1931–32 Football League

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The Football League
Season 1931–32
Champions Everton
Relegated Thames
Folded Wigan Borough
New Clubs in League Mansfield Town,
Chester City
1932–33

The 193132 season was the 40th 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
Season1931–32
Champions Everton (4th English title)
Relegated Grimsby Town
West Ham United
FA Cup winners Newcastle United (3rd FA Cup title)
Matches played462
Goals scored1,727 (3.74 per match)
Top goalscorer Dixie Dean (Everton), 44 [3]
Biggest home win EvertonLeicester City 9–2 (28 Nov 1931)
Bolton WanderersLiverpool 8–1 (7 Mar 1932)
EvertonNewcastle United 8–1 (31 Oct 1931)
Biggest away win Blackburn RoversSheffield Wednesday 1–6 (29 Apr 1932)
Highest scoring EvertonSheffield Wednesday 9–3 (17 Oct 1931)
1932–33
PosTeamPldHWHDHLHGFHGAAWADALAGFAGAGAvPtsQualification or relegation
1 Everton 421803843084932341.81356League Champions
2 Arsenal 421452521685838321.87554
3 Sheffield Wednesday 4214436028821136541.17150
4 Huddersfield Town 4211824721821133421.27048
5 Aston Villa 4215156428471040441.44446
6 West Bromwich Albion 4212454621821131341.40046
7 Sheffield United 4213354732731133431.06746
8 Portsmouth 4214253721551125411.00045
9 Birmingham 4213534822531330451.16444
10 Liverpool 4213445638621325550.87144
11 Newcastle United 4213535231511528560.92042FA Cup Winners
12 Chelsea 4212454327441326460.94540
13 Sunderland 4211464229461125440.91840
14 Manchester City 4210564930371134431.13738
15 Derby County 4213535125151520500.94738
16 Blackburn Rovers 4212365741431432540.93738
17 Bolton Wanderers 4215155125231621550.90038
18 Middlesbrough 4212364129351323600.71938
19 Leicester City 4211374639441328550.78737
20 Blackpool 429484240351323620.63733
21 Grimsby Town 4211463928221728700.68432Relegated
22 West Ham United 429573537321627700.57931
Source: [ citation needed ]

