Open main menu

The 197475 season was the 76th completed season of The Football League.

The Football League
Season1974–75
ChampionsDerby County

Dave Mackay guided Derby County to their second league title in four years having overcome strong competition from Liverpool, Ipswich Town, Everton, Stoke City, Sheffield United and Middlesbrough in a title race which went right to the wire. There was disappointment at Bramall Lane after Sheffield United's title challenge ended in a failure without even a UEFA Cup place, but this would be as good as it got for the Blades as a sharp decline soon set in and within a few seasons had pushed them into the Fourth Division.

Carlisle United, in the First Division for the first time, topped the league three games into the season but were unable to keep up their winning ways and were relegated in bottom place. Joining the Cumbrians in the drop zone were Luton Town and Chelsea.

Brian Clough was named as Don Revie's successor at Leeds United but left after just 44 days in charge. He was replaced by Jimmy Armfield.

Manchester United's directors kept faith in Tommy Docherty after their relegation to the Second Division, and he rewarded them with the Second Division championship to return them to the top flight. They were joined by Aston Villa (who also won the League Cup) and Norwich City. Docherty had built a new-look team containing players like Jim Holton, Stuart Pearson and Brian Greenhoff. Meanwhile, FIFA finally lifted George Best's worldwide ban from football; however, Manchester United manager Tommy Docherty was not prepared to give him another chance at Old Trafford and he joined Stockport County F.C. on a free transfer.

Millwall, Cardiff City and Sheffield Wednesday were the three unlucky clubs who were unable to escape the Second Division drop zone. In the space of a few years, Sheffield Wednesday had slumped to the Third Division having previously been a strong First Division side.

Blackburn Rovers, Plymouth Argyle and Charlton Athletic occupied the three promotion places in the Third Division.

Going down were Bournemouth, Tranmere Rovers, Watford and Huddersfield Town. This meant that Huddersfield would be playing Fourth Division football for the first time in their history (the first former English champion to do so) during the 1975 - 1976 season, just a few seasons earlier they had been in the First Division and 50 years earlier they had been one of the strongest sides in England. Watford, meanwhile, were enduring their last unsuccessful season for many years to come.

Mansfield Town, Shrewsbury Town, Rotherham United and Chester occupied the four promotion places in the Fourth Division. Chester had finally managed promotion after 44 years of league membership, narrowly edging out Lincoln on goal average.

Scunthorpe United, who had narrowly missed out on top-division football during the 1960s, found themselves bottom of the league but retained their league status after being re-elected along with the three clubs placed above them.

Contents

Final league tables and resultsEdit

The tables and results 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.

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. Since the Fourth Division was established in the 1958–59 season, the re-election process has concerned the bottom four clubs in that division.[2]

First DivisionEdit

Football League
First Division
Season1974–75
ChampionsDerby County (2nd English title)
RelegatedCarlisle United
Chelsea
Luton Town
1975–76 European CupDerby County
FA Cup winners
1975–76 European Cup Winners' Cup
West Ham United (2nd FA Cup title)
Wrexham (3rd Div)
1975–76 UEFA CupAston Villa (2nd Div)
Everton
Ipswich Town
Liverpool
Matches played462
Goals scored1,213 (2.63 per match)
Top goalscorerMalcolm Macdonald (Newcastle United), 21 [3]
Biggest home winWolverhamptonChelsea 7–1 (15 March 1974)
Biggest away winBurnleyDerby 2–5 (31 March 1975)
NewcastleTottenham 2–5 (11 January 1975)
BirminghamLuton 0–4 (19 April 1975)
LutonIpswich 0–4 (14 September 1974)
0–3: 7 matches
Highest scoringIpswichNewcastle 5–4 (15 March 1975)

A tight title race saw just five points separating the top seven sides, with Derby County finally winning the title in their first full season under the management of Dave Mackay. Liverpool finished runners-up under Bob Paisley, who had succeeded the legendary Bill Shankly at the start of the season. Ipswich Town, Everton, Stoke City, Sheffield United and newly promoted Middlesbrough completed the top seven.

Despite the close nature of the final table; most pundits had dubbed Everton Champions elect going into the closing stages. The Merseysiders had lost just four games all season, topped the table and appeared to have a relatively trouble free run in mostly against teams in the bottom half of the table. The pressure of the title being theirs to lose appeared to get to the Toffeemen who inexplicably lost four of their last nine games, three of which, against Luton, Carlisle, who would ultimately be relegated, and most amazingly, Sheffield United in a game they had led 2-0 in at half time,[4] ultimately costing them the title.[5] Liverpool also came within a hair's breadth of the title, with a 1-0 loss at Middlesbrough in the penultimate game of the season proving their undoing.[6]

Leeds United began life without Don Revie in disastrous fashion, with Brian Clough being sacked after 44 days in charge, having won just one league game. His successor Jimmy Armfield dragged them up to ninth place in the final table and also took them to their first European Cup final, but they were on the losing side and a riot by their fans saw them banned from European competitions for three years. Arsenal finished a disappointing 16th in the league, one of their lowest finishes in more than half a century of unbroken First Division membership. Their North London rivals Tottenham finished just one place and one point above the relegation zone. Luton Town's First Division comeback ended in relegation after just one season, while financial problems contributed to Chelsea's relegation and the end of their 12-year run in the First Division. Carlisle United had an incredible start to their first season in the First Division, topping the league after winning their first three games, but were eventually relegated in bottom place.

