Joined League: 1892
Left League: 1893
Bootle could be considered unfortunate not to have been among the founder members of the Football League. Everton, however, had asserted themselves as Merseyside's preeminent club.
Bootle joined the League in 1892 when division 2 was introduced. They finished in 8th place, but resigned from the League and soon afterwards went out of business.
In terms of games played (22) Bootle had the shortest League lifespan of any club.