1950–51 Football League

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The Football League
Season1950–51
ChampionsTottenham Hotspur
RelegatedNew Brighton

The 195051 season was the 52nd completed season of The Football League.

Final league tables[edit]

The tables below are reproduced here in the exact form that they can be found at The Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation website[1] and in Rothmans Book of Football League Records 1888–89 to 1978–79,[2] with home and away statistics separated.

Beginning with the season 1894–95, clubs finishing level on points were separated according to goal average (goals scored divided by goals conceded), or more properly put, goal ratio. In case one or more teams had the same goal difference, this system favoured those teams who had scored fewer goals. The goal average system was eventually scrapped beginning with the 1976–77 season.

Since the goal average was used for this purpose for such a long time, it is presented in the tables below even for the seasons prior to 1894–95, and since the goal difference is a more informative piece of information for a modern reader than the goal average, the goal difference is added in this presentation after the goal average.

During the first five seasons of the league, that is, until the season 1893–94, re-election process concerned the clubs which finished in the bottom four of the league. From the 1894–95 season and until the 1920–21 season the re-election process was required of the clubs which finished in the bottom three of the league. From the 1922–23 season on it was required of the bottom two teams of both Third Division North and Third Division South.[2]

First Division[edit]

Football League
First Division
Season1950–51
ChampionsTottenham Hotspur (1st English title)
RelegatedSheffield Wednesday, Everton
FA Cup winnersNewcastle United (4th FA Cup title)
Matches played462
Goals scored1,413 (3.06 per match)
Top goalscorerStan Mortensen (Blackpool), 30 [3]

Newly promoted Tottenham Hotspur won the First Division title for the first time in their history, and achieved the rare distinction of lifting the First Division title one season after promotion. They finished four points ahead of their nearest rivals Manchester United.

Sheffield Wednesday and Everton were relegated to the Second Division, bracketed together at the bottom of the First Division on 32 points. Chelsea survived on goal average.

Pos Team Pld HW HD HL HGF HGA AW AD AL AGF AGA GR Pts Qualification
1 Tottenham Hotspur 42 17 2 2 54 21 8 8 5 28 23 1.864 60 League Champions
2 Manchester United 42 14 4 3 42 16 10 4 7 32 24 1.850 56
3 Blackpool 42 12 6 3 43 19 8 4 9 36 34 1.491 50
4 Newcastle United 42 10 6 5 36 22 8 7 6 26 31 1.170 49 FA Cup winners
5 Arsenal 42 11 5 5 47 28 8 4 9 26 28 1.304 47
6 Middlesbrough 42 12 7 2 51 25 6 4 11 25 40 1.169 47
7 Portsmouth 42 8 10 3 39 30 8 5 8 32 38 1.044 47
8 Bolton Wanderers 42 11 2 8 31 20 8 5 8 33 41 1.049 45
9 Liverpool 42 11 5 5 28 25 5 6 10 25 34 0.898 43
10 Burnley 42 9 7 5 27 16 5 7 9 21 27 1.116 42
11 Derby County 42 10 5 6 53 33 6 3 12 28 42 1.080 40
12 Sunderland 42 8 9 4 30 21 4 7 10 33 52 0.863 40
13 Stoke City 42 10 5 6 28 19 3 9 9 22 40 0.847 40
14 Wolverhampton Wanderers 42 9 3 9 44 30 6 5 10 30 31 1.213 38
15 Aston Villa 42 9 6 6 39 29 3 7 11 27 39 0.971 37
16 West Bromwich Albion 42 7 4 10 30 27 6 7 8 23 34 0.869 37
17 Charlton Athletic 42 9 4 8 35 31 5 5 11 28 49 0.788 37
18 Fulham 42 8 5 8 35 37 5 6 10 17 31 0.765 37
19 Huddersfield Town 42 8 4 9 40 40 7 2 12 24 52 0.696 36
20 Chelsea 42 9 4 8 31 25 3 4 14 22 40 0.815 32
21 Sheffield Wednesday 42 9 6 6 43 32 3 2 16 21 51 0.771 32 Relegated
22 Everton 42 7 5 9 26 35 5 3 13 22 51 0.558 32

Results[edit]

