1974–75 Football League

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The Football League
Season 1974–75
Champions Derby County

The 19741975 season was the 76th completed season of The Football League.

Dave Mackay guided Derby County to their second league title in four years having overcome strong competition from Liverpool, Ipswich Town, Everton, Stoke City, Sheffield United and Middlesbrough in a title race which went right to the wire. There was disappointment at Bramall Lane after Sheffield United's title challenge ended in a failure without even a UEFA Cup place, but this would be as good as it got for the Blades as a sharp decline soon set in and within a few seasons had pushed them into the Fourth Division.

Carlisle United, in the First Division for the first time, topped the league three games into the season but were unable to keep up their winning ways and were relegated in bottom place. Joining the Cumbrians in the drop zone were Luton Town and Chelsea.

Brian Clough was named as Don Revie's successor at Leeds United but left after just 44 days in charge. He was replaced by Jimmy Armfield.

Manchester United's directors kept faith in Tommy Docherty after their relegation to the Second Division, and he rewarded them with the Second Division championship to return them to the top flight. They were joined by Aston Villa (who also won the League Cup) and Norwich City. Docherty had built a new-look team containing players like Jim Holton, Stuart Pearson and Brian Greenhoff. Meanwhile, FIFA finally lifted George Best's worldwide ban from football; however, Manchester United manager Tommy Docherty was not prepared to give him another chance at Old Trafford and he joined Stockport County F.C. on a free transfer.

Millwall, Cardiff City and Sheffield Wednesday were the three unlucky clubs who were unable to escape the Second Division drop zone. In the space of a few years, Sheffield Wednesday had slumped to the Third Division having previously been a strong First Division side.

Blackburn Rovers, Plymouth Argyle and Charlton Athletic occupied the three promotion places in the Third Division.

Going down were Bournemouth, Tranmere Rovers, Watford and Huddersfield Town. This meant that Huddersfield would be playing Fourth Division football for the first time in their history (the first former English champion to do so) during the 1975 - 1976 season, just a few seasons earlier they had been in the First Division and 50 years earlier they had been one of the strongest sides in England. Watford, meanwhile, were enduring their last unsuccessful season for many years to come.

Mansfield Town, Shrewsbury Town, Rotherham United and Chester occupied the four promotion places in the Fourth Division. Chester had finally managed promotion after 44 years of league membership, narrowly edging out Lincoln on goal average.

Scunthorpe United, who had narrowly missed out on top division football during the 1960s, found themselves bottom of the league but retained their league status after being re-elected along with the three clubs placed above them.

Final league tables and results[edit]

The tables and results below are reproduced here in the exact form that they can be found at The Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation website[1] and in Rothmans Book of Football League Records 1888–89 to 1978–79,[2] with home and away statistics separated.

Beginning with the season 1894–95, clubs finishing level on points were separated according to goal average (goals scored divided by goals conceded), or more properly put, goal ratio. In case one or more teams had the same goal difference, this system favoured those teams who had scored fewer goals. The goal average system was eventually scrapped beginning with the 1976–77 season.

Since the goal average was used for this purpose for such a long time, it is presented in the tables below even for the seasons prior to 1894–95, and since the goal difference is a more informative piece of information for a modern reader than the goal average, the goal difference is added in this presentation after the goal average.

During the first five seasons of the league, that is, until the season 1893–94, re-election process concerned the clubs which finished in the bottom four of the league. From the 1894–95 season and until the 1920–21 season the re-election process was required of the clubs which finished in the bottom three of the league. From the 1922–23 season on it was required of the bottom two teams of both Third Division North and Third Division South. Since the Fourth Division was established in the 1958–59 season, the re-election process has concerned the bottom four clubs in that division.[2]

First Division[edit]

