1958–59 Football League

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The Football League
Season 1958–59
Champions Wolverhampton Wanderers

The 19581959 season was the 60th completed season of The Football League.

This season saw the introduction of the Fourth Division.

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.

Re-election: 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. Since the Fourth Division was established on the eve of this season, the re-election process has concerned the bottom four clubs in that division.[2]

First Division[edit]

Football League, First Division
Season 1958–59
Champions Wolverhampton Wanderers (3rd English title)
European Cup 1959–60 Wolverhampton Wanderers
Inter-Cities Fairs Cup 1958-60 Birmingham City
Chelsea
FA Cup winners Nottingham Forest (2nd FA Cup title)
Matches played 462
Goals scored 1692 (3.66 per match)
Top goalscorer Jimmy Greaves (Chelsea), 33 [3]
Pos Team Pld W D L F A W D L F A F A GA GD Pts Notes
1 Wolverhampton Wanderers 42 15 3 3 68 19 13 2 6 42 30 110 49 2.245 +61 61 European Cup 1959–60
Premliminary Round
2 Manchester United 42 14 4 3 58 27 10 3 8 45 39 103 66 1.561 +39 55
3 Arsenal 42 14 3 4 53 29 7 5 9 35 39 88 68 1.294 +20 50
4 Bolton Wanderers 42 14 3 4 56 30 6 7 8 23 36 79 66 1.197 +13 50
5 West Bromwich Albion 42 8 7 6 41 33 10 6 5 47 35 88 68 1.294 +20 49
6 West Ham United 42 15 3 3 59 29 6 3 12 26 41 85 70 1.214 +15 48
7 Burnley 42 11 4 6 41 29 8 6 7 40 41 81 70 1.157 +11 48
8 Blackpool 42 12 7 2 39 13 6 4 11 27 36 66 49 1.347 +17 47
9 Birmingham City 42 14 1 6 54 35 6 5 10 30 33 84 68 1.235 +16 46 Participated in
Inter-Cities Fairs Cup 1958-60
10 Blackburn Rovers 42 12 3 6 48 28 5 7 9 28 42 76 70 1.086 +6 44
11 Newcastle United 42 11 3 7 40 29 6 4 11 40 51 80 80 1.000 ±0 41
12 Preston North End 42 9 3 9 40 39 8 4 9 30 38 70 77 0.909 –7 41
13 Nottingham Forest 42 9 4 8 37 32 8 2 11 34 42 71 74 0.959 –3 40 1958-59 FA Cup winners
14 Chelsea 42 13 2 6 52 37 5 2 14 25 61 77 98 0.786 –21 40 Participated in
Inter-Cities Fairs Cup 1958-60
15 Leeds United 42 8 7 6 28 27 7 2 12 29 47 57 74 0.770 –17 39
16 Everton 42 11 3 7 39 38 6 1 14 32 49 71 87 0.816 –16 38
17 Luton Town 42 11 6 4 50 26 1 7 13 18 45 68 71 0.958 –3 37
18 Tottenham Hotspur 42 10 3 8 56 42 3 7 11 29 53 85 95 0.895 –10 36
19 Leicester City 42 7 6 8 34 36 4 4 13 33 62 67 98 0.684 –31 32
20 Manchester City 42 8 7 6 40 32 3 2 16 24 63 64 95 0.674 –31 31
21 Aston Villa 42 8 5 8 31 33 3 3 15 27 54 58 87 0.667 –29 30
22 Portsmouth 42 5 4 12 38 47 1 5 15 26 65 64 112 0.571 –48 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
League Champions, qualified for European Cup
FA Cup winners
Inter-Cities Fairs Cup 1958-60
Relegated

First Division results[edit]

