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The 1946–47 season was the 48th completed season of The Football League.

The Football League
Season1946–47
ChampionsLiverpool

This season was the first to feature a full football programme since the 1938–39 campaign.

Contents

Final league tablesEdit

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.[1]

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. From the 1922–23 season on it was required of the bottom two teams of both Third Division North and Third Division South.[2]

First DivisionEdit

After a tight title race involving several clubs in the First Division, Liverpool won their fifth league title, finishing one point ahead of their nearest rivals Manchester United (who won two league titles before the World War I) and Wolves (who had yet to win a First Division title). Stoke City and Blackpool completed the top five.

Leeds United were relegated in bottom place after just six wins all season, and were joined by a Brentford side who failed to match their promising prewar form.

Football League
First Division
Season1946-47
Champions Liverpool (5th English title)
RelegatedBrentford,
Leeds United
FA Cup winnersCharlton Athletic (1st FA Cup title)
Matches played462
Goals scored1,513 (3.27 per match)
Top goalscorerDennis Westcott (Wolverhampton), 38 [3]
Pos Team Pld W D L F A W D L F A F A GA GD Pts
1 Liverpool 42 13 3 5 42 24 12 4 5 42 28 84 52 1.615 +32 57
2 Manchester United 42 17 3 1 61 19 5 9 7 34 35 95 54 1.759 +41 56
3 Wolverhampton Wanderers 42 15 1 5 66 31 10 5 6 32 25 98 56 1.750 +42 56
4 Stoke City 42 14 5 2 52 21 10 2 9 38 32 90 53 1.698 +37 55
5 Blackpool 42 14 1 6 38 32 8 5 8 33 38 71 70 1.014 +1 50
6 Sheffield United 42 12 4 5 51 32 9 3 9 38 43 89 75 1.187 +14 49
7 Preston North End 42 10 7 4 45 27 8 4 9 31 47 76 74 1.027 +2 47
8 Aston Villa 42 9 6 6 39 24 9 3 9 28 29 67 53 1.264 +14 45
9 Sunderland 42 11 3 7 33 27 7 5 9 32 39 65 66 0.985 –1 44
10 Everton 42 13 5 3 40 24 4 4 13 22 43 62 67 0.925 –5 43
11 Middlesbrough 42 11 3 7 46 32 6 5 10 27 36 73 68 1.074 +5 42
12 Portsmouth 42 11 3 7 42 27 5 6 10 24 33 66 60 1.100 +6 41
13 Arsenal 42 9 5 7 43 33 7 4 10 29 37 72 70 1.029 +2 41
14 Derby County 42 13 2 6 44 28 5 3 13 29 51 73 79 0.924 –6 41
15 Chelsea 42 9 3 9 33 39 7 4 10 36 45 69 84 0.821 –15 39
16 Grimsby Town 42 9 6 6 37 35 4 6 11 24 47 61 82 0.744 –21 38
17 Blackburn Rovers 42 6 5 10 23 27 8 3 10 22 26 45 53 0.849 –8 36
18 Bolton Wanderers 42 8 5 8 30 28 5 3 13 27 41 57 69 0.826 –12 34
19 Charlton Athletic 42 6 6 9 34 32 5 6 10 23 39 57 71 0.803 –14 34
20 Huddersfield Town 42 11 4 6 34 24 2 3 16 19 55 53 79 0.671 –26 33
21 Brentford 42 5 5 11 19 35 4 2 15 26 53 45 88 0.511 –43 25
22 Leeds United 42 6 5 10 30 30 0 1 20 15 60 45 90 0.500 –45 18

P = Matches played; W = Matches won; D = Matches drawn; L = Matches lost; F = Goals for; A = Goals against; GA = Goal average; GD = Goal difference; Pts = Points

