League Level III

History

The Football League Division 3 (D3) was founded in 1958 with the reorganisation of the old Division 3 South (D3S) and Division 3 North (D3N). Division 3 was renumbered as Division 2 (D2*) in 1992 with the breakaway of the Premier League. It was then rebranded as League One (FL1) in 2004.

The list of champions is as follows: Wigan Athletic (4), Plymouth Argyle (3), Brighton & Hove A (2), Bury (2), Coventry City (2), Hull City (2), Luton Town (2), Oxford United (2), Portsmouth (2), Preston North End (2), Reading (2), Watford (2), Wolverhampton W (2), AFC Bournemouth (1), Aston Villa (1), Birmingham City (1), Blackburn Rovers (1), Bolton Wanderers (1), Bradford City (1), Brentford (1), Bristol City (1), Bristol Rovers (1), Burnley (1), Cambridge United (1), Carlisle United (1), Charlton Athletic (1), Doncaster Rovers (1), Fulham (1), Grimsby Town (1), Hereford United (1), Leicester City (1), Leyton Orient (1), Mansfield Town (1), Millwall (1), Northampton Town (1), Norwich City (1), Oldham Athletic (1), Queens Park Rangers (1), Rotherham United (1), Scunthorpe United (1), Sheffield United (1), Shrewsbury Town (1), Southampton (1), Southend United (1), Stoke City (1), Sunderland (1), Swansea City (1), Swindon Town (1), Wrexham (1).

All-time Table

There is an all-time Level III table, covering completed seasons from 1958.

Summary of Results

PL W D L GF GA GD P3/PL
TOTAL 1414 562 358 494 2090 1992 +98 1.446
HOME 707 383 173 151 1248 759 +489 1.870
AWAY 707 179 185 343 842 1233 −391 1.021

Results by Opponent

PL W D L GF GA GD P3
1 AFC Bournemouth1 46 20 11 15 64 56 +8 71
2 Brentford 42 17 14 11 71 53 +18 65
3 Mansfield Town 32 15 9 8 50 46 +4 54
4 Bristol Rovers 39 14 9 16 46 58 −12 51
5 Swansea City2 24 14 3 7 45 34 +11 45
6 Swindon Town 30 12 9 9 42 40 +2 45
7 Rotherham United 26 12 8 6 39 34 +5 44
8 Wrexham 24 13 3 8 36 26 +10 42
9 Gillingham 34 11 9 14 47 53 −6 42
10 Notts County 24 11 8 5 41 34 +7 41
11 Port Vale 28 12 5 11 35 34 +1 41
12 Exeter City 22 12 4 6 46 33 +13 40
13 Colchester United 28 11 7 10 48 43 +5 40
14 Shrewsbury Town 33 11 7 15 56 63 −7 40
15 Walsall 36 9 12 15 49 68 −19 39
16 Barnsley 23 11 5 7 53 35 +18 38
17 Oldham Athletic 20 11 5 4 36 22 +14 38
18 Southend United 26 11 5 10 44 38 +6 38
19 Hull City 26 10 8 8 34 29 +5 38
20 Bury 32 11 5 16 39 53 −14 38
21 Doncaster Rovers 16 12 1 3 37 20 +17 37
22 Tranmere Rovers 22 9 8 5 34 23 +11 35
23 Blackpool 21 9 8 4 29 19 +10 35
24 Huddersfield Town 20 10 5 5 25 24 +1 35
25 Bradford City 22 10 3 9 33 34 −1 33
26 Wigan Athletic 26 9 6 11 29 32 −3 33
27 Chester City3 18 9 5 4 30 19 +11 32
28 Brighton & Hove A 22 9 5 8 26 27 −1 32
29 Leyton Orient4 24 8 8 8 35 38 −3 32
30 Preston North End 24 8 7 9 38 38 0 31
31 Northampton Town 21 9 4 8 26 30 −4 31
32 Plymouth Argyle 24 8 7 9 33 42 −9 31
33 Millwall 22 8 6 8 31 33 −2 30
34 Chesterfield 28 8 6 14 39 51 −12 30
35 Bristol City 26 8 6 12 31 50 −19 30
36 Torquay United 16 8 4 4 32 18 +14 28
37 Queens Park Rangers 20 8 4 8 35 35 0 28
38 Peterborough Utd 24 7 7 10 31 34 −3 28
39 York City 14 7 5 2 19 12 +7 26
40 Grimsby Town 20 7 5 8 30 27 +3 26
41 Oxford United 22 7 3 12 24 33 −9 24
42 Fulham 22 6 6 10 20 29 −9 24
43 Stockport County 14 6 5 3 25 20 +5 23
44 Burnley 14 6 5 3 18 16 +2 23
45 Wycombe Wanderers 9 7 1 1 19 11 +8 22
46 Cambridge United 13 6 4 3 19 14 +5 22
47 Scunthorpe United 10 6 3 1 18 8 +10 21
48 Bolton Wanderers 15 6 3 6 17 19 −2 21
49 Newport County 18 6 3 9 24 28 −4 21
50 Halifax Town 14 5 5 4 24 23 +1 20
51 Stoke City 14 6 2 6 17 18 −1 20
52 Carlisle United 11 5 4 2 22 13 +9 19
53 Lincoln City 15 5 4 6 22 28 −6 19
54 Watford 18 5 4 9 20 28 −8 19
55 Portsmouth 12 4 2 6 14 21 −7 14
56 Hartlepool United5 8 4 1 3 18 7 +11 13
57 Coventry City 10 3 4 3 17 11 +6 13
58 Workington 6 4 1 1 8 3 +5 13
59 Crewe Alexandra 8 3 4 1 13 10 +3 13
60 Cardiff City 14 3 4 7 16 20 −4 13
61 Darlington 6 3 2 1 8 6 +2 11
62 Rochdale 6 3 1 2 9 6 +3 10
63 Sheffield United 8 3 1 4 7 10 −3 10
64 Luton Town 14 2 4 8 17 25 −8 10
65 Bradford Park Avenue 4 3 0 1 12 6 +6 9
66 Crystal Palace 8 2 3 3 9 12 −3 9
67 Southport 6 2 2 2 14 10 +4 8
68 Barrow 6 2 2 2 11 7 +4 8
69 Wimbledon 4 2 2 0 6 2 +4 8
70 Derby County 5 2 2 1 4 5 −1 8
71 Accrington Stanley 4 2 1 1 10 4 +6 7
72 Southampton 4 2 1 1 9 5 +4 7
73 Barnet 2 2 0 0 5 1 +4 6
74 Stevenage 2 2 0 0 3 0 +3 6
75 Birmingham City 6 1 3 2 5 8 −3 6
76 Aldershot Town6 2 1 1 0 4 2 +2 4
77 Cheltenham Town 2 1 1 0 3 2 +1 4
78 Wolverhampton W 4 1 1 2 6 8 −2 4
79 Macclesfield Town 2 1 0 1 2 2 0 3
80 Manchester City 2 1 0 1 2 3 −1 3
81 Norwich City 4 1 0 3 5 8 −3 3
82 Charlton Athletic 4 1 0 3 5 11 −6 3
83 Middlesbrough 2 0 2 0 2 2 0 2
84 Burton Albion 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
85 Fleetwood Town 2 0 1 1 2 3 −1 1
86 Blackburn Rovers 2 0 1 1 3 5 −2 1
87 Sheffield Wednesday 4 0 1 3 2 6 −4 1
88 West Bromwich A 4 0 1 3 2 8 −6 1
89 Aston Villa 2 0 0 2 4 7 −3 0
1 includes Bournemouth & BA
2 includes Swansea Town
3 includes Chester
4 includes Orient
5 includes Hartlepool
6 includes Aldershot

