1965–66 Football League

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The Football League
Season 1965–66
Champions Liverpool
1966–67

The 196566 season was the 67th completed season of the Football League.

Contents

This season is notable for Liverpool winning the title – their seventh overall – with only 14 squad players. The Second, Third and Fourth Divisions were won by Manchester City, Hull City and Doncaster Rovers respectively.

Final league tables

The tables and results 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 1894–95 season, 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]

First Division

Football League
First Division
Season1965–66
Champions Liverpool (7th English title)
Relegated Northampton Town
Blackburn Rovers
1966–67 European Cup Liverpool
FA Cup winners
1966–67 European Cup Winners' Cup
Everton (3rd FA Cup title)
1965–66 Inter-Cities Fairs Cup Chelsea
Everton
Leeds United
Matches played462
Goals scored1,457 (3.15 per match)
Top goalscorer Willie Irvine (Burnley) 29 [3] Roger Hunt (Liverpool) 29 [4]
1966–67
PosTeamPldHWHDHLHGFHGAAWADALAGFAGAGAvPtsQualification or relegation
1 Liverpool 421722521597527192.32461League Champions, qualified for European Cup 1966–67 First round
2 Leeds United 421443491595730232.07955Participated in 1965–66 Inter-Cities Fairs Cup
3 Burnley 421533452094834271.68155
4 Manchester United 421281502067834391.42451
5 Chelsea 4211463021113735321.22651Participated in 1965–66 Inter-Cities Fairs Cup
6 West Bromwich Albion 421164583486733351.31950League Cup winners
7 Leicester City 421245402893940371.23149
8 Tottenham Hotspur 4211645537561020291.13644
9 Sheffield United 4211643725551119340.94943
10 Stoke City 4212634222361223421.01642
11 Everton 4212633919351317430.90341Participated in 1965–66 Inter-Cities Fairs Cup; FA Cup winners, qualified for UEFA Cup Winners' Cup 1966–67 First round
12 West Ham United 4212544633341424500.84339
13 Blackpool 429573629541219360.84637
14 Arsenal 428853631451226440.82737
15 Newcastle United 4210562620441324430.79437
16 Aston Villa 4210383934531330460.86336
17 Sheffield Wednesday 4211643518321621480.84836
18 Nottingham Forest 4211373126351325460.77836
19 Sunderland 4213263628161415440.70836
20 Fulham 429483437531333480.78835
21 Northampton Town 428673132271224600.59833Relegated
22 Blackburn Rovers 4261143036231627520.64820
Source: [ citation needed ]

Results

Home \ Away ARS AST BLB BLP BUR CHE EVE FUL LEE LEI LIV MUN NEW NOR NOT SHU SHW STK SUN TOT WBA WHU
Arsenal 3–32–20–01–11–30–12–10–31–00–14–21–31–11–06–25–22–11–11–11–13–2
Aston Villa 3–03–13–02–12–43–22–50–22–20–31–14–21–23–00–22–00–13–13–21–11–2
Blackburn Rovers 2–10–21–30–20–11–23–22–30–21–41–44–26–15–00–01–20–12–00–10–11–2
Blackpool 5–30–14–21–31–22–02–21–04–02–31–21–13–00–32–12–11–11–20–01–12–1
Burnley 2–23–11–43–11–21–11–00–14–22–03–01–04–14–12–02–14–11–01–12–03–1
Chelsea 0–00–21–00–11–13–12–11–00–20–12–01–11–01–02–01–11–23–22–12–36–2
Everton 3–12–02–20–01–02–12–00–01–20–00–01–05–23–01–35–12–12–03–12–32–2
Fulham 1–03–65–20–02–50–33–21–30–42–00–12–01–41–10–04–21–13–00–22–13–0
Leeds United 2–02–03–01–21–12–04–10–13–20–11–13–06–12–12–23–02–21–02–04–05–0
Leicester City 3–12–12–00–30–11–13–05–03–31–30–51–21–12–11–04–11–04–12–22–12–1
Liverpool 4–23–15–24–12–12–15–02–10–11–02–12–05–04–00–11–02–04–01–02–21–1
Manchester United 2–16–12–22–14–24–13–04–11–11–22–01–16–20–03–11–01–11–15–11–10–0
Newcastle United 0–11–02–12–03–20–10–01–12–01–50–01–22–02–20–22–03–12–00–00–12–1
Northampton Town 1–12–12–12–11–22–30–22–42–12–20–01–13–13–30–10–01–02–10–23–42–1
Nottingham Forest 0–11–20–32–11–01–21–01–20–42–01–14–21–21–11–01–04–30–01–03–25–0
Sheffield United 3–01–02–00–12–11–22–02–01–12–20–03–13–22–21–11–03–22–21–30–25–3
Sheffield Wednesday 4–02–02–13–00–21–13–11–00–01–20–20–01–03–13–12–24–13–11–11–20–0
Stoke City 1–32–03–24–13–12–21–13–21–21–00–02–24–06–21–02–03–11–10–11–11–0
Sunderland 0–22–01–02–10–42–02–02–22–00–32–22–32–03–03–24–10–22–02–01–52–1
Tottenham Hotspur 2–25–54–04–00–14–22–24–33–24–22–15–12–21–12–31–02–32–23–02–11–4
West Bromwich Albion 4–42–22–12–11–21–21–16–21–25–13–03–31–21–15–31–14–26–24–12–13–0
West Ham United 2–14–24–11–11–12–13–01–32–12–51–53–24–31–10–34–04–20–01–12–04–0
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

