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Record while in the Football League.

Bolton were founder members of the Football League.

Bolton results in European competition.

Season

Div

P W D L F A Pts Pos FA Cup - Round reached  League Cup- Round reached
1888/89 League 22 10 2 10 63 59 22 5th Table Results 3rd Qual -
1889/90 League 22 9 1 12 54 65 19 9th Table Results Semi -
1890/91 League 22 12 1 9 47 34 25 5th Table Results 1st -
1891/92 League 26 17 2 7 51 37 36 3rd Table Results 1st -
1892/93 Div 1 30 13 6 11 56 55 32 5th Table Results 1st -
1893/94 Div 1 30 10 4 16 38 52 24 13th Table Results Final -
1894/95 Div 1 30 9 7 14 61 62 25 10th Table Results 3rd -
1895/96 Div 1 30 16 5 9 49 37 37 4th Table Results Semi -
1896/97 Div 1 30 12 6 12 40 43 30 8th Table Results 2nd -
1897/98 Div 1 30 11 4 15 28 41 26 11th Table Results 3rd -
1898/99 Div 1 34 9 7 18 37 51 25 17th Relegated Table Results 1st -
1899/00 Div 2 34 22 8 4 79 25 52 2nd Promoted Table Results 1st -
1900/01 Div 1 34 13 7 14 39 55 33 10th Table Results 2nd -
1901/02 Div 1 34 12 8 14 51 56 32 12th Table Results 2nd -
1902/03 Div 1 34 8 3 23 37 73 19 18th Relegated Table Results 1st -
1903/04 Div 2 34 12 10 12 59 41 34 7th Table Results Final -
1904/05 Div 2 34 27 2 5 87 32 56 2nd Promoted Table Results 3rd -
1905/06 Div 1 38 17 7 14 81 67 41 6th Table Results 1st -
1906/07 Div 1 38 18 8 12 59 47 44 6th Table Results 3rd -
1907/08 Div 1 38 14 5 19 52 58 33 19th Relegated Table Results 3rd -
1908/09 Div 2 38 24 4 10 59 28 52 1st Promoted Table Results 1st -
1909/10 Div 1 38 9 6 23 44 71 24 20th Relegated Table Results 1st -
1910/11 Div 2 38 21 9 8 69 40 51 2nd Promoted Table Results 1st -
1911/12 Div 1 38 20 3 15 54 43 43 4th Table Results 3rd -
1912/13 Div 1 38 16 10 12 62 63 42 8th Table Results 1st -
1913/14 Div 1 38 16 10 12 65 52 42 6th Table Results 3rd -
1914/15 Div 1 38 11 8 19 68 84 30 17th Table Results Semi -
  1915/16 to 1918/19 Football League suspended due to World War 1

Season

Div

P W D L F A Pts Pos FA Cup  L Cup
1919/20

Div 1

42 19 9 14 72 65 47 6th Table

Results

1st -
1920/21 Div 1 42 19 14 9 77 53 52 3rd Table Results 1st -
1921/22 Div 1 42 20 7 15 68 59 47 6th Table Results 2nd -
1922/23 Div 1 42 14 12 16 50 58 40 13th Table Results Winners -
1923/24 Div 1 42 18 14 10 68 34 50 4th Table Results 2nd -
1924/25 Div 1 42 22 11 9 76 34 55 3rd Table Results 2nd -
1925/26 Div 1 42 17 10 15 75 76 44 8th Table Results Winners -
1926/27 Div 1 42 19 10 13 84 62 48 4th Table Results 5th -
1927/28 Div 1 42 16 11 15 81 66 43 7th Table Results 4th -
1928/29 Div 1 42 14 12 16 73 80 40 14th Table Results Winners -
1929/30 Div 1 42 15 9 18 74 74 39 15th Table Results 3rd -
1930/31 Div 1 42 15 9 18 68 81 39 14th Table Results 4th -
1931/32 Div 1 42 17 4 21 72 80 38 17th Table Results 3rd -
1932/33 Div 1 42 12 9 21 78 92 33 21st Relegated Table Results 5th -
1933/34 Div 2 42 21 9 12 79 55 51 3rd Table Results 6th -
1934/35 Div 2 42 26 4 12 96 48 56 2nd Promoted Table Results Semi -
1935/36 Div 1 42 14 13 15 67 76 41 13th Table Results 3rd -
1936/37 Div 1 42 10 14 18 43 66 34 20th Table Results 5th -
1937/38 Div 1 42 15 15 12 64 60 45 7th Table Results 3rd -
1938/39 Div 1 42 15 15 12 67 58 45 8th Table Results 3rd -
1939/40 Div 1 3 2 0 1 6 5 4 - Table & Results - -
  1939/40 to 1945/46 Football League suspended due to World War 2

