1901–02 in English football

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The 1901–02 season was the 31st season of competitive football in England.

League changes[edit]

Doncaster Rovers and Bristol City replaced Walsall and New Brighton Tower in the Football League.

Burton United were formed by a merger of Burton Swifts with former League side Burton Wanderers.

Bristol City were the first non-London Southern side in the league.

Events[edit]

  • 9 January 1902 – Newton Heath, the Manchester based Second Division club, are on the brink of closure and expulsion from the Football League after being issued with a winding up order.[1] The club is £2,600 in debt.[2]

Honours[edit]

Competition Winner
First Division Sunderland (4)
Second Division West Bromwich Albion
FA Cup Sheffield United (2)
Home Championship  Scotland

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

Football League[edit]

First Division[edit]

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

Second Division[edit]

Pos Club P W D L F A GA Pts
1 West Bromwich Albion 34 25 5 4 82 29 2.828 55
2 Middlesbrough 34 23 5 6 90 24 3.750 51
3 Preston North End 34 18 6 10 71 32 2.219 42
4 Woolwich Arsenal 34 18 6 10 50 26 1.923 42
5 Lincoln City 34 14 13 7 45 35 1.286 41
6 Bristol City 34 17 6 11 52 35 1.486 40
7 Doncaster Rovers 34 13 8 13 49 58 0.845 34
8 Glossop 34 10 12 12 36 40 0.900 32
9 Burnley 34 10 10 14 41 45 0.911 30
10 Burton United 34 11 8 15 46 54 0.852 30
11 Barnsley 34 12 6 16 51 63 0.810 30
12 Burslem Port Vale 34 10 9 15 43 59 0.729 29
13 Blackpool 34 11 7 16 40 56 0.714 29
14 Leicester Fosse 34 12 5 17 38 56 0.679 29
15 Newton Heath 34 11 6 17 38 53 0.717 28
16 Chesterfield 34 11 6 17 47 68 0.691 28
17 Stockport County 34 8 7 19 36 72 0.500 23
18 Gainsborough Trinity 34 4 11 19 30 80 0.375 19

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. ^ "Drasdo repeats green and gold message". Manchester Evening News. 12 February 2010. Retrieved 29 May 2013. 
  2. ^ "The green and gold aiming to put Reds back in the black". The Sun. 12 March 2010. Retrieved 29 May 2013. 
  3. ^ "History of Manchester United". United Online Unofficial website of Manchester United. Retrieved 29 May 2013.