Pos Team Pld HW HD HL HGF HGA AW AD AL AGF AGA GR Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Derby County 42 14 4 3 41 18 7 7 7 26 31 1.367 53 League Champions, qualified for European Cup 1975–76 First round
2 Liverpool 42 14 5 2 44 17 6 6 9 16 22 1.538 51 UEFA Cup 1975–76 First round
3 Ipswich Town 42 17 2 2 47 14 6 3 12 19 30 1.500 51
4 Everton 42 10 9 2 33 19 6 9 6 23 23 1.333 50
5 Stoke City 42 12 7 2 40 18 5 8 8 24 30 1.333 49
6 Sheffield United 42 12 7 2 35 20 6 6 9 23 31 1.137 49
7 Middlesbrough 42 11 7 3 33 14 7 5 9 21 26 1.350 48
8 Manchester City 42 16 3 2 40 15 2 7 12 14 39 1.000 46
9 Leeds United 42 10 8 3 34 20 6 5 10 23 29 1.163 45
10 Burnley 42 11 6 4 40 29 6 5 10 28 38 1.015 45
11 Queens Park Rangers 42 10 4 7 25 17 6 6 9 29 37 1.000 42
12 Wolverhampton Wanderers 42 12 5 4 43 21 2 6 13 14 33 1.056 39
13 West Ham United 42 10 6 5 38 22 3 7 11 20 37 0.983 39 FA Cup winners, qualified for European Cup Winners' Cup 1975–76 First round
14 Coventry City 42 8 9 4 31 27 4 6 11 20 35 0.823 39
15 Newcastle United 42 12 4 5 39 23 3 5 13 20 49 0.819 39
16 Arsenal 42 10 6 5 31 16 3 5 13 16 33 0.959 37
17 Birmingham City 42 10 4 7 34 28 4 5 12 19 33 0.869 37
18 Leicester City 42 8 7 6 25 17 4 5 12 21 43 0.767 36
19 Tottenham Hotspur 42 8 4 9 29 27 5 4 12 23 36 0.825 34
20 Luton Town 42 8 6 7 27 26 3 5 13 20 39 0.723 33 Relegated
21 Chelsea 42 4 9 8 22 31 5 6 10 20 41 0.583 33
22 Carlisle United 42 8 2 11 22 21 4 3 14 21 38 0.729 29

