DARLINGTON
Record while in the Football League.

Election to the League and final non-league table.

Darlington programmes for sale.

Season

Div

P W D L F A Pts Pos FA Cup - Round reached  League Cup- Round reached
1921/22 Div 3N 38 22 6 10 81 37 50 2nd Table Results 1st -
1922/23 Div 3N 38 15 10 13 59 46 40 9th Table Results 6th Qual -
1923/24 Div 3N 42 20 8 14 70 53 48 6th Table Results 1st -
1924/25 Div 3N 42 24 10 8 78 33 58 1st Promoted Table Results 1st -
1925/26 Div 2 42 14 10 18 72 77 38 15th Table Results 2nd -
1926/27 Div 2 42 12 6 24 79 98 30 21st Relegated Table Results 4th -
1927/28 Div 3N 42 21 5 16 89 74 47 7th Table Results 3rd -
1928/29 Div 3N 42 13 7 22 64 88 33 19th Table Results 3rd -
1929/30 Div 3N 42 22 6 14 108 73 50 3rd Table Results 1st -
1930/31 Div 3N 42 16 10 16 71 59 42 11th Table Results 1st -
1931/32 Div 3N 40 17 4 19 66 69 38 11th Table Results 3rd -
1932/33 Div 3N 42 10 8 24 66 109 28 22nd Re-election Position Table Results 4th -
1933/34 Div 3N 42 13 9 20 70 101 35 16th Table Results 1st -
1934/35 Div 3N 42 21 9 12 80 59 51 5th Table Results 2nd -
1935/36 Div 3N 42 17 6 19 74 79 40 12th Table Results 3rd -
1936/37 Div 3N 42 8 14 20 66 96 30 22nd Re-election Position Table Results 4th -
1937/38 Div 3N 42 11 10 21 54 79 32 19th Table Results 1st -
1938/39 Div 3N 42 13 7 22 62 92 33 18th Table Results 2nd -
1939/40 Div 3N 3 2 1 0 5 2 5 - 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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1946/47 Div 3N 42 15 6 21 68 80 36 17th Table Results 2nd -
1947/48 Div 3N 42 13 13 16 54 70 39 16th Table Results 1st -
1948/49 Div 3N 42 20 6 16 83 74 46 4th Table Results 3rd -
1949/50 Div 3N 42 11 13 18 56 69 35 17th Table Results 1st -
1950/51 Div 3N 46 13 13 20 59 77 39 18th Table Results 1st -
1951/52 Div 3N 46 11 9 26 64 103 31 23rd Re-election Position Table Results 1st -
1952/53 Div 3N 46 14 6 26 58 96 34 21st Table Results 1st -
1953/54 Div 3N 46 12 14 20 50 71 38 21st Table Results 1st -
1954/55 Div 3N 46 14 14 18 62 73 42 15th Table Results 3rd -
1955/56 Div 3N 46 16 9 21 60 73 41 15th Table Results 2nd -
1956/57 Div 3N 46 17 8 21 82 95 42 18th Table Results 2nd -
1957/58 Div 3N 46 17 7 22 78 89 41 20th Table Results 5th -
1958/59 Div 4 46 13 16 17 66 68 42 16th Table Results 3rd -
1959/60 Div 4 46 17 9 20 63 73 43 15th Table Results 2nd -
1960/61 Div 4 46 18 13 15 78 70 49 7th Table Results 2nd 3rd
1961/62 Div 4 44 18 9 17 61 73 45 13th Table Results 1st 1st
1962/63 Div 4 46 19 6 21 72 87 44 12th Table Results 1st 2nd
1963/64 Div 4 46 14 12 20 66 93 40 19th Table Results 1st 1st
1964/65 Div 4 46 18 6 22 84 87 42 17th Table Results 3rd 2nd
1965/66 Div 4 46 25 9 12 72 53 59 2nd Promoted Table Results 2nd 4th
1966/67 Div 3 46 13 11 22 47 81 37 22nd Relegated Table Results 2nd 2nd
1967/68 Div 4 46 12 17 17 47 53 41 16th Table Results 1st 5th
1968/69 Div 4 46 17 18 11 62 45 52 5th Table Results 2nd 2nd
1969/70 Div 4 46 13 10 23 53 73 36 22nd Re-election Position Table Results 1st 2nd
1970/71 Div 4 46 17 11 18 58 57 45 12th Table Results 2nd 2nd
1971/72 Div 4 46 14 11 21 64 82 39 19th Table Results 2nd 1st
1972/73 Div 4 46 7 15 24 42 85 29 24th Re-election Position Table Results 1st 1st
1973/74 Div 4 46 13 13 20 40 62 39 20th Table Results 1st 2nd
1974/75 Div 4 46 13 10 23 54 67 36 21st Re-election Position Table Results 2nd 1st
1975/76 Div 4 46 14 10 22 48 57 38 20th Table Results 1st 3rd