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Locations of the London-based First Division teams

Second Division

Football League
Second Division
Season1965–66
Champions Manchester City (6th title)
Promoted Southampton
Relegated Leyton Orient,
Middlesbrough
Matches played462
Goals scored1,421 (3.08 per match)
Top goalscorer Martin Chivers (Southampton), 30 [3]
1966–67
PosTeamPldHWHDHLHGFHGAAWADALAGFAGAGAvPtsPromotion or relegation
1 Manchester City 421470401488536301.72759Division Champions, promoted
2 Southampton 421344512596634311.51854Promoted
3 Coventry City 421452543168719221.37753
4 Huddersfield Town 421272351276827241.72251
5 Bristol City 429102271587636331.31351
6 Wolverhampton Wanderers 4215425218561035431.42650
7 Rotherham United 421263482948927451.01446
8 Derby County 421326483139923371.04443
9 Bolton Wanderers 4212274325471019341.05141
10 Birmingham City 4210654129631229460.93341
11 Crystal Palace 4211732916361218360.90441
12 Portsmouth 4213444726341427520.94940
13 Norwich City 42876332748919251.00039
14 Carlisle United 4216234319131717440.95239
15 Ipswich Town 4212633823331520430.87939
16 Charlton Athletic 4210653929281122410.87138
17 Preston North End 4271043723451225470.88637
18 Plymouth Argyle 427863726551117370.85737
19 Bury 4212544525221717510.81635
20 Cardiff City 4210383735271234560.78034
21 Middlesbrough 428853628251422580.67433Relegated
22 Leyton Orient 423991936241519440.47523
Source: [ citation needed ]

