Football League First Division, also known as ‘English top flight’ was hailed as the top tier of English football since its inauguration in 1888- the times of Queen Victoria, Thomas Edison and Jack thew Ripper, much before today’s famous Premier League. Finally, a Reddit user has collected the data of 131 long years into a points table- and it shows interesting results.
Posted on r/soccer by user Chiswell123, take a look at the whole table below-
The table consists of 65 teams, from the top tier EPL to the lower divisions, and the 2019 UEFA Champions League winners Liverpool are at the highest spot!
The Reds have a phenomenal 6833 points-beating second place holders Arsenal by more than a hundred points, making them the indubitable champions of England. They also come first with a marvellous goal difference score of 1863.
The twist comes next. Everton, the club that doesn’t have enough reputation be considered a high tier English club- ranks at third place, ahead of Manchester United, Manchester City, Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea, who all are at fourth, sixth, seventh and eighth place, respectively.
The Toffees however, take the cake on the basis of goals scored- an astonishing number of 7023, but also have the highest number of goals conceded: 6253, lowering their goal difference to 770.
The lowest end of the table is occupied by Glossop North End, a club that plays in Northern Premier League Division One South East.