Home \ Away[1] ARS AST BIR BLB BLP BOL BUR CHE EVE LEE LEI LUT MNC MNU NEW NOT POR PRE TOT WBA WHU WOL
Arsenal 1–2 2–1 1–1 1–4 6–1 3–0 1–1 3–1 1–0 5–1 1–0 4–1 3–2 3–2 3–1 5–2 1–2 3–1 4–3 1–2 1–1
Aston Villa 1–2 1–1 1–0 1–1 2–1 0–0 3–1 2–4 2–1 1–2 3–1 1–1 0–2 2–1 2–3 3–2 2–0 1–1 1–4 1–2 1–3
Birmingham City 4–1 4–1 3–0 4–2 1–3 2–1 4–1 2–1 4–1 4–2 0–1 6–1 0–4 1–0 0–3 2–2 5–1 5–1 0–6 3–0 0–3
Blackburn Rovers 4–2 2–3 3–2 0–0 1–1 4–1 0–3 2–1 2–4 5–0 3–1 2–1 1–3 3–0 3–0 2–1 4–1 5–0 0–0 1–2 1–2
Blackpool 1–2 2–1 2–0 1–1 4–0 1–1 5–0 1–1 3–0 2–1 3–0 0–0 2–1 3–0 1–0 1–1 4–2 0–0 1–1 2–0 0–1
Bolton Wanderers 2–1 1–3 2–0 3–1 4–0 1–2 6–0 0–3 4–0 3–3 4–2 4–1 6–3 1–1 3–2 2–1 2–1 4–1 2–1 0–2 2–2
Burnley 3–1 3–1 0–1 0–0 3–1 0–1 4–0 3–1 3–1 3–3 2–2 3–4 4–2 2–2 0–2 2–1 1–0 3–1 1–3 1–0 0–2
Chelsea 0–3 2–1 1–0 0–2 3–1 0–1 1–3 3–1 2–0 5–2 3–3 2–0 2–3 6–5 4–1 2–2 3–1 4–2 0–2 3–2 6–2
Everton 1–6 2–1 3–1 2–2 3–1 1–0 1–2 3–1 3–2 0–1 3–1 3–1 3–2 0–2 1–3 2–1 1–4 2–1 3–3 2–2 0–1
Leeds United 2–1 0–0 0–0 2–1 1–1 3–4 1–1 4–0 1–0 1–1 1–1 0–4 1–2 3–2 1–0 1–1 1–3 3–1 0–1 1–0 1–3
Leicester City 2–3 6–3 2–4 1–1 0–3 0–0 1–1 0–3 2–0 0–1 3–1 3–1 2–1 0–1 0–3 3–1 2–2 3–4 2–2 1–1 1–0
Luton Town 6–3 2–1 0–1 1–1 1–1 0–0 6–2 2–1 0–1 1–1 4–3 5–1 0–0 4–2 5–1 3–1 4–1 1–2 1–1 4–1 0–1
Manchester City 0–0 0–0 4–1 0–1 0–2 3–3 1–4 5–1 1–3 2–1 3–1 1–1 1–1 5–1 1–1 3–2 1–1 5–1 0–2 3–1 1–4
Manchester United 1–1 2–1 1–0 6–1 3–1 3–0 1–3 5–2 2–1 4–0 4–1 2–1 4–1 4–4 1–1 6–1 0–2 2–2 1–2 4–1 2–1
Newcastle United 1–0 1–0 1–1 1–5 1–0 2–0 5–2 1–2 4–0 2–2 3–1 1–0 4–1 1–1 1–3 2–0 1–2 1–2 1–2 3–1 3–4
Nottingham Forest 1–1 2–0 1–7 1–1 2–0 3–0 1–2 1–3 2–1 0–3 1–4 3–1 4–0 0–3 3–0 5–0 0–1 1–1 1–1 4–0 1–3
Portsmouth 0–1 5–2 1–1 2–1 1–2 0–1 4–2 2–2 2–3 2–0 4–1 2–2 3–4 1–3 1–5 0–1 1–2 1–1 2–6 1–2 3–5
Preston North End 2–1 4–2 3–0 1–2 0–3 0–0 0–4 2–0 3–1 1–2 3–1 0–0 2–0 3–4 3–4 3–5 3–1 2–2 2–4 2–1 1–2
Tottenham Hotspur 1–4 3–2 0–4 3–1 2–3 1–1 2–2 4–0 10–4 2–3 6–0 3–0 3–1 1–3 1–3 1–0 4–4 1–2 5–0 1–4 2–1
West Bromwich Albion 1–1 1–1 2–2 2–3 3–1 1–1 2–4 4–0 2–3 1–2 2–2 2–0 3–0 1–3 2–2 2–0 1–2 1–1 4–3 2–1 2–1
West Ham United 0–0 7–2 1–2 6–3 1–0 4–3 1–0 4–2 3–2 2–3 0–3 0–0 5–1 3–2 3–0 5–3 6–0 1–1 2–1 3–1 2–0
Wolverhampton Wanderers 6–1 4–0 3–1 5–0 2–0 1–2 3–3 1–2 1–0 6–2 3–0 5–0 2–0 4–0 1–3 5–1 7–0 2–0 1–1 5–2 1–1

