1947–48 Football League

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The Football League
Season 1947–48
Champions Arsenal

The 19471948 season was the 49th completed 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.

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.[2]

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 1947–48
Champions Arsenal (6th English title)
Relegated Blackburn Rovers, Grimsby Town
FA Cup winners Manchester United (2nd FA Cup title)
Matches played 462
Goals scored 1343 (2.91 per match)
Top goalscorer Ronnie Rooke (Arsenal), 33 [3]
Pos Team Pld W D L F A W D L F A F A GA GD Pts
1 Arsenal 42 15 3 3 56 15 8 10 3 25 17 81 32 2.531 +49 59
2 Manchester United 42 11 7 3 50 27 8 7 6 31 21 81 48 1.688 +33 52
3 Burnley 42 12 5 4 31 12 8 7 6 25 31 56 43 1.302 +13 52
4 Derby County 42 11 6 4 38 24 8 6 7 39 33 77 57 1.351 +20 50
5 Wolverhampton Wanderers 42 12 4 5 45 29 7 5 9 38 41 83 70 1.186 +13 47
6 Aston Villa 42 13 5 3 42 22 6 4 11 23 35 65 57 1.140 +8 47
7 Preston North End 42 13 4 4 43 35 7 3 11 24 33 67 68 0.985 –1 47
8 Portsmouth 42 13 5 3 44 17 6 2 13 24 33 68 50 1.360 +18 45
9 Blackpool 42 13 4 4 37 14 4 6 11 20 27 57 41 1.390 +16 44
10 Manchester City 42 13 3 5 37 22 2 9 10 15 25 52 47 1.106 +5 42
11 Liverpool 42 9 8 4 39 23 7 2 12 26 38 65 61 1.066 +4 42
12 Sheffield United 42 13 4 4 44 24 3 6 12 21 46 65 70 0.929 –5 42
13 Charlton Athletic 42 8 4 9 33 29 9 2 10 24 37 57 66 0.864 –9 40
14 Everton 42 10 2 9 30 26 7 4 10 22 40 52 66 0.788 –14 40
15 Stoke City 42 9 5 7 29 23 5 5 11 12 32 41 55 0.745 –14 38
16 Middlesbrough 42 8 7 6 37 27 6 2 13 34 46 71 73 0.973 –2 37
17 Bolton Wanderers 42 11 2 8 29 25 5 3 13 17 33 46 58 0.793 –12 37
18 Chelsea 42 11 6 4 38 27 3 3 15 15 44 53 71 0.746 –18 37
19 Huddersfield Town 42 7 6 8 25 24 5 6 10 26 36 51 60 0.850 –9 36
20 Sunderland 42 11 4 6 33 18 2 6 13 23 49 56 67 0.836 –11 36
21 Blackburn Rovers 42 8 5 8 35 30 3 5 13 19 42 54 72 0.750 –18 32
22 Grimsby Town 42 5 5 11 20 35 3 1 17 25 76 45 111 0.405 –66 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
League Champions
FA Cup winners
Relegated

First Division results[edit]

