English Clubs Divisional Movements 1888-2005

This document lists all clubs which have appeared in the Football League and FA Premier League and shows the periods they have spent in each division. The divisions are designated using Roman numerals as follows

I    Football League 1888-92, Division One 1892-1992, FA Premier 1992-
II   Division Two 1892-1992, Division One 1992-2004, Football League Championship 2004-
III  Division Three 1920-21 & 1958-92, Division Three (South) 1921-58,
     Division Three (North) 1921-58, Division Two 1992-2004, Division One 2004-
IV   Division Four 1958-92, Division Three 1992-2004, Division Two 2004-

For each club the club name is followed by the date the club joined the league or the period(s) of membership of the League and any previous names of the club during league membership (these are cross-referenced in the text). This is followed by the list of divisions the club has played in and the period(s) spent in each division. To the right of the division number is shown the total number of seasons spent in the division with the longest consecutive period given in square brackets. The total number of seasons spent in the League is given to the left of the highest division played in. Membership of a regionalised division is shown by 'n' or 's' appended to the period of membership. Dates of transfer from one region to another are also shown. Totals do not includ period during the wars.

  • Aberdare Athletic-Bury
  • Cambridge United-Kidderminster Harriers
  • Leeds City-Preston North End
  • Queen's Park Rangers-York City
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    Aberdare Athletic-Bury

    Aberdare Athletic (1921-27)
    6   III  6   [6]   1921-27s
    
    Accrington (1888-93)
    5   I    5   [5]   1888-93
    
    Accrington Stanley (1921-62)
    33  III  32  [32]  1921-60n
        IV   1   [1]   1960-61
    (resigned from League March 1962)
    
    AFC Bournemouth (1923) (known as Bournemouth; Bournemouth and Boscombe Athletic to 1971)
    75  II   3   [3]   1987-90
        III  63  [40]  1923-70s, 1971-75, 1982-87, 1990-2002, 2003-
        IV   9   [7]   1970-71, 1975-82, 2002-03
    
    Aldershot (1932-91)
    52  III  24  [19]  1932-58s, 1973-76, 1987-89
        IV   28  [15]  1958-73, 1976-87, 1989-91
    (expelled from League March 1992)
    
    Ardwick - see Manchester City
    
    Arsenal (1893) (Woolwich Arsenal to 1914)
    101 I    88  [79*] 1904-13, 1919-
        II   13  [11]  1893-1904, 1913-15
    
    Ashington (1921-29)
    8   III  8   [8]   1921-29n
    
    Aston Villa (1888)
    106 I    94  [44]  1888-1936, 1938-59, 1960-67, 1975-87, 1988-
        II   10  [3]   1936-38, 1959-60, 1967-70, 1972-75, 1987-88
        III  2   [2]   1970-72
    
    Barnet (1991-2001)
    10  III  1   [1]   1993-94
        IV   9   [7]   1991-93, 1994-2001
    
    Barnsley (1898)
    96  I    1   [1]   1997-98
        II   65  [30]  1898-1932, 1934-38, 1946-53, 1955-59, 1981-97,
                       1998-2002
        III  20  [6]   1932-34n, 1938-39n, 1953-55n, 1959-65, 1968-72,
                       1979-81, 2002-
        IV   10  [7]   1965-68, 1972-79
    
    Barrow (1921-72)
    44  III  33  [30]  1921-58n, 1967-70
        IV   11  [9]   1958-67, 1970-72
    
    Birmingham - see Birmingham City
    
    Birmingham City (1892) (Small Heath to 1905; Birmingham to 1945)
    102 I    53  [18]  1894-96, 1901-02, 1903-08, 1921-39, 1948-50, 1955-65, 
                       1972-79, 1980-84, 1985-86, 2002-
        II   45  [9]   1892-94, 1896-1901, 1902-03, 1908-21, 1946-48, 1950-55, 
                       1965-72, 1979-80, 1984-85, 1986-89, 1992-94, 1995-2002
        III  4   [3]   1989-92, 1994-95
    
    Blackburn Rovers (1888)
    106 I    65  [44]  1888-1936, 1946-48, 1958-66, 1992-99, 2001-
        II   36  [12]  1936-39, 1948-58, 1966-71, 1975-79, 1980-92, 1999-2001
        III  5   [4]   1971-75, 1979-80
    
    Blackpool (1896-99, 1900)
    97  I    27  [23]  1930-33, 1937-67, 1970-71
        II   43  [26]  1896-99, 1900-30, 1933-37, 1967-70, 1971-78
        III  20  [8]   1978-81, 1985-90, 1992-2000, 2001-
        IV   7   [4]   1981-85, 1990-92, 2000-01
    
