List of Grimsby Town F.C. seasons

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Season by season league and cup results for Grimsby Town F.C..

League, FA Cup and League Cup[edit]

Season Division Position Significant Events FA Cup League Cup Top Scorer[1]
1882–1883 Second Round
1883–1884 Second Round
1884–1885 Fourth Round
1885–1886 Third Round
1886–1887 Second Round
1887–1888 Fourth Round
1888–1889 Second Round
1889–1890 Football Alliance 4th Founder member of Football Alliance Second Round Bob McBeth (16)
1890–1891 Football Alliance 3rd 1st Qual. Round Cosgrove (9)
1891–1892 Football Alliance 10th 2 points deducted 3rd Qual. Round John Ackroyd (12)
Football Alliance merged with Football League
1892–1893 Division Two 4th Second Round
1893–1894 Division Two 5th First Round
1894–1895 Division Two 5th 3rd Qual. Round
1895–1896 Division Two 3rd Second Round
1896–1897 Division Two 3rd First Round
1897–1898 Division Two 12th First Round
1898–1899 Division Two 10th First Round
1899–1900 Division Two 6th First Round
1900–1901 Division Two 1st Champions Intermediate Round
1901–1902 Division One 15th First Round Duncan Ronaldson (12)
1902–1903 Division One 17th Relegated Second Round Bill Appleyard (10)
1903–1904 Division Two 6th First Round
1904–1905 Division Two 13th First Round
1905–1906 Division Two 8th First Round
1906–1907 Division Two 11th First Round
1907–1908 Division Two 18th Quarter Final
1908–1909 Division Two 13th First Round
1909–1910 Division Two 19th Failed to be re-elected to Division Two First Round
1910–1911 Midland League 1st Champions, rejoined Football League Division Two Third Round Harry Leonard (24)
1911–1912 Second Division 9th 1st Qual. Round
1912–1913 Second Division 7th First Round
1913–1914 Second Division 15th First Round
1914–1915 Second Division 17th First Round
Competitive English football is postponed due to World War I
1919–1920 Second Division 22nd Relegated to new Division Three First Round
1920–1921 Third Division South 13th Transferred from Division Three South to North Second Round
1921–1922 Third Division North 3rd First Round Jimmy Carmichael (37)[2]
1922–1923 Third Division North 14th Fifth Qualifying Round Jimmy Carmichael (23)
1923–1924 Third Division North 11th First Round
1924–1925 Third Division North 12th Fifth Qualifying Round
1925–1926 Third Division North 1st Champions Third Round
1926–1927 Division Two 17th Third Round
1927–1928 Division Two 11th Third Round
1928–1929 Division Two 2nd Runners-Up Third Round
1929–1930 Division One 18th Third Round Joe Robson (30)
1930–1931 Division One 13th Fifth Round Ernie Coleman (35)[3]
1931–1932 Division One 21st Relegated Fifth Round Ernie Coleman & Pat Glover (13)
1932–1933 Division Two 13th Fourth Round
1933–1934 Division Two 1st Champions Fourth Round Pat Glover (42)[4]
1934–1935 Division One 5th Third Round Pat Glover (34)
1935–1936 Division One 17th Semi Final Pat Glover (31)[5]
1936–1937 Division One 12th Fifth Round Pat Glover (30)
1937–1938 Division One 20th Third Round Charlie Craven (12)
1938–1939 Division One 10th Semi Final Fred Howe (15)
Competitive English football is postponed due to World War II
1945–1946 Third Round
1946–1947 Division One 16th Fourth Round Billy Cairns (18)
1947–1948 Division One 22nd Relegated Third Round Billy Cairns (16)
1948–1949 Division Two 11th Fourth Round
1949–1950 Division Two 11th Fourth Round Tommy Briggs (35)
1950–1951 Division Two 22nd Relegated Third Round
1951–1952 Third Division North 2nd Runners-Up Second Round Billy Cairns (35)
1952–1953 Third Division North 5th Third Round
1953–1954 Third Division North 17th Third Round
1954–1955 Third Division North 23rd Third Round
1955–1956 Third Division North 1st Champions Third Round Bob Crosbie (36)
1956–1957 Division Two 16th Third Round Johnny Scott (11)
1957–1958 Division Two 13th Third Round Ron Rafferty (26)
1958–1959 Division Two 21st Relegated Fourth Round Ron Rafferty (19)
1959–1960 Division Three 4th Second Round Ralph Hunt (33)
1960–1961 Division Three 6th First Round Second Round Ron Rafferty (24)
1961–1962 Division Three 2nd Runner-Up First Round First Round Ron Rafferty (34)[6]
1962–1963 Division Two 19th Third Round Second Round George McLean (15)
1963–1964 Division Two 21st Relegated on Goal average Third Round Second Round
1964–1965 Division Three 10th Second Round Third Round George McLean (19)
1965–1966 Division Three 11th Fourth Round Quarter Final Matt Tees (28)
1966–1967 Division Three 17th First Round Fourth Round Rodney Green (12)
1967–1968 Division Three 21st Relegated on Goal average First Round Second Round Dave Wilson (12)
1968–1969 Division Four 23rd First Round Second Round Stuart Brace (8)
1969–1970 Division Four 16th First Round First Round Stuart Brace (25)
1970–1971 Division Four 19th First Round First Round Stuart Brace (10)
1971–1972 Division Four 1st Champions First Round Fourth Round Matt Tees (27)[7]
1972–1973 Division Three 9th Fourth Round Second Round
1973–1974 Division Three 6th Third Round Second Round
1974–1975 Division Three 16th Second Round First Round
1975–1976 Division Three 18th First Round First Round
1976–1977 Division Three 23rd Relegated Second Round First Round
1977–1978 Division Four 6th Third Round Second Round Terry Donovan (14)
1978–1979 Division Four 2nd Runners-Up on Goal difference First Round Second Round Tony Ford(16)
1979–1980 Division Three 1st Champions Third Round Quarter Final Kevin Drinkell (16)
1980–1981 Division Two 7th Third Round First Round Bobby Cumming (11)
1981–1982 Division Two 17th Fifth Round Second Round Trevor Whymark (11)
1982–1983 Division Two 19th Fourth Round Second Round Kevin Drinkell (17)
1983–1984 Division Two 5th Third Round Second Round Kevin Drinkell (15)
1984–1985 Division Two 10th Fourth Round Quarter Final Kevin Drinkell & Paul Wilkinson (14)
1985–1986 Division Two 15th Third Round Third Round Gordon Hobson (15)
1986–1987 Division Two 21st Relegated Third Round Second Round Don O'Riordan & Ian Walsh (8)
1987–1988 Division Three 22nd Relegated Second Round First Round Marc North (11)
1988–1989 Division Four 9th Fifth Round First Round Keith Alexander (14)
1989–1990 Division Four 2nd Runners-Up Third Round Second Round Tony Rees (13)
1990–1991 Division Three 3rd Promoted on Goal difference First Round First Round Dave Gilbert & Neil Woods (12)
1991–1992 Division Two 19th First Round Third Round Neil Woods (8)
Division Two is renamed Division One
1992–1993 Division One 9th Fifth Round Second Round Paul Groves (12)
1993–1994 Division One 16th Fourth Round Third Round Clive Mendonca (14)
1994–1995 Division One 10th Third Round First Round Neil Woods (14)
1995–1996 Division One 17th Fifth Round Second Round Paul Groves & Steve Livingstone (10)
1996–1997 Division One 22nd Relegated Third Round First Round Clive Mendonca (19)
1997–1998 Division Two 3rd Promoted after play-offs Fourth Round Fourth Round Kevin Donovan (16)
1998–1999 Division One 11th Third Round Third Round Paul Groves (14)
1999–2000 Division One 20th Fourth Round Third Round Lee Ashcroft (12)
2000–2001 Division One 18th Third Round Second Round Steve Livingstone (7)
2001–2002 Division One 19th Third Round Fourth Round Michael Boulding (11)
2002–2003 Division One 24th Relegated Third Round First Round Stuart Campbell (7)
2003–2004 Division Two 21st Relegated Second Round First Round Phil Jevons & Michael Boulding (12)
Division Three is renamed Football League Two
2004–2005 Football League Two 18th First Round Second Round Michael Reddy, Andy Parkinson (9)
2005–2006 Football League Two 4th Playoff finalists First Round Third Round Gary Jones (17)
2006–2007 Football League Two 15th Alan Buckley returns half way through season to manage Grimsby First Round First Round Gary Jones, Ciarán Toner & Peter Bore (8)
2007–2008 Football League Two 16th Reached Johnstone Paint Trophy Final Second Round First Round Danny North (10)
2008–2009 Football League Two 22nd Mike Newell Takes over Alan Buckley as manager in October 2008 First Round Second Round Adam Proudlock (8)
2009–2010 Football League Two 23rd Relegated First Round First Round Peter Sweeney (6)
2010–2011 Conference National 11th First year in Non-league football after 117 years in the Football League Fourth Qualifying Roud Alan Connell (29)
2011–2012 Conference National 11th Second Round Liam Hearn (31)

