1899–1900 Football League

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The 18991900 season was the 12th season of The Football League.

Final league tables[edit]

The tables below are reproduced here in the exact form that they can be found at the 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.

Since the goal average was used for this purpose for such a long time, it is presented in the tables below even for the seasons prior to 1894–95, and since the goal difference is a more informative piece of information for a modern reader than the goal average, the goal difference is added in this presentation after the goal average.

During the first five seasons of the league, that is until the season, 1893–94, re-election process concerned the clubs which finished in the bottom four of the league. From the 1894–95 season and until the 1920–21 season the re-election process was required of the clubs which finished in the bottom three of the league.[2]

First Division[edit]

First Division
Season 1899–1900
Champions Aston Villa
(5th English title)
Relegated Bolton Wanderers
The Wednesday
FA Cup winners Bury FC (1st FA Cup title)
Matches played 306
Goals scored 868 (2.84 per match)
Top goalscorer Steve Bloomer (Derby County), 23
Biggest home win Aston VillaGlossop 9–0 (4 Sept 1899)
Biggest away win PrestonAston Villa 0–5 (2 Dec 1899)
Highest scoring Aston VillaGlossop 9–0 (4 Sept 1899)
Longest winning run 5 matches
Sheffield United (2 Sep 1899 – 2 Oct 1899)
Longest unbeaten run 22 matches
Sheffield United (2 Sep 1899 – 20 Jan 1900)
Longest losing run 8 matches
Liverpool F.C. (2 Sep 1899 – 21 Oct 1899)
Highest attendance 60.000
Aston Villa - Sunderland (30 Dec 1899)
Lowest attendance 300
Blackburn Rovers - Nottingham Forest (5 Mar 1900)
Average attendance 9.417
Pos Team Pld W D L F A W D L F A F A GA GD Pts
1 Aston Villa 34 12 4 1 45 18 10 2 5 32 17 77 35 2.200 +42 50
2 Sheffield United 34 11 5 1 40 11 7 7 3 23 22 63 33 1.909 +30 48
3 Sunderland 34 12 2 3 27 9 7 1 9 23 26 50 35 1.429 +15 41
4 Wolverhampton Wanderers 34 8 4 5 28 16 7 5 5 20 21 48 37 1.297 +11 39
5 Newcastle United 34 10 5 2 34 15 3 5 9 19 28 53 43 1.233 +10 36
6 Derby County 34 11 2 4 32 15 3 6 8 13 28 45 43 1.047 +2 36
7 Manchester City 34 10 3 4 33 15 3 5 9 17 29 50 44 1.136 +6 34
8 Nottingham Forest 34 12 3 2 42 16 1 5 11 14 39 56 55 1.018 +1 34
9 Stoke 34 9 5 3 24 15 4 3 10 13 30 37 45 0.822 –8 34
10 Liverpool 34 9 4 4 31 19 5 1 11 18 26 49 45 1.089 +4 33
11 Everton 34 11 1 5 30 15 2 6 9 17 34 47 49 0.959 –2 33
12 Bury 34 12 2 3 29 14 1 4 12 11 30 40 44 0.909 –4 32
13 West Bromwich Albion 34 8 6 3 27 11 3 2 12 16 40 43 51 0.843 –8 30
14 Blackburn Rovers 34 12 2 3 38 22 1 2 14 11 39 49 61 0.803 –12 30
15 Notts County 34 5 7 5 29 22 4 4 9 17 38 46 60 0.767 –14 29
16 Preston North End 34 9 3 5 28 20 3 1 13 10 28 38 48 0.792 –10 28
17 Burnley 34 10 2 5 28 17 1 3 13 6 37 34 54 0.630 –20 27
18 Glossop 34 4 6 7 19 22 0 4 13 12 52 31 74 0.419 –43 18

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

Key
League Champions
FA Cup Winners
Relegated

First Division results[edit]

