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The 194748 season was the 49th completed season of The Football League.

The Football League
Season1947–48
ChampionsArsenal

Contents

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. 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.[2]

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

Arsenal, the most successful English club side of the 1930s, picked up their first postwar silverware, finishing top of the First Division by seven points. Their nearest rivals were Manchester United, who lifted the FA Cup with a dramatic 4-2 win over Blackpool at Wembley to end their 37-year wait for a major trophy. Burnley finished level on points with Matt Busby's team. Derby County, the 1946 FA Cup winners, finished fourth in the league. Defending champions Liverpool finished a disappointing 11th.

Grimsby Town were relegated in bottom place, 14 points adrift of safety, and were joined in the Second Division by Blackburn Rovers.

Football League
First Division
Season1947–48
ChampionsArsenal (6th English title)
RelegatedBlackburn Rovers, Grimsby Town
FA Cup winnersManchester United (2nd FA Cup title)
Matches played462
Goals scored1,343 (2.91 per match)
Top goalscorerRonnie Rooke (Arsenal), 33 [3]
Pos Team Pld W D L F A W D L F A F A GA GD Pts
1 Arsenal 42 15 3 3 56 15 8 10 3 25 17 81 32 2.531 +49 59
2 Manchester United 42 11 7 3 50 27 8 7 6 31 21 81 48 1.688 +33 52
3 Burnley 42 12 5 4 31 12 8 7 6 25 31 56 43 1.302 +13 52
4 Derby County 42 11 6 4 38 24 8 6 7 39 33 77 57 1.351 +20 50
5 Wolverhampton Wanderers 42 12 4 5 45 29 7 5 9 38 41 83 70 1.186 +13 47
6 Aston Villa 42 13 5 3 42 22 6 4 11 23 35 65 57 1.140 +8 47
7 Preston North End 42 13 4 4 43 35 7 3 11 24 33 67 68 0.985 –1 47
8 Portsmouth 42 13 5 3 44 17 6 2 13 24 33 68 50 1.360 +18 45
9 Blackpool 42 13 4 4 37 14 4 6 11 20 27 57 41 1.390 +16 44
10 Manchester City 42 13 3 5 37 22 2 9 10 15 25 52 47 1.106 +5 42
11 Liverpool 42 9 8 4 39 23 7 2 12 26 38 65 61 1.066 +4 42
12 Sheffield United 42 13 4 4 44 24 3 6 12 21 46 65 70 0.929 –5 42
13 Charlton Athletic 42 8 4 9 33 29 9 2 10 24 37 57 66 0.864 –9 40
14 Everton 42 10 2 9 30 26 7 4 10 22 40 52 66 0.788 –14 40
15 Stoke City 42 9 5 7 29 23 5 5 11 12 32 41 55 0.745 –14 38
16 Middlesbrough 42 8 7 6 37 27 6 2 13 34 46 71 73 0.973 –2 37
17 Bolton Wanderers 42 11 2 8 29 25 5 3 13 17 33 46 58 0.793 –12 37
18 Chelsea 42 11 6 4 38 27 3 3 15 15 44 53 71 0.746 –18 37
19 Huddersfield Town 42 7 6 8 25 24 5 6 10 26 36 51 60 0.850 –9 36
20 Sunderland 42 11 4 6 33 18 2 6 13 23 49 56 67 0.836 –11 36
21 Blackburn Rovers 42 8 5 8 35 30 3 5 13 19 42 54 72 0.750 –18 32
22 Grimsby Town 42 5 5 11 20 35 3 1 17 25 76 45 111 0.405 –66 22