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 1958–1959


Second Division[edit]

Football League, Second Division
Season 1958–59
Champions Sheffield Wednesday (5th title)
Promoted Fulham
Relegated Barnsley,
Grimsby Town
Matches played 462
Goals scored 1604 (3.47 per match)
Top goalscorer Brian Clough (Middlesbrough), 42 [3]
Pos Team Pld W D L F A W D L F A F A GA GD Pts
1 Sheffield Wednesday 42 18 2 1 68 13 10 4 7 38 35 106 48 2.208 +58 62
2 Fulham 42 18 1 2 65 26 9 5 7 31 35 96 61 1.574 +35 60
3 Sheffield United 42 16 2 3 54 15 7 5 9 28 33 82 48 1.708 +34 53
4 Liverpool 42 15 3 3 57 25 9 2 10 30 37 87 62 1.403 +25 53
5 Stoke City 42 16 2 3 48 19 5 5 11 24 39 72 58 1.241 +14 49
6 Bristol Rovers 42 13 5 3 46 23 5 7 9 34 41 80 64 1.250 +16 48
7 Derby County 42 15 1 5 46 29 5 7 9 28 42 74 71 1.042 +3 48
8 Charlton Athletic 42 13 3 5 53 33 5 4 12 39 57 92 90 1.022 +2 43
9 Cardiff City 42 12 2 7 37 26 6 5 10 28 39 65 65 1.000 ±0 43
10 Bristol City 42 11 3 7 43 27 6 4 11 31 43 74 70 1.057 +4 41
11 Swansea Town 42 12 5 4 52 30 4 4 13 27 51 79 81 0.975 –2 41
12 Brighton & Hove Albion 42 10 9 2 46 29 5 2 14 28 61 74 90 0.822 –16 41
13 Middlesbrough 42 9 7 5 51 26 6 3 12 36 45 87 71 1.225 +16 40
14 Huddersfield Town 42 12 3 6 39 20 4 5 12 23 35 62 55 1.127 +7 40
15 Sunderland 42 13 4 4 42 23 3 4 14 22 52 64 75 0.853 –11 40
16 Ipswich Town 42 12 4 5 37 27 5 2 14 25 50 62 77 0.805 –15 40
17 Leyton Orient 42 9 4 8 43 30 5 4 12 28 48 71 78 0.910 –7 36
18 Scunthorpe United 42 7 6 8 32 37 5 3 13 23 47 55 84 0.655 –29 33
19 Lincoln City 42 10 5 6 45 37 1 2 18 18 56 63 93 0.677 –30 29
20 Rotherham United 42 9 5 7 32 28 1 4 16 10 54 42 82 0.512 –40 29
21 Grimsby Town 42 7 7 7 41 36 2 3 16 21 54 62 90 0.689 –28 28
22 Barnsley 42 8 4 9 34 34 2 3 16 21 57 55 91 0.604 –36 27

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
Welsh Cup winners
Relegated

Second Division results[edit]

