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Football League by Club Positions by Year Club Joined League from Season 1888-89 to 2021-22

-123 Seasons-

HomeEngland Footy Football League

Chart of respective English Football League finishing positions for all 143 clubs who have participated in the English Football League from Season 1888-89 to Season 2021-22 (123 Seasons).
Sutton United became the latest club to join the League.

Key to Football League Club Positions
RedFootball League1888-89 to 1891-921Top Flight Champions
Division One1892-93 to 1938-391Second Flight Champions
Premier League1992-93 Onwards1Third Flight (&3S) Champions
BlueDivision Three1920-211Third (N) Flight Champions
Division Three South1921-22 to 1957-581Fourth Flight Champions
Division Three1958-59 to 1991-92
Division Two1992-93 to 2003-04
League One2004-05 Onwards
GreenDivision Two1892-93 to 2003-04
Championship2004-05 Onwards
PlumDivision Three North1921-22 to 1957-58
BlackDivision Four1958-59 to 1991-92
Division Three1992-93 to 2003-04
League Two2004-05 Onwards

*Numbers in bold indicate tied position

Clubs Joining Football League from 1888-89 to 1894-95 Preston North End to Bury
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Clubs (141)899091929394959697989900010203040506070809101112131415202122232425262728293031323334353637383947484950515253545556575859606162636465666768697071727374757677787980818283848586878889909192939495969798990001020304050607080910111213141516171819202122

English Football

Preston North End1122214494121516173718214121012141911921916161618211264131671392117143977216172111419321292210173121713201422118192198637102014161623232166191717215511515514812155471561722151453111171491313CH

Aston Villa Results

Aston Villa28944131161115825485271262214910566156108342521313219112861012156111362010142119715191616211018214131421648871116101016222172177210184576688166101611666916151517201345171114PL

Wolverhampton Results

Wolverhampton Wanderers344611911141038413141181420697895109419151722164151617941201517155223562141631236112318516216217161349512122011518618212222223411101211118420397712352097571151720231714151771310PL

Blackburn Rovers Results

Blackburn Rovers4369945814156149416151391214431215132011151481612181276101615815221216117211416614936442101781611710224819821103131151252224101165191255519642171361911210615156107151015191789152221511158CH

Bolton Wanderers Results

Bolton Wanderers59535131048111721012187266191202486176361343847141514172132132078181714168514518891546181118213991217162271111044117221819221017182131064132143201186631617868716131414187141824221232339L1

WBA Results

West Bromwich Albion65121288131612714131817181044531119105101141371621322876264791816221077214161342171311454109141014613810161716228637631041711171222152092023742119111610122162192171941202111081713141020421910CH

Football League

Accrington76101115

Everton Results

Everton8215362374411721232113112104211151167205717112011822111114816171411014181822716211151516161554134116531141517741193419158771214869121317156151714131615717411655877651111788121016PL

Burnley Football Results

Burnley91187659101613173918511977141483212421315171920519192181919131215136142315101014671077671423912314141414217161021161113218121122114221016166113622179201527716191317151351881311219116715101718PL

Derby

Derby County107111013315231096126914111519654617201182112143321246261574624136144311111722182221167181216181398171814917314151219216161320731155162038692129816171918204203201814191210385966102123CH

Notts County

Notts County111038143210113515313151318161818159111619116216131109221615522116151822921111126111171519147202021232513724138201719714210145815617215152120874934211772442411688191523192113211911971220211716523

Stoke City Results

Stoke1212137111461316129161661612102010 (Stoke City)102022162021156111131121041017741511191320211151351151718811711101218199131715551221731811181318221081113241441101141223865521111213821211131413999131916151414CH

Sunderland Results

Sunderland71121515273213651410163838178512122373315491113126218816920831212918492021151663321519171517211356641206421719161321182011161918211220118317717203120115161310131714161720245845L1

Darwen

Darwen1431569111518

Nottingham Forest

Nottingham Forest1077131181184510916191914142015172018181812020221751011101711517919182020111921414741572101320141991351821118151621147168312571253988339882223920120141116614237421936198111416211797174CH

Sheffield Wednesday

The Wednesday (1930 Sheffield Wed.)1212876518189119313551165318722101088141161411333113202217320482211181922114221526668171119152215141019222081414310462851311161833771315716121917202216519916122215218161364151216244L1

Manchester United Results

Newton Heath (1903 Manchester United)161636244410155332811351134141812132241429151812172212620512121422242184511927715192141211888182113610928334441121113621121121113133211121217456263266

