1892–93 Football League

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The Football League
Season 1892–93
Champions Sunderland
Resigned Accrington,
Bootle
1893–94

The 189293 season was the fifth season of The Football League. This season saw the introduction of the Second Division.

Contents

Final league tables

The tables 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). 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. [2]

First Division

Football League
First Division
Season1892–93
Champions Sunderland
(2nd English title)
Relegated Notts County
Resigned Accrington
FA Cup winners Wolverhampton Wanderers (1st FA Cup title)
Matches played240
Goals scored936 (3.9 per match)
Top goalscorer John Campbell (Sunderland), 31
Biggest home win Newton HeathWolverhampton Wanderers 10–1 (15 October 1892)
Biggest away win AccringtonSunderland 0–6 (3 Sept 1892)
Highest scoring Newton HeathWolverhampton Wanderers 10–1 (15 October 1892)
Longest winning run8 matches
Everton (14 Jan 1893 – 8 Apr 1893)
Longest unbeaten run10 matches
Sunderland (2 Jan 1893 – 1 Apr 1893)
Longest losing run7 matches
The Wednesday (7 Jan 1893–25 Mar 1893)
Highest attendance27,500
Everton - Preston North End (11 February 1893)
Lowest attendance1,000
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)
Average attendance6,920
1893–94
PosTeamPldHWHDHLHGFHGAAWADALAGFAGAGAvPtsQualification
1 Sunderland 301320581792442192.77848League Champions
2 Preston North End 301122341061823291.46237
3 Everton 30933441771730341.45136
4 Aston Villa 301212502442923381.17735
5 Bolton Wanderers 301212432115913341.01832
6 Burnley 3010233715321014291.15930
7 Stoke 30825331643825321.20829
8 West Bromwich Albion 30924351733923520.84129
9 Blackburn Rovers 30582292435718320.83929
10 Nottingham Forest [lower-alpha 1] 30726302736618250.92328
11 Wolverhampton Wanderers 3011223217121215510.69128FA Cup Winners
12 The Wednesday [lower-alpha 1] 308253428411021370.84627
13 Derby County 30564302843822360.81327
14 Notts County 308343415211219460.86924 [lower-alpha 2] Into a test match
15 Accrington 30555293416828470.70423 [lower-alpha 3]
16 Newton Heath [lower-alpha 1] 306363935031211500.58818 [lower-alpha 4]
Source: English Football League Tables
Notes:
  1. 1 2 3 New club in the league
  2. Invited to join Second Division after losing test match to Darwen.
  3. Resigned from Football League after losing test match to Sheffield United.
  4. Remained in First Division after winning test match against Small Heath.

Results

Home \ Away ACC AST BLB BOL BUR DER EVE NWH NOT NTC PNE STK SUN WED WBA WOL
Accrington 1–11–11–10–40–30–32–21–14–21–25–20–64–25–44–0
Aston Villa 6–44–11–11–36–14–12–01–03–13–13–21–65–1 5–2 5–0
Blackburn Rovers 3–32–2 3–0 2–0 2–22–24–30–11–0 0–0 3–32–20–22–13–3
Bolton Wanderers 5–25–0 2–1 1–0 0–34–14–13–14–1 2–4 4–42–11–03–13–1
Burnley 1–30–2 0–0 3–0 2–13–04–11–13–0 4–2 3–22–34–05–02–0
Derby County 3–32–13–01–11–01–65–1 2–3 4–51–21–01–12–21–12–2
Everton 1–11–04–03–00–15–0 6–0 2–26–06–02–21–43–51–03–2
Newton Heath 3–32–04–41–01–17–1 3–4 1–31–32–11–00–51–52–410–1
Nottingham Forest 3–04–50–12–02–2 1–0 2–11–1 3–1 1–23–40–52–03–43–1
Notts County 2–01–40–02–23–11–11–24–0 3–0 3–10–13–10–18–13–0
Preston North End 0–04–1 2–1 2–1 2–0 0–15–02–11–04–02–11–24–11–14–0
Stoke 2–20–12–26–04–11–30–17–13–01–02–10–12–0 1–2 2–1
Sunderland 4–26–05–03–32–03–14–36–01–02–22–03–14–28–15–2
The Wednesday 5–25–30–34–22–03–30–21–02–23–20–50–13–26–00–1
West Bromwich Albion 4–0 3–2 1–21–07–13–13–00–02–24–20–1 1–2 1–33–0 2–1
Wolverhampton Wanderers 5–3 2–1 4–21–21–02–12–42–02–23–02–1 1–0 2–02–0 1–1
Source: The Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation website [1] and Ian Laschke: Rothmans Book of Football League Records 1888–89 to 1978–79. Macdonald and Jane’s, London & Sydney, 1980. [2]
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Maps

