1925–26 Football League

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The Football League
Season 1925–26
Champions Huddersfield Town

The 19251926 season was the 34th 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 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.

Match results are drawn from Rothmans for all divisions.[2]

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 1922–23 season on, Re-election was required of the bottom two teams of both Third Division North and Third Division South.[2]

First Division[edit]

Football League, First Division
Season 1925–26
Champions Huddersfield Town (3rd English title)
Relegated Manchester City
Notts County
FA Cup winners Bolton Wanderers (2nd FA Cup title)
Matches played 462
Goals scored 1703 (3.69 per match)
Top goalscorer Ted Harper (Blackburn Rovers), 43 [3]
Biggest home win Aston VillaBurnley 10–0 (29 Apr 1926)
Biggest away win BirminghamBurnley 1–7 (10 Apr 1926)
NewcastleBlackburn 1–7 (9 Sept 1925)
Highest scoring Sheffield UnitedCardiff 11–2 (1 Jan 1926)
Pos Team Pld W D L F A W D L F A F A GA GD Pts
1 Huddersfield Town 42 14 6 1 50 17 9 5 7 42 43 92 60 1.533 +32 57
2 Arsenal 42 16 2 3 57 19 6 6 9 30 44 87 63 1.381 +24 52
3 Sunderland 42 17 2 2 67 30 4 4 13 29 50 96 80 1.200 +16 48
4 Bury 42 12 4 5 55 34 8 3 10 30 43 85 77 1.104 +8 47
5 Sheffield United 42 15 3 3 72 29 4 5 12 30 53 102 82 1.244 +20 46
6 Aston Villa 42 12 7 2 56 25 4 5 12 30 51 86 76 1.132 +10 44
7 Liverpool 42 9 8 4 43 27 5 8 8 27 36 70 63 1.111 +7 44
8 Bolton Wanderers 42 11 6 4 46 31 6 4 11 29 45 75 76 0.987 –1 44
9 Manchester United 42 12 4 5 40 26 7 2 12 26 47 66 73 0.904 –7 44
10 Newcastle United 42 13 3 5 59 33 3 7 11 25 42 84 75 1.120 +9 42
11 Everton 42 9 9 3 42 26 3 9 9 30 44 72 70 1.029 +2 42
12 Blackburn Rovers 42 11 6 4 59 33 4 5 12 32 47 91 80 1.138 +11 41
13 West Bromwich Albion 42 13 5 3 59 29 3 3 15 20 49 79 78 1.013 +1 40
14 Birmingham 42 14 2 5 35 25 2 6 13 31 56 66 81 0.815 –15 40
15 Tottenham Hotspur 42 11 4 6 45 36 4 5 12 21 43 66 79 0.835 –13 39
16 Cardiff City 42 8 5 8 30 25 8 2 11 31 51 61 76 0.803 –15 39
17 Leicester City 42 11 3 7 42 32 3 7 11 28 48 70 80 0.875 –10 38
18 West Ham United 42 14 2 5 45 27 1 5 15 18 49 63 76 0.829 –13 37
19 Leeds United 42 11 5 5 38 28 3 3 15 26 48 64 76 0.842 –12 36
20 Burnley 42 7 7 7 43 35 6 3 12 42 73 85 108 0.787 –23 36
21 Manchester City 42 8 7 6 48 42 4 4 13 41 58 89 100 0.890 –11 35
22 Notts County 42 11 4 6 37 26 2 3 16 17 48 54 74 0.730 –20 33

