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AllTime League Positions (since 1938)
League Position by Season
Season 
Division 
Position 
Relative Position 
1938/39 
Div 3 (S) 
7

51

1946/47 
Div 3 (S) 
6

50

1947/48 
Div 3 (S) 
4

48

1948/49 
Div 3 (S) 
7

51

1949/50 
Div 3 (S) 
17

61

1950/51 
Div 3 (S) 
8

52

1951/52 
Div 3 (S) 
17

61

1952/53 
Div 3 (S) 
16

60

1953/54 
Div 3 (S) 
1

45

1954/55 
Div 2 
21

43

1955/56 
Div 3 (S) 
3

47

1956/57 
Div 3 (S) 
1

45

1957/58 
Div 2 
8

30

1958/59 
Div 2 
16

38

1959/60 
Div 2 
11

33

1960/61 
Div 2 
1

23

1961/62 
Div 1 
1

1

1962/63 
Div 1 
17

17

1963/64 
Div 1 
22

22

1964/65 
Div 2 
5

27

1965/66 
Div 2 
15

37

1966/67 
Div 2 
5

27

1967/68 
Div 2 
1

23

1968/69 
Div 1 
12

12

1969/70 
Div 1 
18

18

1970/71 
Div 1 
19

19

1971/72 
Div 1 
13

13

1972/73 
Div 1 
4

4

1973/74 
Div 1 
4

4

1974/75 
Div 1 
3

3

1975/76 
Div 1 
6

6

1976/77 
Div 1 
3

3

1977/78 
Div 1 
18

18

1978/79 
Div 1 
6

6

1979/80 
Div 1 
3

3

1980/81 
Div 1 
2

2

1981/82 
Div 1 
2

2

1982/83 
Div 1 
9

9

1983/84 
Div 1 
12

12

1984/85 
Div 1 
17

17

1985/86 
Div 1 
20

20

1986/87 
Div 2 
5

27

1987/88 
Div 2 
8

29

1988/89 
Div 2 
8

28

1989/90 
Div 2 
9

29

1990/91 
Div 2 
14

34

1991/92 
Div 2 
1

23

1992/93 
Prem 
16

16

1993/94 
Prem 
19

19

1994/95 
Prem 
22

22

1995/96 
Div 1 
7

27

1996/97 
Div 1 
4

24

1997/98 
Div 1 
5

25

1998/99 
Div 1 
3

23

1999/00 
Div 1 
3

23

2000/01 
Prem 
5

5

2001/02 
Prem 
18

18

2002/03 
Div 1 
7

27

2003/04 
Div 1 
5

25

2004/05 
Chmp 
3

23

Notes:
(1) The FA Premier League came into being from 199293 onwards.
(2) The Championship replaced Div 1 from 200405 onwards.
(3) Relative position is league placing relative to first place in top flight.
(4) Town's lowest ever league placing is 61st (in which they have finished on two occasions in 1949/50 & 1951/52)
(5) Town's best ever placing was 1st (as League Champions in 1961/62) and they have achieved a top 6 finish, in the top flight, on 11 occasions.
(6) Town's worst league placing over the past 35 years, was 34th overall, when they finished 14th in the old Second Division in the 1990/91 season.
Summary by Division (upto 2005)
Division 
Seasons 
Av Posn 
Seasons in Top Flight (Premier League/Old Division One) 
26

11

Seasons in 2nd Level (Division One/Old Division Two) 
23

7

Seasons in 3rd Level (Old Third Division (South)) 
11

8

Total Seasons in Football League 
60

26

Graphically  relative to first place in top flight (upto 2005)
