1901–02 in English football

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Football in England
Season 1901–02
Men's football
First Division Sunderland
Second Division West Bromwich Albion
Southern League Portsmouth
Northern League Bishop Auckland
The Combination Wrexham
FA Cup Sheffield United
Sheriff of London Charity Shield Aston Villa
1900–01 England 1902–03

The 1901–02 season was the 31st season of competitive football in England.

League changes[edit]

Doncaster Rovers and Bristol City replaced Walsall and New Brighton Tower in the Football League.

Burton United were formed by a merger of Burton Swifts with former League side Burton Wanderers.

Bristol City were the first non-London Southern side in the league.

Events[edit]

  • 9 January 1902 – Newton Heath, the Manchester based Second Division club, are on the brink of closure and expulsion from the Football League after being issued with a winding up order.[1] The club is £2,600 in debt.[2]

Honours[edit]

Competition Winner
First Division Sunderland (4)
Second Division West Bromwich Albion
FA Cup Sheffield United (2)
Home Championship  Scotland

Notes = Number in parentheses is the times that club has won that honour. * indicates new record for competition

Football League[edit]

First Division[edit]

Pos Club P W D L F A GA Pts
1 Sunderland 34 19 6 9 50 35 1.429 44
2 Everton 34 17 7 10 53 35 1.514 41
3 Newcastle United 34 14 9 11 48 34 1.412 37
4 Blackburn Rovers 34 15 6 13 52 48 1.083 36
5 Nottingham Forest 34 13 9 12 43 43 1.000 35
6 Derby County 34 13 9 12 39 41 0.951 35
7 Bury 34 13 8 13 44 38 1.158 34
8 Aston Villa 34 13 8 13 42 40 1.050 34
9 The Wednesday 34 13 8 13 48 52 0.923 34
10 Sheffield United 34 13 7 14 53 48 1.104 33
11 Liverpool 34 10 12 12 42 38 1.105 32
12 Bolton Wanderers 34 12 8 14 51 56 0.911 32
13 Notts County 34 14 4 16 51 57 0.895 32
14 Wolverhampton Wanderers 34 13 6 15 46 57 0.807 32
15 Grimsby Town 34 13 6 15 44 60 0.733 32
16 Stoke 34 11 9 14 45 55 0.818 31
17 Small Heath 34 11 8 15 47 45 1.044 30
18 Manchester City 34 11 6 17 42 58 0.724 28

Second Division[edit]

Pos Club P W D L F A GA Pts
1 West Bromwich Albion 34 25 5 4 82 29 2.828 55
2 Middlesbrough 34 23 5 6 90 24 3.750 51
3 Preston North End 34 18 6 10 71 32 2.219 42
4 Woolwich Arsenal 34 18 6 10 50 26 1.923 42
5 Lincoln City 34 14 13 7 45 35 1.286 41
6 Bristol City 34 17 6 11 52 35 1.486 40
7 Doncaster Rovers 34 13 8 13 49 58 0.845 34
8 Glossop 34 10 12 12 36 40 0.900 32
9 Burnley 34 10 10 14 41 45 0.911 30
10 Burton United 34 11 8 15 46 54 0.852 30
11 Barnsley 34 12 6 16 51 63 0.810 30
12 Burslem Port Vale 34 10 9 15 43 59 0.729 29
13 Blackpool 34 11 7 16 40 56 0.714 29
14 Leicester Fosse 34 12 5 17 38 56 0.679 29
15 Newton Heath 34 11 6 17 38 53 0.717 28
16 Chesterfield 34 11 6 17 47 68 0.691 28
17 Stockport County 34 8 7 19 36 72 0.500 23
18 Gainsborough Trinity 34 4 11 19 30 80 0.375 19

P = Matches played; W = Matches won; D = Matches drawn; L = Matches lost; F = Goals for; A = Goals against; GA = Goal average; Pts = Points

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Drasdo repeats green and gold message". Manchester Evening News. 12 February 2010. Retrieved 29 May 2013. 
  2. ^ "The green and gold aiming to put Reds back in the black". The Sun. 12 March 2010. Retrieved 29 May 2013. 
  3. ^ "History of Manchester United". United Online Unofficial website of Manchester United. Retrieved 29 May 2013.