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] ARS AST BIR BLB BOL BUR BRY CAR EVE HUD LEE LEI LIV MNC MNU NEW NTC SHE SUN TOT WBA WHU
Arsenal 2–0 3–0 4–2 2–3 1–2 6–1 5–0 4–1 3–1 4–1 2–2 1–1 1–0 3–2 3–0 3–0 4–0 2–0 0–1 1–0 3–2
Aston Villa 3–0 3–3 1–2 2–2 10–0 1–1 0–2 3–1 3–0 3–1 2–2 3–0 3–1 2–2 2–2 2–1 2–2 4–2 3–0 2–1 2–0
Birmingham City 1–0 2–1 2–0 0–1 1–7 2–3 3–2 3–1 1–3 2–1 1–1 2–0 1–0 2–1 1–1 0–1 2–0 2–1 3–1 3–0 1–0
Blackburn Rovers 2–3 3–1 4–4 3–0 6–3 1–2 6–3 2–2 2–1 2–2 0–0 1–1 3–3 7–0 1–2 4–1 3–1 3–0 4–2 1–2 1–0
Bolton Wanderers 1–1 1–3 5–3 2–2 4–2 3–2 0–1 0–2 6–1 1–0 2–2 0–1 5–1 3–1 2–2 2–1 2–1 3–2 1–1 2–2 1–0
Burnley 2–2 2–3 3–1 1–3 1–1 2–2 4–1 1–3 1–1 6–3 4–0 2–1 1–2 0–1 1–0 0–0 1–1 5–2 1–2 3–4 2–2
Bury 2–2 2–3 2–1 3–1 0–5 8–1 4–1 1–0 0–0 0–2 4–0 0–1 6–5 1–3 1–1 3–1 7–4 2–2 3–0 2–0 4–1
Cardiff City 0–0 2–0 2–0 4–1 0–1 2–3 3–2 2–1 1–2 0–0 5–2 2–2 2–2 0–2 0–0 2–1 0–1 0–1 0–1 3–2 0–1
Everton 2–3 1–1 2–2 3–0 2–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–3 4–2 1–0 3–3 1–1 1–3 3–0 3–0 2–2 2–1 1–1 4–0 2–0
Huddersfield Town 2–2 5–1 4–1 3–1 3–0 2–1 2–1 1–1 3–0 3–1 3–0 0–0 2–2 5–0 0–1 2–0 4–1 1–1 2–1 1–1 2–1
Leeds United 4–2 2–2 0–0 2–1 2–1 2–2 2–3 1–0 1–1 0–4 1–0 1–1 3–4 2–0 2–0 2–1 2–0 0–2 4–1 0–1 5–2
Leicester City 0–1 1–2 1–0 2–1 5–2 3–2 0–2 1–2 1–1 2–0 1–3 3–1 2–3 1–3 3–2 1–0 2–2 4–1 5–3 3–0 1–1
Liverpool 3–0 3–1 2–2 2–2 2–2 3–2 0–1 0–2 5–1 1–2 1–1 0–3 2–1 5–0 6–3 2–0 2–2 2–2 0–0 2–0 0–0
Manchester City 2–5 4–2 2–4 0–1 1–1 8–3 0–2 3–2 4–4 1–5 2–1 5–1 1–1 1–1 2–2 1–1 2–4 4–1 0–0 3–1 2–0
Manchester United 0–1 3–0 3–1 2–0 2–1 6–1 0–1 1–0 0–0 1–1 2–1 3–2 3–3 1–6 2–1 0–1 1–2 5–1 0–0 3–2 2–1
Newcastle United 7–0 2–2 1–3 1–7 5–1 1–3 4–0 0–1 3–3 0–2 3–0 3–2 3–0 3–2 4–1 6–3 3–1 0–0 3–1 3–0 4–1
Notts County 4–1 1–0 3–0 1–1 3–0 0–1 4–1 2–4 0–3 4–2 1–0 2–2 1–2 1–0 0–3 1–3 2–0 2–0 4–2 0–0 1–1
Sheffield United 4–0 4–1 4–1 1–1 2–0 6–1 3–1 11–2 1–1 2–3 2–0 2–4 3–1 8–3 2–0 4–3 3–0 4–1 2–3 3–2 1–1
Sunderland 2–1 3–2 3–1 6–2 2–1 2–2 1–0 1–3 7–3 4–1 1–3 3–0 3–2 5–3 2–1 2–2 3–1 6–1 3–0 4–0 4–1
Tottenham Hotspur 1–1 2–2 2–1 4–2 2–3 0–2 4–2 1–2 1–1 5–5 3–2 1–3 3–1 1–0 0–1 1–0 4–0 3–2 0–2 3–2 4–2
West Bromwich Albion 2–1 1–1 5–1 1–1 0–3 5–3 4–0 3–0 1–1 2–2 3–0 3–1 0–3 4–1 5–1 4–0 4–4 2–0 2–5 1–0 7–1
West Ham United 0–4 5–2 2–2 2–1 6–0 2–0 0–2 3–1 1–0 2–3 4–2 1–1 1–2 3–1 1–0 1–0 1–0 1–3 3–2 3–1 3–0

