List of Swindon Town F.C. seasons

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This is a list of seasons played by Swindon Town Football Club in English and European football, from the club's formation in 1879 to the present day. It details the club's achievements in major competitions, and the top scorers for each season where known.

Season League Attendance[1][2] FA Cup League Cup[3] Other competitions Most appearances Top scorer[4][5]
Division P W D L F A Pts Pos
Club played friendly games and cup games only until 1894
1879-80 None 1 0 0 1 0 4
1881-82 None 1 0 1 0 2 2
1884-85 None 1 1 0 0 4 0
1886-87 None 0 0 0 0 0 0 2nd round Wiltshire Cup Winner
1887-88 None 3 2 0 1 8 2 1st round Wiltshire Cup Winner
1888-89 None 19 13 4 2 63 24 2nd qualifying round Wiltshire Cup Winner T Bennett (1)
1889-90 None 15[6] 11 1 2 48 13 1st qualifying round Wiltshire Cup Winner T Bennett (1)
1890-91 None 0 0 0 0 0 0 3rd qualifying round Wiltshire Cup Winner Robbie Reynolds (3)
1891-92 None 24 17 2 5 108 38 1st qualifying round Wiltshire Cup Winner Dick Jones (1)
1892-93 None 20 11 2 7 64 35 4th qualifying round Dick Jones (4)
1893-94 None 27 19 3 5 86 44 4th qualifying round 2nd round FA Amateur Cup Dick Jones (4)
Club turns professional and joins Southern League in 1894
1894-95 SL Div1 16 4 1 11 24 48 9 9th[7] 4500 2nd qualifying round Dick Jones (2)
1895-96 SL Div1 18 6 4 8 38 41 16 7th 2688 3rd qualifying round Alf Hames (2)
1896-97 SL Div1 20 8 3 9 33 37 19 6th 3286 5th qualifying round Richie Cox (2)
1897-98 SL Div1 22 7 2 13 36 48 16 10th 3236 Jock Bell (2)
1897-98 WFL[8] 14 9 1 4 32 15 19 2nd
1898-99 SL Div1 24 9 5 10 43 49 23 9th 3917
1898-99 WFL[8] 8 5 1 2 16 10 11 1st
1899-00 SL Div1 28 15 2 11 50 42 32 5th 2643
1899-00 WFL[8] 6 3 0 3 7 7 6 3rd
1900-01 SL Div1 28 3 8 17 19 47 14 15th[7] 2320 5th qualifying round Billy Smith (4)
1900-01 WFL[8] 16 2 2 12 9 35 6 9th
1901-02 SL Div1 30 2 3 25 17 93 8 16th[7] 1936 5th qualifying round Frank Becton (3)
1901-02 WFL[8] 16 0 2 14 8 53 2 9th
1902-03 SL Div1 30 10 7 13 38 46 27 12th 4563 Intermediate[9] Jimmy Pugh (7)
1903-04 SL Div1 34 10 11 13 30 42 31 10th 3727 Jimmy Pugh (4)
1904-05 SL Div1 34 12 5 17 41 59 29 16th 4482 Jimmy Pugh (5)
1905-06 SL Div1 34 8 9 17 31 52 25 15th 3453 1st round Bertie Lyon (2)
1905-06 UL[10] 18 7 3 8 33 29 ? ? Bertie Lyon (7)
1906-07 SL Div1 38 11 11 16 43 54 33 17th 4750 5th qualifying round
1907-08 SL Div1 38 16 10 12 55 40 42 5th 5167 3rd round
1908-09 SL Div1 40 22 5 13 96 55 49 2nd 5895 1st round
1909-10 SL Div1 42 22 10 10 92 46 54 2nd 4875 Semi-Final Dubonnet Cup Winners Harold Fleming (5)
1910-11 SL Div1 38 24 5 9 80 31 53 1st 5714 Quarter-Final Southern Charity Cup Winners Archie Bown (3)
1911-12 SL Div1 38 21 6 11 82 50 48 4th 5682 Semi-Final Charity Shield Runners-up Harold Fleming (6)
1912-13 SL Div1 38 20 8 10 66 41 48 2nd 5643 3rd round Archie Bown (2)
1913-14 SL Div1 38 21 8 9 81 41 50 1st[11] 7079 2nd round Billy Batty (2)
1914-15 SL Div1 38 15 11 12 77 59 41 9th 4300 1st round
No competitive football was played between 1915 and 1919 due to World War I
