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The 189293 season was the fifth season of The Football League. This season saw the introduction of the Second Division.

The Football League
Season1892–93
ChampionsFirst Division
Sunderland
Second Division
Small Heath
PromotedSecond Division
Small Heath
Sheffield United
Darwen
RelegatedFirst Division
Notts County
Second Division
Bootle

Final league tablesEdit

The tables below are reproduced here in the exact form that they can be found at the Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation website[1] and in Rothmans Book of Football League Records 1888–89 to 1978–79,[2] with home and away statistics separated.

Beginning with the season 1894–95, clubs finishing level on points were separated according to goal average (goals scored divided by goals conceded), or more properly put, goal ratio. The goal average system was eventually scrapped beginning with the 1976–77 season.

Since the goal average was used for this purpose for such a long time, it is presented in the tables below even for the seasons prior to 1894–95, and since the goal difference is a more informative piece of information for a modern reader than the goal average, the goal difference is added in this presentation after the goal average.

During the first five seasons of the league, that is until the season 1893–94 re-election process concerned the clubs which finished in the bottom four of the league.[2]

First DivisionEdit

Football League
First Division
Season1892–93
ChampionsSunderland
(2nd English title)
RelegatedNotts County
ResignedAccrington
FA Cup winnersWolverhampton Wanderers (1st FA Cup title)
Matches played240
Goals scored936 (3.9 per match)
Top goalscorerJohn Campbell (Sunderland), 31
Biggest home winNewton HeathWolverhampton 10–1 (15 Oct 1892)
Biggest away winAccringtonSunderland 0–6 (3 Sept 1892)
Highest scoringNewton HeathWolverhampton 10–1 (15 Oct 1892)
Longest winning run8 matches
Everton (14 Jan 1893 - 8 Apr 1893)
Longest unbeaten run10 matches
Sunderland (2 Jan 1893 - 1 Apr 1893)
Longest losing run7 matches
The Wednesday (7 Jan 1893 - 25 Mar 1893)
Highest attendance27,500
Everton - Preston North End (11 Feb 1893)
Lowest attendance1,000
Notts County - West Bromwich Albion (19 Nov 1892)
West Bromwich Albion - Stoke (26 Nov 1892)
West Bromwich Albion - Burnley (7 Jan 1893)
Stoke - Newton Heath (7 Jan 1893)
Stoke - Everton ( 28 Jan 1893)
The Wednesday -Notts County (3 Apr 1893)
Average attendance6,920
Pos Team Pld HW HD HL HGF HGA AW AD AL AGF AGA GR Pts Qualification
1 Sunderland 30 13 2 0 58 17 9 2 4 42 19 2.778 48 League Champions
2 Preston North End 30 11 2 2 34 10 6 1 8 23 29 1.462 37
3 Everton 30 9 3 3 44 17 7 1 7 30 34 1.451 36
4 Aston Villa 30 12 1 2 50 24 4 2 9 23 38 1.177 35
5 Bolton Wanderers 30 12 1 2 43 21 1 5 9 13 34 1.018 32
6 Burnley 30 10 2 3 37 15 3 2 10 14 29 1.159 30
7 Stoke 30 8 2 5 33 16 4 3 8 25 32 1.208 29
8 West Bromwich Albion 30 9 2 4 35 17 3 3 9 23 52 0.841 29
9 Blackburn Rovers 30 5 8 2 29 24 3 5 7 18 32 0.839 29
10 Nottingham Forest[a] 30 7 2 6 30 27 3 6 6 18 25 0.923 28
11 Wolverhampton Wanderers 30 11 2 2 32 17 1 2 12 15 51 0.691 28 FA Cup Winners
12 The Wednesday[a] 30 8 2 5 34 28 4 1 10 21 37 0.846 27
13 Derby County 30 5 6 4 30 28 4 3 8 22 36 0.813 27
14 Notts County 30 8 3 4 34 15 2 1 12 19 46 0.869 24[b] Into a test match
15 Accrington 30 5 5 5 29 34 1 6 8 28 47 0.704 23[c]
16 Newton Heath[a] 30 6 3 6 39 35 0 3 12 11 50 0.588 18[d]
Source:[citation needed]
Notes:
  1. ^ a b c New club in the league
  2. ^ Invited to join Second Division after losing test match to Darwen.
  3. ^ Resigned from Football League after losing test match to Sheffield United.
  4. ^ Remained in First Division after winning test match against Small Heath.

