1951–52 Football League

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The Football League
Season 1951–52
Champions Manchester United

The 19511952 season was the 53rd 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 1951–52
Champions Manchester United (3rd English title)
Relegated Huddersfield Town, Fulham
FA Cup winners Newcastle United (5th FA Cup title)
Matches played 462
Goals scored 1490 (3.23 per match)
Top goalscorer George Robledo (Newcastle United), 33 [3]
Pos Team Pld W D L F A W D L F A F A GA GD Pts
1 Manchester United 42 15 3 3 55 21 8 8 5 40 31 95 52 1.827 +43 57
2 Tottenham Hotspur 42 16 1 4 45 20 6 8 7 31 31 76 51 1.490 +25 53
3 Arsenal 42 13 7 1 54 30 8 4 9 26 31 80 61 1.311 +19 53
4 Portsmouth 42 13 3 5 42 25 7 5 9 26 33 68 58 1.172 +10 48
5 Bolton Wanderers 42 11 7 3 35 26 8 3 10 30 35 65 61 1.066 +4 48
6 Aston Villa 42 13 3 5 49 28 6 6 9 30 42 79 70 1.129 +9 47
7 Preston North End 42 10 5 6 39 22 7 7 7 35 32 74 54 1.370 +20 46
8 Newcastle United 42 12 4 5 62 28 6 5 10 36 45 98 73 1.342 +25 45
9 Blackpool 42 12 5 4 40 27 6 4 11 24 37 64 64 1.000 ±0 45
10 Charlton Athletic 42 12 5 4 41 24 5 5 11 27 39 68 63 1.079 +5 44
11 Liverpool 42 6 11 4 31 25 6 8 7 26 36 57 61 0.934 –4 43
12 Sunderland 42 8 6 7 41 28 7 6 8 29 33 70 61 1.148 +9 42
13 West Bromwich Albion 42 8 9 4 38 29 6 4 11 36 48 74 77 0.961 –3 41
14 Burnley 42 9 6 6 32 19 6 4 11 24 44 56 63 0.889 –7 40
15 Manchester City 42 7 5 9 29 28 6 8 7 29 33 58 61 0.951 –3 39
16 Wolverhampton Wanderers 42 8 6 7 40 33 4 8 9 33 40 73 73 1.000 ±0 38
17 Derby County 42 10 4 7 43 37 5 3 13 20 43 63 80 0.787 –17 37
18 Middlesbrough 42 12 4 5 37 25 3 2 16 27 63 64 88 0.727 –24 36
19 Chelsea 42 10 3 8 31 29 4 5 12 21 43 52 72 0.722 –20 36
20 Stoke City 42 8 6 7 34 32 4 1 16 15 56 49 88 0.557 –39 31
21 Huddersfield Town 42 9 3 9 32 35 1 5 15 17 47 49 82 0.598 –33 28
22 Fulham 42 5 7 9 38 31 3 4 14 20 46 58 77 0.753 –19 27

