1950–51 Football League

Last updated
The Football League
Season 1950–51
Champions Tottenham Hotspur
Relegated New Brighton
New clubs in League Colchester United,
Gillingham,
Scunthorpe & Lindsey United,
Shrewsbury Town
1951–52

The 195051 season was the 52nd completed season of The Football League.

Contents

Final league tables

The tables 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
Season1950–51
Champions Tottenham Hotspur (1st English title)
Relegated Sheffield Wednesday, Everton
FA Cup winners Newcastle United (4th FA Cup title)
Matches played462
Goals scored1,413 (3.06 per match)
Top goalscorer Stan Mortensen (Blackpool), 30 [3]
1951–52

Newly promoted Tottenham Hotspur won the First Division title for the first time in their history, and achieved the rare distinction of lifting the First Division title one season after promotion. They finished four points ahead of their nearest rivals Manchester United.

Sheffield Wednesday and Everton were relegated to the Second Division, bracketed together at the bottom of the First Division on 32 points. Chelsea survived on goal average.

PosTeamPldHWHDHLHGFHGAAWADALAGFAGAGAvPtsQualification
1 Tottenham Hotspur 421722542188528231.86460League Champions
2 Manchester United 4214434216104732241.85056
3 Blackpool 421263431984936341.49150
4 Newcastle United 421065362287626311.17049 FA Cup winners
5 Arsenal 421155472884926281.30447
6 Middlesbrough 4212725125641125401.16947
7 Portsmouth 428103393085832381.04447
8 Bolton Wanderers 421128312085833411.04945
9 Liverpool 4211552825561025340.89843
10 Burnley 42975271657921271.11642
11 Derby County 4210565333631228421.08040
12 Sunderland 428943021471033520.86340
13 Stoke City 421056281939922400.84740
14 Wolverhampton Wanderers 429394430651030311.21338
15 Aston Villa 429663929371127390.97137
16 West Bromwich Albion 427410302767823340.86937
17 Charlton Athletic 429483531551128490.78837
18 Fulham 428583537561017310.76537
19 Huddersfield Town 428494040721224520.69636
20 Chelsea 429483125341422400.81532
21 Sheffield Wednesday 429664332321621510.77132Relegated
22 Everton 427592635531322510.55832
Source: [ citation needed ]

Results

Home \ Away ARS AST BLP BOL BUR CHA CHE DER EVE FUL HUD LIV MUN MID NEW POR SHW STK SUN TOT WBA WOL
Arsenal 2–14–41–10–12–50–03–12–15–16–21–23–03–10–00–13–00–35–12–23–02–1
Aston Villa 1–10–30–13–20–04–21–13–33–00–11–11–30–13–03–32–16–23–12–32–01–0
Blackpool 0–11–12–01–20–03–23–14–04–03–13–01–12–12–23–03–23–02–20–12–11–1
Bolton Wanderers 3–01–01–21–13–01–03–02–00–14–02–11–00–20–24–00–11–11–21–40–22–1
Burnley 0–12–00–02–05–12–11–01–10–20–11–11–23–11–11–11–01–11–12–00–12–0
Charlton Athletic 1–32–22–34–30–01–21–22–10–03–21–01–23–01–30–12–12–03–01–12–33–2
Chelsea 0–11–10–24–00–22–31–22–12–01–21–01–01–13–11–44–01–13–00–21–12–1
Derby County 4–24–24–12–21–15–01–00–13–23–01–22–46–01–22–34–11–16–51–11–11–2
Everton 1–11–20–21–11–00–03–01–21–03–21–31–43–23–11–50–00–33–11–20–31–1
Fulham 3–22–12–20–14–11–31–23–51–51–12–12–22–01–11–44–22–01–10–10–12–1
Huddersfield Town 2–24–22–10–43–11–12–12–01–21–22–22–32–30–02–13–43–13–43–21–21–2
Liverpool 1–30–01–03–31–01–01–01–00–22–01–42–10–02–42–12–10–04–02–11–11–4
Manchester United 3–10–01–02–31–13–04–12–03–01–06–01–01–01–20–03–10–03–52–13–02–1
Middlesbrough 2–12–14–31–13–37–33–01–14–01–18–01–11–22–13–12–11–01–11–12–11–2
Newcastle United 2–10–14–20–12–13–23–13–11–11–26–01–10–21–00–02–03–12–20–11–11–1
Portsmouth 1–13–32–02–12–13–31–32–26–31–01–01–30–01–10–04–15–10–01–12–21–4
Sheffield Wednesday 0–23–23–13–40–11–22–24–36–02–23–24–10–40–10–02–11–13–01–13–02–2
Stoke City 1–01–01–02–10–02–02–14–12–01–10–12–32–02–01–21–21–12–40–01–10–1
Sunderland 0–23–30–21–21–14–21–11–04–00–10–02–12–12–12–10–05–11–10–01–10–0
Tottenham Hotspur 1–03–21–44–21–01–02–12–13–02–10–23–11–03–37–05–11–06–11–15–02–1
West Bromwich Albion 2–02–01–30–12–13–01–11–20–10–00–21–10–12–31–25–01–31–13–11–23–2
Wolverhampton Wanderers 0–12–31–17–10–12–32–12–34–01–13–12–00–03–40–12–34–02–32–12–13–1
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