Home \ Away[1] BAR B&H BRI BRO CAR CHA DER FUL GRI HUD IPS LEY LIN LIV MID ROT SCU SHE SHW STO SUN SWA
Barnsley 0–2 4–7 0–0 3–2 7–1 0–0 2–4 3–1 1–0 3–0 1–3 2–2 0–2 1–0 1–1 0–1 1–3 0–1 2–1 0–2 3–1
Brighton & Hove Albion 1–1 2–2 1–1 2–2 2–2 3–1 3–0 2–0 2–0 4–1 2–2 2–1 2–2 4–6 3–0 2–0 2–0 1–3 2–2 2–0 2–2
Bristol City 3–1 3–0 1–1 2–3 2–4 1–3 1–1 1–0 2–1 3–0 0–1 1–0 1–3 2–2 6–1 0–1 3–1 1–2 2–1 4–1 4–0
Bristol Rovers 0–2 2–0 1–2 2–0 2–1 2–1 0–0 7–3 1–1 1–1 1–3 3–0 3–0 3–1 4–1 4–0 1–1 2–1 1–0 2–1 4–4
Cardiff City 0–1 3–1 1–0 2–4 1–2 0–0 1–2 4–1 3–2 1–2 2–1 3–0 3–0 3–2 1–0 0–2 3–1 2–2 2–1 2–1 0–1
Charlton Athletic 4–0 2–3 4–1 4–3 0–0 1–2 2–1 2–1 2–1 5–1 4–1 3–2 2–3 1–0 5–2 2–3 1–1 3–3 1–2 3–2 2–1
Derby County 3–0 1–3 4–1 3–2 1–3 3–2 2–0 3–0 3–1 3–2 1–2 1–0 3–2 0–3 1–1 3–1 2–1 1–4 3–0 2–0 3–1
Fulham 5–2 3–1 1–0 1–0 2–1 2–1 4–2 3–0 1–0 3–2 5–2 4–2 0–1 3–2 4–0 1–1 4–2 6–2 6–1 6–2 1–2
Grimsby Town 3–3 1–1 2–0 1–2 5–1 1–5 3–0 2–2 2–1 2–3 4–1 4–2 2–3 3–2 1–1 1–1 1–2 0–2 2–2 1–1 0–1
Huddersfield Town 2–1 3–2 0–1 1–2 3–0 1–0 1–1 2–1 2–0 3–0 0–0 2–1 5–0 5–1 3–0 0–1 0–2 1–2 1–2 1–1 3–2
Ipswich Town 3–1 5–3 1–1 0–2 3–3 3–1 1–1 1–2 2–1 0–0 2–1 4–1 2–0 2–1 1–0 3–1 1–0 0–2 0–2 0–2 3–2
Leyton Orient 5–1 2–2 4–2 1–3 3–0 6–1 1–3 0–2 0–1 2–5 2–0 0–0 1–3 5–2 2–0 2–1 1–1 0–2 0–1 6–0 0–0
Lincoln City 2–1 4–2 0–2 4–1 4–2 3–3 1–4 2–4 4–4 1–1 3–1 2–0 2–1 1–1 1–0 3–3 1–2 0–1 3–1 3–1 1–2
Liverpool 3–2 5–0 3–2 2–1 1–2 3–0 3–0 0–0 3–3 2–2 3–1 3–0 3–2 1–2 4–0 3–0 2–1 3–2 3–4 3–1 4–0
Middlesbrough 3–1 9–0 0–0 2–2 1–1 1–3 5–0 2–3 1–0 3–1 2–3 4–2 1–2 2–1 1–2 6–1 0–0 2–2 0–0 0–0 6–2
Rotherham United 3–0 0–1 1–2 3–3 1–0 4–3 3–0 4–0 2–1 0–1 1–2 1–1 1–0 0–1 1–4 1–0 2–2 1–0 0–0 0–4 3–3
Scunthorpe United 1–0 2–3 3–3 0–0 1–0 3–3 2–2 1–2 1–3 0–3 1–1 2–0 3–1 1–2 0–3 2–0 1–3 1–4 1–1 3–2 3–1
Sheffield United 5–0 3–1 4–0 5–2 1–1 5–0 1–2 2–0 2–1 0–0 2–0 2–3 6–1 2–0 0–1 2–0 4–1 1–0 2–1 3–1 2–0
Sheffield Wednesday 5–0 2–0 2–3 3–1 3–1 4–1 1–1 2–2 6–0 4–1 3–1 2–0 7–0 1–0 2–0 5–0 2–0 2–0 4–1 6–0 2–1
Stoke City 2–1 3–0 2–1 2–2 0–1 2–1 2–1 4–1 4–0 5–1 1–0 3–2 1–0 0–2 3–1 3–0 4–3 1–2 3–0 0–0 3–0
Sunderland 2–2 4–1 3–1 3–1 0–2 0–3 3–0 1–2 1–0 1–0 0–2 4–0 2–0 2–1 0–0 1–1 3–1 4–1 3–3 3–1 2–1
Swansea Town 2–1 4–2 1–0 2–1 1–3 2–2 4–4 1–2 1–1 0–1 4–2 3–3 3–1 3–3 5–2 3–0 3–0 0–2 4–0 1–0 5–0

