LINCOLN CITY
Record while in the Football League

Election to the League and final non-league table

 

Season

Div

P W D L F A Pts Pos

FA Cup - Round reached

League Cup - Round reached

1892/93 Div 2 22 7 3 12 45 51 17 9th Re-election Position Table Results 4th Qual -
1893/94 Div 2 28 11 6 11 59 58 28 8th Table Results 2nd Qual -
1894/95 Div 2 30 10 0 20 52 92 20 13th Re-election Position Table Results 1st Qual -
1895/96 Div 2 30 9 4 17 53 75 22 13th Table Results 3rd Qual -
1896/97 Div 2 30 5 2 23 27 85 12 16th Re-election Position Table Results 5th Qual -
1897/98 Div 2 30 6 5 19 43 82 17 14th Re-election Position Table Results 4th Qual -
1898/99 Div 2 34 12 7 15 51 56 31 12th Table Results 4th Qual -
1899/00 Div 2 34 14 8 12 46 43 36 9th Table Results 3rd Qual -
1900/01 Div 2 34 13 7 14 43 39 33 8th Table Results 4th Qual -
1901/02 Div 2 34 14 13 7 45 35 41 5th Table Results 2nd -
1902/03 Div 2 34 12 6 16 46 53 30 10th Table Results 1st -
1903/04 Div 2 34 11 8 15 41 58 30 12th Table Results 3rd Qual -
1904/05 Div 2 34 12 7 15 42 40 31 9th Table Results 1st -
1905/06 Div 2 38 12 6 20 69 72 30 13th Table Results 2nd -
1906/07 Div 2 38 12 4 22 46 73 28 19th Re-election Position Table Results 2nd -
1907/08 Div 2 38 9 3 26 46 83 21 20th Re-election PositionLeft League Table Results 1st -
1908/09 Lincoln failed to gain re-election at the end of the 1907/08 season (voting details). They spent one season in the Midland League - finishing as champions - and were elected back into the League at the end of that season (1908/09 Midland League table and election details). -
1909/10 Div 2 38 10 11 17 42 69 31 15th Table Results 4th Qual -
1910/11 Div 2 38 7 10 21 28 72 24 20th Re-election Position Left League Table Results 5th Qual -
1911/12 Lincoln again failed to gain re-election at the end of the 1910/11 season (election details). Again they had a season in the Midland League before regaining their place in the Football League (1911/12 Midland League table and election details). -
1912/13 Div 2 38 15 10 13 50 52 40 8th Table Results 5th Qual -
1913/14 Div 2 38 10 6 22 36 66 26 19th Re-election Position Table Results 1st -
1914/15 Div 2 38 11 9 18 46 65 31 16th Table Results 1st -
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 2

