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Club League History Summary 1888-89 to 2018-19

Seasons spent by each of the 140 Clubs in the Four Flights of English League Football from 1888-89 to 2018-19,
together with the amount of time spent in the top flight as a percentage of the club’s League history.

Football League Club’s Divisional Records Season 1888-89 to 2018-19

Clubs 1888-89 to 2018-19Total Seasons 120Debut SeasonDebut Season% Time in
1234Totalin Leaguein Top FlightTop Flight
1Accrington

Football League

500051888-891888-89100.00%
2Everton

Everton Results

1164001201888-891888-8996.67%
3Liverpool

Liverpool Results

10411001151893-941894-9590.43%
5Arsenal

Arsenal Results

10213001151893-941904-0588.70%
4Aston Villa

Aston Villa Results

10513201201888-891888-8987.50%
6Tottenham Hotspur

Tottenham Results

8416001001908-091909-1084.00%
7Chelsea

Chelsea Results

8419001031905-061907-0881.55%
8Manchester United

Manchester United Results

9422001161892-931892-9381.03%
9Manchester City

Manchester City Results

9025101161892-931899-190077.59%
10Newcastle United

New Castle United Football Results

8728001151893-941898-9975.65%
11Sunderland

Sunderland Results

8630201181890-911890-9172.88%
12West Bromwich Albion

WBA Results

8138101201888-891888-8967.50%
13West Ham United

West Ham United Results

613200931919-201923-2465.59%
14Bolton Wanderers

Bolton Wanderers Results

73341211201888-891888-8960.83%
15Blackburn Rovers

Blackburn Rovers Results

7242601201888-891888-8960.00%
16Sheffield Wednesday

Sheffield Wednesday

6641901161892-931892-9356.90%
17Middlesbrough

Middlesborough Results

6146201091899-19001902-0355.96%
19Stoke City

Leeds

6242801121888-891888-8955.36%
18Leeds United

Stoke City Results

503930921920-211924-2554.35%
20Derby County

Derby

6551401201888-891888-8954.17%
21Wolverhampton Wanderers

Wolverhampton Results

6450421201888-891888-8953.33%
23Wimbledon

WIMBLEDON Football Results

14634271977-781986-8751.85%
22Sheffield United

English Football

60441111161892-931893-9451.72%
24Birmingham City

Birmingham Football Results

5755401161892-931894-9549.14%
25Nottingham Forest

Nottingham Forest

5655501161892-931892-9348.28%
26Burnley

Burnley Football Results

56461171201888-891888-8946.67%
28Southampton

Leicester

4239110921920-211966-6745.65%
27Leicester City

Southhampton Results

5261101141895-961908-0945.61%
29Preston North End

English Football

46462351201888-891888-8938.33%
31Coventry City

Ipswich

3429281921919-201967-6836.96%
30Ipswich Town

English Football

2736110741938-391961-6236.49%
32Portsmouth

Potsmuth Results

3340136921920-211927-2835.87%
33Huddersfield Town

Huddersfield

3238226981910-111920-2132.65%
34Charlton Athletic

Charlton

2645200911921-221936-3728.57%
35Norwich City

Norwich City Results

2538290921920-211972-7327.17%
39Fulham

Blsckpool Results

26541831011907-081949-5025.74%
36Blackpool

QPR Results

28492591111896-971930-3125.23%
37Queens Park Rangers

 width=

2330390921920-211968-6925.00%
38Notts County

Fulham Results

303735181201888-891888-8925.00%
40Darwen260081891-921891-9225.00%
43Crystal Palace

Wigan Results

1937333921920-211969-7020.65%
41Wigan Athletic

English Fooball

86198411978-792005-0619.51%
42Bury

Crystal Palace Results

223929241141894-951895-9619.30%
45Cardiff City

English Football

17451911921920-211921-2218.48%
44Luton Town

Cardif Results

1635309901897-981955-5617.78%
49Watford

 width=

1229465921920-211982-8313.04%
46Oldham Athletic

 width=

123641121011907-081910-1111.88%
47Bradford City

 width=

122941231051903-041908-0911.43%
48Grimsby

Watford Results

125227181091892-931901-0211.01%
50Swansea City

Swansea Results

9382619921920-211981-829.78%
51Bristol City

 width=

9504621071901-021906-078.41%
57Brighton & Hove Albion

football results

623567921920-211979-806.52%
52Bradford Park Avenue

 width=

3221411501908-091914-156.00%
54Glossop North End11600171898-991899-19005.88%
53Oxford United

