Football League Club's Divisional Records Season 1888-89 to 2017-18  
  Clubs 1888-89 to 2017-18 Total Seasons 119 Debut Season Debut Season % Time in  
  1 2 3 4 Total in League in Top Flight Top Flight  
  1 Accrington   5 0 0 0 5 1888-89 1888-89 100.00%  
  2 Everton   115 4 0 0 119 1888-89 1888-89 96.64%  
  3 Liverpool   103 11 0 0 114 1893-94 1894-95 90.35%  
  5 Arsenal   101 13 0 0 114 1893-94 1904-05 88.60%  
  4 Aston Villa   105 12 2 0 119 1888-89 1888-89 88.24%  
  6 Tottenham Hotspur   83 17 0 0 100 1908-09 1909-10 83.00%  
  7 Chelsea   83 19 0 0 102 1905-06 1907-08 81.37%  
  8 Manchester United   93 22 0 0 115 1892-93 1892-93 80.87%  
  9 Manchester City   89 25 1 0 115 1892-93 1899-1900 77.39%  
  10 Newcastle United   86 28 0 0 114 1893-94 1898-99 75.44%  
  11 Sunderland   86 30 1 0 117 1890-91 1890-91 73.50%  
  12 West Bromwich Albion   81 37 1 0 119 1888-89 1888-89 68.07%  
  13 West Ham United   60 32 0 0 92 1919-20 1923-24 65.22%  
  14 Bolton Wanderers   73 33 12 1 119 1888-89 1888-89 61.34%  
  15 Blackburn Rovers   72 41 6 0 119 1888-89 1888-89 60.50%  
  16 Sheffield Wednesday   66 40 9 0 115 1892-93 1892-93 57.39%  
  17 Middlesbrough   61 45 2 0 108 1899-1900 1902-03 56.48%  
  19 Stoke City   62 41 8 0 111 1888-89 1888-89 55.86%  
  18 Leeds United   50 38 3 0 91 1920-21 1924-25 54.95%  
  20 Derby County   65 50 4 0 119 1888-89 1888-89 54.62%  
  21 Wolverhampton Wanderers   63 50 4 2 119 1888-89 1888-89 52.94%  
  22 Sheffield United   60 43 11 1 115 1892-93 1893-94 52.17%  
  23 Wimbledon   14 6 3 4 27 1977-78 1986-87 51.85%  
  24 Birmingham City   57 54 4 0 115 1892-93 1894-95 49.57%  
  25 Nottingham Forest   56 54 5 0 115 1892-93 1892-93 48.70%  
  26 Burnley   55 46 11 7 119 1888-89 1888-89 46.22%  
  27 Leicester City   51 61 1 0 113 1895-96 1908-09 45.13%  
  28 Southampton   41 39 11 0 91 1920-21 1966-67 45.05%  
  29 Preston North End   46 45 23 5 119 1888-89 1888-89 38.66%  
  31 Coventry City   34 29 27 1 91 1919-20 1967-68 37.36%  
  30 Ipswich Town   27 35 11 0 73 1938-39 1961-62 36.99%  
  32 Portsmouth   33 40 12 6 91 1920-21 1927-28 36.26%  
  33 Huddersfield Town   31 38 22 6 97 1910-11 1920-21 31.96%  
  34 Charlton Athletic   26 45 19 0 90 1921-22 1936-37 28.89%  
  35 Norwich City   25 37 29 0 91 1920-21 1972-73 27.47%  
  36 Blackpool   28 49 24 9 110 1896-97 1930-31 25.45%  
  37 Queens Park Rangers   23 29 39 0 91 1920-21 1968-69 25.27%  
  38 Notts County   30 37 35 17 119 1888-89 1888-89 25.21%  
  39 Fulham   25 54 18 3 100 1907-08 1949-50 25.00%  
  40 Darwen   2 6 0 0 8 1891-92 1891-92 25.00%  
  41 Wigan Athletic   8 5 19 8 40 1978-79 2005-06 20.00%  
  43 Crystal Palace   18 37 33 3 91 1920-21 1969-70 19.78%  