Key
League Champions
FA Cup winners
Relegated

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away[1] ARS AST BLB BLP BOL BRE CHA CHE DER EVE GRI HUD LEE LIV MUN MID POR PNE SHU STK SUN WOL
Arsenal 0–2 1–3 1–1 2–2 2–2 1–0 1–2 0–1 2–1 5–3 1–2 4–2 1–2 6–2 4–0 2–1 4–1 2–3 1–0 2–2 1–1
Aston Villa 0–2 2–1 1–1 1–1 5–2 4–0 2–0 2–0 0–1 3–3 2–2 2–1 1–2 0–0 0–1 1–1 4–2 2–3 0–1 4–0 3–0
Blackburn Rovers 1–2 0–1 1–1 2–1 0–3 1–0 1–2 1–1 4–1 1–1 2–2 1–0 0–0 2–1 1–2 0–1 1–2 2–0 0–2 1–2 1–2
Blackpool 2–1 1–0 1–0 0–1 4–2 0–0 1–0 2–1 0–3 2–3 2–1 3–0 3–2 3–1 0–5 4–3 4–0 4–2 0–2 0–5 2–0
Bolton Wanderers 1–3 2–1 0–0 1–1 1–0 0–1 1–1 5–1 0–2 1–2 4–0 2–0 1–3 2–2 1–1 1–0 1–2 3–2 3–2 0–1 0–3
Brentford 0–1 0–2 0–3 2–1 1–0 1–4 0–2 0–3 1–1 0–1 2–0 1–1 1–1 0–0 0–0 1–3 2–3 2–1 1–4 0–3 4–1
Charlton Athletic 2–2 1–1 0–2 0–1 2–0 3–0 2–3 2–4 4–1 0–0 0–3 5–0 1–3 1–3 3–3 0–0 0–0 1–2 1–0 5–0 1–4
Chelsea 2–1 1–3 0–2 1–4 4–3 3–2 2–2 3–0 1–1 0–0 1–0 3–0 3–1 0–3 2–0 0–3 1–2 1–4 2–5 2–1 1–2
Derby County 0–1 1–2 2–1 1–2 1–3 2–1 1–0 3–1 5–1 4–1 1–0 2–1 1–4 4–3 1–1 2–0 2–2 1–2 3–0 5–1 2–1
Everton 3–2 2–0 1–0 1–1 2–1 0–2 1–1 2–0 4–1 3–3 1–0 4–1 1–0 2–2 2–1 1–0 2–0 2–3 2–2 4–2 0–2
Grimsby Town 0–0 0–3 2–1 2–3 2–2 2–2 3–1 2–1 2–0 2–2 1–0 4–1 1–6 0–0 4–0 3–2 2–3 2–1 2–5 1–2 0–0
Huddersfield Town 0–0 1–0 0–1 1–3 1–0 3–0 5–1 1–4 5–2 1–0 3–2 1–0 1–4 2–2 3–1 1–2 3–0 1–1 1–0 0–0 0–1
Leeds United 1–1 1–1 0–1 4–2 4–0 1–2 0–2 2–1 1–2 2–1 1–0 5–0 1–2 0–2 3–3 0–1 0–3 2–2 1–2 1–1 0–1
Liverpool 4–2 4–1 2–1 2–3 0–3 1–0 1–1 7–4 1–1 0–0 5–0 1–0 2–0 1–0 0–1 3–0 3–0 1–2 2–0 1–0 1–5
Manchester United 5–2 2–1 4–0 3–0 1–0 4–1 4–1 1–1 4–1 3–0 2–1 5–2 3–1 5–0 1–0 3–0 1–1 6–2 1–1 0–3 3–1
Middlesbrough 2–0 1–2 0–1 1–2 3–1 2–0 1–2 3–2 1–0 4–0 3–0 4–1 3–0 2–2 2–4 3–3 2–0 2–4 5–4 1–3 1–1
Portsmouth 0–2 3–2 3–1 0–1 2–0 3–0 3–0 0–2 1–2 2–1 4–1 3–1 4–1 1–2 0–1 3–1 4–4 0–0 1–3 4–1 1–1
Preston North End 2–0 3–1 4–0 2–0 0–4 5–2 5–1 1–1 1–1 2–1 3–0 6–2 3–2 0–0 1–1 0–1 1–1 1–2 1–3 2–2 2–2
Sheffield United 2–1 1–2 0–1 4–2 4–2 6–1 1–3 2–2 3–2 2–0 1–1 2–2 6–2 0–1 2–2 2–1 3–1 2–3 2–1 4–2 2–0
Stoke City 3–1 0–0 0–0 4–1 1–2 3–1 2–2 6–1 3–2 2–1 3–0 3–0 5–2 2–1 3–2 3–1 1–1 5–0 3–0 0–0 0–3
Sunderland 1–4 4–1 1–0 3–2 3–1 2–1 1–1 1–2 3–2 4–1 1–2 3–0 1–0 1–4 1–1 1–0 0–0 0–2 2–1 0–1 0–1
Wolverhampton Wanderers 6–1 1–2 3–3 3–1 5–0 1–2 2–0 6–4 7–2 2–3 2–0 6–1 1–0 1–2 3–2 2–4 3–1 4–1 3–1 3–0 2–1