Home \ Away[1] ARS AST BLB BLP BOL BUR CHA CHE DER EVE GRI HUD LIV MNC MNU MID POR PRE SHE STO SUN WOL
Arsenal 1–0 2–0 2–1 2–0 3–0 6–0 0–2 1–2 1–1 8–0 2–0 1–2 1–1 2–1 7–0 0–0 3–0 3–2 3–0 3–1 5–2
Aston Villa 4–2 3–2 0–1 3–1 2–2 2–1 3–0 2–2 3–0 2–2 2–1 2–1 1–1 0–1 1–1 2–1 4–1 2–0 1–0 2–0 1–2
Blackburn Rovers 0–1 0–0 1–1 4–0 1–2 0–0 1–1 3–4 2–3 4–0 1–2 1–2 1–0 1–1 1–7 1–0 2–3 4–0 2–0 4–3 1–0
Blackpool 3–0 1–0 1–0 1–1 0–1 3–1 3–0 2–2 5–0 3–1 4–0 2–0 1–1 1–0 1–0 1–0 0–1 2–1 1–2 0–1 2–2
Bolton Wanderers 0–1 1–0 1–0 1–0 1–1 1–0 2–1 0–3 0–0 2–0 1–5 3–0 2–1 0–1 1–3 4–0 1–2 2–3 0–1 3–1 3–2
Burnley 0–1 1–0 0–0 1–0 2–0 0–2 1–0 0–2 0–1 4–1 2–1 3–0 1–1 0–0 3–0 3–2 1–0 0–0 4–0 4–0 1–1
Charlton Athletic 2–4 1–1 0–1 2–0 2–1 1–1 3–1 1–5 2–3 2–3 0–0 2–0 0–1 1–2 1–0 2–2 1–2 4–0 0–1 1–0 5–1
Chelsea 0–0 4–2 1–0 2–2 1–1 0–2 3–0 1–0 3–1 2–3 2–4 3–1 2–2 0–4 4–2 1–0 2–0 1–0 4–1 1–1 1–1
Derby County 1–0 1–3 5–0 1–0 2–1 1–1 0–3 5–1 1–0 4–1 0–0 0–4 0–0 1–1 4–2 2–1 2–1 1–1 1–1 5–1 1–2
Everton 0–2 3–0 4–1 1–2 2–0 0–3 0–1 2–3 1–3 3–1 1–1 0–3 1–0 2–0 2–1 0–2 2–1 2–0 0–1 3–0 1–1
Grimsby Town 0–4 3–0 2–2 0–1 0–2 1–2 1–3 0–0 2–3 3–0 3–0 0–2 1–0 1–1 0–5 1–0 1–1 0–3 0–0 1–2 0–4
Huddersfield Town 1–1 0–1 1–1 2–0 1–2 0–1 0–1 3–1 2–1 1–3 5–1 1–1 1–1 0–2 2–1 0–2 1–0 2–1 0–0 2–2 0–1
Liverpool 1–3 3–3 2–1 2–0 0–0 1–1 2–3 3–0 2–2 4–0 3–1 4–0 1–1 2–2 0–1 0–3 3–1 4–0 0–0 0–0 2–1
Manchester City 0–0 0–2 1–3 1–0 0–2 4–1 4–0 1–0 3–2 0–1 3–1 1–1 2–0 0–0 2–0 1–0 0–3 4–3 3–0 3–0 4–3
Manchester United 1–1 2–0 4–1 1–1 0–2 5–0 6–2 5–0 1–0 2–2 3–4 4–4 2–0 1–1 2–1 3–2 1–1 0–1 1–1 3–1 3–2
Middlesbrough 1–1 1–3 1–1 4–0 4–1 1–2 1–2 0–0 1–1 0–1 4–1 1–0 3–1 2–1 2–2 1–2 1–1 3–0 2–1 2–2 2–4
Portsmouth 0–0 2–4 1–1 1–1 2–0 0–1 3–1 2–1 0–0 3–0 4–0 3–2 1–0 1–0 1–3 6–1 1–0 6–0 3–0 2–2 2–0
Preston North End 0–0 3–0 2–1 0–7 1–0 3–2 2–1 2–0 7–4 3–0 2–1 0–2 3–3 2–1 2–1 2–1 1–2 3–3 2–1 2–2 1–3
Sheffield United 1–2 3–1 4–1 2–1 2–1 1–1 1–1 3–1 1–2 2–1 4–0 0–1 3–1 2–1 2–1 1–1 1–2 3–1 3–0 3–2 2–2
Stoke City 0–0 1–2 2–1 1–1 2–0 3–0 0–1 2–0 1–0 1–1 2–1 1–1 0–2 3–0 0–2 2–4 2–1 0–1 1–1 3–1 2–3
Sunderland 1–1 0–0 0–1 1–0 1–2 2–0 0–1 2–3 1–1 2–0 4–2 2–0 5–1 0–1 1–0 3–0 4–1 0–2 1–1 1–0 2–1
Wolverhampton Wanderers 1–1 4–1 5–1 1–1 1–0 1–1 2–0 1–0 1–0 2–4 8–1 2–1 1–2 1–0 2–6 1–3 3–1 4–2 1–1 1–2 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: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

