Greater London League

The Greater London League was a football league for clubs in and around London. It was formed in 1964 by a merger of the London League and the Aetolian League,[1] after the two leagues had run a joint league cup the previous season due to both struggling for numbers.[2]

Greater London League
Founded1964
First season1964–65
Folded1971
Country England
DivisionsOne (1969–1970)
Two (1964–1969, 1970–1971)
Number of teamsLowest: 20 (1970–1971)
Highest: 26 (1965–1967)
Domestic cup(s)FA Cup
Most championshipsCanvey Island (2)

The league initially ran with A and B sections, before being divided into a Premier Division and First Division in 1965. In 1967 the divisions were renamed Division One and Division Two. A reduction in the number of clubs saw a single division formed for the 1969–70 season, and although it lost another club at the end of the season, it was split back into two sections the following season. At the end of the 1970–71 season it merged with the Metropolitan League (which had lost several clubs to the Southern League) to form the Metropolitan–London League.[3]

List of championsEdit

Season A Section B Section
1964–65 Eton Manor Sheppey United
Season Premier Division Division One
1965–66 Cray Wanderers Highfield
1966–67 Epping Town Battersea United
Season Division One Division Two
1967–68 Canvey Island Willesden
1968–69 Canvey Island Penhill Standard
Season Champions
1969–70 East Ham United
Season A Section B Section
1970–71 Ford United Ulysses

Member clubsEdit

Member clubs during the league's existence included:

In addition, some clubs' first teams competed in the league's reserve section. These included:

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Club information Archived 2011-12-03 at the Wayback Machine Cray Wanderers Youth FC
  2. ^ Cray Wanderers in the Aetolian League Archived 2011-09-28 at the Wayback Machine Cray Wanderers
  3. ^ Cray Wanderers in the Metropolitan League Archived 2011-09-28 at the Wayback Machine Cray Wanderers FC