1926–27 Football League

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The Football League
Season 1926–27
Champions Newcastle United
Relegated Aberdare Athletic
1927–28

The 192627 season was the 35th season of The Football League.

Contents

Final league tables

The tables and results 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. From the 1922–23 season on Re-election was required of the bottom two teams of both Third Division North and Third Division South. [2]

First Division

Football League
First Division
Season1926–27
Champions Newcastle United (4th Championship)
Relegated Leeds United
West Bromwich Albion
FA Cup winners Cardiff City (1st and only FA Cup title)
Matches played462
Goals scored1,668 (3.61 per match)
Top goalscorer Jimmy Trotter (The Wednesday), 37 [3]
Biggest home win Derby CountyThe Wednesday 8–0 (19 Mar 1927)
Biggest away win Aston VillaWest Ham United 1–5 (2 Apr 1927)
Blackburn RoversBurnley 1–5 (16 Oct 1926)
West Ham UnitedBlackburn Rovers 1–5 (11 Sept 1926)
Tottenham HotspurArsenal 0–4 (7 Mar 1927)
Highest scoring BuryWest Bromwich Albion 7–3 (11 Sept 1926)
Newcastle UnitedEverton 7–3 (5 Mar 1927)
1927–28
PosTeamPldHWHDHLHGFHGAAWADALAGFAGAGAvPtsQualification or relegation
1 Newcastle United 4219116420651032381.65556League Champions
2 Huddersfield Town 4213624119411635411.26751
3 Sunderland 4215337028641128421.40049
4 Bolton Wanderers 4215515419451230431.35548
5 Burnley 4215425530451236501.13847
6 West Ham United 429665036102936341.22946
7 Leicester City 421344583348927371.21446
8 Sheffield United 4212634633541228530.86044
9 Liverpool 4213444727531322341.13143
10 Aston Villa 4211465134731130490.97643
11 Arsenal 4212544730541230560.89543
12 Derby County 4214436028331526451.17841
13 Tottenham Hotspur 4211464833551128450.97441
14 Cardiff City [lower-alpha 1] 4212363117461124480.84641FA Cup Winners and Welsh Cup winners
15 Manchester United 429842919461123450.81340
16 The Wednesday 4215334929061526630.81539
17 Birmingham 4213353617411628560.87738
18 Blackburn Rovers 429574040631237560.80238
19 Bury 428584338471025390.88336
20 Everton 4210653530241529600.71134
21 Leeds United 429754331211826570.78430Relegated
22 West Bromwich Albion 4210474733141618530.75630
Source: [ citation needed ]
Notes:
  1. Cardiff City were winners of both the FA Cup, their only win, and the Welsh Cup, which they now won for the 5th time.

