List of Sheffield Wednesday F.C. seasons

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This is a list of seasons played by Sheffield Wednesday Football Club in English and European football, from 1877 (when The Wednesday first entered the Sheffield Challenge Cup) to the present day. It details the club's achievements in major competitions, the top scorers in all competitions, and the average home league attendance for each season.

Seasons[edit]

Season League FA Cup EFL Cup[a] Europe / Other Top goalscorer(s) Av. Att.[b]
Division P W D L F A Pts Pos Name Goals
1867–68 N/A[c] n/a n/a Cromwell Cup W ? ? n/a
1876–77 Not entered n/a Sheffield & Hallamshire Senior Cup W ? ? n/a
1877–78 Not entered n/a Sheffield & Hallamshire Senior Cup W ? ? n/a
1878–79 Not entered n/a Sheffield & Hallamshire Senior Cup R2 ? ? n/a
Wharncliffe Charity Cup W
1879–80 Not entered n/a Sheffield & Hallamshire Senior Cup R1 ? ? n/a
Wharncliffe Charity Cup RU
1880–81 R4 n/a Sheffield & Hallamshire Senior Cup W ? ? n/a
Wharncliffe Charity Cup RU
1881–82 SF n/a Sheffield & Hallamshire Senior Cup R3 ? ? n/a
Wharncliffe Charity Cup W
1882–83 R4 n/a Sheffield & Hallamshire Senior Cup W ? ? n/a
Wharncliffe Charity Cup W
1883–84 R1 n/a Sheffield & Hallamshire Senior Cup R2 ? ? n/a
Wharncliffe Charity Cup R1
1884–85 R2 n/a Sheffield & Hallamshire Senior Cup R3 ? ? n/a
Wharncliffe Charity Cup RU
1885–86 R1 n/a Sheffield & Hallamshire Senior Cup SF ? ? n/a
Wharncliffe Charity Cup W
1886–87 n/a[d] n/a Sheffield & Hallamshire Senior Cup W ? ? n/a
Wharncliffe Charity Cup RU
1887–88 QF n/a Sheffield & Hallamshire Senior Cup W ? ? n/a
Wharncliffe Charity Cup W
1888–89 QF n/a ? ? n/a
1889–90 Alliance[e] 22 15 2 5 70 39 32 1st RU n/a ? ? 3,750
1890–91 Alliance 22 4 5 13 39 66 13 12th R3 n/a ? ? 5,350
1891–92 Alliance 22 12 4 6 65 35 28 4th[f] R3 n/a ? ? 9,250
1892–93 Div 1 30 12 3 15 55 65 27 12th QF n/a Fred Spiksley 18 10,500
1893–94 Div 1 30 9 8 13 48 57 26 12th SF n/a Fred Spiksley 16 8,550
1894–95 Div 1 30 12 4 14 50 55 28 8th SF n/a Harry Davis 12 9,625
1895–96 Div 1 30 12 5 13 44 53 29 7th W n/a Fred Spiksley 14 8,975
1896–97 Div 1 30 10 11 9 42 37 31 6th R1 n/a Fred Spiksley 10 6,900
1897–98 Div 1 30 15 3 12 51 42 33 5th R2 n/a Fred Spiksley 17 9,140
1898–99 Div 1 34 8 8 18 32 61 24 18th R1 n/a Bill Hemmingfield 8 8,150
1899–1900 Div 2 34 25 4 5 84 22 54 1st R2 n/a Jocky Wright 27 6,800
1900–01 Div 1 34 13 10 11 52 42 36 8th R1 n/a Andrew Wilson 13 9,600
1901–02 Div 1 34 13 8 13 48 52 34 9th R1 n/a Harry Chapman 9 9,765
1902–03 Div 1 34 19 4 11 54 36 42 1st R1 n/a Harry Davis 13 14,015
1903–04 Div 1 34 20 7 7 48 28 47 1st SF n/a Andrew Wilson 12 12,595
1904–05 Div 1 34 14 5 15 61 57 33 9th SF n/a Andrew Wilson 18 12,880
1905–06 Div 1 38 18 8 12 63 52 44 3rd QF n/a Jimmy Stewart 22 11,875
1906–07 Div 1 38 12 11 15 49 60 35 13th W n/a Andrew Wilson 21 11,555
1907–08 Div 1 38 19 4 15 73 64 42 5th R1 n/a Andrew Wilson 19 13,500
