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The 2000–01 Football League (known as the Nationwide Football League for sponsorship reasons) was the 102nd completed season of The Football League.

The Football League
Season2000–01
ChampionsFulham
PromotedFulham
Blackburn Rovers
Bolton Wanderers
RelegatedBarnet

Contents

First DivisionEdit

Football League, First Division
Season2000–01
ChampionsFulham (2nd second tier title)
Direct promotion to FA Premier LeagueFulham,
Blackburn Rovers
Promoted to FA Premier League through play-offsBolton Wanderers
RelegatedHuddersfield Town,
Queens Park Rangers,
Tranmere Rovers
Matches played552
Goals scored1,373 (2.49 per match)
Top goalscorerLouis Saha (Fulham), 27 [1]
Biggest home win12-0
Pos Team Pld HW HD HL HGF HGA AW AD AL AGF AGA GD Pts Promotion or relegation
1 Fulham 46 16 5 2 49 14 14 6 3 41 18 +58 101 Football League Champions, promoted to FA Premier League
2 Blackburn Rovers 46 15 5 3 43 20 11 8 4 33 19 +37 91 Promoted to FA Premier League
3 Bolton Wanderers 46 10 10 3 40 28 14 5 4 36 17 +31 87 Promoted to Premier League through play-offs
4 Preston North End 46 12 6 5 32 18 11 3 9 32 34 +12 78 Participated in play-offs
5 Birmingham City 46 14 3 6 34 22 9 6 8 25 26 +11 78
6 West Bromwich Albion 46 13 5 5 37 23 8 6 9 23 29 +8 74
7 Burnley 46 14 5 4 30 17 7 4 12 20 37 −4 72
8 Wimbledon 46 7 11 5 33 26 10 7 6 38 24 +21 69
9 Watford 46 11 6 6 46 29 9 3 11 30 38 +9 69
10 Sheffield United 46 14 4 5 34 18 5 7 11 18 31 +3 68
11 Nottingham Forest 46 11 3 9 28 24 9 5 9 27 29 +2 68
12 Wolverhampton Wanderers 46 7 9 7 25 20 7 4 12 20 28 −3 55
13 Gillingham 46 9 6 8 32 28 4 10 9 29 38 −5 55
14 Crewe Alexandra 46 12 5 6 30 24 3 5 15 17 38 −15 55
15 Norwich City 46 10 7 6 25 18 4 5 14 21 40 −12 54
16 Barnsley 46 11 3 9 32 26 4 6 13 17 36 −13 54
17 Sheffield Wednesday 46 9 4 10 34 38 6 4 13 18 33 −19 53
18 Grimsby Town 46 10 4 9 26 27 4 6 13 17 35 −19 52
19 Stockport County 46 6 11 6 29 26 5 7 11 29 39 −7 51
20 Portsmouth 46 9 8 6 31 25 1 11 11 16 34 −12 49
21 Crystal Palace 46 6 6 11 28 34 6 7 10 29 36 −13 49
22 Huddersfield Town 46 7 6 10 29 26 4 9 10 19 31 −9 48 Relegated
23 Queens Park Rangers 46 6 9 8 24 28 1 10 12 21 47 −30 40
24 Tranmere Rovers 46 8 7 8 30 33 1 4 18 16 44 −31 38

Play-offsEdit

Source:[2]
  Semifinals
1st leg –May 13th; 2nd leg –May 17th, 2001
Final at Millennium Stadium, Cardiff
May 28th, 2001
                     
3rd Bolton Wanderers 2 3 5  
6th West Bromwich Albion 2 0 2  
    3rd Bolton Wanderers 3
  4th Preston North End 0
4th Preston North End (pen.) 0 2 2 (4)
5th Birmingham City 1 1 2 (2)  

