Preston North End - Football League Champions 1888-89

Football League Records & Statistics 1888-89 to 2013-14

Premier League action
Ipswich Town 1961-62
Chronological Order 1888-89 to 2013-14
Football stats of the respective League positions season by season for every club in the four flights
of English football from 1888-89 to 2013-14
A to Z List of all 138 League Clubs
Football stats arranged A to Z with all 138 clubs
who have participated in the Football League
from 1888 to 2014 with their League positions
West Ham United
Club League History Summary
Football stats showing years spent in each of the four
flights of League football by the 138 clubs, together
with the amount of time spent in the top flight,
arranged club by club from 1888-89 to 2013-14
Dimitar Berbatov of Tottenham
Seasons in Top Flight Statistics
Football League stats showing the total number of
seasons spent in the Top Flight of English
football from 1888-89 to 2013-14 with tables for current & historical consecutive season runs
Chelsea players celebrate
Torres of Liverpool against Reading
Top Flight Points Table
1888-89 to 1938-39
Football stats detailing the points amassed 
by season for every club in the top flight
from 1888-89 to 1938-39
Top Flight Points Table
1946-47 to 1991-92
Football stats detailing the points amassed by season for every club in the old First Division from 1946-47 to 1991-92
Yeovil Town - the last of the 92 League clubs alphabetically in 2008-09
A to Z Interactive Details of all
92 League Clubs Season 2009-10
Full details of every League Club in the Top Four Flights of English Football for 2009-10. Includes links to every club's official web site & Wikipedia.
Michael Owen
Top 5 Finishes Stats 1888-89 to 2012-13
Football stats showing the Top 5 League
finishes for every season
from 1888-89 to 2012-13
Jermain Defoe - enjoyed a top 5 finish twice with Spurs
Top 5 League Finishes Table of Merit
All-time top 5 league finishes arranged as a
table of merit. Also incldes Post-WW2 and
Premier League Era tables.

Burton Albion - the 105th team to participate in the League since 1992-93
League Positions Stats
1992-93 to 2012-13
The 105 teams who have participated in the
League from 1992-93 arranged alphabetically
with their League positions
Liverpool & Arsenal have amassed more Top Flight points than any other clubs
All-Time Top Flight Points Table
1888-89 to 2013-14
Football stats detailing the points amassed
by season for every club in the Top Flight
from 1888-89 to 2013-14
LNER B17/4 locomotive "Tottenham Hotspur"
LNER/BR 'Footballer' Locomotives
  A batch of railway locomotives were built and    named after famous football clubs in the 1930s
by the London & North-East Railway


FOOTBALL LEAGUE

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.

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. 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.

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.

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 North End won the first league title without losing a game, and completed the first league & cup double by also taking the FA Cup. Every one of the original 12 Football League club has at least one relegation in their history, unlike some European leagues such as Spain, Portugal, Scotland or the Republic of Ireland.

Everton currently hold the record for the most seasons spent in the Top Flight of English football - 111 seasons out of a maximum possible 115 up to and including season 2013-14. Aston Villa are currently on 103 seasons in the Top Flight while Liverpool are on 99 and Arsenal are on 97 seasons.
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English Community Shield tickets on sale
London deby action between Tottenham Hotspur & West Ham United
London Clubs in the Top Flight
from 1904-05 to 2013-14
Table of every London Football Club's record in
the Top Flight from season 1904-05 to 2013-14.

The Wednesday
Top Flight Tables 1888-89 to 1914-15
Complete details of every Football League Top
Flight Table from season 1888-89 to 1914-15
Arsenal 1934-35
Top Flight Tables 1919-20 to 1939-40
Complete details of every Football League Top Flight Table from season 1919-20 to 1939-40
Leeds United 1991-92
Top Flight Tables 1946-47 to 1991-92
Complete details of every Football League Top Flight Table from season 1946-47 to 1991-92
The Wednesday
Second Flight Tables 1892-93 to 1914-15
Complete details of every Football League Second Flight Table from season 1892-93 to 1914-15
Tottenham Hotspur
Second Flight Tables 1919-20 to 1939-40
Complete details of every Football League Second Flight Table from season 1919-20 to 1939-40
Crystal Palace
Second Flight Tables 1946-47 to 1991-92
Complete details of every Football League Second Flight Table from season 1946-47 to 1991-92
Reading
Second Flight Tables 1992-93 to 2013-14
Complete details of every Football League Second Flight Table from season 1992-93 to 2013-14
Portsmouth
All-Time Second Flight Points Table
1892-93 to 2012-13
Football stats detailing the points amassed
by season for every club in the Second Flight
from 1892-93 to 2012-13
Plymouth Argyle
Third Flight Tables 1920-21 to 1939-40
Complete details of every Football League Third Flight Table from season 1920-21 to 1939-40
Oxford United
Third Flight Tables 1946-47 to 1991-92
Complete details of every Football League Third Flight Table from season 1946-47 to 1991-92
Millwall 1961-92 Division Four Champions
Fourth Flight Tables 1958-59 to 1991-92
Complete details of every Football League Fourth Flight Table from season 1946-47 to 1991-92
Charlton Athletic
Third Flight Tables 1992-93 to 2013-14
Complete details of every Football League Third Flight Table from season 1992-93 to 2012-13
Cardiff City 1992-93 Fourth Flight Champions
Fourth Flight Tables 1992-93 to 2013-14
Complete details of every Football League Fourth Flight Table from season 1992-93 to 2012-13
Luton Town
All-Time Third Flight Points Table
1920-21 to 2012-13
Football stats detailing the points amassed
by season for every club in the Third Flight
from 1920-21 to 2012-13
Swindon Town 2011-12 Fourth Flight Champions
All-Time Fourth Flight Points Table
1958-59 to 2012-13
Football stats detailing the points amassed
by season for every club in the Fourth Flight
from 1958-59 to 2012-13
Johnstones Paint Trophy
Football League Trophy
1983-84 to 2012-13
The Football League Trophy is a knockout cup competition in organised by and named after The Football League.
The competition was first played in 1983–84.
Rankings for the Top 358 Clubs in English League & Non-League Football
The top 358 clubs ranked by their end of
season 2012-13 League positions
The FA logo
English Football Pyramid System
Detailed chart showing the set-up of the first 10 levels of the English Football Pyramid System of Leagues for professional, semi-professional
and amateur football.
English Football Pyramid System
Ronnie Allen of West Bromwich Albion
1950s Combined First Division Table
Combined Table for all 34 clubs which participated in Football League Division One during the 1950s from season 1949-50 to 1958-59.

Tottenham Hotspur v Liverpool
1960s Combined First Division Table
Combined Table for all 34 clubs which participated in Football League Division One during the 1960s from season 1959-60 to 1968-69.

Arsenal v Manchester City
1970s Combined First Division Table
Combined Table for all 35 clubs which participated in Football League Division One during the 1970s from season 1969-70 to 1978-79.

Manchester City v Coventry City
1980s Combined First Division Table
Combined Table for all 39 clubs which participated in Football League Division One during the 1980s from season 1979-80 to 1978-79.

Liverpool v Manchester United
1990s Combined Top Flight Table
Combined Table for all 34 clubs which participated in the Top Flight during the 1990s from season 1989-90 to 1988-89.



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