Season

Div

P W D L F A Pts Pos FA Cup  L Cup
1945/46

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Semi -
1946/47 Div 1 42 13 8 21 57 69 34 18th Table Results 4th -
1947/48 Div 1 42 16 5 21 46 58 37 17th Table Results 3rd -
1948/49 Div 1 42 14 10 18 59 68 38 14th Table Results 3rd -
1949/50 Div 1 42 10 14 18 45 59 34 16th Table Results 4th -
1950/51 Div 1 42 19 7 16 64 61 45 8th Table Results 4th -
1951/52 Div 1 42 19 10 13 65 61 48 5th Table Results 3rd -
1952/53 Div 1 42 15 9 18 61 69 39 14th Table Results Final -
1953/54 Div 1 42 18 12 12 75 60 48 5th Table Results 6th -
1954/55 Div 1 42 13 13 16 62 69 39 18th Table Results 4th -
1955/56 Div 1 42 18 7 17 71 58 43 8th Table Results 4th -
1956/57 Div 1 42 16 12 14 65 65 44 9th Table Results 3rd -
1957/58 Div 1 42 14 10 18 65 87 38 15th Table Results Winners -
1958/59 Div 1 42 20 10 12 79 66 50 4th Table Results 6th -
1959/60 Div 1 42 20 8 14 59 51 48 6th Table Results 4th -
1960/61 Div 1 42 12 11 19 58 73 35 18th Table Results 4th 4th
1961/62 Div 1 42 16 10 16 62 66 42 11th Table Results 3rd 1st
1962/63 Div 1 42 15 5 22 55 75 35 18th Table Results 3rd 2nd
1963/64 Div 1 42 10 8 24 48 80 28 21st Relegated Table Results 4th 3rd
1964/65 Div 2 42 20 10 12 80 58 50 3rd Table Results 5th 2nd
1965/66 Div 2 42 16 9 17 62 59 41 9th Table Results 4th 3rd
1966/67 Div 2 42 14 14 14 64 58 42 9th Table Results 4th 2nd
1967/68 Div 2 42 13 13 16 60 63 39 12th Table Results 3rd 3rd
1968/69 Div 2 42 12 14 16 55 67 38 17th Table Results 4th 2nd
1969/70 Div 2 42 12 12 18 54 61 36 16th Table Results 3rd 2nd
1970/71 Div 2 42 7 10 25 35 74 24 22nd Relegated Table Results 3rd 3rd
1971/72 Div 3 46 17 16 13 51 41 50 7th Table Results 4th 4th
1972/73 Div 3 46 25 11 10 73 39 61 1st Promoted Table Results 5th 2nd
1973/74 Div 2 42 15 12 15 44 40 42 11th Table Results 4th 3rd
1974/75 Div 2 42 15 12 15 45 41 42 10th Table Results 3rd 2nd
1975/76 Div 2 42 20 12 10 64 38 52 4th Table Results 5th 2nd
1976/77 Div 2 42 20 11 11 75 54 51 4th Table Results 3rd Semi
1977/78 Div 2 42 24 10 8 63 33 58 1st Promoted Table Results 5th 4th
1978/79 Div 1 42 12 11 19 54 75 35 17th Table Results 3rd 3rd
1979/80 Div 1 42 5 15 22 38 73 25 22nd Relegated Table Results 5th 2nd
1980/81 Div 2 42 14 10 18 61 66 38 18th Table Results 3rd 2nd
1981/82 Div 2 42 13 7 22 39 61 46 19th Table Results 4th 1st
1982/83 Div 2 42 11 11 20 42 61 44 22nd Relegated Table Results 3rd 2nd
1983/84 Div 3 46 18 10 18 56 60 64 10th Table Results 3rd 1st
1984/85 Div 3 46 16 6 24 69 75 54 17th Table Results 1st 3rd
1985/86 Div 3 46 15 8 23 54 68 53 18th Table Results 1st 2nd
1986/87 Div 3 46 10 15 21 46 58 45 21st Relegated Table Results 3rd 1st
1987/88 Div 4 46 22 12 12 66 42 78 3rd Promoted Table Results 3rd 1st
1988/89 Div 3 46 16 16 14 58 54 64 10th Table Results 2nd 1st
1989/90 Div 3 46 18 15 13 59 48 69 6th Play Off Table Results 1st 3rd
1990/91 Div 3 46 24 11 11 64 50 83 4th Play Off Table Results 4th 2nd
