1954–55 Football League

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The Football League
Season 1954–55
Champions Chelsea

The 19541955 season was the 56th completed season of The Football League.

Final league tables[edit]

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 goal average was used for this purpose for such a long time, it is presented in the tables below even for the seasons prior to 1894–95, and since the goal difference is a more informative piece of information for a modern reader than the goal average, the goal difference is added in this presentation after the goal average.

During the first five seasons of the league, that is, until the season 1893–94, re-election process concerned the clubs which finished in the bottom four of the league. From the 1894–95 season and until the 1920–21 season the re-election process was required of the clubs which finished in the bottom three of the league. From the 1922–23 season on it was required of the bottom two teams of both Third Division North and Third Division South.[2]

First Division[edit]

Football League, First Division
Season 1954–55
Champions Chelsea (1st English title)
Relegated Leicester City,
Sheffield Wednesday
FA Cup winners Newcastle United (6th FA Cup title)
Matches played 462
Goals scored 1572 (3.4 per match)
Top goalscorer Ronnie Allen (West Bromwich), 27 [3]
Pos Team Pld W D L F A W D L F A F A GA GD Pts Notes
1 Chelsea 42 11 5 5 43 29 9 7 5 38 28 81 57 1.421 +24 52 European Cup 1955–56
First round
[nb 1]
2 Wolverhampton Wanderers 42 13 5 3 58 30 6 5 10 31 40 89 70 1.271 +19 48
3 Portsmouth 42 13 5 3 44 21 5 7 9 30 41 74 62 1.194 +12 48
4 Sunderland 42 8 11 2 39 27 7 7 7 25 27 64 54 1.185 +10 48
5 Manchester United 42 12 4 5 44 30 8 3 10 40 44 84 74 1.135 +10 47
6 Aston Villa 42 11 3 7 38 31 9 4 8 34 42 72 73 0.986 –1 47
7 Manchester City 42 11 5 5 45 36 7 5 9 31 33 76 69 1.101 +7 46
8 Newcastle United 42 12 5 4 53 27 5 4 12 36 50 89 77 1.156 +12 43 1954-55 FA Cup winners
9 Arsenal 42 12 3 6 44 25 5 6 10 25 38 69 63 1.095 +6 43
10 Burnley 42 11 3 7 29 19 6 6 9 22 29 51 48 1.063 +3 43
11 Everton 42 9 6 6 32 24 7 4 10 30 44 62 68 0.912 –6 42
12 Huddersfield Town 42 10 4 7 28 23 4 9 8 35 45 63 68 0.926 –5 41
13 Sheffield United 42 10 3 8 41 34 7 4 10 29 52 70 86 0.814 –16 41
14 Preston North End 42 8 5 8 47 33 8 3 10 36 31 83 64 1.297 +19 40
15 Charlton Athletic 42 8 6 7 43 34 7 4 10 33 41 76 75 1.013 +1 40
16 Tottenham Hotspur 42 9 4 8 42 35 7 4 10 30 38 72 73 0.986 –1 40
17 West Bromwich Albion 42 11 5 5 44 33 5 3 13 32 63 76 96 0.792 –20 40
18 Bolton Wanderers 42 11 6 4 45 29 2 7 12 17 40 62 69 0.899 –7 39
19 Blackpool 42 8 6 7 33 26 6 4 11 27 38 60 64 0.938 –4 38
20 Cardiff City 42 9 4 8 41 38 4 7 10 21 38 62 76 0.816 –14 37
21 Leicester City 42 9 6 6 43 32 3 5 13 31 54 74 86 0.860 –12 35
22 Sheffield Wednesday 42 7 7 7 42 38 1 3 17 21 62 63 100 0.630 –37 26

P = Matches played; W = Matches won; D = Matches drawn; L = Matches lost; F = Goals for; A = Goals against; GA = Goal average; GD = Goal difference; Pts = Points

  1. ^ Chelsea were invited to play at the inaugural European cup season but declined the participation: The great Chelsea surrender
Key
League Champions, qualified for European Cup
FA Cup winners
Relegated

First Division results[edit]