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away ARS BIR BUR CRL CHE COV DER EVE IPS LEE LEI LIV LUT MCI MID NEW QPR SHU STK TOT WHU WOL
Arsenal 1–1 0–1 2–1 1–2 2–0 3–1 0–2 0–1 1–2 0–0 2–0 2–2 4–0 2–0 3–0 2–2 1–0 1–1 1–0 3–0 0–0
Birmingham 3–1 1–1 2–0 2–0 1–2 3–2 0–3 0–1 1–0 3–4 3–1 1–4 4–0 0–3 3–0 4–1 0–0 0–3 1–0 1–1 1–1
Burnley 3–3 2–2 2–1 1–2 3–0 2–5 1–1 1–0 2–1 2–0 1–1 1–0 2–1 1–1 4–1 3–0 2–1 0–0 3–2 3–5 1–2
Carlisle United 2–1 1–0 4–2 1–2 0–0 3–0 3–0 2–1 1–2 0–1 0–1 1–2 0–0 0–1 1–2 1–2 0–1 0–2 1–0 0–1 1–0
Chelsea 0–0 2–1 3–3 0–2 3–3 1–2 1–1 0–0 0–2 0–0 0–3 2–0 0–1 1–2 3–2 0–3 1–1 3–3 1–0 1–1 0–1
Coventry City 3–0 1–0 0–3 2–1 1–3 1–1 1–1 3–1 1–3 2–2 1–1 2–1 2–2 0–2 2–0 1–1 2–2 2–0 1–1 1–1 2–1
Derby County 2–1 2–1 3–2 0–0 4–1 1–1 0–1 2–0 0–0 1–0 2–0 5–0 2–1 2–3 2–2 5–2 2–0 1–2 3–1 1–0 1–0
Everton 2–1 4–1 1–1 2–3 1–1 1–0 0–0 1–1 3–2 3–0 0–0 3–1 2–0 1–1 1–1 2–1 2–3 2–1 1–0 1–1 0–0
Ipswich Town 3–0 3–2 2–0 3–1 2–0 4–0 3–0 1–0 0–0 2–1 1–0 0–1 1–1 2–0 5–4 2–1 0–1 3–1 4–0 4–1 2–0
Leeds United 2–0 1–0 2–2 3–1 2–0 0–0 0–1 0–0 2–1 2–2 0–2 1–1 2–2 2–2 1–1 0–1 5–1 3–1 2–1 2–1 2–0
Leicester City 0–1 1–1 1–0 1–1 1–1 0–1 0–0 0–2 0–1 0–2 1–1 0–0 1–0 1–0 4–0 3–1 3–0 1–1 1–2 3–0 3–2
Liverpool 1–3 1–0 0–1 2–0 2–2 2–1 2–2 0–0 5–2 1–0 2–1 2–0 4–1 2–0 4–0 3–1 0–0 3–0 5–2 1–1 2–0
Luton Town 2–0 1–3 2–3 3–1 1–1 1–3 1–0 2–1 1–4 2–1 3–0 1–2 1–1 0–1 1–0 1–1 0–1 0–0 1–1 0–0 3–2
Manchester City 2–1 3–1 2–0 1–2 1–1 1–0 1–2 2–1 1–1 2–1 4–1 2–0 1–0 2–1 5–1 1–0 3–2 1–0 1–0 4–0 0–0
Middlesbrough 0–0 3–0 2–0 0–2 1–1 4–4 1–1 2–0 3–0 0–1 3–0 1–0 1–1 3–0 0–0 1–3 1–0 2–0 3–0 0–0 2–1
Newcastle United 3–1 1–2 3–0 1–0 5–0 3–2 0–2 0–1 1–0 3–0 0–1 4–1 1–0 2–1 2–1 2–2 2–2 2–2 2–5 2–0 0–0
Queens Park Rangers 0–0 0–1 0–1 2–1 1–0 2–0 4–1 2–2 1–0 1–1 4–2 0–1 2–1 2–0 0–0 1–2 1–0 0–1 0–1 0–2 2–0
Sheffield United 1–1 3–2 2–2 2–1 2–1 1–0 1–2 2–2 3–1 1–1 4–0 1–0 1–1 1–1 1–0 2–1 1–1 2–0 0–1 3–2 1–0
Stoke City 0–2 0–0 2–0 5–2 3–0 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–2 3–0 1–0 2–0 4–2 4–0 1–1 0–0 1–0 3–2 2–2 2–1 2–2
Tottenham Hotspur 2–0 0–0 2–3 1–1 2–0 1–1 2–0 1–1 0–1 4–2 0–3 0–2 2–1 1–2 1–2 3–0 1–2 1–3 0–2 2–1 3–0
West Ham United 1–0 3–0 2–1 2–0 0–1 1–2 2–2 2–3 1–0 2–1 6–2 0–0 2–0 0–0 3–0 0–1 2–2 1–2 2–2 1–1 5–2
Wolverhampton Wanderers 1–0 0–1 4–2 2–0 7–1 2–0 0–1 2–0 2–1 1–1 1–1 0–0 5–2 1–0 2–0 4–2 1–2 1–1 2–2 2–3 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

Locations of the Football League First Division London teams 1974–1975

Second DivisionEdit

Football League
Second Division
Season1974–75
ChampionsManchester United (2nd title)
PromotedAston Villa,
Norwich City
RelegatedCardiff City,
Millwall,
Sheffield Wednesday
Matches played462
Goals scored1,036 (2.24 per match)
Top goalscorerBrian Little (Aston Villa), 20 [3]
Biggest home winAston VillaHull 6–0 (26 April 1975)
Biggest away winOxfordSouthampton 0–4 (25 September 1974)
Sheffield WednesdayAston Villa 0–4 (23 April 1975)
Highest scoringSheffield WednesdayManchester United 4–4 (7 December 1974)

Tommy Docherty rewarded the loyalty of the Manchester United directors who kept faith in him after their first relegation in nearly 40 years by delivering an instant return to the First Division as his exciting young side were crowned champions of the Second Division. Aston Villa - with arguably an even more exciting side - ended their eight-year absence from the top flight by finishing runners-up, being divisional top scorers and also lifting the League Cup, in the final of which they beat Norwich City, who finished third in the league and so clinched the final promotion place.

Sunderland and Bristol City just missed out on promotion, while ninth placed Fulham partly compensated for a lack of a serious promotion challenge by reaching their first ever FA Cup final, although they lost to West Ham United. Nottingham Forest looked to build for a better future and end their spell of Second Division struggle by appointing Brian Clough as manager in January.

Sheffield Wednesday were relegated to the Third Division for the first time in their history after a terrible season in which they managed only five league wins. They finished 14 points adrift of safety and went down along with Millwall and Cardiff City.

