1946–47 Football League

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The Football League
Season 1946–47
Champions Liverpool

The 1946–47 season was the 48th completed season of The Football League.

This season was the first to feature a full football programme since the 1938–39 campaign.

Final league tables[edit]

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.[1]

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.

During the first five seasons of the league, that is, until the season 1893–94, re-election process concerned the clubs which finished in the bottom four of the league. 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. From the 1922–23 season on it 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 1946-47
Champions Liverpool (5th English title)
Relegated Brentford,
Leeds United
FA Cup winners Charlton Athletic (1st FA Cup title)
Matches played 462
Goals scored 1513 (3.27 per match)
Top goalscorer Dennis Westcott (Wolverhampton), 38 [3]
Pos Team Pld W D L F A W D L F A F A GA GD Pts
1 Liverpool 42 13 3 5 42 24 12 4 5 42 28 84 52 1.615 +32 57
2 Manchester United 42 17 3 1 61 19 5 9 7 34 35 95 54 1.759 +41 56
3 Wolverhampton Wanderers 42 15 1 5 66 31 10 5 6 32 25 98 56 1.750 +42 56
4 Stoke City 42 14 5 2 52 21 10 2 9 38 32 90 53 1.698 +37 55
5 Blackpool 42 14 1 6 38 32 8 5 8 33 38 71 70 1.014 +1 50
6 Sheffield United 42 12 4 5 51 32 9 3 9 38 43 89 75 1.187 +14 49
7 Preston North End 42 10 7 4 45 27 8 4 9 31 47 76 74 1.027 +2 47
8 Aston Villa 42 9 6 6 39 24 9 3 9 28 29 67 53 1.264 +14 45
9 Sunderland 42 11 3 7 33 27 7 5 9 32 39 65 66 0.985 –1 44
10 Everton 42 13 5 3 40 24 4 4 13 22 43 62 67 0.925 –5 43
11 Middlesbrough 42 11 3 7 46 32 6 5 10 27 36 73 68 1.074 +5 42
12 Portsmouth 42 11 3 7 42 27 5 6 10 24 33 66 60 1.100 +6 41
13 Arsenal 42 9 5 7 43 33 7 4 10 29 37 72 70 1.029 +2 41
14 Derby County 42 13 2 6 44 28 5 3 13 29 51 73 79 0.924 –6 41
15 Chelsea 42 9 3 9 33 39 7 4 10 36 45 69 84 0.821 –15 39
16 Grimsby Town 42 9 6 6 37 35 4 6 11 24 47 61 82 0.744 –21 38
17 Blackburn Rovers 42 6 5 10 23 27 8 3 10 22 26 45 53 0.849 –8 36
18 Bolton Wanderers 42 8 5 8 30 28 5 3 13 27 41 57 69 0.826 –12 34
19 Charlton Athletic 42 6 6 9 34 32 5 6 10 23 39 57 71 0.803 –14 34
20 Huddersfield Town 42 11 4 6 34 24 2 3 16 19 55 53 79 0.671 –26 33
21 Brentford 42 5 5 11 19 35 4 2 15 26 53 45 88 0.511 –33 25
22 Leeds United 42 6 5 10 30 30 0 1 20 15 60 45 90 0.500 –45 18

