2000–01 Football League

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The Football League
Season 2000–01
Champions Fulham
Promoted Fulham
Blackburn Rovers
Bolton Wanderers
Relegated Barnet
York City

The 20002001 season was the 101st completed season of The Football League.

First Division[edit]

Football League, First Division
Season 2000–01
Champions Fulham (2nd second tier title)
Direct promotion to FA Premier League Fulham,
Blackburn Rovers
Promoted to FA Premier League through play-offs Bolton Wanderers
Relegated Huddersfield Town,
Queens Park Rangers,
Tranmere Rovers
Matches played 552
Goals scored 1373 (2.49 per match)
Top goalscorer Louis Saha (Fulham), 27 [1]
Biggest home win 12-0
Pos Team Pld W D L F A W D L F A F A GD Pts Notes
1 Fulham 46 16 5 2 49 14 14 6 3 41 18 90 32 +58 101
2 Blackburn Rovers 46 15 5 3 43 20 11 8 4 33 19 76 39 +37 91
3 Bolton Wanderers 46 10 10 3 40 28 14 5 4 36 17 76 45 +31 87
4 Preston North End 46 12 6 5 32 18 11 3 9 32 34 64 52 +12 78
5 Birmingham City 46 14 3 6 34 22 9 6 8 25 26 59 48 +11 78
6 West Bromwich Albion 46 13 5 5 37 23 8 6 9 23 29 60 52 +8 74
7 Burnley 46 14 5 4 30 17 7 4 12 20 37 50 54 –4 72
8 Wimbledon 46 7 11 5 33 26 10 7 6 38 24 71 50 +21 69
9 Watford 46 11 6 6 46 29 9 3 11 30 38 76 67 +9 69
10 Sheffield United 46 14 4 5 34 18 5 7 11 18 31 52 49 +3 68
11 Nottingham Forest 46 11 3 9 28 24 9 5 9 27 29 55 53 +2 68
12 Wolverhampton Wanderers 46 7 9 7 25 20 7 4 12 20 28 45 48 –3 55
13 Gillingham 46 9 6 8 32 28 4 10 9 29 38 61 66 –5 55
14 Crewe Alexandra 46 12 5 6 30 24 3 5 15 17 38 47 62 –15 55
15 Norwich City 46 10 7 6 25 18 4 5 14 21 40 46 58 –12 54
16 Barnsley 46 11 3 9 32 26 4 6 13 17 36 49 62 –13 54
17 Sheffield Wednesday 46 9 4 10 34 38 6 4 13 18 33 52 71 –19 53
18 Grimsby Town 46 10 4 9 26 27 4 6 13 17 35 43 62 –19 52
19 Stockport County 46 6 11 6 29 26 5 7 11 29 39 58 65 –7 51
20 Portsmouth 46 9 8 6 31 25 1 11 11 16 34 47 59 –12 49
21 Crystal Palace 46 6 6 11 28 34 6 7 10 29 36 57 70 –13 49
22 Huddersfield Town 46 7 6 10 29 26 4 9 10 19 31 48 57 –9 48
23 Queens Park Rangers 46 6 9 8 24 28 1 10 12 21 47 45 75 –30 40
24 Tranmere Rovers 46 8 7 8 30 33 1 4 18 16 44 46 77 –31 38
  • Pld = Matches ; W = Matches won; D = Matches drawn; L = Matches lost; F = Goals for; A = Goals against; GD = Goal difference; Pts = Points
  • NB: In the Football League goals scored (F) takes precedence over goal difference (GD).
Key
Football League Champions, promoted to FA Premier League
Promoted to FA Premier League
Participated in play-offs
Promoted to Premier League through play-offs
Relegated

First Division play-offs[edit]

Source:[2]
  Semifinals
1st leg –May 13th; 2nd leg –May 17th, 2001
Final at Millennium Stadium, Cardiff
May 28th, 2001
                     
3rd  Bolton Wanderers 2 3 5  
6th  West Bromwich Albion 2 0 2  
    3rd  Bolton Wanderers 3
  4th  Preston North End 0
4th  Preston North End (pen.) 0 2 2 (4)
5th  Birmingham City 1 1 2 (2)  

First Division results[edit]

