The 1902–03 season was the 15th season of The Football League.
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), 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.
|Champions||The Wednesday (1st English title)|
|Relegated|| Bolton Wanderers |
|FA Cup winners||Bury (2nd FA Cup title)|
|Goals scored||885 (2.89 per match)|
|Top goalscorer||Sam Raybould (Liverpool), 31|
|Biggest home win|| Liverpool – Grimsby Town 9–2 (6 Dec 1902)|
Aston Villa – Newcastle 7–0 (29 Nov 1902)
|Biggest away win||Nottingham Forest – The Wednesday 1–4 (1 Nov 1902)|
|Highest scoring||Liverpool – Grimsby Town 9–2 (6 Dec 1902)|
|Longest winning run||6 matches|
West Bromwich Albion (18 Oct 1902 – 22 Nov 1902)
|Longest unbeaten run||13 matches|
Sunderland (29 Nov 1902 – 14 Mar 1903)
|Longest losing run||10 matches|
Bolton Wanderers (18 Oct 1902 – 22 Nov 1902)
Aston Villa - West Bromwich Albion (1 Nov 1902)
Derby County - Grimsby Town (22 Apr 1903)
|Pos||Team||Pld||HW||HD||HL||HGF||HGA||AW||AD||AL||AGF||AGA||GAv||Pts||Qualification or relegation|
|1||The Wednesday||34||12||3||2||31||7||7||1||9||23||29||1.500||42||League Champions|
|7||West Bromwich Albion||34||10||2||5||37||27||6||2||9||17||26||1.019||36|
|8||Bury||34||14||1||2||41||14||2||2||13||13||29||1.256||35||FA Cup Winners|
|Champions||Manchester City (2nd title)|
|Failed re-election||Doncaster Rovers|
|Goals scored||940 (3.07 per match)|
|Top goalscorer||Billie Gillespie, (Manchester City), 30|
|Biggest home win||Small Heath – Doncaster Rovers 12–0 (11 Apr 1903)|
|Biggest away win||Burton United – Manchester City 0–5 (7 Mar 1903)|
|Highest scoring||Small Heath – Doncaster Rovers 12–0 (11 Apr 1903)|
|Longest winning run||6 matches|
Manchester City (24 Jan 1903 – 7 Mar 1903)
|Longest unbeaten run||10 matches|
Manchester City (17 Jan 1903 – 4 Apr 1903)
Woolwich Arsenal (27 Dec 1902 – 7 Mar 1903)
|Longest losing run||5 matches|
Barnsley (11 Oct 1902 – 24 Nov 1902)
Stockport County (6 Dec 1902 – 1 Jan 1903)
Leicester Fosse (7 Feb 1903 – 7 Mar 1903)
|Pos||Team||Pld||HW||HD||HL||HGF||HGA||AW||AD||AL||AGF||AGA||GAv||Pts||Promotion or relegation|
|1||Manchester City||34||15||1||1||64||15||10||3||4||31||14||3.276||54||Division Champions, promoted|
|7||Preston North End||34||10||5||2||39||12||3||5||9||17||28||1.400||36|
|9||Burslem Port Vale||34||11||5||1||36||16||2||3||12||21||46||0.919||34|
|16||Doncaster Rovers||34||8||5||4||27||17||1||2||14||8||55||0.486||25||Failed re-election|
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