1926–27 Football League

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The Football League
Season 1926–27
Champions Newcastle United

The 19261927 season was the 35th season of The Football League.

Final league tables[edit]

The tables and results 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 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 1926–27
Champions Newcastle United (4th and so far the last English title)
Relegated Leeds United
West Bromwich Albion
FA Cup winners Cardiff City (1st and only FA Cup title)
Matches played 462
Goals scored 1668 (3.61 per match)
Top goalscorer Jimmy Trotter (The Wednesday), 37 [3]
Biggest home win Derby CountyThe Wednesday 8–0 (19 Mar 1927)
Biggest away win Aston VillaWest Ham 1–5 (2 Apr 1927)
Blackburn –Burnley 1–5 (16 Oct 1926)
West HamBlackburn 1–5 (11 Sept 1926)
TottenhamArsenal 0–4 (7 Mar 1927)
Highest scoring BuryWest Brom 7–3 (11 Sept 1926)
NewcastleEverton 7–3 (5 mar 1927)
Pos Team Pld W D L F A W D L F A F A GA GD Pts
1 Newcastle United 42 19 1 1 64 20 6 5 10 32 38 96 58 1.655 +38 56
2 Huddersfield Town 42 13 6 2 41 19 4 11 6 35 41 76 60 1.267 +16 51
3 Sunderland 42 15 3 3 70 28 6 4 11 28 42 98 70 1.400 +28 49
4 Bolton Wanderers 42 15 5 1 54 19 4 5 12 30 43 84 62 1.355 +22 48
5 Burnley 42 15 4 2 55 30 4 5 12 36 50 91 80 1.138 +11 47
6 West Ham United 42 9 6 6 50 36 10 2 9 36 34 86 70 1.229 +16 46
7 Leicester City 42 13 4 4 58 33 4 8 9 27 37 85 70 1.214 +15 46
8 Sheffield United 42 12 6 3 46 33 5 4 12 28 53 74 86 0.860 –12 44
9 Liverpool 42 13 4 4 47 27 5 3 13 22 34 69 61 1.131 +8 43
10 Aston Villa 42 11 4 6 51 34 7 3 11 30 49 81 83 0.976 –2 43
11 Arsenal 42 12 5 4 47 30 5 4 12 30 56 77 86 0.895 –9 43
12 Derby County 42 14 4 3 60 28 3 3 15 26 45 86 73 1.178 +13 41
13 Tottenham Hotspur 42 11 4 6 48 33 5 5 11 28 45 76 78 0.974 –2 41
14 Cardiff City [notes 1] 42 12 3 6 31 17 4 6 11 24 48 55 65 0.846 –10 41
15 Manchester United 42 9 8 4 29 19 4 6 11 23 45 52 64 0.813 –12 40
16 The Wednesday 42 15 3 3 49 29 0 6 15 26 63 75 92 0.815 –17 39
17 Birmingham 42 13 3 5 36 17 4 1 16 28 56 64 73 0.877 –9 38
18 Blackburn Rovers 42 9 5 7 40 40 6 3 12 37 56 77 96 0.802 –19 38
19 Bury 42 8 5 8 43 38 4 7 10 25 39 68 77 0.883 –9 36
20 Everton 42 10 6 5 35 30 2 4 15 29 60 64 90 0.711 –26 34
21 Leeds United 42 9 7 5 43 31 2 1 18 26 57 69 88 0.784 –19 30
22 West Bromwich Albion 42 10 4 7 47 33 1 4 16 18 53 65 86 0.756 –21 30

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. ^ Cardiff City were winners of both the FA Cup, their only win, and the Welsh Cup, which they now won for the 5th time.
Key
League Champions
FA Cup Winners
Welsh Cup winners, see Cardiff City
Relegated

First Division results[edit]

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

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 1926–1927


Second Division[edit]

