The 1892–93 season was the fifth season of The Football League. This season saw the introduction of the Second Division.
The tables below are reproduced here in the exact form that they can be found at the Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation websiteand in Rothmans Book of Football League Records 1888–89 to 1978–79, 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). 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.
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.
|Champions|| Sunderland |
(2nd English title)
|FA Cup winners||Wolverhampton Wanderers (1st FA Cup title)|
|Goals scored||936 (3.9 per match)|
|Top goalscorer||John Campbell (Sunderland), 31|
|Biggest home win||Newton Heath – Wolverhampton Wanderers 10–1 (15 October 1892)|
|Biggest away win||Accrington – Sunderland 0–6 (3 Sept 1892)|
|Highest scoring||Newton Heath – Wolverhampton Wanderers 10–1 (15 October 1892)|
|Longest winning run||8 matches|
Everton (14 Jan 1893 – 8 Apr 1893)
|Longest unbeaten run||10 matches|
Sunderland (2 Jan 1893 – 1 Apr 1893)
|Longest losing run||7 matches|
The Wednesday (7 Jan 1893–25 Mar 1893)
Everton - Preston North End (11 February 1893)
Notts County - West Bromwich Albion (19 November 1892)
West Bromwich Albion - Stoke (26 November 1892)
West Bromwich Albion - Burnley (7 January 1893)
Stoke - Newton Heath (7 January 1893)
Stoke - Everton ( 28 Jan 1893)
The Wednesday -Notts County (3 April 1893)
|2||Preston North End||30||11||2||2||34||10||6||1||8||23||29||1.462||37|
|8||West Bromwich Albion||30||9||2||4||35||17||3||3||9||23||52||0.841||29|
|11||Wolverhampton Wanderers||30||11||2||2||32||17||1||2||12||15||51||0.691||28||FA Cup Winners|
|14||Notts County||30||8||3||4||34||15||2||1||12||19||46||0.869||24||Into a test match|
|Promoted|| Sheffield United |
|Goals scored||591 (4.48 per match)|
|Top goalscorer||Fred Wheldon (Small Heath), 24|
|Biggest home win||Small Heath – Walsall Town Swifts 12–0 (17 December 1892)|
|Biggest away win||Burslem Port Vale – Sheffield United 0–10 (10 December 1892)|
|Highest scoring||Small Heath – Walsall Town Swifts 12–0 (17 December 1892)|
|Longest winning run||9 matches|
Small Heath (17 Dec 1892 – 1 Apr 1893)
|Longest unbeaten run||15 matches|
Sheffield United (26 Nov 1892 – 15 Apr 1893)
|Longest losing run||5 matches|
Bootle (24 Sep 1892 – 12 Nov 1892)
Crewe Alexandra (24 Sep 1892 – 26 Nov 1892)
Ardwick (24 Dec 1892 – 18 Feb 1893)
Walsall Town Swifts (3 Sep 1892 – 8 Oct 1892)
|1||Small Heath||22||10||1||0||57||16||7||1||3||33||19||2.571||36||Division Champions, into a test match|
|2||Sheffield United||22||10||1||0||35||8||6||2||3||27||11||3.263||35||Into a test match|
|11||Burslem Port Vale||22||4||1||6||16||23||2||2||7||14||34||0.526||15|
|12||Walsall Town Swifts||22||4||3||4||25||24||1||0||10||12||51||0.493||13|
New clubs in the league (all except Darwen)
Burslem Port Vale
Walsall Town Swifts
The test matches were neutral-venue play-offs between the bottom 3 First Division teams and the top 3 Second Division teams. The First Division teams, if coming out as winners, would retain their places in the division. If a Second Division team won, it would be considered for First Division membership through an election process. Losing Second Division teams would stay in the Second Division.
Of the winners, Darwen and Sheffield United were elected into the First Division, while Newton Heath (later known as Manchester United F.C.) remained in the First Division.
Of the losers Small Heath (later known as Birmingham City F.C.) and Notts County continued in the Second Division, while Accrington resigned from the league altogether.
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