Results

Home \ Away ARS AST BIR BLB BOL BUR BRY CAR DER EVE HUD LEE LEI LIV MUN NEW SHU SUN TOT WED WBA WHU
Arsenal 2–13–02–22–16–21–03–22–11–20–21–02–22–01–02–21–12–3 2–4 6–24–12–2
Aston Villa 2–3 4–2 4–33–41–11–20–03–15–33–05–12–01–12–01–24–03–12–32–22–01–5
Birmingham 0–0 1–2 3–16–11–02–21–21–01–01–32–02–13–04–02–02–32–01–00–01–00–2
Blackburn Rovers 1–20–23–20–31–52–21–04–43–34–24–12–12–12–11–23–40–21–02–20–04–1
Bolton Wanderers 2–20–21–05–13–12–22–03–15–04–03–02–02–14–02–14–12–22–23–21–12–0
Burnley 2–06–30–23–14–30–04–31–05–12–23–21–14–01–03–32–54–25–01–02–12–1
Bury 3–20–13–10–22–03–32–31–25–22–24–20–00–20–33–24–41–20–02–07–31–2
Cardiff City 2–02–31–00–11–00–02–12–01–02–03–10–12–00–21–13–03–01–23–21–11–2
Derby County 0–22–34–14–52–04–12–06–30–04–41–04–12–12–21–11–04–24–18–02–13–0
Everton 3–12–23–11–01–13–22–20–13–20–02–13–4 1–0 0–01–32–05–41–22–10–00–3
Huddersfield Town 3–30–00–25–01–02–03–10–04–20–0 4–1 5–31–00–01–00–20–02–04–34–12–1
Leeds United 4–13–12–14–12–50–24–10–01–01–3 1–1 1–10–0 2–3 1–21–12–21–14–13–16–3
Leicester City 2–15–15–24–00–10–31–13–11–16–22–43–23–22–32–12–22–12–25–35–03–0
Liverpool 3–02–12–12–23–22–22–25–03–2 1–0 2–32–41–0 4–2 1–25–11–21–03–02–10–0
Manchester United 2–22–10–12–00–02–11–21–12–22–10–0 2–2 1–0 0–1 3–15–00–02–10–02–00–3
Newcastle United 6–14–05–16–11–01–53–15–03–07–31–01–01–11–04–22–0 1–0 3–22–15–22–0
Sheffield United 4–03–14–35–31–12–22–03–11–03–33–31–00–31–42–22–12–03–3 2–0 2–10–2
Sunderland 5–11–14–12–56–27–13–02–21–23–21–16–23–02–16–0 2–0 3–03–24–14–12–3
Tottenham Hotspur 0–4 0–16–11–11–04–11–04–13–22–13–34–12–21–21–11–33–10–27–33–01–3
The Wednesday 4–23–14–40–32–12–11–33–02–14–01–11–02–23–22–03–2 2–3 4–13–12–11–0
West Bromwich Albion 1–36–21–22–01–14–23–11–23–13–22–22–40–10–12–24–21–03–05–02–21–3
West Ham United 7–05–11–01–54–42–11–22–21–22–13–23–23–33–34–01–13–01–21–21–11–2
Updated to match(es) played on unknown. Source:
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Maps

Greater London UK location map 2.svg
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Locations of the Football League First Division London teams

Second Division

Football League
Second Division
Season1926–27
Champions Middlesbrough (1st title)
Relegated Bradford City
Darlington
Matches played462
Goals scored1,668 (3.61 per match)
Top goalscorer George Camsell (Middlesbrough), 59 [3]
Biggest home win PortsmouthNotts County 9–1 (9 Apr 1927)
Manchester CityBradford City 8–0 (7 Mar 1927)
Biggest away win FulhamGrimsby Town 0–4 (16 Feb 1927)
Highest scoring Grimsby TownMiddlesbrough 4–7 (8 Feb 1927)
1927–28
PosTeamPldHWHDHLHGFHGAAWADALAGFAGAGAvPtsPromotion or relegation
1 Middlesbrough 421821782396644372.03362Division Champions, promoted
2 Portsmouth 421443581794829321.77654Promoted
3 Manchester City 421533652377743381.77054
4 Chelsea 421371401775922351.19252
5 Nottingham Forest 421461572348923321.45550
6 Preston North End 4214435429651020431.02849
7 Hull City 4213444319731120331.21247
8 Port Vale 421164502657938521.12845
9 Blackpool 4213536526531330541.18844
10 Oldham Athletic 4212365037731124470.88144
11 Barnsley 4213535623441332641.01143
12 Swansea Town 4213534421361224510.94443
13 Southampton 429843522641125400.96842
14 Reading 4214164720271217520.88940
15 Wolverhampton Wanderers 4210475430431419450.97335
16 Notts County 4211464524411625720.72935
17 Grimsby Town 426783939551135520.81334
18 Fulham 4211463931241519610.63034
19 South Shields 4210834925131722710.74033
20 Clapton Orient 429393735341423610.62531
21 Darlington 4210385342231626560.80630Relegated
22 Bradford City 4264113028151520600.56823
Source: [ citation needed ]