Football League, Second Division
Season 1926–27
Champions Middlesbrough (1st title)
Relegated Bradford City
Darlington
Matches played 462
Goals scored 1668 (3.61 per match)
Top goalscorer George Camsell (Middlesbrough), 59 [3]
Biggest home win PortsmouthNotts County 9–1 (9 Apr 1927)
Manchester CityBradford City 8–0 (7 Mar 1927)
Biggest away win Fulham –Grimsby Town 0–4 (16 Feb 1927)
Highest scoring Grimsby TownMiddlesbrough 4–7 (8 Feb 1927)
Pos Team Pld W D L F A W D L F A F A GA GD Pts
1 Middlesbrough 42 18 2 1 78 23 9 6 6 44 37 122 60 2.033 +62 62
2 Portsmouth 42 14 4 3 58 17 9 4 8 29 32 87 49 1.776 +38 54
3 Manchester City 42 15 3 3 65 23 7 7 7 43 38 108 61 1.770 +47 54
4 Chelsea 42 13 7 1 40 17 7 5 9 22 35 62 52 1.192 +10 52
5 Nottingham Forest 42 14 6 1 57 23 4 8 9 23 32 80 55 1.455 +25 50
6 Preston North End 42 14 4 3 54 29 6 5 10 20 43 74 72 1.028 +2 49
7 Hull City 42 13 4 4 43 19 7 3 11 20 33 63 52 1.212 +11 47
8 Port Vale 42 11 6 4 50 26 5 7 9 38 52 88 78 1.128 +10 45
9 Blackpool 42 13 5 3 65 26 5 3 13 30 54 95 80 1.188 +15 44
10 Oldham Athletic 42 12 3 6 50 37 7 3 11 24 47 74 84 0.881 –10 44
11 Barnsley 42 13 5 3 56 23 4 4 13 32 64 88 87 1.011 +1 43
12 Swansea Town 42 13 5 3 44 21 3 6 12 24 51 68 72 0.944 –4 43
13 Southampton 42 9 8 4 35 22 6 4 11 25 40 60 62 0.968 –2 42
14 Reading 42 14 1 6 47 20 2 7 12 17 52 64 72 0.889 –8 40
15 Wolverhampton Wanderers 42 10 4 7 54 30 4 3 14 19 45 73 75 0.973 –2 35
16 Notts County 42 11 4 6 45 24 4 1 16 25 72 70 96 0.729 –26 35
17 Grimsby Town 42 6 7 8 39 39 5 5 11 35 52 74 91 0.813 –17 34
18 Fulham 42 11 4 6 39 31 2 4 15 19 61 58 92 0.630 –34 34
19 South Shields 42 10 8 3 49 25 1 3 17 22 71 71 96 0.740 –25 33
20 Clapton Orient 42 9 3 9 37 35 3 4 14 23 61 60 96 0.625 –36 31
21 Darlington 42 10 3 8 53 42 2 3 16 26 56 79 98 0.806 –19 30
22 Bradford City 42 6 4 11 30 28 1 5 15 20 60 50 88 0.568 –38 23

