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Club League History Summary 1888-89 to 2019-20

Seasons spent by each of the 141 Clubs in the Four Flights of English League Football from 1888-89 to 2019-20, together with the time spent in the Top Flight as a percentage of the club’s League history.

Football League Club’s Divisional Records Season 1888-89 to 2019-20

Clubs (141)Total Seasons 121Debut SeasonDebut Season% Time in
1888-89 to 2019-201234Totalin Leaguein Top FlightTop Flight
1Accrington

Football League

500051888-891888-89100.00%
2Everton

Everton Results

1174001211888-891888-8996.69%
3Liverpool

Liverpool Results

10511001161893-941894-9590.52%
5Arsenal

Arsenal Results

10313001161893-941904-0588.79%
4Aston Villa

Aston Villa Results

10613201211888-891888-8987.60%
6Tottenham Hotspur

Tottenham Results

8516001011908-091909-1084.16%
7Chelsea

Chelsea Results

8519001041905-061907-0881.73%
8Manchester United

Manchester United Results

9522001171892-931892-9381.20%
9Manchester City

Manchester City Results

9125101171892-931899-190077.78%
10Newcastle United

New Castle United Football Results

8828001161893-941898-9975.86%
11Sunderland

Sunderland Results

8630301191890-911890-9172.27%
12West Bromwich Albion

WBA Results

8139101211888-891888-8966.94%
13West Ham United

West Ham United Results

623200941919-201923-2465.96%
14Bolton Wanderers

Bolton Wanderers Results

73341311211888-891888-8960.33%
15Blackburn Rovers

Blackburn Rovers Results

7243601211888-891888-8959.50%
16Sheffield Wednesday

Sheffield Wednesday

6642901171892-931892-9356.41%
17Middlesbrough

Middlesborough Results

6147201101899-19001902-0355.45%
19Stoke City

Stoke City Results

6243801131888-891888-8954.87%
18Leeds United

Leeds United Badge

504030931920-211924-2553.76%
20Derby County

Derby

6552401211888-891888-8953.72%
21Wolverhampton Wanderers

Wolverhampton Results

6550421211888-891888-8953.72%
23Sheffield United

English Football

61441111171892-931893-9452.14%
22Wimbledon

WIMBLEDON Football Results

14634271977-781986-8751.85%
24Birmingham City

Birmingham Football Results

5756401171892-931894-9548.72%
25Nottingham Forest

Nottingham Forest

5656501171892-931892-9347.86%
26Burnley

Burnley Football Results

57461171211888-891888-8947.11%
28Southampton

Southampton Badge

4339110931920-211966-6746.24%
27Leicester City

Leicester

5361101151895-961908-0946.09%
29Preston North End

English Football

46472351211888-891888-8938.02%
31Coventry City

Coventry

3429291931919-201967-6836.56%
30Ipswich Town

Ipswich results

2736120751938-391961-6236.00%
32Portsmouth

Potsmuth Results

3340146931920-211927-2835.48%
33Huddersfield Town

Huddersfield

3239226991910-111920-2132.32%
34Charlton Athletic

Charlton

2646200921921-221936-3728.26%
35Norwich City

Norwich City Results

2638290931920-211972-7327.96%
39Fulham

Fulham Results

26551831021907-081949-5025.49%
36Blackpool

Blsckpool Results

28492691121896-971930-3125.00%
37Darwen

Darwen

260081891-921891-9225.00%
38Notts County

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303735181201888-891888-8925.00%
40Queens Park Rangers

QPR Results

2331390931920-211968-6924.73%
43Crystal Palace

Crystal Palace Results

2037333931920-211969-7021.51%
41Bury

English Fooball

223929241141894-951895-9619.30%
42Wigan Athletic

Wigan Results

87198421978-792005-0619.05%
45Cardiff City

Cardif Results

17461911931920-211921-2218.28%
44Luton Town

English Football

1636309911897-981955-5617.58%
49Watford

Watford Results

1329465931920-211982-8313.98%
46Oldham Athletic

Oldham Athletic results

123641131021907-081910-1111.76%
47Bradford City

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122941241061903-041908-0911.32%
48Grimsby Town

