1942–43 in English football

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The 1942–43 season was the fourth season of special wartime football in England during World War II.


Between 1939 and 1946 normal competitive football was suspended in England. Many footballers signed up to fight in the war and as a result many teams were depleted, and fielded guest players instead. The Football League and FA Cup were suspended and in their place regional league competitions were set up. Appearances in these tournaments do not count in players' official records.


League competition was split into three regional leagues, North, South and West.

Competition Winner
League South Arsenal
League West Lovells Athletic
League North Blackpool (First Championship)
Liverpool (Second Championship)
League North Cup Manchester City
Football League War Cup Blackpool (Northern Section)
Arsenal (Southern Section)
Lancashire War Cup Manchester United [1]


  1. ^ Kelly, Steven F. (1994). Back Page United. p. 84. ISBN 1-85291-553-6.