Source: Ian Laschke: Rothmans Book of Football League Records 1888–89 to 1978–79. Macdonald and Jane’s, London & Sydney, 1980.
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

MapsEdit

Locations of the Football League First Division London teams 1946–1947

Second DivisionEdit

Football League
Second Division
Season1946–47
ChampionsManchester City (5th title)
PromotedBurnley
RelegatedNewport County
Swansea Town
Matches played462
Goals scored1,547 (3.35 per match)
Top goalscorerCharlie Wayman (Newcastle), 30 [3]
Pos Team Pld W D L F A W D L F A F A GA GD Pts
1 Manchester City 42 17 3 1 49 14 9 7 5 29 21 78 35 2.229 +43 62
2 Burnley 42 11 8 2 30 14 11 6 4 35 15 65 29 2.241 +36 58
3 Birmingham City 42 17 2 2 51 11 8 3 10 23 22 74 33 2.242 +41 55
4 Chesterfield 42 12 6 3 37 17 6 8 7 21 27 58 44 1.318 +14 50
5 Newcastle United 42 11 4 6 60 32 8 6 7 35 30 95 62 1.532 +33 48
6 Tottenham Hotspur 42 11 8 2 35 21 6 6 9 30 32 65 53 1.226 +12 48
7 West Bromwich Albion 42 12 4 5 53 37 8 4 9 35 38 88 75 1.173 +13 48
8 Coventry City 42 12 8 1 40 17 4 5 12 26 42 66 59 1.119 +7 45
9 Leicester City 42 11 4 6 42 25 7 3 11 27 39 69 64 1.078 +5 43
10 Barnsley 42 13 2 6 48 29 4 6 11 36 57 84 86 0.977 –2 42
11 Nottingham Forest 42 13 5 3 47 20 2 5 14 22 54 69 74 0.932 –5 40
12 West Ham United 42 12 4 5 46 31 4 4 13 24 45 70 76 0.921 –6 40
13 Luton Town 42 13 4 4 50 29 3 3 15 21 44 71 73 0.973 –2 39
14 Southampton 42 11 5 5 45 24 4 4 13 24 52 69 76 0.908 –7 39
15 Fulham 42 12 4 5 40 25 3 5 13 23 49 63 74 0.851 –11 39
16 Bradford Park Avenue 42 7 6 8 29 28 7 5 9 36 49 65 77 0.844 –12 39
17 Bury 42 11 6 4 62 34 1 6 14 18 44 80 78 1.026 +2 36
18 Millwall 42 7 7 7 30 30 7 1 13 26 49 56 79 0.709 –23 36
19 Plymouth Argyle 42 11 3 7 45 34 3 2 16 34 62 79 96 0.823 –17 33
20 Sheffield Wednesday 42 10 5 6 39 28 2 3 16 28 60 67 88 0.761 –21 32
21 Swansea Town 42 9 1 11 36 40 2 6 13 19 43 55 83 0.663 –28 29
22 Newport County 42 9 1 11 41 52 1 2 18 20 81 61 133 0.459 –72 23

P = Matches played; W = Matches won; D = Matches drawn; L = Matches lost; F = Goals for; A = Goals against; GA = Goal average; GD = Goal difference; Pts = Points