Results

Home \ Away BAR BLP BRA CHE CLA DAR FUL GRI HUL MCI MID NOT NTC OLD POR PTV PNE REA SOU SSH SWA WOL
Barnsley 6–11–03–04–23–25–02–11–21–11–10–24–40–12–02–03–02–25–16–11–14–1
Blackpool 6–13–03–16–01–10–06–24–02–42–22–25–0 2–0 2–02–2 2–3 3–13–26–13–12–3
Bradford City 1–14–10–11–30–11–02–21–24–30–11–11–2 0–1 1–21–20–11–12–03–15–01–2
Chelsea 4–21–15–22–12–22–22–01–00–03–02–02–01–00–02–02–10–02–34–12–21–0
Clapton Orient 0–11–01–13–00–42–32–41–22–42–32–22–13–14–51–21–15–11–01–01–02–0
Darlington 3–31–33–02–22–15–02–31–32–21–44–24–20–10–44–30–14–21–28–23–13–1
Fulham 1–01–01–11–22–02–10–53–12–50–32–13–01–10–06–20–11–23–02–24–34–1
Grimsby Town 1–32–14–20–02–22–12–00–12–24–71–11–42–50–04–45–20–10–11–10–16–0
Hull City 5–13–04–00–14–02–12–02–33–23–31–22–01–22–10–03–11–10–02–02–11–0
Manchester City 1–12–18–01–06–17–04–22–02–23–51–14–13–04–04–11–03–03–41–23–12–1
Middlesbrough 5–14–44–30–06–04–16–13–02–02–11–04–23–17–35–20–25–03–15–07–12–0
Nottingham Forest 3–12–03–04–11–15–12–01–13–13–34–3 2–0 1–11–00–37–05–13–14–22–21–1
Notts County 1–12–34–05–03–13–14–03–01–01–02–2 1–2 1–22–32–11–12–00–14–11–32–2
Oldham Athletic 0–41–3 2–1 1–25–23–22–33–11–11–22–13–35–21–01–35–13–11–13–25–22–0
Portsmouth 1–25–01–02–31–10–02–05–22–02–10–10–09–17–24–05–15–03–11–11–02–1
Port Vale 3–22–40–00–03–03–27–16–10–00–23–10–26–23–02–32–01–13–14–21–11–1
Preston North End 2–1 4–1 3–20–22–24–12–23–21–02–42–21–04–15–21–24–43–11–04–04–02–0
Reading 3–20–12–32–10–14–22–01–10–11–02–14–07–16–11–22–03–01–02–13–01–2
Southampton 3–15–30–01–11–23–14–10–00–11–12–11–02–00–10–22–21–11–16–21–11–0
South Shields 7–12–23–35–12–11–01–13–23–12–20–01–05–04–11–03–31–13–01–20–11–2
Swansea Town 5–22–01–02–13–25–14–21–11–01–30–12–10–13–01–12–20–03–02–22–04–1
Wolverhampton Wanderers 9–14–17–20–35–02–12–13–45–24–11–22–00–11–10–11–21–21–12–22–02–2
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

Greater London UK location map 2.svg
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Locations of the Football League Second Division London teams

Third Division North

Football League
Third Division North
Season1926–27
Champions Stoke City (1st title)
Failed re-electionNone
Matches played462
Goals scored1,692 (3.66 per match)
Top goalscorer Albert Whitehurst (Rochdale), 44 [3]
1927–28
PosTeamPldHWHDHLHGFHGAAWADALAGFAGAGAvPtsPromotion
1 Stoke City 4217315711106535292.30063Division Champions, promoted
2 Rochdale 421821722284933431.61558
3 Bradford Park Avenue 4218307421641127381.71255
4 Halifax Town 421362462385824301.32153
5 Nelson 4216236420651040551.38751
6 Stockport County 421344603193933381.34849 [lower-alpha 1]
7 Chesterfield 4215426524611427441.35347
8 Doncaster Rovers 421344582757923381.24647
9 Tranmere Rovers 4213535422631231451.26946
10 New Brighton 421425492148930461.17946
11 Lincoln City 42957503367840451.15442
12 Southport 4211555432441326530.94139
13 Wrexham 4210564126451224470.89038
14 Walsall [lower-alpha 2] 4210473522461133590.84038
15 Crewe Alexandra 4211554628341425530.87737
16 Ashington 429844230341418600.66736
17 Hartlepools United 4211464326321623550.81534
18 Wigan Borough 4210654428141622550.79532
19 Rotherham United 428674135261329570.76132
20 Durham City 429483535321623700.55230
21 Accrington Stanley 429394538141617600.63327Re-elected
22 Barrow 4256102240221712770.29122
Source: rsssf.com
Notes:
  1. Stockport County had two points deducted for fielding Joe Smith without FA permission on 26 March 1927.
  2. Walsall was transferred to Third Division South for the following season.

