1956–57 Football League

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The Football League
Season 1956–57
Champions Manchester United

The 19561957 season was the 58th 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 1956–57
Champions Manchester United (5th English title)
Relegated Cardiff City
Charlton Athletic
European Cup 1957–58 Manchester United
Inter-Cities Fairs Cup 1955-58 Birmingham City
FA Cup winners Aston Villa (7th FA Cup title)
Matches played 462
Goals scored 1612 (3.49 per match)
Top goalscorer John Charles (Leeds United), 38 [3][4]
Pos Team Pld W D L F A W D L F A F A GA GD Pts Notes
1 Manchester United 42 14 4 3 55 25 14 4 3 48 29 103 54 1.907 +49 64 European Cup 1957–58
Preliminary Round
2 Tottenham Hotspur 42 15 4 2 70 24 7 8 6 34 32 104 56 1.857 +48 56
3 Preston North End 42 15 4 2 50 19 8 6 7 34 37 84 56 1.500 +28 56
4 Blackpool 42 14 3 4 55 26 8 6 7 38 39 93 65 1.431 +28 53
5 Arsenal 42 12 5 4 45 21 9 3 9 40 48 85 69 1.232 +16 50
6 Wolverhampton Wanderers 42 17 2 2 70 29 3 6 12 24 41 94 70 1.343 +24 48
7 Burnley 42 14 5 2 41 21 4 5 12 15 29 56 50 1.120 +6 46
8 Leeds United 42 10 8 3 42 18 5 6 10 30 45 72 63 1.143 +9 44
9 Bolton Wanderers 42 13 6 2 42 23 3 6 12 23 42 65 65 1.000 ±0 44
10 Aston Villa 42 10 8 3 45 25 4 7 10 20 30 65 55 1.182 +10 43
11 West Bromwich Albion 42 8 8 5 31 25 6 6 9 28 36 59 61 0.967 –2 42
12 Birmingham City 42 12 5 4 52 25 3 4 14 17 44 69 69 1.000 ±0 39 Participated in Inter-Cities Fairs Cup 1955-58
13 Chelsea 42 7 8 6 43 36 6 5 10 30 37 73 73 1.000 ±0 39
14 Sheffield Wednesday 42 14 3 4 55 29 2 3 16 27 59 82 88 0.932 –6 38
15 Everton 42 10 5 6 34 28 4 5 12 27 51 61 79 0.772 –18 38
16 Luton Town 42 10 4 7 32 26 4 5 12 26 50 58 76 0.763 –28 37
17 Newcastle United 42 10 5 6 43 31 4 3 14 24 56 67 87 0.770 –20 36
18 Manchester City 42 10 2 9 48 42 3 7 11 30 46 78 88 0.886 –10 35
19 Portsmouth 42 8 6 7 37 35 2 7 12 25 57 62 92 0.674 –30 33
20 Sunderland 42 9 5 7 40 30 3 3 15 27 58 67 88 0.761 –21 32
21 Cardiff City 42 7 6 8 35 34 3 3 15 18 54 53 88 0.602 –35 29
22 Charlton Athletic 42 7 3 11 31 44 2 1 18 31 76 62 120 0.517 –58 22

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
League Champions, qualified for European Cup
FA Cup winners
Inter-Cities Fairs Cup 1955-58
Relegated

First Division results[edit]