Home \ Away ARS AST BLP BOL BUR CHA CHE DER EVE FUL HUD LIV MUN MID NEW POR SHW STK SUN TOT WBA WOL
Arsenal 2–1 4–4 1–1 0–1 2–5 0–0 3–1 2–1 5–1 6–2 1–2 3–0 3–1 0–0 0–1 3–0 0–3 5–1 2–2 3–0 2–1
Aston Villa 1–1 0–3 0–1 3–2 0–0 4–2 1–1 3–3 3–0 0–1 1–1 1–3 0–1 3–0 3–3 2–1 6–2 3–1 2–3 2–0 1–0
Blackpool 0–1 1–1 2–0 1–2 0–0 3–2 3–1 4–0 4–0 3–1 3–0 1–1 2–1 2–2 3–0 3–2 3–0 2–2 0–1 2–1 1–1
Bolton Wanderers 3–0 1–0 1–2 1–1 3–0 1–0 3–0 2–0 0–1 4–0 2–1 1–0 0–2 0–2 4–0 0–1 1–1 1–2 1–4 0–2 2–1
Burnley 0–1 2–0 0–0 2–0 5–1 2–1 1–0 1–1 0–2 0–1 1–1 1–2 3–1 1–1 1–1 1–0 1–1 1–1 2–0 0–1 2–0
Charlton Athletic 1–3 2–2 2–3 4–3 0–0 1–2 1–2 2–1 0–0 3–2 1–0 1–2 3–0 1–3 0–1 2–1 2–0 3–0 1–1 2–3 3–2
Chelsea 0–1 1–1 0–2 4–0 0–2 2–3 1–2 2–1 2–0 1–2 1–0 1–0 1–1 3–1 1–4 4–0 1–1 3–0 0–2 1–1 2–1
Derby County 4–2 4–2 4–1 2–2 1–1 5–0 1–0 0–1 3–2 3–0 1–2 2–4 6–0 1–2 2–3 4–1 1–1 6–5 1–1 1–1 1–2
Everton 1–1 1–2 0–2 1–1 1–0 0–0 3–0 1–2 1–0 3–2 1–3 1–4 3–2 3–1 1–5 0–0 0–3 3–1 1–2 0–3 1–1
Fulham 3–2 2–1 2–2 0–1 4–1 1–3 1–2 3–5 1–5 1–1 2–1 2–2 2–0 1–1 1–4 4–2 2–0 1–1 0–1 0–1 2–1
Huddersfield Town 2–2 4–2 2–1 0–4 3–1 1–1 2–1 2–0 1–2 1–2 2–2 2–3 2–3 0–0 2–1 3–4 3–1 3–4 3–2 1–2 1–2
Liverpool 1–3 0–0 1–0 3–3 1–0 1–0 1–0 1–0 0–2 2–0 1–4 2–1 0–0 2–4 2–1 2–1 0–0 4–0 2–1 1–1 1–4
Manchester United 3–1 0–0 1–0 2–3 1–1 3–0 4–1 2–0 3–0 1–0 6–0 1–0 1–0 1–2 0–0 3–1 0–0 3–5 2–1 3–0 2–1
Middlesbrough 2–1 2–1 4–3 1–1 3–3 7–3 3–0 1–1 4–0 1–1 8–0 1–1 1–2 2–1 3–1 2–1 1–0 1–1 1–1 2–1 1–2
Newcastle United 2–1 0–1 4–2 0–1 2–1 3–2 3–1 3–1 1–1 1–2 6–0 1–1 0–2 1–0 0–0 2–0 3–1 2–2 0–1 1–1 1–1
Portsmouth 1–1 3–3 2–0 2–1 2–1 3–3 1–3 2–2 6–3 1–0 1–0 1–3 0–0 1–1 0–0 4–1 5–1 0–0 1–1 2–2 1–4
Sheffield Wednesday 0–2 3–2 3–1 3–4 0–1 1–2 2–2 4–3 6–0 2–2 3–2 4–1 0–4 0–1 0–0 2–1 1–1 3–0 1–1 3–0 2–2
Stoke City 1–0 1–0 1–0 2–1 0–0 2–0 2–1 4–1 2–0 1–1 0–1 2–3 2–0 2–0 1–2 1–2 1–1 2–4 0–0 1–1 0–1
Sunderland 0–2 3–3 0–2 1–2 1–1 4–2 1–1 1–0 4–0 0–1 0–0 2–1 2–1 2–1 2–1 0–0 5–1 1–1 0–0 1–1 0–0
Tottenham Hotspur 1–0 3–2 1–4 4–2 1–0 1–0 2–1 2–1 3–0 2–1 0–2 3–1 1–0 3–3 7–0 5–1 1–0 6–1 1–1 5–0 2–1
West Bromwich Albion 2–0 2–0 1–3 0–1 2–1 3–0 1–1 1–2 0–1 0–0 0–2 1–1 0–1 2–3 1–2 5–0 1–3 1–1 3–1 1–2 3–2
Wolverhampton Wanderers 0–1 2–3 1–1 7–1 0–1 2–3 2–1 2–3 4–0 1–1 3–1 2–0 0–0 3–4 0–1 2–3 4–0 2–3 2–1 2–1 3–1
Updated to match(es) played on unknown. Source: Ian Laschke: Rothmans Book of Football League Records 1888–89 to 1978–79. Macdonald and Jane’s, London & Sydney, 1980.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Maps[edit]