Greater London UK location map 2.svg
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Locations of the Football League First Division London teams 1950–1951

Second Division

Football League
Second Division
Season1950–51
Champions Preston North End (3rd title)
Promoted Manchester City
Relegated Chesterfield,
Grimsby Town
Matches played462
Goals scored1,469 (3.18 per match)
Top goalscorer Cec McCormack (Barnsley), 33 [3]
1951–52
PosTeamPldHWHDHLHGFHGAAWADALAGFAGAGAvPtsPromotion or relegation
1 Preston North End 4216325318102938311.85757Division Champions, promoted
2 Manchester City 421263532578636361.45952Promoted
3 Cardiff City 421371362049817251.17850
4 Birmingham City 4212633720831027331.20849
5 Leeds United 4214433617641127381.14548
6 Blackburn Rovers 4213353927651026390.98546
7 Coventry City 4215335125441324341.27145
8 Sheffield United 421146442758828351.16144
9 Brentford 4213354425551131491.01444
10 Hull City 4212544728461127421.05743
11 Doncaster Rovers 42966373267827360.94143
12 Southampton 4210923827541228460.90443
13 West Ham United 4210564433651024360.98642
14 Leicester City 421047422857926301.17241
15 Barnsley 429574222651032461.08840
16 Queens Park Rangers 4213534725251424570.86640
17 Notts County 42777373466924261.01739
18 Swansea Town 4214163425231620520.70136
19 Luton Town 427953423251423470.81432
20 Bury 429483327341427590.69832
21 Chesterfield 427773028251414410.63830Relegated
22 Grimsby Town 426873738241524570.64228
Source: [ citation needed ]

Results

Home \ Away BAR BIR BLB BRE BRY CAR CHF COV DON GRI HUL LEE LEI LUT MCI NTC PNE QPR SHU SOU SWA WHU
Barnsley 0–23–02–32–30–00–03–00–13–14–21–20–06–11–12–04–17–01–11–21–01–2
Birmingham 2–03–21–13–30–02–11–10–21–12–10–12–03–01–01–41–01–13–02–05–03–1
Blackburn Rovers 3–42–33–22–42–01–11–04–22–02–22–11–01–04–10–02–12–10–21–03–01–3
Brentford 0–22–13–24–04–04–00–41–15–12–11–20–01–02–01–32–42–13–14–02–11–1
Bury 0–34–11–32–11–22–21–03–12–30–20–12–34–12–00–03–10–11–11–01–13–0
Cardiff City 1–12–11–01–12–21–02–10–05–22–11–02–22–11–12–00–24–22–02–21–02–1
Chesterfield 1–21–14–12–23–00–31–11–42–20–01–01–01–11–20–02–03–10–22–33–11–2
Coventry City 3–33–16–13–35–22–11–03–11–04–11–02–14–10–21–21–03–02–32–23–11–0
Doncaster Rovers 3–20–10–10–31–10–01–22–13–12–44–42–25–24–33–22–00–21–10–01–03–0
Grimsby Town 3–11–11–17–22–10–01–21–21–01–12–20–20–24–41–40–42–22–24–24–20–1
Hull City 3–33–22–23–04–02–02–10–21–22–12–01–35–33–31–00–05–11–14–12–11–2
Leeds United 2–23–00–11–01–12–02–01–03–11–03–02–12–11–10–10–32–21–05–32–02–0
Leicester City 1–21–32–01–24–01–11–03–02–00–04–01–53–11–21–12–36–22–23–12–31–0
Luton Town 1–11–11–12–04–21–13–01–13–14–01–22–30–22–21–11–22–00–00–13–11–1
Manchester City 6–03–11–04–05–12–15–11–03–32–20–04–11–11–10–00–35–25–32–31–22–0
Notts County 2–10–11–12–34–21–21–00–21–23–22–20–02–32–20–01–33–33–02–23–24–1
Preston North End 7–01–03–04–22–01–14–11–16–12–01–02–03–21–02–43–11–01–13–25–10–1
Queens Park Rangers 2–12–03–11–13–23–21–13–11–27–13–13–03–01–11–21–01–42–12–01–13–3
Sheffield United 0–23–20–35–13–01–24–12–00–04–23–12–22–12–10–01–22–32–01–26–11–1
Southampton 1–00–21–12–11–01–11–15–41–15–12–32–02–21–12–11–03–32–21–02–12–2
Swansea Town 1–00–11–22–12–01–02–02–12–21–31–04–22–10–22–32–12–11–01–22–13–2
West Ham United 4–21–22–31–22–30–02–03–20–02–13–33–10–02–12–44–22–04–13–53–01–1
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

