1929–30 Football League

Last updated
The Football League
Season 1929–30
Champions Sheffield Wednesday
Relegated Merthyr Town
New Team in League York City
1930–31

The 192930 season was the 38th 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 onwards, 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
Season1929–30
Champions Sheffield Wednesday (4th and as of 2020, the last English title)
Relegated Burnley
Everton
FA Cup winners Arsenal (1st FA Cup title)
Matches played462
Goals scored1,758 (3.81 per match)
Top goalscorer Vic Watson (West Ham United), 41 [3]
Biggest home win ArsenalSheffield United 8–1 (12 Apr 1930)
Blackburn RoversMiddlesbrough 7–0 (1 Jan 1930)
Biggest away win LiverpoolSunderland 0–6 (19 Apr 1930)
Highest scoring Blackburn RoversBirmingham 7–5 (28 Sept 1929)
Leicester CityArsenal 6–6 (21 Apr 1930)
Sheffield UnitedBlackburn Rovers 5–7 (3 Mar 1930)
1930–31
PosTeamPldHWHDHLHGFHGAAWADALAGFAGAGAvPtsQualification or relegation
1 Sheffield Wednesday 4215425620114649371.84260League Champions
2 Derby County 4216416132541229501.09850
3 Manchester City 4212545133741040481.12347
4 Aston Villa 421317543384938501.10847
5 Leeds United 4215245222541227411.25446
6 Blackburn Rovers 4215246536451234571.06545
7 West Ham United 4214255126531335531.08943
8 Leicester City 4212545742541229480.95643
9 Sunderland 4213355035541226450.95043
10 Huddersfield Town 429753221821131480.91343
11 Birmingham 4213354021361227411.08141
12 Liverpool 4211553329541230500.79741
13 Portsmouth 4210654325541223371.06540
14 Arsenal 421029492649829401.18239FA Cup Winners
15 Bolton Wanderers 4211554624441328501.00039
16 Middlesbrough 4211374831531334530.97638
17 Manchester United 4211463934441328540.76138
18 Grimsby Town 428673939711334500.82037
19 Newcastle United 4213445232231619600.77237
20 Sheffield United 4212275939341432570.94836
21 Burnley 4211555334331526630.81436Relegated
22 Everton 426784846641132460.87035
Source: [ citation needed ]

Results

Home \ Away ARS AST BIR BLB BOL BUR DER EVE GRI HUD LEE LEI LIV MCI MUN MID NEW POR SHU SHW SUN WHU
Arsenal 2–41–04–01–26–11–14–04–12–04–01–10–13–24–21–20–11–28–12–30–10–1
Aston Villa 5–2 2–1 3–02–01–22–25–24–15–33–43–02–30–21–04–22–00–15–11–32–12–3
Birmingham 2–3 1–1 1–23–12–02–40–00–24–11–03–01–03–00–11–15–11–02–11–03–14–2
Blackburn Rovers 1–12–07–53–18–30–33–14–15–22–13–11–01–35–47–04–21–00–10–15–33–3
Bolton Wanderers 0–03–00–02–11–11–25–02–37–14–21–00–21–24–12–21–12–12–11–33–04–1
Burnley 2–21–43–13–22–26–21–13–11–30–31–14–14–24–04–10–34–05–02–42–01–1
Derby County 4–14–03–14–32–11–32–15–42–23–02–22–24–21–13–13–13–22–14–13–04–3
Everton 1–13–42–42–23–33–04–02–40–21–14–5 3–3 2–30–03–25–21–13–21–44–11–2
Grimsby Town 1–10–22–15–31–14–02–10–34–21–21–43–22–22–20–34–01–14–10–50–12–2
Huddersfield Town 2–21–11–10–00–23–00–11–20–1 1–0 3–23–01–12–21–02–02–12–24–10–23–0
Leeds United 2–04–11–04–22–13–02–12–16–0 0–1 1–21–13–2 3–1 1–25–21–02–23–05–01–3
Leicester City 6–64–32–11–15–24–30–05–41–01–22–22–13–14–14–16–10–53–32–11–21–2
Liverpool 1–02–01–11–13–01–32–2 0–3 2–03–01–01–11–6 1–0 5–20–02–02–01–30–63–1
Manchester City 3–11–21–41–12–02–23–01–23–11–14–13–24–3 0–1 3–13–05–22–13–32–24–3
Manchester United 1–02–30–01–01–11–03–23–32–51–0 3–1 2–1 1–2 1–3 0–35–03–01–52–22–14–2
Middlesbrough 1–12–35–12–43–13–14–01–21–51–31–10–25–01–02–3 2–2 2–03–14–1 3–0 2–0
Newcastle United 1–12–21–15–12–32–12–31–03–15–22–12–13–12–24–1 3–2 4–13–51–3 3–0 1–0
Portsmouth 0–11–22–14–03–07–13–11–41–10–10–03–03–32–23–01–12–03–10–41–13–1
Sheffield United 4–13–34–25–72–33–12–02–02–30–13–27–14–01–23–11–31–02–3 2–2 4–24–2
Sheffield Wednesday 0–23–01–14–01–04–16–34–01–03–11–24–02–15–17–21–04–21–1 1–1 1–12–1
Sunderland 0–14–12–03–14–13–33–12–22–01–01–42–12–35–22–4 3–2 1–0 1–13–22–44–2
West Ham United 3–25–20–12–35–31–02–03–12–02–33–01–24–13–02–15–35–10–11–01–11–1
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
Red pog.svg
Red pog.svg
Locations of the Football League First Division London teams