Home ╲ Away[1] ARS AST BIR BLP BOL BUR CAR CHA CHE EVE LEE LUT MCI MUN NEW POR PNE SHW SUN TOT WBA WOL
Arsenal 2–1 4–0 1–1 3–0 2–0 0–0 3–1 2–0 2–0 1–0 1–3 7–3 1–2 0–1 1–1 1–2 6–3 1–1 3–1 4–1 0–0
Aston Villa 0–0 3–1 3–2 0–0 1–0 4–1 3–1 1–1 5–1 1–1 1–3 2–2 1–3 3–1 2–2 2–0 5–0 2–2 2–4 0–0 4–0
Birmingham City 4–2 1–2 2–2 0–0 2–0 2–1 4–2 0–1 1–3 6–2 3–0 3–3 3–1 6–1 3–1 3–0 4–0 1–2 0–0 2–0 2–2
Blackpool 2–4 0–0 3–1 4–2 1–0 3–1 3–2 1–0 5–2 1–1 4–0 4–1 2–2 2–3 5–0 4–0 3–1 1–2 4–1 0–1 3–2
Bolton Wanderers 2–1 0–0 3–1 4–1 3–0 2–0 2–0 2–2 1–1 5–3 2–2 1–0 2–0 3–1 1–1 2–3 3–2 2–1 1–0 1–1 0–3
Burnley 3–1 2–1 2–0 2–2 1–0 6–2 2–1 2–0 2–1 0–0 1–1 0–3 1–3 3–2 1–1 2–2 4–1 2–0 1–0 1–0 3–0
Cardiff City 2–3 1–0 1–2 3–4 2–0 3–3 2–3 1–1 1–0 4–1 0–0 1–1 2–3 5–2 0–2 2–3 2–1 1–0 0–3 0–0 2–2
Charlton Athletic 1–3 0–2 1–0 0–4 2–1 1–2 0–2 3–1 1–2 1–2 1–2 1–0 1–5 1–1 1–3 3–4 4–4 3–2 1–1 3–2 2–1
Chelsea 1–1 1–1 1–0 2–2 2–2 2–0 1–2 1–3 5–1 1–1 4–1 4–2 1–2 6–2 3–3 1–0 0–0 0–2 2–4 2–4 3–3
Everton 4–0 0–4 2–0 2–3 2–2 1–0 0–0 5–0 0–3 2–1 2–1 1–1 1–2 2–1 2–2 1–4 1–0 2–1 1–1 0–1 3–1
Leeds United 3–3 1–0 1–1 5–0 3–2 1–1 3–0 4–0 0–0 5–1 1–2 2–0 1–2 0–0 4–1 1–2 3–1 3–1 1–1 0–0 0–0
Luton Town 1–2 0–0 0–0 0–2 1–0 0–2 3–0 4–2 0–4 2–0 2–2 3–2 0–2 4–1 1–0 1–1 2–0 6–2 1–3 0–1 1–0
Manchester City 2–3 1–1 3–1 0–3 1–3 0–1 4–1 5–1 5–4 2–4 1–0 3–2 2–4 1–2 5–1 0–2 4–2 3–1 2–2 2–1 2–3
Manchester United 6–2 1–1 2–2 0–2 0–2 2–0 3–1 4–2 3–0 2–5 3–2 3–1 2–0 6–1 3–0 3–2 4–1 4–0 0–0 1–1 3–0
Newcastle United 3–1 1–2 3–2 2–1 4–0 1–1 1–0 3–1 1–2 0–0 2–3 2–2 0–3 1–1 2–1 1–2 1–2 6–2 2–2 5–2 2–1
Portsmouth 2–3 5–1 3–4 0–0 1–1 1–0 1–0 1–0 2–2 3–2 2–5 2–2 0–1 1–3 2–2 2–2 3–1 3–2 2–3 0–1 1–0
Preston North End 3–0 3–3 1–0 0–0 2–2 1–0 6–0 4–3 1–0 0–0 3–0 2–0 3–1 1–3 1–0 7–1 1–0 6–0 1–4 3–2 1–0
Sheffield Wednesday 2–4 2–1 3–0 1–2 1–2 0–0 5–3 3–1 4–0 2–2 2–3 3–0 2–2 2–1 4–0 3–1 3–1 3–2 4–1 4–2 2–1
Sunderland 1–0 1–0 0–1 5–2 3–0 2–1 1–1 8–1 1–3 1–1 2–0 1–0 1–1 1–3 1–2 3–3 0–0 5–2 0–2 1–4 2–3
Tottenham Hotspur 1–3 3–0 5–1 2–1 4–0 2–0 5–0 6–2 3–4 6–0 5–1 5–0 3–2 2–2 3–1 2–0 1–1 1–1 5–2 2–2 4–1
West Bromwich Albion 0–2 2–0 0–0 1–3 3–2 2–2 1–2 2–2 2–1 3–0 0–0 4–0 1–1 2–3 1–0 2–1 0–0 1–4 2–0 1–1 1–1
Wolverhampton Wanderers 5–2 3–0 3–0 4–1 3–2 1–2 3–1 7–3 3–1 2–1 1–2 5–4 5–1 1–1 2–0 6–0 4–3 2–1 2–2 3–0 5–2

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: Purple = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

First Division maps[edit]

Locations of the Football League First Division London teams 1956–1957

Second Division[edit]