Greater London UK location map 2.svg
Red pog.svg
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Locations of the Football League Second Division London teams 1950–1951

Third Division North

Football League
Third Division North
Season1950–51
Champions Rotherham United (1st title)
Failed re-election New Brighton
New clubs in League Scunthorpe & Lindsey United,
Shrewsbury Town
Matches played552
Goals scored1,608 (2.91 per match)
Top goalscorer Jack Shaw (Rotherham United), 37 [3]
1951–52
PosTeamPldHWHDHLHGFHGAAWADALAGFAGAGAvPtsPromotion or relegation
1 Rotherham United 4616345516156248252.51271Division Champions, promoted
2 Mansfield Town 461760541996824291.62564
3 Carlisle United 461841441778835331.58062
4 Tranmere Rovers 461553512696832361.33959
5 Lincoln City 461814622377927351.53458
6 Bradford Park Avenue 4615354623851044491.25054
7 Bradford City 461346553086935331.42952
8 Gateshead 4617156021471224411.35550
9 Crewe Alexandra 4611573826851023341.01748
10 Stockport County 4615354526551318371.00048
11 Rochdale 4611663818651231441.11345
12 Scunthorpe & Lindsey United [lower-alpha 1] 4610121329361426481.01844
13 Chester 4611664230631420340.96943
14 Wrexham 4612653728361418430.77542
15 Oldham Athletic 4610584736631426371.00040
16 Hartlepools United 461454552622199400.97039
17 York City 4671243724531529530.85739
18 Darlington 4610853529351524480.76639
19 Barrow 4612383827431613490.67138
20 Shrewsbury Town [lower-alpha 1] 4611392830441515440.58137
21 Southport 4694102925461327470.77836
22 Halifax Town 4611663624061714450.72534
23 Accrington Stanley 4610492829161614720.41632Re-elected
24 New Brighton 4676102232421718580.44430Failed re-election
Source: rsssf.com
Notes:
  1. 1 2 New club in the league

