1905–06 Football League

The 190506 season was the 18th season of The Football League.

The Football League
Season1905–06
ChampionsLiverpool
Relegatednone

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][2] 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. In case one or more teams had the same goal difference, this system favoured those teams who had scored fewer goals. 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. From the 1894–95 season and until the 1920–21 season the re-election process was required of the clubs which finished in the bottom three of the league.[2]

First DivisionEdit

Football League
First Division
Season1905–06
ChampionsLiverpool (2nd English title)
RelegatedNottingham Forest,
Wolverhampton Wanderers
FA Cup winnersEverton (1st FA Cup title)
Matches played380
Goals scored1,242 (3.27 per match)
Top goalscorerAlbert Shepherd (Bolton Wanderers), 26
Biggest home winNewcastleWolverhampton 8–0 (11 Nov 1905)
Biggest away winMiddlesbroughLiverpool 1–5 (11 Nov 1905)
Highest scoringSunderlandWolverhampton 7–2 (10 Mar 1906)
Longest winning run9 matches
Bolton Wanderers (1 Jan 1906 – 17 Mar 1906)
Longest unbeaten run10 matches
Liverpool (21 Oct 1905 – 25 Dec 1905)
Blackburn Rovers (18 Nov 1905 – 20 Jan 1906)
Longest losing run5 matches
Sunderland (9 Sep 1905 – 7 Oct 1905)
Middlesbrough (21 Oct 1905 – 18 Nov 1905)
Woolwich Arsenal (28 Oct 1905 – 25 Nov 1905)
Wolverhampton Wanderers (24 Feb 1906 – 19 Mar 1906)
Highest attendance50,000
Newcastle United - Sunderland (30 Dez 1905)
Lowest attendance1,500
Derby County - Middlesbrough (6 Jan 1906)
Average attendance13,516
Pos Team Pld HW HD HL HGF HGA AW AD AL AGF AGA GR Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Liverpool 38 14 3 2 49 15 9 2 8 30 31 1.717 51 League Champions
2 Preston North End 38 12 5 2 36 15 5 8 6 18 24 1.385 47
3 The Wednesday 38 12 5 2 40 20 6 3 10 23 32 1.212 44
4 Newcastle United 38 12 4 3 49 23 6 3 10 25 25 1.542 43
5 Manchester City 38 11 2 6 46 23 8 3 8 27 31 1.352 43
6 Bolton Wanderers 38 13 1 5 51 22 4 6 9 30 45 1.209 41
7 Birmingham 38 14 2 3 49 20 3 5 11 16 39 1.102 41
8 Aston Villa 38 13 2 4 51 19 4 4 11 21 37 1.286 40
9 Blackburn Rovers 38 10 5 4 34 18 6 3 10 20 34 1.038 40
10 Stoke 38 12 5 2 41 15 4 2 13 13 40 0.982 39
11 Everton 38 12 1 6 44 30 3 6 10 26 36 1.061 37 FA Cup Winners
12 Woolwich Arsenal 38 12 4 3 43 21 3 3 13 19 43 0.969 37
13 Sheffield United 38 10 4 5 33 23 5 2 12 24 39 0.919 36
14 Sunderland 38 13 2 4 40 21 2 3 14 21 49 0.871 35
15 Derby County 38 10 5 4 27 16 4 2 13 12 42 0.672 35
16 Notts County 38 8 9 2 34 21 3 3 13 21 50 0.775 34
17 Bury 38 8 5 6 30 26 3 5 11 27 48 0.770 32
18 Middlesbrough 38 10 4 5 41 23 0 7 12 15 48 0.789 31
19 Nottingham Forest 38 11 2 6 40 27 2 3 14 18 52 0.734 31 Relegated
20 Wolverhampton Wanderers 38 7 5 7 38 28 1 2 16 20 71 0.586 23