Football League, Second Division
Season 1956–57
Champions Leicester City (4th title)
Promoted Nottingham Forest
Relegated Bury,
Port Vale
Matches played 462
Goals scored 1644 (3.56 per match)
Top goalscorer Arthur Rowley (Leicester City), 44 [4]
Pos Team Pld W D L F A W D L F A F A GA GD Pts
1 Leicester City 42 14 5 2 68 36 11 6 4 41 31 109 67 1.627 +42 61
2 Nottingham Forest 42 13 4 4 50 29 9 6 6 44 26 94 55 1.709 +39 54
3 Liverpool 42 16 1 4 53 26 5 10 6 29 28 82 54 1.519 +28 53
4 Blackburn Rovers 42 12 6 3 49 32 9 4 8 34 43 83 75 1.107 +8 52
5 Stoke City 42 16 2 3 64 18 4 6 11 19 40 83 58 1.431 +25 48
6 Middlesbrough 42 12 5 4 51 29 7 5 9 33 31 84 60 1.400 +24 48
7 Sheffield United 42 11 6 4 45 28 8 2 11 42 48 87 76 1.145 +11 46
8 West Ham United 42 12 4 5 31 24 7 4 10 28 39 59 63 0.937 –4 46
9 Bristol Rovers 42 12 5 4 47 19 6 4 11 34 48 81 67 1.209 +14 45
10 Swansea Town 42 12 3 6 53 34 7 4 10 37 56 90 90 1.000 ±0 45
11 Fulham 42 13 1 7 53 32 6 3 12 31 44 84 76 1.105 +8 42
12 Huddersfield Town 42 10 3 8 33 27 8 3 10 35 47 68 74 0.919 –6 42
13 Bristol City 42 13 2 6 49 32 3 7 11 25 47 74 79 0.937 –5 41
14 Doncaster Rovers 42 12 5 4 51 21 3 5 13 26 56 77 77 1.000 ±0 40
15 Leyton Orient 42 7 8 6 34 38 8 2 11 32 46 66 84 0.786 –8 40
16 Grimsby Town 42 12 4 5 41 26 5 1 15 20 36 61 62 0.984 –1 39
17 Rotherham United 42 9 7 5 37 26 4 4 13 37 49 74 75 0.987 –1 37
18 Lincoln City 42 9 4 8 34 27 5 2 14 20 53 54 80 0.675 –26 34
19 Barnsley 42 8 7 6 39 35 4 3 14 20 54 59 89 0.663 –30 34
20 Notts County 42 7 6 8 34 32 2 6 13 24 54 58 86 0.674 –28 30
21 Bury 42 5 3 13 37 47 3 6 12 23 49 60 96 0.625 –36 25
22 Port Vale 42 7 4 10 31 42 1 2 18 26 59 57 101 0.564 –44 22