Results

Home \ Away ACC BRW BRA BPA CRL CHE CRE DAR GAT HAL HAR LIN MAN NWB OLD ROC ROT SCU SHR SOU STP TRA WRE YOR
Accrington Stanley 1–00–23–30–41–21–01–02–21–02–03–10–21–11–21–20–20–02–03–12–30–21–02–0
Barrow 4–01–32–31–22–00–10–31–12–03–03–12–31–12–14–30–21–00–03–11–01–22–02–0
Bradford City 7–05–14–12–40–11–10–32–22–03–10–02–33–01–02–13–42–01–03–00–12–25–35–2
Bradford Park Avenue 3–05–03–10–22–01–12–12–02–11–12–11–02–13–10–10–42–22–42–03–04–10–14–0
Carlisle United 3–11–12–11–02–12–12–13–01–01–02–02–01–01–04–00–03–12–23–12–23–10–23–2
Chester 2–21–22–22–01–11–13–12–22–12–12–10–13–13–11–31–24–13–10–23–01–30–03–1
Crewe Alexandra 3–02–01–12–41–13–05–00–10–03–10–42–02–02–13–11–22–01–21–00–21–11–12–4
Darlington 3–01–12–11–41–00–02–04–22–00–11–11–25–30–00–22–23–22–11–12–11–11–10–3
Gateshead 7–01–02–05–04–32–14–05–25–00–11–21–34–03–24–10–31–03–01–32–02–00–03–0
Halifax Town 2–20–01–22–21–03–11–02–21–01–04–10–10–23–01–11–23–33–14–01–00–11–01–3
Hartlepool 1–06–11–13–13–31–20–26–13–05–22–21–10–10–10–03–14–21–03–22–02–14–14–1
Lincoln City 9–13–01–41–31–12–14–13–02–13–11–03–03–02–04–20–22–15–01–26–02–12–12–1
Mansfield Town 5–04–01–13–22–12–14–12–12–13–11–01–14–03–11–01–11–14–02–22–12–11–13–1
New Brighton 1–11–20–63–30–11–00–22–20–11–01–00–10–12–01–52–41–20–01–01–01–13–00–0
Oldham Athletic 2–10–12–22–31–11–00–22–02–32–05–10–02–03–12–04–53–42–14–01–33–42–22–2
Rochdale 3–11–04–01–24–12–31–10–02–00–03–13–00–01–00–10–22–05–01–11–12–32–00–1
Rotherham United 6–23–01–02–13–00–02–30–11–22–02–13–03–05–03–13–04–12–01–10–01–25–03–1
Scunthorpe & Lindsey United 3–01–00–01–11–12–01–12–02–12–20–01–10–06–01–03–00–00–00–03–01–12–00–1
Shrewsbury Town 0–11–02–01–00–31–00–12–21–02–01–01–21–14–22–20–21–23–11–50–31–22–11–0
Southport 3–04–10–12–41–00–12–01–01–01–13–00–20–10–11–41–10–12–21–22–00–13–11–1
Stockport County 0–04–13–12–11–20–33–01–05–22–12–02–03–14–01–42–21–31–22–03–20–02–11–0
Tranmere 1–13–03–12–22–23–13–03–22–23–21–00–12–14–31–02–12–11–00–14–01–11–27–2
Wrexham 1–11–00–33–12–12–00–23–10–02–21–02–32–20–10–23–10–03–11–03–32–02–14–3
York City 3–00–21–21–31–12–21–21–11–10–03–02–21–12–02–22–23–30–02–02–00–04–03–0
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

Third Division South

Football League
Third Division South
Season1950–51
Champions Nottingham Forest (1st title)
Failed re-electionnone
New clubs in League Colchester United,
Gillingham
Matches played552
Goals scored1,623 (2.94 per match)
Top goalscorer Wally Ardron (Nottingham Forest), 36 [3]
1951–52
PosTeamPldHWHDHLHGFHGAAWADALAGFAGAGAvPtsPromotion or qualification
1 Nottingham Forest 4616615717144553232.75070Division Champions, promoted
2 Norwich City 461661421498640311.82264
3 Reading 461562571769831361.66057
4 Plymouth Argyle 4616525419841131361.54557
5 Millwall 4615625223841128341.40456
6 Bristol Rovers 4615714618581018241.52455
7 Southend United 4615446427661128421.33352
8 Ipswich Town 4615444824821321341.19052
9 Bournemouth & Boscombe Athletic 4617514916521616411.14051
10 Bristol City 4615444125571123341.08551
11 Newport County 4613464825651229451.10047
12 Port Vale 4613643524371325410.92345
13 Brighton & Hove Albion 4611845131291220480.89943
14 Exeter City 4611483330721429550.72942
15 Walsall 4612473220361420420.83940
16 Colchester United [lower-alpha 1] 4612564325271420510.82940
17 Swindon Town 4615443817302017500.82140
18 Aldershot 4611843720421719680.63640
19 Leyton Orient 4613283628261517470.70738
20 Torquay United 4613284739171517420.79037
21 Northampton Town 468963930271416370.82136
22 Gillingham [lower-alpha 1] 4610764130321828710.68335
23 Watford 4685102928161625600.61429Re-elected
24 Crystal Palace 4665121839261515450.39327
Source: [ citation needed ]
Notes:
  1. 1 2 New club in the league

