1949–50 Football League

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The Football League
Season 1949–50
Champions Portsmouth

The 19491950 season was the 51st 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.

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 1949–50
Champions Portsmouth (2nd successive English title)
Relegated Manchester City,
Birmingham City
FA Cup winners Arsenal (3rd FA Cup title)
Matches played 462
Goals scored 1247 (2.7 per match)
Top goalscorer Dickie Davis (Sunderland), 25 [3]
Pos Team Pld W D L F A W D L F A F A GA GD Pts
1 Portsmouth 42 12 7 2 44 15 10 2 9 30 23 74 38 1.947 +36 53
2 Wolverhampton Wanderers 42 11 8 2 47 21 9 5 7 29 28 76 49 1.551 +27 53
3 Sunderland 42 14 6 1 50 23 7 4 10 33 39 83 62 1.339 +21 52
4 Manchester United 42 11 5 5 42 20 7 9 5 27 24 69 44 1.568 +25 50
5 Newcastle United 42 14 4 3 49 23 5 8 8 28 32 77 55 1.400 +22 50
6 Arsenal 42 12 4 5 48 24 7 7 7 31 31 79 55 1.436 +24 49
7 Blackpool 42 10 8 3 29 14 7 7 7 17 21 46 35 1.314 +11 49
8 Liverpool 42 10 7 4 37 23 7 7 7 27 31 64 54 1.185 +10 48
9 Middlesbrough 42 14 2 5 37 18 6 5 10 22 30 59 48 1.229 +11 47
10 Burnley 42 9 7 5 23 17 7 6 8 17 23 40 40 1.000 ±0 45
11 Derby County 42 11 5 5 46 26 6 5 10 23 35 69 61 1.131 +8 44
12 Aston Villa 42 10 7 4 31 19 5 5 11 30 42 61 61 1.000 ±0 42
13 Chelsea 42 7 7 7 31 30 5 9 7 27 35 58 65 0.892 –7 40
14 West Bromwich Albion 42 9 7 5 28 16 5 5 11 19 37 47 53 0.887 –6 40
15 Huddersfield Town 42 11 4 6 34 22 3 5 13 18 51 52 73 0.712 –21 37
16 Bolton Wanderers 42 10 5 6 34 22 0 9 12 11 37 45 59 0.763 –14 34
17 Fulham 42 8 6 7 24 19 2 8 11 17 35 41 54 0.759 –13 34
18 Everton 42 6 8 7 24 20 4 6 11 18 46 42 66 0.636 –24 34
19 Stoke City 42 10 4 7 27 28 1 8 12 18 47 45 75 0.600 –30 34
20 Charlton Athletic 42 7 5 9 33 35 6 1 14 20 30 53 65 0.815 –12 32
21 Manchester City 42 7 8 6 27 24 1 5 15 9 44 36 68 0.529 –32 29
22 Birmingham City 42 6 8 7 19 24 1 6 14 12 43 31 67 0.463 –36 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
League Champions
FA Cup winners
Relegated

First Division results[edit]

