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1949-50 In English Football
The 1949–50 season was the 70th season of competitive football in England.Contents1 Overview 2 Honours 3 Football League3.1 First Division 3.2 Second Division 3.3 Third Division North 3.4 Third Division South 3.5 Top goalscorers4 ReferencesOverview[edit] Portsmouth retained the First Division title by one of the narrowest margins in history ahead of Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C. An event that was much talked about in the city of Sheffield
Sheffield
for many years was the way the promotion race from the Second Division was won. Going into the last game of the season, Sheffield
Sheffield
Wednesday needed to beat Tottenham Hotspur
Tottenham Hotspur
to clinch promotion at the expense of their local rivals Sheffield
Sheffield
United
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Football In England
Association football
Association football
a sport in England, where the first modern set of rules for the code were established in 1863, which were a major influence on the development of the modern Laws of the Game. With over 40,000 association football clubs, England
England
has more clubs involved in the code than any other country as well as the world's first club (Sheffield F.C.), the world's oldest professional association football club (Notts County F.C), the oldest national governing body (the Football Association), the first national team, the oldest national knockout competition (the FA Cup) and the oldest national league (the English Football League)
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Chelsea F.C.
Chelsea Football Club is a professional football club in London, England, that competes in the Premier League. Founded in 1905, the club's home ground since then has been Stamford Bridge.[4] Chelsea won the First Division title in 1955, followed by various cup competitions between 1965 and 1971. The past two decades have seen sustained success, with the club winning 21 trophies since 1997[5]. In total, the club has won 27 major trophies; six titles, seven FA Cups, five League Cups and four FA Community Shields, one UEFA
UEFA
Champions League, two UE FA Cup
FA Cup
Winners' Cups, one UEFA Europa League
UEFA Europa League
and one UEFA
UEFA
Super Cup.[6][7][8] Chelsea's regular kit colours are royal blue shirts and shorts with white socks. The club's crest has been changed several times in attempts to re-brand the club and modernise its image
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England National Football Team
The England
England
national football team represents England
England
in international football and is controlled by The Football Association, the governing body for football in England.[2][3] England
England
are one of the two oldest national teams in football; alongside Scotland, whom they played in the world's first international football match in 1872. England's home ground is Wembley Stadium, London, and their headquarters is at St George's Park, Burton upon Trent. The teams current manager is Gareth Southgate
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Scotland National Football Team
The Scotland
Scotland
national football team represents Scotland
Scotland
in international football and is controlled by the Scottish Football Association. It competes in the two major professional tournaments, the FIFA World Cup
FIFA World Cup
and the UEFA
UEFA
European Championship. Scotland, as a constituent country of the United Kingdom, is not a member of the International Olympic Committee
International Olympic Committee
and therefore the national team does not compete in the Olympic Games. The majority of Scotland's home matches are played at the national stadium, Hampden Park. Scotland
Scotland
is the joint oldest national football team in the world, alongside England, whom they played in the world's first international football match in 1872
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Sunderland A.F.C.
Sunderland
Sunderland
Association Football Club (/ˈsʌndərlənd/ ( listen), locally /ˈsʊndlən/) is an English professional football club based in the city of Sunderland, Tyne and Wear. Sunderland
Sunderland
currently plays in the EFL Championship, the second tier of English football. Since its formation in 1879,[2] the club has won six top-flight (First Division, now the Premier League) titles (1892, 1893, 1895, 1902, 1913 and 1936), a total only bettered by five other clubs, and has finished runners-up five times. The club has also won the FA Cup
FA Cup
twice (1937 and 1973) and been runners-up twice (1913 and 1992), as well as winning the FA Community Shield
FA Community Shield
in 1936 and being finalists the following year
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Newcastle United F.C.
Newcastle United Football Club is an English professional association football club based in Newcastle upon Tyne, that plays in the Premier League, the top tier of English football. Newcastle United was founded in 1892 by the merger of Newcastle East End and Newcastle West End, and has played at its current home ground, St James' Park, ever since. The ground was developed into an all-seater stadium in the mid-1990s and now has a capacity of 52,354.[2][3] The club has been a member of the Premier League
Premier League
for all but three years of the competition's history, spending 85 seasons in the top tier as of May 2016, and has never dropped below English football's second tier since joining the Football League
Football League
in 1893. They have won four League Championship titles, six FA Cups and a Charity Shield, as well as the 1969 Inter-Cities Fairs Cup and the 2006 UEFA Intertoto Cup
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Blackpool F.C.
Blackpool
Blackpool
Football Club is a professional association football club based in the seaside town of Blackpool, Lancashire, England. For the 2017–18 season, they are competing in League One, the third tier of English football. Founded in 1887, Blackpool's home ground has been Bloomfield Road
Bloomfield Road
since 1901
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Middlesbrough F.C.
