List of West Bromwich Albion F.C. seasons

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For a list of records and statistics in the club's history, see List of West Bromwich Albion F.C. records and statistics.
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 Highest Attendance
1883–84 N/A R1 5,129
1884–85 N/A QF 16,393
1885–86 N/A RU 8,137
1886–87 N/A RU 5,107
1887–88 N/A W 9,093
1888–89 FL[B] 22 10 2 10 40 46 22 6th SF Billy Bassett
Tom Pearson
11 4,437 8,000
1889–90 FL 22 11 3 8 47 50 25 5th R1 Tom Pearson 17 5,741 10,122
1890–91 FL 22 5 2 15 34 57 12 12th SF Tom Pearson 13 5,056 10,000
1891–92 FL 26 6 6 14 51 58 18 12th W Tom Pearson 13 7,700 14,085
1892–93 Div 1[C] (1) 30 12 5 13 58 69 29 8th R1 Billy Bassett
Tom Pearson
11 5,113 12,239
1893–94 Div 1 (1) 30 14 4 12 66 59 32 8th R1 Roddy McLeod 14 5,257 14,000
1894–95 Div 1 (1) 30 10 4 16 51 66 24 13th RU Tom Hutchinson 15 6,654 20,977
1895–96 Div 1 (1) 30 6 7 17 30 59 19 16th[D] R3 Roddy McLeod
Billy Richards
6 6,215 19,570
1896–97 Div 1 (1) 30 10 6 14 33 56 26 12th R2 Albert Flewitt 6 6,190 16,147
1897–98 Div 1 (1) 30 11 10 9 44 45 32 7th R3 Ben Garfield 12 7,013 19,483
1898–99 Div 1 (1) 34 12 6 16 42 57 30 14th R3 Billy Richards 10 5,350 19,124
1899–1900 Div 1 (1) 34 11 8 15 43 51 30 13th R3 Chippy Simmons 12 5,695 14,905
1900–01 Div 1 (1) 34 7 8 19 35 62 22 18th SF Chippy Simmons
Dick Roberts
5 13,090 50,000
1901–02 Div 2 (2) 34 25 5 4 82 29 55 1st R1 Chippy Simmons 23 7,822 23,697
1902–03 Div 1 (1) 34 16 4 14 54 53 36 7th R1 Billy Lee 10 17,128 35,000
1903–04 Div 1 (1) 34 7 10 17 36 60 24 18th R1 Chippy Simmons 8 13,356 35,000
1904–05 Div 2 (2) 34 13 4 17 56 48 30 10th QR Walter Jack 13 4,884 10,105
1905–06 Div 2 (2) 38 22 8 8 79 36 52 4th R1 Adam Haywood 21 8,637 23,041
1906–07 Div 2 (2) 38 21 5 12 83 45 47 4th SF Fred Shinton 28 12,652 36,529
1907–08 Div 2 (2) 38 19 9 10 61 39 47 5th R2 Fred Buck 18 11,469 36,727
1908–09 Div 2 (2) 38 19 13 6 56 27 51 3rd[E] R2 Charlie Hewitt 15 18,644 38,049
1909–10 Div 2 (2) 38 16 5 17 58 56 37 11th R3 Fred Buck 16 12,021 24,899
1910–11 Div 2 (2) 38 22 9 7 67 41 53 1st R2 Sid Bowser 22 16,601 40,135
1911–12 Div 1 (1) 38 15 9 14 43 47 39 9th RU Bob Pailor 10 19,358 46,203
1912–13 Div 1 (1) 38 13 12 13 57 50 38 10th R1 Bob Pailor 16 18,280 50,000
1913–14 Div 1 (1) 38 15 13 10 46 42 43 5th R3 Alf Bentley 16 21,734 48,057
1914–15 Div 1 (1) 38 15 10 13 49 43 40 10th R1 Fred Morris 11 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 50,000
1920–21 Div 1 (1) 42 13 14 15 54 58 40 14th R1 Fred Morris 16 30,024 50,000
1921–22 Div 1 (1) 42 15 10 17 51 63 40 13th R3 Stan Davies 14 23,673 50,000
1922–23 Div 1 (1) 42 17 11 14 58 49 45 7th R3 Stan Davies 20 19,960 56,874
1923–24 Div 1 (1) 42 12 14 16 51 62 38 16th R4 Bobby Blood 9 18,620 59,743
