List of Sheffield Wednesday F.C. seasons

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This is a list of seasons played by Sheffield Wednesday Football Club in English and European football, from 1877 (when The Wednesday first entered the Sheffield Challenge Cup) to the present day. It details the club's achievements in major competitions, the top scorers, and the average home league attendance for each season.


Season Division Pos FA Cup League Cup Other Top scorer Goals Av. Att.[1]
1867–68 n/a n/a n/a n/a[2] Cromwell Cup Winners ? ? n/a
1876–77 n/a[3] n/a Not entered n/a SCC Winners ? ? n/a
1877–78 n/a n/a Not entered n/a SCC Winners ? ? n/a
1878–79 n/a n/a Not entered n/a SCC 2nd Round
WCC Winners
? ? n/a
1879–80 n/a n/a Not entered n/a SCC 1st Round
WCC Runner-up
? ? n/a
1880–81 n/a n/a Fourth round n/a SCC Winners
WCC Runner-up
? ? n/a
1881–82 n/a n/a Semi-finals n/a SCC 3rd Round
WCC Winners
? ? n/a
1882–83 n/a n/a Fourth round n/a SCC Winners
WCC Winners
? ? n/a
1883–84 n/a n/a First round n/a SCC 2nd Round
WCC 1st Round
? ? n/a
1884–85 n/a n/a Second round n/a SCC 3rd Round
WCC Runner-up
? ? n/a
1885–86 n/a n/a First round n/a SCC Semi-finals
WCC Winners
? ? n/a
1886–87 n/a n/a n/a[4] n/a SCC Winners
WCC Runner-up
? ? n/a
1887–88 n/a n/a Quarter-finals n/a SCC Winners
WCC Winners
? ? n/a
1888–89 n/a n/a Quarter-finals n/a ? ? n/a
1889–90 Alliance[5] 1st Runner-up n/a ? ? 3,750
1890–91 Alliance 12th Third round n/a ? ? 5,350
1891–92 Alliance 4th[6] Third round n/a ? ? 9,250
1892–93 Div 1 12th Quarter-finals n/a Fred Spiksley 18 10,500
1893–94 Div 1 12th Semi-finals n/a Fred Spiksley 16 8,550
1894–95 Div 1 8th Semi-finals n/a Harry Davis 12 9,625
1895–96 Div 1 7th Winners n/a Fred Spiksley 14 8,975
1896–97 Div 1 6th First round n/a Fred Spiksley 10 6,900
1897–98 Div 1 5th Second round n/a Fred Spiksley 17 9,140
1898–99 Div 1 18th First round n/a Bill Hemmingfield 8 8,150
1899-00 Div 2 1st Second round n/a John Wright 27 6,800
1900–01 Div 1 8th First round n/a Andrew Wilson 13 9,600
1901–02 Div 1 9th First round n/a Harry Chapman 9 9,765
1902–03 Div 1 1st First round n/a Harry Davis 13 14,015
1903–04 Div 1 1st Semi-finals n/a Andrew Wilson 12 12,595
1904–05 Div 1 9th Semi-finals n/a Andrew Wilson 18 12,880
1905–06 Div 1 3rd Quarter-finals n/a Jimmy Stewart 22 11,875
1906–07 Div 1 13th Winners n/a Andrew Wilson 21 11,555
1907–08 Div 1 5th First round n/a Andrew Wilson 19 13,500
1908–09 Div 1 5th Third round n/a Andrew Wilson 21 12,840
1909–10 Div 1 11th First round n/a Andrew Wilson 12 10,720
1910–11 Div 1 6th First round n/a Harry Chapman 11 11,890
1911–12 Div 1 5th First round n/a David McLean 26 14,410
1912–13 Div 1 3rd Third round n/a David McLean 38 18,905
1913–14 Div 1 18th Quarter-finals n/a Andrew Wilson 15 21,360
1914–15 Div 1 7th Third round n/a David McLean 23 16,120
No competitive football was played between 1915 and 1919 due to World War I
1919–20 Div 1 22nd First round n/a Jimmy Gill 8 18,430
1920–21 Div 2 10th Second round n/a Johnny McIntyre 27 20,545
1921–22 Div 2 10th First round n/a Jimmy Lofthouse &
Johnny McIntyre
8 13,855
1922–23 Div 2 8th Third round n/a Sid Binks 16 16,690
1923–24 Div 2 8th Second round n/a Sid Binks 17 16,130
1924–25 Div 2 14th Second round n/a Jimmy Trotter 18 14,950
1925–26 Div 2 1st Third round n/a Jimmy Trotter 38 23,660
1926–27 Div 1 16th Fourth round n/a Jimmy Trotter 39 23,060