Second Division

Football League
Second Division
Season1929–30
Champions Blackpool (1st title)
Relegated Hull City
Notts County
Matches played462
Goals scored1,513 (3.27 per match)
Top goalscorer Jimmy Hampson (Blackpool), 45 [3]
Biggest home win BlackpoolBristol City 7–1 (26 Oct 1929)
Bradford Park AvenueMillwall 6–0 (3 Mar 1930)
Oldham AthleticWolverhampton Wanderers 6–0 (9 Nov 1929)
Biggest away win Nottingham ForestSouthampton 0–5 (28 Sept 1929)
Highest scoring West Bromwich AlbionWolverhampton Wanderers 7–3 (28 Dec 1929)
Preston North EndBlackpool 4–6 (19 Oct 1929)
1930–31
PosTeamPldHWHDHLHGFHGAAWADALAGFAGAGAvPtsPromotion or relegation
1 Blackpool 4217136322103835451.46358Division Champions, promoted
2 Chelsea 421731491458825321.60955Promoted
3 Oldham Athletic 421452602176830301.76553
4 Bradford Park Avenue 421452652857926421.30050
5 Bury 4214254527831033401.16449
6 West Bromwich Albion 4216147331541232421.43847
7 Southampton 4214614622351331541.01345
8 Cardiff City 4214434116441320431.03444 Welsh Cup winners
9 Wolverhampton Wanderers 4214345324261324550.97541
10 Nottingham Forest 42966362849819410.79741
11 Stoke City 4212454120441333521.02840
12 Tottenham Hotspur 4211824324411616370.96739
13 Charlton Athletic 4210653923451220400.93739
14 Millwall 4210743626281121470.78139
15 Swansea Town 4211554223341415380.93437
16 Preston North End 427774236641123440.81337
17 Barnsley 4212723922211817490.78936
18 Bradford City 427773330551127470.77936
19 Reading 4210743120241523470.80635
20 Bristol City 4211463630251425530.73535
21 Hull City 4211373024341421540.65435Relegated
22 Notts County 428763326181221440.77133
Source: [ citation needed ]