1908–09 Div 1 38 17 6 15 67 61 40 5th R3 n/a Andrew Wilson 21 12,840
1909–10 Div 1 38 15 9 14 60 63 39 11th R1 n/a Andrew Wilson 12 10,720
1910–11 Div 1 38 17 8 13 47 48 42 6th R1 n/a Harry Chapman 11 11,890
1911–12 Div 1 38 16 9 13 69 49 41 5th R1 n/a David McLean 26 14,410
1912–13 Div 1 38 21 7 10 75 55 49 3rd R3 n/a David McLean 38 18,905
1913–14 Div 1 38 13 8 17 53 70 34 18th QF n/a Andrew Wilson 15 21,360
1914–15 Div 1 38 15 13 10 61 54 43 7th R3 n/a David McLean 23 16,120
No competitive football was played between 1915 and 1919 due to World War I
1919–20 Div 1 42 7 9 26 28 64 23 22nd R1 n/a Jimmy Gill 8 18,430
1920–21 Div 2 42 15 11 16 48 48 41 10th R2 n/a Johnny McIntyre 27 20,545
1921–22 Div 2 42 15 14 13 47 50 44 10th R1 n/a James Lofthouse &
Johnny McIntyre
8 13,855
1922–23 Div 2 42 17 12 13 54 47 46 8th R3 n/a Sid Binks 16 16,690
1923–24 Div 2 42 16 12 14 54 51 44 8th R2 n/a Sid Binks 17 16,130
1924–25 Div 2 42 15 8 19 50 56 38 14th R2 n/a Jimmy Trotter 18 14,950
1925–26 Div 2 42 27 6 9 88 48 60 1st R3 n/a Jimmy Trotter 38 23,660
1926–27 Div 1 42 15 9 18 75 92 39 16th R4 n/a Jimmy Trotter 39 23,060
1927–28 Div 1 42 13 13 16 81 78 39 14th R5 n/a Mark Hooper 22 22,075
1928–29 Div 1 42 21 10 11 86 62 52 1st R4 n/a Jack Allen 35 27,017
1929–30 Div 1 42 26 8 8 105 57 60 1st SF n/a Jack Allen 39 25,873
1930–31 Div 1 42 22 8 12 102 75 52 3rd R4 n/a Jack Ball 29 19,911
1931–32 Div 1 42 22 6 14 96 82 50 3rd R5 n/a Jack Ball &
Ellis Rimmer
23 16,906
1932–33 Div 1 42 21 9 12 80 68 51 3rd R3 n/a Jack Ball 35 16,704
1933–34 Div 1 42 16 9 17 62 67 41 11th R5 n/a Harry Burgess,
Neil Dewar &
Mark Hooper
13 16,019
1934–35 Div 1 42 18 13 11 70 64 49 3rd W n/a Ellis Rimmer 26 18,568
1935–36 Div 1 42 13 12 17 63 77 38 20th R4 n/a Charity Shield W Neil Dewar 21 18,127
1936–37 Div 1 42 9 12 21 53 69 30 22nd R4 n/a Neil Dewar 10 20,708
1937–38 Div 2 42 14 10 18 49 56 38 17th R3 n/a Ernest Matthews &
Jackie Robinson
7 23,600
1938–39 Div 2 42 21 11 10 88 59 53 3rd R5 n/a Douglas Hunt 25 27,146
1939–40 Div 2 3 1 0 2 3 5 2 [g] n/a n/a Charlie Napier 2 16,500
No competitive football was played between 1939 and 1946 due to World War II
1945–46 N/A[h] R5 n/a Charlie Tomlinson 4 n/a
1946–47 Div 2 42 12 8 22 67 88 32 20th R5 n/a Tommy Ward 18 26,082
1947–48 Div 2 42 20 11 11 66 53 51 4th R4 n/a Eddie Quigley 23 35,426
1948–49 Div 2 42 15 13 14 63 56 43 8th R4 n/a Eddie Quigley 19 34,146
1949–50 Div 2 42 18 16 8 67 48 52 2nd R3 n/a Redfern Froggatt 14 40,684
1950–51 Div 1 42 12 8 22 64 83 32 21st R3 n/a Redfern Froggatt,
Dennis Woodhead
& Hugh McJarrow
14 41,527
1951–52 Div 2 42 21 11 10 100 66 53 1st R3 n/a Derek Dooley 47 41,461
1952–53 Div 1 42 12 11 19 62 72 35 18th R3 n/a Jackie Sewell 17 42,530
1953–54 Div 1 42 15 6 21 70 91 36 19th SF n/a Dennis Woodhead 21 35,923
1954–55 Div 1 42 8 10 24 63 100 26 22nd R4 n/a Jackie Sewell 14 27,149
1955–56 Div 2 42 21 13 8 101 62 55 1st R3 n/a Roy Shiner 33 27,454