Home \ Away[1] ARS AST BLP BOL BUR CAR CHA CHE EVE HUD LEI MNC MNU NEW POR PRE SHE SHW SUN TOT WBA WOL
Arsenal 2–0 3–0 3–0 4–0 2–0 3–1 1–0 2–0 3–5 1–1 2–3 2–3 1–3 0–1 2–0 4–0 3–2 1–3 2–0 2–2 1–1
Aston Villa 2–1 3–1 3–0 3–1 0–2 1–2 3–2 0–2 0–0 2–5 2–0 2–1 1–2 1–0 1–3 3–1 0–0 2–2 2–4 3–0 4–2
Blackpool 2–2 0–1 2–3 1–0 0–0 1–1 1–0 4–0 1–1 2–0 1–3 2–4 2–0 2–2 1–2 1–2 2–1 0–0 5–1 3–1 0–2
Bolton Wanderers 2–2 3–3 3–0 0–1 0–0 3–2 2–5 2–0 1–0 4–1 2–2 1–1 2–1 3–1 2–1 1–0 2–2 3–0 1–2 2–4 6–1
Burnley 3–0 2–0 0–1 2–0 1–0 3–0 1–1 0–2 1–1 3–1 2–0 2–4 0–1 1–0 2–2 2–1 2–0 0–1 1–2 0–2 1–0
Cardiff City 1–2 0–1 1–2 2–2 0–3 4–3 0–1 4–3 1–1 2–1 3–0 3–0 4–2 1–1 2–5 1–1 5–3 0–1 1–2 3–2 3–2
Charlton Athletic 1–1 6–1 3–3 2–0 3–1 4–1 0–2 5–0 2–1 2–3 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–2 0–4 3–1 3–0 1–3 1–2 1–3 1–3
Chelsea 1–1 4–0 0–0 3–2 1–0 1–1 1–2 0–2 4–1 3–1 0–2 5–6 4–3 4–1 0–1 1–1 3–0 2–1 2–1 3–3 1–0
Everton 1–0 0–1 0–1 0–0 1–1 1–1 2–2 1–1 4–0 2–2 1–0 4–2 1–2 2–3 1–0 2–3 3–1 1–0 1–0 1–2 3–2
Huddersfield Town 0–1 1–2 1–3 2–0 0–1 2–0 0–0 1–0 2–1 3–1 0–0 1–3 2–0 2–1 0–4 1–2 3–0 1–1 1–0 3–3 2–0
Leicester City 3–3 4–2 2–2 4–0 2–2 2–1 0–1 1–1 2–2 1–3 0–2 1–0 3–2 4–0 0–1 0–1 4–3 1–1 2–0 6–3 1–2
Manchester City 2–1 2–4 1–6 4–2 0–0 4–1 1–5 1–1 1–0 2–4 2–2 3–2 3–1 1–2 3–1 5–2 2–2 1–0 0–0 4–0 3–0
Manchester United 2–1 0–1 4–1 1–1 1–0 5–2 3–1 2–1 1–2 1–1 3–1 0–5 2–2 1–3 2–1 5–0 2–0 2–2 2–1 3–0 2–4
Newcastle United 5–1 5–3 1–1 0–0 2–1 3–0 3–1 1–3 4–0 2–2 2–0 2–0 2–0 2–1 3–3 1–2 5–0 1–2 4–4 3–0 2–3
Portsmouth 2–1 2–2 3–0 1–0 0–2 1–3 2–0 0–0 5–0 4–2 2–1 1–0 0–0 3–1 2–0 6–2 2–1 2–2 0–3 6–1 0–0
Preston North End 3–1 0–3 3–1 2–2 0–1 7–1 1–2 1–2 0–0 2–3 2–4 5–0 0–2 3–3 1–1 1–2 6–0 3–1 1–0 3–1 3–3
Sheffield United 1–1 1–3 2–1 2–0 1–0 1–3 5–0 1–2 2–5 2–2 1–1 0–2 3–0 6–2 5–2 0–5 1–0 1–0 4–1 1–2 1–2
Sheffield Wednesday 1–2 6–3 2–1 3–2 1–1 1–1 2–2 1–1 2–2 4–1 1–0 2–4 2–4 0–3 1–3 2–0 1–2 1–2 2–2 5–0 2–2
Sunderland 0–1 0–0 2–0 1–1 2–2 1–1 1–2 3–3 3–0 1–1 1–1 3–2 4–3 4–2 2–2 2–1 2–2 2–0 1–1 4–2 0–0
Tottenham Hotspur 0–1 1–1 3–2 2–0 0–3 0–2 1–4 2–4 1–3 1–1 5–1 2–2 0–2 2–1 1–1 3–1 5–0 7–2 0–1 3–1 3–2
West Bromwich Albion 3–1 2–3 0–1 0–0 2–2 1–0 2–1 2–4 3–3 2–1 6–4 2–1 2–0 4–2 3–1 2–0 3–3 1–2 2–2 1–2 1–0
Wolverhampton Wanderers 3–1 1–0 1–0 1–2 5–0 1–1 2–1 3–4 1–3 6–4 5–0 2–2 4–2 2–2 2–2 1–1 4–1 4–2 2–0 4–2 4–0

Source: Ian Laschke: Rothmans Book of Football League Records 1888–89 to 1978–79. Macdonald and Jane’s, London & Sydney, 1980.
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

First Division maps[edit]