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

First Division maps[edit]

Locations of the Football League First Division London teams 1925–1926


Second Division[edit]

Football League, Second Division
Season 1925–26
Champions The Wednesday (2nd title)
Relegated Stockport County
Stoke
Matches played 462
Goals scored 1487 (3.22 per match)
Top goalscorer Jimmy Trotter (The Wednesday), 37 [3]
Biggest home win DarlingtonPortsmouth 7–1 (24 Oct 1925)
WolverhamptonBarnsley 7–1 (26 Apr 1926)
DarlingtonClapton Orient 6–0 (13 Feb 1926)
Biggest away win Port ValeChelsea 0–6 (5 Sept 1925)
Highest scoring OldhamNottingham Forest 8–3 (1 Mar 1926)
Pos Team Pld W D L F A W D L F A F A GA GD Pts
1 The Wednesday 42 19 0 2 61 17 8 6 7 27 31 88 48 1.833 +40 60
2 Derby County 42 17 2 2 57 17 8 5 8 20 25 77 42 1.833 +35 57
3 Chelsea 42 10 7 4 42 22 9 7 5 34 27 76 49 1.551 +27 52
4 Wolverhampton Wanderers 42 15 4 2 55 15 6 3 12 29 45 84 60 1.400 +24 49
5 Swansea Town 42 13 6 2 50 16 6 5 10 27 41 77 57 1.351 +20 49
6 Blackpool 42 12 6 3 41 16 5 5 11 35 53 76 69 1.101 +7 45
7 Oldham Athletic 42 14 4 3 52 24 4 4 13 22 38 74 62 1.194 +12 44
8 Port Vale 42 15 3 3 53 18 4 3 14 26 51 79 69 1.145 +10 44
9 South Shields 42 11 6 4 50 29 7 2 12 24 36 74 65 1.138 +9 44
10 Middlesbrough 42 14 1 6 56 28 7 1 13 21 40 77 68 1.132 +9 44
11 Portsmouth 42 12 4 5 48 27 5 6 10 31 47 79 74 1.068 +5 44
12 Preston North End 42 17 2 2 54 28 1 5 15 17 56 71 84 0.845 –13 43
13 Hull City 42 11 4 6 40 19 5 5 11 23 42 63 61 1.033 +2 41
14 Southampton 42 11 2 8 39 25 4 6 11 24 38 63 63 1.000 ±0 38
15 Darlington 42 9 5 7 51 31 5 5 11 21 46 72 77 0.935 –5 38
16 Bradford City 42 9 5 7 28 26 4 5 12 19 40 47 66 0.712 –19 36
17 Nottingham Forest 42 11 4 6 38 25 3 4 14 13 48 51 73 0.699 –22 36
18 Barnsley 42 10 7 4 38 22 2 5 14 20 62 58 84 0.690 –26 36
19 Fulham 42 8 6 7 32 29 3 6 12 14 48 46 77 0.597 –31 34
20 Clapton Orient 42 8 6 7 30 21 4 3 14 20 44 50 65 0.769 –15 33
21 Stoke 42 8 5 8 32 23 4 3 14 22 54 54 77 0.701 –23 32
22 Stockport County 42 8 7 6 34 28 0 2 19 17 69 51 97 0.526 –46 25

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
Relegated

Second Division results[edit]

