1959–60 Football League

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The Football League
Season 1959–60
Champions Burnley
Relegated Gateshead
1960–61

The 195960 season was the 61st completed (62nd overall) season of The Football League.

Contents

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 and in Rothmans Book of Football League Records 1888–89 to 1978–79, [1] 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. In case one or more teams had the same goal difference, this system favoured those teams who had scored fewer goals. The goal average system was eventually scrapped beginning with the 1976–77 season.

Since the Fourth Division was established in the 1958–59 season, the bottom four teams of that division have been required to apply for re-election. [1]

First Division

Football League
First Division
Season1959–60
Champions Burnley (2nd English title)
Relegated Leeds United
Luton Town
1960–61 European Cup Burnley
FA Cup winners
1960–61 European Cup Winners' Cup
Wolverhampton Wanderers (4th FA Cup title)
1958-60 Inter-Cities Fairs Cup Birmingham City
Chelsea
Matches played462
Goals scored1,618 (3.5 per match)
Top goalscorer Dennis Viollet (Manchester United), 32 [2]
Biggest home win Wolverhampton WanderersFulham 9–0 (16 Sep 1959)
Biggest away win Birmingham CityWest Bromwich Albion 1–7 (18 Apr 1960)
BlackpoolManchester United 0–6 (27 Feb 1960)
Highest scoring Manchester CityWolverhampton Wanderers 4–6 (5 Sep 1959)
Newcastle UnitedEverton 8–2 (7 Nov 1959)
Newcastle UnitedManchester United 7–3 (2 Jan 1960)
1960–61
PosTeamPldHWHDHLHGFHGAAWADALAGFAGAGAvPtsQualification or relegation
1 Burnley 421524522895733331.39355League Champions, qualified for 1960–61 European Cup First round
2 Wolverhampton Wanderers 421533632893943391.58254 FA Cup winners, qualified for 1960–61 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup Quarter-finals
3 Tottenham Hotspur 4210654324115543261.72053
4 West Bromwich Albion 421245482577735321.45649
5 Sheffield Wednesday 4212724820741032391.35649
6 Bolton Wanderers 4212543727831022241.15748
7 Manchester United 4213355330641149501.27545
8 Newcastle United 4210564232831040461.05144
9 Preston North End 421065433466936421.03944
10 Fulham 4212454228561031520.91344
11 Blackpool 429663232641127390.83140
12 Leicester City 42867383257928430.88039
13 Arsenal 429573938641129420.85039
14 West Ham United 4212364733431428580.82438
15 Everton 4213355020081323580.93637
16 Manchester City 4211284734611431500.92937
17 Blackburn Rovers 4212363829421522410.85737
18 Chelsea 427594450741032410.83537Participated in 1958–60 Inter-Cities Fairs Cup
19 Birmingham City 429573736451226440.78836
20 Nottingham Forest 428673028531320460.67635
21 Leeds United 427593746551128460.70734Relegated
22 Luton Town 4265102529371125440.68530
Source: [3]

