1926–27 in English football

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The 1926–27 season was the 52nd season of competitive football in England.

Overview[edit]

Events[edit]

This was the season in which George Camsell scored an astounding 59 goals in 37 league appearances for Middlesbrough[1]

Honours[edit]

Competition Winner Runner-up
First Division Newcastle United (4) Huddersfield Town
Second Division Middlesbrough Portsmouth
Third Division North Stoke City Rochdale
Third Division South Bristol City Plymouth Argyle
FA Cup Cardiff City (1) Arsenal
Charity Shield Amateurs XI Professionals XI
Home Championship Shared by  England and  Scotland

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

League table[edit]

First Division[edit]

Pos Club P W D L F A GA Pts
1 Newcastle United 42 25 6 11 96 58 1.655 56
2 Huddersfield Town 42 17 17 8 76 60 1.267 51
3 Sunderland 42 21 7 14 98 70 1.400 49
4 Bolton Wanderers 42 19 10 13 84 62 1.355 48
5 Burnley 42 19 9 14 91 80 1.138 47
6 West Ham United 42 19 8 15 86 70 1.229 46
7 Leicester City 42 17 12 13 85 70 1.214 46
8 Sheffield United 42 17 10 15 74 86 0.860 44
9 Liverpool 42 18 7 17 69 61 1.131 43
10 Aston Villa 42 18 7 17 81 83 0.976 43
11 Arsenal 42 17 9 16 77 86 0.895 43
12 Derby County 42 17 7 18 86 73 1.178 41
13 Tottenham Hotspur 42 16 9 17 76 78 0.974 41
14 Cardiff City 42 16 9 17 55 65 0.846 41
15 Manchester United 42 13 14 15 52 64 0.813 40
16 The Wednesday 42 15 9 18 75 92 0.815 39
17 Birmingham 42 17 4 21 64 73 0.877 38
18 Blackburn Rovers 42 15 8 19 77 96 0.802 38
19 Bury 42 12 12 18 68 77 0.883 36
20 Everton 42 12 10 20 64 90 0.711 34
21 Leeds United 42 11 8 23 69 88 0.784 30
22 West Bromwich Albion 42 11 8 23 65 86 0.756 30

Second Division[edit]

Pos Club P W D L F A GA Pts
1 Middlesbrough 42 27 8 7 122 60 2.033 62
2 Portsmouth 42 23 8 11 87 49 1.776 54
3 Manchester City 42 22 10 10 108 61 1.770 54
4 Chelsea 42 20 12 10 62 52 1.192 52
5 Nottingham Forest 42 18 14 10 80 55 1.455 50
6 Preston North End 42 20 9 13 74 72 1.028 49
7 Hull City 42 20 7 15 63 52 1.212 47
8 Port Vale 42 16 13 13 88 78 1.128 45
9 Blackpool 42 18 8 16 95 80 1.188 44
10 Oldham Athletic 42 19 6 17 74 84 0.881 44
11 Barnsley 42 17 9 16 88 87 1.011 43
12 Swansea Town 42 16 11 15 68 72 0.944 43
13 Southampton 42 15 12 15 60 62 0.968 42
14 Reading 42 16 8 18 64 72 0.889 40
15 Wolverhampton Wanderers 42 14 7 21 73 75 0.973 35
16 Notts County 42 15 5 22 70 96 0.729 35
17 Grimsby Town 42 11 12 19 74 91 0.813 34
18 Fulham 42 13 8 21 58 92 0.630 34
19 South Shields 42 11 11 20 71 96 0.740 33
20 Clapton Orient 42 12 7 23 60 96 0.625 31
21 Darlington 42 12 6 24 79 98 0.806 30
22 Bradford City 42 7 9 26 50 88 0.568 23

Third Division North[edit]

Pos Club P W D L F A GA Pts
1 Stoke City 42 27 9 6 92 40 2.300 63
2 Rochdale 42 26 6 10 105 65 1.615 58
3 Bradford Park Avenue 42 24 7 11 101 59 1.712 55
4 Halifax Town 42 21 11 10 70 53 1.321 53
5 Nelson 42 22 7 13 104 75 1.387 51
6 Stockport County* 42 22 7 13 93 69 1.348 49
7 Chesterfield 42 21 5 16 92 68 1.353 47
8 Doncaster Rovers 42 18 11 13 81 65 1.246 47
9 Tranmere Rovers 42 19 8 15 85 67 1.269 46
10 New Brighton 42 18 10 14 79 67 1.179 46
11 Lincoln City 42 15 12 15 90 78 1.154 42
12 Southport 42 15 9 18 80 85 0.941 39
13 Wrexham 42 14 10 18 65 73 0.890 38
14 Walsall 42 14 10 18 68 81 0.840 38
15 Crewe Alexandra 42 14 9 19 71 81 0.877 37
16 Ashington 42 12 12 18 60 90 0.667 36
17 Hartlepools United 42 14 6 22 66 81 0.815 34
18 Wigan Borough 42 11 10 21 66 83 0.795 32
19 Rotherham United 42 10 12 20 70 92 0.761 32
20 Durham City 42 12 6 24 58 105 0.552 30
21 Accrington Stanley 42 10 7 25 62 98 0.633 27
22 Barrow 42 7 8 27 34 117 0.291 22

* Stockport County were deducted two points for fielding an ineligible player.

Third Division South[edit]

Pos Club P W D L F A GA Pts
1 Bristol City 42 27 8 7 104 54 1.926 62
2 Plymouth Argyle 42 25 10 7 95 61 1.557 60
3 Millwall 42 23 10 9 89 51 1.745 56
4 Brighton & Hove Albion 42 21 11 10 79 50 1.580 53
5 Swindon Town 42 21 9 12 100 85 1.176 51
6 Crystal Palace 42 18 9 15 84 81 1.037 45
7 Bournemouth & Boscombe Athletic 42 18 8 16 78 66 1.182 44
8 Luton Town 42 15 14 13 68 66 1.030 44
9 Newport County 42 19 6 17 57 71 0.803 44
10 Bristol Rovers 42 16 9 17 78 80 0.975 41
11 Brentford 42 13 14 15 70 61 1.148 40
12 Exeter City 42 15 10 17 76 73 1.041 40
13 Charlton Athletic 42 16 8 18 60 61 0.984 40
14 Queens Park Rangers 42 15 9 18 65 71 0.915 39
15 Coventry City 42 15 7 20 71 86 0.826 37
16 Norwich City 42 12 11 19 59 71 0.831 35
17 Merthyr Town 42 13 9 20 63 80 0.787 35
18 Northampton Town 42 15 5 22 59 87 0.678 35
19 Southend United 42 14 6 22 64 77 0.831 34
20 Gillingham 42 11 10 21 54 72 0.750 32
21 Watford 42 12 8 22 57 87 0.655 32
22 Aberdare Athletic 42 9 7 26 62 101 0.614 25

P = Matches played; W = Matches won; D = Matches drawn; L = Matches lost; F = Goals for; A = Goals against; GA = Goal average; Pts = Points

FA Cup[edit]

The 1927 FA Cup Final was won by Cardiff City, who beat Arsenal 1–0.

National team[edit]

The England national football team had a successful season, drawing first place in the 1927 British Home Championship with Scotland and then winning all three matches of a tour to France and the Low Countries, scoring twenty goals and only conceding three in return.

European tour[edit]


21 May 1927
Luxembourg  2–5  England
A. Hubert, L. Lefevre Dixie Dean 3, Robert Kelly, Syd Bishop

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Season 26/27 League 2". Retrieved 16 June 2011.