Home \ Away[1] BAR BIR BLB BOL BUR CRE CPA FUL GIL GRI HUD NOR NOT POR PRE QPR SHE SHW STP TRA WAT WBA WDN WOL
Barnsley 2–3 1–2 0–1 1–0 3–0 1–0 0–0 3–1 2–0 3–1 1–0 3–4 1–0 0–4 4–2 0–0 1–0 0–2 1–1 0–1 4–1 0–1 1–2
Birmingham City 4–1 0–2 1–1 3–2 2–0 2–1 1–3 1–0 1–0 2–1 2–1 0–2 0–0 3–1 0–0 1–0 1–2 4–0 2–0 2–0 2–1 0–3 0–1
Blackburn Rovers 0–0 2–1 1–1 5–0 1–0 2–0 1–2 1–2 2–0 2–0 3–2 3–0 3–1 3–2 0–0 1–1 2–0 2–1 3–2 3–4 1–0 1–1 1–0
Bolton Wanderers 2–0 2–2 1–4 1–1 4–1 3–3 0–2 3–3 2–2 2–2 1–0 0–0 2–0 2–0 3–1 1–1 2–0 1–1 2–0 2–1 0–1 2–2 2–1
Burnley 2–1 0–0 0–2 0–2 1–0 1–2 2–1 1–1 1–1 1–0 2–0 1–0 1–1 3–0 2–1 2–0 1–0 2–1 2–1 2–0 1–1 1–0 1–2
Crewe Alexandra 2–2 0–2 0–0 2–1 4–2 1–1 1–2 2–1 2–0 1–0 0–0 1–0 1–0 1–3 2–2 1–0 1–0 1–2 3–1 2–0 0–1 0–4 2–0
Crystal Palace 1–0 1–2 2–3 0–2 0–1 1–0 0–2 2–2 0–1 0–0 1–1 2–3 2–3 0–2 1–1 0–1 4–1 2–2 3–2 1–0 2–2 3–1 0–2
Fulham 5–1 0–1 2–1 1–1 3–1 2–0 3–1 3–0 2–1 3–0 2–0 1–0 3–1 0–1 2–0 1–1 1–1 4–1 3–1 5–0 0–0 1–1 2–0
Gillingham 0–0 1–2 1–1 2–2 0–0 0–1 4–1 0–2 1–0 2–1 4–3 1–3 1–1 4–0 0–1 4–1 2–0 1–3 2–1 0–3 1–2 0–0 1–0
Grimsby Town 0–2 1–1 1–4 0–1 1–0 1–3 2–2 1–0 1–0 1–0 2–0 0–2 2–1 1–2 3–1 0–1 0–1 1–1 3–1 2–1 2–0 1–1 0–2
Huddersfield Town 1–1 1–2 0–1 2–3 0–1 3–1 1–2 1–2 2–3 0–0 2–0 1–1 4–1 0–0 2–1 2–1 0–0 0–0 3–0 1–2 0–2 0–2 3–0
Norwich City 0–0 1–0 1–1 0–2 2–3 1–1 0–0 0–1 1–0 2–1 1–1 0–0 0–0 1–2 1–0 4–2 1–0 4–0 1–0 2–1 0–1 1–2 1–0
Nottingham Forest 1–0 1–2 2–1 0–2 5–0 1–0 0–3 0–3 0–1 3–1 1–3 0–0 2–0 3–1 1–1 2–0 0–1 1–0 3–1 0–2 1–0 1–2 0–0
Portsmouth 3–0 1–1 2–2 1–2 2–0 2–1 2–4 1–1 0–0 1–1 1–1 2–0 0–2 0–1 1–1 0–0 2–1 2–1 2–0 1–3 0–1 2–1 3–1
Preston North End 1–2 0–2 0–1 0–2 2–1 2–1 2–0 1–1 0–0 1–2 0–0 1–0 1–1 1–0 5–0 3–0 2–0 1–1 1–0 3–2 2–1 1–1 2–0
Queens Park Rangers 2–0 0–0 1–3 1–1 0–1 1–0 1–1 0–2 2–2 0–1 1–1 2–3 1–0 1–1 0–0 1–3 1–2 0–3 2–0 1–1 2–0 2–1 2–2
Sheffield United 1–2 3–1 2–0 1–0 2–0 1–0 1–0 1–1 1–2 3–2 3–0 1–1 1–3 2–0 3–2 1–1 1–1 1–0 2–0 0–1 2–0 0–1 1–0
Sheffield Wednesday 2–1 1–0 1–1 0–3 2–0 0–0 4–1 3–3 2–1 1–0 2–3 3–2 0–1 0–0 1–3 5–2 1–2 2–4 1–0 2–3 1–2 0–5 0–1
Stockport County 2–0 2–0 0–0 4–3 0–0 3–0 0–1 2–0 2–2 1–1 0–0 1–3 1–2 1–1 0–1 2–2 0–2 2–1 1–1 2–3 0–0 2–2 1–1
Tranmere Rovers 2–3 1–0 1–1 0–1 2–3 1–3 1–1 1–4 3–2 2–0 2–0 0–1 2–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–0 2–0 2–1 2–0 2–2 0–4 0–2
Watford 1–0 2–0 0–1 1–0 0–1 3–0 2–2 1–3 0–0 4–0 1–2 4–1 3–0 2–2 2–3 3–1 4–1 1–3 2–2 1–1 3–3 3–1 3–2
West Bromwich Albion 1–0 1–1 1–0 0–2 1–1 2–2 1–0 1–3 3–1 0–1 1–1 2–3 3–0 2–0 3–1 2–1 2–1 1–2 1–1 2–1 3–0 3–1 1–0
Wimbledon 1–1 3–1 0–2 0–1 0–2 3–3 1–0 0–3 4–4 2–2 1–1 0–0 2–1 1–1 3–1 5–0 0–0 4–1 2–0 0–0 0–0 0–1 1–1
Wolverhampton Wanderers 2–0 0–1 0–0 0–2 1–0 0–0 1–3 0–0 1–1 2–0 0–1 4–0 2–0 1–1 0–1 1–1 0–0 1–1 3–2 1–2 2–2 3–1 0–1

