League Championship

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The League Championship


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League Champions

Years expressed as 2012 depict the 2011-12 season.
Clubs which have become Champions in the year following promotion into the top division are in BLUE.
Clubs which have become Champions by goal average or goal difference are in RED.
Click on year to see season details.

Season Club Number
of Wins
1889 Preston North End1
1890 Preston North End2
1891 Everton1
1892 Sunderland1
1893 Sunderland2
1894 Aston Villa1
1895 Sunderland3
1896 Aston Villa2
1897 Aston Villa3
1898 Sheffield United1
1899 Aston Villa4
1900 Aston Villa5
1901 Liverpool1
1902 Sunderland4
1903 (Sheffield) Wednesday1
1904 (Sheffield) Wednesday2
1905 Newcastle United1
1906 Liverpool2
1907 Newcastle United2
1908 Manchester United1
1909 Newcastle United3
1910 Aston Villa6
1911 Manchester United2
1912 Blackburn Rovers1
1913 Sunderland5
1914 Blackburn Rovers2
1915 Everton2
1920 West Bromwich Albion1
1921 Burnley1
1922 Liverpool3
1923 Liverpool4
1924 Huddersfield Town1
1925 Huddersfield Town2
1926 Huddersfield Town3
1927 Newcastle United4
1928 Everton3
1929 (Sheffield) Wednesday3
1930 Sheffield Wednesday4
1931 Arsenal1
1932 Everton4
1933 Arsenal2
1934 Arsenal3
1935 Arsenal4
1936 Sunderland6
1937 Manchester City1
1938 Arsenal5
1939 Everton5
1946
No league competition
1947 Liverpool5
1948 Arsenal6
1949 Portsmouth1
1950 Portsmouth2
1951 Tottenham Hotspur1
1952 Manchester United3
1953 Arsenal7
1954 Wolverhampton Wanderers1
1955 Chelsea1
1956 Manchester United4
1957 Manchester United5
1958 Wolverhampton Wanderers2
1959 Wolverhampton Wanderers3
1960 Burnley2
1961 Tottenham Hotspur2
1962 Ipswich Town 1
1963 Everton6
1964 Liverpool6
1965 Manchester United6
1966 Liverpool7
1967 Manchester United7
1968 Manchester City2
1969 Leeds United1
1970 Everton7
1971 Arsenal8
1972 Derby County1
1973 Liverpool8
1974 Leeds United2
1975 Derby County2
1976 Liverpool9
1977 Liverpool10
1978 Nottingham Forest1
1979 Liverpool11
1980 Liverpool12
1981 Aston Villa7
1982 Liverpool13
1983 Liverpool14
1984 Liverpool15
1985 Everton8
1986 Liverpool16
1987 Everton9
1988 Liverpool17
1989 Arsenal9
1990 Liverpool18
1991 Arsenal10
1992 Leeds United3
1993 Manchester United8
1994 Manchester United9
1995 Blackburn Rovers3
1996 Manchester United10
1997 Manchester United11
1998 Arsenal11
1999 Manchester United12
2000 Manchester United13
2001 Manchester United14
2002 Arsenal12
2003 Manchester United15
2004 Arsenal13
2005 Chelsea2
2006 Chelsea3
2007 Manchester United16
2008 Manchester United17
2009 Manchester United18
2010 Chelsea4
2011 Manchester United19
2012 Manchester City3
2013 Manchester United20
2014 Manchester City4
2015 Chelsea5
2016 Leicester City1
2017 Chelsea6


History of the League

Season Notes
1889 League founded by 12 clubs : Win = 2 points, Draw = 1 point
1892 League extended to 14 clubs
1893 League extended to 16 clubs : Second Division formed
1899 League extended to 18 clubs : Two up / down relegation
1906 First Division extended to 20 clubs
1920 First Division extended to 22 clubs
1921 A Third Division formed
1922 Third Division split into two sections: Third Division North and South
1959 A Fourth Division formed
1974 Three up / down relegation between First and Second Divisions
1982 3 points for a win introduced
1988 First Division cut to 21 clubs
1989 First Division cut to 20 clubs
1992 First Division extended to 22 clubs
1993 First Division becomes Premier League : Lower sections renumbered
1994 Premier League renamed as Premiership
1996 Premiership reduced to 20 clubs
2005 First Division renamed to Coca Cola Championship (yuk!) and lower sections renumbered
2008 Premiership renamed as Premier League


