1915–16 in English football
Between 1915 and 1919 competitive football was suspended in England. Many footballers signed up to fight in the war and as a result many teams were depleted, and fielded guest players instead. The Football League and FA Cup were suspended and in their place regional league competitions were set up; appearances in these tournaments do not count in players' official records.
There were four regional leagues. Each league was split into a principal tournament and a subsidiary tournament, except the South-West Combination. The Lancashire and Midland Sections were split into further regional divisions, while the London Combination remained a single league.
|Competition||Principal Tournament winner||Subsidiary Tournament winner(s)|
|Football League (Lancashire Section)||Manchester City||Burnley (Northern Division)|
Manchester City (Southern Division)
|Football League (Midland Section)||Nottingham Forest||Leeds City (Northern Division)|
Nottingham Forest (Southern Division)
Grimsby Town (Midland Division)
- Kungler, Peter (15 February 2003). "England 1915/16". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation (RSSSF). Retrieved 20 April 2015.