Football League, First Division
Season 1974–75
Champions Derby County (2nd English title)
Relegated Carlisle United
Chelsea
Luton Town
European Cup 1975–76 Derby County
FA Cup winners
European Cup Winners' Cup 1975–76
West Ham United (2nd FA Cup title)
Wrexham (3rd Div)
UEFA Cup 1975–76 Aston Villa (2nd Div)
Everton
Ipswich Town
Liverpool
Matches played 462
Goals scored 1213 (2.63 per match)
Top goalscorer Malcolm Macdonald (Newcastle United), 21 [3]
Biggest home win WolverhamptonChelsea 7–1 (15 March 1974)
Biggest away win BurnleyDerby 2–5 (31 March 1975)
NewcastleTottenham 2–5 (11 January 1975)
BirminghamLuton 0–4 (19 April 1975)
LutonIpswich 0–4 (14 September 1974)
0–3: 7 matches
Highest scoring IpswichNewcastle 5–4 (15 March 1975)
Pos Team Pld W D L F A W D L F A F A GA GD Pts Notes
1 Derby County 42 14 4 3 41 18 7 7 7 26 31 67 49 1.367 +18 53 European Cup 1975–76
First round
2 Liverpool 42 14 5 2 44 17 6 6 9 16 22 60 39 1.538 +21 51 UEFA Cup 1975–76
First round
3 Ipswich Town 42 17 2 2 47 14 6 3 12 19 30 66 44 1.500 +22 51 UEFA Cup 1975–76
First round
4 Everton 42 10 9 2 33 19 6 9 6 23 23 56 42 1.333 +14 50 UEFA Cup 1975–76
First round
5 Stoke City 42 12 7 2 40 18 5 8 8 24 30 64 48 1.333 +16 49
6 Sheffield United 42 12 7 2 35 20 6 6 9 23 31 58 51 1.137 +7 49
7 Middlesbrough 42 11 7 3 33 14 7 5 9 21 26 54 40 1.350 +14 48
8 Manchester City 42 16 3 2 40 15 2 7 12 14 39 54 54 1.000 ±0 46
9 Leeds United 42 10 8 3 34 20 6 5 10 23 29 57 49 1.163 +8 45
10 Burnley 42 11 6 4 40 29 6 5 10 28 38 68 67 1.015 +1 45
11 Queens Park Rangers 42 10 4 7 25 17 6 6 9 29 37 54 54 1.000 ±0 42
12 Wolverhampton Wanderers 42 12 5 4 43 21 2 6 13 14 33 57 54 1.056 +3 39
13 West Ham United 42 10 6 5 38 22 3 7 11 20 37 58 59 0.983 –1 39 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup 1975–76
First round
14 Coventry City 42 8 9 4 31 27 4 6 11 20 35 51 62 0.823 –11 39
15 Newcastle United 42 12 4 5 39 23 3 5 13 20 49 59 72 0.819 –13 39
16 Arsenal 42 10 6 5 31 16 3 5 13 16 33 47 49 0.959 –2 37
17 Birmingham City 42 10 4 7 34 28 4 5 12 19 33 53 61 0.869 –8 37
18 Leicester City 42 8 7 6 25 17 4 5 12 21 43 46 60 0.767 –14 36
19 Tottenham Hotspur 42 8 4 9 29 27 5 4 12 23 36 52 63 0.825 –11 34
20 Luton Town 42 8 6 7 27 26 3 5 13 20 39 47 65 0.723 –18 33
21 Chelsea 42 4 9 8 22 31 5 6 10 20 41 42 72 0.583 –30 33
22 Carlisle United 42 8 2 11 22 21 4 3 14 21 38 43 59 0.729 –16 29

P = Matches played; W = Matches won; D = Matches drawn; L = Matches lost; F = Goals for; A = Goals against; GA = Goal average; GD = Goal difference; Pts = Points

Key
League Champions, qualified for European Cup 1975–76
FA Cup winners, qualified for Cup Winners' Cup
Qualified for UEFA Cup
Relegated

First Division results[edit]

Home \ Away[1] ARS BIR BUR CRL CHE COV DER EVE IPS LEE LEI LIV LUT MNC MID NEW QPR SHE STO TOT WHU WOL
Arsenal 1–1 0–1 2–1 1–2 2–0 3–1 0–2 0–1 1–2 0–0 2–0 2–2 4–0 2–0 3–0 2–2 1–0 1–1 1–0 3–0 0–0
Birmingham City 3–1 1–1 2–0 2–0 1–2 3–2 0–3 0–1 1–0 3–4 3–1 1–4 4–0 0–3 3–0 4–1 0–0 0–3 1–0 1–1 1–1
Burnley 3–3 2–2 2–1 1–2 3–0 2–5 1–1 1–0 2–1 2–0 1–1 1–0 2–1 1–1 4–1 3–0 2–1 0–0 3–2 3–5 1–2
Carlisle United 2–1 1–0 4–2 1–2 0–0 3–0 3–0 2–1 1–2 0–1 0–1 1–2 0–0 0–1 1–2 1–2 0–1 0–2 1–0 0–1 1–0
Chelsea 0–0 2–1 3–3 0–2 3–3 1–2 1–1 0–0 0–2 0–0 0–3 2–0 0–1 1–2 3–2 0–3 1–1 3–3 1–0 1–1 0–1
Coventry City 3–0 1–0 0–3 2–1 1–3 1–1 1–1 3–1 1–3 2–2 1–1 2–1 2–2 0–2 2–0 1–1 2–2 2–0 1–1 1–1 2–1
Derby County 2–1 2–1 3–2 0–0 4–1 1–1 0–1 2–0 0–0 1–0 2–0 5–0 2–1 2–3 2–2 5–2 2–0 1–2 3–1 1–0 1–0
Everton 2–1 4–1 1–1 2–3 1–1 1–0 0–0 1–1 3–2 3–0 0–0 3–1 2–0 1–1 1–1 2–1 2–3 2–1 1–0 1–1 0–0
Ipswich Town 3–0 3–2 2–0 3–1 2–0 4–0 3–0 1–0 0–0 2–1 1–0 0–1 1–1 2–0 5–4 2–1 0–1 3–1 4–0 4–1 2–0
Leeds United 2–0 1–0 2–2 3–1 2–0 0–0 0–1 0–0 2–1 2–2 0–2 1–1 2–2 2–2 1–1 0–1 5–1 3–1 2–1 2–1 2–0
Leicester City 0–1 1–1 1–0 1–1 1–1 0–1 0–0 0–2 0–1 0–2 1–1 0–0 1–0 1–0 4–0 3–1 3–0 1–1 1–2 3–0 3–2
Liverpool 1–3 1–0 0–1 2–0 2–2 2–1 2–2 0–0 5–2 1–0 2–1 2–0 4–1 2–0 4–0 3–1 0–0 3–0 5–2 1–1 2–0
Luton Town 2–0 1–3 2–3 3–1 1–1 1–3 1–0 2–1 1–4 2–1 3–0 1–2 1–1 0–1 1–0 1–1 0–1 0–0 1–1 0–0 3–2
Manchester City 2–1 3–1 2–0 1–2 1–1 1–0 1–2 2–1 1–1 2–1 4–1 2–0 1–0 2–1 5–1 1–0 3–2 1–0 1–0 4–0 0–0
Middlesbrough 0–0 3–0 2–0 0–2 1–1 4–4 1–1 2–0 3–0 0–1 3–0 1–0 1–1 3–0 0–0 1–3 1–0 2–0 3–0 0–0 2–1
Newcastle United 3–1 1–2 3–0 1–0 5–0 3–2 0–2 0–1 1–0 3–0 0–1 4–1 1–0 2–1 2–1 2–2 2–2 2–2 2–5 2–0 0–0
Queens Park Rangers 0–0 0–1 0–1 2–1 1–0 2–0 4–1 2–2 1–0 1–1 4–2 0–1 2–1 2–0 0–0 1–2 1–0 0–1 0–1 0–2 2–0
Sheffield United 1–1 3–2 2–2 2–1 2–1 1–0 1–2 2–2 3–1 1–1 4–0 1–0 1–1 1–1 1–0 2–1 1–1 2–0 0–1 3–2 1–0
Stoke City 0–2 0–0 2–0 5–2 3–0 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–2 3–0 1–0 2–0 4–2 4–0 1–1 0–0 1–0 3–2 2–2 2–1 2–2
Tottenham Hotspur 2–0 0–0 2–3 1–1 2–0 1–1 2–0 1–1 0–1 4–2 0–3 0–2 2–1 1–2 1–2 3–0 1–2 1–3 0–2 2–1 3–0
West Ham United 1–0 3–0 2–1 2–0 0–1 1–2 2–2 2–3 1–0 2–1 6–2 0–0 2–0 0–0 3–0 0–1 2–2 1–2 2–2 1–1 5–2
Wolverhampton Wanderers 1–0 0–1 4–2 2–0 7–1 2–0 0–1 2–0 2–1 1–1 1–1 0–0 5–2 1–0 2–0 4–2 1–2 1–1 2–2 2–3 3–1

