Season 1952-53

 
Cup Competition
FA Cup Final 1953 Venue Gate Notes
Blackpool 4 3 Bolton Wanderers Wembley Stadium, London 100,000  
 
FA Cup Semi-Finals 1953 Venue Gate Notes
Bolton Wanderers 4 3 Everton Maine Road, Manchester 75,213  
Blackpool 2 1 Tottenham Hotspur Villa Park, Birmingham 68,221  
 
Final Table for Season 1952-53
First Division
Home Away
Ptn Change from last Season First Division Pld W D L F A W D L F A G AvePts FA Cup
1 2 Arsenal 42 15 3 3 60 30 6 9 6 37 34 1.52 54 Rd 6
2 5 Preston North End 42 15 3 3 46 25 6 9 6 39 35 1.42 54 Rd 4
3 13 Wolverhampton Wanderers 42 13 5 3 54 27 6 8 7 32 36 1.37 51 Rd 3
4 9 West Bromwich Albion 42 13 3 5 35 19 8 5 8 31 41 1.10 50 Rd 4
5 5 Charlton Athletic 42 12 8 1 47 22 7 3 11 30 41 1.22 49 Rd 3
6 8 Burnley 42 11 6 4 36 20 7 6 8 31 32 1.29 48 Rd 5
7 2 Blackpool 42 13 5 3 45 22 6 4 11 26 48 1.01 47Winner
8 -7 Manchester United 42 11 5 5 35 30 7 5 9 34 42 0.96 46 Rd 5
9 3 Sunderland 42 11 9 1 42 27 4 4 13 26 55 0.83 43 Rd 4
10 -8 Tottenham Hotspur 42 11 6 4 55 37 4 5 12 23 32 1.13 41SF
11 -5 Aston Villa 42 9 7 5 36 23 5 6 10 27 38 1.03 41 Rd 6
12D 2 Cardiff City 42 7 8 6 32 17 7 4 10 22 29 1.17 40 Rd 3
13 5 Middlesbrough 42 12 5 4 46 27 2 6 13 24 50 0.91 39 Rd 3
14 -9 Bolton Wanderers 42 9 4 8 39 35 6 5 10 22 34 0.88 39Final
15 -11 Portsmouth 42 10 6 5 44 34 4 4 13 30 49 0.89 38 Rd 3
16 -8 Newcastle United 42 9 5 7 34 33 5 4 12 25 37 0.84 37 Rd 4
17 -6 Liverpool 42 10 6 5 36 28 4 2 15 25 54 0.74 36 Rd 3
18D 2 Sheffield Wednesday 42 8 6 7 35 32 4 5 12 27 40 0.86 35 Rd 3
19 0 Chelsea 42 10 4 7 35 24 2 7 12 21 42 0.85 35 Rd 5
20 -5 Manchester City 42 12 2 7 45 28 2 5 14 27 59 0.83 35 Rd 4
21 -1 Stoke City 42 10 4 7 35 26 2 6 13 18 40 0.80 34 Rd 4
22 -5 Derby County 42 9 6 6 41 29 2 4 15 18 45 0.80 32 Rd 3
Manager of the Season
1. Tom Whittaker - Arsenal
2. Joe Smith - Blackpool
3. Jimmy Seed - Charlton Athletic
Second Division
Home Away
Ptn Change from last Season Second Division Pld W D L F A W D L F A G AvePts FA Cup
1 10 Sheffield United 42 15 3 3 60 27 10 7 4 37 28 1.76 60 Rd 4
2D 1 Huddersfield Town 42 14 4 3 51 14 10 6 5 33 19 2.55 58 Rd 4
3 5 Luton Town 42 15 1 5 53 17 7 7 7 31 32 1.71 52 Rd 5
4D 3S Plymouth Argyle 42 12 5 4 37 24 8 4 9 28 36 1.08 49 Rd 5
5 0 Leicester City 42 13 6 2 55 29 5 6 10 34 45 1.20 48 Rd 3
6 -3 Birmingham City 42 11 3 7 44 38 8 7 6 27 28 1.08 48 Rd 6
7 -3 Nottingham Forest 42 11 5 5 46 32 7 3 11 31 35 1.15 44 Rd 4
8D 1 Fulham 42 14 1 6 52 28 3 9 9 29 43 1.14 44 Rd 3
9 5 Blackburn Rovers 42 12 4 5 40 20 6 4 11 28 45 1.05 44 Rd 3
