Season 1938-39

FA Cup Final 1939 Venue Gate Notes
Portsmouth 4 1 Wolverhampton Wanderers Wembley Stadium, London 99,636  
 
FA Cup Semi-Finals 1939 Venue Gate Notes
Portsmouth 2 1 Huddersfield Town Highbury, London 60,053  
Wolverhampton Wanderers 5 0 Grimsby Town Old Trafford, Manchester 76,962  
Final Table for season 1938-39
First Division
Home Away
Ptn First Division Pld W D L FA W D L FA GDPts Ave Gate FA Cup
1 13 Everton 42 17 3 1 60 18 10 2 9 28 34 1.692 59 35,040 Rd 6
2 0 Wolverhampton Wanderers 42 14 6 1 55 12 8 5 8 33 27 2.256 55 29,328 Final
3 1 Charlton Athletic 42 16 3 2 49 24 6 3 12 26 35 1.271 50 25,141 Rd 3  
4 1 Middlesbrough 42 13 6 2 64 27 7 3 11 29 47 1.257 49 21,184 Rd 4  
5 -4 Arsenal 42 14 3 4 34 14 5 6 10 21 27 1.341 47 39,102 Rd 3  
6 7 Derby County 42 12 3 6 39 22 7 5 9 27 33 1.2 46 19,102 Rd 3  
7 10 Stoke City 42 13 6 2 50 25 4 6 11 21 43 1.044 46 22,534 Rd 3  
8 -1 Bolton Wanderers 42 10 6 5 39 25 5 9 7 28 33 1.155 45 23,073 Rd 3  
9 -6 Preston North End 42 13 7 1 44 19 3 5 13 19 40 1.068 44 21,534 Rd 6
10 10 Grimsby Town 42 11 6 4 38 26 5 5 11 23 43 0.884 43 12,067 SF
11 0 Liverpool 42 12 6 3 40 24 2 8 11 22 39 0.984 42 31,422 Rd 5  
12 D 2 Aston Villa 42 11 3 7 44 25 5 6 10 27 35 1.183 41 38,814 Rd 4  
13 -4 Leeds United 42 11 5 5 40 27 5 4 12 19 40 0.881 41 19,309 Rd 4  
14 D 2 Manchester United 42 7 9 5 30 20 4 7 10 27 45 0.877 38 30,365 Rd 3  
15 -3 Blackpool 42 9 8 4 37 26 3 6 12 19 42 0.824 38 19,178 Rd 3
16 -8 Sunderland 42 7 7 7 30 29 6 5 10 24 38 0.806 38 21,740 Rd 5  
17 2 Portsmouth 42 10 7 4 25 15 2 6 13 22 55 0.671 37 23,630 Winner
18 -12 Brentford 42 11 2 8 30 27 3 6 12 23 47 0.716 36 23,117 Rd 3  
19 -4 Huddersfield Town 42 11 4 6 38 18 1 7 13 20 46 0.906 35 16,490 SF
20 -10 Chelsea 42 10 5 6 43 29 2 4 15 21 51 0.8 33 30,952 Rd 6
21 -3 Birmingham 42 10 5 6 40 27 2 3 16 22 57 0.738 32 25,313 Rd 5  
22 -6 Leicester City 42 7 6 8 35 35 2 5 14 13 47 0.585 29 16,511 Rd 4  
 