Source: Ian Laschke: Rothmans Book of Football League Records 1888–89 to 1978–79. Macdonald and Jane’s, London & Sydney, 1980.
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

First Division maps[edit]

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Locations of the Football League First Division London teams 1974–1975


Second Division[edit]

Football League, Second Division
Season 1974–75
Champions Manchester United (2nd title)
Promoted Aston Villa,
Norwich City
Relegated Cardiff City,
Millwall,
Sheffield Wednesday
Matches played 462
Goals scored 1036 (2.24 per match)
Top goalscorer Brian Little (Aston Villa), 20 [3]
Biggest home win Aston VillaHull 6–0 (26 April 1975)
Biggest away win OxfordSouthampton 0–4 (25 September 1974)
Sheffield WednesdayAston Villa 0–4 (23 April 1975)
Highest scoring Sheffield WednesdayManchester United 4–4 (7 December 1974)
Pos Team Pld W D L F A W D L F A F A GA GD Pts Notes
1 Manchester United 42 17 3 1 45 12 9 6 6 21 18 66 30 2.200 +36 61
2 Aston Villa 42 16 4 1 47 6 9 4 8 32 26 79 32 2.469 +47 58 UEFA Cup 1975–76
First round
3 Norwich City 42 14 3 4 34 17 6 10 5 24 20 58 37 1.568 +21 53
4 Sunderland 42 14 6 1 41 8 5 7 9 24 27 65 35 1.857 +30 51
5 Bristol City 42 14 5 2 31 10 7 3 11 16 23 47 33 1.424 +14 50
6 West Bromwich Albion 42 13 4 4 33 15 5 5 11 21 27 54 42 1.286 +12 45
7 Blackpool 42 12 6 3 31 17 2 11 8 7 16 38 33 1.152 +5 45
8 Hull City 42 12 8 1 25 10 3 6 12 15 43 40 53 0.755 –13 44
9 Fulham 42 9 8 4 29 17 4 8 9 15 22 44 39 1.128 +5 42
10 Bolton Wanderers 42 9 7 5 27 16 6 5 10 18 25 45 41 1.098 +4 42
11 Oxford United 42 14 3 4 30 19 1 9 11 11 32 41 51 0.804 –10 42
12 Orient 42 8 9 4 17 16 3 11 7 11 23 28 39 0.718 –11 42
13 Southampton 42 10 6 5 29 20 5 5 11 24 34 53 54 0.981 –1 41
14 Notts County 42 7 11 3 34 26 5 5 11 15 33 49 59 0.831 –10 40
15 York City 42 9 7 5 28 18 5 3 13 23 37 51 55 0.927 –4 38
16 Nottingham Forest 42 7 7 7 24 23 5 7 9 19 32 43 55 0.782 –12 38
17 Portsmouth 42 9 7 5 28 20 3 6 12 16 34 44 54 0.815 –10 37
18 Oldham Athletic 42 10 7 4 28 16 0 8 13 12 32 40 48 0.833 –8 35
19 Bristol Rovers 42 10 4 7 25 23 2 7 12 17 41 42 64 0.656 –22 35
20 Millwall 42 8 9 4 31 19 2 3 16 13 37 44 56 0.786 –12 32
21 Cardiff City 42 7 8 6 24 21 2 6 13 12 41 36 62 0.581 –26 32
22 Sheffield Wednesday 42 3 7 11 17 29 2 4 15 12 35 29 64 0.453 –35 21

