1937–38 in English football

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Football in England
Season1937–38
Men's football
Football League Arsenal
Football League Second Division Aston Villa
FA Cup Preston North End
1936-37 Flag of England.svg 1938-39

The 1937–38 season was the 63rd season of competitive football in England.

Contents

Overview

Manchester City became the only team to have been relegated in the season after winning the league title as well as the only team to ever be relegated from the top tier of English football having scored the most goals in that particular season. [1]

The points spread between the league champions, Arsenal, and the team that finished bottom of the league, West Bromwich Albion, was a mere 16 points.[ citation needed ]

Arsenal won the title (the club's fifth) on the final day of the season with a mere 52 points from 42 matches after beating Bolton Wanderers 5-0 at Highbury, whilst the table leaders after the penultimate round of fixtures, Wolverhampton Wanderers, lost 1-0 to 10-man Sunderland at Roker Park to be denied what would have otherwise been their first-ever league title. [2] Wolves, who nonetheless achieved a new club record by finishing as league runners-up for the first time in their history, would have to wait until 1953-54 to win their first English league title, although by that time they would have already experienced once again the pain of being pipped to another potential league title on the final day of a season - this time by Liverpool in 1946-47.[ citation needed ]

Honours

CompetitionWinnerRunner-up
First Division Arsenal (5) Wolverhampton Wanderers
Second Division Aston Villa Manchester United
Third Division North Tranmere Rovers Doncaster Rovers
Third Division South Millwall Bristol City
FA Cup Preston North End (2) Huddersfield Town
Charity Shield Manchester City Sunderland
Home Championship Flag of England.svg  England Flag of Scotland.svg  Scotland

Notes = Number in parentheses is the times that club has won that honour. * indicates new record for competition

Football League

First Division

PosTeamPldWDLGFGAGRPtsQualification or relegation
1 Arsenal 4221101177441.75052
2 Wolverhampton Wanderers 4220111172491.46951
3 Preston North End 421617964441.45549
4 Charlton Athletic 4216141265511.27546
5 Middlesbrough 421981572651.10846
6 Brentford 421891569591.16945
7 Bolton Wanderers 4215151264601.06745
8 Sunderland 4214161255570.96544
9 Leeds United 4214151364690.92843
10 Chelsea 4214131565651.00041
11 Liverpool 4215111665710.91541
12 Blackpool 421681861660.92440
13 Derby County 4215101766870.75940
14 Everton 421671979751.05339
15 Huddersfield Town 421752055680.80939
16 Leicester City 4214111754750.72039
17 Stoke City 4213121758590.98338
18 Birmingham 4210181458620.93538
19 Portsmouth 4213121762680.91238
20 Grimsby Town 4213121751680.75038
21 Manchester City 421482080771.03936Relegated to the Second Division
22 West Bromwich Albion 421482074910.81336
Source: rsssf.com
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal average; 3) number of goals scored.

Second Division

PosTeamPldWDLGFGAGRPtsQualification or relegation
1 Aston Villa 422571073352.08657Promoted to the First Division
2 Manchester United 422291182501.64053
3 Sheffield United 422291173561.30453
4 Coventry City 4220121066451.46752
5 Tottenham Hotspur 421961776541.40744
6 Burnley 4217101554541.00044
7 Bradford Park Avenue 421791669561.23243
8 Fulham 4216111561571.07043
9 West Ham United 4214141453521.01942
10 Bury 421851963601.05041
11 Chesterfield 421691763631.00041
12 Luton Town 4215101789861.03540
13 Plymouth Argyle 4214121657650.87740
14 Norwich City 4214111756750.74739
15 Southampton 421591855770.71439
16 Blackburn Rovers 4214101871800.88838
17 Sheffield Wednesday 4214101849560.87538
18 Swansea Town 4213121745730.61638
19 Newcastle United 421482051580.87936
20 Nottingham Forest 421482047600.78336
21 Barnsley 4211141750640.78136Relegated to the Third Division North
22 Stockport County 421192243700.61431
Source: rsssf.com
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal average; 3) number of goals scored.

Third Division North

PosTeamPldWDLGFGAGRPtsQualification or relegation
1 Tranmere Rovers 422310981411.97656Promoted to the Second Division
2 Doncaster Rovers 422112974491.51054
3 Hull City 422013980431.86053
4 Oldham Athletic 4219131067461.45751
5 Gateshead 4220111184591.42451
6 Rotherham United 4220101268561.21450
7 Lincoln City 421981566501.32046
8 Crewe Alexandra 421891571531.34045
9 Chester 4216121477721.06944
10 Wrexham 4216111558630.92143
11 York City 4216101670681.02942
12 Carlisle United 421591857670.85139
13 New Brighton 421581960610.98438
14 Bradford City 4214101866690.95738
15 Port Vale 4212141665730.89038Transferred to the Third Division South
16 Southport 4212141653820.64638
17 Rochdale 4213111867780.85937
18 Halifax Town 4212121844660.66736
19 Darlington 4211102154790.68432
20 Hartlepools United 4210122053800.66332
21 Barrow 4211102141710.57732Re-elected
22 Accrington Stanley 421172445750.60029
Source: rsssf.com
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal average; 3) number of goals scored.

Third Division South

PosTeamPldWDLGFGAGRPtsQualification or relegation
1 Millwall 422310983372.24356Promoted to the Second Division
2 Bristol City 422113868401.70055
3 Queens Park Rangers 422291180471.70253
4 Watford 4221111073431.69853
5 Brighton & Hove Albion 422191264441.45551
6 Reading 4220111171631.12751
7 Crystal Palace 4218121267471.42648
8 Swindon Town 4217101549491.00044
9 Northampton Town 421791651570.89543
10 Cardiff City 4215121567541.24142
11 Notts County 421691750501.00041
12 Southend United 4215101770681.02940
13 Bournemouth & Boscombe Athletic 4214121656570.98240
14 Mansfield Town 421591862670.92539
15 Bristol Rovers 4213131646610.75439
16 Newport County 4211161543520.82738
17 Exeter City 4213121757700.81438
18 Aldershot 421552239590.66135
19 Clapton Orient 421372242610.68933
20 Torquay United 429122138730.52130
21 Walsall 421172452880.59129Re-elected
22 Gillingham 421062636770.46826Not re-elected
Source: rsssf.com
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal average; 3) number of goals scored.

Top goalscorers

First Division

Second Division

Third Division North

Third Division South

National team

A tour to central Europe was successful as the England squad comprehensively beat Germany in front of Adolf Hitler and Joseph Goebbels in Berlin as well as defeating France in Paris. However, between these successes was another defeat; to Switzerland. The tour was considered very controversial as the players were instructed to give the German leaders the Nazi salute during the anthems before the kick-off of the match in Berlin.

European tour



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