List of Sheffield United F.C. seasons

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This is a list of seasons played by Sheffield United Football Club in English and European football, from 1889 (when they were first formed) to the present day. It details the club's achievements in major competitions, the top scorers in league games, and the average home league attendance for each season.


Season Division Pos FA Cup League Cup Other Top scorer Goals Av. Att.
1889–90 none[1] n/a 2R Dugald Galbraith 4 2,250
1890–91 Midland Counties League 5th 1R Arthur Watson 13
1891–92 Northern League 3rd 2R Samuel Dobson 13
1892–93 Division Two 2nd 2R Promoted after test match Harry Hammond 22 2,550
1893–94 Division One 10th 1R Robert Hill 11 8,730
1894–95 Division One 6th 2R Harry Hammond 17 7,510
1895–96 Division One 12th 2R Harry Hammond 9 6,865
1896–97 Division One 2nd 1R Fred Priest 11 8,080
1897–98 Division One 1st 1R Walter Bennett 13 11,565
1898–99 Division One 16th Winners George Hedley 9 9,870
1899–1900 Division One 2nd 3R Walter Bennett 15 11,350
1900–01 Division One 14th Runners up Walter Bennett 7 14,110
1901–02 Division One 10th Winners Fred Priest 16 12,880
1902–03 Division One 4th 2R Fred Priest 9 11,160
1903–04 Division One 7th 3R Arthur Brown 22 15,790
1904–05 Division One 6th 1R Arthur Brown 13 14,450
1905–06 Division One 13th 2R Arthur Brown 21 13,685
1906–07 Division One 4th 1R Arthur Brown 22 12,155
1907–08 Division One 17th 1R Arthur Brown 15 12,890
1908–09 Division One 12th 1R Wally Hardinge 10 12,625
1909–10 Division One 6th 1R Joseph Kitchen 21 13,840
1910–11 Division One 9th 1R Joseph Kitchen 18 12,595
1911–12 Division One 14th 1R Robert Evans 12 14,215
1912–13 Division One 15th 1R Wally Hardinge / Joe Kitchen 10 15,785
1913–14 Division One 10th semi-finalists Stan Fazackerley 22 19,935
1914–15 Division One 6th Winners Joseph Kitchen 12 14,735
No competitive football was played between 1915 and 1919 due to World War I
1919–20 Division One 14th 2R Joseph Kitchen 14 24,205
1920–21 Division One 20th 1R Harry Johnson 12 26,920
1921–22 Division One 11th 1R Harry Johnson 17 25,445
1922–23 Division One 10th semi-finalists Harry Johnson 17 20,145
1923–24 Division One 5th 1R Harry Johnson 15 21,740
1924–25 Division One 14th Winners Thomas Boyle 16 20,970
1925–26 Division One 5th 4R Harry Johnson 23 19,245
1926–27 Division One 8th 3R Harry Johnson 23 22,547
1927–28 Division One 13th semi-finalists Harry Johnson 33 19,482
1928–29 Division One 11th 3R Harry Johnson 31 22,395
1929–30 Division One 20th 4R Jimmy Dunne 36 19,711
1930–31 Division One 15th 5R Jimmy Dunne 41 19,945
1931–32 Division One 7th 4R Jimmy Dunne 33 20,795
1932–33 Division One 10th 4R Jimmy Dunne 26 14,296
1933–34 Division One 22nd Relegated 3R Willie Boyd 15 15,901
1934–35 Division Two 11th 4R Jock Dodds 19 14,166
1935–36 Division Two 3rd Runners up Jock Dodds 33 18,428
1936–37 Division Two 7th 4R Jock Dodds 23 21,136
1937–38 Division Two 3rd 4R Jock Dodds 21 21,927
1938–39 Division Two 2nd promoted 5R Jock Dodds 17 26,022
1939–40 Division One [2] n/a
No competitive football was played between 1939 and 1946 due to World War II
1945–46 n/a[3] n/a 4R Football League North Winners
1946–47 Division One 6th 6R Colin Collindridge 18 29,537
1947–48 Division One 12th 3R Colin Collindridge/ Dennis Thompson 11 35,094
1948–49 Division One 22nd relegated 4R Colin Collindridge 17 34,387
1949–50 Division Two 3rd 4R Harold Brook 17 30,764
1950–51 Division Two 8th 4R Jimmy Hagan 16 27,488
1951–52 Division Two 11th 6R Alf Ringstead 24 31,185
1952–53 Division Two 1st promoted 4R Alf Ringstead 22 31,027
1953–54 Division One 20th 3R Alf Ringstead/ Harold Brook 12 31,313
1954–55 Division One 13th 3R Derek Hawksworth 14 23,880
1955–56 Division One 22nd relegated 5R Bobby Howitt 14 23,581
1956–57 Division Two 7th 3R Derek Hawksworth 21 21,803
1957–58 Division Two 6th 5R Derek Pace 15 19,243
1958–59 Division Two 3rd 6R Derek Pace 26 19,580