1924–25 Div 1 (1) 42 23 10 9 58 34 56 2nd R4 George James 25 23,167 64,612
1925–26 Div 1 (1) 42 16 8 18 79 78 40 13th R4 Stan Davies 19 19,860 52,332
1926–27 Div 1 (1) 42 11 8 23 65 86 30 22nd R3 Joe Carter
Stan Davies
15 21,710 51,892
1927–28 Div 2 (2) 42 17 12 13 90 70 46 8th R3 Jimmy Cookson 38 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 52,333
1929–30 Div 2 (2) 42 21 5 16 105 73 47 6th R3 Jimmy Cookson 33 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 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 59,674
1932–33 Div 1 (1) 42 20 9 13 83 70 49 4th R4 W. G. Richardson 30 24,247 54,038
1933–34 Div 1 (1) 42 17 10 15 78 70 44 7th R3 W. G. Richardson 26 21,488 33,960
1934–35 Div 1 (1) 42 17 10 15 83 83 44 9th RU W. G. Richardson 25 23,767 56,557
1935–36 Div 1 (1) 42 16 6 20 89 88 38 18th R4 W. G. Richardson 39[H] 24,616 52,286
1936–37 Div 1 (1) 42 16 6 20 77 98 38 16th SF Harry Jones 17 23,277 64,815
1937–38 Div 1 (1) 42 14 8 20 74 91 36 22nd R4 W. G. Richardson 15 23,829 55,444
1938–39 Div 2 (2) 42 18 9 15 89 72 45 10th R4 Harry Jones 18 19,611 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 28,621 56,701
1947–48 Div 2 (2) 42 18 9 15 63 58 45 7th R4 Dave Walsh 22 31,618 52,945
1948–49 Div 2 (2) 42 24 8 10 69 39 56 2nd QF Dave Walsh 23 34,379 57,843
1949–50 Div 1 (1) 42 14 12 16 47 53 40 14th R3 Dave Walsh 15 39,588 60,945
1950–51 Div 1 (1) 42 13 11 18 53 61 37 16th R3 Ronnie Allen 10 32,245 45,543
1951–52 Div 1 (1) 42 14 13 15 74 77 41 13th R5 Ronnie Allen 32 30,332 47,782
1952–53 Div 1 (1) 42 21 8 13 66 60 50 4th R4 Ronnie Allen 20 32,701 54,480
1953–54 Div 1 (1) 42 22 9 11 86 63 53 2nd W Johnny Nicholls 28 40,083 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 55,497
1955–56 Div 1 (1) 42 18 5 19 58 70 41 13th R5 Ronnie Allen 17 28,589 59,448
1956–57 Div 1 (1) 42 14 14 14 59 61 42 11th SF Derek Kevan 16 23,676 58,459
1957–58 Div 1 (1) 42 18 14 10 92 70 50 4th QF Bobby Robson 24 33,741 58,574
1958–59 Div 1 (1) 42 18 13 11 88 68 49 5th R5 Derek Kevan 26 33,189 55,498
1959–60 Div 1 (1) 42 19 11 12 83 57 49 4th R5 Derek Kevan 26 28,362 48,739
1960–61 Div 1 (1) 42 18 5 19 67 71 41 10th R3 DNE[L] Derek Kevan 18 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 54,992
1962–63 Div 1 (1) 42 16 7 19 71 79 39 14th R4 DNE Alec Jackson
Derek Kevan
14 19,547 35,550
1963–64 Div 1 (1) 42 16 11 15 70 61 43 10th R4 DNE Clive Clark 16 22,362 49,703
1964–65 Div 1 (1) 42 13 13 16 70 65 39 14th R3 DNE Clive Clark 11 20,453 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 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 42,969
1967–68 Div 1 (1) 42 17 12 13 75 62 46 8th W R2 Jeff Astle 26 27,561 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 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 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 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 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 39,209