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away BAR BIR BLB BOL BUR CRE CRY FUL GIL GRI HUD NWC NOT POR PNE QPR SHU SHW STP TRA WAT WBA WDN WOL
Barnsley 2–3 1–2 0–1 1–0 3–0 1–0 0–0 3–1 2–0 3–1 1–0 3–4 1–0 0–4 4–2 0–0 1–0 0–2 1–1 0–1 4–1 0–1 1–2
Birmingham City 4–1 0–2 1–1 3–2 2–0 2–1 1–3 1–0 1–0 2–1 2–1 0–2 0–0 3–1 0–0 1–0 1–2 4–0 2–0 2–0 2–1 0–3 0–1
Blackburn Rovers 0–0 2–1 1–1 5–0 1–0 2–0 1–2 1–2 2–0 2–0 3–2 3–0 3–1 3–2 0–0 1–1 2–0 2–1 3–2 3–4 1–0 1–1 1–0
Bolton Wanderers 2–0 2–2 1–4 1–1 4–1 3–3 0–2 3–3 2–2 2–2 1–0 0–0 2–0 2–0 3–1 1–1 2–0 1–1 2–0 2–1 0–1 2–2 2–1
Burnley 2–1 0–0 0–2 0–2 1–0 1–2 2–1 1–1 1–1 1–0 2–0 1–0 1–1 3–0 2–1 2–0 1–0 2–1 2–1 2–0 1–1 1–0 1–2
Crewe Alexandra 2–2 0–2 0–0 2–1 4–2 1–1 1–2 2–1 2–0 1–0 0–0 1–0 1–0 1–3 2–2 1–0 1–0 1–2 3–1 2–0 0–1 0–4 2–0
Crystal Palace 1–0 1–2 2–3 0–2 0–1 1–0 0–2 2–2 0–1 0–0 1–1 2–3 2–3 0–2 1–1 0–1 4–1 2–2 3–2 1–0 2–2 3–1 0–2
Fulham 5–1 0–1 2–1 1–1 3–1 2–0 3–1 3–0 2–1 3–0 2–0 1–0 3–1 0–1 2–0 1–1 1–1 4–1 3–1 5–0 0–0 1–1 2–0
Gillingham 0–0 1–2 1–1 2–2 0–0 0–1 4–1 0–2 1–0 2–1 4–3 1–3 1–1 4–0 0–1 4–1 2–0 1–3 2–1 0–3 1–2 0–0 1–0
Grimsby Town 0–2 1–1 1–4 0–1 1–0 1–3 2–2 1–0 1–0 1–0 2–0 0–2 2–1 1–2 3–1 0–1 0–1 1–1 3–1 2–1 2–0 1–1 0–2
Huddersfield Town 1–1 1–2 0–1 2–3 0–1 3–1 1–2 1–2 2–3 0–0 2–0 1–1 4–1 0–0 2–1 2–1 0–0 0–0 3–0 1–2 0–2 0–2 3–0
Norwich City 0–0 1–0 1–1 0–2 2–3 1–1 0–0 0–1 1–0 2–1 1–1 0–0 0–0 1–2 1–0 4–2 1–0 4–0 1–0 2–1 0–1 1–2 1–0
Nottingham Forest 1–0 1–2 2–1 0–2 5–0 1–0 0–3 0–3 0–1 3–1 1–3 0–0 2–0 3–1 1–1 2–0 0–1 1–0 3–1 0–2 1–0 1–2 0–0
Portsmouth 3–0 1–1 2–2 1–2 2–0 2–1 2–4 1–1 0–0 1–1 1–1 2–0 0–2 0–1 1–1 0–0 2–1 2–1 2–0 1–3 0–1 2–1 3–1
Preston North End 1–2 0–2 0–1 0–2 2–1 2–1 2–0 1–1 0–0 1–2 0–0 1–0 1–1 1–0 5–0 3–0 2–0 1–1 1–0 3–2 2–1 1–1 2–0
Queens Park Rangers 2–0 0–0 1–3 1–1 0–1 1–0 1–1 0–2 2–2 0–1 1–1 2–3 1–0 1–1 0–0 1–3 1–2 0–3 2–0 1–1 2–0 2–1 2–2
Sheffield United 1–2 3–1 2–0 1–0 2–0 1–0 1–0 1–1 1–2 3–2 3–0 1–1 1–3 2–0 3–2 1–1 1–1 1–0 2–0 0–1 2–0 0–1 1–0
Sheffield Wednesday 2–1 1–0 1–1 0–3 2–0 0–0 4–1 3–3 2–1 1–0 2–3 3–2 0–1 0–0 1–3 5–2 1–2 2–4 1–0 2–3 1–2 0–5 0–1
Stockport County 2–0 2–0 0–0 4–3 0–0 3–0 0–1 2–0 2–2 1–1 0–0 1–3 1–2 1–1 0–1 2–2 0–2 2–1 1–1 2–3 0–0 2–2 1–1
Tranmere Rovers 2–3 1–0 1–1 0–1 2–3 1–3 1–1 1–4 3–2 2–0 2–0 0–1 2–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–0 2–0 2–1 2–0 2–2 0–4 0–2
Watford 1–0 2–0 0–1 1–0 0–1 3–0 2–2 1–3 0–0 4–0 1–2 4–1 3–0 2–2 2–3 3–1 4–1 1–3 2–2 1–1 3–3 3–1 3–2
West Bromwich Albion 1–0 1–1 1–0 0–2 1–1 2–2 1–0 1–3 3–1 0–1 1–1 2–3 3–0 2–0 3–1 2–1 2–1 1–2 1–1 2–1 3–0 3–1 1–0
Wimbledon 1–1 3–1 0–2 0–1 0–2 3–3 1–0 0–3 4–4 2–2 1–1 0–0 2–1 1–1 3–1 5–0 0–0 4–1 2–0 0–0 0–0 0–1 1–1
Wolverhampton Wanderers 2–0 0–1 0–0 0–2 1–0 0–0 1–3 0–0 1–1 2–0 0–1 4–0 2–0 1–1 0–1 1–1 0–0 1–1 3–2 1–2 2–2 3–1 0–1
Source:[citation needed]
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Top scorersEdit

