The Lancashire Combination was a football league founded in the North West of England in 1891–92. It absorbed the Lancashire League in 1903. In 1968 the Combination lost five of its clubs to the newly formed Northern Premier League. In 1982 it was finally merged with the Cheshire County League to form the North West Counties League.
|1891–92||Blackburn Rovers reserves|
|1892–93||Blackburn Rovers reserves|
|1893–94||Blackburn Rovers reserves|
|1895–96||Preston North End reserves|
|1897–98||Preston North End reserves|
|1898–99||Preston North End reserves|
|1901–02||Manchester City reserves|
|Season||Division One champions||Division Two champions|
|1903–04||Everton reserves||Southport Central|
|1904–05||Stockport County||St Helens Recreation|
|1906–07||Oldham Athletic||Carlisle United|
|1907–08||Everton reserves||Blackburn Rovers reserves|
|1908–09||Everton reserves||Manchester City reserves|
|1909–10||Everton reserves||Glossop North End reserves|
|1912–13||Eccles Borough||South Liverpool|
|1913–14||Tranmere Rovers||Witton Albion|
|Northern Section||Southern Section|
|1915–16||Accrington Stanley||South Liverpool|
|First Competition||Second Competition|
|Liverpool Section||Manchester Section|
|1918–19||Tranmere Rovers||Stalybridge Celtic|
|Season||Division One champions||Division Two champions|
|1947–48||Wigan Athletic||Stubshaw Cross Rovers|
|1950–51||Wigan Athletic||St Helens Town|
|1952–53||Wigan Athletic||Bolton Wanderers "B"|
|1954–55||Accrington Stanley reserves||Burnley 'A'|
|1956–57||Prescot Cables||Rossendale United|
|1957–58||Horwich RMI||Oldham Athletic reserves|
|1958–59||New Brighton||Netherfield reserves|
|1965–66||South Liverpool||Wigan Rovers|
|1967–68||Morecambe||Oldham Athletic reserves|
|1971–72||St Helens Town|
A total of 190 clubs and reserve teams played in the Lancashire Combination:
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