1935–36 Football League

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The Football League
Season 1935–36
Champions Sunderland
1936–37

The 193536 season was the 44th season of The Football League.

Contents

This season saw two significant changes in the First Division. Prior to this season Aston Villa and Blackburn Rovers had been the only ever-present members of English football's top division. Both were relegated this season to end their sequences.

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, the bottom two teams of both Third Division North and Third Division South were required to apply for re-election. [2]

First Division

Football League
First Division
Season1935–36
Champions Sunderland (6th and as of 2021 the last English title)
Relegated Aston Villa (1st time)
Blackburn Rovers (1st time)
FA Cup winners Arsenal (2nd FA Cup title)
Matches played462
Goals scored1,556 (3.37 per match)
Top goalscorer W. G. Richardson (West Bromwich Albion), 39 [3]
Biggest home win West Bromwich AlbionBlackburn Rovers 8–1 (18 Jan 1936)
Wolverhampton WanderersBlackburn Rovers 8–1 (30 Nov 1935)
Manchester CityBolton Wanderers 7–0 (31 Mar 1936)
Biggest away win Aston VillaWest Bromwich Albion 0–7 (19 Oct 1936)
Highest scoring Aston VillaMiddlesbrough 2–7 (9 Sept 1935)
BirminghamSunderland 2–7 (13 Apr 1936)
Leeds UnitedSheffield Wednesday 7–2 (9 Nov 1935)
LiverpoolGrimsby Town 7–2 (14 Sept 1935)
SunderlandBlackburn Rovers 7–2 (21 Sept 1935)
SunderlandBolton Wanderers 7–2 (7 Dec 1935)
1936–37
PosTeamPldHWHDHLHGFHGAAWADALAGFAGAGAvPtsQualification or relegation
1 Sunderland 421722713384938411.47356League Champions
2 Derby County 421353432357918291.17348
3 Huddersfield Town 4212723215651027411.05448
4 Stoke City 4213353524741022331.00047
5 Brentford 421155482567833351.35046
6 Arsenal 42993442266934261.62545FA Cup Winners
7 Preston North End 4215334418351323461.04744
8 Chelsea 4211733927461126450.90343
9 Manchester City 4213264417461124431.13342
10 Portsmouth 4214433922341415450.80642
11 Leeds United 4211554123461125411.03141
12 Birmingham 4210653831551123320.96841
13 Bolton Wanderers 421146412739926490.88241
14 Middlesbrough 4212635623341428471.20040
15 Wolverhampton Wanderers 4213715928231618481.01340
16 Everton 4212546131181228581.00039
17 Grimsby Town 4213444420411621530.89039
18 West Bromwich Albion 4212365431431435571.01138
19 Liverpool 4211464323281117410.93838
20 Sheffield Wednesday 429843523441328540.81838
21 Aston Villa 427684756631234540.73635Relegated
22 Blackburn Rovers 4210653224231623720.57333
Source: [ citation needed ]

