Football League First Division 1897/98 - Sumario 18/98

Football League First Division 1897/98
Logo der Football League bis 1988
Meister Sheffield United
Cup winners Nottingham Forest
Relegated none
Teams 16
Games 240
Tore 724 (ø 3.02 per game)
Top scorer Fred Wheldon (Aston Villa)
Football League First Division 1896/97

The Football League First Division 1897/98 was the tenth season of the highest English football league . It began on September 1, 1897 and ended on April 30, 1898.

Sheffield United won the English championship for the first time in the club's history, five points ahead of Sunderland . Due to the league expansion from 16 to 18 teams in the following season 1898/99, no club had to relegate. In addition, the two second division promoted Burnley FC and Newcastle United should come .

A total of 371 players were used, with The Wednesday with 19 the fewest and Liverpool FC with 29 the most players in league games. 158 newcomers opposed 108 footballers, who last came into play in the 1897/98 season. 21 players were able to play all 30 league games of their club.

Closing table

Pl. society Sp. S U N Tore Quote Points EgS
1. Sheffield United 30 17 8 5 056:310 1,81 42:18 23
2. AFC Sunderland 30 16 5 9 043:300 1,43 37:23 20
3. Wolverhampton Wanderers 30 14 7 9 057:410 1,39 35:25 22
4. FC Everton 30 13 9 8 048:390 1,23 35:25 22
5. The Wednesday 30 15 3 12 051:420 1,21 33:27 19
6. Aston Villa (M, P) 30 14 5 11 061:510 1,20 33:27 24
7. West Bromwich Albion 30 11 10 9 044:450 0,98 32:28 21
8. Nottingham Forest 30 11 9 10 047:490 0,96 31:29 24
9. FC Liverpool 30 11 6 13 048:450 1,07 28:32 29
10. Derby County 30 11 6 13 057:610 0,93 28:32 22
11. Bolton Wanderers 30 11 4 15 028:410 0,68 26:34 25
12. Preston North End 30 8 8 14 035:430 0,81 24:36 26
13. Notts County (N) 30 8 8 14 036:460 0,78 24:36 25
14. FC Bury 30 8 8 14 039:510 0,76 24:36 23
15. Blackburn Rovers 30 7 10 13 039:540 0,72 24:36 28
16. FC Stoke 30 8 8 14 035:550 0,64 24:36 25
  • English master
  • (M) English master 1896/97
    (P) FA Cup winner 1896/97
    (N) Newcomers from the Football League Second Division 1896/97
    EgS used players

    Results table

    The home teams are listed in the left column. [1]

    AST BLUE HE WAS BUY THE EVE LIFE NOF NIGHT BC SHU STO SUN WED WBA WOL
    Aston Villa 5:1 3:2 3:1 4:1 3:0 3:1 2:0 4:2 4:0 1:2 1:1 4:3 5:2 4:3 1:2
    Blackburn Rovers 4:3 1:3 1:1 1:1 1:1 2:1 1:1 0:1 1:0 1:1 1:1 2:1 1:1 1:3 2:3
    Bolton Wanderers 2:0 1:2 0:0 3:3 1:0 0:2 2:0 1:0 1:0 0:1 2:1 1:0 0:3 2:0 2:1
    FC Bury 1:2 1:0 2:1 4:0 0:1 0:2 2:2 0:0 1:0 2:5 3:3 1:0 3:0 3:2 2:1
    Derby County 3:1 3:1 1:0 2:2 5:1 3:1 5:0 1:2 3:1 1:1 4:1 2:2 1:2 3:2 3:2
    FC Everton 2:1 1:1 2:1 4:2 3:0 3:0 2:0 1:0 1:1 1:4 1:1 2:0 1:0 6:1 3:0
    FC Liverpool 4:0 0:1 1:1 2:2 4:2 3:1 1:2 2:0 0:0 0:4 4:0 0:2 4:0 1:1 1:0
    Nottingham Forest 3:1 3:1 2:0 3:1 3:4 2:2 2:3 1:1 4:1 1:1 3:1 1:1 1:0 0:1 1:1
    Notts County 2:3 0:0 1:2 2:1 1:1 3:2 3:2 1:3 1:1 1:3 4:0 0:1 0:0 2:2 2:2
    Preston North End 3:1 1:4 0:0 2:1 5:0 1:1 1:1 3:0 3:1 1:3 0:0 2:0 2:0 1:1 1:2
    Sheffield United 1:0 5:2 4:0 1:1 2:1 0:0 1:2 1:1 0:1 2:1 4:3 1:0 1:1 2:0 2:1
    FC Stoke 0:0 2:1 2:0 3:1 2:1 2:0 2:2 1:2 2:0 1:2 2:1 0:1 2:1 0:0 0:2
    AFC Sunderland 0:0 2:1 2:0 2:1 2:1 0:0 1:0 4:0 2:0 1:0 3:1 4:0 1:0 0:2 3:2
    The Wednesday 3:0 4:1 3:0 3:0 3:1 2:1 4:2 3:6 3:1 2:1 0:1 4:0 0:1 3:0 2:0
    West Bromwich Albion 1:1 1:1 2:0 1:0 3:1 2:2 2:1 2:0 0:3 3:1 2:0 2:0 2:2 0:2 2:2
    Wolverhampton Wanderers 1:1 3:2 2:0 3:0 2:0 2:3 2:1 0:0 3:1 3:0 1:1 4:2 4:2 5:0 1:1

