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Encyclopedia > The Football League
The Football League
The Football League
Country England (and three clubs from Wales)
Confederation UEFA
Founded 1888
Divisions Football League Championship
Football League One
Football League Two
Number of teams 72 (24 in each division)
Promotion to Premier League
Relegation to Football Conference
Levels on pyramid Level 2-4
Domestic cup(s) FA Cup
Football League Cup
Football League Trophy (League One and Two clubs only)
UEFA cup(s) UEFA Cup (League Cup winners)
Current champions West Bromwich Albion F.C (2007–08)
TV BSkyB (live)
ITV (highlights)
Website The Football League home page
2007–08 season

The Football League is a league competition featuring professional football clubs from England and Wales. Founded in 1888, it is the oldest such competition in world football. It was the top level football league in England from its foundation in the 19th century until 1992, when the top 22 clubs split away to form the FA Premier League. Since 1992 it has had 72 clubs evenly divided into three divisions, which are currently known as The Championship, League One, and League Two. Promotion and relegation between these divisions is a central feature of the League and is further extended to allow the top Championship clubs to exchange places with the lowest placed clubs in the Premier League, and the bottom clubs of League Two to switch with the top clubs of the Football Conference, thus integrating the League into the English football league system. Although primarily a competition for English clubs, three clubs from Wales also take part. Image File history File links Question_book-3. ... Image File history File links Logo of The Football League File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... The Union Européenne de Football Association or Union of European Football Associations in English, almost always referred to by the acronym UEFA (pronounced (you-AY-fuh) or (oo-Ay-fuh) or ), is the administrative and controlling body for European football. ... Year 1888 (MDCCCLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Sunday (click on link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a leap year starting on Friday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... The Football League Championship (often referred to as The Championship for short, or the Coca-Cola Football League Championship for sponsorship reasons) is the highest division of The Football League and second-highest division overall in the English football league system after the Premier League. ... 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. ... 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. ... In many sports leagues around the world (with North American and Australian professional leagues being the most notable exceptions), relegation (or demotion) means the mandated transfer of the least successful team(s) of a higher division into a lower division at the end of the season. ... For other sports leagues which may be referred to by this name, see list of professional sports leagues. ... In many sports leagues around the world (with North American and Australian professional leagues being the most notable exceptions), relegation (or demotion) means the mandated transfer of the least successful team(s) of a higher division into a lower division at the end of the season. ... The Football Conference is a football league at the top of the National League System of non-League football in England. ... A league system is a hierarchy of leagues in a sport that teams (usually) can be promoted or relegated between, depending on finishing positions or playoffs. ... This article is about the English FA Cup. ... The Carling Cup Trophy The Football League Cup, commonly known as the League Cup, is an English football competition. ... The Football League Trophy is the generic name of an English football competition for clubs in the two lower divisions of The Football League and, in some seasons, the leading sides in the Conference National. ... The UEFA Cup (also known as European Cup 3, CE3 or C3) is a football competition for European club teams, organized by the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA). ... The Football League is contested through three Divisions. ... British Sky Broadcasting (BSkyB - formerly two companies, Sky Television and British Satellite Broadcasting, which merged) is a company that operates the most popular subscription television service in the Ireland. ... For other uses, see ITV (disambiguation). ... Image File history File links Soccerball_current_event. ... The Football League is contested through three Divisions. ... Soccer redirects here. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... This article is about the country. ... Most European countries have two principal football (soccer) competitions: a more prestigious league which is typically a double round-robin tournament restricted to the elite clubs, and a cup which is a single-elimination tournament open to both the elite and lesser clubs. ... For the Scottish equivalent see Scottish Premier League The FA Premier League (often referred to as the Barclays Premiership in England and the Barclays English Premier League or just simply The EPL internationally) is a league competition for football clubs located at the top of the English football league system... The Football League Championship (often referred to as The Championship for short, or the Coca-Cola Football League Championship for sponsorship reasons) is the highest division of The Football League and second-highest division overall in the English football league system after the Premier League. ... 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. ... 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. ... For other sports leagues which may be referred to by this name, see list of professional sports leagues. ... The Football Conference is a football league at the top of the National League System of non-League football in England. ... 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). ...


The Football League is also the name of the governing body of the league competition and this body also organises two knockout cup competitions, the Football League Cup and the Football League Trophy. The Carling Cup Trophy The Football League Cup, commonly known as the League Cup, is an English football competition. ... The Football League Trophy is the generic name of an English football competition for clubs in the two lower divisions of The Football League and, in some seasons, the leading sides in the Conference National. ...


For sponsorship reasons, the Football League's league competition is currently known as the Coca-Cola Football League, the Football League Cup as the Carling Cup, and the Football League Trophy as the Johnstone's Paint Trophy. Corporate sponsorship of major English football competitions dates back to the early 1980s. ...

Contents

Overview

The Football League consists of 72 professional football clubs in England and Wales, and runs the oldest professional football league competition in the world. It also organises two knockout cup competitions. The Football League was founded in 1888 by William McGregor, originally with 12 member clubs. Steady growth and the addition of more divisions meant that by 1950 the League had 92 clubs. Financial considerations led to a major shake-up in 1992 when, in a step to maximise their revenue, the leading members of the Football League broke away to form their own competition, the FA Premier League, which was renamed in 2007 as the Premier League. The Football League therefore no longer includes the top 20 clubs who belong to this group, although promotion and relegation between the Football League and the Premier League continues. In total, 130 teams have played in the Football League [1] up to 2007 (including those in the Premier League, since clubs must pass through the Football League before reaching the former). Soccer redirects here. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... This article is about the country. ... For the Canadian businessman and political figure, see William McGregor (politician) William McGregor (1847 – 1911) was Director of Aston Villa. ... For other sports leagues which may be referred to by this name, see list of professional sports leagues. ... In many sports leagues around the world (with North American and Australian professional leagues being the most notable exceptions), relegation (or demotion) means the mandated transfer of the least successful team(s) of a higher division into a lower division at the end of the season. ...


Competition

League

The Football League's 72 member clubs are grouped into three divisions: the Football League Championship, Football League One, and Football League Two (previously the Football League First Division, Football League Second Division and Football League Third Division respectively; they were renamed for sponsorship reasons). Each division has 24 clubs, and in any given season a club plays each of the others in the same division twice, once at their home stadium and once at that of their opponents. This makes for a total of 46 games played each season. The Football League Championship (often referred to as The Championship for short, or the Coca-Cola Football League Championship for sponsorship reasons) is the highest division of The Football League and second-highest division overall in the English football league system after the Premier League. ... 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. ... 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. ... From 1889 until 1992, this was the highest division overall of organized football in England. ... From 1892 until 1992, the Football League Second Division was the second highest division overall in English football. ... 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. ...


Clubs gain three points for a win, one for a draw, and none for a defeat. At the end of the season, clubs at the top of their division may win promotion to the next higher division, while those at the bottom may be relegated to the next lower one. At the top end of the competition, three Championship clubs win promotion from The Football League to the Premier League, with the bottom three Premier League clubs taking their places. At the lower end, two League Two clubs lose their Football League status with relegation to the National division of the Football Conference, while two teams from Conference National join League Two of The Football League in their stead. Conference National (currently billed as the Blue Square Premier for sponsorship reasons) [1] is the top division of the Football Conference. ... The Football Conference is a football league at the top of the National League System of non-League football in England. ...

Division Promoted Relegated
Directly Up Via Playoff
The Championship Top 2 clubs One from 3rd to 6th
place finishers
Bottom 3 clubs
League One Top 2 clubs One from 3rd to 6th
place finishers
Bottom 4 clubs
League Two Top 3 clubs One from 4th to 7th
place finishers
Bottom 2 clubs

Promotion and relegation are determined by final league positions, but to sustain interest for more clubs over the length of the season one promotion place from each division is decided according to a playoff between four clubs, which takes place at the end of the season. It is therefore possible for a team finishing sixth in the Championship or League One, or seventh in League Two, to be promoted rather than the clubs finishing immediately above them in the standings.


Three professional football clubs from Wales, Cardiff City, Wrexham, and Swansea City, play in The Football League. This disqualifies them from participation in the League of Wales and the Welsh Cup, and so also deprives them of the chance to qualify for UEFA competitions by this route. One English club, Berwick Rangers, plays in the Scottish football league system. Current season Cardiff City Football Club (Welsh: Clwb Pêl-droed Dinas Caerdydd) is a football team based in Cardiff. ... Wrexham Football Club (nicknamed The Red Dragons, or more traditionally, The Robins) are a football team based in Wrexham in north-east Wales. ... Swansea City AFC (Welsh: Clwb Pêl-droed Dinas Abertawe) is a Welsh football team currently playing in the Football League League One. ... The Welsh Premiership is the national football league for Wales and is at the top of the Welsh football league system. ... The Welsh Cup is a knock-out football competition contested annually by teams from Wales. ... The Union Européenne de Football Association or Union of European Football Associations in English, almost always referred to by the acronym UEFA (pronounced (you-AY-fuh) or (oo-Ay-fuh) or ), is the administrative and controlling body for European football. ... Berwick Rangers Football Club are a football team based in the English Border town of Berwick-upon-Tweed, currently playing in the Scottish Football League. ... The Scottish football league system (or pyramid) is a series of partially interconnected leagues for Scottish Association football clubs. ...


Reserve teams of Football League clubs usually play in the Pontin's Holidays League (for the Midlands and North) or the Pontin's Holidays Combination (for the South). The Central League (more commonly known as the Pontins League after its main sponsor) is a football league in England for reserve teams of Football League clubs. ... The Football Combination (commonly referred to as the Pontins Holidays Combination for sponsorship reasons, and formerly known as the Avon Insurance Combination) is a football competition for the reserve teams of English Football League clubs from Southern England and Wales. ...


Cup

The Football League organises two knockout cup competitions, the Football League Cup (currently called the Carling Cup) and the Football League Trophy (or for sponsorship reasons, the Johnstone's Paint Trophy). The League Cup was established in 1960 and is open to all Football League and Premier League clubs, with the winner eligible to participate in the UEFA Cup. The Football League Trophy is for clubs belonging to League One and League Two and the Football League celebrated its 100th birthday in 1988 with a Centenary Tournament at Wembley between 16 of its member clubs. The Carling Cup Trophy The Football League Cup, commonly known as the League Cup, is an English football competition. ... The Football League Trophy is the generic name of an English football competition for clubs in the two lower divisions of The Football League and, in some seasons, the leading sides in the Conference National. ... The UEFA Cup (also known as European Cup 3, CE3 or C3) is a football competition for European club teams, organized by the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA). ... 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. ... The Football League Centenary Tournament was held from April 15 to April 16, 1988 at Wembley Stadium to celebrate the 100th birthday of the Football League. ...