Home \ Away[1] BAR BLP BRA CHE CLA DAR DER FUL HUL MID NOT OLD POR PVA PRE SOT SSH STP STO SWA WED WOL
Barnsley 2–0 0–0 2–3 3–1 1–1 0–1 2–2 2–1 0–1 4–1 3–4 2–2 3–0 2–0 2–0 3–1 1–1 2–1 2–0 1–1 1–1
Blackpool 4–0 3–0 0–0 3–0 0–1 1–2 2–0 2–2 2–3 3–0 2–1 2–2 2–2 3–1 2–1 1–0 4–1 0–0 0–0 1–0 4–0
Bradford City 4–1 1–0 4–2 0–3 2–0 0–0 0–0 0–1 2–0 0–1 1–1 0–1 2–0 2–0 0–5 1–1 2–2 2–1 3–1 1–4 1–2
Chelsea 3–2 2–3 2–0 1–3 5–2 2–1 4–0 4–0 0–1 0–0 3–0 0–0 3–1 5–0 0–0 0–0 3–2 1–1 1–3 0–0 3–3
Clapton Orient 4–0 2–2 3–1 1–2 1–2 0–1 1–1 0–0 1–0 0–1 1–2 1–1 1–2 1–1 2–1 1–2 2–1 4–0 2–0 0–0 2–1
Darlington 2–2 1–3 1–3 1–1 6–0 3–0 1–2 1–2 0–2 0–0 1–0 7–1 4–0 1–1 3–1 4–1 3–2 1–2 3–3 5–1 3–4
Derby County 4–0 5–2 0–0 4–2 3–1 0–2 3–1 3–1 2–0 2–0 1–0 0–2 2–0 2–0 2–2 2–0 4–0 7–3 5–0 4–1 2–0
Fulham 2–2 1–1 2–0 0–3 0–2 4–0 1–1 1–1 2–0 0–2 2–1 2–3 3–3 2–1 1–1 2–1 1–0 2–4 0–1 3–0 1–2
Hull City 2–2 1–2 5–0 0–1 2–0 1–1 0–0 1–0 1–2 4–1 1–2 1–0 3–0 1–1 4–0 1–3 4–0 1–0 4–2 0–1 3–1
Middlesbrough 5–0 3–2 2–5 1–2 1–2 3–2 1–2 4–0 3–3 1–0 2–1 4–1 3–1 5–1 3–0 1–2 4–0 3–0 0–3 3–0 4–1
Nottingham Forest 4–2 1–1 0–0 1–5 1–0 2–0 1–2 2–2 4–0 1–0 1–1 3–1 2–0 4–0 1–2 4–1 2–0 1–2 0–2 2–0 1–4
Oldham Athletic 2–1 3–2 3–0 1–1 1–1 0–1 2–0 4–0 2–1 4–1 8–3 1–3 3–2 3–2 1–0 2–1 3–0 7–2 0–0 1–1 1–2
Portsmouth 1–2 2–0 3–1 4–0 3–2 2–0 2–2 0–0 2–2 1–5 5–1 0–2 3–2 5–2 1–2 4–2 4–0 2–0 0–0 1–2 3–0
Port Vale 3–0 5–0 2–0 0–6 4–2 6–1 0–1 0–1 3–1 4–0 1–1 3–0 1–1 3–0 1–1 2–0 2–0 3–0 3–0 4–3 3–0
Preston North End 4–2 6–4 3–1 3–1 4–1 0–0 2–1 2–1 4–0 1–0 2–0 2–1 3–2 4–0 2–2 0–4 5–3 2–0 4–2 0–3 1–0
Southampton 0–0 2–2 1–2 0–1 2–0 4–1 2–1 2–0 0–2 3–1 2–0 3–1 1–3 2–3 2–0 0–1 3–0 1–2 4–1 1–2 4–2
South Shields 3–0 3–4 1–3 0–0 1–0 2–4 0–0 5–2 1–3 2–2 3–1 0–0 5–1 5–2 1–1 2–0 4–2 5–1 3–1 1–1 3–1
Stockport County 1–1 4–3 1–1 0–0 3–2 1–1 3–0 1–2 0–1 1–2 3–0 1–0 3–3 2–2 1–1 1–2 4–1 2–1 1–3 0–2 1–0
Stoke 1–2 1–3 1–0 1–3 0–0 6–1 0–1 5–0 3–1 4–0 1–1 1–0 2–1 0–3 1–3 1–1 0–1 3–0 1–1 0–1 0–0
Swansea Town 3–0 6–1 1–0 0–0 0–0 1–1 2–0 6–0 2–0 4–0 3–0 3–3 1–0 1–0 4–1 3–1 1–2 4–0 1–1 2–2 2–4
The Wednesday 3–0 2–0 5–1 4–1 3–0 4–0 1–4 3–0 2–0 2–0 2–0 5–1 4–2 0–2 5–1 2–1 1–0 6–2 2–0 3–1 2–1
Wolverhampton Wanderers 7–1 0–0 1–1 0–0 3–0 1–0 2–0 0–0 3–1 3–1 4–0 2–1 4–1 3–1 3–0 4–1 2–0 5–1 5–1 2–3 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.