P = Matches played; W = Matches won; D = Matches drawn; L = Matches lost; F = Goals for; A = Goals against; GA = Goal average; GD = Goal difference; Pts = Points

Key
Division Champions, promoted
League Cup winners, qualified for UEFA Cup, also promoted
Promoted
Relegated

Second Division results[edit]

Home \ Away[1] AST BLP BOL BRI BRO CAR FUL HUL MNU MIL NOR NOT NTC OLD ORI OXF POR SHW SOT SUN WBA YOR
Aston Villa 1–0 0–0 2–0 1–0 2–0 1–1 6–0 2–0 3–0 1–1 3–0 0–1 5–0 3–1 0–0 2–0 3–1 3–0 2–0 3–1 4–0
Blackpool 0–3 2–1 2–0 0–0 4–0 1–0 1–2 0–3 1–0 2–1 0–0 3–1 1–0 0–0 0–0 2–2 3–1 3–0 3–2 2–0 1–1
Bolton Wanderers 1–0 0–0 0–2 5–1 2–1 0–0 1–1 0–1 2–0 0–0 2–0 1–1 1–1 2–0 3–1 3–0 0–1 3–2 0–2 0–1 1–1
Bristol City 1–0 0–1 2–1 1–1 0–0 3–1 2–0 1–0 2–1 0–1 1–0 3–0 3–1 0–0 3–0 3–1 1–0 2–0 1–1 2–1 0–0
Bristol Rovers 2–0 1–3 1–0 1–4 1–0 1–2 2–0 1–1 2–0 0–2 4–2 0–0 2–1 0–0 1–0 0–1 1–1 0–1 2–1 2–1 1–3
Cardiff City 3–1 1–1 1–2 0–1 2–2 0–0 1–2 0–1 0–1 2–1 2–1 0–0 3–1 0–0 1–1 1–0 0–0 2–2 2–0 0–2 3–2
Fulham 3–1 1–0 2–1 1–1 0–0 4–0 1–1 1–2 0–0 4–0 0–1 3–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 2–2 2–1 3–2 1–3 1–0 0–2
Hull City 1–1 1–0 2–0 1–0 2–0 1–1 2–1 2–0 1–1 0–0 1–3 1–0 1–1 0–0 1–0 0–0 1–0 1–1 3–1 1–0 2–0
Manchester United 2–1 4–0 3–0 0–1 2–0 4–0 1–0 2–0 4–0 1–1 2–2 1–0 3–2 0–0 4–0 2–1 2–0 1–0 3–2 2–1 2–1
Millwall 1–3 0–0 1–1 1–0 1–1 5–1 2–0 2–0 0–1 1–1 3–0 3–0 0–0 1–1 0–0 0–0 2–1 4–0 1–4 2–2 1–3
Norwich City 1–4 2–1 2–0 3–2 0–1 1–1 1–2 1–0 2–0 2–0 3–0 3–0 1–0 2–0 1–0 2–0 1–1 1–0 0–0 3–2 2–3
Nottingham Forest 2–3 0–0 2–3 0–0 1–0 0–0 1–1 4–0 0–1 2–1 1–3 0–2 1–0 2–2 1–2 1–2 1–0 0–0 1–1 2–1 2–1
Notts County 1–3 0–0 1–1 1–2 3–2 0–2 1–1 5–0 2–2 2–1 1–1 2–2 1–0 1–1 4–1 1–1 3–3 3–2 0–0 0–0 2–1
Oldham Athletic 1–2 1–0 1–0 2–0 3–4 4–0 1–0 0–1 1–0 1–1 2–2 2–0 1–0 0–0 1–1 2–0 2–1 1–1 0–0 0–0 2–3
Orient 1–0 0–0 0–0 1–0 1–0 1–1 0–0 0–0 0–2 2–1 0–3 1–1 0–1 3–1 1–1 1–1 1–0 2–1 1–1 0–2 1–0
Oxford United 1–2 0–0 2–1 2–0 2–1 1–0 2–1 3–1 1–0 3–1 2–1 1–1 1–2 1–0 1–2 1–0 1–0 0–4 1–0 1–1 3–1
Portsmouth 2–3 0–0 2–0 0–1 3–0 2–2 0–0 1–1 0–0 1–0 0–3 2–0 1–1 1–1 3–0 2–1 1–0 1–2 4–2 1–3 1–0
Sheffield Wednesday 0–4 0–0 0–2 1–1 1–1 1–2 1–0 2–1 4–4 0–1 0–1 2–3 0–1 1–1 0–1 1–1 0–2 0–1 0–2 0–0 3–0
Southampton 0–0 1–1 0–1 0–1 3–0 2–0 0–0 3–3 0–1 3–2 1–1 0–1 3–2 1–0 4–2 2–1 2–1 0–1 1–1 1–0 2–1
Sunderland 0–0 1–0 0–0 3–0 5–1 3–1 1–2 1–0 0–0 2–0 0–0 0–0 3–0 2–2 3–0 2–0 4–1 3–0 3–1 3–0 2–0
West Bromwich Albion 2–0 2–0 0–1 1–0 2–2 2–0 0–1 2–2 1–1 2–1 1–1 0–1 4–1 1–0 1–0 3–0 2–1 4–0 0–3 1–0 2–0
York City 1–1 0–0 1–3 1–0 3–0 1–0 3–2 3–0 0–1 2–1 1–0 1–1 2–2 0–0 0–1 1–1 3–0 3–0 1–1 0–1 1–3