Locations of the Football League First Division London teams 1950–1951

Second Division[edit]

Football League
Second Division
Season1950–51
ChampionsPreston North End (3rd title)
PromotedManchester City
RelegatedChesterfield,
Grimsby Town
Matches played462
Goals scored1,469 (3.18 per match)
Top goalscorerCec McCormack (Barnsley), 33 [3]
Pos Team Pld HW HD HL HGF HGA AW AD AL AGF AGA GR Pts Promotion or relegation
1 Preston North End 42 16 3 2 53 18 10 2 9 38 31 1.857 57 Division Champions, promoted
2 Manchester City 42 12 6 3 53 25 7 8 6 36 36 1.459 52 Promoted
3 Cardiff City 42 13 7 1 36 20 4 9 8 17 25 1.178 50
4 Birmingham City 42 12 6 3 37 20 8 3 10 27 33 1.208 49
5 Leeds United 42 14 4 3 36 17 6 4 11 27 38 1.145 48
6 Blackburn Rovers 42 13 3 5 39 27 6 5 10 26 39 0.985 46
7 Coventry City 42 15 3 3 51 25 4 4 13 24 34 1.271 45
8 Sheffield United 42 11 4 6 44 27 5 8 8 28 35 1.161 44
9 Brentford 42 13 3 5 44 25 5 5 11 31 49 1.014 44
10 Hull City 42 12 5 4 47 28 4 6 11 27 42 1.057 43
11 Doncaster Rovers 42 9 6 6 37 32 6 7 8 27 36 0.941 43
12 Southampton 42 10 9 2 38 27 5 4 12 28 46 0.904 43
13 West Ham United 42 10 5 6 44 33 6 5 10 24 36 0.986 42
14 Leicester City 42 10 4 7 42 28 5 7 9 26 30 1.172 41
15 Barnsley 42 9 5 7 42 22 6 5 10 32 46 1.088 40
16 Queens Park Rangers 42 13 5 3 47 25 2 5 14 24 57 0.866 40
17 Notts County 42 7 7 7 37 34 6 6 9 24 26 1.017 39
18 Swansea Town 42 14 1 6 34 25 2 3 16 20 52 0.701 36
19 Luton Town 42 7 9 5 34 23 2 5 14 23 47 0.814 32
20 Bury 42 9 4 8 33 27 3 4 14 27 59 0.698 32
21 Chesterfield 42 7 7 7 30 28 2 5 14 14 41 0.638 30 Relegated
22 Grimsby Town 42 6 8 7 37 38 2 4 15 24 57 0.642 28

Results[edit]

