List of Liverpool F.C. seasons

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Liverpool's team during its first season, 1892–93

Liverpool Football Club is an English association football club based in Liverpool, Merseyside. The club was formed in 1892 following a disagreement between the board of Everton and club president John Houlding, who owned the club's ground, Anfield. The disagreement between the two parties over rent resulted in Everton moving to Goodison Park from Anfield, which left Houlding with an empty stadium. Thus, he founded Liverpool F.C. to play in the empty stadium.[1] Liverpool won the First Division title for the first time in 1901; since then, the club has won a further seventeen league titles, along with seven FA Cups and eight Football League Cups. They have also been crowned champions of European football on six occasions by winning the European Cup/UEFA Champions League in 1977, 1978, 1981, 1984, 2005, and 2019.[2] The club was one of 22 members of the Premier League when it was formed in 1992.

As of the end of the 2018–19 season, the team have spent 104 seasons in the top tier of the English football league system and 11 in the second. The table details the team's achievements and the top goalscorer in senior first-team competitions from their first in the Lancashire League and FA Cup during the 1892–93 season to the end of the most recently completed season. Details of the abandoned 1939–40 season and unofficial Second World War leagues are not included.

History[edit]

Liverpool F.C. were formed in 1892, following a rent dispute between the leaseholder of Anfield, John Houlding, and Everton Football Club, which left Houlding with a ground but no club playing in it. In their first season Liverpool won the Lancashire League, and were elected to the Football League Second Division for the 1893–94 season,[3] going on to win the title without losing a match.[4] Their first season in the First Division ended in relegation, before they were promoted back the following season. Liverpool won the First Division for the first time in the 1900–01 season,[2] and reached their first FA Cup Final in 1914, losing 1–0 to Burnley. They won their first back-to-back titles in the 1921–22 and 1922–23 seasons; this was their last success until the 1946–47 season, when they regained the league title. Relegated in the 1953–54 season, they did not regain their place in the First Division until the 1962–63 season under the management of Bill Shankly.[5]

Liverpool first participated in European competition during the 1964–65 season, a season which represented Liverpool's first FA Cup triumph.[6] They won their first European trophy, the UEFA Cup, during the 1972–73 season.[7] The club won the European Cup during the 1976–77 season and retained the trophy the following year. Liverpool won a unique treble of the League, the European Cup and League Cup during the 1983–84 season.[8] They won their first double of league championship and FA Cup in 1986, and during the 2000–01 season they won another treble, this one consisting of the FA Cup, League Cup and UEFA Cup.[8]

Key[edit]

Champions Runners-up Promoted ↑ Relegated ↓ Top scorer in Liverpool's division ♦

Seasons[edit]

Correct as of the end of the 2018–19 season.[A][B]

