ENGLISH LEAGUE FOOTBALL

History
The creation of the Football League was in 1888 by Aston Villa director William McGregor. This was dominated by those clubs who had supported professionalism, and the twelve founding members consisted of six from Lancashire (Blackburn Rovers, Burnley, Bolton Wanderers, Accrington, Everton and Preston North End) and six from the Midlands (Aston Villa, Derby County, Notts County, Stoke, West Bromwich Albion and Wolverhampton Wanderers). No sides from the South or London initially participated.
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Current holders:
PREMIER LEAGUE
LEICESTER CITY
FOOTBALL LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP
BURNLEY
LEAGUE ONE
WIGAN ATHLETIC
LEAGUE TWO
NORTHAMPTON TOWN
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Summary of tier one of title wins (in bold) and runners-up positions
Club No. of title winsNo. of runners-up positionsSeasons
Manchester United20151907-08, 1910-11, 1946-47, 1947-48, 1948-49, 1950-51, 1951-52, 1955-56, 1956-57, 1958-59, 1963-64, 1964-65, 1966-67, 1967-68, 1979-80, 1987-88, 1991-92, 1992-93, 1993-94, 1994-95, 1995-96, 1996-97, 1997-98, 1998-99, 1999-2000, 2000-01, 2002-03, 2005-06, 2006-07, 2007-08, 2008-09, 2009-10, 2010-11, 2011-12, 2012-13
Liverpool18131898-99, 1900-01, 1905-06, 1909-10, 1921-22, 1922-23, 1946-47, 1963-64, 1965-66, 1968-69, 1972-73, 1973-74, 1974-75, 1975-76, 1976-77, 1977-78, 1978-79, 1979-80, 1981-82, 1982-83, 1983-84, 1984-85, 1985-86, 1986-87, 1987-88, 1988-89, 1989-90, 1990-91, 2001-02, 2008-09, 2013-14
Arsenal1391925-26, 1930-31, 1931-32, 1932-33, 1933-34, 1934-35, 1937-38, 1947-48, 1952-53, 1970-71, 1972-73, 1988-89, 1990-91, 1997-98, 1998-99, 1999-2000, 2000-01, 2001-02, 2002-03, 2003-04, 2004-05, 2015-16
Everton971889-90, 1890-91, 1894-95, 1901-02, 1904-05, 1908-09, 1911-12, 1914-15, 1927-28, 1931-32, 1938-39, 1962-63, 1969-70, 1984-85, 1985-86, 1986-87
Aston Villa7101888-89, 1893-94, 1895-96, 1896-97, 1898-99, 1899-1900, 1902-03, 1907-08, 1909-10, 1910-11, 1912-13, 1913-14, 1930-31, 1932-33, 1980-81, 1989-90, 1992-93
Sunderland651891-92, 1892-93, 1893-94, 1894-95, 1897-98, 1900-01, 1901-02, 1912-13, 1922-23, 1934-35, 1935-36
Chelsea541954-55, 2003-04, 2004-05, 2005-06, 2006-07, 2007-08, 2009-10, 2010-11, 2014-15
Manchester City451903-04, 1920-21, 1936-37, 1967-68, 1976-77, 2011-12, 2012-13, 2013-14, 2014-15
Newcastle United421904-05, 1906-07, 1908-09, 1926-27, 1995-96, 1996-97
Sheffield Wednesday411902-03, 1903-04, 1928-29, 1929-30, 1960-61
Leeds United351964-65, 1965-66, 1968-69, 1969-70, 1970-71, 1971-72, 1973-74, 1991-92
Huddersfield Town331923-24, 1924-25, 1925-26, 1926-27, 1927-28, 1933-34
Blackburn Rovers311911-12, 1913-14, 1993-94, 1994-95
Preston North End251888-89, 1889-90, 1890-91, 1891-92, 1892-93, 1905-06, 1952-53
Wolverhampton Wanderers251937-38, 1938-39, 1949-50, 1953-54, 1954-55, 1958-59, 1959-60
Tottenham Hotspur241921-22, 1950-51, 1951-52, 1956-57, 1960-61, 1962-63
Derby County231895-96, 1929-30, 1935-36, 1971-72, 1974-75
Burnley221919-20, 1920-21, 1959-60, 1961-62
Portsmouth201948-49, 1949-50
Sheffield United121896-97, 1897-98, 1899-1900
West Bromwich Albion121919-20, 1924-25, 1953-54
Ipswich Town121961-62, 1980-81, 1981-82
Nottingham Forest121966-67, 1977-78, 1978-79
Leicester City111928-29, 2015-16
Bristol City011906-07
Oldham Athletic011914-15
Cardiff City011923-24
Charlton Athletic011936-37
Blackpool011955-56
Queen's Park Rangers011975-76
