F.A. Premier Reserve League
The F.A. Premier Reserve League was formed to give reserve teams from Premier League clubs more competition against each other. Previously, those in the Northern half of the country were playing in the Central League and those in the Southern half The Football Combination.
Until 2006, clubs relegated from the Premier League were permitted to keep their reserve team in the Premier Reserve League, but from that date only current Premier League sides are represented.
The league was disbanded in 2012 with Premier League clubs forming Under 21 sides instead of reserve teams.
The league was formed with Northern and Southern Divisions
|1999-00||Liverpool reserves||Derby County reserves|
|2000-01||Everton reserves||Derby County reserves|
|2001-02||Manchester United reserves||Ipswich Town reserves|
|2002-03||Sunderland reserves||Watford reserves|
|2003-04||Aston Villa reserves||Charlton Athletic reserves|
|2004-05||Manchester United reserves||Charlton Athletic reserves|
|2005-06||Manchester United reserves||Tottenham Hotspur reserves|
|2006-07||Bolton Wanderers reserves||Reading reserves|
|2007-08||Liverpool reserves||Aston Villa reserves|
|2008-09||Sunderland reserves||Aston Villa reserves|
|2009-10||Manchester United reserves||Aston Villa reserves|
In 2010, the Northern Division was split into "A" and "B" sections.
|Season||North A||North B||South|
|2010-11||Manchester United reserves||Blackburn Rovers reserves||Chelsea reserves|
In 2011, the Northern sections were re-combined into a single section
|2011-12||Manchester United reserves||Aston Villa reserves|
From 2004, a play-off was held to determine the Overall champions. Winners are shown in bold above.
The F.C.H.D. has the complete final table information for this league, compiled from contemporary sources. Two tables, the Northern Division for the inaugural season and the Southern Division for 2001-02, still does not balance.
Please acknowledge the F.C.H.D. when using this information elsewhere