1961–62 Football League

Last updated
The Football League
Season 1961–62
Champions Ipswich Town
Resigned Accrington Stanley
1962–63

The 196162 season was the 63rd completed 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 [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. 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. [2]

Match results are drawn from Rothmans for all divisions. [2]

First Division

Football League
First Division
Season1961–62
Champions Ipswich Town (1st English title)
Relegated Cardiff City
Chelsea
1962–63 European Cup Ipswich Town
FA Cup winners
1962–63 European Cup Winners' Cup
Tottenham Hotspur (4th FA Cup title)
1961–62 Inter-Cities Fairs Cup Birmingham City
Sheffield Wednesday
Nottingham Forest
Matches played462
Goals scored1,582 (3.42 per match)
Top goalscorer Ray Crawford (Ipswich), 33
Derek Kevan (West Bromwich Albion), 33 [3]
1962–63
PosTeamPldHWHDHLHGFHGAAWADALAGFAGAGAvPtsQualification or relegation
1 Ipswich Town 421722582876835391.38856League Champions, qualified for European Cup 1962–63 Preliminary round
2 Burnley 421443572677744411.50753
3 Tottenham Hotspur 421443593476829351.27552 FA Cup winners, qualified for UEFA Cup Winners' Cup 1962–63 First round
4 Everton 421722642139924331.63051
5 Sheffield United 4213533723641124460.88447
6 Sheffield Wednesday 4214434723621325351.24146Participated in 1961–62 Inter-Cities Fairs Cup
7 Aston Villa 4213534520531320361.16144
8 West Ham United 4211644937641127450.92744
9 West Bromwich Albion 4210745023561033441.23943
10 Arsenal 42966393175932410.98643
11 Bolton Wanderers 4211733522531327440.93942
12 Manchester City 4211374638641132430.96341
13 Blackpool 421047413057929450.93341
14 Leicester City 4212273827541234441.01440
15 Manchester United 4210384431561028440.96039
16 Blackburn Rovers 4210653322451217360.86239
17 Birmingham City 429663735541228460.80238Participated in 1961–62 Inter-Cities Fairs Cup
18 Wolverhampton Wanderers 428763834531335520.84936
19 Nottingham Forest 4212453923161424560.79736Participated in 1961–62 Inter-Cities Fairs Cup
20 Fulham 4283103834541228400.89233
21 Cardiff City 426963033351320480.61732Relegated
22 Chelsea 427773429231629650.67028
Source: 11v11 [4]

Results

Home \ Away ARS AST BIR BLB BLP BOL BUR CAR CHE EVE FUL IPS LEI MCI MUN NOT SHU SHW TOT WBA WHU WOL
Arsenal 4–51–10–03–01–22–21–10–32–31–00–34–43–05–12–12–01–02–10–12–23–1
Aston Villa 3–11–31–05–03–00–22–23–11–12–03–08–32–11–15–10–01–00–01–02–41–0
Birmingham 1–00–22–11–12–12–63–03–20–02–13–11–51–11–11–13–01–12–31–24–03–6
Blackburn Rovers 0–04–22–01–12–32–10–03–01–10–22–22–14–13–02–11–20–20–11–11–02–1
Blackpool 0–11–21–02–12–11–13–04–01–12–11–12–13–12–31–32–41–31–22–22–07–2
Bolton Wanderers 2–11–13–21–10–00–01–14–21–12–30–01–00–21–06–12–04–31–23–21–01–0
Burnley 0–23–07–10–12–03–12–11–12–12–14–32–06–31–30–04–24–02–23–16–03–3
Cardiff City 1–11–03–21–13–21–21–15–20–00–30–30–40–01–22–21–12–11–12–23–02–3
Chelsea 2–31–01–11–11–01–01–22–31–10–02–21–31–12–02–26–11–00–24–10–14–5
Everton 4–12–04–11–02–21–02–28–34–03–05–23–20–25–16–01–00–43–03–13–04–0
Fulham 5–23–10–12–00–12–23–50–13–42–11–22–13–42–01–15–20–21–11–22–00–1
Ipswich Town 2–22–04–12–11–12–16–21–05–24–22–41–02–44–11–04–02–13–23–04–23–2
Leicester City 0–10–21–22–00–21–12–63–02–02–04–10–22–04–32–14–11–02–31–02–23–0
Manchester City 3–21–01–43–12–42–11–31–22–21–32–13–03–10–23–01–13–16–23–13–52–2
Manchester United 2–32–00–26–10–10–31–43–03–21–13–05–02–23–26–30–11–11–04–11–20–2
Nottingham Forest 0–12–02–11–23–40–13–22–13–02–11–11–10–01–21–02–03–12–04–43–03–1
Sheffield United 2–10–23–10–02–13–12–01–03–11–12–22–13–13–12–32–01–01–11–11–42–1
Sheffield Wednesday 1–13–05–11–03–24–24–02–05–33–11–11–41–21–03–13–01–20–02–10–03–2
Tottenham Hotspur 4–31–03–14–15–22–24–23–25–23–14–21–31–22–02–24–23–34–01–22–21–0
West Bromwich Albion 4–01–10–04–07–16–21–15–14–02–02–01–32–02–21–12–23–10–22–40–11–1
West Ham United 3–32–02–22–32–21–02–14–12–13–14–22–24–10–41–13–21–22–32–13–34–2
Wolverhampton Wanderers 2–32–22–10–22–25–11–11–11–10–31–32–01–14–12–22–10–13–03–11–53–2
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
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Red pog.svg
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Locations of the Football League First Division London teams 1961–1962