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 BUR CHA CHE DER EVE GRI HUD LIV MCI MUN MID POR PNE SHU STK SUN WOL
Arsenal 1–0 2–0 2–1 2–0 3–0 6–0 0–2 1–2 1–1 8–0 2–0 1–2 1–1 2–1 7–0 0–0 3–0 3–2 3–0 3–1 5–2
Aston Villa 4–2 3–2 0–1 3–1 2–2 2–1 3–0 2–2 3–0 2–2 2–1 2–1 1–1 0–1 1–1 2–1 4–1 2–0 1–0 2–0 1–2
Blackburn Rovers 0–1 0–0 1–1 4–0 1–2 0–0 1–1 3–4 2–3 4–0 1–2 1–2 1–0 1–1 1–7 1–0 2–3 4–0 2–0 4–3 1–0
Blackpool 3–0 1–0 1–0 1–1 0–1 3–1 3–0 2–2 5–0 3–1 4–0 2–0 1–1 1–0 1–0 1–0 0–1 2–1 1–2 0–1 2–2
Bolton Wanderers 0–1 1–0 1–0 1–0 1–1 1–0 2–1 0–3 0–0 2–0 1–5 3–0 2–1 0–1 1–3 4–0 1–2 2–3 0–1 3–1 3–2
Burnley 0–1 1–0 0–0 1–0 2–0 0–2 1–0 0–2 0–1 4–1 2–1 3–0 1–1 0–0 3–0 3–2 1–0 0–0 4–0 4–0 1–1
Charlton Athletic 2–4 1–1 0–1 2–0 2–1 1–1 3–1 1–5 2–3 2–3 0–0 2–0 0–1 1–2 1–0 2–2 1–2 4–0 0–1 1–0 5–1
Chelsea 0–0 4–2 1–0 2–2 1–1 0–2 3–0 1–0 3–1 2–3 2–4 3–1 2–2 0–4 4–2 1–0 2–0 1–0 4–1 1–1 1–1
Derby County 1–0 1–3 5–0 1–0 2–1 1–1 0–3 5–1 1–0 4–1 0–0 0–4 0–0 1–1 4–2 2–1 2–1 1–1 1–1 5–1 1–2
Everton 0–2 3–0 4–1 1–2 2–0 0–3 0–1 2–3 1–3 3–1 1–1 0–3 1–0 2–0 2–1 0–2 2–1 2–0 0–1 3–0 1–1
Grimsby Town 0–4 3–0 2–2 0–1 0–2 1–2 1–3 0–0 2–3 3–0 3–0 0–2 1–0 1–1 0–5 1–0 1–1 0–3 0–0 1–2 0–4
Huddersfield Town 1–1 0–1 1–1 2–0 1–2 0–1 0–1 3–1 2–1 1–3 5–1 1–1 1–1 0–2 2–1 0–2 1–0 2–1 0–0 2–2 0–1
Liverpool 1–3 3–3 2–1 2–0 0–0 1–1 2–3 3–0 2–2 4–0 3–1 4–0 1–1 2–2 0–1 0–3 3–1 4–0 0–0 0–0 2–1
Manchester City 0–0 0–2 1–3 1–0 0–2 4–1 4–0 1–0 3–2 0–1 3–1 1–1 2–0 0–0 2–0 1–0 0–3 4–3 3–0 3–0 4–3
Manchester United 1–1 2–0 4–1 1–1 0–2 5–0 6–2 5–0 1–0 2–2 3–4 4–4 2–0 1–1 2–1 3–2 1–1 0–1 1–1 3–1 3–2
Middlesbrough 1–1 1–3 1–1 4–0 4–1 1–2 1–2 0–0 1–1 0–1 4–1 1–0 3–1 2–1 2–2 1–2 1–1 3–0 2–1 2–2 2–4
Portsmouth 0–0 2–4 1–1 1–1 2–0 0–1 3–1 2–1 0–0 3–0 4–0 3–2 1–0 1–0 1–3 6–1 1–0 6–0 3–0 2–2 2–0
Preston North End 0–0 3–0 2–1 0–7 1–0 3–2 2–1 2–0 7–4 3–0 2–1 0–2 3–3 2–1 2–1 2–1 1–2 3–3 2–1 2–2 1–3
Sheffield United 1–2 3–1 4–1 2–1 2–1 1–1 1–1 3–1 1–2 2–1 4–0 0–1 3–1 2–1 2–1 1–1 1–2 3–1 3–0 3–2 2–2
Stoke City 0–0 1–2 2–1 1–1 2–0 3–0 0–1 2–0 1–0 1–1 2–1 1–1 0–2 3–0 0–2 2–4 2–1 0–1 1–1 3–1 2–3
Sunderland 1–1 0–0 0–1 1–0 1–2 2–0 0–1 2–3 1–1 2–0 4–2 2–0 5–1 0–1 1–0 3–0 4–1 0–2 1–1 1–0 2–1
Wolverhampton Wanderers 1–1 4–1 5–1 1–1 1–0 1–1 2–0 1–0 1–0 2–4 8–1 2–1 1–2 1–0 2–6 1–3 3–1 4–2 1–1 1–2 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 1947–1948