1927–28 Div 1 14th Fifth round n/a Mark Hooper 22 22,075
1928–29 Div 1 1st Fourth round n/a Jack Allen 35 27,017
1929–30 Div 1 1st Semi-finals n/a Jack Allen 39 25,873
1930–31 Div 1 3rd Fourth round n/a Jack Ball 29 19,911
1931–32 Div 1 3rd Fifth round n/a Jack Ball &
Ellis Rimmer
23 16,906
1932–33 Div 1 3rd Third round n/a Jack Ball 35 16,704
1933–34 Div 1 11th Fifth round n/a Harry Burgess,
Neil Dewar &
Mark Hooper
13 16,019
1934–35 Div 1 3rd Winners n/a Ellis Rimmer 26 18,568
1935–36 Div 1 20th Fourth round n/a Neil Dewar 21 18,127
1936–37 Div 1 22nd Fourth round n/a Neil Dewar 10 20,708
1937–38 Div 2 17th Third round n/a Ernest Matthews &
Jackie Robinson
7 23,600
1938–39 Div 2 3rd Fifth round n/a Douglas Hunt 25 27,146
1939–40 Div 2[7] 17th n/a n/a Charlie Napier 2 16,500
No competitive football was played between 1939 and 1946 due to World War II
1945–46 n/a[8] n/a Fifth round n/a Charlie Tomlinson 4 n/a
1946–47 Div 2 20th Fifth round n/a Tommy Ward 18 26,082
1947–48 Div 2 4th Fourth round n/a Eddie Quigley 23 35,426
1948–49 Div 2 8th Fourth round n/a Eddie Quigley 19 34,146
1949–50 Div 2 2nd Third round n/a Redfern Froggatt 14 40,684
1950–51 Div 1 21st Third round n/a Redfern Froggatt,
Dennis Woodhead
& Hugh McJarrow
14 41,527
1951–52 Div 2 1st Third round n/a Derek Dooley 47 41,461
1952–53 Div 1 18th Third round n/a Jackie Sewell 17 42,530
1953–54 Div 1 19th Semi-finals n/a Dennis Woodhead 21 35,923
1954–55 Div 1 22nd Fourth round n/a Jackie Sewell 14 27,149
1955–56 Div 2 1st Third round n/a Roy Shiner 33 27,454
1956–57 Div 1 14th Third round n/a Albert Quixall 24 29,460
1957–58 Div 1 22nd Fifth round n/a Roy Shiner 16 23,396
1958–59 Div 2 1st Third round n/a Roy Shiner 28 29,452
1959–60 Div 1 5th Semi-finals n/a John Fantham 18 32,703
1960–61 Div 1 2nd Quarter-finals Not entered John Fantham 23 31,054
1961–62 Div 1 6th Fifth round Not entered Fairs Cup Quarter-finals John Fantham 24 28,882
1962–63 Div 1 6th Fourth round Not entered David Layne 30 25,686
1963–64 Div 1 6th Third round Not entered Fairs Cup Second round David Layne 28 24,051
1964–65 Div 1 8th Third round Not entered John Fantham 20 20,745
1965–66 Div 1 17th Runner-up Not entered John Fantham 15 23,161
1966–67 Div 1 11th Quarter-finals Second round David Ford &
John Ritchie
15 30,460
1967–68 Div 1 19th Fifth round Fourth round John Ritchie 22 31,735
1968–69 Div 1 15th Fourth round Second round Jack Whitham 10 27,150
1969–70 Div 1 22nd Fourth round Second round Anglo-Italian Cup group stage Jack Whitham 11 26,619
1970–71 Div 2 15th Third round Second round Mick Prendergast 16 16,036
1971–72 Div 2 14th Third round Second round Brian Joicey 16 17,160
1972–73 Div 2 10th Fifth round Third round Brian Joicey 20 17,313
1973–74 Div 2 19th Third round Third round Brian Joicey 20 14,727
1974–75 Div 2 22nd Third round First round Eric McMordie 6 13,292
1975–76 Div 3 20th Third round First round Mick Prendergast 13 11,068
1976–77 Div 3 8th Second round Fourth round Rodger Wylde 25 13,470
1977–78 Div 3 14th Second round Fourth round Tommy Tynan 21 11,423
1978–79 Div 3 14th Third round Second round Brian Hornsby 21 10,643
1979–80 Div 3 3rd Second round Second round Terry Curran 24 18,090
1980–81 Div 2 10th Third round Third round Andy McCulloch 18 18,403
1981–82 Div 2 4th Third round Second round Gary Bannister 22 19,082
1982–83 Div 2 6th Semi-finals Quarter-finals Gary Bannister 22 16,609