    Bolton Wanderers (1888)
    106 I    66  [22]  1888-99, 1900-03, 1905-08, 1909-10, 1911-33, 1935-64, 
                       1978-80, 1995-96, 1997-98, 2001-
        II   28  [7]   1899-1900, 1903-05, 1908-09, 1910-11, 1933-35, 1964-71, 
                       1973-78, 1980-83, 1993-95, 1996-97, 1998-2001
        III  11  [5]   1971-73, 1983-87, 1988-93
        IV   1   [1]   1987-88
    
    Bootle (1892-93)
    1   II   1   [1]   1892-93
    
    Boston United (2002)
    3   IV   3   [3*]  2002-
    
    Bournemouth - see AFC Bournemouth
    
    Bournemouth & Boscombe Athletic - see AFC Bournemouth
    
    Bradford (1908-70) (known as Bradford Park Avenue)
    51  I    3   [3]   1914-21
        II   22  [15]  1908-14, 1921-22, 1928-50
        III  16  [8]   1922-28n, 1950-58n, 1961-63
        IV   10  [7]   1958-61, 1963-70
    
    Bradford City (1903)
    91  I    12  [10]  1908-22, 1999-2001
        II   29  [8]   1903-08, 1922-27, 1929-37, 1985-90, 1996-99, 2001-2004
        III  33  [17]  1927-29n, 1937-61n, 1969-72, 1977-78, 1982-85, 1990-96, 
                       2004-
        IV   17  [8]   1961-69, 1972-77, 1978-82
    
    Bradford Park Avenue - see Bradford
    
    Brentford (1920)
    78  I    5   [5]   1935-47
        II   10  [7]   1933-35, 1947-54, 1992-93
        III  50  [14]  1920-33s, 1954-62s, 1963-66, 1972-73, 1978-92, 1993-98, 
                       1999-
        IV   13  [6]   1962-63, 1966-72, 1973-78, 1998-99
    
    Brighton and Hove Albion (1920)
    78  I    4   [4]   1979-83
        II   17  [4]   1958-62, 1972-73, 1977-79, 1983-87, 1988-92, 2002-03, 
                       2004-
        III  50  [31]  1920-58s, 1962-63, 1965-72, 1973-77, 1987-88, 1992-96, 
                       2001-02, 2003-04
        IV   7   [5]   1963-65, 1996-2001
    
    Bristol City (1901)
    93  I    9   [5]   1906-11, 1976-80
        II   41  [11]  1901-06, 1911-22, 1923-24, 1927-32, 1955-60, 1965-76, 
                       1980-81, 1990-95, 1998-99
        III  41  [16]  1922-23s, 1924-27s, 1932-55s, 1960-65, 1981-82,
                       1984-90, 1995-98, 1999-
        IV   2   [2]   1982-84
    
    Bristol Rovers (1920)
    78  II   19  [9]   1953-62, 1974-81, 1990-93
        III  55  [26]  1920-53s, 1962-74, 1981-90, 1993-2001
        IV   4   [4*]  2001-
    
    Burnley (1888)
    106 I    51  [24]  1888-97, 1898-1900, 1913-30, 1947-71, 1973-76
        II   37  [13]  1897-98, 1900-13, 1930-47, 1971-73, 1976-80, 1982-83, 
                       1994-95, 2000-
        III  11  [5]   1980-82, 1983-85, 1992-94, 1995-2000
        IV   7   [7]   1985-92
    
    Burslem Port Vale - see Port Vale
    
    Burton Swifts - see Burton United
    
    Burton United (1892-1907) (Burton Swifts to 1901, merged with Burton Wanderers)
    15  II   15  [15]  1892-1907
    
    Burton Wanderers (1894-97) (see also Burton United)
    3   II   3   [3]   1894-97
    
    Bury (1894)
    100 I    22  [17]  1895-1912, 1924-29
        II   39  [21]  1894-95, 1912-24, 1929-57, 1961-67, 1968-69, 1997-99
        III  24  [7]   1957-61n, 1967-68, 1969-71, 1974-80, 1985-92, 1996-97, 
                       1999-2002
        IV   15  [5]   1971-74, 1980-85, 1992-96, 2002-
    

    Cambridge United-Kidderminster Harriers

    Cambridge United (1970)
    35  II   8   [6]   1978-84, 1991-93
        III  9   [3]   1973-74, 1977-78, 1984-85, 1990-91, 1993-95, 1999-2002
        IV   18  [5]   1970-73, 1974-77, 1985-90, 1995-99, 2002-
    
    Cardiff City (1920)
    78  I    15  [8]   1921-29, 1952-57, 1960-62
        II   34  [13]  1920-21, 1929-31s, 1947-52s, 1957-60s, 1962-75,
                       1976-82, 1983-85, 2003-
        III  19  [9]   1931-47, 1975-76, 1982-83, 1985-86, 1988-90, 1993-95, 
                       1999-2000, 2001-03
        IV   10  [4]   1986-88, 1990-93, 1995-99, 2000-01
    
