Football League Second Division 1892/93 - Handball-Bundesliga 1992/93

Football League Second Division 1892/93
Logo der Football League bis 1988
Meister Small Heath
Climbers Sheffield United, FC Darwen
Relegation ↑ Small Heath, Sheffield United,
FC Darwen
Relegated FC Bootle
Teams 12
Games 132
Tore 591 (ø 4.48 per game)
Top scorer Fred Wheldon (Small Heath)[1]
Football League First Division 1892/93

The Football League Second Division 1892/93 was the first season of the Football League Second Division as the second highest English football league . The first game day took place on September 3, 1892 and the last "test match", which was decisive for promotion and relegation, on April 17, 1893. With the introduction of this second division within the Football League Association , the top English division was renamed from "Football League" to "Football League First Division".

The first second division champion was the Birmingham-based club Small Heath , which subsequently failed to move up to the First Division due to a defeat against Newton Heath . In contrast, the second and third placed Sheffield United and FC Darwen qualified for the elite league after defeating FC Accrington and Notts County . For FC Bootle , the first season was also the last, as the club dissolved immediately afterwards due to financial problems. Lincoln City , Crewe Alexandra , who ranked behind FC Bootle ,Burslem Port Vale and Walsall Town Swifts had to worry about staying in the class, but then all received enough votes in the reelection process of the league association to be allowed to participate again in the Second Division in the following season 1893/94. In the Second Division, which was expanded to 15 teams in 1893, instead of Sheffield United, FC Darwen and FC Bootle, the following five clubs took the vacancies: Notts County, Liverpool FC , Newcastle United , Woolwich Arsenal , Rotherham Town and Middlesbrough Ironopolis ; Accrington FC waived and then broke up.

Closing table

Pl. society Sp. S U N Tore Quote Points
1. Small Heath 22 17 2 3 090:350 2,57 36:80
2. Sheffield United 22 16 3 3 062:190 3,26 35:90
3. FC Darwen (A) 22 14 2 6 060:360 1,67 30:14
4. Grimsby Town 22 11 1 10 042:410 1,02 23:21
5. AFC Ardwick 22 9 3 10 045:400 1,13 21:23
6. Burton Swifts 22 9 2 11 047:470 1,00 20:24
7. Northwich Victoria 22 9 2 11 042:580 0,72 20:24
8. FC Bootle 22 8 3 11 049:630 0,78 19:25
9. Lincoln City 22 7 3 12 045:510 0,88 17:27
10. Crewe Alexandra 22 6 3 13 042:690 0,61 15:29
11. Burslem Port Vale 22 6 3 13 030:570 0,53 15:29
12. Walsall Town Swifts 22 5 3 14 037:750 0,49 13:31
  • Second division champions and participants in the friendly matches : Small Heath
  • Participants in the test matches and promoted to the Football League First Division 1893/94 : Sheffield United, FC Darwen
  • Relegation from the Football League Second Division : FC Bootle (dissolution of the club)
  • (A) Relegated from the Football League 1891/92 : FC Darwen

    Results table

    The home teams are listed in the left column.

    1892/93[2] ARD BOO BPV BUS CRE BUT GRAY LIN NOV SHU SMH WTS
    AFC Ardwick 7:0 2:0 1:1 3:1 4:2 0:3 3:1 1:1 2:3 2:2 2:0
    FC Bootle 5:3 1:1 3:2 2:1 5:1 3:1 4:1 2:5 2:0 1:4 7:1
    Burslem Port Vale 1:2 0:0 1:0 4:1 2:4 0:1 1:2 4:0 0:10 0:3 3:0
    Burton Swifts 2:0 2:1 3:3 7:1 0:2 5:1 4:2 2:0 0:3 2:3 3:2
    Crewe Alexandra 4:1 2:1 5:0 2:4 2:2 1:0 4:1 4:2 0:4 1:3 5:6
    FC Darwen 3:1 3:0 4:1 2:3 7:3 6:1 3:1 3:1 3:1 4:3 5:0
    Grimsby Town 2:0 3:0 2:0 4:0 4:0 0:1 2:2 2:1 0:1 3:2 3:0
    Lincoln City 2:1 5:1 3:4 5:1 1:1 1:1 1:3 5:1 1:0 3:4 3:1
    Northwich Victoria 0:3 3:2 2:4 2:1 4:1 1:0 5:3 2:1 1:3 0:6 5:2
    Sheffield United 2:1 8:3 4:0 3:1 4:0 2:0 2:0 4:2 1:1 2:0 3:0
    Small Heath 3:2 6:2 5:1 3:2 6:0 6:2 8:3 4:1 6:2 1:1 12:0
    Walsall Town Swifts 2:4 4:4 3:0 3:2 3:3 1:2 3:1 2:1 2:3 1:1 1:3

    List of goalscorers

    player society Tore
    1 EnglandEngland Fred Wheldon Small Heath 24

    "Test matches"

    Before the automatic promotion and relegation rule between the first-class First Division and the second-rate Second Division, which first took effect at the end of the 1898/99 season, potential promoters from the Second Division had each other in play-off-to prove the same "test games". Participation in the game was also dependent on an election procedure of the league association, which had to decide whether a club might participate. Also in the season 1892/93 there were test matches between the last three first division clubs Notts County, Accrington FC and Newton Heath as well as the best second division clubs Small Heath, Sheffield United and FC Darwen, from which Newton Heath, Sheffield United and FC Darwen as the sporting ones Winners emerged and then each secured a majority of the votes of the league association.

    date Result
    22. April 1893 FC Accrington 0:1 Sheffield United
    Notts County 2:3 FC Darwen
    Newton Heath 1:1 Small Heath

    Replay game:

    date Result
    27. April 1893 Newton Heath 5:2 Small Heath

    literature

    • Michael Joyce: Football League Players' Records, 1888 to 1939. SoccerData, Beeston 2002, ISBN 1-899468-63-3.

    Weblinks

    References and footnotes

    1. English League Leading Goalscorers (RSSSF)
    2. Season 1892/93. In: wildstat.com. Retrieved March 30, 2018 .