Source: Ian Laschke: Rothmans Book of Football League Records 1888–89 to 1978–79. Macdonald and Jane’s, London & Sydney, 1980.
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Second Division maps[edit]

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Locations of the Football League Second Division London teams 1974–1975


Third Division[edit]

Football League, Third Division
Season 1974–75
Champions Blackburn Rovers (1st title)
Promoted Charlton Athletic,
Plymouth Argyle
Relegated Bournemouth,
Huddersfield Town,
Tranmere Rovers,
Watford
Matches played 552
Goals scored 1427 (2.59 per match)
Top goalscorer Dixie McNeil (Hereford United), 31 [3]
Pos Team Pld W D L F A W D L F A F A GA GD Pts Notes
1 Blackburn Rovers 46 15 7 1 40 16 7 9 7 28 29 68 45 1.511 +23 60
2 Plymouth Argyle 46 16 5 2 38 19 8 6 9 41 39 79 58 1.362 +21 59
3 Charlton Athletic 46 15 5 3 51 29 7 6 10 25 32 76 61 1.246 +15 55
4 Swindon Town 46 18 3 2 43 17 3 8 12 21 41 64 58 1.103 +6 53
5 Crystal Palace 46 14 8 1 48 22 4 7 12 18 35 66 57 1.158 +9 51
6 Port Vale 46 15 6 2 37 19 3 9 11 24 35 61 54 1.130 +7 51
7 Peterborough United 46 10 9 4 24 17 9 3 11 23 36 47 53 0.887 –6 50
8 Walsall 46 15 5 3 46 13 3 8 12 21 39 67 52 1.288 +15 49
9 Preston North End 46 16 5 2 42 19 3 6 14 21 37 63 56 1.125 +7 49
10 Gillingham 46 14 6 3 43 23 3 8 12 22 37 65 60 1.083 +5 48
11 Colchester United 46 13 7 3 45 22 4 6 13 25 41 70 63 1.111 +7 47
12 Hereford United 46 14 6 3 42 21 2 8 13 22 45 64 66 0.970 –2 46
13 Wrexham 46 10 8 5 41 23 5 7 11 24 32 65 55 1.182 +10 45 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup 1975–76
First round
14 Bury 46 13 6 4 38 17 3 6 14 15 33 53 50 1.060 +3 44
15 Chesterfield 46 11 7 5 37 25 5 5 13 25 41 62 66 0.939 –4 44
16 Grimsby Town 46 12 8 3 35 19 3 5 15 20 45 55 64 0.859 –9 43
17 Halifax Town 46 11 10 2 33 20 2 7 14 16 45 49 65 0.754 –16 43
18 Southend United 46 11 9 3 32 17 2 7 14 14 34 46 51 0.902 –5 42
19 Brighton & Hove Albion 46 14 7 2 38 21 2 3 18 18 43 56 64 0.875 –8 42
20 Aldershot 46 13 5 5 40 21 1 6 16 13 42 53 63 0.841 –10 38
21 Bournemouth 46 9 6 8 27 25 4 6 13 17 33 44 58 0.759 –14 38
22 Tranmere Rovers 46 12 4 7 39 21 2 5 16 16 36 55 57 0.965 –3 37
23 Watford 46 9 7 7 30 31 1 10 12 22 44 52 75 0.693 –23 37
24 Huddersfield Town 46 9 6 8 32 29 2 4 17 15 47 47 76 0.618 –29 32

P = Matches played; W = Matches won; D = Matches drawn; L = Matches lost; F = Goals for; A = Goals against; GA = Goal average; GD = Goal difference; Pts = Points

Key
Division Champions, promoted
Promoted
Welsh Cup winners, qualified for Cup Winners' Cup
Relegated

Third Division results[edit]

