All-time Football League Table

This table gives the all-time Football League and Premier League records from 1888 to the end of the 2019-20 season. It is ranked by the total number of points calculated under three points per win. Also see the summary of Football League and Premier League championships. Reading are the highest ranked of all the teams which have joined the League since the introduction of the Third Division in 1920. There are also tables for just the Premier League and the Championship since 1992.

                         PL     W    D    L    GF    GA    PTS      P3
  1. Manchester Utd    4632  2234 1108 1290  8011  5806   6447    7810
  2. Liverpool         4600  2211 1116 1273  7930  5606   6352    7749
  3. Arsenal           4600  2116 1144 1340  7746  5789   6169    7492
  4. Wolverhampton W   4930  1998 1175 1757  7832  7159   5846    7169
  5. Preston NE        5006  1942 1287 1777  7407  6973   5856    7113
  6. Sheffield Utd     4852  1957 1207 1688  7408  6875   5838    7078
  7. Manchester C      4674  1988 1104 1582  7775  6566   5784    7068
  8. Aston Villa       4760  1942 1149 1669  7606  6860   5582    6975
  9. Everton           4724  1927 1190 1607  7419  6569   5641    6971
 10. Burnley           4942  1902 1211 1829  7196  7199   5650    6917
 11. Derby County      4900  1903 1197 1800  7488  7177   5620    6906
 12. Blackburn Rov     4856  1880 1219 1757  7372  7134   5610    6859
 13. Sunderland        4780  1888 1180 1712  7312  6809   5511    6844
 14. West Bromwich A   4872  1867 1213 1792  7416  7116   5518    6814
 15. Newcastle Utd     4640  1888 1088 1664  7215  6580   5481    6752
 16. Sheffield Wed     4820  1841 1229 1750  7121  6893   5522    6752
 17. Bolton Wand       4878  1845 1187 1846  7099  7041   5457    6722
 18. Notts County      4986  1814 1245 1927  7043  7289   5472    6687
 19. Nottingham F      4816  1797 1250 1769  6907  6759   5498    6641
 20. Bristol City      4660  1800 1215 1645  6659  6339   5511    6615
 21. Bury              4852  1793 1199 1860  6899  6991   5410    6578
 22. Birmingham C      4810  1783 1225 1802  6816  6788   5388    6574
 23. Leicester City    4708  1759 1218 1731  7049  7038   5350    6495
 24. Leeds Utd         4328  1789 1085 1454  6412  5740   5361    6452
 25. Chelsea           4222  1789 1084 1349  6601  5697   5422    6451
 26. Blackpool         4737  1707 1225 1805  6712  6861   5249    6346
 27. Barnsley          4784  1702 1232 1850  6612  7085   5239    6338
 28. Bradford City     4639  1687 1203 1749  6455  6542   5210    6264
 29. Middlesbrough     4546  1711 1130 1705  6642  6458   5144    6263
 30. Grimsby Town      4633  1726 1069 1838  6582  6906   5009    6247
 31. Tottenham H       4100  1737 1003 1360  6673  5645   5131    6214
 32. Hull City         4480  1664 1180 1636  6268  6131   5115    6172
 33. Stoke City        4600  1668 1163 1769  6147  6460   5093    6167
 34. Port Vale         4623  1633 1192 1798  6186  6565   5092    6091
 35. Huddersfield T    4292  1641 1122 1529  6016  5811   5045    6045
 36. Chesterfield      4378  1655 1076 1647  6137  6035   4974    6041
 37. READING           4156  1662 1038 1456  6144  5699   5052    6024
 38. Lincoln City      4503  1636 1097 1770  6548  6835   4882    6005
 39. Oldham Athletic   4451  1594 1188 1669  6212  6388   4962    5970
 40. Brentford         4170  1619 1068 1483  5966  5668   5010    5925
 41. Millwall          4110  1603 1086 1421  5739  5394   4969    5895
 42. Fulham            4288  1589 1085 1614  6184  6120   4876    5852
 43. Brighton & HA     4102  1587 1072 1443  5784  5456   4865    5833
 44. Plymouth Arg      4111  1578 1060 1473  5905  5582   4874    5794
 45. Swindon Town      4142  1553 1083 1506  5957  5856   4864    5742
 46. Stockport Co      4322  1550 1060 1712  6002  6344   4617    5710
 47. Northampton T     4145  1566 1002 1577  5995  5954   4755    5700