Middlesbrough
Middlesbrough
Football Club (/ˈmɪdəlzbrə/) is a professional association football club based in Middlesbrough, North Yorkshire, England. They are currently competing in the EFL Championship, the second tier of English football. Formed in 1876, they have played at the Riverside Stadium
Riverside Stadium
since 1995,[6] their third ground since turning professional in 1889. They played at the Linthorpe Road ground from 1882 to 1903 and at Ayresome Park
Ayresome Park
for 92 years, from 1903 to 1995. They were one of the founding members of the Premier League
Premier League
in 1992 and became one of the first clubs to be relegated from it following the 1992–93 season
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Burnley F.C.
Burnley
Burnley
F.C. (/ˈbɜːrnli/) is a professional association football club based in Burnley, Lancashire, England. Founded in 1882, the club plays in the Premier League, the first tier of English football. Nicknamed The Clarets, due to the dominant colour of their home shirts, they were one of the founding members of the Football League in 1888.[1] Burnley
Burnley
have been champions of England
England
twice, in 1920–21[2] and 1959–60,[3] have won the FA Cup
FA Cup
once, in 1914, and have won the Community Shield twice, in 1960 and 1973. The Clarets also reached the 1961 quarter-finals of the European Cup
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Derby County F.C.
Derby
Derby
County Football Club (/ˈdɑːrbi ˈkaʊnti/) is a professional association football club based in Derby, Derbyshire, England. Their home matches are played at Pride Park
Pride Park
Stadium, where the club moved in 1997. Notable for being one of the 12 founder members of the Football League in 1888, it is one of only ten clubs to have competed in every season of the English football league system
English football league system
and, in 2009, was ranked 137th in the top 200 European football teams of the 20th century by the International Federation of Football History & Statistics.[1] Derby
Derby
County F.C. was founded in 1884, by William Morley, as an offshoot of Derbyshire
Derbyshire
County Cricket Club; it has spent all but four seasons in the top two divisions of English football
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Aston Villa F.C.
Aston
Aston
Villa Football Club (nicknamed Villa, The Villa, The Villans and The Lions)[3] is a professional football club in Aston, Birmingham, that plays in the Championship, the second level of English football. Founded in 1874, they have played at their current home ground, Villa Park, since 1897. Aston
Aston
Villa were one of the founder members of the Football League in 1888 and of the Premier League
Premier League
in 1992.[4] Aston
Aston
Villa are one of only five English clubs to be crowned champions of Europe, having won the 1981–82 European Cup
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West Bromwich Albion F.C.
West Bromwich
West Bromwich
Albion
Albion
Football Club /ˈbrɒmɪtʃ/, also known as West Brom, The Baggies, The Throstles, Albion
Albion
or simply WBA, is an English professional football club based in West Bromwich
West Bromwich
in the West Midlands. The club was formed in 1878 and has played at its home ground, The Hawthorns, since 1900. Albion
Albion
were one of the founding members of the Football League
Football League
in 1888, and have spent the majority of their existence in the top tier of English football. They have been champions of England
England
only once, in 1919–20, and have been runners-up twice. They have had more success in the FA Cup, winning it five times. The first came in 1888, the year the league was founded, and the most recent in 1968, their last major trophy
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FA Community Shield
The Football Association
The Football Association
Community Shield (formerly the Charity Shield) is English football's annual match contested between the champions of the previous Premier League
Premier League
season and the holders of the FA Cup
FA Cup
at Wembley Stadium. If the Premier League
Premier League
champions also won the FA Cup
FA Cup
then the league runners-up provide the opposition. The fixture is recognised as a competitive super cup by the Football Association.[1] Organised by the FA, proceeds from the game are distributed to community-based initiatives and charities around the country
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Huddersfield Town A.F.C.
Huddersfield
Huddersfield
Town Association Football Club is a professional football club based in the town of Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, England. The club competes in the Premier League, the highest tier of English football, having been promoted by winning the 2017 Championship play-off final.[1] In 1926, Huddersfield
Huddersfield
became the first English club to win three successive league titles, a feat which only three other clubs have matched, and none have bettered. The first two league titles were won under their manager Herbert Chapman, who also led the club to the FA Cup in 1922. In the late 1950s the club was managed by Bill Shankly and the team featured Denis Law
Denis Law
and Ray Wilson
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Bolton Wanderers F.C.
Bolton
Bolton
Wanderers Football Club (/ˈboʊltən/ ( listen)) is a professional association football club based in Bolton, Greater Manchester. The club competes in the Championship, the second tier of the English football league system. The club was formed as Christ Church Football Club in 1874, and adopted its current name in 1877. Founder members of the Football League in 1888, Bolton
Bolton
have spent the highest number of seasons of any club in the top flight without winning the title (the 2011–12 season was their 73rd, non-consecutive, year in the top flight).[3] The closest they have come to the title is third in the First Division on three occasions (1891–92, 1920–21 and 1924–25). As of 2015, the club has spent more seasons in the top division than any other club outside the current Premier League. Bolton
Bolton
were a successful cup side in the 1920s, winning the FA Cup three times
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