1895–96 in English football

The 1895–96 season was the 25th season of competitive football in England.

Football in England
Season1895–96
Men's football
First DivisionAston Villa
Second DivisionLiverpool
Northern LeagueDarlington
Midland LeagueKettering
Southern LeagueMillwall Athletic
FA CupThe Wednesday
FA Amateur CupBishop Auckland
1894–95 England 1896–97

EventsEdit

Loughborough replaced Walsall Town Swifts in the Second Division.[citation needed]

HonoursEdit

Competition Winner
First Division Aston Villa (2)
Second Division Liverpool
FA Cup The Wednesday (1)
Home Championship   Scotland

Notes = Number in parentheses is the times that club has won that honour. * indicates new record for competition

League tableEdit

First DivisionEdit

Pos Team Pld HW HD HL HGF HGA AW AD AL AGF AGA GAv Pts Qualification
1 Aston Villa 30 14 1 0 47 17 6 4 5 31 28 1.733 45 League Champions
2 Derby County 30 12 2 1 42 13 5 5 5 26 22 1.943 41
3 Everton 30 10 4 1 40 17 6 3 6 26 26 1.535 39
4 Bolton Wanderers 30 12 2 1 34 14 4 3 8 15 23 1.324 37
5 Sunderland 30 10 5 0 36 14 5 2 8 16 27 1.268 37
6 Stoke 30 12 0 3 43 11 3 0 12 13 36 1.191 30
7 The Wednesday 30 10 2 3 31 18 2 3 10 13 35 0.830 29 FA Cup Winners
8 Blackburn Rovers 30 10 1 4 26 18 2 4 9 14 32 0.800 29
9 Preston North End 30 8 5 2 31 18 3 1 11 13 30 0.917 28
10 Burnley 30 8 5 2 33 11 2 2 11 15 33 1.091 27
11 Bury 30 7 1 7 32 24 5 2 8 18 30 0.926 27
12 Sheffield United 30 9 4 2 28 12 1 2 12 12 38 0.800 26
13 Nottingham Forest 30 11 1 3 34 16 0 2 13 8 41 0.737 25
14 Wolverhampton Wanderers 30 10 0 5 43 18 0 1 14 18 47 0.938 21
15 Small Heath 30 7 2 6 22 24 1 2 12 17 55 0.494 20[a] Into test matches
16 West Bromwich Albion 30 5 4 6 18 22 1 3 11 12 37 0.508 19
Source:[citation needed]
Notes:
  1. ^ Not re-elected due to test match results. Invited to join Second Division

Second DivisionEdit

Pos Team Pld HW HD HL HGF HGA AW AD AL AGF AGA GAv Pts Qualification
1 Liverpool 30 14 1 0 65 11 8 1 6 41 21 3.313 46[a] Division Champions, into test matches
2 Manchester City 30 12 3 0 37 9 9 1 5 26 29 1.658 46 Into test matches
3 Grimsby Town 30 14 1 0 51 9 6 1 8 31 29 2.158 42
4 Burton Wanderers 30 12 1 2 43 15 7 3 5 26 25 1.725 42
5 Newcastle United 30 14 0 1 57 14 2 2 11 16 36 1.460 34
6 Newton Heath 30 12 2 1 48 15 3 1 11 18 42 1.158 33
7 Woolwich Arsenal 30 11 1 3 42 11 3 3 9 16 31 1.381 32
8 Leicester Fosse 30 10 0 5 40 16 4 4 7 17 28 1.295 32
9 Darwen 30 9 4 2 55 22 3 2 10 17 45 1.075 30
10 Notts County 30 8 1 6 41 22 4 1 10 16 32 1.056 26
11 Burton Swifts 30 7 2 6 24 26 3 2 10 15 43 0.565 24
12 Loughborough 30 7 3 5 32 25 2 2 11 8 41 0.606 23 New club in the league
13 Lincoln City 30 7 1 7 36 24 2 3 10 17 51 0.707 22
14 Burslem Port Vale 30 6 4 5 25 24 1 0 14 18 54 0.551 18 Failed re-election or resigned
15 Rotherham Town 30 7 2 6 27 26 0 1 14 7 71 0.351 17
16 Crewe Alexandra 30 5 2 8 22 28 0 1 14 8 67 0.316 13
Source:[citation needed]
Notes:
  1. ^ Elected to First Division on the basis of test matches results.

Southern Football LeagueEdit

Division OneEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GR Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Millwall Athletic 18 16 1 1 75 16 4.688 33
2 Luton Town 18 13 1 4 68 14 4.857 27 Left to join the United League at end of season
3 Southampton St. Mary's 18 12 0 6 44 23 1.913 24
4 Reading 18 11 1 6 45 38 1.184 23
5 Chatham Town 18 9 2 7 43 45 0.956 20
6 New Brompton 18 7 4 7 30 37 0.811 18
7 Swindon Town 18 6 4 8 38 41 0.927 16
8 Clapton 18 4 2 12 30 67 0.448 10 Relegation test matches, left league despite winning
9 Royal Ordnance Factories 18 3 3 12 23 44 0.523 9 Relegation test matches
10 Ilford 18 0 0 18 10 81 0.123 0 Relegation test matches, left league after losing
Source:[citation needed]
Rules for classification: The system of using goal average to separate two teams tied on points was used until the 1976–77 season. The points system: 2 points for a win, 1 point for a draw and 0 points for losing.

Division TwoEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GR Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Wolverton LNWR 16 13 1 2 43 10 4.300 27 Promotion test matches
2 Sheppey United 16 11 3 2 60 19 3.158 25
3 1st Scots Guards 16 8 5 3 37 22 1.682 21
4 Uxbridge 16 9 1 6 28 23 1.217 19
5 Old St.Stephen's 16 6 3 7 34 21 1.619 15
6 Guildford 16 7 1 8 29 41 0.707 15 Left league at end of season
7 Maidenhead 16 4 1 11 20 49 0.408 9
8 Chesham 16 2 3 11 15 48 0.313 7
9 Bromley 16 2 2 12 16 49 0.327 6 Left league at end of season
10 Windsor & Eton 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Resigned from league after one match, record expunged
Source:[citation needed]
Rules for classification: The system of using goal average to separate two teams tied on points was used until the 1976–77 season. The points system: 2 points for a win, 1 point for a draw and 0 points for losing.

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