Home \ Away[1] ARS AST BIR BLP BOL BUR CHA CHE DER EVE FUL HUD LIV MNC MNU MID NEW POR STO SUN WBA WOL
Arsenal 1–3 4–2 1–0 1–1 0–1 2–3 2–3 1–0 5–2 2–1 1–0 1–2 4–1 0–0 1–1 4–2 2–0 6–0 5–0 4–1 1–1
Aston Villa 1–1 1–1 0–0 3–0 0–1 1–1 4–0 1–1 2–2 3–1 2–1 2–0 1–0 0–4 4–0 0–1 1–0 1–1 2–0 1–0 1–4
Birmingham City 2–1 2–2 0–2 0–0 0–1 2–0 0–3 2–2 0–0 1–1 2–1 2–3 1–0 0–0 0–0 0–2 0–3 1–0 1–2 2–0 1–1
Blackpool 2–1 1–0 1–1 2–0 2–0 2–0 0–0 1–0 0–1 0–0 4–1 0–0 0–0 3–3 1–1 0–0 2–1 4–2 0–1 3–0 1–2
Bolton Wanderers 2–2 1–1 1–0 0–0 0–1 3–0 1–0 0–0 1–2 2–1 1–2 3–2 3–0 1–2 1–2 2–2 1–0 4–0 2–1 3–0 2–4
Burnley 0–0 1–0 1–1 0–0 2–1 1–0 1–2 0–1 5–1 0–0 1–0 0–2 0–0 1–0 3–2 1–2 2–1 2–1 2–2 0–0 0–1
Charlton Athletic 1–1 1–4 2–0 1–2 0–0 1–1 1–0 1–3 2–0 2–1 2–2 1–3 3–1 1–2 0–3 6–3 1–2 2–0 2–2 1–2 2–3
Chelsea 1–2 1–3 3–0 1–1 1–1 0–1 1–3 1–2 3–2 0–0 3–1 1–1 3–0 1–1 2–1 1–3 1–4 2–2 3–1 2–1 0–0
Derby County 1–2 3–2 4–1 0–0 4–0 1–1 1–2 2–2 2–0 2–1 4–2 2–2 7–0 0–1 1–0 1–1 2–1 2–3 3–2 3–1 1–2
Everton 0–1 1–1 0–0 3–0 0–0 1–1 0–1 1–1 1–2 1–1 3–0 0–0 3–1 0–0 3–1 2–1 1–2 2–1 0–2 1–2 1–2
Fulham 2–2 3–0 0–0 1–0 3–0 1–0 1–2 1–1 0–0 0–0 4–1 0–1 1–0 1–0 1–2 2–1 0–1 2–2 0–3 0–1 1–2
Huddersfield Town 2–2 1–0 1–0 0–1 2–0 1–2 2–1 1–2 2–0 1–2 2–2 3–2 1–0 3–1 2–2 1–2 0–1 4–0 3–1 1–1 1–0
Liverpool 2–0 2–1 2–0 0–1 1–1 0–1 1–0 2–2 3–1 3–1 1–1 2–3 4–0 1–1 2–0 2–2 2–2 1–1 4–2 2–1 0–2
Manchester City 0–2 3–3 4–0 0–3 1–1 1–0 2–0 1–1 2–2 0–0 2–0 1–2 1–2 1–2 0–1 1–1 1–0 1–1 2–1 1–1 2–1
Manchester United 2–0 7–0 0–2 1–2 3–0 3–2 3–2 1–0 0–1 1–1 3–0 6–0 0–0 2–1 2–0 1–1 0–2 2–2 1–3 1–1 3–0
Middlesbrough 1–1 0–2 1–0 2–0 2–0 4–1 1–0 2–1 3–1 0–1 1–2 3–0 4–1 0–0 2–3 1–0 1–5 2–0 2–0 3–0 2–0
Newcastle United 0–3 3–2 3–1 3–0 3–1 0–0 1–0 2–2 2–1 4–0 3–1 0–0 5–1 4–2 2–1 0–1 1–3 4–1 2–2 5–1 2–0
Portsmouth 2–1 5–1 2–0 2–3 1–1 2–1 1–0 4–0 3–1 7–0 3–0 4–0 2–1 1–1 0–0 1–1 1–0 0–0 2–2 0–1 1–1
Stoke City 2–5 1–0 3–1 1–1 3–2 1–1 0–3 2–3 1–3 1–0 0–2 0–0 0–0 2–0 3–1 1–0 1–0 0–1 2–1 1–3 2–1
Sunderland 4–2 2–1 1–1 1–1 2–0 2–1 2–1 4–1 6–1 4–2 2–0 1–1 3–2 1–2 2–2 2–0 2–2 1–1 3–0 2–1 3–1
West Bromwich Albion 1–2 1–1 3–0 1–0 2–1 3–0 1–0 1–1 1–0 4–0 4–1 0–0 0–1 0–0 1–2 0–3 1–1 3–0 0–0 0–2 1–1
Wolverhampton Wanderers 3–0 2–3 6–1 3–0 1–1 0–0 2–1 2–2 4–1 1–1 1–1 7–1 1–1 3–0 1–1 3–1 2–1 1–0 2–1 1–3 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.