    Carlisle United (1928-2004)
    69  I    1   [1]   1974-75
        II   15  [9]   1965-74, 1975-77, 1982-86
        III  33  [23]  1928-58n, 1962-63, 1964-65, 1977-82, 1986-87, 1995-96, 
                       1997-98
        IV   20  [8]   1958-62, 1963-64, 1987-95, 1996-97, 1998-2004
    
    Charlton Athletic (1921)
    77  I    24  [14]  1936-57, 1986-90, 1998-99, 2000-
        II   39  [15]  1929-33, 1935-36, 1957-72, 1975-80, 1981-86, 1990-98, 
                       1999-2000
        III  14  [8]   1921-29s, 1933-35s, 1972-75, 1980-81
    
    Chelsea (1905)
    89  I    70  [25]  1907-10, 1912-24, 1930-62, 1963-75, 1977-79, 1984-88, 
                       1989-
        II   19  [6]   1905-07, 1910-12, 1924-30, 1962-63, 1975-77, 1979-84, 
                       1988-89
    
    Cheltenham Town (1999)
    6   III  1   [1]   2002-03
        IV   5   [3]   1999-2002, 2003-
    
    Chester - see Chester City
    
    Chester City (1931-2000, 2004) (Chester to 1983)
    63  III  35  [20]  1931-58n, 1975-82, 1986-93, 1994-95
        IV   28  [17]  1958-75, 1982-86, 1993-94, 1995-2000, 2004-
    
    Chesterfield (1899-1909, 1921) (Chesterfield Town to 1915; Chesterfield Municipal to 1922)
    87  II   20  [10]  1899-1909, 1931-33, 1936-51
        III  49  [13]  1921-31n, 1933-36n, 1951-61n, 1970-83, 1985-89, 
                       1995-2000, 2001-
        IV   18  [9]   1961-70, 1983-85, 1989-95, 2000-01
    
    Chesterfield Municipal - see Chesterfield
    
    Chesterfield Town - see Chesterfield
    
    Clapton Orient - see Leyton Orient
    
    Colchester United (1950-90, 1992)
    53  III  29  [11]  1950-61s, 1962-65, 1966-68, 1974-76, 1977-81, 1998-
        IV   24  [9]   1961-62, 1965-66, 1968-74, 1976-77, 1981-90, 1992-98
    
    Coventry City (1919)
    79  I    34  [34]  1967-2001
        II   22  [9]   1919-25, 1936-52, 1964-67, 2001-
        III  22  [10]  1925-26n, 1926-36s, 1952-58s, 1959-64
        IV   1   [1]   1958-59
    
    Crewe Alexandra (1892-96, 1921)
    81  II   11  [5]   1892-96, 1997-2002, 2003-
        III  38  [30]  1921-58n, 1963-64, 1968-69, 1989-91, 1994-97, 2002-03
        IV   32  [20]  1958-63, 1964-68, 1969-89, 1991-94
    
    Crystal Palace (1920)
    78  I    13  [4]   1969-73, 1979-81, 1989-93, 1994-95, 1997-98, 2004-
        II   29  [8]   1921-25, 1964-69, 1973-74, 1977-79, 1981-89, 1993-94, 
                       1995-97, 1998-2004
        III  33  [26]  1920-21, 1925-58s, 1961-64, 1974-77
        IV   3   [3]   1958-61
    
    Darlington (1921-89, 1990)
    76  II   2   [2]   1925-27
        III  32  [24]  1921-25n, 1927-58n, 1966-67, 1985-87, 1991-92
        IV   42  [18]  1958-66, 1967-85, 1987-89, 1990-91, 1992-
    
    Darwen (1891-99)
    8   I    2   [1]   1891-92, 1893-94
        II   6   [5]   1892-93, 1894-99
    
    Derby County (1888)
    106 I    64  [20]  1888-1907, 1912-14, 1919-21, 1926-53, 1969-80, 1987-91, 
                       1996-2002
        II   38  [12]  1907-12, 1914-15, 1921-26, 1953-55, 1957-69, 1980-84, 
                       1986-87, 1991-96, 2002-
        III  4   [2]   1955-57n, 1984-86
    
    Doncaster Rovers (1901-03, 1904-05, 1923-98, 2003)
    73  II   14  [8]   1901-03, 1904-05, 1935-37, 1947-48, 1950-58
        III  28  [12]  1923-35n, 1937-47n, 1948-50n, 1958-59, 1966-67,
                       1969-71, 1981-83, 1984-88, 2004-
        IV   31  [10]  1959-66, 1967-69, 1971-81, 1983-84, 1988-98, 2003-04
    
    Durham City (1921-28)
    7   III  7   [7]   1921-28n
    
    Everton (1888)
    106 I    102 [51*] 1888-1930, 1931-51, 1954-
        II   4   [3]   1930-31, 1951-54
    
