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Football League Champions
The following is a list of all of the Football League Champions from 1888 to 1992 (when the top 22 clubs in the Football League formed the FA Premier League), together with:

a) every England international to have played in, at least, half of the league games for the club in that season, plus
b) every England international to have been one of the top three league scorers for the club in that season.

Players that did not make their international debuts until after the end of that season are marked red.
Appearances as substitute are marked in brackets in blue, but are included in the total.
 

1888-1915
1919-39

Season

Champions Most Appearances Top Scorers
*First Division's Top Scorer

1946-47

LIVERPOOL

35 - Phil Taylor
30 - Laurie Hughes
26 - Bill Jones

24 - A Balmer
24 - A Stubbins

1947-48

ARSENAL

40 - Joe Mercer
39 - Laurie Scott
35 - Leslie Compton

33 - R Rooke

 Mercer did not play for England in the 1947-48 season.

1948-49

PORTSMOUTH

41 - Jimmy Dickinson
41 - Jack Froggatt
40 - Peter Harris
40 - Len Phillips

17 - Peter Harris
17 - D Reid
15 - Jack Froggatt

1949-50

PORTSMOUTH

40 - Jimmy Dickinson
40 - Peter Harris
39 - Jack Froggatt
34 - Len Phillips

17 - I Clarke
16 - Peter Harris

1950-51

TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR
Manager: Arthur Rowe
(one England appearance 1933)

42 - Harry Clarke
42 - Ted Ditchburn (gk)
41 - Bill Nicholson
40 - Eddie Baily
40 - Alf Ramsey
39 - Arthur Willis
35 - Les Medley

15 - S Walters
14 - L Duquemin
12 - Eddie Baily

Ditchburn did not play for England in the 1950-51 season.

1951-52

MANCHESTER UNITED

42 - Allenby Chilton
41 - Stan Pearson
40 - Jack Rowley
38 - Henry Cockburn
36 - Johnny Berry
24 - Roger Byrne

30 - Jack Rowley
22 - Stan Pearson

Rowley did not play for England in the 1951-52 season.

1952-53

ARSENAL

28 - Joe Mercer
25 - Arthur Milton

22 - D Lishman
Mercer and Milton did not play for England in the 1952-53 season.

1953-54

WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS
Manager: Stan Cullis
(12 England appearances 1937-39)

42 - Johnny Hancocks
39 - Bill Slater
39 - Dennis Wilshaw
39 - Billy Wright
38 - Jimmy Mullen
36 - Peter Broadbent
34 - Bert Williams (gk)

25 - Johnny Hancocks
25 - Dennis Wilshaw

Hancocks and Williams did not play for England in the 1953-54 season.

1954-55

CHELSEA
Manager: Ted Drake
(Five England appearances 1934-38)

41 - Roy Bentley
39 - Ken Armstrong
23 - Frank Blunstone
21 - Peter Sillett

22 - Roy Bentley

1955-56

MANCHESTER UNITED

41 - Ray Wood (gk)
39 - Roger Byrne
35 - David Pegg
34 - Johnny Berry
34 - Dennis Viollet
33 - Duncan Edwards
33 - Tommy Taylor
26 - Bill Foulkes

25 - Tommy Taylor
20 - Dennis Viollet
9 - David Pegg

Foulkes did not play for England in the 1955-56 season.

1956-57

MANCHESTER UNITED

40 - Johnny Berry
39 - Bill Foulkes
39 - Ray Wood (gk)
37 - David Pegg
36 - Roger Byrne
34 - Duncan Edwards
32 - Tommy Taylor
27 - Dennis Viollet

26 - W Whelan
22 - Tommy Taylor
16 - Dennis Viollet

Berry, Foulkes and Wood did not play for England in the 1956-57 season.

1957-58

WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS
Manager: Stan Cullis
(12 England appearances 1937-39)

41 - Eddie Clamp
41 - Norman Deeley
40 - Peter Broadbent
38 - Jimmy Mullen
38 - Billy Wright
28 - Ron Flowers

29 - J Murray
23 - Norman Deeley
17 - Peter Broadbent

Flowers and Mullen did not play for England in the 1957-58 season.

1958-59

WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS
Manager: Stan Cullis
(12 England appearances 1937-39)

40 - Peter Broadbent
39 - Billy Wright
38 - Norman Deeley
31 - Ron Flowers
27 - Bill Slater
26 - Eddie Clamp

21 - J Murray
20 - Peter Broadbent
17 - Norman Deeley

Clamp did not play for England in the 1958-59 season.

1959-60

BURNLEY

42 - Brian Miller
42 - Ray Pointer
41 - John Angus
41 - Brian Pilkington
34 - John Connelly

20 - John Connelly
19 - Ray Pointer

Pilkington did not play for England in the 1959-60 season.