Watford011982-83
Southampton011983-84
Summary of tier two of title wins (in bold) and runners-up positions
Manchester City741895-96, 1898-99, 1902-03, 1909-10, 1927-28, 1946-47, 1950-51, 1965-66, 1988-89, 1999-2000, 2001-02
Leicester City721907-08, 1924-25, 1937-37, 1953-54, 1956-57, 1970-71, 1979-80, 2002-03, 2013-14
Sheffield Wednesday521899-1900, 1925-26, 1949-50, 1951-52, 1955-56, 1958-59, 1983-84
Sunderland521963-64, 1975-76, 1979-80, 1995-96, 1998-99, 2004-05, 2006-07
Birmingham City471892-93, 1893-94, 1900-01, 1902-03, 1920-21, 1947-48, 1954-55, 1971-72, 1984-85, 2006-07, 2008-09
Middlesbrough441901-02, 1926-27, 1928-29, 1973-74, 1991-92, 1994-95, 1997-98, 2015-16
Derby County421911-12, 1914-15, 1925-26, 1968-69, 1986-87, 1995-96 
Liverpool401893-94, 1895-96, 1904-05, 1961-62
West Bromwich Albion351901-02, 1910-11, 1930-31, 1948-49, 2001-02, 2003-04, 2007-08, 2009-10
Bolton Wanderers341899-1900, 1904-05, 1908-09, 1910-11, 1934-35, 1977-78, 1996-97
Burnley331897-98, 1912-13, 1946-47, 1972-73, 2013-14, 2015-16
Leeds United331923-24, 1927-28, 1931-32, 1955-56, 1963-64, 1989-90
Notts County321894-95, 1896-97, 1913-14, 1922-23, 1980-81
Newcastle United321897-98, 1947-48, 1964-65, 1992-93, 2009-10
Preston North End321903-04, 1912-13, 1914-15, 1933-34, 1950-51
Nottingham Forest321906-07, 1921-22, 1956-57, 1993-94, 1997-98
Wolverhampton Wanderers321931-32, 1966-67, 1976-77, 1982-83, 2008-09
Norwich City311971-72, 1985-86, 2003-04, 2010-11
Ipswich Town301960-61, 1967-68, 1991-92
Chelsea251906-07, 1911-12, 1929-30, 1962-63, 1976-77, 1983-84, 1988-89
Manchester United241896-97, 1905-06, 1924-25, 1935-36, 1937-38, 1974-75
West Ham United231922-23, 1957-58, 1980-81, 1990-91, 1992-93
Tottenham Hotspur221908-09, 1919-20, 1932-33, 1949-50
Stoke City221921-22, 1932-33, 1962-63, 2007-08
Aston Villa221937-38, 1959-60, 1974-75, 1987-88
Queen's Park Rangers221967-68, 1972-73, 1982-83, 2010-11
Grimsby Town211900-01, 1928-29, 1933-34
Fulham211948-49, 1958-59, 2000-01
Crystal Palace211968-69, 1978-79, 1993-94
Reading211994-95, 2005-06, 2011-12
Sheffield United161892-93, 1938-39, 1952-53, 1960-61, 1970-71, 1989-90, 2005-06
Cardiff City131920-21, 1951-52, 1959-60, 2012-13
Huddersfield Town121919-20, 1952-53, 1969-70
Portsmouth

121926-27, 1986-87, 2002-03
Blackpool121929-30, 1936-37, 1969-70 
Charlton Athletic121935-36, 1985-86, 1999-2000
Blackburn Rovers121938-39, 1957-58, 2000-01
Luton Town121954-55, 1973-74, 1981-82
Bury111894-95, 1923-24
Bristol City111905-06, 1975-76
Bradford City111907-08, 1998-99
Oldham Athletic111909-10, 1990-91
Everton111930-31, 1953-54
Brentford101934-35
Coventry City101966-67
Oxford United

101984-85
Millwall101987-88
AFC Bournemouth102014-15
Southampton031965-66, 1977-78, 2011-12
Watford021981-82, 2014-15
Glossop North End011898-99
Arsenal011903-04
Bradford Park Avenue011913-14
Leyton Orient011961-62
Northampton Town011964-65
Brighton & Hove Albion011978-79
Barnsley011996-97
Wigan Athletic012004-05
Hull City012012-13
Summary of tier three of title wins (in bold) and runners-up positions
Brighton & Hove Albion231971-72, 1976-77, 1987-88, 2001-02, 2010-11
Plymouth Argyle221958-59, 1974-75, 1985-86, 2003-04
Bury211960-61, 1967-68, 1996-97
Oxford United211967-68, 1983-84, 1995-96
Watford211968-69, 1978-79, 1997-98
Reading211985-86, 1993-94, 2001-02
Portsmouth201961-62, 1982-83
Preston North End201970-71, 1999-2000
Wigan Athletic202002-03, 2015-16
Wolverhampton Wanderers201988-89, 2013-14
