Barnsley FC

As a club, Barnsley FC, can’t compete in merits with the biggest club, but it has a record of having played over 70 seasons in the second division (the second top league in England). Barnsley has several nicknames: The Reds, The Colliers and especially The Tykes.

Basic facts

Founded: 1887
Country: England
City: Barnsley

Home grounds

Oakwell (1888-)

Main trophies

FA Cup: 1

Barnsley FC team
Barnsley FC on tour in France in 1910.

History

The club was founded in 1887 by the priest Tiverton Preedy that also gave the club its name from his own congregation, Barnsley St. Peter’s. The name would ten years later be changed to just Barnsley.

Barnsley FC is one of the oldest football clubs and played their first season in the Football League in 1898. They were included in the league system when the Second Division expanded from 16 to 18 teams for the 1898-99 season.

The South Yorkshire club reached their first FA Cup final in 1910 and would win the same tournament two years later against West Bromwich, after replay (0-0, 1-0).

By Oscar Anderson

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Trivia

Football clubs also founded in 1887

Blackpool FC logoBlackpool FC
Celtic FC logoCeltic FC
Hamburger SV logoHamburger SV

Football clubs ordered after establishment

League statistics

League record

Titles in total: 0
Premier League titles: 0
First participation: 1898-1899

All seasons

Season League Position Points Notes
2018-19 League One 2 91  
2017-18 Championship 22 41 Relegated
2016-17 Championship 14 58  
2015-16 League One 6 74 Promoted
2014-15 League One 11 62  
2013-14 Championship 23 39 Relegated
2012-13 Championship 21 55  
2011-12 Championship 21 48  
2010-11 Championship 17 56  
2009-10 Championship 16 54  
2008-09 Championship 20 52  
2007-08 Championship 16 55  
2006-07 Championship 20 50  
2005-06 League One 5 72 Promoted
2004-05 League One 13 61  
2003-04 2nd Division 12 62  
2002-03 2nd Division 19 52  
2001-02 1st Division 23 48 Relegated
2000-01 1st Division 16 54  
1999-00 1st Division 4 82  
1998-99 1st Division 13 59  
1997-98 Premier League 19 35 Relegated
1996-97 1st Division 2 80  
1995-96 1st Division 10 60  
1994-95 1st Division 6 72  
1993-94 1st Division 18 55  
1992-93 1st Division 13 60  
1991-92 2nd Division 16 59 Promoted
1990-91 2nd Division 8 69  
1989-90 2nd Division 19 54  
1988-89 2nd Division 7 74  
1987-88 2nd Division 14 57  
1986-87 2nd Division 11 55  
1985-86 2nd Division 12 56  
1984-85 2nd Division 11 58  
1983-84 2nd Division 14 52  
1982-83 2nd Division 10 57  
1981-82 2nd Division 6 67  
1980-81 3rd Division 2 59 Promoted
1979-80 3rd Division 11 46  
1978-79 4th Division 4 61 Promoted
1977-78 4th Division 7 50  
1976-77 4th Division 6 55  
1975-76 4th Division 12 44  
1974-75 4th Division 15 41  
1973-74 4th Division 13 44  
1972-73 4th Division 14 44  
1971-72 3rd Division 22 36 Relegated
1970-71 3rd Division 12 45  
1969-70 3rd Division 7 53  
1968-69 3rd Division 10 46  
1967-68 4th Division 2 61 Promoted
1966-67 4th Division 16 41  
1965-66 4th Division 16 40  
1964-65 3rd Division 24 29 Relegated
1963-64 3rd Division 20 39  
1962-63 3rd Division 18 41  
1961-62 3rd Division 20 38  
1960-61 3rd Division 8 49  
1959-60 3rd Division 17 44  
1958-59 2nd Division 22 27 Relegated
1957-58 2nd Division 14 40  
1956-57 2nd Division 19 34  
1955-56 2nd Division 18 34  
1954-55 3rd Division N 1 65 Promoted
1953-54 3rd Division N 2 58  
1952-53 2nd Division 22 18 Relegated
1951-52 2nd Division 20 36  
1950-51 2nd Division 15 40  
1949-50 2nd Division 13 39  
1948-49 2nd Division 9 40  
1947-48 2nd Division 12 40  
1946-47 2nd Division 10 42  
1939-46 - - - WWII
1938-39 3rd Division N 1 67  
1937-38 2nd Division 21 36 Relegated
1936-37 2nd Division 14 41  
1935-36 2nd Division 20 33  
1934-35 2nd Division 16 38  
1933-34 3rd Division N 1 62 Promoted
1932-33 3rd Division N 8 46 Relegated
1931-32 2nd Division 21 33  
1930-31 2nd Division 19 35  
1929-30 2nd Division 17 36  
1928-29 2nd Division 16 38  
1927-28 2nd Division 14 39  
1926-27 2nd Division 11 43  
1925-26 2nd Division 18 36  
1924-25 2nd Division 15 38  
1923-24 2nd Division 11 43  
1922-23 2nd Division 9 45  
1921-22 2nd Division 3 52  
1920-21 2nd Division 16 36  
1919-20 2nd Division 12 40  
1915-19 - - - WWI
1914-15 2nd Division 3 47  
1913-14 2nd Division 5 45  
1912-13 2nd Division 4 45  
1911-12 2nd Division 6 42  
1910-11 2nd Division 19 28  
1909-10 2nd Division 9 39  
1908-09 2nd Division 17 32  
1907-08 2nd Division 16 30  
1906-07 2nd Division 8 38  
1905-06 2nd Division 12 33  
1904-05 2nd Division 7 33  
1903-04 2nd Division 8 32  
1902-03 2nd Division 8 34  
1901-02 2nd Division 11 30  
1900-01 2nd Division 15 27  
1899-00 2nd Division 16 23  
1898-99 2nd Division 11 31  

Note. The 1939-40 season was abandoned after three rounds and is therefore excluded.

Premier League – facts, stats and history

References:
https://sv.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barnsley_FC

Image sources:
Agence Rol