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] BAR BLB BRI BRO BRY DON FUL GRI HUD LEI LEY LIN LIV MID NOT NTC PTV ROT SHU STK SWA WHU
Barnsley 3–3 3–0 0–2 1–1 3–1 1–1 2–0 0–5 2–0 3–0 5–2 4–1 1–3 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–1 1–6 2–2 2–3 1–2
Blackburn Rovers 2–0 3–1 2–0 6–2 2–2 2–0 2–0 3–2 1–1 3–3 3–4 2–2 1–0 2–2 1–1 2–4 3–2 3–1 1–0 5–3 0–2
Bristol City 1–2 3–0 5–3 2–0 4–0 0–3 0–2 2–1 0–2 4–2 5–1 2–1 2–1 1–5 3–0 3–3 2–1 5–1 1–2 3–1 1–1
Bristol Rovers 1–1 0–1 0–0 6–1 6–1 4–0 1–0 4–0 1–2 3–2 0–1 0–0 0–2 3–2 3–0 2–1 4–2 3–1 4–0 1–1 1–1
Bury 1–2 2–2 2–3 7–2 4–4 0–1 2–3 1–3 4–5 1–3 1–0 0–2 3–2 1–2 2–1 1–0 1–4 0–1 0–1 1–3 3–3
Doncaster Rovers 5–2 1–1 4–1 2–4 1–1 4–0 0–1 4–0 0–2 6–1 3–1 1–1 2–1 1–1 4–2 4–0 1–1 1–0 4–0 0–1 3–0
Fulham 2–0 7–2 2–1 3–2 1–3 3–0 3–1 1–0 2–2 3–1 0–1 1–2 1–2 0–1 5–1 6–3 3–1 1–2 1–0 7–3 1–4
Grimsby Town 4–1 1–3 0–3 3–2 0–1 4–2 3–1 1–2 2–2 0–0 2–0 0–0 3–2 0–0 2–1 1–0 3–2 1–2 4–1 5–0 2–1
Huddersfield Town 2–0 0–2 2–1 2–1 1–2 0–1 1–1 2–1 1–2 3–0 0–1 0–3 0–1 1–0 3–0 3–1 1–0 1–4 2–2 2–2 6–2
Leicester City 5–2 6–0 1–1 7–2 3–0 3–1 1–3 4–3 2–2 1–4 4–3 3–2 1–1 0–0 6–3 2–1 5–2 5–0 3–2 1–1 5–3
Leyton Orient 2–0 1–1 2–2 1–1 4–3 1–1 0–2 1–1 3–1 1–5 2–1 0–4 1–1 1–4 2–2 3–2 2–1 1–2 2–2 3–0 1–2
Lincoln City 4–1 1–2 1–1 1–0 2–0 4–1 1–0 1–0 1–2 2–3 0–2 3–3 1–1 0–2 1–0 4–0 3–3 4–1 0–1 0–2 0–2
Liverpool 2–1 2–3 2–1 4–1 2–0 2–1 4–3 3–2 2–3 2–0 1–0 4–0 1–2 3–1 3–3 4–1 4–1 5–1 0–2 2–0 1–0
Middlesbrough 1–2 2–1 4–1 3–2 2–2 3–2 3–1 2–1 7–2 1–3 1–2 3–0 1–1 2–2 0–0 3–1 0–1 3–1 1–1 6–2 3–1
Nottingham Forest 7–1 2–1 2–2 1–1 5–1 2–1 3–1 2–1 0–0 1–2 1–2 1–1 1–0 0–4 2–4 4–2 3–1 2–1 4–0 4–3 3–0
Notts County 3–2 2–0 1–1 0–2 2–2 1–2 0–0 0–1 1–2 0–0 1–3 3–0 1–1 2–1 1–2 3–1 1–5 2–2 5–0 1–4 4–1
Port Vale 0–0 0–3 3–1 2–3 3–2 4–1 2–1 3–0 1–2 2–3 1–2 1–1 1–2 2–1 1–7 1–2 2–1 0–6 2–2 0–2 0–0
Rotherham United 0–0 0–2 6–1 0–0 1–1 0–1 4–3 2–1 3–3 1–1 2–0 3–0 2–2 2–3 3–2 0–0 1–0 0–4 1–0 6–1 0–1
Sheffield United 5–0 0–2 1–1 0–0 1–1 4–0 5–2 2–0 2–0 1–1 2–3 2–0 3–0 2–1 0–4 5–1 4–2 2–7 1–1 2–2 1–0
Stoke City 3–0 4–1 0–2 2–1 2–0 1–1 0–2 1–0 5–1 3–1 7–1 8–0 1–0 3–1 2–1 6–0 3–1 6–0 3–3 4–1 0–1
Swansea Town 2–3 5–1 5–0 2–3 3–0 4–2 4–5 3–1 4–2 2–3 1–0 1–2 1–1 2–2 1–4 2–1 2–2 1–0 4–1 1–0 3–1
West Ham United 2–0 1–3 3–1 1–2 1–0 1–1 2–1 0–1 0–2 2–1 2–1 2–1 1–1 1–1 2–1 2–1 2–1 1–1 3–2 1–0 1–2

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: Purple = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Second Division maps[edit]

Locations of the Football League Second Division London teams 1956–1957

Third Division North[edit]