Results

Home \ Away BAR BLP BRA BPA BRI BRY CAR CHA CHE HUL MIL NOT NTC OLD PNE REA SOU STK SWA TOT WBA WOL
Barnsley 2–42–11–13–12–12–22–01–13–01–21–12–22–10–01–03–13–11–02–02–23–1
Blackpool 2–13–01–07–12–13–06–01–11–24–35–11–23–0 5–1 4–25–10–23–03–21–03–2
Bradford City 0–11–1 1–2 3–02–10–14–10–12–11–11–12–0 2–4 1–11–02–53–03–30–22–22–2
Bradford Park Avenue 4–45–0 0–2 3–12–12–04–01–34–26–05–13–3 2–2 5–25–21–13–23–02–15–10–0
Bristol City 2–10–11–30–01–22–01–12–14–01–04–10–00–42–25–33–12–62–11–02–11–2
Bury 2–10–12–45–12–04–22–21–02–15–10–02–00–21–22–44–22–01–02–13–23–1
Cardiff City 1–04–20–12–01–15–11–01–00–13–11–13–15–02–02–15–21–2 0–0 1–03–20–0
Charlton Athletic 2–01–41–32–03–11–24–11–14–0 1–1 5–01–01–11–10–04–14–40–21–00–12–0
Chelsea 2–04–03–21–22–15–31–01–13–03–02–03–11–15–01–02–03–21–0 3–0 2–01–1
Hull City 2–00–30–00–20–11–32–20–21–33–21–20–01–02–04–22–03–01–02–03–22–0
Millwall 2–13–12–21–21–12–42–0 1–1 0–00–02–22–02–12–03–11–12–10–22–52–14–0
Nottingham Forest 4–00–02–11–15–21–23–10–20–02–11–1 1–1 1–22–45–00–52–11–00–00–25–2
Notts County 3–00–22–01–13–11–32–14–02–24–11–1 0–0 1–10–33–01–23–30–00–12–10–3
Oldham Athletic 3–2 1–2 6–1 5–1 2–22–04–11–04–23–12–20–02–20–20–03–25–04–12–05–06–0
Preston North End 3–1 4–6 2–24–12–21–12–30–31–21–23–11–23–10–32–11–15–10–04–02–21–1
Reading 1–01–11–11–01–60–12–03–13–11–10–10–12–01–12–01–10–03–13–02–23–1
Southampton 4–04–22–12–23–00–01–12–04–22–20–02–02–22–01–24–32–12–11–03–23–1
Stoke City 3–00–12–02–16–21–01–12–11–13–11–06–01–10–22–32–24–00–11–00–33–0
Swansea Town 0–23–05–02–41–12–4 1–0 2–03–02–03–11–13–23–04–00–12–22–20–11–02–2
Tottenham Hotspur 2–16–11–11–12–12–21–23–0 3–3 2–21–11–12–02–11–00–03–23–13–00–24–2
West Bromwich Albion 4–25–14–25–02–05–10–21–12–07–16–11–34–20–32–01–05–12–36–24–3 7–3
Wolverhampton Wanderers 3–01–26–04–41–02–04–00–40–14–21–12–15–11–14–02–12–02–14–13–0 2–4
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
Red pog.svg
Red pog.svg
Red pog.svg
Locations of the Football League Second Division London teams

Third Division North

Football League
Third Division North
Season1929–30
Champions Port Vale (1st title)
Failed re-electionNone
Matches played462
Goals scored1,681 (3.64 per match)
Top goalscorer Frank Newton (Stockport County), 36 [3]
1930–31
PosTeamPldHWHDHLHGFHGAAWADALAGFAGAGAvPtsPromotion
1 Port Vale 4217226418135339192.78467Division Champions, promoted
2 Stockport County 4215336720134439242.40963
3 Darlington 421425712984937441.47950
4 Chesterfield 4218125315451223411.35750
5 Lincoln City 4212815423561029381.36148
6 York City [lower-alpha 1] 421173432049834441.20346
7 South Shields [lower-alpha 2] 4211644932741028421.04146
8 Hartlepools United 4213445024471031501.09545
9 Southport 421155493148932431.09543
10 Rochdale 4214345730441332610.97843
11 Crewe Alexandra 4212545528531327431.15542
12 Tranmere Rovers 4212455735451226510.96541
13 New Brighton 4213444822341421570.87340
14 Doncaster Rovers 4213533922241523470.89939
15 Carlisle United 4213446334331527670.89139
16 Accrington Stanley 4211465530351329511.03737
17 Wrexham 4210564228331525600.76134
18 Wigan Borough 4212454426131716620.68233
19 Nelson 429483125431420550.63833
20 Rotherham United 429484640241521730.59330
21 Halifax Town 427772726311717530.55728Re-elected
22 Barrow 429483128211810700.41827
Source: rsssf.com
Notes:
  1. New club in the league
  2. After this season South Shields moved to Gateshead and became Gateshead A.F.C.

