The Football League in the United Kingdom have been celebrating the 125th year of their existence with a fantastic website with all sorts of club-based statistical information.

They’ve provided a huge range of ranking tables based on all sorts of information in easy-to-read formats.

This table is my amalgamation of the results around games played, wins, draws, losses and points as well as goals for, goals against and goal difference.

Club FL  P FL  W FL D FL  L FL Pts FL GF FL GA FL GD
Aberdare Athletic 252 78 59 115 215 334 412 -78
Accrington 122 35 33 54 103 226 313 -87
Accrington Stanley 1,742 615 343 784 1,679 2,616 3,127 -511
AFC Bournemouth 3,736 1,400 989 1,347 4,316 5,071 4,913 158
AFC Wimbledon 1,236 454 342 440 1,632 1,712 1,725 -13
Aldershot Town 2,576 867 672 1,037 2,629 3,495 3,934 -439
Arsenal 4,334 1,973 1,084 1,277 5,678 7,261 5,481 1,780
Ashington 328 109 71 148 289 489 650 -161
Aston Villa 4,470 1,850 1,076 1,544 5,233 7,267 6,448 819
Barnet 816 266 221 329 1,019 1,011 1,152 -141
Barnsley 4,462 1,592 1,148 1,722 4,825 6,196 6,646 -450
Barrow 1,924 624 414 886 1,662 2,606 3,349 -743
Birmingham City 4,488 1,688 1,130 1,670 5,008 6,450 6,336 114
Blackburn Rovers 4,534 1,759 1,120 1,655 5,148 6,925 6,730 195
Blackpool 4,426 1,621 1,128 1,677 4,892 6,375 6,445 -70
Bolton Wanderers 4,568 1,765 1,100 1,703 5,130 6,782 6,579 203
Bootle 22 8 3 11 19 49 63 -14
Boston United 230 72 66 92 268 268 308 -40
Bradford (Park Avenue) 2,190 837 476 877 2,150 3,516 3,582 -66
Bradford City 4,326 1,570 1,113 1,643 4,769 6,076 6,166 -90
Brentford 3,848 1,472 994 1,382 4,495 5,454 5,285 169
Brighton & Hove Albion 3,804 1,479 978 1,347 4,445 5,431 5,112 319
Bristol City 4,338 1,677 1,121 1,540 5,048 6,193 5,921 272
Bristol Rovers 3,800 1,398 977 1,425 4,307 5,446 5,490 -44
Burnley 4,660 1,792 1,134 1,734 5,243 6,861 6,862 -1
Burton Albion 184 65 48 71 243 252 287 -35
Burton United 574 189 93 292 471 824 1,140 -316
Bury 4,576 1,695 1,124 1,757 5,040 6,540 6,627 -87
Cambridge United 1,586 537 444 605 1,854 2,049 2,210 -161
Cardiff City 3,724 1,374 977 1,373 4,269 5,148 5,322 -174
Carlisle United 3,398 1,214 832 1,352 3,729 4,744 5,099 -355
Charlton Athletic 3,604 1,316 918 1,370 4,035 5,189 5,432 -243
Chelsea 3,956 1,634 1,029 1,293 4,902 6,119 5,421 698
Cheltenham Town 644 221 185 238 848 777 854 -77
Chester City 3,026 1,023 777 1,226 3,147 4,127 4,471 -344
Chesterfield 4,148 1,579 1,023 1,546 4,684 5,850 5,709 141
Colchester United 2,792 1,009 755 1,028 3,270 3,893 3,990 -97
Coventry City 3,712 1,299 972 1,441 3,979 5,141 5,368 -227
Crawley Town 92 41 29 22 152 135 112 23