1919-20 SL Div1 42 17 7 18 65 68 41 13th 8600 2nd round George Travers (2)
1920-21 Div 3 42 21 10 11 73 49 52 4th 5423 2nd round Harold Fleming (17)
1921-22 Div 3(S) 42 16 13 13 72 60 45 6th 7460 2nd round Harold Fleming (13)
1922-23 Div 3(S) 42 17 11 14 62 56 45 9th 6460 1st round Jack Johnson (20)
1923-24 Div 3(S) 42 17 13 12 58 44 47 6th 6331 Quarter-Final Jack Johnson (15)
1924-25 Div 3(S) 42 20 11 11 66 38 51 4th 7099 1st round Jack Johnson (18)
1925-26 Div 3(S) 42 20 6 16 69 64 46 6th 6648 4th round Frank Richardson (28)
1926-27 Div 3(S) 42 21 9 12 100 85 51 5th 8274 1st round Harry Morris (48)
1927-28 Div 3(S) 42 19 9 14 90 69 47 6th 6684 4th round Harry Morris (44)
1928-29 Div 3(S) 42 15 13 14 75 72 43 10th 5455 5th round Harry Morris (31)
1929-30 Div 3(S) 42 13 12 17 73 83 38 14th 5426 4th round Harry Morris (29)
1930-31 Div 3(S) 42 18 6 18 89 94 42 12th 4929 1st round Harry Morris (35)
1931-32 Div 3(S) 42 14 6 22 70 84 34 17th 5031 1st round Harry Morris (29)
1932-33 Div 3(S) 42 9 11 22 60 105 29 22nd 4893 3rd round Harry Morris (13)
1933-34 Div 3(S) 42 17 11 14 64 68 45 8th 9117 3rd round Tommy Armstrong (23)
1934-35 Div 3(S) 42 13 12 17 67 78 38 16th 7304 4th round Div 3(S) Cup 1st round Alan Fowler (25)
1935-36 Div 3(S) 42 14 8 20 64 73 36 19th 7101 1st round Div 3(S) Cup 1st round Alan Fowler (18)
1936-37 Div 3(S) 42 14 11 17 75 73 39 13th 8455 2nd round Div 3(S) Cup Runners Up Jimmy Cookson (27)
1937-38 Div 3(S) 42 17 10 15 49 49 44 8th 9640 4th round Div 3(S) Cup 1st round Alan Fowler (16)
1938-39 Div 3(S) 42 18 8 16 72 77 44 9th 10511 2nd round Div 3(S) Cup 3rd round Ben Morton (32)
1939-40[12] Div 3(S) 3 0 1 2 2 4 1 [12] n/a Div 3(S) Cup 1st round Alan Fowler (2)
No competitive football was played between 1939 and 1946 due to World War II
1945-46 n/a[13] - - - - - - - - - 1st round n/a n/a
1946-47 Div 3(S) 42 19 11 12 84 73 49 4th 15123 2nd round Bill Stephens (28)
1947-48 Div 3(S) 42 10 16 16 41 46 36 16th 15924 5th round Maurice Owen (17)
1948-49 Div 3(S) 42 18 15 9 64 56 51 4th 16625 1st round Morris Jones (25)
1949-50 Div 3(S) 42 15 11 16 59 62 41 14th 14070 2nd round Morris Jones (13)
1950-51 Div 3(S) 46 18 4 24 55 67 40 17th 10690 2nd round Jimmy Bain (9)
1951-52 Div 3(S) 46 14 14 18 51 68 42 16th 10557 5th round Maurice Owen (24)
1952-53 Div 3(S) 46 14 12 20 64 79 40 18th 9746 3rd round Maurice Owen (21)
1953-54 Div 3(S) 46 15 10 21 67 70 40 20th[14] 10753 2nd round Mike Bull (12)
1954-55 Div 3(S) 46 11 15 20 46 64 37 21st 8243 1st round Maurice Owen (12)
1955-56 Div 3(S) 46 8 14 24 34 78 30 24th 7379 4th round Maurice Owen (15)
1956-57 Div 3(S) 46 15 6 25 66 96 36 23rd 8736 2nd round Bob Edwards (26)
1957-58 Div 3(S) 46 21 15 10 79 50 57 4th 12004 1st round John Richards (16)
1958-59 Div 3[15] 46 16 13 17 59 57 45 15th 11351 2nd round Bob Edwards (10)
1959-60 Div 3 46 19 8 19 69 78 46 16th 10233 1st round David Layne (20)
1960-61 Div 3 46 14 15 17 62 55 43 16th 11043 2nd round 2nd round Ernie Hunt (17)
1961-62 Div 3 46 17 15 14 78 71 49 9th 9692 1st round 2nd round Ernie Hunt (18)
