Football League First Division  1952/53

Pos Club Pld W D L F A GA Pts Notes
1st  Arsenal 42 21 12 9 97 64 1.516 54 Champions
2nd  Preston North End 42 21 12 9 85 60 1.417 54 Runners Up 
3rd  Wolverhampton Wanderers 42 19 13 10 86 63 1.365 51 -
4th  West Bromwich Albion 42 21 8 13 66 60 1.100 50 -
5th  Charlton Athletic 42 19 11 12 77 63 1.222 49 -
6th  Burnley 42 18 12 12 67 52 1.288 48 -
7th  Blackpool 42 19 9 14 71 70 1.014 47 -
8th  Manchester United 42 18 10 14 69 72 0.958 46 -
9th  Sunderland 42 15 13 14 68 82 0.829 43 -
10th  Tottenham Hotspur 42 15 11 16 78 69 1.130 41 -
11th  Aston Villa 42 14 13 15 63 61 1.033 41 -
12th  Cardiff City 42 14 12 16 54 46 1.174 40 -
13th  Middlesbrough 42 14 11 17 70 77 0.909 39 -
14th  Bolton Wanderers 42 15 9 18 61 69 0.884 39 -
15th  Portsmouth 42 14 10 18 74 83 0.892 38 -
16th  Newcastle United 42 14 9 19 59 70 0.843 37 -
17th  Liverpool 42 14 8 20 61 82 0.744 36 -
18th  Sheffield Wednesday 42 12 11 19 62 72 0.861 35 -
19th  Chelsea 42 12 11 19 56 66 0.848 35 -
20th  Manchester City 42 14 7 21 72 87 0.828 35 -
21st  Stoke City 42 12 10 20 53 66 0.803 34 ▼Relegated
22nd  Derby County 42 11 10 21 59 74 0.797 32 ▼Relegated

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End of Season Notes

  ♦ Arsenal finished as Football League First Division Champions (7th Time)
  ♦ Preston North End finished as Football League First Division Runners Up
 ▼Stoke City were Relegated to the Football League Second Division
 ▼Derby County were Relegated to the Football League Second Division
 ▲Sheffield United were Promoted from the Football League Second Division
 ▲Huddersfield Town were Promoted from the Football League Second Division