Home \ Away BAR BIR BLB BRE BRY CAR CHF COV DON GRI HUL LEE LEI LUT MCI NTC PNE QPR SHU SOU SWA WHU
Barnsley 0–2 3–0 2–3 2–3 0–0 0–0 3–0 0–1 3–1 4–2 1–2 0–0 6–1 1–1 2–0 4–1 7–0 1–1 1–2 1–0 1–2
Birmingham 2–0 3–2 1–1 3–3 0–0 2–1 1–1 0–2 1–1 2–1 0–1 2–0 3–0 1–0 1–4 1–0 1–1 3–0 2–0 5–0 3–1
Blackburn Rovers 3–4 2–3 3–2 2–4 2–0 1–1 1–0 4–2 2–0 2–2 2–1 1–0 1–0 4–1 0–0 2–1 2–1 0–2 1–0 3–0 1–3
Brentford 0–2 2–1 3–2 4–0 4–0 4–0 0–4 1–1 5–1 2–1 1–2 0–0 1–0 2–0 1–3 2–4 2–1 3–1 4–0 2–1 1–1
Bury 0–3 4–1 1–3 2–1 1–2 2–2 1–0 3–1 2–3 0–2 0–1 2–3 4–1 2–0 0–0 3–1 0–1 1–1 1–0 1–1 3–0
Cardiff City 1–1 2–1 1–0 1–1 2–2 1–0 2–1 0–0 5–2 2–1 1–0 2–2 2–1 1–1 2–0 0–2 4–2 2–0 2–2 1–0 2–1
Chesterfield 1–2 1–1 4–1 2–2 3–0 0–3 1–1 1–4 2–2 0–0 1–0 1–0 1–1 1–2 0–0 2–0 3–1 0–2 2–3 3–1 1–2
Coventry City 3–3 3–1 6–1 3–3 5–2 2–1 1–0 3–1 1–0 4–1 1–0 2–1 4–1 0–2 1–2 1–0 3–0 2–3 2–2 3–1 1–0
Doncaster Rovers 3–2 0–1 0–1 0–3 1–1 0–0 1–2 2–1 3–1 2–4 4–4 2–2 5–2 4–3 3–2 2–0 0–2 1–1 0–0 1–0 3–0
Grimsby Town 3–1 1–1 1–1 7–2 2–1 0–0 1–2 1–2 1–0 1–1 2–2 0–2 0–2 4–4 1–4 0–4 2–2 2–2 4–2 4–2 0–1
Hull City 3–3 3–2 2–2 3–0 4–0 2–0 2–1 0–2 1–2 2–1 2–0 1–3 5–3 3–3 1–0 0–0 5–1 1–1 4–1 2–1 1–2
Leeds United 2–2 3–0 0–1 1–0 1–1 2–0 2–0 1–0 3–1 1–0 3–0 2–1 2–1 1–1 0–1 0–3 2–2 1–0 5–3 2–0 2–0
Leicester City 1–2 1–3 2–0 1–2 4–0 1–1 1–0 3–0 2–0 0–0 4–0 1–5 3–1 1–2 1–1 2–3 6–2 2–2 3–1 2–3 1–0
Luton Town 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–0 4–2 1–1 3–0 1–1 3–1 4–0 1–2 2–3 0–2 2–2 1–1 1–2 2–0 0–0 0–1 3–1 1–1
Manchester City 6–0 3–1 1–0 4–0 5–1 2–1 5–1 1–0 3–3 2–2 0–0 4–1 1–1 1–1 0–0 0–3 5–2 5–3 2–3 1–2 2–0
Notts County 2–1 0–1 1–1 2–3 4–2 1–2 1–0 0–2 1–2 3–2 2–2 0–0 2–3 2–2 0–0 1–3 3–3 3–0 2–2 3–2 4–1
Preston North End 7–0 1–0 3–0 4–2 2–0 1–1 4–1 1–1 6–1 2–0 1–0 2–0 3–2 1–0 2–4 3–1 1–0 1–1 3–2 5–1 0–1
Queens Park Rangers 2–1 2–0 3–1 1–1 3–2 3–2 1–1 3–1 1–2 7–1 3–1 3–0 3–0 1–1 1–2 1–0 1–4 2–1 2–0 1–1 3–3
Sheffield United 0–2 3–2 0–3 5–1 3–0 1–2 4–1 2–0 0–0 4–2 3–1 2–2 2–1 2–1 0–0 1–2 2–3 2–0 1–2 6–1 1–1
Southampton 1–0 0–2 1–1 2–1 1–0 1–1 1–1 5–4 1–1 5–1 2–3 2–0 2–2 1–1 2–1 1–0 3–3 2–2 1–0 2–1 2–2
Swansea Town 1–0 0–1 1–2 2–1 2–0 1–0 2–0 2–1 2–2 1–3 1–0 4–2 2–1 0–2 2–3 2–1 2–1 1–0 1–2 2–1 3–2
West Ham United 4–2 1–2 2–3 1–2 2–3 0–0 2–0 3–2 0–0 2–1 3–3 3–1 0–0 2–1 2–4 4–2 2–0 4–1 3–5 3–0 1–1
Updated to match(es) played on unknown. Source: Ian Laschke: Rothmans Book of Football League Records 1888–89 to 1978–79. Macdonald and Jane’s, London & Sydney, 1980.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Maps[edit]

Locations of the Football League Second Division London teams 1950–1951

Third Division North[edit]

