DIVISION 1  1904/05
      For full league and cup results  click on by club required.
      P W D L F A Pts
  Leading League goalscorer:
Arthur Brown 
(Sheffield United)
 23  goals

Spiralling transfer fees hit the headlines in February 1905 when the first £1000 fee was paid for a player. England international Alf Common was the player in question, moving from Sunderland to Middlesbrough.

The weather robbed Everton of recording their second League championship in 1904/05. Their match at Woolwich Arsenal in November was abandoned after 76 minutes due to fog with Everton leading 3-1. When the match was eventually played again, just before the end of the season when they had to play 3 matches in 4 days, Everton lost 2-1. If the original match had been completed (and if the scoreline had remained the same), Everton would have pipped Newcastle to the title by a point.
Abandoned matches.

  Season Results 1 Newcastle United 34 23 2 9 72 33 48
    Season Results 2 Everton 34 21 5 8 63 36 47
    Season Results 3 Manchester City 34 20 6 8 66 37 46
    Season Results 4 Aston Villa 34 19 4 11 63 43 42
    5 Sunderland 34 16 8 10 60 44 40
    6 Sheffield United 34 19 2 13 64 56 40
    7 Small Heath* 34 17 5 12 54 38 39
    8 Preston North End 34 13 10 11 42 37 36
    9 Sheffield Wednesday 34 14 5 15 61 57 33
    Season Results 10 Woolwich Arsenal** 34 12 9 13 36 40 33
    11 Derby County 34 12 8 14 37 48 32
    12 Stoke 34 13 4 17 40 58 30
    13 Blackburn Rovers 34 11 5 18 40 51 27
    14 Wolverhampton W. 34 11 4 19 47 73 26
    15 Middlesbrough 34 9 8 17 36 56 26
    16 Nottingham Forest 34 9 7 18 40 61 25
    17 Bury 34 10 4 20 47 67 24 note
    18 Notts County 34 5 8 21 36 69 18 note
   
    *   now Birmingham City
** now Arsenal

note - Division 1 was extended to 20 clubs so neither Bury or Notts County were relegated.