DIVISION 1    1947/48
      For full league and cup results  click on by club required.
      P W D L F A Pts
  Leading League goalscorer:
Ronnie Rooke
 (Arsenal)
 33  goals

The highest-ever Football League attendance was recorded on Saturday 17th January 1948 when 83,260 saw Manchester United play Arsenal. The match - played at Maine Road - ended 1-1.

Matt Busby won his first honour as Manchester United manager when he led them to an FA Cup final triumph over Blackpool in 1948. Uniquely, every one of United's FA Cup victims during that run came from the top division.

In a remarkable family double Denis and Leslie Compton play alongside each other at football in Arsenal's League Championship of 1947/48 and at cricket in Middlesex's County Championship title in 1947.
(football & cricket)

  Season Results 1 Arsenal 42 23 13 6 81 32 59
    Season Results 2 Manchester United 42 19 14 9 81 48 52
    3 Burnley 42 20 12 10 56 43 52
    4 Derby County 42 19 12 11 77 57 50
    5 Wolverhampton W. 42 19 9 14 83 70 47
    Season Results 6 Aston Villa 42 19 9 14 65 57 47
    7 Preston North End 42 20 7 15 67 68 47
    8 Portsmouth 42 19 7 16 68 50 45
    9 Blackpool 42 17 10 15 57 41 44
    Season Results 10 Manchester City 42 15 12 15 52 47 42
    Season Results 11 Liverpool 42 16 10 16 65 61 42
    12 Sheffield United 42 16 10 16 65 70 42
    13 Charlton Athletic 42 17 6 19 57 66 40
    Season Results 14 Everton 42 17 6 19 52 66 40
    15 Stoke City 42 14 10 18 41 55 38
    16 Middlesbrough 42 14 9 19 71 73 37
    17 Bolton Wanderers 42 16 5 21 46 58 37
    Season Results 18 Chelsea 42 14 9 19 53 71 37
    19 Huddersfield Town 42 12 12 18 51 60 36
    20 Sunderland 42 13 10 19 56 67 36
    21 Blackburn Rovers 42 11 10 21 54 72 32 Relegated
    22 Grimsby Town 42 8 6 28 45 111 22 Relegated