First Division maps[edit]

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Locations of the Football League First Division London teams 1949–1950


Second Division[edit]

Football League, Second Division
Season 1949–50
Champions Tottenham Hotspur (2nd title)
Promoted Sheffield Wednesday
Relegated Bradford Park Avenue,
Plymouth Argyle
Matches played 462
Goals scored 1231 (2.66 per match)
Top goalscorer

Tommy Briggs (Grimsby Town), 35 [3]

Grimsby Town 35
Pos Team Pld W D L F A W D L F A F A GA GD Pts
1 Tottenham Hotspur 42 15 3 3 51 15 12 4 5 30 20 81 35 2.314 +46 61
2 Sheffield Wednesday 42 12 7 2 46 23 6 9 6 21 25 67 48 1.396 +19 52
3 Sheffield United 42 9 10 2 36 19 10 4 7 32 30 68 49 1.388 +19 52
4 Southampton 42 13 4 4 44 25 6 10 5 20 23 64 48 1.333 +16 52
5 Leeds United 42 11 8 2 33 16 6 5 10 21 29 54 45 1.200 +9 47
6 Preston North End 42 12 5 4 37 21 6 4 11 23 28 60 49 1.224 +11 45
7 Hull City 42 11 8 2 39 25 6 3 12 25 47 64 72 0.889 –6 45
8 Swansea Town 42 11 3 7 34 18 6 6 9 19 31 53 49 1.082 +4 43
9 Brentford 42 11 5 5 21 12 4 8 9 23 37 44 49 0.898 –5 43
10 Cardiff City 42 13 3 5 28 14 3 7 11 13 30 41 44 0.932 –3 42
11 Grimsby Town 42 13 5 3 53 25 3 3 15 21 48 74 73 1.014 +1 40
12 Coventry City 42 8 6 7 32 24 5 7 9 23 31 55 55 1.000 ±0 39
13 Barnsley 42 11 6 4 45 28 2 7 12 19 39 64 67 0.955 –3 39
14 Chesterfield 42 12 3 6 28 16 3 6 12 15 31 43 47 0.915 –4 39
15 Leicester City 42 8 9 4 30 25 4 6 11 25 40 55 65 0.846 –10 39
16 Blackburn Rovers 42 10 5 6 30 15 4 5 12 25 45 55 60 0.917 –5 38
17 Luton Town 42 8 9 4 28 22 2 9 10 13 29 41 51 0.804 –10 38
18 Bury 42 10 8 3 37 19 4 1 16 23 46 60 65 0.923 –5 37
19 West Ham United 42 8 7 6 30 25 4 5 12 23 36 53 61 0.869 –8 36
20 Queens Park Rangers 42 6 5 10 21 30 5 7 9 19 27 40 57 0.702 –17 34
21 Plymouth Argyle 42 6 6 9 19 24 2 10 9 25 41 44 65 0.677 –21 32
22 Bradford Park Avenue 42 7 6 8 34 34 3 5 13 17 43 51 77 0.662 –26 31

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
Welsh Cup winners
Relegated

Second Division results[edit]