Second Division maps[edit]

Locations of the Football League Second Division London teams 1925–1926


Third Division North[edit]

Football League, Third Division North
Season 1925–26
Champions Grimsby Town (1st title)
Failed re-election None
Matches played 462
Goals scored 1628 (3.52 per match)
Top goalscorer Jimmy Cookson (Chesterfield), 44 [3]
Pos Team Pld W D L F A W D L F A F A GA GD Pts
1 Grimsby Town 42 20 1 0 61 8 6 8 7 30 32 91 40 2.275 +51 61
2 Bradford Park Avenue 42 18 2 1 65 10 8 6 7 36 33 101 43 2.349 +58 60
3 Rochdale 42 16 1 4 55 25 11 4 6 49 33 104 58 1.793 +46 59
4 Chesterfield 42 18 2 1 70 19 7 3 11 30 35 100 54 1.852 +46 55
5 Halifax Town 42 12 5 4 34 19 5 6 10 19 31 53 50 1.060 +3 45
6 Hartlepools United 42 15 5 1 59 23 3 3 15 23 50 82 73 1.123 +9 44
7 Tranmere Rovers 42 15 2 4 45 27 4 4 13 28 56 73 83 0.880 –10 44
8 Nelson 42 12 8 1 67 29 4 3 14 22 42 89 71 1.254 +18 43
9 Ashington 42 11 6 4 44 23 5 5 11 26 39 70 62 1.129 +8 43
10 Doncaster Rovers 42 11 7 3 52 25 5 4 12 28 47 80 72 1.111 +8 43
11 Crewe Alexandra 42 14 3 4 43 23 3 6 12 20 38 63 61 1.033 +2 43
12 New Brighton 42 13 4 4 51 29 4 4 13 18 38 69 67 1.030 +2 42
13 Durham City 42 14 5 2 45 19 4 1 16 18 51 63 70 0.900 –7 42
14 Rotherham United 42 13 3 5 44 28 4 4 13 25 64 69 92 0.750 –23 41
15 Lincoln City 42 14 2 5 42 28 3 3 15 24 54 66 82 0.805 –16 39
16 Coventry City [notes 1] 42 13 6 2 47 19 3 0 18 26 63 73 82 0.890 –9 38
17 Wigan Borough 42 12 5 4 53 22 1 6 14 15 52 68 74 0.919 –6 37
18 Accrington Stanley 42 14 0 7 49 34 3 3 15 32 71 81 105 0.771 –24 37
19 Wrexham 42 9 6 6 39 31 2 4 15 24 61 63 92 0.685 –29 32
20 Southport 42 9 6 6 37 34 2 4 15 25 58 62 92 0.674 –30 32
21 Walsall 42 9 4 8 40 34 1 2 18 18 73 58 107 0.542 –49 26
22 Barrow 42 4 2 15 28 49 3 2 16 22 49 50 98 0.510 –48 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

  1. ^ Coventry City was transferred to Third Division South for the following season.
Key
Division Champions, promoted
New club in the league (none)
Re-elected
Failed re-election (none)

Third Division North results[edit]