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away AST BIR BLB BOL BRY DER EVE LIV MCI MID NEW NOT NTC PNE SHU STK SUN WED WOL WOO
Aston Villa 1–3 0–1 1–1 3–3 6–0 4–0 5–0 2–1 4–1 0–3 3–1 2–1 0–1 4–1 3–0 2–1 3–0 6–0 2–1
Birmingham 2–0 3–0 2–5 0–3 3–1 1–0 1–0 3–2 7–0 0–1 5–0 4–2 1–1 2–0 2–0 3–0 5–1 3–3 2–1
Blackburn Rovers 1–1 5–1 4–1 3–0 3–0 1–2 0–0 1–1 1–1 1–0 1–1 1–3 1–2 2–1 3–0 0–3 1–0 3–1 2–0
Bolton Wanderers 4–1 0–1 1–0 4–0 5–0 3–2 3–2 1–3 2–1 1–1 6–0 2–0 1–2 1–2 1–2 6–2 1–0 3–2 6–1
Bury 0–1 1–0 5–0 2–1 0–2 3–2 0–0 2–4 1–1 1–4 2–1 0–0 1–1 2–5 3–0 3–1 2–2 0–1 2–0
Derby County 1–0 0–0 1–2 0–1 3–1 0–0 0–3 1–2 1–1 2–1 2–2 1–1 3–0 1–0 1–0 1–0 2–1 2–0 5–1
Everton 4–2 1–2 3–2 3–1 1–2 2–1 4–2 0–3 4–1 1–2 4–1 6–2 1–0 3–2 0–3 3–1 2–0 2–2 0–1
Liverpool 3–0 2–0 1–3 2–2 3–1 4–1 1–1 0–1 6–1 3–0 4–1 2–0 1–1 3–1 3–1 2–0 2–1 4–0 3–0
Manchester City 1–4 4–1 1–1 3–1 5–2 1–2 1–0 0–1 4–0 1–4 5–0 5–1 0–0 1–2 2–0 5–1 2–1 4–0 1–2
Middlesbrough 1–2 1–0 1–1 4–4 5–1 0–1 0–0 1–5 6–1 1–0 2–0 4–1 1–2 0–1 5–0 2–1 2–2 3–1 2–0
Newcastle United 3–1 2–2 3–0 2–1 3–1 0–1 4–2 2–3 2–2 4–1 3–2 3–1 1–0 2–1 5–0 1–1 0–3 8–0 1–1
Nottingham Forest 2–2 2–1 1–2 4–0 3–2 0–0 4–3 1–2 0–1 2–1 2–1 1–2 1–0 4–1 3–1 1–2 3–4 3–1 3–1
Notts County 2–1 0–0 1–1 3–3 2–2 1–0 0–0 3–0 3–0 1–1 1–0 1–1 2–2 2–3 1–1 4–1 1–3 5–2 1–0
Preston North End 2–0 3–0 2–1 3–0 1–0 3–1 1–1 1–2 2–0 2–1 0–0 3–1 4–1 1–1 2–0 1–1 0–1 3–2 2–2
Sheffield United 1–1 3–0 0–2 5–2 1–1 1–0 3–2 1–2 1–3 1–0 2–0 1–4 1–0 0–0 1–1 4–1 0–2 4–1 3–1
Stoke City 0–1 2–2 3–0 1–2 4–2 2–2 2–2 2–1 0–0 1–1 1–0 4–0 3–0 3–0 2–1 1–0 4–0 4–0 2–1
Sunderland 2–0 3–1 3–0 3–3 0–3 2–0 2–1 1–2 2–0 2–1 3–2 0–1 1–3 2–0 2–0 1–0 2–0 7–2 2–2
The Wednesday 2–2 4–2 0–1 1–2 1–1 1–0 3–1 3–2 1–0 3–0 1–1 1–0 3–1 1–1 1–0 2–0 3–3 5–1 4–2
Wolverhampton Wanderers 4–1 0–0 2–1 2–0 2–2 7–0 2–5 0–2 2–3 0–0 0–2 2–1 6–1 2–3 1–1 1–2 5–2 0–0 0–2
Woolwich Arsenal 2–1 5–0 3–2 0–0 4–0 1–0 1–2 3–1 2–0 2–2 4–3 3–1 1–1 2–2 5–1 1–2 2–0 0–2 2–1
Updated to match(es) played on unknown. Source: [1]
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

