1894–95 in English football
The 1894–95 season was the 24th season of competitive football in England.
Following the collapse of Middlesbrough Ironopolis and the resignation of Northwich Victoria, three new teams were admitted to the Second Division, bringing it to 16 teams. These new teams were Bury, Leicester Fosse and Burton Wanderers.
The Southern League, a competition for both professional and amateur clubs, was founded in 1894 under the initiative of Millwall Athletic (now simply Millwall), to cater for teams in southern England, who were unable to join the Football League. The nine founder members were:
- Luton Town
- Millwall Athletic
- Royal Ordnance Factories
- 2nd Scots Guards (later withdrew and were replaced by Southampton St Mary's)
- Swindon Town
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- 1 September 1894 – On the opening day of the Football League season, an extraordinary game between Sunderland and Derby County was played over three halves. The referee appointed for the match, Tom Kirkham, was running late so John Conqueror took charge. When Kirkham arrived, Sunderland were 3–0 ahead after the first half but the decision was made to start the match again at 0–0, annulling what was played so far. The decision didn't bother Sunderland in the end, as they officially ran out 8–0 winners.
- 13 October 1894 – The Merseyside derby is contested for the very first time. 44,000 watch Everton beat Liverpool 3–0 in a league clash at Goodison Park.
|First Division||Sunderland (3*)|
|FA Cup||Aston Villa (2)|
Notes = Number in parentheses is the times that club has won that honour. * indicates new record for competition
|4||Preston North End||30||15||5||10||62||46||1.348||35|
|13||West Bromwich Albion||30||10||4||16||51||66||0.773||24|
|14||Walsall Town Swifts||30||10||0||20||47||92||0.511||20|
|15||Burslem Port Vale||30||7||4||19||39||77||0.506||18|
P = Matches played; W = Matches won; D = Matches drawn; L = Matches lost; F = Goals for; A = Goals against; GA = Goal average; Pts = Points
- David Prentice. "Everton's 1894 derby day bonus – a silk hat!". Liverpool Echo. Retrieved 29 May 2013.
- Not re-elected after losing 'Test Match.' Invited to join Second Division
- Elected to First Division after winning 'Test Match.'
- Resigned from Football League