Results

Home \ Away ARS AST BIR BLB BOL BRE CHE DER EVE GRI HUD LEE LIV MCI MID POR PNE SHW STK SUN WBA WOL
Arsenal 1–01–15–11–11–1 1–1 1–11–16–01–12–21–22–32–02–32–12–21–03–14–04–0
Aston Villa 1–7 2–1 2–41–22–22–20–21–12–64–13–33–02–22–74–25–11–24–02–20–74–2
Birmingham 1–1 2–2 4–20–02–12–12–34–21–14–12–02–00–11–04–00–04–10–52–71–30–0
Blackburn Rovers 0–15–11–20–31–01–00–01–11–02–10–32–24–12–23–11–13–20–11–13–11–0
Bolton Wanderers 2–14–32–03–10–22–30–22–04–01–23–00–03–33–14–01–11–11–22–13–10–3
Brentford 2–11–20–13–14–02–16–04–13–01–22–21–20–01–03–15–22–20–01–52–25–0
Chelsea 1–1 1–00–05–12–12–11–12–20–21–01–02–22–12–11–05–21–23–53–12–22–2
Derby County 0–41–32–21–04–02–11–13–32–02–02–12–23–03–21–12–03–10–14–02–03–1
Everton 0–22–24–34–03–31–25–14–04–01–30–0 0–0 2–25–23–05–04–35–10–35–34–1
Grimsby Town 1–04–11–01–13–16–11–34–10–41–10–10–03–11–01–20–04–03–04–04–22–1
Huddersfield Town 0–04–11–01–10–02–22–01–12–11–0 1–2 1–01–14–11–11–01–02–11–02–33–0
Leeds United 1–14–20–01–45–21–22–01–03–11–2 2–2 1–01–10–11–00–17–24–13–01–12–0
Liverpool 0–13–21–24–11–10–02–30–0 6–0 7–23–02–10–22–22–02–11–02–00–35–00–2
Manchester City 1–05–03–12–07–02–10–01–01–00–31–21–36–06–00–01–33–01–20–11–02–1
Middlesbrough 2–21–20–26–10–00–04–10–36–15–14–21–12–22–03–22–05–00–0 6–0 3–14–2
Portsmouth 2–13–00–33–12–11–32–03–02–03–20–02–22–11–21–01–13–22–02–23–11–0
Preston North End 1–03–03–12–01–02–42–01–02–21–04–05–03–14–00–51–10–11–13–23–02–0
Sheffield Wednesday 3–25–23–10–02–23–34–11–03–33–01–23–00–01–00–00–11–00–10–02–50–0
Stoke City 0–32–33–12–01–22–23–00–02–11–01–03–12–11–01–12–02–10–30–23–24–1
Sunderland 5–41–32–17–27–21–33–33–13–33–14–32–12–02–0 2–1 5–04–25–11–06–13–1
West Bromwich Albion 1–00–30–08–12–21–01–20–36–14–11–23–26–15–15–22–02–42–22–01–3 2–1
Wolverhampton Wanderers 2–22–23–18–13–33–23–30–04–01–02–23–03–14–34–02–04–22–11–13–4 2–0
Updated to match(es) played on unknown. Source:
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Maps

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Locations of the Football League First Division London teams

Second Division

Football League
Second Division
Season1935–36
Champions Manchester United (1st title)
Relegated Hull City
Port Vale
Matches played462
Goals scored1,533 (3.32 per match)
Top goalscorer Bobby Finan (Blackpool), 34
Jock Dodds (Sheffield United), 34 [3]
Biggest home win Tottenham HotspurSouthampton 8–0 (28 Mar 1936)
Biggest away win BuryNottingham Forest 2–6 (28 Dec 1935)
Port ValeTottenham Hotspur 1–5 (1 Feb 1936)
BuryBurnley 0–4 (18 pr 1936)
Port ValeBarnsley 0–4 (28 Dec 1935)
Highest scoring Nottingham ForestPort Vale 9–2 (23 Nov 1935)
1936–37
PosTeamPldHWHDHLHGFHGAAWADALAGFAGAGAvPtsPromotion or relegation
1 Manchester United 421632551669630271.97756Division Champions, promoted
2 Charlton Athletic 421560531775932411.46655Promoted
3 Sheffield United 421542511558828351.58052
4 West Ham United 421353512393939451.32452
5 Tottenham Hotspur 421263602567831301.65549
6 Leicester City 4214525319551126381.38648
7 Plymouth Argyle 4215245020561021371.24648
8 Newcastle United 4213535627711332521.11446
9 Fulham 421164582448918281.46244
10 Blackpool 4214346434441329381.29243
11 Norwich City 4214254724371125411.10843
12 Bradford City 4212723218361223470.84643
13 Swansea Town 4211374226461125500.88239
14 Bury 4210654127361225570.78638
15 Burnley 429843521351315380.84737
16 Bradford Park Avenue 4213624326131719580.73837
17 Southampton 4211373224361215410.72337
18 Doncaster Rovers 4210742817421523540.71837
19 Nottingham Forest 428854322431426540.90835
20 Barnsley 429484032351314480.67533
21 Port Vale 4210563430231622760.52832Relegated
22 Hull City 4247103345131714660.42320
Source: [ citation needed ]