Football League, Third Division North
Season 1956–57
Champions Derby County (1st title)
Failed re-election none
Matches played 552
Goals scored 1841 (3.34 per match)
Top goalscorer Ray Straw (Derby County), 37 [4]
Pos Team Pld W D L F A W D L F A F A GA GD Pts
1 Derby County 46 18 3 2 69 18 8 8 7 42 35 111 53 2.094 +58 63
2 Hartlepools United 46 18 4 1 56 21 7 5 11 34 42 90 63 1.429 +27 59
3 Accrington Stanley 46 15 4 4 54 22 10 4 9 41 42 95 64 1.484 +31 58
4 Workington 46 16 4 3 60 25 8 6 9 33 38 93 63 1.476 +30 58
5 Stockport County 46 16 3 4 51 26 7 5 11 40 49 91 75 1.213 +16 54
6 Chesterfield 46 17 5 1 60 22 5 4 14 36 57 96 79 1.215 +17 53
7 York City 46 14 4 5 43 21 7 6 10 32 40 75 61 1.230 +14 52
8 Hull City 46 14 6 3 45 24 7 4 12 39 45 84 69 1.217 +15 52
9 Bradford City 46 14 3 6 47 31 8 5 10 31 37 78 68 1.147 +10 52
10 Barrow 46 16 2 5 51 22 5 7 11 25 40 76 62 1.226 +14 51
11 Halifax Town 46 16 2 5 40 24 5 5 13 25 46 65 70 0.929 –5 49
12 Wrexham 46 12 7 4 63 33 7 3 13 34 41 97 74 1.311 +23 48
13 Rochdale 46 14 6 3 38 19 4 6 13 27 46 65 65 1.000 ±0 48
14 Scunthorpe & Lindsey United 46 9 5 9 44 36 6 10 7 27 33 71 69 1.029 +3 45
15 Carlisle United 46 9 9 5 44 36 7 4 12 32 49 76 85 0.894 –9 45
16 Mansfield Town 46 13 3 7 58 38 4 7 12 33 52 91 90 1.011 +1 44
17 Gateshead 46 9 6 8 42 40 8 4 11 30 50 72 90 0.800 –18 44
18 Darlington 46 11 5 7 47 36 6 3 14 35 59 82 95 0.863 –13 42
19 Oldham Athletic 46 9 7 7 35 31 3 8 12 31 43 66 74 0.892 –8 39
20 Bradford Park Avenue 46 11 2 10 41 40 5 1 17 25 53 66 93 0.710 –27 35
21 Chester 46 8 7 8 40 35 2 6 15 15 49 55 84 0.655 –29 33
22 Southport 46 7 8 8 31 34 3 4 16 21 60 52 94 0.553 –42 32
23 Tranmere Rovers 46 5 9 9 33 38 2 4 17 18 53 51 91 0.560 –40 27
24 Crewe Alexandra 46 5 7 11 31 46 1 2 20 12 64 43 110 0.391 –67 21

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
Welsh Cup winners
New club in the league (none)
Re-elected
Failed re-election (none)

Third Division North results[edit]