Bristol City141964-65, 1989-90, 1997-98, 2006-07, 2014-15
Hull City121958-59, 1965-66, 2004-05
Swindon Town121962-63, 1968-69, 1995-96
Millwall121965-66, 1984-85, 2000-01
Brentford121991-92, 1994-95, 2013-14
Southampton111959-60, 2010-11
Norwich City111959-60, 2009-10
Grimsby Town111961-62, 1979-80
Carlisle United111964-65, 1981-82 
Queen's Park Rangers111966-67, 2003-04
Luton Town111969-70, 2004-05
Fulham111970-71, 1998-99
Bolton Wanderers111972-73, 1992-93
Bristol Rovers

111973-74, 1989-90
Blackburn Rovers111974-75, 1979-80
Cambridge United111977-78, 1990-91
Rotherham United111980-81, 2000-01
Burnley111981-82, 1999-2000
AFC Bournemouth111986-87, 2012-13
Southend United111990-91, 2005-06
Birmingham City111991-92, 1994-95
Northampton Town101962-63
Coventry City101963-64
Leyton Orient101969-70
Aston Villa101971-72
Oldham Athletic101973-74
Hereford United101975-76
Mansfield Town101976-77
Wrexham101977-78
Shrewsbury Town101978-79
Bradford City101984-85
Sunderland101987-88
Stoke City101992-93
Scunthorpe United102006-07
Swansea City102007-08
Leicester City102008-09
Charlton Athletic102011-12
Doncaster Rovers102012-13
Walsall021960-61, 1998-99
Middlesbrough021966-67, 1986-87
Cardiff City021975-76, 1982-83
Burton Albion012015-16
Crystal Palace011963-64
Notts County011972-73
Barnsley011980-81
Wimbledon011983-84
Sheffield United011988-89
Port Vale011993-94
Stockport County011996-97
Crewe Alexandra012002-03
Colchester United012005-06
Nottingham Forest012007-08
Peterborough United012008-09
Leeds United012009-10
Sheffield Wednesday012011-12
Milton Keynes Dons012014-15
Summary of tier three (South) of title wins (in bold) and runners-up positions
Bristol City311922-23, 1926-27, 1937-38, 1954-55
Plymouth Argyle261921-22, 1922-23, 1923-24, 1924-25, 1925-26, 1926-27, 1929-30, 1951-52
Millwall211927-28, 1937-38, 1952-53
Notts County211930-31, 1936-37, 1949-50
Swansea City201924-25, 1948-49
Charlton Athletic201928-29, 1934-35
Ipswich Town201953-54, 1956-57
Reading141925-26, 1931-32, 1934-35, 1948-49, 1951-52
Crystal Palace131920-21, 1928-29, 1930-31, 1938-39
Brentford121929-30, 1932-33, 1957-58
Brighton & Hove Albion121953-54, 1955-56, 1957-58
Southampton111920-21, 1921-22
Norwich City111933-34, 1950-51
Coventry City111933-34, 1935-36
Luton Town111935-36, 1936-37
Queen's Park Rangers111946-47, 1947-48
Leyton Orient111954-55, 1955-56
Portsmouth101923-24
Fulham101931-32
Newport County101938-39
Cardiff City101946-47
Nottingham Forest101950-51
Bristol Rovers101952-53
Northampton Town021927-28, 1949-50
Exeter City011932-33
Bournemouth & Boscombe Athletic011947-48
Torquay United011956-57
Summary of tier three (North) for title wins (in bold) and runners-up positions
Lincoln City331927-28, 1930-31, 1931-32, 1936-37, 1947-48, 1951-52
Doncaster Rovers321934-35, 1937-38, 1938-39, 1946-47, 1949-50
Barnsley311933-34, 1938-39, 1953-54, 1954-55
Stockport County221921-22, 1928-29, 1929-30, 1936-37
Grimsby Town211925-26, 1951-52, 1955-56
Port Vale211929-30, 1952-53, 1953-54
Chesterfield211930-31, 1933-34, 1935-36
Hull City201932-33, 1948-49
Rotherham United131946-47, 1947-48, 1948-49, 1950-51
Bradford Park Avenue121922-23, 1925-26, 1927-28
Darlington111921-22, 1924-25
Nelson111922-23, 1924-25
Derby County111955-56, 1956-57
Wolverhampton Wanderers101923-24
Stoke City101926-27
Bradford City101928-29
Tranmere Rovers101937-38
Oldham Athletic101952-53
Scunthorpe United101957-58
Rochdale021923-24, 1926-27
Gateshead021931-32, 1949-50