  42 Bury   22 39 29 23 113 1894-95 1895-96 19.47%  
  44 Luton Town   16 35 29 9 89 1897-98 1955-56 17.98%  
  45 Cardiff City   16 45 19 11 91 1920-21 1921-22 17.58%  
  49 Watford   11 29 46 5 91 1920-21 1982-83 12.09%  
  46 Oldham Athletic   12 36 41 11 100 1907-08 1910-11 12.00%  
  47 Bradford City   12 29 40 23 104 1903-04 1908-09 11.54%  
  48 Grimsby   12 52 27 17 108 1892-93 1901-02 11.11%  
  50 Swansea City   9 37 26 19 91 1920-21 1981-82 9.89%  
  51 Bristol City   9 49 46 2 106 1901-02 1906-07 8.49%  
  52 Bradford Park Avenue   3 22 14 11 50 1908-09 1914-15 6.00%  
  54 Glossop North End   1 16 0 0 17 1898-99 1899-1900 5.88%  
  53 Oxford United   3 18 17 14 52 1962-63 1985-86 5.77%  
  55 Brentford   5 14 58 14 91 1920-21 1935-36 5.49%  
  57 Brighton & Hove Albion   5 23 56 7 91 1920-21 1979-80 5.49%  
  56 Hull City   5 58 23 16 102 1905-06 2008-09 4.90%  
  59   AFC Bournemouth   3 5 70 10 88 1923-24 2015-16 3.41%  
  58 Reading   3 23 56 8 90 1920-21 2006-07 3.33%  
  60   Millwall   2 41 43 5 91 1920-21 1988-89 2.20%  
  61 Carlisle United   1 15 40 25 81 1928-29 1974-75 1.23%  
  62 Swindon Town   1 19 64 6 90 1920-21 1993-94 1.11%  
  63 Northampton Town   1 3 49 39 92 1920-21 1965-66 1.09%  
  64 Leyton Orient   1 41 42 17 101 1905-06 1962-63 0.99%  
  65 Barnsley   1 75 23 10 109 1898-99 1997-98 0.92%  
  66 Port Vale   0 41 43 20 104 1892-93 0 0.00%  
  67 Plymouth Argyle   0 40 40 11 91 1920-21 0 0.00%  
  68 Lincoln City   0 34 31 40 105 1892-93 0 0.00%  
  69 Rotherham United   0 29 47 13 89 1893-94 0 0.00%  
  70 Stockport County   0 26 40 33 99 1900-01 0 0.00%  
  71 Bristol Rovers   0 20 59 8 87 1920-21 0 0.00%  
  72 Chesterfield Town   0 20 55 24 99 1899-1900 0 0.00%  
  73 Doncaster Rovers   0 16 35 32 83 1901-02 0 0.00%  
  74 Gainsborough Trinity   0 16 0 0 16 1896-97 0 0.00%  
  75   Walsall Town   0 15 70 9 94 1892-93 0 0.00%  
  76 Burton United   0 15 0 0 15 1892-93 0 0.00%  
  77 Crewe Alexandra   0 12 45 37 94 1892-93 0 0.00%  
  78 Tranmere Rovers   0 11 58 17 86 1921-22 0 0.00%  
  79 Shrewsbury Town   0 10 38 19 67 1950-51 0 0.00%  
  80 Leeds City   0 10 0 0 10 1905-06 0 0.00%  
  81 Scunthorpe United   0 9 24 35 68 1950-51 0 0.00%  
  82 South Shields   0 9 2 0 11 1919-20 0 0.00%  
  83 Cambridge United   0 8 9 22 39 1970-71 0 0.00%  
  84 Southend United   0 7 59 25 91 1920-21 0 0.00%  
  85 Gillingham   0 5 61 20 86 1920-21 0 0.00%  
  86 Peterborough United   0 5 28 25 58 1960-61 0 0.00%  
  87 Loughborough   0 5 0 0 5 1895-96 0 0.00%  
  88 Wrexham   0 4 54 22 80 1921-22 0 0.00%  
  89 Rotherham County   0 4 2 0 6 1919-20 0 0.00%  
  90 Darlington   0 3 31 47 81 1921-22 0 0.00%  
  91 Burton Wanderers   0 3 0 0 3 1894-95 0 0.00%  
