1895–96 Football League

The Football League First Division 1895/96 was the eighth season of the Football League First Division English as the highest football league. It began on September 2, 1895 and ended on 29 April 1896. Aston Villa won with four points behind before the pursuer Derby County the second English championship in the club's history. Last year's team FC Bury could get the class; instead had to descend by another test playing Tabellenvorletzte Small Heath. This club should replace the following season, Liverpool.

A total of 358 players were used, with Derby County with 16, the least and Small Heath and Sheffield United with 30 most actors aufboten in league games. 130 newcomers were offset by 127 footballers who most recently came into play in the 1895/96 season.

Final Table

Results Table

In the left column of the home teams are listed.

Top scorers

The champion team of Aston Villa

In the following list, all players were listed who came for Aston Villa in a league game for use during the 1895/96 season. It must be noted that in most cases a minimum number of games will be provided in English football to accept the official champion medal allowed. As regards the specific control before the introduction of the Premier League, there is lack of clarity, all the players with an asterisk (*) have been provided which have received no champion medal presumably because of their small contribution. In brackets the number of bets as well as the goals achieved are called.

Charlie Athersmith (29/ 8) | Frank Burton (14/ 0 ) | John Campbell (26/ 26) | Bob Chatt (17/ 3) | Jimmy Cowan (23/ 2) | John Cowan (25/ 9) | Jimmy Crabtree (28/ 3) | John Devey (30/ 16) | Billy Dorrell (2/1 ) | James Elliott ( 1/0 ) | Jeremiah Griffiths ( 1/0 ) | Edward Harris ( 1/0 ) | Dennis Hodgetts (18 / 3 ) | Jack Reynolds ( 22/2 ) | Stephen Smith (11/ 2) | Howard Spencer (29/ 1) | Tom Wilkes (29/ 0) | Jimmy Welford (24 /1).

" Friendlies "

Before automatic promotion and relegation rule between the first-class First Division and the second-rate Second Division for the first time reached the end of the 1898/99 season to potential climbers from the Second Division in play-off same had to prove " friendlies ". Also a part in the game mode was dependent on a voting procedure of the League Association, who had to decide on a possible participation of an association. Also in the 1895/96 season there were friendlies between the two first division club Small Heath and West Bromwich Albion and the second division FC Liverpool and Manchester City, from which the Liverpool and West Bromwich Albion as the athletic victor emerged and then in each case the majority of the votes the League Association assured.