P = 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 BLB BLP BOL BRE CHA CHE DER EVE GRI HUD LEE LIV MUN MID POR PNE SHU STK SUN WOL
Arsenal 0–2 1–3 1–1 2–2 2–2 1–0 1–2 0–1 2–1 5–3 1–2 4–2 1–2 6–2 4–0 2–1 4–1 2–3 1–0 2–2 1–1
Aston Villa 0–2 2–1 1–1 1–1 5–2 4–0 2–0 2–0 0–1 3–3 2–2 2–1 1–2 0–0 0–1 1–1 4–2 2–3 0–1 4–0 3–0
Blackburn Rovers 1–2 0–1 1–1 2–1 0–3 1–0 1–2 1–1 4–1 1–1 2–2 1–0 0–0 2–1 1–2 0–1 1–2 2–0 0–2 1–2 1–2
Blackpool 2–1 1–0 1–0 0–1 4–2 0–0 1–0 2–1 0–3 2–3 2–1 3–0 3–2 3–1 0–5 4–3 4–0 4–2 0–2 0–5 2–0
Bolton Wanderers 1–3 2–1 0–0 1–1 1–0 0–1 1–1 5–1 0–2 1–2 4–0 2–0 1–3 2–2 1–1 1–0 1–2 3–2 3–2 0–1 0–3
Brentford 0–1 0–2 0–3 2–1 1–0 1–4 0–2 0–3 1–1 0–1 2–0 1–1 1–1 0–0 0–0 1–3 2–3 2–1 1–4 0–3 4–1
Charlton Athletic 2–2 1–1 0–2 0–1 2–0 3–0 2–3 2–4 4–1 0–0 0–3 5–0 1–3 1–3 3–3 0–0 0–0 1–2 1–0 5–0 1–4
Chelsea 2–1 1–3 0–2 1–4 4–3 3–2 2–2 3–0 1–1 0–0 1–0 3–0 3–1 0–3 2–0 0–3 1–2 1–4 2–5 2–1 1–2
Derby County 0–1 1–2 2–1 1–2 1–3 2–1 1–0 3–1 5–1 4–1 1–0 2–1 1–4 4–3 1–1 2–0 2–2 1–2 3–0 5–1 2–1
Everton 3–2 2–0 1–0 1–1 2–1 0–2 1–1 2–0 4–1 3–3 1–0 4–1 1–0 2–2 2–1 1–0 2–0 2–3 2–2 4–2 0–2
Grimsby Town 0–0 0–3 2–1 2–3 2–2 2–2 3–1 2–1 2–0 2–2 1–0 4–1 1–6 0–0 4–0 3–2 2–3 2–1 2–5 1–2 0–0
Huddersfield Town 0–0 1–0 0–1 1–3 1–0 3–0 5–1 1–4 5–2 1–0 3–2 1–0 1–4 2–2 3–1 1–2 3–0 1–1 1–0 0–0 0–1
Leeds United 1–1 1–1 0–1 4–2 4–0 1–2 0–2 2–1 1–2 2–1 1–0 5–0 1–2 0–2 3–3 0–1 0–3 2–2 1–2 1–1 0–1
Liverpool 4–2 4–1 2–1 2–3 0–3 1–0 1–1 7–4 1–1 0–0 5–0 1–0 2–0 1–0 0–1 3–0 3–0 1–2 2–0 1–0 1–5
Manchester United 5–2 2–1 4–0 3–0 1–0 4–1 4–1 1–1 4–1 3–0 2–1 5–2 3–1 5–0 1–0 3–0 1–1 6–2 1–1 0–3 3–1
Middlesbrough 2–0 1–2 0–1 1–2 3–1 2–0 1–2 3–2 1–0 4–0 3–0 4–1 3–0 2–2 2–4 3–3 2–0 2–4 5–4 1–3 1–1
Portsmouth 0–2 3–2 3–1 0–1 2–0 3–0 3–0 0–2 1–2 2–1 4–1 3–1 4–1 1–2 0–1 3–1 4–4 0–0 1–3 4–1 1–1
Preston North End 2–0 3–1 4–0 2–0 0–4 5–2 5–1 1–1 1–1 2–1 3–0 6–2 3–2 0–0 1–1 0–1 1–1 1–2 1–3 2–2 2–2
Sheffield United 2–1 1–2 0–1 4–2 4–2 6–1 1–3 2–2 3–2 2–0 1–1 2–2 6–2 0–1 2–2 2–1 3–1 2–3 2–1 4–2 2–0
Stoke City 3–1 0–0 0–0 4–1 1–2 3–1 2–2 6–1 3–2 2–1 3–0 3–0 5–2 2–1 3–2 3–1 1–1 5–0 3–0 0–0 0–3
Sunderland 1–4 4–1 1–0 3–2 3–1 2–1 1–1 1–2 3–2 4–1 1–2 3–0 1–0 1–4 1–1 1–0 0–0 0–2 2–1 0–1 0–1
Wolverhampton Wanderers 6–1 1–2 3–3 3–1 5–0 1–2 2–0 6–4 7–2 2–3 2–0 6–1 1–0 1–2 3–2 2–4 3–1 4–1 3–1 3–0 2–1

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.