Second Division

Football League
Second Division
Season1961–62
Champions Liverpool (4th title)
Promoted Leyton Orient
Relegated Brighton & Hove Albion,
Bristol Rovers
Matches played462
Goals scored1,473 (3.19 per match)
Top goalscorer Roger Hunt (Liverpool), 41 [3]
1962–63
PosTeamPldHWHDHLHGFHGAAWADALAGFAGAGAvPtsPromotion or relegation
1 Liverpool 421830681995731242.30262Division Champions, promoted
2 Leyton Orient 4211553417115535231.72554Promoted
3 Sunderland 4217316016561025341.70053
4 Scunthorpe United 4214435226731134451.21149
5 Plymouth Argyle 4212454530741030451.00046
6 Southampton 4213355328561024341.24245
7 Huddersfield Town 421155392257928371.13644
8 Stoke City 4213443417441321400.96542
9 Rotherham United 429663630731134460.92141
10 Preston North End 4211463423461121340.96540
11 Newcastle United 4210564027541224311.10339
12 Middlesbrough 4211374529541231431.05639
13 Luton Town 4212184437541225340.97239
14 Walsall 4211734223341428520.93339
15 Charlton Athletic 4210563830541231450.92039
16 Derby County 4210744227441326480.90739
17 Norwich City 4210653628451225420.87139
18 Bury 429483236811220400.68439
19 Leeds United 429662419361226420.82036
20 Swansea Town 4210563830271223530.73536
21 Bristol Rovers 4211373631241517500.65433Relegated
22 Brighton & Hove Albion 427772432341418540.48831
Source: [ citation needed ]