1962-63 Div 3 46 22 14 10 87 56 58 2nd 13530 4th round 3rd round Ernie Hunt (27)
1963-64 Div 2 42 14 10 18 57 69 38 14th 18277 5th round 4th round Bill Atkins (12)
1964-65 Div 2 42 14 5 23 63 81 33 21st 15081 3rd round 2nd round Mike Summerbee (13)
1965-66 Div 3 46 19 13 14 74 48 51 7th 12937 3rd round 2nd round Keith East (24)
1966-67 Div 3 46 20 10 16 81 59 50 8th 12297 5th round 4th round Don Rogers (32)
1967-68 Div 3 46 16 17 13 74 51 49 9th 13456 4th round 1st round Don Rogers (28)
1968-69 Div 3 46 27 10 9 71 35 64 2nd[16] 17857 3rd round Winners Don Rogers (30)
1969-70 Div 2 42 17 16 9 57 47 50 5th 19852 Quarter-Final 3rd round AIC Winners
AILC Winners
Arthur Horsfield (28)
1970-71 Div 2 42 15 12 15 61 51 42 12th 15799 4th round 4th round Don Rogers (21)
1971-72 Div 2 42 15 12 15 47 47 42 11th 13356 3rd round 2nd round Peter Noble (14)
1972-73 Div 2 42 10 16 16 46 60 36 16th 10024 4th round 2nd round Republic of Ireland Ray Treacy (14)
1973-74 Div 2 42 7 11 24 36 72 25 22nd 7104 3rd round 2nd round Peter Eastoe (8)
1974-75 Div 3 46 21 11 14 64 58 53 4th 8067 4th round 1st round Peter Eastoe (31)
1975-76 Div 3 46 16 8 22 62 75 40 19th 7514 3rd round 2nd round David Syrett (16)
1976-77 Div 3 46 15 15 16 68 75 45 11th 7625 4th round 1st round David Moss (21)
1977-78 Div 3 46 16 16 14 67 60 48 10th 7159 3rd round 4th round David Moss (22)
1978-79 Div 3 46 25 7 14 74 52 57 5th 7751 4th round 3rd round Chic Bates (16)
1979-80 Div 3 46 19 8 19 71 63 46 10th 8681 4th round Semi-Final Alan Mayes (28)
1980-81 Div 3 46 13 15 18 51 56 41 17th 6694 2nd round 3rd round Andy Rowland (13)
1981-82 Div 3 46 13 13 20 55 71 52 22nd 5560 3rd round 1st round Roy Carter (15)
1982-83 Div 4 46 19 11 16 61 54 68 8th 4018 4th round 1st round Paul Rideout (23)
1983-84 Div 4 46 15 13 18 58 56 58 17th 3154 4th round 1st round AMC Quarter-Final (South) Alan Mayes (20)
1984-85 Div 4 46 21 9 16 62 58 72 8th 2994 1st round 1st round AMC 1st round (South) Colin Gordon (17)
1985-86 Div 4 46 32 6 8 82 43 102[17] 1st 6457 1st round 4th round AMC 1st round (South) Charlie Henry (18)
1986-87 Div 3 46 25 12 9 77 47 87 3rd[18] 7715 4th round 2nd round AMC Semi-Final (South) Dave Bamber (21)
1987-88 Div 2 44 16 11 17 73 60 59 12th 9773 4th round 3rd round Jimmy Quinn Northern Ireland Jimmy Quinn (31)
1988-89 Div 2 46 20 16 10 68 53 76 6th[19] 8645 4th round 2nd round Scotland Duncan Shearer (15)
1989-90 Div 2 46 20 14 12 79 59 74 4th[20] 9444 3rd round 4th round Scotland Duncan Shearer (27)
1990-91 Div 2 46 12 14 20 65 73 50 21st 9439 4th round 3rd round Scotland Duncan Shearer (23)
1991-92 Div 2 46 18 15 13 69 55 69 8th 9654 5th round 4th round Scotland Duncan Shearer (32)
1992-93 Div 1[21] 46 21 13 12 74 59 76 5th[18] 10576 3rd round 3rd round AIC group stage Craig Maskell Craig Maskell (23)
1993-94 Prem 42 5 15 22 47 100[22] 30 22nd 15274 3rd round 3rd round AIC group stage Norway Jan Åge Fjørtoft (13)
1994-95 Div 1 46 12 12 22 54 73 48 21st 9408 4th round Semi-Final Norway Jan Åge Fjørtoft (25)
1995-96 Div 2 46 25 17 4 71 34 92 1st 10046 5th round 2nd round AMC 2nd round (South) Wayne Allison (20)
