NELSON
Formed: 1881  Reformed: 1946  Ground: Victoria Park, Nelson, Lancashire

League Record

Season Position Finished Played Won Drawn Lost For Against Points League & Division
1889/90 4th 24 12 4 8 55 44 28 Lancashire League
1890/91 4th 20 10 4 6 68 54 24 Lancashire League
1891/92 6th 22 10 4 8 82 63 24 Lancashire League
1892/93 11th 22 4 2 16 54 73 10 Lancashire League
1893/94 5th 22 10 6 6 70 55 26 Lancashire League
1894/95 3rd 26 14 5 7 75 48 33 Lancashire League
1895/96 1st 30 22 4 4 105 39 48 Lancashire League
1896/97 8th 28 13 5 10 66 38 31 Lancashire League
1897/98 2nd 26 17 3 6 72 33 37 Lancashire League
1898/99 n/a Nelson were suspended by the League Lancashire League
1900/01 6th 20 8 4 8 33 35 20 Lancashire League
Nelson left the Lancashire League and joined the Lancashire Combination
1901/02 9th 34 13 7 14 60 64 33 Lancashire Combination League
1902/03 17th 34 7 7 20 43 80 21 Lancashire Combination League
1903/04 8th 34 16 4 14 66 61 36 Lancashire Combination Division 1
1904/05 10th 34 13 7 14 57 43 33 Lancashire Combination Division 1
1905/06 14th 38 16 4 18 66 76 36 Lancashire Combination Division 1
1906/07 ▼18th 38 10 5 23 53 113 25 Lancashire Combination Division 1
1907/08 ▲4th 38 26 3 9 124 48 55 Lancashire Combination Division 2
1908/09 8th 38 15 9 14 62 63 39 Lancashire Combination Division 1
1909/10 8th 38 14 10 14 61 59 37 Lancashire Combination Division 1
1910/11 8th 38 15 8 15 64 63 38 Lancashire Combination Division 1
1911/12 14th 32 9 7 16 58 66 25 Lancashire Combination Division 1
1912/13 3rd 34 19 4 11 82 59 42 Lancashire Combination Division 1
1913/14 10th 34 14 4 16 47 64 32 Lancashire Combination Division 1
1914/15 11th 32 13 4 15 66 64 30 Lancashire Combination Division 1
World War 1 Suspended Play
1919/20 13th 42 16 8 18 63 71 40 Central League
1920/21 17th 42 14 9 19 71 70 37 Central League
Nelson were Elected to the Football League
1921/22 16th 38 13 7 18 48 66 33 Football League Third Division North
1922/23 ▲1st 38 24 3 11 61 41 51 Football League Third Division North
1923/24 ▼21st 42 10 13 19 40 74 33 Football League Second Division
1924/25 2nd 42 23 7 12 79 50 53 Football League Third Division North
1925/26 8th 42 16 11 15 89 71 43 Football League Third Division North
1926/27 5th 42 22 7 13 104 75 51 Football League Third Division North
1927/28 22nd 42 10 6 26 76 136 26 Football League Third Division North
1928/29 15th 42 17 5 20 77 90 39 Football League Third Division North
1929/30 19th 42 13 7 22 51 80 33 Football League Third Division North
1930/31 ▼22nd 42 6 7 29 43 113 19 Football League Third Division North
Nelson were Not Re-Elected to the League
1931/32 5th 36 19 6 11 74 53 44 Lancashire Combination League
1932/33 11th 38 14 8 16 83 81 36 Lancashire Combination League
1933/34 8th 38 16 8 14 97 86 40 Lancashire Combination League
1934/35 6th 38 17 10 11 88 61 44 Lancashire Combination League
1935/36 10th 40 16 9 15 86 84 41 Lancashire Combination League
Nelson disbanded and re-formed after the Second World War
World War 2 Suspended Play
1946/47 11th 42 18 7 17 100 85 43 Lancashire Combination League
1947/48 2nd 42 24 9 9 84 62 57 Lancashire Combination League Division 1
1948/49 4th 42 20 9 13 87 68 49 Lancashire Combination League Division 1
1949/50 1st 42 30 4 8 125 63 64 Lancashire Combination League Division 1
1950/51 2nd 42 29 3 10 120 64 61 Lancashire Combination League Division 1
1951/52 1st 42 30 3 9 139 59 63 Lancashire Combination League Division 1
1952/53 5th 42 20 8 14 86 72 48 Lancashire Combination League Division 1
1953/54 3rd 40 21 6 13 91 68 48 Lancashire Combination League Division 1
1954/55 16th 42 14 8 20 82 84 36 Lancashire Combination League Division 1
1955/56 15th 38 12 8 18 60 89 32 Lancashire Combination League Division 1
1956/57 13th 38 15 5 18 53 59 35 Lancashire Combination League Division 1
1957/58 11th 42 17 6 19 65 71 40 Lancashire Combination League Division 1
1958/59 9th 42 19 9 14 82 74 47 Lancashire Combination League Division 1
1959/60 7th 42 22 4 16 78 68 48 Lancashire Combination League Division 1
1960/61 2nd 42 29 7 6 106 47 65 Lancashire Combination League Division 1
1961/62 11th 42 20 5 17 86 71 45 Lancashire Combination League Division 1
1962/63 8th 42 22 4 16 95 81 48 Lancashire Combination League Division 1
1963/64 8th 42 23 3 16 84 73 49 Lancashire Combination League Division 1
1964/65 13th 42 15 7 20 68 108 37 Lancashire Combination League Division 1
1965/66 ▼21st 42 10 5 27 56 121 25 Lancashire Combination League Division 1
1966/67 13th 30 8 5 17 44 73 21 Lancashire Combination League Division 2