English Football

3181814531962-631985-865.66%
55Brentford

Hull City Results

5155814921920-211935-365.43%
56Hull City

Brighton

55923161031905-062008-094.85%
59 AFC Bournemouth

 width=

457010891923-242015-164.49%
58Reading

Bournmouth Results

324568911920-212006-073.30%
60 Millwall

Milwall

242435921920-211988-892.17%
61Carlisle United

English Football

1154026821928-291974-751.22%
62Swindon Town

 width=

119647911920-211993-941.10%
63Northampton Town

 width=

134940931920-211965-661.08%
64Leyton Orient

English Football

14142171011905-061962-630.99%
65Barnsley

Barnley

17524101101898-991997-980.91%
66Port Vale

 width=

04143211051892-9300.00%
67Plymouth Argyle

 width=

0404111921920-2100.00%
68Lincoln City

 width=

03431411061892-9300.00%
69Rotherham United

English Football

0304713901893-9400.00%
70Stockport County

 width=

0264033991900-0100.00%
71Bristol Rovers

 width=

020608881920-2100.00%
72Chesterfield Town

 width=

0205524991899-190000.00%
73Doncaster Rovers

 width=

0163632841901-0200.00%
74Gainsborough Trinity01600161896-9700.00%
75 Walsall Town

English Football

015719951892-9300.00%
76Burton United

 width=

01500151892-9300.00%
77Crewe Alexandra

 width=

0124538951892-9300.00%
78Tranmere Rovers

 width=

0115818871921-2200.00%
79Shrewsbury Town

 width=

0103919681950-5100.00%
80Leeds City

Football League

01000101905-0600.00%
81Scunthorpe United

 width=

092535691950-5100.00%
82South Shields0920111919-2000.00%
83Cambridge United

 width=

08923401970-7100.00%
84Southend United

 width=

076025921920-2100.00%
85Gillingham

 width=

056220871920-2100.00%
86Peterborough United

Peterborough United

052925591960-6100.00%
87Loughborough050051895-9600.00%
88Wrexham

 width=

045422801921-2200.00%
89Rotherham County042061919-2000.00%
90Darlington033147811921-2200.00%
91Burton Wanderers030031894-9500.00%
92New Brighton Tower

 width=

030031898-9900.00%
93York City

 width=

023832721929-3000.00%
94Colchester United

English FOotball

023827671950-5100.00%
95Burton Albion

football results

0226102009-1000.00%
96Northwich Victoria

Northwich Victoria

020021892-9300.00%
97Mansfield Town

 width=

014233761931-3200.00%
98Newport County

 width=

014025661920-2100.00%
99 Milton Keynes Dons

English Football

01113152004-0500.00%
100Nelson0190101921-2200.00%
101Yeovil Town

English Football

0196162003-0400.00%
102Hereford United

 width=

01525311972-7300.00%
103Bootle010011892-9300.00%
104Middlesbrough Ironopolis010011893-9400.00%
105Exeter City

 width=

004740871920-2100.00%
106Rochdale

 width=

004348911921-2200.00%
107Hartlepool United004345881921-2200.00%
108Halifax Town004029691921-2200.00%
109Chester City

football results

003532671931-3200.00%
110Torquay United

 width=

003444781927-2800.00%
111Southport

 width=

003416501921-2200.00%
112Accrington Stanley

 width=

003314471921-2200.00%
113Barrow

 width=

003311441921-2200.00%
114Aldershot

 width=

002433571932-3300.00%
115Gateshead

 width=

00212231930-3100.00%
116New Brighton00210211923-2400.00%
117Wycombe Wanderers

 width=

001313261993-9400.00%
118Workington

 width=

001016261951-5200.00%
119Merthyr Town

 width=

00100101920-2100.00%
120Wigan Borough00100101921-2200.00%
121Ashington008081921-2200.00%
122Durham City007071921-2200.00%
123Aberdare Athletic

 width=

006061921-2200.00%
124Fleetwood Town

 width=

005272012-1300.00%
125Cheltenham Town

English Football

00414181999-200000.00%
126Stevenage

 width=

003692010-1100.00%
127AFC Wimbledon

 width=

003582011-1200.00%
128Crawley Town

 width=

003582011-1200.00%
129Stalybridge Celtic002021921-2200.00%
130Thames Association

 width=

002021930-3100.00%
131Barnet

 width=

00120211991-9200.00%
132Macclesfield Town

 width=

00115161997-9800.00%
133Dagenham & Redbridge001892007-0800.00%
134Rushden & Diamonds001452001-0200.00%
135Morecambe00012122007-0800.00%
136Scarborough

 width=

00012121987-8800.00%
137Boston United

 width=

000552002-0300.00%
138Kidderminster Harriers

 width=

000552000-0100.00%
139Maidstone United

 width=

000331989-9000.00%
140Forest Green Rovers

 width=

000222017-1800.00%
Clubs 1888-89 to 2018-191234TotalDebut SeasonDebut Seson% Time in
Bold = Founder Member of Football LeagueTotal Seasons 120in Leaguein Top FlightTop Flight

 

 

 

 

 

 

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