The Football League 1968-69


The Football League 1968-69

Statistics of The Football League in season 1968/1969.

Overview


=First Division=

Leeds United won the League for the first time in their history, finishing six points ahead of Liverpool. Newly-promoted Queens Park Rangers were relegated after finishing bottom along with Leicester City.


=Second Division=

Derby County were runaway winners of the Second Division and they were joined in promotin by runners-up Crystal Palace. Despite still boasting the talents of Johnny Haynes and George Cohen, Fulham finished bottom and were relegated. They were joined in the Third Division by perennial strugglers Bury


=Third Division=

Watford won the title on goal average from Swindon Town and both teams were duly promoted. At the bottom end Northampton Town, Hartlepool, Crewe Alexandra and Oldham Athletic were all relegated.


=Fourth Division=

The Division was won by Doncaster Rovers, who were promoted along with Halifax Town, Rochdale and Bradford City. No team failed re-election so no new members were admitted to the Football League.

League Standings


=First Division=


=Fourth Division=

P = Matches played; W = Matches won; D = Matches drawn; L = Matches lost; F = Goals for; A = Goals against; GA = Goal average; Pts = Points

See also

1968-69 in English football

References


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