42 9 9 24 44 101 27 21st Re-election Position Left League Table Results 1st -
1920/21 Once again Lincoln failed in a re-election bid, losing their League place at the end of the 1919/20 season (election details). One more season in the Midland League (they were champions) before becoming founder members of Division 3 (North) - 1920/21 Midland League table and election details. -
1921/22 Div 3(N) 38 14 6 18 48 59 34 14th Table Results 5th Qual -
1922/23 Div 3(N) 38 13 10 15 39 55 36 13th Table Results 4th Qual -
1923/24 Div 3(N) 42 10 12 20 48 59 32 19th Table Results 5th Qual -
1924/25 Div 3(N) 42 18 8 16 53 58 44 8th Table Results 5th Qual -
1925/26 Div 3(N) 42 17 5 20 66 82 39 15th Table Results 1st -
1926/27 Div 3(N) 42 15 12 15 90 78 42 11th Table Results 3rd -
1927/28 Div 3(N) 42 24 7 11 91 64 55 2nd Table Results 3rd -
1928/29 Div 3(N) 42 21 6 15 91 67 48 6th Table Results 3rd -
1929/30 Div 3(N) 42 17 14 11 83 61 48 5th Table Results 2nd -
1930/31 Div 3(N) 42 25 7 10 102 59 57 2nd Table Results 2nd -
1931/32 Div 3(N) 40 26 5 9 106 47 57 1st Promoted Table Results 2nd -
1932/33 Div 2 42 12 13 17 72 87 37 18th Table Results 3rd -
1933/34 Div 2 42 9 8 25 44 75 26 22nd Relegated Table Results 3rd -
1934/35 Div 3(N) 42 22 7 13 87 58 51 4th Table Results 2nd -
1935/36 Div 3(N) 42 22 9 11 91 51 53 4th Table Results 1st -
1936/37 Div 3(N) 42 25 7 10 103 57 57 2nd Table Results 2nd -
1937/38 Div 3(N) 42 19 8 15 66 50 46 7th Table Results 2nd -
1938/39 Div 3(N) 42 12 9 21 66 92 33 17th Table Results 3rd -
1939/40 Div 3(N) 3 1 1 1 6 7 3 - 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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2nd -
1946/47 Div 3(N) 42 17 5 20 86 87 39 12th Table Results 3rd -
1947/48 Div 3(N) 42 26 8 8 81 40 60 1st Promoted Table Results 1st -
1948/49 Div 2 42 8 12 22 53 91 28 22nd Relegated Table Results 3rd -
1949/50 Div 3(N) 42 21 9 12 60 39 51 4th Table Results 1st -
1950/51 Div 3(N) 46 25 8 13 89 58 58 5th Table Results 1st -
1951/52 Div 3(N) 46 30 9 7 121 52 69 1st Table Results 3rd -
1952/53 Div 2 42 11 17 14 64 71 39 15th Table Results 3rd -
1953/54 Div 2 42 14 9 19 65 83 37 16th Table Results 4th -
1954/55 Div 2 42 13 10 19 68 79 36 16th Table Results 3rd -
1955/56 Div 2 42 18 10 14 79 65 46 8th Table Results 3rd -
1956/57 Div 2 42 14 6 22 54 80 34 18th Table Results 3rd -
1957/58 Div 2 42 11 9 22 55 82 31 20th Table Results 3rd -
1958/59 Div 2 42 11 7 24 63 93 29 19th Table Results 3rd -
1959/60 Div 2 42 16 7 19 75 78 39 13th Table Results 3rd -
1960/61 Div 2 42 8 8 26 48 95 24 22nd Relegated Table Results 4th 1st
1961/62 Div 3 46 9 17 20 57 87 35 22nd Relegated Table Results 1st 2nd
1962/63 Div 4 46 13 9 24 68 89 35 22nd Re-election Position Table Results 3rd 2nd
1963/64 Div 4 46 19 9 18 67 75 47 11th Table Results 3rd 3rd
1964/65 Div 4 46 11 6 29 58 99 28 22nd Re-election Position Table Results 3rd 1st
1965/66 Div 4 46 13 11 22 57 82 37 22nd Re-election Position Table Results 1st 1st
1966/67 Div 4 46 9 13 24 58 82 31 24th Re-election Position Table Results 1st 3rd
1967/68 Div 4 46 17 9 20 71 68 43 13th Table Results 1st 4th
1968/69 Div 4 46 17 17 12 54 52 51 8th Table Results 3rd 2nd
1969/70 Div 4 46 17 16 13 66 52 50 8th Table Results 2nd 1st
1970/71 Div 4 46 13 13 20 70 71 39 21st Re-election Position Table Results 3rd 3rd
1971/72 Div 4 46 21 14 11 77 59 56 5th Table Results 1st 3rd
1972/73 Div 4 46 16 16 14 64 57 48 10th Table Results 1st 1st
1973/74 Div 4 46 16 12 18 63 67 44 12th Table Results 1st 1st
1974/75 Div 4 46 21 15 10 79 48 57 5th Table Results 3rd 1st
1975/76 Div 4 46 32 10 4 111 39 74 1st Promoted Table Results 4th 3rd
1976/77 Div 3 46 19 14 13 77 70 52 9th Table Results 3rd 1st
1977/78 Div 3 46 15 15 16 53 61 45 16th Table Results 1st 2nd
1978/79 Div 3 46 7 11 28 41 88 25 24th Relegated Table Results 1st 1st
1979/80 Div 4 46 18 17 11 64 42 53 7th Table Results 1st 1st
1980/81 Div 4 46 25 15 6 66 25 65 2nd Promoted Table Results 2nd 2nd
1981/82 Div 3 46 21 14 11 66 40 77 4th Table Results 1st 3rd
1982/83 Div 3 46 23 7 16 77 51 76 6th Table Results 1st 3rd
1983/84 Div 3 46 17 10 19 59 62 61 14th Table Results 2nd 2nd
1984/85 Div 3 46 11 18 17 50 51 51 19th Table Results 1st 1st
1985/86 Div 3 46 10 16 20 55 77 46 21st Relegated Table Results 1st 1st
1986/87 Div 4 46 12 12 22 45 65 48 24th Left League Table Results 1st 2nd
1987/88