History

William McGregor, founder of The Football League
William McGregor, founder of The Football League

After four years of debate, The Football Association finally legalised professionalism on 20 July 1885. Before that date many clubs made illegal payments to "professional" players to boost the competitiveness of their teams, arousing the contempt of those clubs abiding by the laws of the amateur Football Association code. As more and more clubs became professional the ad-hoc fixture list of FA Cup, inter-county, and 'friendly' matches was seen by many as an unreliable stream of revenue, and ways were considered of ensuring a consistent income. File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... The Football Association (The FA) is the governing body of football in England and the Crown dependencies of Jersey, Guernsey and the Isle of Man. ... is the 201st day of the year (202nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1885 (MDCCCLXXXV) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Tuesday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ...


A Scottish draper and director of Aston Villa, William McGregor, was the first to set out to bring some order to a chaotic world where clubs arranged their own fixtures. On 2 March 1888, he wrote to the Blackburn Rovers, Bolton Wanderers, Preston North End, West Bromwich Albion and to the secretary of Aston Villa about the formation of a football league. Aston Villa redirects here. ... For the Canadian businessman and political figure, see William McGregor (politician) William McGregor (1847 – 1911) was Director of Aston Villa. ... is the 61st day of the year (62nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1888 (MDCCCLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Sunday (click on link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a leap year starting on Friday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... Blackburn Rovers Football Club are an English Premier League football club based in the town of Blackburn, Lancashire. ... Bolton Wanderers Football Club is an English professional football club based in Lostock, in the Borough of Bolton, England. ... Preston North End Football Club are an English professional football club located in the Deepdale area of the city of Preston, Lancashire, currently playing in the second tier of English league football, The Championship. ... West Bromwich Albion Football Club (also known as West Brom, The Baggies, Albion, The Albion, The Throstles or W.B.A.) are an English professional football club based in West Bromwich, West Midlands. ...


The first meeting was held at Anderson's Hotel in London on 23 March 1888 on the eve of the FA Cup Final with the name of the Football League being settled at a further meeting on 17 April at Manchester's Royal Hotel. The first season of the Football League began a few months later on 8 September with 12 member clubs. is the 82nd day of the year (83rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1888 (MDCCCLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Sunday (click on link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a leap year starting on Friday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... is the 107th day of the year (108th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 251st day of the year (252nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


Each club played the other twice, once at home and once away, and two points were awarded for a win and one for a draw. This points system was not agreed upon until after the season had started; the alternative proposal was one point for a win only. Preston won the first league title without losing a game, and completed the first league-cup double by also taking the FA Cup. For the novella by Fyodor Dostoevsky, see The Double: A Petersburg Poem. ... This article is about the English FA Cup. ...


Every original Football League club has at least one relegation to their credit, unlike some European leagues such as Spain, Scotland or Republic of Ireland. This article is about the country. ...

The early years of the League saw the addition of more clubs, and a new Second Division was formed in 1892 with the absorption of the rival Football Alliance. The bottom clubs of the lower division were required to apply for re-election to the League at the end of each season. Automatic promotion and relegation for two clubs was introduced after the League expanded to two divisions of eighteen in 1898; this came into effect when the previous system of test matches between the bottom two clubs of the First Division and the top two clubs of the Second Division was brought in to disrepute when Stoke and Burnley colluded in the final match to ensure they were both in the First Division the next season. Accrington Football Club were one of the founder members of the Football League in England. ... Aston Villa redirects here. ... Blackburn Rovers Football Club are an English Premier League football club based in the town of Blackburn, Lancashire. ... Bolton Wanderers Football Club is an English professional football club based in Lostock, in the Borough of Bolton, England. ... Burnley Football Club, nicknamed The Clarets, is a professional football club based in Burnley, in east Lancashire, England. ... Current season Derby County Football Club are an English football club based in Derby. ... Everton Football Club is an English football club located in the city of Liverpool. ... Notts County Football Club is a football club based in Nottingham, England, and are the oldest of all the clubs that are now professional[1]. The team currently plays in Football League Two, of the Coca-Cola league section of the English football league system. ... Preston North End Football Club are an English professional football club located in the Deepdale area of the city of Preston, Lancashire, currently playing in the second tier of English league football, The Championship. ... Stoke City Football Club is a football club based in Stoke-on-Trent, England. ... West Bromwich Albion Football Club (also known as West Brom, The Baggies, Albion, The Albion, The Throstles or W.B.A.) are an English professional football club based in West Bromwich, West Midlands. ... Wolverhampton Wanderers Football Club are an English professional football club based in Wolverhampton, West Midlands. ... The Football Alliance was an association football league in England from 1889 to 1892. ... 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. ...

The original logo of The Football League
The original logo of The Football League

Aston Villa and Sunderland dominated the early years of the game, but after a few years other northern clubs began to catch up, with the likes of Newcastle United and Manchester United joining the League and having success. Liverpool won the first of their record 18 League titles in 1901. It was not until the early years of the 20th century that southern clubs such as Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur established themselves in the League, and there would be a further wait until 1931 before a southern club, Arsenal, would win the League for the first time. Image File history File links The_Football_League_logo_until_1988. ... Aston Villa redirects here. ... Current season Sunderland Association Football Club is a professional association football team based in Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, in North-East England. ... For the Australian club, see Newcastle United Jets. ... MUFC redirects here. ... Liverpool Football Club are an English professional football club based in Liverpool, Merseyside, who play in the Premier League; they are historically the most successful club in the history of English football, having won more trophies than any other English club. ... Arsenal Football Club (also known as Arsenal, The Arsenal or The Gunners) are an English professional football club based in Holloway, north London. ... Chelsea Football Club (also known as The Blues or previously The Pensioners) are an English professional football club based in west London. ... Current season Tottenham Hotspur Football Club is an English professional football club which currently plays in the Premier League. ...


The League was suspended for four seasons during World War I and resumed in 1919 with the First and Second Divisions expanded to 22 clubs. The following year, 1920, leading clubs from the Southern League joined the League to form a new Third Division, which in 1921 was renamed the Third Division South upon the further addition of more clubs in a new Third Division North. One club from each of these divisions would gain promotion to the Second Division, with the two relegated clubs being assigned to the more appropriate Third Division. To accommodate potential difficulties in this arrangement, clubs in the Midlands such as Mansfield Town or Walsall would sometimes be moved from one Third Division to the other. “The Great War ” redirects here. ... For other uses, see Southern Football League (disambiguation). ... 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 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. ... Mansfield Town Football Club is an English football club who currently play in League Two of the Football League. ... Walsall Football Club are an English football club based in Walsall, West Midlands, currently playing in League One. ...


Following this burst of postwar growth, the League entered into a prolonged period of relative stability with few changes in the membership, although there were changes on the pitch. A new offside law in 1925 reducing the number of opponents between the player and the goal from three to two led to a large increase in goals. Numbers on shirts were introduced in 1939 and white balls in 1951. The first floodlit game was played between Portsmouth and Newcastle United in 1956, opening up the possibility of midweek evening matches. Portsmouth Football Club is an English football club based in the south coast city of Portsmouth. ... For the Australian club, see Newcastle United Jets. ...


The League was suspended once more in 1939 with the outbreak of World War II, this time for seven seasons. 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 Fourth Division. To accomplish this the clubs in the top half of both the Third Division North and South joined together to form the new Third Division, and those in the bottom half made up the Fourth Division. Four clubs were promoted and relegated between these two lower divisions, while two clubs exchanged places in the upper divisions until 1974, when the number increased to three. Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... 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 Fourth Division or Division Four of The Football League was the fourth highest league division in the English football league system from 1958 until the creation of the FA Premier league prior to the 1992/93 season. ...


A new cup competition open to all the members of the League, the Football League Cup, was held for the first time in 1960-61 to provide clubs a new source of income. Aston Villa won the inaugural League Cup and, despite an initial lack of enthusiasm on the part of some of the bigger clubs, the competition became firmly established in the footballing calendar. The Carling Cup Trophy The Football League Cup, commonly known as the League Cup, is an English football competition. ... Aston Villa redirects here. ...


Substitutes were first allowed for injured players in 1965, and for any reason the next year.


Beginning with the 1976-77 season, clubs finishing level on points began to be separated according to goal difference (the difference between goals scored and goals conceded) rather than goal average (goals scored divided by goals conceded). This was an effort to prevent overly defensive play encouraged by the greater advantage in limiting goals allowed. In the event that clubs had equal points and equal goal differences, priority was given to the club that had scored the most goals. There has been only one season, 1988-89, when this level of differentiation was necessary to determine the League champion, and this was the occasion of one of the most dramatic nights in League history, when Arsenal beat Liverpool 2-0 at Anfield in the last game of the season to win the League on this tiebreaker. Arsenal Football Club (also known as Arsenal, The Arsenal or The Gunners) are an English professional football club based in Holloway, north London. ... Liverpool Football Club are an English professional football club based in Liverpool, Merseyside, who play in the Premier League; they are historically the most successful club in the history of English football, having won more trophies than any other English club. ... This article is about the football stadium. ...

The logo of The Football League from 1988 until 2004
The logo of The Football League from 1988 until 2004

Another important change was made in 1981, when it was decided to award three points for a win instead of two, a further effort to increase attacking football. (This scoring rule was not added by FIFA to the World Cups until the 1994 cup.) In a similar vein, playoffs to determine promotion places were introduced in 1987 so that more clubs remained eligible for promotion closer to the end of the season, and at the same time to aid in the reduction over two years of the number of clubs in the First Division from 22 to 20. At the same time, automatic promotion and relegation between the Fourth Division and the Football Conference was introduced for one club, replacing the annual application for re-election to the League of the bottom four clubs and linking the League to the developing National League System pyramid. Emblematic of the confusion that was beginning to envelop the game, the number of clubs at the top of the league would return to 22 for the 1991-92 season, before once more dropping to 20 for 1995-96. The issues creating the uncertainty in the game all centered on money. Image File history File links The_Football_League_logo_1988-2004. ... This article is about the international association football organization. ... The FIFA World Cup Trophy, which has been awarded to the world champions since 1974. ... Qualifying countries The 1994 FIFA World Cup, the 15th staging of the FIFA World Cup, was held in the United States from June 17 to July 17, 1994. ... The Football Conference is a football league at the top of the National League System of non-League football in England. ... The National League System comprises the seven levels of the English football league system immediately below the level of the FA Premier League and The Football League. ...


The increasing influence of money in English football was evident with such events as the first £1m transfer in the game, that of Trevor Francis from Birmingham City to Nottingham Forest in February 1979. The first £2million player was Tony Cottee (West Ham United to Everton, July 1988). Prior to the formation of the FA Premier League, the highest transfer fee paid was £2.9million for the transfer of Dean Saunders from Derby County to Liverpool during the 1991 close season. The first £3million player was Alan Shearer, who moved from Southampton to Blackburn Rovers in July 1992, the summer prior to the first Premier League season. Trevor John Francis (born April 19, 1954 in Boxhill, Plymouth, England), was a noted footballer and Englands first £1 million player. ... Current season Birmingham City Football Club is an English professional football club based in the city of Birmingham. ... This article is about the English football club. ... Dean Saunders (born 21 June 1964 in Swansea) was a Welsh footballer and was a prolific forward. ... Current season Derby County Football Club are an English football club based in Derby. ... Liverpool Football Club are an English professional football club based in Liverpool, Merseyside, who play in the Premier League; they are historically the most successful club in the history of English football, having won more trophies than any other English club. ... Southampton Football Club is a professional English football team, nicknamed The Saints and based in the city of Southampton. ... Blackburn Rovers Football Club are an English Premier League football club based in the town of Blackburn, Lancashire. ...


