Delphian League

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Delphian League
First season1951–52
Country England
Number of teamsLowest: 13
Highest: 16
Feeder toCorinthian League
Domestic cup(s)FA Cup, FA Amateur Cup
Most championshipsBrentwood & Warley(3)
Dagenham (3)

The Delphian League was an English amateur football league covering Greater London and the surrounding area.

The league was formed in 1951 with 14 clubs and was effectively a level below the Corinthian League.[1] Due to the severe winter during the 1962–63 season the league was abandoned and an emergency competition played in which the clubs were split into two groups, playing each other only once. The two champions, Edmonton and Hertford Town, met in a two-legged final, with Edmonton winning 5–2. At the end of the season both the Delphian League and the Corinthian League merged into the Athenian League, with the Corinthian League clubs forming Division One and Delphian League clubs forming Division Two.[1]

List of champions[edit]

Season Champions
1951–52 Brentwood & Warley
1952–53 Dagenham
1953–54 Aylesbury United
1954–55 Bishop's Stortford
1955–56 Dagenham
1956–57 Dagenham
1957–58 Letchworth Town
1958–59 Brentwood & Warley
1959–60 Brentwood & Warley
1960–61 Hertford Town
1961–62 Hertford Town
1962–63 Edmonton

Member clubs[edit]

During its twelve-season history, the league had 28 member clubs:

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b The Delphian League 1951-1963 Non League Matters