Rank Player Club Goals
1   Louis Saha Fulham 27
2   Matt Jansen Blackburn Rovers 23
3   Lee Hughes West Bromwich Albion 21
4   Jason Euell Wimbledon 19
=   Jon Macken Preston North End 19
=   Michael Ricketts Bolton Wanderers 19
5   Luis Boa Morte Fulham 18
=   Barry Hayles Fulham 18

MapsEdit

Locations of the Football League First Division London teams 2000–2001

Second DivisionEdit

Football League, Second Division
Season2000–01
ChampionsMillwall (1st third tier title)
Direct promotionMillwall,
Rotherham United
Promoted through play-offsWalsall
RelegatedBristol Rovers,
Luton Town,
Oxford United,
Swansea City
Matches played552
Goals scored1,466 (2.66 per match)
Top goalscorerNeil Harris (Millwall), 27 [1]
Pos Team Pld HW HD HL HGF HGA AW AD AL AGF AGA GD Pts Promotion or relegation
1 Millwall 46 17 2 4 49 11 11 7 5 40 27 +51 93 Division Champions, promoted
2 Rotherham United 46 16 4 3 50 26 11 6 6 29 29 +24 91 Promoted
3 Reading 46 15 5 3 58 26 10 6 7 28 26 +34 86 Participated in play-offs
4 Walsall 46 15 5 3 51 23 8 7 8 28 27 +29 81 Promoted through play-offs
5 Stoke City 46 12 6 5 39 21 9 8 6 35 28 +25 77 Participated in play-offs
6 Wigan Athletic 46 12 9 2 29 18 7 9 7 24 24 +11 75
7 Bournemouth 46 11 6 6 37 23 9 7 7 42 32 +24 73
8 Notts County 46 10 6 7 37 33 9 6 8 25 33 −4 69
9 Bristol City 46 11 6 6 47 29 7 8 8 23 27 +14 68
10 Wrexham 46 10 6 7 33 28 7 6 10 32 43 −6 63
11 Port Vale 46 9 8 6 35 22 7 6 10 20 27 +6 62
12 Peterborough United 46 12 6 5 38 27 3 8 12 23 39 −5 59
13 Wycombe Wanderers 46 8 7 8 24 23 7 7 9 22 30 −7 59
14 Brentford 46 9 10 4 34 30 5 7 11 22 40 −14 59
15 Oldham Athletic 46 11 5 7 35 26 4 8 11 18 39 −12 58
16 Bury 46 10 6 7 25 22 6 4 13 20 37 −14 58
17 Colchester United 46 10 5 8 32 23 5 7 11 23 36 −4 57
18 Northampton Town 46 9 6 8 26 28 6 6 11 20 31 −13 57
19 Cambridge United 46 8 6 9 32 31 6 5 12 29 46 −16 53
20 Swindon Town 46 6 8 9 30 35 7 5 11 17 30 −18 52
21 Bristol Rovers 46 6 10 7 28 26 6 5 12 25 31 −4 51 Relegated
22 Luton Town 46 5 6 12 24 35 4 7 12 28 45 −28 40
23 Swansea City 46 5 9 9 26 24 3 4 16 21 49 −26 37
24 Oxford United 46 5 4 14 23 34 2 2 19 30 66 −47 27
Source:[citation needed]
Rules for classification: In the Football League goals scored (GF) takes precedence over goal difference (GD).