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Locations of the Football League First Division London teams 1954–1955


Second Division[edit]

Football League, Second Division
Season 1954–55
Champions Birmingham City (4th title)
Promoted Luton Town
Relegated Derby County,
Ipswich Town
Matches played 462
Goals scored 1597 (3.46 per match)
Top goalscorer Tommy Briggs (Blackburn Rovers), 33 [3]
Pos Team Pld W D L F A W D L F A F A GA GD Pts
1 Birmingham City 42 14 4 3 56 22 8 6 7 36 25 92 47 1.957 +45 54
2 Luton Town 42 18 2 1 55 18 5 6 10 33 35 88 53 1.660 +35 54
3 Rotherham United 42 17 1 3 59 22 8 3 10 35 42 94 64 1.469 +30 54
4 Leeds United 42 14 4 3 43 19 9 3 9 27 34 70 53 1.321 +17 53
5 Stoke City 42 12 5 4 38 17 9 5 7 31 29 69 46 1.500 +23 52
6 Blackburn Rovers 42 14 4 3 73 31 8 2 11 41 48 114 79 1.443 +35 50
7 Notts County 42 14 3 4 46 27 7 3 11 28 44 74 71 1.042 +3 48
8 West Ham United 42 12 4 5 46 28 6 6 9 28 42 74 70 1.057 +4 46
9 Bristol Rovers 42 15 4 2 52 23 4 3 14 23 47 75 70 1.071 +5 45
10 Swansea Town 42 15 3 3 58 28 2 6 13 28 55 86 83 1.036 +3 43
11 Liverpool 42 11 7 3 55 37 5 3 13 37 59 92 96 0.958 –4 42
12 Middlesbrough 42 13 1 7 48 31 5 5 11 25 51 73 82 0.890 –9 42
13 Bury 42 10 5 6 44 35 5 6 10 33 37 77 72 1.069 +5 41
14 Fulham 42 10 5 6 46 29 4 6 11 30 50 76 79 0.962 –3 39
15 Nottingham Forest 42 8 4 9 29 29 8 3 10 29 33 58 62 0.935 –4 39
16 Lincoln City 42 8 6 7 39 35 5 4 12 29 44 68 79 0.861 –11 36
17 Port Vale 42 10 6 5 31 21 2 5 14 17 50 48 71 0.676 –23 35
18 Doncaster Rovers 42 10 5 6 35 34 4 2 15 23 61 58 95 0.611 –37 35
19 Hull City 42 7 5 9 30 35 5 5 11 14 34 44 69 0.638 –25 34
20 Plymouth Argyle 42 10 4 7 29 26 2 3 16 28 56 57 82 0.695 –25 31
21 Ipswich Town 42 10 3 8 37 28 1 3 17 20 64 57 92 0.620 –35 28
22 Derby County 42 6 6 9 39 34 1 3 17 14 48 53 82 0.646 –29 23

P = Matches played; W = Matches won; D = Matches drawn; L = Matches lost; F = Goals for; A = Goals against; GA = Goal average; GD = Goal difference; Pts = Points

Key
Division Champions, promoted
Promoted
Relegated

Second Division results[edit]

