Football League Third Division
The Football League Third Division from 1992 to 2004, the third- highest division in the Football League and fourth- highest division in English football as a whole. Before the introduction of the FA Premier League Third Division was the third highest division in English football.
Before the introduction of the Premier League in 1992, the Third Division was the third league and the worst club rose at the end of each season in the Fourth Division from.
The Third Division was established in 1920 by the then Southern League was incorporated into the newly formed league. However, after just one year, this construct counted off into a separate Third Division South. A new Third Division was installed only in 1958, when the best clubs in the Third Division North and Third Division South were pooled. Instead of a previously strict regional division thus the clubs were now united by the strength in this league.
At the end of each season the three top-ranked teams in the table up with the winner of play-offs determined between the clubs, who completed the season between the fourth and seventh place in the Second Division on. They were replaced by the four in the Second Division at the end of the table placed clubs.
By the year 2002, the last of the Third Division table insofar as the winner of the Football Conference on the appropriate business skills and a stadium decreed dismounted in the Football Conference. Between 1994 and 1996, no club was relegated from the Football Conference because of the non-fulfillment of these criteria in the Third Division on. Since the season 2002/ 03 rise generally the last two teams in the Football Conference from, regardless of whether any newly promoted economic conditions meet ( details in the article in the Football Conference ).
The club Plymouth Argyle is won in the Third Division with 102 points record holder in this category.
Winners of the Football League Third Division
Winners of the Football League Third Division original format
Winner of the old Third Division format (1959-1992) now: Football League One
Winners of the new Third Division format (1993-2004) now: Football League Two
- Football League Third Division