1911–12 Football League

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The Football League
Season1911–12
ChampionsBlackburn Rovers
RelegatedGainsborough Trinity

The 191112 season was the 24th season of The Football League.

Blackburn Rovers won the First Division title for the first time.

Bury and Preston North End were relegated to the Second Division, and their places in the First Division were taken by Derby County and Chelsea.

Final league tables[edit]

The tables 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.

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.[2]

First Division[edit]

Football League
First Division
Season1911–12
ChampionsBlackburn Rovers (1st English title)
RelegatedBury,
Preston North End
Matches played380
Goals scored1,057 (2.78 per match)
Top goalscorerHarry Hampton (Aston Villa),
George Holley (Sunderland),
David McLean (The Wednesday), 25 [3]
Biggest home winThe WednesdaySunderland 8–0 (26 Dec 1911)
Biggest away winSheffield UnitedBolton 0–5 (9 Sept 1911)
Highest scoringSheffield UnitedBradford City 7–3 (4 Mar 1912)
Pos Team Pld HW HD HL HGF HGA AW AD AL AGF AGA GR Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Blackburn Rovers 38 13 6 0 35 10 7 3 9 25 33 1.395 49 League Champions
2 Everton 38 13 5 1 29 12 7 1 11 17 30 1.095 46
3 Newcastle United 38 10 4 5 37 25 8 4 7 27 25 1.280 44
4 Bolton Wanderers 38 14 2 3 35 15 6 1 12 19 28 1.256 43
5 The Wednesday 38 11 3 5 44 17 5 6 8 25 32 1.408 41
6 Aston Villa 38 12 2 5 48 22 5 5 9 28 41 1.206 41
7 Middlesbrough 38 11 6 2 35 17 5 2 12 21 28 1.244 40
8 Sunderland 38 10 6 3 37 14 4 5 10 21 37 1.137 39
9 West Bromwich Albion 38 10 6 3 23 15 5 3 11 20 32 0.915 39
10 Woolwich Arsenal 38 12 3 4 38 19 3 5 11 17 40 0.932 38
11 Bradford City 38 12 3 4 31 15 3 5 11 15 35 0.920 38
12 Tottenham Hotspur 38 10 4 5 35 20 4 5 10 18 33 1.000 37
13 Manchester United 38 9 5 5 29 19 4 6 9 16 41 0.750 37
14 Sheffield United 38 10 4 5 47 29 3 6 10 16 27 1.125 36
15 Manchester City 38 10 5 4 39 20 3 4 12 17 38 0.966 35
16 Notts County 38 9 4 6 26 20 5 3 11 20 43 0.730 35
17 Liverpool 38 8 4 7 27 23 4 6 9 22 32 0.891 34
18 Oldham Athletic 38 10 3 6 32 19 2 7 10 14 35 0.852 34
19 Preston North End 38 8 4 7 26 25 5 3 11 14 32 0.702 33 Relegated
20 Bury 38 6 5 8 23 25 0 4 15 9 34 0.542 21

Results[edit]