Home ╲ Away[1] AST BLB BUR BRY DER EVE GLP LIV MCI NEW NOT NTC PNE SHU STK SUN WBA WOL
Aston Villa 3–1 2–0 2–1 3–2 1–1 9–0 1–0 2–1 2–1 2–2 6–2 3–1 1–1 4–1 4–2 0–2 0–0
Blackburn Rovers 0–4 2–0 3–2 2–0 3–1 2–2 2–0 4–3 2–3 2–1 2–0 3–0 3–3 3–0 1–2 2–0 2–1
Burnley 1–2 1–0 1–0 1–2 3–1 3–1 2–1 2–0 1–3 2–2 3–0 0–1 1–0 2–2 3–1 2–0 0–1
Bury 2–0 2–0 1–1 1–1 4–1 2–1 2–1 1–4 2–1 2–1 0–1 2–0 2–1 0–1 2–0 1–0 3–0
Derby County 2–0 0–2 4–1 3–0 2–1 4–1 3–2 0–0 2–1 2–2 0–1 2–0 0–1 2–0 2–0 4–1 0–2
Everton 1–2 0–0 2–0 2–0 3–0 4–1 3–1 4–0 3–2 2–1 0–2 1–0 1–2 2–0 1–0 1–3 0–1
Glossop 1–0 4–2 2–0 0–0 1–3 1–1 1–2 0–2 0–0 3–0 0–0 0–2 2–2 1–2 0–2 1–1 2–3
Liverpool 3–3 3–1 0–1 2–0 0–2 1–2 5–2 5–2 2–0 1–0 3–1 1–0 2–2 0–0 0–2 2–0 1–1
Manchester City 0–2 1–1 1–0 2–2 4–0 1–2 4–1 0–1 1–0 2–0 5–1 3–1 1–2 1–0 2–1 4–0 1–1
Newcastle United 3–2 4–1 2–0 2–1 2–0 2–0 1–0 1–1 0–0 3–1 6–0 0–0 0–0 2–2 2–4 4–2 0–1
Nottingham Forest 1–1 3–2 4–0 2–2 4–1 4–2 5–0 1–0 2–0 1–0 0–3 3–1 4–0 1–0 1–3 6–1 0–0
Notts County 1–4 5–1 6–1 2–2 0–0 2–2 0–0 2–1 1–1 0–0 1–2 3–0 1–2 1–3 3–1 1–2 0–0
Preston North End 0–5 2–0 1–1 1–0 0–0 1–1 1–0 1–3 0–2 4–1 3–0 4–3 0–1 3–0 0–1 5–2 2–0
Sheffield United 2–1 3–0 0–0 4–0 1–1 5–0 4–0 1–2 3–0 3–1 3–0 1–1 1–0 1–0 2–2 1–1 5–2
Stoke City 0–2 2–0 3–0 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–0 3–2 1–0 2–2 0–0 1–0 3–1 1–1 1–2 1–0 1–3
Sunderland 0–1 1–0 2–1 1–0 2–0 1–0 0–0 1–0 3–1 1–2 1–0 5–0 1–0 1–1 3–0 3–1 1–2
West Bromwich Albion 0–2 1–0 2–0 0–1 0–0 0–0 3–3 2–0 0–0 1–1 8–0 0–0 1–0 1–2 4–0 1–0 3–2
Wolverhampton Wanderers 0–1 4–0 3–0 1–0 3–0 2–1 4–0 0–1 1–1 1–1 2–2 2–2 1–3 1–2 0–2 1–0 2–0

Source: [1]
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Second Division[edit]

Second Division
Season 1899–1900
Champions The Wednesday
Promoted The Wednesday
Bolton Wanderers
Failed re-election Luton Town
Loughborough
Matches played 306
Goals scored 984 (3.22 per match)
Top goalscorer John Wright (The Wednesday), 24[3]
Biggest home win Woolwich ArsenalLoughborough 12–0 (12 Mar 1900)
Biggest away win Grimsby TownNewton Heath 0–7 (26 Dec 1899)
Highest scoring Woolwich ArsenalLoughborough 12–0 (12 Mar 1900)
Longest winning run 7 matches
Bolton Wanderers (23 Dec 1899 – 20 Jan 1900)
Longest unbeaten run 14 matches
The Wednesday (2 Sep 1899 – 30 Dec 1899)
Longest losing run 13 matches
Loughborough (13 Jan 1900 – 14 Apr 1900)
Pos Team Pld W D L F A W D L F A F A GA GD Pts
1 The Wednesday 34 17 0 0 61 7 8 4 5 23 15 84 22 3.818 +62 54
2 Bolton Wanderers 34 14 2 1 47 7 8 6 3 32 18 79 25 3.160 +54 52
3 Small Heath 34 15 1 1 58 12 5 5 7 20 26 78 38 2.053 +30 46
4 Newton Heath 34 15 1 1 44 11 5 3 9 19 16 63 27 2.333 +36 44
5 Leicester Fosse 34 11 5 1 34 8 6 4 7 19 28 53 36 1.472 +27 43
6 Grimsby Town 34 10 3 4 46 24 7 3 7 21 22 67 46 1.457 +21 40
7 Chesterfield 34 10 4 3 35 24 6 2 9 30 36 65 60 1.083 +5 38
8 Woolwich Arsenal 34 13 1 3 47 12 3 3 11 14 31 61 43 1.419 +18 36
9 Lincoln City 34 11 5 1 31 9 3 3 11 15 34 46 43 1.070 +3 36
10 New Brighton Tower 34 9 4 4 44 22 4 5 8 22 36 66 58 1.138 +8 35
11 Burslem Port Vale 34 11 2 4 26 16 3 4 10 13 33 39 49 0.796 –10 34
12 Walsall 34 10 5 2 35 18 2 3 12 15 37 50 55 0.909 –5 32
13 Gainsborough Trinity 34 8 4 5 37 24 1 3 13 10 51 47 75 0.627 –28 25
14 Middlesbrough 34 8 4 5 28 15 0 4 13 11 54 39 69 0.565 –30 24
15 Burton Swifts 34 8 5 4 31 24 1 1 15 12 60 43 84 0.512 –34 24
16 Barnsley 34 8 5 4 36 23 0 2 15 10 56 46 79 0.582 –33 23
17 Luton Town 34 5 3 9 25 25 0 5 12 15 50 40 75 0.533 –25 18
18 Loughborough 34 1 6 10 12 26 0 0 17 6 74 18 100 0.180 –82 8