Crewe Alexandra 3,908 1,341 911 1,656 4,109 5,380 6,238 -858
Crystal Palace 3,738 1,357 1,023 1,358 4,232 5,173 5,184 -11
Dagenham & Redbridge 276 91 64 121 337 352 385 -33
Darlington 3,614 1,233 891 1,490 3,772 5,017 5,575 -558
Darwen 232 75 27 130 177 401 619 -218
Derby County 4,578 1,761 1,103 1,714 5,100 6,998 6,810 188
Doncaster Rovers 3,558 1,272 884 1,402 3,836 4,877 5,310 -433
Durham City 286 95 54 137 244 394 529 -135
Everton 4,458 1,825 1,117 1,516 5,262 7,047 6,221 826
Exeter City 3,627 1,203 950 1,474 3,732 4,814 5,503 -689
Fleetwood Town 46 15 15 16 60 55 57 -2
Fulham 3,982 1,477 1,011 1,494 4,466 5,754 5,641 113
Gainsborough Trinity 564 175 118 271 468 718 1,029 -311
Gateshead 1,004 394 244 366 1,032 1,643 1,651 -8
Gillingham 3,636 1,288 965 1,383 4,085 4,786 5,150 -364
Glossop 618 197 136 285 530 829 1,026 -197
Grimsby Town 4,458 1,668 1,027 1,763 4,793 6,391 6,669 -278
Halifax Town 3,068 967 790 1,311 2,926 3,889 4,818 -929
Hartlepool United 3,806 1,284 884 1,638 3,945 5,033 6,025 -992
Hereford United 1,406 451 386 569 1,603 1,678 1,887 -209
Huddersfield Town 3,986 1,551 1,048 1,387 4,701 5,683 5,339 344
Hull City 4,182 1,573 1,108 1,501 4,770 5,898 5,687 211
Ipswich Town 2,954 1,195 740 1,019 3,688 4,368 4,056 312
Kidderminster Harriers 230 72 59 99 275 249 315 -66
Leeds City 388 144 79 165 367 592 626 -34
Leeds United 3,618 1,508 934 1,176 4,486 5,391 4,732 659
Leicester City 4,434 1,637 1,155 1,642 4,921 6,630 6,692 -62
Leyton Orient 4,198 1,413 1,084 1,701 4,419 5,314 6,020 -706
Lincoln City 4,376 1,581 1,060 1,735 4,680 6,368 6,697 -329
Liverpool 4,334 2,046 1,058 1,230 5,799 7,378 5,323 2,055
Loughborough 158 34 20 104 88 170 409 -239
Luton Town 3,624 1,372 918 1,334 4,049 5,491 5,250 241
Macclesfield Town 690 212 194 284 830 789 947 -158
Maidstone United 134 43 37 54 166 188 188 0
Manchester City 4,408 1,805 1,065 1,538 5,196 7,136 6,326 810
Manchester United 4,366 2,096 1,040 1,230 5,964 7,583 5,544 2,039
Mansfield Town 3,154 1,142 810 1,202 3,508 4,611 4,653 -42
Merthyr Town 420 115 106 199 336 524 779 -255
Middlesbrough 4,232 1,584 1,043 1,605 4,673 6,258 6,140 118
Middlesbrough Ironopolis 28 8 4 16 20 36 72 -36
Millwall 3,788 1,493 989 1,306 4,542 5,351 4,978 373
Milton Keynes Dons 414 185 101 128 656 613 496 117
Morecambe 276 93 82 101 361 357 374 -17
Nelson 412 154 73 185 381 668 796 -128
New Brghton Tower 102 48 24 30 120 194 148 46
New Brighton 884 287 187 410 761 1,191 1,527 -336
Newcastle United 4,366 1,790 1,030 1,546 5,129 6,884 6,200 684
Newport County 2,672 888 625 1,159 2,491 3,700 4,557 -857
Northampton Town 3,832 1,449 921 1,462 4,323 5,583 5,537 46
Northwich Victoria 50 12 5 33 29 72 156 -84