Results

Home \ Away BIR BOL BRI BRY CAR CRL CHA COV CRY DER HUD IPS LEY MCI MID NWC PLY POR PNE ROT SOU WOL
Birmingham 0–11–34–04–22–12–20–12–15–52–14–12–23–11–11–01–01–31–13–00–12–2
Bolton Wanderers 1–21–22–12–14–04–24–23–00–11–13–12–01–06–01–10–12–01–31–32–32–1
Bristol City 2–02–22–11–12–00–01–11–11–12–14–12–01–12–20–00–01–01–02–10–10–1
Bury 5–11–11–21–12–13–01–12–24–10–41–13–02–12–02–51–01–05–06–11–31–0
Cardiff City 1–31–12–11–01–13–11–21–02–10–11–03–14–35–30–25–11–21–30–03–51–4
Carlisle United 1–01–15–04–12–03–12–23–12–12–03–11–01–22–14–11–32–10–21–01–02–1
Charlton Athletic 2–10–11–40–15–23–22–01–02–20–22–03–02–31–02–11–12–25–22–22–21–1
Coventry City 4–32–22–21–03–13–23–10–13–20–33–11–13–32–12–05–13–25–12–25–12–1
Crystal Palace 1–01–12–11–00–02–02–00–11–12–13–12–10–21–10–03–14–11–12–21–00–1
Derby County 5–32–02–14–11–53–12–01–04–04–12–21–31–25–03–11–23–11–01–30–32–2
Huddersfield Town 2–01–03–02–01–12–01–10–21–11–31–01–10–06–00–02–12–02–14–02–01–1
Ipswich Town 0–12–00–03–42–11–01–41–02–22–22–23–21–12–12–04–11–01–00–03–05–2
Leyton Orient 2–11–00–42–21–12–11–21–10–20–00–21–42–22–30–00–10–02–21–41–10–3
Manchester City 3–14–12–21–02–22–10–01–03–11–02–02–15–03–10–01–13–00–03–10–02–1
Middlesbrough 1–11–14–21–03–40–22–21–12–20–01–33–22–11–10–10–15–22–14–00–03–1
Norwich City 2–23–00–04–03–22–02–01–12–10–11–11–02–13–31–20–01–31–11–23–40–3
Plymouth Argyle 6–11–30–22–22–20–03–01–21–20–00–03–01–11–02–22–03–10–15–22–32–2
Portsmouth 0–11–02–44–03–14–13–12–01–11–12–11–04–12–24–10–34–14–11–12–52–0
Preston North End 3–30–11–12–19–02–13–30–02–02–01–10–11–20–31–10–02–04–11–11–12–2
Rotherham United 3–42–11–22–16–43–30–01–13–03–00–00–02–10–14–12–12–03–36–31–04–3
Southampton 0–15–12–26–23–21–01–01–01–03–10–11–21–00–13–12–24–12–25–21–19–3
Wolverhampton Wanderers 2–03–11–13–02–13–02–20–11–04–02–14–12–12–43–02–10–08–23–04–11–1
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 London-based Second Division teams

Third Division

Football League
Third Division
Season1965–66
Champions Hull City (1st title)
Promoted Millwall
Relegated Brentford,
Exeter City,
Southend United,
York City
Matches played552
Goals scored1,628 (2.95 per match)
Top goalscorer Les Allen (Queens Park Rangers), 30 [3]
1966–67
PosTeamPldHWHDHLHGFHGAAWADALAGFAGAGAvPtsPromotion or relegation
1 Hull City 4619226424125645381.75869Division Champions, promoted
2 Millwall 461940471387829301.76765Promoted
3 Queens Park Rangers 461634622986933361.46257
4 Scunthorpe United 469864434123836331.19453
5 Workington 461364381868929391.17552
6 Gillingham 4614453319841129351.14852
7 Swindon Town 4611844318851031301.54251
8 Reading 461355361968934441.11151
9 Walsall 4613734821731329431.20350
10 Shrewsbury Town 4613734822641325421.14149
11 Grimsby Town 4615624725271421371.09747
12 Watford 461247331959922321.07847
13 Peterborough United 4613645026461330401.21246
14 Oxford United 4611393833851032410.94646
15 Brighton & Hove Albion 4613464828371319371.03143
16 Bristol Rovers 46111023815341626491.00042
17 Swansea Town 4614456137171520590.84441 Welsh Cup winners, qualified for UEFA Cup Winners' Cup 1966–67 First round
18 Bournemouth & Boscombe Athletic 469862419441514370.67938
19 Mansfield Town 4610583136531528530.66338
20 Oldham Athletic 468783433461321480.67937
21 Southend United 4615174328131911550.65136Relegated
22 Exeter City 469683628351517510.67135
23 Brentford 4694103430181414390.69632
24 York City 4657113044421723620.50027
Source: [ citation needed ]

