List of Football League teams

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This List of Football League teams includes teams that have played in the Football League from its formation in 1888 to the present day. It shows the area the team represents and also where the area in which the home ground is situated differs.

Team Representing Notes
Town County
Aberdare Athletic Aberdare Glamorgan
Accrington Accrington Lancashire
Accrington Stanley Accrington Lancashire
Aldershot Aldershot Hampshire
Aldershot Town Aldershot Hampshire
Arsenal Woolwich Kent [1]
Ashington Ashington Northumberland
Aston Villa Aston Warwickshire
Barnet Barnet Hertfordshire
Barnsley Barnsley Yorkshire
Barrow Barrow-in-Furness Lancashire
Birmingham City Birmingham Warwickshire
Blackburn Rovers Blackburn Lancashire
Blackpool Blackpool Lancashire
Bolton Wanderers Bolton Lancashire
Bootle Bootle Lancashire
Boston United Boston Lincolnshire
Bournemouth Bournemouth Hampshire
Bradford City Bradford Yorkshire
Bradford Park Avenue Bradford Yorkshire
Brentford Brentford Middlesex
Brighton & Hove Albion Brighton & Hove Sussex
Bristol City Bristol Somerset [2]
Bristol Rovers Bristol Gloucestershire [3]
Burnley Burnley Lancashire
Burton Albion Burton-on-Trent Staffordshire
Burton Swifts Burton-on-Trent Staffordshire
Burton United Burton-on-Trent Staffordshire
Burton Wanderers Burton-on-Trent Staffordshire
Bury Bury Lancashire
Cambridge United Cambridge Cambridgeshire
Cardiff City Cardiff Glamorgan
Carlisle United Carlisle Cumberland
Charlton Athletic Charlton Kent
Chelsea Chelsea Middlesex [4]
Cheltenham Town Cheltenham Gloucestershire
Chester City Chester Cheshire
Chesterfield Chesterfield Derbyshire
Colchester United Colchester Essex
Coventry City Coventry Warwickshire
Crawley Town Crawley Sussex
Crewe Alexandra Crewe Cheshire
Crystal Palace Crystal Palace Surrey
Dagenham & Redbridge Dagenham Essex
Darlington Darlington County Durham
Darwen Darwen Lancashire
Derby County Derby Derbyshire
Doncaster Rovers Doncaster Yorkshire
Durham City Durham County Durham
Everton Liverpool Lancashire
Exeter City Exeter Devon
Fleetwood Town Fleetwood Lancashire
Forest Green Rovers Nailsworth Gloucestershire
Fulham Fulham Middlesex
Gainsborough Trinity Gainsborough Lincolnshire
Gateshead Gateshead County Durham
Gillingham Gillingham Kent
Glossop Glossop Derbyshire
Grimsby Town Grimsby Lincolnshire [5]
Halifax Town Halifax Yorkshire
Harrogate Town Harrogate Yorkshire
Hartlepool United Hartlepool County Durham
Hereford United Hereford Herefordshire
Huddersfield Town Huddersfield Yorkshire
Hull City Hull Yorkshire
Ipswich Town Ipswich Suffolk
Kidderminster Harriers Kidderminster Worcestershire
Leeds City Leeds Yorkshire
Leeds United Leeds Yorkshire
Leicester City Leicester Leicestershire
Leyton Orient Clapton Middlesex [6]
Lincoln City Lincoln Lincolnshire
Liverpool Liverpool Lancashire
Loughborough Loughborough Leicestershire
Luton Town Luton Bedfordshire
Macclesfield Town Macclesfield Cheshire
Maidstone United Maidstone Kent
Manchester City Manchester Lancashire
Manchester United Manchester Lancashire
Mansfield Town Mansfield Nottinghamshire
Merthyr Town Merthyr Tydfil Glamorgan
Middlesbrough Middlesbrough Yorkshire
Middlesbrough Ironopolis Middlesbrough Yorkshire
Millwall Millwall Middlesex [7]
Milton Keynes Dons Milton Keynes Buckinghamshire [8]
Morecambe Morecambe Lancashire
Nelson Nelson Lancashire
New Brighton New Brighton Cheshire
New Brighton Tower New Brighton Cheshire
Newcastle United Newcastle-upon-Tyne Northumberland
Newport County Newport Monmouthshire
Northampton Town Northampton Northamptonshire
Northwich Victoria Northwich Cheshire
Norwich City Norwich Norfolk
Nottingham Forest Nottingham Nottinghamshire
Notts County Nottingham Nottinghamshire
Oldham Athletic Oldham Lancashire
Oxford United Oxford Oxfordshire
Peterborough United Peterborough Northamptonshire [9]
Plymouth Argyle Plymouth Devon
Portsmouth Portsmouth Hampshire
Port Vale Burslem Staffordshire
Preston North End Preston Lancashire
Queens Park Rangers Park Royal Middlesex
Reading Reading Berkshire
Rochdale Rochdale Lancashire
Rotherham County Rotherham Yorkshire
Rotherham Town Rotherham Yorkshire
Rotherham United Rotherham Yorkshire
Rushden & Diamonds Rushden Northamptonshire [10]
Salford City Salford Lancashire
Scarborough Scarborough Yorkshire
Scunthorpe United Scunthorpe Lincolnshire
Sheffield United Sheffield Yorkshire
Sheffield Wednesday Sheffield Yorkshire
Shrewsbury Town Shrewsbury Shropshire
Southampton Southampton Hampshire
Southend United Southend-on-Sea Essex
Southport Southport Lancashire
South Shields South Shields County Durham
Stalybridge Celtic Stalybridge Cheshire
Stevenage Stevenage Hertfordshire
Stockport County Stockport Cheshire
Stoke City Stoke-on-Trent Staffordshire
Sunderland Sunderland County Durham
Swansea City Swansea Glamorgan
Swindon Town Swindon Wiltshire
Thames West Ham Essex
Torquay United Torquay Devon
Tottenham Hotspur Tottenham Middlesex
Tranmere Rovers Tranmere Cheshire
Walsall Walsall Staffordshire
Watford Watford Hertfordshire
West Bromwich Albion West Bromwich Staffordshire
West Ham United West Ham Essex
Wigan Athletic Wigan Lancashire
Wigan Borough Wigan Lancashire
Wimbledon Wimbledon Surrey
AFC Wimbledon Wimbledon Surrey [11]
Wolverhampton Wanderers Wolverhampton Staffordshire
Workington Workington Cumberland
Wrexham Wrexham Denbighshire
Wycombe Wanderers High Wycombe Buckinghamshire
Yeovil Town Yeovil Somerset
York City York Yorkshire


  1. Woolwich Arsenal moved to Highbury, Middlesex and were renamed simply Arsenal
  2. Bristol City's home ground is in that part of the city south of the Avon
  3. Bristol Rovers' home ground is in that part of the city north of the Avon
  4. Chelsea's home ground is in Fulham, Middlesex
  5. Grimsby Town's home ground is in Cleethorpes, Lincolnshire
  6. Clapton Orient moved to Leyton, Essex and were renamed Leyton Orient
  7. Millwall moved to New Cross, Surrey in 1910 before moving to Bermondsey, also in Surrey, in 1993.
  8. Wimbledon moved to Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire and were renamed Milton Keynes Dons
  9. Peterborough's home ground is in that part of the city south of the Nene in Huntingdonshire
  10. Rushden & Diamonds' home ground was in Irthlingborough, Northamptonshire
  11. AFC Wimbledon's home ground is in Kingston-upon-Thames, Surrey