Second Division
Home Away
Ptn Second Division Pld W D L F A W D L F A GDPts Ave Gate FA Cup
1 15 Blackburn Rovers 42 17 1 3 59 23 8 4 9 35 37 1.567 55 18,262 Rd 6
2 1 Sheffield United 42 9 9 3 35 15 11 5 5 34 26 1.683 54 26,029 Rd 5  
3 14 Sheffield Wednesday 42 14 4 3 47 18 7 7 7 41 41 1.492 53 27,144 Rd 5  
4 0 Coventry City 42 13 4 4 35 13 8 4 9 27 32 1.378 50 19,504 Rd 3  
5 D 1 Manchester City 42 13 3 5 56 35 8 4 9 40 37 1.333 49 30,952 Rd 4  
6 5 Chesterfield 42 16 1 4 54 20 4 8 9 15 32 1.327 49 13,748 Rd 3  
7 5 Luton Town 42 13 4 4 47 27 9 1 11 35 39 1.242 49 15,327 Rd 3  
8 -3 Tottenham Hotspur 42 13 6 2 48 27 6 3 12 19 35 1.081 47 29,286 Rd 4  
9 10 Newcastle United 42 13 3 5 44 21 5 7 9 17 27 1.271 46 33,530 Rd 5  
10 D 1 West Bromwich Albion 42 15 3 3 54 22 3 6 12 35 50 1.236 45 18,432 Rd 4  
11 -2 West Ham United 42 10 5 6 36 21 7 5 9 34 31 1.346 44 20,135 Rd 5  
12 -4 Fulham 42 12 5 4 35 20 5 5 11 26 35 1.109 44 18,668 Rd 4  
13 D 3S Millwall 42 12 6 3 44 18 2 8 11 20 35 1.208 42 27,243 Rd 4  
14 -8 Burnley 42 13 3 5 32 20 2 6 13 18 36 0.893 39 13,731 Rd 3  
15 -2 Plymouth Argyle 42 9 7 5 24 13 6 1 14 25 42 0.891 38 16,757 Rd 3  
16 -6 Bury 42 9 5 7 48 36 3 8 10 17 38 0.878 37 10,320 Rd 3
17 -10 Bradford Park Avenue 42 8 6 7 33 35 4 5 12 28 47 0.744 35 10,005 Rd 3  
18 -3 Southampton 42 9 6 6 35 34 4 3 14 21 48 0.683 35 14,600 Rd 3  
19 -1 Swansea Town 42 8 6 7 33 30 3 6 12 17 53 0.602 34 10,841 Rd 3  
20 0 Nottingham Forest 42 8 6 7 33 29 2 5 14 16 53 0.598 31 13,027 Rd 3  
21 -7 Norwich City 42 10 5 6 39 29 3 0 18 11 62 0.549 31 14,705 Rd 3  
22 D 3N Tranmere Rovers 42 6 4 11 26 38 0 1 20 13 61 0.394 17 9,938 Rd 3  
 
Third Division North
Home Away
Ptn Third Division North Pld W D L F A W D L F A GDPts Ave Gate FA Cup
1 D 2 Barnsley 42 18 2 1 60 12 12 5 4 34 22 2.765 67 13,776 Rd 3
2 0 Doncaster Rovers 42 12 5 4 47 21 9 9 3 40 26 1.851 56 11,587 Rd 4  
3 11 Bradford City 42 16 2 3 59 21 6 6 9 30 35 1.589 52 7,079 Rd 1
4 12 Southport 42 14 5 2 47 16 6 5 10 28 38 1.389 50 5,862 Rd 3  
5 -1 Oldham Athletic 42 16 1 4 51 21 6 4 11 25 38 1.288 49 6,828 Rd 1  
6 3 Chester 42 12 5 4 54 31 8 4 9 34 39 1.257 49 5,963 Rd 4  
7 -4 Hull City 42 13 5 3 57 25 5 5 11 26 49 1.122 46 6,327 Rd 2  
8 0 Crewe Alexandra 42 12 5 4 54 23 7 1 13 28 47 1.171 44 5,760 Rd 2  
9 D 2 Stockport County 42 13 6 2 57 24 4 3 14 34 53 1.182 43 8,933 Rd 4  
10 -5 Gateshead 42 11 6 4 45 24 3 8 10 29 43 1.104 42 5,184 Rd 1  
11 -5 Rotherham United 42 12 4 5 45 21 5 4 12 19 43 1 42 7,262 Rd 1  
12 6 Halifax Town 42 9 10 2 33 22 4 6 11 19 32 0.963 42 5,699 Rd 3  
13 8 Barrow 42 11 5 5 46 22 5 4 12 20 43 1.015 41 6,354 Rd 1
14 -4 Wrexham 42 15 2 4 46 28 2 5 14 20 51 0.835 41 4,884 Rd 1  
15 2 Rochdale 42 10 5 6 58 29 5 4 12 34 53 1.122 39 6,119 Rd 1  
16 -3 New Brighton 42 11 2 8 46 32 4 7 10 22 41 0.932 39 4,510 Rd 1  
17 -10 Lincoln City 42 9 6 6 40 33 3 3 15 26 59 0.717 33 5,072 Rd 3  
18 1 Darlington 42 12 2 7 43 30 1 5 15 19 62 0.674 33 3,890 Rd 2  
19 -7 Carlisle United 42 10 5 6 44 33 3 2 16 22 78 0.577 33 4,996 Rd 1  
20 -9 York City 42 8 5 8 37 34 4 3 14 27 58 0.717 32 5,544 Rd 3  
21 -1 Hartlepools United 42 10 4 7 36 33 2 3 16 19 61 0.585 31 4,164 Rd 2  
22 0 Accrington Stanley 42 6 5 10 30 39 1 1 19 19 64 0.476 20 3,418 Rd 1
Notes
Hartlepools United and Accrington Stanley re-elected to league.
Failed election to the Third Division North
Burton Town, Scunthorpe & Lindsey United, Shrewsbury Town, South Liverpool and Wigan Athletic.
 