    Exeter City (1920-2003)
    76  III  44  [31]  1920-58s, 1964-66, 1977-84, 1990-94
        IV   32  [11]  1958-64, 1966-77, 1984-90, 1994-2003
    
    Fulham (1907)
    87  I    16  [9]   1949-52, 1959-68, 2001-
        II   50  [17]  1907-28, 1932-49, 1952-59, 1968-69, 1971-80, 1982-86, 
                       1999-2001
        III  18  [8]   1928-32s, 1969-71, 1980-82, 1986-94, 1997-99
        IV   3   [3]   1994-97
    
    Gainsborough Trinity (1896-1912)
    16  II   16  [16]  1896-1912
    
    Gateshead (1919-60) (South Shields to 1930)
    34  II   9   [9]   1919-28
        III  23  [23]  1928-58n
        IV   2   [2]   1958-60
    
    Gillingham (1920-38, 1950)
    73  II   5   [5*]  2000-
        III  52  [18]  1920-38s, 1950-58s, 1964-71, 1974-89, 1996-2000
        IV   16  [7]   1958-64, 1971-74, 1989-96
    
    Glossop (1898-1915) (Glossop North End to 1899)
    17  I    1   [1]   1899-1900
        II   16  [15]  1898-99, 1900-15
    
    Glossop North End - see Glossop
    
    Grimsby Town (1892-1910, 1911)
    101  I    12  [7]   1901-03, 1929-32, 1934-48
        II   52  [9]   1892-1901, 1903-10, 1911-20, 1926-29, 1932-34, 1948-51, 
                       1956-59, 1962-64, 1980-87, 1991-97, 1998-2003
        III  28  [6]   1920-26n, 1951-56n, 1959-62, 1964-68, 1972-77, 1979-80, 
                       1987-88, 1990-91, 1997-98, 2003-04
        IV   9   [4]   1968-72, 1977-79, 1988-90, 2004-
    
    Halifax Town (1921-93, 1998-2002)
    69  III  42  [35]  1921-63n, 1969-76
        IV   27  [17]  1963-69, 1976-93, 1998-2002
    
    Hartlepool - see Hartlepool United
    
    Hartlepool United (1921) (Hartlepools United to 1968; Hartlepool to 1977)
    77  III  36  [30]  1921-58n, 1968-69, 1991-94, 2003-
        IV   41  [22]  1958-68, 1969-91, 1994-2003
    
    Hartlepools United - see Hartlepool United
    
    Hereford United (1972-97)
    25  II   1   [1]   1976-77
        III  4   [3]   1973-76, 1977-78
        IV   20  [19]  1972-73, 1978-97
    
    Huddersfield Town (1910)
    84  I    30  [25]  1920-52, 1953-56, 1970-72
        II   33  [14]  1910-20, 1952-53, 1956-70, 1972-73, 1983-88, 1995-2001
        III  15  [7]   1973-75, 1980-83, 1988-95, 2001-03, 2004-
        IV   6   [5]   1975-80, 2003-04
    
    Hull City (1905)
    89  II   50  [21]  1905-30, 1933-36, 1949-56, 1959-60, 1966-78, 1985-91
        III  29  [6]   1930-33n, 1936-49n, 1956-59n, 1960-66, 1978-81,
                       1983-85, 1991-96, 2004-
        IV   10  [8]   1981-83, 1996-2004
    
    Ipswich Town (1938)
    60  I    26  [18]  1961-64, 1968-86, 1992-95, 2000-02
        II   23  [6]   1954-55, 1957-61, 1964-68, 1986-92, 1995-2000, 2002-
        III  11  [9]   1938-54s, 1955-57s
    
    Kidderminster Harriers (2000)
    5   IV   5   [5*]  2000-
    

    Leeds City-Preston North End

    Leeds City (1905-15)
    10  II   10  [10]  1905-15
    (expelled from the League mid-season Oct 1919)
    
    Leeds United (1920)
    78  I    50  [18]  1924-27, 1928-31, 1932-47, 1956-60, 1964-82, 1990-2004
        II   28  [9]   1920-24, 1927-28, 1931-32, 1947-56, 1960-64, 1982-90, 
                       2004-
    
    Leicester City (1894) (Leicester Fosse to 1919)
    100 I    46  [12]  1908-09, 1925-35, 1937-39, 1954-55, 1957-69, 1971-78, 
                       1980-81, 1983-87, 1994-95, 1996-2002, 2003-04
        II   54  [14]  1894-1908, 1909-25, 1935-37, 1946-54, 1955-57, 1969-71, 
                       1978-80, 1981-83, 1987-94, 1995-96, 2002-03, 2004-
    
    Leicester Fosse - see Leicester City
    
    Leyton Orient (1905) (Clapton Orient to 1946; Orient 1966-87)
    89  I    1   [1]   1962-63
        II   41  [20]  1905-29, 1956-62, 1963-66, 1970-82
        III  33  [20]  1929-56s, 1966-70, 1982-85, 1989-95
        IV   14  [10*] 1985-89, 1995-
    