Key
Division Champions, promoted
Promoted
Relegated

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away[1] BAR BIR BPA BUR Bury CHF COV FUL LEI LUT MCI MIL NEW NPC NOT PLY SHW SOU SWA TOT WBA WHU
Barnsley 3–1 3–1 1–0 4–0 1–2 0–2 4–1 1–0 4–0 0–2 4–1 1–1 3–1 3–2 1–3 4–1 4–4 3–1 1–3 2–1 1–2
Birmingham 1–2 4–0 0–2 3–0 0–0 2–0 2–1 4–0 1–0 3–1 4–0 2–0 1–1 4–0 6–1 3–1 3–1 3–1 1–0 1–0 3–0
Bradford Park Avenue 1–3 2–0 0–1 2–2 0–0 5–1 1–2 1–2 2–1 1–1 0–0 2–1 2–1 0–1 3–2 1–1 2–3 0–0 2–1 2–4 0–1
Burnley 2–2 1–0 1–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–0 0–0 1–1 0–0 3–0 3–0 3–2 3–0 2–1 2–0 1–0 1–0 0–0 0–2 2–1
Bury 4–4 2–0 6–3 2–2 0–2 1–0 7–2 2–3 3–0 2–2 5–2 2–2 0–1 5–0 3–3 4–2 2–1 3–3 1–2 4–0 4–0
Chesterfield 2–1 0–1 1–1 0–0 3–1 2–1 1–1 2–0 2–1 0–1 2–3 1–0 2–0 1–1 4–1 4–2 5–0 1–0 0–0 1–1 3–1
Coventry City 1–1 0–0 0–0 0–3 3–1 1–1 1–0 2–1 0–0 1–1 4–0 1–1 6–0 1–1 1–0 5–1 2–0 3–2 3–1 3–2 2–1
Fulham 6–1 0–1 0–3 1–0 2–0 2–1 2–0 4–2 2–1 2–2 3–2 0–3 4–1 1–1 3–1 1–2 0–0 3–0 1–1 0–1 3–2
Leicester City 6–0 2–1 2–1 1–4 0–0 0–1 1–0 2–0 2–1 0–3 5–0 2–4 3–0 1–1 4–1 3–5 2–0 0–1 1–1 1–1 4–0
Luton Town 3–1 1–3 3–0 1–3 2–0 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–2 0–0 3–0 4–3 6–3 3–2 3–4 4–1 2–2 3–0 3–2 2–0 2–1
Manchester City 5–1 1–0 7–2 1–0 3–1 0–0 1–0 4–0 1–0 2–0 1–0 0–2 5–1 2–1 4–3 2–1 1–1 1–1 1–0 5–0 2–0
Millwall 3–1 0–2 0–1 1–1 1–0 1–1 3–5 1–1 1–0 2–0 1–3 1–4 3–1 4–0 1–1 2–2 3–1 1–1 0–3 1–2 0–0
Newcastle United 4–2 2–2 5–0 1–2 1–1 2–1 3–1 1–3 1–1 7–2 3–2 0–2 13–0 3–0 3–2 4–0 1–3 1–1 1–0 2–4 2–3
Newport County 2–1 0–3 1–3 0–3 2–0 3–0 4–2 4–2 2–3 1–3 0–3 3–1 4–2 2–5 1–0 4–3 1–2 2–4 2–4 2–7 1–1
Nottingham Forest 2–1 1–1 4–0 1–0 2–0 1–0 1–0 2–1 2–0 4–2 0–1 1–2 0–2 6–1 5–1 2–2 6–0 1–1 1–1 1–1 4–3
Plymouth Argyle 3–2 0–2 2–4 2–2 3–1 1–0 2–2 2–2 4–0 2–1 2–3 0–2 0–1 4–1 2–0 4–1 2–3 2–1 3–4 2–1 3–1
Sheffield Wednesday 2–4 1–0 1–2 1–2 2–5 0–1 4–2 1–1 1–3 1–1 1–0 3–0 1–1 2–1 2–0 2–1 3–0 3–0 5–1 2–2 1–1
Southampton 1–1 1–0 3–2 0–1 1–1 1–1 5–2 2–0 1–1 1–3 0–1 1–2 1–1 5–1 5–2 5–1 3–1 4–0 1–0 0–1 4–2
Swansea Town 2–2 1–0 1–6 0–2 1–0 1–2 2–3 0–2 3–4 2–0 1–2 0–3 1–2 5–1 3–2 3–1 2–0 4–2 0–2 2–3 2–1
Tottenham Hotspur 1–1 1–2 3–3 1–1 2–1 3–4 0–0 1–1 2–1 2–1 0–0 2–1 1–1 3–1 2–0 2–1 2–0 2–1 3–1 2–0 0–0
West Bromwich Albion 2–5 3–0 1–1 1–1 3–0 3–2 1–1 6–1 4–2 1–2 3–1 2–4 3–2 2–2 5–1 2–5 2–1 2–0 2–1 3–2 2–3
West Ham United 4–0 0–4 1–1 0–5 3–3 5–0 1–2 3–2 0–2 2–1 1–0 3–1 0–2 3–0 2–2 4–1 2–1 4–0 3–0 2–2 3–2