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.

Second Division maps[edit]

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Locations of the Football League Second Division London teams 1958–1959


Third Division[edit]

Football League, Third Division
Season 1958–59
Champions Plymouth Argyle (1st title)
Promoted Hull City
Relegated Doncaster Rovers,
Notts County,
Rochdale
Stockport County
Matches played 552
Goals scored 1733 (3.14 per match)
Top goalscorer Jim Towers (Brentford), 32 [3]
Pos Team Pld W D L F A W D L F A F A GA GD Pts
1 Plymouth Argyle 46 14 7 2 55 27 9 9 5 34 32 89 59 1.508 +30 62
2 Hull City 46 19 3 1 65 21 7 6 10 25 34 90 55 1.636 +35 61
3 Brentford 46 15 5 3 49 22 6 10 7 27 27 76 49 1.551 +27 57
4 Norwich City 46 13 6 4 51 29 9 7 7 38 33 89 62 1.435 +27 57
5 Colchester United 46 15 2 6 46 31 6 8 9 25 36 71 67 1.060 +4 52
6 Reading 46 16 4 3 51 21 5 4 14 27 42 78 63 1.238 +15 50
7 Tranmere Rovers 46 15 3 5 53 22 6 5 12 29 45 82 67 1.224 +15 50
8 Southend United 46 14 6 3 52 26 7 2 14 33 54 85 80 1.063 +5 50
9 Halifax Town 46 14 5 4 48 25 7 3 13 32 52 80 77 1.039 +3 50
10 Bury 46 12 9 2 51 24 5 5 13 18 34 69 58 1.190 +11 48
11 Bradford City 46 13 4 6 47 25 5 7 11 37 51 84 76 1.105 +8 47
12 Bournemouth & Boscombe Athletic 46 12 9 2 40 18 5 3 15 29 51 69 69 1.000 ±0 46
13 Queens Park Rangers 46 14 6 3 49 28 5 2 16 25 49 74 77 0.961 –3 46
14 Southampton 46 12 7 4 57 33 5 4 14 31 47 88 80 1.100 +8 45
15 Swindon Town 46 13 4 6 39 25 3 9 11 20 32 59 57 1.035 +2 45
16 Chesterfield 46 12 5 6 40 26 5 5 13 27 38 67 64 1.047 +3 44
17 Newport County 46 15 2 6 43 24 2 7 14 26 44 69 68 1.015 +1 43
18 Wrexham 46 12 6 5 40 30 2 8 13 23 47 63 77 0.818 –14 42
19 Accrington Stanley 46 10 8 5 42 31 5 4 14 29 56 71 87 0.816 –16 42
20 Mansfield Town 46 11 5 7 38 42 3 8 12 35 56 73 98 0.745 –25 41
21 Stockport County 46 9 7 7 33 23 4 3 16 32 55 65 78 0.833 –13 36
22 Doncaster Rovers 46 13 2 8 40 32 1 3 19 10 58 50 90 0.556 –40 33
23 Notts County 46 5 9 9 33 39 3 4 16 22 57 55 96 0.573 –41 29
24 Rochdale 46 8 7 8 21 26 0 5 18 16 53 37 79 0.468 –42 28