    Lincoln City (1892-1908, 1909-11, 1912-20, 1921-87, 1988)
    98  II   34  [16]  1892-1908, 1909-11, 1912-20, 1932-34, 1948-49, 1952-61
        III  31  [11]  1921-32n, 1934-48n, 1949-52n, 1961-62, 1976-79,
                       1981-86, 1998-99
        IV   33  [14]  1962-76, 1979-81, 1986-87, 1988-98, 1999-
    
    Liverpool (1893)
    101 I    90  [43*] 1894-95, 1896-1904, 1905-54, 1962-
        II   11  [8]   1893-94, 1895-96, 1904-05, 1954-62
    
    Loughborough (1895-1900) (also known as Loughborough Town)
    5   II   5  [5]   1895-1900
    
    Loughborough Town - see Loughborough
    
    Luton Town (1897-1900, 1920)
    81  I    16  [10]  1955-60, 1974-75, 1982-92
        II   32  [11]  1897-1900, 1937-55, 1960-63, 1970-74, 1975-82, 1992-96
        III  29  [17]  1920-37s, 1963-65, 1968-70, 1996-2001, 2002-
        IV   4   [3]   1965-68, 2001-02
    
    Macclesfield Town (1997)
    8   III  1   [1]   1998-99
        IV   7   [6*]  1997-98, 1999-
    
    Maidstone United (1989-92)
    3   IV   3   [3]   1989-92
    (resigned from League Sep 1992)
    
    Manchester City (1892) (Ardwick to 1894)
    102 I    76  [17]  1899-1902, 1903-09, 1910-26, 1928-38, 1947-50, 1951-63,
                       1966-83, 1985-87, 1989-96, 2000-01, 2002-
        II   25  [7]   1892-99, 1902-03, 1909-10, 1926-28, 1938-47, 1950-51, 
                       1963-66, 1983-85, 1987-89, 1996-98, 1999-2000, 2001-02
        III  1   [1]   1998-99
    
    Manchester United (1892) (Newton Heath to 1902)
    102 I    80  [30*] 1892-94, 1906-22, 1925-31, 1936-37, 1938-74, 1975-
        II   22  [12]  1894-1906, 1922-25, 1931-36, 1937-38, 1974-75
    
    Mansfield Town (1931)
    67  II   1   [1]   1977-78
        III  42  [13]  1931-32s, 1932-37n, 1937-47s, 1947-60n, 1963-72, 
                       1975-77, 1978-80, 1986-91, 1992-93, 2002-03
        IV   24  [9]   1960-63, 1972-75, 1980-86, 1991-92, 1993-2002, 2003-
    
    Merthyr Town (1920-30)
    10  III  10  [10]  1920-30s
    
    Middlesbrough (1899)
    95  I    56  [18]  1902-24, 1927-28, 1929-54, 1974-82, 1988-89, 1992-93, 
                       1995-97, 1998-
        II   37  [12]  1899-1902, 1924-27, 1928-29, 1954-66, 1967-74, 1982-86, 
                       1987-88, 1989-92, 1993-95, 1997-98
        III  2   [1]   1966-67, 1986-87
    
    Middlesbrough Ironopolis (1893-94)
    1  II   1   [1]   1893-94
    
    Millwall (1920) (Millwall Athletic to 1925)
    78  I    2   [2]   1988-90
        II   34  [9]   1928-34, 1938-48, 1966-75, 1976-79, 1985-88, 1990-96, 
                       2001-
        III  37  [10]  1920-28s, 1934-38s, 1948-58s, 1962-64, 1965-66,
                       1975-76, 
                       1979-85, 1996-2001
        IV   5   [4]   1958-62, 1964-65
    
    Millwall Athletic - see Millwall
    
    Milton Keynes Dons (1977) (Wimbledon to 2004)
    28  I    14  [14]  1986-2000
        II   6   [4]   1984-86, 2000-04
        III  4   [1*]  1979-80, 1981-82, 1983-84, 2004-
        IV   4   [2]   1977-79, 1980-81, 1982-83
    
    Nelson (1921-31)
    10  II   1   [1]   1923-24
        III  9   [7]   1921-23n, 1924-31n
    
    New Brighton (1923-51)
    21  III  21  [21]  1923-51n
    
    New Brighton Tower (1898-1901)
     3  II   3   [3]   1898-1901
    
    Newcastle United (1893)
    101  I   75  [32]  1898-1934, 1948-61, 1965-78, 1984-89, 1993-
        II   26  [7]   1893-98, 1934-48, 1961-65, 1978-84, 1989-93
    
    Newport County (1920-31, 1932-88)
    60  II   1   [1]   1946-47
        III  40  [15]  1920-31s, 1932-39s, 1947-62s, 1980-87
        IV   19  [18]  1962-80, 1987-88
    