Seasons of Liverpool F.C.
Season League FA Cup League Cup Comm. Shield CL EL CWC Super Cup Club World Cup Top scorer
Division P W D L F A Pts Pos Name Goals
1892–93 Lancs ↑ 22 17 2 3 66 19 36 1st QR3 John Miller 27
1893–94 Division 2 ↑ 28 22 6 0 77 18 50 1st[C] R3 James Stott 14
1894–95 Division 1 ↓ 30 7 8 15 51 70 22 16th[D] R2 Thomas Bradshaw 18
1895–96 Division 2 ↑ 30 22 2 6 106 32 46 1st[E] R2 George Allan 29
1896–97 Division 1 30 12 9 9 46 38 33 5th SF George Allan 18
1897–98 Division 1 30 11 6 13 48 45 28 9th R3 Frank Becton 13
1898–99 Division 1 34 19 5 10 49 33 43 2nd SF Hugh Morgan 13
1899–1900 Division 1 34 14 5 15 49 45 33 10th R2 Tom Robertson
John Walker
10
1900–01 Division 1 34 19 7 8 59 35 45 1st R1 Sam Raybould 18
1901–02 Division 1 34 10 12 12 42 38 32 11th R2 Sam Raybould 18
1902–03 Division 1 34 17 4 13 68 49 38 5th R1 Sam Raybould[F] 32 ♦
1903–04 Division 1 ↓ 34 9 8 17 49 62 26 17th R1 Jack Cox 9
1904–05 Division 2 ↑ 34 27 4 3 93 25 58 1st R1 Robbie Robinson 23
1905–06 Division 1 38 23 5 10 79 46 51 1st SF Joe Hewitt 27
1906–07 Division 1 38 13 7 18 64 65 33 15th R4 Sam Raybould 17
1907–08 Division 1 38 16 6 16 68 61 38 8th R3 Joe Hewitt 22
1908–09 Division 1 38 15 6 17 57 65 36 16th R2 Ronald Orr 23
1909–10 Division 1 38 21 6 11 78 57 48 2nd R1 Jack Parkinson[G] 30 ♦
1910–11 Division 1 38 15 7 16 53 53 37 13th R2 Jack Parkinson 20
1911–12 Division 1 38 12 10 16 49 55 34 17th R2 Jack Parkinson 13
1912–13 Division 1 38 16 5 17 61 71 37 12th R3 Arthur Metcalf 18
1913–14 Division 1 38 14 7 17 46 62 35 16th RU Tom Miller 20
1914–15 Division 1 38 14 9 15 65 75 37 13th R2 Fred Pagnam 26
1915–19 é
Peacetime competitions were suspended during the First World War. Liverpool competed in the Lancashire Section pr. from 1915–16 to 1918–19.
& & & & & & & é & & é & é &
1919–20 Division 1 42 19 10 13 59 44 48 4th R4 Harry Chambers 15
1920–21 Division 1 42 18 15 9 63 35 51 4th R2 Harry Chambers 24
1921–22 Division 1 42 22 13 7 63 36 57 1st R2 Harry Chambers 21
1922–23 Division 1 42 26 8 8 70 31 60 1st R3 RU Harry Chambers 25
1923–24 Division 1 42 15 11 16 49 48 41 12th R4 Jimmy Walsh 19
1924–25 Division 1 42 20 10 12 63 55 50 4th R4 Dick Forshaw 19
1925–26 Division 1 42 14 16 12 70 63 44 7th R4 Dick Forshaw 29
1926–27 Division 1 42 18 7 17 69 61 43 9th R5 Harry Chambers 21
1927–28 Division 1 42 13 13 16 84 87 39 16th R4 Gordon Hodgson 23
1928–29 Division 1 42 17 12 13 90 64 46 4th R4 Gordon Hodgson 32
1929–30 Division 1 42 16 9 17 63 79 41 12th R3 Jimmy Smith 23
1930–31 Division 1 42 15 12 15 86 85 42 9th R3 Gordon Hodgson 36
1931–32 Division 1 42 19 6 17 81 93 44 10th R6 Gordon Hodgson 27
1932–33 Division 1 42 14 11 17 79 84 39 14th R3 Gordon Hodgson 24
1933–34 Division 1 42 14 10 18 79 87 38 18th R5 Gordon Hodgson 25
1934–35 Division 1 42 19 7 16 85 88 45 7th R4 Gordon Hodgson 29
1935–36 Division 1 42 13 12 17 60 64 38 19th R3 Fred Howe 17
1936–37 Division 1 42 12 11 19 62 84 35 18th R3 Fred Howe 16
1937–38 Division 1 42 15 11 16 65 71 41 11th R5 Alf Hanson 15
1938–39 Division 1 42 14 14 14 62 63 42 11th R5 Berry Nieuwenhuys 16
1939–45 é
Peacetime competitions were suspended during the Second World War. Liverpool participated in wartime leagues until 1945–46.
& & & & & & & é & & é & é &
1945–46 ~ R4 Willie Fagan 3
1946–47 Division 1 42 25 7 10 84 52 57 1st SF Jack Balmer
Albert Stubbins
28
1947–48 Division 1 42 16 10 16 65 61 42 11th R5 Albert Stubbins 26
1948–49 Division 1 42 13 14 15 53 43 40 12th R5 Jack Balmer 16
1949–50 Division 1 42 17 14 11 64 54 48 8th RU Billy Liddell 19
1950–51 Division 1 42 16 11 15 53 59 43 9th R3 Billy Liddell 15
1951–52 Division 1 42 12 19 11 57 61 43 11th R5 Billy Liddell 19
1952–53 Division 1 42 14 8 20 61 82 36 17th R3 Billy Liddell 13
1953–54 Division 1 ↓ 42 9 10 23 68 97 28 22nd R3 Sammy Smyth 13
1954–55 Division 2 42 16 10 16 92 96 42 11th R5 John Evans 33
1955–56 Division 2 42 21 6 15 85 63 48 3rd R5 Billy Liddell 32
1956–57 Division 2 42 21 11 10 82 54 53 3rd R3 Billy Liddell 21
1957–58 Division 2 42 22 10 10 79 54 54 4th R6 Billy Liddell 23