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 ARS AST BLP BOL BUR CHA CHE DER FUL HUD LIV MCI MUN MID NEW POR PNE STK SUN TOT WBA WOL
Arsenal 2–1 4–1 4–2 1–0 2–1 2–1 3–1 4–3 2–2 0–0 2–2 1–3 3–1 1–1 4–1 3–3 4–1 3–0 1–1 6–3 2–2
Aston Villa 1–0 4–0 1–1 4–1 0–2 7–1 4–1 4–1 1–0 2–0 1–2 2–5 2–0 2–2 2–0 3–2 2–3 2–1 0–3 2–0 3–3
Blackpool 0–0 0–3 1–0 1–0 1–2 1–2 2–1 4–2 3–1 2–0 2–2 2–2 2–2 6–3 0–0 0–3 4–2 3–0 1–0 2–0 3–2
Bolton Wanderers 2–1 5–2 1–0 1–4 2–1 3–0 1–2 2–1 2–1 1–1 2–1 1–0 3–1 0–0 0–3 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 3–2 2–2
Burnley 0–1 2–1 2–0 1–3 1–0 1–1 0–1 1–0 0–2 0–0 0–0 1–1 7–1 2–1 1–0 0–2 4–0 0–1 1–1 6–1 2–2
Charlton Athletic 1–3 0–1 2–0 1–0 1–0 1–1 3–3 3–0 4–0 2–0 0–0 2–2 4–3 3–0 0–2 4–2 4–0 2–1 0–3 3–3 1–0
Chelsea 1–3 2–2 2–1 1–3 4–1 1–0 0–1 2–1 2–1 1–3 0–3 4–2 5–0 1–0 1–1 0–0 1–0 2–1 0–2 1–3 0–1
Derby County 1–2 1–1 1–1 5–2 1–0 1–3 1–1 5–0 2–1 1–1 1–3 0–3 3–1 1–3 1–0 4–3 4–2 3–4 4–2 2–1 1–3
Fulham 0–0 2–2 1–2 1–2 1–2 3–3 1–2 3–0 1–0 1–1 1–2 3–3 6–0 1–1 2–3 2–3 5–0 0–1 1–2 1–0 2–2
Huddersfield Town 2–3 3–1 1–3 0–2 1–3 1–0 1–0 1–1 1–0 1–2 5–1 3–2 1–0 2–4 0–1 2–0 0–2 2–2 1–1 3–0 1–7
Liverpool 0–0 1–2 1–1 1–1 3–1 1–1 1–1 2–0 4–0 2–1 1–2 0–0 1–1 3–0 0–2 2–2 2–1 2–2 1–1 2–5 1–1
Manchester City 0–2 2–2 0–0 0–3 0–1 4–2 3–1 4–2 1–1 3–0 1–2 1–2 2–1 2–3 0–1 1–0 0–1 3–1 1–1 1–2 0–0
Manchester United 6–1 1–1 3–1 1–0 6–1 3–2 3–0 2–1 3–2 1–1 4–0 1–1 4–2 2–1 1–3 1–2 4–0 0–1 2–0 5–1 2–0
Middlesbrough 0–3 2–0 1–0 2–0 5–0 2–1 0–0 0–0 2–0 2–1 3–3 2–2 1–4 2–1 2–1 2–5 3–0 0–2 2–1 0–1 4–0
Newcastle United 2–0 6–1 1–3 0–1 7–1 6–0 3–1 2–1 0–1 6–2 1–1 1–0 2–2 0–2 3–3 3–0 6–0 2–2 7–2 1–4 3–1
Portsmouth 1–1 2–0 1–3 3–0 2–2 1–0 1–0 3–1 4–0 3–1 1–3 1–0 1–0 5–4 3–1 1–2 4–1 0–2 2–0 1–1 2–3
Preston North End 2–0 2–2 3–1 2–2 1–2 3–0 1–0 0–1 0–1 5–2 4–0 1–1 1–2 0–1 1–2 2–2 2–0 4–2 1–1 1–0 3–0
Stoke City 2–1 4–1 2–3 1–2 2–1 1–2 1–2 3–1 1–1 0–0 1–2 3–1 0–0 3–2 4–5 2–0 0–0 1–1 1–6 1–1 1–0
Sunderland 4–1 1–3 1–3 0–2 0–0 1–1 4–1 3–0 2–2 7–1 3–0 3–0 1–2 3–1 1–4 3–1 0–0 0–1 0–1 3–3 1–1
Tottenham Hotspur 1–2 2–0 2–0 2–1 1–1 2–3 3–2 5–0 1–0 1–0 2–3 1–2 2–0 3–1 2–1 3–1 1–0 2–0 2–0 3–1 4–2
West Bromwich Albion 3–1 1–2 1–1 3–2 1–1 1–1 0–1 1–0 0–2 0–0 3–3 3–2 3–3 2–3 3–3 5–0 1–1 1–0 1–1 3–1 2–1
Wolverhampton Wanderers 2–1 1–2 3–0 5–1 1–2 2–2 5–3 1–2 2–2 0–0 2–1 2–2 0–2 4–0 3–0 1–1 1–4 3–0 0–3 1–1 1–4

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 1950–1951

Second Division[edit]

