FOOTBALL LEAGUE  1891/92
      For full league and cup results  click on by club required.
      P W D L F A Pts
  Leading League goalscorer:
John Campbell 
(Sunderland)
32 goals

Despite being good enough to win one match by a 9-3 margin Darwen became the first club to conceded a century of League goals in a season. On average nearly 6 goals a game were scored in their 26 League matches.

Champions Sunderland won all their 13 home League fixtures.

  Season Results 1 Sunderland 26 21 0 5 93 36 42
    Season Results 2 Preston North End 26 18 1 7 61 31 37
    Season Results 3 Bolton Wanderers 26 17 2 7 51 37 36
    Season Results 4 Aston Villa 26 15 0 11 89 56 30
    Season Results 5 Everton 26 12 4 10 49 49 28
    Season Results 6 Wolverhampton W. 26 11 4 11 59 46 26
    Season Results 7 Burnley 26 11 4 11 49 45 26
    Season Results 8 Notts County 26 11 4 11 55 51 26
    Season Results 9 Blackburn Rovers 26 10 6 10 58 65 26
    Season Results 10 Derby County 26 10 4 12 46 52 24
    Season Results 11 Accrington 26 8 4 14 40 78 20 Re-election position
    Season Results 12 West Bromwich Albion 26 6 6 14 51 58 18 *
    Season Results 13 Stoke 26 5 4 17 38 61 14 Re-election position
    Season Results 14 Darwen 26 4 3 19 38 112 11

Re-election position

Relegated
   
    Full home and away table

At the end of the season the League was extended to 2 divisions with the newly-named First Division increased to 16 clubs. 

R *West Bromwich Albion finished in a re-election position but as FA Cup holders were not required to seek re-election. Voting for membership of Division 1 for the 1892/93 season - 

     
10 votes Sheffield Wednesday Elected to the League
9 Nottingham Forest Elected to the League
7 Accrington Re-elected to the League
6 Stoke Re-elected to the League
6 Newton Heath Elected to the League
5 Sheffield United Not elected to the League
4 Darwen Not re-elected to the League+
1 Burton Swifts Not elected to the League
1 Newcastle East End Not elected to the League
1 Middlesbrough/ Not elected to the League
  Middlesbrough Ironopolis
0 Liverpool Caledonians Not elected to the League
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
      Newton Heath are now Manchester United. 
     

 +Although losing their place in the top flight, Darwen were one of 12 clubs invited to form the new Second Division (no vote is believed to have been taken). The eleven other clubs were Ardwick (now Manchester City), Bootle, Burslem Port Vale (now Port Vale), Burton Swifts, Crewe Alexandra, Grimsby Town, Lincoln City, Northwich Victoria, Sheffield United, Small Heath (now Birmingham City) and Walsall Town Swifts (now Walsall). Of the clubs not voted into the First Division both Newcastle East End (later Newcastle United) and Middlesbrough/Middlesbrough Ironopolis (they put in a combined bid) declined invitations to join Division 2.