1956–57 Leicester City F.C. season

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Leicester City
1956–57 season
Manager Scotland Dave Halliday
First Division 1st
FA Cup 3rd Round
Top goalscorer League:
Arthur Rowley (44)
All:
Arthur Rowley (44)
Home colours

The 1956–57 season was Leicester City's 52nd season in the Football League and their 38th (non-consecutive) season in the second tier of English football.

Leicester ran away with the Second Division title, winning it by a clear 7 points to claim the club's 4th Second Division title and their second title in four years.

Legendary striker Arthur Rowley set the club record for the most goals in a single season by scoring 44 goals in 43 appearances. The club's tally of 109 league goals during the season also remains a club record.

Club statistics[edit]

All data from: Dave Smith and Paul Taylor, Of Fossils and Foxes: The Official Definitive History of Leicester City Football Club (2001) (ISBN 1-899538-21-6)

Appearances[edit]

Pos. Nat. Name Div 2 FAC Total
GK Scotland Dave MacLaren 27 1 28
GK England George Heyes 14 0 14
GK England Harvey Sinclair 1 0 1
DF England Stan Milburn 42 1 43
DF Scotland John Oglivie 38 1 39
DF England Jack Froggatt 42 1 43
DF Scotland Bill Webb 3 0 3
DF England Willie Cunningham 1 0 1
MF Scotland Pat Ward 27 0 27
MF England Colin Appleton 15 1 16
MF England Jimmy Moran 3 0 3
FW England Johnny Morris 42 1 43
FW Scotland Tommy McDonald 31 1 32
FW Scotland Ian McNeil 38 1 39
FW Scotland Willie Gardiner 13 0 13
FW England Arthur Rowley 42 1 43
FW England Derek Hogg 36 0 36
FW England Derek Hines 29 1 30
FW Scotland Jimmy Walsh 1 0 1
FW England Billy Wright 17 1 18

Top Goalscorers[edit]

Pos. Nat. Name Div 1 FAC Total
1 England Arthur Rowley 44 0 44
2 Scotland Ian McNeil 18 0 18
3 England Derek Hines 14 0 14
4 England Billy Wright 10 0 10
5 Scotland Tommy McDonald 7 0 7
6 England Derek Hogg 5 0 5
7 Scotland Willie Gardiner 4 0 4
8 England Stan Milburn 1 0 1
= England Johnny Morris 1 0 1
= England Colin Appleton 1 0 1
= England Jimmy Moran 1 0 1
Own Goals 3 0 3

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