10 -4 Leeds United 42 13 4 4 42 24 1 11 9 29 39 1.13 43 Rd 3
11 8 Swansea Town 42 10 9 2 45 26 5 3 13 33 55 0.96 42 Rd 3
12 -3 Rotherham United 42 9 7 5 41 30 7 2 12 34 44 1.01 41 Rd 5
13 3 Doncaster Rovers 42 9 9 3 26 17 3 7 11 32 47 0.91 40 Rd 3
14 -2 West Ham United 42 9 5 7 38 28 4 8 9 20 32 0.97 39 Rd 3
15D 3N Lincoln City 42 9 9 3 41 26 2 8 11 23 45 0.90 39 Rd 3
16 -9 Everton 42 9 8 4 38 23 3 6 12 33 52 0.95 38SF
17 -7 Brentford 42 8 8 5 38 29 5 3 13 21 47 0.78 37 Rd 4
18 0 Hull City 42 11 6 4 36 19 3 2 16 21 50 0.83 36 Rd 4
19 -4 Notts County 42 11 5 5 41 31 3 3 15 19 57 0.68 36 Rd 4
20 -3 Bury 42 10 6 5 33 30 3 3 15 20 51 0.65 35 Rd 4
21 -8 Southampton 42 5 7 9 45 44 5 6 10 23 41 0.80 33 Rd 5
22 -2 Barnsley 42 4 4 13 31 46 1 4 16 16 62 0.44 18 Rd 4
Manager of the Season
1. Andy Beattie - Huddersfield Town
2. Dally Duncan - Luton Town
3. Reg Freeman - Sheffield United
Third Division North
Home Away
Ptn Change from last Season Third Division North Pld W D L F A W D L F A G AvePts FA Cup
1 3 Oldham Athletic 46 15 4 4 48 21 7 11 5 29 24 1.71 59 Rd 3
2D 3S Port Vale 46 13 9 1 41 10 7 9 7 26 25 1.91 58 Rd 2
3 15 Wrexham 46 18 3 2 59 24 6 5 12 27 42 1.30 56 Rd 3
4 6 York City 46 14 5 4 35 16 6 8 9 25 29 1.33 53 Rd 1
5 -3 Grimsby Town 46 15 5 3 47 19 6 5 12 28 40 1.27 52 Rd 3
6 11 Southport 46 16 4 3 42 18 4 7 12 21 42 1.05 51 Rd 2
7 1 Bradford 46 10 8 5 37 23 9 4 10 38 38 1.23 50 Rd 2
8 -3 Gateshead 46 13 6 4 51 24 4 9 10 25 36 1.27 49 Rd 6
9 -2 Carlisle United 46 13 7 3 57 24 5 6 12 25 44 1.21 49 Rd 1
10 6 Crewe Alexandra 46 13 5 5 46 28 7 3 13 24 40 1.03 48 Rd 1
11 -8 Stockport County 46 13 8 2 61 26 4 5 14 21 43 1.19 47 Rd 3
12 1 Chesterfield 46 13 6 4 40 23 5 5 13 25 40 1.03 47 Rd 2
12 -1 Tranmere Rovers 46 16 4 3 45 16 5 1 17 20 47 1.03 47 Rd 3
14 6 Halifax Town 46 13 5 5 47 31 3 10 10 21 37 1.00 47 Rd 5
15 -1 Scunthorpe & Lindsey United 46 10 6 7 38 21 6 8 9 24 35 1.11 46 Rd 3
16 -1 Bradford City 46 14 7 2 54 29 0 11 12 21 51 0.94 46 Rd 2
17 -8 Hartlepools United 46 14 6 3 39 16 2 8 13 18 45 0.93 46 Rd 2
18 -12 Mansfield Town 46 11 9 3 34 25 5 5 13 21 37 0.89 46 Rd 3
19 -7 Barrow 46 15 6 2 48 20 1 6 16 18 51 0.93 44 Rd 2
20 -1 Chester 46 10 7 6 39 27 1 8 14 25 58 0.75 37 Rd 1
21 2 Darlington 46 13 4 6 33 27 1 2 20 25 69 0.60 34 Rd 1
22 -1 Rochdale 46 12 5 6 41 27 2 0 21 21 56 0.75 33 Rd 1
23 1 Workington 46 9 5 9 40 33 2 5 16 15 58 0.60 32 Rd 1
24 -2 Accrington Stanley 46 7 9 7 25 29 1 2 20 14 60 0.44 27 Rd 2
Notes
Chesterfield and Tranmere Rovers finish equal 12th.
