List of West Bromwich Albion F.C. seasons

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The West Bromwich Albion team that won the League Championship and Charity Shield in 1919–20

West Bromwich Albion Football Club was founded as West Bromwich Strollers in 1878 by workers from George Salter's Spring Works and turned professional in 1885.[1][2] Albion won the FA Cup for the first time in 1888 and later that year became one of the founder members of the Football League. In the 1900–01 season, the club moved to its current home ground, The Hawthorns.[3] Albion have spent the majority of their history in the top division of English football, including 24 seasons in a row between 1949–50 and 1972–73. From 1986–87 to 2001–02, they spent 16 consecutive seasons outside the top division, recording their lowest ever league finish of seventh in Division Three in 1991–92. The team played in the Premier League for the first time in 2002–03.

Albion have won the League Championship once, the FA Cup five times, the League Cup once and the Charity Shield twice, one of which was shared. They have been runners-up in the League Championship twice, in the FA Cup five times and in the League Cup twice. In European competitions, Albion have reached the quarter-final stage of both the Cup Winners' Cup and UEFA Cup.

The club has played more than one hundred seasons since their first entry in the FA Cup in 1883–84. The table details the club's achievements in all national and European first team competitions, and records their top league goalscorer, for each completed season. Records of locally organised cup competitions such as the Birmingham Senior Cup and Staffordshire Senior Cup, which have permitted reserve teams from the 1900s onwards,[4] are not included.

Seasons[edit]