Results

Home \ Away ACC BRW CRL CHF CRE DAR DON HAL HAR LIN NEL NWB PTV ROC ROT SOU SSH STP TRA WIG WRE YOR
Accrington Stanley 3–17–23–00–33–13–37–13–00–33–05–00–26–22–01–11–20–13–33–11–31–1
Barrow 3–10–20–11–00–11–00–43–02–10–23–01–12–05–10–21–31–41–14–13–30–0
Carlisle United 2–17–16–02–01–41–12–05–12–42–22–21–42–03–14–04–11–54–35–05–12–2
Chesterfield 4–22–13–15–14–12–12–02–02–13–01–01–12–02–12–01–21–31–05–05–03–0
Crewe Alexandra 2–10–01–22–11–24–04–15–21–14–02–30–26–16–15–42–21–13–12–12–02–2
Darlington 2–44–03–01–43–06–23–20–01–16–11–20–13–08–12–18–31–27–22–05–15–2
Doncaster Rovers 3–14–01–42–12–13–11–00–00–03–01–10–23–12–03–11–01–11–14–24–20–3
Halifax Town 1–10–11–03–21–33–11–00–01–11–14–01–22–31–11–10–20–30–12–12–02–2
Hartlepool 2–22–01–00–05–12–53–03–04–01–21–12–02–85–11–12–10–12–04–05–03–1
Lincoln City 3–33–04–12–12–22–23–10–12–24–15–33–20–01–11–12–21–08–02–03–03–0
Nelson 2–12–02–20–21–10–14–11–03–20–02–12–31–00–12–20–11–20–11–34–03–1
New Brighton 5–05–02–11–13–11–31–04–00–01–42–10–12–02–21–34–13–23–05–02–11–1
Port Vale 5–25–04–04–12–00–22–13–02–15–23–15–03–37–11–03–01–21–04–03–01–1
Rochdale 4–06–12–02–13–14–12–40–31–13–44–15–00–01–22–22–03–12–12–15–44–2
Rotherham United 2–47–04–11–12–11–41–02–00–41–01–22–22–20–46–30–12–25–04–11–32–5
Southport 2–00–24–35–10–33–01–14–01–13–20–02–11–22–37–12–11–24–41–15–31–0
South Shields 2–22–05–23–11–03–32–11–03–53–12–11–20–02–25–04–02–31–52–21–14–1
Stockport County 1–05–07–11–02–34–03–06–05–11–16–12–04–24–26–12–22–03–11–10–12–3
Tranmere 2–25–23–01–21–23–02–13–37–10–12–33–11–52–25–43–13–02–03–02–14–4
Wigan Borough 2–12–08–02–12–23–23–22–11–34–12–05–00–33–11–11–11–10–10–22–10–2
Wrexham 0–13–03–31–11–02–20–22–13–53–15–12–10–28–01–01–21–31–12–02–11–1
York City 2–03–12–21–14–21–12–23–04–11–01–03–00–26–03–00–42–21–20–04–00–0
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
Season1929–30
Champions Plymouth Argyle (1st title)
Failed re-election Merthyr Town
Matches played462
Goals scored1,632 (3.53 per match)
Top goalscorer George Goddard (Queens Park Rangers), 37 [3]
1930–31
PosTeamPldHWHDHLHGFHGAAWADALAGFAGAGAvPtsPromotion or relegation
1 Plymouth Argyle 4218306312125435262.57968Division Champions, promoted
2 Brentford 422100661275928322.13661
3 Queens Park Rangers 421353462684934421.17651
4 Northampton Town 4214615320721229381.41450
5 Brighton & Hove Albion 4216235420561033431.38150
6 Coventry City 4214345425561034481.20547
7 Fulham 4212635433651033501.04847
8 Norwich City 4214435528461133491.14346
9 Crystal Palace 4214525626371125481.09546
10 Bournemouth & Boscombe Athletic 4211644724471025371.18043
11 Southend United 4211644119471028401.16943
12 Clapton Orient 4210833821451217410.88741
13 Luton Town 4213444225181222530.82140
14 Swindon Town 4210744225351331580.88038
15 Watford 4210473730541223430.82238
16 Exeter City 4210654529251422440.91835
17 Walsall 4210474524341426540.91034
18 Newport County 429934829311726560.87134
19 Torquay United 429665038151514560.68131
20 Bristol Rovers 4211374531051622620.72030
21 Gillingham 429573828231613520.63830Re-elected
22 Merthyr Town 4256103949131721860.44421Failed re-election
Source: [ citation needed ]