Pos Team Pld HW HD HL HGF HGA AW AD AL AGF AGA GR Pts Promotion or relegation
1 Manchester United 42 17 3 1 45 12 9 6 6 21 18 2.200 61 Division Champions, promoted
2 Aston Villa 42 16 4 1 47 6 9 4 8 32 26 2.469 58 League Cup winners, qualified for UEFA Cup 1975–76 First round, promoted
3 Norwich City 42 14 3 4 34 17 6 10 5 24 20 1.568 53 Promoted
4 Sunderland 42 14 6 1 41 8 5 7 9 24 27 1.857 51
5 Bristol City 42 14 5 2 31 10 7 3 11 16 23 1.424 50
6 West Bromwich Albion 42 13 4 4 33 15 5 5 11 21 27 1.286 45
7 Blackpool 42 12 6 3 31 17 2 11 8 7 16 1.152 45
8 Hull City 42 12 8 1 25 10 3 6 12 15 43 0.755 44
9 Fulham 42 9 8 4 29 17 4 8 9 15 22 1.128 42
10 Bolton Wanderers 42 9 7 5 27 16 6 5 10 18 25 1.098 42
11 Oxford United 42 14 3 4 30 19 1 9 11 11 32 0.804 42
12 Orient 42 8 9 4 17 16 3 11 7 11 23 0.718 42
13 Southampton 42 10 6 5 29 20 5 5 11 24 34 0.981 41
14 Notts County 42 7 11 3 34 26 5 5 11 15 33 0.831 40
15 York City 42 9 7 5 28 18 5 3 13 23 37 0.927 38
16 Nottingham Forest 42 7 7 7 24 23 5 7 9 19 32 0.782 38
17 Portsmouth 42 9 7 5 28 20 3 6 12 16 34 0.815 37
18 Oldham Athletic 42 10 7 4 28 16 0 8 13 12 32 0.833 35
19 Bristol Rovers 42 10 4 7 25 23 2 7 12 17 41 0.656 35
20 Millwall 42 8 9 4 31 19 2 3 16 13 37 0.786 32 Relegated
21 Cardiff City 42 7 8 6 24 21 2 6 13 12 41 0.581 32
22 Sheffield Wednesday 42 3 7 11 17 29 2 4 15 12 35 0.453 21

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away AST BLP BOL BRI BRR CAR FUL HUL MUN MIL NWC NOT NTC OLD ORI OXF POR SHW SOU SUN WBA YOR
Aston Villa 1–0 0–0 2–0 1–0 2–0 1–1 6–0 2–0 3–0 1–1 3–0 0–1 5–0 3–1 0–0 2–0 3–1 3–0 2–0 3–1 4–0
Blackpool 0–3 2–1 2–0 0–0 4–0 1–0 1–2 0–3 1–0 2–1 0–0 3–1 1–0 0–0 0–0 2–2 3–1 3–0 3–2 2–0 1–1
Bolton Wanderers 1–0 0–0 0–2 5–1 2–1 0–0 1–1 0–1 2–0 0–0 2–0 1–1 1–1 2–0 3–1 3–0 0–1 3–2 0–2 0–1 1–1
Bristol City 1–0 0–1 2–1 1–1 0–0 3–1 2–0 1–0 2–1 0–1 1–0 3–0 3–1 0–0 3–0 3–1 1–0 2–0 1–1 2–1 0–0
Bristol Rovers 2–0 1–3 1–0 1–4 1–0 1–2 2–0 1–1 2–0 0–2 4–2 0–0 2–1 0–0 1–0 0–1 1–1 0–1 2–1 2–1 1–3
Cardiff City 3–1 1–1 1–2 0–1 2–2 0–0 1–2 0–1 0–1 2–1 2–1 0–0 3–1 0–0 1–1 1–0 0–0 2–2 2–0 0–2 3–2
Fulham 3–1 1–0 2–1 1–1 0–0 4–0 1–1 1–2 0–0 4–0 0–1 3–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 2–2 2–1 3–2 1–3 1–0 0–2
Hull City 1–1 1–0 2–0 1–0 2–0 1–1 2–1 2–0 1–1 0–0 1–3 1–0 1–1 0–0 1–0 0–0 1–0 1–1 3–1 1–0 2–0
Manchester United 2–1 4–0 3–0 0–1 2–0 4–0 1–0 2–0 4–0 1–1 2–2 1–0 3–2 0–0 4–0 2–1 2–0 1–0 3–2 2–1 2–1
Millwall 1–3 0–0 1–1 1–0 1–1 5–1 2–0 2–0 0–1 1–1 3–0 3–0 0–0 1–1 0–0 0–0 2–1 4–0 1–4 2–2 1–3
Norwich City 1–4 2–1 2–0 3–2 0–1 1–1 1–2 1–0 2–0 2–0 3–0 3–0 1–0 2–0 1–0 2–0 1–1 1–0 0–0 3–2 2–3
Nottingham Forest 2–3 0–0 2–3 0–0 1–0 0–0 1–1 4–0 0–1 2–1 1–3 0–2 1–0 2–2 1–2 1–2 1–0 0–0 1–1 2–1 2–1
Notts County 1–3 0–0 1–1 1–2 3–2 0–2 1–1 5–0 2–2 2–1 1–1 2–2 1–0 1–1 4–1 1–1 3–3 3–2 0–0 0–0 2–1
Oldham Athletic 1–2 1–0 1–0 2–0 3–4 4–0 1–0 0–1 1–0 1–1 2–2 2–0 1–0 0–0 1–1 2–0 2–1 1–1 0–0 0–0 2–3
Orient 1–0 0–0 0–0 1–0 1–0 1–1 0–0 0–0 0–2 2–1 0–3 1–1 0–1 3–1 1–1 1–1 1–0 2–1 1–1 0–2 1–0
Oxford United 1–2 0–0 2–1 2–0 2–1 1–0 2–1 3–1 1–0 3–1 2–1 1–1 1–2 1–0 1–2 1–0 1–0 0–4 1–0 1–1 3–1
Portsmouth 2–3 0–0 2–0 0–1 3–0 2–2 0–0 1–1 0–0 1–0 0–3 2–0 1–1 1–1 3–0 2–1 1–0 1–2 4–2 1–3 1–0
Sheffield Wednesday 0–4 0–0 0–2 1–1 1–1 1–2 1–0 2–1 4–4 0–1 0–1 2–3 0–1 1–1 0–1 1–1 0–2 0–1 0–2 0–0 3–0
Southampton 0–0 1–1 0–1 0–1 3–0 2–0 0–0 3–3 0–1 3–2 1–1 0–1 3–2 1–0 4–2 2–1 2–1 0–1 1–1 1–0 2–1
Sunderland 0–0 1–0 0–0 3–0 5–1 3–1 1–2 1–0 0–0 2–0 0–0 0–0 3–0 2–2 3–0 2–0 4–1 3–0 3–1 3–0 2–0
West Bromwich Albion 2–0 2–0 0–1 1–0 2–2 2–0 0–1 2–2 1–1 2–1 1–1 0–1 4–1 1–0 1–0 3–0 2–1 4–0 0–3 1–0 2–0
York City 1–1 0–0 1–3 1–0 3–0 1–0 3–2 3–0 0–1 2–1 1–0 1–1 2–2 0–0 0–1 1–1 3–0 3–0 1–1 0–1 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