First Division maps[edit]

Locations of the Football League First Division London teams 1947–1948


Second Division[edit]

Football League, Second Division
Season 1947–48
Champions Birmingham City (3rd title)
Promoted Newcastle United
Relegated Doncaster Rovers
Millwall
Matches played 462
Goals scored 1247 (2.7 per match)
Top goalscorer Eddie Quigley (Sheffield Wednesday), 23 [3]
Pos Team Pld W D L F A W D L F A F A GA GD Pts
1 Birmingham City 42 12 7 2 34 13 10 8 3 21 11 55 24 2.292 +31 59
2 Newcastle United 42 18 1 2 46 13 6 7 8 26 28 72 41 1.756 +31 56
3 Southampton 42 15 3 3 53 23 6 7 8 18 30 71 53 1.340 +18 52
4 Sheffield Wednesday 42 13 6 2 39 21 7 5 9 27 32 66 53 1.245 +13 51
5 Cardiff City 42 12 6 3 36 18 6 5 10 25 40 61 58 1.052 +3 47
6 West Ham United 42 10 7 4 29 19 6 7 8 26 34 55 53 1.038 +2 46
7 West Bromwich Albion 42 11 4 6 37 29 7 5 9 26 29 63 58 1.086 +5 45
8 Tottenham Hotspur 42 10 6 5 36 24 5 8 8 20 19 56 43 1.302 +13 44
9 Leicester City 42 10 5 6 36 29 6 6 9 24 28 60 57 1.053 +3 43
10 Coventry City 42 10 5 6 33 16 4 8 9 26 36 59 52 1.135 +7 41
11 Fulham 42 6 9 6 24 19 9 1 11 23 27 47 46 1.022 +1 40
12 Barnsley 42 10 5 6 31 22 5 5 11 31 42 62 64 0.969 –2 40
13 Luton Town 42 8 8 5 31 25 6 4 11 25 34 56 59 0.949 –3 40
14 Bradford Park Avenue 42 11 3 7 45 30 5 5 11 23 42 68 72 0.944 –4 40
15 Brentford 42 10 6 5 31 26 3 8 10 13 35 44 61 0.721 –17 40
16 Chesterfield 42 8 4 9 32 26 8 3 10 22 29 54 55 0.982 –1 39
17 Plymouth Argyle 42 8 9 4 27 22 1 11 9 13 36 40 58 0.690 –18 38
18 Leeds United 42 12 5 4 44 20 2 3 16 18 52 62 72 0.861 –10 36
19 Nottingham Forest 42 10 5 6 32 23 2 6 13 22 37 54 60 0.900 –6 35
20 Bury 42 6 8 7 27 28 3 8 10 31 40 58 68 0.853 –10 34
21 Doncaster Rovers 42 7 8 6 23 20 2 3 16 17 46 40 66 0.606 –26 29
22 Millwall 42 7 7 7 27 28 2 4 15 17 46 44 74 0.595 –30 29

