|Football League||not held|
|Football League Second Division||not held|
|FA Cup||not held|
The 1940–41 season was the second season of special wartime football in England during the Second World War.
League competition was split into two regional leagues, one North and one South. Teams played as many fixtures as was feasible, and winners were decided on goal average rather than points.
|North Regional League||Preston North End|
|South Regional League||Crystal Palace|
|Football League War Cup||Preston North End|
|London War Cup||Reading|
|Lancashire War Cup||Manchester United|
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