Locations of the Football League Second Division London teams 1974–1975

Third DivisionEdit

Football League
Third Division
Season1974–75
ChampionsBlackburn Rovers (1st title)
PromotedCharlton Athletic,
Plymouth Argyle
RelegatedBournemouth,
Huddersfield Town,
Tranmere Rovers,
Watford
Matches played552
Goals scored1,427 (2.59 per match)
Top goalscorerDixie McNeil (Hereford United), 31 [3]
Pos Team Pld HW HD HL HGF HGA AW AD AL AGF AGA GR Pts Promotion or relegation
1 Blackburn Rovers 46 15 7 1 40 16 7 9 7 28 29 1.511 60 Division Champions, promoted
2 Plymouth Argyle 46 16 5 2 38 19 8 6 9 41 39 1.362 59 Promoted
3 Charlton Athletic 46 15 5 3 51 29 7 6 10 25 32 1.246 55
4 Swindon Town 46 18 3 2 43 17 3 8 12 21 41 1.103 53
5 Crystal Palace 46 14 8 1 48 22 4 7 12 18 35 1.158 51
6 Port Vale 46 15 6 2 37 19 3 9 11 24 35 1.130 51
7 Peterborough United 46 10 9 4 24 17 9 3 11 23 36 0.887 50
8 Walsall 46 15 5 3 46 13 3 8 12 21 39 1.288 49
9 Preston North End 46 16 5 2 42 19 3 6 14 21 37 1.125 49
10 Gillingham 46 14 6 3 43 23 3 8 12 22 37 1.083 48
11 Colchester United 46 13 7 3 45 22 4 6 13 25 41 1.111 47
12 Hereford United 46 14 6 3 42 21 2 8 13 22 45 0.970 46
13 Wrexham 46 10 8 5 41 23 5 7 11 24 32 1.182 45 Welsh Cup winners, qualified for Cup Winners' Cup: First round
14 Bury 46 13 6 4 38 17 3 6 14 15 33 1.060 44
15 Chesterfield 46 11 7 5 37 25 5 5 13 25 41 0.939 44
16 Grimsby Town 46 12 8 3 35 19 3 5 15 20 45 0.859 43
17 Halifax Town 46 11 10 2 33 20 2 7 14 16 45 0.754 43
18 Southend United 46 11 9 3 32 17 2 7 14 14 34 0.902 42
19 Brighton & Hove Albion 46 14 7 2 38 21 2 3 18 18 43 0.875 42
20 Aldershot 46 13 5 5 40 21 1 6 16 13 42 0.841 39
21 Bournemouth 46 9 6 8 27 25 4 6 13 17 33 0.759 38 Relegated
22 Tranmere Rovers 46 12 4 7 39 21 2 5 16 16 36 0.965 37
23 Watford 46 9 7 7 30 31 1 10 12 22 44 0.693 37
24 Huddersfield Town 46 9 6 8 32 29 2 4 17 15 47 0.618 32
Source: rsssf.com

