1958–59 Football League

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The Football League
Season 1958–59
Champions Wolverhampton Wanderers
1959–60

The 195859 season was the 60th completed season of The Football League.

Contents

This season saw the introduction of the Fourth Division.

Final league tables

The tables below are reproduced here in the exact form that they can be found at The Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation website [1] and in Rothmans Book of Football League Records 1888–89 to 1978–79, [2] with home and away statistics separated.

Beginning with the season 1894–95, clubs finishing level on points were separated according to goal average (goals scored divided by goals conceded), or more properly put, goal ratio. The goal average system was eventually scrapped beginning with the 1976–77 season.

From this season, the bottom four teams of the Fourth Division were required to apply for re-election. [2]

First Division

Football League
First Division
Season1958–59
Champions Wolverhampton Wanderers (3rd English title)
Relegated Aston Villa
Portsmouth
1959–60 European Cup Wolverhampton Wanderers
1958–60 Inter-Cities Fairs Cup Birmingham City
Chelsea
FA Cup winners Nottingham Forest (2nd FA Cup title)
Matches played462
Goals scored1,692 (3.66 per match)
Top goalscorer Jimmy Greaves (Chelsea), 33 [3]
Biggest home win Wolverhampton Wanderers 7 Portsmouth 0
Biggest away win Nottingham Forest 1 Birmingham City 7
Birmingham City 0 West Bromwich Albion 6
Highest scoring(14 goals) Tottenham Hotspur 10 Everton 4
1959–60
PosTeamPldHWHDHLHGFHGAAWADALAGFAGAGAvPtsQualification or relegation
1 Wolverhampton Wanderers 4215336819132642302.24561League Champions, qualified for European Cup 1959–60 Premliminary Round
2 Manchester United 4214435827103845391.56155
3 Arsenal 421434532975935391.29450
4 Bolton Wanderers 421434563067823361.19750
5 West Bromwich Albion 428764133106547351.29449
6 West Ham United 4215335929631226411.21448
7 Burnley 421146412986740411.15748
8 Blackpool 4212723913641127361.34747
9 Birmingham City 4214165435651030331.23546Participated in 1958–60 Inter-Cities Fairs Cup
10 Blackburn Rovers 421236482857928421.08644
11 Newcastle United 4211374029641140511.00041
12 Preston North End 42939403984930380.90941
13 Nottingham Forest 429483732821134420.95940 1958–59 FA Cup winners
14 Chelsea 4213265237521425610.78640Participated in 1958–60 Inter-Cities Fairs Cup
15 Leeds United 428762827721229470.77039
16 Everton 4211373938611432490.81638
17 Luton Town 4211645026171318450.95837
18 Tottenham Hotspur 4210385642371129530.89536
19 Leicester City 427683436441333620.68432
20 Manchester City 428764032321624630.67431
21 Aston Villa 428583133331527540.66730Relegated
22 Portsmouth 4254123847151526650.57121
Source: [ citation needed ]

