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The tables below are reproduced here in the exact form that they can be found at the Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation website and in Rothmans Book of Football League Records 1888–89 to 1978–79, with home and away statistics separated.
Beginning with the season 1894–95, clubs finishing level on points were separated according to goal average (goals scored divided by goals conceded), or more properly put, goal ratio. The goal average system was eventually scrapped beginning with the 1976–77 season.
Since the goal average was used for this purpose for such a long time, it is presented in the tables below even for the seasons prior to 1894–95, and since the goal difference is a more informative piece of information for a modern reader than the goal average, the goal difference is added in this presentation after the goal average.
During the first five seasons of the league, that is until the season 1893–94 re-election process concerned the clubs which finished in the bottom four of the league.
(2nd English title)
|FA Cup winners||Wolverhampton Wanderers (1st FA Cup title)|
|Goals scored||936 (3.9 per match)|
|Top goalscorer||John Campbell (Sunderland), 31|
|Biggest home win||Newton Heath – Wolverhampton 10–1 (15 Oct 1892)|
|Biggest away win||Accrington – Sunderland 0–6 (3 Sept 1892)|
|Highest scoring||Newton Heath – Wolverhampton 10–1 (15 Oct 1892)|
|Longest winning run||8 matches|
Everton (14 Jan 1893 - 8 Apr 1893)
|Longest unbeaten run||10 matches|
Sunderland (2 Jan 1893 - 1 Apr 1893)
|Longest losing run||7 matches|
The Wednesday (7 Jan 1893 - 25 Mar 1893)
Everton - Preston North End (11 Feb 1893)
Notts County - West Bromwich Albion (19 Nov 1892)
West Bromwich Albion - Stoke (26 Nov 1892)
West Bromwich Albion - Burnley (7 Jan 1893)
Stoke - Newton Heath (7 Jan 1893)
Stoke - Everton ( 28 Jan 1893)
The Wednesday -Notts County (3 Apr 1893)
|2||Preston North End||30||11||2||2||34||10||6||1||8||23||29||1.462||37|
|8||West Bromwich Albion||30||9||2||4||35||17||3||3||9||23||52||0.841||29|
|11||Wolverhampton Wanderers||30||11||2||2||32||17||1||2||12||15||51||0.691||28||FA Cup Winners|
|14||Notts County||30||8||3||4||34||15||2||1||12||19||46||0.869||24[b]||Into a test match|
|Home \ Away||ACC||AST||BLB||BOL||BUR||DER||EVE||NWH||NOT||NTC||PNE||STK||SUN||WED||WBA||WOL|
|Preston North End||0–0||4–1||2–1||2–1||2–0||0–1||5–0||2–1||1–0||4–0||2–1||1–2||4–1||1–1||4–0|
|West Bromwich Albion||4–0||3–2||1–2||1–0||7–1||3–1||3–0||0–0||2–2||4–2||0–1||1–2||1–3||3–0||2–1|
|Goals scored||591 (4.48 per match)|
|Top goalscorer||Fred Wheldon (Small Heath), 24|
|Biggest home win||Small Heath – Walsall Town Swifts 12–0 (17 Dec 1892)|
|Biggest away win||Burslem Port Vale – Sheffield United 0–10 (10 Dec 1892)|
|Highest scoring||Small Heath – Walsall Town Swifts 12–0 (17 Dec 1892)|
|Longest winning run||9 matches|
Small Heath (17 Dec 1892 - 1 Apr 1893)
|Longest unbeaten run||15 matches|
Sheffield United (26 Nov 1892 - 15 Apr 1893)
|Longest losing run||5 matches|
Bootle (24 Sep 1892 - 12 Nov 1892)
Crewe Alexandra F.C. (24 Sep 1892 - 26 Nov 1892)
Ardwick (24 Dec 1892 - 18 Feb 1893)
Walsall Town Swifts (3 Sep 1892 - 8 Oct 1892)
|1||Small Heath||22||10||1||0||57||16||7||1||3||33||19||2.571||36[a]||Division Champions, into a test match|
|2||Sheffield United||22||10||1||0||35||8||6||2||3||27||11||3.263||35[b]||Into a test match|
|11||Burslem Port Vale||22||4||1||6||16||23||2||2||7||14||34||0.526||15|
|12||Walsall Town Swifts||22||4||3||4||25||24||1||0||10||12||51||0.493||13|
New clubs in the league (all except Darwen)
|Home \ Away||ARD||BOO||BPV||BRS||CRE||DRW||GRI||LIN||NOR||SHU||SMH||WAL|
|Burslem Port Vale||1–2||0–0||1–0||4–1||2–4||0–1||1–2||4–0||0–10||0–3||3–0|
|Walsall Town Swifts||2–4||4–4||3–0||3–2||3–3||1–2||3–1||2–1||2–3||1–1||1–3|
The test matches were neutral-venue play-offs between the bottom 3 First Division teams and the top 3 Second Division teams. The First Division teams, if coming out as winners, would retain their places in the division. If a Second Division team won, it would be considered for First Division membership through an election process. Losing Second Division teams would stay in the Second Division.
|Small Heath (2nd Div. Champion)||1–1||Newton Heath (1st Div. 16th)|
|Darwen (2nd Div. 3rd)||3–2||Notts County (1st Div. 14th)|
|Sheffield United (2nd Div. 2nd)||0–1||Accrington (1st Div. 15th)|
|Newton Heath (1st Div. 16th)||5–2||Small Heath (2nd Div. Champion)|
The 1891–92 Football Alliance was the third and final season of the Football Alliance, an association football league which was set up in England as an alternative to the Football League, which had begun in the 1888–89 season.