At the end of the 1986/87 season Lincoln were the first club to suffer automatic relegation to the Vauxhall Conference, being replaced by Conference champions Scarborough - 1986/87 Conference table. They themselves finished as champions in their only season in the Conference and were promoted, replacing Newport - 1987/88 Conference table.

1988/89 Div 4 46 18 10 18 64 60 64 10th Table Results 1st 2nd
1989/90 Div 4 46 18 14 14 48 48 68 10th Table Results 2nd 1st
1990/91 Div 4 46 14 17 15 50 61 59 14th Table Results 1st 1st
1991/92 Div 4 42 17 11 14 50 44 62 10th Table Results 1st 1st
1992/93 Div 3 42 18 9 15 57 53 63 8th Table Results 1st 2nd
1993/94 Div 3 42 12 11 19 52 63 47 18th Table Results 2nd 2nd
1994/95 Div 3 42 15 11 16 54 55 56 12th Table Results 3rd 2nd
1995/96 Div 3 46 13 14 19 57 73 53 18th Table Results 1st 1st
1996/97 Div 3 46 18 12 16 70 69 66 9th Table Results 1st 3rd
1997/98 Div 3 46 20 15 11 60 51 75 3rd Promoted Table Results 2nd 1st
1998/99 Div 2 46 13 7 26 42 74 46 23rd Relegated Table Results 3rd 1st
1999/00 Div 3 46 15 14 17 67 69 59 15th Table Results 2nd 1st
2000/01 Div 3 46 12 15 19 58 66 51 18th Table Results 2nd 1st
2001/02 Div 3 46 10 16 20 44 62 46 22nd Table Results 2nd 1st
2002/03 Div 3 46 18 16 12 46 37 70 6th Play Off Table Results 1st 1st
2003/04 Div 3 46 19 17 10 68 47 74 7th Play Off Table Results 2nd 1st
2004/05 Lea 2 46 20 12 14 64 47 72 6th Play Off Table Results 1st 2nd
2005/06 Lea 2 46 15 21 10 65 53 66 7th Play Off Table Results 1st 2nd
2006/07 Lea 2 46 21 11 14 70 59 74 5th Play Off Table Results 1st 1st
2007/08 Lea 2 46 18 4 24 61 77 58 15th Table Results 1st 1st
2008/09 Lea 2 46 14 17 15 53 52 59 13th Table Results 1st 1st
2009/10 Lea 2 46 13 11 22 42 65 50 20th Table Results 3rd 1st
2010/11 Lea 2 46 13 8 25 45 81 47 23rd Left League Table Results 2nd 1st

For the fifth time in their history Lincoln City lost their Football League place, finishing second-to-bottom of the League they were relegated along with Stockport County, their places being taken by Blue Square Conference promoted clubs Crawley Town and AFC Wimbledon - 2010/11 Conference table and play-off results. They won their League place back at the end of the 2016/17 season when finishing as National League champions - Lincoln and Forest Green Rovers replacing Hartlepool United and Leyton Orient. 2016/17 National League table and play-off results.

2017/18 Lea 2 46 20 15 11 64 48 75 7th Play Off Table Results 1st 1st
2018/19 Lea 2 Results 2nd

 


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