Summary of Seasons

PL W D L GF GA GD PTS
6 1958-59 (D3) 46 21 8 17 78 63 +15 50
11 1959-60 (D3) 46 18 10 18 84 77 +7 46
18 1960-61 (D3) 46 14 12 20 72 83 −11 40
7 1961-62 (D3) 46 22 9 15 77 66 +11 53
20 1962-63 (D3) 46 16 8 22 74 78 −4 40
6 1963-64 (D3) 46 21 10 15 79 62 +17 52
13 1964-65 (D3) 46 16 14 16 70 70 0 46
8 1965-66 (D3) 46 19 13 14 70 63 +7 51
4 1966-67 (D3) 46 22 9 15 76 57 +19 53
5 1967-68 (D3) 46 21 9 16 70 60 +10 51
14 1968-69 (D3) 46 15 13 18 67 66 +1 43
8 1969-70 (D3) 46 21 11 14 87 77 +10 53
21 1970-71 (D3) 46 14 11 21 48 85 −37 39
21 1976-77 (D3) 46 13 9 24 49 73 −24 35
7 1979-80 (D3) 46 16 16 14 66 65 +1 48
10 1980-81 (D3) 46 18 10 18 62 62 0 46
12 1981-82 (D3) 46 17 11 18 67 75 −8 62
21 1982-83 (D3) 46 12 17 17 64 79 −15 53
9 1984-85 (D3) 46 19 12 15 68 62 +6 69
1 1985-86 (D3) 46 29 7 10 67 51 +16 94
18 1988-89 (D3) 46 15 11 20 68 72 −4 56
10 1989-90 (D3) 46 15 19 12 57 53 +4 64
15 1990-91 (D3) 46 17 8 21 53 66 −13 59
12 1991-92 (D3) 46 16 13 17 59 62 −3 61
8 1992-93 (D2*) 46 18 15 13 66 51 +15 69
1 1993-94 (D2*) 46 26 11 9 81 44 +37 89
11 1998-99 (D2*) 46 16 13 17 54 63 −9 61
10 1999-2000 (D2*) 46 16 14 16 57 63 −6 62
3 2000-01 (D2*) 46 25 11 10 86 52 +34 86
2 2001-02 (D2*) 46 23 15 8 70 43 +27 84
16 2023-24 (FL1) 34 11 9 14 44 49 −5 38