Season League FA Cup League
Cup
Europe / Other Top league goalscorer[A]
Division (Tier) P W D L F A Pts Pos Name Goals Average League Attendance Average Overall Attendance Highest Attendance
1883–84 n/a R1 5,129 5,129
1884–85 n/a QF 10,612 16,393
1885–86 n/a RU 5,365 8,137
1886–87 n/a RU 5,107 5,107
1887–88 n/a W 6,956 9,093
1888–89 FL[B] 22 10 2 10 40 46 22 6th SF Billy Bassett
Tom Pearson
11 4,437 4,492 8,000
1889–90 FL 22 11 3 8 47 50 25 5th R1 Tom Pearson 17 5,741 5,741 10,122
1890–91 FL 22 5 2 15 34 57 12 12th SF Tom Pearson 13 5,056 5,056 10,000
1891–92 FL 26 6 6 14 51 58 18 12th W Tom Pearson 13 7,700 8,314 14,085
1892–93 Div 1[C] (1) 30 12 5 13 58 69 29 8th R1 Billy Bassett
Tom Pearson
11 5,113 5,113 12,239
1893–94 Div 1 (1) 30 14 4 12 66 59 32 8th R1 Roddy McLeod 14 5,257 5,568 14,000
1894–95 Div 1 (1) 30 10 4 16 51 66 24 13th RU Tom Hutchinson 15 6,654 7,695 20,977
1895–96 Div 1 (1) 30 6 7 17 30 59 19 16th[D] R3 Roddy McLeod
Billy Richards
6 6,215 7,149 19,570
1896–97 Div 1 (1) 30 10 6 14 33 56 26 12th R2 Albert Flewitt 6 6,190 6,813 16,147
1897–98 Div 1 (1) 30 11 10 9 44 45 32 7th R3 Ben Garfield 12 7,013 8,811 19,483
1898–99 Div 1 (1) 34 12 6 16 42 57 30 14th R3 Billy Richards 10 5,350 6,502 19,124
1899–1900 Div 1 (1) 34 11 8 15 43 51 30 13th R3 Chippy Simmons 12 5,695 6,142 14,905
1900–01 Div 1 (1) 34 7 8 19 35 62 22 18th SF Chippy Simmons
Dick Roberts
5 13,090 12,920 50,000
1901–02 Div 2 (2) 34 25 5 4 82 29 55 1st R1 Chippy Simmons 23 7,822 7,822 23,697
1902–03 Div 1 (1) 34 16 4 14 54 53 36 7th R1 Billy Lee 10 17,128 18,126 35,000
1903–04 Div 1 (1) 34 7 10 17 36 60 24 18th R1 Chippy Simmons 8 13,356 13,190 35,000
1904–05 Div 2 (2) 34 13 4 17 56 48 30 10th QR Walter Jack 13 4,884 4,903 10,105
1905–06 Div 2 (2) 38 22 8 8 79 36 52 4th R1 Adam Haywood 21 8,637 8,637 23,041
1906–07 Div 2 (2) 38 21 5 12 83 45 47 4th SF Fred Shinton 28 12,652 17,003 36,529
1907–08 Div 2 (2) 38 19 9 10 61 39 47 5th R2 Fred Buck 18 11,469 12,731 36,727
1908–09 Div 2 (2) 38 19 13 6 56 27 51 3rd[E] R2 Charlie Hewitt 15 18,644 19,310 38,049
1909–10 Div 2 (2) 38 16 5 17 58 56 37 11th R3 Fred Buck 16 12,021 11,934 24,899
1910–11 Div 2 (2) 38 22 9 7 67 41 53 1st R2 Sid Bowser 22 16,601 16,674 40,135
1911–12 Div 1 (1) 38 15 9 14 43 47 39 9th RU Bob Pailor 10 19,358 20,554 46,203
1912–13 Div 1 (1) 38 13 12 13 57 50 38 10th R1 Bob Pailor 16 18,280 18,464 50,000
1913–14 Div 1 (1) 38 15 13 10 46 42 43 5th R3 Alf Bentley 16 21,734 21,346 48,057
1914–15 Div 1 (1) 38 15 10 13 49 43 40 10th R1 Fred Morris 11 11,403 11,403 30,492
The Football League and FA Cup were suspended until after the First World War.
1919–20 Div 1 (1) 42 28 4 10 104 47 60 1st R1 Charity Shield[F] W Fred Morris 37 31,968 31,985 50,000
1920–21 Div 1 (1) 42 13 14 15 54 58 40 14th R1 Fred Morris 16 30,024 30,024 50,000
1921–22 Div 1 (1) 42 15 10 17 51 63 40 13th R3 Stan Davies 14 23,673 24,590 50,000
1922–23 Div 1 (1) 42 17 11 14 58 49 45 7th R3 Stan Davies 20 19,960 21,741 56,874