Home \ Away[1] BAR BLB BPA BRE BRY CAR CHS COV GRI HUL LEE LEI LUT PLY PRE QPR SHE SHW SOT SWA TOT WHU
Barnsley 1–1 3–2 0–1 1–0 1–0 1–2 4–3 7–2 1–1 1–1 2–2 1–0 4–1 0–1 3–1 2–2 3–4 2–1 5–2 2–0 1–1
Blackburn Rovers 4–0 0–1 4–1 2–1 1–0 1–1 0–1 3–0 4–2 0–1 3–0 0–0 1–0 2–3 0–0 0–2 0–0 0–0 2–0 1–2 2–0
Bradford Park Avenue 1–3 2–2 0–2 1–2 3–3 2–0 2–2 4–1 5–1 1–2 2–2 1–0 3–2 1–2 1–0 1–1 1–3 0–0 0–2 1–3 2–1
Brentford 3–0 2–0 2–0 2–0 1–0 0–0 2–0 1–0 3–1 0–0 0–1 1–0 0–0 1–0 0–2 1–0 1–1 0–1 0–0 1–4 0–2
Bury 2–0 3–0 1–0 1–2 2–2 2–0 0–0 3–1 0–0 2–0 3–0 5–2 5–1 1–1 0–0 1–5 0–0 1–1 1–1 1–2 3–1
Cardiff City 3–0 2–1 1–2 0–0 1–0 2–0 1–0 1–0 2–0 1–0 2–4 0–0 1–0 3–2 4–0 1–2 1–0 1–1 1–0 0–1 0–1
Chesterfield 1–0 2–1 1–1 3–1 2–1 0–1 0–1 2–1 0–1 3–1 1–0 0–1 2–0 2–0 2–1 0–1 1–2 0–0 4–1 1–1 1–0
Coventry City 1–1 1–1 3–1 1–1 1–2 2–1 3–0 1–1 2–0 0–4 1–2 1–0 3–0 0–0 0–0 2–4 3–0 1–2 1–2 0–1 5–1
Grimsby Town 2–2 1–2 4–0 4–1 4–2 0–0 5–2 3–2 1–0 2–0 2–1 6–1 2–2 1–3 1–1 4–0 4–1 1–1 2–1 2–3 2–0
Hull City 2–0 3–1 3–3 2–0 3–2 1–1 1–0 2–1 2–2 1–0 4–0 1–1 4–2 4–2 1–1 0–4 1–1 1–2 0–0 1–0 2–2
Leeds United 1–0 2–1 0–0 1–0 4–1 2–0 0–0 3–3 1–0 3–0 1–1 2–1 1–1 3–1 1–1 0–1 1–1 1–0 1–2 3–0 2–2
Leicester City 2–2 3–3 4–1 1–1 0–2 1–0 0–1 1–0 1–0 1–2 1–1 3–2 0–0 1–0 3–2 1–1 2–2 2–2 0–0 1–2 2–1
Luton Town 3–1 5–2 3–1 1–0 2–1 0–0 1–1 2–0 0–0 0–3 1–0 1–0 1–1 1–1 1–2 1–3 0–0 1–1 1–2 1–1 2–2
Plymouth Argyle 2–2 0–0 1–1 2–0 2–0 0–0 2–1 1–2 4–2 1–3 1–2 2–1 0–0 1–0 0–2 0–1 0–1 0–0 0–1 0–2 0–3
Preston North End 1–1 3–1 3–0 2–0 3–1 3–0 0–0 1–1 2–0 4–2 1–1 2–1 0–1 0–0 3–2 4–1 0–1 0–3 2–1 1–3 2–1
Queens Park Rangers 0–5 2–3 0–1 3–3 1–0 0–1 3–2 2–0 1–2 1–4 1–1 2–0 3–0 0–2 0–0 1–3 0–0 1–0 0–0 0–2 0–1
Sheffield United 1–1 4–0 2–1 1–1 4–4 2–0 1–0 1–1 3–1 5–0 0–1 2–2 2–2 1–1 1–0 1–1 2–0 0–1 1–1 2–1 0–0
Sheffield Wednesday 2–0 2–0 1–1 3–3 1–0 1–1 4–2 1–1 4–0 6–2 5–2 3–1 1–1 2–4 0–1 1–0 2–1 2–2 3–0 0–0 2–1
Southampton 0–0 3–1 3–1 2–3 4–1 3–1 1–0 1–1 1–2 5–0 2–1 5–3 2–1 3–3 1–0 1–2 1–0 1–0 1–2 1–1 3–2
Swansea Town 4–0 2–0 2–0 3–0 1–2 5–1 0–2 1–2 2–1 1–2 1–2 0–0 0–0 2–2 2–1 0–1 1–0 1–2 4–0 1–0 1–0
Tottenham Hotspur 2–0 2–3 5–0 1–1 3–1 2–0 1–0 3–1 1–2 0–0 2–0 0–2 0–0 4–1 3–2 3–0 7–0 1–0 4–0 3–1 4–1
West Ham United 2–1 0–2 1–0 2–2 4–0 0–1 1–1 0–1 4–3 2–1 3–1 2–2 0–0 2–2 0–3 1–0 0–0 2–2 1–2 3–0 0–1

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.