Football League
Third Division North
Season1950–51
ChampionsRotherham United (1st title)
Failed re-electionNew Brighton
Matches played552
Goals scored1,608 (2.91 per match)
Top goalscorerJack Shaw (Rotherham United), 37 [3]
Pos Team Pld HW HD HL HGF HGA AW AD AL AGF AGA GR Pts Promotion or relegation
1 Rotherham United 46 16 3 4 55 16 15 6 2 48 25 2.512 71 Division Champions, promoted
2 Mansfield Town 46 17 6 0 54 19 9 6 8 24 29 1.625 64
3 Carlisle United 46 18 4 1 44 17 7 8 8 35 33 1.580 62
4 Tranmere Rovers 46 15 5 3 51 26 9 6 8 32 36 1.339 59
5 Lincoln City 46 18 1 4 62 23 7 7 9 27 35 1.534 58
6 Bradford Park Avenue 46 15 3 5 46 23 8 5 10 44 49 1.250 54
7 Bradford City 46 13 4 6 55 30 8 6 9 35 33 1.429 52
8 Gateshead 46 17 1 5 60 21 4 7 12 24 41 1.355 50
9 Crewe Alexandra 46 11 5 7 38 26 8 5 10 23 34 1.017 48
10 Stockport County 46 15 3 5 45 26 5 5 13 18 37 1.000 48
11 Rochdale 46 11 6 6 38 18 6 5 12 31 44 1.113 45
12 Scunthorpe & Lindsey United[a] 46 10 12 1 32 9 3 6 14 26 48 1.018 44
13 Chester 46 11 6 6 42 30 6 3 14 20 34 0.969 43
14 Wrexham 46 12 6 5 37 28 3 6 14 18 43 0.775 42
15 Oldham Athletic 46 10 5 8 47 36 6 3 14 26 37 1.000 40
16 Hartlepools United 46 14 5 4 55 26 2 2 19 9 40 0.970 39
17 York City 46 7 12 4 37 24 5 3 15 29 53 0.857 39
18 Darlington 46 10 8 5 35 29 3 5 15 24 48 0.766 39
19 Barrow 46 12 3 8 38 27 4 3 16 13 49 0.671 38
20 Shrewsbury Town[a] 46 11 3 9 28 30 4 4 15 15 44 0.581 37
21 Southport 46 9 4 10 29 25 4 6 13 27 47 0.778 36
22 Halifax Town 46 11 6 6 36 24 0 6 17 14 45 0.725 34
23 Accrington Stanley 46 10 4 9 28 29 1 6 16 14 72 0.416 32 Re-elected
24 New Brighton 46 7 6 10 22 32 4 2 17 18 58 0.444 30 Failed re-election
Source: rsssf.com
Notes:
  1. ^ a b New club in the league

Results[edit]