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 BRE BRY CAR CHS COV DON FUL LEE LEI LUT MIL NEW NOT PLY SHW SOT TOT WBA WHU
Barnsley 0–1 2–2 1–1 2–1 1–2 0–3 0–1 2–0 1–2 3–0 2–0 3–0 1–0 1–1 2–2 2–1 3–1 2–1 2–1 0–1 1–1
Birmingham City 2–3 4–3 0–0 2–0 2–0 0–0 1–1 3–0 3–1 5–1 1–0 2–1 1–0 0–0 2–1 1–1 1–0 0–0 0–0 4–0 0–1
Bradford Park Avenue 3–2 1–2 1–1 5–3 0–1 1–3 2–2 4–0 3–0 3–1 0–2 2–2 4–0 0–3 3–1 3–0 2–0 1–3 0–2 3–1 4–1
Brentford 3–3 1–2 2–1 4–1 0–0 0–3 1–4 2–0 0–2 3–0 2–2 0–3 2–1 1–0 3–1 0–0 1–0 2–2 2–0 1–0 1–1
Bury 1–1 1–1 0–4 2–2 1–2 2–0 0–0 4–2 1–0 1–1 0–2 2–2 0–0 3–5 1–0 0–0 1–2 3–0 2–0 1–2 1–2
Cardiff City 1–0 2–0 1–0 1–0 2–2 0–0 1–1 3–0 0–0 0–0 3–0 1–0 6–0 1–1 4–1 3–0 2–1 5–1 0–3 0–5 0–3
Chesterfield 1–1 0–3 0–1 4–0 1–2 2–2 4–3 0–3 1–0 3–0 2–3 2–0 2–0 0–1 0–0 1–1 0–2 0–1 3–1 0–2 6–0
Coventry City 3–2 0–1 5–0 3–0 0–0 1–0 3–0 1–0 5–2 1–2 0–1 4–1 0–1 1–1 1–1 0–0 3–1 0–1 1–1 1–0 0–1
Doncaster Rovers 1–2 0–0 3–0 0–0 1–3 2–2 1–0 0–0 0–1 3–0 1–1 0–2 2–2 0–3 2–0 2–0 0–1 1–1 1–1 2–1 1–0
Fulham 0–1 1–1 0–0 5–0 1–1 4–1 0–0 0–2 0–0 3–2 3–1 1–1 1–0 3–0 0–0 1–1 0–2 0–2 0–2 0–1 1–1
Leeds United 4–1 0–1 2–0 1–1 5–1 4–0 3–0 2–1 0–0 0–1 3–1 0–2 2–1 3–1 2–2 5–0 2–2 0–0 1–3 3–1 2–1
Leicester City 4–1 0–0 2–0 1–2 2–1 2–1 1–2 2–2 3–2 0–2 2–0 3–2 3–0 2–2 3–1 2–1 2–3 0–0 0–3 1–1 1–3
Luton Town 2–1 0–1 3–3 3–0 1–1 1–1 2–1 2–3 2–1 0–3 6–1 2–1 1–2 2–1 2–1 0–0 1–1 0–2 0–0 1–1 0–0
Millwall 3–3 0–0 0–1 0–1 1–7 0–1 0–2 6–2 1–0 1–2 1–1 0–4 3–1 2–1 2–0 2–0 0–0 3–0 0–0 1–1 1–1
Newcastle United 1–0 1–0 2–0 1–0 1–0 4–1 2–3 0–0 2–0 1–0 4–2 2–0 4–1 1–0 0–2 6–1 4–2 5–0 1–0 3–1 1–0
Nottingham Forest 1–1 0–2 1–2 2–0 2–1 1–2 1–3 4–0 4–2 0–2 1–0 1–0 1–2 5–2 0–0 1–1 0–0 1–1 1–0 3–1 2–1
Plymouth Argyle 1–0 0–3 2–2 0–0 0–0 3–0 1–2 1–0 2–2 3–2 1–0 0–0 1–3 1–1 3–0 1–1 0–2 3–1 1–1 2–1 1–1
Sheffield Wednesday 5–2 0–0 3–1 1–1 2–2 2–1 1–0 1–1 2–0 2–0 3–1 1–1 1–0 3–2 1–0 2–1 1–1 1–2 1–0 1–2 5–3
Southampton 4–1 2–0 1–2 2–1 1–0 2–2 3–0 3–1 6–1 1–0 1–2 3–1 3–1 5–1 4–2 2–1 2–3 3–1 1–1 1–1 3–1
Tottenham Hotspur 0–3 1–2 3–1 4–0 2–2 2–1 3–0 2–1 2–0 0–2 3–1 0–0 0–1 3–2 1–1 0–3 2–0 5–1 0–0 1–1 2–2
West Bromwich Albion 0–2 1–1 6–0 3–2 3–3 2–3 1–0 3–1 1–3 2–1 3–2 1–3 1–0 2–1 0–1 3–2 1–1 1–1 1–0 1–0 1–2
West Ham United 2–1 0–0 0–0 0–1 2–0 4–2 4–0 1–0 2–1 3–0 2–1 1–1 0–0 1–1 0–2 2–1 1–1 1–4 2–0 1–1 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: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Second Division maps[edit]

