1901–02 Football League

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The 19011902 season was the 14th season of The Football League.

Final league tables[1][2][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]

Football League, First Division
Season 1901–02
Champions Sunderland (4th English title)
Relegated Manchester City
Small Heath
FA Cup winners Sheffield United (2nd FA Cup title)
Matches played 306
Goals scored 840 (2.75 per match)
Top goalscorer Jimmy Settle (Everton), 18
Biggest home win NewcastleNotts County 8–0 (26 Oct 1901)
Biggest away win BlackburnManchester City 1–4 (12 Apr 1902)
Manchester CityBirmingham 1–4 (14 Sept 1901)
Sheffield UnitedBirmingham 1–4 (15 Feb 1902)
0–3: five different matches
Highest scoring 8: NewcastleNotts County 8–0 (26 Oct 1901)
Notts CountyWolverhampton 5–3 (28 Mar 1902)
Longest winning run 5 matches
Nottingham Forest (18 Jan 1902 – 19 Mar 1902)
Longest unbeaten run 10 matches
Sunderland (23 Nov 1901 – 15 Feb 1902)
Longest losing run 5 matches
Manchester City F.C. (2 Sep 1901 – 12 Oct 1902)
Highest attendance 50.000
Aston Villa - Birmingham City (26 Dec 1901)
Lowest attendance 2.000
Blackburn Rovers -Bolton Wanderers (7 Dec 1901)
Wolverhampton Wanderers - Newcastle (10 Mar 1902)
Nottingham Forest - Newcastle (19 Mar 1902)
Derby County - Sunderland (5 Apr 1902)
The Wednesday - Everton (5 Apr 1902)
Bury - Wolverhampton Wanderers (12 Apr 1902)
Blackburn Rovers - Derby County (19 Apr 1902)
Average attendance 11.209

First Division[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L F A W D L F A F A GA GD Pts
1 Sunderland 34 12 3 2 32 14 7 3 7 18 21 50 35 1.429 +15 44
2 Everton 34 11 2 4 31 11 6 5 6 22 24 53 35 1.514 +18 41
3 Newcastle United 34 11 3 3 41 14 3 6 8 7 20 48 34 1.412 +14 37
4 Blackburn Rovers 34 12 2 3 36 16 3 4 10 16 32 52 48 1.083 +4 36
5 Nottingham Forest 34 11 4 2 32 13 2 5 10 11 30 43 43 1.000 ±0 35
6 Derby County 34 11 5 1 26 10 2 4 11 13 31 39 41 0.951 –2 35
7 Bury 34 11 5 1 31 9 2 3 12 13 29 44 38 1.158 +6 34
8 Aston Villa 34 9 5 3 27 13 4 3 10 15 27 42 40 1.050 +2 34
9 The Wednesday 34 9 5 3 30 14 4 3 10 18 38 48 52 0.923 –4 34
10 Sheffield United 34 10 5 2 38 13 3 2 12 15 35 53 48 1.104 +5 33
11 Liverpool 34 8 3 6 28 16 2 9 6 14 22 42 38 1.105 +4 32
12 Bolton Wanderers 34 10 6 1 38 17 2 2 13 13 39 51 56 0.911 –5 32
13 Notts County 34 12 2 3 44 19 2 2 13 7 38 51 57 0.895 –6 32
14 Wolverhampton Wanderers 34 12 3 2 32 13 1 3 13 14 44 46 57 0.807 –11 32
15 Grimsby Town 34 11 3 3 33 16 2 3 12 11 44 44 60 0.733 –16 32
16 Stoke 34 10 4 3 31 12 1 5 11 14 43 45 55 0.818 –10 31
17 Small Heath 34 8 5 4 31 14 3 3 11 16 31 47 45 1.044 +2 30
18 Manchester City 34 10 3 4 28 17 1 3 13 14 41 42 58 0.724 –16 28

