DIVISION 2    1952/53
      For full league and cup results  click on by club required.
      P W D L F A Pts
  Leading League goalscorer:
Arthur Rowley 
(Leicester City)
 39  goals

Jack Charlton made his League debut for Leeds against Doncaster Rovers at Elland Road on April 25th 1953 - the first of what would be a club record 629 League appearances for the Yorkshire club. As he left the dressing room he asked manager Raich Carter what he should be doing in the match and received the reply 'See how fast their centre forward can limp.'
Link - debuts

In January 63,499 turned up at St James' Park  for the FA Cup tie between Newcastle United and Swansea Town - and the match was abandoned after just 8 minutes because of fog.! Four days later another 61,064 were present for the re-arranged game, which Newcastle won
3-0. Abandoned Matches.

  1 Sheffield United 42 25 10 7 97 55 60 Promoted
    2 Huddersfield Town 42 24 10 8 84 33 58 Promoted
    3 Luton Town 42 22 8 12 84 49 52
    4 Plymouth Argyle 42 20 9 13 65 60 49
    5 Leicester City 42 18 12 12 89 74 48
    6 Birmingham City 42 19 10 13 71 66 48
    7 Nottingham Forest 42 18 8 16 77 67 44
    8 Fulham 42 17 10 15 81 71 44
    9 Blackburn Rovers 42 18 8 16 68 65 44
    10 Leeds United 42 14 15 13 71 63 43
    Season Results 11 Swansea Town 42 15 12 15 78 81 42
    12 Rotherham United 42 16 9 17 75 74 41
    13 Doncaster Rovers 42 12 16 14 58 64 40
    Season Results 14 West Ham United 42 13 13 16 58 60 39
    15 Lincoln City 42 11 17 14 64 71 39
    Season Results 16 Everton 42 12 14 16 71 75 38
    17 Brentford 42 13 11 18 59 76 37
    18 Hull City 42 14 8 20 57 69 36
    19 Notts County 42 14 8 20 60 88 36
    20 Bury 42 13 9 20 53 81 35
    Season Results 21 Southampton 42 10 13 19 68 85 33 Relegated
    22 Barnsley 42 5 8 29 47 108 18 Relegated
   
    Relegated Southampton relegated to Division 3 (South), Barnsley to Division 3 (North).