First Division maps[edit]

Locations of the Football League First Division London teams 1946–1947

Second Division[edit]

Football League, Second Division
Season 1946–47
Champions Manchester City (5th title)
Promoted Burnley
Relegated Newport County
Swansea Town
Matches played 462
Goals scored 1547 (3.35 per match)
Top goalscorer Charlie Wayman (Newcastle), 30 [3]
Pos Team Pld W D L F A W D L F A F A GA GD Pts
1 Manchester City 42 17 3 1 49 14 9 7 5 29 21 78 35 2.229 +43 62
2 Burnley 42 11 8 2 30 14 11 6 4 35 15 65 29 2.241 +36 58
3 Birmingham City 42 17 2 2 51 11 8 3 10 23 22 74 33 2.242 +41 55
4 Chesterfield 42 12 6 3 37 17 6 8 7 21 27 58 44 1.318 +14 50
5 Newcastle United 42 11 4 6 60 32 8 6 7 35 30 95 62 1.532 +33 48
6 Tottenham Hotspur 42 11 8 2 35 21 6 6 9 30 32 65 53 1.226 +12 48
7 West Bromwich Albion 42 12 4 5 53 37 8 4 9 35 38 88 75 1.173 +13 48
8 Coventry City 42 12 8 1 40 17 4 5 12 26 42 66 59 1.119 +7 45
9 Leicester City 42 11 4 6 42 25 7 3 11 27 39 69 64 1.078 +5 43
10 Barnsley 42 13 2 6 48 29 4 6 11 36 57 84 86 0.977 –2 42
11 Nottingham Forest 42 13 5 3 47 20 2 5 14 22 54 69 74 0.932 –5 40
12 West Ham United 42 12 4 5 46 31 4 4 13 24 45 70 76 0.921 –6 40
13 Luton Town 42 13 4 4 50 29 3 3 15 21 44 71 73 0.973 –2 39
14 Southampton 42 11 5 5 45 24 4 4 13 24 52 69 76 0.908 –7 39
15 Fulham 42 12 4 5 40 25 3 5 13 23 49 63 74 0.851 –11 39
16 Bradford Park Avenue 42 7 6 8 29 28 7 5 9 36 49 65 77 0.844 –12 39
17 Bury 42 11 6 4 62 34 1 6 14 18 44 80 78 1.026 +2 36
18 Millwall 42 7 7 7 30 30 7 1 13 26 49 56 79 0.709 –23 36
19 Plymouth Argyle 42 11 3 7 45 34 3 2 16 34 62 79 96 0.823 –17 33
20 Sheffield Wednesday 42 10 5 6 39 28 2 3 16 28 60 67 88 0.761 –21 32
21 Swansea Town 42 9 1 11 36 40 2 6 13 19 43 55 83 0.663 –28 29
22 Newport County 42 9 1 11 41 52 1 2 18 20 81 61 133 0.459 –72 23