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 FUL GRI HUL MNC MID NOT NTC OLD POR PVA PRE REA SOT SSH SWA WOL
Barnsley 6–1 1–0 3–0 4–2 3–2 5–0 2–1 1–2 1–1 1–1 0–2 4–4 0–1 2–0 2–0 3–0 2–2 5–1 6–1 1–1 4–1
Blackpool 6–1 3–0 3–1 6–0 1–1 0–0 6–2 4–0 2–4 2–2 2–2 5–0 2–0 2–0 2–2 2–3 3–1 3–2 6–1 3–1 2–3
Bradford City 1–1 4–1 0–1 1–3 0–1 1–0 2–2 1–2 4–3 0–1 1–1 1–2 0–1 1–2 1–2 0–1 1–1 2–0 3–1 5–0 1–2
Chelsea 4–2 1–1 5–2 2–1 2–2 2–2 2–0 1–0 0–0 3–0 2–0 2–0 1–0 0–0 2–0 2–1 0–0 2–3 4–1 2–2 1–0
Clapton Orient 0–1 1–0 1–1 3–0 0–4 2–3 2–4 1–2 2–4 2–3 2–2 2–1 3–1 4–5 1–2 1–1 5–1 1–0 1–0 1–0 2–0
Darlington 3–3 1–3 3–0 2–2 2–1 5–0 2–3 1–3 2–2 1–4 4–2 4–2 0–1 0–4 4–3 0–1 4–2 1–2 8–2 3–1 3–1
Fulham 1–0 1–0 1–1 1–2 2–0 2–1 0–5 3–1 2–5 0–3 2–1 3–0 1–1 0–0 6–2 0–1 1–2 3–0 2–2 4–3 4–1
Grimsby Town 1–3 2–1 4–2 0–0 2–2 2–1 2–0 0–1 2–2 4–7 1–1 1–4 2–5 0–0 4–4 5–2 0–1 0–1 1–1 0–1 6–0
Hull City 5–1 3–0 4–0 0–1 4–0 2–1 2–0 2–3 3–2 3–3 1–2 2–0 1–2 2–1 0–0 3–1 1–1 0–0 2–0 2–1 1–0
Manchester City 1–1 2–1 8–0 1–0 6–1 7–0 4–2 2–0 2–2 3–5 1–1 4–1 3–0 4–0 4–1 1–0 3–0 3–4 1–2 3–1 2–1
Middlesbrough 5–1 4–4 4–3 0–0 6–0 4–1 6–1 3–0 2–0 2–1 1–0 4–2 3–1 7–3 5–2 0–2 5–0 3–1 5–0 7–1 2–0
Nottingham Forest 3–1 2–0 3–0 4–1 1–1 5–1 2–0 1–1 3–1 3–3 4–3 2–0 1–1 1–0 0–3 7–0 5–1 3–1 4–2 2–2 1–1
Notts County 1–1 2–3 4–0 5–0 3–1 3–1 4–0 3–0 1–0 1–0 2–2 1–2 1–2 2–3 2–1 1–1 2–0 0–1 4–1 1–3 2–2
Oldham Athletic 0–4 1–3 2–1 1–2 5–2 3–2 2–3 3–1 1–1 1–2 2–1 3–3 5–2 1–0 1–3 5–1 3–1 1–1 3–2 5–2 2–0
Portsmouth 1–2 5–0 1–0 2–3 1–1 0–0 2–0 5–2 2–0 2–1 0–1 0–0 9–1 7–2 4–0 5–1 5–0 3–1 1–1 1–0 2–1
Port Vale 3–2 2–4 0–0 0–0 3–0 3–2 7–1 6–1 0–0 0–2 3–1 0–2 6–2 3–0 2–3 2–0 1–1 3–1 4–2 1–1 1–1
Preston North End 2–1 4–1 3–2 0–2 2–2 4–1 2–2 3–2 1–0 2–4 2–2 1–0 4–1 5–2 1–2 4–4 3–1 1–0 4–0 4–0 2–0
Reading 3–2 0–1 2–3 2–1 0–1 4–2 2–0 1–1 0–1 1–0 2–1 4–0 7–1 6–1 1–2 2–0 3–0 1–0 2–1 3–0 1–2
Southampton 3–1 5–3 0–0 1–1 1–2 3–1 4–1 0–0 0–1 1–1 2–1 1–0 2–0 0–1 0–2 2–2 1–1 1–1 6–2 1–1 1–0
South Shields 7–1 2–2 3–3 5–1 2–1 1–0 1–1 3–2 3–1 2–2 0–0 1–0 5–0 4–1 1–0 3–3 1–1 3–0 1–2 0–1 1–2
Swansea Town 5–2 2–0 1–0 2–1 3–2 5–1 4–2 1–1 1–0 1–3 0–1 2–1 0–1 3–0 1–1 2–2 0–0 3–0 2–2 2–0 4–1
Wolverhampton Wanderers 9–1 4–1 7–2 0–3 5–0 2–1 2–1 3–4 5–2 4–1 1–2 2–0 0–1 1–1 0–1 1–2 1–2 1–1 2–2 2–0 2–2

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 1926–1927


Third Division North[edit]

