ENGLISH CLUB RECORDS

 

For many years, the structure of the Football League remained very much the same with Divisions One, Two, Three and Four being in place. Very little changed apart from the introduction of Division Three and Four in place of the regional Division Threes in 1958, three up/three down between the top three divisions at the end of the 1973-74 season.

 

Goal average was scrapped and goal difference was introduced for deciding league placings for the 1976-77 season and 3 points for a win replaced the 2 point win system from the start of the 1981-82 season.

 

However, with the split in clubs of the top division from the Football League during the summer of 1992, the FA Premiership was born and the start of sponsorship.

 

Therefore, that is why some of the League records appear a little strange! Here is an explanation on the League structure from its inception:

 

 

1888-1892

1892-1920

1920-1921

1921-1958

1958-1992

1992-2004 

2004 to date

First tierFootball League

Division One

Division One

Division One

Division One

Premiership

Premier League
Second tier 

Division

Two

Division

Two

Division

Two

Division

Two

Division

One

Championship
Third tier  

Division

Three

Division

Three

(North)

 

Division

Three

(South)

Division

Three

Division

Two

League

One

Fourth tier    

Division

Four

Division

Three

League

Two

 

 

                                                                                         

 

At the base of the League pyramid, the annual re-election system was replaced by automatic promotion and relegation from the then Conference when Lincoln City were relegated and replaced by Scarborough for the start of the 1987-88 season.

 

This was followed by the bottom two sides in the basement division being replaced by the champions in the Conference (now Blue Square Premier) automatically and the winners of the play-offs for the start of the 2003-04 season.

 

For information about the leagues below level Four, visit the following link: English football league system

 

For those of you all who ever wondered what your club has won, their worst ever defeat, their best win - the answers are all here. For a list of clubs, select from the following list:

 

Accrington StanleyAFC BournemouthAFC WimbledonAldershot TownArsenal  
       

Aston VillaBarnetBarnsleyBarrowBirmingham City  
       

Blackburn RoversBlackpoolBolton WanderersBradford CityBrentford  
       

Brighton & Hove AlbionBristol CityBristol RoversBurnleyBurton Albion  
       

Cambridge UnitedCardiff CityCarlisle UnitedCharlton AthleticChelsea  
       

  
Cheltenham TownChesterfieldColchester UnitedCoventry CityCrawley Town  
       

  
Crewe AlexandraCrystal PalaceDagenham & RedbridgeDerby CountyDoncaster Rovers  
       

  
EvertonExeter CityFleetwood TownForest Green RoversFulham  
       

  
GillinghamGrimsby TownHarrogate TownHartlepool UnitedHuddersfield Town  
       
  
Hull City Ipswich Town  Leeds UnitedLeicester CityLeyton Orient  
       

  
Lincoln CityLiverpoolLuton TownMacclesfield TownManchester City  
       

  
Manchester UnitedMansfield TownMiddlesbroughMillwallMilton Keynes Dons  
       
 
MorecambeNewcastle UnitedNewport CountyNorthampton TownNorwich City  
       

  
Nottingham ForestNotts CountyOldham AthleticOxford UnitedPeterborough United  
       
  
Plymouth ArgylePortsmouthPort ValePreston North EndQueen's Park Rangers  
       

  
ReadingRochdaleRotherham UnitedSalford CityScunthorpe United  
       

  
Sheffield UnitedSheffield WednesdayShrewsbury TownSouthamptonSouthend United  
       

  
StevenageStockport CountyStoke CitySunderlandSwansea City  
       

  
Swindon TownTorquay UnitedTottenham Hotspur

Tranmere Rovers

Walsall  
       

  
WatfordWest Bromwich AlbionWest Ham United Wigan Athletic Wolverhampton Wanderers  
       
Wycombe WanderersYeovil Town York City