Results

Home \ Away ARS AST BIR BLB BLP BOL BUR CHE EVE LEE LEI LUT MCI MUN NEW NOT POR PNE TOT WBA WHU WOL
Arsenal 1–22–11–11–46–13–01–13–11–05–11–04–13–23–23–15–21–23–14–31–21–1
Aston Villa 1–21–11–01–12–10–03–12–42–11–23–11–10–22–12–33–22–01–11–41–21–3
Birmingham 4–14–13–04–21–32–14–12–14–14–20–16–10–41–00–32–25–15–10–63–00–3
Blackburn Rovers 4–22–33–20–01–14–10–32–12–45–03–12–11–33–03–02–14–15–00–01–21–2
Blackpool 1–22–12–01–14–01–15–01–13–02–13–00–02–13–01–01–14–20–01–12–00–1
Bolton Wanderers 2–11–32–03–14–01–26–00–34–03–34–24–16–31–13–22–12–14–12–10–22–2
Burnley 3–13–10–10–03–10–14–03–13–13–32–23–44–22–20–22–11–03–11–31–00–2
Chelsea 0–32–11–00–23–10–11–33–12–05–23–32–02–36–54–12–23–14–20–23–26–2
Everton 1–62–13–12–23–11–01–23–13–20–13–13–13–20–21–32–11–42–13–32–20–1
Leeds United 2–10–00–02–11–13–41–14–01–01–11–10–41–23–21–01–11–33–10–11–01–3
Leicester City 2–36–32–41–10–30–01–10–32–00–13–13–12–10–10–33–12–23–42–21–11–0
Luton Town 6–32–10–11–11–10–06–22–10–11–14–35–10–04–25–13–14–11–21–14–10–1
Manchester City 0–00–04–10–10–23–31–45–11–32–13–11–11–15–11–13–21–15–10–23–11–4
Manchester United 1–12–11–06–13–13–01–35–22–14–04–12–14–14–41–16–10–22–21–24–12–1
Newcastle United 1–01–01–11–51–02–05–21–24–02–23–11–04–11–11–32–01–21–21–23–13–4
Nottingham Forest 1–12–01–71–12–03–01–21–32–10–31–43–14–00–33–05–00–11–11–14–01–3
Portsmouth 0–15–21–12–11–20–14–22–22–32–04–12–23–41–31–50–11–21–12–61–23–5
Preston North End 2–14–23–01–20–30–00–42–03–11–23–10–02–03–43–43–53–12–22–42–11–2
Tottenham Hotspur 1–43–20–43–12–31–12–24–010–42–36–03–03–11–31–31–04–41–25–01–42–1
West Bromwich Albion 1–11–12–22–33–11–12–44–02–31–22–22–03–01–32–22–01–21–14–32–12–1
West Ham United 0–07–21–26–31–04–31–04–23–22–30–30–05–13–23–05–36–01–12–13–12–0
Wolverhampton Wanderers 6–14–03–15–02–01–23–31–21–06–23–05–02–04–01–35–17–02–01–15–21–1
Updated to match(es) played on unknown. Source: Ian Laschke: Rothmans Book of Football League Records 1888–89 to 1978–79. Macdonald and Jane’s, London & Sydney, 1980.
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Maps

Greater London UK location map 2.svg
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Locations of the Football League First Division London teams 1958–1959

Second Division

Football League
Second Division
Season1958–59
Champions Sheffield Wednesday (5th title)
Promoted Fulham
Relegated Barnsley,
Grimsby Town
Matches played462
Goals scored1,604 (3.47 per match)
Top goalscorer Brian Clough (Middlesbrough), 42 [3]
1959–60
PosTeamPldHWHDHLHGFHGAAWADALAGFAGAGAvPtsPromotion or relegation
1 Sheffield Wednesday 4218216813104738352.20862Division Champions, promoted
2 Fulham 421812652695731351.57460Promoted
3 Sheffield United 421623541575928331.70853
4 Liverpool 4215335725921030371.40353
5 Stoke City 4216234819551124391.24149
6 Bristol Rovers 421353462357934411.25048
7 Derby County 421515462957928421.04248
8 Charlton Athletic 4213355333541239571.02243
9 Cardiff City 4212273726651028391.00043 Welsh Cup winners
10 Bristol City 4211374327641131431.05741
11 Swansea Town 4212545230441327510.97541
12 Brighton & Hove Albion 4210924629521428610.82241
13 Middlesbrough 429755126631236451.22540
14 Huddersfield Town 4212363920451223351.12740
15 Sunderland 4213444223341422520.85340
16 Ipswich Town 4212453727521425500.80540
17 Leyton Orient 429484330541228480.91036
18 Scunthorpe United 427683237531323470.65533
19 Lincoln City 4210564537121818560.67729
20 Rotherham United 429573228141610540.51229
21 Grimsby Town 427774136231621540.68928Relegated
22 Barnsley 428493434231621570.60427
Source: [ citation needed ]

