List of Northampton Town F.C. seasons

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This is a list of seasons played by Northampton Town Football Club in English football. It covers the period from the club's inaugural season in 1899, to the end of the last completed season. It details the club's achievements in all major competitions, together with the top scorers and the average attendances for each season. Details of the abandoned 1939–40 season and unofficial Second World War leagues are not included.

Northampton Town were founded in 1897, joining the Northants league for 2 seasons before taking their place in the Midland League, and joined The Football League for the 1920–21 season.

Seasons[edit]

Season League FA Cup[1] League
Cup
[2]
Football League Trophy / Other Top goalscorer(s)[3][4]
Division P W D L F A Pts Pos Name Goals
1899–00 ML 24 16 2 6 66 36 34 3rd DNE
1900–01 26 13 10 7 65 43 33 3rd DNE
1901–02 SL 30 11 5 14 53 64 27 11th R1
1902–03 30 12 6 12 39 48 30 8th DNE
1903–04 34 10 7 17 36 60 27 15th DNE
1904–05 34 12 8 14 43 54 32 12th DNE
1905–06 34 8 5 21 32 79 21 18th R1
1906–07 38 5 9 24 29 88 19 20th R1
1907–08 38 15 11 12 50 41 41 8th R1
1908–09 40 25 5 10 90 45 55 1st R1 Albert Lewis 30
1909–10 42 22 4 16 90 44 48 4th R2 Charity Shield RU
1910–11 38 18 12 8 54 27 48 2nd R2
1911–12 38 22 7 9 82 41 51 3rd R3
1912–13 38 12 12 14 61 48 36 10th R1
1913–14 38 14 19 5 50 37 47 3rd R1
1914–15 38 19 5 14 56 51 43 5th R1
The Football League and FA Cup were suspended until after World War I.
1919–20 SL 42 12 9 21 64 103 33 19th 6QR
1920–21 Div 3 Sth 42 15 8 19 59 75 38 14th R1 George Whitworth 28
1921–22 42 13 11 18 47 71 37 17th R2
1922–23 42 17 11 14 54 44 45 8th 5QR
1923–24 42 17 11 14 64 47 45 8th R1
1924–25 42 20 6 16 51 44 46 9th R1
1925–26 42 17 7 18 82 80 41 12th R3 Les Robinson 29
1926–27 42 15 5 22 59 87 35 18th R2
1927–28 42 23 9 10 102 64 55 2nd R3
1928–29 42 20 12 10 96 57 52 3rd R3 Edward Bowen 34
1929–30 42 21 8 13 82 58 50 4th R3 Edward Bowen 28
1930–31 42 18 12 12 77 59 48 6th R1 Edward Bowen 28
1931–32 42 16 7 19 69 69 39 14th R4
1932–33 42 18 8 16 76 66 44 8th R2 Albert Dawes 32
1933–34 42 14 12 16 71 78 40 13th R5
1934–35 42 19 8 15 65 67 46 7th R3
1935–36 42 15 8 19 62 90 38 15th R1
1936–37 42 20 6 16 85 68 46 7th R1
1937–38 42 17 9 16 51 57 43 9th R1
1938–39 42 15 8 19 51 58 38 17th R1
The Football League and FA Cup were suspended until after World War II.
1945–46 n/a[D] R3
1946–47 Div 3 Sth 42 15 10 17 72 75 40 13th R3 Archie Garrett 26
1947–48 42 14 11 17 58 72 39 14th R2
1948–49 42 12 9 21 51 62 33 20th R2
1949-50 42 20 11 11 72 50 51 2nd R5 Eddie Murphy 13
1950–51 46 10 16 20 55 67 36 21st R4
1951–52 46 22 5 19 93 74 49 8th R1
1952–53 46 26 10 10 109 70 62 3rd R2
