List of York City F.C. seasons

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York City captain Chris Smith lifting the FA Trophy after the 2–0 win over Newport County at Wembley Stadium in the 2012 FA Trophy Final

York City Football Club, an association football club based in York, North Yorkshire, was founded in 1922. They were elected to play in the Midland League for the 1922–23 season.[1] After seven seasons in the Midland League, they were elected to play in the Football League in 1929 and were placed in the Third Division North.[2] The team reached the semi-final of the FA Cup in the 1954–55 season, where they were defeated by eventual winners Newcastle United in a replay, which is the furthest the club have reached in this competition.[3] York played in the Third Division North until the 1958–59 season, when they were placed in the Fourth Division on League reorganisation.[4] They won the first promotion in their history this season, after finishing third in the Fourth Division.[5]

York were promoted to the Second Division in 1974 and the 1974–75 season saw them achieve their highest league placing after finishing in 15th in the Second Division.[3] Two successive relegations and a finish of 22nd in the Fourth Division saw the club apply for re-election to the Football League at the end of the 1977–78 season.[3] The club won its first and only title after finishing first in the Fourth Division in the 1983–84 season with 101 points,[3] becoming the first team to reach 100 points in a Football League season.[6] York's first play-off success came in the 1992–93 season, when they beat Crewe Alexandra 5–3 in a penalty shoot-out after a 1–1 draw after extra time at Wembley Stadium to win promotion to the Second Division.[7] The following season saw York compete in the Second Division play-off semi-final, where they were beaten 1–0 on aggregate by Stockport County.[8]

York were relegated to the Football Conference in 2004 after finishing bottom of the Third Division, ending 75 years of League membership.[9] The play-off semi-final was reached in the 2006–07 season, where York were beaten 2–1 on aggregate by Morecambe.[10] The team reached the Final of the FA Trophy in the 2008–09 season, which was played at the new Wembley Stadium, where York were beaten 2–0 by Stevenage Borough.[11] The next season saw York reach the 2010 Conference Premier play-off Final at Wembley, where they were beaten 3–1 by Oxford United.[12] The 2011–12 season concluded with two victories at Wembley; after Newport County were defeated 2–0 in the 2012 FA Trophy Final, York's Football League status was restored with a 2–1 victoy over Luton Town in the 2012 Conference Premier play-off Final.[13]

Since their election to the Football League in 1929, York have spent 2 seasons in the second tier of English football, 38 seasons in the third, 29 in the fourth and 8 seasons in non-League football.[3] The table details York City's achievements in senior first team competition from the 1922–23 season to the end of the most recently completed season.

Key[edit]

Details of abandoned competitions are shown in italics and appropriately footnoted.

Seasons[edit]