Home \ Away[1] ACC ASH BRW BPA CHS COV CRE DON DUR GRI HAL HAR LIN NEL NWB ROC ROT SOU TRA WAL WIG WRE
Accrington Stanley (1891) 2–1 2–0 1–4 2–0 3–1 2–0 2–3 3–1 1–0 0–1 1–2 3–1 3–2 0–2 1–3 2–3 4–3 4–3 5–2 4–0 4–2
Ashington 3–1 1–4 1–1 0–0 2–0 2–0 6–1 0–1 4–2 0–1 2–0 4–1 5–1 1–1 0–1 4–2 1–1 1–0 2–0 3–3 2–2
Barrow 1–2 2–3 0–1 0–3 1–4 0–1 0–2 1–4 0–3 1–2 1–4 3–0 1–0 2–3 1–3 1–2 0–3 3–3 5–2 1–1 4–3
Bradford Park Avenue 3–0 1–0 3–0 1–0 3–0 3–0 2–0 2–1 0–1 2–2 4–0 4–1 3–0 1–0 3–1 6–1 6–1 3–0 8–0 6–1 1–1
Chesterfield 7–2 6–1 3–1 1–1 4–3 4–2 2–2 2–0 2–0 1–0 5–2 2–0 3–1 3–0 1–2 6–1 3–0 4–0 4–0 4–0 3–1
Coventry City 2–1 2–0 2–0 2–2 2–4 2–1 4–0 3–1 1–1 4–1 5–2 3–2 1–0 0–0 2–2 7–0 0–0 1–2 2–0 0–0 2–0
Crewe Alexandra 3–0 2–1 4–1 1–2 2–0 2–1 2–2 2–0 1–1 0–1 2–1 3–1 1–4 4–1 3–2 3–1 0–1 1–1 2–1 3–1 2–0
Doncaster Rovers 6–2 2–1 0–1 0–3 3–0 8–1 5–2 4–1 1–4 2–2 2–1 1–0 1–1 2–0 2–2 0–0 6–1 4–0 1–1 1–1 1–1
Durham City 5–1 0–0 2–1 2–1 5–2 4–1 1–1 3–0 0–0 2–0 0–0 3–2 0–2 0–0 0–2 5–1 3–2 2–1 4–1 2–0 2–1
Grimsby Town 5–2 3–1 4–0 3–0 1–0 2–0 2–0 3–0 3–1 1–0 2–0 4–0 3–0 1–0 3–0 3–0 3–2 8–0 5–1 1–1 1–0
Halifax Town 1–1 0–0 3–2 1–2 2–0 1–0 1–0 0–3 2–1 0–2 2–1 0–2 1–1 1–0 1–1 5–1 3–0 1–1 5–0 2–0 2–1
Hartlepool United 5–1 2–1 2–0 0–3 2–1 3–2 0–0 2–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 4–2 2–0 6–1 4–2 2–1 5–0 3–2 9–3 0–0 5–0
Lincoln City 3–1 2–0 4–3 1–1 2–1 0–3 2–2 3–1 1–0 4–1 0–1 2–1 1–0 3–1 0–2 0–3 3–0 1–3 5–1 2–1 3–2
Nelson 1–0 2–2 3–3 2–2 3–3 4–1 2–1 5–3 4–0 1–1 1–1 5–2 5–2 1–1 1–3 3–0 3–3 7–0 2–0 7–0 5–1
New Brighton 4–1 1–1 2–1 1–1 1–2 5–1 2–3 2–1 1–2 1–4 2–1 3–2 5–0 0–0 3–0 5–1 1–0 3–2 3–2 4–2 2–2
Rochdale 3–2 1–3 2–1 2–0 2–4 4–1 2–0 4–1 5–0 5–2 2–1 6–0 0–1 2–0 2–1 2–2 3–1 3–2 2–0 2–1 1–2
Rotherham United 3–1 5–1 2–1 2–3 0–1 2–1 2–2 1–1 2–0 2–1 1–1 1–0 1–3 1–3 1–0 0–4 5–2 2–0 4–1 1–0 6–2
Southport 1–3 1–1 2–0 2–1 1–3 1–2 0–0 3–3 6–1 0–1 3–1 1–1 3–2 2–1 3–2 1–7 1–1 2–1 1–1 3–1 0–1
Tranmere 2–2 1–4 3–0 3–2 0–4 2–1 2–0 1–0 2–1 0–0 3–1 2–0 2–0 4–2 0–1 3–5 3–1 1–0 2–1 5–1 4–1
Walsall 3–3 2–0 1–2 3–1 3–1 4–1 0–3 2–1 0–1 2–2 3–1 1–2 0–0 0–2 3–1 1–5 4–1 2–2 1–3 0–1 5–1
Wigan Borough 5–0 0–2 4–1 1–3 2–0 5–1 3–1 0–1 4–1 2–2 0–0 1–0 3–3 5–0 3–1 2–2 0–1 3–1 2–2 2–0 6–0
Wrexham 5–6 2–3 0–0 4–2 1–1 3–1 1–1 0–2 3–0 4–1 2–0 2–2 1–1 3–2 1–2 1–0 2–2 3–2 0–2 0–1 1–0

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

Third Division North maps[edit]


Third Division South[edit]