Locations of the Football League Second Division London teams 1947–1948


Third Division North[edit]

Football League, Third Division North
Season 1947–48
Champions Lincoln City (2nd title)
Failed re-election none
Matches played 462
Goals scored 1369 (2.96 per match)
Top goalscorer Jimmy Hutchinson (Lincoln City), 32 [3]
Pos Team Pld W D L F A W D L F A F A GA GD Pts
1 Lincoln City 42 14 3 4 47 18 12 5 4 34 22 81 40 2.025 +39 60
2 Rotherham United 42 15 4 2 56 18 10 5 6 39 31 95 49 1.939 +46 59
3 Wrexham 42 14 3 4 49 23 7 5 9 25 31 74 54 1.370 +20 50
4 Gateshead 42 11 5 5 48 28 8 6 7 27 29 75 57 1.316 +18 49
5 Hull City 42 12 5 4 38 21 6 6 9 21 27 59 48 1.229 +11 47
6 Accrington Stanley 42 13 1 7 36 24 7 5 9 26 35 62 59 1.051 +3 46
7 Barrow 42 9 4 8 24 19 7 9 5 25 21 49 40 1.225 +9 45
8 Mansfield Town 42 11 4 6 37 24 6 7 8 20 27 57 51 1.118 +6 45
9 Carlisle United 42 10 4 7 50 35 8 3 10 38 42 88 77 1.143 +11 43
10 Crewe Alexandra 42 12 4 5 41 24 6 3 12 20 39 61 63 0.968 –2 43
11 Oldham Athletic 42 6 10 5 25 25 8 3 10 38 39 63 64 0.984 –1 41
12 Rochdale 42 12 4 5 32 23 3 7 11 16 49 48 72 0.667 –24 41
13 York City 42 8 7 6 38 25 5 7 9 27 35 65 60 1.083 +5 40
14 Bradford City 42 10 4 7 38 27 5 6 10 27 39 65 66 0.985 –1 40
15 Southport 42 10 4 7 34 27 4 7 10 26 36 60 63 0.952 –3 39
16 Darlington 42 7 8 6 30 31 6 5 10 24 39 54 70 0.771 –16 39
17 Stockport County 42 9 6 6 42 28 4 6 11 21 39 63 67 0.940 –4 38
18 Tranmere Rovers 42 10 1 10 30 28 6 3 12 24 44 54 72 0.750 –18 36
19 Hartlepools United 42 10 6 5 34 23 4 2 15 17 50 51 73 0.699 –22 36
20 Chester 42 11 6 4 44 25 2 3 16 20 42 64 67 0.955 –3 35
21 Halifax Town 42 4 10 7 25 27 3 3 15 18 49 43 76 0.566 –33 27
22 New Brighton 42 5 6 10 20 28 3 3 15 18 53 38 81 0.469 –43 25

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 North results[edit]