1956–57 Div 1 42 16 6 20 82 88 38 14th R3 n/a Albert Quixall 24 29,460
1957–58 Div 1 42 12 7 23 69 92 31 22nd R5 n/a Roy Shiner 16 23,396
1958–59 Div 2 42 28 6 8 106 48 62 1st R3 n/a Roy Shiner 28 29,452
1959–60 Div 1 42 19 11 12 80 59 49 5th SF n/a John Fantham 18 32,703
1960–61 Div 1 42 23 12 7 78 47 58 2nd QF Not entered John Fantham 23 31,054
1961–62 Div 1 42 20 6 16 72 58 46 6th R5 Not entered Inter-Cities Fairs Cup QF John Fantham 24 28,882
1962–63 Div 1 42 19 10 13 77 63 48 6th R4 Not entered David Layne 30 25,686
1963–64 Div 1 42 19 11 12 84 67 49 6th R3 Not entered Inter-Cities Fairs Cup R2 David Layne 28 24,051
1964–65 Div 1 42 16 11 15 57 55 43 8th R3 Not entered John Fantham 20 20,745
1965–66 Div 1 42 14 8 20 56 66 36 17th RU Not entered John Fantham 15 23,161
1966–67 Div 1 42 14 13 15 56 47 41 11th QF R2 David Ford &
John Ritchie
15 30,460
1967–68 Div 1 42 11 12 19 51 63 34 19th R5 R4 John Ritchie 22 31,735
1968–69 Div 1 42 10 16 16 41 54 36 15th R4 R2 Jack Whitham 10 27,150
1969–70 Div 1 42 8 9 25 40 71 25 22nd R4 R2 Anglo-Italian Cup GS Jack Whitham 11 26,619
1970–71 Div 2 42 12 12 18 51 69 36 15th R3 R2 Mick Prendergast 16 16,036
1971–72 Div 2 42 13 12 17 51 58 38 14th R3 R2 Brian Joicey 16 17,160
1972–73 Div 2 42 17 10 15 59 55 44 10th R5 R3 Brian Joicey 20 17,313
1973–74 Div 2 42 12 11 19 51 63 35 19th R3 R3 Brian Joicey 20 14,727
1974–75 Div 2 42 5 11 26 29 64 21 22nd R3 R1 Eric McMordie 6 13,292
1975–76 Div 3 46 12 16 18 48 59 40 20th R3 R1 Mick Prendergast 13 11,068
1976–77 Div 3 46 22 9 15 65 55 53 8th R2 R4 Rodger Wylde 25 13,470
1977–78 Div 3 46 15 16 15 50 52 46 14th R2 R4 Tommy Tynan 21 11,423
1978–79 Div 3 46 13 19 14 53 53 45 14th R3 R2 Brian Hornsby 21 10,643
1979–80 Div 3 46 21 16 9 81 47 58 3rd R2 R2 Terry Curran 24 18,090
1980–81 Div 2 42 17 8 17 53 51 42 10th R3 R3 Andy McCulloch 18 18,403
1981–82 Div 2 42 20 10 12 55 51 70 4th R3 R2 Gary Bannister 22 19,082
1982–83 Div 2 42 16 15 11 60 47 63 6th SF QF Gary Bannister 22 16,609
1983–84 Div 2 42 26 10 6 72 34 88 2nd QF QF Gary Bannister 22 22,488
1984–85 Div 1 42 17 14 11 58 45 65 8th R5 QF Imre Varadi 21 27,774
1985–86 Div 1 42 21 10 11 63 54 73 5th SF R3 Lee Chapman &
Brian Marwood
15 23,101
1986–87 Div 1 42 13 13 16 58 59 52 13th QF R3 Lee Chapman 22 23,172
1987–88 Div 1 40 15 8 17 52 66 53 11th R3 QF Football League Centenary Tournament RU Lee Chapman 22 19,796
1988–89 Div 1 38 10 12 16 34 51 42 15th R4 R2 David Hirst 9 20,036
1989–90 Div 1 38 11 10 17 35 51 43 18th R4 R3 David Hirst 16 20,927
1990–91 Div 2 46 22 16 8 80 51 82 3rd R5 W David Hirst 32 26,604
1991–92 Div 1 42 21 12 9 62 49 75 3rd R4 R3 David Hirst 21 29,578
1992–93 Prem 42 15 14 13 55 51 59 7th RU RU UEFA Cup R2 Mark Bright 18 27,263
1993–94 Prem 42 16 16 10 76 54 64 7th R4 SF Mark Bright 23 27,186
1994–95 Prem 42 13 12 17 49 57 51 13th R4 R4 Mark Bright 13 26,596
1995–96 Prem 38 10 10 18 48 61 40 15th R3 R4 UEFA Intertoto Cup GS David Hirst 14 24,877