Three new clubs joined the Football Alliance, following the expansion of the Football League to 14 teams, and the defection of Sunderland Albion to the Northern League. These new teams were Ardwick (later Manchester City), Burton Swifts and Lincoln City.At the end of the season the Football Alliance was disbanded and merged with the Football League, which was expanded to two divisions. Champions Nottingham Forest together with Newton Heath and The Wednesday were elected to the enlarged sixteen-team First Division. The remaining teams were joined by Northwich Victoria, Burslem Port Vale and Sheffield United to form a twelve-team Second Division. However, Birmingham St George's disbanded at the end of the season due to financial problems.1892–93 Lincoln City F.C. season
The 1892–93 season was the ninth season of competitive association football played by Lincoln City F.C. After finishing in ninth position in the Football Alliance in 1891–92, Lincoln City was one of 12 clubs elected to the newly formed Second Division for the 1892–93 Football League season.
During the season, City coped well at home winning six of their 11 matches, but all season they constantly struggled only winning once at Burslem Port Vale, in the second half of the season Lincoln did score five goals in three home matches with Frank Smallman becoming the first Lincoln City player to score a hat-trick in the football league when he netted four against Burton Swifts in February. At the end of the season Lincoln finished 9th in the league and had to apply for re-election which was successful as the division was to be expanded to 16 teams.
In the 1892-93 FA Cup Lincoln entered at the first qualifying round and after beating Newark Town, Greenhalgh's and Rotherham Town, they succumbed to a heavy 0-5 defeat away at local rivals Grimsby Town.
In all competitive league and cup matches Lincoln used 20 players and had 10 different goalscorers, William Gresham, Quentin Neill, Frank Smallman and James Gresham played in all 22 league games and the six cup matches, Frank Smallman scored 19 goals in total while no other player reached double figures.1892–93 Small Heath F.C. season
The 1892–93 season was the twelfth season of competitive association football played by Small Heath F.C., an English football club based in Birmingham. After finishing in third position in the Football Alliance in 1891–92, Small Heath was one of 12 clubs elected to the newly formed Second Division for the 1892–93 Football League season.
During the season, the team scored 90 goals at an average of four goals per game, beat Walsall Town Swifts 12–0 to set a club record League victory which, as of 2012, still stands, remained undefeated on their own ground throughout the season, and won the last nine matches of the League season to take the Second Division title at their first attempt. Promotion to the First Division was not automatic, even for the champions, but depended on the results of test matches between the top three Second Division and bottom three First Division teams. Small Heath lost to Newton Heath, the 16th-placed First Division team, after a replay, so were not promoted, although the teams placed second and third were.
Small Heath entered the 1892–93 FA Cup at the first round proper, and lost in that round to First Division club Burnley. In local competitions, they were eliminated by Aston Villa in the semi-final of the Birmingham Senior Cup and the final of the Mayor of Birmingham's Charity Cup. Small Heath also played several friendly matches during the season, including benefit matches for players Harry Morris, Caesar Jenkyns and Fred Speller.
Small Heath used 19 different players in nationally organised competitive matches during the season and had ten different goalscorers. Three players, Fred Wheldon, Tommy Hands and Billy Ollis, appeared in every League match. The top scorer was inside-forward Wheldon with 25 League goals, a total which made him the Second Division's leading scorer, and the other four first-choice forwards all reached double figures. Chris Charsley became the first Small Heath player to represent the England national football team, and Fred Jones was capped for Wales.Billy Walton
William Howard T. Walton (6 August 1871 – 10 February 1963) was an English footballer who played for Small Heath (now Birmingham City) for fourteen years. He made 232 appearances and scored 70 goals in all competitions.George Hollis (footballer)
George Hollis (1869 – after 1897) was an English professional footballer who played as a goalkeeper.
Born in Kenilworth, Warwickshire, Hollis deputised as Small Heath's goalkeeper for England international Chris Charsley, an amateur whose career in the Birmingham City Police entailed his frequent absence from footballing duties. He made 49 appearances in all senior competitions, including 17 in Small Heath's last season in the Football Alliance and 31 in their first two seasons in the Football League. In 1894, Hollis's amateur status was reinstated and he joined Bournbrook F.C., retiring from the game in 1897.List of Crewe Alexandra F.C. seasons
Crewe Alexandra Football Club is a professional association football club based in the town of Crewe, Cheshire, England. Nicknamed The Railwaymen because of the town's links with the rail industry, they play at Gresty Road. The team compete in League Two, the fourth tier of the English football league system.List of Millwall F.C. records and statistics
This list encompasses the honours won by Millwall Football Club and records set by the club, their managers and their players. The record by competition section includes every competitive first team game Millwall have played since their inception in 1885. The player records section includes details of the club's leading goalscorers and those who have made most appearances in first-team competitions, as well transfer records and attendances records.Meshach Dean
Meshach Dean (probably born March 1870 – 1916) was an English footballer who played for Burslem Port Vale in the 1890s.William Gresham (footballer)
William Gresham (1870 – after 1894) was an English footballer who made 35 appearances in the Football League playing for Lincoln City as a goalkeeper. He played for Gainsborough Trinity before joining Lincoln in 1892 in time to play in their first Football League match, alongside his younger brother James. Both brothers were ever-present in the 1892–93 Football League season.
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