1983–84 Div 2 2nd Quarter-finals Quarter-finals Gary Bannister 22 22,488
1984–85 Div 1 8th Fifth round Quarter-finals Imre Varadi 21 27,774
1985–86 Div 1 5th Semi-finals Third round English clubs banned from European competition Lee Chapman &
Brian Marwood
15 23,101
1986–87 Div 1 13th Quarter-finals Third round Lee Chapman 22 23,172
1987–88 Div 1 11th Third round Quarter-finals Football League Centenary Tournament Runner-up Lee Chapman 22 19,796
1988–89 Div 1 15th Fourth round Second round David Hirst 9 20,036
1989–90 Div 1 18th Fourth round Third round David Hirst 16 20,927
1990–91 Div 2 3rd Fifth round Winners David Hirst 32 26,604
1991–92 Div 1 3rd Fourth round Third round David Hirst 21 29,578
1992–93 Prem 7th Runner-up Runner-up UEFA Cup Second round Mark Bright 18 27,263
1993–94 Prem 7th Fourth round Semi-finals Mark Bright 23 27,186
1994–95 Prem 13th Fourth round Fourth round Mark Bright 13 26,596
1995–96 Prem 15th Third round Fourth round Intertoto Cup Group stage David Hirst 13 24,877
1996–97 Prem 7th Quarter-finals Second round Andy Booth 13 25,714
1997–98 Prem 16th Fourth round Second round Paolo Di Canio 14 28,706
1998–99 Prem 12th Fifth round Second round Benito Carbone 9 26,745
1999-00 Prem 19th Fifth round Fourth round Gilles De Bilde 11 24,855
2000–01 Div 1 17th Fourth round Quarter-finals Gerald Sibon 15 19,268
2001–02 Div 1 20th Third round Semi-finals Gerald Sibon 13 20,870
2002–03 Div 1 22nd Third round Second round Gerald Sibon 9 20,327
2003–04 Div 2 16th Second round First round Football League Trophy Final (North) Guylain Ndumbu-Nsungu 10 22,336
2004–05 League 1 5th First round Second round Football League Trophy First round Steve MacLean 20 23,107
2005–06 Champ 19th Third round Second round Chris Brunt 7 24,853
2006–07 Champ 9th Third round First round Deon Burton & Steve MacLean 13 23,638
2007–08 Champ 16th Third round Third round Deon Burton 9 21,418
2008–09 Champ 12th Third round First round Marcus Tudgay 14 21,541
2009–10 Champ 22nd Third round Second round Marcus Tudgay 10 23,179
2010–11 League 1 15th Fifth round Second round Football League Trophy Semi-Final (North) Neil Mellor 13 17,817
2011–12 League 1 2nd Fourth round Second round Football League Trophy First Round Gary Madine 18 21,336
2012–13 Champ 18th Third round Third round Michail Antonio 9 24,078
2013–14 Champ 16th Fifth round Second round Chris Maguire 10 21,278

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ Average attendances include home league matches only.
  2. ^ League football in England was established in 1888, while Wednesday were admitted to the Football League in 1892.
  3. ^ In the 1886–87 season, The Wednesday failed to submit their application for the FA Cup on time, an error which ultimately led to the club turning professional later in the season.
  4. ^ The Wednesday became founder members of the Football Alliance in 1889 following their application to join the Football League being turned down.
  5. ^ The Wednesday were unanimously elected to the First Division of the Football League in 1892.
  6. ^ The 1939–40 season was abandoned in early September after only three rounds; Sheffield Wednesday were 17th in the table at the time.
  7. ^ The FA Cup was contested in 1945–46, but the Football League did not resume until the following season.
  8. ^ The League cup was not created until the 1960–61 season.

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