  92 New Brighton Tower   0 3 0 0 3 1898-99 0 0.00%  
  93 York City   0 2 38 32 72 1929-30 0 0.00%  
  94 Colchester United   0 2 38 26 66 1950-51 0 0.00%  
  95 Northwich Victoria   0 2 0 0 2 1892-93 0 0.00%  
  96 Mansfield Town   0 1 42 32 75 1931-32 0 0.00%  
  97 Newport County   0 1 40 24 65 1920-21 0 0.00%  
  98   Milton Keynes Dons   0 1 11 2 14 2004-05 0 0.00%  
  99 Nelson   0 1 9 0 10 1921-22 0 0.00%  
  100 Yeovil Town   0 1 9 5 15 2003-04 0 0.00%  
  101 Hereford United   0 1 5 25 31 1972-73 0 0.00%  
  102 Burton Albion   0 2 1 6 9 2009-10 0 0.00%  
  103 Bootle   0 1 0 0 1 1892-93 0 0.00%  
  104 Middlesbrough Ironopolis   0 1 0 0 1 1893-94 0 0.00%  
  105 Exeter City   0 0 47 39 86 1920-21 0 0.00%  
  106 Hartlepool United   0 0 43 45 88 1921-22 0 0.00%  
  107 Rochdale   0 0 42 48 90 1921-22 0 0.00%  
  108 Halifax Town   0 0 40 29 69 1921-22 0 0.00%  
  109 Chester City   0 0 35 32 67 1931-32 0 0.00%  
  110 Torquay United   0 0 34 44 78 1927-28 0 0.00%  
  111 Southport   0 0 34 16 50 1921-22 0 0.00%  
  112 Barrow   0 0 33 11 44 1921-22 0 0.00%  
  113 Accrington Stanley   0 0 32 14 46 1921-22 0 0.00%  
  114 Aldershot   0 0 24 33 57 1932-33 0 0.00%  
  115 Gateshead   0 0 21 2 23 1930-31 0 0.00%  
  116 New Brighton   0 0 21 0 21 1923-24 0 0.00%  
  117 Wycombe Wanderers   0 0 12 13 25 1993-94 0 0.00%  
  118 Workington   0 0 10 16 26 1951-52 0 0.00%  
  119 Merthyr Town   0 0 10 0 10 1920-21 0 0.00%  
  120 Wigan Borough   0 0 10 0 10 1921-22 0 0.00%  
  121 Ashington   0 0 8 0 8 1921-22 0 0.00%  
  122 Durham City   0 0 7 0 7 1921-22 0 0.00%  
  123 Aberdare Athletic   0 0 6 0 6 1921-22 0 0.00%  
  124 Cheltenham Town   0 0 4 13 17 1999-2000 0 0.00%  
  127 Fleetwood Town   0 0 4 2 6 2012-13 0 0.00%  
  125 Stevenage   0 0 3 5 8 2010-11 0 0.00%  
  126 Crawley Town   0 0 3 4 7 2011-12 0 0.00%  
  133 AFC Wimbledon   0 0 2 5 7 2011-12 0 0.00%  
  128 Stalybridge Celtic   0 0 2 0 2 1921-22 0 0.00%  
  129 Thames Association   0 0 2 0 2 1930-31 0 0.00%  
  130 Barnet   0 0 1 20 21 1991-92 0 0.00%  
  131 Macclesfield Town   0 0 1 14 15 1997-98 0 0.00%  
  132 Dagenham & Redbridge   0 0 1 8 9 2007-08 0 0.00%  
  134 Rushden & Diamonds   0 0 1 4 5 2001-02 0 0.00%  
  135 Scarborough   0 0 0 12 12 1987-88 0 0.00%  
  136 Morecambe   0 0 0 11 11 2007-08 0 0.00%  
  137 Boston United   0 0 0 5 5 2002-03 0 0.00%  
  138 Kidderminster Harriers   0 0 0 5 5 2000-01 0 0.00%  
  139 Maidstone United   0 0 0 3 3 1989-90 0 0.00%  
  140 Forest Green Rovers   0 0 0 1 1 2017-18 0 0.00%  
          Clubs 1888-89 to 2017-18                1 2 3 4 Total Debut Season Debut Seson % Time in  
  Bold = Founder Member of Football League Total Seasons 119 in League in Top Flight Top Flight