Second DivisionEdit

Football League
Second Division
Season1947–48
ChampionsBirmingham City (3rd title)
PromotedNewcastle United
RelegatedDoncaster Rovers
Millwall
Matches played462
Goals scored1,247 (2.7 per match)
Top goalscorerEddie Quigley (Sheffield Wednesday), 23 [3]
Pos Team Pld W D L F A W D L F A F A GA GD Pts
1 Birmingham City 42 12 7 2 34 13 10 8 3 21 11 55 24 2.292 +31 59
2 Newcastle United 42 18 1 2 46 13 6 7 8 26 28 72 41 1.756 +31 56
3 Southampton 42 15 3 3 53 23 6 7 8 18 30 71 53 1.340 +18 52
4 Sheffield Wednesday 42 13 6 2 39 21 7 5 9 27 32 66 53 1.245 +13 51
5 Cardiff City 42 12 6 3 36 18 6 5 10 25 40 61 58 1.052 +3 47
6 West Ham United 42 10 7 4 29 19 6 7 8 26 34 55 53 1.038 +2 46
7 West Bromwich Albion 42 11 4 6 37 29 7 5 9 26 29 63 58 1.086 +5 45
8 Tottenham Hotspur 42 10 6 5 36 24 5 8 8 20 19 56 43 1.302 +13 44
9 Leicester City 42 10 5 6 36 29 6 6 9 24 28 60 57 1.053 +3 43
10 Coventry City 42 10 5 6 33 16 4 8 9 26 36 59 52 1.135 +7 41
11 Fulham 42 6 9 6 24 19 9 1 11 23 27 47 46 1.022 +1 40
12 Barnsley 42 10 5 6 31 22 5 5 11 31 42 62 64 0.969 –2 40
13 Luton Town 42 8 8 5 31 25 6 4 11 25 34 56 59 0.949 –3 40
14 Bradford Park Avenue 42 11 3 7 45 30 5 5 11 23 42 68 72 0.944 –4 40
15 Brentford 42 10 6 5 31 26 3 8 10 13 35 44 61 0.721 –17 40
16 Chesterfield 42 8 4 9 32 26 8 3 10 22 29 54 55 0.982 –1 39
17 Plymouth Argyle 42 8 9 4 27 22 1 11 9 13 36 40 58 0.690 –18 38
18 Leeds United 42 12 5 4 44 20 2 3 16 18 52 62 72 0.861 –10 36
19 Nottingham Forest 42 10 5 6 32 23 2 6 13 22 37 54 60 0.900 –6 35
20 Bury 42 6 8 7 27 28 3 8 10 31 40 58 68 0.853 –10 34
21 Doncaster Rovers 42 7 8 6 23 20 2 3 16 17 46 40 66 0.606 –26 29
22 Millwall 42 7 7 7 27 28 2 4 15 17 46 44 74 0.595 –30 29