Home ╲ Away[1] ACC BRW BRA BPA CRL CHR CHF CRE DAR DER GAT HAL HAR HUL MAN OLD ROC SCU SOU STP TRA WRK WRE YOR
Accrington Stanley (1891) 4–1 0–2 5–0 1–2 4–0 1–1 5–0 4–2 0–0 2–0 4–0 2–1 0–3 3–3 2–2 2–1 0–1 4–2 4–0 1–0 2–1 1–0 3–0
Barrow 3–1 4–0 1–0 3–0 3–0 2–1 3–0 3–1 2–2 1–2 1–0 3–1 1–2 2–0 2–1 2–0 1–2 1–1 0–3 5–0 5–2 2–1 1–2
Bradford City 1–2 0–2 2–0 3–2 1–0 3–2 5–1 1–2 0–2 3–1 1–0 1–1 2–1 4–3 4–1 1–1 3–1 3–1 1–1 4–1 2–3 2–1 0–2
Bradford Park Avenue 2–0 4–1 2–0 1–3 3–1 2–0 4–3 3–1 3–2 0–1 2–1 0–2 4–1 1–4 2–2 0–0 1–2 2–3 3–2 1–2 1–3 0–4 0–2
Carlisle United 2–2 1–1 1–4 2–1 3–0 4–2 2–1 1–2 1–3 3–2 0–0 2–1 1–3 6–1 2–2 2–1 0–0 1–2 3–3 2–2 1–1 2–2 2–0
Chester 0–2 2–0 1–2 2–0 1–2 3–4 4–1 0–3 2–2 4–1 1–1 0–1 1–1 6–2 1–0 2–2 2–2 2–0 1–4 1–1 1–0 0–0 3–4
Chesterfield 1–0 3–2 1–1 4–1 2–2 3–0 2–0 4–1 2–2 6–0 2–1 5–1 3–1 1–0 1–0 2–2 1–0 6–0 1–0 3–1 2–2 2–1 3–4
Crewe Alexandra 3–4 1–1 1–0 2–0 2–2 0–0 0–4 1–3 2–5 0–3 1–3 1–2 2–3 6–4 2–2 1–6 2–1 0–0 0–1 0–0 0–1 3–0 1–1
Darlington 0–0 1–1 3–2 0–5 0–1 5–1 4–1 3–0 1–1 7–0 0–1 3–1 1–1 1–3 1–0 4–3 1–2 1–0 3–1 1–1 4–2 1–5 2–4
Derby County 2–2 3–3 0–2 6–1 3–0 3–0 7–1 4–0 1–1 5–3 6–0 2–0 1–0 4–0 3–2 3–0 4–0 2–0 2–0 4–0 2–3 1–0 1–0
Gateshead 1–1 2–2 1–2 1–3 4–2 4–1 1–3 1–1 1–2 1–1 2–1 4–3 2–0 1–1 2–3 2–1 0–0 3–1 1–5 3–1 1–2 4–0 0–2
Halifax Town 0–1 3–2 0–2 3–1 1–3 2–1 2–1 1–0 3–2 1–0 0–1 2–0 1–0 2–1 1–1 2–1 1–0 3–1 3–2 4–0 4–2 1–2 0–0
Hartlepool United 2–1 2–0 2–0 2–1 2–1 2–2 5–1 2–0 2–1 2–1 4–1 0–1 3–3 2–1 4–1 0–0 0–0 5–2 4–1 5–1 2–1 2–1 2–0
Hull City 2–1 3–0 1–0 2–0 0–0 2–0 3–2 2–0 1–1 3–3 1–1 3–1 2–0 1–2 2–1 2–0 2–2 2–1 5–3 4–1 0–2 1–2 1–1
Mansfield Town 1–3 1–3 3–1 2–1 5–1 1–1 3–0 2–1 7–3 1–2 2–4 2–0 4–1 2–1 2–4 2–3 1–1 1–2 4–2 3–0 2–2 3–1 4–1
Oldham Athletic 2–4 0–1 1–1 3–1 2–2 0–0 3–3 2–0 3–2 1–2 1–2 4–3 0–0 1–3 1–1 0–1 1–1 2–1 2–0 1–0 1–0 1–2 3–1
Rochdale 0–2 1–0 4–1 2–1 2–1 2–1 1–0 1–1 3–0 3–1 0–0 1–1 1–0 4–3 0–0 0–2 3–0 6–1 2–2 1–0 0–0 0–2 1–0
Scunthorpe & Lindsey United 2–3 1–1 1–1 2–2 1–2 3–0 5–1 5–1 1–2 1–4 1–2 6–1 1–2 1–1 0–1 0–0 1–0 1–0 2–3 1–4 2–1 4–3 2–1
Southport 3–5 0–0 1–5 5–1 4–1 1–1 0–0 0–1 1–0 3–2 2–3 1–1 1–6 1–0 1–1 2–0 0–1 2–2 0–1 1–0 0–1 1–1 1–1
Stockport County 2–1 2–1 1–1 4–0 2–0 2–1 2–1 2–0 5–2 3–2 1–1 2–2 2–4 1–2 2–1 2–1 3–1 1–3 2–0 3–1 0–1 4–0 3–0
Tranmere 1–2 0–2 0–0 0–3 0–1 3–1 2–2 3–0 2–2 0–1 0–0 0–2 0–1 2–4 3–1 2–1 2–2 4–2 1–1 2–2 1–1 2–4 3–3
Workington 4–1 0–1 5–1 0–1 2–0 0–1 2–1 4–0 6–2 2–1 2–1 3–1 1–1 4–3 3–3 0–0 5–0 2–2 2–0 4–1 3–2 3–0 3–2
Wrexham 5–2 5–0 1–2 2–0 6–4 2–2 1–3 5–0 5–0 0–2 4–1 3–2 2–2 5–2 0–0 4–4 4–1 1–1 1–1 2–3 1–0 3–0 1–1
York City 3–1 1–0 3–1 1–2 2–0 0–1 1–2 2–1 1–0 1–1 1–0 1–2 3–3 2–1 2–0 2–1 4–0 0–2 9–1 0–0 1–0 2–2 1–0

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: Purple = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Third Division North maps[edit]

Third Division South[edit]