Source: Ian Laschke: Rothmans Book of Football League Records 1888–89 to 1978–79. Macdonald and Jane’s, London & Sydney, 1980.
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

MapsEdit

Locations of the Football League Second Division London teams 1946–1947

Third Division NorthEdit

Football League
Third Division North
Season1946–47
ChampionsDoncaster Rovers (2nd title)
Failed re-electionNone
Matches played462
Goals scored1,537 (3.33 per match)
Top goalscorerClarrie Jordan (Doncaster Rovers), 42 [3][4]
Pos Team Pld HW HD HL HGF HGA AW AD AL AGF AGA GR Pts Promotion or relegation
1 Doncaster Rovers 42 15 5 1 67 16 18 1 2 56 24 3.075 72 Division Champions, promoted
2 Rotherham United 42 20 1 0 81 19 9 5 7 33 34 2.151 64
3 Chester 42 17 2 2 53 13 8 4 9 42 38 1.863 56 Welsh Cup winners
4 Stockport County 42 17 0 4 50 19 7 2 12 28 34 1.472 50
5 Bradford City 42 12 5 4 40 20 8 5 8 22 27 1.319 50
6 Rochdale 42 9 5 7 39 25 10 5 6 41 39 1.250 48
7 Wrexham 42 13 5 3 43 21 4 7 10 22 30 1.275 46
8 Crewe Alexandra 42 12 4 5 39 26 5 5 11 31 48 0.946 43
9 Barrow 42 10 2 9 28 24 7 5 9 26 38 0.871 41
10 Tranmere Rovers 42 11 5 5 43 33 6 2 13 23 44 0.857 41
11 Hull City 42 9 5 7 25 19 7 3 11 24 34 0.925 40
12 Lincoln City 42 12 3 6 52 32 5 2 14 34 55 0.989 39
13 Hartlepools United 42 10 5 6 36 26 5 4 12 28 47 0.877 39
14 Gateshead 42 10 3 8 39 33 6 3 12 23 39 0.861 38
15 York City 42 6 4 11 35 42 8 5 8 32 39 0.827 37
16 Carlisle United 42 10 5 6 45 38 4 4 13 25 55 0.753 37
17 Darlington 42 12 4 5 48 26 3 2 16 20 54 0.850 36
18 New Brighton 42 11 3 7 37 30 3 5 13 20 47 0.740 36
19 Oldham Athletic 42 6 5 10 29 31 6 3 12 26 49 0.688 32
20 Accrington Stanley 42 8 3 10 37 38 6 1 14 19 54 0.609 32
21 Southport 42 6 5 10 35 41 1 6 14 18 44 0.624 25 Re-elected
22 Halifax Town 42 6 3 12 28 36 2 3 16 15 56 0.467 22
Source: rsssf.com