Since 1983 the League has accepted lucrative sponsorships for its main competition. Below is a list of sponsors and the League's name under their sponsorship:

The League's cup competitions have different sponsors (see English football sponsorship for more information). Canon Inc. ... Today was a national newspaper in the United Kingdom. ... Barclays Bank headquarters One Churchill Place, Canary Wharf Barclays plc (LSE: BARC, NYSE: BCS, TYO: 8642 ) is the fourth largest bank in the United Kingdom. ... Endsleigh Insurance is a Cheltenham based UK insurance company specialising in the student and graduate markets. ... Nationwide Building Society is a major UK building society, the largest one in the world, and has its headquarters in Swindon, Wiltshire. ... The wave shape (known as the dynamic ribbon device) present on all Coca-Cola cans throughout the world derives from the contour of the original Coca-Cola bottles. ... Corporate sponsorship of major English football competitions dates back to the early 1980s. ...


The other major source of revenue is television. The 1980s saw competition between terrestrial broadcasters for the rights to show League matches, but the arrival on the scene of satellite broadcaster British Sky Broadcasting (Sky TV), eagerly searching for attractive programming to build its customer base and willing to pay huge sums, changed the picture entirely. The League's top tier clubs had been agitating for several years to be able to keep more of the League's revenue for themselves, threatening to break away and form their own league if necessary. In 1992 the threat was realised as the First Division clubs left to establish the FA Premier League and signed a contract for exclusive live coverage of their games with Sky TV. The FA Premier League agreed to maintain the promotion and relegation of three clubs with The Football League, but The League was now in a far weaker position — without its best clubs and without the clout to negotiate high revenue TV deals. This problem was exacerbated with the collapse in 2002 of ITV Digital, holder of TV rights for The Football League, which cost League clubs millions of pounds in revenue. British Sky Broadcasting (BSkyB — formerly two companies, Sky Television and BSB) is a company that operates Sky Digital, a subscription television service in the UK and the Republic of Ireland. ... For other sports leagues which may be referred to by this name, see list of professional sports leagues. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ...


The new, slimmed down League, 70 clubs until 1995 and 72 clubs since, renamed its divisions to reflect the changes. The old Second Division became the new First Division, the Third Division became the Second Division, and the Fourth Division became the Third Division. The financial health of its clubs has become perhaps the highest League priority due to the limited resources available. However there are some promising signs for the future, as the League planned to announce new initiatives beginning with the 2004-05 season, coinciding with the start of a new sponsorship agreement with Coca-Cola. The first of these changes was a rebranding of the League with the renaming of the First Division to The Championship, the Second Division to League One and the Third Division to League Two. The wave shape (known as the dynamic ribbon device) present on all Coca-Cola cans throughout the world derives from the contour of the original Coca-Cola bottles. ... The Football League Championship (often referred to as The Championship for short, or the Coca-Cola Football League Championship for sponsorship reasons) is the highest division of The Football League and second-highest division overall in the English football league system after the Premier League. ...


The Football League's collection is held by the National Football Museum. The National Football Museum is a museum in Preston, England, founded to preserve, conserve and interpret several important collections of Association Football memorabilia. ...


Media rights

In 2001 the league signed a £315 million deal with ITV Digital, but in March 2002 the channel was put into administration by its parent companies when the league refused to accept a £130 million reduction in the deal. As of 2007, UK television rights are held by Sky Sports. In November 2007 the league announced a new domestic rights deal worth £264 million with Sky and the BBC for the three seasons from 2009-2012. It covers Football League, Carling Cup and Johnstone's Paint Trophy matches and the full range of media: terrestrial and pay television, broadband internet, video-on-demand and mobile services. The deal represents a 135% increase on the previous deal and works out at an average of over £1.2 million per club per season, though some clubs will receive more than others. Sky will provide the majority of the coverage, but the BBC will have some of the higher profile matches, namely 10 exclusively live matches from the Coca-Cola Championship per season and the semi-finals and finals of the Carling Cup. [1] This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Sky Sports is the brand name for a group of 9 channels. ... The Football League Trophy is the generic name of an English football competition for clubs in the two lower divisions of the Football League and, in some seasons, the leading sides in the Conference National. ...


Football League clubs

Below are listed the member clubs of The Football League for the 2007–08 season. Former Football League clubs include all 20 of the current members of the Premier League along with various relegated, removed or defunct clubs. Although the competition is primarily for English clubs, three of the sides competing in 2007–08 are from Wales—Cardiff City, Swansea City and Wrexham. The Football League is contested through three Divisions. ... Since its formation in 1888 many clubs have competed in The Football League and several have dropped out of it. ... For other sports leagues which may be referred to by this name, see list of professional sports leagues. ... Current season Cardiff City Football Club (Welsh: Clwb Pêl-droed Dinas Caerdydd) is a football team based in Cardiff. ... Swansea City F.C. are a Welsh football team currently playing in the English Football League, specifically in Football League Two. ... Wrexham Football Club (nicknamed The Red Dragons, or more traditionally, The Robins) are a football team based in Wrexham in north-east Wales. ...

The Championship
Barnsley
Blackpool
Bristol City
Burnley
Cardiff City
Charlton Athletic
Colchester United
Coventry City
Crystal Palace
Hull City
Ipswich Town
Leicester City
Norwich City
Plymouth Argyle
Preston North End
Queens Park Rangers
Scunthorpe United
Sheffield United
Sheffield Wednesday
Southampton
Stoke City
Watford
West Bromwich Albion
Wolverhampton Wanderers
League One
A.F.C. Bournemouth
Brighton and Hove Albion
Bristol Rovers
Carlisle United
Cheltenham Town
Crewe Alexandra
Doncaster Rovers
Gillingham
Hartlepool United
Huddersfield Town
Leeds United
Leyton Orient
Luton Town
Millwall
Northampton Town
Nottingham Forest
Oldham Athletic
Port Vale
Southend United
Swansea City
Swindon Town
Tranmere Rovers
Walsall
Yeovil Town
League Two
Accrington Stanley
Barnet
Bradford City
Brentford
Bury
Chester City
Chesterfield
Dagenham & Redbridge
Darlington
Grimsby Town
Hereford United
Lincoln City
Macclesfield Town
Mansfield Town
Milton Keynes Dons
Morecambe
Notts County
Peterborough United
Rochdale
Rotherham United
Shrewsbury Town
Stockport County
Wrexham
Wycombe Wanderers

Barnsley Football Club are an English football league team, based in the town of Barnsley, South Yorkshire and nicknamed the Tykes (a Tyke is a traditional Yorkshire character rugged, hardworking and with great pride in their roots). ... Blackpool Football Club are an English football club founded in 1887 and located in the Lancashire seaside town of Blackpool. ... Bristol City Football Club is one of two football league clubs in Bristol, England, (the other being rivals Bristol Rovers). ... Burnley Football Club, nicknamed The Clarets, is a professional football club based in Burnley, in east Lancashire, England. ... Current season Cardiff City Football Club (Welsh: Clwb Pêl-droed Dinas Caerdydd) is a football team based in Cardiff. ... Current season Charlton Athletic Football Club (also known as The Addicks) is a professional football club based in Charlton, in the London Borough of Greenwich. ... Colchester United Football Club is an English football team who play in the Championship. ... Coventry City Football Club, otherwise known as the Sky Blues owing to the traditional colour of their strip, is an association football club based in Coventry, England. ... Crystal Palace Football Club is an English professional football team based in the London Borough of Croydon. ... Hull City Association Football Club is an English football club based in Kingston upon Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire. ... Ipswich Town Football Club (also known as Ipswich, The Blues, Town or The Tractor Boys) are an English professional football club based in Ipswich, Suffolk. ... Leicester City Football Club, (also known as The Foxes) is an English professional football club based in the city of Leicester. ... Norwich City Football Club (also known as The Canaries) is an English professional football club based in Norwich, Norfolk. ... For details of the current season, see Plymouth Argyle F.C. season 2007-08 Plymouth Argyle Football Club (commonly known as the Pilgrims, the Greens, the Green Army or simply Argyle) are an English football team, playing in the Football League Championship. ... Preston North End Football Club are an English professional football club located in the Deepdale area of the city of Preston, Lancashire, currently playing in the second tier of English league football, The Championship. ... Queens Park Rangers Football Club is an English football club, based at Shepherds Bush in the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham in West London. ... Scunthorpe United F.C. are an English football team based in the town of Scunthorpe, North Lincolnshire, England. ... Sheffield United Football Club is a professional English football club based in the city of Sheffield, South Yorkshire. ... SWFC redirects here. ... Southampton Football Club is a professional English football team, nicknamed The Saints and based in the city of Southampton. ... Stoke City Football Club is a football club based in Stoke-on-Trent, England. ... It has been suggested that Harry the Hornet be merged into this article or section. ... West Bromwich Albion Football Club (also known as West Brom, The Baggies, Albion, The Albion, The Throstles or W.B.A.) are an English professional football club based in West Bromwich, West Midlands. ... Wolverhampton Wanderers Football Club are an English professional football club based in Wolverhampton, West Midlands. ... For the non League club, see Bournemouth F.C.. AFC Bournemouth are an English football team currently playing in Football League One. ... Brighton & Hove Albion Football Club is an English football club based in the coastal city of Brighton & Hove, East Sussex. ... Bristol Rovers Football Club is an English professional football team, based in Bristol. ... Carlisle United F.C. are an English football team based in Carlisle, Cumbria, play in the Football League One this season, after gaining promotion from the Football League Two at the end of the 2005-06 season. ... Cheltenham Town Football Club are a football team based in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire. ... Crewe Alexandra Football Club are an English football team based at Gresty Road in Crewe, Cheshire, England and nicknamed The Railwaymen due to that towns links with the rail industry. ... Doncaster Rovers Football Club (or Donny as they are often known) are an English professional football club, based at the Keepmoat Stadium in the town of Doncaster, South Yorkshire. ... For the team based in Dorset, see Gillingham Town F.C. Gillingham Football Club is an English professional football club based in the town of Gillingham, Kent, currently playing in the Football League One. ... Hartlepool United Football Club are an English football team currently playing in League One. ... Huddersfield Town Football Club is an English football club formed in 1908 and based in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire. ... Leeds United Association Football Club are an English professional football club based in Leeds, West Yorkshire. ... Leyton Orient F.C. are an English professional football team from east London, currently playing in League One of the Football League. ... Luton Town Football Club are an English football team based in the town of Luton in Bedfordshire. ... Millwall Football Club are an English professional football team based at the New Den Stadium in Bermondsey, South East London. ... Northampton Town Football Club is a football club based in Northampton, Northamptonshire, England. ... This article is about the English football club. ... Rochdale Road stand Oldham Athletic Association Football Club is an English football club based at Boundary Park, on Sheepfoot Lane, Oldham. ... Port Vale are an English association football club who currently play in Football League One. ... Southend United Football Club is an English football team based at Roots Hall Stadium in Prittlewell, in the Borough of Southend-on-Sea, Essex, which plays in the Football League One. ... Swansea City AFC (Welsh: Clwb Pêl-droed Dinas Abertawe) is a Welsh football team currently playing in the Football League League One. ... Swindon Town Football Club is an English football club based in Swindon, Wiltshire. ... Tranmere Rovers Football Club is an English football club, currently playing in Football League One and based at Prenton Park, Prenton, Birkenhead - just across the River Mersey from the two Premiership Clubs of Liverpool F.C. and Everton F.C. // The club was founded as Belmont F.C. by a... Walsall Football Club are an English football club based in Walsall, West Midlands, currently playing in League One. ... Yeovil Town F.C. are an English football team based in Yeovil, Somerset. ... Accrington Stanley is a football club from Accrington in Lancashire, in the north-west of England, formed in 1968. ... Barnet Football Club are an English football team from High Barnet in the London Borough of Barnet in London, England. ... Bradford City Association Football Club (also known as The Bantams, and previously The Paraders or The Citizens) are an English football club based in Bradford, Yorkshire, playing in League Two. ... Brentford Football Club are an English football club based in Brentford in the London Borough of Hounslow. ... For the team from Bury St Edmunds, see Bury Town F.C.. Bury Football Club are an English association football team based in Bury, Greater Manchester. ... For the Local Government District of Chester, see Chester (district). ... Chesterfield Football Club is an English football club based in Chesterfield, Derbyshire. ... Dagenham & Redbridge F.C. are an English football team based in Dagenham, Essex, currently playing in the Football League Two having been promoted as champions from the Football Conference in the 2006-07 season. ... Darlington Football Club (also known as Darlo or The Quakers) are an English football team based in the English town of Darlington, currently playing in Football League Two. ... This article is about Grimsby town football club. ... Hereford United Football Club is a football club based in Hereford, England. ... Lincoln City F.C. are an English football team currently playing in Football League Two (the fourth tier of the English football league system). ... Macclesfield Town Football Club are an English football team. ... Mansfield Town Football Club is an English football club who currently play in League Two of the Football League. ... Milton Keynes Dons Football Club is a football club from Milton Keynes, England. ... It has been suggested that Morecambe F.C. Transfer History be merged into this article or section. ... Notts County Football Club is a football club based in Nottingham, England, and are the oldest of all the clubs that are now professional[1]. The team currently plays in Football League Two, of the Coca-Cola league section of the English football league system. ... Peterborough United Football Club are an English football team currently playing in League Two for the 2007-08 season. ... Rochdale Association Football Club are an English football club based in Rochdale, Greater Manchester. ... Rotherham United F.C. is an English football club from Rotherham, South Yorkshire, that plays in Football Leagues fourth tier, League Two. ... Shrewsbury Town Football Club are an English football club currently playing in Football League Two, the fourth tier of English football. ... Stockport County Football Club are an English football club based in Stockport, England. ... Wrexham Football Club (nicknamed The Red Dragons, or more traditionally, The Robins) are a football team based in Wrexham in north-east Wales. ... Wycombe Wanderers Football Club are an English football team from High Wycombe in Buckinghamshire, currently playing in Football League Two. ...