Home \ Away[1] ACC BRW BRA CRL CHR CRE DAR GAT HAL HAR HUL LIN MAN NWB OLD ROC ROT SOU STP TRA WRE YOR
Accrington Stanley (1891) 0–1 2–0 1–2 1–0 2–1 3–0 1–0 2–0 4–2 2–4 2–1 1–0 5–3 2–3 1–2 0–1 0–0 5–2 1–0 0–2 1–0
Barrow 3–0 0–1 2–0 1–0 2–0 0–0 1–2 2–1 1–2 0–2 0–1 1–0 1–1 2–4 0–1 1–3 2–0 0–0 3–0 1–1 1–0
Bradford City 1–2 1–1 1–1 3–2 1–2 4–0 2–2 2–1 3–1 2–0 2–4 0–1 1–1 0–2 4–0 0–1 4–2 1–0 4–1 1–0 1–3
Carlisle United 2–3 1–2 1–2 2–0 5–2 4–2 1–1 5–2 1–1 0–0 2–5 3–1 2–1 4–1 5–0 0–3 2–3 4–0 4–3 1–2 1–1
Chester 1–0 0–0 2–1 4–1 4–2 1–1 2–3 0–0 2–0 4–1 1–1 1–2 4–2 2–1 2–1 2–3 0–0 2–2 4–0 4–1 2–3
Crewe Alexandra 0–0 1–2 3–2 0–2 1–0 4–1 0–1 0–1 2–0 3–1 3–0 0–0 4–0 2–2 2–1 3–3 4–1 4–2 3–2 1–0 1–3
Darlington 3–1 2–2 1–1 4–3 1–1 0–1 1–1 4–1 1–0 2–0 1–3 1–2 3–1 0–6 0–0 1–1 1–3 0–0 0–2 3–1 1–1
Gateshead 4–2 0–2 2–2 1–3 2–1 2–0 1–2 3–0 7–0 0–1 3–2 2–1 3–1 3–5 5–0 1–1 3–2 1–1 3–0 2–2 0–0
Halifax Town 3–3 1–1 0–0 2–1 1–1 4–1 1–1 0–0 0–0 0–2 0–1 1–1 1–2 1–5 2–3 2–1 0–0 4–0 2–2 0–1 0–1
Hartlepool United 4–0 0–3 0–2 1–1 2–1 0–1 3–0 3–2 1–1 3–1 1–2 1–0 1–0 3–1 4–1 2–2 2–0 0–0 1–1 0–2 2–2
Hull City 4–2 0–0 2–1 3–1 2–1 2–1 0–3 2–3 1–2 5–0 0–1 1–1 3–0 1–0 0–0 5–3 1–0 1–0 3–0 1–1 1–1
Lincoln City 2–3 2–1 3–0 3–0 4–2 0–0 3–1 3–0 3–1 5–0 2–3 0–0 1–2 0–2 3–0 3–1 3–1 3–0 2–0 2–1 0–0
Mansfield Town 1–0 1–0 1–1 2–3 2–1 3–1 4–0 1–2 3–1 3–2 1–1 0–2 5–0 1–1 1–1 2–1 2–0 1–2 1–3 1–0 1–2
New Brighton 0–1 1–1 0–2 1–3 0–1 1–2 2–1 1–2 1–0 1–2 1–0 0–1 2–2 2–2 0–0 1–2 2–2 1–0 0–2 1–1 2–1
Oldham Athletic 1–0 2–1 3–0 2–1 3–1 0–0 3–3 0–1 1–1 0–2 0–0 0–0 1–1 3–0 1–1 1–5 1–1 0–0 0–1 1–4 2–2
Rochdale 1–3 2–2 2–0 2–1 2–2 1–2 2–1 2–1 2–1 0–2 1–0 1–1 1–2 1–0 2–0 1–0 2–1 1–2 1–1 2–1 3–0
Rotherham United 1–0 0–0 4–1 7–2 2–1 5–1 0–0 0–0 3–0 3–2 0–0 0–2 2–1 6–1 4–1 4–1 0–2 4–1 2–0 6–0 3–2
Southport 1–1 1–2 1–2 0–4 3–0 2–0 2–0 2–1 2–0 2–0 1–2 1–1 1–1 4–0 4–0 2–2 1–2 0–4 1–4 1–0 2–1
Stockport County 1–1 2–3 3–3 2–3 4–1 2–1 1–3 1–1 2–1 2–0 0–0 1–1 5–0 1–2 3–0 4–0 2–2 0–3 2–0 0–1 4–2
Tranmere 0–1 1–0 2–1 0–3 2–3 2–0 0–1 3–0 0–1 1–0 2–1 1–4 0–1 1–0 1–0 4–1 0–1 2–2 2–3 2–3 4–2
Wrexham 1–1 3–1 4–2 2–1 2–1 1–1 1–2 0–3 6–3 3–1 1–0 3–0 2–1 0–0 1–2 5–1 1–3 2–0 2–0 6–0 3–0
York City 1–2 0–0 3–3 2–2 2–0 0–1 0–2 3–1 6–0 4–0 2–2 0–1 1–2 3–1 1–0 0–0 2–0 3–3 3–2 1–2 1–1