 48. Walsall           4342  1534 1089 1719  6136  6500   4792    5691
 49. Southend Utd      4175  1552 1021 1602  5848  5931   4767    5677
 50. Rotherham Utd     4135  1534 1025 1576  5978  6075   4716    5627
 51. Queens Park Rang  4020  1521 1051 1448  5731  5504   4689    5614
 52. Leyton Orient     4418  1489 1138 1791  5612  6337   4704    5605
 53. Watford           4080  1506 1062 1512  5769  5722   4689    5580
 54. AFC Bournemouth   4018  1500 1056 1462  5477  5354   4710    5556
 55. Bristol Rovers    4065  1495 1045 1525  5779  5825   4668    5530
 56. Cardiff City      4030  1487 1057 1486  5524  5735   4688    5518
 57. Swansea City      4050  1490 1009 1551  5617  5876   4598    5479
 58. Luton Town        3900  1496  990 1414  5917  5568   4533    5478
 59. Tranmere Rov      3982  1492  987 1503  5766  5691   4571    5463
 60. Norwich City      3984  1463 1058 1463  5610  5715   4604    5447
 61. Portsmouth        3997  1462 1036 1499  5714  5706   4580    5422
 62. Crystal Palace    4004  1442 1080 1482  5469  5555   4555    5406
 63. Southampton       3876  1453 1018 1405  5719  5527   4475    5377
 64. West Ham Utd      3878  1450  966 1462  5712  5716   4432    5316
 65. Crewe Alexandra   4221  1445  981 1795  5770  6720   4491    5316
 66. Coventry City     4022  1414 1058 1550  5534  5753   4420    5300
 67. Charlton Ath      3926  1424 1012 1490  5565  5842   4453    5284
 68. Rochdale          4104  1393 1060 1651  5572  6224   4450    5239
 69. Gillingham        3947  1390 1055 1502  5194  5591   4481    5225
 70. Doncaster Rov     3868  1383  970 1515  5286  5704   4255    5119
 71. Exeter City       3940  1333 1029 1578  5244  5892   4201    5028
 72. Hartlepool Utd    3990  1336  923 1731  5225  6298   4143    4931
 73. Carlisle Utd      3711  1321  921 1469  5147  5551   4139    4884
 74. Wrexham           3556  1318  895 1343  5205  5197   3946    4849
 75. Ipswich Town      3266  1302  832 1132  4740  4446   4101    4738
 76. Mansfield Town    3466  1251  907 1308  4997  5024   3934    4660
 77. Darlington        3614  1233  891 1490  5017  5575   3782    4590
 78. Torquay Utd       3512  1208  927 1377  4736  5258   3791    4551
 79. Scunthorpe Utd    3170  1140  881 1149  4356  4390   3815    4301
 80. Colchester Utd    3105  1115  841 1149  4298  4426   3674    4186
 81. York City         3236  1110  842 1284  4509  4780   3473    4172
 82. Shrewsbury T      3120  1082  868 1170  4111  4253   3603    4114
 83. Peterborough U    2749  1048  736  965  3997  3666   3493    3880
 84. Chester City      3026  1023  777 1226  4127  4471   3147    3846
 85. Halifax Town      3068   967  790 1311  3889  4818   2927    3691
 86. Newport County    2984   990  714 1280  4048  4963   2887    3684
 87. Aldershot Town    2576   867  672 1037  3495  3934   2630    3273
 88. Oxford Utd        2423   837  677  909  3092  3146   2911    3188
 89. Bradford PA       2190   837  476  877  3516  3582   2150    2987
 90. Southport         2200   723  568  909  2961  3488   2014    2737
 91. Wigan Athletic    1860   717  502  641  2468  2310   2593    2653
 92. Accrington Stan   2053   738  425  890  3035  3530   2130    2639
 93. Cambridge Utd     1853   628  512  713  2370  2555   2205    2396
 94. Barrow            1924   624  414  886  2606  3349   1662    2286
 95. Gateshead         1466   559  361  546  2292  2335   1479    2038
 96. Hereford Utd      1406   451  386  569  1678  1887   1606    1739
 97. Wycombe Wand      1226   443  363  420  1540  1503   1692    1692
 98. Wimbledon         1144   425  322  397  1596  1571   1525    1597
 99. Workington T      1194   385  310  499  1525  1810   1080    1465
100. Barnet             954   309  257  388  1181  1349   1184    1184
101. Cheltenham T       910   300  266  344  1095  1221   1166    1166
102. Milton K Dons      725   298  174  253  1026   897   1068    1068