Season Division[a] P W D L F A Pts Pos FA Cup[14] League Cup[15][b] Competition Result Name Goals Average[c] attendance
League[3][20] Other[21][22][23] Top scorer[d]
1922–23 NLMidland[e] 42 11 12 19 56 70 34 19th DNE[f] &
é
&
Elliott, CharlesCharles Elliott 16 &
1923–24 NLMidland 42 10 13 19 48 71 33 19th QR1 &
é
&
Charlesworth, ArthurArthur Charlesworth 12 &
1924–25 NLMidland[g] 28 10 10 8 39 36 30 6th QR1 &
é
&
Miller, JamesJames Miller 20 &
1925–26 NLMidland 40 14 7 19 74 94 35 16th QR3 &
é
&
Holland, R.R. Holland 17 &
1926–27 NLMidland 38 16 13 9 96 68 45 6th R2 &
é
&
Flood, CharlieCharlie Flood 19 &
1927–28 NLMidland 44 22 7 15 97 73 51 7th QR4 &
é
&
Hammerton, JohnJohn Hammerton 21 &
1928–29 NLMidland 50 22 13 15 99106 99 57 9th R1 &
é
&
Cowie, JimmyJimmy Cowie 56 &
1929–30 Division 3N[h] 42 15 16 11 77 64 46 6th R3 &
é
&
Bottrill, BillyBilly Bottrill
Tom Fenoughty
20 5,279
1930–31 Division 3N 42 18 6 18 85 82 42 12th R3 &
é
&
Fenoughty, TomTom Fenoughty 17 3,906
1931–32 Division 3N 40 18 7 15 76 81 43 9th R1 &
é
&
Baines, RegReg Baines 29 4,330
1932–33 Division 3N 42 13 6 23 72 92 32 20th R1 &
é
&
Baines, RegReg Baines 29 4,370
1933–34 Division 3N 42 15 8 19 71 74 38 12th R1 &
Football League Third Division North Cup R3 Dando, MauriceMaurice Dando 29 4,361
1934–35 Division 3N 42 15 6 21 76 82 36 15th R3 &
Football League Third Division North Cup R2 Dando, MauriceMaurice Dando 23 3,902
1935–36 Division 3N 42 13 12 17 62 95 38 16th R1 &
Football League Third Division North Cup R1 Speed, FredFred Speed 14 3,721
1936–37 Division 3N 42 16 11 15 79 70 43 12th R4 &
Football League Third Division North Cup R3 Thompson, AlbertAlbert Thompson 29 5,257
1937–38 Division 3N 42 16 10 16 70 68 42 11th R6 &
Football League Third Division North Cup R1 Baines, RegReg Baines 28 5,957
1938–39 Division 3N 42 12 8 22 64 92 32 20th R3 &
é
&
Mortimer, BobBob Mortimer 22 5,544
1939–40 Division 3N 3 0 1 2 3 5 1 20th[i] &
&
é
&
Allen, BillyBilly Allen 2 &
1939–45 é
The Football League and FA Cup were suspended until after the Second World War.[j]
& & & & & & & é & & é & é & &
1945–46 é &
&
&
&
&
&
&
~ R4[k] &
é
&
Winters, IanIan Winters 4 &
1946–47 Division 3N 42 14 9 19 67 81 37 15th R1 &
é
&
Patrick, AlfAlf Patrick 17 6,900
1947–48 Division 3N 42 13 14 15 65 60 40 13th R1 &
é
&
Patrick, AlfAlf Patrick 19 9,006
1948–49 Division 3N 42 15 9 18 74 74 39 14th R2 &
é
&
Patrick, AlfAlf Patrick 27 999910,412
1949–50 Division 3N 42 9 13 20 52 70 31 22nd R1 &
é
&
Patrick, AlfAlf Patrick 14 8,016
1950–51 Division 3N 46 12 15 19 66 77 39 17th R3 &
é
&
Patrick, MattMatt Patrick 14 7,478
1951–52 Division 3N 46 18 13 15 73 52 49 10th R1 &
é
&
Fenton, BillyBilly Fenton 31 7,968
1952–53 Division 3N 46 20 13 13 60 45 53 4th R1 &
é
&
Fenton, BillyBilly Fenton 25 8,654
1953–54 Division 3N 46 12 13 21 64 86 37 22nd R1 &
é
&
Dunmore, DaveDave Dunmore 21 5,636
1954–55 Division 3N 46 24 10 12 92 63 58 4th SF &
é
&
Bottom, ArthurArthur Bottom[l] 39 ♦ 9,630
1955–56 Division 3N 46 19 9 18 85 72 47 11th R4 &
é
&
Bottom, ArthurArthur Bottom 33 999910,291
1956–57 Division 3N 46 21 10 15 75 61 52 7th R2 &
é
&
Bottom, ArthurArthur Bottom 22 9,414
1957–58 Division 3N 46 17 12 17 68 76 46 13th R4 &
é
&
Farmer, TerryTerry Farmer
Norman Wilkinson
Peter Wragg
12 7,270
1958–59 Division 4[m] promoted 46 21 18 7 73 52 60 3rd R1 &
é
&
Wragg, PeterPeter Wragg 14 8,124
1959–60 Division 3 relegated 46 13 12 21 57 73 38 21st R3 &
é
&
Edgar, JohnnyJohnny Edgar 17 7,507
1960–61 Division 4 46 21 9 16 80 60 51 5th R3 R1 é
&
Wragg, PeterPeter Wragg 22 6,900
1961–62 Division 4 44 20 10 14 84 53 50 6th R1 R5 é
&
Weir, JimmyJimmy Weir 29 6,890
1962–63 Division 4 46 16 11 19 67 62 43 14th R3 R1 é
&
Wilkinson, NormanNorman Wilkinson 17 4,515
1963–64 Division 4 46 14 7 25 52 66 35 22nd R1 R2 é
&
Wilkinson, NormanNorman Wilkinson 12 3,937
1964–65 Division 4 promoted 46 28 6 12 91 56 62 3rd R2 R1 é
&
Aimson, PaulPaul Aimson 30 7,185
1965–66 Division 3 relegated 46 9 9 28 53 99106 27 24th R1 R2 é
&
Aimson, PaulPaul Aimson 21 5,921
1966–67 Division 4 46 12 11 23 65 69 35 22nd R2 R3 é