Football League, Third Division North
Season 1926–27
Champions Stoke (1st title)
Failed re-election None
Matches played 462
Goals scored 1692 (3.66 per match)
Top goalscorer Albert Whitehurst (Rochdale), 44 [3]
Pos Team Pld W D L F A W D L F A F A GA GD Pts
1 Stoke 42 17 3 1 57 11 10 6 5 35 29 92 40 2.300 +52 63
2 Rochdale 42 18 2 1 72 22 8 4 9 33 43 105 65 1.615 +40 58
3 Bradford Park Avenue 42 18 3 0 74 21 6 4 11 27 38 101 59 1.712 +42 55
4 Halifax Town 42 13 6 2 46 23 8 5 8 24 30 70 53 1.321 +17 53
5 Nelson 42 16 2 3 64 20 6 5 10 40 55 104 75 1.387 +29 51
6 Stockport County [notes2 1] 42 13 4 4 60 31 9 3 9 33 38 93 69 1.348 +24 49
7 Chesterfield 42 15 4 2 65 24 6 1 14 27 44 92 68 1.353 +24 47
8 Doncaster Rovers 42 13 4 4 58 27 5 7 9 23 38 81 65 1.246 +16 47
9 Tranmere Rovers 42 13 5 3 54 22 6 3 12 31 45 85 67 1.269 +18 46
10 New Brighton 42 14 2 5 49 21 4 8 9 30 46 79 67 1.179 +12 46
11 Lincoln City 42 9 5 7 50 33 6 7 8 40 45 90 78 1.154 +12 42
12 Southport 42 11 5 5 54 32 4 4 13 26 53 80 85 0.941 –5 39
13 Wrexham 42 10 5 6 41 26 4 5 12 24 47 65 73 0.890 –8 38
14 Walsall [notes2 2] 42 10 4 7 35 22 4 6 11 33 59 68 81 0.840 –13 38
15 Crewe Alexandra 42 11 5 5 46 28 3 4 14 25 53 71 81 0.877 –10 37
16 Ashington 42 9 8 4 42 30 3 4 14 18 60 60 90 0.667 –30 36
17 Hartlepools United 42 11 4 6 43 26 3 2 16 23 55 66 81 0.815 –15 34
18 Wigan Borough 42 10 6 5 44 28 1 4 16 22 55 66 83 0.795 –17 32
19 Rotherham United 42 8 6 7 41 35 2 6 13 29 57 70 92 0.761 –22 32
20 Durham City 42 9 4 8 35 35 3 2 16 23 70 58 105 0.552 –47 30
21 Accrington Stanley 42 9 3 9 45 38 1 4 16 17 60 62 98 0.633 –36 27
22 Barrow 42 5 6 10 22 40 2 2 17 12 77 34 117 0.291 –83 22