Results

Home \ Away BAR B&HA BRI BRR CAR CHA DER FUL GRI HUD IPS LEY LIN LIV MID ROT SCU SHU SHW STK SUN SWA
Barnsley 0–24–70–03–27–10–02–43–11–03–01–32–20–21–01–10–11–30–12–10–23–1
Brighton & Hove Albion 1–12–21–12–22–23–13–02–02–04–12–22–12–24–63–02–02–01–32–22–02–2
Bristol City 3–13–01–12–32–41–31–11–02–13–00–11–01–32–26–10–13–11–22–14–14–0
Bristol Rovers 0–22–01–22–02–12–10–07–31–11–11–33–03–03–14–14–01–12–11–02–14–4
Cardiff City 0–13–11–02–41–20–01–24–13–21–22–13–03–03–21–00–23–12–22–12–10–1
Charlton Athletic 4–02–34–14–30–01–22–12–12–15–14–13–22–31–05–22–31–13–31–23–22–1
Derby County 3–01–34–13–21–33–22–03–03–13–21–21–03–20–31–13–12–11–43–02–03–1
Fulham 5–23–11–01–02–12–14–23–01–03–25–24–20–13–24–01–14–26–26–16–21–2
Grimsby Town 3–31–12–01–25–11–53–02–22–12–34–14–22–33–21–11–11–20–22–21–10–1
Huddersfield Town 2–13–20–11–23–01–01–12–12–03–00–02–15–05–13–00–10–21–21–21–13–2
Ipswich Town 3–15–31–10–23–33–11–11–22–10–02–14–12–02–11–03–11–00–20–20–23–2
Leyton Orient 5–12–24–21–33–06–11–30–20–12–52–00–01–35–22–02–11–10–20–16–00–0
Lincoln City 2–14–20–24–14–23–31–42–44–41–13–12–02–11–11–03–31–20–13–13–11–2
Liverpool 3–25–03–22–11–23–03–00–03–32–23–13–03–21–24–03–02–13–23–43–14–0
Middlesbrough 3–19–00–02–21–11–35–02–31–03–12–34–21–22–11–26–10–02–20–00–06–2
Rotherham United 3–00–11–23–31–04–33–04–02–10–11–21–11–00–11–41–02–21–00–00–43–3
Scunthorpe United 1–02–33–30–01–03–32–21–21–30–31–12–03–11–20–32–01–31–41–13–23–1
Sheffield United 5–03–14–05–21–15–01–22–02–10–02–02–36–12–00–12–04–11–02–13–12–0
Sheffield Wednesday 5–02–02–33–13–14–11–12–26–04–13–12–07–01–02–05–02–02–04–16–02–1
Stoke City 2–13–02–12–20–12–12–14–14–05–11–03–21–00–23–13–04–31–23–00–03–0
Sunderland 2–24–13–13–10–20–33–01–21–01–00–24–02–02–10–01–13–14–13–33–12–1
Swansea Town 2–14–21–02–11–32–24–41–21–10–14–23–33–13–35–23–03–00–24–01–05–0
Updated to match(es) played on unknown. Source: Ian Laschke: Rothmans Book of Football League Records 1888–89 to 1978–79. Macdonald and Jane’s, London & Sydney, 1980.
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Maps

Greater London UK location map 2.svg
Red pog.svg
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Locations of the Football League Second Division London teams 1958–1959