Birmingham Football Results

Small Heath (1906 Birmingham)12121546832172117792011201612314631181714814171115111991320191211182131172243671612139191917202022101047189210191719131121313161720221191923712219221151074555131012182192918412211010191917201820CH

English Football

Sheffield United21061221162141047613417126914151061420111051458131120157102211373261222381112013227634251012199102196210141362211122012211113187921221391420895681610133882189382335751111029205CH

Grimsby

Grimsby455331210611517613811181319971517221331411121171121813211315171220101622111122251723116132146219211011172123161919616182362171719510152122923199161017223112018192421184151622231418171524

` Manchester City Results

Ardwick (1895 Man City)513926317111812351731911715613572108111021318381416549121511072121520177418520161312216111151131011411148824151712102043152192145591617181422321819168151491053121243112111

General Badge

Burton Swifts (1902 Burton Utd)6611111413131518101314171920

Northwich Victoria

Northwich Victoria715

Bootle

Bootle8

Lincoln City9813131614129851012913192015208191621141319815112652118224427171212245115161681820191322222211222224138821510125191624724614192124101014108181218932315182267675151320237116517L1

Crewe Alexandra

Crewe Alexandra1012161666201511151791118610141362088810127916101622242424181491032210145423151524212118161215242318242316101217173122266335611181914222182122132022181071319202417151221224L2

Port Vale

Burslem Port Vale (1920 Port Vale)1171514911912913161716131718171688892115201781821111518108131312132117122215113712313221913181341715620612192116201973231241211311152432171281921231114177181312231810111239181221202081313L2

English Football

Walsall Town Swifts (1897 W.T)121014121061216831921141814171716541410172121531419152424242320152061214211919912713122091715871562222020106116832424161551021112192224181722142411213102019913143141921121919L2

Liverpool Results

Liverpool11615921011151711158162131712161344111247916512910141871918111111112891117221133443318171532553122112115111212121266843437432545334276872684421322

New Castle United Football Results

Newcastle United4105521356314414141483141115857496101910191711521684199524548161581117191182111781152010971211915151552189119531411178203112013622131311114351471312181125161015181101313121111

Arsenal Results

Woolwich Arsenal (1914, 1928 Arsenal)987105787432101271461810102035109171119202111091412111631513156531129551231311107813147941215210161785743510677461414104125312221212443434344325658855

Middlesbrough Ironopolis FC

Middlesbrough Ironopolis11

Rotherham United

Rotherham Town (1926 Rotherham United)1412151419141620141917219111761122261912531917182081591471471821111485211531642017131720181214142119232111517162395222115172420239145910242121244222232L1

English Fooball

Bury11191410125781217171671713182011101151111625419521513541210143101617201218201720171315214107118818161922221192291241413715192112951542016141357217134311722151622712171921134921422123141924224
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Clubs (141)89909192939495969798990001020304050607080910111213141520212223242526272829303132333435363738394748495051525354555657585960616263646566676869707172737475767778798081828384858687888990919293949596979899000102030405060708091011121314151617181920212223

Clubs Joining Football League from 1894-95 to 1920-21 Leicester to Swindon
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Clubs (142)899091929394959697989900010203040506070809101112131415202122232425262728293031323334353637383947484950515253545556575859606162636465666768697071727374757677787980818283848586878889909192939495969798990001020304050607080910111213141516171819202122

Leicester Results

Leicester Fosse (1920 Leicester City)4897351114151814732205151015181914129312117732816191917216116229919151455121511819126144111878132131121691871122171218315151920131513224642159101081320218151619221510961141129955PL

General Badge

Burton Wanderers7415

Loughborough F.C.

Loughborough1213161718

Gainsborough Trinity791413131812961514119181820

Blsckpool Results

Blackpool81116121314151514131520127142016104419541769198120202211410212155916739761924781120131318171322382226757105201218231221621291019235418201237121422716131416193191661951520242271210133CH

English Football

Luton Town8151794571678137137614642112713131017198362101681722131322182161713261312220761318651181613979151718202020162431712132229101102324248114211912CH

Glossop North End

Glossop North End21858111712161517861418181720

General Badge

New Brighton Tower5104

Barnley

Barnsley1116151188712816179196453121639111518111316171921811620142111012913152022211819142217820182024161621071222141315126741126101411121114719816131861021913416231912135201820181721212311614222215CH