1976/77 Div 4 46 18 13 15 59 64 49 11th Table Results 3rd 2nd
1977/78 Div 4 46 14 13 19 52 59 41 19th Table Results 1st 1st
1978/79 Div 4 46 11 15 20 49 66 37 21st Re-election Position Table Results 3rd 3rd
1979/80 Div 4 46 9 17 20 50 74 35 22nd Re-election Position Table Results 2nd 1st
1980/81 Div 4 46 19 11 16 65 59 49 8th Table Results 1st 1st
1981/82 Div 4 46 15 13 18 61 62 58 13th Table Results 1st 1st
1982/83 Div 4 46 13 13 20 61 71 52 17th Table Results 1st 1st
1983/84 Div 4 46 17 8 21 49 50 59 14th Table Results 4th 2nd
1984/85 Div 4 46 24 13 9 66 49 85 3rd Promoted Table Results 4th 1st
1985/86 Div 3 46 15 13 18 61 78 58 13th Table Results 1st 2nd
1986/87 Div 3 46 7 16 23 45 77 37 23rd Relegated Table Results 2nd 1st
1987/88 Div 4 46 18 11 17 71 69 65 13th Table Results 1st 2nd
1988/89 Div 4 46 8 18 20 53 76 42 24th Left League Table Results 1st 2nd
Finishing bottom of the Football League, Darlington were relegated to the Conference at the end of the 1988/89 season and were replaced by Conference champions Maidstone United - 1988/89 Conference table. They finished as champions in their one season in the competition, being promoted back into the Football League at the expense of Colchester United - 1989/90 Conference table.
1990/91 Div 4 46 22 17 7 68 38 83 1st Promoted Table Results 1st 2nd
1991/92 Div 3 46 10 7 29 56 90 37 24th Relegated Table Results 2nd 1st
1992/93 Div 3 42 12 14 16 48 53 50 15th Table Results 1st 1st
1993/94 Div 3 42 10 11 21 42 64 41 21st Table Results 1st 1st
1994/95 Div 3 42 11 8 23 43 57 41 20th Table Results 2nd 1st
1995/96 Div 3 46 20 18 8 60 42 78 5th Play Off Table Results 2nd 1st
1996/97 Div 3 46 14 10 22 64 78 52 18th Table Results 2nd 2nd
1997/98 Div 3 46 14 12 20 56 72 54 19th Table Results 3rd 1st
1998/99 Div 3 46 18 11 17 69 58 65 11th Table Results 2nd 1st
1999/00 Div 3 46 21 16 9 66 36 79 4th Play Off Table Results 3rd* 1st
2000/01 Div 3 46 12 13 21 44 56 49 20th Table Results 2nd 2nd
2001/02 Div 3 46 15 11 20 60 71 56 15th Table Results 3rd 1st
2002/03 Div 3 46 12 18 16 58 59 54 14th Table Results 3rd 1st
2003/04 Div 3 46 14 11 21 53 61 53 18th Table Results 1st 2nd
2004/05 Lea 2 46 20 12 14 57 49 72 8th Table Results 1st 1st
2005/06 Lea 2 46 16 15 15 58 52 63 8th Table Results 1st 1st
2006/07 Lea 2 46 17 14 15 52 56 65 11th Table Results 2nd 2nd
2007/08 Lea 2 46 22 12 12 67 40 78 6th Play Off Table Results 1st 1st
2008/09 Lea 2 46 20 12 14 61 44 62

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12th Table Results 1st 2nd
2009/10 Lea 2 46 8 6 32 33 87 30 24th Relegated Table Results 1st 1st
Finishing bottom of the Football League Darlington were relegated from the League along with Grimsby Town, their places being taken by Blue Square Conference promoted clubs Stevenage and Oxford United 2009/10 Conference table and play-off results.
 
* In the 1999/2000 season Darlington lost to Gillingham in the Second Round of the FA Cup. With Manchester United withdrawing from the competition to take part in the inaugural World Club championship in Brazil a vacancy was left in the Third Round draw. Darlington were the 'Lucky Losers' and took Manchester United's place in the Third round draw where they again suffered defeat, this time against Aston Villa.

+ Darlington had 10 points deducted in the 2008/09 season after entering administration.

 

 

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