LUTON TOWN
Record while in the Football League.

Election to the League and final non-league table

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Season

Div

P W D L F A Pts Pos FA Cup - Round reached

League Cup - Round reached

1897/98 Div 2 30 13 4 13 68 50 30 8th Table Results 1st -
1898/99 Div 2 34 10 3 21 51 95 23 15th Table Results 5th Qual -
1899/00 Div 2 34 5 8 21 40 75 18 17th Re-election PositionLeft League Table Results 5th Qual -
Luton left the Football League at the end of the 1899/1900 season - they finished in a re-election position but did not seek re-election. They then competed in the Southern League until becoming founder members of Division 3 (1919/20 Southern League table and election details).
1920/21 Div 3 42 16 12 14 61 56 44 9th Table Results 3rd -
1921/22 Div 3(S) 42 22 8 12 64 35 52 4th Table Results 2nd -
1922/23 Div 3(S) 42 21 7 14 68 49 49 5th Table Results 1st -
1923/24 Div 3(S) 42 16 14 12 50 44 46 7th Table Results 1st -
1924/25 Div 3(S) 42 10 17 15 49 57 37 16th Table Results 1st -
1925/26 Div 3(S) 42 18 7 17 80 75 43 7th Table Results 2nd -
1926/27 Div 3(S) 42 15 14 13 68 66 44 8th Table Results 3rd -
1927/28 Div 3(S) 42 16 7 19 94 87 39 13th Table Results 3rd -
1928/29 Div 3(S) 42 19 11 12 89 73 49 7th Table Results 3rd -
1929/30 Div 3(S) 42 14 12 16 64 78 40 13th Table Results 1st -
1930/31 Div 3(S) 42 19 8 15 76 51 46 7th Table Results 2nd -
1931/32 Div 3(S) 42 20 7 15 95 70 47 6th Table Results 3rd -
1932/33 Div 3(S) 42 13 13 16 78 78 39 14th Table Results 6th -
1933/34 Div 3(S) 42 21 10 11 83 61 52 6th Table Results 3rd -
1934/35 Div 3(S) 42 19 12 11 92 60 50 4th Table Results 4th -
1935/36 Div 3(S) 42 22 12 8 81 45 56 2nd Table Results 4th -
1936/37 Div 3(S) 42 27 4 11 103 53 58 1st Promoted Table Results 4th -
1937/38 Div 2 42 15 10 17 89 86 40 12th Table Results 5th -
1938/39 Div 2 42 22 5 15 82 66 49 7th Table Results 3rd -
1939/40 Div 2 3 2 1 0 7 1 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 2 42 16 7 19 71 73 39 13th Table Results 5th -
1947/48 Div 2 42 14 12 16 56 59 40 13th Table Results 5th -
1948/49 Div 2 42 14 12 16 55 57 40 10th Table Results 5th -
1949/50 Div 2 42 10 18 14 41 51 38 17th Table Results 3rd -
1950/51 Div 2 42 9 14 19 57 70 32 19th Table Results 4th -
1951/52 Div 2 42 16 12 14 77 78 44 8th Table Results 6th -
1952/53 Div 2 42 22 8 12 84 49 52 3rd Table Results 5th -
1953/54 Div 2 42 18 12 12 64 59 48 6th Table Results 3rd -
1954/55 Div 2 42 23 8 11 88 53 54 2nd Promoted Table Results 5th -
1955/56 Div 1 42 17 8 17 66 64 42 10th Table Results 3rd -
1956/57 Div 1 42 14 9 19 58 76 37 16th Table Results 3rd -
1957/58 Div 1 42 19 6 17 69 63 44 8th Table Results 3rd -
1958/59 Div 1 42 12 13 17 68 71 37 17th Table Results Final -
1959/60 Div 1 42 9 12 21 50 73 30 22nd Relegated Table Results 5th -
1960/61 Div 2 42 15 9 18 71 79 39 13th Table Results 5th 2nd
1961/62 Div 2 42 17 5 20 69 71 39 13th Table Results 3rd 2nd
1962/63 Div 2 42 11 7 24 61 84 29 22nd Relegated Table Results 3rd 4th
1963/64 Div 3 46 16 10 20 64 80 42 18th Table Results 3rd 2nd
1964/65 Div 3 46 11 11 24 51 94 33 21st Relegated Table Results 3rd 2nd
1965/66 Div 4 46 24 8 14 90 70 56 6th Table Results 2nd 1st
1966/67 Div 4 46 16 9 21 59 73 41 17th Table Results 2nd 1st
1967/68 Div 4 46 27 12 7 87 44 66 1st Promoted Table Results 2nd 2nd
1968/69 Div 3 46 25 11 10 74 38 61 3rd Table Results 3rd 3rd
1969/70 Div 3 46 23 14 9 77 43 60 2nd Promoted Table Results 2nd 3rd
1970/71 Div 2 42 18 13 11 62 43 49 6th Table Results 3rd 3rd
1971/72 Div 2 42 10 18 14 43 48 38 13th Table Results 3rd 2nd