Third Division

Football League
Third Division
Season1958–59
Champions Plymouth Argyle (1st title)
Promoted Hull City
Relegated Doncaster Rovers,
Notts County,
Rochdale
Stockport County
Matches played552
Goals scored1,733 (3.14 per match)
Top goalscorer Jim Towers (Brentford), 32 [3]
1957–58 (North)
1957–58 (South)
1959–60
PosTeamPldHWHDHLHGFHGAAWADALAGFAGAGAvPtsPromotion or relegation
1 Plymouth Argyle 461472552799534321.50862Division Champions, promoted
2 Hull City 4619316521761025341.63661Promoted
3 Brentford 4615534922610727271.55157
4 Norwich City 461364512997738331.43557
5 Colchester United 461526463168925361.06052
6 Reading 4616435121541427421.23850
7 Tranmere Rovers 4615355322651229451.22450
8 Southend United 4614635226721433541.06350
9 Halifax Town 4614544825731332521.03950
10 Bury 4612925124551318341.19048
11 Bradford City 4613464725571137511.10547
12 Bournemouth & Boscombe Athletic 4612924018531529511.00046
13 Queens Park Rangers 4614634928521625490.96146
14 Southampton 4612745733541431471.10045
15 Swindon Town 4613463925391120321.03545
16 Chesterfield 4612564026551327381.04744
17 Newport County 4615264324271426441.01543
18 Wrexham 4612654030281323470.81842
19 Accrington Stanley 4610854231541429560.81642
20 Mansfield Town 4611573842381235560.74541
21 Stockport County 469773323431632550.83336Relegated
22 Doncaster Rovers 4613284032131910580.55633
23 Notts County 465993339341622570.57329
24 Rochdale 468782126051816530.46828
Source: [ citation needed ]

Results

Home \ Away ACC B&BA BRA BRE BRY CHF COL DON HAL HUL MAN NPC NWC NTC PLY QPR REA ROC SOU STD STP SWI TRA WRE
Accrington Stanley 3–21–31–10–23–11–12–04–20–12–02–20–23–01–12–44–34–20–03–02–20–03–11–1
Bournemouth & Boscombe Athletic 5–24–00–02–02–11–11–03–01–03–31–12–00–01–12–00–10–02–11–42–03–34–00–0
Bradford City 0–00–13–01–01–01–33–01–32–11–11–02–24–10–01–01–27–12–36–14–21–22–03–2
Brentford 2–11–14–00–01–12–10–12–01–12–03–00–44–03–01–03–12–12–06–11–42–25–22–1
Bury 3–15–12–21–11–00–05–03–12–12–20–03–20–11–13–11–16–11–02–33–30–04–23–0
Chesterfield 0–11–02–01–23–02–22–02–32–13–13–11–11–01–22–31–00–03–34–01–01–33–21–1
Colchester United 1–03–13–20–41–31–01–03–11–31–33–22–14–12–03–03–12–11–30–18–21–01–11–1
Doncaster Rovers 3–05–10–31–00–12–12–11–20–20–21–00–12–14–62–02–51–13–22–14–12–02–01–1
Halifax Town 0–20–13–30–04–23–24–15–11–20–03–11–11–10–12–14–12–12–01–04–31–03–04–1
Hull City 4–25–34–03–12–03–13–05–14–05–22–33–35–01–11–02–02–13–03–23–10–01–01–0
Mansfield Town 3–21–42–11–10–22–13–23–14–31–12–11–13–01–43–41–00–01–61–42–10–00–23–1
Newport County 2–14–13–20–11–10–10–13–10–21–31–02–23–10–13–12–11–04–23–12–03–03–02–1
Norwich City 2–42–24–24–13–22–11–23–03–10–11–03–03–31–15–11–02–13–14–01–31–10–02–2
Notts County 1–14–31–30–01–13–10–12–24–41–13–41–11–31–20–13–11–11–21–40–21–01–12–0
Plymouth Argyle 2–43–11–11–13–02–01–14–01–11–18–33–20–13–03–22–22–11–03–12–13–24–02–2
Queens Park Rangers 3–10–43–01–22–12–24–23–13–11–11–14–22–12–12–12–03–02–21–30–02–11–15–0
Reading 5–02–03–23–11–01–20–02–03–02–03–31–33–13–10–22–23–04–13–02–13–10–02–1
Rochdale 1–02–10–30–01–00–00–11–01–00–12–21–11–21–20–22–21–01–01–10–21–11–43–1
Southampton 3–10–01–20–64–20–03–01–15–06–13–23–31–13–05–11–03–36–13–22–11–12–31–2
Southend 4–22–01–12–01–02–51–15–03–21–15–11–01–05–20–04–02–23–11–13–10–21–34–1
Stockport County 0–03–11–11–10–11–10–12–00–12–14–12–12–31–12–22–30–11–04–00–12–01–02–2
Swindon Town 1–20–12–21–10–01–22–00–00–22–02–12–14–33–13–42–02–02–13–12–13–01–21–0
Tranmere 9–04–03–11–24–02–03–33–01–21–02–22–10–10–32–02–02–12–12–01–13–13–11–2
Wrexham 2–21–03–32–10–03–42–02–11–15–12–10–01–23–21–11–00–11–01–33–13–11–02–5
Updated to match(es) played on unknown. Source: Ian Laschke: Rothmans Book of Football League Records 1888–89 to 1978–79. Macdonald and Jane’s, London & Sydney, 1980.
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Maps