1996–97 Prem 38 14 15 9 50 51 57 7th QF R2 Andy Booth 13 25,714
1997–98 Prem 38 12 8 18 52 67 44 16th R4 R2 Paolo Di Canio 14 28,706
1998–99 Prem 38 13 7 18 41 42 46 12th R5 R2 Benito Carbone 9 26,745
1999–2000 Prem 38 8 7 23 38 70 31 19th R5 R4 Gilles De Bilde 11 24,855
2000–01 Div 1 46 15 8 23 52 71 53 17th R4 QF Gerald Sibon 15 19,268
2001–02 Div 1 46 12 14 20 49 71 50 20th R3 SF Gerald Sibon 13 20,870
2002–03 Div 1 46 10 16 20 56 73 46 22nd R3 R2 Gerald Sibon 9 20,327
2003–04 Div 2 46 13 14 19 48 64 53 16th R2 R1 Football League Trophy F(N) Guylain Ndumbu-Nsungu 10 22,336
2004–05 Lge 1 46 19 15 12 77 59 72 5th R1 R2 Football League Trophy R1 Steve MacLean 20 23,107
League play-offs W
2005–06 Champ 46 13 13 20 39 52 52 19th R3 R2 Chris Brunt 7 24,853
2006–07 Champ 46 20 11 15 70 66 71 9th R3 R1 Deon Burton & Steve MacLean 13 23,638
2007–08 Champ 46 14 13 19 54 55 55 16th R3 R3 Deon Burton 9 21,418
2008–09 Champ 46 16 13 17 51 58 61 12th R3 R1 Marcus Tudgay 14 21,542
2009–10 Champ 46 11 14 21 49 69 47 22nd R3 R2 Marcus Tudgay 10 23,179
2010–11 Lge 1 46 16 10 20 67 67 58 15th R5 R2 Football League Trophy SF(N) Neil Mellor 20 17,817
2011–12 Lge 1 46 28 9 9 81 48 93 2nd R4 R2 Football League Trophy R1 Gary Madine 18 21,336
2012–13 Champ 46 16 10 20 53 61 58 18th R3 R3 Michail Antonio 9 24,078
2013–14 Champ 46 13 14 19 63 65 53 16th R5 R2 Chris Maguire 10 21,239
2014–15 Champ 46 14 18 14 43 49 60 13th R3 R3 Atdhe Nuhiu 11 21,991
2015–16 Champ 46 19 17 10 66 45 74 6th R4 QF League play-offs RU Fernando Forestieri 15 22,641
2016–17 Champ 46 24 9 13 60 45 81 4th R3 R1 League play-offs SF Fernando Forestieri 12 27,129
2017–18 Champ 46 14 15 17 59 60 57 15th R5 R2 Atdhe Nuhiu 14 25,995
2018–19 Champ 46 16 16 14 60 62 64 12th R4 R2 Steven Fletcher 11 24,429
2019–20 Champ R5 R3 23,773

Key[edit]

Champions Runners-up Third Place Promoted Relegated Play-offs

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ The EFL Cup was not created until the 1960–61 season.
  2. ^ Average attendances include home league matches only.
  3. ^ League football in England was established in 1888, while Wednesday were admitted to the Football League in 1892.
  4. ^ In the 1886–87 season, The Wednesday failed to submit their application for the FA Cup on time, an error which ultimately led to the club turning professional later in the season.
  5. ^ The Wednesday became founder members of the Football Alliance in 1889 following their application to join the Football League being turned down.
  6. ^ The Wednesday were unanimously elected to the First Division of the Football League in 1892.
  7. ^ The 1939–40 season was abandoned in early September after only three rounds; Sheffield Wednesday were 17th in the table at the time.
  8. ^ The FA Cup was contested in 1945–46, but the Football League did not resume until the following season.

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