Football League Club's Divisional Records Season 1888-89 to 2018-19  
  Clubs 1888-89 to 2018-19 Total Seasons 120 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   116 4 0 0 120 1888-89 1888-89 96.67%  
  3 Liverpool   104 11 0 0 115 1893-94 1894-95 90.43%  
  5 Arsenal   102 13 0 0 115 1893-94 1904-05 88.70%  
  4 Aston Villa   105 13 2 0 120 1888-89 1888-89 87.50%  
  6 Tottenham Hotspur   84 16 0 0 100 1908-09 1909-10 84.00%  
  7 Chelsea   84 19 0 0 103 1905-06 1907-08 81.55%  
  8 Manchester United   94 22 0 0 116 1892-93 1892-93 81.03%  
  9 Manchester City   90 25 1 0 116 1892-93 1899-1900 77.59%  
  10 Newcastle United   87 28 0 0 115 1893-94 1898-99 75.65%  
  11 Sunderland   86 30 2 0 118 1890-91 1890-91 72.88%  
  12 West Bromwich Albion   81 38 1 0 120 1888-89 1888-89 67.50%  
  13 West Ham United   61 32 0 0 93 1919-20 1923-24 65.59%  
  14 Bolton Wanderers   73 34 12 1 120 1888-89 1888-89 60.83%  
  15 Blackburn Rovers   72 42 6 0 120 1888-89 1888-89 60.00%  
  16 Sheffield Wednesday   66 41 9 0 116 1892-93 1892-93 56.90%  
  17 Middlesbrough   61 46 2 0 109 1899-1900 1902-03 55.96%  
  19 Stoke City   62 42 8 0 112 1888-89 1888-89 55.36%  
  18 Leeds United   50 39 3 0 92 1920-21 1924-25 54.35%  
  20 Derby County   65 51 4 0 120 1888-89 1888-89 54.17%  
  21 Wolverhampton Wanderers   64 50 4 2 120 1888-89 1888-89 53.33%  
  23 Wimbledon   14 6 3 4 27 1977-78 1986-87 51.85%  
  22 Sheffield United   60 44 11 1 116 1892-93 1893-94 51.72%  
  24 Birmingham City   57 55 4 0 116 1892-93 1894-95 49.14%  
  25 Nottingham Forest   56 55 5 0 116 1892-93 1892-93 48.28%  
  26 Burnley   56 46 11 7 120 1888-89 1888-89 46.67%  
  28 Southampton   42 39 11 0 92 1920-21 1966-67 45.65%  
  27 Leicester City   52 61 1 0 114 1895-96 1908-09 45.61%  
  29 Preston North End   46 46 23 5 120 1888-89 1888-89 38.33%  
  31 Coventry City   34 29 28 1 92 1919-20 1967-68 36.96%  
  30 Ipswich Town   27 36 11 0 74 1938-39 1961-62 36.49%  
  32 Portsmouth   33 40 13 6 92 1920-21 1927-28 35.87%  
  33 Huddersfield Town   32 38 22 6 98 1910-11 1920-21 32.65%  
  34 Charlton Athletic   26 45 20 0 91 1921-22 1936-37 28.57%  
  35 Norwich City   25 38 29 0 92 1920-21 1972-73 27.17%  
  39 Fulham   26 54 18 3 101 1907-08 1949-50 25.74%  
  36 Blackpool   28 49 25 9 111 1896-97 1930-31 25.23%  
  37 Queens Park Rangers   23 30 39 0 92 1920-21 1968-69 25.00%  
  38 Notts County   30 37 35 18 120 1888-89 1888-89 25.00%  
  40 Darwen   2 6 0 0 8 1891-92 1891-92 25.00%  
  43 Crystal Palace   19 37 33 3 92 1920-21 1969-70 20.65%  
  41 Wigan Athletic   8 6 19 8 41 1978-79 2005-06 19.51%  
  42 Bury   22 39 29 24 114 1894-95 1895-96 19.30%  
  45 Cardiff City   17 45 19 11 92 1920-21 1921-22 18.48%  
  44 Luton Town   16 35 30 9 90 1897-98 1955-56 17.78%  
  49 Watford   12 29 46 5 92 1920-21 1982-83 13.04%  
  46 Oldham Athletic   12 36 41 12 101 1907-08 1910-11 11.88%  
  47 Bradford City   12 29 41 23 105 1903-04 1908-09 11.43%  
  48 Grimsby   12 52 27 18 109 1892-93 1901-02 11.01%  
  50 Swansea City   9 38 26 19 92 1920-21 1981-82 9.78%  
  51 Bristol City   9 50 46 2 107 1901-02 1906-07 8.41%  
  57 Brighton & Hove Albion   6 23 56 7 92 1920-21 1979-80 6.52%  
  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 18 14 53 1962-63 1985-86 5.66%  
  55 Brentford   5 15 58 14 92 1920-21 1935-36 5.43%  
