DONCASTER ROVERS

Record while in the Football League.

Election to the League and final non-league table.

Doncaster programmes for sale.

Season

Div

P W D L F A Pts Pos FA Cup - Round reached  League Cup- Round reached
1901/02 Div 2 34 13 8 13 49 58 34 7th Table Results 4th Qual -
1902/03 Div 2 34 9 7 18 35 72 25 16th Re-election PositionRelegated Table Results 3rd Qual -

Doncaster failed to gain re-election to the League at the end of the 1902/03 season (voting details). They spent one season in the Midland League before being re-elected to the League at the end of 1903/04 - 1903/04 Midland League table and voting details.

1904/05 Div 2 34 3 2 29 23 81 8 18th Re-election PositionRelegated  Table Results 3rd Qual -

After finishing a distant bottom of the League in their first season back, Doncaster failed in their bid for re-election (voting details). A further spell in the Midland League followed until they were elected to an enlarged Division 3 (North) at the end of 1922/23 - 1922/23 Midland League table and election details.

1923/24 Div 3N 42 15 12 15 59 53 42 9th Table Results scratched* -
1924/25 Div 3N 42 14 10 18 54 65 38 18th Table Results 1st -
1925/26 Div 3N 42 16 11 15 80 72 43 10th Table Results 2nd -
1926/27 Div 3N 42 18 11 13 81 65 47 8th Table Results 2nd -
1927/28 Div 3N 42 23 7 12 80 44 53 4th Table Results 1st -
1928/29 Div 3N 42 20 10 12 76 66 50 5th Table Results 1st -
1929/30 Div 3N 42 15 9 18 62 69 39 14th Table Results 4th -
1930/31 Div 3N 42 13 11 18 65 65 37 15th Table Results 2nd -
1931/32 Div 3N 40 16 4 20 59 80 36 15th Table Results 2nd -
1932/33 Div 3N 42 17 14 11 77 79 48 6th Table Results 3rd -
1933/34 Div 3N 42 22 9 11 83 61 53 5th Table Results 1st -
1934/35 Div 3N 42 26 5 11 87 44 57 1st Promoted Table Results 1st -
1935/36 Div 2 42 14 9 19 51 71 37 18th Table Results 3rd -
1936/37 Div 2 42 7 10 25 30 84 24 22nd Relegated Table Results 3rd -
1937/38 Div 3N 42 21 12 9 74 49 54 2nd Table Results 3rd -
1938/39 Div 3N 42 21 14 7 87 47 56 2nd Table Results 4th -
1939/40 Div 3N 3 1 0 2 4 5 2 - 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 33 6 3 123 40 72 1st Promoted Table Results 3rd -
1947/48 Div 2 42 9 11 22 40 66 29 21st Relegated Table Results 3rd -
1948/49 Div 3N 42 20 10 12 53 40 50 3rd Table Results 1st -
1949/50 Div 3N 42 19 17 6 66 38 55 1st Promoted Table Results 4th -
1950/51 Div 2 42 15 13 14 64 68 43 11th Table Results 3rd -
1951/52 Div 2 42 13 12 17 55 60 38 16th Table Results 5th -
1952/53 Div 2 42 12 16 14 58 64 40 13th Table Results 3rd -
1953/54 Div 2 42 16 9 17 59 63 41 12th Table Results 5th -
1954/55 Div 2 42 14 7 21 58 95 35 18th Table Results 5th -
1955/56 Div 2 42 12 11 19 69 96 35 17th Table Results 5th -
1956/57 Div 2 42 15 10 17 77 77 40 14th Table Results 3rd -
1957/58 Div 2 42 8 11 23 56 88 27 22nd Relegated Table Results 3rd -
1958/59 Div 3 46 14 5 27 50 90 33 22nd Relegated Table Results 3rd -
1959/60 Div 4 46 16 10 20 69 76 42 17th Table Results 3rd -
1960/61 Div 4 46 19 7 20 76 78 45 11th Table Results 1st 3rd
1961/62 Div 4 44 11 7 26 60 85 29 21st Re-election Position Table Results 1st 2nd
1962/63 Div 4 46 14 14 18 64 77 42 16th Table Results 2nd 2nd
1963/64 Div 4 46 15 12 19 70 75 42 14th Table Results 3rd 1st
1964/65 Div 4 46 20 11 15 84 72 51 9th Table Results 3rd 3rd
1965/66 Div 4 46 24 11 11 85 54 59 1st Promoted Table Results 1st 2nd
1966/67 Div 3 46 12 8 26 58 117 32 23rd Relegated Table Results 1st 3rd
1967/68 Div 4 46 18 15 13 66 56 51 10th Table Results 3rd 1st
1968/69 Div 4 46 21 17 8 65 38 59 1st Promoted Table Results 3rd 1st
1969/70 Div 3 46 17 12 17 52 54 46 11th Table Results 2nd 2nd
1970/71 Div 3 46 13 9 24 45 66 35 23rd Relegated Table Results 1st 1st
1971/72 Div 4 46 16 14 16 56 63 46 12th Table Results 1st 1st
1972/73 Div 4 46 15 12 19 49 58 42 17th Table Results 3rd 1st
1973/74 Div 4 46 12 11 23 47 80 35 22nd Re-election Position Table Results 3rd 2nd
1974/75 Div 4 46 14 12 20 65 79 40 17th Table Results 2nd 2nd
1975/76 Div 4 46 19 11 16 75 69 49 10th Table Results 1st 5th
1976/77 Div 4 46 21 9 16 71 65 51 8th Table Results 1st 2nd
1977/78 Div 4 46 14 17 15 52 65 45 12th Table Results 1st 1st
1978/79 Div 4 46 13 11 22 50 73 37 22nd Re-election Position Table Results 2nd 1st
1979/80 Div 4 46 15 14 17 62 63 44 12th Table Results 2nd 2nd
1980/81 Div 4 46 22 12 12 59 49 56 3rd Promoted Table Results 3rd 1st
1981/82 Div 3 46 13 17 16 55 68 56 19th Table Results 4th 2nd
1982/83 Div 3 46 9 11 26 57 97 38 23rd Relegated Table Results 2nd 1st
1983/84 Div 4 46 24 13 9 82 54 85 2nd Promoted Table Results 1st 2nd
1984/85 Div 3 46 17 8 21 72 74 59 14th Table Results 4th 1st
1985/86 Div 3 46 16 16 14 45 52 64 11th Table Results 1st 1st
1986/87 Div 3 46 14 15 17 56 62 57 13th Table Results 2nd 1st
1987/88 Div 3 46 8 9 29 40 84 33 24th Relegated Table Results 1st 2nd
1988/89 Div 4 46 13 10 23 49 78 49 23rd Table Results 2nd 1st
1989/90 Div 4 46 14 9 23 53 60 51 20th Table Results 2nd 1st
1990/91 Div 4 46 17 14 15 56 46 65 11th Table Results 1st 1st
1991/92 Div 4 42 9 8 25 40 65 35 21st Table Results 1st 1st
1992/93 Div 3 42 11 14 17 42 57 47 16th Table Results 1st 1st
1993/94 Div 3 42 14 10 18 44 57 52 15th Table Results 1st 1st
1994/95 Div 3 42 17 10 15 58 43 61 9th Table Results 1st 1st
1995/96 Div 3 46 16 11 19 49 60 59 13th Table Results 1st 1st
1996/97 Div 3 46 14 10 22 52 66 52 19th Table Results 1st 1st
1997/98 Div 3 46 4 8 34 30 113 20 24th Relegated Table Results 1st 1st

