List of Sheffield United F.C. seasons

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Graph showing Sheffield United's final league position in every season since joining the Football League

This is a list of seasons played by Sheffield United Football Club in English and European football, from 1890 (when Sheffield United first competed in the FA Cup) to the present day. It details the club's achievements in major competitions, and the top scorers for each season.

Seasons[edit]

Season League FA Cup League
Cup
Other Top goalscorer(s)[1]
Division P W D L F A Pts Pos Name Goals
1889–90 No League appearances recorded R2 Dugald Galbraith 4
1890–91 Midland Football League 18 8 3 7 32 35 19 5th R1 Arthur Watson 13
1891–92 Northern Football League 16 10 2 4 49 21 22 3rd R2 Samuel Dobson 13
1892–93 Second Division 22 16 3 3 62 19 35 2nd R2 Harry Hammond 22
1893–94 First Division 30 13 5 12 47 61 31 10th R1 Robert Hill 11
1894–95 30 14 4 12 57 55 32 6th R2 Harry Hammond 17
1895–96 30 10 6 14 40 50 26 12th R2 9
1896–97 30 13 10 7 42 29 36 2nd R1 Fred Priest 11
1897–98 30 17 8 5 56 31 42 1st R1 Walter Bennett 13
1898–99 34 9 11 14 45 51 29 16th W George Hedley 9
1899–00 34 18 12 4 63 33 48 2nd QF Walter Bennett 15
1900–01 34 12 7 15 35 52 31 14th R/U 7
1901–02 34 13 7 14 53 48 33 10th W Fred Priest 16
1902–03 34 17 5 12 58 44 39 4th R2 9
1903–04 34 15 8 11 62 57 37 7th QF Arthur Brown 22
1904–05 34 19 2 13 64 56 40 6th R1 13
1905–06 38 15 6 17 57 62 36 13th R2 21
1906–07 38 17 11 10 57 55 45 4th R1 22
1907–08 38 12 11 15 52 58 35 17th R1 15
1908–09 38 14 9 15 51 59 37 12th R1 Wally Hardinge 10
1909–10 38 16 10 12 62 41 42 6th R1 Joseph Kitchen 21
1910–11 38 15 8 15 49 43 38 9th R1 18
1911–12 38 13 10 15 63 56 36 14th R1 Robert Evans 12
1912–13 38 14 6 18 56 70 34 15th R1 Wally Hardinge
Joe Kitchen
10
1913–14 38 16 5 17 63 60 37 10th SF Stan Fazackerley 22
1914–15 38 15 13 10 49 41 43 6th W Joseph Kitchen 12
No competitive football was played between 1915 and 1919 due to the First World War
1919–20 First Division 42 16 8 18 59 69 40 14th R2 Joseph Kitchen 14
1920–21 42 6 18 18 42 68 30 20th R1 Harry Johnson 12
1921–22 42 15 10 17 59 54 40 11th R1 17
1922–23 42 16 10 16 68 64 42 10th SF 17
1923–24 42 19 12 11 69 49 50 5th R1 15
1924–25 42 13 13 16 55 63 39 14th W Tommy Boyle 16
1925–26 42 19 8 15 102 82 46 5th R4 FA Charity Shield [2] Harry Johnson 23
1926–27 42 17 10 15 74 86 66 8th R3 23
1927–28 42 15 10 17 79 86 40 13th SF 33
1928–29 42 15 11 16 86 85 41 11th R3 31
1929–30 42 15 6 21 91 96 36 20th R4 Jimmy Dunne 36
1930–31 42 14 10 18 78 84 38 15th R5 41
1931–32 42 20 6 16 80 75 46 7th R4 33
1932–33 42 17 9 16 74 80 43 10th R4 26
1933–34 42 12 7 23 58 101 31 22nd R3 Willie Boyd 15
1934–35 Second Division 42 16 9 17 79 70 41 11th R5 Jock Dodds 19