1923–24 Div 1 (1) 42 12 14 16 51 62 38 16th R4 Bobby Blood 9 18,620 23,150 59,743
1924–25 Div 1 (1) 42 23 10 9 58 34 56 2nd R4 George James 25 23,167 26,006 64,612
1925–26 Div 1 (1) 42 16 8 18 79 78 40 13th R4 Stan Davies 19 19,860 21,979 52,332
1926–27 Div 1 (1) 42 11 8 23 65 86 30 22nd R3 Joe Carter
Stan Davies
15 21,710 21,710 51,892
1927–28 Div 2 (2) 42 17 12 13 90 70 46 8th R3 Jimmy Cookson 38 20,263 20,263 37,342
1928–29 Div 2 (2) 42 19 8 15 80 79 46 7th QF Jimmy Cookson
Tommy Glidden
21 13,696 17,844 52,333
1929–30 Div 2 (2) 42 21 5 16 105 73 47 6th R3 Jimmy Cookson 33 14,900 14,900 26,221
1930–31[G] Div 2 (2) 42 22 10 10 83 49 54 2nd W W. G. Richardson 18 23,389 25,653 58,415
1931–32 Div 1 (1) 42 20 6 16 77 55 46 6th R3 Charity Shield RU W. G. Richardson 27 25,404 26,714 59,674
1932–33 Div 1 (1) 42 20 9 13 83 70 49 4th R4 W. G. Richardson 30 24,247 24,478 54,038
1933–34 Div 1 (1) 42 17 10 15 78 70 44 7th R3 W. G. Richardson 26 21,488 21,423 33,960
1934–35 Div 1 (1) 42 17 10 15 83 83 44 9th RU W. G. Richardson 25 23,767 26,357 56,557
1935–36 Div 1 (1) 42 16 6 20 89 88 38 18th R4 W. G. Richardson 39[H] 24,616 24,867 52,286
1936–37 Div 1 (1) 42 16 6 20 77 98 38 16th SF Harry Jones 17 23,277 24,721 64,815
1937–38 Div 1 (1) 42 14 8 20 74 91 36 22nd R4 W. G. Richardson 15 23,829 24,379 55,444
1938–39 Div 2 (2) 42 18 9 15 89 72 45 10th R4 Harry Jones 18 19,611 19,806 42,943
1939–40[I] Div 1 (1)
The Football League and FA Cup were suspended until after the Second World War.
1945–46 n/a[J] R4 31,952 39,882
1946–47 Div 2 (2) 42 20 8 14 88 75 48 7th R4 Dave Walsh 28 28,479 28,959 53,701
1947–48 Div 2 (2) 42 18 9 15 63 58 45 7th R4 Dave Walsh 22 31,618 31,601 52,945
1948–49 Div 2 (2) 42 24 8 10 69 39 56 2nd QF Dave Walsh 23 34,379 35,446 57,843
1949–50 Div 1 (1) 42 14 12 16 47 53 40 14th R3 Dave Walsh 15 39,588 39,578 60,945
1950–51 Div 1 (1) 42 13 11 18 53 61 37 16th R3 Ronnie Allen 10 32,245 32,289 45,543
1951–52 Div 1 (1) 42 14 13 15 74 77 41 13th R5 Ronnie Allen 32 30,332 30,881 47,782
1952–53 Div 1 (1) 42 21 8 13 66 60 50 4th R4 Ronnie Allen 20 32,701 33,213 54,480
1953–54 Div 1 (1) 42 22 9 11 86 63 53 2nd W Johnny Nicholls 28 40,083 42,457 61,088
1954–55 Div 1 (1) 42 16 8 18 76 96 40 17th R4 Charity Shield WS[K] Ronnie Allen 27 32,859 34,557 55,497
1955–56 Div 1 (1) 42 18 5 19 58 70 41 13th R5 Ronnie Allen 17 28,589 31,231 59,448
1956–57 Div 1 (1) 42 14 14 14 59 61 42 11th SF Derek Kevan 16 23,676 27,086 58,459
1957–58 Div 1 (1) 42 18 14 10 92 70 50 4th QF Bobby Robson 24 33,741 38,011 58,574
1958–59 Div 1 (1) 42 18 13 11 88 68 49 5th R5 Derek Kevan 26 33,189 33,587 55,498
1959–60 Div 1 (1) 42 19 11 12 83 57 49 4th R5 Derek Kevan 26 28,362 28,937 48,739
1960–61 Div 1 (1) 42 18 5 19 67 71 41 10th R3 DNE[L] Derek Kevan 18 26,088 26,088 49,903
1961–62 Div 1 (1) 42 15 13 14 83 67 43 9th R5 DNE Derek Kevan[M] 33 22,102 23,779 54,992
1962–63 Div 1 (1) 42 16 7 19 71 79 39 14th R4 DNE Alec Jackson
Derek Kevan
