Who was the first club to be given a points deduction. I remember both Swindon (Premier League) and Peterborough (the very old division 3) being relegated for financial irregularities. Clubs have also been deducted points for playing unregistered players. The question is; which was the first club to be deducted points for going into administration? We avoided it when it happpened to us so it is a fairly (or in some cases unfairly) recent phenomenon.