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away ACC AST BLB BOL BUR DER EVE NWH NOT NTC PNE STK SUN WED WBA WOL
Accrington 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–4 0–3 0–3 2–2 1–1 4–2 1–2 5–2 0–6 4–2 5–4 4–0
Aston Villa 6–4 4–1 1–1 1–3 6–1 4–1 2–0 1–0 3–1 3–1 3–2 1–6 5–1 5–2 5–0
Blackburn Rovers 3–3 2–2 3–0 2–0 2–2 2–2 4–3 0–1 1–0 0–0 3–3 2–2 0–2 2–1 3–3
Bolton Wanderers 5–2 5–0 2–1 1–0 0–3 4–1 4–1 3–1 4–1 2–4 4–4 2–1 1–0 3–1 3–1
Burnley 1–3 0–2 0–0 3–0 2–1 3–0 4–1 1–1 3–0 4–2 3–2 2–3 4–0 5–0 2–0
Derby County 3–3 2–1 3–0 1–1 1–0 1–6 5–1 2–3 4–5 1–2 1–0 1–1 2–2 1–1 2–2
Everton 1–1 1–0 4–0 3–0 0–1 5–0 6–0 2–2 6–0 6–0 2–2 1–4 3–5 1–0 3–2
Newton Heath 3–3 2–0 4–4 1–0 1–1 7–1 3–4 1–3 1–3 2–1 1–0 0–5 1–5 2–4 10–1
Nottingham Forest 3–0 4–5 0–1 2–0 2–2 1–0 2–1 1–1 3–1 1–2 3–4 0–5 2–0 3–4 3–1
Notts County 2–0 1–4 0–0 2–2 3–1 1–1 1–2 4–0 3–0 3–1 0–1 3–1 0–1 8–1 3–0
Preston North End 0–0 4–1 2–1 2–1 2–0 0–1 5–0 2–1 1–0 4–0 2–1 1–2 4–1 1–1 4–0
Stoke 2–2 0–1 2–2 6–0 4–1 1–3 0–1 7–1 3–0 1–0 2–1 0–1 2–0 1–2 2–1
Sunderland 4–2 6–0 5–0 3–3 2–0 3–1 4–3 6–0 1–0 2–2 2–0 3–1 4–2 8–1 5–2
The Wednesday 5–2 5–3 0–3 4–2 2–0 3–3 0–2 1–0 2–2 3–2 0–5 0–1 3–2 6–0 0–1
West Bromwich Albion 4–0 3–2 1–2 1–0 7–1 3–1 3–0 0–0 2–2 4–2 0–1 1–2 1–3 3–0 2–1
Wolverhampton Wanderers 5–3 2–1 4–2 1–2 1–0 2–1 2–4 2–0 2–2 3–0 2–1 1–0 2–0 2–0 1–1
Source: The Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation website[1] and Ian Laschke: Rothmans Book of Football League Records 1888–89 to 1978–79. Macdonald and Jane’s, London & Sydney, 1980. [2]
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

MapsEdit

Second DivisionEdit

Football League
Second Division
Season1892–93
ChampionsSmall Heath
PromotedSheffield United
Darwen
ResignedBootle
Matches played132
Goals scored591 (4.48 per match)
Top goalscorerFred Wheldon (Small Heath), 24[3]
Biggest home winSmall HeathWalsall Town Swifts 12–0 (17 Dec 1892)
Biggest away winBurslem Port ValeSheffield United 0–10 (10 Dec 1892)
Highest scoringSmall HeathWalsall Town Swifts 12–0 (17 Dec 1892)
Longest winning run9 matches
Small Heath (17 Dec 1892 - 1 Apr 1893)
Longest unbeaten run15 matches
Sheffield United (26 Nov 1892 - 15 Apr 1893)
Longest losing run5 matches
Bootle (24 Sep 1892 - 12 Nov 1892)
Crewe Alexandra F.C. (24 Sep 1892 - 26 Nov 1892)
Ardwick (24 Dec 1892 - 18 Feb 1893)
Walsall Town Swifts (3 Sep 1892 - 8 Oct 1892)
Pos Team Pld HW HD HL HGF HGA AW AD AL AGF AGA GR Pts Qualification
1 Small Heath 22 10 1 0 57 16 7 1 3 33 19 2.571 36[a] Division Champions, into a test match
2 Sheffield United 22 10 1 0 35 8 6 2 3 27 11 3.263 35[b] Into a test match
3 Darwen 22 10 0 1 43 15 4 2 5 17 21 1.667 30[c]
4 Grimsby Town 22 8 1 2 25 7 3 0 8 17 34 1.024 23
5 Ardwick 22 6 3 2 27 14 3 0 8 18 26 1.125 21
6 Burton Swifts 22 7 1 3 30 18 2 1 8 17 29 1.000 20
7 Northwich Victoria 22 7 0 4 25 26 2 2 7 17 32 0.724 20
8 Bootle 22 8 1 2 35 20 0 2 9 14 43 0.778 19 Resigned[d]
9 Lincoln City 22 6 2 3 30 18 1 1 9 15 33 0.882 17 Re-elected
10 Crewe Alexandra 22 6 1 4 30 24 0 2 9 12 45 0.609 15
11 Burslem Port Vale 22 4 1 6 16 23 2 2 7 14 34 0.526 15
12 Walsall Town Swifts 22 4 3 4 25 24 1 0 10 12 51 0.493 13
Source:[citation needed]
Notes:
  1. ^ Remained in Second Division after losing test match to Newton Heath.
  2. ^ Elected to First Division after winning test match against Accrington.
  3. ^ Elected to First Division after winning test match against Notts County.
  4. ^ Disbanded at the end of the season apparently due to financial problems.