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 BRE Bury CAR CHF COV DON FUL LEE LEI LUT MIL NEW NOT PLY SHW SOU TOT WBA WHU
Barnsley 0–1 2–2 1–1 2–1 1–2 0–3 0–1 2–0 1–2 3–0 2–0 3–0 1–0 1–1 2–2 2–1 3–1 2–1 2–1 0–1 1–1
Birmingham 2–3 4–3 0–0 2–0 2–0 0–0 1–1 3–0 3–1 5–1 1–0 2–1 1–0 0–0 2–1 1–1 1–0 0–0 0–0 4–0 0–1
Bradford Park Avenue 3–2 1–2 1–1 5–3 0–1 1–3 2–2 4–0 3–0 3–1 0–2 2–2 4–0 0–3 3–1 3–0 2–0 1–3 0–2 3–1 4–1
Brentford 3–3 1–2 2–1 4–1 0–0 0–3 1–4 2–0 0–2 3–0 2–2 0–3 2–1 1–0 3–1 0–0 1–0 2–2 2–0 1–0 1–1
Bury 1–1 1–1 0–4 2–2 1–2 2–0 0–0 4–2 1–0 1–1 0–2 2–2 0–0 3–5 1–0 0–0 1–2 3–0 2–0 1–2 1–2
Cardiff City 1–0 2–0 1–0 1–0 2–2 0–0 1–1 3–0 0–0 0–0 3–0 1–0 6–0 1–1 4–1 3–0 2–1 5–1 0–3 0–5 0–3
Chesterfield 1–1 0–3 0–1 4–0 1–2 2–2 4–3 0–3 1–0 3–0 2–3 2–0 2–0 0–1 0–0 1–1 0–2 0–1 3–1 0–2 6–0
Coventry City 3–2 0–1 5–0 3–0 0–0 1–0 3–0 1–0 5–2 1–2 0–1 4–1 0–1 1–1 1–1 0–0 3–1 0–1 1–1 1–0 0–1
Doncaster Rovers 1–2 0–0 3–0 0–0 1–3 2–2 1–0 0–0 0–1 3–0 1–1 0–2 2–2 0–3 2–0 2–0 0–1 1–1 1–1 2–1 1–0
Fulham 0–1 1–1 0–0 5–0 1–1 4–1 0–0 0–2 0–0 3–2 3–1 1–1 1–0 3–0 0–0 1–1 0–2 0–2 0–2 0–1 1–1
Leeds United 4–1 0–1 2–0 1–1 5–1 4–0 3–0 2–1 0–0 0–1 3–1 0–2 2–1 3–1 2–2 5–0 2–2 0–0 1–3 3–1 2–1
Leicester City 4–1 0–0 2–0 1–2 2–1 2–1 1–2 2–2 3–2 0–2 2–0 3–2 3–0 2–2 3–1 2–1 2–3 0–0 0–3 1–1 1–3
Luton Town 2–1 0–1 3–3 3–0 1–1 1–1 2–1 2–3 2–1 0–3 6–1 2–1 1–2 2–1 2–1 0–0 1–1 0–2 0–0 1–1 0–0
Millwall 3–3 0–0 0–1 0–1 1–7 0–1 0–2 6–2 1–0 1–2 1–1 0–4 3–1 2–1 2–0 2–0 0–0 3–0 0–0 1–1 1–1
Newcastle United 1–0 1–0 2–0 1–0 1–0 4–1 2–3 0–0 2–0 1–0 4–2 2–0 4–1 1–0 0–2 6–1 4–2 5–0 1–0 3–1 1–0
Nottingham Forest 1–1 0–2 1–2 2–0 2–1 1–2 1–3 4–0 4–2 0–2 1–0 1–0 1–2 5–2 0–0 1–1 0–0 1–1 1–0 3–1 2–1
Plymouth Argyle 1–0 0–3 2–2 0–0 0–0 3–0 1–2 1–0 2–2 3–2 1–0 0–0 1–3 1–1 3–0 1–1 0–2 3–1 1–1 2–1 1–1
Sheffield Wednesday 5–2 0–0 3–1 1–1 2–2 2–1 1–0 1–1 2–0 2–0 3–1 1–1 1–0 3–2 1–0 2–1 1–1 1–2 1–0 1–2 5–3
Southampton 4–1 2–0 1–2 2–1 1–0 2–2 3–0 3–1 6–1 1–0 1–2 3–1 3–1 5–1 4–2 2–1 2–3 3–1 1–1 1–1 3–1
Tottenham Hotspur 0–3 1–2 3–1 4–0 2–2 2–1 3–0 2–1 2–0 0–2 3–1 0–0 0–1 3–2 1–1 0–3 2–0 5–1 0–0 1–1 2–2
West Bromwich Albion 0–2 1–1 6–0 3–2 3–3 2–3 1–0 3–1 1–3 2–1 3–2 1–3 1–0 2–1 0–1 3–2 1–1 1–1 1–0 1–0 1–2
West Ham United 2–1 0–0 0–0 0–1 2–0 4–2 4–0 1–0 2–1 3–0 2–1 1–1 0–0 1–1 0–2 2–1 1–1 1–4 2–0 1–1 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 Second Division London teams 1947–1948