Football League, Third Division South
Season 1956–57
Champions Ipswich Town (2nd title)
Failed re-election none
Matches played 552
Goals scored 1760 (3.19 per match)
Top goalscorer Ted Phillips (Ipswich Town), 42 [4]
Pos Team Pld W D L F A W D L F A F A GA GD Pts
1 Ipswich Town 46 18 3 2 72 20 7 6 10 29 34 101 54 1.870 +47 59
2 Torquay United 46 19 4 0 71 18 5 7 11 18 46 89 64 1.391 +25 59
3 Colchester United 46 15 8 0 49 19 7 6 10 35 37 84 56 1.500 +28 58
4 Southampton 46 15 4 4 48 20 7 6 10 28 32 76 52 1.462 +24 54
5 Bournemouth & Boscombe Athletic 46 15 7 1 57 20 4 7 12 31 42 88 62 1.419 +26 52
6 Brighton & Hove Albion 46 15 6 2 59 26 4 8 11 27 39 86 65 1.323 +21 52
7 Southend United 46 14 3 6 42 20 4 9 10 31 45 73 65 1.123 +8 48
8 Brentford 46 12 9 2 55 29 4 7 12 23 47 78 76 1.026 +2 48
9 Shrewsbury Town 46 11 9 3 45 24 4 9 10 27 55 72 79 0.911 –7 48
10 Queens Park Rangers 46 12 7 4 42 21 6 4 13 19 39 61 60 1.017 +1 47
11 Watford 46 11 6 6 44 32 7 4 12 28 43 72 75 0.960 –3 46
12 Newport County 46 15 6 2 51 18 1 7 15 14 44 65 62 1.048 +3 45
13 Reading 46 13 4 6 44 30 5 5 13 36 51 80 81 0.988 –1 45
14 Northampton Town 46 15 5 3 49 22 3 4 16 17 51 66 73 0.904 –7 45
15 Walsall 46 11 7 5 49 25 5 5 13 31 49 80 74 1.081 +6 44
16 Coventry City 46 12 5 6 52 36 4 7 12 22 48 74 84 0.881 –10 44
17 Millwall 46 13 7 3 46 29 3 5 15 18 55 64 84 0.762 –20 44
18 Plymouth Argyle 46 10 8 5 38 31 6 3 14 30 42 68 73 0.932 –5 43
19 Aldershot 46 11 5 7 43 35 4 7 12 36 57 79 92 0.859 –13 42
20 Crystal Palace 46 7 10 6 31 28 4 8 11 31 47 62 75 0.827 –13 40
21 Exeter City 46 8 8 7 37 29 4 5 14 24 50 61 79 0.772 –18 37
22 Gillingham 46 7 8 8 29 29 5 5 13 25 56 54 85 0.635 –31 37
23 Swindon Town 46 12 3 8 43 33 3 3 17 23 63 66 96 0.688 –30 36
24 Norwich City 46 7 5 11 33 37 1 10 12 28 57 61 94 0.649 –33 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 BHA COL COV CRY EXE GIL IPS MIL NPC NOR NOR PLY QPR REA SHR SOU STD SWI TOR WAL WAT
Aldershot 3–2 0–2 1–4 2–1 0–1 2–1 1–4 0–0 3–1 3–0 3–1 4–0 0–0 0–2 4–2 1–4 1–1 1–1 5–3 2–2 0–1 4–1 3–1
Bournemouth & Boscombe Athletic 3–2 3–0 1–1 1–1 1–2 2–2 3–1 3–1 1–0 6–1 2–1 4–1 1–1 2–1 1–0 2–1 6–1 1–0 1–1 7–0 0–0 2–2 4–0
Brentford 2–2 2–2 2–5 1–1 1–1 1–1 3–0 3–2 1–1 5–0 0–0 2–1 1–1 4–1 2–0 4–0 3–1 4–0 3–2 4–1 0–0 6–2 1–5
Brighton & Hove Albion 2–2 2–2 1–2 0–0 2–1 1–1 3–0 3–1 3–2 3–2 2–0 5–0 3–0 3–1 1–0 8–3 4–3 1–0 1–1 2–0 6–0 1–3 2–2
Colchester United 1–1 3–0 1–0 0–0 3–2 3–3 4–0 0–0 0–0 2–1 1–0 5–1 1–1 2–1 1–1 3–2 6–0 3–1 3–2 1–1 2–1 2–1 2–0