Results

Home \ Away ALD B&BA B&HA BRI BRR COL CRY EXE GIL IPS LEY MIL NPC NOR NWC NOT PLY PTV REA STD SWI TOR WAL WAT
Aldershot 0–10–00–01–12–03–04–22–40–13–12–13–13–01–11–02–22–01–12–20–11–03–01–1
Bournemouth & Boscombe Athletic 4–02–21–02–02–05–01–13–12–15–01–02–01–00–03–20–23–11–03–12–10–03–13–3
Brighton & Hove Albion 1–22–11–12–23–11–04–12–24–03–02–39–15–11–11–20–62–21–12–11–02–21–01–1
Bristol City 1–12–02–01–00–22–03–12–02–14–12–12–11–02–20–31–03–13–30–32–00–23–33–0
Bristol Rovers 3–02–03–22–11–11–13–13–01–12–11–01–01–13–30–23–12–04–04–11–01–11–13–0
Colchester United 1–04–14–11–10–01–00–14–22–31–03–01–12–12–30–23–01–11–11–34–13–10–14–1
Crystal Palace 0–20–10–21–01–01–30–14–31–31–11–11–10–00–51–60–10–20–30–22–02–11–01–1
Exeter City 3–02–14–21–00–25–01–21–22–00–00–12–21–01–20–53–20–31–31–01–00–01–03–3
Gillingham 3–02–21–11–21–00–00–09–40–11–04–30–13–12–21–41–21–10–30–02–12–04–13–1
Ipswich Town 5–21–03–02–02–33–01–11–05–12–22–12–11–10–11–32–02–20–21–04–13–13–12–1
Leyton Orient 1–02–02–10–21–01–12–01–34–02–00–20–31–03–10–41–22–32–01–12–15–12–11–2
Millwall 1–03–01–15–31–02–01–05–04–34–03–12–42–11–11–11–12–21–31–11–04–12–04–0
Newport County 7–01–03–00–12–12–02–40–31–01–20–02–32–21–10–22–02–15–06–12–12–13–02–2
Northampton Town 1–00–10–02–21–12–12–04–14–12–13–31–21–41–22–21–31–11–11–11–21–01–16–0
Norwich City 2–23–01–10–02–01–13–13–02–01–33–12–12–10–02–01–02–02–13–02–01–11–03–1
Nottingham Forest 7–01–04–00–02–10–01–02–29–20–00–12–02–12–24–24–12–11–13–02–13–14–02–1
Plymouth Argyle 5–13–13–32–00–07–14–00–12–02–12–12–21–14–12–10–21–02–02–05–11–01–13–1
Port Vale 3–13–10–11–30–01–12–22–04–31–03–10–11–00–32–11–12–00–03–12–11–01–12–1
Reading 7–10–07–04–20–03–21–14–21–12–04–01–15–02–03–10–24–03–00–23–10–02–11–0
Southend 4–26–13–11–11–14–25–25–14–01–00–10–33–03–00–23–21–01–13–38–23–00–15–1
Swindon Town 4–02–10–01–01–21–12–01–02–02–02–00–12–01–01–02–31–22–11–14–12–11–13–2
Torquay United 1–20–23–14–11–24–14–12–01–20–12–12–13–41–11–53–21–33–22–12–21–03–23–2
Walsall 3–10–11–03–11–24–20–00–22–12–01–14–00–01–00–10–21–12–01–21–21–03–11–0
Watford 1–22–11–11–21–02–01–01–25–00–22–00–00–20–10–21–11–12–03–11–31–22–21–3
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
Red pog.svg
Red pog.svg
Red pog.svg
Locations of the Football League Third Division South London teams 1950–1951

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The 1957–58 season was the 59th completed season of The Football League. The first division title went to Wolverhampton Wanderers for the second time, while Sunderland were relegated to the second division for the first time in the club's history, after 57 consecutive seasons in the top flight of English football. The season was marred by the Munich air disaster, in which eight Manchester United players died as a result of the crash with two others suffering career-ending injuries. Manchester United were chasing a hat-trick of league championhips, but they dropped 21 points in 14 matches after the Munich crash and finished 21 points behind the champions Wolves. Since Manchester United were unlikely to win all their post-crash games even with a fully fit squad, Wolves can be said to have won the league fairly.

The 1925–26 season was the 34th season of The Football League.

The 1935–36 season was the 44th season of The Football League.

The 1937–38 season was the 46th season of The Football League.

The 1947–48 season was the 49th completed season of The Football League.

The 1948–49 season was the 50th completed season of The Football League.

The 1949–50 season was the 51st completed season of The Football League.

The 1951–52 season was the 53rd completed season of The Football League.

The 1953–54 season was the 55th completed season of The Football League, which ran from August 1953 until April 1954.

The 1954–55 season was the 56th completed season of The Football League.

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