1911–12 Football League

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The Football League
Season 1911–12
Champions Blackburn Rovers
Relegated Gainsborough Trinity

The 19111912 season was the 24th season of The Football League.

Blackburn Rovers won the First Division title for the first time.

Bury and Preston North End were relegated to the Second Division, and their places in the First Division were taken by Derby County and Chelsea.

Final league tables[edit]

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

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]

Football League, First Division
Season 1911–12
Champions Blackburn Rovers (1st English title)
Relegated Bury,
Preston North End
Matches played 380
Goals scored 1057 (2.78 per match)
Top goalscorer Harry Hampton (Aston Villa),
George Holley (Sunderland),
David McLean (The Wednesday), 25 [3]
Biggest home win The WednesdaySunderland 8–0 (26 Dec 1911)
Biggest away win Sheffield UnitedBolton 0–5 (9 Sept 1911)
Highest scoring Sheffield UnitedBradford City 7–3 (4 Mar 1912)
Pos Team Pld W D L F A W D L F A F A GA GD Pts
1 Blackburn Rovers 38 13 6 0 35 10 7 3 9 25 33 60 43 1.395 +17 49
2 Everton 38 13 5 1 29 12 7 1 11 17 30 46 42 1.095 +4 46
3 Newcastle United 38 10 4 5 37 25 8 4 7 27 25 64 50 1.280 +14 44
4 Bolton Wanderers 38 14 2 3 35 15 6 1 12 19 28 54 43 1.256 +11 43
5 The Wednesday 38 11 3 5 44 17 5 6 8 25 32 69 49 1.408 +20 41
6 Aston Villa 38 12 2 5 48 22 5 5 9 28 41 76 63 1.206 +13 41
7 Middlesbrough 38 11 6 2 35 17 5 2 12 21 28 56 45 1.244 +11 40
8 Sunderland 38 10 6 3 37 14 4 5 10 21 37 58 51 1.137 +7 39
9 West Bromwich Albion 38 10 6 3 23 15 5 3 11 20 32 43 47 0.915 –4 39
10 Woolwich Arsenal 38 12 3 4 38 19 3 5 11 17 40 55 59 0.932 –4 38
11 Bradford City 38 12 3 4 31 15 3 5 11 15 35 46 50 0.920 –4 38
12 Tottenham Hotspur 38 10 4 5 35 20 4 5 10 18 33 53 53 1.000 ±0 37
13 Manchester United 38 9 5 5 29 19 4 6 9 16 41 45 60 0.750 –15 37
14 Sheffield United 38 10 4 5 47 29 3 6 10 16 27 63 56 1.125 +7 36
15 Manchester City 38 10 5 4 39 20 3 4 12 17 38 56 58 0.966 –2 35
16 Notts County 38 9 4 6 26 20 5 3 11 20 43 46 63 0.730 –17 35
17 Liverpool 38 8 4 7 27 23 4 6 9 22 32 49 55 0.891 –6 34
18 Oldham Athletic 38 10 3 6 32 19 2 7 10 14 35 46 54 0.852 –8 34
19 Preston North End 38 8 4 7 26 25 5 3 11 14 32 40 57 0.702 –17 33
20 Bury 38 6 5 8 23 25 0 4 15 9 34 32 59 0.542 –27 21

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
Relegated

First Division results[edit]