    Newton Heath - see Manchester United
    
    Northampton Town (1920)
    78  I    1   [1]   1965-66
        II   3   [2]   1963-65, 1966-67
        III  44  [31]  1920-58s, 1961-63, 1967-69, 1976-77, 1987-90, 1997-99, 
                       2000-03
        IV   30  [10]  1958-61, 1969-76, 1977-87, 1990-97, 1999-2000, 2003-
    
    Northwich Victoria (1892-94)
     2  II   2   [2]   1892-94
    
    Norwich City (1920)
    78  I    21  [9]   1972-74, 1975-81, 1982-85, 1986-95, 2004-
        II   29  [12]  1934-39, 1960-72, 1974-75, 1981-82, 1985-86, 1995-2004
        III  28  [14]  1920-34s, 1946-60s
    
    Nottingham Forest (1892)
    102 I    56  [16]  1892-1906, 1907-11, 1922-25, 1957-72, 1977-93, 1994-97, 
                       1998-99
        II   44  [17]  1906-07, 1911-22, 1925-49, 1951-57, 1972-77, 1993-94, 
                       1997-98, 1999-
        III  2   [2]   1949-51s
    
    Notts County (1888)
    106 I    30  [16]  1888-93, 1897-1913, 1914-20, 1923-26, 1981-84, 1991-92
        II   37  [8]   1893-97, 1913-14, 1920-23, 1926-30, 1931-35, 1950-58, 
                       1973-81, 1984-85, 1990-91, 1992-95
        III  29  [8]   1930-31s, 1935-50s, 1958-59, 1960-64, 1971-73, 1985-90, 
                       1995-97, 1998-2004
        IV   10  [7]   1959-60, 1964-71, 1997-98, 2004-
    
    Oldham Athletic (1907)
    87  I    12  [9]   1910-23, 1991-94
        II   36  [17]  1907-10, 1923-35, 1953-54, 1974-91, 1994-97
        III  32  [11]  1935-53n, 1954-58n, 1963-69, 1971-74, 1997-
        IV   7   [5]   1958-63, 1969-71
    
    Orient - see Leyton Orient
    
    Oxford United (1962)
    43  I    3   [3]   1985-88
        II   18  [8]   1968-76, 1984-85, 1988-94, 1996-99
        III  15  [8]   1965-68, 1976-84, 1994-96, 1999-2001
        IV   7   [4*]  1962-65, 2001-
    
    Peterborough United (1960)
    45  II   2   [2]   1992-94
        III  21  [7]   1961-68, 1974-79, 1991-92, 1994-97, 2000-
        IV   22  [12]  1960-61, 1968-74, 1979-91, 1997-2000
    
    Plymouth Argyle (1920)
    78  II   35  [13]  1930-50, 1952-56, 1959-68, 1975-77, 1986-92, 2004-
        III  38  [10]  1920-30s, 1950-52s, 1956-59s, 1968-75, 1977-86,
                       1992-95, 1996-98, 2002-04
        IV   5   [4]   1995-96, 1998-2002
    
    Port Vale (1892-96, 1898-1907, 1919) (Burslem Port Vale to 1913)
    92  II   41  [10]  1892-96, 1898-1907, 1919-29, 1930-36, 1954-57, 1989-92, 
                       1994-2000
        III  38  [8]   1929-30n, 1936-38n, 1938-52s, 1952-54n, 1957-58s, 
                       1959-65, 1970-78, 1983-84, 1986-89, 1992-94, 2000-
        IV   13  [5]   1958-59, 1965-70, 1978-83, 1984-86
    
    Portsmouth (1920)
    78  I    28  [25]  1927-59, 1987-88, 2003-
        II   38  [15]  1924-27, 1959-61, 1962-76, 1983-87, 1988-2003
        III  10  [4]   1920-24s, 1961-62, 1976-78, 1980-83
        IV   2   [2]   1978-80
    
    Preston North End (1888)
    106  I    46  [13]  1888-1901, 1904-12, 1913-14, 1919-25, 1934-49, 1951-61
        II   36  [9]   1901-04, 1912-13, 1914-15, 1925-34, 1949-51, 1961-70, 
                       1971-74, 1978-81, 2000-
        III  19  [6]   1970-71, 1974-78, 1981-85, 1987-93, 1996-2000
        IV   5   [3]   1985-87, 1993-96
    

    Queen's Park Rangers-York City

    Queen's Park Rangers (1920)
    78  I    20  [13]  1968-69, 1973-79, 1983-96
        II   19  [5]   1948-52, 1967-68, 1969-73, 1979-83, 1996-2001, 2004-
        III  39  [21]  1920-48s, 1952-67s, 2001-04
    
