The 1898–99 season was the 28th season of competitive football in England.
|Football in England|
|First Division||Aston Villa|
|Second Division||Manchester City|
|Northern League||Bishop Auckland|
|The Combination||Everton Reserves|
|FA Cup||Sheffield United|
|Sheriff of London Charity Shield||Shared between Corinthian and Sheffield United|
This was the first season in which automatic promotion/relegation was introduced between the First and Second divisions. Both Divisions were expanded to 18 teams.
On 26 November 1898, the First Division match between Sheffield Wednesday and Aston Villa was abandoned after 79 minutes due to bad light. Rather than let the score stand or replay the whole match, The Football Association ordered that the remaining 11 minutes should be played at Hillsborough on 13 March 1899. Sheffield Wednesday, who were leading 3–1 when the game was abandoned, scored one more goal to win 4–1.
|First Division||Aston Villa (4*)|
|Second Division||Manchester City|
|FA Cup||Sheffield United (1)|
Notes = Number in parentheses is the times that club has won that honour. * indicates new record for competition
|14||West Bromwich Albion||34||12||6||16||42||57||0.737||30|
|15||Preston North End||34||10||9||15||44||47||0.936||29|
|2||Glossop North End||34||20||6||8||76||38||2.000||46|
|5||New Brighton Tower||34||18||7||9||71||52||1.365||43|
|9||Burslem Port Vale||34||17||5||12||56||34||1.647||39|
P = Matches played; W = Matches won; D = Matches drawn; L = Matches lost; F = Goals for; A = Goals against; GA = Goal average; Pts = Points
The 1898–99 British Home Championship was an international football tournament between the British Home Nations. A very high scoring affair, the competition featured the highest scoreline ever achieved in the Home Championships when England defeated Ireland 13–2 in Sunderland. It was the first of two particularly heavy defeats for the Irish side, who nevertheless still managed to finish third, courtesy of a victory over Wales.
England's win over the Ireland was the start of the tournament and placed them immediately on top of the table, a position Ireland joined them in with their 1–0 victory over Wales in the second game. Scotland began their bid for the title in the third match with a strong 6–0 win over Wales in Wrexham. Wales' poor competition was finished in their next game when England again took top position by beating them 4–0. In the penultimate game, Scotland joined England at the top of the table with a 9–1 demolition of Ireland, who had conceded 21 goals in two games but still finished third. In the deciding match, England and Scotland both played a strong game but England eventually proved stronger, winning 2–1.1898–99 FA Cup
The 1898–1899 FA Cup was the 28th season of the world's oldest association football competition, the Football Association Challenge Cup (more usually known as the FA Cup). The cup was won by Sheffield United, who defeated Derby County 4–1 in the final of the competition, played at Crystal Palace in London.
Matches were scheduled to be played at the stadium of the team named first on the date specified for each round, which was always a Saturday. If scores were level after 90 minutes had been played, a replay would take place at the stadium of the second-named team later the same week. If the replayed match was drawn further replays would be held at neutral venues until a winner was determined. If scores were level after 90 minutes had been played in a replay, a 30-minute period of extra time would be played.1898–99 Football League
The 1898–99 season was the eleventh season of The Football League. The race for the First Division title was one of the most exciting yet. Second-placed Liverpool travelled to Villa Park to face league leaders Aston Villa, needing a win to overhaul Villa and take the title on the last day of the season. Villa won 5-0 to take the title in emphatic style.
Defending champions Sheffield United had the first poor title defence in English top flight history, finishing 16th out of 18, barely avoiding the two relegation places.1899 FA Cup Final
The 1899 FA Cup Final was contested by Sheffield United and Derby County at Crystal Palace. Sheffield United won 4–1, with four second-half goals scored by Jack Almond, Walter Bennett, Billy Beer and Fred Priest after John Boag had scored a first-half opener for County. This was Derby's second successive losing final and worse was to come in that regard in 1903 against Bury. The contest was photographed by Henry Jasper Redfern.1899 Sheriff of London Charity Shield
The 1899 Sheriff of London Charity Shield was the second edition of the Sheriff of London Charity Shield. The match between Queen's Park and league champions Aston Villa was a goalless draw, even following thirty minutes of added time. No replay was agreed between the sides so the honour was shared.
1898–99 in English football
|Football and Southern Leagues|
|Related to national team|