Home ╲ Away[1] AST BLB BOL BRA BRY EVE LIV MCI MUN MID NEW NTC OLD PNE SHU SUN TOT WED WBA WOO
Aston Villa 0–3 0–1 0–0 5–2 3–0 5–0 3–1 6–0 2–1 2–0 5–1 6–1 1–0 1–0 1–3 2–2 2–3 0–3 4–1
Blackburn Rovers 3–1 2–0 3–1 2–0 2–1 1–0 2–0 2–2 2–1 1–1 0–0 1–0 3–0 1–0 2–2 0–0 0–0 4–1 4–0
Bolton Wanderers 3–0 2–0 2–0 1–0 1–2 2–1 2–1 1–1 1–0 0–2 3–0 2–1 3–0 0–3 3–0 1–0 4–2 2–0 2–2
Bradford City 2–1 1–0 1–0 1–0 1–0 0–2 4–1 0–1 2–1 1–1 2–3 0–0 0–1 1–0 2–1 3–0 5–1 4–1 1–1
Bury 1–1 1–2 1–3 2–0 1–2 2–2 1–2 0–1 0–2 2–1 0–1 1–1 0–0 3–1 0–2 2–1 2–2 1–0 3–1
Everton 1–1 1–3 1–0 1–0 1–1 2–1 1–0 4–0 1–0 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–0 3–2 1–0 2–2 1–0 3–0 1–0
Liverpool 1–2 1–2 1–0 1–0 1–1 1–3 2–2 3–2 1–1 0–1 3–0 1–0 0–1 2–0 2–1 1–2 1–1 1–3 4–1
Manchester City 2–6 3–0 3–1 4–0 2–0 4–0 2–3 0–0 2–0 1–1 4–0 1–3 0–0 0–0 2–0 2–1 4–0 0–2 3–3
Manchester United 3–1 3–1 2–0 0–1 0–0 2–1 1–1 0–0 3–4 0–2 2–0 3–1 0–0 1–0 2–2 1–2 3–1 1–2 2–0
Middlesbrough 1–2 2–1 1–0 1–0 1–1 0–0 3–2 3–1 3–0 1–1 4–0 3–0 4–2 1–1 3–3 2–0 1–1 1–0 0–2
Newcastle United 6–2 4–2 5–2 0–2 3–2 2–0 1–1 1–0 2–3 0–1 3–2 1–1 1–0 2–2 3–1 2–0 0–2 0–0 1–2
Notts County 2–0 1–3 3–2 0–0 2–0 0–1 0–0 0–1 0–1 2–1 1–4 1–1 1–2 2–0 3–1 2–2 1–0 2–0 3–1
Oldham Athletic 1–2 0–1 3–1 3–0 2–0 3–0 0–1 4–1 2–2 2–0 2–4 1–2 1–0 2–3 0–0 2–1 1–0 3–1 0–0
Preston North End 4–1 2–2 1–2 2–2 1–0 2–1 2–1 2–1 0–0 0–3 2–1 2–1 0–1 3–0 0–3 0–1 2–3 1–1 0–1
Sheffield United 0–1 1–1 0–5 7–3 4–0 2–1 3–1 6–2 6–1 1–1 2–1 1–3 4–0 4–2 1–2 1–2 1–1 1–1 2–1
Sunderland 2–2 3–0 0–1 1–1 1–0 4–0 1–2 1–1 5–0 1–0 1–2 5–0 4–2 3–0 0–0 1–1 0–0 3–2 1–0
Tottenham Hotspur 2–1 0–2 1–0 2–3 2–1 0–1 2–0 0–2 1–1 2–1 1–2 2–2 4–0 6–2 1–1 0–0 3–1 1–0 5–0
The Wednesday 3–0 1–1 0–1 4–2 2–1 1–3 2–2 3–0 3–0 0–2 1–2 3–0 1–0 0–1 1–1 8–0 4–0 4–1 3–0
West Bromwich Albion 2–2 2–0 0–0 0–0 2–0 1–0 1–0 1–1 1–0 3–1 3–1 2–1 0–0 0–2 0–1 1–0 2–0 1–5 1–1
Woolwich Arsenal 2–2 5–1 3–0 2–0 1–0 0–1 2–2 2–0 2–1 3–1 2–0 0–3 1–1 4–1 3–1 3–0 3–1 0–2 0–2

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

First Division maps[edit]

Locations of the Football League First Division London teams 1911–12


Second Division[edit]

Football League, Second Division
Season 1911–12
Champions Derby County (1st title)
Failed re-election Gainsborough Trinity
Matches played 380
Goals scored 1032 (2.72 per match)
Top goalscorer Bert Freeman (Burnley), 32 [3]
Biggest home win WolverhamptonHull 8–0 (4 Nov 1911)
Biggest away win Leeds CityBurnley 1–5 (9 Dec 1911)
BirminghamDerby County 0–4 (16 Sept 1911)
Highest scoring FulhamLeeds City 7–2 (23 Mar 1912)
Pos Team Pld W D L F A W D L F A F A GA GD Pts
1 Derby County 38 15 2 2 55 13 8 6 5 19 15 74 28 2.643 +46 54
2 Chelsea 38 15 2 2 36 13 9 4 6 28 21 64 34 1.882 +30 54
3 Burnley 38 14 5 0 50 14 8 3 8 27 27 77 41 1.878 +36 52
4 Clapton Orient 38 16 0 3 44 14 5 3 11 17 30 61 44 1.386 +17 45
5 Wolverhampton Wanderers 38 12 3 4 41 10 4 7 8 16 23 57 33 1.727 +24 42
6 Barnsley 38 10 5 4 28 19 5 7 7 17 23 45 42 1.071 +3 42
7 Hull City 38 12 3 4 36 13 5 5 9 18 38 54 51 1.059 +3 42
8 Fulham 38 10 3 6 42 24 6 4 9 24 34 66 58 1.138 +8 39
9 Grimsby Town 38 9 6 4 24 18 6 3 10 24 37 48 55 0.873 –7 39
10 Leicester Fosse 38 11 4 4 34 18 4 3 12 15 48 49 66 0.742 –17 37
11 Bradford Park Avenue 38 10 5 4 30 16 3 4 12 14 29 44 45 0.978 –1 35
12 Birmingham 38 11 3 5 44 29 3 3 13 11 30 55 59 0.932 –4 34
13 Bristol City 38 11 4 4 27 17 3 2 14 14 43 41 60 0.683 –19 34
14 Blackpool 38 12 4 3 24 12 1 4 14 8 40 32 52 0.615 –20 34
15 Nottingham Forest 38 9 3 7 26 18 4 4 11 20 30 46 48 0.958 –2 33
16 Stockport County 38 8 5 6 31 22 3 6 10 16 32 47 54 0.870 –7 33
17 Huddersfield Town 38 8 5 6 30 22 5 1 13 20 42 50 64 0.781 –14 32
18 Glossop 38 6 8 5 33 23 2 4 13 9 33 42 56 0.750 –14 28
19 Leeds City 38 7 6 6 21 22 3 2 14 29 56 50 78 0.641 –28 28
20 Gainsborough Trinity[4] 38 4 6 9 17 22 1 7 11 13 42 30 64 0.469 –34 23
  1. ^ "England 1911-12". 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. ^ a b "English League Leading Goalscorers". RSSSF. Retrieved 2010-10-31. 
  4. ^ Gainsborough Trinity failed to be re-elected to the Football League. This was their final ever season of league football. Lincoln City
    returned to the league at their expense.