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

Key
Division Champions, promoted
Promoted
New club in the league
Re-elected
Failed re-election

Second Division results[edit]

Home ╲ Away[1] BAR BOL BPV BRS CHF GAI GRI LEI LIN LOU LUT MID NBR NWH SMH WAL WED WOO
Barnsley 1–6 3–0 4–1 0–0 5–0 0–1 1–2 0–4 7–0 2–1 5–2 1–1 0–0 1–1 2–2 1–0 3–2
Bolton Wanderers 2–0 5–0 5–0 3–0 3–0 1–2 2–2 4–0 7–0 3–0 3–0 2–1 2–1 1–1 2–0 1–0 1–0
Burslem Port Vale 3–1 0–2 2–1 2–0 1–0 2–3 0–2 2–0 3–1 1–0 3–1 1–1 1–0 3–0 1–0 0–3 1–1
Burton Swifts 4–0 2–5 2–2 2–1 1–1 1–2 2–0 0–0 3–1 3–1 5–0 2–2 0–0 0–3 2–1 0–5 2–0
Chesterfield 2–1 3–3 0–4 0–4 3–1 3–1 0–0 2–2 1–0 2–0 7–1 5–2 2–1 0–0 1–3 1–0 3–1
Gainsborough Trinity 1–0 1–1 4–0 4–1 3–5 2–3 3–0 3–1 4–2 2–2 5–0 1–1 0–1 1–4 2–0 0–2 1–1
Grimsby Town 8–1 0–0 1–1 6–0 0–3 3–0 6–1 5–2 3–0 3–3 2–0 1–2 0–7 2–0 4–2 1–2 1–0
Leicester Fosse 1–0 0–0 2–0 1–0 2–2 5–0 3–0 2–0 5–0 2–2 4–1 1–2 2–0 2–0 2–1 0–0 0–0
Lincoln City 1–1 1–0 1–1 3–0 2–0 2–1 1–1 2–0 3–2 2–0 3–0 0–0 1–0 0–0 3–1 1–2 5–0
Loughborough 0–0 2–3 1–2 2–1 0–4 1–2 0–0 0–2 0–1 1–1 1–1 1–2 0–2 1–2 0–0 0–0 2–3
Luton Town 3–0 0–2 1–1 5–2 0–3 4–0 0–4 0–0 0–2 4–0 1–1 1–4 0–1 1–2 4–0 0–1 1–2
Middlesbrough 3–0 0–3 1–0 8–1 0–1 0–0 1–0 0–1 1–1 3–0 0–0 5–2 2–0 1–3 1–1 1–2 1–0
New Brighton Tower 6–2 3–1 2–0 5–0 2–3 5–0 2–1 2–2 3–0 3–0 5–1 1–1 1–4 2–2 0–1 2–2 0–2
Newton Heath 3–0 1–2 3–0 4–0 2–1 2–2 1–0 3–2 1–0 4–0 5–0 2–1 2–1 3–2 5–0 1–0 2–0
Small Heath 5–0 0–0 2–1 2–0 5–3 8–1 0–1 4–1 5–0 6–0 3–0 5–1 2–0 1–0 3–2 4–1 3–1
Walsall 4–2 2–2 0–1 2–0 6–3 1–0 1–1 1–2 3–1 1–0 7–3 1–1 2–1 0–0 1–0 1–1 2–0
The Wednesday 5–1 2–1 4–0 6–0 5–1 5–1 2–1 2–0 1–0 5–0 6–0 3–0 4–0 2–1 4–0 2–0 3–1
Woolwich Arsenal 5–1 0–1 1–0 1–1 2–0 2–1 2–0 0–2 2–1 12–0 3–1 3–0 5–0 2–1 3–0 3–1 1–2

Source: Ian Laschke: Rothmans Book of Football League Records 1888–89 to 1978–79. Macdonald and Jane’s, London & Sydney, 1980.
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "England 1899-00". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Archived from the original on 5 February 2010. Retrieved 2010-02-24. 
  2. ^ a b Ian Laschke: Rothmans Book of Football League Records 1888–89 to 1978–79. Macdonald and Jane’s, London & Sydney, 1980.
  3. ^ "English League Leading Goalscorers". RSSSF. Retrieved 2010-10-31. 

External links[edit]

  • Ian Laschke: Rothmans Book of Football League Records 1888–89 to 1978–79. Macdonald and Jane’s, London & Sydney, 1980.