Results

Home \ Away ARS AST BIR BLB BLP BOL CHE DER EVE GRI HUD LEI LIV MCI MID NEW POR SHU SHW SUN WBA WHU
Arsenal 1–13–04–02–01–1 1–1 2–13–24–01–12–16–04–05–01–03–30–23–12–00–14–1
Aston Villa 1–1 3–2 1–55–12–11–32–02–37–02–33–26–12–17–13–00–15–03–12–02–05–2
Birmingham City 2–2 1–1 2–13–02–24–01–14–02–15–02–03–11–53–04–12–11–31–20–01–04–1
Blackburn Rovers 1–12–01–25–13–12–23–25–33–23–06–01–32–24–20–35–31–21–65–22–02–4
Blackpool 1–51–31–12–10–32–42–12–04–32–02–32–22–21–23–11–12–01–23–21–27–2
Bolton Wanderers 1–02–15–13–11–21–01–22–15–31–21–08–11–14–22–14–03–12–43–11–00–1
Chelsea 2–1 3–62–11–24–13–02–10–04–10–11–02–03–24–04–10–01–12–32–20–23–2
Derby County 1–13–12–11–15–05–11–03–03–33–21–11–22–15–21–12–11–30–13–13–15–1
Everton 1–34–23–25–03–21–07–22–14–24–19–2 2–1 0–15–18–10–15–19–34–22–16–1
Grimsby Town 3–12–21–14–30–02–01–22–11–21–43–05–12–12–01–23–10–23–11–30–02–1
Huddersfield Town 1–21–11–11–15–02–02–16–00–01–12–14–31–01–11–21–02–26–14–12–23–1
Leicester City 1–23–83–11–02–21–31–01–10–11–22–42–14–02–24–22–14–33–25–02–32–1
Liverpool 2–12–04–34–23–22–22–11–1 1–3 4–00–33–34–37–24–21–32–13–11–24–12–2
Manchester City 1–33–32–13–17–12–11–13–01–04–13–05–10–11–25–13–31–11–21–12–50–1
Middlesbrough 2–51–12–00–20–33–10–25–21–04–01–01–14–13–3 2–1 0–14–34–0 0–1 1–03–2
Newcastle United 3–23–10–35–32–23–14–13–30–02–02–13–20–12–1 3–1 0–05–34–1 1–2 5–12–2
Portsmouth 0–30–32–12–02–23–21–02–00–32–03–20–12–03–22–06–02–12–00–00–13–0
Sheffield United 4–15–41–03–21–34–04–23–11–52–10–22–23–02–12–10–31–2 1–1 1–11–06–0
Sheffield Wednesday 1–31–05–15–13–07–12–23–11–34–14–13–11–11–11–12–03–1 2–1 3–22–56–1
Sunderland 2–01–12–32–24–03–02–10–02–32–01–34–11–32–5 0–0 1–4 5–11–03–12–12–0
West Bromwich Albion 1–03–00–14–14–03–04–04–01–15–63–21–21–21–11–12–13–00–11–11–03–1
West Ham United 1–12–12–41–31–13–13–12–14–23–11–11–41–01–10–22–12–11–21–22–21–5
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
Season1931–32
Champions Wolverhampton Wanderers (1st title)
Relegated Barnsley
Bristol City
Matches played462
Goals scored1,567 (3.39 per match)
Top goalscorer Cyril Pearce (Swansea Town), 35 [3]
Biggest home win Bradford CityBarnsley 9–1 (2 Jan 1932)
Biggest away win Port ValeWolverhampton Wanderers 1–7 (12 Dec 1931)
SouthamptonPlymouth Argyle 0–6 (5 Dec 1931)
Highest scoring Tottenham HotspurPort Vale 9–3 (21 Nov 1931)
1932–33
PosTeamPldHWHDHLHGFHGAAWADALAGFAGAGAvPtsPromotion or relegation
1 Wolverhampton Wanderers 421731711175944382.34756Division Champions, promoted
2 Leeds United 4212543622105642321.44454Promoted
3 Stoke City 421461471958822291.43852
4 Plymouth Argyle 4214436929651031371.51549
5 Bury 4213444421831026371.20749
6 Bradford Park Avenue 4217224418451228451.14349
7 Bradford City 421074532666927351.31145
8 Tottenham Hotspur 4211645837551129411.11543
9 Millwall 4213354321461118401.00043
10 Charlton Athletic 4211553828641123380.92443
11 Nottingham Forest 4213444927361228451.06942
12 Manchester United 4212364431551127410.98642
13 Preston North End 4211643725541238520.97442
14 Southampton 4210563930721227470.85741
15 Swansea Town 4212454522431428530.97339 Welsh Cup winners
16 Notts County 4210474330381032451.00038
17 Chesterfield 4211374333281121530.74437
18 Oldham Athletic 4210474134361221500.73836
19 Burnley 427863636611423510.67835
20 Port Vale 428493033531328560.65233
21 Barnsley 428763530421520610.60433Relegated
22 Bristol City 4247102237241517410.50023
Source: [ citation needed ]