Home \ Away AST BLB BOL BRA BRY EVE LIV MCI MUN MID NEW NTC OLD PNE SHU SUN TOT WED WBA WOO
Aston Villa 0–3 0–1 0–0 5–2 3–0 5–0 3–1 6–0 2–1 2–0 5–1 6–1 1–0 1–0 1–3 2–2 2–3 0–3 4–1
Blackburn Rovers 3–1 2–0 3–1 2–0 2–1 1–0 2–0 2–2 2–1 1–1 0–0 1–0 3–0 1–0 2–2 0–0 0–0 4–1 4–0
Bolton Wanderers 3–0 2–0 2–0 1–0 1–2 2–1 2–1 1–1 1–0 0–2 3–0 2–1 3–0 0–3 3–0 1–0 4–2 2–0 2–2
Bradford City 2–1 1–0 1–0 1–0 1–0 0–2 4–1 0–1 2–1 1–1 2–3 0–0 0–1 1–0 2–1 3–0 5–1 4–1 1–1
Bury 1–1 1–2 1–3 2–0 1–2 2–2 1–2 0–1 0–2 2–1 0–1 1–1 0–0 3–1 0–2 2–1 2–2 1–0 3–1
Everton 1–1 1–3 1–0 1–0 1–1 2–1 1–0 4–0 1–0 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–0 3–2 1–0 2–2 1–0 3–0 1–0
Liverpool 1–2 1–2 1–0 1–0 1–1 1–3 2–2 3–2 1–1 0–1 3–0 1–0 0–1 2–0 2–1 1–2 1–1 1–3 4–1
Manchester City 2–6 3–0 3–1 4–0 2–0 4–0 2–3 0–0 2–0 1–1 4–0 1–3 0–0 0–0 2–0 2–1 4–0 0–2 3–3
Manchester United 3–1 3–1 2–0 0–1 0–0 2–1 1–1 0–0 3–4 0–2 2–0 3–1 0–0 1–0 2–2 1–2 3–1 1–2 2–0
Middlesbrough 1–2 2–1 1–0 1–0 1–1 0–0 3–2 3–1 3–0 1–1 4–0 3–0 4–2 1–1 3–3 2–0 1–1 1–0 0–2
Newcastle United 6–2 4–2 5–2 0–2 3–2 2–0 1–1 1–0 2–3 0–1 3–2 1–1 1–0 2–2 3–1 2–0 0–2 0–0 1–2
Notts County 2–0 1–3 3–2 0–0 2–0 0–1 0–0 0–1 0–1 2–1 1–4 1–1 1–2 2–0 3–1 2–2 1–0 2–0 3–1
Oldham Athletic 1–2 0–1 3–1 3–0 2–0 3–0 0–1 4–1 2–2 2–0 2–4 1–2 1–0 2–3 0–0 2–1 1–0 3–1 0–0
Preston North End 4–1 2–2 1–2 2–2 1–0 2–1 2–1 2–1 0–0 0–3 2–1 2–1 0–1 3–0 0–3 0–1 2–3 1–1 0–1
Sheffield United 0–1 1–1 0–5 7–3 4–0 2–1 3–1 6–2 6–1 1–1 2–1 1–3 4–0 4–2 1–2 1–2 1–1 1–1 2–1
Sunderland 2–2 3–0 0–1 1–1 1–0 4–0 1–2 1–1 5–0 1–0 1–2 5–0 4–2 3–0 0–0 1–1 0–0 3–2 1–0
Tottenham Hotspur 2–1 0–2 1–0 2–3 2–1 0–1 2–0 0–2 1–1 2–1 1–2 2–2 4–0 6–2 1–1 0–0 3–1 1–0 5–0
The Wednesday 3–0 1–1 0–1 4–2 2–1 1–3 2–2 3–0 3–0 0–2 1–2 3–0 1–0 0–1 1–1 8–0 4–0 4–1 3–0
West Bromwich Albion 2–2 2–0 0–0 0–0 2–0 1–0 1–0 1–1 1–0 3–1 3–1 2–1 0–0 0–2 0–1 1–0 2–0 1–5 1–1
Woolwich Arsenal 2–2 5–1 3–0 2–0 1–0 0–1 2–2 2–0 2–1 3–1 2–0 0–3 1–1 4–1 3–1 3–0 3–1 0–2 0–2
Updated to match(es) played on unknown. Source: [1]
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Maps[edit]

Locations of the Football League First Division London teams

Second Division[edit]

Football League
Second Division
Season1911–12
ChampionsDerby County (1st title)
Failed re-electionGainsborough Trinity
Matches played380
Goals scored1,032 (2.72 per match)
Top goalscorerBert Freeman (Burnley), 32 [3]
Biggest home winWolverhamptonHull 8–0 (4 Nov 1911)
Biggest away winLeeds CityBurnley 1–5 (9 Dec 1911)
BirminghamDerby County 0–4 (16 Sept 1911)
Highest scoringFulhamLeeds City 7–2 (23 Mar 1912)
Pos Team Pld HW HD HL HGF HGA AW AD AL AGF AGA GR Pts Promotion or relegation
1 Derby County 38 15 2 2 55 13 8 6 5 19 15 2.643 54 Division Champions
2 Chelsea 38 15 2 2 36 13 9 4 6 28 21 1.882 54 Promoted
3 Burnley 38 14 5 0 50 14 8 3 8 27 27 1.878 52
4 Clapton Orient 38 16 0 3 44 14 5 3 11 17 30 1.386 45
5 Wolverhampton Wanderers 38 12 3 4 41 10 4 7 8 16 23 1.727 42
6 Barnsley 38 10 5 4 28 19 5 7 7 17 23 1.071 42 FA Cup Winners
7 Hull City 38 12 3 4 36 13 5 5 9 18 38 1.059 42
8 Fulham 38 10 3 6 42 24 6 4 9 24 34 1.138 39
9 Grimsby Town[a] 38 9 6 4 24 18 6 3 10 24 37 0.873 39
10 Leicester Fosse 38 11 4 4 34 18 4 3 12 15 48 0.742 37
11 Bradford Park Avenue 38 10 5 4 30 16 3 4 12 14 29 0.978 35
12 Birmingham 38 11 3 5 44 29 3 3 13 11 30 0.932 34
13 Bristol City 38 11 4 4 27 17 3 2 14 14 43 0.683 34
14 Blackpool 38 12 4 3 24 12 1 4 14 8 40 0.615 34
15 Nottingham Forest 38 9 3 7 26 18 4 4 11 20 30 0.958 33
16 Stockport County 38 8 5 6 31 22 3 6 10 16 32 0.870 33
17 Huddersfield Town 38 8 5 6 30 22 5 1 13 20 42 0.781 32
18 Glossop 38 6 8 5 33 23 2 4 13 9 33 0.750 28 Re-elected
19 Leeds City 38 7 6 6 21 22 3 2 14 29 56 0.641 28
20 Gainsborough Trinity[b] 38 4 6 9 17 22 1 7 11 13 42 0.469 23 Failed re-election
Source:[citation needed]
Notes:
  1. ^ New club in the league
  2. ^ Gainsborough Trinity failed to be re-elected to the Football League. This was their final ever season of league football. Lincoln City returned to the league at their expense.