Past League winners

NB: League and FA Cup Double winners are highlighted in bold. This article is about the English FA Cup. ...


1888-1892

When the Football League was first established, all 12 clubs played in just one division. The founder members were;

In 1890 Stoke were not re-elected, and were replaced by Sunderland. Stoke joined the Football Alliance. In 1891 the League expanded from 12 to 14 clubs by electing Stoke and Darwen, both from the Football Alliance. Accrington Football Club were one of the founder members of the Football League in England. ... Aston Villa redirects here. ... Blackburn Rovers Football Club are an English Premier League football club based in the town of Blackburn, Lancashire. ... Bolton Wanderers Football Club is an English professional football club based in Lostock, in the Borough of Bolton, England. ... Burnley Football Club, nicknamed The Clarets, is a professional football club based in Burnley, in east Lancashire, England. ... Current season Derby County Football Club are an English football club based in Derby. ... Everton Football Club is an English football club located in the city of Liverpool. ... Notts County Football Club is a football club based in Nottingham, England, and are the oldest of all the clubs that are now professional[1]. The team currently plays in Football League Two, of the Coca-Cola league section of the English football league system. ... Preston North End Football Club are an English professional football club located in the Deepdale area of the city of Preston, Lancashire, currently playing in the second tier of English league football, The Championship. ... Stoke City F.C. (known as Stoke F.C. until 1925) is a football club from Stoke-on-Trent in England. ... West Bromwich Albion Football Club (also known as West Brom, The Baggies, Albion, The Albion, The Throstles or W.B.A.) are an English professional football club based in West Bromwich, West Midlands. ... Wolverhampton Wanderers Football Club are an English professional football club based in Wolverhampton, West Midlands. ... Stoke City F.C. (known as Stoke F.C. until 1925) is a football club from Stoke-on-Trent in England. ... Sunderland Association Football Club is a football club based in Sunderland, on Wearside in the North-East of England. ... The Football Alliance was an association football league in England from 1889 to 1892. ... Stoke City F.C. (known as Stoke F.C. until 1925) is a football club from Stoke-on-Trent in England. ... Darwen F.C. are a football club from Darwen in the north west of England. ... The Football Alliance was an association football league in England from 1889 to 1892. ...


The champions were:

Season The Football League
1888-89 Preston North End
1889-90 Preston North End
1890-91 Everton
1891-92 Sunderland

Preston North End Football Club are an English professional football club located in the Deepdale area of the city of Preston, Lancashire, currently playing in the second tier of English league football, The Championship. ... Preston North End Football Club are an English professional football club located in the Deepdale area of the city of Preston, Lancashire, currently playing in the second tier of English league football, The Championship. ... Everton Football Club is an English football club located in the city of Liverpool. ... Current season Sunderland Association Football Club is a professional association football team based in Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, in North-East England. ...

1892-1920

In 1892 the Football League absorbed 11 of the 12 clubs in the rival Football Alliance after it folded, meaning the League now had enough clubs to form another division. The existing division was renamed the First Division and the new division was called the Second Division. The Football Alliance was an association football league in England from 1889 to 1892. ...


These 11 clubs were:

Elected to First Division:
Elected to Second Division:

Along with Darwen who became the first club to be relegated from the First Division, the other three new clubs in the 14-team Second Division were: MUFC redirects here. ... This article is about the English football club. ... SWFC redirects here. ... Manchester City Football Club is an English professional football club based in the city of Manchester. ... Bootle F.C. are an English football club from Bootle, Merseyside. ... Burton United Football Club was formed from the merger of Burton Swifts F.C. (then a Football League club) and Burton Wanderers F.C. in 1901. ... Crewe Alexandra Football Club are an English football team based at Gresty Road in Crewe, Cheshire, England and nicknamed The Railwaymen due to that towns links with the rail industry. ... This article is about Grimsby town football club. ... Lincoln City F.C. are an English football team currently playing in Football League Two (the fourth tier of the English football league system). ... Current season Birmingham City Football Club is an English professional football club based in the city of Birmingham. ... Walsall Football Club are an English football club based in Walsall, West Midlands, currently playing in League One. ... Darwen F.C. are a football club from Darwen in the north west of England. ...

Season First Division Second Division
1892-93 Sunderland Small Heath
1893-94 Aston Villa Liverpool
1894-95 Sunderland Bury
1895-96 Aston Villa Liverpool
1896-97 Aston Villa Notts County
1897-98 Sheffield United Burnley
1898-99 Aston Villa Manchester City
1899-1900 Aston Villa The Wednesday
1900-01 Liverpool Grimsby Town
1901-02 Sunderland West Bromwich Albion
1902-03 The Wednesday Manchester City
1903-04 The Wednesday Preston North End
1904-05 Newcastle United Liverpool
1905-06 Liverpool Bristol City
1906-07 Newcastle United Nottingham Forest
1907-08 Manchester United Bradford City
1908-09 Newcastle United Bolton Wanderers
1909-10 Aston Villa Manchester City
1910-11 Manchester United West Bromwich Albion
1911-12 Blackburn Rovers Derby County
1912-13 Sunderland Preston North End
1913-14 Blackburn Rovers Notts County
1914-15 Everton Derby County
1915-19 League suspended due to World War I
1919-20 West Bromwich Albion Tottenham Hotspur