Home \ Away[1] BIR BLB BRO BRY DER DON FUL HUL IPS LEE LIN LIV LUT MID NOT NTC PLY PVA ROT STO SWA WHU
Birmingham City 3–1 2–1 1–3 1–1 4–1 3–2 0–0 4–0 2–0 3–3 9–1 2–1 3–0 0–1 1–1 3–1 7–2 3–1 2–0 2–0 1–2
Blackburn Rovers 3–3 8–3 1–1 5–2 7–2 3–1 4–0 4–1 1–2 1–0 4–3 0–0 9–0 0–1 4–5 2–2 2–1 4–1 2–0 4–1 5–2
Bristol Rovers 1–1 2–1 2–1 4–1 1–0 4–1 1–0 4–0 5–1 2–2 3–0 3–2 2–2 2–1 1–4 3–1 1–0 1–0 1–1 7–0 2–4
Bury 0–1 2–1 3–1 2–2 1–4 1–3 4–1 2–1 5–3 3–1 3–4 2–1 0–1 1–1 1–2 3–1 2–2 2–2 1–1 2–1 4–1
Derby County 0–0 0–3 1–1 2–3 5–0 3–4 3–0 2–0 2–4 3–0 3–2 0–0 1–2 1–2 1–1 2–2 6–1 2–3 1–2 1–4 0–0
Doncaster Rovers 1–5 1–3 2–2 1–0 2–0 4–0 2–2 1–1 0–1 1–1 4–1 0–3 3–1 0–3 4–2 3–2 1–0 0–4 1–1 2–1 2–1
Fulham 2–1 5–1 2–3 0–0 2–0 5–2 0–1 4–1 1–3 3–2 1–2 3–1 1–2 1–1 3–1 2–3 3–1 1–1 2–2 5–1 0–0
Hull City 0–3 1–4 0–1 1–0 1–1 1–1 0–0 4–2 0–2 4–0 2–2 0–4 1–0 2–3 5–2 0–2 2–1 1–2 1–1 4–3 0–1
Ipswich Town 1–2 1–1 1–0 2–3 2–1 5–1 2–4 2–0 1–2 1–2 2–0 3–1 6–1 2–1 0–1 2–1 1–0 2–2 0–1 1–1 0–3
Leeds United 1–0 2–0 2–0 1–0 1–0 1–0 1–1 3–0 4–1 2–3 2–2 4–0 1–1 1–1 2–0 3–2 3–0 2–4 0–1 5–2 2–1
Lincoln City 1–1 2–1 0–2 3–2 3–0 5–1 2–2 0–1 1–1 2–0 3–3 1–2 3–3 2–1 1–2 3–2 0–1 2–3 1–4 2–2 2–1
Liverpool 2–2 4–1 5–3 1–1 2–0 3–2 4–1 2–1 6–2 2–2 2–4 4–4 3–1 1–0 3–1 3–3 1–1 3–1 2–4 1–1 1–2
Luton Town 1–0 7–3 2–0 3–2 2–0 3–0 3–0 1–1 3–2 0–0 2–1 3–2 2–0 3–0 3–1 3–1 4–2 4–0 3–1 1–2 2–0
Middlesbrough 2–5 4–3 1–0 1–1 3–1 3–1 4–2 1–2 0–1 1–0 2–1 1–2 0–2 1–4 2–0 4–1 2–0 5–1 1–2 4–2 6–0
Nottingham Forest 0–2 1–2 1–0 2–3 3–0 3–1 2–0 0–1 2–0 1–1 1–1 3–1 1–5 4–2 0–1 2–0 2–3 0–2 0–3 0–0 1–1
Notts County 3–2 3–1 2–0 2–1 2–3 4–0 0–0 3–1 2–1 1–2 2–1 0–3 3–3 1–3 4–1 2–0 1–1 3–2 1–0 2–1 5–1
Plymouth Argyle 1–0 0–2 0–1 2–4 1–0 1–2 3–2 1–2 2–0 3–1 1–0 1–0 2–1 2–2 1–2 1–3 0–0 2–1 2–0 2–2 1–1
Port Vale 2–0 0–3 1–0 1–0 3–0 1–1 4–0 3–0 3–3 0–1 1–3 4–3 1–1 1–1 1–2 1–1 1–0 1–0 0–1 1–0 1–1
Rotherham United 0–2 5–1 6–2 4–2 2–1 2–3 2–3 2–0 3–2 3–0 3–0 6–1 2–0 3–0 3–2 2–0 2–0 3–0 2–1 2–0 2–2
Stoke City 2–1 1–1 2–0 3–2 3–1 3–0 1–1 0–0 3–0 0–1 4–2 2–0 0–0 1–2 2–0 3–0 3–1 0–0 1–2 4–1 0–2
Swansea Town 0–3 2–3 1–1 1–1 3–0 3–0 2–2 1–0 6–1 2–0 3–1 3–2 2–1 2–0 3–2 3–0 4–2 7–1 2–1 3–5 5–2
West Ham United 2–2 2–5 5–2 3–3 1–0 0–1 2–1 1–1 4–0 2–1 0–1 0–3 2–1 2–1 2–0 3–0 6–1 2–0 1–2 3–0 3–3

Source: Ian Laschke: Rothmans Book of Football League Records 1888–89 to 1978–79. Macdonald and Jane’s, London & Sydney, 1980.
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Second Division maps[edit]

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Locations of the Football League Second Division London teams 1954–1955


Third Division North[edit]