Play-offsEdit

Source:[2]
  Semifinals
1st leg –May 13th; 2nd leg –May 16th, 2001
Final at Millennium Stadium, Cardiff
May 27th, 2001
                     
3rd Reading 0 2 2  
6th Wigan Athletic 0 1 1  
    3rd Reading 2
  4th Walsall (a.e.t.) 3
4th Walsall 0 4 4
5th Stoke City 0 2 2  

MapsEdit

Locations of the Football League Second Division London teams 2000–2001

Third DivisionEdit

Football League, Third Division
Season2000–01
ChampionsBrighton & Hove Albion (2nd fourth tier title)
Direct promotionBrighton & Hove Albion,
Cardiff City,
Chesterfield
Promoted through play-offsBlackpool
Relegated to ConferenceBarnet
New club in the leagueKidderminster Harriers
Matches played552
Goals scored1,397 (2.53 per match)
Top goalscorerBobby Zamora (Brighton & Hove Albion), 28 [1]
Pos Team Pld HW HD HL HGF HGA AW AD AL AGF AGA GD Pts Promotion or relegation
1 Brighton & Hove Albion 46 19 2 2 52 14 9 6 8 21 21 +38 92 Division Champions, promoted
2 Cardiff City 46 16 7 0 56 20 7 6 10 39 38 +37 82 Promoted
3 Chesterfield 46 16 5 2 46 14 9 9 5 33 28 +37 80[a]
4 Hartlepool United 46 12 8 3 40 23 9 6 8 31 31 +17 77 Participated in play-offs
5 Leyton Orient 46 13 7 3 31 18 7 8 8 28 33 +8 75
6 Hull City 46 12 7 4 27 18 7 10 6 20 21 +8 74
7 Blackpool 46 14 4 5 50 26 8 2 13 24 32 +16 72 Promoted through play-offs
8 Rochdale 46 11 8 4 36 25 7 9 7 23 23 +11 71
9 Cheltenham Town 46 12 5 6 37 27 6 9 8 22 25 +7 68
10 Scunthorpe United 46 13 7 3 42 16 5 4 14 20 36 +10 65
11 Southend United 46 10 8 5 29 23 5 10 8 26 30 +2 63
12 Plymouth Argyle 46 13 5 5 33 17 2 8 13 21 44 −7 58
13 Mansfield Town 46 12 7 4 40 26 3 6 14 24 46 −8 58
14 Macclesfield Town 46 10 5 8 23 21 4 9 10 28 41 −11 56
15 Shrewsbury Town 46 12 5 6 30 26 3 5 15 19 39 −16 55
16 Kidderminster Harriers[b] 46 10 6 7 29 27 3 8 12 18 34 −14 53
17 York City 46 9 6 8 23 26 4 7 12 19 37 −21 52
18 Lincoln City 46 9 9 5 36 28 3 6 14 22 38 −8 51
19 Exeter City 46 8 9 6 22 20 4 5 14 18 38 −18 50
20 Darlington 46 10 6 7 28 23 2 7 14 16 33 −12 49
21 Torquay United 46 8 9 6 30 29 4 4 15 22 48 −25 49
22 Carlisle United 46 8 8 7 26 26 3 7 13 16 39 −23 48
23 Halifax Town 46 7 6 10 33 32 5 5 13 21 36 −14 47
24 Barnet 46 9 8 6 44 29 3 1 19 23 52 −14 45 Relegated to Conference
Source: [2]
Rules for classification: In the Football League goals scored (GF) takes precedence over goal difference (GD).
Notes:
  1. ^ Chesterfield had 9 points deducted.
  2. ^ New club in the league

Play-offsEdit

Source:[2]
  Semifinals
1st leg –May 13th; 2nd leg –May 16th, 2001
Final at Wembley Stadium
May 26th, 2001
                     
4th Hartlepool United 0 1 1  
7th Blackpool 2 3 5  
    5th Leyton Orient 2
  7th Blackpool 4
5th Leyton Orient 0 2 2
6th Hull City 1 0 1  

MapsEdit

Locations of the Football League Third Division London teams 2000–2001

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "English League Leading Goalscorers". RSSSF. Retrieved 2010-10-31.
  2. ^ a b c d "England 2000–01". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Archived from the original on 26 January 2010. Retrieved 2010-02-24.