Accrington Stanley re-elected to league. Workington Town elected to Third Division North.
Shrewsbury Town transferred to Third Divison South.
Failed election to Third Division North
Nelson, New Brighton, North Shields and Wigan Athletic
Manager of the Season
1. George Hardwick - Oldham Athletic
2. Freddie Steele - Port Vale
3. Bill Shankly - Grimsby Town
Third Division South
Home Away
Ptn Change from last Season Third Division South Pld W D L F A W D L F A G AvePts FA Cup
1 6 Bristol Rovers 46 17 4 2 55 19 9 8 6 37 27 2.00 64 Rd 3
2 2 Millwall 46 14 7 2 46 16 10 7 6 36 28 1.86 62 Rd 3
3 5 Northampton Town 46 18 4 1 75 30 8 6 9 34 40 1.56 62 Rd 2
4 -1 Norwich City 46 16 6 1 56 17 9 4 10 43 38 1.80 60 Rd 2
5 10 Bristol City 46 13 8 2 62 28 9 7 7 33 33 1.56 59 Rd 1
6D 2 Coventry City 46 15 5 3 52 22 4 7 12 25 40 1.24 50 Rd 3
7 -2 Brighton & Hove Albion 46 12 6 5 48 30 7 6 10 33 45 1.08 50 Rd 3
8 1 Southend United 46 15 5 3 41 21 3 8 12 28 53 0.93 49 Rd 1
9 5 Bournemouth & Boscombe Athletic 46 15 3 5 49 23 4 6 13 25 46 1.07 47 Rd 1
10 11 Watford 46 12 8 3 39 21 3 9 11 23 42 0.98 47 Rd 2
11 -9 Reading 46 17 3 3 53 18 2 5 16 16 46 1.08 46 Rd 1
12 -1 Torquay United 46 15 4 4 61 28 3 5 15 26 60 0.99 45 Rd 1
13 6 Crystal Palace 46 12 7 4 40 26 3 6 14 26 56 0.80 43 Rd 2
14 4 Leyton Orient 46 12 7 4 52 28 4 3 16 16 45 0.93 42 Rd 1
15 -9 Newport County 46 12 4 7 43 34 4 6 13 27 48 0.85 42 Rd 3
16 1 Ipswich Town 46 10 7 6 34 28 3 8 12 26 41 0.87 41 Rd 3
17 6 Exeter City 46 11 8 4 40 24 2 6 15 21 47 0.86 40 Rd 1
18 -2 Swindon Town 46 9 5 9 38 33 5 7 11 26 46 0.81 40 Rd 3
19 -7 Aldershot 46 8 8 7 36 29 4 7 12 25 48 0.79 39 Rd 1
20D 2 Queens Park Rangers 46 9 9 5 37 34 3 6 14 24 48 0.74 39 Rd 1
21 1 Gillingham 46 10 7 6 30 26 2 8 13 25 48 0.74 39 Rd 2
22 -12 Colchester United 46 9 9 5 40 29 3 5 15 19 47 0.78 38 Rd 3
23 -3 Shrewsbury Town 46 11 5 7 38 35 1 7 15 30 56 0.75 36 Rd 4
24 0 Walsall 46 5 9 9 35 46 2 1 20 21 72 0.47 24 Rd 1
Notes
Shrewsbury Town & Walsall re-elected to league.
Failed election to Third Division South
Bath City, Headington United, Hereford United, Peterborough United, Worcester City and Yeovil Town
Manager of the Season
1. Bert Tann - Bristol Rovers
2. Charlie Hewitt - Millwall
3. Pat Beasley - Bristol City
 
Outstanding Manager of all divisions for the season Bert Tann - Bristol Rovers