Second Division maps[edit]

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Locations of the Football League Second Division London teams 1949–1950


Third Division North[edit]

Football League, Third Division North
Season 1949–50
Champions Doncaster Rovers (3rd title)
Failed re-election none
Matches played 462
Goals scored 1315 (2.85 per match)
Top goalscorer R. Philips (Crewe Alexandra), 26
Peter Doherty (Doncaster Rovers), 26 [3]
Pos Team Pld W D L F A W D L F A F A GA GD Pts
1 Doncaster Rovers 42 9 9 3 30 15 10 8 3 36 23 66 38 1.737 +28 55
2 Gateshead 42 13 5 3 51 23 10 2 9 36 31 87 54 1.611 +33 53
3 Rochdale 42 15 3 3 42 13 6 6 9 26 28 68 41 1.659 +27 51
4 Lincoln City 42 14 5 2 35 9 7 4 10 25 30 60 39 1.538 +21 51
5 Tranmere Rovers 42 15 3 3 35 21 4 8 9 16 27 51 48 1.063 +3 49
6 Rotherham United 42 10 6 5 46 28 9 4 8 34 31 80 59 1.356 +21 48
7 Crewe Alexandra 42 10 6 5 38 27 7 8 6 30 28 68 55 1.236 +13 48
8 Mansfield Town 42 12 4 5 37 20 6 8 7 29 34 66 54 1.222 +12 48
9 Carlisle United 42 12 6 3 39 20 4 9 8 29 31 68 51 1.333 +17 47
10 Stockport County 42 14 2 5 33 21 5 5 11 22 31 55 52 1.058 +3 45
11 Oldham Athletic 42 10 4 7 32 31 6 7 8 26 32 58 63 0.921 –5 43
12 Chester 42 12 3 6 47 33 5 3 13 23 46 70 79 0.886 –9 40
13 Accrington Stanley 42 12 5 4 41 21 4 2 15 16 41 57 62 0.919 –5 39
14 New Brighton 42 10 5 6 27 25 4 5 12 18 38 45 63 0.714 –18 38
15 Barrow 42 9 6 6 27 20 5 3 13 20 33 47 53 0.887 –6 37
16 Southport 42 7 10 4 29 26 5 3 13 22 45 51 71 0.718 –20 37
17 Darlington 42 9 8 4 35 27 2 5 14 21 42 56 69 0.812 –13 35
18 Hartlepools United 42 10 3 8 37 35 4 2 15 15 44 52 79 0.658 –27 33
19 Bradford City 42 11 1 9 38 32 1 7 13 23 44 61 76 0.803 –15 32
20 Wrexham 42 8 7 6 24 17 2 5 14 15 37 39 54 0.722 –15 32
21 Halifax Town 42 9 5 7 35 31 3 3 15 23 54 58 85 0.682 –27 32
22 York City 42 6 7 8 29 33 3 6 12 23 37 52 70 0.743 –18 31