&
Spencer, TommyTommy Spencer 23 3,776
1967–68 Division 4 46 11 14 21 65 68 36 21st R1 R1 é
&
MacDougall, TedTed MacDougall 15 4,578
1968–69 Division 4 46 14 11 21 53 75 39 21st R3 R1 é
&
MacDougall, TedTed MacDougall 25 3,883
1969–70 Division 4 46 16 14 16 55 62 46 13th R4 R1 é
&
Boyer, PhilPhil Boyer 12 3,951
1970–71 Division 4 promoted 46 23 10 13 78 54 56 4th R4 R2 é
&
Aimson, PaulPaul Aimson 31 4,962
1971–72 Division 3 46 12 12 22 57 66 36 19th R2 R3 é
&
Aimson, PaulPaul Aimson 16 5,597
1972–73 Division 3 46 13 15 18 42 46 41 18th R3 R1 é
&
Rowles, EddieEddie Rowles 9 3,792
1973–74 Division 3 promoted 46 21 19 6 67 38 61 3rd R1 R4 é
&
Jones, ChrisChris Jones 20 6,600
1974–75 Division 2 42 14 10 18 51 55 38 15th R3 R1 é
&
Seal, JimmyJimmy Seal 18 8,828
1975–76 Division 2 relegated 42 10 8 24 39 71 28 21st R4 R2 é
&
Cave, MickyMicky Cave
Jimmy Seal
8 5,189
1976–77 Division 3 relegated 46 10 12 24 50 89 32 24th R2 R1 é
&
Pollard, BrianBrian Pollard 13 2,986
1977–78 Division 4 46 12 12 22 50 69 36 22nd R1 R1 é
&
Staniforth, GordonGordon Staniforth 13 2,139
1978–79 Division 4 46 18 11 17 51 55 47 10th R4 R1 é
&
Staniforth, GordonGordon Staniforth 19 2,935
1979–80 Division 4 46 14 11 21 65 82 39 17th R2 R1 é
&
Eccles, TerryTerry Eccles 10 2,703
1980–81 Division 4 46 12 9 25 47 66 33 24th R1 R2 é
&
McDonald, IanIan McDonald 12 2,162
1981–82 Division 4 46 14 8 24 69 91 50[n] 17th R2 R1 é
&
Walwyn, KeithKeith Walwyn 25 2,362
1982–83 Division 4 46 22 13 11 88 58 79 7th R3 R1 é
&
Walwyn, KeithKeith Walwyn 24 3,243
1983–84 Division 4 promoted 46 31 8 7 96 39 101 1st R2 R1 Associate Members' Cup R1(N) Byrne, JohnJohn Byrne 28 5,008
1984–85 Division 3 46 20 9 17 70 57 69 8th R5 R2 Associate Members' Cup R3(N) Houchen, KeithKeith Houchen 18 5,550
1985–86 Division 3 46 20 11 15 77 58 71 7th R5 R2 Associate Members' Cup Group(N) Walwyn, KeithKeith Walwyn 29 4,111
1986–87 Division 3 46 12 13 21 55 79 49 20th R2 R2 Associate Members' Cup R1(N) Walwyn, KeithKeith Walwyn 25 3,432
1987–88 Division 3 relegated 46 8 9 29 48 91 33 23rd R2 R2 Associate Members' Cup Group(N) Banton, DaleDale Banton 18 2,754
1988–89 Division 4 46 17 13 16 62 63 64 11th R1 R1 Associate Members' Cup R1(N) Helliwell, IanIan Helliwell 11 2,613
1989–90 Division 4 46 16 16 14 55 53 64 13th R1 R2 Associate Members' Cup R1(N) Helliwell, IanIan Helliwell 19 2,615
1990–91 Division 4 46 11 13 22 45 57 46 21st R2 R1 Associate Members' Cup R1(N) Helliwell, IanIan Helliwell 10 2,511
1991–92 Division 4 42 8 16 18 42 58 40 19th R2 R1 Associate Members' Cup Group(N) Blackstone, IanIan Blackstone 11 2,506
1992–93 Division 3[o] promoted 42 21 12 9 72 45 75 4th[p] R1 R1 Associate Members' Cup Group(N) Barnes, PaulPaul Barnes 21 3,946
1993–94 Division 2 42 21 12 13 64 40 75 5th[q] R1 R1 Associate Members' Cup R1(N) Barnes, PaulPaul Barnes 25 4,633
1994–95 Division 2 46 21 9 16 67 51 72 9th R1 R1 Associate Members' Cup Group(N) Barnes, PaulPaul Barnes 17 3,685
1995–96 Division 2 46 13 13 20 58 73 52 20th R1 R3 Associate Members' Cup SF(N) Barnes, PaulPaul Barnes 22 3,538
1996–97 Division 2 46 13 13 20 47 68 52 20th R3 R3 Associate Members' Cup R3(N) Tolson, NeilNeil Tolson 17 3,359
1997–98 Division 2 46 14 17 15 52 58 59 16th R2 R2 Associate Members' Cup R2(N) Rowe, RodneyRodney Rowe 16 3,850
1998–99 Division 2 relegated 46 13 11 22 56 80 50 21st R2 R1 Associate Members' Cup R2(N) Cresswell, RichardRichard Cresswell 19 3,645
1999–2000 Division 3 46 12 16 18 39 53 52 20th R1 R1 Associate Members' Cup R1(N) Conlon, BarryBarry Conlon 11 3,048
2000–01 Division 3 46 13 13 20 42 63 52 17th R3 R1 Football League Trophy R1(N) McNiven, DavidDavid McNiven 10 3,026
2001–02 Division 3 46 16 9 21 54 67 57 14th R4 R1 Football League Trophy R1(N) Proctor, MichaelMichael Proctor 14 3,144
2002–03 Division 3 46 17 15 14 52 53 66 10th R2 R1 Football League Trophy R1(N) Duffield, PeterPeter Duffield 15 4,176
2003–04 Division 3 relegated 46 10 14 22 35 66 44 24th R1 R1 Football League Trophy R1(N) Nogan, LeeLee Nogan 9 3,963
2004–05 Conference 42 11 10 21 39 66 43 17th QR4 &