MapsEdit

Second DivisionEdit

Football League
Second Division
Season1905–06
ChampionsBristol City (1st title)
Failed re-electionNone
Matches played380
Goals scored1,116 (2.94 per match)
Top goalscorerWilliam Maxwell (Bristol City), 27[3]
Biggest home winBarnsley 8–1 Chesterfield (20 Jan 1905)
Bristol City 7–0 Stockport (20 Jan 1906)
Chelsea 7–0 Burslem Port Vale (3 Mar 1906)
Biggest away winLeicester Fosse 2–5 Manchester United (29 Mar 1906)
Chesterfield 1–4 Grimsby Town (2 Sept 1905)
Lincoln City 1–4 Chelsea (14 Oct 1905)
Lincoln City 1–4 Hull (23 Dec 1905)
Highest scoringBarnsley 8–1 Chesterfield (20 Jan 1905)
Longest winning run14 matches
Bristol City (9 Sep 1905 – 2 Dec 1905)
Longest unbeaten run24 matches
Bristol City (9 Sep 1905 – 10 Feb 1906)
Longest losing run8 matches
Burton United (17 Mar 1906 – 28 Apr 1906)
Pos Team Pld HW HD HL HGF HGA AW AD AL AGF AGA GR Pts Promotion
1 Bristol City 38 17 1 1 43 8 13 5 1 40 20 2.964 66 Division Champions
2 Manchester United 38 15 3 1 55 13 13 3 3 35 15 3.214 62 Promoted
3 Chelsea[a] 38 13 4 2 58 16 9 5 5 32 21 2.432 53
4 West Bromwich Albion 38 13 4 2 53 16 9 4 6 26 20 2.194 52
5 Hull City[a] 38 10 5 4 38 21 9 1 9 29 33 1.241 44
6 Leeds City[a] 38 11 5 3 38 19 6 4 9 21 28 1.255 43
7 Leicester Fosse 38 10 3 6 30 21 5 9 5 23 27 1.104 42
8 Grimsby Town 38 11 7 1 33 13 4 3 12 13 33 1.000 40
9 Burnley 38 9 4 6 26 23 6 4 9 16 30 0.792 38
10 Stockport County[b][a] 38 11 6 2 36 16 2 3 14 8 40 0.786 35
11 Bradford City 38 7 4 8 21 22 6 4 9 25 38 0.767 34
12 Barnsley 38 11 4 4 45 17 1 5 13 15 45 0.968 33
13 Lincoln City 38 10 1 8 46 29 2 5 12 23 43 0.958 30
14 Blackpool 38 8 3 8 22 21 2 6 11 15 41 0.597 29
15 Gainsborough Trinity 38 10 2 7 35 22 2 2 15 9 35 0.772 28
16 Glossop 38 9 4 6 36 28 1 4 14 13 43 0.690 28
17 Burslem Port Vale 38 10 4 5 34 25 2 0 17 15 57 0.598 28
18 Chesterfield 38 8 4 7 26 24 2 4 13 14 48 0.556 28 Re-elected
19 Burton United 38 9 4 6 26 20 1 2 16 8 47 0.507 26
20 Clapton Orient[a] 38 6 4 9 19 22 1 3 15 16 56 0.449 21
Source:[citation needed]
Notes:
  1. ^ a b c d e New club in the league.
  2. ^ Stockport County returned to the league after only a year’s absence. The other new teams entered the league for the first time, and with the exception of Clapton Orient had only been founded in 1904 and 1905.