Football League, Second Division
Season 1951–52
Champions Sheffield Wednesday (3rd title)
Promoted Cardiff City
Relegated Coventry City,
Queens Park Rangers
Matches played 462
Goals scored 1488 (3.22 per match)
Top goalscorer Derek Dooley (Sheffield Wednesday), 46 [3]
Pos Team Pld W D L F A W D L F A F A GA GD Pts
1 Sheffield Wednesday 42 14 4 3 54 23 7 7 7 46 43 100 66 1.515 +34 53
2 Cardiff City 42 18 2 1 52 15 2 9 10 20 39 72 54 1.333 +18 51
3 Birmingham City 42 11 6 4 36 21 10 3 8 31 35 67 56 1.196 +11 51
4 Nottingham Forest 42 12 6 3 41 22 6 7 8 36 40 77 62 1.242 +15 49
5 Leicester City 42 12 6 3 48 24 7 3 11 30 40 78 64 1.219 +14 47
6 Leeds United 42 13 7 1 35 15 5 4 12 24 42 59 57 1.035 +2 47
7 Everton 42 12 5 4 42 25 5 5 11 22 33 64 58 1.103 +6 44
8 Luton Town 42 9 7 5 46 35 7 5 9 31 43 77 78 0.987 –1 44
9 Rotherham United 42 11 4 6 40 25 6 4 11 33 46 73 71 1.028 +2 42
10 Brentford 42 11 7 3 34 20 4 5 12 20 35 54 55 0.982 –1 42
11 Sheffield United 42 13 2 6 57 28 5 3 13 33 48 90 76 1.184 +14 41
12 West Ham United 42 13 5 3 48 29 2 6 13 19 48 67 77 0.870 –10 41
13 Southampton 42 11 6 4 40 25 4 5 12 21 48 61 73 0.836 –12 41
14 Blackburn Rovers 42 11 3 7 35 30 6 3 12 19 33 54 63 0.857 –9 40
15 Notts County 42 11 5 5 45 27 5 2 14 26 41 71 68 1.044 +3 39
16 Doncaster Rovers 42 9 4 8 29 28 4 8 9 26 32 55 60 0.917 –5 38
17 Bury 42 13 2 6 43 22 2 5 14 24 47 67 69 0.971 –2 37
18 Hull City 42 11 5 5 44 23 2 6 13 16 47 60 70 0.857 –10 37
19 Swansea Town 42 10 4 7 45 26 2 8 11 27 50 72 76 0.947 –4 36
20 Barnsley 42 8 7 6 39 33 3 7 11 20 39 59 72 0.819 –13 36
21 Coventry City 42 9 5 7 36 33 5 1 15 23 49 59 82 0.720 –23 34
22 Queens Park Rangers 42 8 8 5 35 35 3 4 14 17 46 52 81 0.642 –29 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
Promoted
Relegated

Second Division results[edit]

