List of Cheltenham Town F.C. seasons

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Cheltenham Town are an English football club, formed in 1887. After several decades in local football, they joined the Birmingham Combination in 1932–33, moving to the Southern League Western Section in 1935–36.

Southern League history[edit]

Season [nb 1] Southern League Division Pos [nb 2] P W D L F A GD Pts PtsPG FA Cup FA Trophy Notes
1935–36 4 Southern League Western Section 6 16 6 2 8 32 28 +4 14 0.88 Played in two Southern League sections
1935–36 4 Southern League Central Section 9 20 5 5 10 32 45 −13 15 0.75 R1 Played in two Southern League sections
1936–37 4 Southern League 11 30 10 4 16 61 70 −9 24 0.80 QR4
1937–38 4 Southern League 11 34 13 5 16 72 68 +4 31 0.91 R1
1938–39 4 Southern League 13 44 16 9 19 76 105 −29 41 0.93 R1
1939–40 4 Southern League 7 13 3 2 8 21 38 −17 8 0.62 Season interrupted by outbreak of World War II
World War II
1945–46 4 Southern League 4 18 9 8 1 35 54 −19 22 1.22 R1 Statistics for this season are incomplete
1946–47 4 Southern League 9 75 32 14 3 14 68 75 −7 32 1.00 R1
1947–48 4 Southern League 10 76 34 13 9 12 71 71 0 35 1.03 R2
1948–49 4 Southern League 9 75 42 19 14 9 71 64 +7 47 1.12 QR4
1949–50 4 Southern League 20 86 46 13 11 22 75 96 −21 37 0.80 QR4
1950–51 4 Southern League 6 72 44 21 8 15 91 61 +30 50 1.14 R1
1951–52 4 Southern League 18 84 42 15 4 23 59 65 −6 34 0.81 QR4
1952–53 4 Southern League 13 79 42 15 11 16 70 89 −19 41 0.98 QR2
1953–54 4 Southern League 21 87 42 11 12 19 56 83 −27 34 0.81 QR1
1954–55 4 Southern League 4 72 42 21 8 13 85 72 +13 50 1.19 QR1
1955–56 4 Southern League 2 70 42 25 6 11 82 53 +29 56 1.33 QR1
1956–57 4 Southern League 4 72 42 19 15 8 73 46 +27 53 1.26 R1
1957–58 4 Southern League 6 74 42 21 10 11 115 66 +49 52 1.24 QR1
1958–59 5 North West Section 4 96 34 20 4 10 65 47 +18 44 1.29 PR
1959–60 5 Premier Division 4 96 42 21 6 15 82 68 +14 48 1.14 R1 Southern League two division structure created
1960–61 5 Premier Division 17 113 42 15 7 20 81 82 −1 37 0.88 QR4
1961–62 5 Premier Division 22 118 42 9 7 26 48 86 −38 25 0.60 QR4 Finished last in table and relegated to First Division
1962–63 6 First Division 9 122 38 18 7 13 83 52 +31 43 1.13 R1
1963–64 6 First Division 3 117 42 25 10 7 91 49 +42 60 1.43 QR3
1964–65 5 Premier Division 12 104 42 15 11 16 72 78 −6 41 0.98 QR4
1965–66 5 Premier Division 18 110 42 13 9 20 69 99 −30 35 0.83 QR4
1966–67 5 Premier Division 13 105 42 16 11 15 60 71 −11 43 1.02 QR4
1967–68 5 Premier Division 4 96 42 23 7 12 97 67 +30 53 1.26 QR4 Received 3 votes for election to The Football League
1968–69 5 Premier Division 19 112 42 15 5 22 55 64 −9 35 0.83 R1 Relegated to the First Division by 0.019 of a goal
1969–70 6 First Division 10 125 42 20 5 17 78 81 −3 45 1.07 R1 R1 FA Trophy created
1970–71 6 First Division 15 130 38 8 15 15 44 58 −14 31 0.82 R1 QR3
1971–72 6 First Division North 3 117 34 20 4 10 72 51 +21 44 1.29 QR4 QR3
1972–73 6 First Division North 3 117 42 24 8 10 87 47 +40 56 1.33 QR3 R1
1973–74 6 First Division North 3 117 42 24 8 10 75 51 +24 56 1.33 Did not participate in FA Cup or FA Trophy rounds
1974–75 6 First Division North 6 120 42 21 9 12 72 53 +19 51 1.21 R1 R2 Dave Lewis scores a single-season club record 53 goals across all competitions
1975–76 6 First Division North 5 119 42 20 10 12 87 55 +32 50 1.19 QR4 R1
1976–77 6 First Division North 2 116 38 23 8 7 85 35 +50 54 1.42 QR4 R1
1977–78 5 Premier Division 14 106 42 12 14 16 43 52 −9 38 0.90 QR2 R1
1978–79 5 Premier Division 18 110 42 11 10 21 38 72 −34 32 0.76 QR4 R3 Not invited to join the Alliance Premier League

Football League system history[edit]