1973–74 Div 2 (2) 42 14 16 12 48 45 44 8th R5 R3 Tony Brown 19 16,466 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 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 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 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 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 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 34,993
1980–81 Div 1 (1) 42 20 12 10 60 42 52 4th R4 R5 Cyrille Regis 14 21,236 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 32,166
1982–83 Div 1 (1) 42 15 12 15 51 49 57 11th R4 R2 Cyrille Regis 9 15,966 26,165
1983–84 Div 1 (1) 42 14 9 19 48 62 51 17th R5 R4 Garry Thompson 13 14,692 31,114
1984–85 Div 1 (1) 42 16 7 19 58 62 55 12th R3 R4 Garry Thompson 19 14,470 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 26,615
1994–95 Div 1 (2) 46 16 10 20 51 57 58 19th R3 R1 Andy Hunt 13 15,304 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 23,858
1996–97 Div 1 (2) 46 14 15 17 68 72 57 16th R3 R1 Andy Hunt
Paul Peschisolido
15 15,269 21,791
1997–98 Div 1 (2) 46 16 13 17 50 56 61 10th R4 R3 Lee Hughes 14 16,922 23,012
1998–99 Div 1 (2) 46 16 11 19 69 76 59 12th R3 R1 Lee Hughes 31 14,900 22,682
1999–2000 Div 1 (2) 46 10 19 17 43 60 49 21st R3 R3 Lee Hughes 12 14,719 22,101
2000–01 Div 1 (2) 46 21 11 14 60 52 74 6th[S] R3 R2 Lee Hughes 21 17,803 22,301
2001–02 Div 1 (2) 46 27 8 11 61 29 89 2nd QF R3 Scott Dobie 10 21,052 27,179
2002–03 Prem (1) 38 6 8 24 29 65 26 19th R4 R3 Danny Dichio
Scott Dobie
5 26,731 27,129
2003–04 Div 1 (2) 46 25 11 10 64 42 86 2nd R3 QF Lee Hughes 11 24,785 27,195
2004–05 Prem (1) 38 6 16 16 36 61 34 17th R4 R2 Robert Earnshaw 11 26,002 27,751
2005–06 Prem (1) 38 7 9 22 31 58 30 19th R3 R4 Nathan Ellington
Nwankwo Kanu
5 25,419 27,623
2006–07 Chmp[T] (2) 46 22 10 14 81 55 76 4th[U] R5 R3 Diomansy Kamara 20 20,763 27,415
2007–08 Chmp (2) 46 23 12 11 88 55 81 1st SF R3 Kevin Phillips[5][6] 22 22,311 27,493
2008–09 Prem (1) 38 8 8 22 36 67 32 20th R4 R2 Chris Brunt 8 25,828 26,344
2009–10 Chmp (2) 46 26 13 7 89 48 91 2nd R5 R3 Chris Brunt
Graham Dorrans[7]
13 22,199 25,497
2010–11 Prem (1) 38 12 11 15 56 71 47 11th R3 R5 Peter Odemwingie 15 24,683 26,196
2011–12 Prem (1) 38 13 8 17 45 52 47 10th R4 R3 Peter Odemwingie 10 24,903 26,358
2012–13 Prem (1) 38 14 7 17 53 57 49 8th R3 R3 Romelu Lukaku 17 25,366 26,468
2013–14 Prem (1) 38 7 15 16 43 59 36 17th R3 R3 Saido Berahino/ Stephane Sessegnon 5 25,196 26,613
2014–15 Prem (1) 38 11 11 16 38 51 44 13th QF R4 Saido Berahino 14 25,064 26,768

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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