Results

Home \ Away B&HA BRR BRY CHA DER HUD LEE LEY LIV LUT MID NEW NWC PLY PNE ROT SCU SOU STK SUN SWA WAL
Brighton & Hove Albion 1–00–22–21–22–21–30–10–02–12–00–42–13–20–00–30–30–02–11–12–23–2
Bristol Rovers 0–10–12–21–41–14–02–10–21–00–22–12–14–32–14–22–11–00–22–34–12–2
Bury 2–12–01–22–21–21–10–10–32–12–12–72–31–12–12–14–10–20–23–21–12–1
Charlton Athletic 2–32–11–04–00–23–11–20–40–11–01–12–23–14–00–23–31–02–22–03–23–3
Derby County 2–04–13–00–11–03–31–22–02–03–21–21–12–23–21–12–21–12–01–16–31–3
Huddersfield Town 2–04–12–00–24–02–11–11–21–20–02–11–15–12–20–31–21–03–00–03–14–2
Leeds United 1–10–00–01–00–01–00–01–02–12–00–10–12–31–21–31–41–13–11–02–04–1
Leyton Orient 4–12–32–02–12–03–00–02–20–02–02–02–01–20–21–10–11–33–01–11–03–0
Liverpool 3–12–05–02–14–11–15–03–31–15–12–05–42–14–14–12–12–02–13–05–06–1
Luton Town 2–12–04–01–64–23–43–21–31–03–21–01–20–24–14–31–21–40–01–25–12–0
Middlesbrough 4–05–02–13–23–41–01–32–32–02–43–02–11–11–05–11–21–12–20–11–33–0
Newcastle United 5–05–21–24–13–01–10–30–01–24–13–40–00–20–21–02–13–22–02–22–21–0
Norwich City 3–02–23–12–23–21–22–00–01–20–45–40–00–22–00–12–21–11–03–12–13–1
Plymouth Argyle 5–03–11–22–12–34–21–12–12–30–31–11–13–11–02–53–14–03–13–20–02–1
Preston North End 3–11–01–22–01–01–01–13–21–32–04–30–12–01–12–04–11–11–20–11–12–3
Rotherham United 2–14–02–03–22–23–32–12–11–01–10–10–03–11–32–20–14–21–20–31–22–2
Scunthorpe United 3–32–11–26–12–01–32–10–21–12–01–13–22–05–12–15–25–12–23–12–02–1
Southampton 6–10–25–31–22–13–14–11–22–03–01–31–02–21–20–02–16–45–12–05–11–1
Stoke City 0–12–11–34–01–13–02–10–10–02–12–03–13–12–01–11–21–03–21–00–02–1
Sunderland 0–06–13–04–12–13–12–12–11–42–22–13–02–05–00–04–04–03–02–17–23–0
Swansea Town 3–01–10–11–03–11–12–11–34–23–23–33–20–35–01–22–22–10–11–01–11–3
Walsall 2–20–03–02–22–02–21–11–51–12–01–21–05–01–02–15–04–10–23–14–30–0
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 Second Division London teams 1961–1962

Third Division

Football League
Third Division
Season1961–62
Champions Portsmouth (1st title)
Promoted Grimsby Town
Relegated Brentford,
Lincoln City,
Newport County,
Torquay United
Matches played552
Goals scored1,772 (3.21 per match)
Top goalscorer Cliff Holton (Watford and Northampton Town) 37 [3]
1962–63
PosTeamPldHWHDHLHGFHGAAWADALAGFAGAGAvPtsPromotion or relegation
1 Portsmouth 4615624823125639241.85165Division Champions, promoted
2 Grimsby Town 46183249181031031381.42962Promoted
3 Bournemouth & Boscombe Athletic 461481421879727271.53359
4 Queens Park Rangers 461535653198646421.52159
5 Peterborough United 4616076038106747441.30558
6 Bristol City 4615355627851038451.30654
7 Reading 4614544624841131421.16753
8 Northampton Town 4612655224851033331.49151
9 Swindon Town 4611844826671030451.09949
10 Hull City 4615264320561224341.24148
11 Bradford Park Avenue 4613554727721433511.02647
12 Port Vale 4612474123571124351.12145
13 Notts County 4614544423341623510.90543
14 Coventry City 4611663826551326450.90143
15 Crystal Palace 468875041661133391.03842
16 Southend United 4610763126391126430.82642
17 Watford 4610943726441526480.85141
18 Halifax Town 469593435651228490.73840
19 Shrewsbury Town 468784637551327470.86938
20 Barnsley 469684541461326540.74738
21 Torquay United 4694104844621528560.76036Relegated
22 Lincoln City 4641093143571126440.65535
23 Brentford 4611393429251619640.57034
24 Newport County 4665122938131917640.45122
Source: [ citation needed ]

