1901–02 Football League

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The Football League
Season 1901–02
Champions Sunderland
Relegatednone
New Clubs in League Bristol City,
Doncaster Rovers
1902–03

The 190102 season was the 14th season of The Football League.

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), or more properly put, goal ratio. In case one or more teams had the same goal difference, this system favoured those teams who had scored fewer goals. The goal average system was eventually scrapped beginning with the 1976–77 season.

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. From the 1894–95 season and until the 1920–21 season the re-election process was required of the clubs which finished in the bottom three of the league. [2]

First Division

Football League
First Division
Season1901–02
Champions Sunderland (4th English title)
Relegated Manchester City
Small Heath
FA Cup winners Sheffield United (2nd FA Cup title)
Matches played306
Goals scored840 (2.75 per match)
Top goalscorer Jimmy Settle (Everton), 18
Biggest home win Newcastle UnitedNotts County 8–0 (26 Oct 1901)
Biggest away win Blackburn RoversManchester City 1–4 (12 Apr 1902)
Manchester CitySmall Heath 1–4 (14 Sept 1901)
Sheffield UnitedSmall Heath 1–4 (15 Feb 1902)
0–3: five matches
Highest scoring Newcastle UnitedNotts County 8–0 (26 Oct 1901)
Notts CountyWolverhampton Wanderers 5–3 (28 Mar 1902)
Longest winning run5 matches
Nottingham Forest (18 Jan 1902 – 19 Mar 1902)
Longest unbeaten run10 matches
Sunderland (23 Nov 1901 – 15 Feb 1902)
Longest losing run5 matches
Manchester City (2 Sep 1901 – 12 Oct 1902)
Highest attendance50,000
Aston VillaSmall Heath (26 Dec 1901)
Lowest attendance2,000
Blackburn RoversBolton Wanderers (7 Dec 1901)
Wolverhampton WanderersNewcastle United (10 Mar 1902)
Nottingham ForestNewcastle United (19 Mar 1902)
Derby CountySunderland (5 Apr 1902)
The WednesdayEverton (5 Apr 1902)
BuryWolverhampton Wanderers (12 Apr 1902)
Blackburn RoversDerby County (19 Apr 1902)
Average attendance11,209
1902–03
PosTeamPldHWHDHLHGFHGAAWADALAGFAGAGAvPtsQualification or relegation
1 Sunderland 341232321473718211.42944League Champions
2 Everton 341124311165622241.51441
3 Newcastle United 34113341143687201.41237
4 Blackburn Rovers 3412233616341016321.08336
5 Nottingham Forest 3411423213251011301.00035
6 Derby County 3411512610241113310.95135
7 Bury 341151319231213291.15834
8 Aston Villa 349532713431015271.05034
9 The Wednesday 349533014431018380.92334
10 Sheffield United 3410523813321215351.10433FA Cup Winners
11 Liverpool 34836281629614221.10532
12 Bolton Wanderers 3410613817221313390.91132
13 Notts County 341223441922137380.89532
14 Wolverhampton Wanderers 3412323213131314440.80732
15 Grimsby Town 3411333316231211440.73332
16 Stoke 3410433112151114430.81831
17 Small Heath 348543114331116311.04430Relegated
18 Manchester City 3410342817131314410.72428
Source: [ citation needed ]

Results

Home \ Away AST BLB BOL BRY DER EVE GRI LIV MCI NEW NOT NTC SHU SMH STK SUN WED WOL
Aston Villa 1–11–02–03–21–14–10–12–20–03–02–01–2 1–0 0–00–14–1 2–1
Blackburn Rovers 4–0 2–0 0–33–13–12–01–11–40–01–04–22–13–16–10–12–02–0
Bolton Wanderers 2–2 4–0 2–2 2–11–34–01–03–33–13–01–11–04–02–10–03–12–2
Bury 0–02–0 2–2 2–01–01–10–03–04–01–13–01–22–04–21–02–02–1
Derby County 1–01–11–21–03–12–01–12–01–0 1–1 2–03–10–01–01–02–23–1
Everton 2–30–21–01–12–00–1 4–0 3–1 0–01–00–12–11–01–02–05–06–1
Grimsby Town 4–12–14–12–01–10–21–13–23–01–01–00–11–01–23–33–13–0
Liverpool 1–01–01–11–00–2 2–2 2–2 4–0 0–10–20–11–03–17–00–11–24–1
Manchester City 1–01–11–02–00–0 2–0 3–0 2–3 2–03–11–04–01–42–20–30–33–0
Newcastle United 2–10–34–11–10–11–15–11–03–03–08–01–12–05–1 0–1 2–13–1
Nottingham Forest 1–13–04–12–1 3–1 4–00–11–13–10–2 1–0 2–11–12–02–11–12–0
Notts County 0–33–02–12–13–20–23–02–22–00–2 3–0 4–06–11–12–06–15–3
Sheffield United 6–0 4–12–03–13–00–02–22–15–01–02–23–01–41–10–1 3–0 0–0
Small Heath 0–2 2–02–01–05–10–16–00–01–03–11–10–05–11–12–31–1 1–2
Stoke 1–02–24–01–21–11–22–01–03–00–01–13–03–21–03–01–2 3–0
Sunderland 1–03–22–13–01–02–43–11–11–0 0–0 4–02–13–11–12–01–22–0
The Wednesday 1–00–15–14–12–01–13–11–12–10–00–24–0 1–0 1–23–11–11–1
Wolverhampton Wanderers 0–2 3–11–21–00–02–12–03–10–03–02–03–11–1 2–1 4–1 4–21–0
Updated to match(es) played on unknown. Source:
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Maps