Home \ Away[1] ALD BLB BOU B&H BRY CHA CHS COL CPA GIL GRI HAL HER HUD PET PLY PVA PRE STD SWI TRA WAL WAT WRE
Aldershot 1–1 1–2 2–1 1–1 3–0 1–0 0–1 2–1 2–1 0–0 3–1 2–2 1–0 5–0 4–3 2–1 1–2 3–0 0–1 2–0 0–0 3–1 1–2
Blackburn Rovers 2–0 1–0 1–0 1–0 3–1 2–0 3–2 1–1 4–1 1–1 1–0 1–0 1–1 0–1 5–2 2–2 3–0 1–0 2–0 2–1 3–3 0–0 0–0
Bournemouth 1–0 0–0 2–0 2–1 1–2 0–0 0–2 4–0 2–0 0–1 0–1 2–1 1–1 2–1 3–7 1–2 1–0 0–0 1–1 0–0 0–1 4–2 0–2
Brighton & Hove Albion 2–0 0–1 2–1 0–0 1–1 2–1 2–0 1–0 4–3 3–1 0–0 2–1 2–0 2–0 2–2 1–1 0–4 2–0 1–1 3–1 1–0 2–0 3–3
Bury 2–1 1–2 1–0 2–1 2–1 1–1 0–0 2–2 0–1 1–1 4–1 3–0 3–0 3–0 0–1 3–1 2–0 0–1 0–0 3–1 2–0 1–0 2–2
Charlton Athletic 3–1 2–1 2–3 2–1 0–1 3–2 4–1 1–0 2–1 1–1 3–1 2–0 1–0 3–0 0–2 2–2 3–1 2–1 3–3 3–3 4–2 4–1 1–1
Chesterfield 0–2 1–2 0–0 2–4 2–0 2–0 1–1 2–1 2–1 2–0 1–1 4–1 3–0 2–0 1–2 1–0 0–0 1–1 0–2 1–0 2–2 4–4 3–1
Colchester United 0–0 2–0 1–0 2–2 3–2 3–0 1–2 1–1 4–2 5–0 2–0 1–2 3–2 4–1 1–0 2–0 2–2 1–1 2–0 2–1 1–2 1–1 1–1
Crystal Palace 3–0 1–0 4–1 3–0 2–2 2–1 1–4 2–1 4–0 3–0 1–1 2–2 1–1 1–1 3–3 1–1 1–0 1–1 6–2 2–1 1–0 1–0 2–0
Gillingham 0–0 1–1 1–0 2–1 1–0 0–1 4–0 2–1 3–1 2–0 4–0 2–3 3–2 1–1 2–2 0–0 2–1 2–1 3–1 2–3 2–2 2–1 2–1
Grimsby Town 2–0 1–2 0–0 3–2 2–0 1–1 2–0 1–1 2–1 2–1 2–1 0–0 1–2 1–2 1–1 3–0 2–1 0–0 2–0 3–2 0–0 2–2 2–0
Halifax Town 1–0 1–1 3–2 1–0 0–1 2–2 1–3 1–1 3–1 1–1 1–1 2–2 2–1 2–1 1–1 1–1 3–0 3–1 0–0 0–0 1–0 2–0 1–0
Hereford United 2–0 6–3 0–1 2–0 1–1 2–2 5–0 3–1 2–0 1–1 3–2 0–0 1–1 2–0 1–5 1–0 2–2 1–0 2–1 2–0 2–0 0–1 1–0
Huddersfield Town 2–2 1–2 2–2 1–0 0–0 1–3 2–0 3–2 0–1 0–2 1–0 1–2 2–1 1–2 0–2 3–1 0–1 4–1 2–2 0–0 3–2 3–1 0–0
Peterborough United 1–1 1–0 3–0 2–0 3–1 1–1 0–2 1–0 1–1 0–0 1–3 1–1 1–1 2–1 1–0 0–2 0–0 1–0 0–0 1–2 0–0 1–0 2–1
Plymouth Argyle 1–0 2–1 1–0 2–2 2–1 1–1 3–0 1–0 0–1 1–1 2–1 2–0 1–0 2–0 2–0 1–1 2–1 1–0 4–3 4–1 2–1 1–1 0–3
Port Vale 3–1 1–4 0–0 1–0 1–0 1–0 3–2 2–2 2–1 2–1 1–0 2–1 3–0 4–0 1–3 2–0 2–1 0–0 2–2 1–0 1–1 0–0 2–0
Preston North End 3–1 0–0 5–2 1–0 3–0 2–0 2–1 0–2 1–1 1–0 2–0 1–0 2–2 4–0 1–1 1–0 1–0 1–4 2–0 1–0 3–2 2–2 3–1
Southend 1–1 2–2 0–0 1–0 1–0 2–1 2–1 1–1 0–1 2–2 3–0 4–0 0–0 1–0 1–2 2–1 1–3 1–1 2–0 1–0 3–0 0–0 1–1
Swindon Town 3–2 2–0 2–1 1–0 0–2 2–0 1–0 4–1 1–1 1–0 3–2 3–1 1–0 4–1 0–1 2–0 3–2 1–0 2–0 0–0 3–0 2–2 2–1
Tranmere 2–0 1–1 0–1 1–2 0–0 0–1 1–2 2–0 2–0 1–1 3–1 3–1 6–1 1–2 1–0 1–3 1–0 3–1 2–1 3–0 3–0 2–2 0–1
Walsall 3–0 1–3 2–0 6–0 3–0 0–1 2–2 5–2 3–0 1–1 2–0 1–1 3–1 2–0 0–1 0–0 0–0 2–0 3–0 2–0 1–0 2–0 2–1
Watford 1–1 0–0 1–0 1–1 2–1 0–2 2–2 1–2 1–2 0–0 3–2 2–2 1–1 1–0 0–3 1–3 3–2 3–2 2–0 1–0 1–0 2–3 1–2
Wrexham 4–0 1–1 1–1 2–1 3–1 0–3 0–0 2–1 0–0 0–1 2–3 4–0 2–1 3–0 1–2 5–1 2–2 1–1 1–1 1–2 1–0 0–0 5–1