League Structure History

Years Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4
1889 to 1892 Football League      
1893 to 1920 First Division Second Division    
1921 First Division Second Division Third Division  
1922 to 1958 First Division Second Division Third Division North
Third Division South
 
1959 to 1992 First Division Second Division Third Division Fourth Division
1993 Premier League First Division Second Division Third Division
1994 to 2004 Premiership First Division Second Division Third Division
2005 to 2007 Premiership Championship League 1 League 2
From 2008 Premier League Championship League 1 League 2

In these web pages Level 1 is referred to as the Top Division
The winners of the Top Division are referred to as the League Champions


Total Number of Seasons
in the Top Division
(50 Seasons or More)

Up to the end of Season 2017
Season 2017 Top Division clubs in bold

Club Number of
Total
Seasons
Everton 114
Aston Villa 105
Liverpool 102
Arsenal 100
Manchester United 92
Manchester City 88
Newcastle United 85
Sunderland 86
Tottenham Hotspur 82
Chelsea 82
West Bromwich Albion 79
Bolton Wanderers 73
Blackburn Rovers 72
Sheffield Wednesday 66
Derby County 65
Wolverhampton Wanderers 63
Sheffield United 60
Middlesbrough 61
Stoke City 61
West Ham United 59
Birmingham City 57
Nottingham Forest 56
Burnley 54
Leeds United 50


Current Number of Consecutive Seasons
in the Top Division

Up to the end of Season 2017

Club Number of
Consecutive
Seasons
Number of
Previous
Relegations
Arsenal 91 1
Everton 63 2
Liverpool 55 3
Manchester United 42 5
Tottenham Hotspur 39 4
Chelsea 28 6


Longest Consecutive Sequences
in the Top Division
(20 Seasons or More)

Clubs in ongoing sequences in bold

Club Number of
Consecutive
Seasons
Seasons
Arsenal 91 1920 - 2017
Everton 63 1955 - 2017
Sunderland 57 1891 - 1958
Liverpool 55 1963 - 2017
Aston Villa 44 1889 - 1936
Blackburn Rovers 44 1889 - 1936
Manchester United 42 1976 - 2017
Liverpool 38 1906 - 1954
Everton 38 1889 - 1930
Tottenham Hotspur 39 1979 - 2017
Sheffield United 37 1894 - 1934
Coventry City 34 1968 - 2001
Newcastle United 32 1899 - 1934
Manchester United 29 1939 - 1974
Aston Villa 28 1989 - 2016
Tottenham Hotspur 27 1951 - 1977
Southampton 27 1979 - 2005
Chelsea 28 1990 - 2017
Wolverhampton Wanderers 26 1933 - 1965
Chelsea 25 1931 - 1962
Portsmouth 25 1928 - 1959
Huddersfield Town 25 1921 - 1952
West Bromwich Albion 24 1950 - 1973
Burnley 24 1948 - 1971
Blackpool 23 1938 - 1967
Bolton Wanderers 22 1936 - 1964
West Ham United 20 1959 - 1978
Derby County 20 1927 - 1953


League Runners Up Who Have Never Won
The League Championship

Clubs currently in the Top Division in bold

Club Number of
Times
Runners Up
Seasons
Bristol City 11907
Oldham Athletic 11915
Cardiff City 11924
Charlton Athletic 11937
Blackpool 11956
Queens Park Rangers 11976
Watford 11983
Southampton 11984


KryssTal Related Page

Display the Top Division League history of every club.


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League Tables
An excellent site containing more detailed English league tables for all divisions with results between clubs.