Source:[citation needed]
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

First Division Topscorers[edit]

Rank Player Club Goals
1 France Louis Saha Fulham 27
2 England Matt Jansen Blackburn Rovers 23
3 England Lee Hughes West Bromwich Albion 21
4 Jamaica Jason Euell Wimbledon 19
= Republic of Ireland Jon Macken Preston North End 19
= England Michael Ricketts Bolton Wanderers 19
5 Portugal Luis Boa Morte Fulham 18
= Jamaica Barry Hayles Fulham 18

First Division maps[edit]

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Locations of the Football League First Division London teams 2000–2001

Second Division[edit]

Football League, Second Division
Season 2000–01
Champions Millwall (1st third tier title)
Direct promotion Millwall,
Rotherham United
Promoted through play-offs Walsall
Relegated Bristol Rovers,
Luton Town,
Oxford United,
Swansea City
Matches played 552
Goals scored 1466 (2.66 per match)
Top goalscorer Neil Harris (Millwall), 27 [1]
Pos Team Pld W D L F A W D L F A F A GD Pts Notes
1 Millwall 46 17 2 4 49 11 11 7 5 40 27 89 38 +51 93
2 Rotherham United 46 16 4 3 50 26 11 6 6 29 29 79 55 +24 91
3 Reading 46 15 5 3 58 26 10 6 7 28 26 86 52 +34 86
4 Walsall 46 15 5 3 51 23 8 7 8 28 27 79 50 +29 81
5 Stoke City 46 12 6 5 39 21 9 8 6 35 28 74 49 +25 77
6 Wigan Athletic 46 12 9 2 29 18 7 9 7 24 24 53 42 +11 75
7 Bournemouth 46 11 6 6 37 23 9 7 7 42 32 79 55 +24 73
8 Notts County 46 10 6 7 37 33 9 6 8 25 33 62 66 –4 69
9 Bristol City 46 11 6 6 47 29 7 8 8 23 27 70 56 +14 68
10 Wrexham 46 10 6 7 33 28 7 6 10 32 43 65 71 –6 63
11 Port Vale 46 9 8 6 35 22 7 6 10 20 27 55 49 +6 62
12 Peterborough United 46 12 6 5 38 27 3 8 12 23 39 61 66 –5 59
13 Wycombe Wanderers 46 8 7 8 24 23 7 7 9 22 30 46 53 –7 59
14 Brentford 46 9 10 4 34 30 5 7 11 22 40 56 70 –14 59
15 Oldham Athletic 46 11 5 7 35 26 4 8 11 18 39 53 65 –12 58
16 Bury 46 10 6 7 25 22 6 4 13 20 37 45 59 –14 58
17 Colchester United 46 10 5 8 32 23 5 7 11 23 36 55 59 –4 57
18 Northampton Town 46 9 6 8 26 28 6 6 11 20 31 46 59 –13 57
19 Cambridge United 46 8 6 9 32 31 6 5 12 29 46 61 77 –16 53
20 Swindon Town 46 6 8 9 30 35 7 5 11 17 30 47 65 –18 52
21 Bristol Rovers 46 6 10 7 28 26 6 5 12 25 31 53 57 –4 51
22 Luton Town 46 5 6 12 24 35 4 7 12 28 45 52 80 –28 40
23 Swansea City 46 5 9 9 26 24 3 4 16 21 49 47 73 –26 37
24 Oxford United 46 5 4 14 23 34 2 2 19 30 66 53 100 –47 27
  • Pld = Matches ; W = Matches won; D = Matches drawn; L = Matches lost; F = Goals for; A = Goals against; GD = Goal difference; Pts = Points
  • NB: In the Football League goals scored (F) takes precedence over goal difference (GD).
Key
Division Champions, promoted
Promoted
Participated in play-offs
Promoted through play-offs
Relegated