P = 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 BIR BPA BUR BRY CHF COV FUL LEI LUT MCI MIL NEW NPC NOT PLY SHW SOU SWA TOT WBA WHU
Barnsley 3–1 3–1 1–0 4–0 1–2 0–2 4–1 1–0 4–0 0–2 4–1 1–1 3–1 3–2 1–3 4–1 4–4 3–1 1–3 2–1 1–2
Birmingham City 1–2 4–0 0–2 3–0 0–0 2–0 2–1 4–0 1–0 3–1 4–0 2–0 1–1 4–0 6–1 3–1 3–1 3–1 1–0 1–0 3–0
Bradford Park Avenue 1–3 2–0 0–1 2–2 0–0 5–1 1–2 1–2 2–1 1–1 0–0 2–1 2–1 0–1 3–2 1–1 2–3 0–0 2–1 2–4 0–1
Burnley 2–2 1–0 1–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–0 0–0 1–1 0–0 3–0 3–0 3–2 3–0 2–1 2–0 1–0 1–0 0–0 0–2 2–1
Bury 4–4 2–0 6–3 2–2 0–2 1–0 7–2 2–3 3–0 2–2 5–2 2–2 0–1 5–0 3–3 4–2 2–1 3–3 1–2 4–0 4–0
Chesterfield 2–1 0–1 1–1 0–0 3–1 2–1 1–1 2–0 2–1 0–1 2–3 1–0 2–0 1–1 4–1 4–2 5–0 1–0 0–0 1–1 3–1
Coventry City 1–1 0–0 0–0 0–3 3–1 1–1 1–0 2–1 0–0 1–1 4–0 1–1 6–0 1–1 1–0 5–1 2–0 3–2 3–1 3–2 2–1
Fulham 6–1 0–1 0–3 1–0 2–0 2–1 2–0 4–2 2–1 2–2 3–2 0–3 4–1 1–1 3–1 1–2 0–0 3–0 1–1 0–1 3–2
Leicester City 6–0 2–1 2–1 1–4 0–0 0–1 1–0 2–0 2–1 0–3 5–0 2–4 3–0 1–1 4–1 3–5 2–0 0–1 1–1 1–1 4–0
Luton Town 3–1 1–3 3–0 1–3 2–0 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–2 0–0 3–0 4–3 6–3 3–2 3–4 4–1 2–2 3–0 3–2 2–0 2–1
Manchester City 5–1 1–0 7–2 1–0 3–1 0–0 1–0 4–0 1–0 2–0 1–0 0–2 5–1 2–1 4–3 2–1 1–1 1–1 1–0 5–0 2–0
Millwall 3–1 0–2 0–1 1–1 1–0 1–1 3–5 1–1 1–0 2–0 1–3 1–4 3–1 4–0 1–1 2–2 3–1 1–1 0–3 1–2 0–0
Newcastle United 4–2 2–2 5–0 1–2 1–1 2–1 3–1 1–3 1–1 7–2 3–2 0–2 13–0 3–0 3–2 4–0 1–3 1–1 1–0 2–4 2–3
Newport County 2–1 0–3 1–3 0–3 2–0 3–0 4–2 4–2 2–3 1–3 0–3 3–1 4–2 2–5 1–0 4–3 1–2 2–4 2–4 2–7 1–1
Nottingham Forest 2–1 1–1 4–0 1–0 2–0 1–0 1–0 2–1 2–0 4–2 0–1 1–2 0–2 6–1 5–1 2–2 6–0 1–1 1–1 1–1 4–3
Plymouth Argyle 3–2 0–2 2–4 2–2 3–1 1–0 2–2 2–2 4–0 2–1 2–3 0–2 0–1 4–1 2–0 4–1 2–3 2–1 3–4 2–1 3–1
Sheffield Wednesday 2–4 1–0 1–2 1–2 2–5 0–1 4–2 1–1 1–3 1–1 1–0 3–0 1–1 2–1 2–0 2–1 3–0 3–0 5–1 2–2 1–1
Southampton 1–1 1–0 3–2 0–1 1–1 1–1 5–2 2–0 1–1 1–3 0–1 1–2 1–1 5–1 5–2 5–1 3–1 4–0 1–0 0–1 4–2
Swansea Town 2–2 1–0 1–6 0–2 1–0 1–2 2–3 0–2 3–4 2–0 1–2 0–3 1–2 5–1 3–2 3–1 2–0 4–2 0–2 2–3 2–1
Tottenham Hotspur 1–1 1–2 3–3 1–1 2–1 3–4 0–0 1–1 2–1 2–1 0–0 2–1 1–1 3–1 2–0 2–1 2–0 2–1 3–1 2–0 0–0
West Bromwich Albion 2–5 3–0 1–1 1–1 3–0 3–2 1–1 6–1 4–2 1–2 3–1 2–4 3–2 2–2 5–1 2–5 2–1 2–0 2–1 3–2 2–3
West Ham United 4–0 0–4 1–1 0–5 3–3 5–0 1–2 3–2 0–2 2–1 1–0 3–1 0–2 3–0 2–2 4–1 2–1 4–0 3–0 2–2 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: Purple = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Second Division maps[edit]