Home ╲ Away BAR BIR BLB BRE BRY CAR COV DON EVE HUL LEE LEI LUT NOT NTC QPR ROT SHU SHW SOU SWA WHU
Barnsley 1–2 1–2 0–0 3–3 2–0 1–0 1–1 1–0 2–2 3–1 3–3 1–2 1–1 2–1 3–1 0–1 3–4 5–4 3–1 2–3 1–1
Birmingham City 2–1 0–1 1–2 2–1 3–2 3–1 2–2 1–2 2–2 1–1 2–0 3–1 0–2 2–0 1–0 4–0 3–0 0–0 1–1 1–1 2–1
Blackburn Rovers 2–1 1–4 3–0 1–2 0–1 0–1 3–3 1–0 1–0 2–3 2–1 2–1 3–2 2–0 4–2 1–1 1–5 0–0 0–1 3–1 3–1
Brentford 1–1 1–0 1–1 4–0 1–1 1–0 1–0 1–0 2–1 2–1 1–3 3–3 1–1 1–0 0–0 2–0 4–1 2–3 1–2 3–1 1–1
Bury 3–0 3–0 0–2 1–0 1–1 0–2 1–1 1–0 3–1 1–2 1–4 0–1 2–0 2–1 3–1 3–1 1–0 1–2 8–2 4–1 4–0
Cardiff City 3–0 3–1 3–1 2–0 3–0 4–1 2–1 3–1 1–0 3–1 4–0 3–0 4–1 1–0 3–1 2–4 1–1 2–1 1–0 3–0 1–1
Coventry City 0–0 1–1 1–2 2–1 3–0 2–1 1–2 2–1 1–4 4–2 1–3 5–2 3–3 0–2 0–0 2–1 1–1 0–2 3–1 3–2 1–2
Doncaster Rovers 1–2 0–5 1–0 1–2 1–1 1–0 1–0 3–1 0–1 2–0 2–2 1–1 0–1 1–5 4–0 0–3 2–1 1–1 0–1 3–0 4–1
Everton 1–1 1–3 0–2 1–0 2–2 3–0 4–1 1–1 5–0 2–0 2–0 1–3 1–0 1–5 3–0 3–3 1–0 3–3 3–0 2–1 2–0
Hull City 0–0 0–1 3–0 4–1 5–0 0–0 5–0 2–0 1–0 3–2 3–1 1–2 1–4 1–3 4–1 3–3 2–1 0–1 0–0 5–2 1–1
Leeds United 1–0 1–1 1–0 1–1 2–1 2–1 3–1 0–0 1–2 2–0 2–1 1–1 0–0 1–0 3–0 3–0 3–1 3–2 1–1 1–1 3–1
Leicester City 1–2 4–0 2–1 1–1 1–1 3–0 3–1 2–1 1–2 1–0 1–2 3–3 3–1 1–1 4–0 2–0 5–5 3–1 3–0 1–1 3–1
Luton Town 4–2 2–4 1–1 0–2 2–1 2–2 2–1 1–4 1–1 1–1 2–1 1–2 3–3 6–0 0–1 1–1 2–1 5–3 2–1 2–2 6–1
Nottingham Forest 3–3 0–1 1–0 2–0 1–0 2–3 3–1 1–1 2–0 4–0 1–1 2–2 2–0 3–2 3–1 4–2 0–2 2–1 3–0 2–2 0–0
Notts County 4–0 5–0 0–1 5–2 2–1 1–1 2–1 1–0 0–0 4–0 1–2 2–3 5–4 2–2 0–0 0–3 3–1 2–2 3–4 2–0 1–0
Queens Park Rangers 1–1 0–2 2–1 3–1 3–2 1–1 1–4 0–2 4–4 1–1 0–0 1–0 0–0 4–3 1–4 2–3 4–2 2–2 2–1 1–1 2–0
Rotherham United 4–0 1–2 3–0 1–1 4–3 2–0 0–1 2–0 1–1 1–1 4–2 0–2 0–1 1–2 2–0 1–0 3–1 3–3 4–1 1–3 2–1
Sheffield United 1–2 4–2 1–1 1–4 1–0 6–1 1–2 2–1 1–2 4–1 3–0 5–0 3–0 1–4 1–0 1–2 1–0 7–3 2–2 5–0 6–1
Sheffield Wednesday 2–1 1–1 2–0 2–0 2–1 4–2 3–1 3–1 4–0 6–0 1–2 1–0 4–0 1–1 6–0 2–1 3–5 1–3 3–1 1–1 2–2
Southampton 1–1 2–0 2–1 2–1 4–2 1–1 2–2 2–0 1–0 1–1 0–0 2–0 2–3 5–2 4–0 1–1 3–1 0–1 1–4 3–2 1–2
Swansea Town 2–1 4–0 5–1 1–1 0–2 1–1 7–1 1–2 0–2 3–0 4–1 1–0 0–3 1–2 1–1 2–3 5–0 3–1 1–2 1–1 2–1
West Ham United 2–1 0–1 3–1 1–0 1–1 1–1 3–1 3–3 3–3 2–0 2–0 2–3 3–0 3–1 2–1 4–2 2–1 5–1 0–6 4–0 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: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Second Division maps[edit]

Locations of the Football League Second Division London teams 1950–1951

Third Division North[edit]