Greater London UK location map 2.svg
Red pog.svg
Red pog.svg
Locations of the Football League Third Division London teams 1958–1959

Fourth Division

Football League
Fourth Division
Season1958–59
Champions Port Vale (1st title)
Promoted Coventry City,
York City
Shrewsbury Town
Failed re-electionnone
Matches played552
Goals scored1,794 (3.25 per match)
Top goalscorer Arthur Rowley (Shrewsbury Town), 37 [3]
1957–58 (North)
1957–58 (South)
1959–60
PosTeamPldHWHDHLHGFHGAAWADALAGFAGAGAvPtsPromotion or relegation
1 Port Vale (C, P)4614636230126548281.89764Promoted to the Third Division
2 Coventry City (P)461841501168934361.78760
3 York City (P)4612101371798636351.40460
4 Shrewsbury Town (P)461553592495942391.60358
5 Exeter City 461643552477932371.42657
6 Walsall 4613555625851039391.48452
7 Crystal Palace 4612835427841136441.26852
8 Northampton Town 4614544825741237531.09051
9 Millwall 4613644623741230461.10150
10 Carlisle United 461166373086925350.95450
11 Gillingham 4614635327631429501.06549
12 Torquay United 4611574532571133451.01344
13 Chester 4610583933671033510.85744
14 Bradford Park Avenue 4615175129361424480.97443
15 Watford 4610674636641335431.02542
16 Darlington 46788373668929320.97142
17 Workington 4691044032371323460.80841
18 Crewe Alexandra 4611575232451418500.85440
19 Hartlepools United 4611485041461324470.84140
20 Gateshead 4611393330551323550.65940
21 Oldham Athletic 4615083929141820550.70236Re-elected
22 Aldershot 4684113745631426520.64935
23 Barrow 4666113445341617590.49028
24 Southport 467882625041915610.47726
Source: rsssf.com
(C) Division Champions; (P) Promoted.