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

Third Division results[edit]

Home \ Away[1] ACC BOU BRA BRE BRY CHS COL DON HAL HUL MAN NPC NOR NTC PLY QPR REA ROC SOT STD STP SWI TRA WRE
Accrington Stanley (1891) 3–2 1–3 1–1 0–2 3–1 1–1 2–0 4–2 0–1 2–0 2–2 0–2 3–0 1–1 2–4 4–3 4–2 0–0 3–0 2–2 0–0 3–1 1–1
Bournemouth & Boscombe Athletic 5–2 4–0 0–0 2–0 2–1 1–1 1–0 3–0 1–0 3–3 1–1 2–0 0–0 1–1 2–0 0–1 0–0 2–1 1–4 2–0 3–3 4–0 0–0
Bradford City 0–0 0–1 3–0 1–0 1–0 1–3 3–0 1–3 2–1 1–1 1–0 2–2 4–1 0–0 1–0 1–2 7–1 2–3 6–1 4–2 1–2 2–0 3–2
Brentford 2–1 1–1 4–0 0–0 1–1 2–1 0–1 2–0 1–1 2–0 3–0 0–4 4–0 3–0 1–0 3–1 2–1 2–0 6–1 1–4 2–2 5–2 2–1
Bury 3–1 5–1 2–2 1–1 1–0 0–0 5–0 3–1 2–1 2–2 0–0 3–2 0–1 1–1 3–1 1–1 6–1 1–0 2–3 3–3 0–0 4–2 3–0
Chesterfield 0–1 1–0 2–0 1–2 3–0 2–2 2–0 2–3 2–1 3–1 3–1 1–1 1–0 1–2 2–3 1–0 0–0 3–3 4–0 1–0 1–3 3–2 1–1
Colchester United 1–0 3–1 3–2 0–4 1–3 1–0 1–0 3–1 1–3 1–3 3–2 2–1 4–1 2–0 3–0 3–1 2–1 1–3 0–1 8–2 1–0 1–1 1–1
Doncaster Rovers 3–0 5–1 0–3 1–0 0–1 2–1 2–1 1–2 0–2 0–2 1–0 0–1 2–1 4–6 2–0 2–5 1–1 3–2 2–1 4–1 2–0 2–0 1–1
Halifax Town 0–2 0–1 3–3 0–0 4–2 3–2 4–1 5–1 1–2 0–0 3–1 1–1 1–1 0–1 2–1 4–1 2–1 2–0 1–0 4–3 1–0 3–0 4–1
Hull City 4–2 5–3 4–0 3–1 2–0 3–1 3–0 5–1 4–0 5–2 2–3 3–3 5–0 1–1 1–0 2–0 2–1 3–0 3–2 3–1 0–0 1–0 1–0
Mansfield Town 3–2 1–4 2–1 1–1 0–2 2–1 3–2 3–1 4–3 1–1 2–1 1–1 3–0 1–4 3–4 1–0 0–0 1–6 1–4 2–1 0–0 0–2 3–1
Newport County 2–1 4–1 3–2 0–1 1–1 0–1 0–1 3–1 0–2 1–3 1–0 2–2 3–1 0–1 3–1 2–1 1–0 4–2 3–1 2–0 3–0 3–0 2–1
Norwich City 2–4 2–2 4–2 4–1 3–2 2–1 1–2 3–0 3–1 0–1 1–0 3–0 3–3 1–1 5–1 1–0 2–1 3–1 4–0 1–3 1–1 0–0 2–2
Notts County 1–1 4–3 1–3 0–0 1–1 3–1 0–1 2–2 4–4 1–1 3–4 1–1 1–3 1–2 0–1 3–1 1–1 1–2 1–4 0–2 1–0 1–1 2–0
Plymouth Argyle 2–4 3–1 1–1 1–1 3–0 2–0 1–1 4–0 1–1 1–1 8–3 3–2 0–1 3–0 3–2 2–2 2–1 1–0 3–1 2–1 3–2 4–0 2–2
Queens Park Rangers 3–1 0–4 3–0 1–2 2–1 2–2 4–2 3–1 3–1 1–1 1–1 4–2 2–1 2–1 2–1 2–0 3–0 2–2 1–3 0–0 2–1 1–1 5–0
Reading 5–0 2–0 3–2 3–1 1–0 1–2 0–0 2–0 3–0 2–0 3–3 1–3 3–1 3–1 0–2 2–2 3–0 4–1 3–0 2–1 3–1 0–0 2–1
Rochdale 1–0 2–1 0–3 0–0 1–0 0–0 0–1 1–0 1–0 0–1 2–2 1–1 1–2 1–2 0–2 2–2 1–0 1–0 1–1 0–2 1–1 1–4 3–1
Southampton 3–1 0–0 1–2 0–6 4–2 0–0 3–0 1–1 5–0 6–1 3–2 3–3 1–1 3–0 5–1 1–0 3–3 6–1 3–2 2–1 1–1 2–3 1–2
Southend 4–2 2–0 1–1 2–0 1–0 2–5 1–1 5–0 3–2 1–1 5–1 1–0 1–0 5–2 0–0 4–0 2–2 3–1 1–1 3–1 0–2 1–3 4–1
Stockport County 0–0 3–1 1–1 1–1 0–1 1–1 0–1 2–0 0–1 2–1 4–1 2–1 2–3 1–1 2–2 2–3 0–1 1–0 4–0 0–1 2–0 1–0 2–2
Swindon Town 1–2 0–1 2–2 1–1 0–0 1–2 2–0 0–0 0–2 2–0 2–1 2–1 4–3 3–1 3–4 2–0 2–0 2–1 3–1 2–1 3–0 1–2 1–0
Tranmere 9–0 4–0 3–1 1–2 4–0 2–0 3–3 3–0 1–2 1–0 2–2 2–1 0–1 0–3 2–0 2–0 2–1 2–1 2–0 1–1 3–1 3–1 1–2
Wrexham 2–2 1–0 3–3 2–1 0–0 3–4 2–0 2–1 1–1 5–1 2–1 0–0 1–2 3–2 1–1 1–0 0–1 1–0 1–3 3–1 3–1 1–0 2–5

