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Huddersfield Town

 

Huddersfield joined the Football League in 1910 and spent 10 years in the Second Division before rising to the top flight for the first time in 1920, at what proved to be the start of the side’s golden era.

The man behind the extraordinary success of the club in the 1920s was manager Herbert Chapman, who arrived at the club’s home at Leeds Road in 1921 and transformed the side between then and his departure for Arsenal in 1925.  He made some great signings including the 19-year old Scottish international Alex Jackson from Aberdeen.  A roaming, goalscoring outside right, he formed a great partnership with centre-forward George Brown, who set a club record in the First Division with 35 goals.

Huddersfield Town won the FA Cup in 1922 and then stormed to triumph in three successive League championships, 1924-26, under their highly talented captain Clem Stephenson.  

The first league title was the most dramatic.  At the end of the season Huddersfield and Cardiff both had 57 points.  Huddersfield's goal column read 60-33, Cardiff's 61-34.  In the days when goal average counted, Huddersfield's was 0.024 better than the Welsh team's.  

Huddersfield retained the title the following season conceding just 28 goals, and completed a hat trick of titles, the first team to achieve this feat, when they finished five points ahead of Arsenal in the 1925-26 campaign.

They were runners-up in the League in 1923 and subsequently in 1927 and 1928 before their trail of glory finally came to an end.