Chesterfield (1905 Chesterfield Town)7141661151818191913437471611411721210115116416614211312666681618241915161220157201513165151418920451124131171718227181312837101092431820201716218108122816182424

Middlesborough Results

Middlesbrough14621310151811691716716312138818221391221167181716201475411161996181321121467135512410172126447941713121412914221617192123182172219112192912141211117141213191112716124219571710CH

Stockport County17171716101213181317161912141622120131922632271233751229417810103111097592110131619172413113924112311242021141817162018161222111920204256411928161719241419242284182424

Bristol

Bristol City6444121081619131681383221223411220201622151915131628371615101553111131710221461452515191614198516521817132021231445965112917151323135224997337924101015202412118171181219CH

Doncaster Roveres

Doncaster Rovers7161891810845141515651182222121311116131218171422221711211614912310111231217221710812221231923214111324232011211615913192411081131412212412213213156914L1

Bradford City

Bradford City10811511875111391115152115181616226118107116201221143514221971516521893111922523519231154101924168101742215514212711310414238161071462113217201519231111221091418187117551124915L2

Chelsea 20-21

Chelsea321311193218819318919215343921212181912813102015181313201919811612111418122225359653671217211121622412121816614181511141114111164356642112231263311015344PL

Hull City Results

Hull City598435712771113512171013714122168115132253711517101818151922852211110108411217111351213981414228202482436141521142414209824172221146111322182131719118216184181813241CH

Leeds CIty

Leeds City61012121711196415

English Football

Clapton Orient (Orient, Leyton Orient)2017141516441469157151910112020202212191620111414121920191719181918141121151217101922216192214181811717154121319141114172220112257861413107182421161161951818191132014141772073238241711L2

Oldham Athletic

Oldham Athletic3627189421719192271871071831218169217445191161115412210201915212312112920201016241931141181713814111511719148310168117192114182313201415951519106810161716191515171721141918L2

Fulham Results

Fulham410710891112697102012191821579131679118121511117182288149115210172016152020182222422091391217101020133411922189420219122181726191131491312161771289121917206319418CH

Tottenham Results

Tottenham Hotspur21515121717201621215121513211012382322510586851121016161823183132468376113681119922311141044831031363101581578101411101291014955118454565323467PL

football results

Bradford Park Avenue161012111329112221255231346685151620717161417226879162320221411411211371123242424

Huddersfield

Huddersfield Town13175138217143111221610546216315151920192015192123122112914620761284614611522211024591191417312131617231481131511582016108226224941510963419171619516201820CH

West Ham United Results

West Ham United7542131318617177182220734691112671913121413816816141681214912161281720146181318172057198916315161972222131410148591571846915109172031013127111310166PL

South Shields

South Shields9861399101922107

English Football

Rotherham County (1926 Rotherham United with Rotherham Town)17191621422

English Football

Coventry City2021201819221615201161412623184481016127216149816192515144110312020610181916141419710151614191918171010712161915111616171115141911201219817211719182315181782368116CH

Cardif Results

Cardiff City2492111614622822919221920181013154103212102017211592152110151320201357319201721218199151920215212213216211391192222721321246131611131274461201181221858CH

Leeds United 20-21

Leeds United1487118192121352128918111991322181555610104281715211419512244122231951095119208107144710141175513115434515191452454271413151513713319PL

Crystal Palace Results

Crystal Palace1141615211365292451256147218132272419132220232014782151127117112201820212055391132215151815566315310201193620141521101461861251521201751110151411121414PL

Southhampton Results

Southampton2111571413174791412141917191518143341213216314461418611542191671971913201369214867122514121213714161818101716121715101181220126202372214876817161115PL

QPR Results

Queens Park Rangers3511221922141063813164134936211320162220181518101013834131514312229114281121419205851519131659111211598199212010238421121181411131172042012181619139CH

Swindon Town

Swindon Town469646561014121722816191389416414171618192124234151616921421789251211162241911105101722817813126421852221119181724201310512233131552416841622913123L2
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Clubs (141)899091929394959697989900010203040506070809101112131415202122232425262728293031323334353637383947484950515253545556575859606162636465666768697071727374757677787980818283848586878889909192939495969798990001020304050607080910111213141516171819202122