Results

Home \ Away B&BA BRE B&HA BRR CLA COV CRY EXE FUL GIL LUT MER NPC NOR NWC PLY QPR STD SWI TOR WAL WAT
Bournemouth & Boscombe Athletic 1–21–13–15–11–02–13–05–01–25–14–21–13–12–31–10–00–01–34–11–13–2
Brentford 1–05–22–13–13–12–02–05–12–12–06–01–02–03–03–03–02–13–25–06–25–0
Brighton & Hove Albion 4–32–01–01–01–11–21–15–02–04–14–13–22–16–30–12–31–03–05–04–02–1
Bristol Rovers 2–14–11–00–01–32–31–04–13–02–22–22–32–30–12–34–14–23–22–03–11–2
Clapton Orient 0–01–14–13–03–12–13–02–42–06–11–03–10–00–00–22–41–12–11–11–11–1
Coventry City 0–22–10–21–05–21–03–33–15–05–12–22–02–23–11–02–35–11–24–14–03–1
Crystal Palace 1–12–12–23–03–04–31–14–35–14–16–11–01–33–23–01–11–21–04–25–11–1
Exeter City 1–20–01–45–24–01–16–12–13–02–21–10–46–43–01–10–23–15–10–00–21–0
Fulham 3–32–05–16–22–22–01–12–22–11–15–42–11–03–31–30–22–24–11–03–26–1
Gillingham 1–51–32–23–32–00–31–12–00–12–06–05–05–21–20–03–11–00–00–22–11–2
Luton Town 1–02–11–03–01–21–12–20–44–12–04–04–21–01–15–22–10–31–13–12–32–0
Merthyr Town 0–12–32–81–10–12–25–20–23–41–13–15–11–01–50–31–42–23–33–02–32–2
Newport County 1–11–32–22–20–04–20–04–11–15–10–010–02–14–40–24–50–02–12–13–21–0
Northampton Town 2–01–11–36–13–02–22–02–23–13–14–12–02–04–01–12–15–13–32–21–02–0
Norwich City 1–02–22–04–21–010–22–23–10–42–01–15–14–14–31–23–01–11–52–03–03–1
Plymouth Argyle 2–11–11–13–03–03–06–14–13–13–06–12–13–11–04–14–01–05–05–01–12–1
Queens Park Rangers 3–12–13–12–11–13–14–12–00–02–11–02–04–10–23–21–22–58–31–12–20–0
Southend 4–12–00–06–04–11–23–21–01–20–01–16–02–11–21–11–11–03–11–11–01–3
Swindon Town 1–10–20–12–20–01–13–11–01–13–01–16–35–12–02–11–22–25–12–13–11–3
Torquay United 7–02–15–22–10–51–32–22–12–41–12–24–03–20–12–23–41–31–11–15–24–0
Walsall 2–21–22–00–00–13–20–05–22–21–21–06–02–11–21–01–34–01–34–07–01–2
Watford 0–01–23–04–33–01–31–12–10–04–10–42–32–31–22–10–21–12–14–12–02–1
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

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

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