Results

Home \ Away BAR BRA BPA BRI BUR BRY CHA CHF LEE MUN MIL NOT NTC OLD PLY PTV PNE SOU STK SWA TOT WOL
Barnsley 1–22–21–10–10–11–43–10–20–02–13–11–13–10–03–04–23–31–02–33–22–2
Bradford City 9–1 0–0 3–0 1–2 1–31–13–04–1 4–3 0–02–20–2 2–0 3–34–00–15–22–25–12–02–2
Bradford Park Avenue 1–0 1–0 2–0 2–0 2–13–01–03–0 3–1 1–24–11–1 5–0 2–02–21–52–12–12–12–12–1
Bristol City 4–00–10–01–61–31–21–10–22–11–41–13–21–10–20–24–20–10–01–11–10–4
Burnley 5–3 1–1 3–2 1–22–20–12–2 0–5 2–01–11–01–11–41–12–22–21–33–04–12–01–3
Bury 7–10–24–22–11–06–00–11–40–02–02–22–12–12–22–04–13–00–12–11–11–0
Charlton Athletic 3–11–02–22–00–13–00–00–11–0 1–3 3–13–12–22–02–12–12–31–13–32–53–2
Chesterfield 2–22–23–23–15–14–13–21–11–31–01–01–40–21–24–03–11–01–31–24–21–2
Leeds United 0–11–13–21–0 3–1 1–02–03–3 1–4 0–11–12–25–00–00–24–11–02–03–21–02–1
Manchester United 3–0 1–0 0–2 0–15–11–20–23–1 2–5 2–03–23–35–12–12–03–22–31–12–11–13–2
Millwall 2–06–13–01–02–02–1 1–0 5–02–31–11–04–30–01–32–24–10–11–03–11–21–2
Nottingham Forest 1–22–16–13–11–20–23–24–03–32–11–1 2–1 2–03–22–12–22–01–16–11–32–0
Notts County 2–31–10–23–05–00–12–21–11–11–22–0 2–6 1–03–04–21–45–02–11–23–13–1
Oldham Athletic 2–2 1–1 2–1 2–13–11–21–06–12–11–51–12–45–21–33–02–22–01–32–01–20–2
Plymouth Argyle 3–03–34–12–14–05–11–14–03–23–18–15–13–45–01–32–11–21–14–24–13–3
Port Vale 3–02–01–34–21–31–10–12–11–21–22–22–02–01–12–00–10–0 3–0 0–41–31–7
Preston North End 1–25–21–01–12–10–23–22–20–00–02–01–10–02–35–21–42–12–01–02–04–2
Southampton 2–00–10–31–13–02–11–11–22–11–13–14–03–11–10–65–13–31–23–02–11–3
Stoke City 2–03–11–01–13–03–24–02–13–43–00–02–12–21–13–2 4–0 4–12–00–02–22–1
Swansea Town 3–00–11–02–05–12–02–01–10–23–14–04–15–11–04–12–30–33–41–11–11–1
Tottenham Hotspur 4–21–53–32–11–10–00–13–33–14–11–01–32–03–20–19–34–05–23–36–23–3
Wolverhampton Wanderers 2–03–16–04–23–16–03–16–01–17–05–00–00–07–12–02–03–25–10–12–04–0
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

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
Season1931–32
Champions Lincoln City (1st title)
Failed re-electionNone
Folded Wigan Borough
Matches played432
Goals scored1,555 (3.6 per match)
Top goalscorer Allan Hall (Lincoln City), 42 [3]
1932–33
PosTeamPldHWHDHLHGFHGAAWADALAGFAGAGAvPtsPromotion
1 Lincoln City 4016226513103741342.25557Division Champions, promoted
2 Gateshead 4015325920104635281.95857
3 Chester [lower-alpha 1] 401622542256924381.30050
4 Tranmere Rovers 401541762347931351.84549
5 Barrow 4016135923801227361.45849
6 Crewe Alexandra 4015326424631131421.43948
7 Southport 4014514415451114381.09446
8 Hull City 4014155221641030321.54745
9 York City 4014334924441227570.93843
10 Wrexham 4014244225451122440.92843
11 Darlington 4012174127531225420.95738
12 Stockport County 4012353115181124381.03837
13 Hartlepools United 4010464737611331630.78037
14 Accrington Stanley 4014425620121719600.93836
15 Doncaster Rovers 4012353827411521530.73836
16 Walsall [lower-alpha 2] 4012354230401615550.67135
17 Halifax Town 4011633618221625690.70134
18 Carlisle United 409744023241424560.81033
19 Rotherham United 4010374123411522490.87532
20 New Brighton 408572523031713530.50024Re-elected
21 Rochdale 4042143363011915720.35611
- Wigan Borough [lower-alpha 3] 000000000000
Source: rsssf.com
Notes:
  1. New club in the league
  2. Walsall was transferred to Third Division North for this season.
  3. Wigan Borough resigned from the Football League on October 21 and folded. Their record (P12 W3 D1 L8 F12 A32 GA 0.375 Pts 7) was expunged.