1959–60 Division Two 4th 6R Derek Pace 20 18,054
1960–61 Division Two 2nd promoted semi-finalists 2R Derek Pace 26 18,487
1961–62 Division One 5th 6R 4R Derek Pace 20 22,526
1962–63 Division One 10th 5R 3R Derek Pace 18 22,775
1963–64 Division One 12th 4R 2R Derek Pace 15 21,654
1964–65 Division One 19th 4R 2R Mick Jones 14 20,006
1965–66 Division One 9th 4R 2R Mick Jones 21 19,405
1966–67 Division One 10th 5R 5R Mick Jones 15 20,600
1967–68 Division One 21st relegated 6R 2R Gil Reece 13 22,646
1968–69 Division Two 9th 3R 2R Alan Woodward 12 15,480
1969–70 Division Two 6th 4R 4R Alan Woodward 18 17,840
1970–71 Division Two 2nd promoted 3R 3R Alan Woodward 15 25,254
1971–72 Division One 9th 3R 5R Billy Dearden 16 33,189
1972–73 Division One 14th 4R 4R Billy Dearden 20 23,509
1973–74 Division One 13th 3R 2R Alan Woodward 17 22,917
1974–75 Division One 6th 4R 4R Alan Woodward 12 22,555
1975–76 Division One 22nd relegated 3R 3R Alan Woodward 10 23,549
1976–77 Division Two 11th 3R 2R Keith Edwards 18 16,779
1977–78 Division Two 12th 3R 2R Alan Woodward 12 15,489
1978–79 Division Two 20th relegated 3R 3R Peter Anderson 12 16,339
1979–80 Division Three 12th 2R 1R Jeff Bourne 11 16,584
1980–81 Division Three 21st relegated 2R 1R Bob Hatton 18 12,772
1981–82 Division Four 1st promoted 1R 2R Keith Edwards 35 14,892
1982–83 Division Three 11th 3R 3R Colin Morris 14 11,764
1983–84 Division Three 3rd promoted 3R 2R Keith Edwards 34 12,881
1984–85 Division Two 18th 3R 2R Keith Edwards 13 12,055
1985–86 Division Two 7th 4R 2R Keith Edwards 20 10,798
1986–87 Division Two 9th 4R 3R Foley/Beagrie 9 each 9,992
1987–88 Division Two 21st 4R 2R Relegated after playoffs Tony Philliskirk 9 10,207
1988–89 Division Three 2nd promoted 5R 3R Tony Agana 24 12,222
1989–90 Division Two 2nd promoted 6R 1R Brian Deane 21 16,988
1990–91 Division One 13th 3R 4R Brian Deane 13 21,451
1991–92 Division One 9th 5R 3R Brian Deane 12 22,096
1992–93 Premier League 14th semi-finalists 3R Brian Deane 14 18,801
1993–94 Premier League 20th relegated 3R 2R Jostein Flo 9 19,577
1994–95 Division One 8th 3R 3R Nathan Blake 17 14,463
1995–96 Division One 9th 4R 2R Nathan Blake 12 12,901
1996–97 Division One 5th 3R 2R Play off finalists Taylor/Katchouro 12 16,638
1997–98 Division One 6th semi-finalists 3R Play off semi finalists Brian Deane 11 17,942
1998–99 Division One 8th 5R 2R Marcelo 16 16,243
1999–2000 Division One 16th 4R 2R Marcus Bent 15 13,718
2000–01 Division One 10th 3R 3R Devlin/Kelly 6 17,211
2001–02 Division One 13th 4R 2R Carl Asaba 7 18,020
2002–03 Division One 3rd semi-finalists semi-finalists play-off finalists Michael Brown 16 20,069
2003–04 Division One 8th 6R 2R Jack Lester 12 21,646
2004–05 Championship 8th 5R 3R Andy Gray 15 19,594
2005–06 Championship 2nd promoted 3R 3R Neil Shipperley 11 23,650
2006–07 Premier League 18th relegated 3R 3R Rob Hulse 8 30,684
2007–08 Championship 9th 5R 4R James Beattie 22 25,631
2008–09 Championship 3rd 5R 3R play-off finalists James Beattie 12 26,037
2009–10 Championship 8th 4R 1R Richard Cresswell 12 25,120
2010–11 Championship 22nd relegated 3R 1R Ched Evans 9 20,632
2011–12 League One 3rd 4R 2R play off finalists Ched Evans 29 18,702
2012–13 League One 5th 4R 1R play off semi-finalists Nick Blackman 14 18,611
2013–14 League One 7th Semi-final Round one Chris Porter 11 17,509

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Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ In their first season after forming, United played mostly friendly matches and local cup matches
  2. ^ The 1939–40 season was abandoned in early September, after only three matches had been played; Sheffield United were 2nd in the table at the time.
  3. ^ The FA Cup was contested in 1945–46 but the Football League did not resume until the following season.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Statistics from Football 365". football365.co.uk. 2007. Retrieved 1 May 2007. 

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