Third Division South
Home Away
Ptn Third Division South Pld W D L F A W D L F A GDPts Ave Gate FA Cup
1 15 Newport County 42 15 4 2 37 16 7 7 7 21 29 1.289 55 11,448 Rd 3  
2 5 Crystal Palace 42 15 4 2 49 18 5 8 8 22 34 1.365 52 14,802 Rd 1  
3 2 Brighton & Hove Albion 42 14 5 2 43 14 5 6 10 25 35 1.388 49 8,407 Rd 1  
4 0 Watford 42 14 6 1 44 15 3 6 12 18 36 1.216 46 7,539 Rd 3  
5 1 Reading 42 12 6 3 46 23 4 8 9 23 36 1.169 46 8,378 Rd 1  
6 -3 Queens Park Rangers 42 10 8 3 44 15 5 6 10 24 34 1.388 44 10,669 Rd 3  
7 NL Ipswich Town 42 14 3 4 46 21 2 9 10 16 31 1.192 44 11,968 Rd 3
8 -6 Bristol City 42 14 5 2 42 19 2 7 12 19 44 0.968 44 10,191 Rd 1  
9 -1 Swindon Town 42 15 4 2 53 25 3 4 14 19 52 0.935 44 10,503 Rd 2  
10 8 Aldershot 42 13 6 2 31 15 3 6 12 22 51 0.803 44 6,138 Rd 2
11 0 Notts County 42 12 6 3 36 16 5 3 13 23 38 1.093 43 10,413 Rd 4  
12 0 Southend United 42 14 5 2 38 13 2 4 15 23 51 0.953 41 5,910 Rd 4  
13 -3 Cardiff City 42 12 1 8 40 28 3 10 8 21 37 0.938 41 14,246 Rd 4  
14 -1 Bournemouth & Boscombe Athletic 42 10 8 3 38 22 3 5 13 14 36 0.897 41 6,132 Rd 3
15 2 Exeter City 42 9 9 3 40 32 4 5 12 25 50 0.793 40 5,936 Rd 1  
16 -2 Mansfield Town 42 10 8 3 33 19 2 7 12 11 43 0.71 39 4,770 Rd 2  
17 -8 Northampton Town 42 13 5 3 41 20 2 3 16 10 38 0.879 38 8,001 Rd 1  
18 D 3N Port Vale 42 10 5 6 36 23 4 4 13 16 35 0.897 37 7,587 Rd 2  
19 1 Torquay United 42 7 5 9 27 28 7 4 10 27 42 0.771 37 3,926 Rd 2  
20 -1 Clapton Orient 42 10 9 2 40 16 1 4 16 13 39 0.964 35 7,943 Rd 2  
21 0 Walsall 42 9 6 6 47 23 2 5 14 21 46 0.986 33 7,302 Rd 5  
22 -7 Bristol Rovers 42 8 8 5 30 17 2 5 14 25 44 0.902 33 7,943 Rd 2  
Notes
Walsall and Bristol Rovers re-elected to league.
Failed election to Third Division South
Chelmsford City, Colchester United and Gillingham.