Results

Home \ Away B&BA BRE B&HA BRR EXE GIL GRI HUL MAN MIL OLD OXF PET QPR REA SCU SHR STD SWA SWI WAL WAT WRK YOR
Bournemouth & Boscombe Athletic 0–10–11–00–11–11–01–12–20–01–01–12–31–13–21–22–00–02–11–00–12–01–11–0
Brentford 1–02–00–51–20–23–22–40–31–20–05–11–06–11–10–14–02–02–00–12–21–10–10–1
Brighton & Hove Albion 1–22–04–32–10–11–21–26–42–23–12–01–00–21–10–11–19–11–11–02–12–03–13–1
Bristol Rovers 0–01–10–02–00–02–11–26–01–14–03–11–11–00–02–03–23–12–10–13–01–12–20–0
Exeter City 1–05–02–01–03–12–01–42–21–24–01–22–50–01–24–00–01–11–11–10–21–22–10–2
Gillingham 2–01–03–12–01–13–20–32–01–03–01–21–13–12–40–10–11–02–01–01–02–21–00–0
Grimsby Town 2–03–23–11–11–13–11–00–12–03–11–13–04–23–31–32–11–02–22–23–12–11–03–1
Hull City 3–04–11–06–16–11–01–14–01–05–12–12–11–33–33–22–11–04–11–03–23–16–01–4
Mansfield Town 1–02–03–12–00–00–02–11–21–11–01–41–72–10–22–20–32–03–01–50–32–20–14–1
Millwall 1–01–03–23–33–02–02–13–02–01–02–04–12–13–02–24–22–01–01–01–10–02–02–0
Oldham Athletic 2–21–11–02–03–15–31–42–21–10–23–02–40–22–21–30–11–01–01–11–20–11–13–0
Oxford United 2–12–00–01–00–10–42–00–24–13–13–31–01–32–00–30–13–22–20–37–11–20–24–1
Peterborough United 1–03–02–25–22–01–01–14–13–20–20–12–31–10–03–14–14–05–22–33–12–21–11–0
Queens Park Rangers 5–01–04–14–11–01–33–03–31–26–11–12–32–10–21–02–12–16–23–22–11–14–17–2
Reading 1–02–00–00–14–12–20–00–12–11–13–20–12–12–12–04–11–02–10–23–01–21–13–0
Scunthorpe United 3–03–22–23–02–10–12–22–40–14–41–11–21–11–22–01–40–01–12–14–21–14–14–1
Shrewsbury Town 0–20–03–11–04–02–13–12–22–12–03–14–03–10–03–31–43–05–01–11–20–01–14–1
Southend United 1–21–00–02–04–25–23–10–21–00–20–22–12–01–32–10–12–02–04–25–31–03–12–3
Swansea Town 5–01–12–23–01–00–31–04–21–20–24–13–21–14–25–43–44–05–01–11–04–21–67–2
Swindon Town 0–02–13–24–32–20–10–03–16–21–00–10–03–02–15–00–00–04–02–20–00–10–16–0
Walsall 2–11–12–11–11–16–11–02–42–11–42–21–12–00–13–03–03–03–01–15–03–01–12–0
Watford 1–01–10–12–03–01–01–11–12–10–14–01–11–01–21–22–11–04–10–12–00–11–23–2
Workington 2–21–11–00–06–11–01–03–02–00–00–12–11–11–11–01–21–33–17–00–31–01–02–1
York City 0–21–10–11–52–01–21–11–22–12–12–21–41–12–21–21–32–20–35–10–20–31–03–3
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 London-based Third Division teams

Fourth Division

Football League
Fourth Division
Season1965–66
Champions Doncaster Rovers (1st title)
Promoted Colchester United,
Darlington,
Torquay United
Failed re-electionnone
Matches played552
Goals scored1,723 (3.12 per match)
Top goalscorer Kevin Hector (Bradford Park Avenue), 44 [3]
1966–67
PosTeamPldHWHDHLHGFHGAAWADALAGFAGAGAvPtsPromotion or relegation
1 Doncaster Rovers 461562492195936331.57459Division Champions, promoted
2 Darlington 461634411796831361.35859Promoted
3 Torquay United 461724432078829291.46958
4 Colchester United 46137345211031025261.48956
5 Tranmere Rovers 461517563297737341.40956
6 Luton Town 4619226527561225431.28656
7 Chester 4615535227571127431.12952
8 Notts County 469863225104929281.15150
9 Newport County 4614634624461329511.00048
10 Southport 4615624720361421490.98648
11 Bradford Park Avenue 4614275931731343611.10947
12 Barrow 4612834831471224450.94747
13 Stockport County 4612474229621529411.01442
14 Crewe Alexandra 4612474223451419400.96841
15 Halifax Town 4611664631451421440.89341
16 Barnsley 4611664324441531540.94940
17 Aldershot 4612654727341628570.89340
18 Hartlepools United 4613464422341619530.84040
19 Port Vale 4612743818321810410.81439
20 Chesterfield 468963735541425430.79539
21 Rochdale 46121104627441525600.81637Re-elected
22 Lincoln City 469773729441520530.69537
23 Bradford City 4610583734281326600.67037
24 Wrexham 4610494343351529610.69235
Source: rsssf.com