New clubs in the league (all except Darwen)

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away ARD BOO BPV BRS CRE DRW GRI LIN NOR SHU SMH WAL
Ardwick 7–0 2–0 1–1 3–1 4–2 0–3 3–1 1–1 2–3 2–2 2–0
Bootle 5–3 1–1 3–2 2–1 5–1 3–1 4–1 2–5 2–0 1–4 7–1
Burslem Port Vale 1–2 0–0 1–0 4–1 2–4 0–1 1–2 4–0 0–10 0–3 3–0
Burton Swifts 2–0 2–1 3–3 7–1 0–2 5–1 4–2 2–0 0–3 2–3 3–2
Crewe Alexandra 4–1 2–1 5–0 2–4 2–2 1–0 4–1 4–2 0–4 1–3 5–6
Darwen 3–1 3–0 4–1 2–3 7–3 6–1 3–1 3–1 3–1 4–3 5–0
Grimsby Town 2–0 3–0 2–0 4–0 4–0 0–1 2–2 2–1 0–1 3–2 3–0
Lincoln City 2–1 5–1 3–4 5–1 1–1 1–1 1–3 5–1 1–0 3–4 3–1
Northwich Victoria 0–3 3–2 2–4 2–1 4–1 1–0 5–3 2–1 1–3 0–6 5–2
Sheffield United 2–1 8–3 4–0 3–1 4–0 2–0 2–0 4–2 1–1 2–0 3–0
Small Heath 3–2 6–2 5–1 3–2 6–0 6–2 8–3 4–1 6–2 1–1 12–0
Walsall Town Swifts 2–4 4–4 3–0 3–2 3–3 1–2 3–1 2–1 2–3 1–1 1–3
Updated to match(es) played on unknown. Source: Ian Laschke: Rothmans Book of Football League Records 1888–89 to 1978–79. Macdonald and Jane’s, London & Sydney, 1980.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

MapsEdit

Test matchesEdit

The test matches were neutral-venue play-offs between the bottom 3 First Division teams and the top 3 Second Division teams. The First Division teams, if coming out as winners, would retain their places in the division. If a Second Division team won, it would be considered for First Division membership through an election process. Losing Second Division teams would stay in the Second Division.

Small Heath (2nd Div. Champion)1–1Newton Heath (1st Div. 16th)
Attendance: 4,000
Darwen (2nd Div. 3rd)3–2Notts County (1st Div. 14th)
Attendance: 5,000
Sheffield United (2nd Div. 2nd)1–0Accrington (1st Div. 15th)
Attendance: 6,000
Newton Heath (1st Div. 16th)5–2Small Heath (2nd Div. Champion)
Attendance: 6,000

СonsequencesEdit

Of the winners, Darwen and Sheffield United were elected into the First Division, while Newton Heath (later known as Manchester United F.C.) remained in the First Division.

Of the losers Small Heath (later known as Birmingham City F.C.) and Notts County continued in the Second Division, while Accrington resigned from the league altogether.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "England 1892–93". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Archived from the original on 24 March 2010. Retrieved 24 February 2010.
  2. ^ a b c Ian Laschke: Rothmans Book of Football League Records 1888–89 to 1978–79. Macdonald and Jane’s, London & Sydney, 1980.
  3. ^ "English League Leading Goalscorers". RSSSF. Retrieved 22 September 2010.

External linksEdit

  • "England 1892–93". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Archived from the original on 24 March 2010. Retrieved 24 February 2010.
  • Ian Laschke: Rothmans Book of Football League Records 1888–89 to 1978–79. Macdonald and Jane’s, London & Sydney, 1980.