Coventry City 5–1 4–2 1–1 1–2 2–4 3–3 1–0 4–1 1–1 1–2 2–0 3–1 3–2 1–4 5–1 0–1 3–3 2–1 2–0 3–0 3–2 2–2 0–2
Crystal Palace 2–1 1–1 0–2 2–2 2–4 1–1 0–0 1–2 1–3 2–2 2–1 1–1 4–1 2–1 2–1 1–1 0–1 1–2 2–0 0–0 1–1 3–0 0–0
Exeter City 1–1 1–2 1–1 1–3 0–2 4–2 2–1 4–0 1–2 1–1 2–0 0–0 0–0 2–1 0–0 1–1 5–1 0–4 6–1 3–2 1–1 0–1 1–2
Gillingham 6–2 1–0 2–1 0–0 1–2 1–2 4–1 2–1 1–1 1–3 1–1 1–2 1–1 0–3 0–1 0–0 1–1 0–0 0–2 3–0 1–1 2–1 0–3
Ipswich Town 4–1 1–0 4–0 4–0 3–1 4–0 4–2 3–0 1–1 0–2 5–0 0–1 3–1 2–1 4–0 4–2 5–1 2–0 3–3 4–1 6–0 2–2 4–1
Millwall 1–5 3–4 1–1 4–3 3–1 3–2 3–0 1–3 2–1 2–2 1–0 1–0 5–1 2–2 2–0 1–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 2–1 7–2 1–0 1–1
Newport County 3–0 5–3 3–0 0–0 1–0 3–0 2–2 1–1 4–0 1–0 0–0 3–0 3–1 4–1 1–1 1–2 2–0 2–3 2–1 2–1 3–0 2–2 3–0
Northampton Town 4–2 2–2 5–1 1–0 1–0 4–0 1–0 1–1 4–1 2–1 2–1 0–3 1–1 2–0 3–0 3–0 1–1 2–1 2–2 2–0 3–0 2–3 1–2
Norwich City 1–1 1–3 1–1 1–1 1–2 3–0 1–0 1–0 1–3 1–2 2–0 1–1 2–1 3–0 1–2 2–5 3–0 0–3 1–2 2–4 1–2 2–2 1–2
Plymouth Argyle 2–2 2–0 2–0 2–0 2–2 0–0 0–1 5–0 2–0 1–2 0–0 3–2 4–3 3–2 1–2 0–6 1–1 2–1 0–0 1–0 0–0 2–4 3–3
Queens Park Rangers 0–1 2–1 2–2 0–0 1–1 1–1 4–2 5–3 5–0 0–2 0–0 1–1 1–0 3–1 3–0 1–1 2–1 1–2 3–0 3–0 0–1 1–0 3–1
Reading 2–1 0–4 2–0 2–2 0–3 3–0 1–2 4–0 4–0 1–3 3–0 0–0 1–1 2–1 3–2 1–0 2–2 2–4 3–2 1–0 3–1 3–0 1–2
Shrewsbury Town 2–2 0–0 3–2 4–0 1–3 5–0 1–1 1–2 1–0 1–1 2–0 2–0 2–0 4–5 3–1 0–0 1–1 0–0 0–0 7–3 1–1 3–2 1–0
Southampton 1–0 3–0 3–3 1–0 2–1 1–1 3–0 2–2 0–1 0–2 4–0 3–0 2–0 2–0 2–2 1–2 4–1 4–0 1–2 2–1 1–0 3–1 3–1
Southend 2–4 2–1 1–0 3–1 3–2 1–2 1–1 2–0 5–0 2–0 1–0 3–3 0–1 0–0 0–1 3–0 4–0 1–2 1–2 1–0 2–0 2–0 2–0
Swindon Town 1–2 2–1 1–3 3–0 4–1 2–2 3–1 3–5 2–3 3–1 1–0 1–0 4–0 1–1 0–3 1–0 3–2 1–2 0–0 3–2 1–2 1–2 2–0
Torquay United 4–2 1–0 2–0 1–0 4–2 3–1 3–0 1–0 3–3 4–1 7–2 4–0 2–0 7–1 1–1 3–0 3–1 1–1 2–0 3–3 7–0 2–0 3–0
Walsall 5–1 0–0 7–0 3–2 2–1 1–1 1–2 2–0 2–2 2–0 7–1 0–0 2–2 6–3 1–0 0–2 3–2 1–1 1–1 0–1 1–2 0–1 2–0
Watford 3–0 1–1 1–1 2–1 0–0 1–0 1–4 1–1 2–3 2–1 2–0 5–0 2–1 3–3 0–1 2–4 1–0 2–3 4–2 1–1 3–4 4–1 1–0

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: Purple = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Third Division South maps[edit]

Locations of the Football League Third Division South London teams 1956–1957

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "England 1956-57". 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. ^ Ivan Ponting (2004-02-23). "John Charles obituary". The Independent. Retrieved 2010-02-17. 
  4. ^ 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.