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From 1892 until 1992, the Football League Second Division was the second highest division overall in English football. 1892 (MDCCCXCII) was a leap year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday. ... Royal motto (French): Dieu et mon droit (Translated: God and my right) Englands location (dark green) within the United Kingdom (light green), with the Republic of Ireland (blue) to its west Languages English Capital London Largest city London Area – Total Ranked 1st UK 130,395 km² Population –mid-2004... Football (soccer) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ...


This ended with the creation of the FA Premier League, prior to the start of the 1992-93 season, which caused an administrative split between The Football League and the teams making up the new Premiership, which had previously been Football League Division One. The FA Premier League (often referred to as the Barclays Premiership or just The Premiership in the UK and as the Barclays English Premier League or the English Premier League or the EPL internationally) is a league competition for English Football clubs located at the top of the English football... 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 clubs (though three Welsh clubs also take part) containing three divisions (the Football League Championship, Football League One and Football League Two) that occupy... The FA Premier League (often referred to as the Barclays Premiership or just The Premiership in the UK and as the Barclays English Premier League or the English Premier League or the EPL internationally) is a league competition for English Football clubs located at the top of the English football... From the 1992-1993 to the 2003-2004 season, the Football League First Division was the highest division of The Football League and the second-highest division in the overall English football league system. ...


From 1992-93 to the 2003-04 season, it was the second highest division of The Football League, but the third highest division in the overall English football league system. The 2003-2004 season was the 124th season of competitive football in England. ... 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 clubs (though three Welsh clubs also take part) containing three divisions (the Football League Championship, Football League One and Football League Two) that occupy... The English football league system, otherwise known as the football pyramid, is a series of interconnected leagues for club football in England (although for historical reasons a small number of Welsh clubs also compete). ...


Complicating matters still further, The Second Division was re-branded as Football League One for commercial reasons prior to the start of the 2004-05 season. However, it remains the third highest division overall in English football. Football League One (often referred to as League One for short or Coca-Cola Football League 1 for sponsorship reasons) is the second-highest division of The Football League and third-highest division overall in the English football league system. ... The 2004-2005 season was the 125th season of competitive football (soccer) in England. ...


Early History

Main articles Football Alliance and Football League: History

In 1888, William McGregor a gentleman from Perthshire was the main force between meetings held in London and Manchester involving 12 football clubs, with an eye to a league competition. These 12 clubs would later become the Football Leagues 12 founder members. The meetings were held in London on 22 March 1888, the main concern was that an early exit in the knockout format of the FA cup could leave clubs with no matches for almost a year, not only could they suffer heavy financial losses, but fans didn't often stick around for that long without a game, when others teams were playing. Matters were finalised on the 17 April in Manchester. The Football Alliance was an association football league in England from 1889 to 1892. ... The Football League is an organisation representing 72 professional football clubs in England and Wales, and runs the oldest professional football league competition in the world. ... 1888 (MDCCCLXXXVIII) is a leap year starting on Sunday (click on link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a leap year starting on Tuesday of the Julian calendar. ... William McGregor (born 1846, Braco, Perthshire; died 1911, Birmingham) William McGregor founder of the Football League Scottish Draper, Director of Aston Villa and founder of the Football League. ... Perthshire (Siorrachd Pheairt in Gaelic) is a traditional county in central Scotland, which extends from Strathmore in the east, to the Pass of Drumochter in the north, Rannoch Moor and Ben Lui in the west, and Aberfoyle in the south. ... London is the capital city of England and of the United Kingdom, and is the most populous city in the European Union. ... Manchester is a city in England, considered by many to be the countrys second city [1][2]. It is a centre of the arts, the media, higher education and big business. ... The Football League is an organisation representing 72 professional football clubs in England and Wales, and runs the oldest professional football league competition in the world. ... March 22 is the 81st day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (82nd in Leap years). ... April 17 is the 107th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (108th in leap years). ...


McGregor had voted against the name The Football League, as he was concerned that it would be associated with the Irish Land League[1]. But this name still won by a majority vote and was selected. The competition guaranteed fixtures and members for all of its member clubs. The clubs were split equally among North and Midlands teams and Southern teams, who were still strictly amateur. The Irish painter Henry Jones Thaddeus enlisted the conscience of the propertied classes with the sentimental realism of La retour du bracconier (The Wounded Poacher), exhibited in the Paris Salon of 1881, at the height of the Irish Land War The Irish Land League was an Irish political organization of...


A rival English league called the Football Alliance operated from 1889 to 1892. In 1892 it was decided to formally merge the two leagues, and so the Football League Second Division was formed, consisting mostly of Football Alliance clubs. The existing League clubs, plus three of the strongest Alliance clubs, comprised the Football League First Division. The Football Alliance was an association football league in England from 1889 to 1892. ... From 1889 until 1992, this was the highest division overall of organized football in England. ...


Overview

At the end of each season the top two teams were promoted to First Division, along with the winners of a play-off between the next four teams. Also, the bottom four teams were relegated to Third Division. From 1889 until 1992, this was the highest division overall of organized football in England. ... From the 1992-93 to the 2003-04 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. ...


The Second Division was formed in 1892 with 12 clubs, most of which had previously played in the Football Alliance. It expanded over the years to its final total of 24 clubs, as follows: 1892 (MDCCCXCII) was a leap year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... The Football Alliance was an association football league in England from 1889 to 1892. ...

For the first few years, there was no automatic promotion to the First Division. Instead, the top few teams in Division Two, including the winners, contested a series of test matches against the bottom teams in Division One. Small Heath, Second Division champions in 1892-93, were denied promotion after losing in test matches to Newton Heath. However, runners-up Sheffield United beat Accrington to become the first team to win promotion to the First Division. Test matches were abolished in 1898 after Burnley and Stoke conspired to deliberately draw their test match 0-0, which resulted in Burnley being promoted and Stoke being saved from relegation. 1893 (MDCCCXCIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... 1894 (MDCCCXCIV) was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... 1898 (MDCCCXCVIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Monday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ... 1905 (MCMV) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... 1919 (MCMXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A test match in football is a match played at the end of a season between a team that has done badly in a higher league and one that has done well in a lower league of the same football league system. ... Birmingham City Football Club are an English football club based in Birmingham, and currently play in the Football League Championship. ... 1892 (MDCCCXCII) was a leap year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... 1893 (MDCCCXCIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... Manchester United F.C. is an English football club, and is based at Old Trafford Football Ground, Stretford, Manchester. ... Sheffield United Football Club are a professional English football club based in the City of Sheffield, South Yorkshire. ... Club Crest Accrington Football Club were one of the founder members of the Football League in England. ... 1898 (MDCCCXCVIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Monday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ... Burnley Football Club is a professional football club based in Burnley, in north-east Lancashire, England. ... Stoke City Football Club (known as Stoke Football Club until 1925) is a football club from Stoke-on-Trent in England (the other league club in the city being Port Vale F.C.). They play in the Championship. ...


Previous League champions

See List of winners of English Football League Championship and predecessors for winners from 1893 to 1992. A national second tier of English league football was established in 1893, as the Second Division. ...


See List of winners of English Football League One and predecessors for winners from 1993 to 2004. It has been suggested that English football (Tier three) be merged into this article or section. ...

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From 1892 until 1992, the Football League Second Division was the second highest division overall in English football.
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The Second Division was formed in 1892 with 12 clubs, most of which had previously played in the Football Alliance.
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