Source: Ian Laschke: Rothmans Book of Football League Records 1888–89 to 1978–79. Macdonald and Jane’s, London & Sydney, 1980.
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Third Division maps[edit]

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Locations of the Football League Third Division London teams 1974–1975


Fourth Division[edit]

Football League, Fourth Division
Season 1974–75
Champions Mansfield Town (1st title)
Promoted Chester,
Rotherham United,
Shrewsbury Town
Failed re-election None
Matches played 552
Goals scored 1407 (2.55 per match)
Top goalscorer Ray Clarke (Mansfield Town), 28 [3][3]
Pos Team Pld W D L F A W D L F A F A GA GD Pts
1 Mansfield Town 46 17 6 0 55 15 11 6 6 35 25 90 40 2.250 +50 68
2 Shrewsbury Town 46 16 3 4 46 18 10 7 6 34 25 80 43 1.860 +37 62
3 Rotherham United 46 13 7 3 40 19 9 8 6 31 22 71 41 1.732 +30 59
4 Chester 46 17 5 1 48 9 6 6 11 16 29 64 38 1.684 +26 57
5 Lincoln City 46 14 8 1 47 14 7 7 9 32 34 79 48 1.646 +31 57
6 Cambridge United 46 15 5 3 43 16 5 9 9 19 28 62 44 1.409 +18 54
7 Reading 46 13 6 4 38 20 8 4 11 25 27 63 47 1.340 +16 52
8 Brentford 46 10 5 8 32 21 7 8 8 24 30 53 45 1.178 +8 49
9 Exeter City 46 14 3 6 33 24 5 8 10 27 39 60 63 0.952 –3 49
10 Bradford City 46 10 5 8 32 21 7 8 8 24 30 56 51 1.098 +5 47
11 Southport 46 13 7 3 36 19 2 10 11 20 37 56 56 1.000 ±0 47
12 Newport County 46 13 5 5 43 30 6 4 13 25 45 68 75 0.907 –7 47
13 Hartlepool 46 13 6 4 40 24 3 5 15 12 38 52 62 0.839 –10 43
14 Torquay United 46 10 7 6 30 25 4 7 12 16 36 46 61 0.754 –15 42
15 Barnsley 46 10 7 6 34 24 5 4 14 28 41 62 65 0.954 –3 41
16 Northampton Town 46 12 6 5 43 22 3 5 15 24 51 67 73 0.918 –6 41
17 Doncaster Rovers 46 10 9 4 41 29 4 3 16 24 50 65 79 0.823 –14 40
18 Crewe Alexandra 46 9 9 5 22 16 2 9 12 12 31 34 47 0.723 –13 40
19 Rochdale 46 9 9 5 35 22 4 4 15 24 53 59 75 0.787 –16 39
20 Stockport County 46 10 8 5 26 27 2 6 15 17 43 43 70 0.614 –27 38
21 Darlington 46 11 4 8 38 27 2 6 15 16 40 54 67 0.806 –13 36
22 Swansea City 46 9 4 10 25 31 6 2 15 21 42 46 73 0.630 –27 36
23 Workington 46 7 5 11 23 29 3 6 14 13 37 36 66 0.545 –30 31
24 Scunthorpe United 46 7 8 8 27 29 0 7 16 14 49 41 78 0.526 –37 29

P = Matches played; W = Matches won; D = Matches drawn; L = Matches lost; F = Goals for; A = Goals against; GA = Goal average; GD = Goal difference; Pts = Points

Key
Division Champions, promoted
Promoted
New club in the league (none)
Re-elected
Failed re-election (none)

Fourth Division results[edit]