Results

Home \ Away ARS BIR BLB BLP BOL BUR CHE EVE FUL LEE LEI LUT MCI MUN NEW NOT PNE SHW TOT WBA WHU WOL
Arsenal 3–55–22–12–12–41–42–12–01–11–10–33–15–21–01–10–30–11–12–41–34–4
Birmingham 3–01–02–12–50–11–12–22–42–03–41–14–21–14–34–12–10–00–11–72–00–1
Blackburn Rovers 1–12–11–01–03–21–03–14–03–20–10–22–11–11–11–21–43–11–43–26–20–1
Blackpool 2–10–11–03–21–13–10–03–13–33–30–01–30–62–00–10–20–22–22–03–23–1
Bolton Wanderers 0–14–10–30–32–12–02–13–21–13–12–23–11–11–41–12–11–02–10–05–12–1
Burnley 3–23–11–01–44–02–15–20–00–11–03–04–31–42–18–02–13–32–02–11–34–1
Chelsea 1–34–23–12–30–24–11–04–21–32–23–03–03–62–21–14–40–41–32–22–41–5
Everton 3–14–02–04–00–11–26–10–01–06–12–22–12–11–26–14–02–12–12–20–10–2
Fulham 3–02–20–11–01–11–01–32–05–01–14–25–20–54–33–11–21–21–12–11–03–1
Leeds United 3–23–30–12–41–02–32–13–31–41–11–14–32–22–31–02–11–32–41–43–00–3
Leicester City 2–21–32–31–11–22–13–13–30–13–23–35–03–10–20–12–22–01–10–12–12–1
Luton Town 0–11–11–10–10–01–11–22–14–10–12–01–22–33–41–01–30–11–00–03–11–5
Manchester City 1–23–02–12–31–01–21–14–03–13–33–21–23–03–42–12–14–11–20–13–14–6
Manchester United 4–22–11–03–12–01–20–15–03–36–04–14–10–03–23–11–13–11–52–35–30–2
Newcastle United 4–11–03–11–10–21–31–18–23–12–10–23–20–17–32–11–23–31–50–00–01–0
Nottingham Forest 0–30–22–20–02–00–13–11–12–24–11–02–01–21–53–01–12–11–31–23–10–0
Preston North End 0–33–25–34–11–01–04–50–04–11–11–12–01–54–01–21–03–41–11–11–14–3
Sheffield Wednesday 5–12–43–05–01–01–11–12–21–11–02–22–01–04–22–00–12–22–12–07–02–2
Tottenham Hotspur 3–00–02–14–10–21–10–13–01–11–41–21–10–12–14–02–15–14–12–22–25–1
West Bromwich Albion 1–01–12–02–11–10–01–36–22–43–05–04–02–03–22–22–34–03–11–23–20–1
West Ham United 0–03–12–11–01–22–54–22–21–21–23–03–14–12–13–54–12–11–11–24–13–2
Wolverhampton Wanderers 3–32–03–11–10–16–13–12–09–04–20–33–24–23–22–03–13–33–11–33–15–0
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
Red pog.svg
Red pog.svg
Red pog.svg
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Locations of the Football League First Division London teams 1959–1960

Second Division

Football League
Second Division
Season1959–60
Champions Aston Villa (2nd title)
Promoted Cardiff City
Relegated Bristol City,
Hull City
Matches played462
Goals scored1,565 (3.39 per match)
Top goalscorer Brian Clough (Middlesbrough), 39 [2]
1960–61
PosTeamPldHWHDHLHGFHGAAWADALAGFAGAGAvPtsPromotion or relegation
1 Aston Villa 421731621986727242.07059Division Champions, promoted
2 Cardiff City 4215245536810335261.45258Promoted
3 Liverpool 421533592857931381.36450
4 Sheffield United 421254432277725291.33350
5 Middlesbrough 4214525621551134431.40648
6 Huddersfield Town 421335442066929321.40447
7 Charlton Athletic 4212725528561035591.03447
8 Rotherham United 42993312384930371.01747
9 Bristol Rovers 4212634228651030500.92347
10 Leyton Orient 4212454725310829361.24644
11 Ipswich Town 4212544824711330441.14744
12 Swansea Town 4212635432341428520.97640
13 Lincoln City 4211374125541234530.96239
14 Brighton & Hove Albion 427863532641132440.88238
15 Scunthorpe United 429753826431419450.80336
16 Sunderland 428673529461117360.80036
17 Stoke City 4283104038641126450.79535
18 Derby County 429483128531330490.79235
19 Plymouth Argyle 4210654236331519530.68535
20 Portsmouth 426693636461123410.76632
21 Hull City 427682730341421460.63230Relegated
22 Bristol City 4283102731321633660.61927
Source: [ citation needed ]