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. ^ Stockport County had two points deducted for fielding Joe Smith without FA permission on 26 March 1927.
  2. ^ Walsall 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 CRE DON DUR HAL HAR LIN NEL NWB ROC ROT SOU STP STO TRA WAL WIG WRE
Accrington Stanley (1891) 3–0 0–1 2–3 2–1 3–1 2–0 3–0 4–2 7–2 1–1 0–5 2–3 0–1 3–1 2–2 2–4 0–1 2–3 3–5 3–1 1–1
Ashington 2–1 3–0 2–2 2–1 4–1 1–1 3–1 3–0 1–0 1–2 1–1 2–3 2–2 4–4 4–1 1–1 0–2 4–3 0–2 1–1 1–1
Barrow 1–1 2–2 0–3 1–0 3–1 0–1 2–1 1–1 1–3 0–3 0–1 0–3 2–3 2–2 1–4 1–3 0–0 2–1 1–0 2–2 0–5
Bradford Park Avenue 6–1 2–0 1–0 5–0 2–0 7–3 3–0 2–1 4–1 3–1 2–2 1–1 5–1 2–2 6–2 3–1 3–0 5–3 5–1 2–1 5–0
Chesterfield 1–1 4–1 8–1 3–2 3–0 1–1 7–1 2–0 1–0 4–2 1–1 3–4 2–3 5–2 5–1 3–0 1–1 3–1 2–0 5–2 1–3
Crewe Alexandra 4–0 2–1 5–0 1–1 0–0 1–3 2–1 1–2 0–1 3–3 2–1 3–2 4–0 2–2 1–0 3–2 0–2 4–1 1–1 2–4 5–1
Doncaster Rovers 2–0 3–1 7–0 4–1 0–3 0–2 5–1 2–0 2–0 1–3 6–0 2–2 3–2 2–2 3–1 1–2 3–1 4–1 2–2 4–1 2–2
Durham City 2–0 0–2 1–1 2–1 2–1 1–2 2–2 0–1 2–1 4–2 3–3 2–2 1–3 0–1 4–2 1–5 1–2 0–3 3–0 3–1 1–0
Halifax Town 4–3 1–1 5–1 2–0 3–1 3–1 2–1 1–2 2–1 2–1 4–1 2–2 1–0 4–2 1–1 4–1 2–2 2–0 1–1 0–0 0–1
Hartlepool United 3–1 0–1 1–1 2–4 1–2 1–1 3–0 4–0 0–1 1–1 3–2 4–0 3–2 3–1 2–0 1–2 1–3 2–1 2–2 2–1 4–0
Lincoln City 4–0 4–0 3–1 5–1 3–1 3–3 0–0 5–0 3–1 1–2 1–4 4–1 2–3 1–2 1–1 1–3 1–3 1–2 3–3 2–0 2–2
Nelson 7–0 4–0 3–0 1–0 0–3 7–1 5–1 1–1 0–0 6–2 2–1 2–0 3–1 5–3 1–2 6–1 1–0 0–2 3–2 4–0 3–0
New Brighton 0–1 4–0 3–1 3–1 1–0 3–0 0–2 3–1 0–3 2–1 1–1 7–2 1–2 3–0 4–1 1–2 5–0 0–0 3–1 3–1 2–1
Rochdale 2–1 5–0 5–1 3–0 8–1 3–1 7–2 1–3 2–0 3–0 7–3 2–1 1–1 2–1 1–0 2–0 4–0 3–1 4–4 4–1 3–1
Rotherham United 1–1 5–0 2–0 1–1 0–4 2–1 1–3 3–1 2–4 5–3 2–4 2–3 0–0 1–1 1–2 1–2 2–2 2–2 4–1 2–0 2–0
Southport 2–1 4–1 3–0 2–1 2–1 2–2 2–0 4–5 0–0 1–0 2–3 3–4 7–2 1–1 2–0 2–2 0–3 1–3 6–1 2–2 6–0
Stockport County 3–3 6–2 7–0 1–2 4–0 3–1 1–0 4–0 1–3 3–3 3–3 4–1 1–0 3–0 3–1 2–4 2–2 2–1 0–2 4–1 3–2
Stoke 1–0 7–0 4–0 0–0 3–2 2–1 0–0 4–0 5–1 3–1 2–0 4–1 1–1 3–1 4–1 4–0 0–1 2–0 4–1 2–0 2–0
Tranmere 2–1 2–1 7–2 1–2 3–2 1–0 1–1 8–3 0–0 2–0 1–1 2–3 4–1 0–1 4–0 3–0 0–0 1–1 6–0 3–1 3–2
Walsall 5–1 0–0 1–0 1–0 0–1 2–3 1–0 1–1 0–1 2–2 1–2 4–1 0–1 4–1 3–2 1–1 1–0 0–1 5–1 3–2 0–1
Wigan Borough 3–0 1–4 8–0 1–2 1–2 2–2 1–1 3–0 1–1 3–0 3–2 2–1 3–2 0–3 0–0 3–1 2–0 0–3 1–1 5–2 1–1
Wrexham 5–0 1–1 0–2 1–0 3–1 3–1 0–1 3–1 1–2 4–0 1–1 2–2 2–2 2–2 3–0 3–0 2–1 2–6 0–1 1–2 2–0

