Portsmouth FC

Portsmouth became a member of the Football League in 1920. The club has won the top division in England on two occasions (1949 and 1950). They have also won the FA Cup twice (1939 and 2008). In the 2000s, the club has been close to bankruptcy, but economically saved when the Russian businessman Vladimir Antonov took over the club in 2011. Two of the most known players in the team during the years are Jermain Defoe and Peter Crouch.

Basic facts

Founded: 1898
Country: England
City: Portsmouth

Home grounds

Fratton Park (1898-)

Main trophies

First Division/Premier League: 2
FA Cup: 2

Portsmouth supporters
Supporters of Portsmouth at the 2010 FA Cup Final.

History

Portsmouth was established in 1898 and took over the place in Southern league in 1899 from local rival Royal Artillery that had dissolved.

In 1920, they were one of the clubs entered the newly-formed third tier of the Football League. They won the Third Division South for the first time 1924 to get promoted to the Second Division. After placing second in the 1926-27 season of the Second Division, Portsmouth FC was about to participate in the top division for the first time in the history of the club.

By Oscar Anderson

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League statistics

League record

Titles in total: 2
Premier League titles: 0
First participation: 1920-1921
First title: 1948-1949

All seasons

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

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

Premier League – facts, stats and history

References:
Premier League by Gunnar Persson

Image sources:
Glenn Merrett