Football League, Third Division North
Season 1954–55
Champions Barnsley (3rd title)
Failed re-election None
Matches played 552
Goals scored 1627 (2.95 per match)
Top goalscorer Don Travis (Oldham Athletic), 30
John Thomas Connor (Stockport County), 30
Arthur Bottom (York City), 30 [3]
Pos Team Pld W D L F A W D L F A F A GA GD Pts
1 Barnsley 46 18 3 2 51 17 12 2 9 35 29 86 46 1.870 +40 65
2 Accrington Stanley 46 18 2 3 65 32 7 9 7 31 35 96 67 1.433 +29 61
3 Scunthorpe & Lindsey United 46 14 6 3 45 18 9 6 8 36 35 81 53 1.528 +28 58
4 York City 46 13 5 5 43 27 11 5 7 49 36 92 63 1.460 +29 58
5 Hartlepools United 46 16 3 4 39 20 9 2 12 25 29 64 49 1.306 +15 55
6 Chesterfield 46 17 1 5 54 33 7 5 11 27 37 81 70 1.157 +11 54
7 Gateshead 46 11 7 5 38 26 9 5 9 27 43 65 69 0.942 –4 52
8 Workington 46 11 7 5 39 23 7 7 9 29 32 68 55 1.236 +13 50
9 Stockport County 46 13 4 6 50 27 5 8 10 34 43 84 70 1.200 +14 48
10 Oldham Athletic 46 14 5 4 47 22 5 5 13 27 46 74 68 1.088 +6 48
11 Southport 46 10 9 4 28 18 6 7 10 19 26 47 44 1.068 +3 48
12 Rochdale 46 13 7 3 39 20 4 7 12 30 46 69 66 1.045 +3 48
13 Mansfield Town 46 14 4 5 40 28 4 5 14 25 43 65 71 0.915 –6 45
14 Halifax Town 46 9 9 5 41 27 6 4 13 22 40 63 67 0.940 –4 43
15 Darlington 46 10 7 6 41 28 4 7 12 21 45 62 73 0.849 –11 42
16 Bradford Park Avenue 46 11 7 5 29 21 4 4 15 27 49 56 70 0.800 –14 41
17 Barrow 46 12 4 7 39 34 5 2 16 31 55 70 89 0.787 –19 40
18 Wrexham 46 9 6 8 40 35 4 6 13 25 42 65 77 0.844 –12 38
19 Tranmere Rovers 46 9 6 8 37 30 4 5 14 18 40 55 70 0.786 –15 37
20 Carlisle United 46 12 1 10 53 39 3 5 15 25 50 78 89 0.876 –11 36
21 Bradford City 46 9 5 9 30 26 4 5 14 17 29 47 55 0.855 –8 36
22 Crewe Alexandra 46 8 10 5 45 35 2 4 17 23 56 68 91 0.747 –23 34
23 Grimsby Town 46 10 4 9 28 32 3 4 16 19 46 47 78 0.603 –31 34
24 Chester 46 10 3 10 23 25 2 6 15 21 52 44 77 0.571 –33 33

P = Matches played; W = Matches won; D = Matches drawn; L = Matches lost; F = Goals for; A = Goals against; GA = Goal average; GD = Goal difference; Pts = Points

Key
Division Champions, promoted
New club in the league (none)
Re-elected
Failed re-election (none)

Third Division North results[edit]