Norwich City 3,686 1,354 987 1,345 4,206 5,201 5,277 -76
Nottingham Forest 4,494 1,689 1,155 1,650 5,079 6,494 6,338 156
Notts County 4,710 1,727 1,181 1,802 5,147 6,707 6,858 -151
Oldham Athletic 4,138 1,506 1,079 1,553 4,589 5,864 5,968 -104
Oxford United 2,112 715 589 808 2,457 2,660 2,787 -127
Peterborough United 2,438 917 672 849 3,036 3,521 3,255 266
Plymouth Argyle 3,798 1,440 989 1,369 4,379 5,481 5,217 264
Port Vale 4,310 1,535 1,106 1,669 4,700 5,833 6,129 -296
Portsmouth 3,686 1,323 956 1,407 4,056 5,259 5,364 -105
Preston North End 4,684 1,810 1,185 1,689 5,357 6,964 6,612 352
Queen’s Park Rangers 3,706 1,416 978 1,312 4,301 5,345 5,050 295
Reading 3,834 1,556 951 1,327 4,647 5,750 5,257 493
Rochdale 3,794 1,276 988 1,530 4,027 5,150 5,786 -636
Rotherham United 3,912 1,455 954 1,503 4,347 5,700 5,857 -157
Rushden & Diamonds 230 78 63 89 297 288 313 -25
Scarborough 536 182 141 213 687 697 771 -74
Scunthorpe United 2,857 1,020 788 1,049 3,364 3,925 3,981 -56
Sheffield United 4,538 1,812 1,126 1,600 5,322 6,959 6,535 424
Sheffield Wednesday 4,498 1,726 1,129 1,643 5,077 6,712 6,501 211
Shrewsbury Town 2,810 973 783 1,054 3,191 3,754 3,875 -121
South Shields 462 165 117 180 447 649 684 -35
Southampton 3,610 1,359 948 1,303 4,113 5,378 5,178 200
Southend United 3,864 1,438 944 1,482 4,348 5,458 5,522 -64
Southport 2,200 723 568 909 2,014 2,961 3,488 -527
Stalybridge Celtic 76 33 11 32 77 104 110 -6
Stevenage 138 51 43 44 196 178 153 25
Stockport County 4,322 1,550 1,060 1,712 4,605 6,002 6,344 -342
Stoke City 4,318 1,581 1,081 1,656 4,750 5,830 6,064 -234
Sunderland 4,500 1,811 1,091 1,598 5,189 6,983 6,406 577
Swansea City 3,768 1,395 940 1,433 4,244 5,275 5,480 -205
Swindon Town 3,830 1,427 1,012 1,391 4,415 5,522 5,443 79
Thames 84 20 17 47 57 107 202 -95
Torquay United 3,466 1,196 918 1,352 3,745 4,694 5,192 -498
Tottenham Hotspur 3,834 1,590 948 1,296 4,635 6,203 5,358 845
Tranmere Rovers 3,810 1,443 943 1,424 4,378 5,570 5,435 135
Walsall 4,030 1,430 996 1,604 4,387 5,773 6,104 -331
Watford 3,798 1,408 997 1,393 4,330 5,392 5,303 89
West Bromwich Albion 4,590 1,776 1,124 1,690 5,156 7,062 6,744 318
West Ham United 3,612 1,364 897 1,351 4,105 5,367 5,318 49
Wigan Athletic 1,538 596 415 527 2,143 2,049 1,947 102
Wigan Borough 412 145 94 173 384 635 706 -71
Wolverhampton Wanderers 4,624 1,854 1,095 1,675 5,334 7,386 6,832 554
Workington 1,194 385 310 499 1,080 1,525 1,810 -285
Wrexham 3,556 1,318 895 1,343 3,936 5,205 5,197 8
Wycombe Wanderers 916 317 278 321 1,229 1,145 1,140 5
Yeovil Town 460 178 104 178 638 589 609 -20
York City 3,098 1,074 793 1,231 3,316 4,360 4,601 -241