1972/73 Div 2 42 15 11 16 44 53 41 12th Table Results 6th 2nd
1973/74 Div 2 42 19 12 11 64 51 50 2nd Promoted Table Results 5th 4th
1974/75 Div 1 42 11 11 20 47 65 33 20th Relegated Table Results 3rd 3rd
1975/76 Div 2 42 19 10 13 61 51 48 7th Table Results 4th 2nd
1976/77 Div 2 42 21 6 15 67 48 48 6th Table Results 4th 2nd
1977/78 Div 2 42 14 10 18 54 52 38 13th Table Results 4th 3rd
1978/79 Div 2 42 13 10 19 60 57 36 18th Table Results 3rd 5th
1979/80 Div 2 42 16 17 9 66 45 49 6th Table Results 3rd 1st
1980/81 Div 2 42 18 12 12 61 46 48 5th Table Results 4th 3rd
1981/82 Div 2 42 25 13 4 86 46 88 1st Promoted Table Results 4th 2nd
1982/83 Div 1 42 12 13 17 65 84 49 18th Table Results 4th 4th
1983/84 Div 1 42 14 9 19 53 66 51 16th Table Results 3rd 2nd
1984/85 Div 1 42 15 9 18 57 61 54 13th Table Results Semi 4th
1985/86 Div 1 42 18 12 12 61 44 66 9th Table Results 6th 3rd
1986/87 Div 1 42 18 12 12 47 45 66 7th Table Results 4th Expelled*
1987/88 Div 1 40 14 11 15 57 58 53 9th Table Results Semi Winners
1988/89 Div 1 38 10 11 17 42 52 41 16th Table Results 3rd Final
1989/90 Div 1 38 10 13 15 43 57 43 17th Table Results 3rd 3rd
1990/91 Div 1 38 10 7 21 42 61 37 18th Table Results 4th 2nd
1991/92 Div 1 42 10 12 20 38 71 42 20th Relegated Table Results 3rd 2nd
1992/93 Div 1 46 10 21 15 48 62 51 20th Table Results 4th 2nd
1993/94 Div 1 46 14 11 21 56 60 53 20th Table Results Semi 1st
1994/95 Div 1 46 15 13 18 61 64 58 16th Table Results 4th 1st
1995/96 Div 1 46 11 12 23 40 64 45 24th Relegated Table Results 3rd 1st
1996/97 Div 2 46 21 15 10 71 45 78 3rd Play Off Table Results 3rd 3rd
1997/98 Div 2 46 14 15 17 60 64 57 17th Table Results 1st 2nd
1998/99 Div 2 46 16 10 20 51 60 58 12th Table Results 2nd 5th
1999/00 Div 2 46 17 10 19 61 65 61 13th Table Results 3rd 1st
2000/01 Div 2 46 9 13 24 52 80 40 22nd Relegated Table Results 3rd 2nd
2001/02 Div 3 46 30 7 9 96 48 97 2nd Promoted Table Results 1st 1st
2002/03 Div 2 46 17 14 15 67 62 65 9th Table Results 2nd 2nd
2003/04 Div 2 46 17 15 14 69 66 66 10th Table Results 4th 2nd
2004/05 Lea 1 46 29 11 6 87 48 98 1st Promoted Table Results 3rd 1st
2005/06 Champ 46 17 10 19 66 67 61 10th Table Results 3rd 2nd
2006/07 Champ 46 10 10 26 53 81 40 23rd Relegated Table Results 4th 3rd
2007/08 Lea 1 46 11 10 25 43 63 33 24th Relegated Table Results 3rd 4th
2008/09 Lea 2 46 13 17 16 58 65 26

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24th Relegated Table Results 2nd 2nd
Finishing bottom of the Football League Luton Town were relegated from the League along with Chester City, their places being taken by Blue Square Conference promoted clubs Burton Albion and Torquay United - 2008/09 Conference table. Luton reclaimed their Football League after finishing as Conference champions in 2013/14 - 2013/14 Conference table and play-off results.
2014/15 Lea 2 46 19 11 16 54 44 68 8th Table Results 3rd 1st
2015/16 Lea 2 46 19 9 18 63 61 66 11th Table Results 2nd 2nd
2016/17 Lea 2 46 20 17 9 70 43 77 4th Play Off Table Results 3rd 2nd
2017/18 Lea 2 Results 1st
 
* Luton were expelled from the League Cup competition in 1986/87 for refusing to allow visiting supporters into their Kenilworth Road ground.

** 30 points deducted - 20 points for a breach of the Football League insolvency policy (failing to exit administration with a Company Voluntary Agreement - CVA) and 10 points after being found guilty by the Football Association of 15 charges of misconduct concerning payments to agents by irregular means.

 

 

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