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1890–91 Football Alliance

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Season  1890–91
Matches played  132
Top goalscorer  ?
Champions  Stoke
Goals scored  630 (4.77 per match)
1890–91 Football Alliance
Biggest home win  Sunderland Albion - Walsall Town Swifts 11-1

The 1890–1891 Football Alliance was the second season of the Football Alliance, an association football league which was set up in England as a rival to The Football League, which had begun in the 1888–89 season.


Stoke joined the Alliance in this season after dropping out of the Football League at the end of the previous season and were crowned champions after the penultimate round of fixtures on 4 April. Last season's champions The Wednesday finished bottom after losing thirteen games in a dreadful season. Even a 4–2 win (3–0 at half time) at home to runners up Sunderland Albion on the last day of the season failed to lift Wednesday off the foot of the table.

At the end of the season Stoke were elected back to the Football League along with 6th placed Darwen, whilst Sunderland Albion left in order to join the Northern League.

Final league table

Pld = Matches played; W = Matches won; D = Matches drawn; L = Matches lost; F = Goals for; A = Goals against;
GD = Goal difference; Pts = Points


The results shown here are those of only The Wednesday, Newton Heath, Small Heath,Stoke City and Nottingham Forest.

These results have been checked against the table, and no discrepancies were found. More results might be added as they emerge.

^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Election to the Football League

The number of clubs in the Football League was to be increased by two for the 1891–92 season. In addition to the four League sides seeking re-election, six non-league clubs (five of them from the Football Alliance) also sought League membership. The voting went as follows:


1890–91 Football Alliance Wikipedia

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