Accrington Stanley021954-55, 1957-58
Wrexham011932-33
Halifax Town011934-35
Chester011935-36
Mansfield Town011950-51
Hartlepool United011956-57
Summary of tier four title wins (in bold) and runners-up positions
Chesterfield4 0 1969-70, 1984-85, 2010-11, 2013-14
Notts County311959-60, 1970-71, 1997-98, 2009-10
Gillingham311963-64, 1973-74, 1995-96, 2012-13
Doncaster Rovers311965-66, 1968-69, 1983-84, 2003-04
Peterborough United301960-61, 1973-74, 2007-08
Brentford301962-63, 1998-99, 2008-09
Northampton Town221975-761986-87, 2005-06, 2015-16
Walsall221959-60, 1979-80, 1994-95, 2006-07
Carlisle United211963-64, 1994-95, 2005-06 
Brighton & Hove Albion201964-65, 2000-01
Cambridge United201976-77, 1998-99
Swindon Town201985-86, 2011-12
Rotherham United131988-89, 1991-92, 1999-2000, 2012-13
Shrewsbury Town131974-75, 1993-94, 2011-12, 2014-15
Grimsby Town121971-72, 1978-79, 1989-90
Southend United121971-72, 1977-78, 1980-81
Exeter City121976-77, 1989-90, 2008-09
Cardiff City121987-88, 1992-93, 2000-01
Millwall111961-62, 1964-65
Darlington111965-66, 1990-91
Stockport County111966-67, 1990-91
Southport111966-67, 1972-73
Luton Town111967-68, 2001-02
Lincoln City111975-76, 1980-81
Preston North End111986-87, 1995-96
Port Vale101958-59
Mansfield Town101974-75
Watford101977-78
Reading101978-79
Huddersfield Town101979-80
Sheffield United101981-82
Wimbledon101982-83
York City101983-84
Wolverhampton Wanderers101987-88
Burnley101991-92
Wigan Athletic101996-97
Swansea City101999-2000
Plymouth Argyle102001-02
Rushden & Diamonds102002-03
Yeovil Town102004-05
Milton Keynes Dons102007-08
Burton Albion102014-15
Wrexham021969-70, 1992-93
AFC Bournemouth021970-71, 2009-10
Hull City021982-83, 2003-04
Chester City021985-86, 1993-94
Hartlepool United022002-03, 2006-07
Scunthorpe United022004-05, 2013-14
Coventry City011958-59
Crystal Palace011960-61
Colchester United011961-62
Oldham Athletic011962-63
Barnsley011967-68
Halifax Town011968-69
Hereford United011972-73
Bradford City011981-82
Blackpool011984-85
Tranmere Rovers011988-89
Fulham011996-97
Macclesfield Town011997-98
Bury012010-11
Oxford United012015-16
Summary of tier five title wins (in bold) and runners-up positions
Barnet331986-87, 1987-88, 1989-90, 1990-91, 2004-05, 2014-15
Kidderminster Harriers311993-94, 1996-97, 1999-2000, 2012-13
Enfield211981-82, 1982-83, 1985-86
Maidstone United211982-83, 1983-84, 1988-89
Cheltenham Town211997-98, 1998-99, 2015-16
Altrincham201979-80, 1980-81
Macclesfield Town201994-95, 1996-97
Stevenage201995-96, 1996-97
Colchester United111990-91, 1991-92
Wycombe Wanderers111991-92, 1992-93
Rusden & Diamonds111999-2000, 2000-01
Yeovil Town112000-01, 2002-03
Dagenham & Redbridge112001-02, 2006-07
Luton Town112009-10, 2013-14
Runcorn101981-82
Wealdstone101984-85
Scarborough101986-87
Lincoln City101987-88
Darlington101989-90
Halifax Town101997-98
Boston United102001-02
Chester City102003-04
Accrington Stanley102005-06
Aldershot Town102007-08
Burton Albion102008-09
Crawley Town102010-11
Fleetwood Town102011-12
Mansfield Town102012-13
Kettering Town041980-81, 1988-89, 1993-94, 1998-99
Hereford United032003-04, 2004-05, 2005-06
Cambridge United032007-08, 2008-09, 2013-14
Nuneaton Borough021983-84, 1984-85
Woking021994-95, 1995-96
Weymouth011979-80
Frickley Athletic011985-86
Bromsgrove Rovers011992-93
Morecambe012002-03
Oxford United012006-07
AFC Wimbledon012010-11
Wrexham012011-12
Bristol Rovers012014-15
Forest Green Rovers012015-16