1996-97 Div 1 46 15 9 22 52 71 54 19th 9265 3rd round 3rd round Wayne Allison (13)
1997-98 Div 1 46 14 10 22 42 73 52 18th 9505 3rd round 1st round Scotland Chris Hay (14)
1998-99 Div 1 46 13 11 22 59 81 50 17th 8656 3rd round 1st round Scotland Iffy Onuora (20)
1999-00 Div 1 46 8 12 26 38 77 36 24th 6977 3rd round 1st round Scotland Chris Hay (10)
2000-01 Div 2 46 13 13 20 47 65 52 20th 6186 3rd round 2nd round FLT Semi-Final (South) Australia Danny Invincible (10)
2001-02 Div 2 46 15 14 17 46 56 59 13th 6362 2nd round 2nd round Netherlands Bart Griemink (51) England Giuliano Grazioli (8)
Australia Danny Invincibile (8)
2002-03 Div 2 46 16 12 18 59 63 60 10th 5462 2nd round 1st round FLT 2nd round (South) Scotland David Duke (49) England Sam Parkin (26)
2003-04 Div 2 46 20 13 13 76 58 73 5th[19] 7839 1st round 2nd round FLT 1st round (South) England Tommy Mooney (49) England Sam Parkin (23)
2004-05 L 1[23] 46 17 12 17 66 68 63 12th 5835 2nd round 2nd round FLT Semi-Final (South) England Rhys Evans (50)
England Sammy Igoe (50)
England Sam Parkin (24)
2005-06 L 1 46 11 15 20 46 65 48 23rd[24] 5951 1st round 1st round FLT 2nd round (South) England Sean O'Hanlon (44) New Zealand Rory Fallon (14)
2006-07 L 2 46 25 10 11 58 38 85 3rd[25] 7419 3rd round 1st round FLT 1st round (South West) England Jack Smith (46) Wales Christian Roberts (13)
2007-08 L 1 46 16 13 17 63 56 61 13th 7170 3rd round 1st round FLT 2nd round (South West) Guadeloupe Miguel Comminges (47) Republic of Ireland Simon Cox (16)
2008-09 L 1 46 12 17 17 68 71 53 15th 7499 1st round 1st round FLT QF (South) Republic of Ireland Simon Cox (50) Republic of Ireland Simon Cox (32)
2009-10 L 1 46 22 16 8 73 57 82 5th 8389 2nd round 3rd round Play-Off finalists Scotland Jon-Paul McGovern (55) England Billy Paynter (29)
2010-11 L 1 46 9 14 23 50 72 41 24th 8458 2nd round 1st round FLT QF (South) Scotland Scott Cuthbert (48) England Charlie Austin (17)
2011-12 L 2 46 29 6 11 75 32 93 1st 8411 4th round 2nd round FLT runners-up Scotland Simon Ferry (53) England Alan Connell (12)

England Paul Benson (12)

2012-13 L 1 46 20 14 12 72 39 74 6th 8528 1st round 4th round FLT 1st round England Wes Foderingham (52) Republic of Ireland James Collins (18)
2013-14 L 1 46 19 9 18 63 59 66 8th 8130 1st round 3rd round FLT Final (south) Australia Massimo Luongo (44) United Kingdom Nile Ranger(8)
United Kingdom Michael Smith (8)
France Dany N'Guessan (8)

Overall[edit]

  • Seasons spent at Level 1 of the football league system: 1
  • Seasons spent at Level 2 of the football league system: 18
  • Seasons spent at Level 3 of the football league system: 62
  • Seasons spent at Level 4 of the football league system: 6

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.swindon-town-fc.co.uk/
  2. ^ Attendances up till the 1920s are unreliable, but included here for completeness
  3. ^ The League Cup competition did not start until the 1960-61 season
  4. ^ Includes goals scored in all competitive competitions including cup games, players with no flags can be assumed English