Locations of the Football League Second Division London teams 1946–1947

Third Division North[edit]

Football League, Third Division North
Season 1946–47
Champions Doncaster Rovers (2nd title)
Failed re-election None
Matches played 462
Goals scored 1537 (3.33 per match)
Top goalscorer Clarrie Jordan (Doncaster Rovers), 42 [3][4]
Pos Team Pld W D L F A W D L F A F A GA GD Pts
1 Doncaster Rovers 42 15 5 1 67 16 18 1 2 56 24 123 40 3.075 +83 72
2 Rotherham United 42 20 1 0 81 19 9 5 7 33 34 114 53 2.151 +61 64
3 Chester 42 17 2 2 53 13 8 4 9 42 38 95 51 1.863 +44 56
4 Stockport County 42 17 0 4 50 19 7 2 12 28 34 78 53 1.472 +25 50
5 Bradford City 42 12 5 4 40 20 8 5 8 22 27 62 47 1.319 +15 50
6 Rochdale 42 9 5 7 39 25 10 5 6 41 39 80 64 1.250 +16 48
7 Wrexham 42 13 5 3 43 21 4 7 10 22 30 65 51 1.275 +14 46
8 Crewe Alexandra 42 12 4 5 39 26 5 5 11 31 48 70 74 0.946 –4 43
9 Barrow 42 10 2 9 28 24 7 5 9 26 38 54 62 0.871 –8 41
10 Tranmere Rovers 42 11 5 5 43 33 6 2 13 23 44 66 77 0.857 –11 41
11 Hull City 42 9 5 7 25 19 7 3 11 24 34 49 53 0.925 –4 40
12 Lincoln City 42 12 3 6 52 32 5 2 14 34 55 86 87 0.989 –1 39
13 Hartlepools United 42 10 5 6 36 26 5 4 12 28 47 64 73 0.877 –9 39
14 Gateshead 42 10 3 8 39 33 6 3 12 23 39 62 72 0.861 –10 38
15 York City 42 6 4 11 35 42 8 5 8 32 39 67 81 0.827 –14 37
16 Carlisle United 42 10 5 6 45 38 4 4 13 25 55 70 93 0.753 –23 37
17 Darlington 42 12 4 5 48 26 3 2 16 20 54 68 80 0.850 –12 36
18 New Brighton 42 11 3 7 37 30 3 5 13 20 47 57 77 0.740 –20 36
19 Oldham Athletic 42 6 5 10 29 31 6 3 12 26 49 55 80 0.688 –25 32
20 Accrington Stanley 42 8 3 10 37 38 6 1 14 19 54 56 92 0.609 –38 32
21 Southport 42 6 5 10 35 41 1 6 14 18 44 53 85 0.624 –32 25
22 Halifax Town 42 6 3 12 28 36 2 3 16 15 56 43 92 0.467 –49 22

P = 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
Welsh Cup winners
New club in the league (none)
Re-elected
Failed re-election (none)

Third Division North results[edit]