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 DON GAT HAL HAR LIN MAN NWB OLD ROC ROT SOU STP TRA WRE YOR
Accrington Stanley (1891) 1–0 3–2 1–1 4–0 1–1 3–0 2–2 0–1 1–0 1–2 2–0 2–2 3–0 3–4 1–0 1–4 4–0 4–2 2–0 2–0 0–0
Barrow 2–1 1–0 1–3 3–1 0–1 2–1 1–1 1–1 4–0 0–0 0–0 0–1 1–1 3–1 0–1 1–1 1–0 0–1 1–2 2–1 3–2
Bradford City 5–2 3–2 3–2 1–0 0–2 4–1 1–2 2–1 1–3 1–3 0–1 2–1 2–1 1–1 2–1 1–2 6–0 0–1 2–4 1–0 0–2
Carlisle United 2–1 2–0 3–0 5–1 2–2 0–1 0–0 4–2 0–2 2–1 0–2 1–1 0–0 3–0 2–0 3–1 3–3 2–0 0–0 1–0 4–3
Chester 1–0 1–0 4–1 2–3 0–1 4–4 3–1 0–3 5–1 3–0 3–1 6–3 2–0 1–1 0–2 4–2 4–1 0–4 0–0 2–1 2–3
Crewe Alexandra 2–1 1–1 2–2 2–1 1–2 2–0 0–2 3–1 6–3 1–0 3–2 1–1 1–2 1–1 0–1 4–1 1–2 1–0 2–0 1–1 3–3
Darlington 0–2 1–1 4–3 1–1 2–1 1–1 2–1 2–3 5–1 1–0 2–0 2–2 3–1 1–1 1–1 2–1 0–2 1–1 0–2 3–1 1–1
Doncaster Rovers 4–1 1–0 1–1 0–0 2–0 0–2 2–1 1–1 4–0 0–0 1–4 0–1 0–0 1–1 0–0 1–0 5–1 3–0 1–1 2–0 1–1
Gateshead 5–0 3–1 4–2 2–1 4–0 1–1 3–3 1–1 7–1 2–0 2–1 0–1 2–1 2–0 1–3 2–2 3–2 1–0 5–1 0–1 1–1
Halifax Town 1–4 1–0 3–1 1–1 2–1 3–1 1–3 2–2 5–2 1–2 0–1 0–3 3–0 1–1 3–2 4–3 0–0 3–1 0–1 0–0 1–2
Hartlepool United 0–0 2–3 3–0 1–5 5–1 1–6 2–0 1–1 3–5 3–3 2–1 1–3 2–0 0–2 1–2 1–2 1–0 1–0 2–0 3–1 2–0
Lincoln City 1–0 4–0 2–2 2–1 2–0 2–0 2–0 1–0 2–0 1–0 6–0 1–0 1–2 1–2 2–0 0–0 1–1 1–1 0–0 2–0 1–0
Mansfield Town 2–0 1–1 0–2 4–1 0–2 3–0 2–1 1–2 1–0 1–0 7–1 2–1 2–2 3–1 1–1 0–2 1–2 3–0 1–1 1–0 1–0
New Brighton 3–0 2–0 1–0 3–2 3–3 0–2 1–0 2–2 0–1 1–1 1–0 1–0 1–2 0–0 0–4 0–3 1–0 1–3 0–0 3–1 3–1
Oldham Athletic 0–1 1–3 2–1 1–1 0–2 2–1 2–0 1–4 1–0 2–1 3–1 0–2 1–0 3–0 0–0 2–2 2–5 3–3 2–1 2–3 2–0
Rochdale 2–0 2–1 2–2 1–0 0–1 2–1 2–0 0–1 1–3 1–0 4–0 2–0 7–1 4–0 1–0 1–0 2–0 1–1 3–0 1–1 3–1
Rotherham United 6–0 1–2 5–2 1–1 3–2 0–0 1–1 0–2 1–2 2–1 5–1 1–3 2–2 3–0 0–1 4–3 4–0 2–1 1–1 2–2 2–1
Southport 1–0 0–1 1–1 1–2 1–1 2–2 1–1 3–3 0–3 1–1 2–1 1–1 1–1 0–2 3–2 3–2 4–0 1–0 2–1 0–0 1–1
Stockport County 1–0 1–3 1–0 2–0 3–0 4–1 2–1 0–1 2–1 2–0 1–0 1–1 1–0 0–2 1–3 1–1 0–2 3–2 2–1 2–1 3–1
Tranmere 0–1 2–1 1–0 0–0 2–1 2–2 3–1 2–4 1–0 2–1 2–1 2–2 2–1 2–1 4–2 1–0 0–2 2–0 2–0 2–1 1–0
Wrexham 1–1 1–0 0–0 1–1 1–1 1–2 2–1 0–1 0–1 2–3 1–0 4–0 0–0 2–2 2–1 3–0 0–1 1–0 0–2 0–0 2–0
York City 2–1 2–0 1–1 1–1 2–3 1–1 1–1 0–3 1–5 3–1 0–2 1–2 3–3 2–1 0–1 2–2 0–3 0–1 1–1 1–0 5–0