By finishing bottom of the League, Doncaster were relegated to the Conference at the end of the 1997/98 season, being replaced by Conference champions Halifax Town. They spent five seasons in the Conference before becoming the first club to gain a Football League place via the Conference play-offs at the end of 2002/03 - 2002/03 Conference table and play-off details.

2003/04 Div 3 46 27 11 8 79 37 92 1st Promoted Table Results 1st 2nd
2004/05 Lea 1 46 16 18 12 65 60 66 10th Table Results 2nd 3rd
2005/06 Lea 1 46 20 9 17 55 51 69 8th Table Results 3rd 5th
2006/07 Lea 1 46 16 15 15 52 47 63 11th Table Results 3rd 3rd
2007/08 Lea 1 46 23 11 12 65 41 80 3rd Promoted Table Results 1st 2nd
2008/09 Champ 46 17 7 22 42 53 58 14th Table Results 4th 1st
2009/10 Champ 46 15 15 16 59 58 60 12th Table Results 4th 2nd
2010/11 Champ 46 11 15 20 55 81 48 21st Table Results 3rd 1st
2011/12 Champ 46 8 12 26 43 80 36 24th Relegated Table Results 3rd 2nd
2012/13 Lea 1 46 25 9 12 62 44 84 1st Promoted Table Results 2nd 3rd
2013/14 Champ 46 11 11 24 39 70 44 22nd Relegated Table Results 3rd 2nd
2014/15 Lea 1 46 16 13 17 58 62 61 13th Table Results 3rd 3rd
2015/16 Lea 1 46 11 13 22 48 64 46 21st Relegated Table Results 3rd 2nd
2016/17 Lea 2 46 25 10 11 85 55 85 3rd Promoted Table Results 1st 1st
2017/18 Lea 1    

* Newly elected back into the Football League, Doncaster scratched from the FA Cup in 1923/24  rather than play through the qualifying rounds of the competition. They had been drawn away to Fryston Colliery in the Preliminary Round and would have had to successfully negotiate seven qualifying rounds to gain a place in the competition proper.

     

 

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