Clubs Joining Football League from 1920-21 to 1930-31 Swansea to Gateshead
Season888990919293949596979899000102030405060708091011121314192021222324252627282930313233343536373846474849505152535455565758596061626364656667686970717273747576777879808182838485868788899091929394959697989900010203040506070809101112131415161718192021
Clubs (142)899091929394959697989900010203040506070809101112131415202122232425262728293031323334353637383947484950515253545556575859606162636465666768697071727374757677787980818283848586878889909192939495969798990001020304050607080910111213141516171819202122

Swansea Results

Swansea Town510341512619152015101917131618192151818191120101010191112720151922172115103111423142211533123621212024126121720195131022520712320211036718731191281215181064CH

Watford Results

Watford6710201115211581518111115654441615176232110472111161544171739123611918221972387121892211111292041520101619723131520914131618320613161411313213171411192PL

Milwall

Millwall Athletic (1926 Millwall)7126353311414149721121281131822822542125221723956116212287101083111220310162114169179291611020515731222141810514910102310175391620192246821811CH

Merthyr Town

Merthyr Town8111713221417212022

Bristol Rovers

Bristol Rovers10141391719101919201518978171515221420596719969106917211912616515163665219181518161922157561619851131324841017513721232015121261611112213142331013151424L2

Plymouth Argyle

Plymouth Argyle1122222234118414108751315191720214141920211831191151220151816225171588172162119151571081915271618161822143214192213121218117141110212323212110752720318L1

Potsmuth Results

Portsmouth12371411220201348910141091917128117415143121920222021116192012145151716161715172220247461311644219201217931718217201918201711316179814201622241316618458L1

Northampton Town

Northampton Town1417889121823461481371579171314202218351311141386381112212117211472123516222101913102215182381620221016202217114422318202467214921111620621121162215722L2

Newport County

Newport County15202210617991618212118222119161221215211161515191912111713132420151691812222122145912221916831216413181924241492222117145L2

Norwich City Results

Norwich City161518111216161717822103114111714212121101123471172484241713176131191311101202231016131612203141420151441015183122016131591215681199161722121211183198141201PL

Southend United

Southend United17221519101119712115313162118101212891837981610477812201681412216671718214121823102132217152220931721321218151314242418161112171741226823134115515710192223

Brighton

Brighton & Hove Albion18194585441554812109735317226813572626112141622228115191012514222191942421619132296112221918623914162323231711112342024187161311046203215171516PL

Exeter City

Exeter City1921201672012821161372911222117141511121614231792216212459211817417221420171891581097217981118192418211422131162019222214221512211916232188231016101454959L2

Reading

Reading2013191814114181519212432356591021032118181713561118720613845148211676732181710122139113221810151281219182411103249718184951197191732020147CH

English Football

Brentford2191417211811121323514156618211518991017211168236172311652391411514322198181541019989201310111271361221621542111714316174324141911932591091133PL

Gillingham

Gillingham221816151310201622211621717201611222222211041022221171520517611112020241392101512741615613845513231415112116192118431312112122141622521881171292017131010L1

Darlington FC Badge

Darlington29611521719311112216512221918171641718232121151518201615713121917222165221219242021201119212281317143132313241241521205181911420151418881161224

English Football

Hartlepools United4152120617152182013141112862021131916181691718542171924232224231518832223231820111314222113199142223197181619193111623182020172274726621215192016132319221623L2

Accrington Stanley

Accrington Stanley58131718219181613141320189132222206201323222415233219241824201716155141815174131141711L1

Stalybridge Celtic

Stalybridge Celtic711

Southport

Southport9177420128129571218212114164211521162117611115222324211417132120102148228712311232323

ASHINGTON

Ashington10198109161822

DURHAM CITY

Durham City11201513132021

Wrexham

Wrexham121016161913113173102611188101473920141838181412121823163923142478929161241365115161621222015139117212414212138871711102331322131924

Barrow

Barrow151822142222192022165981715162113971315191219121722101823182299242112381923242221L2

Nelson FC

Nelson1612128522151922

Wigan Borough

Wigan Borough175101117182041810

Tranmere Rovers

Tranmere Rovers18161221795712441176319122101811541112141916231172021158755419716182010162241412231521111910619201424514455131114151324127831891171918121121246217L2

FC Halifax Town

Halifax Town19714954121321171715921771812222119212220142314191179159182410231512112183172091724212023182319112121201518212322202210182324

Rochdale

Rochdale201226321317102121182220201817156127311212219121213102412171272062121193916181324191518242024152120221718212118121281191515141819108519219149563924123810920161821L2