Third Division NorthEdit

Football League
Third Division North
Season1947–48
ChampionsLincoln City (2nd title)
Failed re-electionnone
Matches played462
Goals scored1,369 (2.96 per match)
Top goalscorerJimmy Hutchinson (Lincoln City), 32 [3]
Pos Team Pld HW HD HL HGF HGA AW AD AL AGF AGA GR Pts Promotion or relegation
1 Lincoln City 42 14 3 4 47 18 12 5 4 34 22 2.025 60 Division Champions, promoted
2 Rotherham United 42 15 4 2 56 18 10 5 6 39 31 1.939 59
3 Wrexham 42 14 3 4 49 23 7 5 9 25 31 1.370 50
4 Gateshead 42 11 5 5 48 28 8 6 7 27 29 1.316 49
5 Hull City 42 12 5 4 38 21 6 6 9 21 27 1.229 47
6 Accrington Stanley 42 13 1 7 36 24 7 5 9 26 35 1.051 46
7 Barrow 42 9 4 8 24 19 7 9 5 25 21 1.225 45
8 Mansfield Town 42 11 4 6 37 24 6 7 8 20 27 1.118 45
9 Carlisle United 42 10 4 7 50 35 8 3 10 38 42 1.143 43
10 Crewe Alexandra 42 12 4 5 41 24 6 3 12 20 39 0.968 43
11 Oldham Athletic 42 6 10 5 25 25 8 3 10 38 39 0.984 41
12 Rochdale 42 12 4 5 32 23 3 7 11 16 49 0.667 41
13 York City 42 8 7 6 38 25 5 7 9 27 35 1.083 40
14 Bradford City 42 10 4 7 38 27 5 6 10 27 39 0.985 40
15 Southport 42 10 4 7 34 27 4 7 10 26 36 0.952 39
16 Darlington 42 7 8 6 30 31 6 5 10 24 39 0.771 39
17 Stockport County 42 9 6 6 42 28 4 6 11 21 39 0.940 38
18 Tranmere Rovers 42 10 1 10 30 28 6 3 12 24 44 0.750 36
19 Hartlepools United 42 10 6 5 34 23 4 2 15 17 50 0.699 36
20 Chester 42 11 6 4 44 25 2 3 16 20 42 0.955 35
21 Halifax Town 42 4 10 7 25 27 3 3 15 18 49 0.566 27 Re-elected
22 New Brighton 42 5 6 10 20 28 3 3 15 18 53 0.469 25
Source: rsssf.com