Home \ Away[1] ACC BAR BRW BRA BPA CRL CHR CHS CRE DAR GAT GRI HAL HAR MAN OLD ROC SCU SOU STP TRA WRK WRE YOR
Accrington Stanley (1891) 2–3 6–3 1–0 4–3 3–2 3–0 4–1 1–0 3–0 6–2 3–0 3–1 2–5 3–2 4–0 5–4 2–1 1–1 0–1 3–1 2–0 2–0 2–2
Barnsley 1–2 3–0 1–0 2–1 3–1 4–2 3–0 3–1 4–1 3–0 1–3 3–0 0–0 1–0 2–2 2–0 1–0 0–0 2–0 4–1 3–1 4–2 1–0
Barrow 1–2 3–1 3–2 3–1 2–1 2–0 2–0 0–3 1–1 0–1 2–0 1–3 0–2 2–2 3–1 4–2 1–3 2–1 2–0 1–0 2–2 1–1 1–5
Bradford City 0–3 0–2 2–1 1–1 2–0 0–0 1–1 2–0 3–0 1–1 4–0 2–0 0–1 1–0 0–1 1–0 2–4 0–1 2–3 2–1 0–1 2–2 2–3
Bradford Park Avenue 3–2 1–0 3–0 2–0 0–2 3–0 1–3 2–1 1–1 2–2 2–1 0–1 1–0 0–0 0–2 1–1 0–0 1–0 2–1 0–0 3–1 0–0 1–3
Carlisle United 1–0 2–4 4–0 1–0 3–2 1–2 1–2 4–0 0–1 1–2 3–1 4–0 3–2 1–2 5–2 7–2 1–2 2–1 3–3 1–2 0–4 1–0 4–5
Chester 1–1 0–2 3–1 1–0 2–0 1–2 1–0 3–1 0–2 1–2 1–0 1–3 1–0 1–0 0–0 1–2 2–4 0–0 1–0 0–1 0–2 1–0 1–2
Chesterfield 6–1 3–1 4–1 2–1 1–3 2–1 5–3 0–0 2–0 1–3 1–0 2–1 3–0 4–1 1–3 3–1 2–0 2–1 3–7 2–1 2–0 3–1 0–3
Crewe Alexandra 0–3 1–2 5–1 1–0 2–1 4–1 1–3 2–2 2–2 1–1 2–0 0–0 1–1 2–1 4–1 2–2 1–1 2–3 4–4 3–0 1–1 2–2 2–3
Darlington 3–3 0–1 3–2 4–0 3–0 1–1 4–1 0–2 2–1 5–1 1–3 1–0 0–1 3–1 0–2 2–2 1–1 2–0 0–0 2–2 1–2 2–2 1–0
Gateshead 1–1 0–4 3–1 2–1 3–2 0–0 0–0 1–3 1–0 1–1 1–0 4–0 3–0 4–0 2–2 0–1 0–1 1–0 4–4 3–1 3–2 0–1 1–1
Grimsby Town 2–1 1–3 1–0 1–4 1–0 2–0 3–1 1–2 2–1 0–2 1–1 0–1 1–0 3–2 1–1 1–1 1–4 0–1 1–0 2–2 0–1 1–3 2–1
Halifax Town 1–1 1–1 1–2 0–0 0–0 5–3 3–1 2–0 3–3 4–1 4–0 3–2 1–0 1–2 0–0 1–2 3–1 0–1 1–2 0–0 2–2 2–0 3–3
Hartlepool United 1–3 0–3 0–0 0–0 0–1 1–0 3–1 2–0 2–1 1–0 0–0 3–2 1–0 1–2 2–0 3–1 4–2 2–1 2–1 4–0 3–2 3–0 1–0
Mansfield Town 2–2 1–1 0–5 1–0 2–1 1–1 2–1 2–0 4–2 3–1 0–1 3–0 2–1 0–2 1–3 3–2 2–1 3–0 0–0 3–1 2–0 2–1 1–2
Oldham Athletic 0–1 4–1 3–2 1–1 5–0 2–1 2–1 4–1 4–0 3–1 1–2 4–0 1–2 0–1 1–1 0–0 1–1 1–0 1–1 2–1 2–1 2–1 3–2
Rochdale 0–0 3–0 4–1 1–2 3–2 1–2 2–0 0–0 1–1 2–2 4–0 0–3 2–2 2–1 2–0 2–1 2–0 0–0 1–0 2–0 2–1 2–1 1–1
Scunthorpe & Lindsey United 4–0 1–0 3–0 1–0 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–1 3–1 1–0 0–2 1–0 2–2 5–1 2–0 6–1 2–2 2–0 3–0 1–2 1–1 1–0 1–2
Southport 1–1 0–2 2–1 1–0 1–0 4–1 1–1 0–0 1–0 0–0 1–2 2–2 4–0 1–0 1–0 1–0 1–0 1–1 1–1 0–0 1–2 1–2 2–2
Stockport County 0–0 1–0 1–2 1–1 6–0 5–2 3–0 3–2 6–1 3–0 2–1 0–0 2–1 0–2 2–2 3–2 1–4 4–2 0–2 2–0 0–1 4–0 1–2
Tranmere 3–1 0–1 0–4 2–0 3–3 6–1 1–1 0–0 1–2 0–1 1–2 2–0 1–2 3–1 2–1 2–1 3–1 1–2 2–2 1–1 1–1 1–2 1–0
Workington 0–1 1–0 0–0 1–1 1–3 1–0 1–1 2–3 3–3 6–1 4–0 2–2 1–0 0–1 2–2 3–0 1–0 1–1 0–1 4–1 1–0 2–1 2–1
Wrexham 3–1 3–0 3–0 1–3 1–0 1–1 2–1 0–2 5–0 2–2 2–0 5–0 1–1 1–4 1–3 2–1 0–0 0–1 2–2 1–4 1–2 1–1 2–6
York City 1–1 1–3 1–4 0–1 1–2 2–1 5–0 3–2 3–1 3–1 2–1 0–0 2–1 1–0 3–1 2–1 2–0 2–3 1–1 4–0 1–0 0–0 3–3

Source: Ian Laschke: Rothmans Book of Football League Records 1888–89 to 1978–79. Macdonald and Jane’s, London & Sydney, 1980.
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Third Division North maps[edit]


Third Division South[edit]