    List of goalscorers

    player society Tore Games
    1 EnglandEngland Fred Wheldon Aston Villa 23 26
    2 EnglandEngland Fred Spiksley The Wednesday 17 31
    3 EnglandEngland Steve Bloomer Derby County 15 23
    4 ScotlandScotland Laurie Bell FC Everton 12 23
    = EnglandEngland Walter Bennett Sheffield United = 26
    = EnglandEngland Jimmy Settle FC Bury = 26
    7 EnglandEngland Ben Garfield West Bromwich Albion 12 27

    The Sheffield United championship team

    The following list lists all the players who played in a league game for Sheffield United during the 1897/98 season. It must be noted that in English football a minimum number of games is usually required in order to receive the official championship medal. Since there was uncertainty about the specific regulation before the introduction of the Premier League, all players who presumably did not receive a championship medal due to their low contribution were marked with an asterisk (*). The number of missions and the goals scored are given in brackets.

    1. Sheffield United
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    Jack Almond (20/7) | Walter Bennett (26/12) | John Blair* (1/0) | Albert Bradshaw* (1/0) | Bob Cain (30/0) | John Cunningham (24/7) | William Henry Foulke (29/0) | Archibald French* (1/0) | Ralph Gaudie* (6/2) | George Hedley* (2/0) | Harry Howard* (3/0) | Raby Howell (24/0) | Thomas Jenkinson* (2/0) | Harry Johnson (10/2) | Neil Logan* (5/4) | Kenny McKay (25/5) | Tom Morren (26/2) | David Morton* (2/0) | Ernest Needham (29/8) | Fred Priest (28/4) | Harry Thickett (29/0) | Henry White* (6/0) | Mick Whitham* (1/0).

    "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". Also in the 1897/98 season there were initially test matches between the two first division clubs Blackburn Rovers and FC Stoke and the second division clubs Burnley FC and Newcastle United. Since in the last clash between Stoke and Burnley it was clear that a draw would be enough for both of them to participate in the first division, the game turned into a farce and ended in a goalless draw. For this reason it was decided in a subsequent league meeting to replace the "test matches" with an automatic relegation system and expand both leagues to 18 teams, so that Newcastle United and Blackburn Rovers could also play in the First Division the following season.

    Pl. society Sp. S U N Tore Quote Points
    1. FC Stoke 4 2 1 1 004:200 2,00 05:30
    2. FC Burnley 4 2 1 1 005:300 1,67 05:30
    3. Newcastle United 4 2 0 2 009:600 1,50 04:40
    4. Blackburn Rovers 4 1 0 3 005:120 0,42 02:60
    date Result
    20. April 1898 Newcastle United 2:1 FC Stoke
    21. April 1898 Blackburn Rovers 1:3 Blackburn Rovers
    23. April 1898 FC Burnley 2:0 Blackburn Rovers
    23. April 1898 FC Stoke 1:0 Newcastle United
    26. April 1898 FC Burnley 0:2 FC Stoke
    28. April 1898 Blackburn Rovers 4:3 Newcastle United
    30. April 1898 Newcastle United 4:0 Blackburn Rovers
    30. April 1898 FC Stoke 0:0 BlackFC Burnley

    Change of players during the season

    player from club Games to club Games
    Alex Raisbeck FC Stoke 4 FC Liverpool 1
    Jimmy McGeachan Bolton Wanderers 2 FC Stoke 4
    John Leonard Derby County 1 Notts County 1
    John Miller Derby County 4 Bolton Wanderers 8
    Rab Howell Sheffield United 240 FC Liverpool 2
    Tom Bradshaw FC Sunderland 140 Nottingham Forest 2
    Tom Wilkes Aston Villa 5 FC Stoke 5

    Tom Wilkes only moved to Stoke on loan before he was signed for Stoke FC the following season.

    literature

    • Michael Joyce: Football League Players’ Records, 1888 to 1939. SoccerData, Beeston 2002, ISBN 1-899468-63-3.
    • Denis Clarebrough, Andrew Kirkham: Complete Record of Sheffield United 1889–1999. Sheffield United Football Club, Sheffield 1999, ISBN 0-9508588-2-X.

    References and footnotes

    1. ^ Cross table of the English Football League First Division 1897/1898 (Fussballdaten.de)