Home \ Away ACC BRW BRA BPA CRL CHE CRE DAR GAT HAL HAR LIN MAN NWB OLD ROC ROT SCU SHR SOU STP TRA WRE YOR
Accrington Stanley 1–0 0–2 3–3 0–4 1–2 1–0 1–0 2–2 1–0 2–0 3–1 0–2 1–1 1–2 1–2 0–2 0–0 2–0 3–1 2–3 0–2 1–0 2–0
Barrow 4–0 1–3 2–3 1–2 2–0 0–1 0–3 1–1 2–0 3–0 3–1 2–3 1–1 2–1 4–3 0–2 1–0 0–0 3–1 1–0 1–2 2–0 2–0
Bradford City 7–0 5–1 4–1 2–4 0–1 1–1 0–3 2–2 2–0 3–1 0–0 2–3 3–0 1–0 2–1 3–4 2–0 1–0 3–0 0–1 2–2 5–3 5–2
Bradford Park Avenue 3–0 5–0 3–1 0–2 2–0 1–1 2–1 2–0 2–1 1–1 2–1 1–0 2–1 3–1 0–1 0–4 2–2 2–4 2–0 3–0 4–1 0–1 4–0
Carlisle United 3–1 1–1 2–1 1–0 2–1 2–1 2–1 3–0 1–0 1–0 2–0 2–0 1–0 1–0 4–0 0–0 3–1 2–2 3–1 2–2 3–1 0–2 3–2
Chester 2–2 1–2 2–2 2–0 1–1 1–1 3–1 2–2 2–1 2–1 2–1 0–1 3–1 3–1 1–3 1–2 4–1 3–1 0–2 3–0 1–3 0–0 3–1
Crewe Alexandra 3–0 2–0 1–1 2–4 1–1 3–0 5–0 0–1 0–0 3–1 0–4 2–0 2–0 2–1 3–1 1–2 2–0 1–2 1–0 0–2 1–1 1–1 2–4
Darlington 3–0 1–1 2–1 1–4 1–0 0–0 2–0 4–2 2–0 0–1 1–1 1–2 5–3 0–0 0–2 2–2 3–2 2–1 1–1 2–1 1–1 1–1 0–3
Gateshead 7–0 1–0 2–0 5–0 4–3 2–1 4–0 5–2 5–0 0–1 1–2 1–3 4–0 3–2 4–1 0–3 1–0 3–0 1–3 2–0 2–0 0–0 3–0
Halifax Town 2–2 0–0 1–2 2–2 1–0 3–1 1–0 2–2 1–0 1–0 4–1 0–1 0–2 3–0 1–1 1–2 3–3 3–1 4–0 1–0 0–1 1–0 1–3
Hartlepool 1–0 6–1 1–1 3–1 3–3 1–2 0–2 6–1 3–0 5–2 2–2 1–1 0–1 0–1 0–0 3–1 4–2 1–0 3–2 2–0 2–1 4–1 4–1
Lincoln City 9–1 3–0 1–4 1–3 1–1 2–1 4–1 3–0 2–1 3–1 1–0 3–0 3–0 2–0 4–2 0–2 2–1 5–0 1–2 6–0 2–1 2–1 2–1
Mansfield Town 5–0 4–0 1–1 3–2 2–1 2–1 4–1 2–1 2–1 3–1 1–0 1–1 4–0 3–1 1–0 1–1 1–1 4–0 2–2 2–1 2–1 1–1 3–1
New Brighton 1–1 1–2 0–6 3–3 0–1 1–0 0–2 2–2 0–1 1–0 1–0 0–1 0–1 2–0 1–5 2–4 1–2 0–0 1–0 1–0 1–1 3–0 0–0
Oldham Athletic 2–1 0–1 2–2 2–3 1–1 1–0 0–2 2–0 2–3 2–0 5–1 0–0 2–0 3–1 2–0 4–5 3–4 2–1 4–0 1–3 3–4 2–2 2–2
Rochdale 3–1 1–0 4–0 1–2 4–1 2–3 1–1 0–0 2–0 0–0 3–1 3–0 0–0 1–0 0–1 0–2 2–0 5–0 1–1 1–1 2–3 2–0 0–1
Rotherham United 6–2 3–0 1–0 2–1 3–0 0–0 2–3 0–1 1–2 2–0 2–1 3–0 3–0 5–0 3–1 3–0 4–1 2–0 1–1 0–0 1–2 5–0 3–1
Scunthorpe & Lindsey United 3–0 1–0 0–0 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–1 2–0 2–1 2–2 0–0 1–1 0–0 6–0 1–0 3–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 3–0 1–1 2–0 0–1
Shrewsbury Town 0–1 1–0 2–0 1–0 0–3 1–0 0–1 2–2 1–0 2–0 1–0 1–2 1–1 4–2 2–2 0–2 1–2 3–1 1–5 0–3 1–2 2–1 1–0
Southport 3–0 4–1 0–1 2–4 1–0 0–1 2–0 1–0 1–0 1–1 3–0 0–2 0–1 0–1 1–4 1–1 0–1 2–2 1–2 2–0 0–1 3–1 1–1
Stockport County 0–0 4–1 3–1 2–1 1–2 0–3 3–0 1–0 5–2 2–1 2–0 2–0 3–1 4–0 1–4 2–2 1–3 1–2 2–0 3–2 0–0 2–1 1–0
Tranmere 1–1 3–0 3–1 2–2 2–2 3–1 3–0 3–2 2–2 3–2 1–0 0–1 2–1 4–3 1–0 2–1 2–1 1–0 0–1 4–0 1–1 1–2 7–2
Wrexham 1–1 1–0 0–3 3–1 2–1 2–0 0–2 3–1 0–0 2–2 1–0 2–3 2–2 0–1 0–2 3–1 0–0 3–1 1–0 3–3 2–0 2–1 4–3
York City 3–0 0–2 1–2 1–3 1–1 2–2 1–2 1–1 1–1 0–0 3–0 2–2 1–1 2–0 2–2 2–2 3–3 0–0 2–0 2–0 0–0 4–0 3–0
Updated to match(es) played on unknown. Source: Ian Laschke: Rothmans Book of Football League Records 1888–89 to 1978–79. Macdonald and Jane’s, London & Sydney, 1980.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Maps[edit]

Third Division South[edit]