In 1893, Accrington resigned fom the League, and were replaced by Lancashire League champions Liverpool. It had been decided to expand the League by a further 4 clubs, to 2 divisions of 16, 4 additional clubs were elected. These were: Northwich Victoria Football Club is an English football team based in Wincham, Northwich, Cheshire. ... The Combination was a minor league during the early days of English football. ... Sheffield United Football Club is a professional English football club based in the city of Sheffield, South Yorkshire. ... The Northern League (currently sponsored by the Arngrove Insurance and known as the Arngrove Northern League) is a football league in North East England for semi-professional and amateur teams. ... Port Vale are an English association football club who currently play in Football League One. ... The Midland Football League is a football competition based in England. ... Current season Sunderland Association Football Club is a professional association football team based in Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, in North-East England. ... Current season Birmingham City Football Club is an English professional football club based in the city of Birmingham. ... Aston Villa redirects here. ... Liverpool Football Club are an English professional football club based in Liverpool, Merseyside, who play in the Premier League; they are historically the most successful club in the history of English football, having won more trophies than any other English club. ... Current season Sunderland Association Football Club is a professional association football team based in Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, in North-East England. ... For the team from Bury St Edmunds, see Bury Town F.C.. Bury Football Club are an English association football team based in Bury, Greater Manchester. ... Aston Villa redirects here. ... Liverpool Football Club are an English professional football club based in Liverpool, Merseyside, who play in the Premier League; they are historically the most successful club in the history of English football, having won more trophies than any other English club. ... Aston Villa redirects here. ... Notts County Football Club is a football club based in Nottingham, England, and are the oldest of all the clubs that are now professional[1]. The team currently plays in Football League Two, of the Coca-Cola league section of the English football league system. ... Sheffield United Football Club is a professional English football club based in the city of Sheffield, South Yorkshire. ... Burnley Football Club, nicknamed The Clarets, is a professional football club based in Burnley, in east Lancashire, England. ... Aston Villa redirects here. ... Manchester City Football Club is an English professional football club based in the city of Manchester. ... Aston Villa redirects here. ... SWFC redirects here. ... Liverpool Football Club are an English professional football club based in Liverpool, Merseyside, who play in the Premier League; they are historically the most successful club in the history of English football, having won more trophies than any other English club. ... This article is about Grimsby town football club. ... Current season Sunderland Association Football Club is a professional association football team based in Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, in North-East England. ... West Bromwich Albion Football Club (also known as West Brom, The Baggies, Albion, The Albion, The Throstles or W.B.A.) are an English professional football club based in West Bromwich, West Midlands. ... SWFC redirects here. ... Manchester City Football Club is an English professional football club based in the city of Manchester. ... SWFC redirects here. ... Preston North End Football Club are an English professional football club located in the Deepdale area of the city of Preston, Lancashire, currently playing in the second tier of English league football, The Championship. ... For the Australian club, see Newcastle United Jets. ... Liverpool Football Club are an English professional football club based in Liverpool, Merseyside, who play in the Premier League; they are historically the most successful club in the history of English football, having won more trophies than any other English club. ... Liverpool Football Club are an English professional football club based in Liverpool, Merseyside, who play in the Premier League; they are historically the most successful club in the history of English football, having won more trophies than any other English club. ... Bristol City Football Club is one of two football league clubs in Bristol, England, (the other being rivals Bristol Rovers). ... For the Australian club, see Newcastle United Jets. ... This article is about the English football club. ... MUFC redirects here. ... Bradford City Association Football Club (also known as The Bantams, and previously The Paraders or The Citizens) are an English football club based in Bradford, Yorkshire, playing in League Two. ... For the Australian club, see Newcastle United Jets. ... Bolton Wanderers Football Club is an English professional football club based in Lostock, in the Borough of Bolton, England. ... Aston Villa redirects here. ... Manchester City Football Club is an English professional football club based in the city of Manchester. ... MUFC redirects here. ... West Bromwich Albion Football Club (also known as West Brom, The Baggies, Albion, The Albion, The Throstles or W.B.A.) are an English professional football club based in West Bromwich, West Midlands. ... Blackburn Rovers Football Club are an English Premier League football club based in the town of Blackburn, Lancashire. ... Current season Derby County Football Club are an English football club based in Derby. ... Current season Sunderland Association Football Club is a professional association football team based in Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, in North-East England. ... Preston North End Football Club are an English professional football club located in the Deepdale area of the city of Preston, Lancashire, currently playing in the second tier of English league football, The Championship. ... Blackburn Rovers Football Club are an English Premier League football club based in the town of Blackburn, Lancashire. ... Notts County Football Club is a football club based in Nottingham, England, and are the oldest of all the clubs that are now professional[1]. The team currently plays in Football League Two, of the Coca-Cola league section of the English football league system. ... Everton Football Club is an English football club located in the city of Liverpool. ... Current season Derby County Football Club are an English football club based in Derby. ... “The Great War ” redirects here. ... West Bromwich Albion Football Club (also known as West Brom, The Baggies, Albion, The Albion, The Throstles or W.B.A.) are an English professional football club based in West Bromwich, West Midlands. ... Current season Tottenham Hotspur Football Club is an English professional football club which currently plays in the Premier League. ... Accrington Football Club were one of the founder members of the Football League in England. ... The Yorkshire League and the Lancashire League formed two sections of the Rugby League Championship for much of its history. ... Liverpool Football Club are an English professional football club based in Liverpool, Merseyside, who play in the Premier League; they are historically the most successful club in the history of English football, having won more trophies than any other English club. ...

Bootle resigned from the League shortly before the season started, leaving Div 2 with 15 clubs. This article is about the football club in London. ... For the Australian club, see Newcastle United Jets. ... Rotherham Town F.C. were an English football club from Rotherham, South Yorkshire. ... The Midland Football League is a football competition based in England. ... Middlesbrough Ironopolis Football Club were an English association football club which briefly played in the Football League in the 1890s. ... Northern League can mean: Northern League (baseball) for minor league baseball in the United States and Canada Northern League (football) (Albany Northern League) for the association football league in North East England Northern League (ice hockey) which existed in the late 1970s and early 1980s in Britain. ...


In 1894 Northwich returned to the Combination, and Middlesbrough Ironopolis folded. Membership was restored to 2 divisions of 16 by electing:

  • Bury from the Lancashire League and
  • Leicester Fosse and
  • Burton Wanderers both from the Midland League.

In 1895 Loughborough were elected at the expense of Walsall, who replaced them in the Midland League. For the team from Bury St Edmunds, see Bury Town F.C.. Bury Football Club are an English association football team based in Bury, Greater Manchester. ... Leicester City Football Club, (also known as The Foxes) are an English professional football club based in the city of Leicester. ... Burton Wanderers F.C. were a football club from Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire, England that spent three seasons in The Football League. ... Loughborough F.C. are an English football club based in Loughborough, Leicestershire. ...


In 1896 the following clubs left the League:

They were replaced by: Port Vale are an English association football club who currently play in Football League One. ... The Midland Football League is a football competition based in England. ... Crewe Alexandra Football Club are an English football team based at Gresty Road in Crewe, Cheshire, England and nicknamed The Railwaymen due to that towns links with the rail industry. ... The Combination was a minor league during the early days of English football. ... Rotherham Town F.C. were an English football club from Rotherham, South Yorkshire. ...

1897: Blackpool Football Club are an English football club founded in 1887 and located in the Lancashire seaside town of Blackpool. ... Gainsborough Trinity are an English football club, based in Gainsborough, Lincolnshire. ... Walsall Football Club are an English football club based in Walsall, West Midlands, currently playing in League One. ...

1898: Luton Town Football Club are an English football team based in the town of Luton in Bedfordshire. ... For other uses, see Southern Football League (disambiguation). ... Burton Wanderers F.C. were a football club from Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire, England that spent three seasons in The Football League. ... There have been at least two different football competitions in England which used the name Midland Football League. ...


The League expanded to 2 Divisions of 18 by electing 4 new clubs:

1899: Port Vale are an English association football club who currently play in Football League One. ... Glossop North End A.F.C. are an English football club based in Glossop, Derbyshire. ... Barnsley Football Club are an English football league team, based in the town of Barnsley, South Yorkshire and nicknamed the Tykes (a Tyke is a traditional Yorkshire character rugged, hardworking and with great pride in their roots). ... New Brighton Tower F.C. were an English football club based in New Brighton that folded in 1901. ...

  • Blackpool and
  • Darwen left to join the Lancashire League, and were replaced by

1900: Blackpool Football Club are an English football club founded in 1887 and located in the Lancashire seaside town of Blackpool. ... Darwen F.C. are a football club from Darwen in the north west of England. ... Chesterfield Football Club is an English football club based in Chesterfield, Derbyshire. ... Middlesbrough Football Club (commonly known as Boro) are an English football club based in Middlesbrough. ...

1901: Blackpool Football Club are an English football club founded in 1887 and located in the Lancashire seaside town of Blackpool. ... Stockport County Football Club are an English football club based in Stockport, England. ... Luton Town Football Club are an English football team based in the town of Luton in Bedfordshire. ... Loughborough F.C. are an English football club based in Loughborough, Leicestershire. ...

1902: Bristol City Football Club is one of two football league clubs in Bristol, England, (the other being rivals Bristol Rovers). ... For other uses, see Southern Football League (disambiguation). ... Doncaster Rovers Football Club (or Donny as they are often known) are an English professional football club, based at the Keepmoat Stadium in the town of Doncaster, South Yorkshire. ... The Midland Football League is a football competition based in England. ... Walsall Football Club are an English football club based in Walsall, West Midlands, currently playing in League One. ... New Brighton Tower F.C. were an English football club based in New Brighton that folded in 1901. ... Burton Swifts F.C. were an English football club from Burton-on-Trent, Staffordshire. ... Burton Wanderers F.C. were a football club from Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire, England that spent three seasons in The Football League. ... Burton United Football Club was formed from the merger of Burton Swifts F.C. (then a Football League club) and Burton Wanderers F.C. in 1901. ...


No changes in membership.


1903:

1904: Doncaster Rovers Football Club (or Donny as they are often known) are an English professional football club, based at the Keepmoat Stadium in the town of Doncaster, South Yorkshire. ... Bradford City Association Football Club is a football team based at the Bradford and Bingley Stadium (formerly known as Valley Parade) in Bradford, England. ...

1905: Stockport County Football Club are an English football club based in Stockport, England. ... Doncaster Rovers Football Club (or Donny as they are often known) are an English professional football club, based at the Keepmoat Stadium in the town of Doncaster, South Yorkshire. ...


The League expanded to 2 Divisions of 20 by electing 4 new clubs:

Also, Doncaster Rovers and Stockport County swapped leagues again, and Chelsea Football Club (also known as The Blues or previously The Pensioners) are an English professional football club based in west London. ... Leyton Orient F.C. are an English professional football team, currently playing in League One of the Football League. ... Hull City Association Football Club are an English football team based at the Kingston Communications Stadium in Hull. ... Leeds City F.C. were the leading professional association football club in Leeds, England before World War I. Formed in 1904, they were elected to the Football League in 1905. ... Doncaster Rovers Football Club (or Donny as they are often known) are an English professional football club, based at the Keepmoat Stadium in the town of Doncaster, South Yorkshire. ... Stockport County Football Club are an English football club based in Stockport, England. ...

  • Small Heath changed their name to Birmingham.

1906: Birmingham City Football Club are an English football club based in Birmingham, in the heart of the West Midlands. ...


No changes in membership.


1907:

1908: Burton United Football Club was formed from the merger of Burton Swifts F.C. (then a Football League club) and Burton Wanderers F.C. in 1901. ... The West Midlands (Regional) League is a football competition based in England, covering the West Midlands, Shropshire, Herefordshire, Worcestershire and South Staffordshire. ... Port Vale are an English association football club who currently play in Football League One. ... Current season For details on the current season, see Fulham F.C. season 2007-08 Fulham Football Club are an English football team based in Fulham, in the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham. ... For other uses, see Southern Football League (disambiguation). ... Oldham Athletic Association Football Club are an English football team currently playing in Football League One. ... // Time Line The County of Lancashire. ...

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1910: Lincoln City F.C. are an English football team currently playing in Football League Two (the fourth tier of the English football league system). ... Chesterfield Football Club is an English football club based in Chesterfield, Derbyshire. ...

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  • Grimsby Town returned, their place in the Midland League being taken by

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No membership changes.


1914:

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No membership changes, and operations were suspended for the duration of the First World War. “The Great War ” redirects here. ...


1919:

  • Leeds City were forced into liquidation by the FA for financial irregularities, and
  • Port Vale returned to the League to replace them.

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1920-1921

In 1920 the Football League 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 clubs were placed in the new Third Division: For other uses, see Southern Football League (disambiguation). ... This article is about Grimsby town football club. ... Current season Cardiff City Football Club (Welsh: Clwb Pêl-droed Dinas Caerdydd) is a football team based in Cardiff. ...

