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The 1899–1900 season was Bristol Rovers' first in the newly-professional Southern League. Up to this point they had been playing in the Western League and Birmingham & District League, and had been moving towards professionalism over the preceding years.

League table[]

Southern League Division One
Pos Team P W D L GF GA GAv Pts
1 Tottenham Hotspur 28 20 4 4 67 26 2.58 44
2 Portsmouth 28 20 1 7 58 27 2.03 41
3 Southampton 28 17 1 10 70 33 2.12 35
4 Reading 28 15 2 11 41 28 1.46 32
5 Swindon Town 28 15 2 11 50 42 1.19 32
6 Bedminster 28 13 2 13 44 45 0.98 28
7 Millwall Athletic 28 12 3 13 36 37 0.97 27
8 Queens Park Rangers 28 12 2 14 49 57 0.86 26
9 Bristol City 28 9 7 12 43 47 0.94 25
10 Bristol Rovers 28 11 3 14 46 55 0.84 25
11 New Brompton 28 9 6 13 39 49 0.80 24
12 Gravesend United 28 10 4 14 38 58 0.66 24
13 Chatham Town 28 10 3 15 38 58 0.66 23
14 Thames Ironworks 28 8 5 15 30 45 0.67 21
15 Sheppey United 28 3 7 18 24 66 0.36 13
Notes
  • Brighton United and Cowes both started the season playing in this division, but both resigned from the league and had their records expunged.
  • Thames Ironworks kept their place in the division after beating Division Two side Fulham 5–1 in a promotion/relegation test match.
  • Sheppey United were relegated after losing a promotion/relegation test match 2–1 to Watford.
  • Bedminster merged into Bristol City at the end of the season.
  • Thames Ironworks were dissolved in June 1900, but were re-formed as West Ham United shortly afterwards, keeping their place in the league for the following season.
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