List of Shrewsbury Town F.C. seasons

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Shrewsbury Town Football Club, a professional association football club based in Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England, was founded in 1886. They first played league football in the inaugural Shropshire & District League for the 1890–91 season; they finished the season as runners-up and also won the Welsh Cup at the first attempt.[1] After five seasons in the Shropshire & District League, they were admitted to the Birmingham & District League in 1895; they won their first league championship in that league in 1923.[2] In 1937 they moved to the Midland Football League where they won the league three times out of the seven seasons they participated in. In 1950 they joined The Football League competing in its Third Division North for one season before being transferred to the South equivalent for the rest of their time in the third division. Shrewsbury played in the Third Division South until 1958–59, when they were placed in the Fourth Division on League reorganisation. They gained their first promotion in the same season after finishing fourth. They remained in The Football League, albeit in different divisions, until they were relegated to the Football Conference in 2003.[3] It was in the Conference where Shrewsbury achieved their first play-off success, when they beat Aldershot Town in a penalty shoot-out after a 1–1 draw after extra time at the Britannia Stadium to win promotion back into the newly renamed Football League Two.[4] Since then Shrewsbury have remained in the Football League.[5]

Shrewsbury's furthest FA Cup run saw them reach the quarter-finals twice, first in 1978–79 and then in 1981–82. The furthest they have reached in the EFL Cup is the semi-finals in the 1960–61 edition which was the inaugural staging of the competition. Shrewsbury first participated in the EFL Trophy in 1989; they were the runners-up in the 1996 and 2018 finals. Shrewsbury also took part in eighteen editions of the Welsh Cup between 1890 and 1985 reaching the final nine times and winning the cup six times. They took part in two FA Amateur Cups reaching the quarter-finals in 1893–94 and the semi-finals in 1895–96. After their exit from the Football League in 2003 they were eligible to take part in the 2003–04 FA Trophy and they were eliminated in the quarter-finals.

Key[edit]

Seasons[edit]