1958–59 Division 2 42 24 5 13 87 62 53 4th R3 Jimmy Melia 21
1959–60 Division 2 42 20 10 12 90 66 50 3rd R4 Roger Hunt 23
1960–61 Division 2 42 21 10 11 87 58 52 3rd R4 R3 Kevin Lewis 32
1961–62 Division 2 ↑ 42 27 8 7 99 43 62 1st R5 Roger Hunt 42
1962–63 Division 1 42 17 10 15 71 59 44 8th SF Roger Hunt 26
1963–64 Division 1 42 26 5 11 92 45 57 1st R6 Roger Hunt 33
1964–65 Division 1 42 17 10 15 67 73 44 7th W W[H] SF Roger Hunt 37
1965–66 Division 1 42 26 9 7 79 34 61 1st R3 W[H] RU Roger Hunt 33
1966–67 Division 1 42 19 13 10 64 47 51 5th R5 W R2 Roger Hunt 19
1967–68 Division 1 42 22 11 9 71 40 55 3rd R6 R2 R3 Roger Hunt 30
1968–69 Division 1 42 25 11 6 63 24 61 2nd R5 R4 R1 Roger Hunt 17
1969–70 Division 1 42 20 11 11 65 42 51 5th R6 R3 R2 Bobby Graham 21
1970–71 Division 1 42 17 17 8 42 24 51 5th RU R3 SF Alun Evans 15
1971–72 Division 1 42 24 9 9 64 30 57 3rd R4 R4 R2 John Toshack 13
1972–73 Division 1 42 25 10 7 72 42 60 1st R4 R5 W Kevin Keegan 22
1973–74 Division 1 42 22 13 7 52 31 57 2nd W R5 R2 Kevin Keegan 19
1974–75 Division 1 42 20 11 11 60 39 51 2nd R4 R4 W R2 Steve Heighway 13
1975–76 Division 1 42 23 14 5 66 31 60 1st R4 R3 W John Toshack 23
1976–77 Division 1 42 23 11 8 62 33 57 1st RU R2 W W Kevin Keegan 20
1977–78 Division 1 42 24 9 9 65 34 57 2nd R3 RU W[H] W W Kenny Dalglish 31
1978–79 Division 1 42 30 8 4 85 16 68 1st SF R2 R1 RU Kenny Dalglish 25
1979–80 Division 1 42 25 10 7 81 30 60 1st SF SF W R1 David Johnson 27
1980–81 Division 1 42 17 17 8 62 42 51 5th R4 W W W Terry McDermott 22
1981–82 Division 1 42 26 9 7 80 32 87 1st R5 W QF RU Ian Rush 30
1982–83 Division 1 42 24 10 8 87 37 82 1st R5 W W QF Ian Rush 31
1983–84 Division 1 42 22 14 6 73 32 80 1st R4 W RU W Ian Rush[I] 47 ♦
1984–85 Division 1 42 22 11 9 68 35 77 2nd SF R3 RU RU RU RU John Wark 27
1985–86 Division 1 42 26 10 6 89 37 88 1st W SF Ian Rush 33
1986–87 Division 1 42 23 8 11 72 42 77 2nd R3 RU W[H] Ian Rush 40
1987–88 Division 1 40 26 12 2 87 24 90 1st RU R3 John Aldridge[J] 29 ♦
1988–89 Division 1 38 22 10 6 65 28 76 2nd W R4 W John Aldridge 31
1989–90 Division 1 38 23 10 5 78 37 79 1st SF R3 W John Barnes 28
1990–91 Division 1 38 23 7 8 77 40 76 2nd R5 R3 W[H] Ian Rush 26
1991–92 Division 1 42 16 16 10 47 40 64 6th W R4 QF Dean Saunders 23
1992–93 PL 42 16 11 15 62 55 59 6th R3 R4 RU R2 Ian Rush 22
1993–94 PL 42 17 9 16 59 55 60 8th R3 R4 Ian Rush 19
1994–95 PL 42 21 11 10 65 37 74 4th R6 W Robbie Fowler 31
1995–96 PL 38 20 11 7 70 34 71 3rd RU R4 R2 Robbie Fowler 36
1996–97 PL 38 19 11 8 62 37 68 4th R4 R5 SF Robbie Fowler 31
1997–98 PL 38 18 11 9 68 42 65 3rd R3 SF R2 Michael Owen[K] 23 ♦
1998–99 PL 38 15 9 14 68 49 54 7th R4 R4 R3 Michael Owen[L] 23 ♦
1999–2000 PL 38 19 10 9 51 30 67 4th R4 R3 Michael Owen 12
2000–01 PL 38 20 9 9 71 39 69 3rd W W W Michael Owen 24
2001–02 PL 38 24 8 6 67 30 80 2nd R4 R3 W QF W Michael Owen 29
2002–03 PL 38 18 10 10 61 41 64 5th R4 W RU Grp[M] QF Michael Owen 28
2003–04 PL 38 16 12 10 55 37 60 4th R5 R4 R4 Michael Owen 19
2004–05 PL 38 17 7 14 52 41 58 5th R3 RU W Milan Baroš
Luis García
Steven Gerrard
13
2005–06 PL 38 25 7 6 57 25 82 3rd W R3 R16 W RU Steven Gerrard 23
2006–07 PL 38 20 8 10 57 27 68 3rd R3 R5 W RU Peter Crouch 18
2007–08 PL 38 21 13 4 67 28 76 4th R5 R5 SF Fernando Torres 33
2008–09 PL 38 25 11 2 77 27 86 2nd R4 R4 QF Steven Gerrard 24
2009–10 PL 38 18 9 11 61 35 63 7th R3 R4 Grp[M] SF Fernando Torres 22
2010–11 PL 38 17 7 14 59 44 58 6th R3 R3 R16 Dirk Kuyt 15
2011–12 PL 38 14 10 14 47 40 52 8th RU W Luis Suárez 17
2012–13 PL 38 16 13 9 71 43 61 7th R4 R4 R32 Luis Suárez 30
2013–14 PL 38 26 6 6 101 50 84 2nd R5 R3 Luis Suárez[N] 31 ♦
2014–15 PL 38 18 8 12 52 48 62 6th SF SF Grp[M] R32 Steven Gerrard 13
2015–16 PL 38 16 12 10 63 50 60 8th R4 RU RU Daniel Sturridge 13
2016–17 PL 38 22 10 6 78 42 76 4th R4 SF Philippe Coutinho 14
2017–18 PL 38 21 12 5 84 38 75 4th R4 R3 RU Mohamed Salah[O] 44 ♦
2018–19 PL 38 30 7 1 89 22 97 2nd R3 R3 W Mohamed Salah[P] 27 ♦
Season Division P W D L F A Pts Pos FA Cup League Cup Comm. Shield CL EL CWC Super Cup Club World Cup Name Goals

