The Terriers are just one game from reaching the Premier League for the first time in their history. However, looking at football pre-1992, Huddersfield have experienced one of the most successful periods in English football. They were the first team to win three successive First Division titles (in 1923/24, ‘24/25 and ‘25/26), and kick-started that run of silverware with victory in the 1922 FA Cup. Legendary manager Herbert Chapman led them to the first three of those honours, and even though they clinched another league title in the year after he left, the Terriers started a slow decline and haven’t been in the top flight since 1972.
By Billy Hawkins – @bhawkinsss
Friday, May 19, 2017
Huddersfield Town are just one game away from returning to the top division of English football for the first time since 1972.
They beat Sheffield Wednesday on penalties in the Championship play-off semi-finals to set up a Wembley clash against Reading in the play-off final.
That match will decide who joins Newcastle and Brighton in next season’s Premier League, and a win for the Terriers will take them back to the top table in English football.
It was a table the Yorkshire club used to dominate.
They were the first team to win three succesive First Division titles, doing so in the 1920s, and were one of the most dominant sides in pre-war football.
Wednesday, who have now failed in the play-offs two years in a row, were also a powerful force in the English game pre-1939, and will be hoping to make it back to the first division in the near future.
So, which other EFL clubs used to dominate English football in the way Huddersfield and Sheffield Wednesday once did? Click the right arrow, above, to find out…