Football League, Third Division North
Season 1951–52
Champions Lincoln City (3rd title)
Failed re-election none
Matches played 552
Goals scored 1658 (3 per match)
Top goalscorer Andy Graver (Lincoln City), 36 [3]
Pos Team Pld W D L F A W D L F A F A GA GD Pts
1 Lincoln City 46 19 2 2 80 23 11 7 5 41 29 121 52 2.327 +69 69
2 Grimsby Town 46 19 2 2 59 14 10 6 7 37 31 96 45 2.133 +51 66
3 Stockport County 46 12 9 2 47 17 11 4 8 27 23 74 40 1.850 +34 59
4 Oldham Athletic 46 19 2 2 65 22 5 7 11 25 39 90 61 1.475 +29 57
5 Gateshead 46 14 7 2 41 17 7 4 12 25 32 66 49 1.347 +17 53
6 Mansfield Town 46 17 3 3 50 23 5 5 13 23 37 73 60 1.217 +13 52
7 Carlisle United 46 10 7 6 31 24 9 6 8 31 33 62 57 1.088 +5 51
8 Bradford Park Avenue 46 13 6 4 51 28 6 6 11 23 36 74 64 1.156 +10 50
9 Hartlepools United 46 17 3 3 47 19 4 5 14 24 46 71 65 1.092 +6 50
10 York City 46 16 4 3 53 19 2 9 12 20 33 73 52 1.404 +21 49
11 Tranmere Rovers 46 17 2 4 59 29 4 4 15 17 42 76 71 1.070 +5 48
12 Barrow 46 13 5 5 33 19 4 7 12 24 42 57 61 0.934 –4 46
13 Chesterfield 46 15 7 1 47 16 2 4 17 18 50 65 66 0.985 –1 45
14 Scunthorpe & Lindsey United 46 10 11 2 39 23 4 5 14 26 51 65 74 0.878 –9 44
15 Bradford City 46 12 5 6 40 32 4 5 14 21 36 61 68 0.897 –7 42
16 Crewe Alexandra 46 12 6 5 42 28 5 2 16 21 54 63 82 0.768 –19 42
17 Southport 46 12 6 5 36 22 3 5 15 17 49 53 71 0.746 –18 41
18 Wrexham 46 14 5 4 41 22 1 4 18 22 51 63 73 0.863 –10 39
19 Chester 46 13 4 6 46 30 2 5 16 26 55 72 85 0.847 –13 39
20 Halifax Town 46 11 4 8 31 23 3 3 17 30 74 61 97 0.629 –36 35
21 Rochdale 46 10 5 8 32 34 1 8 14 15 45 47 79 0.595 –32 35
22 Accrington Stanley 46 6 8 9 30 34 4 4 15 31 58 61 92 0.663 –31 32
23 Darlington 46 10 5 8 39 34 1 4 18 25 69 64 103 0.621 –39 31
24 Workington 46 8 4 11 33 34 3 3 17 17 57 50 91 0.549 –41 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
New club in the league: see Workington
Re-elected
Failed re-election (none)

Third Division North results[edit]