Football League, Third Division South
Season 1954–55
Champions Bristol City (3rd title)
Failed re-election None
Matches played 552
Goals scored 1677 (3.04 per match)
Top goalscorer Ernie Morgan (Gillingham), 31 [3]
Pos Team Pld W D L F A W D L F A F A GA GD Pts
1 Bristol City 46 17 4 2 62 22 13 6 4 39 25 101 47 2.149 +54 70
2 Leyton Orient 46 16 2 5 48 20 10 7 6 41 27 89 47 1.894 +42 61
3 Southampton 46 16 6 1 49 19 8 5 10 26 32 75 51 1.471 +24 59
4 Gillingham 46 12 8 3 41 28 8 7 8 36 38 77 66 1.167 +11 55
5 Millwall 46 14 6 3 44 25 6 5 12 28 43 72 68 1.059 +4 51
6 Brighton & Hove Albion 46 14 4 5 47 27 6 6 11 29 36 76 63 1.206 +13 50
7 Watford 46 11 9 3 45 26 7 5 11 26 36 71 62 1.145 +9 50
8 Torquay United 46 12 6 5 51 39 6 6 11 31 43 82 82 1.000 ±0 48
9 Coventry City 46 15 5 3 50 26 3 6 14 17 33 67 59 1.136 +8 47
10 Southend United 46 13 5 5 48 28 4 7 12 35 52 83 80 1.038 +3 46
11 Brentford 46 11 6 6 44 36 5 8 10 38 46 82 82 1.000 ±0 46
= Norwich City 46 13 5 5 40 23 5 5 13 20 37 60 60 1.000 ±0 46
13 Northampton Town 46 13 5 5 47 27 6 3 14 26 54 73 81 0.901 –8 46
14 Aldershot 46 12 6 5 44 23 4 7 12 31 48 75 71 1.056 +4 45
15 Queens Park Rangers 46 13 7 3 46 25 2 7 14 23 50 69 75 0.920 –6 44
16 Shrewsbury Town 46 14 5 4 49 24 2 5 16 21 54 70 78 0.897 –8 42
17 Bournemouth & Boscombe Athletic 46 7 8 8 32 29 5 10 8 25 36 57 65 0.877 –8 42
18 Reading 46 7 10 6 32 26 6 5 12 33 47 65 73 0.890 –8 41
19 Newport County 46 8 8 7 32 29 3 8 12 28 44 60 73 0.822 –13 38
20 Crystal Palace 46 9 11 3 32 24 2 5 16 20 56 52 80 0.650 –28 38
21 Swindon Town 46 10 8 5 30 19 1 7 15 16 45 46 64 0.719 –18 37
22 Exeter City 46 9 7 7 30 31 2 8 13 17 42 47 73 0.644 –26 37
23 Walsall 46 9 6 8 49 36 1 8 14 26 50 75 86 0.872 –11 34
24 Colchester United 46 7 6 10 33 40 2 7 14 20 51 53 91 0.582 –38 31

P = Matches played; W = Matches won; D = Matches drawn; L = Matches lost; F = Goals for; A = Goals against; GA = Goal average; GD = Goal difference; Pts = Points

Key
Division Champions, promoted
New club in the league (none)
Re-elected
Failed re-election (none)

Third Division South results[edit]