Results

Home \ Away ACC BRW CRL CHE CRE DAR DON GAT HAL HAR HUL LIN NWB ROC ROT SOU STP TRA WAL WIG WRE YOR
Accrington Stanley 2–05–32–32–04–03–21–24–05–01–12–24–13–05–21–12–02–21–05–02–1
Barrow 3–04–14–02–13–43–23–13–14–10–20–24–14–13–01–14–23–17–11–03–1
Carlisle United 3–03–14–32–10–25–10–04–03–20–10–30–04–01–22–21–11–14–02–21–1
Chester 1–04–24–11–03–11–11–13–12–32–02–12–07–22–14–02–13–15–14–02–53–0
Crewe Alexandra 3–13–25–11–00–12–03–54–36–04–38–13–21–05–01–12–20–02–14–33–08–1
Darlington 4–10–20–14–11–02–31–23–06–32–10–63–03–12–10–12–01–22–05–01–14–1
Doncaster Rovers 3–10–13–33–02–13–21–23–11–32–10–32–12–02–03–01–12–22–12–41–0
Gateshead 4–04–04–01–23–33–22–11–13–12–12–34–03–14–12–02–13–32–04–06–0
Halifax Town 1–01–01–12–14–10–34–01–22–02–23–00–03–21–13–02–20–01–21–04–1
Hartlepool 1–00–22–22–23–13–35–01–24–12–34–31–03–01–42–12–20–54–30–17–2
Hull City 3–03–02–00–22–44–14–10–11–03–14–14–14–10–11–04–43–03–05–02–3
Lincoln City 5–13–13–14–05–12–01–21–09–16–01–03–03–03–17–01–24–23–03–00–01–1
New Brighton 2–10–34–10–10–10–01–01–32–01–11–22–11–13–13–12–11–10–11–10–2
Rochdale 2–20–64–30–32–31–13–10–31–41–33–63–53–21–40–11–03–60–12–43–5
Rotherham United 2–30–24–13–00–22–46–32–15–01–22–00–12–25–02–01–11–03–00–00–1
Southport 4–23–12–01–11–13–05–01–12–21–21–01–11–03–13–21–01–05–12–03–0
Stockport County 3–02–00–00–01–21–01–01–12–13–22–00–13–13–11–00–10–10–15–13–2
Tranmere 8–16–13–02–24–13–10–14–35–25–02–21–05–19–16–12–02–24–13–12–2
Walsall 5–51–23–11–12–11–02–01–24–22–31–40–33–02–13–02–13–12–13–02–02–2
Wigan Borough 3–22–10–11–13–10–3
Wrexham 2–10–11–01–12–43–02–12–12–35–32–11–32–14–01–01–12–12–15–15–02–1
York City 1–01–02–43–13–33–01–23–27–23–10–01–14–05–22–01–21–03–22–03–2
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