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 BOL BRY DER EVE GRI LIV MNC NEW NOT NTC SHE SMH STO SUN WED WOL
Aston Villa 1–1 1–0 2–0 3–2 1–1 4–1 0–1 2–2 0–0 3–0 2–0 1–2 1–0 0–0 0–1 4–1 2–1
Blackburn Rovers 4–0 2–0 0–3 3–1 3–1 2–0 1–1 1–4 0–0 1–0 4–2 2–1 3–1 6–1 0–1 2–0 2–0
Bolton Wanderers 2–2 4–0 2–2 2–1 1–3 4–0 1–0 3–3 3–1 3–0 1–1 1–0 4–0 2–1 0–0 3–1 2–2
Bury 0–0 2–0 2–2 2–0 1–0 1–1 0–0 3–0 4–0 1–1 3–0 1–2 2–0 4–2 1–0 2–0 2–1
Derby County 1–0 1–1 1–2 1–0 3–1 2–0 1–1 2–0 1–0 1–1 2–0 3–1 0–0 1–0 1–0 2–2 3–1
Everton 2–3 0–2 1–0 1–1 2–0 0–1 4–0 3–1 0–0 1–0 0–1 2–1 1–0 1–0 2–0 5–0 6–1
Grimsby Town 4–1 2–1 4–1 2–0 1–1 0–2 1–1 3–2 3–0 1–0 1–0 0–1 1–0 1–2 3–3 3–1 3–0
Liverpool 1–0 1–0 1–1 1–0 0–2 2–2 2–2 4–0 0–1 0–2 0–1 1–0 3–1 7–0 0–1 1–2 4–1
Manchester City 1–0 1–1 1–0 2–0 0–0 2–0 3–0 2–3 2–0 3–1 1–0 4–0 1–4 2–2 0–3 0–3 3–0
Newcastle United 2–1 0–3 4–1 1–1 0–1 1–1 5–1 1–0 3–0 3–0 8–0 1–1 2–0 5–1 0–1 2–1 3–1
Nottingham Forest 1–1 3–0 4–1 2–1 3–1 4–0 0–1 1–1 3–1 0–2 1–0 2–1 1–1 2–0 2–1 1–1 2–0
Notts County 0–3 3–0 2–1 2–1 3–2 0–2 3–0 2–2 2–0 0–2 3–0 4–0 6–1 1–1 2–0 6–1 5–3
Sheffield United 6–0 4–1 2–0 3–1 3–0 0–0 2–2 2–1 5–0 1–0 2–2 3–0 1–4 1–1 0–1 3–0 0–0
Small Heath 0–2 2–0 2–0 1–0 5–1 0–1 6–0 0–0 1–0 3–1 1–1 0–0 5–1 1–1 2–3 1–1 1–2
Stoke City 1–0 2–2 4–0 1–2 1–1 1–2 2–0 1–0 3–0 0–0 1–1 3–0 3–2 1–0 3–0 1–2 3–0
Sunderland 1–0 3–2 2–1 3–0 1–0 2–4 3–1 1–1 1–0 0–0 4–0 2–1 3–1 1–1 2–0 1–2 2–0
The Wednesday 1–0 0–1 5–1 4–1 2–0 1–1 3–1 1–1 2–1 0–0 0–2 4–0 1–0 1–2 3–1 1–1 1–1
Wolverhampton Wanderers 0–2 3–1 1–2 1–0 0–0 2–1 2–0 3–1 0–0 3–0 2–0 3–1 1–1 2–1 4–1 4–2 1–0

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]

Football League, Second Division
Season 1901–02
Champions West Bromwich Albion (1st title)
Failed re-election none
Matches played 306
Goals scored 885 (2.89 per match)
Top goalscorer Chippy Simmons (West Brom), 23 [3]
Biggest home win Preston North EndLincoln City 8–0 (28 Dec 1901)
Biggest away win Burton UnitedLincoln City 0–6 (23 Nov 1901)
Highest scoring BarnsleyMiddlesbrough 2–7 (22 Feb 1902)
Longest winning run 10 matches
West Bromwich Albion (7 Dec 1901 – 1 Feb 1902)
Longest unbeaten run 17 matches
West Bromwich Albion (7 Dec 1901 – 29 Mar 1902)
Longest losing run 6 matches
Stockport County (8 Feb 1902 – 22 Mar 1902)
Pos Team Pld W D L F A W D L F A F A GA GD Pts
1 West Bromwich Albion 34 14 2 1 52 13 11 3 3 30 16 82 29 2.828 +53 55
2 Middlesbrough 34 15 1 1 58 7 8 4 5 32 17 90 24 3.750 +66 51
3 Preston North End 34 12 3 2 50 11 6 3 8 21 21 71 32 2.219 +39 42
4 Woolwich Arsenal 34 13 2 2 35 9 5 4 8 15 17 50 26 1.923 +24 42
5 Lincoln City 34 11 6 0 26 4 3 7 7 19 31 45 35 1.286 +10 41
6 Bristol City 34 13 1 3 39 12 4 5 8 13 23 52 35 1.486 +17 40
7 Doncaster Rovers 34 12 3 2 39 12 1 5 11 10 46 49 58 0.845 –9 34
8 Glossop 34 7 6 4 22 15 3 6 8 14 25 36 40 0.900 –4 32
9 Burnley 34 9 6 2 30 8 1 4 12 11 37 41 45 0.911 –4 30
10 Burton United 34 8 6 3 32 23 3 2 12 14 31 46 54 0.852 –8 30
11 Barnsley 34 9 3 5 36 33 3 3 11 15 30 51 63 0.810 –12 30
12 Burslem Port Vale 34 7 7 3 26 17 3 2 12 17 42 43 59 0.729 –16 29
13 Blackpool 34 9 3 5 27 21 2 4 11 13 35 40 56 0.714 –16 29
14 Leicester Fosse 34 11 2 4 26 14 1 3 13 12 42 38 56 0.679 –18 29
15 Newton Heath 34 10 2 5 27 12 1 4 12 11 41 38 53 0.717 –15 28
16 Chesterfield 34 10 3 4 35 18 1 3 13 12 50 47 68 0.691 –21 28
17 Stockport County 34 8 3 6 25 20 0 4 13 11 52 36 72 0.500 –36 23
18 Gainsborough Trinity 34 4 9 4 26 25 0 2 15 4 55 30 80 0.375 –50 19
  1. ^ a b "England 1901-02". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Archived from the original on 5 February 2010. Retrieved 2010-02-24. 
  2. ^ a b c 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. 

