United Kingdom-wide â a small number of Welsh clubs also compete). ... Jump to: navigation, search FA Premier League logo The FA Premier League (which, for sponsorship/legal reasons, is often referred to as the Barclays Premiership in the UK and the Barclays English Premier League internationally) is a league competiton for English Football clubs located at the top of the English...
Prior to the formation of the Premiership in 1992, the four best teams would be promoted to the Third Division and one team may have been relegated to the Football Conference. Automatic relegation to the Conference was not introduced until 1987. In 1992, teams which normally would have remained in the Fourth Division were moved en bloc to the Third Division. Further changes in 2004 meant that this level of the football league system was renamed Football League Two. Jump to: navigation, search FA Premier League logo The FA Premier League (which, for sponsorship/legal reasons, is often referred to as the Barclays Premiership in the UK and the Barclays English Premier League internationally) is a league competiton for English Football clubs located at the top of the English... Jump to: navigation, search 1992 was a leap year starting on Wednesday. ... Until the 2004/05 season, the Football League Third Division was the third-highest division of The Football League and the fourth-highest division in the overall English football league system. ... Jump to: navigation, search Football Conference logo The Football Conference is a football league at the top of the National League System of so-called non-league football in England. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Jump to: navigation, search 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Jump to: navigation, search Football League Two (often referred to as League Two for short or Coca-Cola Football League 2 for sponsorship reasons) is the third-highest division of The Football League and fourth-highest division overall in the English football league system. ...
The Fourth Division was created in 1958 so that Third Division North and Third Division South could be merged, with the 12 best teams of each league going into the Third Division and the rest being put into the Fourth. The Third Division North of The Football League was a level in English association football, which ran parallel to Third Division South from 1921 to 1958. ... The Football League Third Division South was a level of English professional football which ran in parallel to Third Division North from 1921 to 1958. ...
The Fourth Division was also known as Division Four. Other names were sometimes applied such as League Fourth Division. It was also known as the basement division of English football.
The League Cup was established in 1960 and is open to all FootballLeague and FA Premier League clubs, with the winner eligible to participate in the UEFA Cup.
The Third Divisions were expanded to 24 clubs each in 1950, bringing the total number of League clubs to 92, and in 1958 the decision was made to end the regionalisation of the Third Divisions and reorganise the clubs into a new nationwide Third Division and FourthDivision.
In 1920 the FootballLeague admitted the clubs from the first division of the Southern League (the Southern League continued with its remaining clubs) and Grimsby Town, who had failed to be re-elected to the Second Division the season before and been replaced by Cardiff City (of the Southern League).
The FootballLeague Championship (often referred to as The Championship for short or the Coca-Cola FootballLeague Championship for sponsorship reasons) is the highest division of The FootballLeague and second-highest division overall in the English footballleague system after the FA Premier League.
Similarly the three teams which finished at the bottom of the FootballLeague Championship are relegated to FootballLeague One and are replaced by the teams which finished 1st, 2nd, and won the 3rd-6th place play-off in that division.
In 2004-05, the FootballLeague Championship had a total attendence of 9.8 million, which was the fourth highest total attendence for a European footballdivision, behind the FA Premier League (12.88m), Spain's Primera divisiÃ³n (11.57m) and Germany's Bundesliga (10.92m), but beating Italy's Serie A (9.77m) and France's Ligue 1 (8.17m).
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