Aberdare Athletic

Aberdare Athletic8211218922

Charlton Football

Charlton Athletic1612141521131111315102251224319139201710591514223871015204181619153202021111439717192231317131721917141916712111561541819141271113191124413191812221363227L1

AFC Bournmouth

Bournemouth & Boscombe Athletic2120871491010151821178613157231291491917959121019354111820124212371121613171811134141710151171222981717191416971672149817192121261121011691214186CH

General Badge

New Brighton17312101014131920211516221513161822171424

Torquay United

Torquay United22181911191020101020201911189520111213852211231221661137461310231816149169119171512924242351415723196132421520921199321202417751924

English Football

Carlisle United815818191322131012191691593791320211516101919423211431012124101832219201366192147162022231282022187121323232322172223184201412817222010610111810L2

York City

York City61292012151612112015131422171042241171332156142232422212113419183152124221017241771872023111321194592020162120171410241771824

Gateshead

Gateshead9271919142151014452858471317142022
Season888990919293949596979899000102030405060708091011121314192021222324252627282930313233343536373846474849505152535455565758596061626364656667686970717273747576777879808182838485868788899091929394959697989900010203040506070809101112131415161718192020
Clubs (142)899091929394959697989900010203040506070809101112131415202122232425262728293031323334353637383947484950515253545556575859606162636465666768697071727374757677787980818283848586878889909192939495969798990001020304050607080910111213141516171819202121

Clubs Joining Football League from 1930-31 to 2019-20 Thames Association till Salford City
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Clubs (142)8990919293949596979899000102030405060708091011121314152021222324252627282930313233343536373839474849505152535455565758596061626364656667686970717273747576777879808182838485868788899091929394959697989900010203040506070809101112131415161718192021

Thames Association

Thames Association2022

Chester City

Chester City341032396320181213192024241721211320242321128719221411520157417135169182413241621515816191824223861414242015182223

Mansfield Town

Mansfield Town2016178199141622810826187131816620222014473199201567216171111211823720101914310191515243221261911128171332351316172311211212842116L2

Aldershot171418112218102019212018121917141519182213107119181710915613174820211755106161851316620242223156141124

Ipswich Football

Ipswich Town764717817161213181611111722515511218191344363186322912172058891411619227453351875315148915131514967161224119L1

Scunthorpe United121415339141181594922184182316121742418241920141214162342191584411851411712138423108522212123620241821216735232022L2

Shrewsbury Town

Shrewsbury Town202023211613917431019151116106317151312152229101111314189881718182211182291181822131522159242110718712421623220183181517L1

English FOotball

Colchester United161022232412312592321217234132261061122311223875226687659222410171078418181715121115210241281010201619238138620L2

Workington242320810419171688103155242312201061323232424

Peterborough United

Peterborough United15610813152418916819171016421855971117107179461024151921109512171118239102224418226913119772CH

Oxford United

Oxford United18184141612015141581811201718111714551118182117171021142372171223202421891523129981328161246L1

Cambridge United

Cambridge United201032161312128131412222422111586152310201610162191924121324199111221162L1

Hereford United218121222314212210241151016191517171717201662416324162123

WIMBLEDON Football Results

Wimbledon (2004-05 MK Dons)133244211212367128713126914815161889102420224131255810223122331913L1

Wigan Results

Wigan Athletic6611318151644717181015231914101116461017210171411161615185231231182320L1

Scarborough

Scarborough125189121314212312624

Maidstone United51918

Barnet7324119157166241814121721222223151523

Wycombe Wanderers4612181419121311182410612732232115224139317322L1

Macclesfield Town22413141316205172219201915242223

Cheltenham Town8942114145171923221765172321171641L1

Kidderminster Harriers1610111623

Rushden & Diamonds

Rushden & Diamonds61222224

Boston United1511161123

English Football

Yeovil Town8115518171514174242419201924

Dagenham & Redbridge208721192291423

MORECAMBE

Morecambe11114201516181121182218224L1

Burton Albion1319174612202391216L1

Stevenage FC

Stevenage Borough6618246181016102414L2

Crawley Town3101422201914191312L2

WIMBLEDON Football Results

AFC Wimbledon1620201571518192019L1

Fleetwood Town134101941411615L1

Forest Green Rovers215106L2

Salford City

Salford City118L2
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Clubs (142)899091929394959697989900010203040506070809101112131415202122232425262728293031323334353637383947484950515253545556575859606162636465666768697071727374757677787980818283848586878889909192939495969798990001020304050607080910111213141516171819L2

English Football League Positions by Club Name

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