    Reading (1920)
    78  II   14  [5]   1926-31, 1986-88, 1994-98, 2002-
        III  56  [33]  1920-26s, 1931-71s, 1976-77, 1979-83, 1984-86, 1988-94, 
                       1998-2002
        IV   8   [5]   1971-76, 1977-79, 1983-84
    
    Rochdale (1921)
    77  III  36  [31]  1921-59n, 1969-74
        IV   41  [31*] 1959-69, 1974-
    
    Rotherham County - see Rotherham United
    
    Rotherham Town (1893-96) (see also Rotherham United
    3   II   3  [3]   1893-96
    
    Rotherham United (1919) (Rotherham County to 1926, merged with Rotherham Town)
    79  II   27  [17]  1919-23, 1951-68, 1981-83, 2001-
        III  45  [21]  1923-51n, 1968-73, 1975-81, 1983-88, 1989-91, 1992-97, 
                       2000-01
        IV   7   [3]   1973-75, 1988-89, 1991-92, 1997-2000
    
    Rushden and Diamonds (2001)
    4   III  1   [1]   2003-04
        IV   3   [2]   2001-03, 2004-
    
    Scarborough (1987-99)
    12  IV   12  [12]  1987-99
    
    Scunthorpe & Lindsey United - see Scunthorpe United
    
    Scunthorpe United (1950) (Scunthorpe & Lindsey United to 1958)
    55  II   6   [6]   1958-64
        III  15  [8]   1950-58n, 1964-68, 1972-73, 1983-84, 1999-2000
        IV   34  [15]  1968-72, 1973-83, 1984-99, 2000-
    
    Sheffield United (1892)
    102 I    59  [37]  1893-1934, 1946-49, 1953-56, 1961-68, 1971-76, 1990-94
        II   37  [11*] 1892-93, 1934-39, 1949-53, 1956-61, 1968-71, 1976-79, 
                       1984-88, 1989-90, 1994-
        III  5   [2]   1979-81, 1982-84, 1988-89
        IV   1   [1]   1981-82
    
    Sheffield Wednesday (1892) (The Wednesday to 1929)
    102 I    66  [16]  1892-99, 1900-20, 1926-37, 1950-51, 1952-55, 1956-58, 
                       1959-70, 1984-90, 1991-2000
        II   29  [6]   1899-1900, 1920-26, 1937-50, 1951-52, 1955-56, 1958-59, 
                       1970-75, 1980-84, 1990-91, 2000-03
        III  7   [5]   1975-80, 2003-
    
    Shrewsbury Town (1950-2003, 2004)
    54  II   10  [10]  1979-89
        III  33  [15]  1950-51n, 1951-58s, 1959-74, 1975-79, 1989-92, 1994-97
        IV   11  [6]   1958-59, 1974-75, 1992-94, 1997-2003, 2004-
    
    Small Heath - see Birmingham City
    
    South Shields - see Gateshead
    
    Southampton (1920)
    78  I    35  [27*] 1966-74, 1978-
        II   34  [24]  1922-53, 1960-66, 1974-78
        III  9   [7]   1920-22s, 1953-60s
    
    Southend United (1920)
    78  II   6   [6]   1991-97
        III  52  [39]  1920-66s, 1972-76, 1978-80, 1981-84, 1987-89, 1990-91, 
                       1997-98
        IV   20  [7*]  1966-72, 1976-78, 1980-81, 1984-87, 1989-90, 1998-
    
    Southport (1921-78)
    50  III  34  [30]  1921-58n, 1967-70, 1973-74
        IV   16  [9]   1958-67, 1970-73, 1974-78
    
    Stalybridge Celtic (1921-23)
    2   III  2   [2]   1921-23n
    
    Stockport County (1900-04, 1905)
    93  II   26  [12]  1900-04, 1905-21, 1922-26, 1937-38, 1997-2002
        III  38  [14]  1921-22n, 1926-37n, 1938-59n, 1967-70, 1991-97, 2002-
        IV   29  [21]  1959-67, 1970-91
    
    Stoke - see Stoke City
    
    Stoke City (1888-90, 1891-1908, 1919) (Stoke to 1925)
    98  I    52  [16]  1888-90, 1891-1907, 1922-23, 1933-53, 1963-77, 1979-85
        II   38  [10]  1907-08, 1919-22, 1923-26, 1927-33, 1953-63, 1977-79, 
                       1985-90, 1993-98, 2002-
        III  8   [4]   1926-27n, 1990-93, 1998-2002
    
    Sunderland (1890)
    104 I    75  [57]  1890-1958, 1964-70, 1976-77, 1980-85, 1990-91, 1996-97, 
                       1999-2003
        II   28  [6]   1958-64, 1970-76, 1977-80, 1985-87, 1988-90, 1991-96, 
                       1997-99, 2003-
        III  1   [1]   1987-88
    