Bishop, AndyAndy Bishop 12 2,333
2005–06 Conference 42 17 12 13 63 48 63 8th R1 &
FA Trophy R1 Bishop, AndyAndy Bishop[r] 25 ♦ 2,871
2006–07 Conference 46 23 11 12 65 45 80 4th[s] R1 &
FA Trophy R1 Donaldson, ClaytonClayton Donaldson 26 2,859
2007–08 Conference 46 17 11 18 71 74 62 14th R1 &
Sodje, OnomeOnome Sodje
Martyn Woolford
17 2,258
2008–09 Conference 46 11 19 16 47 51 52 17th QR4 &
Brodie, RichardRichard Brodie 19 2,295
2009–10 Conference 44[u] 22 12 10 62 35 78 5th[v] R3 &
FA Trophy R4 Brodie, RichardRichard Brodie[w] 34 ♦ 2,643
2010–11 Conference 46 19 14 13 55 50 71 8th R3 &
FA Trophy R1 Rankine, MichaelMichael Rankine 14 2,485
2011–12 Conference promoted 46 23 14 9 81 45 83 4th[x] QR4 &
FA Trophy W[y] Blair, MattyMatty Blair 20 3,117
2012–13 League 2 46 12 19 15 50 60 55 17th R1 R1 Football League Trophy R2 Chambers, AshleyAshley Chambers 10 3,878