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away[1] ACC BRW BRA CRL CHE CRE DAR DON GAT HAL HAR HUL LIN NWB OLD ROC ROT SOU STP TRA WRE YOR
Accrington Stanley 1–3 0–0 4–3 1–4 2–3 3–0 0–1 0–3 1–1 2–1 0–0 8–4 3–1 2–3 2–3 2–3 1–0 2–1 2–1 0–1 1–2
Barrow 1–3 0–0 3–1 1–0 0–2 2–3 0–1 1–0 3–0 2–0 1–0 1–3 0–1 5–2 2–2 2–3 2–1 1–0 0–1 1–0 0–1
Bradford City 3–1 5–0 2–2 0–0 1–0 2–0 0–1 2–2 3–1 1–2 1–1 3–0 2–1 1–0 0–1 2–0 5–1 0–2 2–2 2–1 3–2
Carlisle United 4–2 4–1 4–3 3–2 3–3 1–5 2–3 3–1 1–0 5–1 0–2 1–0 3–2 1–2 1–3 1–1 1–1 1–1 4–2 1–1 1–2
Chester 3–1 3–0 3–0 4–0 2–0 1–1 1–3 0–1 2–0 2–1 5–1 3–0 2–1 2–0 1–0 2–2 2–1 3–0 4–1 2–0 6–0
Crewe Alexandra 5–0 0–1 2–2 2–0 0–2 3–2 0–3 1–1 2–0 1–1 2–0 0–5 3–0 3–0 2–2 1–2 2–0 3–2 4–3 1–0 2–0
Darlington 5–0 0–1 2–0 2–1 3–3 4–0 1–1 2–0 0–1 2–1 0–2 4–3 4–0 1–1 4–1 4–3 4–2 1–2 1–2 1–1 3–1
Doncaster Rovers 5–0 8–0 4–3 9–2 3–0 1–1 5–0 3–0 2–0 5–1 4–1 1–1 0–0 4–2 2–1 1–1 2–0 1–3 2–0 5–0 0–0
Gateshead 2–1 0–5 1–2 1–3 3–4 2–1 1–0 1–3 6–1 0–1 1–0 3–0 3–0 1–0 2–2 2–0 2–2 1–2 3–1 3–3 1–2
Halifax Town 2–1 3–2 1–2 0–1 1–2 1–2 0–2 4–2 2–1 1–4 2–0 2–3 0–1 1–1 3–0 2–3 1–1 1–2 1–3 0–0 0–3
Hartlepool 0–2 1–1 0–0 4–1 5–1 5–2 4–1 0–2 1–3 1–4 0–0 2–0 3–0 1–1 0–3 2–1 3–0 1–0 1–0 1–3 1–1
Hull City 3–0 1–0 0–2 2–0 1–0 2–2 2–1 0–1 1–2 3–0 1–1 0–0 1–1 0–1 0–1 0–2 4–0 0–3 1–0 1–0 2–2
Lincoln City 1–1 1–0 0–1 3–1 2–2 1–3 2–0 3–5 4–0 3–1 5–2 0–3 5–1 1–3 2–3 4–0 4–2 4–0 2–1 3–1 2–2
New Brighton 4–0 0–1 0–0 2–2 0–3 4–0 4–1 2–5 2–3 1–1 2–1 1–5 4–2 4–0 1–2 1–0 1–0 1–0 2–1 1–0 0–3
Oldham Athletic 1–2 0–1 0–1 0–2 1–0 3–1 2–0 0–1 1–1 6–1 0–0 1–2 3–1 2–2 3–2 0–1 2–4 0–0 1–2 1–5 2–2
Rochdale 5–1 1–1 0–1 6–0 2–1 1–1 3–0 2–3 2–3 1–0 1–0 5–2 2–0 2–2 1–3 1–1 0–0 1–4 3–0 0–1 0–1
Rotherham United 4–1 4–3 2–1 4–0 3–1 5–1 4–1 3–2 4–0 6–1 4–0 2–0 3–0 3–0 8–0 3–3 2–1 2–1 6–0 3–2 6–1
Southport 0–1 2–2 0–1 0–2 2–4 2–2 2–2 0–5 2–1 6–1 3–3 3–1 1–3 2–0 2–4 0–2 2–0 4–1 1–2 1–1 0–3
Stockport County 2–0 2–0 4–0 2–0 0–3 3–2 1–0 1–3 2–0 4–1 1–2 2–0 3–2 2–0 4–0 5–2 1–2 2–0 4–0 1–0 4–2
Tranmere 0–1 1–1 2–0 1–1 3–2 3–2 2–0 3–5 1–0 1–1 4–1 1–3 5–2 3–3 4–2 2–3 1–4 2–0 2–1 0–0 2–1
Wrexham 4–0 1–1 2–0 2–1 0–4 1–0 7–1 0–2 2–0 2–0 4–1 0–1 4–1 3–2 2–1 2–2 1–1 1–1 2–1 0–0 3–1
York City 0–1 0–2 0–3 2–2 4–4 2–3 3–0 1–4 3–1 2–0 1–4 3–0 2–4 1–2 1–0 2–3 2–3 1–1 3–2 0–1 2–2

Source: Ian Laschke: Rothmans Book of Football League Records 1888–89 to 1978–79. Macdonald and Jane’s, London & Sydney, 1980.
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

