THE UNOFFICIAL FOOTBALL CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP

 

Back in Four-Four-Two Magazine in September 2004, and whilst I was on my honeymoon, I discovered that the team at the magazine had found out  who the Unofficial Football World Champions were. They laid down the gauntlett to try and discover who the club champions would be. So without further ado I set to work on trawling through over 150 years worth of League and Cup results.

 

But, where to start?? Should it be with the Wanderers who won the first ever FA Cup competition back in 1872 or some place else?

 

In the end, the verdict went to the game in which the first ever goal was scored in the FA Cup. That was Upton Park versus Clapham Rovers. Clapham eventually winning the game 3-0.

 

Each club is awarded a point for each match that they win and should a new team win the following match in consecutive order (irrespective of competition) that are deemed the Unofficial Football Club Champions. In the event of a draw, the championship is withheld until a winner of match is found. 

 

The team at 4-4-2 have fully researched the Unofficial World Champions and you can visit their website here for more information:

 

UFWC - Unofficial Football World Championships - Home Of International Soccer's REAL Champions

 

Can you help advance the full world version? It appears the route may now be taking us into Yugoslavia. Therefore we would be grateful for any assistance in sourcing results in Yugoslavian cup football from October 1965 onwards. (The details of the league results are already available!)

 

Details of the Portuguese version can be found here and the French version can be found here.

 

Full English competition version

 

 Current champion:

 


Top 10

 

 PositionClubEUFCC Points PositionClubEUFCC Points
1Arsenal2826Blackburn Rovers145
2Manchester United

274

7Aston Villa140
3Liverpool1828Burnley127
4Everton1669Tottenham Hotspur125
5Chelsea16110Sunderland117

 

Full list of champions, click here

 

Full English results:

 

1871 - 18901890 - 19001900 - 19101910 - 19201920 - 19301930 - 19401940 - 1950
1950 - 1960

1960 - 1970

1970 - 19801980 - 19901990 - 20002000 - 2010

2010 - 2020

 

 

Tier 3 English Version

Tier 4 English version

Tier 5 English version

First goalscorer

Macauley for Grimsby Town

Alan Woan for Northampton Town

John Daubney for Maidstone United

FixtureGrimsby Town versus Northampton TownPort Vale versus Northampton TownMaidstone Unitd versus Scarborough
Date of game28 August 192023 August 195818 August 1979
Kick-off time3.30pm3.15pm3.00pm
Minute of game goal scored and time scored3rd minute - 3.33pm4th minute - 3.19pm11th minute - 3.11pm
Final scoreGrimsby Town 2-0 Northampton TownPort Vale 1-4 Northampton TownMaidstone United 2-0 Scarborough
Fixtures1920 - 19301958 - 19701979 - 1990
1930 - 19401970 - 19801990 - 2000
1940 - 19601980 - 19902000 - 2020
1960 - 2016
Full list of championsFull list of championsFull list of champions

 

Full World competition version

 

Still undergoing research. However, results so far as follows - with a massive thank you to all those who have contributed to date!

 

If you can help with the dates and matches played in the Yugoslavian Cup during the 1966-67 season, please do get in touch!

 

 Current champion as at 19 June 1966:

 


FK ZELJEZNICAR SARAJEVO

 

Top 10

 

 

 PositionClubUFCC Points PositionClubUFCC Points
1Aston Villa1016Arsenal77
2Blackburn Rovers

96

7Sunderland74
3Everton898Sheffield United72
4Burnley839Bolton Wanderers68
5Preston North End7810West Bromwich Albion65

 

 

Latest list of champions can be viewed here.

 

1871 - 1890 1890 - 1900 1900 - 1910 1910 - 1920 1920 - 1930 1930 - 1940 1940 - 1950
1950 - 1960 1960 - 1970

1970 - 1980

1980 - 19901990 - 20002000 - 2010

2010 - 2020