Results

Home \ Away ALD BAR BRW BRA BPA CHE CHF COL CRE DAR DON HAL HAR LIN LUT NPC NTC PTV ROC SOU STP TOR TRA WRE
Aldershot 1–13–15–25–12–21–31–31–00–11–10–05–02–03–12–10–03–02–33–01–03–21–32–2
Barnsley 2–13–04–21–10–20–01–10–13–11–51–22–20–13–02–21–11–05–04–01–21–04–03–0
Barrow 2–21–52–05–24–13–23–01–11–12–13–02–02–20–12–22–12–20–23–31–02–01–14–2
Bradford City 1–11–00–03–01–21–11–20–12–01–10–11–32–02–23–20–42–02–13–01–74–12–44–1
Bradford Park Avenue 5–17–22–35–10–13–11–02–10–20–12–14–14–21–36–14–01–21–22–13–11–11–14–2
Chester 3–23–30–04–02–43–02–13–03–21–41–02–04–21–16–11–12–01–21–01–01–13–14–2
Chesterfield 1–13–12–21–10–32–22–43–11–21–13–21–31–01–31–20–03–14–13–22–11–10–01–1
Colchester United 0–04–02–20–16–31–13–01–10–12–11–02–03–02–23–24–13–02–00–03–20–22–11–1
Crewe Alexandra 2–00–12–17–12–51–11–00–20–10–13–03–17–02–02–21–00–03–12–11–12–11–20–1
Darlington 4–32–11–03–04–10–14–12–01–13–22–01–10–21–00–11–02–13–12–03–00–00–12–0
Doncaster Rovers 3–22–11–11–16–21–11–02–04–16–32–24–04–01–11–00–31–02–01–11–00–13–12–0
Halifax Town 3–42–22–13–21–02–04–11–11–02–22–31–02–23–04–40–12–04–11–20–10–22–24–0
Hartlepools United 3–01–23–01–12–32–01–20–14–11–12–01–23–12–05–22–02–00–03–12–10–20–04–2
Lincoln City 2–14–14–01–01–12–20–20–21–14–10–33–32–12–21–11–20–12–04–01–21–11–00–2
Luton Town 3–15–43–22–33–15–21–21–14–02–04–34–12–10–02–15–15–04–12–02–03–22–11–0
Newport County 3–11–03–22–23–13–23–42–11–03–04–03–13–00–03–11–20–11–11–11–03–20–02–2
Notts County 2–00–10–22–12–03–32–01–00–10–01–21–11–02–11–11–13–13–31–21–11–11–23–1
Port Vale 2–11–10–00–03–35–21–11–02–03–10–12–00–03–01–23–00–12–14–12–00–02–31–0
Rochdale 1–02–14–05–12–33–01–10–12–11–20–10–13–10–11–22–10–21–03–04–02–33–56–0
Southport 0–23–11–14–02–12–01–00–11–11–12–11–04–15–13–22–01–02–14–02–03–31–12–2
Stockport County 1–21–05–21–12–30–12–11–02–01–11–13–01–22–14–12–11–33–03–12–21–01–22–4
Torquay United 5–13–00–14–32–11–02–00–12–10–40–01–02–04–12–01–02–01–04–01–11–42–13–1
Tranmere Rovers 5–21–01–22–21–21–03–22–03–11–21–05–26–13–22–00–10–31–06–20–26–20–16–3
Wrexham 4–06–33–11–13–22–12–12–31–41–24–32–21–10–12–00–11–31–02–23–11–40–21–5
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 London-based Fourth Division teams

See also

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The 1934–35 season was the 43rd season of The Football League.

The 1935–36 season was the 44th season of The Football League.

The 1946–47 season was the 48th completed season of The Football League.

The 1951–52 season was the 53rd 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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