The reason I look at this is because I was looking at the statistics with a few mates at the pub on a Thursday night just before the start of the Football League season and there were concerns about the ordering of the clubs in the Seasons by Tiers table. As a result, I’ve rewritten it to how I would have ordered it.

Club FL Seasons Tier 1 Tier 2 Tier 3 Tier 4
Everton 115 111 4
Aston Villa 115 1-Mar 1- 2
West Bromwich Albion 115 76 37 2
Bolton Wanderers 115 73 3- 11 1
Blackburn Rovers 115 72 38 5
Derby County 115 65 46 4
Wolverhampton Wanderers 115 63 46 4 2
Burnley 115 52 45 11 7
Preston North End 115 46 42 22 5
Notts County 115 3- 37 33 15
Sunderland 113 83 29 1
Manchester United 111 89 22
Manchester City 111 85 25 1
Sheffield Wednesday 111 66 36 9
Sheffield United 111 6- 42 8 1
Birmingham City 111 57 5- 4
Nottingham Forest 111 56 5- 5
Liverpool 11- 99 11
Arsenal 11- 97 13
Newcastle United 11- 83 27
Leicester City 1-Sep 46 62 1
Bury 1-Sep 22 39 26 22
Stoke City 1-Jul 58 41 8
Blackpool 1-Jun 28 49 22 7
Grimsby Town 1-Jun 12 52 28 14
Barnsley 1-May 1 73 21 1-
Middlesbrough 1-Apr 6- 42 2
Lincoln City 1-Apr 34 31 39
Bristol City 1-Feb 9 47 44 2
Port Vale 1-Jan 41 42 18
Bradford City 1– 3 22 16 1-
Stockport County 99 26 4- 33
Chelsea 98 79 19
Hull City 98 3 56 29 1-
Leyton Orient 98 1 41 41 15
Fulham 96 25 5- 18 3
Oldham Athletic 96 12 36 41 7
Chesterfield 96 2- 52 24
Tottenham Hotspur 95 79 16
Walsall 94 15 7- 9
Huddersfield Town 93 3- 35 22 6
Rotherham United 91 3- 48 13
Crewe Alexandra 9- 12 43 35
West Ham United 88 56 32
Coventry City 88 34 29 24 1
Leeds United 87 5- 34 3
Southampton 87 37 39 11
Portsmouth 87 33 4- 11 3
Norwich City 87 24 34 29
Queen’s Park Rangers 87 22 26 39
Cardiff City 87 16 42 19 1-
Crystal Palace 87 14 37 33 3
Watford 87 8 28 46 5
Swansea City 87 5 37 27 18
Brentford 87 5 1- 57 15
Brighton & Hove Albion 87 4 21 55 7
Reading 87 3 2- 56 8
Millwall 87 2 39 41 5
Swindon Town 87 1 18 62 6
Northampton Town 87 1 3 47 36
Plymouth Argyle 87 4- 39 8
Bristol Rovers 87 19 59 9
Southend United 87 7 56 24
Charlton Athletic 86 26 43 17
Tranmere Rovers 86 11 58 17
Hartlepool United 86 43 43
Rochdale 86 38 48
Luton Town 85 16 34 3- 5
AFC Bournemouth 84 4 69 11
Doncaster Rovers 82 19 32 31
Gillingham 82 5 57 2-
Exeter City 82 47 35
Darlington 81 2 32 47
Wrexham 8- 4 54 22
Carlisle United 78 1 15 41 21
Torquay United 78 34 44
Mansfield Town 71 1 42 28
York City 7- 2 38 3-
Ipswich Town 69 26 32 11
Halifax Town 69 42 27
Chester City 67 35 32
Scunthorpe United 64 9 2- 35
Shrewsbury Town 63 1- 35 18
Colchester United 62 2 36 24
Newport County 61 1 4- 2-
Aldershot Town 57 24 33
Peterborough United 54 5 24 25
Bradford (Park Avenue) 51 12 29 36 23
Southport 5- 34 16
Oxford United 48 3 18 15 12
Barrow 44 33 11
Accrington Stanley 41 32 9
Wigan Athletic 36 8 3 17 8
Cambridge United 35 8 9 18
Hereford United 31 1 5 25
AFC Wimbledon 3- 14 6 3 7
Workington 26 1- 16
Gateshead 23 21 2
New Brighton 21 3
Wycombe Wanderers 21 12 9
Burton United 18 18
Barnet 18 1 17
Glossop 17 1 16
Gainsborough Trinity 16 16
Cheltenham Town 15 4 11
Macclesfield Town 15 1 14
Scarborough 12 12
South Shields 11 9 2
Yeovil Town 11 1 8 2
Leeds City 1- 1-
Nelson 1- 1 9
Merthyr Town 1- 1-
Wigan Borough 1- 1-
Milton Keynes Dons 1- 8 2
Darwen 8 2 6
Ashington 8 8
Durham City 7 7
Dagenham & Redbridge 7 1 6
Morecambe 7 7
Aberdare Athletic 6 6
Accrington 5 5
Loughborough 5 5
Rushden & Diamonds 5 1 4
Boston United 5 5
Burton Albion 5 5
Kidderminster Harriers 5 5
Stevenage 4 3 1
New Brghton Tower 3 21
Crawley Town 3 2 1
Maidstone United 3 3
Northwich Victoria 2 2
Stalybridge Celtic 2 2
Thames 2 2
Fleetwood Town 2 2
Bootle 1 1
Middlesbrough Ironopolis 1 1

As can be seen here, the order makes a a lot more sense. I’ve sorted the tables first by number of seasons in the Football League, then by number of years in the top tier, then the 2nd tier, then the third tier and finally the fourth tier.

I encourage all football fans to go and check out these pages in the FL125 website – it’s a fascinating read and I hope they continue to do them into the future.

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