Season Division Pos P W D L F A GD Pts PtsPG FA Cup FA Trophy Notes Manager
1979–80 6 Southern League Midland Division 19 131 42 13 5 24 49 70 −21 31 0.74 QR2 R2 Terry Paine/Alan Grundy
1980–81 6 Southern League Division 1 Midland 8 120 42 18 12 12 70 59 +11 48 1.14 QR2 R1 Alan Grundy
1981–82 6 Southern League Division 1 Midland 16 130 42 11 14 17 65 68 −3 36 0.86 QR4 R1 Relegated after reorganisation of Southern League Alan Grundy/Alan Wood
1982–83 7 Southern League Midland Division 1 135 32 22 5 5 65 29 +36 71 2.22 QR4 R1 Promoted to Southern Football League Premier Division Alan Wood
1983–84 6 Southern League Premier Division 8 122 38 16 7 15 63 56 +7 55 1.45 QR4 QR3 Alan Wood/John Murphy
1984–85 6 Southern League Premier Division 1 115 38 24 5 9 83 41 +42 77 2.03 QR3 R2 Promoted to Alliance Premier League John Murphy
1985–86 5 Alliance Premier League 11 103 42 16 11 15 69 69 0 46 1.10 QR1 QF John Murphy
1986–87 5 Conference National 11 103 42 16 13 13 64 50 +14 61 1.45 QR1 R3 John Murphy
1987–88 5 Conference National 13 105 42 11 20 11 64 67 −3 53 1.26 R1 QF John Murphy
1988–89 5 Conference National 15 107 40 12 12 16 55 58 −3 48 1.20 QR2 R2 John Murphy/Jim Barron
1989–90 5 Conference National 11 103 42 16 11 15 58 60 −2 59 1.40 QR3 R3 Jim Barron
1990–91 5 Conference National 16 106 42 12 12 18 54 72 −18 48 1.14 R1 R3 Jim Barron/John Murphy/Dave Lewis (Caretaker)
1991–92 5 Conference National 21 113 42 10 13 19 56 82 −26 43 1.02 QR3 R2 Ally Robertson/Lindsay Parsons
1992–93 6 Southern League Premier Division 2 116 40 21 10 9 76 40 +36 73 1.83 R2 R1 Lindsay Parsons
1993–94 6 Southern League Premier Division 2 116 42 21 12 9 67 38 +29 75 1.79 QR4 R3 Lindsay Parsons
1994–95 6 Southern League Premier Division 2 116 42 25 11 6 87 39 +48 86 2.05 QR4 R2 Lindsay Parsons
1995–96 6 Southern League Premier Division 3 117 42 21 11 10 76 57 +19 74 1.76 QR2 R1 Chris Robinson
1996–97 6 Southern League Premier Division 2 116 42 21 11 10 76 44 +32 74 1.76 R1 R1 Promoted to Conference after Gresley F.C. ground failed Conference requirements Chris Robinson/Steve Cotterill
1997–98 5 Conference National 2 94 42 23 9 10 63 43 +20 78 1.86 R3 Winners 1997–98 FA Trophy winners (def. Southport 1–0); Best FA Cup result Steve Cotterill
1998–99 5 Conference National 1 93 42 22 14 6 71 36 +35 80 1.90 R1 SF Promoted to The Football League for the first time Steve Cotterill
Season Division Pos P W D L F A GD Pts PtsPG League Cup FA Cup Notes Manager(s)
1999–00 4 Third Division 8 76 46 20 10 16 50 42 +8 70 1.52 R1 R1 Steve Cotterill
2000–01 4 Third Division 9 77 46 18 14 14 59 52 +7 68 1.48 R1 R2 Steve Cotterill
2001–02 4 Third Division 4 72 46 21 15 10 66 49 +17 78 1.70 R1 R5 Promoted to Division Two via the play-offs. Highest position achieved in FA Cup Steve Cotterill
2002–03 3 Second Division 21 65 46 10 18 18 53 68 −15 48 1.04 R2 R3 Graham Allner/Bobby Gould
2003–04 4 Third Division 14 82 46 14 14 18 57 71 −14 56 1.22 R1 R3 Bobby Gould/John Ward
2004–05 4 League Two 14 82 46 16 12 18 51 54 −3 60 1.30 R1 R1 John Ward
2005–06 4 League Two 5 73 46 19 15 12 65 53 +12 72 1.57 R2 R4 Promoted to League One via the play-offs John Ward
2006–07 3 League One 17 61 46 15 9 22 49 61 −12 54 1.17 R2 R1 Highest position achieved in English football system John Ward
2007–08 3 League One 19 63 46 13 12 21 42 64 −22 51 1.11 R1 R1 John Ward/Keith Downing
2008–09 3 League One 23 67 46 9 12 25 51 91 −40 39 0.85 R2 R3 Worst goal difference and joint worst win percentage (19.6%) in club history Keith Downing/Martin Allen
2009–10 4 League Two 22 90 46 10 18 18 54 71 −17 48 1.04 R1 R1 Martin Allen/John Schofield (Caretaker)/Mark Yates
2010–11 4 League Two 17 85 46 13 13 20 56 77 −21 52 1.13 R1 R2 Mark Yates
2011–12 4 League Two 6 74 46 23 8 15 66 50 +16 77 1.67 R1 R3 Losing play-off finalists Mark Yates
2012–13 4 League Two 5 73 46 20 15 11 58 51 +7 75 1.63 R1 R3 Losing play-off semi-finalists Mark Yates
2013–14 4 League Two 17 85 46 13 16 17 53 63 −10 55 1.20 R2 R1 Mark Yates
2014–15 4 League Two 23 91 46 9 14 23 40 67 −27 41 0.89 R1 R2 Joint worst win percentage in club history (19.6%). Only 5 clean sheets. Mark Yates/Paul Buckle/Russell Milton/Gary Johnson
2015–16 5 Conference National 1 93 46 30 11 5 87 30 +57 101 2.20 R2[nb 3] R1 Best Goal Difference in club history Gary Johnson
2016–17 4 League Two 21 89 46 12 14 20 49 69 -20 50 1.08 R2 R2 Gary Johnson
2017–18 4 League Two 17 85 46 13 12 21 67 73 -6 51 1.11 R2 R1 Gary Johnson

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ This underlined "" denotes the overall level in the English football league system (1 being the highest).
  2. ^ This second "∆" denotes place compared to other clubs in entire English football league system (1 being the 1st place in the highest division).
  3. ^ FA Trophy

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