Home ╲ Away ACC BRW BRA BPA CRL CHR CHF CRE DAR GAT GRI HAL HAR LIN MAN OLD ROC SCU SOU STP TRA WRK WRE YOR
Accrington Stanley (1891) 1–1 0–1 5–1 0–2 4–2 2–0 2–3 1–3 1–2 0–3 2–2 0–0 1–3 1–0 1–2 0–0 2–2 0–0 0–3 1–1 0–0 4–2 2–1
Barrow 3–1 1–0 0–2 0–1 1–0 2–0 2–1 2–2 2–1 3–1 0–0 2–1 1–2 1–1 0–1 4–0 2–1 0–0 1–3 2–0 1–0 3–1 0–0
Bradford City 1–3 2–2 2–2 1–2 1–0 1–0 0–2 3–1 1–1 0–2 3–2 0–2 1–1 2–1 5–2 3–0 1–0 2–1 2–3 2–0 1–0 3–2 3–3
Bradford Park Avenue 1–1 3–1 2–1 0–1 3–0 3–3 3–2 2–0 2–0 3–2 6–1 1–2 1–1 0–1 1–0 1–1 2–2 2–2 4–2 2–3 2–1 5–0 2–1
Carlisle United 4–1 0–1 1–0 1–0 0–0 2–3 2–0 1–1 0–0 1–2 2–2 2–1 1–4 0–0 3–3 1–1 3–0 0–2 2–1 1–0 0–1 2–0 2–1
Chester 3–1 0–0 1–0 4–2 4–2 3–0 2–0 2–0 0–3 0–3 5–1 3–3 0–1 1–5 1–2 4–0 3–1 2–1 0–0 4–1 2–2 2–1 0–1
Chesterfield 2–0 2–0 2–2 0–0 3–0 2–0 0–0 4–2 1–0 3–1 3–1 2–2 2–2 1–1 1–0 5–1 3–0 2–0 0–1 1–1 3–1 3–0 2–1
Crewe Alexandra 3–3 1–1 0–1 3–4 1–1 1–2 2–1 3–0 4–2 1–2 4–1 4–2 0–2 1–0 3–1 1–0 2–2 1–0 1–0 2–1 2–0 2–2 0–0
Darlington 4–5 1–2 3–1 3–0 1–2 1–1 3–0 0–1 3–2 0–2 0–2 2–1 1–1 2–1 2–2 2–1 2–3 1–1 1–2 2–2 2–1 2–1 1–0
Gateshead 1–0 2–0 2–2 0–1 1–1 1–0 1–1 1–0 2–2 1–1 3–0 2–0 3–1 4–1 1–0 1–0 2–1 3–0 0–2 4–1 4–1 1–1 1–1
Grimsby Town 2–1 1–0 2–1 3–0 4–1 2–1 2–0 0–1 3–0 2–0 8–1 2–0 2–3 1–1 3–1 4–0 3–2 4–1 4–0 1–0 5–0 1–0 0–0
Halifax Town 0–4 0–1 1–1 0–0 1–2 4–1 0–0 2–3 4–1 0–1 3–0 2–0 1–3 1–0 1–0 1–0 2–1 0–1 1–2 1–0 3–1 2–0 1–1
Hartlepool United 4–2 3–1 2–1 2–1 1–0 2–1 4–1 3–0 2–0 1–0 2–1 6–1 1–1 2–0 1–1 1–1 3–1 3–1 0–1 0–1 0–1 1–0 3–2
Lincoln City 2–2 3–0 2–1 2–0 2–2 4–1 5–1 11–1 7–2 1–0 0–2 4–1 4–3 1–2 4–0 2–0 4–1 4–0 2–1 3–0 7–0 3–2 3–1
Mansfield Town 3–0 2–1 2–1 1–0 1–2 3–1 2–1 2–1 3–2 2–3 2–2 4–2 0–1 1–0 2–1 1–1 4–1 4–0 1–0 3–0 3–2 3–0 1–1
Oldham Athletic 3–1 3–1 2–1 1–2 2–0 11–2 3–0 5–2 3–2 2–0 1–1 2–0 5–2 4–1 5–3 1–1 2–0 2–1 1–0 3–0 0–1 2–1 2–0
Rochdale 3–1 4–1 1–1 1–1 0–4 0–5 2–0 1–0 6–2 0–3 0–0 0–2 3–0 0–1 1–0 2–2 1–2 1–0 0–0 3–2 2–0 1–5 0–2
Scunthorpe & Lindsey United 3–1 0–0 1–0 0–0 1–1 2–2 1–1 2–0 5–2 1–1 1–3 2–1 2–0 1–3 4–1 2–2 3–1 1–1 1–1 2–0 3–1 0–0 1–1
Southport 0–0 2–2 1–1 0–0 2–1 1–0 4–1 1–1 3–0 0–2 2–0 3–2 2–0 0–3 0–1 0–0 1–2 5–1 0–1 1–0 4–2 2–1 2–1
Stockport County 6–0 2–2 1–2 1–0 1–1 0–0 2–1 4–2 5–0 0–0 1–1 6–2 0–1 1–1 2–1 0–0 1–0 1–1 3–1 2–0 5–0 0–0 3–1
Tranmere 3–1 3–1 3–1 1–2 3–2 3–1 2–0 1–0 3–0 5–1 2–3 1–2 4–1 2–2 1–1 0–4 4–3 3–1 5–1 2–0 3–1 3–1 2–0
Workington 0–2 3–1 0–1 2–3 1–2 2–2 3–1 3–1 2–1 1–2 2–4 2–1 1–1 0–3 0–1 0–1 1–1 0–0 6–1 0–3 1–2 2–0 1–0
Wrexham 1–0 2–4 3–0 3–2 3–1 3–2 0–3 4–0 1–1 2–1 2–0 2–1 0–0 4–2 3–1 1–0 2–0 1–2 3–0 0–0 0–1 0–0 1–1
York City 6–1 2–1 3–1 1–0 0–0 4–2 1–0 3–0 2–1 1–0 1–1 6–2 3–1 1–0 3–0 5–0 1–1 0–1 0–2 0–1 1–1 5–1 4–2

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.