    Swansea City (1920) (Swansea Town to 1970)
    78  I    2   [2]   1981-83
        II   34  [16]  1925-47, 1949-65, 1979-81, 1983-84
        III  24  [8]   1920-25s, 1947-49s, 1965-67, 1970-73, 1978-79, 1984-86, 
                       1988-96, 2000-01
        IV   18  [5]   1967-70, 1973-78, 1986-88, 1996-2000, 2001-
    
    Swansea Town - see Swansea City
    
    Swindon Town (1920)
    78  I    1   [1]   1993-94
        II   18  [6]   1963-65, 1969-74, 1987-93, 1994-95, 1996-2000
        III  55  [36]  1920-63s, 1965-69, 1974-82, 1986-87, 1995-96, 2000-
        IV   4   [4]   1982-86
    
    Thames (1930-32)
    2   III  2   [2]   1930-32s
    
    Torquay United (1927)
    71  III  34  [24]  1927-58s, 1960-62, 1966-72, 1991-92, 2004-
        IV   37  [19]  1958-60, 1962-66, 1972-91, 1992-2004
    
    Tottenham Hotspur (1908)
    86  I    70  [27*] 1909-15, 1920-28, 1933-35, 1950-77, 1978-
        II   16  [8]   1908-09, 1919-20, 1928-33, 1935-50, 1977-78
    
    Tranmere Rovers (1921)
    77  II   11  [10]  1938-39, 1991-2001
        III  49  [17]  1921-38n, 1946-61n, 1967-75, 1976-79, 1989-91, 2001-
        IV   17  [10]  1961-67, 1975-76, 1979-89
    
    Walsall (1892-95, 1896-1901, 1921) (Walsall Town Swifts to 1895)
    85  II   15  [5]   1892-95, 1896-1901, 1961-63, 1988-89, 1999-2000,
                       2001-04
        III  62  [16]  1921-27n, 1927-31s, 1931-36n, 1936-58s, 1960-61, 
                       1963-79, 1980-88, 1989-90, 1995-99, 2000-01, 2004-
        IV   8   [5]   1958-60, 1979-80, 1990-95
    
    Walsall Town Swifts - see Walsall
    
    Watford (1920)
    78  I    7   [6]   1982-88, 1999-2000
        II   20  [8]   1969-72, 1979-82, 1988-96, 1998-99, 2000-
        III  46  [31]  1920-58s, 1960-69, 1972-75, 1978-79, 1996-98
        IV   5   [3]   1958-60, 1975-78
    
    The Wednesday - see Sheffield Wednesday
    
    West Bromwich Albion (1888)
    106 I    70  [24]  1888-1901, 1902-04, 1911-27, 1931-38, 1949-73,
                       1976-86, 2002-03, 2004-
        II   34  [9]   1901-02, 1904-11, 1927-31, 1938-49, 1973-76, 1986-91, 
                       1993-2002, 2003-04
        III  2   [2]   1991-93
    
    West Ham United (1919)
    79  I    48  [20]  1923-32, 1958-78, 1981-89, 1991-92, 1993-2003
        II   31  [19]  1919-23, 1932-58, 1978-81, 1989-91, 1992-93, 2003-
    
    Wigan Athletic (1978)
    27  II   2   [2*]  2003-
        III  17  [11]  1982-93, 1997-2003
        IV   8   [4]   1978-82, 1993-97
    
    Wigan Borough (1921-31)
    10  III  10  [10]  1921-31n
    (resigned from League 26 Oct 1931)
    
    Wimbledon - see Milton Keynes Dons
    
    Wolverhampton Wanderers (1888)
    106 I    60  [26]  1888-1906, 1932-65, 1967-76, 1977-82, 1983-84, 2003-04
        II   41  [14]  1906-23, 1924-32, 1965-67, 1976-77, 1982-83, 1984-85, 
                       1989-2003, 2004-
        III  3   [1]   1923-24n, 1985-86, 1988-89
        IV   2   [2]   1986-88
    
    Workington (1951-77)
    26  III  10  [7]   1951-58n, 1964-67
        IV   16  [10]  1958-64, 1967-77
    
    Wrexham (1921)
    77  II   4   [4]   1978-82
        III  54  [32]  1921-60n, 1962-64, 1970-78, 1982-83, 1993-2002, 2003-
        IV   19  [10]  1960-62, 1964-70, 1983-93, 2002-03
    
    Wycombe Wanderers (1993)
    12  III  10  [10]  1994-2004
        IV   2   [1*]  1993-94, 2004-
    
    Yeovil Town (2003)
    2   IV   2   [2*]  2003-
    
    York City (1929-2004)
    68  II   2   [2]   1974-76
        III  38  [22]  1929-58n, 1959-60, 1965-66, 1971-74, 1976-77, 1984-88, 
                       1993-99
        IV   28  [7]   1958-59, 1960-65, 1966-71, 1977-84, 1988-93, 1999-2004
    

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