Home \ Away[1] ACC BRW BRA CRL CHR CRE DAR DON GAT HAL HAR HUL LIN NWB OLD ROC ROT SOU STP TRA WRE YOR
Accrington Stanley (1891) 1–3 0–0 4–3 1–4 2–3 3–0 0–1 0–3 1–1 2–1 0–0 8–4 3–1 2–3 2–3 2–3 1–0 2–1 2–1 0–1 1–2
Barrow 1–3 0–0 3–1 1–0 0–2 2–3 0–1 1–0 3–0 2–0 1–0 1–3 0–1 5–2 2–2 2–3 2–1 1–0 0–1 1–0 0–1
Bradford City 3–1 5–0 2–2 0–0 1–0 2–0 0–1 2–2 3–1 1–2 1–1 3–0 2–1 1–0 0–1 2–0 5–1 0–2 2–2 2–1 3–2
Carlisle United 4–2 4–1 4–3 3–2 3–3 1–5 2–3 3–1 1–0 5–1 0–2 1–0 3–2 1–2 1–3 1–1 1–1 1–1 4–2 1–1 1–2
Chester 3–1 3–0 3–0 4–0 2–0 1–1 1–3 0–1 2–0 2–1 5–1 3–0 2–1 2–0 1–0 2–2 2–1 3–0 4–1 2–0 6–0
Crewe Alexandra 5–0 0–1 2–2 2–0 0–2 3–2 0–3 1–1 2–0 1–1 2–0 0–5 3–0 3–0 2–2 1–2 2–0 3–2 4–3 1–0 2–0
Darlington 5–0 0–1 2–0 2–1 3–3 4–0 1–1 2–0 0–1 2–1 0–2 4–3 4–0 1–1 4–1 4–3 4–2 1–2 1–2 1–1 3–1
Doncaster Rovers 5–0 8–0 4–3 9–2 3–0 1–1 5–0 3–0 2–0 5–1 4–1 1–1 0–0 4–2 2–1 1–1 2–0 1–3 2–0 5–0 0–0
Gateshead 2–1 0–5 1–2 1–3 3–4 2–1 1–0 1–3 6–1 0–1 1–0 3–0 3–0 1–0 2–2 2–0 2–2 1–2 3–1 3–3 1–2
Halifax Town 2–1 3–2 1–2 0–1 1–2 1–2 0–2 4–2 2–1 1–4 2–0 2–3 0–1 1–1 3–0 2–3 1–1 1–2 1–3 0–0 0–3
Hartlepool United 0–2 1–1 0–0 4–1 5–1 5–2 4–1 0–2 1–3 1–4 0–0 2–0 3–0 1–1 0–3 2–1 3–0 1–0 1–0 1–3 1–1
Hull City 3–0 1–0 0–2 2–0 1–0 2–2 2–1 0–1 1–2 3–0 1–1 0–0 1–1 0–1 0–1 0–2 4–0 0–3 1–0 1–0 2–2
Lincoln City 1–1 1–0 0–1 3–1 2–2 1–3 2–0 3–5 4–0 3–1 5–2 0–3 5–1 1–3 2–3 4–0 4–2 4–0 2–1 3–1 2–2
New Brighton 4–0 0–1 0–0 2–2 0–3 4–0 4–1 2–5 2–3 1–1 2–1 1–5 4–2 4–0 1–2 1–0 1–0 1–0 2–1 1–0 0–3
Oldham Athletic 1–2 0–1 0–1 0–2 1–0 3–1 2–0 0–1 1–1 6–1 0–0 1–2 3–1 2–2 3–2 0–1 2–4 0–0 1–2 1–5 2–2
Rochdale 5–1 1–1 0–1 6–0 2–1 1–1 3–0 2–3 2–3 1–0 1–0 5–2 2–0 2–2 1–3 1–1 0–0 1–4 3–0 0–1 0–1
Rotherham United 4–1 4–3 2–1 4–0 3–1 5–1 4–1 3–2 4–0 6–1 4–0 2–0 3–0 3–0 8–0 3–3 2–1 2–1 6–0 3–2 6–1
Southport 0–1 2–2 0–1 0–2 2–4 2–2 2–2 0–5 2–1 6–1 3–3 3–1 1–3 2–0 2–4 0–2 2–0 4–1 1–2 1–1 0–3
Stockport County 2–0 2–0 4–0 2–0 0–3 3–2 1–0 1–3 2–0 4–1 1–2 2–0 3–2 2–0 4–0 5–2 1–2 2–0 4–0 1–0 4–2
Tranmere 0–1 1–1 2–0 1–1 3–2 3–2 2–0 3–5 1–0 1–1 4–1 1–3 5–2 3–3 4–2 2–3 1–4 2–0 2–1 0–0 2–1
Wrexham 4–0 1–1 2–0 2–1 0–4 1–0 7–1 0–2 2–0 2–0 4–1 0–1 4–1 3–2 2–1 2–2 1–1 1–1 2–1 0–0 3–1
York City 0–1 0–2 0–3 2–2 4–4 2–3 3–0 1–4 3–1 2–0 1–4 3–0 2–4 1–2 1–0 2–3 2–3 1–1 3–2 0–1 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: Purple = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Third Division North maps[edit]

Third Division South[edit]