Season First Division Second Division Third Division
1920-21 Burnley Birmingham Crystal Palace

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1921-1958

After just one season under the old format, the League expanded again. This time it admitted a number of clubs from the north of England to balance things out, as the last expansion brought mainly clubs from the south. The existing Third Division was renamed the Third Division South, and the new division was named the Third Division North. Grimsby Town transferred to the new northern division. Both divisions ran in parallel, with clubs from both Third Divisions being promoted to the national Second Division at the end of each season:

Season First Division Second Division Third Division North Third Division South
1921-22 Liverpool Nottingham Forest Stockport County Southampton
1922-23 Liverpool Notts County Nelson Bristol City
1923-24 Huddersfield Town Leeds United Wolverhampton Wanderers Portsmouth
1924-25 Huddersfield Town Leicester City Darlington Swansea City
1925-26 Huddersfield Town The Wednesday Grimsby Town Reading
1926-27 Newcastle United Middlesbrough Stoke City Bristol City
1927-28 Everton Manchester City Bradford (Park Avenue) Millwall
1928-29 The Wednesday Middlesbrough Bradford City Charlton Athletic
1929-30 Sheffield Wednesday Blackpool Port Vale Plymouth Argyle
1930-31 Arsenal Everton Chesterfield Notts County
1931-32 Everton Wolverhampton Wanderers Lincoln City Fulham
1932-33 Arsenal Stoke City Hull City Brentford
1933-34 Arsenal Grimsby Town Barnsley Norwich City
1934-35 Arsenal Brentford Doncaster Rovers Charlton Athletic
1935-36 Sunderland Manchester United Chesterfield Coventry City
1936-37 Manchester City Leicester City Stockport County Luton Town
1937-38 Arsenal Aston Villa Tranmere Rovers Millwall
1938-39 Everton Blackburn Rovers Barnsley Newport County
1939-40 League abandoned due to World War II
1940-46 League suspended due to World War II
1946-47 Liverpool Manchester City Doncaster Rovers Cardiff City
1947-48 Arsenal Birmingham City Lincoln City Queens Park Rangers
1948-49 Portsmouth Fulham Hull City Swansea City
1949-50 Portsmouth Tottenham Hotspur Doncaster Rovers Notts County
1950-51 Tottenham Hotspur Preston North End Rotherham United Nottingham Forest
1951-52 Manchester United Sheffield Wednesday Lincoln City Plymouth Argyle
1952-53 Arsenal Sheffield United Oldham Athletic Bristol Rovers
1953-54 Wolverhampton Wanderers Leicester City Port Vale Ipswich Town
1954-55 Chelsea Birmingham City Barnsley Bristol City
1955-56 Manchester United Sheffield Wednesday Grimsby Town Leyton Orient
1956-57 Manchester United Leicester City Derby County Ipswich Town
1957-58 Wolverhampton Wanderers West Ham United Scunthorpe United Brighton & Hove Albion

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1958-1992

For the beginning of the 1958-59 season, national Third and Fourth Divisions were introduced to replace the regional Third Division North and Third Division South:

Season First Division Second Division Third Division Fourth Division
1958-59 Wolverhampton Wanderers Sheffield Wednesday Plymouth Argyle Port Vale
1959-60 Burnley Aston Villa Southampton Walsall
1960-61 Tottenham Hotspur Ipswich Town Bury Peterborough United
1961-62 Ipswich Town Liverpool Portsmouth Millwall
1962-63 Everton Stoke City Northampton Town Brentford
1963-64 Liverpool Leeds United Coventry City Gillingham
1964-65 Manchester United Newcastle United Carlisle United Brighton & Hove Albion
1965-66 Liverpool Manchester City Hull City Doncaster Rovers
1966-67 Manchester United Coventry City Queens Park Rangers Stockport County
1967-68 Manchester City Ipswich Town Oxford United Luton Town
1968-69 Leeds United Derby County Watford Doncaster Rovers
1969-70 Everton Huddersfield Town Leyton Orient Chesterfield
1970-71 Arsenal Leicester City Preston North End Notts County
1971-72 Derby County Norwich City Aston Villa Grimsby Town
1972-73 Liverpool Burnley Bolton Wanderers Southport
1973-74 Leeds United Middlesbrough Oldham Athletic Peterborough United
1974-75 Derby County Manchester United Blackburn Rovers Mansfield Town
1975-76 Liverpool Sunderland Hereford United Lincoln City
1976-77 Liverpool Wolverhampton Wanderers Mansfield Town Cambridge United
1977-78 Nottingham Forest Bolton Wanderers Wrexham Watford
1978-79 Liverpool Crystal Palace Shrewsbury Town Reading
1979-80 Liverpool Leicester City Grimsby Town Huddersfield Town
1980-81 Aston Villa West Ham United Rotherham United Southend United
1981-82 Liverpool Luton Town Burnley Sheffield United
1982-83 Liverpool Queens Park Rangers Portsmouth Wimbledon
1983-84 Liverpool Chelsea Oxford United York City
1984-85 Everton Oxford United Bradford City Chesterfield
1985-86 Liverpool Norwich City Reading Swindon Town
1986-87 Everton Derby County Bournemouth Northampton Town
1987-88 Liverpool Millwall Sunderland Wolverhampton Wanderers
1988-89 Arsenal Chelsea Wolverhampton Wanderers Rotherham United
1989-90 Liverpool Leeds United Bristol Rovers Exeter City
1990-91 Arsenal Oldham Athletic Cambridge United Darlington
1991-92 Leeds United Ipswich Town Brentford Burnley

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Liverpool Football Club are an English professional football club based in Liverpool, Merseyside, who play in the Premier League; they are historically the most successful club in the history of English football, having won more trophies than any other English club. ... Leicester City Football Club, (also known as The Foxes) is an English professional football club based in the city of Leicester. ... This article is about Grimsby town football club. ... Huddersfield Town Football Club is an English football club formed in 1908 and based in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire. ... Aston Villa redirects here. ... Current season West Ham United Football Club is an English football club based in Upton Park, London Borough of Newham, East London, and have played their home matches at the 35,303 capacity Boleyn Ground stadium since 1904. ... Rotherham United F.C. is an English football club from Rotherham, South Yorkshire, that plays in Football Leagues fourth tier, League Two. ... Southend United Football Club is an English football team based at Roots Hall Stadium in Prittlewell, in the Borough of Southend-on-Sea, Essex, which plays in the Football League One. ... Liverpool Football Club are an English professional football club based in Liverpool, Merseyside, who play in the Premier League; they are historically the most successful club in the history of English football, having won more trophies than any other English club. ... Luton Town Football Club are an English football team based in the town of Luton in Bedfordshire. ... Burnley Football Club, nicknamed The Clarets, is a professional football club based in Burnley, in east Lancashire, England. ... Sheffield United Football Club is a professional English football club based in the city of Sheffield, South Yorkshire. ... Liverpool Football Club are an English professional football club based in Liverpool, Merseyside, who play in the Premier League; they are historically the most successful club in the history of English football, having won more trophies than any other English club. ... Queens Park Rangers Football Club is an English football club, based at Shepherds Bush in the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham in West London. ... Portsmouth Football Club is an English football club based in the south coast city of Portsmouth. ... This article refers to the original club from London which existed until 2003. ... Liverpool Football Club are an English professional football club based in Liverpool, Merseyside, who play in the Premier League; they are historically the most successful club in the history of English football, having won more trophies than any other English club. ... Chelsea Football Club (also known as The Blues or previously The Pensioners) are an English professional football club based in west London. ... For the Northern Irish football club, see Oxford United Stars F.C. Oxford United Football Club are an English football team who are currently playing in the fifth tier of English football for the 2007–08 season. ... York City Football Club is an English football club based in York, North Yorkshire. ... Everton Football Club is an English football club located in the city of Liverpool. ... For the Northern Irish football club, see Oxford United Stars F.C. Oxford United Football Club are an English football team who are currently playing in the fifth tier of English football for the 2007–08 season. ... Bradford City Association Football Club (also known as The Bantams, and previously The Paraders or The Citizens) are an English football club based in Bradford, Yorkshire, playing in League Two. ... Chesterfield Football Club is an English football club based in Chesterfield, Derbyshire. ... Liverpool Football Club are an English professional football club based in Liverpool, Merseyside, who play in the Premier League; they are historically the most successful club in the history of English football, having won more trophies than any other English club. ... Norwich City Football Club (also known as The Canaries) is an English professional football club based in Norwich, Norfolk. ... Reading Football Club are an association football club, based in the English town of Reading, in Berkshire. ... Swindon Town Football Club is an English football club based in Swindon, Wiltshire. ... Everton Football Club is an English football club located in the city of Liverpool. ... Current season Derby County Football Club are an English football club based in Derby. ... For the non League club, see Bournemouth F.C.. AFC Bournemouth are an English football team currently playing in Football League One. ... Northampton Town Football Club is a football club based in Northampton, Northamptonshire, England. ... Liverpool Football Club are an English professional football club based in Liverpool, Merseyside, who play in the Premier League; they are historically the most successful club in the history of English football, having won more trophies than any other English club. ... Millwall Football Club are an English professional football team based at the New Den Stadium in Bermondsey, South East London. ... Current season Sunderland Association Football Club is a professional association football team based in Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, in North-East England. ... Wolverhampton Wanderers Football Club are an English professional football club based in Wolverhampton, West Midlands. ... Arsenal Football Club (also known as Arsenal, The Arsenal or The Gunners) are an English professional football club based in Holloway, north London. ... Chelsea Football Club (also known as The Blues or previously The Pensioners) are an English professional football club based in west London. ... Wolverhampton Wanderers Football Club are an English professional football club based in Wolverhampton, West Midlands. ... Rotherham United F.C. is an English football club from Rotherham, South Yorkshire, that plays in Football Leagues fourth tier, League Two. ... Liverpool Football Club are an English professional football club based in Liverpool, Merseyside, who play in the Premier League; they are historically the most successful club in the history of English football, having won more trophies than any other English club. ... Leeds United Football Club is the only professional association football club in the city of Leeds in West Yorkshire. ... Bristol Rovers Football Club is an English professional football team, based in Bristol. ... Exeter City Football Club are an English football club, based in Exeter, who were members of the Football League from 1920 to 2003, and will rejoin the league for the 2008-09 season, after 5 seasons in the Conference National. ... Arsenal Football Club (also known as Arsenal, The Arsenal or The Gunners) are an English professional football club based in Holloway, north London. ... Rochdale Road stand Oldham Athletic Association Football Club is an English football club based at Boundary Park, on Sheepfoot Lane, Oldham. ... Cambridge United Football Club (also known as United and The Us or simply Cambridge) is a professional football club from Cambridge, England. ... Darlington Football Club (also known as Darlo or The Quakers) are an English football team based in the English town of Darlington, currently playing in Football League Two. ... Leeds United Association Football Club are an English professional football club based in Leeds, West Yorkshire. ... Ipswich Town Football Club (also known as Ipswich, The Blues, Town or The Tractor Boys) are an English professional football club based in Ipswich, Suffolk. ... Brentford Football Club are an English football club based in Brentford in the London Borough of Hounslow. ... Burnley Football Club, nicknamed The Clarets, is a professional football club based in Burnley, in east Lancashire, England. ...