Football League, Third Division South
Season 1925–26
Champions Reading (1st title)
Failed re-election None
Matches played 462
Goals scored 1555 (3.37 per match)
Top goalscorer Jack Cock (Plymouth Argyle), 32 [3]
Pos Team Pld W D L F A W D L F A F A GA GD Pts
1 Reading 42 16 5 0 49 16 7 6 8 28 36 77 52 1.481 +25 57
2 Plymouth Argyle 42 16 2 3 71 33 8 6 7 36 34 107 67 1.597 +40 56
3 Millwall 42 14 6 1 52 12 7 5 9 21 27 73 39 1.872 +34 53
4 Bristol City 42 14 3 4 42 15 7 6 8 30 36 72 51 1.412 +21 51
5 Brighton & Hove Albion 42 12 4 5 47 33 7 5 9 37 40 84 73 1.151 +11 47
6 Swindon Town 42 16 2 3 48 22 4 4 13 21 42 69 64 1.078 +5 46
7 Luton Town 42 16 4 1 60 25 2 3 16 20 50 80 75 1.067 +5 43
8 Bournemouth & Boscombe Athletic 42 10 5 6 44 30 7 4 10 31 61 75 91 0.824 –16 43
9 Aberdare Athletic 42 11 6 4 50 24 6 2 13 24 42 74 66 1.121 +8 42
10 Gillingham 42 11 4 6 36 19 6 4 11 17 30 53 49 1.082 +4 42
11 Southend United 42 13 2 6 50 20 6 2 13 28 53 78 73 1.068 +5 42
12 Northampton Town 42 13 3 5 47 26 4 4 13 35 54 82 80 1.025 +2 41
13 Crystal Palace 42 16 1 4 50 21 3 2 16 25 58 75 79 0.949 –4 41
14 Merthyr Town 42 13 3 5 51 25 1 8 12 18 50 69 75 0.920 –6 39
15 Watford 42 12 5 4 47 26 3 4 14 26 63 73 89 0.820 –16 39
16 Norwich City 42 11 5 5 35 26 4 4 13 23 47 58 73 0.795 –15 39
17 Newport County 42 11 5 5 39 27 3 5 13 25 47 64 74 0.865 –10 38
18 Brentford 42 12 4 5 44 32 4 2 15 25 62 69 94 0.734 –25 38
19 Bristol Rovers 42 9 4 8 44 28 6 2 13 22 41 66 69 0.957 –3 36
20 Exeter City 42 13 2 6 54 25 2 3 16 18 45 72 70 1.029 +2 35
21 Charlton Athletic 42 9 7 5 32 23 2 6 13 16 45 48 68 0.706 –20 35
22 Queens Park Rangers 42 5 7 9 23 32 1 2 18 14 52 37 84 0.440 –47 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
Division Champions, promoted
New club in the league (none)
Re-elected
Failed re-election (none)

Third Division South results[edit]

