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5 Facts about the Southern Football League Every Supporter Should Know

Southern Football League is a professional competition involving teams from the South, Central and Midlands of England, as well as South Wales. This league was founded in 1894 and this league has different divisions. So, that’s why we bring some facts about the Southern Football League every supporter should know about:


The Southern Football League is made up of more than 80 clubs that are distributed in 4 different English leagues such as the National League of the South, the National League of the North, Division One Central and Division One South. This league is located at No. 7 and 8 in the English football league system.

Successful Clubs

Some clubs are currently winning in football and the Premier League, such as the Tottenham Hotspur or the Crystal Palace has won several times in the Southern League.


Comparing with the northern leagues of England with the Southern Football League, in the south cost more professional teams arose since in 1885 the professionalism was sanctioned by The Football League. But many clubs and leagues opposed this restriction. So Arsenal was the first team in the south to be a professional team from England.


Southern Football League came to be successful during the early 1900s that came to be in the third position of the English league in general; being absorbed by the football league of England. Many top players of the world of the late 1800s and early 1900s played in this league.

First Champion

Plymouth Argyle Reserves was the first champion of the Southern Football League in 1933 and then won again in 1934; a team that is currently competing in the 3rd English league.

The Southern Football League is currently in the 7th and 8th place of the official English league; so they continue to struggle to try and rise in position and prestige in England. It’s a league that has many teams with potential, a lot of professionalism and a lot of talent.

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