1967/68 12th 32 12 5 15 63 67 29 Lancashire Combination League Division 2
The Lancashire Combination League reduced to just one Division following the departure of a number of clubs to the newly formed Northern Premier League
1968/69 18th 42 12 8 22 66 110 32 Lancashire Combination League
1969/70 16th 38 8 5 25 60 106 21 Lancashire Combination League
1970/71 10th 30 9 8 13 55 59 26 Lancashire Combination League
1971/72 7th 28 13 5 10 69 49 31 Lancashire Combination League
1972/73 12th 38 12 7 19 60 76 31 Lancashire Combination League
1973/74 20th 38 6 6 26 36 111 18 Lancashire Combination League
1974/75 6th 38 19 8 11 77 50 46 Lancashire Combination League
1975/76 5th 34 18 5 11 59 35 41 Lancashire Combination League
1976/77 8th 34 15 3 16 48 46 33 Lancashire Combination League
1977/78 18th 34 4 5 25 33 94 13 Lancashire Combination League
1978/79 8th 28 7 10 11 31 33 24 Lancashire Combination League
1979/80 14th 32 7 8 17 46 67 22 Lancashire Combination League
1980/81 17th 34 7 3 24 29 60 17 Lancashire Combination League
1981/82 3rd 34 19 7 8 66 44 45 Lancashire Combination League
The Lancashire Combination League merged with the Cheshire County League to form the North West Counties Football League
1982/83 10th 34 7 16 11 49 56 30 North West Counties League Division 3
1983/84 14th 34 8 18 16 49 55 26 North West Counties League Division 3
1984/85 17th 34 9 4 21 43 80 22 North West Counties League Division 3
1985/86 14th 28 7 7 14 36 65  19* North West Counties League Division 3
1986/87 4th 24 12 6 6 37 29 30 North West Counties League Division 3
The North West Counties League scrapped Division 3 and Nelson moved up to Division 2
1987/88 16th 42 12 10 20 49 76 34 North West Counties League Division 2
Due to ground standards Nelson dropped down to the West Lancashire League
1988/89 16th 34 7 5 22 59 104 26 West Lancashire League Division 2
1989/90 15th 34 7 4 23 58 102  23* West Lancashire League Division 2
1990/91 19th 38 3 6 29 39 103 15 West Lancashire League Division 2
1991/92 16th 34 6 7 21 61 95 25 West Lancashire League Division 2
Nelson were re-admitted to the North West Counties League after a ground upgrade
1992/93 17th 34 7 7 20 47 82 28 North West Counties League Division 2
1993/94 6th 34 16 8 10 75 52 56 North West Counties League Division 2
1994/95 6th 30 13 8 9 64 44 47 North West Counties League Division 2
1995/96 5th 34 17 9 8 78 55 60 North West Counties League Division 2
1996/97 11th 38 14 10 14 64 72 52 North West Counties League Division 2
1997/98 13th 40 17 5 18 69 76 56 North West Counties League Division 2
1998/99 13th 36 11 11 14 51 49 44 North West Counties League Division 2
1999/00 3rd 34 21 8 5 77 31 71 North West Counties League Division 2
2000/01 4th 38 21 11 6 89 44 74 North West Counties League Division 2
2001/02 9th 40 18 9 13 73 63 63 North West Counties League Division 2
2002/03 7th 34 13 12 9 50 40 51 North West Counties League Division 2
2003/04 10th 38 14 11 13 54 64 53 North West Counties League Division 2
2004/05 6th 36 16 11 9 75 52 59 North West Counties League Division 2
2005/06 3rd 36 23 5 8 82 53 74 North West Counties League Division 2
2006/07 20th 42 7 6 29 41 113 27 North West Counties League Division 1
2007/08 20th 38 5 8 25 42 90 23 North West Counties League Division 1
The North West Counties League renamed its Divisions, Division 1 became the Premier Division
2008/09 17th 42 11 12 19 68 86 45 North West Counties League Premier Division
2009/10 ▼17th 42 12 8 22 47 87 44 North West Counties League Premier Division
Nelson resigned from the North West Counties Football League in 2010 but returned to Senior Football in 2011
2011/12 15th 34 9 5 20 48 83 32 North West Counties League Division 1
2012/13 10th 34 11 9 14 64 76 42 North West Counties League Division 1
2013/14 ▲1st 36 29 2 5 135 51 89 North West Counties League Division 1
2014/15 11th 40 16 7 17 69 64 55 North West Counties League Premier Division
2015/16 16th 42 13 9 20 69 70 48 North West Counties League Premier Division
2016/17 ▼21st 42 5 11 26 55 87  25* North West Counties League Premier Division
2017/18 21st 42 7 10 25 50 91 31 North West Counties League Division 1
2018/19 14th 38 12 9 17 60 66 45 North West Counties League Division 1 North
2019/20 - - - - - - - - North West Counties League Division 1 North

 

Footnotes

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1985/86 - Deducted 2 Points

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1989/90 - Deducted 2 Points

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2016/17 - Deducted 1 Point