Results

Home \ Away BAR BLP BRA BPA BUR BRY CHA DON FUL HUL LEI MUN NEW NWC NOT PLY PTV SHU SOU SWA TOT WHU
Barnsley 1–20–15–13–11–11–2 2–1 2–05–13–30–33–22–30–21–24–23–23–10–00–01–2
Blackpool 3–03–34–22–02–36–25–21–14–13–54–16–02–11–43–13–13–02–11–12–44–1
Bradford City 1–12–1 2–1 0–02–02–1 3–1 1–01–12–01–03–20–10–02–21–12–12–12–20–13–1
Bradford Park Avenue 3–03–2 1–1 2–01–13–0 3–1 1–12–13–11–03–21–01–42–23–03–32–11–12–52–0
Burnley 3–03–2 3–0 1–1 1–10–21–10–22–02–22–21–21–11–00–15–11–12–05–20–01–0
Bury 3–01–11–11–00–41–15–10–03–13–02–33–40–12–62–05–03–20–02–11–13–0
Charlton Athletic 3–01–12–13–14–05–23–02–14–11–00–04–24–14–01–11–11–12–04–12–12–2
Doncaster Rovers 1–1 0–3 2–1 3–2 1–01–02–00–06–11–00–02–23–00–01–22–00–00–11–12–10–2
Fulham 1–14–25–14–12–27–00–01–33–02–02–23–11–16–02–27–03–10–20–11–24–2
Hull City 1–30–32–51–11–22–32–42–31–13–31–12–30–02–12–11–22–22–23–21–02–3
Leicester City 2–04–12–15–02–01–24–16–05–22–21–11–01–1 2–1 2–02–01–31–14–14–11–1
Manchester United 1–13–2 3–1 4–0 4–02–13–00–01–02–00–13–12–15–03–27–23–14–03–00–02–3
Newcastle United 3–01–03–23–31–13–01–22–16–24–13–10–21–15–15–02–23–04–12–01–43–3
Norwich City 3–10–11–14–12–05–33–12–11–03–01–23–51–04–00–04–20–15–10–11–04–3
Nottingham Forest 6–02–21–02–02–02–20–06–21–10–0 0–1 1–11–22–20–19–20–12–02–24–10–2
Plymouth Argyle 7–13–20–12–02–03–04–21–32–00–12–13–11–05–13–14–11–10–01–22–14–1
Port Vale 0–42–22–13–21–12–22–12–01–04–01–10–33–03–12–02–01–10–20–11–52–3
Sheffield United 2–01–03–02–12–03–02–23–00–17–01–21–15–13–21–00–04–02–14–11–14–2
Southampton 0–11–00–03–01–00–02–51–01–21–01–02–11–31–17–22–00–10–14–32–02–4
Swansea Town 0–01–08–11–21–34–11–22–00–26–12–02–11–24–32–12–03–21–30–01–10–1
Tottenham Hotspur 3–03–14–04–05–14–31–13–12–23–11–10–01–22–11–11–25–21–18–07–21–3
West Ham United 2–02–11–11–00–06–01–31–20–04–13–21–24–13–25–24–24–03–20–04–02–2
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
Season1935–1936
Champions Chesterfield (2nd title)
Failed re-electionNone
Matches played462
Goals scored1,533 (3.32 per match)
Top goalscorer Robert Bell (Tranmere Rovers), 33 [3]
1936–37
PosTeamPldHWHDHLHGFHGAAWADALAGFAGAGAvPtsPromotion or relegation
1 Chesterfield 421533601499332252.35960Division Champions, promoted
2 Chester 421452691886731272.22255
3 Tranmere Rovers 421722752859718301.60355
4 Lincoln City 421812641448927371.78453
5 Stockport County 4215244518561020311.32748
6 Crewe Alexandra 4214435531551125451.05347 Welsh Cup winners
7 Oldham Athletic 4213536025541226481.17845
8 Hartlepools United 4213624118261316430.93442
9 Accrington Stanley 4212544324531320480.87542
10 Walsall [lower-alpha 1] 4215245813171321461.33941
11 Rotherham United 4214345213261317531.04541
12 Darlington 4216326026131714530.93740
13 Carlisle United 4213534419171312430.90340
14 Gateshead 42111003718241519580.73740
15 Barrow 429933316431425490.89238
16 York City 4210834128341421670.65338
17 Halifax Town 4212363422341423390.93437
18 Wrexham 4212363918341427570.88037
19 Mansfield Town 4213535525141625660.87937
20 Rochdale 4281033526231623620.65933
21 Southport 429843126211817640.53331Re-elected
22 New Brighton 428582933111914690.42224
Source: rsssf.com
Notes:
  1. Walsall was transferred to Third Division South for the following season.