14 19,547 19,636 35,550
1963–64 Div 1 (1) 42 16 11 15 70 61 43 10th R4 DNE Clive Clark 16 22,362 23,555 49,703
1964–65 Div 1 (1) 42 13 13 16 70 65 39 14th R3 DNE Clive Clark 11 20,453 21,016 29,851
1965–66 Div 1 (1) 42 19 12 11 91 69 50 6th R3 W[N] Jeff Astle
John Kaye
18 20,496 23,651 41,188
1966–67 Div 1 (1) 42 16 7 19 77 73 39 13th R4 RU Inter-Cities Fairs Cup R3 Clive Clark 19 24,257 24,652 42,969
1967–68 Div 1 (1) 42 17 12 13 75 62 46 8th W R2 Jeff Astle 26 27,561 29,362 55,992
1968–69 Div 1 (1) 42 16 11 15 64 67 43 10th SF R3 Charity Shield RU Jeff Astle 21 26,582 29,422 50,354
UEFA Cup Winners' Cup QF
1969–70 Div 1 (1) 42 14 9 19 58 66 37 16th R3 RU Anglo-Italian Cup Grp Jeff Astle 25 28,591 28,888 50,120
1970–71 Div 1 (1) 42 10 15 17 58 75 35 17th R4 R4 Anglo-Italian Cup Grp Tony Brown 28 26,606 26,078 41,134
Texaco Cup R1
1971–72 Div 1 (1) 42 12 11 19 42 54 35 16th R3 R2 Watney Cup RU Tony Brown 17 27,186 27,365 50,985
1972–73 Div 1 (1) 42 9 10 23 38 62 28 22nd R5 R3 Texaco Cup R2 Tony Brown 12 22,340 21,553 39,209
1973–74 Div 2 (2) 42 14 16 12 48 45 44 8th R5 R3 Tony Brown 19 16,466 17,901 51,029
1974–75 Div 2 (2) 42 18 9 15 54 42 45 6th R4 R3 Texaco Cup Grp Tony Brown 12 12,805 12,918 29,614
1975–76 Div 2 (2) 42 20 13 9 50 33 53 3rd R5 R2 Anglo-Scottish Cup Grp Alistair Brown 10 17,955 18,706 36,645
1976–77 Div 1 (1) 42 16 13 13 62 56 45 7th R3 R3 Anglo-Scottish Cup Grp David Cross 12 25,573 25,331 42,867
1977–78 Div 1 (1) 42 18 14 10 62 53 50 6th SF R4 Tennent Caledonian Cup W Tony Brown 19 24,521 24,946 37,792
1978–79 Div 1 (1) 42 24 11 7 72 35 59 3rd R5 R2 UEFA Cup QF Alistair Brown 18 27,211 28,779 37,687
Tennent Caledonian Cup SF[O]
1979–80 Div 1 (1) 42 11 19 12 54 50 41 10th R3 R4 UEFA Cup R1 Peter Barnes 15 23,214 23,167 34,993
1980–81 Div 1 (1) 42 20 12 10 60 42 52 4th R4 R5 Cyrille Regis 14 21,236 20,682 34,326
1981–82 Div 1 (1) 42 11 11 20 46 57 44[P] 17th SF SF UEFA Cup R1 Cyrille Regis 17 17,694 18,725 32,166
1982–83 Div 1 (1) 42 15 12 15 51 49 57 11th R4 R2 Cyrille Regis 9 15,966 15,711 26,165
1983–84 Div 1 (1) 42 14 9 19 48 62 51 17th R5 R4 Garry Thompson 13 14,692 15,773 31,114
1984–85 Div 1 (1) 42 16 7 19 58 62 55 12th R3 R4 Garry Thompson 19 14,470 14,292 26,292
1985–86 Div 1 (1) 42 4 12 26 35 89 24 22nd R3 R4 Full Members Cup ASF Imre Varadi 9 12,306 12,226 24,962
1986–87 Div 2 (2) 42 13 12 17 51 49 51 15th R3 R2 Full Members Cup R1 Garth Crooks 11 9,280 9,166 15,039
1987–88 Div 2 (2) 44 12 11 21 50 69 47 20th R3 R1 Full Members Cup R2 Andy Gray 10 10,126 10,104 24,072
1988–89 Div 2 (2) 46 18 18 10 65 41 72 9th R3 R1 Full Members Cup R1 Don Goodman 15 12,887 13,394 32,086
1989–90 Div 2 (2) 46 12 15 19 67 71 51 20th R5 R4 Full Members Cup R1 Don Goodman 21 11,656 12,466 27,585
1990–91 Div 2 (2) 46 10 18 18 52 61 48 23rd R3 R1 Full Members Cup R1 Gary Bannister 13 12,136 12,095 28,510
1991–92 Div 3 (3) 46 19 14 13 64 49 71 7th R2 R1 Associate Members Cup R1 Gary Robson 9 12,711 12,479 26,168