MapsEdit

Third Division SouthEdit

Football League
Third Division South
Season1946–47
ChampionsCardiff City (1st title)
Failed re-electionNone
Matches played462
Goals scored1,458 (3.16 per match)
Top goalscorerDon Clark (Bristol City), 36 [3]
Pos Team Pld W D L F A W D L F A F A GA GD Pts
1 Cardiff City 42 18 3 0 60 11 12 3 6 33 19 93 30 3.100 +63 66
2 Queens Park Rangers 42 15 2 4 42 15 8 9 4 32 25 74 40 1.850 +34 57
3 Bristol City 42 13 4 4 56 20 7 7 7 38 36 94 56 1.679 +38 51
4 Swindon Town 42 15 4 2 56 25 4 7 10 28 48 84 73 1.151 +11 49
5 Walsall 42 11 6 4 42 25 6 6 9 32 34 74 59 1.254 +15 46
6 Ipswich Town 42 11 5 5 33 21 5 9 7 28 32 61 53 1.151 +8 46
7 Bournemouth & Boscombe Athletic 42 12 4 5 43 20 6 4 11 29 34 72 54 1.333 +18 44
8 Southend United 42 9 7 5 38 22 8 3 10 33 38 71 60 1.183 +11 44
9 Reading 42 11 6 4 53 30 5 5 11 30 44 83 74 1.122 +9 43
10 Port Vale 42 14 4 3 51 28 3 5 13 17 35 68 63 1.079 +5 43
11 Torquay United 42 11 5 5 33 23 4 7 10 19 38 52 61 0.852 –9 42
12 Notts County 42 11 4 6 35 19 4 6 11 28 44 63 63 1.000 ±0 40
13 Northampton Town 42 11 5 5 46 33 4 5 12 26 42 72 75 0.960 –3 40
14 Bristol Rovers 42 9 6 6 34 26 7 2 12 25 43 59 69 0.855 –10 40
15 Exeter City 42 11 6 4 37 27 4 3 14 23 42 60 69 0.870 –9 39
16 Watford 42 11 4 6 39 27 6 1 14 22 49 61 76 0.803 –15 39
17 Brighton & Hove Albion 42 8 7 6 31 35 5 5 11 23 37 54 72 0.750 –18 38
18 Crystal Palace 42 9 7 5 29 19 4 4 13 20 43 49 62 0.790 –13 37
19 Leyton Orient 42 10 5 6 40 28 2 3 16 14 47 54 75 0.720 –21 32
20 Aldershot 42 6 7 8 25 26 4 5 12 23 52 48 78 0.615 –30 32
21 Norwich City 42 6 3 12 38 48 4 5 12 26 52 64 100 0.640 –36 28
22 Mansfield Town 42 8 5 8 31 38 1 5 15 17 58 48 96 0.500 –48 28

P = Matches played; W = Matches won; D = Matches drawn; L = Matches lost; F = Goals for; A = Goals against; GA = Goal average; GD = Goal difference; Pts = Points

Key
Division Champions, promoted
New club in the league (none)
Re-elected
Failed re-election (none)