Results

Home \ Away ACC BRW CRL CHE CHF CRE DAR GAT HAL HAR LIN MAN NWB OLD ROC ROT SOU STP TRA WAL WRE YOR
Accrington Stanley 2–00–00–30–12–11–06–12–03–22–21–15–21–02–41–11–01–13–13–10–17–2
Barrow 0–11–12–41–11–12–03–00–01–10–02–23–03–06–23–00–11–00–01–02–11–1
Carlisle United 3–12–21–32–11–23–02–00–00–04–13–03–02–14–31–14–02–10–12–15–10–0
Chester 4–01–23–21–10–14–14–03–14–04–24–08–21–15–20–05–12–01–12–01–112–0
Chesterfield 0–36–15–01–06–05–12–03–12–00–12–13–13–02–25–05–00–00–13–05–02–2
Crewe Alexandra 4–03–12–01–15–62–02–43–23–22–11–15–12–23–14–14–10–10–04–33–22–1
Darlington 2–14–14–11–11–22–25–23–24–21–02–14–15–04–03–13–23–11–31–14–23–0
Gateshead 0–04–31–12–03–32–11–12–21–04–03–13–10–01–01–13–11–01–12–22–00–0
Halifax Town 1–03–21–02–32–32–40–11–10–12–11–03–04–22–01–01–20–01–01–14–12–0
Hartlepool 2–10–01–10–22–11–02–12–01–01–14–14–10–11–05–12–11–12–25–01–14–2
Lincoln City 6–02–02–01–10–16–22–15–03–11–01–22–02–15–14–04–03–05–04–13–13–2
Mansfield Town 3–11–31–10–00–11–14–23–13–24–02–22–01–03–08–25–12–12–32–23–25–0
New Brighton 2–32–33–03–31–23–11–11–01–40–00–51–01–32–03–02–12–00–01–10–40–2
Oldham Athletic 3–03–13–01–30–00–02–02–23–02–22–34–16–03–34–14–01–34–12–15–26–2
Rochdale 2–21–10–01–11–12–11–15–02–00–10–03–11–02–61–12–11–10–06–42–12–3
Rotherham United 1–31–04–01–20–03–14–03–02–03–01–12–15–01–06–05–01–11–22–01–25–0
Southport 2–13–10–32–11–01–14–11–12–01–10–33–32–11–11–12–12–31–11–01–10–1
Stockport County 1–22–12–02–02–20–12–03–11–02–14–06–11–12–04–01–22–02–10–13–23–2
Tranmere 6–01–04–13–11–34–22–02–00–23–11–14–23–113–45–22–25–24–13–16–13–1
Walsall 2–05–13–01–01–14–14–12–02–16–04–17–01–21–21–00–13–10–10–05–06–0
Wrexham 3–02–01–11–00–10–13–12–41–31–01–15–13–00–10–12–04–24–04–01–11–0
York City 1–11–22–01–21–14–14–12–22–22–22–17–52–03–12–12–10–00–42–00–01–1
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