Season League record FA Cup EFL Cup EFL Trophy Other
Division P W D L F A Pts Pos Competition Result
1890–91 SDL 14 9 1 4 42 21 19 2nd Welsh Cup W
1891–92 SDL 16 6 4 6 48 48 16 6th Welsh Cup SF
1892–93 SDL 16 7 6 3 45 37 20 4th
1893–94 SDL 17 11 2 4 60 37 24 3rd FA Amateur Cup QF
1894–95 SDL 17 8 4 5 42 28 20 3rd
1895–96 BDL 30 8 5 17 46 98 21 12th FA Amateur Cup SF
1896–97 BDL 30 11 3 16 58 67 25 12th
1897–98 BDL 30 10 3 17 44 65 23 11th
1898–99 BDL 34 10 6 18 65 90 26 13th
1899–1900 BDL 30 9 3 18 40 73 21 14th
1900–01 BDL 34 7 3 24 29 96 17 18th
1901–02 BDL 34 14 4 16 57 80 32 11th
1902–03 BDL 34 13 11 10 60 44 37 6th
1903–04 BDL 34 14 6 14 51 48 34 10th IntR
1904–05 BDL 34 10 4 20 42 63 24 16th
1905–06 BDL 34 15 3 16 57 84 33 10th
1906–07 BDL 34 7 5 22 61 106 19 18th
1907–08 BDL 34 16 7 11 67 65 39 5th
1908–09 BDL 34 11 13 10 51 48 35 6th
1909–10 BDL 34 13 5 16 48 63 31 11th R1
1910–11 BDL 34 14 4 16 61 74 32 11th QR5
1911–12 BDL 34 9 3 22 44 76 21 17th
1912–13 BDL 34 14 5 15 59 50 33 10th QR5
1913–14 BDL 34 21 5 8 76 48 47 2nd
1914–15 BDL 34 12 6 16 62 69 30 12th QR6
1915–19 No competitive football was played between 1915 and 1919 due to the First World War.
1919–20 BDL 34 14 2 18 59 95 30 14th
1920–21 BDL 34 17 4 13 69 55 38 6th
1921–22 BDL 34 14 12 8 71 54 40 5th
1922–23 BDL 34 23 4 7 82 41 50 1st
1923–24 BDL 34 21 3 10 78 43 45 2nd
1924–25 BDL 34 16 5 13 75 46 37 9th
1925–26 BDL 34 17 4 13 76 59 38 5th QR3
1926–27 BDL 34 13 4 17 73 79 30 13th
1927–28 BDL 34 20 4 10 119 71 44 4th
1928–29 BDL 34 18 3 12 97 69 41 5th
1929–30 BDL 34 19 4 11 78 55 42 4th
1930–31 BDL 34 14 5 15 76 79 33 9th Welsh Cup RU
1931–32 BDL 34 13 7 14 64 82 33 10th
1932–33 BDL 34 15 6 13 70 62 36 8th
1933–34 BDL 38 18 6 14 89 77 42 10th
1934–35 BDL 36 21 6 9 81 43 48 4th Welsh Cup SF
1935–36 BDL 38 26 1 11 124 70 53 3rd Welsh Cup SF
1936–37 BDL 36 23 4 9 133 64 50 2nd
1937–38 Midland 42 25 9 8 111 50 59 1st Welsh Cup W
1938–39 Midland 42 25 5 12 125 65 55 3rd QR4
1939–45 No competitive football was played between 1939 and 1945 due to the Second World War.
1945–46 Midland 36 26 6 4 133 43 58 1st R2
1946–47 Midland 42 25 4 13 117 77 54 6th QR4
1947–48 Midland 42 28 6 8 98 51 62 1st R2 Welsh Cup RU
1948–49 Midland 42 19 7 16 82 70 45 8th QR4
1949–50 Midland 46 19 11 16 96 86 49 10th QR4
1950–51 Div 3N 46 15 7 24 43 74 37 20th PR
1951–52 Div 3S 46 13 10 23 62 86 36 20th R1
1952–53 Div 3S 46 12 12 22 68 91 36 23rd R4
1953–54 Div 3S 46 14 12 20 65 76 40 21st R1
1954–55 Div 3S 46 16 10 20 70 78 42 16th R1
1955–56 Div 3S 46 17 12 17 69 66 46 13th R2
1956–57 Div 3S 46 15 18 13 72 79 48 9th R1
1957–58 Div 3S 46 15 10 21 49 71 40 17th R1
1958–59 Div 4 46 24 10 12 101 63 58 4th promoted R2
1959–60 Div 3 46 18 16 12 97 75 52 3rd R1
1960–61 Div 3 46 15 16 15 83 75 46 10th R3 SF
1961–62 Div 3 46 13 12 21 73 84 38 19th R4 R2
1962–63 Div 3 46 16 12 18 83 81 44 15th R3 R2
1963–64 Div 3 46 18 11 17 73 80 47 11th R1 R1
1964–65 Div 3 46 15 12 19 76 84 42 16th R5 R2
1965–66 Div 3 46 19 11 16 73 64 49 10th R5 R3
1966–67 Div 3 46 20 12 14 77 62 52 6th R3 R2
1967–68 Div 3 46 20 15 11 61 49 55 3rd R3 R1
1968–69 Div 3 46 16 11 19 51 67 43 17th R1 R1
1969–70 Div 3 46 13 18 15 62 63 44 15th R2 R2
1970–71 Div 3 46 16 13 17 58 62 45 13th R2 R1
1971–72 Div 3 46 17 10 19 73 65 44 12th R3 R2
1972–73 Div 3 46 15 14 17 46 54 44 15th R2 R1
1973–74 Div 3 46 10 11 25 41 62 31 22nd relegated R1 R1 Welsh Cup SF
