1894–95 in English football

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The 1894–95 season was the 24th season of competitive football in England.

League competitions[edit]

Football League[edit]

Following the collapse of Middlesbrough Ironopolis and the resignation of Northwich Victoria, three new teams were admitted to the Second Division, bringing it to 16 teams. These new teams were Bury, Leicester Fosse and Burton Wanderers.

Southern League[edit]

The Southern League, a competition for both professional and amateur clubs, was founded in 1894 under the initiative of Millwall Athletic (now simply Millwall), to cater for teams in southern England, who were unable to join the Football League. The nine founder members were:

Events[edit]

  • 1 September 1894 – On the opening day of the Football League season, an extraordinary game between Sunderland and Derby County was played over three halves. The referee appointed for the match, Tom Kirkham, was running late so John Conqueror took charge. When Kirkham arrived, Sunderland were 3–0 ahead after the first half but the decision was made to start the match again at 0–0, annulling what was played so far. The decision didn't bother Sunderland in the end, as they officially ran out 8–0 winners.
  • 13 October 1894 – The Merseyside derby is contested for the very first time. 44,000 watch Everton beat Liverpool 3–0 in a league clash at Goodison Park.[1]

Honours[edit]

Competition Winner
First Division Sunderland (3*)
Second Division Bury
FA Cup Aston Villa (2)
Home Championship  England

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

League table[edit]

First Division[edit]

Pos Club P W D L F A GA Pts
1 Sunderland 30 21 5 4 80 37 2.162 47
2 Everton 30 18 6 6 82 50 1.640 42
3 Aston Villa 30 17 5 8 82 43 1.907 39
4 Preston North End 30 15 5 10 62 46 1.348 35
5 Blackburn Rovers 30 11 10 9 59 49 1.204 32
6 Sheffield United 30 14 4 12 57 55 1.036 32
7 Nottingham Forest 30 13 5 12 50 56 0.893 31
8 The Wednesday 30 12 4 14 50 55 0.909 28
9 Burnley 30 11 4 15 44 56 0.786 26
10 Bolton Wanderers 30 9 7 14 61 62 0.984 25
11 Wolverhampton Wanderers 30 9 7 14 43 63 0.683 25
12 Small Heath 30 9 7 14 50 74 0.676 25
13 West Bromwich Albion 30 10 4 16 51 66 0.773 24
14 Stoke 30 9 6 15 50 67 0.746 24
15 Derby County 30 7 9 14 45 68 0.662 23
16 Liverpool[2] 30 7 8 15 51 70 0.729 22

Second Division[edit]

Pos Club P W D L F A GA Pts
1 Bury[3] 30 23 2 5 78 33 2.364 48
2 Notts County 30 17 5 8 75 45 1.667 39
3 Newton Heath 30 15 8 7 78 44 1.773 38
4 Leicester Fosse 30 15 8 7 72 53 1.358 38
5 Grimsby Town 30 18 1 11 79 52 1.519 37
6 Darwen 30 16 4 10 74 43 1.721 36
7 Burton Wanderers 30 14 7 9 67 39 1.718 35
8 Woolwich Arsenal 30 14 6 10 75 58 1.293 34
9 Manchester City 30 14 3 13 82 72 1.139 31
10 Newcastle United 30 12 3 15 72 84 0.857 27
11 Burton Swifts 30 11 3 16 52 74 0.703 25
12 Rotherham Town 30 11 2 17 55 62 0.887 24
13 Lincoln City 30 10 0 20 52 92 0.565 20
14 Walsall Town Swifts[4] 30 10 0 20 47 92 0.511 20
15 Burslem Port Vale 30 7 4 19 39 77 0.506 18
16 Crewe Alexandra 30 3 4 23 26 103 0.252 10

P = Matches played; W = Matches won; D = Matches drawn; L = Matches lost; F = Goals for; A = Goals against; GA = Goal average; Pts = Points

References[edit]

  1. ^ David Prentice. "Everton’s 1894 derby day bonus – a silk hat!". Liverpool Echo. Retrieved 29 May 2013. 
  2. ^ Not re-elected after losing 'Test Match.' Invited to join Second Division
  3. ^ Elected to First Division after winning 'Test Match.'
  4. ^ Resigned from Football League