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away[1] ALD B&BA B&HA BRI BRR CAR CRY EXE IPS LEY MAN NOR NWC NTC PTV QPR REA STD SWI TOR WAL WAT
Aldershot 2–1 1–3 4–3 0–2 0–1 0–2 2–0 4–1 0–0 1–1 1–1 3–1 1–1 0–0 1–2 1–3 0–0 2–0 0–0 1–2 1–2
Bournemouth & Boscombe Athletic 2–2 1–0 0–0 1–3 2–0 4–0 4–1 1–1 2–0 3–1 2–1 0–1 1–2 3–0 1–1 1–0 3–1 5–2 5–0 2–3 0–1
Brighton & Hove Albion 2–1 1–1 1–1 1–2 0–4 1–0 1–6 0–0 2–1 5–0 2–2 3–3 3–2 0–0 0–2 1–4 2–1 1–4 2–0 2–0 1–1
Bristol City 9–0 1–0 0–0 4–0 2–1 3–0 2–2 1–2 3–0 5–2 2–3 2–1 1–1 3–0 1–1 5–2 2–0 3–1 5–0 1–2 1–2
Bristol Rovers 0–0 0–2 0–0 0–3 1–0 2–1 1–0 1–1 6–1 1–0 0–3 1–2 4–1 0–0 3–1 2–2 1–3 3–0 3–0 2–2 3–4
Cardiff City 2–1 2–0 4–0 1–1 4–0 0–0 5–0 3–2 1–0 5–0 6–2 6–1 2–1 1–0 2–2 3–0 3–1 5–0 1–0 3–0 1–0
Crystal Palace 0–0 0–1 1–0 0–0 2–1 1–2 1–0 1–1 2–0 1–1 2–2 0–1 2–1 1–2 0–0 2–1 0–3 4–1 6–1 1–1 2–0
Exeter City 4–1 4–1 2–1 1–3 3–2 0–2 2–1 0–0 3–1 1–0 1–0 3–0 2–2 1–1 3–0 1–3 1–5 1–1 1–1 2–2 1–0
Ipswich Town 1–1 2–1 1–2 3–2 0–2 0–1 1–1 2–1 0–0 2–1 1–2 5–0 1–2 2–1 1–1 2–0 1–0 3–1 1–1 2–1 2–0
Leyton Orient 1–3 2–3 2–1 4–1 3–0 0–1 0–1 3–1 2–2 3–1 2–1 3–0 1–3 5–3 1–1 3–3 1–1 0–0 0–1 1–0 3–1
Mansfield Town 1–3 1–1 0–3 1–3 3–1 1–3 3–1 1–0 4–3 1–3 3–2 4–4 1–0 0–3 0–3 2–2 0–1 1–1 1–0 1–1 2–0
Northampton Town 2–2 2–1 6–1 2–2 1–2 0–2 1–0 1–2 2–2 4–1 3–0 1–0 2–1 1–0 4–4 4–0 2–3 4–1 0–0 0–8 4–1
Norwich City 2–3 1–6 2–3 2–2 3–3 2–1 2–3 1–3 0–1 5–0 3–1 2–3 2–2 3–0 0–1 0–2 1–5 1–5 2–0 0–2 4–2
Notts County 2–0 1–0 2–0 0–3 6–0 1–1 0–0 0–0 1–2 1–2 5–1 1–0 3–0 3–2 1–2 1–0 0–2 0–0 0–2 3–1 4–1
Port Vale 4–2 1–0 4–1 2–1 2–1 0–4 4–2 1–2 1–0 2–1 4–1 1–1 1–3 4–1 2–2 5–1 5–1 1–1 2–1 2–2 3–0
Queens Park Rangers 4–1 3–0 2–0 1–0 0–2 2–3 1–2 2–0 1–3 2–0 3–1 1–0 1–1 4–1 2–0 2–0 1–0 7–0 0–0 1–0 2–1
Reading 1–0 3–2 2–0 2–5 1–1 0–0 10–2 4–0 1–3 2–0 3–0 3–0 4–3 1–1 0–2 1–0 7–2 3–3 2–2 1–1 2–3
Southend 2–1 2–2 0–0 4–1 2–3 0–2 2–0 2–2 1–1 0–0 1–1 4–0 3–0 3–0 1–1 1–3 0–2 2–0 0–2 3–1 5–0
Swindon Town 7–0 1–3 2–2 1–1 1–0 3–2 1–0 2–0 2–1 2–0 6–1 3–1 1–1 4–2 2–1 3–2 2–2 2–1 2–4 4–1 5–0
Torquay United 0–1 2–2 3–1 2–3 3–0 0–0 2–1 2–1 0–0 3–2 2–2 2–1 2–1 1–2 1–0 0–0 3–0 0–1 1–5 2–0 2–0
Walsall 2–0 3–0 1–1 3–0 2–0 2–3 3–3 2–1 4–2 3–1 0–0 2–0 2–2 2–0 4–1 0–2 2–2 2–2 0–1 2–1 1–3
Watford 4–1 0–2 1–4 2–3 1–0 2–0 1–0 3–1 2–0 3–1 1–2 1–1 4–1 2–2 2–0 0–2 2–1 4–0 1–1 3–3 0–2

Source: Ian Laschke: Rothmans Book of Football League Records 1888–89 to 1978–79. Macdonald and Jane’s, London & Sydney, 1980.
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

MapsEdit

Locations of the Football League Third Division South London teams 1946–1947

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Ian Laschke: Rothmans Book of Football League Records 1888–89 to 1978–79. Macdonald and Jane’s, London & Sydney, 1980.
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