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away ALD BLB BOU B&HA BRY CHA CHF COL CRY GIL GRI HAL HER HUD PET PLY PTV PNE STD SWI TRA WAL WAT WRE
Aldershot 1–1 1–2 2–1 1–1 3–0 1–0 0–1 2–1 2–1 0–0 3–1 2–2 1–0 5–0 4–3 2–1 1–2 3–0 0–1 2–0 0–0 3–1 1–2
Blackburn Rovers 2–0 1–0 1–0 1–0 3–1 2–0 3–2 1–1 4–1 1–1 1–0 1–0 1–1 0–1 5–2 2–2 3–0 1–0 2–0 2–1 3–3 0–0 0–0
Bournemouth 1–0 0–0 2–0 2–1 1–2 0–0 0–2 4–0 2–0 0–1 0–1 2–1 1–1 2–1 3–7 1–2 1–0 0–0 1–1 0–0 0–1 4–2 0–2
Brighton & Hove Albion 2–0 0–1 2–1 0–0 1–1 2–1 2–0 1–0 4–3 3–1 0–0 2–1 2–0 2–0 2–2 1–1 0–4 2–0 1–1 3–1 1–0 2–0 3–3
Bury 2–1 1–2 1–0 2–1 2–1 1–1 0–0 2–2 0–1 1–1 4–1 3–0 3–0 3–0 0–1 3–1 2–0 0–1 0–0 3–1 2–0 1–0 2–2
Charlton Athletic 3–1 2–1 2–3 2–1 0–1 3–2 4–1 1–0 2–1 1–1 3–1 2–0 1–0 3–0 0–2 2–2 3–1 2–1 3–3 3–3 4–2 4–1 1–1
Chesterfield 0–2 1–2 0–0 2–4 2–0 2–0 1–1 2–1 2–1 2–0 1–1 4–1 3–0 2–0 1–2 1–0 0–0 1–1 0–2 1–0 2–2 4–4 3–1
Colchester United 0–0 2–0 1–0 2–2 3–2 3–0 1–2 1–1 4–2 5–0 2–0 1–2 3–2 4–1 1–0 2–0 2–2 1–1 2–0 2–1 1–2 1–1 1–1
Crystal Palace 3–0 1–0 4–1 3–0 2–2 2–1 1–4 2–1 4–0 3–0 1–1 2–2 1–1 1–1 3–3 1–1 1–0 1–1 6–2 2–1 1–0 1–0 2–0
Gillingham 0–0 1–1 1–0 2–1 1–0 0–1 4–0 2–1 3–1 2–0 4–0 2–3 3–2 1–1 2–2 0–0 2–1 2–1 3–1 2–3 2–2 2–1 2–1
Grimsby Town 2–0 1–2 0–0 3–2 2–0 1–1 2–0 1–1 2–1 2–1 2–1 0–0 1–2 1–2 1–1 3–0 2–1 0–0 2–0 3–2 0–0 2–2 2–0
Halifax Town 1–0 1–1 3–2 1–0 0–1 2–2 1–3 1–1 3–1 1–1 1–1 2–2 2–1 2–1 1–1 1–1 3–0 3–1 0–0 0–0 1–0 2–0 1–0
Hereford United 2–0 6–3 0–1 2–0 1–1 2–2 5–0 3–1 2–0 1–1 3–2 0–0 1–1 2–0 1–5 1–0 2–2 1–0 2–1 2–0 2–0 0–1 1–0
Huddersfield Town 2–2 1–2 2–2 1–0 0–0 1–3 2–0 3–2 0–1 0–2 1–0 1–2 2–1 1–2 0–2 3–1 0–1 4–1 2–2 0–0 3–2 3–1 0–0
Peterborough United 1–1 1–0 3–0 2–0 3–1 1–1 0–2 1–0 1–1 0–0 1–3 1–1 1–1 2–1 1–0 0–2 0–0 1–0 0–0 1–2 0–0 1–0 2–1
Plymouth Argyle 1–0 2–1 1–0 2–2 2–1 1–1 3–0 1–0 0–1 1–1 2–1 2–0 1–0 2–0 2–0 1–1 2–1 1–0 4–3 4–1 2–1 1–1 0–3
Port Vale 3–1 1–4 0–0 1–0 1–0 1–0 3–2 2–2 2–1 2–1 1–0 2–1 3–0 4–0 1–3 2–0 2–1 0–0 2–2 1–0 1–1 0–0 2–0
Preston North End 3–1 0–0 5–2 1–0 3–0 2–0 2–1 0–2 1–1 1–0 2–0 1–0 2–2 4–0 1–1 1–0 1–0 1–4 2–0 1–0 3–2 2–2 3–1
Southend 1–1 2–2 0–0 1–0 1–0 2–1 2–1 1–1 0–1 2–2 3–0 4–0 0–0 1–0 1–2 2–1 1–3 1–1 2–0 1–0 3–0 0–0 1–1
Swindon Town 3–2 2–0 2–1 1–0 0–2 2–0 1–0 4–1 1–1 1–0 3–2 3–1 1–0 4–1 0–1 2–0 3–2 1–0 2–0 0–0 3–0 2–2 2–1
Tranmere 2–0 1–1 0–1 1–2 0–0 0–1 1–2 2–0 2–0 1–1 3–1 3–1 6–1 1–2 1–0 1–3 1–0 3–1 2–1 3–0 3–0 2–2 0–1
Walsall 3–0 1–3 2–0 6–0 3–0 0–1 2–2 5–2 3–0 1–1 2–0 1–1 3–1 2–0 0–1 0–0 0–0 2–0 3–0 2–0 1–0 2–0 2–1
Watford 1–1 0–0 1–0 1–1 2–1 0–2 2–2 1–2 1–2 0–0 3–2 2–2 1–1 1–0 0–3 1–3 3–2 3–2 2–0 1–0 1–0 2–3 1–2
Wrexham 4–0 1–1 1–1 2–1 3–1 0–3 0–0 2–1 0–0 0–1 2–3 4–0 2–1 3–0 1–2 5–1 2–2 1–1 1–1 1–2 1–0 0–0 5–1
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