Second Division

Football League
Second Division
Season1901–02
Champions West Bromwich Albion (1st title)
Failed re-electionnone
Matches played306
Goals scored885 (2.89 per match)
Top goalscorer Chippy Simmons (West Bromwich Albion), 23 [3]
Biggest home win Preston North EndLincoln City 8–0 (28 Dec 1901)
Biggest away win Burton UnitedLincoln City 0–6 (23 Nov 1901)
Highest scoring BarnsleyMiddlesbrough 2–7 (22 Feb 1902)
Longest winning run10 matches
West Bromwich Albion (7 Dec 1901 – 1 Feb 1902)
Longest unbeaten run17 matches
West Bromwich Albion (7 Dec 1901 – 29 Mar 1902)
Longest losing run6 matches
Stockport County (8 Feb 1902 – 22 Mar 1902)
1902–03
PosTeamPldHWHDHLHGFHGAAWADALAGFAGAGAvPtsPromotion
1 West Bromwich Albion 3414215213113330162.82855Division Champions, promoted
2 Middlesbrough 34151158784532173.75051Promoted
3 Preston North End 341232501163821212.21942
4 Woolwich Arsenal 34132235954815171.92342
5 Lincoln City 34116026437719311.28641
6 Bristol City [lower-alpha 1] 341313391245813231.48640
7 Doncaster Rovers [lower-alpha 1] 3412323912151110460.84534
8 Glossop 34764221536814250.90032
9 Burnley 34962308141211370.91130
10 Burton United 348633223321214310.85230
11 Barnsley 349353633331115300.81030
12 Burslem Port Vale 347732617321217420.72929
13 Blackpool 349352721241113350.71429
14 Leicester Fosse 3411242614131312420.67929
15 Newton Heath 3410252712141211410.71728
16 Chesterfield 3410343518131312500.69128Re-elected
17 Stockport County 348362520041311520.50023
18 Gainsborough Trinity 34494262502154550.37519
Source: [ citation needed ]
Notes:
  1. 1 2 New club in the league

Results

Home \ Away BAR BLP BRI BRN BPV BRT CHF DON GAI GLP LEI LIN MID NWH PNE STP WBA WOO
Barnsley 2–02–22–24–03–2 3–2 3–0 2–01–42–32–22–73–20–43–10–22–0
Blackpool 2–10–2 2–1 1–01–00–03–13–01–14–03–00–22–4 1–4 1–02–21–3
Bristol City 3–13–01–04–00–25–23–04–02–02–11–11–04–02–03–01–20–3
Burnley 2–0 2–0 0–14–10–00–07–06–01–11–01–02–21–0 0–3 3–0 0–00–0
Burslem Port Vale 2–10–13–01–12–14–22–21–11–03–01–21–11–10–01–12–31–0
Burton United 2–11–12–25–23–00–11–15–01–12–00–63–20–01–13–21–32–0
Chesterfield 1–2 3–11–03–04–33–1 0–0 2–01–03–30–10–03–02–08–10–31–3
Doncaster Rovers 0–14–33–03–03–32–04–13–01–22–11–10–04–04–02–02–01–0
Gainsborough Trinity 0–03–02–01–12–31–40–04–12–13–3 2–2 1–41–10–11–11–12–2
Glossop 1–13–11–20–00–12–13–13–10–01–11–11–00–03–12–11–20–1
Leicester Fosse 2–01–00–12–10–14–03–01–02–01–13–10–23–21–01–10–32–1
Lincoln City 1–10–01–01–01–10–04–00–0 3–0 1–02–02–12–02–15–01–00–0
Middlesbrough 2–12–12–03–03–05–07–16–03–15–05–00–05–02–16–01–21–0
Newton Heath 1–00–11–02–01–03–12–06–03–01–02–00–01–20–23–31–2 0–1
Preston North End 4–0 1–1 0–0 3–1 2–01–05–03–04–12–25–08–00–35–14–01–22–0
Stockport County 2–33–11–1 1–2 4–22–03–01–22–10–02–02–11–31–00–20–20–0
West Bromwich Albion 3–17–22–23–03–12–14–02–27–00–11–04–12–04–03–13–02–1
Woolwich Arsenal 2–10–02–04–03–10–13–21–05–04–02–02–00–32–00–03–0 2–1
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

See also

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References

  1. "England 1901-02". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Archived from the original on 5 February 2010. Retrieved 24 February 2010.
  2. 1 2 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 31 October 2010.

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