League Champions & Record 1982-83
|Division 2||Queens Park Rangers||42||26||7||9||77||36||85|
|Alliance Premier League (5)||Enfield||42||25||9||8||95||48||84|
|Football Combination||Queens Park Rangers||42||29||8||5||113||47||66|
|Central League Division 1||West Bromwich Albion||30||19||6||5||53||18||44|
|Central League Division 2||Nottingham Forest||30||22||3||5||66||27||47|
|Northern Premier League (6)||Gateshead||42||32||4||6||114||43||100|
|North West Counties League (6)||Burscough||38||26||7||5||93||45||59|
|Northern League (6)||Blyth Spartans||36||23||11||2||92||31||80|
|West Midlands League (6)||Halesowen Town||38||28||6||4||124||37||62|
|Southern League Premier (6)||AP Leamington||38||25||4||9||78||50||79|
|Southern League Midland (7)||Cheltenham Town||32||22||5||5||65||29||71|
|Southern League Southern (7)||Fisher Athletic||34||23||5||6||79||34||74|
|Isthmian League (6)||Wycombe Wanderers||42||26||7||9||79||47||85|
Points Sytem: 3 Pts Win, 1 Pt Draw, 0 Pts Loss (All Leagues except Reserve Leagues). 2 Pts Win, 1 Pt Draw, 0 Pts Loss (Reserve Leagues).
Liverpool FC won the Football League Division 1 in 1982-83 with 82 points. Champions of the Lower Divisions were Queens Park Rangers (Division 2), Portsmouth (Division 3) and Wimbledon (Division 4). The top Non-League Football Champions were Enfield (Alliance Premier League).
Reserve League Champions were Queens Park Rangers (Football Combination), West Bromwich Albion (Central League Division 1) and Nottingham Forest (Central League Division 2). These were Professional Leagues for Reserve Teams of Football League teams.
Amateur Non-League Football Champions were: AP Leamington (Southern League Premier Division), Cheltenham Town (Southern League Midlands Division), Fisher Athletic (Southern League Southern Division), Gateshead (Northern Premier League), Halesowen Town (West Midlands League), Burscough (North West Counties League), Blyth Spartans (Northern League) and Wycombe Wanderers (Isthmian League).
There was no automatic promotion and relegation between the Football League Division 4 and the Non-League Football Leagues. By this stage the Alliance Premier League had become the basis for the National League as we know it today (Level 5), sponsored by Nationwide (previously Vanarama) and in between known as the Conference (sponsored most famously by Vauxhall).
It worth noting that the Football League (still known as such rather than English Football League) and Amateur Leagues had gone over to 3 Points for a win, whereas the Reserve Leagues still operated under the 2 Pts for a win system.
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Thanks to Jason Caldwell, Alan McCormack, Paul Nolan, Andrew McGovern, Colm Murray, Niall Brennan.
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