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England - List of Champions

England - List of Champions

See Paul Felton's archive for full tables.


Wartime Champions (unofficial)

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Football League Champions 1889-1915

1889  *Preston NE
1890  -Preston NE
1891  *Everton
1892  *Sunderland
1893   Sunderland
1894   Aston Villa
1895   Sunderland
1896   Aston Villa
1897   Aston Villa
1898 *-Sheffield United
1899   Aston Villa
1900   Aston Villa
1901  *Liverpool
1902   Sunderland
1903  *The Wednesday
1904   The Wednesday
1905  *Newcastle United
1906   Liverpool
1907   Newcastle United
1908  *Manchester United
1909   Newcastle United
1910   Aston Villa
1911   Manchester United
1912  *Blackburn Rovers
1913   Sunderland
1914   Blackburn Rovers
1915   Everton

* indicates club's first title
- indicates club's last title

Index| Summary 1889| Champions 1920| War 1915

Football League Champions 1920-39

1920 *-West Bromwich Albion
1921  *Burnley
1922   Liverpool
1923   Liverpool
1924  *Huddersfield Town
1925   Huddersfield Town
1926  -Huddersfield Town
1927  -Newcastle United
1928   Everton
1929   The Wednesday
1930  -Sheffield Wednesday
1931  *Arsenal
1932   Everton
1933   Arsenal
1934   Arsenal
1935   Arsenal
1936  -Sunderland
1937  *Manchester City
1938   Arsenal
1939   Everton

* indicates club's first title
- indicates club's last title

Index| Champions 1889| Champions 1947| Summary 1889| War 1940

Summary 1889-1939 (47 championships)

6  Sunderland, Aston Villa
5  Everton, Arsenal
4  Liverpool, Newcastle United, The Wednesday/Sheffield Wednesday
3  Huddersfield Town
2  Preston North End, Manchester United, Blackburn Rovers
1  Sheffield United, West Bromwich Albion, Burnley, Manchester City

Index| Champions 1920| Champions 1947

Football League Champions 1947-1992

1947   Liverpool
1948   Arsenal
1949  *Portsmouth
1950  -Portsmouth
1951  *Tottenham Hostpur
1952   Manchester United
1953   Arsenal
1954  *Wolverhampton Wanderers
1955  *Chelsea
1956   Manchester United
1957   Manchester United
1958   Wolverhampton Wanderers
1959  -Wolverhampton Wanderers
1960  -Burnley
1961  -Tottenham Hotspur
1962 *-Ipswich Town
1963   Everton
1964   Liverpool
1965   Manchester United
1966   Liverpool
1967   Manchester United
1968   Manchester City
1969  *Leeds United
1970   Everton
1971   Arsenal
1972  *Derby County
1973   Liverpool
1974   Leeds United
1975  -Derby County
1976   Liverpool
1977   Liverpool
1978 *-Nottingham Forest
1979   Liverpool
1980   Liverpool
1981  -Aston Villa
1982   Liverpool
1983   Liverpool
1984   Liverpool
1985   Everton
1986   Liverpool
1987  -Everton
1988   Liverpool
1989   Arsenal
1990  -Liverpool
1991   Arsenal
1992  -Leeds United

* indicates club's first title
- indicates club's last title

Index| Champions 1920| Champions 1993| Summary 1947

FA Premier League Champions 1993-2017

In 1992 the 22 Division One clubs resigned en masse from the Football League and formed the FA Premier League. At the end of the 1991-92 season promotion and relegation took place as normal between Div 1 and Div 2 and the 22 clubs which would have formed Div 1 of the Football League for season 1992-93 became the founder members of the new FA Premier League.

1993   Manchester United
1994   Manchester United
1995  -Blackburn Rovers
1996   Manchester United
1997   Manchester United
1998   Arsenal
1999   Manchester United
2000   Manchester United
2001   Manchester United
2002   Arsenal
2003   Manchester United 
2004  -Arsenal
2005   Chelsea
2006   Chelsea
2007   Manchester United 
2008   Manchester United  
2009   Manchester United  
2010   Chelsea
2011   Manchester United  
2012   Manchester City
2013  -Manchester United  
2014  -Manchester City
2015   Chelsea
2016 *-Leicester City
2017  -Chelsea

* indicates club's first title
- indicates club's last title

Index| Champions 1947| Summary 1947

Summary 1947-2017 (71 championships)

18  Manchester United
14  Liverpool
 8  Arsenal
 6  Chelsea
 4  Everton
 3  Wolverhampton Wanderers, Leeds United, Manchester City
 2  Portsmouth, Tottenham Hotspur, Derby County
 1  Burnley, Ipswich Town, Nottingham Forest, Aston Villa, Blackburn Rovers,
    Leicester City