Football League, Third Division South
Season 1946–47
Champions Cardiff City (1st title)
Failed re-election None
Matches played 462
Goals scored 1458 (3.16 per match)
Top goalscorer Don Clark (Bristol City), 36 [3]
Pos Team Pld W D L F A W D L F A F A GA GD Pts
1 Cardiff City 42 18 3 0 60 11 12 3 6 33 19 93 30 3.100 +63 66
2 Queens Park Rangers 42 15 2 4 42 15 8 9 4 32 25 74 40 1.850 +34 57
3 Bristol City 42 13 4 4 56 20 7 7 7 38 36 94 56 1.679 +38 51
4 Swindon Town 42 15 4 2 56 25 4 7 10 28 48 84 73 1.151 +11 49
5 Walsall 42 11 6 4 42 25 6 6 9 32 34 74 59 1.254 +15 46
6 Ipswich Town 42 11 5 5 33 21 5 9 7 28 32 61 53 1.151 +8 46
7 Bournemouth & Boscombe Athletic 42 12 4 5 43 20 6 4 11 29 34 72 54 1.333 +18 44
8 Southend United 42 9 7 5 38 22 8 3 10 33 38 71 60 1.183 +11 44
9 Reading 42 11 6 4 53 30 5 5 11 30 44 83 74 1.122 +9 43
10 Port Vale 42 14 4 3 51 28 3 5 13 17 35 68 63 1.079 +5 43
11 Torquay United 42 11 5 5 33 23 4 7 10 19 38 52 61 0.852 –9 42
12 Notts County 42 11 4 6 35 19 4 6 11 28 44 63 63 1.000 ±0 40
13 Northampton Town 42 11 5 5 46 33 4 5 12 26 42 72 75 0.960 –3 40
14 Bristol Rovers 42 9 6 6 34 26 7 2 12 25 43 59 69 0.855 –10 40
15 Exeter City 42 11 6 4 37 27 4 3 14 23 42 60 69 0.870 –9 39
16 Watford 42 11 4 6 39 27 6 1 14 22 49 61 76 0.803 –15 39
17 Brighton & Hove Albion 42 8 7 6 31 35 5 5 11 23 37 54 72 0.750 –18 38
18 Crystal Palace 42 9 7 5 29 19 4 4 13 20 43 49 62 0.790 –13 37
19 Leyton Orient 42 10 5 6 40 28 2 3 16 14 47 54 75 0.720 –21 32
20 Aldershot 42 6 7 8 25 26 4 5 12 23 52 48 78 0.615 –30 32
21 Norwich City 42 6 3 12 38 48 4 5 12 26 52 64 100 0.640 –36 28
22 Mansfield Town 42 8 5 8 31 38 1 5 15 17 58 48 96 0.500 –48 28