1991/92 Div 3 46 14 17 15 57 56 59 13th Table Results 5th 2nd
1992/93 Div 2 46 27 9 10 80 41 90 2nd Promoted Table Results 5th 2nd
1993/94 Div 1 46 15 14 17 63 64 59 14th Table Results 6th 2nd
1994/95 Div 1 46 21 14 11 67 45 77 3rd Promoted Table Results 3rd Final
1995/96 Prem 38 8 5 25 39 71 29 20th Relegated Table Results 4th 4th
1996/97 Div 1 46 28 14 4 100 53 98 1st Promoted Table Results 4th 5th
1997/98 Prem 38 9 13 16 41 61 40 18th Relegated Table Results 3rd 4th
1998/99 Div 1 46 20 16 10 78 59 76 6th Play Off Table Results 3rd 4th
1999/00 Div 1 46 21 13 12 69 50 76 6th Play Off Table Results Semi Semi
2000/01 Div 1 46 24 15 7 76 45 87 3rd Promoted Table Results 5th 1st
2001/02 Prem 38 9 13 16 44 62 40 16th Table Results 4th 5th
2002/03 Prem 38 10 14 14 41 51 44 17th Table Results 3rd 2nd
2003/04 Prem 38 14 11 13 48 56 53 8th Table Results 3rd Final
2004/05 Prem 38 16 10 12 49 44 58 6th Table Results 6th 3rd
2005/06 Prem 38 15 11 12 49 41 56 8th European Competition Table Results 5th 5th
2006/07 Prem 38 16 8 14 47 52 56 7th Table Results 4th 3rd
2007/08 Prem 38 9 10 19 36 54 37 16th European Competition Table Results 3rd 4th
2008/09 Prem 38 11 8 19 41 53 41 13th Table Results 3rd 2nd
2009/10 Prem 38 10 9 19 42 67 39 14th Table Results 5th 4th
2010/11 Prem 38 12 10 16 52 56 46 14th Table Results Semi 3rd
2011/12 Prem 38 10 6 22 46 77 36 18th Relegated Table Results 6th 4th
2012/13 Champ 46 18 14 14 69 61 68 7th Table Results 4th 2nd
2013/14 Champ 46 14 17 15 59 60 59 14th Table Results 4th 2nd
2014/15 Champ 46 13 12 21 54 67 51 18th Table Results 4th 3rd
2015/16 Champ 46 5 15 26 41 81 30 24th Relegated Table Results 4th 1st
2016/17 Lea 1 46 25 11 10 68 36 86 2nd Promoted Table Results 3rd 1st
2017/18 Champ 46 10 13 23 39 74 43 21st Table Results 3rd 3rd
2018/19 Champ *46 8 8 30 29 78 32 23rd Relegated Table Results 4th 1st
2019/20

Lea 1

**34 5 11 18 27 66 14

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23rd Relegated Table Results 1st 1st
2020/21

Lea 2

46 23 10 13 59 50 79 3rd Promoted Table Results 1st 1st
2021/22

Lea 1

46 21 10 15 74 57 73 9th Table Results 1st 2nd
2022/23

Lea 1

46 23 12 11 62 36 81 5th Play Off Table Results 1st 2nd
2023/24

Lea 1

  Results 2nd

* In the 2018/19 season the Bolton v Brentford League fixture was not played but the Football League awarded Brentford a 1-0 victory which has been included in the playing record for the season. Full details.

**  Bolton started the 2019/20 season with a 12 point deduction after entering administration - see points deductions. The 2019/20 season ended early because of the coronavirus pandemic with the last League 1 matches being played on Tuesday March 10th. A points per game (PPG) system was then used to decide final League placings - Bolton finished 23rd - bottom - using both the PPG system and the traditional points system and were relegated to League 2. Click on table for full details.

 


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