Third Division South

Football League
Third Division South
Season1931–32
Champions Fulham (1st title)
Failed re-election Thames
Matches played462
Goals scored1,694 (3.67 per match)
Top goalscorer Clarrie Bourton (Coventry City), 49 [3]
1932–33
PosTeamPldHWHDHLHGFHGAAWADALAGFAGAGAvPtsPromotion or relegation
1 Fulham 421533722796639351.79057Division Champions, promoted
2 Reading 421911652148932461.44855
3 Southend United 421254411896636351.45353
4 Crystal Palace 4214704812641126511.17551
5 Brentford 421164402284928301.30848
6 Luton Town 4216146225461133451.35747
7 Exeter City 4216325316441324461.24247
8 Brighton & Hove Albion 421245422158831371.25946
9 Cardiff City 4214256229561025441.19246
10 Norwich City 4212725122551125451.13446
11 Watford 4214434927541232521.02546
12 Coventry City 4217227428161434691.11344
13 Queens Park Rangers 4211645030461129431.08242
14 Northampton Town 4212364826441321431.00039
15 Bournemouth & Boscombe Athletic 428854232541228460.89738
16 Clapton Orient 427864135531336550.85635
17 Swindon Town 4212274731241523530.83334
18 Bristol Rovers 4211644630221719620.70734
19 Torquay United 429664939331523670.67933
20 Mansfield Town [lower-alpha 1] [lower-alpha 2] 4211555445051621630.69432
21 Gillingham 428672626221714560.48828Re-elected
22 Thames 426783535121818740.48623 Thames decided not to seek re-election
Source: [ citation needed ]
Notes:
  1. Mansfield Town was transferred to Third Division North for the following season.
  2. New club in the league

Results

Home \ Away B&BA BRE B&HA BRR CAR CLA COV CRY EXE FUL GIL LUT MAN NOR NWC QPR REA STD SWI THA TOR WAT
Bournemouth & Boscombe Athletic 1–31–22–23–00–12–24–15–20–30–21–13–21–11–02–22–20–02–14–25–03–3
Brentford 4–22–24–22–33–04–21–12–20–01–11–01–12–00–11–03–02–32–01–03–01–2
Brighton & Hove Albion 4–11–22–00–01–14–10–31–12–37–03–24–00–02–11–02–01–21–04–10–22–1
Bristol Rovers 4–12–00–42–22–13–16–12–42–25–23–11–13–20–11–12–00–00–24–11–13–2
Cardiff City 0–03–21–13–15–06–11–35–20–31–04–12–05–00–20–45–12–33–09–25–22–1
Clapton Orient 1–22–22–21–01–15–21–32–20–13–10–04–03–21–33–02–22–44–21–11–32–2
Coventry City 6–10–14–31–12–14–28–04–05–56–43–25–14–13–01–05–10–23–22–03–15–0
Crystal Palace 1–11–02–05–05–00–02–23–02–01–01–12–14–03–11–11–13–20–02–17–02–1
Exeter City 1–04–13–11–03–14–33–00–10–34–01–13–00–03–06–24–03–01–14–13–12–0
Fulham 3–02–13–03–24–05–15–34–03–10–23–22–11–34–01–33–31–12–28–010–25–0
Gillingham 1–40–20–01–01–10–21–30–00–12–11–32–03–23–31–01–14–02–12–01–10–1
Luton Town 1–01–13–23–02–11–53–13–06–31–32–03–11–07–14–16–11–36–02–06–10–1
Mansfield Town 2–12–03–30–31–24–33–31–13–11–23–15–22–05–22–21–74–43–24–02–43–2
Northampton Town 1–13–00–16–01–04–33–25–02–10–11–01–23–02–26–12–41–24–10–42–01–1
Norwich City 1–21–02–16–02–03–26–23–20–12–21–13–31–10–02–10–01–14–27–02–04–1
Queens Park Rangers 0–31–21–12–12–33–21–12–21–03–17–03–11–13–22–22–02–11–26–03–14–4
Reading 3–11–23–13–05–15–02–13–02–04–22–02–14–13–21–13–23–15–25–14–12–1
Southend 1–31–02–04–11–11–34–01–00–14–12–01–15–20–12–00–01–13–01–14–23–0
Swindon Town 3–01–31–22–11–42–32–23–22–12–24–03–25–23–02–01–20–21–22–03–04–1
Thames 4–21–11–20–21–23–35–21–30–00–03–02–46–30–21–03–20–01–31–11–11–2
Torquay United 1–11–11–18–12–23–03–33–12–12–31–01–22–24–12–42–31–42–12–13–13–6
Watford 4–21–42–25–23–02–12–01–21–03–12–03–14–11–21–12–23–21–14–13–21–0
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

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

See also

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