1960-61

TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR
Manager: Bill Nicholson
(One England appearance 1951)

42 - Ron Henry
41 - Maurice Norman
36 - Bobby Smith

28 - Bobby Smith

1961-62

IPSWICH TOWN
Manager: Alf Ramsey
(32 England appearances 1948-53)
41 - Ray Crawford 33 - Ray Crawford* (joint top scorer)

1962-63

EVERTON

42 - Gordon West (gk)
40 - Brian Labone

24 - R Vernon

1963-64

LIVERPOOL

42 - Ian Callaghan
42 - Gordon Milne
42 - Peter Thompson
41 - Roger Hunt
33 - Gerry Byrne
24 - Jimmy Melia

31 - Roger Hunt
Byrne and Melia did not play for England in the 1963-64 season.

1964-65

MANCHESTER UNITED

42 - John Connelly
42 - Bill Foulkes
41 - Bobby Charlton
41 - Nobby Stiles

28 - D Law
20 - D Herd
15 - John Connelly

Foulkes did not play for England in the 1964-65 season.

1965-66

LIVERPOOL

42 - Gerry Byrne
42 - Ian Callaghan
42 - Tommy Smith
40 - Chris Lawler
40 - Peter Thompson
37 - Roger Hunt
28 - Gordon Milne

30 - Roger Hunt
10 - I St John
7 - Gordon Milne

Milne did not play for England in the 1965-66 season.

1966-67

MANCHESTER UNITED

42 - Bobby Charlton
37 - Nobby Stiles
36(1) - David Sadler
35 - Alex Stepney (gk)
33 - Bill Foulkes

23 - D Law
16 - D Herd
12 - Bobby Charlton

Foulkes did not play for England in the 1966-67 season.

1967-68

MANCHESTER CITY
Manager: Joe Mercer
(Five England appearances 1938-39)

41 - Mike Summerbee
38(1) - Mike Doyle
35 - Colin Bell
31 - Francis Lee

19 - N Young
16 - Francis Lee
14 - Colin Bell
14 - Mike Summerbee

1968-69

LEEDS UNITED
Manager: Don Revie
(Six England appearances 1954-56)

42 - Norman Hunter
42 - Paul Reaney
41 - Jack Charlton
40 - Mick Jones
38 - Mike O-Grady
35(1) - Terry Cooper
31 - Paul Madeley

14 - Mick Jones
9 - P Lorimer
8 - Mike O-Grady

Jones did not play for England in the 1968-69 season.

1969-70

EVERTON

42 - Joe Royle
42 - Gordon West (gk)
42 - Tommy Wright
37 - Alan Ball
35 - Colin Harvey
34 - Brian Labone

23 - Joe Royle
11 - A Whittle
10 - Alan Ball

West did not play for England in the 1969-70 season.

1970-71

ARSENAL

41 - Ray Kennedy
41 - John Radford
40 - Bob McNab
40 - Peter Storey

19 - Ray Kennedy
15 - John Radford

McNab and Radford did not play for England in the 1970-71 season.

1971-72

DERBY COUNTY
Manager: Brian Clough
(Two England appearances 1959)

42 - Kevin Hector
40 - Colin Todd
38 - Roy McFarland

15 - A Hinton
13 - J O-Hare
12 - Kevin Hector

1972-73

LIVERPOOL

42 - Ian Callaghan
42 - Chris Lawler
42 - Larry Lloyd
41 - Ray Clemence (gk)
41 - Emlyn Hughes
41 - Kevin Keegan
37 - Alec Lindsay
33 - Tommy Smith

13 - Kevin Keegan
13 - J Toshack

Callaghan, Lawler, Lloyd and Smith did not play for England in the 1972-73 season.

1973-74

LEEDS UNITED
Manager: Don Revie
(Six England appearances 1954-56)

42 - Norman Hunter
39 - Paul Madeley
38(1) - Trevor Cherry
36 - Paul Reaney
34 - Allan Clarke
31(3) - Mick Jones

14 - Mick Jones
13 - Allan Clarke

Jones and Reaney did not play for England in the 1973-74 season.

1974-75

DERBY COUNTY

39 - Colin Todd
38 - Kevin Hector
38 - David Nish
34 - Francis Lee

15 - B Rioch
13 - Kevin Hector
12 - Francis Lee

Hector, Lee and Nish did not play for England in the 1974-75 season.