Other cups[edit]

Season Football League Trophy[8] Full Members Cup Anglo-Italian Cup Anglo-Scottish Cup FA Trophy
1980–1981 Preliminary Stage -
1981–1982 Winners -
1985–1986 Runners-Up, Group 3 North -
1986–1987 First Round -
1987–1988 3rd, Group 7 North -
1988–1989 First Round North -
1989–1990 3rd, Group 5 North -
1990–1991 3rd, Group 6 North -
1991–1992 Second Round North -
1992–1993 3rd, English Group 2 -
1993–1994 2nd, English Group 1 -
1997–1998 Winners -
2003–2004 First Round North -
2004–2005 First Round North -
2005–2006 First Round North -
2006–2007 Second Round North -
2007–2008 Final -
2008–2009 Second Round North -
2009–2010 Northern Section quarter-final -
2010–2011 - Second Round
2011–2012 - Quarter Final
2012–2013 - Final
2013–2014 - Semi Final

References and notes[edit]

  1. ^ League matches only
  2. ^ Club record number of goals in a Third Division North season
  3. ^ Club record number of goals in a First Division season
  4. ^ Club record number of goals in a season
  5. ^ Joint top scorer in Division One with Raich Carter and Bobby Gurney
  6. ^ Club record number of goals in a Third Division season
  7. ^ Club record number of goals in a Fourth Division season
  8. ^ Football League Group Trophy – 1981–82

External sources[edit]