Football League First Division  1948/49

Pos Club Pld W D L F A GA Pts Notes
1st  Portsmouth 42 25 8 9 84 42 2.000 58 Champions
2nd  Manchester United 42 21 11 10 77 44 1.750 53 Runners Up 
3rd  Derby County 42 22 9 11 74 55 1.345 53 -
4th  Newcastle United 42 20 12 10 70 56 1.250 52 -
5th  Arsenal 42 18 13 11 74 44 1.682 49 -
6th  Wolverhampton Wanderers 42 17 12 13 79 66 1.197 46 -
7th  Manchester City 42 15 15 12 47 51 0.922 45 -
8th  Sunderland 42 13 17 12 49 58 0.845 43 -
9th  Charlton Athletic 42 15 12 15 63 67 0.940 42 -
10th  Aston Villa 42 16 10 16 60 76 0.789 42 -
11th  Stoke City 42 16 9 17 66 68 0.971 41 -
12th  Liverpool 42 13 14 15 53 43 1.233 40 -
13th  Chelsea 42 12 14 16 69 68 1.015 38 -
14th  Bolton Wanderers 42 14 10 18 59 68 0.868 38 -
15th  Burnley 42 12 14 16 43 50 0.860 38 -
16th  Blackpool 42 11 16 15 54 67 0.806 38 -
17th  Birmingham City 42 11 15 16 36 38 0.947 37 -
18th  Everton 42 13 11 18 41 63 0.651 37 -
19th  Middlesbrough 42 11 12 19 46 57 0.807 34 -
20th  Huddersfield Town 42 12 10 20 40 69 0.580 34 -
21st  Preston North End 42 11 11 20 62 75 0.827 33 ▼Relegated
22nd  Sheffield United 42 11 11 20 57 78 0.731 33 ▼Relegated

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End of Season Notes

  ♦ Portsmouth finished as Football League First Division Champions (1st Time)
  ♦ Manchester United finished as Football League First Division Runners Up
 ▼Preston North End were Relegated to the Football League Second Division
 ▼Sheffield United were Relegated to the Football LeagueSecond Division
 ▲Fulham were Promoted from the Football League Second Division
 ▲West Bromwich Albion were Promoted from the Football League Second Division