1935–36 42 20 12 10 79 50 52 3rd R/U 33
1936–37 42 18 10 14 66 54 46 7th R4 23
1937–38 42 22 9 11 73 56 53 3rd R4 21
1938–39 42 20 14 8 69 41 54 2nd R5 17
1939–40 First Division 3 2 1 0 3 1 5 [3]
No competitive football was played between 1939 and 1945 due to the Second World War
1945–46 n/a[4] R4
1946–47 First Division 42 21 7 14 89 75 49 6th QF Colin Collindridge 18
1947–48 42 16 10 16 65 70 42 12th R3 Colin Collindridge
Dennis Thompson
11
1948–49 42 11 11 20 57 78 33 22nd R4 Colin Collindridge 17
1949–50 Second Division 42 19 14 9 68 49 52 3rd R4 Harold Brook 17
1950–51 42 16 12 14 72 62 44 8th R4 Jimmy Hagan 16
1951–52 42 18 5 19 90 76 41 11th QF Alf Ringstead 24
1952–53 42 18 5 19 90 76 41 1st R4 22
1953–54 First Division 42 11 11 20 69 90 33 20th R3 Harold Brook
Alf Ringstead
12
1954–55 42 17 7 18 70 86 41 13th R3 Derek Hawksworth 14
1955–56 42 12 9 21 63 77 33 22nd R5 Bobby Howitt 14
1956–57 Second Division 42 19 8 15 87 76 46 7th R3 Derek Hawksworth 14
1957–58 42 21 10 11 75 50 52 6th R5 Derek Pace 15
1958–59 42 23 7 12 82 48 53 3rd QF 26
1959–60 42 19 12 11 68 51 50 4th QF 20
1960–61 42 26 6 10 81 51 58 2nd SF R2 26
1961–62 First Division 42 19 9 14 61 69 47 5th QF QF 20
1962–63 42 16 12 14 58 60 44 10th R5 R3 18
1963–64 42 16 11 15 61 64 43 12th R4 R2 15
1964–65 42 12 11 19 50 64 35 19th R4 R2 Mick Jones 14
1965–66 42 16 11 15 56 59 43 9th R4 R2 21
1966–67 42 16 10 16 52 59 42 10th R5 QF 15
1967–68 42 11 10 21 49 70 32 21st QF R2 Gil Reece 13
1968–69 Second Division 42 16 11 15 61 50 43 9th R3 R2 Alan Woodward 12
1969–70 42 22 5 15 73 38 49 6th R4 R4 18
1970–71 42 21 14 7 73 39 56 2nd R3 R3 15
1971–72 First Division 42 17 12 13 61 60 46 10th R3 QF Bill Dearden 16
1972–73 42 15 10 17 51 59 40 14th R4 R4 20
1973–74 42 14 12 16 44 49 40 13th R3 R2 Alan Woodward 17
1974–75 42 18 13 11 58 51 49 6th R4 R4 12
1975–76 42 6 10 26 33 82 22 22nd R3 R3 10
1976–77 Second Division 42 14 12 16 54 63 40 11th R3 R2 Keith Edwards 18
1977–78 42 16 8 18 62 73 40 12th R3 R2 Alan Woodward 12
1978–79 42 11 12 19 52 69 34 20th R3 R3 Peter Anderson 12
1979–80 Third Division 46 18 10 18 60 66 46 12th R2 R1 Jeff Bourne 18
1980–81 46 14 12 20 65 63 40 21st R2 R1 Bob Hatton 18
1981–82 Fourth Division 46 27 15 4 94 41 96[5] 1st R1 R2 Keith Edwards 35
1982–83 Third Division 46 19 7 20 62 64 64 11th R3 R3 Colin Morris 14
1983–84 46 24 11 11 86 53 83 3rd R3 R2 League Trophy NSF Keith Edwards 34
1984–85 Second Division 42 10 14 18 54 66 44 18th R3 R2 13
1985–86 42 17 11 14 64 63 62 7th R4 R2 20
1986–87 42 15 13 14 50 49 58 9th R4 R3 Peter Beagrie
Steve Foley
9
1987–88 44 13 7 24 45 74 46 21st R4 R2 Play-offs SF Tony Philliskirk 9
1988–89 Third Division 46 25 9 12 93 54 84 2nd R5 R3 League Trophy NR1 Tony Agana 24
1989–90 Second Division 46 24 13 9 78 58 85 2nd QF R1 Brian Deane 21