Home \ Away[1] ALD BOU BRE B&H BRI COL COV CPA EXE GIL LEY MIL NPC NOR NOR QPR REA SHR SOT STD SWI TOR WAL WAT
Aldershot 1–1 2–3 2–2 0–2 2–2 1–1 3–0 4–2 0–2 0–1 3–0 0–0 3–4 4–1 2–0 3–1 2–0 2–0 1–0 0–0 2–1 4–0 3–0
Bournemouth & Boscombe Athletic 4–0 1–2 1–1 0–1 2–0 2–1 4–1 2–0 1–2 0–3 0–1 3–3 0–1 1–3 2–2 0–0 3–1 1–1 2–1 1–1 0–2 1–1 1–1
Brentford 1–1 1–3 2–3 2–2 3–2 2–3 3–0 1–0 3–0 2–0 3–1 1–0 1–3 1–0 1–1 2–2 2–2 0–3 2–2 4–2 4–2 0–2 3–2
Brighton & Hove Albion 5–3 1–1 3–4 0–1 1–1 2–0 1–0 5–3 1–0 1–0 1–2 4–1 2–1 0–1 4–1 3–2 0–0 1–2 2–1 3–1 1–1 3–0 3–1
Bristol City 6–1 2–2 2–1 3–2 4–0 2–0 3–0 2–0 1–4 5–0 5–1 0–0 5–1 0–1 1–1 2–1 4–1 2–0 3–2 3–0 1–1 5–3 1–0
Colchester United 1–1 3–3 3–2 2–4 0–2 0–1 2–0 1–2 2–2 2–2 0–2 1–0 4–1 1–0 1–0 0–2 2–4 3–5 2–0 0–0 0–2 2–2 1–3
Coventry City 2–1 1–0 1–0 2–1 1–3 0–0 4–1 1–1 4–1 2–2 4–1 3–2 0–0 4–0 5–1 2–1 3–0 1–1 1–4 1–0 0–1 5–3 3–2
Crystal Palace 3–2 2–1 1–1 1–0 1–2 0–0 1–0 1–1 0–2 1–1 1–1 2–1 3–1 2–0 2–1 1–1 2–2 1–2 2–2 0–0 1–1 3–1 1–1
Exeter City 0–1 1–1 3–2 3–1 0–1 2–2 0–0 2–0 1–1 1–7 1–4 1–1 3–1 0–1 2–1 3–1 1–0 0–1 2–1 2–1 1–2 1–1 0–0
Gillingham 0–2 0–2 2–1 1–1 1–1 2–1 2–1 2–1 1–1 0–0 1–1 4–2 2–2 2–1 3–1 5–1 3–3 1–0 1–1 2–1 3–1 3–2 0–1
Leyton Orient 1–5 3–1 0–1 0–0 4–1 2–0 1–0 2–1 5–0 2–2 1–0 1–2 2–1 1–2 3–0 2–0 5–0 4–1 5–1 1–0 2–1 1–0 0–1
Millwall 3–1 1–1 2–2 2–0 1–3 5–2 3–1 5–2 2–2 3–2 1–0 1–1 1–0 0–0 0–1 2–2 2–0 2–0 1–4 1–0 4–1 1–0 1–0
Newport County 2–1 1–1 3–1 1–3 2–2 0–0 1–1 0–1 2–1 1–3 1–2 2–1 0–1 1–1 4–0 3–1 1–1 0–1 3–2 2–2 1–1 1–0 0–2
Northampton Town 2–1 5–0 1–2 1–0 2–0 6–1 1–0 1–1 2–0 4–1 2–2 0–1 2–2 1–1 1–3 2–6 3–1 2–1 6–2 1–0 1–0 1–1 0–1
Norwich City 4–3 0–1 1–0 0–0 0–1 0–2 1–1 2–0 3–0 1–2 1–1 2–1 2–0 3–2 1–1 0–1 2–0 2–0 3–3 2–1 5–1 2–1 3–1
Queens Park Rangers 5–0 1–1 1–1 3–2 1–1 4–1 3–2 1–0 1–2 1–1 2–0 1–2 2–0 1–0 2–1 2–3 2–0 2–2 1–1 3–1 4–2 1–1 2–1
Reading 2–2 1–0 0–0 0–2 0–2 4–0 2–2 5–0 0–0 2–2 0–2 0–0 2–1 0–1 1–1 3–1 1–2 0–1 1–1 2–1 3–2 2–2 1–1
Shrewsbury Town 1–0 3–0 2–2 3–0 0–2 2–0 1–0 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–2 3–2 3–0 4–0 2–1 1–0 2–3 3–1 2–3 7–0 3–2 2–2 2–1
Southampton 1–1 0–0 6–4 3–2 2–1 0–1 1–0 2–2 3–0 3–1 1–0 3–0 2–0 4–0 3–1 2–2 3–1 2–1 3–0 1–1 0–0 2–1 2–0
Southend 0–1 2–2 3–2 4–0 3–2 4–2 1–0 3–2 0–0 3–1 1–2 1–0 1–1 4–1 4–1 2–2 0–0 4–1 0–1 4–1 1–2 2–1 1–3
Swindon Town 1–0 0–2 1–1 0–2 2–2 1–1 3–0 0–0 2–0 2–1 0–0 1–1 1–3 0–1 1–0 2–0 2–0 2–1 1–0 0–1 0–0 2–2 6–1
Torquay United 2–2 0–1 4–2 2–1 2–2 2–1 1–2 2–2 1–0 1–3 2–7 4–2 2–3 5–2 2–0 3–2 3–1 2–0 2–2 4–1 1–1 2–0 2–2
Walsall 2–2 6–1 2–2 0–2 1–3 3–1 1–1 1–4 1–0 0–1 1–4 1–1 3–3 6–1 2–1 4–1 4–0 4–0 0–0 4–1 1–2 2–4 0–1
Watford 0–0 1–0 2–2 0–0 0–2 2–0 1–0 7–1 1–1 1–1 1–3 5–3 3–2 1–1 2–2 1–1 1–3 2–1 2–1 1–1 3–0 4–1 4–0

Source: Ian Laschke: Rothmans Book of Football League Records 1888–89 to 1978–79. Macdonald and Jane’s, London & Sydney, 1980.
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Third Division South maps[edit]

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Locations of the Football League Third Division South London teams 1954–1955


See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "England 1954-55". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 2010-02-24. 
  2. ^ a b Ian Laschke: Rothmans Book of Football League Records 1888–89 to 1978–79. Macdonald and Jane’s, London & Sydney, 1980.
  3. ^ a b c d "English League Leading Goalscorers". RSSSF. Retrieved 2010-10-31. 
  • Ian Laschke: Rothmans Book of Football League Records 1888–89 to 1978–79. Macdonald and Jane’s, London & Sydney, 1980.