Home \ Away[1] BAR BRA BRE CAM CHR CRE DAR DON EXE HAR LIN MAN NPC NOR REA ROC ROT SCU SHR SOU STP SWA TOR WRK
Barnsley 2–2 1–1 1–1 0–1 1–1 1–1 0–1 1–0 2–1 0–2 1–3 2–1 5–1 2–0 5–3 1–1 2–2 1–0 3–0 2–0 1–0 0–1 0–1
Bradford City 2–0 1–0 1–1 2–0 1–2 1–1 2–0 0–1 3–0 1–2 1–1 0–1 2–1 1–3 1–0 1–1 3–0 1–2 1–2 2–0 1–2 3–0 1–1
Brentford 3–0 0–0 1–0 1–1 1–0 3–0 1–1 2–0 1–0 1–1 2–3 0–0 1–0 1–0 3–0 3–4 2–0 2–1 1–0 3–0 1–0 3–1 2–2
Cambridge United 2–0 0–1 2–0 3–0 2–0 1–0 4–1 1–1 3–2 5–0 2–2 1–1 3–4 1–0 1–1 0–0 2–0 0–2 1–0 1–0 2–0 3–1 3–0
Chester 2–1 1–0 2–0 1–1 2–0 1–0 3–0 1–1 3–0 4–1 0–0 4–1 4–1 2–0 4–0 0–1 1–0 1–1 3–0 3–1 3–0 3–0 0–0
Crewe Alexandra 1–1 0–0 1–1 0–0 0–1 2–1 2–1 2–1 2–0 1–0 0–2 1–2 3–1 1–0 0–1 1–0 1–1 0–0 0–0 2–0 2–2 0–1 0–0
Darlington 0–0 0–3 2–1 6–0 1–1 1–0 4–1 2–0 1–2 1–4 2–1 3–0 2–0 0–1 1–2 0–1 3–1 1–2 1–1 0–2 3–2 2–2 2–0
Doncaster Rovers 1–1 4–1 2–1 0–1 1–1 2–1 1–3 3–3 3–0 2–2 4–3 0–2 2–0 1–1 4–1 0–0 1–1 1–3 1–1 2–1 3–2 3–0 0–0
Exeter City 4–2 1–0 1–0 1–4 1–0 2–0 4–1 2–1 1–0 1–2 0–1 3–1 2–2 0–2 2–1 0–4 0–0 1–0 1–0 4–1 1–2 0–0 1–0
Hartlepool United 4–3 1–2 3–2 1–1 1–0 1–1 2–0 2–1 0–3 2–0 2–1 2–0 2–0 2–3 5–0 3–2 1–0 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–2 0–0 3–0
Lincoln City 3–0 2–1 1–1 0–0 2–1 0–0 1–1 4–0 5–0 2–0 0–0 5–2 2–2 1–1 3–0 2–0 1–0 3–0 1–1 2–0 1–3 3–1 3–0
Mansfield Town 2–1 3–0 1–1 2–1 0–0 0–0 4–2 5–2 3–2 2–0 3–1 3–0 3–0 1–1 2–0 1–1 7–0 3–1 2–1 1–1 3–0 3–0 1–0
Newport County 3–4 2–1 1–0 1–2 3–0 1–1 2–1 0–2 1–2 2–0 1–1 2–1 2–1 2–2 3–2 1–1 2–0 2–4 1–0 3–3 3–0 2–1 3–1
Northampton Town 2–1 1–2 0–0 1–2 2–0 3–0 3–0 2–0 1–1 3–0 1–0 0–2 3–2 0–3 0–1 1–1 3–0 3–3 1–1 4–1 5–1 1–1 3–0
Reading 0–3 1–1 1–0 2–0 2–1 1–1 3–0 2–0 3–0 0–0 1–0 1–1 3–0 3–2 2–1 1–1 1–1 1–2 4–1 1–3 1–2 1–0 3–0
Rochdale 3–1 1–1 0–0 0–0 0–1 3–0 2–0 2–0 1–1 3–0 1–1 0–1 2–4 2–2 0–2 1–2 4–2 0–0 3–3 3–0 1–0 1–1 2–0
Rotherham United 2–0 4–0 3–0 0–0 1–2 1–1 1–1 1–0 1–1 1–2 2–2 2–1 1–1 1–3 2–1 3–1 3–2 0–0 3–0 3–0 1–0 3–1 1–0
Scunthorpe United 1–0 1–2 1–2 2–0 1–3 1–1 1–1 0–0 2–1 1–1 1–1 0–1 4–1 2–1 0–1 2–2 0–3 1–0 3–3 0–0 1–2 0–2 2–1
Shrewsbury Town 3–1 3–2 1–0 1–0 2–0 0–1 2–0 7–4 2–2 0–1 0–4 0–1 1–0 6–0 2–0 1–1 3–1 5–0 1–0 0–0 2–0 2–0 2–0
Southport 1–0 1–2 3–0 2–2 2–1 1–1 1–0 2–1 3–0 0–0 3–2 1–1 1–3 0–0 2–0 1–0 2–0 1–0 1–2 2–1 3–0 1–1 2–2
Stockport County 0–3 1–1 1–1 1–0 1–1 1–0 2–1 0–2 3–2 1–1 0–0 3–2 1–1 1–0 1–0 2–3 1–0 3–2 0–3 0–0 2–1 0–0 1–3
Swansea City 0–3 1–1 0–1 2–1 0–1 2–1 1–0 3–3 0–2 1–0 2–1 1–2 2–0 1–0 1–2 3–3 0–2 1–0 1–4 2–2 1–0 0–1 0–1
Torquay United 1–1 0–1 3–2 1–0 3–0 1–0 0–0 2–0 2–2 2–1 1–3 0–2 0–1 0–1 2–1 3–0 0–3 1–1 1–1 3–2 2–2 0–0 2–1
Workington 1–2 0–0 0–1 1–2 0–0 3–0 1–2 0–3 0–1 1–1 0–2 1–3 3–1 2–2 2–1 2–1 0–2 1–1 0–2 0–1 1–0 2–0 2–1

Source: Ian Laschke: Rothmans Book of Football League Records 1888–89 to 1978–79. Macdonald and Jane’s, London & Sydney, 1980.
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Fourth Division maps[edit]

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Locations of the Football League Fourth Division London teams 1974–1975


See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "England 1974–75". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Archived from the original on 25 January 2010. Retrieved 2010-02-24. 
  2. ^ a b Ian Laschke: Rothmans Book of Football League Records 1888–89 to 1978–79. Macdonald and Jane’s, London & Sydney, 1980.
  3. ^ a b c d e "English League Leading Goalscorers". RSSSF. Retrieved 2010-10-31. 
  • Ian Laschke: Rothmans Book of Football League Records 1888–89 to 1978–79. Macdonald and Jane’s, London & Sydney, 1980.