Results

Home \ Away BAR B&BA BPA BRE BRI COV CRY GRI HAL HUL LIN NPC NOR NTC PET POR PTV QPR REA SHR STD SWI TOR WAT
Barnsley 2–21–22–27–32–10–30–31–21–00–11–13–22–00–32–22–12–42–31–11–16–24–23–0
Bournemouth & Boscombe Athletic 5–02–21–12–11–11–02–32–11–10–02–13–22–11–12–01–03–11–00–03–00–03–14–1
Bradford Park Avenue 3–21–21–22–00–02–00–12–01–02–04–11–23–26–22–12–13–31–31–14–02–23–11–1
Brentford 1–12–22–00–22–14–20–20–20–21–03–13–00–12–03–21–21–41–24–00–01–00–23–1
Bristol City 0–02–16–13–03–22–23–04–31–12–01–21–06–01–20–40–12–05–00–13–25–34–12–1
Coventry City 1–10–13–02–01–10–22–03–10–22–23–01–02–21–32–00–12–31–04–13–32–12–21–0
Crystal Palace 1–30–00–02–22–32–24–14–31–21–32–01–44–15–21–20–02–23–42–12–23–17–21–1
Grimsby Town 4–03–03–21–01–02–00–03–01–04–11–03–22–12–11–01–11–14–02–13–10–12–35–3
Halifax Town 3–13–12–31–03–40–21–13–32–10–30–01–31–22–10–13–31–12–11–20–22–01–02–0
Hull City 4–02–10–13–03–23–12–42–11–21–04–01–02–11–10–13–13–10–13–10–00–14–01–0
Lincoln City 2–20–23–23–31–11–23–21–10–10–33–20–02–21–22–21–10–52–31–22–02–21–30–0
Newport County 0–20–11–26–13–11–22–10–20–10–24–00–02–02–30–51–12–40–03–20–32–20–30–0
Northampton Town 3–10–32–05–00–14–11–17–03–12–02–25–01–22–22–21–11–11–03–13–11–21–22–0
Notts County 0–23–24–23–11–02–00–02–00–03–01–08–11–42–22–12–30–02–23–22–00–12–01–0
Peterborough United 4–21–21–06–03–42–34–12–15–13–25–42–10–22–00–11–35–11–00–34–13–22–14–3
Portsmouth 3–21–14–24–05–03–22–10–21–12–10–02–24–10–00–31–04–12–03–11–02–22–02–1
Port Vale 2–01–03–23–00–22–00–10–21–14–04–03–01–11–00–12–32–32–14–10–01–14–11–3
Queens Park Rangers 3–01–11–23–04–14–11–03–26–21–11–34–02–02–03–30–12–13–63–15–36–16–01–2
Reading 0–00–13–14–02–24–02–11–23–21–14–02–12–04–23–20–30–00–23–03–11–11–03–2
Shrewsbury Town 4–12–24–11–32–21–11–51–20–02–00–04–11–33–03–40–14–21–24–11–11–31–15–1
Southend 1–20–02–10–01–02–02–22–02–12–10–01–01–33–21–12–24–12–30–21–10–22–10–1
Swindon Town 1–11–13–25–20–43–35–00–06–01–14–03–02–21–03–21–31–00–04–11–20–00–13–1
Torquay United 6–22–11–33–11–31–01–21–22–34–23–43–21–23–31–30–22–02–20–03–12–23–03–4
Watford 3–10–00–22–11–10–13–22–10–01–13–33–10–03–12–30–02–03–21–11–11–32–04–1
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 Third Division London teams 1961–1962

Fourth Division

Football League
Fourth Division
Season1961–62
Champions Millwall (1st title)
Promoted Carlisle United,
Colchester United,
Wrexham
Failed re-electionNone
Resigned Accrington Stanley
Matches played506
Goals scored1,690 (3.34 per match)
Top goalscorer Bobby Hunt (Colchester United), 37 [3]
1962–63
PosTeamPldHWHDHLHGFHGAAWADALAGFAGAGAvPtsPromotion or relegation
1 Millwall 441633471877840441.40356Division Champions, promoted
2 Colchester United 4417417824651126471.46555Promoted
3 Wrexham 4412645623103940331.71453
4 Carlisle United 4415343522751029411.01652
5 Bradford City 4414535832741136541.09351
6 York City 4417236219381122341.58550
7 Aldershot 4416425620611525401.35049
8 Workington 4412644023751029470.98649
9 Barrow 4412734920571025381.27648
10 Crewe Alexandra 4416335324431526461.12946
11 Oldham Athletic 4412734726551230441.10046
12 Rochdale 4414354728541324431.00045
13 Darlington 4413543724541324490.83645
14 Mansfield Town 4414355119531426471.16744
15 Tranmere Rovers 4415255337521517440.86444
16 Stockport County 4413364227461228421.01443
17 Southport 4413543625441425460.85943
18 Exeter City 4411564332261419450.80537
19 Chesterfield 4411384338361327490.80537
20 Gillingham 4410664830351425640.77737
21 Doncaster Rovers 448593429321726560.70629Re-elected
22 Hartlepool United 4465112735261425660.51527
23 Chester 445983637231718590.56326
Source: rsssf.com
Note: The number of games played by each team was 44 instead of the usual 46, because Accrington Stanley resigned from the league on March 11 after 33 games. Their results (P33 W5 D8 L20 F19 A60 GA 0.317 Pts 18) were expunged.