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
FA Cup Winners
New club in the league
Re-elected
Failed re-election

Second Division results[edit]

Home ╲ Away[1] BAR BIR BLP BPA BRI BUR CHE CLA DER FUL GAI GLP GRI HUD HUL LEE LEI NOT STP WOL
Barnsley 1–0 1–0 1–0 4–1 1–1 0–2 2–1 0–2 2–2 4–0 1–0 2–2 0–0 1–2 3–4 0–0 1–0 2–1 2–1
Birmingham City 1–3 2–1 2–3 0–0 4–0 1–4 4–0 0–4 1–3 2–2 2–0 2–2 1–0 5–1 4–3 4–0 4–2 2–0 3–1
Blackpool 0–0 1–0 0–4 1–0 0–0 1–0 1–0 1–0 3–1 0–0 2–0 1–2 3–1 3–2 3–0 1–1 2–0 0–1 1–0
Bradford Park Avenue 1–0 3–0 0–0 0–1 2–1 1–1 2–1 0–1 0–2 5–0 1–1 4–1 3–1 3–1 1–1 1–1 2–1 1–0 0–2
Bristol City 0–1 2–1 2–0 1–0 0–3 1–1 1–0 1–1 1–0 2–0 2–0 3–0 3–2 0–0 4–1 0–1 2–2 2–1 0–3
Burnley 3–0 1–1 1–1 3–1 4–2 2–2 1–0 0–0 5–1 2–0 4–0 1–1 3–0 5–1 4–2 3–0 2–0 4–1 2–1
Chelsea 2–1 0–2 4–1 1–0 2–2 0–2 3–0 1–0 1–0 1–0 1–0 4–1 3–1 1–0 4–2 2–1 2–0 0–0 4–0
Clapton Orient 2–0 2–0 2–0 2–0 4–0 1–2 1–4 3–0 4–0 3–0 2–1 1–0 2–1 4–0 2–1 4–1 0–2 4–2 1–0
Derby County 0–0 0–1 5–1 1–0 3–0 2–0 2–0 5–1 6–1 4–0 5–0 2–1 4–2 2–3 5–2 5–0 1–0 2–0 1–1
Fulham 2–2 2–1 3–0 2–0 2–1 3–4 0–1 0–2 0–0 7–1 0–2 1–3 3–1 0–1 7–2 4–1 2–0 3–1 1–1
Gainsborough Trinity 1–2 0–0 0–0 0–0 2–3 1–0 0–2 0–2 1–1 0–1 1–1 2–3 5–0 0–3 2–1 0–1 1–2 0–0 1–0
Glossop 0–2 2–0 1–1 0–0 3–0 1–3 1–2 3–3 3–1 1–1 1–1 5–2 2–3 1–1 2–1 6–0 0–0 1–1 0–1
Grimsby Town 0–0 1–0 1–0 0–0 3–0 1–0 2–1 2–1 0–3 1–0 3–3 0–0 1–2 1–0 1–2 4–0 1–4 2–2 0–0
Huddersfield Town 2–1 3–2 4–0 3–1 1–2 1–1 1–3 0–0 0–0 2–0 2–2 3–1 2–0 0–2 1–2 1–2 1–2 2–0 1–1
Hull City 0–0 4–0 3–0 5–1 3–0 4–1 1–0 0–2 0–0 2–3 1–1 2–0 1–0 0–1 1–0 4–1 2–1 0–2 3–0
Leeds City 3–2 0–0 1–0 1–2 3–1 1–5 0–0 0–2 0–1 0–2 0–0 2–1 1–2 2–0 0–0 2–1 3–1 1–1 1–1
Leicester Fosse 0–0 5–2 4–0 3–0 2–0 3–2 2–0 2–0 0–1 2–5 2–0 1–0 0–2 0–2 3–0 2–1 1–1 1–1 1–1
Nottingham Forest 0–2 0–1 2–1 2–1 2–0 0–1 2–3 3–0 1–3 1–1 2–0 0–1 1–0 3–0 0–0 2–1 4–1 1–2 0–0
Stockport County 1–1 2–0 1–2 1–0 1–0 0–1 0–1 1–1 4–0 2–1 0–3 3–0 3–0 3–1 1–1 3–3 2–3 2–2 1–2
Wolverhampton Wanderers 5–0 1–0 3–0 1–1 3–1 2–0 3–1 0–1 0–1 0–0 1–0 1–1 1–2 1–2 8–0 5–0 1–0 1–0 4–0

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: Purple = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Second Division maps[edit]

Locations of the Football League Second Division London teams 1911–12


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.