1992-2004

Following the breakaway of the clubs in the First Division to form the FA Premier League, the Football League no longer included the top clubs in England. Therefore, the Second Division became the First Division, the Third Division became the Second Division and the Fourth Division became Third Division. For the Scottish equivalent see Scottish Premier League The FA Premier League (often referred to as the Barclays Premiership in England and the Barclays English Premier League or just simply The EPL internationally) is a league competition for football clubs located at the top of the English football league system...

Season First Division Second Division Third Division
1992-93 Newcastle United Stoke City Cardiff City
1993-94 Crystal Palace Reading Shrewsbury Town
1994-95 Middlesbrough Birmingham City Carlisle United
1995-96 Sunderland Swindon Town Preston North End
1996-97 Bolton Wanderers Bury Wigan Athletic
1997-98 Nottingham Forest Watford Notts County
1998-99 Sunderland Fulham Brentford
1999-2000 Charlton Athletic Preston North End Swansea City
2000-01 Fulham Millwall Brighton & Hove Albion
2001-02 Manchester City Brighton & Hove Albion Plymouth Argyle
2002-03 Portsmouth Wigan Athletic Rushden & Diamonds
2003-04 Norwich City Plymouth Argyle Doncaster Rovers

The 1992-1993 season was the 113th season of competitive football in England. ... For the Australian club, see Newcastle United Jets. ... Stoke City Football Club is a football club based in Stoke-on-Trent, England. ... Current season Cardiff City Football Club (Welsh: Clwb Pêl-droed Dinas Caerdydd) is a football team based in Cardiff. ... The 1993-1994 season was the 114th season of competitive football in England. ... Crystal Palace Football Club is an English professional football team based in the London Borough of Croydon. ... Reading Football Club are an association football club, based in the English town of Reading, in Berkshire. ... Shrewsbury Town Football Club are an English football club currently playing in Football League Two, the fourth tier of English football. ... The 1994-1995 season was the 115th season of competitive football in England. ... Middlesbrough Football Club (commonly known as Boro) are an English football club based in Middlesbrough. ... Current season Birmingham City Football Club is an English professional football club based in the city of Birmingham. ... Carlisle United F.C. are an English football team based in Carlisle, Cumbria, play in the Football League One this season, after gaining promotion from the Football League Two at the end of the 2005-06 season. ... The 1995-1996 season was the 116th season of competitive football in England. ... Current season Sunderland Association Football Club is a professional association football team based in Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, in North-East England. ... Swindon Town Football Club is an English football club based in Swindon, Wiltshire. ... Preston North End Football Club are an English professional football club located in the Deepdale area of the city of Preston, Lancashire, currently playing in the second tier of English league football, The Championship. ... The 1996-1997 season was the 117th season of competitive football in England. ... Bolton Wanderers Football Club is an English professional football club based in Lostock, in the Borough of Bolton, England. ... For the team from Bury St Edmunds, see Bury Town F.C.. Bury Football Club are an English association football team based in Bury, Greater Manchester. ... Wigan Athletic Football Club is a professional football team based in Wigan, Greater Manchester, England. ... // Premier League Arsenal overhauled Manchester Uniteds lead during the final weeks of the season to win the Premiership title. ... This article is about the English football club. ... It has been suggested that Harry the Hornet be merged into this article or section. ... Notts County Football Club is a football club based in Nottingham, England, and are the oldest of all the clubs that are now professional[1]. The team currently plays in Football League Two, of the Coca-Cola league section of the English football league system. ... The 1998-1999 season was the 119th season of competitive football in England. ... Current season Sunderland Association Football Club is a professional association football team based in Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, in North-East England. ... Current season For details on the current season, see Fulham F.C. season 2007-08 Fulham Football Club are an English football team based in Fulham, in the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham. ... Brentford Football Club are an English football club based in Brentford in the London Borough of Hounslow. ... The 1999-2000 season was the 120th season of competitive football in England. ... Current season Charlton Athletic Football Club (also known as The Addicks) is a professional football club based in Charlton, in the London Borough of Greenwich. ... Preston North End Football Club are an English professional football club located in the Deepdale area of the city of Preston, Lancashire, currently playing in the second tier of English league football, The Championship. ... Swansea City AFC (Welsh: Clwb Pêl-droed Dinas Abertawe) is a Welsh football team currently playing in the Football League League One. ... The 2000-2001 season was the 121st season of competitive football in England. ... Current season For details on the current season, see Fulham F.C. season 2007-08 Fulham Football Club are an English football team based in Fulham, in the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham. ... Millwall Football Club are an English professional football team based at the New Den Stadium in Bermondsey, South East London. ... Brighton & Hove Albion Football Club is an English football club based in the coastal city of Brighton & Hove, East Sussex. ... The 2001-2002 season was the 122nd season of competitive football in England. ... Manchester City Football Club is an English professional football club based in the city of Manchester. ... Brighton & Hove Albion Football Club is an English football club based in the coastal city of Brighton & Hove, East Sussex. ... For details of the current season, see Plymouth Argyle F.C. season 2007-08 Plymouth Argyle Football Club (commonly known as the Pilgrims, the Greens, the Green Army or simply Argyle) are an English football team, playing in the Football League Championship. ... The 2002-2003 season was the 123rd season of competitive football (soccer) in England, from August 2002 to July 2003: // England national team Key: ECQ = 2004 European Championship qualifiers, F = Friendly; scores are written England first European club competitions UEFA Champions League Manchester United - Quarter finals Arsenal - Second group phase... Portsmouth Football Club is an English football club based in the south coast city of Portsmouth. ... Wigan Athletic Football Club is a professional football team based in Wigan, Greater Manchester, England. ... Rushden & Diamonds F.C. is a professional football club based in Irthlingborough, England. ... The 2003-2004 season was the 124th season of competitive football in England. ... Norwich City Football Club (also known as The Canaries) is an English professional football club based in Norwich, Norfolk. ... For details of the current season, see Plymouth Argyle F.C. season 2007-08 Plymouth Argyle Football Club (commonly known as the Pilgrims, the Greens, the Green Army or simply Argyle) are an English football team, playing in the Football League Championship. ... Doncaster Rovers Football Club (or Donny as they are often known) are an English professional football club, based at the Keepmoat Stadium in the town of Doncaster, South Yorkshire. ...

2004-present

In 2004, the Football League renamed its divisions: the First Division became the Football League Championship, the Second Division became Football League One and the Third Division became Football League Two.

Season Championship League One League Two
2004-05 Sunderland Luton Town Yeovil Town
2005-06 Reading Southend United Carlisle United
2006-07 Sunderland Scunthorpe United Walsall
2007-08 West Bromwich Albion Swansea City Milton Keynes Dons

At the end of the 2005/06 season, Reading finished with a record 106 points, beating the previous record of 105 held by Sunderland. The 2004-2005 season was the 125th season of competitive football in England. ... Current season Sunderland Association Football Club is a professional association football team based in Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, in North-East England. ... Luton Town Football Club are an English football team based in the town of Luton in Bedfordshire. ... Yeovil Town F.C. are an English football team based in Yeovil, Somerset. ... The 2005–06 season was the 126th season of competitive football in England. ... Reading Football Club are an association football club, based in the English town of Reading, in Berkshire. ... Southend United Football Club is an English football team based at Roots Hall Stadium in Prittlewell, in the Borough of Southend-on-Sea, Essex, which plays in the Football League One. ... Carlisle United F.C. are an English football team currently playing in Conference National. ... The new Wembley Stadium was completed in time for the 2006-07 seasons FA Cup Final. ... Current season Sunderland Association Football Club is a professional association football team based in Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, in North-East England. ... Scunthorpe United F.C. are an English football team based in the city of Scunthorpe, England and currently playing in Football League Two. ... Walsall Football Club are an English football club based in Walsall, West Midlands, currently playing in League One. ... The 2007–08 season is the 128th season of competitive football in England. ... West Bromwich Albion Football Club (also known as West Brom, The Baggies, Albion, The Albion, The Throstles or W.B.A.) are an English professional football club based in West Bromwich, West Midlands. ... Swansea City F.C. are a Welsh football team currently playing in the English Football League, specifically in Football League Two. ... Milton Keynes Dons Football Club is a football club from Milton Keynes, England. ...


Titles by club

Due to the breakaway of the Premier League in 1992, winning the Football League title no longer makes a team the top tier champions of English football. The following table splits wins between those before and after that date, and also shows both the total number of top flight titles won by each club, and the total number of league titles won from 1889 to 2007. It is sorted by number of top flight titles, which is a more significant measure of a club's success over its history than the number of Football League titles won - the top few English football clubs will probably win the Football League again only if they are relegated within the next 100 years or so.

Club League titles 1889-1992 Premier League titles 1993-2007 Top flight titles Football League titles 1993-2008 Football league titles 1889-2008
Liverpool 18 0 18 0 18
Manchester United 7 10 17 0 7
Arsenal 10 3 13 0 10
Everton 9 0 9 0 9
Aston Villa 7 0 7 0 7
Sunderland 6 0 6 4 10
Newcastle United 4 0 4 1 5
Sheffield Wednesday 4 0 4 0 4
Huddersfield Town 3 0 3 0 3
Leeds United 3 0 3 0 3
Wolverhampton Wanderers 3 0 3 0 3
Blackburn Rovers 2 1 3 0 2
Chelsea 1 2 3 0 1
Burnley 2 0 2 0 2
Manchester City 2 0 2 1 3
Portsmouth 2 0 2 1 3
Derby County 2 0 2 0 2
Preston North End 2 0 2 0 2
Tottenham Hotspur 2 0 2 0 2
Nottingham Forest 1 0 1 1 2
Ipswich Town 1 0 1 0 1
Sheffield United 1 0 1 0 1
West Bromwich Albion 1 0 1 1 2
Bolton Wanderers 0 0 0 1 1
Charlton Athletic 0 0 0 1 1
Crystal Palace 0 0 0 1 1
Fulham 0 0 0 1 1
Middlesbrough 0 0 0 1 1
Norwich City 0 0 0 1 1
Reading 0 0 0 1 1

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Play-offs

Main article: Football League play-offs
Championship Play-off final 2006. (Leeds vs. Watford)
Championship Play-off final 2006. (Leeds vs. Watford)

The Football League Play-Offs are used as a means of determining the final promotion place from each of the league's three divisions. This is a way of keeping the possibility of promotion open for more clubs towards the end of the season. In the Football League and English Conference, a Play-Off system is used to determine who the last team to be promoted from that league will be. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1152x864, 271 KB) Summary Licensing File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Leeds United F.C. The Football League Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1152x864, 271 KB) Summary Licensing File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Leeds United F.C. The Football League Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from...


