1916–17 in English football
Between 1914 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 three regional leagues; the South-West Combination played in 1915–16 was discontinued. Each league, except the London Combination, was split into a principal tournament, consisting of a single league, and then a subsidiary tournament of four groups.
|Competition||Principal Tournament winner||Subsidiary Tournament winner(s)|
|Football League (Lancashire Section)||Liverpool||Rochdale (Group A)|
Everton (Group B)
Burnley (Group C)
Manchester United (Group D)
|Football League (Midland Section)||Leeds City||Bradford Park Avenue (Group A)|
Sheffield United (Group B)
Birmingham (Group C)
Chesterfield (Group D)
|London Combination||West Ham United||n/a|
- Kungler, Peter (15 February 2003). "England 1916/17". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation (RSSSF). Retrieved 20 April 2015.