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The 2001–02 Football League (known as the Nationwide Football League for sponsorship reasons) was the 103rd completed season of The Football League.

The Football League
Season2001–02
ChampionsManchester City
PromotedManchester City
West Bromwich Albion
Birmingham City
RelegatedHalifax Town

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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] with home and away statistics separated. Play-off results are from the same website.

First DivisionEdit

Football League, First Division
Season2001–02
ChampionsManchester City (7th second tier title)
Direct promotion to FA Premier LeagueManchester City,
West Bromwich Albion
Promoted to FA Premier League through play-offsBirmingham City
RelegatedBarnsley,
Crewe Alexandra Stockport County,
Matches played552
Goals scored1,485 (2.69 per match)
Top goalscorerShaun Goater (Manchester City), 28 [2]
Pos Team Pld HW HD HL HGF HGA AW AD AL AGF AGA GD Pts Promotion or relegation
1 Manchester City 46 19 3 1 63 19 12 3 8 45 33 +56 99 Football League Champions, promoted to FA Premier League
2 West Bromwich Albion 46 15 4 4 36 11 12 4 7 25 18 +32 89 Promoted to FA Premier League
3 Wolverhampton Wanderers 46 13 4 6 33 18 12 7 4 43 25 +33 86 Participated in play-offs
4 Millwall 46 15 3 5 43 22 7 8 8 26 26 +21 77
5 Birmingham City 46 14 4 5 44 20 7 9 7 26 29 +21 76 Promoted to Premier League through play-offs
6 Norwich City 46 15 6 2 36 16 7 3 13 24 35 +9 75 Participated in play-offs
7 Burnley 46 11 7 5 39 29 10 5 8 31 33 +8 75
8 Preston North End 46 13 7 3 45 21 7 5 11 26 38 +12 72
9 Wimbledon 46 9 8 6 30 22 9 5 9 33 35 +6 67
10 Crystal Palace 46 13 3 7 42 22 7 3 13 28 40 +8 66
11 Coventry City 46 12 4 7 33 19 8 2 13 26 34 +6 66
12 Gillingham 46 12 5 6 38 26 6 5 12 26 41 −3 64
13 Sheffield United 46 8 8 7 34 30 7 7 9 19 24 −1 60
14 Watford 46 10 5 8 38 30 6 6 11 24 26 +6 59
15 Bradford City 46 10 1 12 41 39 5 9 9 28 37 −7 55
16 Nottingham Forest 46 7 11 5 26 21 5 7 11 24 30 −1 54
17 Portsmouth 46 9 6 8 36 31 4 8 11 24 41 −12 53
18 Walsall 46 10 6 7 29 27 3 6 14 22 44 −20 51
19 Grimsby Town 46 9 7 7 34 28 3 7 13 16 44 −22 50
20 Sheffield Wednesday 46 6 7 10 28 37 6 7 10 21 34 −22 50
21 Rotherham United 46 7 13 3 32 29 3 6 14 20 37 −14 49
22 Crewe Alexandra 46 8 8 7 23 32 4 5 14 24 44 −29 49 Relegated
23 Barnsley 46 9 9 5 37 33 2 6 15 22 53 −27 48
24 Stockport County 46 5 1 17 19 44 1 7 15 23 58 −60 26
Source:[citation needed]
Rules for classification: In the Football League goals scored (GF) takes precedence over goal difference (GD).

Play-offsEdit

  Semifinals
1st leg –Apr 28th; 2nd leg –May 1st/2nd, 2002
Final at Millennium Stadium, Cardiff
May 12th, 2002
                     
3rd Wolverhampton Wanderers 1 1 2  
6th Norwich City 3 0 3  
    5th Birmingham City (pen.) 1 (4)
  6th Norwich City 1 (2)
4th Millwall 1 0 1
5th Birmingham City 1 1 2  

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First Division mapsEdit

Locations of the Football League First Division London teams 2001–2002

Second DivisionEdit

Football League, Second Division
Season2001–02
ChampionsBrighton & Hove Albion (1st third tier title, and second successive division championship)
Direct promotionBrighton & Hove Albion,
Reading
Promoted through play-offsStoke City
RelegatedBournemouth,
Bury,
Cambridge United,
Wrexham
Matches played552
Goals scored1,472 (2.67 per match)
Top goalscorerBobby Zamora (Brighton & Hove Albion), 28 [2]
Pos Team Pld HW HD HL HGF HGA AW AD AL AGF AGA GD Pts Promotion or relegation
1 Brighton & Hove Albion 46 17 5 1 42 16 8 10 5 24 26 +24 90 Division Champions, promoted
2 Reading 46 12 7 4 36 20 11 8 4 34 23 +27 84 Promoted
3 Brentford 46 17 5 1 48 12 7 6 10 29 31 +34 83 Participated in play-offs
4 Cardiff City 46 12 8 3 39 25 11 6 6 36 25 +25 83
5 Stoke City 46 16 4 3 43 12 7 7 9 24 28 +27 80 Promoted through play-offs
6 Huddersfield Town 46 13 7 3 35 19 8 8 7 30 28 +18 78 Participated in play-offs
7 Bristol City 46 13 6 4 38 21 8 4 11 30 32 +15 73
8 Queens Park Rangers 46 11 10 2 35 18 8 4 11 25 31 +11 71
9 Oldham Athletic 46 14 6 3 47 27 4 10 9 30 38 +12 70
10 Wigan Athletic 46 9 6 8 36 23 7 10 6 30 28 +15 64
11 Wycombe Wanderers 46 13 5 5 38 26 4 8 11 20 38 −6 64
12 Tranmere Rovers 46 10 9 4 39 19 6 6 11 24 41 +3 63
13 Swindon Town 46 10 7 6 26 21 5 7 11 20 35 −10 59
14 Port Vale 46 11 6 6 35 24 5 4 14 16 38 −11 58
15 Colchester United 46 9 6 8 35 33 6 6 11 30 43 −11 57
16 Blackpool 46 8 9 6 39 31 6 5 12 27 38 −3 56
17 Peterborough United 46 11 5 7 46 26 4 5 14 18 33 +5 55
18 Chesterfield 46 9 3 11 35 36 4 10 9 18 29 −12 52
19 Notts County 46 8 7 8 28 29 5 4 14 31 42 −12 50
20 Northampton Town 46 9 4 10 30 33 5 3 15 24 46 −25 49
21 Bournemouth 46 9 4 10 36 33 1 10 12 20 38 −15 44 Relegated
22 Bury 46 6 9 8 26 32 5 2 16 17 43 −32 44
23 Wrexham 46 7 7 9 29 32 4 3 16 27 57 −33 43
24 Cambridge United 46 7 7 9 29 34 0 6 17 18 59 −46 34
Source:[citation needed]
Rules for classification: In the Football League goals scored (GF) takes precedence over goal difference (GD).