ResultsEdit

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

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

Third Division SouthEdit

Football League
Third Division South
Season1947–48
ChampionsQueens Park Rangers (1st title)
Failed re-electionnone
Matches played462
Goals scored1,327 (2.87 per match)
Top goalscorerLen Townsend (Bristol City), 31
Pos Team Pld W D L F A W D L F A F A GA GD Pts
1 Queens Park Rangers 42 16 3 2 44 17 10 6 5 30 20 74 37 2.000 +37 61
2 Bournemouth & Boscombe Athletic 42 13 5 3 42 13 11 4 6 34 22 76 35 2.171 +41 57
3 Walsall 42 13 5 3 37 12 8 4 9 33 28 70 40 1.750 +30 51
4 Ipswich Town 42 16 1 4 42 18 7 2 12 25 43 67 61 1.098 +6 49
5 Swansea Town 42 14 6 1 48 14 4 6 11 22 38 70 52 1.346 +18 48
6 Notts County 42 12 4 5 44 27 7 4 10 24 32 68 59 1.153 +9 46
7 Bristol City 42 11 4 6 47 26 7 3 11 30 39 77 65 1.185 +12 43
8 Port Vale 42 14 4 3 48 18 2 7 12 15 36 63 54 1.167 +9 43
9 Southend United 42 11 8 2 32 16 4 5 12 19 42 51 58 0.879 –7 43
10 Reading 42 10 5 6 37 28 5 6 10 19 30 56 58 0.966 –2 41
11 Exeter City 42 11 6 4 34 22 4 5 12 21 41 55 63 0.873 –8 41
12 Newport County 42 9 8 4 38 28 5 5 11 23 45 61 73 0.836 –12 41
13 Crystal Palace 42 12 5 4 32 14 1 8 12 17 35 49 49 1.000 ±0 39
14 Northampton Town 42 10 5 6 35 28 4 6 11 23 44 58 72 0.806 –14 39
15 Watford 42 6 6 9 31 37 8 4 9 26 42 57 79 0.722 –22 38
16 Swindon Town 42 6 10 5 21 20 4 6 11 20 26 41 46 0.891 –5 36
17 Leyton Orient 42 8 5 8 31 32 5 5 11 20 41 51 73 0.699 –22 36
18 Torquay United 42 7 6 8 40 29 4 7 10 23 33 63 62 1.016 +1 35
19 Aldershot 42 5 10 6 22 26 5 5 11 23 41 45 67 0.672 –22 35
20 Bristol Rovers 42 7 3 11 39 34 6 5 10 32 41 71 75 0.947 –4 34
21 Norwich City 42 8 3 10 33 34 5 5 11 28 42 61 76 0.803 –15 34
22 Brighton & Hove Albion 42 8 4 9 26 31 3 8 10 17 42 43 73 0.589 –30 34

