Football League First Division

men's association football league in England, UK between the seasons of 1888/1889-2003/2004

The Football League First Division was a football league. It was the first division of English football between 1888 and 1992. When the Premier League was created in 1992, it became the 2nd division. It was rebranded as the Football League Championship in 2004.

Football League First Division
Organising bodyThe Football League
Founded1888
Folded2004
CountryEngland
Other club(s) fromWales
Level on pyramid1 (1888–1992)
2 (1992–2004)
Promotion toPremier League
(1992–2004)
Relegation toSecond Division
Domestic cup(s)FA Cup
League cup(s)League Cup
Full Members Cup
(1985–1992)
International cup(s)European Cup
(1956–1985, 1991–1992)
UEFA Cup Winners' Cup
(1960–1985, 1990–1999)
UEFA Cup
(1971–1985, 1990–2004)
Inter-Cities Fairs Cup
(1955–1971)
Last championsLeeds United (1st tier)
(1991–92)
Norwich City (2nd tier)
(2003–04)
Most championshipsLiverpool
(18 titles)
Top goalscorerJimmy Greaves (357)

Number of teamsEdit

Years Number of teams Total seasons Level
1888-1891 12 3 1
1891-1892 14 1 1
1892-1898 16 6 1
1898-1905 18 7 1
1905-1915 20 10 1
1919-1939
1946-1992
22 66 1
1992-2004 24 12 2

Former championsEdit