Results

Home \ Away ACC ASH BRW BPA CHF CRE DON DUR HAL HAR LIN NEL NWB ROC ROT SOU STP STK TRA WAL WIG WRE
Accrington Stanley 3–00–12–32–13–12–03–04–27–21–10–52–30–13–12–22–40–12–33–53–11–1
Ashington 2–13–02–22–14–11–13–13–01–01–21–12–32–24–44–11–10–24–30–21–11–1
Barrow 1–12–20–31–03–10–12–11–11–30–30–10–32–32–21–41–30–02–11–02–20–5
Bradford Park Avenue 6–12–01–05–02–07–33–02–14–13–12–21–15–12–26–23–13–05–35–12–15–0
Chesterfield 1–14–18–13–23–01–17–12–01–04–21–13–42–35–25–13–01–13–12–05–21–3
Crewe Alexandra 4–02–15–01–10–01–32–11–20–13–32–13–24–02–21–03–20–24–11–12–45–1
Doncaster Rovers 2–03–17–04–10–30–25–12–02–01–36–02–23–22–23–11–23–14–12–24–12–2
Durham City 2–00–21–12–12–11–22–20–12–14–23–32–21–30–14–21–51–20–33–03–11–0
Halifax Town 4–31–15–12–03–13–12–11–22–12–14–12–21–04–21–14–12–22–01–10–00–1
Hartlepool 3–10–11–12–41–21–13–04–00–11–13–24–03–23–12–01–21–32–12–22–14–0
Lincoln City 4–04–03–15–13–13–30–05–03–11–21–44–12–31–21–11–31–31–23–32–02–2
Nelson 7–04–03–01–00–37–15–11–10–06–22–12–03–15–31–26–11–00–23–24–03–0
New Brighton 0–14–03–13–11–03–00–23–10–32–11–17–21–23–04–11–25–00–03–13–12–1
Rochdale 2–15–05–13–08–13–17–21–32–03–07–32–11–12–11–02–04–03–14–44–13–1
Rotherham United 1–15–02–01–10–42–11–33–12–45–32–42–30–01–11–21–22–22–24–12–02–0
Southport 2–14–13–02–12–12–22–04–50–01–02–33–47–21–12–02–20–31–36–12–26–0
Stockport County 3–36–27–01–24–03–11–04–01–33–33–34–11–03–03–12–42–22–10–24–13–2
Stoke 1–07–04–00–03–22–10–04–05–13–12–04–11–13–14–14–00–12–04–12–02–0
Tranmere 2–12–17–21–23–21–01–18–30–02–01–12–34–10–14–03–00–01–16–03–13–2
Walsall 5–10–01–01–00–12–31–01–10–12–21–24–10–14–13–21–11–00–15–13–20–1
Wigan Borough 3–01–48–01–21–22–21–13–01–13–03–22–13–20–30–03–12–00–31–15–21–1
Wrexham 5–01–10–21–03–13–10–13–11–24–01–12–22–22–23–03–02–12–60–11–22–0
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