Play-offsEdit

  Semifinals
1st leg –Apr 28th; 2nd leg –May 1st, 2002
Final at Millennium Stadium, Cardiff
May 11th, 2002
                     
3rd Brentford 0 2 2  
6th Huddersfield Town 0 1 1  
    3rd Brentford 0
  5th Stoke City 2
4th Cardiff City 2 0 2
5th Stoke City 1 2 3  

Second Division mapsEdit

Locations of the Football League Second Division London teams 2001–2002

Third DivisionEdit

Football League, Third Division
Season2001–02
ChampionsPlymouth Argyle (1st fourth tier title)
Direct promotionPlymouth Argyle,
Luton Town,
Mansfield Town
Promoted through play-offsCheltenham Town
Relegated to ConferenceHalifax Town
New club in the leagueRushden & Diamonds
Matches played552
Goals scored1,397 (2.53 per match)
Top goalscorerSteve Howard (Luton Town), 24 [2]
Pos Team Pld HW HD HL HGF HGA AW AD AL AGF AGA GD Pts Promotion or relegation
1 Plymouth Argyle 46 19 2 2 41 11 12 7 4 30 17 +43 102 Division Champions, promoted
2 Luton Town 46 15 5 3 50 18 15 2 6 46 30 +48 97 Promoted
3 Mansfield Town 46 17 3 3 49 24 7 4 12 23 36 +12 79
4 Cheltenham Town 46 11 11 1 40 20 10 4 9 26 29 +17 78 Participated in play-offs
5 Rochdale 46 13 8 2 41 22 8 7 8 24 30 +13 78 Promoted through play-offs
6 Rushden & Diamonds[a] 46 14 5 4 40 20 6 8 9 29 33 +16 73
7 Hartlepool United 46 12 6 5 53 23 8 5 10 21 25 +26 71
8 Scunthorpe United 46 14 5 4 43 22 5 9 9 31 34 +18 71
9 Shrewsbury Town 46 13 4 6 36 19 7 6 10 28 34 +11 70
10 Kidderminster Harriers 46 13 6 4 35 17 6 3 14 21 30 +9 66
11 Hull City 46 12 6 5 38 18 4 7 12 19 33 +6 61
12 Southend United 46 12 5 6 36 22 3 8 12 15 32 −3 58
13 Macclesfield Town 46 7 7 9 23 25 8 6 9 18 27 −11 58
14 York City 46 11 5 7 26 20 5 4 14 28 47 −13 57
15 Darlington 46 11 6 6 37 25 4 5 14 23 46 −11 56
16 Exeter City 46 7 9 7 25 32 7 4 12 23 41 −25 55
17 Carlisle United 46 11 5 7 31 21 1 11 11 18 35 −7 52
18 Leyton Orient 46 10 7 6 37 25 3 6 14 18 46 −16 52
19 Torquay United 46 8 6 9 27 31 4 9 10 19 32 −17 51
20 Swansea City 46 7 8 8 26 26 6 4 13 27 51 −24 51
21 Oxford United 46 8 7 8 34 28 3 7 13 19 34 −9 47
22 Lincoln City 46 8 4 11 25 27 2 12 9 19 35 −18 46
23 Bristol Rovers 46 8 7 8 28 28 3 5 15 12 32 −20 45
24 Halifax Town 46 5 9 9 24 28 3 3 17 15 56 −45 36 Relegated to Conference
Source:[citation needed]
Rules for classification: In the Football League goals scored (GF) takes precedence over goal difference (GD).
Notes:
  1. ^ New club in the league

Play-offsEdit

  Semifinals
1st leg –Apr 27th; 2nd leg –Apr 30th, 2002
Final at Millennium Stadium, Cardiff
May 6th, 2002
                     
4th Cheltenham Town (pens.) 1 1 2 (5)  
7th Hartlepool United 1 1 2 (4)  
    4th Cheltenham Town 3
  6th Rushden & Diamonds 1
5th Rochdale 2 1 3
6th Rushden & Diamonds 2 2 4  

Third Division mapsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "England 2001–02". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Archived from the original on 24 January 2010. Retrieved 2010-02-24.
  2. ^ a b c "English League Leading Goalscorers". RSSSF. Retrieved 2010-10-31.