Locations of the Football League Third Division London teams 1974–1975

Fourth DivisionEdit

Football League
Fourth Division
Season1974–75
ChampionsMansfield Town (1st title)
PromotedChester,
Rotherham United,
Shrewsbury Town
Failed re-electionNone
Matches played552
Goals scored1,407 (2.55 per match)
Top goalscorerRay Clarke (Mansfield Town), 28 [3][3]
Pos Team Pld HW HD HL HGF HGA AW AD AL AGF AGA GR Pts Promotion or relegation
1 Mansfield Town (C, P) 46 17 6 0 55 15 11 6 6 35 25 2.250 68 Promoted to the Third Division
2 Shrewsbury Town (P) 46 16 3 4 46 18 10 7 6 34 25 1.860 62 Promoted to the Third Division
3 Rotherham United (P) 46 13 7 3 40 19 9 8 6 31 22 1.732 59
4 Chester (P) 46 17 5 1 48 9 6 6 11 16 29 1.684 57
5 Lincoln City 46 14 8 1 47 14 7 7 9 32 34 1.646 57
6 Cambridge United 46 15 5 3 43 16 5 9 9 19 28 1.409 54
7 Reading 46 13 6 4 38 20 8 4 11 25 27 1.340 52
8 Brentford 46 15 6 2 38 14 3 7 13 15 31 1.178 49
9 Exeter City 46 14 3 6 33 24 5 8 10 27 39 0.952 49
10 Bradford City 46 10 5 8 32 21 7 8 8 24 30 1.098 47
11 Southport 46 13 7 3 36 19 2 10 11 20 37 1.000 47
12 Newport County 46 13 5 5 43 30 6 4 13 25 45 0.907 47
13 Hartlepool 46 13 6 4 40 24 3 5 15 12 38 0.839 43
14 Torquay United 46 10 7 6 30 25 4 7 12 16 36 0.754 42
15 Barnsley 46 10 7 6 34 24 5 4 14 28 41 0.954 41
16 Northampton Town 46 12 6 5 43 22 3 5 15 24 51 0.918 41
17 Doncaster Rovers 46 10 9 4 41 29 4 3 16 24 50 0.823 40
18 Crewe Alexandra 46 9 9 5 22 16 2 9 12 12 31 0.723 40
19 Rochdale 46 9 9 5 35 22 4 4 15 24 53 0.787 39
20 Stockport County 46 10 8 5 26 27 2 6 15 17 43 0.614 38
21 Darlington 46 11 4 8 38 27 2 6 15 16 40 0.806 36 Re-elected
22 Swansea City 46 9 4 10 25 31 6 2 15 21 42 0.630 36
23 Workington 46 7 5 11 23 29 3 6 14 13 37 0.545 31
24 Scunthorpe United 46 7 8 8 27 29 0 7 16 14 49 0.526 29
Source: rsssf.com
(C) Division Champions; (P) Promoted.