1992–93 Div 2[Q] (3) 46 25 10 11 88 54 85 4th[R] R3 R1 Football League Trophy R3 Bob Taylor 30 15,781 15,925 30,341
1993–94 Div 1 (2) 46 13 12 18 60 69 51 21st R1 R2 Anglo-Italian Cup Grp Bob Taylor 18 17,232 16,855 26,615
1994–95 Div 1 (2) 46 16 10 20 51 57 58 19th R3 R1 Andy Hunt 13 15,304 15,449 23,630
1995–96 Div 1 (2) 46 16 12 18 60 68 60 11th R3 R2 Anglo-Italian Cup AF Bob Taylor 17 15,367 14,764 23,858
1996–97 Div 1 (2) 46 14 15 17 68 72 57 16th R3 R1 Andy Hunt
Paul Peschisolido
15 15,269 15,041 21,791
1997–98 Div 1 (2) 46 16 13 17 50 56 61 10th R4 R3 Lee Hughes 14 16,922 16,566 23,012
1998–99 Div 1 (2) 46 16 11 19 69 76 59 12th R3 R1 Lee Hughes 31 14,900 14,632 22,682
1999–2000 Div 1 (2) 46 10 19 17 43 60 49 21st R3 R3 Lee Hughes 12 14,719 13,978 22,101
2000–01 Div 1 (2) 46 21 11 14 60 52 74 6th[S] R3 R2 Lee Hughes 21 17,803 17,451 22,301
2001–02 Div 1 (2) 46 27 8 11 61 29 89 2nd QF R3 Scott Dobie 10 21,052 21,296 27,179
2002–03 Prem (1) 38 6 8 24 29 65 26 19th R4 R3 Danny Dichio
Scott Dobie
5 26,731 26,390 27,129
2003–04 Div 1 (2) 46 25 11 10 64 42 86 2nd R3 QF Lee Hughes 11 24,785 24,159 27,195
2004–05 Prem (1) 38 6 16 16 36 61 34 17th R4 R2 Robert Earnshaw 11 26,002 25,824 27,751
2005–06 Prem (1) 38 7 9 22 31 58 30 19th R3 R4 Nathan Ellington
Nwankwo Kanu
5 25,419 24,426 27,623
2006–07 Chmp[T] (2) 46 22 10 14 81 55 76 4th[U] R5 R3 Diomansy Kamara 20 20,763 20,489 27,415
2007–08 Chmp (2) 46 23 12 11 88 55 81 1st SF R3 Kevin Phillips[5][6] 22 22,311 21,200 27,493
2008–09 Prem (1) 38 8 8 22 36 67 32 20th R4 R2 Chris Brunt 8 25,828 25,128 26,344
2009–10 Chmp (2) 46 26 13 7 89 48 91 2nd R5 R3 Chris Brunt
Graham Dorrans[7]
13 22,199 21,205 25,497
2010–11 Prem (1) 38 12 11 15 56 71 47 11th R3 R5 Peter Odemwingie 15 24,683 24,020 26,196
2011–12 Prem (1) 38 13 8 17 45 52 47 10th R4 R3 Peter Odemwingie 10 24,903 24,007 26,358
2012–13 Prem (1) 38 14 7 17 53 57 49 8th R3 R3 Romelu Lukaku 17 25,366 24,519 26,468

Key[edit]

Champions Runners-up Promoted Relegated

Divisions in bold indicate a change in division.
Players in bold indicate the top scorer in the division that season.

Footnotes[edit]

References[edit]

General
Specific
  1. ^ McOwan pp. 7–8.
  2. ^ "In the record book". West Bromwich Albion F.C. 14 October 2008. Retrieved 16 November 2008. 
  3. ^ McOwan p. 30.
  4. ^ Matthews (1987) pp. 202–206.
  5. ^ (1)iumtv.co.uk/page/Goalscorers/0,,10366~200710366,00.html "West Bromwich Albion top goalscorers 2007-08". West Bromwich Albion F.C. Retrieved 16 November 2008. 
  6. ^ Sutcliffe, Richard (4 June 2008). "Leeds United join clamour for Kevin Phillips". Yorkshire Post. Retrieved 16 November 2008. 
  7. ^ "Player statistics 2009/10". West Bromwich Albion F.C. 2 May 2010. Retrieved 5 May 2010. 
  8. ^ Ross, James (22 August 2008). "England - List of FA Charity/Community Shield Matches". RSSSF. Retrieved 16 November 2008. 
  9. ^ Matthews (2007) p. 23.
  10. ^ McOwan p. 86.

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