  56 Hull City   5 59 23 16 103 1905-06 2008-09 4.85%  
  59   AFC Bournemouth   4 5 70 10 89 1923-24 2015-16 4.49%  
  58 Reading   3 24 56 8 91 1920-21 2006-07 3.30%  
  60   Millwall   2 42 43 5 92 1920-21 1988-89 2.17%  
  61 Carlisle United   1 15 40 26 82 1928-29 1974-75 1.22%  
  62 Swindon Town   1 19 64 7 91 1920-21 1993-94 1.10%  
  63 Northampton Town   1 3 49 40 93 1920-21 1965-66 1.08%  
  64 Leyton Orient   1 41 42 17 101 1905-06 1962-63 0.99%  
  65 Barnsley   1 75 24 10 110 1898-99 1997-98 0.91%  
  66 Port Vale   0 41 43 21 105 1892-93 0 0.00%  
  67 Plymouth Argyle   0 40 41 11 92 1920-21 0 0.00%  
  68 Lincoln City   0 34 31 41 106 1892-93 0 0.00%  
  69 Rotherham United   0 30 47 13 90 1893-94 0 0.00%  
  70 Stockport County   0 26 40 33 99 1900-01 0 0.00%  
  71 Bristol Rovers   0 20 60 8 88 1920-21 0 0.00%  
  72 Chesterfield Town   0 20 55 24 99 1899-1900 0 0.00%  
  73 Doncaster Rovers   0 16 36 32 84 1901-02 0 0.00%  
  74 Gainsborough Trinity   0 16 0 0 16 1896-97 0 0.00%  
  75   Walsall Town   0 15 71 9 95 1892-93 0 0.00%  
  76 Burton United   0 15 0 0 15 1892-93 0 0.00%  
  77 Crewe Alexandra   0 12 45 38 95 1892-93 0 0.00%  
  78 Tranmere Rovers   0 11 58 18 87 1921-22 0 0.00%  
  79 Shrewsbury Town   0 10 39 19 68 1950-51 0 0.00%  
  80 Leeds City   0 10 0 0 10 1905-06 0 0.00%  
  81 Scunthorpe United   0 9 25 35 69 1950-51 0 0.00%  
  82 South Shields   0 9 2 0 11 1919-20 0 0.00%  
  83 Cambridge United   0 8 9 23 40 1970-71 0 0.00%  
  84 Southend United   0 7 60 25 92 1920-21 0 0.00%  
  85 Gillingham   0 5 62 20 87 1920-21 0 0.00%  
  86 Peterborough United   0 5 29 25 59 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 27 67 1950-51 0 0.00%  
  95 Burton Albion   0 2 2 6 10 2009-10 0 0.00%  
  96 Northwich Victoria   0 2 0 0 2 1892-93 0 0.00%  
  97 Mansfield Town   0 1 42 33 76 1931-32 0 0.00%  
  98 Newport County   0 1 40 25 66 1920-21 0 0.00%  
  99   Milton Keynes Dons   0 1 11 3 15 2004-05 0 0.00%  
  100 Nelson   0 1 9 0 10 1921-22 0 0.00%  
  101 Yeovil Town   0 1 9 6 16 2003-04 0 0.00%  
  102 Hereford United   0 1 5 25 31 1972-73 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 40 87 1920-21 0 0.00%  
  106 Rochdale   0 0 43 48 91 1921-22 0 0.00%  
  107 Hartlepool United   0 0 43 45 88 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 Accrington Stanley   0 0 33 14 47 1921-22 0 0.00%  
  113 Barrow   0 0 33 11 44 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 13 13 26 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 Fleetwood Town   0 0 5 2 7 2012-13 0 0.00%  
  125 Cheltenham Town   0 0 4 14 18 1999-2000 0 0.00%  
  126 Stevenage   0 0 3 6 9 2010-11 0 0.00%  
  127 AFC Wimbledon   0 0 3 5 8 2011-12 0 0.00%  
  128 Crawley Town   0 0 3 5 8 2011-12 0 0.00%  
  129 Stalybridge Celtic   0 0 2 0 2 1921-22 0 0.00%  
  130 Thames Association   0 0 2 0 2 1930-31 0 0.00%  
  131 Barnet   0 0 1 20 21 1991-92 0 0.00%  
  132 Macclesfield Town   0 0 1 15 16 1997-98 0 0.00%  
  133 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 Morecambe   0 0 0 12 12 2007-08 0 0.00%  
  136 Scarborough   0 0 0 12 12 1987-88 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 2 2 2017-18 0 0.00%  
              Clubs 1888-89 to 2018-19        1 2 3 4 Total Debut Season Debut Seson % Time in  
  Bold = Founder Member of Football League Total Seasons 120 in League in Top Flight Top Flight