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away BAR BLP BRA BRI BRN BPV BRT CHE CHF CLA GAI GLP GRI HUL LEE LEI LIN MUN STP WBA
Barnsley 1–1 0–1 2–2 1–2 4–0 3–0 1–2 8–1 4–1 2–1 1–1 2–0 2–0 3–0 0–0 4–2 0–3 4–0 3–0
Blackpool 0–0 2–2 1–3 0–1 2–1 2–0 0–1 2–1 3–0 2–2 1–0 2–0 1–2 0–3 0–1 2–0 0–1 2–0 0–3
Bradford City 0–0 2–1 1–2 0–1 2–0 1–0 1–1 1–0 3–0 1–2 2–0 0–1 0–2 1–0 3–3 2–2 1–5 0–1 0–1
Bristol City 3–0 2–1 1–0 2–0 4–0 4–0 2–1 3–1 1–0 2–0 2–1 2–0 2–1 2–0 1–2 1–0 1–1 7–0 1–0
Burnley 2–1 4–1 0–0 2–2 1–3 1–0 2–0 1–1 3–0 1–0 1–0 0–0 1–3 4–3 0–2 2–1 1–3 0–1 0–2
Burslem Port Vale 1–2 1–2 2–1 0–1 2–2 4–1 3–2 4–3 2–1 1–0 3–3 2–2 1–3 2–0 2–0 3–1 1–0 0–0 0–1
Burton United 4–1 1–1 0–1 0–1 1–3 1–0 2–4 4–0 1–0 3–1 1–0 1–0 0–3 1–1 0–0 2–0 0–2 2–0 2–2
Chelsea 6–0 6–0 4–2 0–0 1–0 7–0 3–0 0–1 6–1 1–3 0–0 2–0 5–1 4–0 3–3 4–2 1–1 4–2 1–0
Chesterfield 2–0 2–0 1–1 1–2 3–0 2–0 1–0 0–2 1–1 0–0 3–1 1–4 1–2 0–2 3–3 1–2 1–0 3–1 0–3
Clapton Orient 0–0 0–0 4–2 0–2 3–0 1–3 0–1 0–3 3–3 1–0 2–0 1–2 0–1 0–0 0–2 3–0 0–1 1–0 0–2
Gainsborough Trinity 1–0 0–1 2–3 1–3 0–1 4–0 5–2 0–2 4–0 2–1 2–0 1–0 3–1 4–1 0–1 2–3 2–2 0–0 2–1
Glossop 2–2 4–1 2–3 1–5 1–1 3–2 2–0 2–4 2–0 5–0 1–0 2–0 3–1 1–2 0–0 2–2 1–2 1–0 1–3
Grimsby Town 2–1 1–1 1–0 1–1 2–0 5–0 1–0 1–1 2–0 4–1 2–0 1–1 1–0 1–1 1–1 2–2 0–1 2–0 3–2
Hull City 4–1 2–2 5–2 0–3 1–1 3–2 1–1 4–3 3–0 3–1 2–0 1–2 0–1 0–0 0–0 2–1 0–1 3–0 4–0
Leeds City 3–2 3–0 0–2 1–1 1–1 3–1 2–1 0–0 3–0 6–1 1–0 1–0 3–0 3–1 4–1 2–2 1–3 1–1 0–2
Leicester Fosse 1–0 2–0 2–4 1–2 2–0 2–1 1–1 0–1 1–1 2–1 4–0 2–1 2–0 1–2 0–1 3–1 2–5 2–0 0–0
Lincoln City 4–1 1–1 5–0 0–3 5–0 3–1 5–1 1–4 0–1 2–3 3–0 4–1 3–1 1–4 1–2 3–1 2–3 2–0 1–2
Manchester United 5–1 2–1 0–0 5–1 1–0 3–0 6–0 0–0 4–1 4–0 2–0 5–2 5–0 5–0 0–3 3–2 2–1 3–1 0–0
Stockport County 0–0 2–1 1–0 2–3 3–1 3–0 2–0 1–0 0–0 3–3 2–0 5–0 2–2 2–1 2–1 1–1 3–0 0–1 2–2
West Bromwich Albion 5–3 5–0 6–1 1–3 1–2 4–1 3–0 1–1 3–0 1–1 4–0 6–0 2–0 1–1 2–1 3–0 1–1 1–0 3–1
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

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "England 1905-06". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Archived from the original on 5 February 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 31 October 2010.
  • Ian Laschke: Rothmans Book of Football League Records 1888–89 to 1978–79. Macdonald and Jane’s, London & Sydney, 1980.