 width=

125227191101892-931901-0210.91%
50Swansea City

Swansea Results

9392619931920-211981-829.68%
51Bristol City

 width=

9514621081901-021906-078.33%
57Brighton & Hove Albion

Brighton

723567931920-211979-807.53%
52Bradford Park Avenue

Bradford Park Avenue

3221411501908-091914-156.00%
54Glossop North End

Glossop North End

11600171898-991899-19005.88%
53 AFC Bournemouth

AFC Bournmouth

557010901923-242015-165.56%
55Oxford United

 width=

3181914541962-631985-865.56%
56Brentford

English Football

5165814931920-211935-365.38%
59Hull City

Hull City Results

56023161041905-062008-094.81%
58Reading

 width=

325568921920-212006-073.26%
60 Millwall

Milwall

243435931920-211988-892.15%
61Carlisle United

English Football

1154027831928-291974-751.20%
62Swindon Town

 width=

119648921920-211993-941.09%
63Northampton Town

 width=

134941941920-211965-661.06%
64Leyton Orient

English Football

14142181021905-061962-630.98%
65Barnsley

Barnley

17624101111898-991997-980.90%
66Port Vale

Port Vale

04143221061892-9300.00%
67Plymouth Argyle

 width=

0404112931920-2100.00%
68Lincoln City

 width=

03432411071892-9300.00%
69Rotherham United

English Football

0304813911893-9400.00%
70Stockport County

 width=

0264033991900-0100.00%
71Bristol Rovers

 width=

020618891920-2100.00%
72Chesterfield Town

 width=

0205524991899-190000.00%
73Doncaster Rovers

Doncaster

0163732851901-0200.00%
74Gainsborough Trinity

Gainsborough Trinity

01600161896-9700.00%
75Burton United

General Badge

01510161892-9300.00%
76 Walsall Town

English Football

0157110961892-9300.00%
77Crewe Alexandra

 width=

0124539961892-9300.00%
78Tranmere Rovers

 width=

0115918881921-2200.00%
79Leeds City

Football League

01000101905-0600.00%
80Shrewsbury Town

 width=

0104019691950-5100.00%
81Scunthorpe United

 width=

092536701950-5100.00%
82South Shields

South Shields

0920111919-2000.00%
83Cambridge United

 width=

08924411970-7100.00%
84Southend United

 width=

076125931920-2100.00%
85Gillingham

 width=

056320881920-2100.00%
86Loughborough

General Badge

050051895-9600.00%
87Peterborough United

Peterborough United

053025601960-6100.00%
88Rotherham County

General Badge

042061919-2000.00%
89Wrexham

 width=

045422801921-2200.00%
90Burton Wanderers

General Badge

030031894-9500.00%
91Darlington

Darlington FC Badge

033147811921-2200.00%
92New Brighton Tower

General Badge

030031898-9900.00%
93Burton Albion

Burton Albion

0226102009-1000.00%
94Colchester United

English FOotball

023828681950-5100.00%
95Northwich Victoria

Northwich Victoria

020021892-9300.00%
96York City

 width=

023832721929-3000.00%
97Bootle

General Badge

010011892-9300.00%
98Hereford United

 width=

01525311972-7300.00%
99Mansfield Town

 width=

014234771931-3200.00%
100Middlesbrough Ironopolis

General Badge

010011893-9400.00%
101 Milton Keynes Dons

English Football

01123162004-0500.00%
102Nelson

Nelson FC

0190101921-2200.00%
103Newport County

 width=

014026671920-2100.00%
104Yeovil Town

English Football

0196162003-0400.00%
105Exeter City

 width=

004741881920-2100.00%
106Rochdale

 width=

004448921921-2200.00%
107Hartlepool United

Hartle Pool United

004345881921-2200.00%
108Halifax Town

Halifax Town

004029691921-2200.00%
109Chester City

football results

003532671931-3200.00%
110Accrington Stanley

 width=

003414481921-2200.00%
111Southport

 width=

003416501921-2200.00%
112Torquay United

 width=

003444781927-2800.00%
113Barrow

 width=

003311441921-2200.00%
114Aldershot

 width=

002433571932-3300.00%
115Gateshead

 width=

00212231930-3100.00%
116New Brighton

General Badge

00210211923-2400.00%
117Wycombe Wanderers

 width=

001413271993-9400.00%
118Merthyr Town

General Badge

00100101920-2100.00%
119Wigan Borough

Wigan Borough

00100101921-2200.00%
120Workington

 width=

001016261951-5200.00%
121Ashington

ASHINGTON

008081921-2200.00%
122Durham City

DURHAM CITY

007071921-2200.00%
123Aberdare Athletic

General Badge

006061921-2200.00%
124Fleetwood Town

 width=

006282012-1300.00%
125AFC Wimbledon

AFC Wimbledon

004592011-1200.00%
126Cheltenham Town

 width=

00415191999-200000.00%
127Crawley Town

 width=

003692011-1200.00%
128Stevenage

English Football

0037102010-1100.00%
129Stalybridge Celtic

Stalybridge Celtic

002021921-2200.00%
130Thames Association

General Badge

002021930-3100.00%
131Barnet

Barnet

00120211991-9200.00%
132Dagenham & Redbridge

DAGENHAM

001892007-0800.00%
133Macclesfield Town

Macclesfield Town

00116171997-9800.00%
134Rushden & Diamonds

Rushden & Diamonds

001452001-0200.00%
135Morecambe

MORECAMBE

00013132007-0800.00%
136Scarborough

Scarborough

00012121987-8800.00%
137Boston United

 width=

000552002-0300.00%
138Kidderminster Harriers

 width=

000552000-0100.00%
139Forest Green Rovers

Forest Green Rovers

000332017-1800.00%
140Maidstone United

Maidstone United

000331989-9000.00%
141Salford City

Salford City

000112019-2000.00%
Clubs (141) 1888-89 to 2019-201234TotalDebut SeasonDebut Seson% Time in
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