Results

Home \ Away AST B&HA BRI BRR CAR CHA DER HUD HUL IPS LEY LIN LIV MID PLY POR ROT SCU SHU STK SUN SWA
Aston Villa 3–12–14–12–011–13–24–01–13–11–01–14–41–02–05–23–05–01–32–13–01–0
Brighton & Hove Albion 1–25–12–22–21–12–03–21–11–41–13–31–23–22–23–10–00–10–21–02–11–2
Bristol City 0–50–12–10–31–20–12–30–15–11–11–01–02–02–12–02–30–22–21–21–02–2
Bristol Rovers 1–14–52–11–12–22–12–01–02–12–23–30–20–22–02–03–11–13–23–13–13–1
Cardiff City 1–01–44–22–25–12–02–13–23–25–16–23–22–00–11–41–44–22–04–42–12–1
Charlton Athletic 2–03–14–22–22–16–11–13–21–30–02–23–01–05–26–12–25–21–11–23–12–2
Derby County 2–20–13–01–01–21–23–21–33–01–13–11–21–71–01–01–13–01–12–00–11–2
Huddersfield Town 3–12–06–11–12–14–02–21–03–11–13–01–02–02–06–32–12–00–12–31–14–3
Hull City 0–13–11–13–10–00–41–11–12–01–20–50–13–33–11–31–00–20–24–00–03–1
Ipswich Town 2–13–01–33–01–11–11–11–42–06–33–00–11–03–31–12–31–02–04–06–14–1
Leyton Orient 0–03–23–11–23–42–03–02–13–14–14–02–05–02–31–22–31–11–12–11–12–1
Lincoln City 0–02–13–10–12–35–36–20–23–00–12–24–25–20–10–20–12–12–03–00–02–0
Liverpool 2–12–24–24–00–42–04–12–25–33–14–31–31–24–11–13–02–03–05–13–04–1
Middlesbrough 0–14–16–35–11–13–03–01–04–04–12–23–23–36–20–03–03–11–21–01–12–0
Plymouth Argyle 3–03–21–45–31–16–40–51–33–23–11–00–21–12–21–11–04–01–12–30–03–1
Portsmouth 1–22–22–04–51–12–22–30–21–10–21–11–22–16–31–02–04–00–22–21–21–3
Rotherham United 2–11–03–13–02–23–31–21–11–01–41–11–02–20–21–12–11–10–03–01–01–1
Scunthorpe United 1–21–21–13–41–21–13–20–23–02–22–15–01–11–12–01–02–11–11–13–13–1
Sheffield United 1–14–15–21–12–12–02–12–06–01–00–23–22–10–04–00–02–32–10–11–23–3
Stoke City 3–31–31–30–10–11–32–11–13–11–22–16–11–12–51–04–02–31–31–23–14–2
Sunderland 1–00–03–22–21–11–33–10–01–30–11–42–41–12–24–02–01–21–05–10–24–0
Swansea Town 1–32–26–13–03–35–21–33–10–02–11–02–15–43–16–11–12–23–12–12–21–2
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
Locations of the Football League Second Division London teams 1959–1960

Third Division

Football League
Third Division
Season1959–60
Champions Southampton (1st title)
Promoted Norwich City
Relegated Accrington Stanley,
Mansfield Town
Wrexham
York City
Matches played552
Goals scored1,816 (3.29 per match)
Top goalscorer Derek Reeves (Southampton), 39 [2]
1960–61
PosTeamPldHWHDHLHGFHGAAWADALAGFAGAGAvPtsPromotion or relegation
1 Southampton 4619316830761038451.41361Division Champions, promoted
2 Norwich City 461643532487829301.51959Promoted
3 Shrewsbury Town 461274583469839411.29352
4 Grimsby Town 461274482769839431.24352
5 Coventry City 4614634422741234411.23852
6 Brentford 4613644624831232371.27951
7 Bury 4613463623851028281.25551
8 Queens Park Rangers 4614724516461328381.35249
9 Colchester United 4615625122351532521.12247
10 Bournemouth & Boscombe Athletic 4612834727551325451.00047
11 Reading 4613374934571135431.09146
12 Southend United 4615354928451427461.02746
13 Newport County 4615265936541421431.01346
14 Port Vale 4616435119341629601.01346
15 Halifax Town 4613374227571128450.97246
16 Swindon Town 4612653930721430480.88546
17 Barnsley 4613644525281320410.98544
18 Chesterfield 4613374131541430530.84543
19 Bradford City 4610763928551327460.89242
20 Tranmere Rovers 4611845029351522460.96041
21 York City 4611573826271419470.78138Relegated
22 Mansfield Town 4611485548421726640.72336
23 Wrexham 4612563930231829710.67336 Welsh Cup winners, relegated [lower-alpha 1]
24 Accrington Stanley 4645143153701626700.46327Relegated
Source: [ citation needed ]
Notes:
  1. Wrexham were Welsh Cup winners this season, but in the league they ended up in the relegation zone.