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away BAR BRA BRE CAM CHE CRE DAR DON EXE HAR LIN MAN NPC NOR REA ROC ROT SCU SHR SOU STP SWA TOR WRK
Barnsley 2–2 1–1 1–1 0–1 1–1 1–1 0–1 1–0 2–1 0–2 1–3 2–1 5–1 2–0 5–3 1–1 2–2 1–0 3–0 2–0 1–0 0–1 0–1
Bradford City 2–0 1–0 1–1 2–0 1–2 1–1 2–0 0–1 3–0 1–2 1–1 0–1 2–1 1–3 1–0 1–1 3–0 1–2 1–2 2–0 1–2 3–0 1–1
Brentford 3–0 0–0 1–0 1–1 1–0 3–0 1–1 2–0 1–0 1–1 2–3 0–0 1–0 1–0 3–0 3–4 2–0 2–1 1–0 3–0 1–0 3–1 2–2
Cambridge United 2–0 0–1 2–0 3–0 2–0 1–0 4–1 1–1 3–2 5–0 2–2 1–1 3–4 1–0 1–1 0–0 2–0 0–2 1–0 1–0 2–0 3–1 3–0
Chester 2–1 1–0 2–0 1–1 2–0 1–0 3–0 1–1 3–0 4–1 0–0 4–1 4–1 2–0 4–0 0–1 1–0 1–1 3–0 3–1 3–0 3–0 0–0
Crewe Alexandra 1–1 0–0 1–1 0–0 0–1 2–1 2–1 2–1 2–0 1–0 0–2 1–2 3–1 1–0 0–1 1–0 1–1 0–0 0–0 2–0 2–2 0–1 0–0
Darlington 0–0 0–3 2–1 6–0 1–1 1–0 4–1 2–0 1–2 1–4 2–1 3–0 2–0 0–1 1–2 0–1 3–1 1–2 1–1 0–2 3–2 2–2 2–0
Doncaster Rovers 1–1 4–1 2–1 0–1 1–1 2–1 1–3 3–3 3–0 2–2 4–3 0–2 2–0 1–1 4–1 0–0 1–1 1–3 1–1 2–1 3–2 3–0 0–0
Exeter City 4–2 1–0 1–0 1–4 1–0 2–0 4–1 2–1 1–0 1–2 0–1 3–1 2–2 0–2 2–1 0–4 0–0 1–0 1–0 4–1 1–2 0–0 1–0
Hartlepool 4–3 1–2 3–2 1–1 1–0 1–1 2–0 2–1 0–3 2–0 2–1 2–0 2–0 2–3 5–0 3–2 1–0 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–2 0–0 3–0
Lincoln City 3–0 2–1 1–1 0–0 2–1 0–0 1–1 4–0 5–0 2–0 0–0 5–2 2–2 1–1 3–0 2–0 1–0 3–0 1–1 2–0 1–3 3–1 3–0
Mansfield Town 2–1 3–0 1–1 2–1 0–0 0–0 4–2 5–2 3–2 2–0 3–1 3–0 3–0 1–1 2–0 1–1 7–0 3–1 2–1 1–1 3–0 3–0 1–0
Newport County 3–4 2–1 1–0 1–2 3–0 1–1 2–1 0–2 1–2 2–0 1–1 2–1 2–1 2–2 3–2 1–1 2–0 2–4 1–0 3–3 3–0 2–1 3–1
Northampton Town 2–1 1–2 0–0 1–2 2–0 3–0 3–0 2–0 1–1 3–0 1–0 0–2 3–2 0–3 0–1 1–1 3–0 3–3 1–1 4–1 5–1 1–1 3–0
Reading 0–3 1–1 1–0 2–0 2–1 1–1 3–0 2–0 3–0 0–0 1–0 1–1 3–0 3–2 2–1 1–1 1–1 1–2 4–1 1–3 1–2 1–0 3–0
Rochdale 3–1 1–1 0–0 0–0 0–1 3–0 2–0 2–0 1–1 3–0 1–1 0–1 2–4 2–2 0–2 1–2 4–2 0–0 3–3 3–0 1–0 1–1 2–0
Rotherham United 2–0 4–0 3–0 0–0 1–2 1–1 1–1 1–0 1–1 1–2 2–2 2–1 1–1 1–3 2–1 3–1 3–2 0–0 3–0 3–0 1–0 3–1 1–0
Scunthorpe United 1–0 1–2 1–2 2–0 1–3 1–1 1–1 0–0 2–1 1–1 1–1 0–1 4–1 2–1 0–1 2–2 0–3 1–0 3–3 0–0 1–2 0–2 2–1
Shrewsbury Town 3–1 3–2 1–0 1–0 2–0 0–1 2–0 7–4 2–2 0–1 0–4 0–1 1–0 6–0 2–0 1–1 3–1 5–0 1–0 0–0 2–0 2–0 2–0
Southport 1–0 1–2 3–0 2–2 2–1 1–1 1–0 2–1 3–0 0–0 3–2 1–1 1–3 0–0 2–0 1–0 2–0 1–0 1–2 2–1 3–0 1–1 2–2
Stockport County 0–3 1–1 1–1 1–0 1–1 1–0 2–1 0–2 3–2 1–1 0–0 3–2 1–1 1–0 1–0 2–3 1–0 3–2 0–3 0–0 2–1 0–0 1–3
Swansea City 0–3 1–1 0–1 2–1 0–1 2–1 1–0 3–3 0–2 1–0 2–1 1–2 2–0 1–0 1–2 3–3 0–2 1–0 1–4 2–2 1–0 0–1 0–1
Torquay United 1–1 0–1 3–2 1–0 3–0 1–0 0–0 2–0 2–2 2–1 1–3 0–2 0–1 0–1 2–1 3–0 0–3 1–1 1–1 3–2 2–2 0–0 2–1
Workington 1–2 0–0 0–1 1–2 0–0 3–0 1–2 0–3 0–1 1–1 0–2 1–3 3–1 2–2 2–1 2–1 0–2 1–1 0–2 0–1 1–0 2–0 2–1
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

 
 
Locations of the Football League Fourth Division London teams 1974–1975

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "England 1974–75". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Archived from the original on 25 January 2010. Retrieved 2010-02-24.
  2. ^ a b Ian Laschke: Rothmans Book of Football League Records 1888–89 to 1978–79. Macdonald and Jane’s, London & Sydney, 1980.
  3. ^ a b c d e "English League Leading Goalscorers". RSSSF. Retrieved 2010-10-31.
  4. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FHV-PfV9F_U
  5. ^ http://toffeeweb.com/season/11-12/comment/fan/21485.html
  6. ^ "Liverpool football club match record: 1975". 11v11.com. Retrieved 15 December 2017.
  • Ian Laschke: Rothmans Book of Football League Records 1888–89 to 1978–79. Macdonald and Jane's, London & Sydney, 1980.