P = 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] ALD BOU BHA BRI BRO CAR CRY EXE IPS LEY MAN NOR NOR NTC PTV QPR REA STD SWI TOR WAL WAT
Aldershot 2–1 1–3 4–3 0–2 0–1 0–2 2–0 4–1 0–0 1–1 1–1 3–1 1–1 0–0 1–2 1–3 0–0 2–0 0–0 1–2 1–2
Bournemouth & Boscombe Athletic 2–2 1–0 0–0 1–3 2–0 4–0 4–1 1–1 2–0 3–1 2–1 0–1 1–2 3–0 1–1 1–0 3–1 5–2 5–0 2–3 0–1
Brighton & Hove Albion 2–1 1–1 1–1 1–2 0–4 1–0 1–6 0–0 2–1 5–0 2–2 3–3 3–2 0–0 0–2 1–4 2–1 1–4 2–0 2–0 1–1
Bristol City 9–0 1–0 0–0 4–0 2–1 3–0 2–2 1–2 3–0 5–2 2–3 2–1 1–1 3–0 1–1 5–2 2–0 3–1 5–0 1–2 1–2
Bristol Rovers 0–0 0–2 0–0 0–3 1–0 2–1 1–0 1–1 6–1 1–0 0–3 1–2 4–1 0–0 3–1 2–2 1–3 3–0 3–0 2–2 3–4
Cardiff City 2–1 2–0 4–0 1–1 4–0 0–0 5–0 3–2 1–0 5–0 6–2 6–1 2–1 1–0 2–2 3–0 3–1 5–0 1–0 3–0 1–0
Crystal Palace 0–0 0–1 1–0 0–0 2–1 1–2 1–0 1–1 2–0 1–1 2–2 0–1 2–1 1–2 0–0 2–1 0–3 4–1 6–1 1–1 2–0
Exeter City 4–1 4–1 2–1 1–3 3–2 0–2 2–1 0–0 3–1 1–0 1–0 3–0 2–2 1–1 3–0 1–3 1–5 1–1 1–1 2–2 1–0
Ipswich Town 1–1 2–1 1–2 3–2 0–2 0–1 1–1 2–1 0–0 2–1 1–2 5–0 1–2 2–1 1–1 2–0 1–0 3–1 1–1 2–1 2–0
Leyton Orient 1–3 2–3 2–1 4–1 3–0 0–1 0–1 3–1 2–2 3–1 2–1 3–0 1–3 5–3 1–1 3–3 1–1 0–0 0–1 1–0 3–1
Mansfield Town 1–3 1–1 0–3 1–3 3–1 1–3 3–1 1–0 4–3 1–3 3–2 4–4 1–0 0–3 0–3 2–2 0–1 1–1 1–0 1–1 2–0
Northampton Town 2–2 2–1 6–1 2–2 1–2 0–2 1–0 1–2 2–2 4–1 3–0 1–0 2–1 1–0 4–4 4–0 2–3 4–1 0–0 0–8 4–1
Norwich City 2–3 1–6 2–3 2–2 3–3 2–1 2–3 1–3 0–1 5–0 3–1 2–3 2–2 3–0 0–1 0–2 1–5 1–5 2–0 0–2 4–2
Notts County 2–0 1–0 2–0 0–3 6–0 1–1 0–0 0–0 1–2 1–2 5–1 1–0 3–0 3–2 1–2 1–0 0–2 0–0 0–2 3–1 4–1
Port Vale 4–2 1–0 4–1 2–1 2–1 0–4 4–2 1–2 1–0 2–1 4–1 1–1 1–3 4–1 2–2 5–1 5–1 1–1 2–1 2–2 3–0
Queens Park Rangers 4–1 3–0 2–0 1–0 0–2 2–3 1–2 2–0 1–3 2–0 3–1 1–0 1–1 4–1 2–0 2–0 1–0 7–0 0–0 1–0 2–1
Reading 1–0 3–2 2–0 2–5 1–1 0–0 10–2 4–0 1–3 2–0 3–0 3–0 4–3 1–1 0–2 1–0 7–2 3–3 2–2 1–1 2–3
Southend 2–1 2–2 0–0 4–1 2–3 0–2 2–0 2–2 1–1 0–0 1–1 4–0 3–0 3–0 1–1 1–3 0–2 2–0 0–2 3–1 5–0
Swindon Town 7–0 1–3 2–2 1–1 1–0 3–2 1–0 2–0 2–1 2–0 6–1 3–1 1–1 4–2 2–1 3–2 2–2 2–1 2–4 4–1 5–0
Torquay United 0–1 2–2 3–1 2–3 3–0 0–0 2–1 2–1 0–0 3–2 2–2 2–1 2–1 1–2 1–0 0–0 3–0 0–1 1–5 2–0 2–0
Walsall 2–0 3–0 1–1 3–0 2–0 2–3 3–3 2–1 4–2 3–1 0–0 2–0 2–2 2–0 4–1 0–2 2–2 2–2 0–1 2–1 1–3
Watford 4–1 0–2 1–4 2–3 1–0 2–0 1–0 3–1 2–0 3–1 1–2 1–1 4–1 2–2 2–0 0–2 2–1 4–0 1–1 3–3 0–2

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

Third Division South maps[edit]

Locations of the Football League Third Division South London teams 1946–1947

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.
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  3. ^ a b c d "English League Leading Goalscorers". RSSSF. Retrieved 2010-10-31. 
  4. ^ "Doncaster Rovers Facts & Figures". Doncaster Rovers Official Site. 6 July 2009. Retrieved 30 April 2010.