Notes[edit]

A.  ^ Goal tallies are for the competitions listed only; friendly matches are not included. Divisions are not sorted alphabetically, but based on their placing in the English football league system at that time.

B.  ^ From 1896–97 until 1980–81, two points were awarded for a win, and one for a draw. From the 1981–82 season onwards, three points have been awarded for a win.[9]

C.  ^ Liverpool were promoted after defeating Newton Heath 2–0 in a test match. Promotion and relegation were decided by test match until the 1898–99 season.

D.   ^ Liverpool were relegated after losing 1–0 to Blackburn Rovers in a test match.

E.   ^ Liverpool were promoted after winning two and drawing one of four test matches, which were played at home and away against Small Heath and West Bromwich Albion.

F.   ^ 31 goals in First Division.

G.   ^ 30 goals in First Division.

H. a b c d e f From 1939 to 1993, in the event of a draw, the Charity Shield would be shared between the two competing teams, with each team having possession of the trophy for six months.

I. ^ 32 goals in First Division.

J. ^ 26 goals in First Division.

K. ^ 18 goals in Premier League, joint top scorer with Chris Sutton of Blackburn Rovers and Dion Dublin of Coventry City.

L. ^ 18 goals in Premier League, joint top scorer with Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink of Leeds United and Dwight Yorke of Manchester United.

M. a b c Teams finishing third in their group at the first group stage of the Champions League enter the UEFA Cup/Europa League at round three.

N. ^ 31 goals in Premier League.

O. ^ 32 goals in Premier League.

P. ^ 22 goals in Premier League, joint top scorer with Sadio Mané of Liverpool and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Arsenal.

References[edit]

General
  • "LFChistory.net Season Archive". Archived from the original on 13 July 2006. Retrieved 22 August 2006.
Specific
  1. ^ "Liverpool Football Club is formed". Liverpool F.C. Archived from the original on 12 July 2010. Retrieved 15 January 2012.
  2. ^ a b "Honours". Liverpool F.C. Retrieved 15 January 2012.
  3. ^ Williams, John (2001). "Out of the Blue and into the Red: The Early Liverpool Years". In Williams, John, Long, Cathy, and Hopkins, Stephen (eds.) (eds.). Passing Rhythms: Liverpool FC and the Transformation of Football. Oxford: Berg. ISBN 1-85973-303-4.CS1 maint: Uses editors parameter (link)
  4. ^ Pead, Brian. Liverpool A complete record 1892-1986. Breedon Books Sport. ISBN 0-907969-15-1.
  5. ^ "Bill Shankly's managerial profile". LFChistory. Archived from the original on 23 May 2008. Retrieved 3 August 2008.
  6. ^ "All the official games for the 1964-1965 season". LFChistory. Archived from the original on 18 February 2007. Retrieved 3 August 2008.
  7. ^ "Liverpool in Europe: The Early Years 1964-1973". LFChistory. Archived from the original on 22 June 2010. Retrieved 3 September 2008.
  8. ^ a b "Football: Multiple Trophy Winners". KryssTal. Retrieved 3 September 2008.
  9. ^ "History of the Football League". The Football League. 16 June 2010. Archived from the original on 2 February 2013. Retrieved 28 July 2010.

External links[edit]

  • "Liverpool". Football Club History Database. Retrieved 18 March 2008.