Home \ Away[1] ADE BOU BRE B&H BRI BRO CHA CPA EXE GIL LUT MER MIL NPC NOR NOR PLY QPR REA STD SWI WAT
Aberdare Athletic 3–3 3–0 2–2 3–3 0–1 3–1 2–0 5–0 0–1 2–5 0–0 1–2 2–0 1–0 3–1 6–1 1–0 2–2 2–0 1–1 8–1
Bournemouth & Boscombe Athletic 3–0 3–2 0–3 1–1 2–0 4–1 6–1 2–1 1–2 2–2 2–1 0–0 0–2 4–2 2–2 1–2 4–1 1–1 1–2 2–0 3–4
Brentford 1–0 0–2 1–6 2–1 4–1 4–0 3–2 2–0 0–0 1–0 1–1 2–0 3–3 3–4 5–1 2–2 1–2 1–0 1–3 3–1 4–3
Brighton & Hove Albion 6–2 3–4 3–2 0–0 2–3 1–0 3–2 1–3 1–2 2–0 3–1 3–1 2–1 2–2 1–1 1–2 2–1 2–2 3–2 3–1 3–1
Bristol City 1–0 5–0 3–0 1–0 0–0 4–0 1–0 1–0 4–0 5–1 2–1 1–1 1–2 1–1 0–1 2–1 3–1 0–1 1–4 5–1 1–0
Bristol Rovers 0–3 7–2 1–2 4–0 0–1 4–1 3–1 0–1 2–0 2–2 0–0 0–1 2–2 1–2 2–2 2–3 5–0 4–2 2–0 1–2 2–1
Charlton Athletic 1–0 5–0 0–2 1–1 3–1 0–1 1–1 1–0 1–0 2–1 0–0 1–4 0–0 3–3 3–0 0–5 1–1 1–2 5–0 2–0 1–1
Crystal Palace 0–1 3–1 2–0 2–1 5–2 0–2 4–1 3–2 0–2 3–0 3–0 1–2 4–2 1–0 2–0 5–5 1–0 3–0 3–0 1–0 4–0
Exeter City 4–0 0–1 6–1 2–4 1–1 3–0 5–3 0–1 2–1 2–2 6–2 3–1 2–1 1–0 0–1 4–0 3–0 3–2 0–1 1–2 6–1
Gillingham 0–1 1–2 1–3 3–1 0–1 6–3 0–0 1–1 2–0 2–1 3–1 0–0 2–0 1–1 2–0 2–0 3–0 4–1 3–1 0–1 0–1
Luton Town 2–1 4–1 4–2 3–3 4–1 1–0 1–0 3–2 1–1 5–3 4–0 2–2 4–2 3–2 3–2 1–1 4–0 0–1 2–0 4–1 5–0
Merthyr Town 1–1 0–2 6–0 0–1 3–2 2–3 0–1 4–0 3–1 0–0 2–1 0–2 4–1 5–3 3–1 1–1 1–0 5–2 5–1 2–1 4–1
Millwall 4–2 0–1 2–1 2–0 3–0 0–0 1–1 1–0 3–0 0–0 7–0 1–1 3–3 4–1 3–1 0–0 3–0 1–0 8–1 3–0 3–0
Newport County 0–0 1–2 2–3 4–3 1–0 3–1 0–0 2–3 3–0 4–0 2–1 3–1 1–0 3–0 1–1 0–3 4–1 1–1 1–0 0–4 3–3
Northampton Town 3–2 1–1 6–1 1–2 1–2 2–0 2–1 4–0 2–1 1–2 0–1 4–1 3–1 2–0 3–2 2–1 3–2 0–1 3–3 2–0 2–2
Norwich City 2–3 3–1 1–0 1–2 1–3 1–0 3–0 4–3 3–1 1–0 2–0 2–2 1–0 0–0 2–1 0–3 1–1 3–1 1–2 2–2 1–1
Plymouth Argyle 7–2 7–2 4–0 5–3 3–1 1–2 1–0 6–2 2–2 2–1 4–3 3–0 2–0 3–0 2–4 6–3 3–1 1–3 6–2 1–1 2–1
Queens Park Rangers 1–3 2–2 1–1 0–2 0–2 2–1 2–2 1–3 0–0 0–1 1–0 1–1 3–0 0–2 3–2 0–1 0–4 1–2 2–2 1–1 2–0
Reading 2–1 5–2 7–1 0–0 1–1 3–0 1–1 2–1 3–2 1–0 3–0 1–1 2–0 2–1 4–2 2–0 1–1 2–1 1–0 2–0 4–1
Southend 0–1 3–0 3–1 4–0 1–2 3–1 1–2 5–1 3–1 1–1 2–0 5–1 0–2 4–1 6–1 0–1 2–0 2–1 2–2 3–0 0–1
Swindon Town 2–1 8–2 2–1 1–0 1–3 4–2 3–0 3–1 2–1 1–0 2–0 0–2 1–1 2–1 1–2 3–1 2–0 2–0 1–1 2–0 5–3
Watford 2–0 0–0 2–2 3–3 2–2 2–1 1–1 3–0 3–1 3–1 2–0 6–1 0–1 5–1 3–2 3–1 0–1 3–1 0–1 1–4 3–2

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.

Third Division South maps[edit]

Locations of the Football League Third Division South London teams 1925–1926


See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "England 1925-26". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. 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. ^ a b c d "English League Leading Goalscorers". RSSSF. Retrieved 2010-10-31. 
  • Ian Laschke: Rothmans Book of Football League Records 1888–89 to 1978–79. Macdonald and Jane’s, London & Sydney, 1980.