Results[edit]

Home \ Away BAR BIR BLP BPA BRI BUR CHE CLA DER FUL GAI GLP GRI HUD HUL LEE LEI NOT STP WOL
Barnsley 1–0 1–0 1–0 4–1 1–1 0–2 2–1 0–2 2–2 4–0 1–0 2–2 0–0 1–2 3–4 0–0 1–0 2–1 2–1
Birmingham 1–3 2–1 2–3 0–0 4–0 1–4 4–0 0–4 1–3 2–2 2–0 2–2 1–0 5–1 4–3 4–0 4–2 2–0 3–1
Blackpool 0–0 1–0 0–4 1–0 0–0 1–0 1–0 1–0 3–1 0–0 2–0 1–2 3–1 3–2 3–0 1–1 2–0 0–1 1–0
Bradford Park Avenue 1–0 3–0 0–0 0–1 2–1 1–1 2–1 0–1 0–2 5–0 1–1 4–1 3–1 3–1 1–1 1–1 2–1 1–0 0–2
Bristol City 0–1 2–1 2–0 1–0 0–3 1–1 1–0 1–1 1–0 2–0 2–0 3–0 3–2 0–0 4–1 0–1 2–2 2–1 0–3
Burnley 3–0 1–1 1–1 3–1 4–2 2–2 1–0 0–0 5–1 2–0 4–0 1–1 3–0 5–1 4–2 3–0 2–0 4–1 2–1
Chelsea 2–1 0–2 4–1 1–0 2–2 0–2 3–0 1–0 1–0 1–0 1–0 4–1 3–1 1–0 4–2 2–1 2–0 0–0 4–0
Clapton Orient 2–0 2–0 2–0 2–0 4–0 1–2 1–4 3–0 4–0 3–0 2–1 1–0 2–1 4–0 2–1 4–1 0–2 4–2 1–0
Derby County 0–0 0–1 5–1 1–0 3–0 2–0 2–0 5–1 6–1 4–0 5–0 2–1 4–2 2–3 5–2 5–0 1–0 2–0 1–1
Fulham 2–2 2–1 3–0 2–0 2–1 3–4 0–1 0–2 0–0 7–1 0–2 1–3 3–1 0–1 7–2 4–1 2–0 3–1 1–1
Gainsborough Trinity 1–2 0–0 0–0 0–0 2–3 1–0 0–2 0–2 1–1 0–1 1–1 2–3 5–0 0–3 2–1 0–1 1–2 0–0 1–0
Glossop 0–2 2–0 1–1 0–0 3–0 1–3 1–2 3–3 3–1 1–1 1–1 5–2 2–3 1–1 2–1 6–0 0–0 1–1 0–1
Grimsby Town 0–0 1–0 1–0 0–0 3–0 1–0 2–1 2–1 0–3 1–0 3–3 0–0 1–2 1–0 1–2 4–0 1–4 2–2 0–0
Huddersfield Town 2–1 3–2 4–0 3–1 1–2 1–1 1–3 0–0 0–0 2–0 2–2 3–1 2–0 0–2 1–2 1–2 1–2 2–0 1–1
Hull City 0–0 4–0 3–0 5–1 3–0 4–1 1–0 0–2 0–0 2–3 1–1 2–0 1–0 0–1 1–0 4–1 2–1 0–2 3–0
Leeds City 3–2 0–0 1–0 1–2 3–1 1–5 0–0 0–2 0–1 0–2 0–0 2–1 1–2 2–0 0–0 2–1 3–1 1–1 1–1
Leicester Fosse 0–0 5–2 4–0 3–0 2–0 3–2 2–0 2–0 0–1 2–5 2–0 1–0 0–2 0–2 3–0 2–1 1–1 1–1 1–1
Nottingham Forest 0–2 0–1 2–1 2–1 2–0 0–1 2–3 3–0 1–3 1–1 2–0 0–1 1–0 3–0 0–0 2–1 4–1 1–2 0–0
Stockport County 1–1 2–0 1–2 1–0 1–0 0–1 0–1 1–1 4–0 2–1 0–3 3–0 3–0 3–1 1–1 3–3 2–3 2–2 1–2
Wolverhampton Wanderers 5–0 1–0 3–0 1–1 3–1 2–0 3–1 0–1 0–1 0–0 1–0 1–1 1–2 1–2 8–0 5–0 1–0 1–0 4–0
Updated to match(es) played on unknown. Source: Ian Laschke: Rothmans Book of Football League Records 1888–89 to 1978–79. Macdonald and Jane’s, London & Sydney, 1980.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Maps[edit]

Locations of the Football League Second Division London teams

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "England 1911-12". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Archived from the original on 5 February 2010. Retrieved 24 February 2010.
  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 "English League Leading Goalscorers". RSSSF. Retrieved 31 October 2010.
  • Ian Laschke: Rothmans Book of Football League Records 1888–89 to 1978–79. Macdonald and Jane’s, London & Sydney, 1980.