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 CRY EXE IPS LEY NPC NOR NWC NTC PTV QPR REA STD SWA SWI TOR WAL WAT
Aldershot 0–3 1–1 1–1 2–0 2–0 0–0 0–1 0–0 1–2 1–1 2–2 1–0 1–1 1–4 1–2 1–1 0–3 2–2 1–0 3–1 1–1
Bournemouth & Boscombe Athletic 1–1 4–1 2–0 3–0 0–0 2–1 4–0 1–1 5–0 2–0 1–3 2–0 3–0 0–1 2–0 0–1 1–0 1–0 6–2 1–1 1–1
Brighton & Hove Albion 1–1 0–2 0–2 3–1 1–1 0–1 4–1 0–0 3–0 2–3 2–0 1–3 2–2 0–5 2–0 1–0 0–1 1–0 2–1 0–4 1–3
Bristol City 2–4 0–4 1–2 5–2 2–0 1–1 4–0 6–0 1–0 1–1 6–0 1–0 2–1 2–1 0–2 6–0 3–2 2–2 1–2 0–0 1–2
Bristol Rovers 7–1 1–2 4–1 0–2 1–1 2–2 2–0 0–2 2–3 1–2 2–3 2–0 2–1 0–1 2–3 1–2 2–2 3–1 0–2 2–3 3–0
Crystal Palace 1–0 2–0 0–0 4–0 0–0 1–2 2–1 2–0 2–1 1–0 2–0 1–1 2–0 0–1 2–1 0–0 4–0 1–1 2–1 2–3 1–2
Exeter City 4–0 1–1 1–0 3–1 4–0 2–0 1–0 1–1 4–4 1–1 2–0 0–1 0–0 1–2 1–0 0–0 3–1 2–1 0–2 0–6 3–1
Ipswich Town 2–0 1–1 4–0 1–0 0–4 3–0 2–0 1–0 3–0 5–2 1–2 2–0 2–1 1–0 1–0 4–0 3–2 0–1 2–1 3–1 1–3
Leyton Orient 0–3 2–0 2–1 0–2 2–4 1–1 2–4 1–1 2–2 5–0 2–1 2–1 0–0 1–3 2–2 2–0 1–0 0–3 4–1 0–1 0–2
Newport County 2–2 2–2 1–1 1–0 2–2 3–1 3–0 3–1 3–2 1–2 1–1 3–1 0–0 0–0 2–0 1–5 1–1 2–0 0–1 4–2 3–4
Northampton Town 2–1 3–6 4–0 0–4 1–3 3–1 3–1 4–2 1–1 1–1 1–0 1–2 4–1 1–1 1–1 2–0 0–1 0–0 1–0 2–1 0–1
Norwich City 0–1 0–1 2–2 2–3 1–5 3–1 3–0 1–5 3–0 1–2 2–3 0–1 1–2 5–2 2–1 1–0 1–2 2–2 1–1 1–0 1–0
Notts County 0–2 1–2 4–0 3–1 4–2 1–0 1–1 0–1 1–4 4–1 3–2 1–2 2–1 1–1 5–1 2–1 5–1 2–1 0–0 1–0 3–3
Port Vale 6–4 2–1 5–0 1–0 1–1 4–1 1–1 4–1 3–0 4–1 1–0 2–0 1–2 0–2 1–0 2–1 1–1 1–0 1–1 0–1 7–0
Queens Park Rangers 0–0 1–0 2–0 2–0 5–2 1–0 3–1 2–0 1–2 1–0 2–0 3–1 4–1 2–1 2–0 3–2 0–0 0–2 3–3 2–1 5–1
Reading 0–0 3–0 1–0 2–7 0–0 0–0 2–1 1–2 6–2 0–0 1–1 2–4 3–1 2–0 3–2 1–3 4–1 2–3 2–0 0–1 2–0
Southend 4–0 0–2 2–2 4–0 1–0 2–1 2–0 3–2 2–1 1–0 3–1 0–0 1–2 1–1 0–0 1–1 1–1 1–0 1–0 1–1 1–1
Swansea Town 2–1 3–2 0–0 6–1 0–1 2–0 2–0 1–1 5–0 3–0 5–1 3–2 1–1 2–0 3–1 1–1 3–0 1–0 1–1 1–1 3–0
Swindon Town 1–0 0–1 1–1 2–2 1–1 0–0 3–2 0–1 0–1 1–2 0–0 3–2 1–1 1–0 0–0 1–1 0–0 1–0 2–2 0–3 3–0
Torquay United 2–0 0–1 1–2 2–3 1–2 3–3 1–2 3–0 0–1 4–1 4–2 1–1 2–2 5–0 1–1 1–2 4–1 1–1 1–1 3–2 2–0
Walsall 3–0 0–0 0–0 2–0 2–0 1–1 4–0 1–2 3–1 1–1 2–0 3–2 2–1 1–2 0–1 0–0 6–0 2–1 1–0 1–0 2–0
Watford 1–2 0–3 2–3 1–1 3–2 0–5 3–1 2–3 2–1 1–2 1–1 2–2 1–3 1–1 0–1 0–1 2–2 4–1 1–0 2–2 2–0

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 1947–1948

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Ian Laschke: Rothmans Book of Football League Records 1888–89 to 1978–79. Macdonald and Jane’s, London & Sydney, 1980.
  1. ^ "England 1947–48". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 2010-02-24.
  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. ^ a b c "English League Leading Goalscorers". RSSSF. Retrieved 2010-10-31.