Second Division play-offs[edit]

Source:[2]
  Semifinals
1st leg –May 13th; 2nd leg –May 16th, 2001
Final at Millennium Stadium, Cardiff
May 27th, 2001
                     
3rd  Reading 0 2 2  
6th  Wigan Athletic 0 1 1  
    3rd  Reading 2
  4th  Walsall (a.e.t.) 3
4th  Walsall 0 4 4
5th  Stoke City 0 2 2  

Second Division maps[edit]

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Locations of the Football League Second Division London teams 2000–2001

Third Division[edit]

Source:[2]
Football League, Third Division
Season 2000–01
Champions Brighton & Hove Albion (2nd fourth tier title)
Direct promotion Brighton & Hove Albion,
Cardiff City,
Chesterfield
Promoted through play-offs Blackpool
Relegated to Conference Barnet
New club in the league Kidderminster Harriers
Matches played 552
Goals scored 1397 (2.53 per match)
Top goalscorer Bobby Zamora (Brighton & Hove Albion), 28 [1]
Pos Team Pld W D L F A W D L F A F A GD Pts Notes
1 Brighton & Hove Albion 46 19 2 2 52 14 9 6 8 21 21 73 35 +38 92
2 Cardiff City 46 16 7 0 56 20 7 6 10 39 38 95 58 +37 82
3 Chesterfield 46 16 5 2 46 14 9 9 5 33 28 79 42 +37 80 [notes 1]
4 Hartlepool United 46 12 8 3 40 23 9 6 8 31 31 71 54 +17 77
5 Leyton Orient 46 13 7 3 31 18 7 8 8 28 33 59 51 +8 75
6 Hull City 46 12 7 4 27 18 7 10 6 20 21 47 39 +8 74
7 Blackpool 46 14 4 5 50 26 8 2 13 24 32 74 58 +16 72
8 Rochdale 46 11 8 4 36 25 7 9 7 23 23 59 48 +11 71
9 Cheltenham Town 46 12 5 6 37 27 6 9 8 22 25 59 52 +7 68
10 Scunthorpe United 46 13 7 3 42 16 5 4 14 20 36 62 52 +10 65
11 Southend United 46 10 8 5 29 23 5 10 8 26 30 55 53 +2 63
12 Plymouth Argyle 46 13 5 5 33 17 8 13 21 44 54 61 –7 58
13 Mansfield Town 46 12 7 4 40 26 3 6 14 24 46 64 72 –8 58
14 Macclesfield Town 46 10 5 8 23 21 4 9 10 28 41 51 62 –11 56
15 Shrewsbury Town 46 12 5 6 30 26 3 5 15 19 39 49 65 –16 55
16 Kidderminster Harriers 46 10 6 7 29 27 3 8 12 18 34 47 61 –14 53
17 York City 46 9 6 8 23 26 4 7 12 19 37 42 63 –21 52
18 Lincoln City 46 9 9 5 36 28 3 6 14 22 38 58 66 –8 51
19 Exeter City 46 8 9 6 22 20 4 5 14 18 38 40 58 –18 50
20 Darlington 46 10 6 7 28 23 2 7 14 16 33 44 56 –12 49
21 Torquay United 46 8 9 6 30 29 4 4 15 22 48 52 77 –25 49
22 Carlisle United 46 8 8 7 26 26 3 7 13 16 39 42 65 –23 48
23 Halifax Town 46 7 6 10 33 32 5 5 13 21 36 54 68 –14 47
24 Barnet 46 9 8 6 44 29 3 1 19 23 52 67 81 –14 45
  • Pld = Matches ; W = Matches won; D = Matches drawn; L = Matches lost; F = Goals for; A = Goals against; GD = Goal difference; Pts = Points
  • NB: In the Football League goals scored (F) takes precedence over goal difference (GD).
  1. ^ Chesterfield had 9 points deducted.
Key
Division Champions, promoted
Promoted
Participated in play-offs
Promoted through play-offs
New club in the league
Relegated to Conference

Third Division play-offs[edit]

Source:[2]
  Semifinals
1st leg –May 13th; 2nd leg –May 16th, 2001
Final at Wembley Stadium
May 26th, 2001
                     
4th  Hartlepool United 0 1 1  
7th  Blackpool 2 3 5  
    5th  Leyton Orient 2
  7th  Blackpool 4
5th  Leyton Orient 0 2 2
6th  Hull City 1 0 1  

Third Division maps[edit]

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Locations of the Football League Third Division London teams 2000–2001

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "English League Leading Goalscorers". RSSSF. Retrieved 2010-10-31. 
  2. ^ a b c d "England 2000–01". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Archived from the original on 26 January 2010. Retrieved 2010-02-24.