1990–91 First Division 38 13 7 18 36 55 46 13th R3 R4 13
1991–92 42 16 9 17 65 63 57 9th R5 R3 12
1992–93 Premier League[6] 42 14 10 18 54 53 52 14th SF R3 14
1993–94 42 8 18 16 42 60 42 20th R3 R2 Jostein Flo 9
1994–95 First Division 46 17 17 12 74 55 68 8th R3 R3 Anglo-Italian Cup GS Nathan Blake 17
1995–96 46 16 14 16 57 54 62 9th R4 R2 12
1996–97 46 20 13 13 75 52 73 5th R3 R2 Play-offs R/U Pyotr Kachura
Gareth Taylor
12
1997–98 46 19 17 10 69 54 74 6th SF R3 Play-offs SF Brian Deane 11
1998–99 46 18 13 15 71 66 67 8th R5 R2 Marcelo 16
1999–00 46 13 15 18 59 71 54 16th R4 R2 Marcus Bent 15
2000–01 46 19 11 16 52 49 68 10th R3 R3 Paul Devlin
David Kelly
6
2001–02 46 15 15 16 53 54 60 13th R4 R2 Carl Asaba 7
2002–03 46 23 11 12 72 52 80 3rd SF SF Play-offs R/U Michael Brown 16
2003–04 46 20 11 15 65 56 71 8th QF R2 Jack Lester 12
2004–05 Championship[7] 46 18 13 15 57 56 67 8th R5 R3 Andy Gray 15
2005–06 46 26 12 8 76 46 90 2nd R3 R3 Neil Shipperley 11
2006–07 Premier League 38 10 8 20 32 55 38 18th R3 R3 Rob Hulse 8
2007–08 Championship 46 17 15 14 56 51 66 9th R5 R4 James Beattie 22
2008–09 46 22 14 10 64 39 80 3rd R5 R3 Play-offs R/U 12
2009–10 46 17 14 15 62 55 65 8th R4 R1 Richard Cresswell 12
2010–11 46 11 9 26 44 79 42 23rd R3 R1 Ched Evans 9
2011–12 League One 46 27 9 10 92 51 90 3rd R4 R2 League Trophy NQF 29
Play-offs R/U
2012–13 46 19 18 9 56 42 75 5th R4 R1 League Trophy NQF Nick Blackman 14
Play-offs SF
2013–14 46 18 13 15 48 46 67 7th SF R1 League Trophy NR2 Chris Porter 11
2014–15 R4 SF League Trophy NQF

Key[edit]

Champions Runners-up Play-offs Promoted Relegated

Note: Bold text indicates a competition won.
Note 2: Where fields are left blank, the club did not participate in a competition that season.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Goals in all competitions (The Football League (including Football League play-offs or Premier League, FA Cup, League Cup, Football League Trophy, Anglo-Italian Cup and Charity Shield) are counted.
  2. ^ Never played League Champions Huddersfield Town
  3. ^ The 1939–40 season was abandoned in early September and all results annulled, after only three matches had been played; Sheffield United were second in the table at the time.
  4. ^ The FA Cup was contested in 1945–46 but The Football League did not resume until the following season.
  5. ^ The 1981–82 season saw the introduction of three points for a win.
  6. ^ The 1992–93 season saw the introduction of the Premier League, so Division 1 replaced Division 2, Division 2 replaced Division 3 & Division 3 replaced Division 4.
  7. ^ The 2004–05 season saw the rebranding of Divisions 1–3, so Division 1 became The Championship, Division 2 became League One & Division 3 became League Two.

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