Football League
Third Division South
Season1950–51
ChampionsNottingham Forest (1st title)
Failed re-electionnone
Matches played552
Goals scored1,623 (2.94 per match)
Top goalscorerWally Ardron (Nottingham Forest), 36 [3]
Pos Team Pld HW HD HL HGF HGA AW AD AL AGF AGA GR Pts Promotion or qualification
1 Nottingham Forest 46 16 6 1 57 17 14 4 5 53 23 2.750 70 Division Champions, promoted
2 Norwich City 46 16 6 1 42 14 9 8 6 40 31 1.822 64
3 Reading 46 15 6 2 57 17 6 9 8 31 36 1.660 57
4 Plymouth Argyle 46 16 5 2 54 19 8 4 11 31 36 1.545 57
5 Millwall 46 15 6 2 52 23 8 4 11 28 34 1.404 56
6 Bristol Rovers 46 15 7 1 46 18 5 8 10 18 24 1.524 55
7 Southend United 46 15 4 4 64 27 6 6 11 28 42 1.333 52
8 Ipswich Town 46 15 4 4 48 24 8 2 13 21 34 1.190 52
9 Bournemouth & Boscombe Athletic 46 17 5 1 49 16 5 2 16 16 41 1.140 51
10 Bristol City 46 15 4 4 41 25 5 7 11 23 34 1.085 51
11 Newport County 46 13 4 6 48 25 6 5 12 29 45 1.100 47
12 Port Vale 46 13 6 4 35 24 3 7 13 25 41 0.923 45
13 Brighton & Hove Albion 46 11 8 4 51 31 2 9 12 20 48 0.899 43
14 Exeter City 46 11 4 8 33 30 7 2 14 29 55 0.729 42
15 Walsall 46 12 4 7 32 20 3 6 14 20 42 0.839 40
16 Colchester United[a] 46 12 5 6 43 25 2 7 14 20 51 0.829 40
17 Swindon Town 46 15 4 4 38 17 3 0 20 17 50 0.821 40
18 Aldershot 46 11 8 4 37 20 4 2 17 19 68 0.636 40
19 Leyton Orient 46 13 2 8 36 28 2 6 15 17 47 0.707 38
20 Torquay United 46 13 2 8 47 39 1 7 15 17 42 0.790 37
21 Northampton Town 46 8 9 6 39 30 2 7 14 16 37 0.821 36
22 Gillingham[a] 46 10 7 6 41 30 3 2 18 28 71 0.683 35
23 Watford 46 8 5 10 29 28 1 6 16 25 60 0.614 29 Re-elected
24 Crystal Palace 46 6 5 12 18 39 2 6 15 15 45 0.393 27
Source:[citation needed]
Notes:
  1. ^ a b New club in the league

Results[edit]