1975-76

LIVERPOOL

42 - Ray Clemence (gk)
42 - Phil Neal
41 - Emlyn Hughes
41 - Kevin Keegan
41 - Phil Thompson
40 - Ian Callaghan
30(1) - Ray Kennedy
24 - Tommy Smith

16 - J Toshack
12 - Kevin Keegan

Callaghan, Hughes and Smith did not play for England in the 1975-76 season.

1976-77

LIVERPOOL

42 - Ray Clemence (gk)
42 - Emlyn Hughes
42 - Phil Neal
41 - Ray Kennedy
38 - Kevin Keegan
33(1) - Ian Callaghan
26(7) - David Johnson
26(1) - Terry McDermott
26 - Phil Thompson

12 - Kevin Keegan
Callaghan did not play for England in the 1976-77 season.

1977-78

NOTTINGHAM FOREST
Manager: Brian Clough
(Two England appearances 1959)

40 - Peter Withe
37 - Viv Anderson
37 - Peter Shilton (gk)
36 - Tony Woodcock
26 - Larry Lloyd

12 - J Robertson
12 - Peter Withe
11 - Tony Woodcock

Lloyd did not play for England in the 1977-78 season.

1978-79

LIVERPOOL

42 - Ray Clemence (gk)
42 - Ray Kennedy
42 - Phil Neal
39 - Phil Thompson
37 - Alan Kennedy
37(3) - Terry McDermott
30(4) - David Johnson

21 - K Dalglish
16 - David Johnson
10 - Ray Kennedy

Johnson and Kennedy did not play for England in the 1978-79 season.

1979-80

LIVERPOOL

42 - Phil Neal
42 - Phil Thompson
41 - Ray Clemence (gk)
40 - Ray Kennedy
37 - David Johnson
37 - Alan Kennedy
37 - Terry McDermott

21 - David Johnson
16 - K Dalglish
11 - Terry McDermott

1980-81

ASTON VILLA

42 - Gordon Cowans
42 - Tony Morley
42 - Jimmy Rimmer (gk)
36 - Peter Withe

20 - Peter Withe* (joint top scorer)
18 - G Shaw
10 - Tony Morley

Rimmer did not play for England in the 1980-81 season.

1981-82

LIVERPOOL

42 - Phil Neal
35 - Sammy Lee
34(2) - Alan Kennedy
34 - Phil Thompson
29(1) - Terry McDermott

17 - I Rush
14 - Terry McDermott

1982-83

LIVERPOOL

42 - Alan Kennedy
42 - Phil Neal
40 - Sammy Lee
24 - Phil Thompson

24 - I Rush

1983-84

LIVERPOOL

42 - Alan Kennedy
42 - Sammy Lee
41 - Phil Neal

32 - I Rush

1984-85

EVERTON

40 - Trevor Steven
37 - Paul Bracewell
37 - Gary Stevens
36 - Peter Reid

21 - G Sharp
12 - Trevor Steven

1985-86

LIVERPOOL 23 - Steve McMahon

22 - I Rush
14 - J Molby
11 - Paul Walsh

Walsh did not play for England in the 1985-86 season.

1986-87

EVERTON

41 - Trevor Steven
35 - Dave Watson
25 - Gary Stevens

14 - Trevor Steven

1987-88

LIVERPOOL

40 - Steve McMahon
38 - John Barnes
38(2) - Peter Beardsley

26 - J Aldridge
15 - John Barnes
15 - Peter Beardsley

1988-89

ARSENAL

38 - David Rocastle
38 - Nigel Winterburn
37(8)  - Paul Merson
37(4) - Michael Thomas
36 - Tony Adams
36 - Alan Smith
34(2) - Kevin Richardson
33(2) - Lee Dixon
31 - Brian Marwood
30(4) - Steve Bould

23 - Alan Smith* (joint top scorer)
10 - Paul Merson
9 - Brian Marwood

1989-90

LIVERPOOL

38(1) - Steve McMahon
34 - John Barnes
29(2) - Peter Beardsley
25 - Barry Venison

22 - John Barnes
18 - I Rush
10 - Peter Beardsley

1990-91

ARSENAL

38 - Steve Bould
38 - Lee Dixon
38 - David Seaman (gk)
38 - Nigel Winterburn
37(1) - Paul Merson
37(2) - Alan Smith
31(4) - Michael Thomas
30 - Tony Adams

22 - Alan Smith* (joint top scorer)
13 - Paul Merson

Thomas and Winterburn did not play for England in the 1990-91 season.

1991-92

LEEDS UNITED

40 - David Batty
38 - Tony Dorigo
31(2) - Mel Sterland
23(11) - Steve Hodge

16 - L Chapman
11 - R Wallace
7 - Steve Hodge

Hodge and Sterland did not play for England in the 1991-92 season.
From 1992 (Premier League Years)

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