Sheffield United FC

The second established football club in Sheffield, Sheffield United FC, was the first English football club with “United” in its name. The reason for the name was that many parts joined to form a club. They have won the British top league once and the FA Cup four times.

Basic facts

Founded: 1889
Country: England
City: Sheffield

Home grounds

Bramall Lane (1889-)

Main trophies

First Division/Premier League: 1
FA Cup: 4

Prominent players

William Foulke, Tony Currie, Alan Woodward

Sheffield United squad old photo
Sheffield United squad from the 1890-91 season.

History

The Sheffield United club was founded in 1889, 32 years after Sheffield Wednesday. The 1890s was the best decade for the club. The won the Division One once (1897-98) and was twice the runners-up. Ten years after its establishment, Sheffield won their first FA Cup. Since when the club has won the Cup three more times (1902, 1915 and 1925).

They became a member of the Football League in 1892. They was elected to the second of the two tiers, but after placing second they was elected into the top-tier for the next season. They would stay in the first division for many decades, until a relegation in 1934.

Sheffield United was one of the teams participated in the first edition of the Premier League in the 1992-93 season. They managed only two remain two seasons before being relegated.

By Oscar Anderson

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Trivia

Football clubs also founded in 1889

Wimbledon FC logoWimbledon FC

Football clubs ordered after establishment

League statistics

League record

Titles in total: 7
Premier League titles: 3
First participation: 1909-1910
First title: 1924-1925

All seasons

Season League Position Points Notes
2018-19 Championship 2 89  
2017-18 Championship 10 69  
2016-17 League One 1 100 Promoted
2015-16 League One 11 66  
2014-15 League One 5 71  
2013-14 League One 7 67  
2012-13 League One 5 75  
2011-12 League One 3 90  
2010-11 Championship 23 42 Relegated
2009-10 Championship 8 65  
2008-09 Championship 3 80  
2007-08 Championship 9 66  
2006-07 Premier League 18 38 Relegated
2005-06 Championship 2 90  
2004-05 Championship 8 67  
2003-04 1st Division 8 71  
2002-03 1st Division 3 80  
2001-02 1st Division 13 60  
2000-01 1st Division 10 68  
1999-00 1st Division 16 54  
1998-99 1st Division 8 67  
1997-98 1st Division 6 74  
1996-97 1st Division 5 73  
1995-96 1st Division 9 62  
1994-95 1st Division 8 68  
1993-94 Premier League 20 42 Relegated
1992-93 Premier League 14 52  
1991-92 1st Division 9 57  
1990-91 1st Division 13 46  
1989-90 2nd Division 2 85 Promoted
1988-89 3rd Division 2 84 Promoted
1987-88 2nd Division 21 46 Relegated
1986-87 2nd Division 9 58  
1985-86 2nd Division 7 62  
1984-85 2nd Division 18 44  
1983-84 3rd Division 3 83 Promoted
1982-83 3rd Division 11 64  
1981-82 4th Division 1 96 Promoted
1980-81 3rd Division 21 40 Relegated
1979-80 3rd Division 12 46  
1978-79 2nd Division 20 34 Relegated
1977-78 2nd Division 12 40  
1976-77 2nd Division 11 40  
1975-76 1st Division 22 22 Relegated
1974-75 1st Division 6 49  
1973-74 1st Division 13 40  
1972-73 1st Division 14 40  
1971-72 1st Division 10 46  
1970-71 2nd Division 2 56 Promoted
1969-70 2nd Division 6 49  
1968-69 2nd Division 9 43  
1967-68 1st Division 21 32 Relegated
1966-67 1st Division 10 42  
1965-66 1st Division 9 43  
1964-65 1st Division 19 35  
1963-64 1st Division 12 43  
1962-63 1st Division 10 44  
1961-62 1st Division 5 47  
1960-61 2nd Division 2 58 Promoted
1959-60 2nd Division 4 50  
1958-59 2nd Division 3 53  
1957-58 2nd Division 6 52  
1956-57 2nd Division 7 46  
1955-56 1st Division 22 33 Relegated
1954-55 1st Division 13 41  
1953-54 1st Division 20 33  
1952-53 2nd Division 1 60 Promoted
1951-52 2nd Division 11 41  
1950-51 2nd Division 8 44  
1949-50 2nd Division 3 52  
1948-49 1st Division 22 33 Relegated
1947-48 1st Division 12 42  
1946-47 1st Division 6 49  
1939-46 - - - WWII
1938-39 2nd Division 2 54 Promoted
1937-38 2nd Division 3 53  
1936-37 2nd Division 7 46  
1935-36 2nd Division 3 52  
1934-35 2nd Division 11 41  
1933-34 1st Division 22 31 Relegated
1932-33 1st Division 10 43  
1931-32 1st Division 7 46  
1930-31 1st Division 15 38  
1929-30 1st Division 20 36  
1928-29 1st Division 11 41  
1927-28 1st Division 13 40  
1926-27 1st Division 8 44  
1925-26 1st Division 5 46  
1924-25 1st Division 14 39  
1923-24 1st Division 5 50  
1922-23 1st Division 10 42  
1921-22 1st Division 11 40  
1920-21 1st Division 20 30  
1919-20 1st Division 14 40  
1915-19 - - - WWI
1914-15 1st Division 6 43  
1913-14 1st Division 10 37  
1912-13 1st Division 15 34  
1911-12 1st Division 14 36  
1910-11 1st Division 9 38  
1909-10 1st Division 6 42  
1908-09 1st Division 12 37  
1907-08 1st Division 17 35  
1906-07 1st Division 4 45  
1905-06 1st Division 13 36  
1904-05 1st Division 6 40  
1903-04 1st Division 7 38  
1902-03 1st Division 4 39  
1901-02 1st Division 10 33  
1900-01 1st Division 14 31  
1899-00 1st Division 2 48  
1898-99 1st Division 16 29  
1897-98 1st Division 1 42 1st league title
1896-97 1st Division 2 36  
1895-96 1st Division 12 26  
1894-95 1st Division 6 32  
1893-94 1st Division 10 31  
1892-93 2nd Division 2 35 Promoted

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:
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