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 (none)

Second Division results[edit]

Home \ Away[1] BAR BLP BRI BUR BPV BUR CHS DON GAI GLP LEI LIN MID NWH PRE STP WBA WOO
Barnsley 2–0 2–2 2–2 4–0 3–2 3–2 3–0 2–0 1–4 2–3 2–2 2–7 3–2 0–4 3–1 0–2 2–0
Blackpool 2–1 0–2 2–1 1–0 1–0 0–0 3–1 3–0 1–1 4–0 3–0 0–2 2–4 1–4 1–0 2–2 1–3
Bristol City 3–1 3–0 1–0 4–0 0–2 5–2 3–0 4–0 2–0 2–1 1–1 1–0 4–0 2–0 3–0 1–2 0–3
Burnley 2–0 2–0 0–1 4–1 0–0 0–0 7–0 6–0 1–1 1–0 1–0 2–2 1–0 0–3 3–0 0–0 0–0
Burslem Port Vale 2–1 0–1 3–0 1–1 2–1 4–2 2–2 1–1 1–0 3–0 1–2 1–1 1–1 0–0 1–1 2–3 1–0
Burton United 2–1 1–1 2–2 5–2 3–0 0–1 1–1 5–0 1–1 2–0 0–6 3–2 0–0 1–1 3–2 1–3 2–0
Chesterfield 1–2 3–1 1–0 3–0 4–3 3–1 0–0 2–0 1–0 3–3 0–1 0–0 3–0 2–0 8–1 0–3 1–3
Doncaster Rovers 0–1 4–3 3–0 3–0 3–3 2–0 4–1 3–0 1–2 2–1 1–1 0–0 4–0 4–0 2–0 2–0 1–0
Gainsborough Trinity 0–0 3–0 2–0 1–1 2–3 1–4 0–0 4–1 2–1 3–3 2–2 1–4 1–1 0–1 1–1 1–1 2–2
Glossop 1–1 3–1 1–2 0–0 0–1 2–1 3–1 3–1 0–0 1–1 1–1 1–0 0–0 3–1 2–1 1–2 0–1
Leicester Fosse 2–0 1–0 0–1 2–1 0–1 4–0 3–0 1–0 2–0 1–1 3–1 0–2 3–2 1–0 1–1 0–3 2–1
Lincoln City 1–1 0–0 1–0 1–0 1–1 0–0 4–0 0–0 3–0 1–0 2–0 2–1 2–0 2–1 5–0 1–0 0–0
Middlesbrough 2–1 2–1 2–0 3–0 3–0 5–0 7–1 6–0 3–1 5–0 5–0 0–0 5–0 2–1 6–0 1–2 1–0
Newton Heath 1–0 0–1 1–0 2–0 1–0 3–1 2–0 6–0 3–0 1–0 2–0 0–0 1–2 0–2 3–3 1–2 0–1
Preston North End 4–0 1–1 0–0 3–1 2–0 1–0 5–0 3–0 4–1 2–2 5–0 8–0 0–3 5–1 4–0 1–2 2–0
Stockport County 2–3 3–1 1–1 1–2 4–2 2–0 3–0 1–2 2–1 0–0 2–0 2–1 1–3 1–0 0–2 0–2 0–0
West Bromwich Albion 3–1 7–2 2–2 3–0 3–1 2–1 4–0 2–2 7–0 0–1 1–0 4–1 2–0 4–0 3–1 3–0 2–1
Woolwich Arsenal 2–1 0–0 2–0 4–0 3–1 0–1 3–2 1–0 5–0 4–0 2–0 2–0 0–3 2–0 0–0 3–0 2–1

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]

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