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ Divisions are sorted according to their level within the English football league system at the time.
  2. ^ The Football League Cup competition started in the 1960–61 season.[3]
  3. ^ League matches only (including Football League and Football Conference, but excluding play-offs). Sources: 1929–30 to 2007–08,[16] 2008–09 to 2009–10,[17] 2010–11 to 2011–12,[18] and 2012–13.[19]
  4. ^ Includes goals scored in the Midland League, the Football League (including play-offs), Football Conference (including play-offs), FA Cup, Football League Third Division North Cup, Football League Cup, Associate Members' Cup/Football League Trophy, FA Trophy and Conference League Cup. Sources: 1922–23 to 2007–08,[24] 2008–09,[25] 2009–10,[26] 2010–11,[27] 2011–12,[28] and 2012–13.[29]
  5. ^ York were elected to the Midland League for the 1922–23 season.[30]
  6. ^ The club did not enter the FA Cup in the 1922–23 season as they were formed too late to apply.[30]
  7. ^ After eight reserve teams withdrew from the Midland League in the summer of 1924 to form the Midland Combination, two competitions were formed to ensure a full set of fixtures.[31] The first competition concluded in February 1925 with 28 fixtures having been played, and the second was organised into subsidiary North and South sections.[31] York competed in the North section, finishing with the following record: P 14 W 7 D 3 L 4 F 21 A 18 Pts 17 Pos 2nd.[31]
  8. ^ York were elected to the Football League Third Division North for the 1929–30 season.[32]
  9. ^ The 1939–40 season was abandoned in September and all results annulled, after three matches had been played.[33]
  10. ^ The club played 239 competitive games in regional league and cup football between 1939 and 1946. Guest players were permitted, and results and records from this period are not included in official statistics.[34]
  11. ^ All FA Cup ties in the 1945–46 season were played on a two legged basis.[35]
  12. ^ Scored 31 goals in the Third Division North.[36]
  13. ^ York were placed in the Football League Fourth Division on League reorganisation.[4]
  14. ^ The 1981–82 season saw the introduction of three points for a win instead of two.[37]
  15. ^ The Fourth Division was renamed Division Three after the FA Premier League broke away from the Football League.[37]
  16. ^ Promoted to the Football League Second Division via the play-offs, beating Bury 1–0 on aggregate in the semi-final and Crewe Alexandra 5–3 in a penalty shoot-out in the 1993 Football League Third Division play-off Final after the game had finished 1–1 after extra time.[7]
  17. ^ Lost in the play-off semi-final to Stockport County 1–0 on aggregate.[8]
  18. ^ Scored 22 goals in the Conference National.[38][39]
  19. ^ Lost in the play-off semi-final to Morecambe 2–1 on aggregate.[10]
  20. ^ York's first appearance in the final of a knockout cup competition, which was a 2–0 defeat to Stevenage Borough.[11]
  21. ^ Following Chester City's expulsion from the Football Conference, their results were expunged, meaning the league season was reduced from 46 games to 44.[40]
  22. ^ Beat Luton Town 2–0 on aggregate in the semi-final before losing 3–1 to Oxford United in the 2010 Conference Premier play-off Final.[12][41][42]
  23. ^ Scored 26 goals in the Conference Premier.[26][43]
  24. ^ Promoted to Football League Two via the play-offs, beating Mansfield Town 2–1 on aggregate in the semi-final and Luton Town 2–1 in the 2012 Conference Premier play-off Final.[13][44]
  25. ^ Beat Newport County 2–0 in the 2012 FA Trophy Final to win the club's first major trophy.[45]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ Batters. York City: The Complete Record. p. 23. 
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  4. ^ a b Batters. York City: The Complete Record. p. 308. 
  5. ^ Batters. York City: The Complete Record. p. 310. 
  6. ^ Batters. York City: The Complete Record. p. 360. 
  7. ^ a b Batters. York City: The Complete Record. p. 380. 
  8. ^ a b Batters. York City: The Complete Record. p. 382. 
  9. ^ Batters. York City: The Complete Record. p. 402. 
  10. ^ a b Batters. York City: The Complete Record. p. 408. 
  11. ^ a b "Stevenage 2–0 York". BBC Sport. 9 May 2009. Retrieved 30 April 2011. 
  12. ^ a b Marshall, Steve (16 May 2010). "Oxford United 3–1 York City". BBC Sport. Retrieved 30 April 2011. 
  13. ^ a b Maiden, Phil (20 May 2012). "Luton 1–2 York". BBC Sport. Retrieved 21 May 2012. 
  14. ^ "Past Results". The Football Association. Retrieved 2 June 2012.  Individual seasons accessed via dropdown menu.
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  19. ^ "Football League Statistics". The Football League. Retrieved 28 April 2013. 
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  31. ^ a b c Batters. York City: The Complete Record. p. 242. 
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  35. ^ Batters. York City: The Complete Record. p. 284. 
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