Football League First Division

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From the 1992-1993 to the 2003-2004 season, the Football League First Division was the highest division of The Football League and the second-highest division in the overall English football league system. Before that it was the top division overall, but that ended with the creation of the FA Premier League.

The First Division was replaced by the Football League Championship prior to the start of the 2004/05 season.

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Teams

There were 24 teams in the First Division. At the end of each season the top two teams, together with the winner of the play-offs between the teams which finished in 3rd-6th position, were promoted to the Premier League and are replaced by the three teams that finished at the bottom of the Premier League. Similarly the three teams that finished at the bottom of the First Division were relegated to the Second Division and replaced by the teams which finished 1st, 2nd, and won the 3rd-6th place play-off winners, in that division.

Previous First Division champions

Winners of the old format First Division (1889-1992)

For quick reference, teams in bold are champions that also owned the league's top-scorer in the season they won the title.

Year Winner Top-Scorer
1889Preston North EndJ. Goodall (21 goals) (Preston)
1890Preston North EndJ. Ross (21) (Preston)
1891EvertonJ. Southworth (26) (Blackburn)
1892SunderlandJ. Campbell (32) (Sunderland)
1893SunderlandJ. Campbell (31) (Sunderland)
1894Aston VillaJ. Southworth (27) (Everton)
1895SunderlandJ. Campbell (22) (Sunderland)
1896Aston VillaJ. Campbell (20) (Aston Villa) and S. Bloomer (20) (Derby)
1897Aston VillaS. Bloomer (22) (Derby)
1898Sheffield UnitedG. Wheldon (21) (Aston Villa)
1899Aston VillaS. Bloomer (23) (Derby)
1900Aston VillaW. Garraty (27) (Aston Villa)
1901LiverpoolS. Bloomer (23) (Derby)
1902SunderlandJ. Settle (18) (Everton)
1903The WednesdayS. Raybould (31) (Liverpool)
1904The WednesdayS. Bloomer (20) (Derby)
1905Newcastle UnitedA. Brown (22) (Sheff. Utd.)
1906LiverpoolW. White (26) (Bolton)
1907Newcastle UnitedA. Young (28) (Everton)
1908Manchester UnitedE. West (27) (Nottm. Forest)
1909Newcastle UnitedB. Freeman (38) (Everton)
1910Aston VillaJ. Parkinson (30) (Liverpool)
1911Manchester UnitedA. Shepherd (25) (Newcastle)
1912Blackburn RoversH. Hampton (25) (Aston Villa), G. Holley (25) (Sunderland) and D. McLean (25) (The Wednesday)
1913SunderlandD. McLean (30) (The Wednesday)
1914Blackburn RoversG. Elliott (32) (Middlesbrough)
1915EvertonR. Parker (35) (Everton)
1916-19League suspended due to World War I
1920West Bromwich AlbionF. Morris (37) (West Bromwich Albion)
1921BurnleyJ. Smith (38) (Bolton)
1922LiverpoolA. Wilson (31) (Middlebrough)
1923LiverpoolC. Buchan (30) (Sunderland)
1924Huddersfield TownW. Chadwick (28) (Everton)
1925Huddersfield TownF. Roberts (31) (Man. City)
1926Huddersfield TownE. Harper (43) (Blackburn)
1927Newcastle UnitedJ. Trotter (37) (The Wednesday)
1928EvertonW. Dean (60) (Everton)
1929Sheffield WednesdayD. Halliday (43) (Sunderland)
1930Sheffield WednesdayV. Watson (41) (West Ham)
1931ArsenalT. Waring (49) (Aston Villa)
1932EvertonW. Dean (44) (Everton)
1933ArsenalJ. Bowers (35) (Derby)