  5. ^ Goal records for the period 1879-1920 are incomplete and possibly erroneous but have been included here for completeness
  6. ^ Although the team played 15 games, the result of the game against Trowbridge Town on 23 November 1889 is not known
  7. ^ a b c As one of the teams at the bottom of the table, Swindon played in the relegation play-offs and performed well enough to retain their place in the league.
  8. ^ a b c d e During the period 1897-1902, Swindon played in both the Southern League Division 1 and the Western League to increase the number of competitive fixtures they were playing. Swindon resigned from the league after the second consecutive bottom of the table finish in 1901-02 and entered the Reserve side instead. Swindon Reserves continued to play in the Western League until 1949
  9. ^ An Intermediate Round was played after the 5th qualifying round against Barnsley which Swindon lost 0-4
  10. ^ Swindon played in the United League for the 1905-06 season to play more competitive games
  11. ^ Swindon become league champions on goal average, with the top two clubs scoring the same amount of points over the season. Swindon achieved an average of 1.98 compared to second place Crystal Palace's 1.88
  12. ^ a b The 1939-40 season was abandoned in early September and all results annulled, after only three matches had been played.
  13. ^ The FA Cup was contested in 1945-46 but the Football League did not resume until the following season.
  14. ^ Swindon ended the season with the same points and goal average as the 19th placed Bournemouth and were listed in 20th place alphabetically
  15. ^ Swindon Town were placed in the new Third Division following the amalgamation of Third Division South and Third Division North
  16. ^ Swindon finished runners-up in the Third Division in 1968-69 on goal average having scored the same amount of points as the champions. Watford recorded an average of 2.18 against Swindon's 2.03
  17. ^ Swindon were the first team in the League to score over 100 points in one season
  18. ^ a b Swindon Town were promoted after winning the play-off competition
  19. ^ a b Swindon Town were not promoted after losing in the play-off competition
  20. ^ Swindon were initially promoted to Division One after winning the play-off competition. As a result of an investigation into the club during the close-season into illegal payments; the team was initially relegated to Division Three before being re-instated into Division Two on appeal with Sunderland taking their place. For more information see: History of Swindon Town F.C.
  21. ^ On the formation of the FA Premiership, Division Two was re-designated Division One
  22. ^ Swindon were the first Premier League team to concede 100 goals in a season
  23. ^ Division Two was re-titled League One following the creation of the Championship for the 2004-05 season
  24. ^ Relegated to League 2
  25. ^ Swindon Town were promoted to League One after finishing in the 3rd automatic promotion place

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