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 1926–27
Champions Bristol City (2nd title)
Failed re-election Aberdare Athletic
Matches played 462
Goals scored 1592 (3.45 per match)
Top goalscorer Harry Morris (Swindon Town), 47 [3]
Pos Team Pld W D L F A W D L F A F A GA GD Pts
1 Bristol City 42 19 1 1 71 24 8 7 6 33 30 104 54 1.926 +50 62
2 Plymouth Argyle 42 17 4 0 52 14 8 6 7 43 47 95 61 1.557 +34 60
3 Millwall 42 16 2 3 55 19 7 8 6 34 32 89 51 1.745 +38 56
4 Brighton & Hove Albion 42 15 4 2 61 24 6 7 8 18 26 79 50 1.580 +29 53
5 Swindon Town 42 16 3 2 64 31 5 6 10 36 54 100 85 1.176 +15 51
6 Crystal Palace 42 12 6 3 57 33 6 3 12 27 48 84 81 1.037 +3 45
7 Bournemouth & Boscombe Athletic 42 13 2 6 49 24 5 6 10 29 42 78 66 1.182 +12 44
8 Luton Town 42 12 9 0 48 19 3 5 13 20 47 68 66 1.030 +2 44
9 Newport County 42 15 4 2 40 20 4 2 15 17 51 57 71 0.803 –14 44
10 Bristol Rovers 42 12 4 5 46 28 4 5 12 32 52 78 80 0.975 –2 41
11 Brentford 42 10 9 2 46 20 3 5 13 24 41 70 61 1.148 +9 40
12 Exeter City 42 14 4 3 46 18 1 6 14 30 55 76 73 1.041 +3 40
13 Charlton Athletic 42 13 5 3 44 22 3 3 15 16 39 60 61 0.984 –1 40
14 Queens Park Rangers 42 9 8 4 41 27 6 1 14 24 44 65 71 0.915 –6 39
15 Coventry City [notes3 1] 42 11 4 6 44 33 4 3 14 27 53 71 86 0.826 –15 37
16 Norwich City 42 10 5 6 41 25 2 6 13 18 46 59 71 0.831 –12 35
17 Merthyr Town 42 11 5 5 42 25 2 4 15 21 55 63 80 0.787 –17 35
18 Northampton Town 42 13 4 4 36 23 2 1 18 23 64 59 87 0.678 –28 35
19 Southend United 42 12 3 6 44 25 2 3 16 20 52 64 77 0.831 –13 34
20 Gillingham 42 10 5 6 36 26 1 5 15 18 46 54 72 0.750 –18 32
21 Watford 42 9 6 6 36 27 3 2 16 21 60 57 87 0.655 –30 32
22 Aberdare Athletic 42 8 2 11 38 48 1 5 15 24 53 62 101 0.614 –39 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

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

Third Division South results[edit]