Third Division South

Football League
Third Division South
Season1926–27
Champions Bristol City (2nd title)
Failed re-election Aberdare Athletic
Matches played462
Goals scored1,592 (3.45 per match)
Top goalscorer Harry Morris (Swindon Town), 47 [3]
1927–28
PosTeamPldHWHDHLHGFHGAAWADALAGFAGAGAvPtsPromotion or relegation
1 Bristol City 421911712487633301.92662Division Champions, promoted
2 Plymouth Argyle 421740521486743471.55760
3 Millwall 421623551978634321.74556
4 Brighton & Hove Albion 421542612467818261.58053
5 Swindon Town 4216326431561036541.17651
6 Crystal Palace 4212635733631227481.03745
7 Bournemouth & Boscombe Athletic 4213264924561029421.18244
8 Luton Town 4212904819351320471.03044
9 Newport County 4215424020421517510.80344
10 Bristol Rovers 4212454628451232520.97541
11 Brentford 4210924620351324411.14840
12 Exeter City 4214434618161430551.04140
13 Charlton Athletic 4213534422331516390.98440
14 Queens Park Rangers 429844127611424440.91539
15 Coventry City [lower-alpha 1] 4211464433431427530.82637
16 Norwich City 4210564125261318460.83135
17 Merthyr Town 4211554225241521550.78835
18 Northampton Town 4213443623211823640.67835
19 Southend United 4212364425231620520.83134
20 Gillingham 4210563626151518460.75032
21 Watford 429663627321621600.65532Re-elected
22 Aberdare Athletic 4282113848151524530.61425Failed re-election
Source: [ citation needed ]
Notes:
  1. Coventry City was transferred to Third Division South for this season.

Results

Home \ Away ADE B&BA BRE B&HA BRI BRR CHA COV CRY EXE GIL LUT MER MIL NPC NOR NWC PLY QPR STD SWI WAT
Aberdare Athletic 2–13–12–23–72–10–00–72–33–12–10–11–21–30–16–11–25–60–21–01–43–2
Bournemouth & Boscombe Athletic 3–03–11–02–00–10–31–21–14–34–22–01–10–12–13–10–16–26–23–01–26–0
Brentford 1–40–04–03–00–22–07–33–06–10–02–21–10–01–11–13–00–04–23–12–23–0
Brighton & Hove Albion 3–10–21–13–07–03–21–11–15–23–21–14–03–11–02–03–21–24–12–19–34–1
Bristol City 2–12–01–00–23–14–13–05–43–29–46–03–04–14–14–31–14–21–05–12–05–0
Bristol Rovers 4–02–11–30–00–51–11–24–13–12–11–22–11–14–05–21–02–24–15–13–10–2
Charlton Athletic 5–11–31–11–00–13–14–21–21–03–02–23–21–13–05–22–01–12–01–02–22–1
Coventry City 1–06–23–11–22–52–21–03–10–00–24–15–11–43–10–31–03–31–01–11–35–1
Crystal Palace 0–02–24–32–04–27–42–11–21–02–21–11–11–66–23–07–11–12–15–35–00–1
Exeter City 2–14–03–10–01–11–11–08–13–15–11–23–01–12–13–21–00–20–22–03–12–0
Gillingham 2–11–01–22–31–12–01–12–02–13–20–00–12–10–11–21–04–12–22–34–43–0
Luton Town 3–34–02–14–00–01–11–04–11–02–22–12–16–04–12–02–23–32–00–01–12–2
Merthyr Town 2–24–61–01–01–13–23–01–01–23–32–04–11–01–22–01–15–14–00–11–21–1
Millwall 1–01–13–01–10–12–33–01–01–04–22–07–03–14–14–26–11–32–12–04–13–1
Newport County 5–22–10–00–10–01–02–14–12–12–01–03–24–31–11–00–02–10–23–05–32–1
Northampton Town 2–12–22–30–02–03–00–12–11–12–22–12–12–01–41–23–02–11–02–11–03–2
Norwich City 2–24–12–10–21–12–02–33–00–14–40–03–24–00–21–06–10–20–11–12–14–0
Plymouth Argyle 2–01–12–12–04–23–23–13–07–12–00–01–01–11–14–13–02–12–02–13–14–0
Queens Park Rangers 3–01–11–12–21–22–22–11–10–21–11–11–05–11–12–04–24–04–23–20–12–4
Southend 5–10–33–10–10–12–15–03–13–11–21–02–13–11–15–02–03–31–20–32–22–0
Swindon Town 3–22–04–22–22–23–52–02–26–14–21–02–03–23–03–13–13–21–26–25–14–2
Watford 2–21–20–01–00–13–31–01–01–21–04–02–14–12–40–04–01–11–41–24–22–2
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

Greater London UK location map 2.svg
Red pog.svg
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Locations of the Football League Third Division South London teams

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