Results

Home \ Away ACC BAR B&BA BRA BRE BRY CHF COL COV GRI HAL MAN NPC NWC PTV QPR REA SHR SOU STD SWI TRA WRE YOR
Accrington Stanley 2–12–10–43–41–31–31–20–22–40–50–10–03–41–31–20–02–22–20–43–11–32–24–0
Barnsley 5–01–02–01–22–23–12–11–03–31–22–20–22–01–02–13–30–01–04–10–32–06–11–1
Bournemouth & Boscombe Athletic 3–11–13–21–22–11–13–22–24–21–06–04–10–03–01–11–12–21–30–03–12–11–32–0
Bradford City 4–50–00–00–20–01–00–01–32–21–24–16–21–13–13–10–22–32–03–11–01–02–22–0
Brentford 3–03–01–04–01–13–02–03–10–21–11–11–23–42–01–12–22–12–23–12–12–13–11–2
Bury 0–10–20–20–01–01–13–12–11–12–24–10–11–03–12–01–02–11–23–00–34–13–22–0
Chesterfield 0–34–14–01–21–00–21–10–32–22–10–12–02–14–10–42–12–23–21–01–32–05–12–0
Colchester United 5–12–21–22–12–13–01–00–02–21–03–02–13–03–12–04–23–21–12–30–04–03–12–2
Coventry City 2–12–14–02–22–10–11–03–10–20–12–01–12–11–10–01–11–14–12–03–11–05–33–2
Grimsby Town 4–02–01–11–31–32–25–14–13–03–22–10–11–11–13–10–12–13–21–13–01–13–12–2
Halifax Town 0–25–01–04–01–01–00–13–22–21–24–22–10–11–13–12–21–23–12–13–10–32–01–2
Mansfield Town 4–11–43–40–00–11–54–11–32–43–21–13–13–26–34–34–41–04–21–11–20–26–22–0
Newport County 1–34–05–22–04–23–13–13–22–00–25–10–11–14–32–33–21–35–11–11–32–14–13–2
Norwich City 4–00–02–30–02–12–03–03–21–41–13–05–11–05–11–04–21–11–24–33–23–03–11–0
Port Vale 2–01–01–00–23–13–03–11–10–12–17–04–12–12–10–04–10–31–13–16–11–13–12–0
Queens Park Rangers 5–11–03–05–02–42–03–33–12–10–03–02–03–00–02–22–01–10–10–02–02–12–10–0
Reading 2–03–22–21–03–30–16–32–14–21–21–13–20–10–22–32–02–32–04–13–05–40–11–0
Shrewsbury Town 5–02–20–03–01–10–22–44–13–25–22–26–36–21–32–11–13–21–11–33–00–03–24–0
Southampton 5–12–14–32–02–00–24–34–25–11–13–25–22–02–23–22–11–06–33–15–11–13–03–1
Southend 6–12–23–02–12–00–41–21–01–03–03–00–23–21–02–13–22–02–12–41–37–11–11–1
Swindon Town 0–11–12–05–30–01–01–14–32–03–21–12–11–00–12–32–10–44–20–32–01–14–11–1
Tranmere 5–12–01–12–32–12–03–01–13–12–01–14–22–20–06–00–30–13–32–41–02–24–12–2
Wrexham 2–31–01–24–33–21–12–31–11–32–12–13–00–01–21–01–12–11–12–13–11–21–03–1
York City 3–00–03–21–10–11–01–02–31–13–31–22–12–01–22–02–12–30–12–22–31–03–03–0
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
Red pog.svg
Locations of the Football League Third Division London teams 1959–1960

Fourth Division

Football League
Fourth Division
Season1959–60
Champions Walsall (1st title)
Promoted Notts County,
Torquay United
Watford
Failed re-election Gateshead
Matches played552
Goals scored1,734 (3.14 per match)
Top goalscorer Cliff Holton (Watford), 42 [2]
1960–61
PosTeamPldHWHDHLHGFHGAAWADALAGFAGAGAvPtsPromotion or relegation
1 Walsall 4614545733144545271.70065Division Champions, promoted
2 Notts County 461913662777941421.55160Promoted
3 Torquay United 461733562795928311.44860
4 Watford 461724622877930391.37357
5 Millwall 461283542869830331.37753
6 Northampton Town 4613645022931135411.34953
7 Gillingham 4617424721461327481.07252
8 Crystal Palace 4612656127761023371.31350
9 Exeter City 4613735030641330401.14349
10 Stockport County 4615623510451423441.07449
11 Bradford Park Avenue 46121014825551322431.02949
12 Rochdale 4615444619361419411.08346
13 Aldershot 4614545022441527521.04145
14 Crewe Alexandra 4614365131461328570.89845
15 Darlington 4611664030631423430.86343
16 Workington 4610854120461327401.13342
17 Doncaster Rovers 4613374023371329530.90842
18 Barrow 4611845229431625580.88541
19 Carlisle United 469682828651223380.77341
20 Chester 4610853726441522510.76640
21 Southport 469773032171518600.52234Re-elected
22 Gateshead 4612383727061721590.67433Failed re-election
23 Oldham Athletic 4657112030351521530.49428Re-elected
24 Hartlepools United 4692124041151719680.54127
Source: rsssf.com

