Derby day doubles

After looking at the number of doubles (one side winning both league fixtures between the two clubs) that the South Wales derby has produced in history (0), I thought it would be interesting to cover the other derbies in the Football Pyramid to see how many doubles they have accrued over time.

A few interesting points from the results:

  • Arsenal and Manchester United have managed 14 doubles over their rivals, more than any other derby.
  • Everton vs Liverpool is the most competed derby fixture in England, having been played in 91 seasons (this season is it’s 92nd as a top flight fixture)
  • Southampton and Portsmouth have only been in the same division during fifteen seasons – I would have thought it would have been more – I even checked the stats again to make sure I wasn’t going wrong somewhere!
  • Chelsea have done the double over Fulham eleven times. Fulham have never done the double over Chelsea.

Team 1 Team 2 Seasons Dbls1 Dbls2 TotalDbls
Everton Liverpool 91 9 13 22
Arsenal Spurs 73 14 6 20
WBA Wolves 71 9 10 19
Man United Manchester City 71 14 4 18
Birmingham City Aston Villa 54 7 11 18
Blackburn Rovers Burnley 42 10 7 17
Sheffield United Sheff Weds 56 10 6 16
Newcastle United Sunderland 65 9 6 15
Brighton Crystal Palace 42 7 4 11
Chelsea Fulham 31 11 0 11
Ipswich Town Norwich City 40 6 4 10
Exeter City Plymouth Argyle 28 3 5 8
Aldershot Town Reading 25 1 7 8
Notts County Nottingham Forest 43 2 5 7
Chester City Wrexham 38 3 4 7
Portsmouth Southampton 15 2 3 5
West Ham United Millwall 11 1 0 1
Cardiff City Swansea City 26 0 0 0

Disclaimers:

  • Stats correct up until the end of the 2009/2010 season.
  • I have almost certainly missed out a massive derby (or you may not consider games above “true derbies”). I apologise wholeheartedly if you are offended.

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  2. It’s worth mentioning that five of Sheffield Wednesday’s six doubles over their United neighbours came at the turn of the 20th century between 1905/06 & 1913/14. It then took them 95 years, quite literally a lifetime, to record their next double in the 2008/09 season. Is this the longest gap between doubles for city/derby rivals?

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