1934ArsenalJ. Bowers (34) (Derby)
1935ArsenalE. Drake (42) (Arsenal)
1936SunderlandE. Glover (31) (Grimsby), H. Carter (31) (Sunderland) and R. Gurney (31) (Sunderland)
1937Manchester CityF. Steel (33) (Stoke)
1938ArsenalT. Lawton (38) (Everton)
1939EvertonT. Lawton (35) (Everton)
1940-46League suspended due to World War II
1947LiverpoolD. Westcott (37) (Wolves)
1948ArsenalR. Rooke (33) (Arsenal)
1949PortsmouthW. Moir (25) (Bolton)
1950PortsmouthD. Davies (25) (Sunderland)
1951Tottenham HotspurS. Mortensen (30) (Blackpool)
1952Manchester UnitedG. Robledo (33) (Newcastle)
1953ArsenalC. Wayman (24) (Preston)
1954Wolverhampton WanderersJ. Glazzard (29) (Huddersfield)
1955ChelseaR. Allen (27) (West Bromwich Albion)
1956Manchester UnitedN. Lofthouse (33) (Bolton)
1957Manchester UnitedJ. Charles (38) (Leeds)
1958Wolverhampton WanderersR. Smith (36) (Tottenham)
1959Wolverhampton WanderersJ. Greaves (33) (Chelsea)
1960BurnleyD. Violett (32) (Man. Utd.)
1961Tottenham HotspurJ. Greaves (41) (Chelsea)
1962Ipswich TownR. Crawford (33) (Ipswich) and D. Kevan (33) (West Bromwich Albion)
1963EvertonJ. Greaves (37) (Tottenham)
1964LiverpoolJ. Greaves (35) (Tottenham)
1965Manchester UnitedA. McEvoy (29) (Blackburn) and J. Greaves (29) (Tottenham)
1966LiverpoolW. Irvine (29) (Burnley)
1967Manchester UnitedR. Davies (37) (Southampton)
1968Manchester CityG. Best (28) (Man. Utd.) and R Davies (28) (Southampton)
1969Leeds UnitedJ. Greaves (27) (Tottenham)
1970EvertonJ. Astle (25) (West Bromwich Albion)
1971ArsenalA. Brown (28) (Wet Bromwich Albion)
1972Derby CountyF. Lee (33) (Man. City)
1973LiverpoolB. Robson (28) (West Ham)
1974Leeds UnitedM. Channon (21) (Southampton)
1975Derby CountyM. Macdonald (21) (Newcastle)
1976LiverpoolE. MacDougall (23) (Norwich)
1977LiverpoolM. Macdonald (25) (Arsenal) and A. Gray (25) (Aston Villa)
1978Nottingham ForestB. Latchford (30) (Everton)
1979LiverpoolF. Worthington (24) (Bolton)
1980LiverpoolP. Boyer (23) (Southampton)
1981Aston VillaP. Withe (20) (Aston Villa) and S. Archibald (20) (Tottenham)
1982LiverpoolK. Keegan (26) (Southampton)
1983LiverpoolL. Blissett (27) (Watford)
1984LiverpoolI. Rush (32) (Liverpool)
1985EvertonK. Dixon (24) (Chelsea) and G. Lineker (24) (Leicester)
1986LiverpoolG. Lineker (30) (Everton)
1987EvertonC. Allen (33) (Tottenham)
1988LiverpoolJ. Aldridge (26) (Liverpool)
1989ArsenalA. Smith (23) (Arsenal)
1990LiverpoolG. Lineker (24) (Tottenham)
1991ArsenalL. Chapman (31) (Leeds)
1992Leeds UnitedI. Wright (29) (Crystal Palace/Arsenal)

Winners of the new format First Division (1993-2004)

As above, winners who also owned that season's top-scorer are in bold.

Year Winner Top-Scorer
1993Newcastle UnitedG. Whittingham (42 goals) (Portsmouth)
1994Crystal PalaceJ. McGinlay (25) (Bolton)
1995MiddlesbroughJ. Aldridge (24) (Tranmere)
1996SunderlandJ. Aldridge (27) (Tranmere)
1997Bolton WanderersJ. McGinlay (24) (Bolton)
1998Nottingham ForestP. van Hooijdonk (29) (Nottm. Forest), K. Phillips (29) (Sunderland)
1999SunderlandL. Hughes (31) (West Bromwich Albion)
2000Charlton AthleticA. Hunt (24) (Charlton)
2001FulhamL. Saha (27) (Fulham)
2002Manchester CityS. Goater (28) (Man. City)
2003PortsmouthS. Todorov (26) (Portsmouth)
2004Norwich CityA. Johnson (27) (Crystal Palace)


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