1954–55 Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C. season

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Wolverhampton Wanderers
1954–55 season
Chairman Jimmy Baker
Manager Stan Cullis
First Division 2nd
FA Cup Quarter-Finals
FA Charity Shield Shared
Top goalscorer League: Johnny Hancocks (26)
All: Johnny Hancocks (28)
Highest home attendance 55,374 (vs West Brom, 23 October 1954)
Lowest home attendance 27,524 (vs Burnley, 6 November 1954)
Average home league attendance 36,476 (league only)

The 1954–55 season was the 56th season of competitive league football in the history of English football club Wolverhampton Wanderers. They played in the First Division, then the highest level of English football, for a 17th consecutive year.

They entered the season as the defending league champions but were denied a second consecutive title by Chelsea, who finished four points ahead of them.

Results[edit]

Final League Table[edit]

Pos Club Pld W D L F A GA Pts
1 Chelsea 42 20 12 10 81 57 1.421 52
2 Wolverhampton Wanderers 42 19 10 13 89 70 1.271 48
3 Portsmouth 42 18 12 12 74 62 1.194 48

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


FA Cup[edit]

Date Round Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
8 January 1955 R3 Grimsby Town Blundell Park 5–2 26,144 Wilshaw 2, McDonald, Smith, Swinbourne
29 January 1955 R4 Arsenal Molineux Stadium 1–0 52,857 Swinbourne
19 February 1955 R5 Charlton Athletic Molineux Stadium 4–1 49,236 Wilshaw 3, Hancocks
12 March 1955 QF Sunderland Roker Park 0–2 54,851

FA Charity Shield[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
9 September 1954 West Bromwich Albion Molineux Stadium 4–4 45,035 Swinbourne 2, Deeley, Hancocks

Players Used[edit]

Pos. Nationality Player Football League FA Cup FA Charity Shield Total Goal
1  England Bert Williams, Bert Williams 0
2  South Africa Eddie Stuart, Eddie Stuart 0
3  England Roy Pritchard, Roy Pritchard 0
4  England Bill Slater (footballer), Bill Slater (footballer) 0
5  England Bill Shorthouse, Bill Shorthouse 0
6  England Billy Wright, Billy Wright (Captain) 0
7  England Johnny Hancocks, Johnny Hancocks 0
8  England Peter Broadbent, Peter Broadbent 0
9  England Roy Swinbourne, Roy Swinbourne 0
10  England Dennis Wilshaw, Dennis Wilshaw 0
11  England Jimmy Mullen, Jimmy Mullen 0
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