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 1949–50
Champions Notts County (2nd title)
Failed re-election none
Matches played 462
Goals scored 1336 (2.89 per match)
Top goalscorer Tommy Lawton (Notts County), 31 [3]
Pos Team Pld W D L F A W D L F A F A GA GD Pts
1 Notts County 42 17 3 1 60 12 8 5 8 35 38 95 50 1.900 +45 58
2 Northampton Town 42 12 6 3 43 21 8 5 8 29 29 72 50 1.440 +22 51
3 Southend United 42 15 4 2 43 15 4 9 8 23 33 66 48 1.375 +16 51
4 Nottingham Forest 42 13 0 8 37 15 7 9 5 30 24 67 39 1.718 +28 49
5 Torquay United 42 13 6 2 40 23 6 4 11 26 40 66 63 1.048 +3 48
6 Watford 42 10 6 5 26 13 6 7 8 19 22 45 35 1.286 +10 45
7 Crystal Palace 42 12 5 4 35 21 3 9 9 20 33 55 54 1.019 +1 44
8 Brighton & Hove Albion 42 9 8 4 32 24 7 4 10 25 45 57 69 0.826 –12 44
9 Bristol Rovers 42 12 5 4 34 18 7 0 14 17 33 51 51 1.000 ±0 43
10 Reading 42 15 2 4 48 21 2 6 13 22 43 70 64 1.094 +6 42
11 Norwich City 42 11 5 5 44 21 5 5 11 21 42 65 63 1.032 +2 42
12 Bournemouth & Boscombe Athletic 42 11 6 4 38 19 5 4 12 19 37 57 56 1.018 +1 42
13 Port Vale 42 12 6 3 33 13 3 5 13 14 29 47 42 1.119 +5 41
14 Swindon Town 42 9 7 5 41 30 6 4 11 18 32 59 62 0.952 –3 41
15 Bristol City 42 12 4 5 38 19 3 6 12 22 42 60 61 0.984 –1 40
16 Exeter City 42 9 8 4 37 27 5 3 13 26 48 63 75 0.840 –12 39
17 Ipswich Town 42 9 6 6 36 36 3 5 13 21 50 57 86 0.663 –29 35
18 Leyton Orient 42 10 6 5 33 30 2 5 14 20 55 53 85 0.624 –22 35
19 Walsall 42 8 8 5 37 25 1 8 12 24 37 61 62 0.984 –1 34
20 Aldershot 42 10 5 6 30 16 3 3 15 18 44 48 60 0.800 –12 34
21 Newport County 42 11 5 5 50 34 2 3 16 17 64 67 98 0.684 –31 34
22 Millwall 42 11 1 9 39 29 3 3 15 16 34 55 63 0.873 –8 32