Results

Home \ Away ALD BRW BPA CRL CHE COV CRE CRY DAR EXE GAT GIL HAR MIL NOR OLD PTV SHR SOU TOR WAL WAT WRK YOR
Aldershot 0–13–34–01–00–40–01–21–41–08–14–22–44–21–31–30–40–03–21–40–50–02–00–1
Barrow 3–42–31–31–20–30–21–02–11–00–32–21–13–12–22–11–23–43–02–20–00–42–22–3
Bradford Park Avenue 5–10–20–33–02–00–25–01–20–34–12–04–14–11–22–10–23–13–03–13–21–13–22–1
Carlisle United 1–01–01–14–31–62–03–31–11–24–21–21–00–22–13–00–30–05–00–11–12–03–20–0
Chester 2–22–02–02–11–10–13–21–04–20–11–21–10–02–35–21–23–52–10–22–02–11–22–2
Coventry City 7–12–00–01–25–13–22–00–02–04–11–14–11–02–01–01–03–21–03–00–01–04–02–0
Crewe Alexandra 5–05–04–13–12–41–14–12–10–00–00–20–24–11–25–02–02–41–11–15–31–32–02–4
Crystal Palace 4–12–22–00–23–31–16–24–11–13–14–11–24–01–14–01–14–31–03–11–33–01–10–0
Darlington 2–35–21–10–10–01–41–11–41–13–21–23–10–22–21–12–02–14–03–22–31–11–10–1
Exeter City 2–04–04–02–11–12–13–03–12–21–13–03–03–13–43–23–41–03–22–23–03–01–00–2
Gateshead 1–04–01–44–10–11–10–01–31–31–22–03–01–24–12–10–41–21–11–02–11–00–31–0
Gillingham 3–04–21–11–13–32–03–01–10–00–23–04–11–24–13–20–22–12–03–24–22–15–12–2
Hartlepool 0–310–13–01–21–32–12–14–11–03–30–03–13–13–04–01–50–21–12–41–14–30–31–5
Millwall 4–03–01–11–00–11–12–02–11–21–10–22–03–23–04–24–20–01–12–01–34–11–15–2
Northampton Town 1–02–04–10–04–04–03–03–01–31–11–04–22–10–12–12–43–33–11–13–22–11–11–2
Oldham Athletic 0–12–01–02–03–52–02–13–01–32–13–03–11–01–32–10–23–12–01–01–43–51–00–1
Port Vale 3–24–14–21–14–03–01–12–31–15–38–03–11–15–21–40–02–04–13–12–11–32–02–2
Shrewsbury Town 3–11–20–14–13–04–12–22–11–03–01–13–23–01–24–00–04–36–25–02–04–21–12–2
Southport 0–10–01–00–11–11–23–00–22–00–12–22–11–12–11–21–12–20–12–21–10–33–01–0
Torquay United 1–11–02–10–04–01–16–20–24–13–40–13–11–32–04–22–11–11–41–01–22–34–11–1
Walsall 2–43–13–25–02–23–06–00–20–03–00–11–20–02–12–13–01–12–35–12–23–23–05–0
Watford 2–11–12–12–24–21–40–12–20–02–15–12–24–11–13–12–10–21–45–11–21–23–02–3
Workington 1–02–22–10–11–02–21–00–43–32–24–20–13–01–13–32–02–21–12–03–30–13–12–2
York City 0–01–04–01–11–10–04–01–12–10–21–03–11–13–32–13–10–02–02–01–03–20–02–2
Updated to match(es) played on unknown. Source: Ian Laschke: Rothmans Book of Football League Records 1888–89 to 1978–79. Macdonald and Jane’s, London & Sydney, 1980.
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Maps

Greater London UK location map 2.svg
Red pog.svg
Red pog.svg
Red pog.svg
Locations of the Football League Fourth Division London teams 1958–1959

See also

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The 1956–57 season was the 58th completed season of The Football League.

The 1957–58 season was the 59th completed season of The Football League. The first division title went to Wolverhampton Wanderers for the second time, while Sunderland were relegated to the second division for the first time in the club's history, after 57 consecutive seasons in the top flight of English football. The season was marred by the Munich air disaster, in which eight Manchester United players died as a result of the crash with two others suffering career-ending injuries.

The 1927–28 season was the 36th season of The Football League.

The 1929–30 season was the 38th season of The Football League.

The 1937–38 season was the 46th season of The Football League.

The 1948–49 season was the 50th completed season of The Football League.

The 1949–50 season was the 51st completed season of The Football League.

The 1950–51 season was the 52nd completed season of The Football League.

The 1951–52 season was the 53rd completed season of The Football League.

The 1952–53 season was the 54th completed season of The Football League.

The 1953–54 season was the 55th completed season of The Football League, which ran from August 1953 until April 1954.

The 1954–55 season was the 56th completed season of The Football League.

References

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