The format was first introduced in 1987, after the decision was made to reduce the top flight from 22 to 20 clubs over the next two seasons; initially, the play-offs involved the team finishing immediately above the relegation places in a given division and the three teams who finished immediately below the promotion places in the division below - essentially one team was fighting to keep their place in the higher division while the other three teams were attempting to take it from them. In 1989, this was changed—instead of teams from different divisions playing each other, the four teams below the automatic promotion places contested the play-offs. The first season of this arrangement saw the final being contested in home and away legs. The four teams play off in two semi-finals and a final, with the team winning the final being promoted. Originally the semi-finals and the final were all two-legged home-and-away affairs, but from 1990 onwards the final was a one-off match (usually at Wembley or, during its rebuilding, the Millennium Stadium). It is in this format that the play-offs continue today. A proposal to have six teams rather than four competing for the final place was defeated at the league's AGM in 2003. [2] Year 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar). ... This article is about the year. ... For the new stadium, see Wembley Stadium. ... The Millennium Stadium (Welsh: Stadiwm y Mileniwm), is the national stadium of Wales, located in the capital Cardiff, and is used primarily for rugby union and football home internationals. ...


Controversy

For all the excitement the play-offs generate, the concept causes significant controversy, because a team that has proved itself the third best in its division over the course of a season has to play a two legged semi-final and a one-off final against teams it has theoretically already beaten, in order to win promotion. This is especially the case for the team that finishes third in the table, who will have often been many points ahead of the chasing pack, and often pushing for automatic promotion, only to then lose out in the play-offs. It is all the worse for those in the division below the Premier League given the amounts of money involved in gaining promotion; the Football League Championship play-off final has often been called "the richest game of football in the world" due to the money on offer through gaining promotion. For other sports leagues which may be referred to by this name, see list of professional sports leagues. ... The Football League Championship (often referred to as The Championship for short, or the Coca-Cola Football League Championship for sponsorship reasons) is the highest division of The Football League and second-highest division overall in the English football league system after the Premier League. ...


Some fans have also noticed the prevalence of a curse over the playoffs, in which the team who loses in the final of the promotion playoff is relegated the next season. [2] Look up Curse in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


Play-Off Winners

Season Division Two Division Three Division Four
1986-87 Charlton Athletic Swindon Town Aldershot
1987-88 Middlesbrough Walsall Swansea City
1988-89 Crystal Palace Port Vale Leyton Orient
1989-90 Swindon Town1 Notts County Cambridge United
1990-91 Notts County Tranmere Rovers Torquay United
1991-92 Blackburn Rovers Peterborough United Blackpool
Division One Division Two Division Three
1992-93 Swindon Town West Bromwich Albion York City
1993-94 Leicester City Burnley Wycombe Wanderers
1994-95 Bolton Wanderers Huddersfield Town Chesterfield
1995-96 Leicester City Bradford City Plymouth Argyle
1996-97 Crystal Palace Crewe Alexandra Northampton Town
1997-98 Charlton Athletic Grimsby Town Colchester United
1998-99 Watford Manchester City Scunthorpe United
1999-00 Ipswich Town Gillingham Peterborough United
2000-01 Bolton Wanderers Walsall Blackpool
2001-02 Birmingham City Stoke City Cheltenham Town
2002-03 Wolverhampton Wanderers Cardiff City Bournemouth
2003-04 Crystal Palace Brighton & Hove Albion Huddersfield Town
Championship League One League Two
2004-05 West Ham United Sheffield Wednesday Southend United
2005-06 Watford Barnsley Cheltenham Town
2006-07 Derby County Blackpool Bristol Rovers
2007-08 Hull City

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The team currently plays in Football League Two, of the Coca-Cola league section of the English football league system. ... Tranmere Rovers Football Club is an English football club, currently playing in Football League One and based at Prenton Park, Prenton, Birkenhead - just across the River Mersey from the two Premiership Clubs of Liverpool F.C. and Everton F.C. // The club was founded as Belmont F.C. by a... Torquay United Football Club, nicknamed the Gulls, is an English association football club based in the seaside resort town of Torquay, Devon. ... Blackburn Rovers Football Club are an English Premier League football club based in the town of Blackburn, Lancashire. ... Peterborough United Football Club are an English football team currently playing in League Two for the 2007-08 season. ... Blackpool Football Club are an English football club founded in 1887 and located in the Lancashire seaside town of Blackpool. ... Swindon Town Football Club is an English football club based in Swindon, Wiltshire. ... West Bromwich Albion Football Club (also known as West Brom, The Baggies, Albion, The Albion, The Throstles or W.B.A.) are an English professional football club based in West Bromwich, West Midlands. ... York City Football Club is an English football club based in York, North Yorkshire. ... Leicester City Football Club, (also known as The Foxes) is an English professional football club based in the city of Leicester. ... Burnley Football Club, nicknamed The Clarets, is a professional football club based in Burnley, in east Lancashire, England. ... Wycombe Wanderers Football Club are an English football team from High Wycombe in Buckinghamshire, currently playing in Football League Two. ... Bolton Wanderers Football Club is an English professional football club based in Lostock, in the Borough of Bolton, England. ... Huddersfield Town Football Club is an English football club formed in 1908 and based in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire. ... Chesterfield Football Club is an English football club based in Chesterfield, Derbyshire. ... Leicester City Football Club, (also known as The Foxes) is an English professional football club based in the city of Leicester. ... Bradford City Association Football Club (also known as The Bantams, and previously The Paraders or The Citizens) are an English football club based in Bradford, Yorkshire, playing in League Two. ... For details of the current season, see Plymouth Argyle F.C. season 2007-08 Plymouth Argyle Football Club (commonly known as the Pilgrims, the Greens, the Green Army or simply Argyle) are an English football team, playing in the Football League Championship. ... Crystal Palace Football Club is an English professional football team based in the London Borough of Croydon. ... Crewe Alexandra Football Club are an English football team based at Gresty Road in Crewe, Cheshire, England and nicknamed The Railwaymen due to that towns links with the rail industry. ... Northampton Town Football Club is a football club based in Northampton, Northamptonshire, England. ... Current season Charlton Athletic Football Club (also known as The Addicks) is a professional football club based in Charlton, in the London Borough of Greenwich. ... This article is about Grimsby town football club. ... Colchester United Football Club is an English football team who play in the Championship. ... It has been suggested that Harry the Hornet be merged into this article or section. ... Manchester City Football Club is an English professional football club based in the city of Manchester. ... Scunthorpe United F.C. are an English football team based in the town of Scunthorpe, North Lincolnshire, England. ... Ipswich Town Football Club (also known as Ipswich, The Blues, Town or The Tractor Boys) are an English professional football club based in Ipswich, Suffolk. ... For the team based in Dorset, see Gillingham Town F.C. Gillingham Football Club is an English professional football club based in the town of Gillingham, Kent, currently playing in the Football League One. ... Peterborough United Football Club are an English football team currently playing in League Two for the 2007-08 season. ... Bolton Wanderers Football Club is an English professional football club based in Lostock, in the Borough of Bolton, England. ... Walsall Football Club are an English football club based in Walsall, West Midlands, currently playing in League One. ... Blackpool Football Club are an English football club founded in 1887 and located in the Lancashire seaside town of Blackpool. ... Current season Birmingham City Football Club is an English professional football club based in the city of Birmingham. ... Stoke City Football Club is a football club based in Stoke-on-Trent, England. ... Cheltenham Town Football Club are a football team based in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire. ... Wolverhampton Wanderers Football Club are an English professional football club based in Wolverhampton, West Midlands. ... Current season Cardiff City Football Club (Welsh: Clwb Pêl-droed Dinas Caerdydd) is a football team based in Cardiff. ... For the non League club, see Bournemouth F.C.. AFC Bournemouth are an English football team currently playing in Football League One. ... Crystal Palace Football Club is an English professional football team based in the London Borough of Croydon. ... Brighton & Hove Albion Football Club is an English football club based in the coastal city of Brighton & Hove, East Sussex. ... Huddersfield Town Football Club is an English football club formed in 1908 and based in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire. ... Current season West Ham United Football Club is an English football club based in Upton Park, London Borough of Newham, East London, and have played their home matches at the 35,303 capacity Boleyn Ground stadium since 1904. ... SWFC redirects here. ... Southend United Football Club is an English football team based at Roots Hall Stadium in Prittlewell, in the Borough of Southend-on-Sea, Essex, which plays in the Football League One. ... It has been suggested that Harry the Hornet be merged into this article or section. ... Barnsley Football Club are an English football league team, based in the town of Barnsley, South Yorkshire and nicknamed the Tykes (a Tyke is a traditional Yorkshire character rugged, hardworking and with great pride in their roots). ... Cheltenham Town Football Club are a football team based in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire. ... Derby County F.C. is an English football club, currently playing in the Football League Championship. ... Blackpool Football Club are an English football club founded in 1887 and located in the Lancashire seaside town of Blackpool. ... Bristol Rovers Football Club is an English professional football team, based in Bristol. ... Hull City Association Football Club is an English football club based in Kingston upon Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire. ... Current season Sunderland Association Football Club is a professional association football team based in Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, in North-East England. ...


Footballs

The Mitre Pro 100T is the official match football of the Football League and is used by all 72 teams from the Championship and Leagues One and Two. Mitre's current deal started in the 2007–08 season and runs until the end of the 2010–11 season. As of the 2007–08 season, every Football League Championship team has their own Mitre football for home matches. The balls sport the home team's crest and colours. Mitre Sports International is a England based sporting goods company. ... The Football League is contested through three Divisions. ... Mitre Sports International is a England based sporting goods company. ...


Huddersfield Town will play the 2008–09 season with a customised Mitre ball to celebrate their centenery. The Football League rules have not allowed this before, but they have been relaxed as Mitre were formerly based in Huddersfield. , Huddersfield is a large town within the Metropolitan Borough of Kirklees, in West Yorkshire, England, near the confluence of the River Colne and the River Holme. ...


See also

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). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The Football League 100 Legends is a list of 100 legendary football players produced by The Football League in 1998, to celebrate the 100th season of League football. ... The Football League Awards are annual awards commemorating football related people involved in the three divisions of the Football League. ... The National Football Museum is a museum in Preston, England, founded to preserve, conserve and interpret several important collections of Association Football memorabilia. ... Since the FA Premier League began at the start of the 1992–93 season, its members have received larger amounts of money in TV rights than their Football League counterparts. ... St. ... The table below lists domestic sports leagues from around the world by total attendances for the last completed season. ...

References

  1. ^ Football League Agrees Historic Deal with Sky Sports and BBC, www.football-league.premiumtv.co.uk, 6 November 2007.
  2. ^ BBC SPORT | Football | Play-off plans shelved

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