1953–54 46 20 11 15 82 55 51 5th R2 Jack English 31
1954–55 46 19 8 19 73 81 46 13th R1
1955–56 46 20 7 19 67 71 47 11th R3
1956–57 46 18 9 19 66 73 45 14th R1
1957–58 46 19 6 21 87 79 44 13th R4
1958–59 Div 4 46 21 9 16 85 78 51 8th R2 Alan Woan 32
1959–60 46 22 9 15 85 63 53 6th R1 Peter Kane 16
1960–61 46 25 10 11 90 62 60 3rd R3 R2 Laurie Brown 25
1961–62 Div 3 46 20 11 15 85 57 51 8th R3 R1 Cliff Holton 36
1962–63 46 26 10 10 109 60 62 1st R1 R3 Alec Ashworth 25
1963–64 Div 2 42 16 9 17 58 60 41 11th R3 R3 Frank Large 12
1964–65 42 20 16 6 66 50 56 2nd R3 QF Don Martin
Bobby Brown
Tommy Robson
13
1965–66 Div 1 42 10 13 19 55 92 33 21st R3 R3 Bobby Brown 9
1966–67 Div 2 42 12 6 24 47 84 30 21st R3 QF Don Martin
1967–68 Div 3 46 14 13 19 58 72 41 17th R1 R3
1968–69 46 14 12 20 54 61 40 21st R3 R1 John Fairbrother
1969–70 Div 4 46 16 12 18 64 55 44 14th R5 R1 John Fairbrother
1970–71 46 19 13 14 63 59 51 7th R1 R3 John Fairbrother
1971–72 46 12 13 21 66 79 37 21st R2 R1 Dixie McNeil 14
1972–73 46 10 11 25 40 73 31 23rd R1 R1
1973–74 46 20 13 13 63 48 53 5th R2 R1
1974–75 46 15 11 20 67 73 41 16th R2 R2 Gary Mabee 13
1975–76 46 29 10 7 87 40 68 2nd R1 R1 Jim Hall 21
1976–77 Div 3 46 13 8 25 60 75 34 22nd R1 R2 Paul Stratford
1977–78 Div 4 46 17 13 16 63 68 47 10th R2 R2 George Reilly
1978–79 46 15 9 22 64 76 39 19th R1 R3 George Reilly
1979–80 46 16 12 18 51 66 44 13th R1 R3
1980–81 46 18 13 15 65 67 49 10th R1 R1 Steve Phillips
1981–82[5] 46 11 9 26 57 84 42 22nd R2 R3
1982–83 46 14 12 20 65 75 54 15th R3 R2 Steve Massey
1983–84 46 13 14 19 53 78 53 18th R2 R1 Associate Members Cup R1
1984–85 46 14 5 27 53 74 47 23rd R2 R1 Freight Rover Trophy R1 Ian Benjamin 18
1985–86 46 18 10 18 79 58 64 8th R1 R2 Freight Rover Trophy SQF Ian Benjamin
1986–87 46 30 9 7 103 53 99 1st R3 R1 Freight Rover Trophy R1 Richard Hill 29
1987–88 Div 3 46 18 19 9 70 51 73 6th R2 R2 Sherpa Vans Trophy Grp
1988–89 46 16 6 24 66 76 54 20th R1 R2 Sherpa Vans Trophy SQF Tony Adcock
1989–90 46 11 14 21 51 68 47 22nd R4 R1 Leyland DAF Cup R1
1990–91 Div 4 46 18 13 15 57 58 67 10th R2 R2 Leyland DAF Cup R1
1991–92 42 11 13 18 46 57 46 16th R1 R1 Autoglass Trophy R1
1992–93[6] Div 3 42 11 8 23 48 74 41 20th R3 R1 Autoglass Trophy SQF
1993–94 42 9 11 22 44 66 38 22nd[7] R1 R1 Autoglass Trophy R2 Ian Gilzean 9
1994–95 42 10 14 18 45 67 44 17th R1 R1 Auto Windscreens Shield R2 Neil Grayson 8
1995–96 46 18 13 15 51 44 67 11th R2 R1 Auto Windscreens Shield SQF Jason White 16
1996–97 46 20 12 14 67 44 72 4th R1 R2 Auto Windscreens Shield SSF Neil Grayson 12
1997–98 Div 2 46 18 17 11 52 37 71 4th R3 R1 Auto Windscreens Shield SQF David Seal 14
1998–99 46 10 18 18 43 57 48 22nd R2 R3 Auto Windscreens Shield R2 Carlo Corazzin 16