Second Division

Football League
Second Division
Season1892–93
Champions Small Heath
Promoted Sheffield United
Darwen
Resigned Bootle
Matches played132
Goals scored591 (4.48 per match)
Top goalscorer Fred Wheldon (Small Heath), 24 [3]
Biggest home win Small HeathWalsall Town Swifts 12–0 (17 December 1892)
Biggest away win Burslem Port ValeSheffield United 0–10 (10 December 1892)
Highest scoring Small HeathWalsall Town Swifts 12–0 (17 December 1892)
Longest winning run9 matches
Small Heath (17 Dec 1892 – 1 Apr 1893)
Longest unbeaten run15 matches
Sheffield United (26 Nov 1892 – 15 Apr 1893)
Longest losing run5 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)
1893–94
PosTeamPldHWHDHLHGFHGAAWADALAGFAGAGAvPtsQualification
1 Small Heath 221010571671333192.57136 [lower-alpha 1] Division Champions, into a test match
2 Sheffield United 22101035862327113.26335 [lower-alpha 2] Into a test match
3 Darwen 221001431542517211.66730 [lower-alpha 3]
4 Grimsby Town 2281225730817341.02423
5 Ardwick 22632271430818261.12521
6 Burton Swifts 22713301821817291.00020
7 Northwich Victoria 22704252622717320.72420
8 Bootle 22812352002914430.77819Resigned [lower-alpha 4]
9 Lincoln City 22623301811915330.88217Re-elected
10 Crewe Alexandra 22614302402912450.60915
11 Burslem Port Vale 22416162322714340.52615
12 Walsall Town Swifts 224342524101012510.49313
Source: [ citation needed ]
Notes:
  1. Remained in Second Division after losing test match to Newton Heath.
  2. Elected to First Division after winning test match against Accrington.
  3. Elected to First Division after winning test match against Notts County.
  4. Disbanded at the end of the season apparently due to financial problems.

New clubs in the league (all except Darwen)

Results

Home \ Away ARD BOO BPV BRS CRE DRW GRI LIN NOR SHU SMH WAL
Ardwick 7–02–01–13–14–20–33–11–12–32–22–0
Bootle 5–31–13–22–15–13–14–12–52–01–47–1
Burslem Port Vale 1–20–01–0 4–1 2–40–11–24–00–100–3 3–0
Burton Swifts 2–02–13–37–10–25–14–22–00–32–33–2
Crewe Alexandra 4–12–1 5–0 2–42–21–04–1 4–2 0–41–35–6
Darwen 3–13–04–12–37–36–13–13–13–14–35–0
Grimsby Town 2–03–02–04–04–00–1 2–2 2–10–13–23–0
Lincoln City 2–15–13–45–11–11–1 1–3 5–11–03–43–1
Northwich Victoria 0–33–22–42–1 4–1 1–05–32–11–30–65–2
Sheffield United 2–18–34–03–14–02–02–04–21–12–03–0
Small Heath 3–26–25–13–26–06–28–34–16–21–112–0
Walsall Town Swifts 2–44–4 3–0 3–23–31–23–12–12–31–11–3
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.
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Maps

Team kits

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Ardwick
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Bootle
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Burslem Port Vale
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Burton Swifts
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Crewe Alexandra
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Darwen
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Grimsby Town
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Lincoln City
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Northwich Victoria
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Sheffield United
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Small Heath
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Test matches

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.

Small Heath (2nd Div. Champion)11 Newton Heath (1st Div. 16th)
Victoria Ground
Attendance: 4,000
Darwen (2nd Div. 3rd)32 Notts County (1st Div. 14th)
Hyde Road
Attendance: 5,000
Sheffield United (2nd Div. 2nd)10 Accrington (1st Div. 15th)
Castle Ground
Attendance: 6,000
Newton Heath (1st Div. 16th)52 Small Heath (2nd Div. Champion)
Olive Grove
Attendance: 6,000

Сonsequences

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.

See also

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References

  1. 1 2 "England 1892–93". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Archived from the original on 24 March 2010. Retrieved 24 February 2010.
  2. 1 2 3 Ian Laschke: Rothmans Book of Football League Records 1888–89 to 1978–79. Macdonald and Jane’s, London & Sydney, 1980.
  3. "English League Leading Goalscorers". RSSSF. Retrieved 22 September 2010.