103. New Brighton       884   287  187  410  1191  1527    761    1048
104. Macclesfield T     773   229  223  321   869  1068    910     910
105. Yeovil Town        736   239  184  313   861  1023    901     901
106. Glossop            618   197  136  285   829  1026    530     727
107. Morecambe          589   179  171  239   714   840    708     708
108. Burton Albion      495   189  131  175   628   656    698     698
109. Scarborough        536   182  141  213   697   771    687     687
110. Gainsborough Tr    564   175  118  271   718  1029    468     643
111. Stevenage          450   150  122  178   548   579    572     572
112. Nelson             412   154   73  185   668   796    381     535
113. Wigan Borough      412   145   94  173   635   706    384     529
114. Burton Utd         484   147   80  257   657   994    374     521
115. Crawley Town       405   136  109  160   494   575    517     517
116. Fleetwood Town     357   137   99  121   454   418    510     510
117. AFC Wimbledon      403   125  116  162   463   549    491     491
118. Dagenham & Red     414   131   97  186   509   584    490     490
119. Merthyr Town       420   115  106  199   524   779    336     451
120. Ashington          328   109   71  148   489   650    289     398
121. Durham City        286    95   54  137   394   529    244     339
122. Rushden & Diam     230    78   63   89   288   313    297     297
123. Aberdare Ath       252    78   59  115   334   413    215     293
124. Boston Utd         230    72   66   92   268   308    282     282
125. Kidderminster H    230    72   59   99   249   315    275     275
126. Darwen             232    75   27  130   401   619    177     252
127. Forest Green R     128    46   32   50   165   164    170     170
128. New Brighton T     102    48   24   30   194   148    120     168
129. Maidstone Utd      134    43   37   54   188   188    166     166
130. Burton Wand         90    42   13   35   167   146     97     139
131. Accrington         122    35   33   54   226   313    103     138
132. Loughborough T     158    34   20  104   170   410     88     122
133. Stalybridge Cel     76    33   11   32   104   110     77     110
134. Rotherham Town      88    24    8   56   133   250     56      80
135. Thames              84    20   17   47   107   202     57      77
136. Salford City        37    13   11   13    49    46     50      50
137. Northwich Vic       50    12    5   33    72   156     29      41
138. Middlesbrough I     28     8    4   16    37    72     20      28
139. Bootle              22     8    3   11    49    63     19      27

This excludes games played by Wigan Borough (1931-32), Accrington Stanley (1961-62) and Aldershot (1991-92), who resigned mid-season. The eight games played by Leeds City before they were expelled in 1919-20 (W4 D2 L2 F17 A10) are included in Leeds United's record, rather than that of Port Vale, who took over their fixtures. All points deductions are ignored.

I have decided to treat MK Dons and AFC Wimbledon as separate clubs from Wimbledon. However, Gateshead are regarded as the same as South Shields, as are Leeds City and Leeds United. Accrington and Accrington Stanley are different clubs, as are Middlesbrough Ironopolis and Middlesbrough, New Brighton Tower and New Brighton, and Wigan Borough and Wigan Athletic. Burton Swifts and Burton Wanderers merged to form Burton United in 1901, with the United club taking over Swifts' League place. These clubs are not related to the current Burton Albion (founded 1950). Similarly Rotherham County and Rotherham Town merged to form Rotherham United in 1925. I count the United clubs as being a continuation of the team they directly replaced (Swifts or County), with the other club (Wanderers or Town) being counted as a distinct team. For a complete list of Football League clubs listed by traditional county, see here.

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