1999–00 Div 3 46 25 7 14 63 45 82 3rd R1 R1 Auto Windscreens Shield R2 Carlo Corazzin 14
2000–01 Div 2 46 15 12 19 46 59 57 18th R2 R1 LDV Vans Trophy R1 Jamie Forrester 17
2001–02 46 14 7 25 54 79 49 20th R2 R2 LDV Vans Trophy R2 Jamie Forrester 17
2002–03 46 10 9 27 40 79 39 24th R2 R1 LDV Vans Trophy R2 Marco Gabbiadini 12
2003–04 Div 3 46 22 9 15 58 51 75 6th R4 R2 LDV Vans Trophy SSF Martin Smith 11
2004–05[8] L2 46 20 12 14 62 51 72 7th R3 R2 LDV Vans Trophy SQF Scott McGleish 13
2005–06 46 22 17 7 63 37 83 2nd R3 R2 Football League Trophy R2 Scott McGleish 17
2006–07 L1 46 15 14 17 48 51 59 14th R2 R1 Johnstone's Paint Trophy R1 Scott McGleish 12
2007–08 46 17 15 14 60 55 66 9th R2 R2 Johnstone's Paint Trophy R1 Poul Hubertz 13
2008–09 46 12 13 21 61 65 49 21st R1 R3 Johnstone's Paint Trophy R1 Adebayo Akinfenwa 13
2009–10 L2 46 18 13 15 62 53 67 11th R2 R1 Johnstone's Paint Trophy SQF Adebayo Akinfenwa 16
2010–11 46 11 19 16 63 71 52 16th R2 R4 Johnstone's Paint Trophy R1 Leon McKenzie 10
2011–12 46 12 12 22 56 79 48 20th R1 R2 Johnstone's Paint Trophy R1 Adebayo Akinfenwa 18
2012–13 46 21 10 15 64 55 73 6th R1 R2 Johnstone's Paint Trophy R3 Adebayo Akinfenwa 17
2013–14 46 13 14 19 42 57 53 21st R2 R1 Johnstone's Paint Trophy R1 Darren Carter 5
2014–15 46 18 7 21 67 62 61 12th R1 R2 Johnstone's Paint Trophy SQF Marc Richards 18
2015–16 46 29 12 5 82 46 99 1st R3 R2 Johnstone's Paint Trophy R2 Marc Richards 15
2016–17 L1 46 14 11 21 60 73 53 16th R2 R3 Johnstone's Paint Trophy Grp Marc Richards
John-Joe O'Toole
10

Key[edit]

Champions Runners-up Play-offs Promoted Relegated

Top scorers shown in bold are Northampton Town who were also top scorers in their division that season.

Footnotes and references[edit]

  1. ^ Northampton Town Football Club History Database. Retrieved 6 December 2009.
  2. ^ The League Cup was founded in 1960.
  3. ^ English League leading goalscorers 1889-2007 RSSSF. Retrieved 6 December 2009.
  4. ^ Goals in all competitions (The Football League or Premier League, FA Cup, League Cup and other Football Association (FA) and Football League domestic cup competitions) are counted.
  5. ^ The 1981-82 season saw the introduction of three points for a win.
  6. ^ The 22 top English clubs break away from The Football League to form the FA Premier League as the new top tier of the English football pyramid.
  7. ^ Northampton weren't relegated due Kidderminster not having the ground regulations to be promoted into the Football League
  8. ^ The three divisions in the Football League are re-named: Division One becomes The Championship, Division Two becomes League One and Division Three becomes League Two.

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