Third Division North maps[edit]

Third Division South[edit]

Football League, Third Division South
Season 1951–52
Champions Plymouth Argyle (2nd title)
Failed re-election none
Matches played 552
Goals scored 1740 (3.15 per match)
Top goalscorer Ronnie Blackman (Reading), 39 [3]
Pos Team Pld W D L F A W D L F A F A GA GD Pts
1 Plymouth Argyle 46 19 3 1 70 19 10 5 8 37 34 107 53 2.019 +54 66
2 Reading 46 19 2 2 73 23 10 1 12 39 37 112 60 1.867 +52 61
3 Norwich City 46 18 1 4 55 15 8 8 7 34 35 89 50 1.780 +39 61
4 Millwall 46 16 5 2 46 21 7 7 9 28 32 74 53 1.396 +21 58
5 Brighton & Hove Albion 46 15 4 4 57 24 9 6 8 30 39 87 63 1.381 +24 58
6 Newport County 46 13 7 3 45 26 8 5 10 32 50 77 76 1.013 +1 54
7 Bristol Rovers 46 14 5 4 60 20 6 7 10 29 33 89 53 1.679 +36 52
8 Northampton Town 46 17 1 5 65 31 5 4 14 28 43 93 74 1.257 +19 49
9 Southend United 46 16 6 1 56 17 3 4 16 19 49 75 66 1.136 +9 48
10 Colchester United 46 12 7 4 32 22 5 5 13 24 55 56 77 0.727 –21 46
11 Torquay United 46 10 3 10 53 42 7 7 9 33 56 86 98 0.878 –12 44
12 Aldershot 46 11 4 8 40 27 7 4 12 38 62 78 89 0.876 –11 44
13 Port Vale 46 11 11 1 33 16 3 4 16 17 50 50 66 0.758 –16 43
14 Bournemouth & Boscombe Athletic 46 11 4 8 42 30 5 6 12 27 45 69 75 0.920 –6 42
15 Bristol City 46 13 6 4 44 26 2 6 15 14 43 58 69 0.841 –11 42
16 Swindon Town 46 9 9 5 29 22 5 5 13 22 46 51 68 0.750 –17 42
17 Ipswich Town 46 12 4 7 45 31 4 5 14 18 43 63 74 0.851 –11 41
18 Leyton Orient 46 12 5 6 39 26 4 4 15 16 42 55 68 0.809 –13 41
19 Crystal Palace 46 9 7 7 32 28 6 2 15 29 52 61 80 0.762 –19 39
20 Shrewsbury Town 46 11 3 9 35 29 2 7 14 27 57 62 86 0.721 –24 36
21 Watford 46 7 7 9 34 37 6 3 14 23 44 57 81 0.704 –24 36
22 Gillingham 46 10 7 6 47 31 1 6 16 24 50 71 81 0.877 –20 35
23 Exeter City 46 10 4 9 40 36 3 5 15 25 50 65 86 0.756 –21 35
24 Walsall 46 11 3 9 38 31 2 2 19 17 63 55 94 0.585 –39 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 South results[edit]