Third Division South

Football League
Third Division South
Season1935–1936
Champions Coventry City (1st title)
Failed re-electionNone
Matches played462
Goals scored1,497 (3.24 per match)
Top goalscorer Albert Dawes (Crystal Palace), 38 [3]
1936–37
PosTeamPldHWHDHLHGFHGAAWADALAGFAGAGAvPtsPromotion
1 Coventry City 421911751258827332.26757Division Champions, promoted
2 Luton Town 421362562096625251.80056
3 Reading 4218035220821135421.40354
4 Queens Park Rangers 421443551985829341.58553
5 Watford 421236472986733251.48149
6 Crystal Palace 4215426420711332541.29749
7 Brighton & Hove Albion 4213444825541222381.11144
8 Bournemouth & Boscombe Athletic 42966362675924301.07143
9 Notts County 421056402557920321.05342
10 Torquay United 4214434127251421351.00041
11 Aldershot 429662921561024400.86940
12 Millwall 429843321541225500.81740
13 Bristol City 4211553221451216380.81440
14 Clapton Orient 4213263415341421460.90238
15 Northampton Town 4212543824331524660.68938
16 Gillingham 429573425541232520.85737
17 Bristol Rovers 4211644831331521640.72637
18 Southend United 428763821531323410.98436
19 Swindon Town 4210564333431421400.87736
20 Cardiff City 4211553723251423500.82236
21 Newport County 428493644351324670.54131Re-elected
22 Exeter City 427593841161421520.63427
Source: [ citation needed ]

Results

Home \ Away ALD B&BA B&HA BRI BRR CAR CLA COV CRY EXE GIL LUT MIL NPC NOR NTC QPR REA STD SWI TOR WAT
Aldershot 2–01–00–06–11–11–01–21–33–00–20–11–11–12–03–11–31–01–11–31–01–1
Bournemouth & Boscombe Athletic 0–01–23–02–14–42–01–12–51–11–22–11–22–04–00–10–14–12–11–01–12–2
Brighton & Hove Albion 2–10–13–04–11–01–32–12–13–11–11–10–07–15–15–11–14–21–30–23–22–1
Bristol City 1–01–00–30–20–22–00–02–02–12–11–24–11–23–21–10–01–12–15–02–02–2
Bristol Rovers 2–22–15–21–11–11–13–22–46–14–32–22–03–05–20–00–11–43–22–13–00–1
Cardiff City 0–11–11–01–00–04–11–01–15–24–02–33–12–00–03–23–22–31–12–11–20–2
Clapton Orient 0–11–13–12–02–02–10–11–01–23–13–01–04–04–00–21–01–03–01–21–10–2
Coventry City 0–22–05–03–13–15–12–08–13–04–00–05–07–14–05–16–13–13–03–12–12–0
Crystal Palace 2–12–04–06–15–33–22–23–12–21–15–15–06–06–10–00–22–03–05–11–01–2
Exeter City 5–11–33–30–13–12–02–31–31–02–51–24–33–33–10–00–04–51–00–31–11–3
Gillingham 4–21–21–22–11–23–03–01–10–22–20–11–33–02–30–02–22–02–13–11–00–0
Luton Town 2–20–02–11–012–02–25–31–16–03–11–20–07–03–31–02–02–11–22–11–02–1
Millwall 1–23–00–01–12–12–41–02–24–02–24–10–02–22–12–12–00–11–21–01–10–0
Newport County 1–10–00–22–01–00–02–32–12–52–14–20–24–15–11–23–41–53–12–21–60–5
Northampton Town 3–02–11–00–23–32–02–02–43–11–10–00–02–43–03–11–44–22–00–02–12–0
Notts County 1–21–31–11–16–02–02–02–13–13–13–30–30–06–23–03–01–31–20–01–00–2
Queens Park Rangers 5–02–03–24–14–05–14–00–03–03–15–20–02–31–10–12–20–12–15–12–13–1
Reading 3–10–23–05–23–24–14–12–10–12–01–02–13–12–15–23–11–22–12–02–03–0
Southend 2–23–30–00–11–13–12–10–07–14–04–20–16–01–20–10–00–11–21–02–11–1
Swindon Town 3–22–31–21–13–02–12–21–20–21–13–03–03–11–13–12–12–24–11–34–11–6
Torquay United 3–10–21–02–02–02–11–03–33–22–14–22–11–33–23–30–14–20–01–12–12–1
Watford 0–04–12–10–21–24–01–15–03–21–01–21–32–12–54–11–22–14–25–02–12–2
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

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Locations of the Football League Third Division South London teams

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References

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