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: 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 1947–48
Champions Queens Park Rangers (1st title)
Failed re-election none
Matches played 462
Goals scored 1327 (2.87 per match)
Top goalscorer Len Townsend (Bristol City), 31
Pos Team Pld W D L F A W D L F A F A GA GD Pts
1 Queens Park Rangers 42 16 3 2 44 17 10 6 5 30 20 74 37 2.000 +37 61
2 Bournemouth & Boscombe Athletic 42 13 5 3 42 13 11 4 6 34 22 76 35 2.171 +41 57
3 Walsall 42 13 5 3 37 12 8 4 9 33 28 70 40 1.750 +30 51
4 Ipswich Town 42 16 1 4 42 18 7 2 12 25 43 67 61 1.098 +6 49
5 Swansea Town 42 14 6 1 48 14 4 6 11 22 38 70 52 1.346 +18 48
6 Notts County 42 12 4 5 44 27 7 4 10 24 32 68 59 1.153 +9 46
7 Bristol City 42 11 4 6 47 26 7 3 11 30 39 77 65 1.185 +12 43
8 Port Vale 42 14 4 3 48 18 2 7 12 15 36 63 54 1.167 +9 43
9 Southend United 42 11 8 2 32 16 4 5 12 19 42 51 58 0.879 –7 43
10 Reading 42 10 5 6 37 28 5 6 10 19 30 56 58 0.966 –2 41
11 Exeter City 42 11 6 4 34 22 4 5 12 21 41 55 63 0.873 –8 41
12 Newport County 42 9 8 4 38 28 5 5 11 23 45 61 73 0.836 –12 41
13 Crystal Palace 42 12 5 4 32 14 1 8 12 17 35 49 49 1.000 ±0 39
14 Northampton Town 42 10 5 6 35 28 4 6 11 23 44 58 72 0.806 –14 39
15 Watford 42 6 6 9 31 37 8 4 9 26 42 57 79 0.722 –22 38
16 Swindon Town 42 6 10 5 21 20 4 6 11 20 26 41 46 0.891 –5 36
17 Leyton Orient 42 8 5 8 31 32 5 5 11 20 41 51 73 0.699 –22 36
18 Torquay United 42 7 6 8 40 29 4 7 10 23 33 63 62 1.016 +1 35
19 Aldershot 42 5 10 6 22 26 5 5 11 23 41 45 67 0.672 –23 35
20 Bristol Rovers 42 7 3 11 39 34 6 5 10 32 41 71 75 0.947 –4 34
21 Norwich City 42 8 3 10 33 34 5 5 11 28 42 61 76 0.803 –15 34
22 Brighton & Hove Albion 42 8 4 9 26 31 3 8 10 17 42 43 73 0.589 –30 34

