1927–28 in English football

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The 1927–28 season was the 53rd season of competitive football in England.

Events[edit]

This was the season in which Dixie Dean scored 60 goals in 39 league appearances for Everton – more than half of their total for the season (102).

Honours[edit]

Competition Winner Runner-up
First Division Everton (3) Huddersfield Town
Second Division Manchester City Leeds United
Third Division North Bradford Park Avenue Lincoln City
Third Division South Millwall Northampton Town
FA Cup Blackburn Rovers (6*) Huddersfield Town
Charity Shield Cardiff City Corinthian
Home Championship  Wales  Ireland

Notes = Number in parentheses is the times that club has won that honour. * indicates new record for competition

Football League[edit]

First Division[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GAvg
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Everton 42 20 13 9 102 66 1.545 53
2 Huddersfield Town 42 22 7 13 91 68 1.338 51
3 Leicester City 42 18 12 12 96 72 1.333 48
4 Derby County 42 17 10 15 96 83 1.157 44
5 Bury 42 20 4 18 80 80 1 44
6 Cardiff City 42 17 10 15 70 80 0.875 44
7 Bolton Wanderers 42 16 11 15 81 66 1.227 43
8 Aston Villa 42 17 9 16 78 73 1.068 43
9 Newcastle United 42 15 13 14 79 81 0.975 43
10 Arsenal 42 13 15 14 82 86 0.953 41
11 Birmingham 42 13 15 14 70 75 0.933 41
12 Blackburn Rovers 42 16 9 17 66 78 0.846 41
13 Sheffield United 42 15 10 17 79 86 0.919 40
14 The Wednesday 42 13 13 16 81 78 1.038 39
15 Sunderland 42 15 9 18 74 76 0.974 39
16 Liverpool 42 13 13 16 84 87 0.966 39
17 West Ham United 42 14 11 17 81 88 0.92 39
18 Manchester United 42 16 7 19 72 80 0.9 39
19 Burnley 42 16 7 19 82 98 0.837 39
20 Portsmouth 42 16 7 19 66 90 0.733 39
21 Tottenham Hotspur 42 15 8 19 74 86 0.86 38 Relegated to the Second Division
22 Middlesbrough 42 11 15 16 81 88 0.92 37

Source: rsssf.com
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.

Second Division[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GAvg
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Manchester City 42 25 9 8 100 59 1.695 59 Promoted to the First Division
2 Leeds United 42 25 7 10 98 49 2 57
3 Chelsea 42 23 8 11 75 45 1.667 54
4 Preston North End 42 22 9 11 100 66 1.515 53
5 Stoke City 42 22 8 12 78 59 1.322 52
6 Swansea Town 42 18 12 12 75 63 1.19 48
7 Oldham Athletic 42 19 8 15 75 51 1.471 46
8 West Bromwich Albion 42 17 12 13 90 70 1.286 46
9 Port Vale 42 18 8 16 68 57 1.193 44
10 Nottingham Forest 42 15 10 17 83 84 0.988 40
11 Grimsby Town 42 14 12 16 69 83 0.831 40
12 Bristol City 42 15 9 18 76 79 0.962 39
13 Barnsley 42 14 11 17 65 85 0.765 39
14 Hull City 42 12 15 15 41 54 0.759 39
15 Notts County 42 13 12 17 68 74 0.919 38
16 Wolverhampton Wanderers 42 13 10 19 63 91 0.692 36
17 Southampton 42 14 7 21 68 77 0.883 35
18 Reading 42 11 13 18 53 75 0.707 35
19 Blackpool 42 13 8 21 83 101 0.822 34
20 Clapton Orient 42 11 12 19 55 85 0.647 34
21 Fulham 42 13 7 22 68 89 0.764 33 Relegated to the Third Division South
22 South Shields 42 7 9 26 56 111 0.505 23 Relegated to the Third Division North

Source: rsssf.com
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.

Third Division North[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GAvg
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Bradford Park Avenue 42 27 9 6 101 45 2.244 63 Promoted to the Second Division
2 Lincoln City 42 24 7 11 91 64 1.422 55
3 Stockport County 42 23 8 11 89 51 1.745 54
4 Doncaster Rovers 42 23 7 12 80 44 1.818 53
5 Tranmere Rovers 42 22 9 11 105 72 1.458 53
6 Bradford City 42 18 12 12 85 60 1.417 48
7 Darlington 42 21 5 16 89 74 1.203 47
8 Southport 42 20 5 17 79 70 1.129 45
9 Accrington Stanley 42 18 8 16 76 67 1.134 44
10 New Brighton 42 14 14 14 72 62 1.161 42
11 Wrexham 42 18 6 18 64 67 0.955 42
12 Halifax Town 42 13 15 14 73 71 1.028 41
13 Rochdale 42 17 7 18 74 77 0.961 41
14 Rotherham United 42 14 11 17 65 69 0.942 39
15 Hartlepools United 42 16 6 20 69 81 0.852 38
16 Chesterfield 42 13 10 19 71 78 0.91 36
17 Crewe Alexandra 42 12 10 20 77 86 0.895 34
18 Ashington 42 11 11 20 77 103 0.748 33
19 Barrow 42 10 11 21 54 102 0.529 31
20 Wigan Borough 42 10 10 22 56 97 0.577 30
21 Durham City 42 11 7 24 53 100 0.53 29 Not re-elected
22 Nelson 42 10 6 26 76 136 0.559 26 Re-elected

Source: rsssf.com
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.

Third Division South[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GAvg
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Millwall 42 30 5 7 127 50 2.54 65 Promoted to the Second Division
2 Northampton Town 42 23 9 10 102 64 1.594 55
3 Plymouth Argyle 42 23 7 12 85 54 1.574 53
4 Brighton & Hove Albion 42 19 10 13 81 69 1.174 48
5 Crystal Palace 42 18 12 12 79 72 1.097 48
6 Swindon Town 42 19 9 14 90 69 1.304 47
7 Southend United 42 20 6 16 80 64 1.25 46
8 Exeter City 42 17 12 13 70 60 1.167 46
9 Newport County 42 18 9 15 81 84 0.964 45
10 Queens Park Rangers 42 17 9 16 72 71 1.014 43
11 Charlton Athletic 42 15 13 14 60 70 0.857 43
12 Brentford 42 16 8 18 76 74 1.027 40
13 Luton Town 42 16 7 19 94 87 1.08 39
14 Bournemouth & Boscombe Athletic 42 13 12 17 72 79 0.911 38
15 Watford 42 14 10 18 68 78 0.872 38
16 Gillingham 42 13 11 18 62 81 0.765 37
17 Norwich City 42 10 16 16 66 70 0.943 36
18 Walsall 42 12 9 21 75 101 0.743 33
19 Bristol Rovers 42 14 4 24 67 93 0.72 32
20 Coventry City 42 11 9 22 67 96 0.698 31
21 Merthyr Town 42 9 13 20 53 91 0.582 31 Re-elected
22 Torquay United 42 8 14 20 53 103 0.515 30

Source: rsssf.com
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.