Results

Home \ Away ALD BRW BPA CRL CHE CRE CRY DAR DON EXE GAT GIL HAR MIL NOR NTC OLD ROC SOU STP TOR WAL WAT WRK
Aldershot 6–16–10–23–26–11–03–01–11–03–23–13–01–23–01–12–00–00–01–01–30–22–23–1
Barrow 3–03–35–13–00–00–14–11–13–32–20–12–22–20–14–32–03–03–15–11–12–32–12–1
Bradford Park Avenue 3–22–01–11–12–23–11–03–31–04–23–06–21–13–01–12–00–03–01–12–21–31–13–2
Carlisle United 0–00–11–32–14–22–21–02–00–44–00–11–13–30–22–00–11–11–00–42–01–11–00–1
Chester 5–13–21–10–10–00–11–12–01–04–24–21–12–11–12–10–02–12–21–21–11–30–13–1
Crewe Alexandra 3–23–24–13–02–11–15–02–01–14–11–21–02–00–12–12–21–35–14–21–21–51–32–0
Crystal Palace 1–19–01–02–13–44–02–04–01–02–23–35–21–20–11–13–24–02–23–11–11–28–10–1
Darlington 4–03–14–32–10–01–11–12–20–12–12–12–01–13–25–21–30–05–01–21–00–20–30–3
Doncaster Rovers 1–21–42–04–12–04–01–20–10–11–03–05–10–03–20–40–02–15–01–01–31–11–02–0
Exeter City 3–12–23–11–32–02–42–20–04–22–12–05–02–21–13–34–34–11–12–11–01–22–01–0
Gateshead 4–13–11–21–00–14–20–21–35–01–02–21–11–01–30–02–01–21–02–10–23–01–32–1
Gillingham 3–11–02–03–13–11–10–02–02–12–15–43–13–12–10–12–22–04–10–21–02–02–02–2
Hartlepool 3–00–13–01–22–32–00–11–22–64–33–03–10–21–42–42–20–13–22–14–01–20–01–4
Millwall 2–03–32–01–17–11–41–05–21–12–34–03–34–02–11–10–12–02–23–22–01–12–23–0
Northampton Town 2–06–03–12–21–00–00–23–13–11–12–02–13–00–34–28–13–12–21–13–00–11–20–0
Notts County 5–31–20–12–12–14–17–15–43–43–04–03–14–02–12–13–12–14–13–01–12–12–12–0
Oldham Athletic 0–11–02–00–10–02–41–01–31–11–21–13–11–21–10–10–31–00–10–00–22–40–02–2
Rochdale 2–04–10–13–00–04–24–02–02–03–02–01–02–00–12–21–42–01–03–04–20–23–31–1
Southport 0–41–01–11–13–10–13–10–11–13–21–01–11–12–11–00–41–02–23–01–21–41–12–2
Stockport County 1–11–00–00–03–01–00–11–02–01–00–01–12–12–23–03–13–12–11–00–12–04–02–0
Torquay United 2–13–21–12–11–25–22–11–22–12–31–02–03–02–25–33–14–11–14–04–02–12–12–1
Walsall 1–02–12–10–12–13–13–01–05–22–22–22–32–22–11–22–22–14–28–03–13–23–42–2
Watford 1–32–01–03–14–22–04–22–11–25–25–03–17–20–23–14–26–02–12–10–00–12–23–2
Workington 3–31–10–11–05–05–01–11–12–02–11–11–13–04–05–10–12–02–01–11–10–20–30–1
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
Red pog.svg
Red pog.svg
Red pog.svg
Locations of the Football League Fourth Division London teams 1959–1960

See also

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The 1955–56 season was the 57th completed season of The Football League.

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. Manchester United were chasing a hat-trick of league championhips, but they dropped 21 points in 14 matches after the Munich crash and finished 21 points behind the champions Wolves. Since Manchester United were unlikely to win all their post-crash games even with a fully fit squad, Wolves can be said to have won the league fairly.

The 1925–26 season was the 34th 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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