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 MIL NPC NOR NOR NOT NTC PVA REA STD SWI TOR WAL WAT
Aldershot 0–1 0–1 0–1 3–1 0–0 1–2 5–0 2–0 2–1 4–1 0–0 2–0 1–1 2–0 1–0 2–0 1–1 0–0 3–5 1–0 0–1
Bournemouth & Boscombe Athletic 2–1 2–2 3–1 0–2 2–0 2–0 4–0 4–1 1–0 1–1 1–2 2–0 1–2 3–0 2–2 2–1 3–0 1–1 1–2 1–1 0–0
Brighton & Hove Albion 1–1 1–1 2–1 1–2 0–0 0–0 2–1 2–2 1–0 5–0 1–1 1–3 2–2 2–3 2–1 2–1 2–1 0–1 2–1 1–1 2–1
Bristol City 2–0 3–2 1–2 1–2 2–0 1–0 4–2 0–0 2–1 6–0 3–1 1–2 0–2 4–0 2–0 2–2 1–1 1–0 0–0 2–1 0–1
Bristol Rovers 2–1 0–0 3–0 2–3 0–0 1–0 2–0 3–0 3–1 3–0 0–0 5–1 0–3 0–3 2–1 2–1 1–1 2–0 2–0 1–1 0–2
Crystal Palace 2–1 1–0 6–0 1–1 1–0 5–3 2–0 1–1 1–0 1–0 0–4 2–0 1–1 1–2 0–1 1–1 2–1 2–2 1–3 2–0 2–0
Exeter City 1–0 1–2 2–3 0–0 2–0 2–1 1–1 1–1 2–1 3–3 1–3 3–1 0–0 2–2 3–1 3–4 1–1 3–0 1–1 2–1 3–1
Ipswich Town 1–0 1–2 2–2 0–0 3–1 4–4 1–0 4–4 0–3 1–0 2–2 3–0 1–2 0–4 2–1 2–0 1–3 3–1 3–1 1–5 1–1
Leyton Orient 2–7 2–1 0–1 1–0 1–0 2–2 4–1 4–0 1–1 2–1 1–0 1–2 1–1 1–4 1–0 2–1 2–2 1–3 2–1 2–2 0–0
Millwall 3–0 1–0 5–1 3–1 0–1 2–3 3–1 3–1 3–1 1–2 0–2 1–2 2–1 1–3 3–0 3–1 1–2 1–0 1–3 1–1 1–3
Newport County 6–0 5–0 0–1 6–4 2–3 2–2 1–2 1–0 3–2 4–3 1–4 3–2 4–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–1 1–2 1–0 2–1 3–3
Northampton Town 1–1 2–3 2–1 4–2 2–0 2–2 3–3 1–2 3–0 1–0 4–3 3–1 0–0 5–1 1–1 2–0 2–0 0–1 3–0 2–0 0–0
Norwich City 4–0 0–1 1–2 3–0 4–0 2–0 1–2 1–1 4–0 0–2 4–0 2–1 1–1 4–3 0–1 1–1 0–0 4–0 3–3 3–2 2–1
Nottingham Forest 3–0 3–0 0–1 3–0 2–0 2–0 5–0 2–0 2–1 3–1 3–0 0–1 0–1 1–2 2–0 1–2 1–2 2–1 1–2 1–0 0–1
Notts County 3–1 2–0 4–2 4–1 2–0 0–1 3–3 2–0 7–1 2–0 7–0 2–0 5–0 2–0 3–1 4–0 2–0 3–0 1–1 1–1 1–0
Port Vale 0–1 1–1 3–0 0–2 1–0 2–0 1–0 2–2 2–0 4–0 1–0 3–1 2–2 1–1 3–1 1–1 0–0 0–1 2–0 2–0 2–0
Reading 1–3 2–1 3–0 1–0 0–1 1–2 3–2 3–1 5–1 2–0 4–1 3–1 4–1 1–1 0–1 2–1 5–0 4–3 2–0 1–1 1–0
Southend 3–0 1–0 3–2 2–0 3–1 0–0 1–0 2–2 2–0 3–0 6–0 1–2 1–0 2–3 2–0 1–0 3–2 2–0 2–0 2–2 1–1
Swindon Town 2–1 3–1 4–2 1–1 1–0 4–2 7–1 0–3 0–1 1–1 1–1 6–1 1–1 0–5 1–1 0–0 2–0 2–2 1–2 4–3 0–1
Torquay United 4–0 3–1 0–0 3–3 1–0 1–0 1–4 2–2 4–1 1–0 5–3 1–0 1–1 2–0 0–0 0–0 4–2 2–4 1–0 2–1 2–1
Walsall 0–0 1–1 4–2 1–1 3–1 3–1 3–0 1–3 1–2 0–1 2–0 1–3 1–1 1–3 3–3 1–0 2–0 1–1 0–0 7–1 1–1
Watford 1–0 4–1 0–0 2–0 0–2 0–0 1–2 6–0 2–1 0–0 0–1 0–0 0–0 1–0 2–1 0–2 1–1 1–0 1–2 1–0 3–0

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]

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Locations of the Football League Third Division South London teams 1949–1950


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 1949-50". 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.