Index| Champions 1993| Overall summary

Summary 1889-2017 (118 championships)

20  Manchester United
18  Liverpool
13  Arsenal
 9  Everton
 7  Aston Villa
 6  Sunderland, Chelsea
 4  Newcastle United, The Wednesday/Sheffield Wednesday, Manchester City
 3  Huddersfield Town, Wolverhampton Wanderers, Leeds United, Blackburn Rovers
 2  Preston North End, Portsmouth, Burnley, Tottenham Hotspur, Derby County
 1  Sheffield United, West Bromwich Albion, Ipswich Town, Nottingham Forest.
    Leicester City

Index| Champions 1889| Champions 1993| Current divs

Index| Champions 1889| Champions 1993| Overall summary

Wartime Champions 1915-1919

The Football League closed down at the end of the 1914-15 season until the end of the war. Two regional leagues were organised for the Midlands and Lancashire and London clubs formed their own competition. In 1918 and 1919 the Midlands and Lancashire champions met over two legs in unofficial championship matches (these titles are not counted in clubs championship totals).

Lancashire Section
   Principal tournament:     Manchester City
   Subsidiary tournaments:
      Northern division:     Burnley
      Southern division:     Manchester City
Midland Section
   Principal tournament:     Nottingham Forest
   Subsidiary tournaments:
      Northern division:     Leeds City
      Southern division:     Nottingham Forest
      Midland division:      Grimsby Town
London Combination
   Principal tournament:     Chelsea
   Supplementary tournament: Chelsea
South-Western Combination    Portsmouth

Lancashire Section
   Principal tournament:     Liverpool
   Subsidiary tournaments:
      Section A:             Rochdale
      Section B:             Everton
      Section C:             Burnley
      Section D:             Manchester United    
Midland Section
   Principal tournament:     Leeds City
   Susidiary tournaments:  
      Section A:             Bradford Park Avenue
      Section B:             Sheffield United
      Section C:             Birmingham City
      Section D:             Chesterfield
London Combination           West Ham United

Lancashire Section
   Principal tournament:     Stoke
   Subsidiary tournaments:
      Section A:             Liverpool
      Section B:             Manchester City
      Section C:             Preston North End
      Section D:             Bolton Wanderers
Midland Section
   Principal tournament:     Leeds City
   Subsidiary tournaments: 
      Section A:             Grimsby Town
      Section B:             Notts County
      Section C:             The Wednesday
      Section D:             Leeds City
London Combination           Chelsea

League Championship Cup Play-off
First leg:  Leeds City        (2) 2  Stoke             (0) 0
Second leg: Stoke             (0) 1  Leeds City        (0) 0
Leeds won on goal average

Lancashire Section
   Principal tournament:     Everton
   Subsidiary tournaments:
      Section A:             Blackpool
      Section B:             Oldham Athletic
      Section C:             Manchester City
      Section D:             Liverpool
Midland Section
   Principal tournament:     Nottingham Forest
   Subsidiary tournaments:
      Section A:             Sheffield United
      Section B:             Birmingham
      Section C:             Bradford Park Avenue
      Section D:             Hull City
London Combination           Brentford

League Championship Cup Play-off
First leg:  Nottingham Forest 0  Everton           0
Second leg: Everton           0  Nottingham Forest 1
Forest won overall

Index| Champions 1920| War 1940

Wartime Champions 1940-46

Normal league competition was suspended on declaration of war in 1939 and alternative regional leagues were organised.

Midland League:      Wolverhampton Wanderers
West League:         Stoke City
North-East League:   Huddersfield Town
North-West League:   Bury
South League 'A':    Arsenal
South League 'B':    Queen's Park Rangers
South League 'C':    Tottenham Hotspur
South League 'D':    Crystal Palace
South-West League:   Plymouth Argyle
East Midland League: Chesterfield

Northern Regional League: Preston North End
Southern Regional League: Crystal Palace

League North:  Blackpool
League South:  Leicester City
London League: Arsenal

League North:  Blackpool
League South:  Arsenal
League West:   Lovells Athletic

League North:  Blackpool
League South:  Tottenham Hotspur
League West    Lovells Athletic

League North:  Huddersfield Town
League South:  Tottenham Hotspur
League West:   Cardiff City

League North:  Sheffield United
League South:  Birmingham City

Index| Champions 1947| War 1915

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Prepared and maintained by James M. Ross for the Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation

Author: James M. Ross
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Last updated: 31 Aug 2017

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