1974–75 Div 4 46 26 10 10 80 43 62 2nd promoted R1 R1 Welsh Cup SF
1975–76 Div 3 46 19 10 17 61 59 48 9th R3 R2 Welsh Cup SF
1976–77 Div 3 46 18 11 17 65 59 47 10th R3 R1 Welsh Cup W
1977–78 Div 3 46 16 15 15 63 57 47 11th R3 R1 Welsh Cup SF
1978–79 Div 3 46 21 19 6 61 41 61 1st promoted QF R1 Welsh Cup W
1979–80 Div 2 42 18 5 19 60 53 41 13th R3 R2 Welsh Cup RU
1980–81 Div 2 42 11 17 14 46 47 39 14th R4 R2 Welsh Cup QF
1981–82 Div 2 42 11 13 18 37 57 46 18th QF R2 Welsh Cup QF
1982–83 Div 2 42 15 14 13 48 48 59 9th R4 R2
1983–84 Div 2 42 17 10 15 49 53 61 8th R5 R3 Welsh Cup W
1984–85 Div 2 42 18 11 13 66 53 65 8th R3 R2 Welsh Cup W
1985–86 Div 2 42 13 10 19 50 64 49 19th R3 R3
1986–87 Div 2 42 15 6 21 41 53 51 18th R3 QF
1987–88 Div 2 44 11 16 17 42 54 49 18th R4 R2
1988–89 Div 2 46 8 18 20 40 67 42 22nd relegated R3 R1
1989–90 Div 3 46 16 15 15 59 54 63 11th R1 R2 R1
1990–91 Div 3 46 14 10 22 61 68 52 18th R5 R2 PR
1991–92 Div 3 46 12 11 23 53 68 47 22nd relegated R1 R2 R1
1992–93 [a]Div 3[a] 42 17 11 14 57 52 62 9th R2 R1 R1
1993–94 Div 3 42 22 13 7 63 39 79 1st promoted R2 R3 R1
1994–95 Div 2 46 13 14 19 54 62 53 18th R1 R1 SF
1995–96 Div 2 46 13 14 19 58 70 53 18th R4 R2 RU
1996–97 Div 2 46 11 13 22 49 74 46 22nd relegated R1 R1 SF
1997–98 Div 3 46 16 13 17 61 62 61 13th R1 R1 R1
1998–99 Div 3 46 14 14 18 53 63 56 15th R1 R1 R1
1999–2000 Div 3 46 9 13 24 40 67 40 22nd R2 R1 R1
2000–01 Div 3 46 15 10 21 49 65 55 15th R1 R1 R2
2001–02 Div 3 46 20 10 16 64 53 70 9th R1 R1 R1
2002–03 Div 3 46 9 14 23 62 92 41 24th relegated R4 R1 ARU
2003–04 Conf 42 20 14 8 67 42 74 3rd promoted R1 R1 FA Trophy
Play-offs
QF
2004–05 Lge 2 46 11 16 19 48 53 49 21st R1 R1 R2
2005–06 Lge 2 46 16 13 17 55 55 61 10th R2 R2 R1
2006–07 Lge 2 46 18 17 11 68 46 71 7th R1 R1 SF Play-offs RU
2007–08 Lge 2 46 12 14 20 56 65 50 18th R1 R2 R1
2008–09 Lge 2 46 17 18 11 61 44 69 7th R1 R1 SF Play-offs RU
2009–10 Lge 2 46 17 12 17 55 54 63 12th R1 R1 R2
2010–11 Lge 2 46 22 13 11 72 49 79 4th R1 R2 R2 Play-offs SF
2011–12 Lge 2 46 26 10 10 66 41 88 2nd promoted R3 R3 R1
2012–13 Lge 1 46 13 16 17 54 60 55 16th R1 R1 R2
2013–14 Lge 1 46 9 15 22 44 65 42 23rd relegated R1 R1 R1
2014–15 Lge 2 46 27 8 11 67 31 89 2nd promoted R2 R4 R1
2015–16 Lge 1 46 13 11 22 58 79 50 20th R5 R2 R2
2016–17 Lge 1 46 13 12 21 46 63 51 18th R2 R2 Group
2017–18 Lge 1 46 25 12 9 60 39 87 3rd R3 R1 RU Play-offs RU

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The Fourth Division was renamed Division Three after the teams in the First Division broke away from The Football League to form the FA Premier League.[6]

References[edit]

General
  • "Shrewsbury Town". Football Club History Database. Retrieved 12 January 2016.
  • "Shrewsbury Town football club (Shrews)". 11v11.com. Retrieved 12 January 2016.
Specific
  1. ^ "SHREWSBURY TOWN". Football Club History Database. Retrieved 9 January 2016.
  2. ^ "First-Team Honours Throughout History". shrewsburytown.com. 16 September 2015. Retrieved 12 February 2016.
  3. ^ "Shrewsbury 2-3 Carlisle". BBC Online. 29 April 2003. Retrieved 12 February 2016.
  4. ^ "Shrews secure promotion". BBC Online. 16 May 2004. Retrieved 12 February 2016.
  5. ^ Dathan, Matt (26 April 2013). "What happened to the sides that fell out of the Football League?". The Independent. Retrieved 12 February 2016.
  6. ^ "History of the Football League". The Football League. 22 September 2010. Archived from the original on 2 February 2013.