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 B&H BRI BRO CPA EXE IPS LEY NPC NOR NOR NTC PVA QPR REA STD SWA SWI TOR WAL WAT
Aldershot 0–3 1–1 1–1 2–0 2–0 0–0 0–1 0–0 1–2 1–1 2–2 1–0 1–1 1–4 1–2 1–1 0–3 2–2 1–0 3–1 1–1
Bournemouth & Boscombe Athletic 1–1 4–1 2–0 3–0 0–0 2–1 4–0 1–1 5–0 2–0 1–3 2–0 3–0 0–1 2–0 0–1 1–0 1–0 6–2 1–1 1–1
Brighton & Hove Albion 1–1 0–2 0–2 3–1 1–1 0–1 4–1 0–0 3–0 2–3 2–0 1–3 2–2 0–5 2–0 1–0 0–1 1–0 2–1 0–4 1–3
Bristol City 2–4 0–4 1–2 5–2 2–0 1–1 4–0 6–0 1–0 1–1 6–0 1–0 2–1 2–1 0–2 6–0 3–2 2–2 1–2 0–0 1–2
Bristol Rovers 7–1 1–2 4–1 0–2 1–1 2–2 2–0 0–2 2–3 1–2 2–3 2–0 2–1 0–1 2–3 1–2 2–2 3–1 0–2 2–3 3–0
Crystal Palace 1–0 2–0 0–0 4–0 0–0 1–2 2–1 2–0 2–1 1–0 2–0 1–1 2–0 0–1 2–1 0–0 4–0 1–1 2–1 2–3 1–2
Exeter City 4–0 1–1 1–0 3–1 4–0 2–0 1–0 1–1 4–4 1–1 2–0 0–1 0–0 1–2 1–0 0–0 3–1 2–1 0–2 0–6 3–1
Ipswich Town 2–0 1–1 4–0 1–0 0–4 3–0 2–0 1–0 3–0 5–2 1–2 2–0 2–1 1–0 1–0 4–0 3–2 0–1 2–1 3–1 1–3
Leyton Orient 0–3 2–0 2–1 0–2 2–4 1–1 2–4 1–1 2–2 5–0 2–1 2–1 0–0 1–3 2–2 2–0 1–0 0–3 4–1 0–1 0–2
Newport County 2–2 2–2 1–1 1–0 2–2 3–1 3–0 3–1 3–2 1–2 1–1 3–1 0–0 0–0 2–0 1–5 1–1 2–0 0–1 4–2 3–4
Northampton Town 2–1 3–6 4–0 0–4 1–3 3–1 3–1 4–2 1–1 1–1 1–0 1–2 4–1 1–1 1–1 2–0 0–1 0–0 1–0 2–1 0–1
Norwich City 0–1 0–1 2–2 2–3 1–5 3–1 3–0 1–5 3–0 1–2 2–3 0–1 1–2 5–2 2–1 1–0 1–2 2–2 1–1 1–0 1–0
Notts County 0–2 1–2 4–0 3–1 4–2 1–0 1–1 0–1 1–4 4–1 3–2 1–2 2–1 1–1 5–1 2–1 5–1 2–1 0–0 1–0 3–3
Port Vale 6–4 2–1 5–0 1–0 1–1 4–1 1–1 4–1 3–0 4–1 1–0 2–0 1–2 0–2 1–0 2–1 1–1 1–0 1–1 0–1 7–0
Queens Park Rangers 0–0 1–0 2–0 2–0 5–2 1–0 3–1 2–0 1–2 1–0 2–0 3–1 4–1 2–1 2–0 3–2 0–0 0–2 3–3 2–1 5–1
Reading 0–0 3–0 1–0 2–7 0–0 0–0 2–1 1–2 6–2 0–0 1–1 2–4 3–1 2–0 3–2 1–3 4–1 2–3 2–0 0–1 2–0
Southend 4–0 0–2 2–2 4–0 1–0 2–1 2–0 3–2 2–1 1–0 3–1 0–0 1–2 1–1 0–0 1–1 1–1 1–0 1–0 1–1 1–1
Swansea Town 2–1 3–2 0–0 6–1 0–1 2–0 2–0 1–1 5–0 3–0 5–1 3–2 1–1 2–0 3–1 1–1 3–0 1–0 1–1 1–1 3–0
Swindon Town 1–0 0–1 1–1 2–2 1–1 0–0 3–2 0–1 0–1 1–2 0–0 3–2 1–1 1–0 0–0 1–1 0–0 1–0 2–2 0–3 3–0
Torquay United 2–0 0–1 1–2 2–3 1–2 3–3 1–2 3–0 0–1 4–1 4–2 1–1 2–2 5–0 1–1 1–2 4–1 1–1 1–1 3–2 2–0
Walsall 3–0 0–0 0–0 2–0 2–0 1–1 4–0 1–2 3–1 1–1 2–0 3–2 2–1 1–2 0–1 0–0 6–0 2–1 1–0 1–0 2–0
Watford 1–2 0–3 2–3 1–1 3–2 0–5 3–1 2–3 2–1 1–2 1–1 2–2 1–3 1–1 0–1 0–1 2–2 4–1 1–0 2–2 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 South maps[edit]

Locations of the Football League Third Division South London teams 1947–1948


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.
  1. ^ "England 1947–48". 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 "English League Leading Goalscorers". RSSSF. Retrieved 2010-10-31.