Home \ Away[1] ADE BOU BRE B&H BRI BRO CHA COV CPA EXE GIL LUT MER MIL NPC NOR NOR PLY QPR STD SWI WAT
Aberdare Athletic 2–1 3–1 2–2 3–7 2–1 0–0 0–7 2–3 3–1 2–1 0–1 1–2 1–3 0–1 6–1 1–2 5–6 0–2 1–0 1–4 3–2
Bournemouth & Boscombe Athletic 3–0 3–1 1–0 2–0 0–1 0–3 1–2 1–1 4–3 4–2 2–0 1–1 0–1 2–1 3–1 0–1 6–2 6–2 3–0 1–2 6–0
Brentford 1–4 0–0 4–0 3–0 0–2 2–0 7–3 3–0 6–1 0–0 2–2 1–1 0–0 1–1 1–1 3–0 0–0 4–2 3–1 2–2 3–0
Brighton & Hove Albion 3–1 0–2 1–1 3–0 7–0 3–2 1–1 1–1 5–2 3–2 1–1 4–0 3–1 1–0 2–0 3–2 1–2 4–1 2–1 9–3 4–1
Bristol City 2–1 2–0 1–0 0–2 3–1 4–1 3–0 5–4 3–2 9–4 6–0 3–0 4–1 4–1 4–3 1–1 4–2 1–0 5–1 2–0 5–0
Bristol Rovers 4–0 2–1 1–3 0–0 0–5 1–1 1–2 4–1 3–1 2–1 1–2 2–1 1–1 4–0 5–2 1–0 2–2 4–1 5–1 3–1 0–2
Charlton Athletic 5–1 1–3 1–1 1–0 0–1 3–1 4–2 1–2 1–0 3–0 2–2 3–2 1–1 3–0 5–2 2–0 1–1 2–0 1–0 2–2 2–1
Coventry City 1–0 6–2 3–1 1–2 2–5 2–2 1–0 3–1 0–0 0–2 4–1 5–1 1–4 3–1 0–3 1–0 3–3 1–0 1–1 1–3 5–1
Crystal Palace 0–0 2–2 4–3 2–0 4–2 7–4 2–1 1–2 1–0 2–2 1–1 1–1 1–6 6–2 3–0 7–1 1–1 2–1 5–3 5–0 0–1
Exeter City 2–1 4–0 3–1 0–0 1–1 1–1 1–0 8–1 3–1 5–1 1–2 3–0 1–1 2–1 3–2 1–0 0–2 0–2 2–0 3–1 2–0
Gillingham 2–1 1–0 1–2 2–3 1–1 2–0 1–1 2–0 2–1 3–2 0–0 0–1 2–1 0–1 1–2 1–0 4–1 2–2 2–3 4–4 3–0
Luton Town 3–3 4–0 2–1 4–0 0–0 1–1 1–0 4–1 1–0 2–2 2–1 2–1 6–0 4–1 2–0 2–2 3–3 2–0 0–0 1–1 2–2
Merthyr Town 2–2 4–6 1–0 1–0 1–1 3–2 3–0 1–0 1–2 3–3 2–0 4–1 1–0 1–2 2–0 1–1 5–1 4–0 0–1 1–2 1–1
Millwall 1–0 1–1 3–0 1–1 0–1 2–3 3–0 1–0 1–0 4–2 2–0 7–0 3–1 4–1 4–2 6–1 1–3 2–1 2–0 4–1 3–1
Newport County 5–2 2–1 0–0 0–1 0–0 1–0 2–1 4–1 2–1 2–0 1–0 3–2 4–3 1–1 1–0 0–0 2–1 0–2 3–0 5–3 2–1
Northampton Town 2–1 2–2 2–3 0–0 2–0 3–0 0–1 2–1 1–1 2–2 2–1 2–1 2–0 1–4 1–2 3–0 2–1 1–0 2–1 1–0 3–2
Norwich City 2–2 4–1 2–1 0–2 1–1 2–0 2–3 3–0 0–1 4–4 0–0 3–2 4–0 0–2 1–0 6–1 0–2 0–1 1–1 2–1 4–0
Plymouth Argyle 2–0 1–1 2–1 2–0 4–2 3–2 3–1 3–0 7–1 2–0 0–0 1–0 1–1 1–1 4–1 3–0 2–1 2–0 2–1 3–1 4–0
Queens Park Rangers 3–0 1–1 1–1 2–2 1–2 2–2 2–1 1–1 0–2 1–1 1–1 1–0 5–1 1–1 2–0 4–2 4–0 4–2 3–2 0–1 2–4
Southend 5–1 0–3 3–1 0–1 0–1 2–1 5–0 3–1 3–1 1–2 1–0 2–1 3–1 1–1 5–0 2–0 3–3 1–2 0–3 2–2 2–0
Swindon Town 3–2 2–0 4–2 2–2 2–2 3–5 2–0 2–2 6–1 4–2 1–0 2–0 3–2 3–0 3–1 3–1 3–2 1–2 6–2 5–1 4–2
Watford 2–2 1–2 0–0 1–0 0–1 3–3 1–0 1–0 1–2 1–0 4–0 2–1 4–1 2–4 0–0 4–0 1–1 1–4 1–2 4–2 2–2

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 1926–1927


See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "England 1926-27". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. 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 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.