Home ╲ Away ALD BOU BHA BRI BRO COL CRY EXE GIL IPS LEY MIL NPC NOR NOR PLY PTV REA SHR STD SWI TOR WAL WAT
Aldershot 1–3 0–2 1–0 1–3 1–1 3–0 4–1 2–1 1–1 0–1 2–1 4–0 0–1 2–0 1–2 4–1 0–2 1–1 2–2 4–0 1–3 3–1 2–0
Bournemouth & Boscombe Athletic 0–2 3–1 0–0 1–0 5–0 1–2 0–4 3–3 2–2 3–2 0–2 5–1 3–0 1–2 1–2 0–1 1–2 2–0 2–1 4–1 3–1 2–1 0–0
Brighton & Hove Albion 4–2 0–1 1–1 1–1 5–1 4–3 2–1 0–0 5–1 3–1 0–0 1–2 2–0 2–0 2–3 2–1 1–0 1–0 5–0 4–0 3–4 5–1 4–1
Bristol City 1–1 1–0 4–1 1–1 2–0 2–0 1–1 3–2 0–2 1–1 2–1 3–1 2–0 2–5 1–1 1–0 1–3 3–0 6–0 2–1 2–2 2–0 1–3
Bristol Rovers 5–1 1–2 5–0 2–0 6–0 4–0 2–2 5–0 1–0 1–0 2–1 1–1 2–2 1–1 1–2 4–1 1–2 3–3 2–0 1–0 5–0 5–1 0–1
Colchester United 0–2 1–1 0–0 4–1 2–1 1–2 1–0 1–0 1–0 0–1 2–2 2–1 2–5 1–1 1–0 0–0 4–1 2–2 1–0 2–0 0–0 3–2 1–0
Crystal Palace 0–2 2–2 1–2 2–1 0–1 2–2 2–1 0–2 3–1 2–1 1–1 1–1 3–3 2–0 0–1 3–1 1–2 1–1 1–0 0–1 1–1 2–1 2–0
Exeter City 0–4 2–2 2–0 0–0 0–1 0–0 0–1 4–2 2–1 6–1 0–3 3–4 0–3 2–4 1–0 2–0 1–4 4–2 2–2 1–2 4–0 1–0 3–0
Gillingham 3–3 0–2 2–3 5–0 2–1 1–2 4–4 2–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–3 2–1 1–2 1–2 4–2 1–1 0–0 2–0 4–0 3–0 4–1 1–0
Ipswich Town 2–3 3–1 5–0 1–1 1–2 0–2 1–1 2–4 1–1 1–0 3–0 3–1 3–2 0–2 2–2 2–0 4–2 1–0 4–1 1–5 2–0 0–1 3–0
Leyton Orient 0–1 1–0 2–3 2–0 3–3 7–0 0–4 3–0 1–0 2–0 0–0 1–1 2–1 3–3 1–0 2–0 0–4 4–1 1–4 1–0 0–1 3–0 0–0
Millwall 3–2 3–1 0–3 3–2 1–1 1–1 3–1 4–0 3–1 4–0 2–0 2–0 2–1 2–1 0–2 1–1 3–2 0–0 2–0 0–0 4–1 2–1 1–0
Newport County 4–2 2–0 1–1 1–0 2–2 0–1 1–0 4–0 1–1 2–1 1–0 2–1 2–0 2–2 3–3 1–1 3–1 3–1 3–0 0–0 1–2 4–2 2–5
Northampton Town 6–2 5–3 3–0 1–2 2–0 2–0 5–2 3–1 2–1 1–0 4–0 1–1 5–0 1–2 3–1 3–1 0–3 6–0 4–3 1–0 2–4 4–1 1–4
Norwich City 1–2 2–0 0–1 1–0 1–0 5–2 1–0 1–1 5–0 2–0 1–0 1–0 1–2 2–1 3–0 2–3 2–1 3–1 1–0 2–0 7–0 8–0 3–0
Plymouth Argyle 2–1 4–1 2–2 2–2 1–2 3–1 5–0 2–1 4–2 2–0 3–0 5–0 5–0 2–0 3–1 3–0 3–2 6–1 2–0 3–0 2–2 3–0 3–1
Port Vale 4–1 2–2 1–1 1–0 1–1 1–1 2–0 3–0 1–0 0–0 3–0 2–1 4–2 0–0 0–0 1–0 0–2 1–0 0–0 2–2 2–2 1–0 1–1
Reading 5–1 5–0 1–4 3–0 4–2 4–2 3–1 2–1 2–1 4–0 1–1 2–0 1–2 2–0 1–1 2–0 5–1 6–2 5–2 2–0 6–1 3–0 4–1
Shrewsbury Town 5–1 2–0 1–1 2–0 2–1 1–0 2–1 2–1 2–2 0–2 3–0 0–1 1–4 3–1 0–2 1–3 2–0 2–1 0–1 0–1 1–1 1–2 2–3
Southend 7–1 1–0 2–0 5–1 2–1 3–2 4–0 0–0 3–1 5–0 1–0 0–1 2–1 2–0 2–1 1–1 0–0 2–0 2–2 2–2 2–2 3–0 5–1
Swindon Town 1–1 2–0 0–2 0–0 0–0 2–1 0–2 3–1 2–1 1–2 2–0 2–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–2 2–0 2–0 1–2 1–0 2–1 1–1 0–1
Torquay United 6–1 2–2 0–1 1–2 4–2 3–1 1–5 5–1 2–1 2–0 1–1 2–5 1–2 1–2 1–2 3–2 2–3 0–3 3–2 1–3 9–0 1–1 2–0
Walsall 1–0 2–2 1–1 2–0 1–0 1–3 3–0 1–2 1–0 1–3 2–4 1–2 0–1 3–0 4–0 2–5 3–0 2–0 0–4 2–0 0–0 2–3 3–1
Watford 2–2 1–2 3–1 3–1 0–3 0–1 2–0 1–1 2–2 1–1 0–1 1–2 1–1 2–4 1–1 1–3 2–0 3–1 4–1 0–0 1–7 1–2 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 1950–1951

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "England 1951-52". 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. 
  • Ian Laschke: Rothmans Book of Football League Records 1888–89 to 1978–79. Macdonald and Jane’s, London & Sydney, 1980.