Results

Home \ Away ACC ALD BRW BRA CRL CHE CHF COL CRE DAR DON EXE GIL HAR MAN MIL OLD ROC SOU STP TRA WRK WRE YOR
Accrington Stanley 0–22–20–21–00–10–00–41–03–10–00–21–00–21–21–10–40–2
Aldershot 2–23–12–20–16–21–11–01–06–13–11–14–01–14–20–23–13–02–04–13–13–13–12–0
Barrow 3–12–21–10–33–21–04–03–03–04–13–07–05–11–12–23–10–11–13–12–01–10–20–0
Bradford City 0–12–11–13–22–00–24–13–33–22–05–15–25–16–12–41–11–01–01–33–11–15–32–2
Carlisle United 2–02–10–02–42–03–11–13–01–01–02–11–21–01–03–22–02–22–11–00–31–21–03–2
Chester 0–02–32–31–21–14–12–21–02–22–31–11–14–40–12–41–02–32–02–01–11–31–11–1
Chesterfield 2–32–22–11–34–14–13–11–13–02–03–22–00–42–32–31–03–23–21–20–11–51–1
Colchester United 3–23–01–19–12–05–23–35–32–05–32–06–06–12–02–25–11–12–03–03–06–12–43–1
Crewe Alexandra 4–02–01–11–23–01–12–14–05–12–03–15–23–03–22–13–52–13–13–23–02–00–30–0
Darlington 1–12–01–03–32–12–04–40–22–11–01–01–11–23–11–53–02–01–23–02–11–11–00–0
Doncaster Rovers 1–12–13–22–01–22–00–01–43–01–23–12–12–20–11–20–01–21–21–16–11–10–21–2
Exeter City 3–02–13–01–24–05–04–10–22–10–11–51–31–12–11–13–31–31–14–31–03–11–12–1
Gillingham 5–10–13–23–14–10–05–12–10–12–22–22–24–02–23–10–24–24–01–10–14–22–31–2
Hartlepool 0–22–31–30–31–31–21–12–12–03–00–01–30–12–01–13–14–22–20–00–11–40–2
Mansfield Town 4–10–10–15–23–02–24–01–13–04–03–13–13–10–02–00–13–12–01–24–11–23–1
Millwall 2–11–01–23–02–02–12–04–34–22–02–00–03–24–02–01–11–11–33–05–00–12–1
Oldham Athletic 5–02–13–22–25–04–13–12–22–00–13–11–11–15–22–34–22–22–10–02–00–21–11–0
Rochdale 1–01–00–24–11–13–21–10–13–01–32–33–03–13–13–24–13–12–03–31–01–32–13–1
Southport 2–10–02–10–01–00–23–02–01–43–11–11–10–12–13–10–53–02–12–11–14–23–1
Stockport County 2–03–13–03–11–20–12–11–40–13–02–11–03–11–12–11–11–15–21–43–03–11–22–1
Tranmere 2–01–22–13–20–34–11–05–21–60–03–23–44–23–22–05–13–12–03–11–33–22–02–2
Workington 2–11–25–32–14–12–01–20–12–10–03–15–11–11–12–20–22–13–01–12–11–00–0
Wrexham 2–11–12–12–20–04–20–01–15–03–11–23–010–15–02–22–13–02–30–14–02–32–1
York City 1–00–15–04–01–15–14–05–04–22–15–22–14–02–02–10–14–12–12–21–01–24–03–2
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 Fourth Division London teams 1961–1962

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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.

The 1925–26 season was the 34th season of The Football League.

The 1926–27 season was the 35th season of The Football League.

The 1936–37 season was the 45th 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 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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