1949–50 in English football

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Football in England
Season1949–50
Men's football
First Division Portsmouth
Second Division Tottenham
FA Cup Arsenal
1948-49 Flag of England.svg 1950-51

The 1949–50 season was the 70th season of competitive football in England.

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Overview

Portsmouth retained the First Division title by one of the narrowest margins in history ahead of Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C. [ citation needed ]

An event that was much talked about in the city of Sheffield for many years was the way the promotion race from the Second Division was won. Going into the last game of the season, Sheffield Wednesday needed to beat Tottenham Hotspur to clinch promotion at the expense of their local rivals Sheffield United. The resulting 0–0 draw meant Wednesday won promotion by a goal average difference of just 0.008 – a 1–1 draw would have left the two great rivals level on points and goal average, and a unique play-off match would have had to be played.[ citation needed ]

Joe Mercer captained the winning Arsenal team in the FA Cup and was named FWA Footballer of the Year. [1]

Manchester United returned to a rebuilt Old Trafford eight years after it had been damaged by the Luftwaffe, but failed to win any silverware this season.[ citation needed ] [2]

Honours

CompetitionWinnerRunner-up
First Division Portsmouth (2) Wolverhampton Wanderers
Second Division Tottenham Hotspur Sheffield Wednesday
Third Division North Doncaster Rovers Gateshead
Third Division South Notts County Northampton Town
FA Cup Arsenal (3) Liverpool
Charity Shield Portsmouth and Wolverhampton Wanderers (shared)
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 Portsmouth 422291174381.94753
2 Wolverhampton Wanderers 422013976491.55153
3 Sunderland 4221101183621.33952
4 Manchester United 4218141069441.56850
5 Newcastle United 4219121177551.40050
6 Arsenal 4219111279551.43649
7 Blackpool 4217151046351.31449
8 Liverpool 4217141164541.18548
9 Middlesbrough 422071559481.22947
10 Burnley 4216131340401.00045
11 Derby County 4217101569611.13144
12 Aston Villa 4215121561611.00042
13 Chelsea 4212161458650.89240
14 West Bromwich Albion 4214121647530.88740
15 Huddersfield Town 421491952730.71237
16 Bolton Wanderers 4210141845590.76334
17 Fulham 4210141841540.75934
18 Everton 4210141842660.63634
19 Stoke City 4211121945750.60034
20 Charlton Athletic 421362353650.81532
21 Manchester City 428132136680.52929Relegated to the Second Division
22 Birmingham City 427142131670.46328
Source: rsssf.com
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.

Second Division

PosTeamPldWDLGFGAGRPtsQualification or relegation
1 Tottenham Hotspur 42277881352.31461Promoted to the First Division
2 Sheffield Wednesday 421816867481.39652
3 Sheffield United 421914968491.38852
4 Southampton 421914964481.33352
5 Leeds United 4217131254451.20047
6 Preston North End 421891560491.22445
7 Hull City 4217111464720.88945
8 Swansea Town 421791653491.08243
9 Brentford 4215131444490.89843
10 Cardiff City 4216101641440.93242
11 Grimsby Town 421681874731.01440
12 Coventry City 4213131655551.00039
13 Barnsley 4213131664670.95539
14 Chesterfield 421591843470.91539
15 Leicester City 4212151555650.84639
16 Blackburn Rovers 4214101855600.91738
17 Luton Town 4210181441510.80438
18 Bury 421491960650.92337
19 West Ham United 4212121853610.86936
20 Queens Park Rangers 4211121940570.70234
21 Plymouth Argyle 428161844650.67732Relegated to the Third Division South
22 Bradford Park Avenue 4210112151770.66231Relegated to the Third Division North
Source: rsssf.com
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.

Third Division North

PosTeamPldWDLGFGAGRPtsQualification or relegation
1 Doncaster Rovers 421917666381.73755Promoted to the Second Division
2 Gateshead 422371287541.61153
3 Rochdale 422191268411.65951
4 Lincoln City 422191260391.53851
5 Tranmere Rovers 4219111251481.06349
6 Rotherham United 4219101380591.35648
7 Crewe Alexandra 4217141168551.23648
8 Mansfield Town 4218121266541.22248
9 Carlisle United 4216151168511.33347
10 Stockport County 421971655521.05845
11 Oldham Athletic 4216111558630.92143
12 Chester 421761970790.88640
13 Accrington Stanley 421671957620.91939
14 New Brighton 4214101845630.71438
15 Barrow 421491947530.88737
16 Southport 4212131751710.71837
17 Darlington 4211131856690.81235
18 Hartlepools United 421452352790.65833
19 Bradford City 421282261760.80332
20 Wrexham 4210122039540.72232
21 Halifax Town 421282258850.68232Re-elected
22 York City 429132052700.74331
Source: rsssf.com
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.

Third Division South

PosTeamPldWDLGFGAGRPtsQualification or relegation
1 Notts County 42258995501.90058Promoted to the Second Division
2 Northampton Town 4220111172501.44051
3 Southend United 4219131066481.37551
4 Nottingham Forest 422091367391.71849
5 Torquay United 4219101366631.04848
6 Watford 4216131345351.28645
7 Crystal Palace 4215141355541.01944
8 Brighton & Hove Albion 4216121457690.82644
9 Bristol Rovers 421951851511.00043
10 Reading 421781770641.09442
11 Norwich City 4216101665631.03242
12 Bournemouth & Boscombe Athletic 4216101657561.01842
13 Port Vale 4215111647421.11941
14 Swindon Town 4215111659620.95241
15 Bristol City 4215101760610.98440
16 Exeter City 4214111763750.84039
17 Ipswich Town 4212111957860.66335
18 Leyton Orient 4212111953850.62435
19 Walsall 429161761620.98434
20 Aldershot 421382148600.80034
21 Newport County 421382167980.68434Re-elected
22 Millwall 421442455630.87332
Source: rsssf.com
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.

Top goalscorers

First Division

Second Division

Third Division North

Third Division South

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References

  1. The Times, 4 April 1950; Association Football Scottish Team To Meet England
  2. 1 2 "English League Leading Goalscorers". RSSSF. Retrieved 4 June 2017.
  3. 1 2 "English League Leading Goalscorers". RSSSF. Retrieved 4 June 2017.