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Nottingham Forest FC
Preston North End FC
Sheffield United FC
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The Wednesday FC
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THE 1896-97 ENGLISH FOOTBALL LEAGUE FIRST DIVISION
Table Standings; Top 10 Goal Scorers; Club Location Map; Stadium Capacity; Club Logos & Colors
FINAL LEAGUE TABLE STANDINGS
POS
Football Clubs/Teams
GP
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
PTS
1
ASTON VILLA
30
21
5
4
73
38
+35
47
2
SHEFFIELD UNITED
30
13
10
7
42
29
+13
36
3
DERBY COUNTY
30
16
4
10
70
50
+20
36
4
PRESTON NORTH END
30
11
12
7
55
40
+15
34
5
LIVERPOOL
30
12
9
9
46
38
+8
33
6
THE WEDNESDAY
30
10
11
9
42
37
+5
31
7
EVERTON
30
14
3
13
62
57
+5
31
8
BOLTON WANDERERS
30
12
6
12
40
43
-3
30
9
BURY
30
10
10
10
39
44
-5
30
10
WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS
30
11
6
13
45
41
+4
28
11
NOTTINGHAM FOREST
30
9
8
13
44
49
-5
26
12
WEST BROMWICH ALBION
30
10
6
14
33
56
-23
26
13
STOKE
30
11
3
16
48
59
-11
25
14
BLACKBURN ROVERS
30
11
3
16
35
62
-27
25
15
SUNDERLAND
30
7
9
14
34
47
-13
23
16
BURNLEY
30
6
7
17
43
61
-18
19

- 1896-97 League Champions
- 1896-97 FA Cup Champions (Aston Villa)
- Teams Required To Enter Into Test Matches (see below)

Notes on Results from Test Matches
Sunderland ~ Re-elected after winning test matches. Invited to rejoin First Division.
Burnley ~ Not re-elected due to test match results. Invited to join Second Division.








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EPL Top Ten Goal Scorers ~ 1896-97
Rank
Player Name Country Club/Team Name
Goals
1
Steve Bloomer
England
Derby County
24
2
Fred Wheldon
England
Aston Villa
18
3-T
John Devey
England
Aston Villa
17
3-T
George Allan
Scotland
Liverpool
17
5
Jack Bell
Scotland
Everton
15
6
Jimmy Stevenson
Scotland
Derby County
14
7-T
David Boyd
England
Preston North End
13
7-T
Johnny Campbell
Scotland
Aston Villa
13
7-T
Billy Maxwell
Scotland
Stoke
13
7-T
Jack Taylor
Scotland
Everton
13



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Aston Villa Wellington Road
Blackburn Rovers Ewood Park
Bolton Wanderers Burnden Park
Burnley Turf Moor
Bury Gigg Lane
Derby County Baseball Ground
Everton Goodison Park
Liverpool Anfield
Nottingham Forest Town Ground
Preston North End Deepdale
Sheffield United Bramall Lane
Stoke Victoria Ground
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The Wednesday Olive Grove
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