Home \ Away ALD B&BA B&HA BRI BRR COL CRY EXE GIL IPS LEY MIL NPC NOR NWC NOT PLY PTV REA STD SWI TOR WAL WAT
Aldershot 0–1 0–0 0–0 1–1 2–0 3–0 4–2 2–4 0–1 3–1 2–1 3–1 3–0 1–1 1–0 2–2 2–0 1–1 2–2 0–1 1–0 3–0 1–1
Bournemouth & Boscombe Athletic 4–0 2–2 1–0 2–0 2–0 5–0 1–1 3–1 2–1 5–0 1–0 2–0 1–0 0–0 3–2 0–2 3–1 1–0 3–1 2–1 0–0 3–1 3–3
Brighton & Hove Albion 1–2 2–1 1–1 2–2 3–1 1–0 4–1 2–2 4–0 3–0 2–3 9–1 5–1 1–1 1–2 0–6 2–2 1–1 2–1 1–0 2–2 1–0 1–1
Bristol City 1–1 2–0 2–0 1–0 0–2 2–0 3–1 2–0 2–1 4–1 2–1 2–1 1–0 2–2 0–3 1–0 3–1 3–3 0–3 2–0 0–2 3–3 3–0
Bristol Rovers 3–0 2–0 3–2 2–1 1–1 1–1 3–1 3–0 1–1 2–1 1–0 1–0 1–1 3–3 0–2 3–1 2–0 4–0 4–1 1–0 1–1 1–1 3–0
Colchester United 1–0 4–1 4–1 1–1 0–0 1–0 0–1 4–2 2–3 1–0 3–0 1–1 2–1 2–3 0–2 3–0 1–1 1–1 1–3 4–1 3–1 0–1 4–1
Crystal Palace 0–2 0–1 0–2 1–0 1–0 1–3 0–1 4–3 1–3 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–0 0–5 1–6 0–1 0–2 0–3 0–2 2–0 2–1 1–0 1–1
Exeter City 3–0 2–1 4–2 1–0 0–2 5–0 1–2 1–2 2–0 0–0 0–1 2–2 1–0 1–2 0–5 3–2 0–3 1–3 1–0 1–0 0–0 1–0 3–3
Gillingham 3–0 2–2 1–1 1–2 1–0 0–0 0–0 9–4 0–1 1–0 4–3 0–1 3–1 2–2 1–4 1–2 1–1 0–3 0–0 2–1 2–0 4–1 3–1
Ipswich Town 5–2 1–0 3–0 2–0 2–3 3–0 1–1 1–0 5–1 2–2 2–1 2–1 1–1 0–1 1–3 2–0 2–2 0–2 1–0 4–1 3–1 3–1 2–1
Leyton Orient 1–0 2–0 2–1 0–2 1–0 1–1 2–0 1–3 4–0 2–0 0–2 0–3 1–0 3–1 0–4 1–2 2–3 2–0 1–1 2–1 5–1 2–1 1–2
Millwall 1–0 3–0 1–1 5–3 1–0 2–0 1–0 5–0 4–3 4–0 3–1 2–4 2–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–2 1–3 1–1 1–0 4–1 2–0 4–0
Newport County 7–0 1–0 3–0 0–1 2–1 2–0 2–4 0–3 1–0 1–2 0–0 2–3 2–2 1–1 0–2 2–0 2–1 5–0 6–1 2–1 2–1 3–0 2–2
Northampton Town 1–0 0–1 0–0 2–2 1–1 2–1 2–0 4–1 4–1 2–1 3–3 1–2 1–4 1–2 2–2 1–3 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–2 1–0 1–1 6–0
Norwich City 2–2 3–0 1–1 0–0 2–0 1–1 3–1 3–0 2–0 1–3 3–1 2–1 2–1 0–0 2–0 1–0 2–0 2–1 3–0 2–0 1–1 1–0 3–1
Nottingham Forest 7–0 1–0 4–0 0–0 2–1 0–0 1–0 2–2 9–2 0–0 0–1 2–0 2–1 2–2 4–2 4–1 2–1 1–1 3–0 2–1 3–1 4–0 2–1
Plymouth Argyle 5–1 3–1 3–3 2–0 0–0 7–1 4–0 0–1 2–0 2–1 2–1 2–2 1–1 4–1 2–1 0–2 1–0 2–0 2–0 5–1 1–0 1–1 3–1
Port Vale 3–1 3–1 0–1 1–3 0–0 1–1 2–2 2–0 4–3 1–0 3–1 0–1 1–0 0–3 2–1 1–1 2–0 0–0 3–1 2–1 1–0 1–1 2–1
Reading 7–1 0–0 7–0 4–2 0–0 3–2 1–1 4–2 1–1 2–0 4–0 1–1 5–0 2–0 3–1 0–2 4–0 3–0 0–2 3–1 0–0 2–1 1–0
Southend 4–2 6–1 3–1 1–1 1–1 4–2 5–2 5–1 4–0 1–0 0–1 0–3 3–0 3–0 0–2 3–2 1–0 1–1 3–3 8–2 3–0 0–1 5–1
Swindon Town 4–0 2–1 0–0 1–0 1–2 1–1 2–0 1–0 2–0 2–0 2–0 0–1 2–0 1–0 1–0 2–3 1–2 2–1 1–1 4–1 2–1 1–1 3–2
Torquay United 1–2 0–2 3–1 4–1 1–2 4–1 4–1 2–0 1–2 0–1 2–1 2–1 3–4 1–1 1–5 3–2 1–3 3–2 2–1 2–2 1–0 3–2 3–2
Walsall 3–1 0–1 1–0 3–1 1–2 4–2 0–0 0–2 2–1 2–0 1–1 4–0 0–0 1–0 0–1 0–2 1–1 2–0 1–2 1–2 1–0 3–1 1–0
Watford 1–2 2–1 1–1 1–2 1–0 2–0 1–0 1–2 5–0 0–2 2–0 0–0 0–2 0–1 0–2 1–1 1–1 2–0 3–1 1–3 1–2 2–2 1–3
Updated to match(es) played on unknown. Source: Ian Laschke: Rothmans Book of Football League Records 1888–89 to 1978–79. Macdonald and Jane’s, London & Sydney, 1980.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Maps[edit]

Locations of the Football League Third Division South London teams 1950–1951

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "England 1950-51". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 2010-02-24.
  2. ^ a b Ian Laschke: Rothmans Book of Football League Records 1888–89 to 1978–79. Macdonald and Jane’s, London & Sydney, 1980.
  3. ^ a b c d "English League Leading Goalscorers". RSSSF. Retrieved 2010-10-31.
  • Ian Laschke: Rothmans Book of Football League Records 1888–89 to 1978–79. Macdonald and Jane’s, London & Sydney, 1980.