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 maps[edit]

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Locations of the Football League Third Division London teams 1958–1959


Fourth Division[edit]

Football League, Fourth Division
Season 1958–59
Champions Port Vale (1st title)
Promoted Coventry City,
York City
Shrewsbury Town
Failed re-election none
Matches played 552
Goals scored 1794 (3.25 per match)
Top goalscorer Arthur Rowley (Shrewsbury Town), 37 [3]
Pos Team Pld W D L F A W D L F A F A GA GD Pts
1 Port Vale 46 14 6 3 62 30 12 6 5 48 28 110 58 1.897 +52 64
2 Coventry City 46 18 4 1 50 11 6 8 9 34 36 84 47 1.787 +37 60
3 York City 46 12 10 1 37 17 9 8 6 36 35 73 52 1.404 +21 60
4 Shrewsbury Town 46 15 5 3 59 24 9 5 9 42 39 101 63 1.603 +38 58
5 Exeter City 46 16 4 3 55 24 7 7 9 32 37 87 61 1.426 +26 57
6 Walsall 46 13 5 5 56 25 8 5 10 39 39 95 64 1.484 +31 52
7 Crystal Palace 46 12 8 3 54 27 8 4 11 36 44 90 71 1.268 +19 52
8 Northampton Town 46 14 5 4 48 25 7 4 12 37 53 85 78 1.090 +7 51
9 Millwall 46 13 6 4 46 23 7 4 12 30 46 76 69 1.101 +7 50
10 Carlisle United 46 11 6 6 37 30 8 6 9 25 35 62 65 0.954 –3 50
11 Gillingham 46 14 6 3 53 27 6 3 14 29 50 82 77 1.065 +5 49
12 Torquay United 46 11 5 7 45 32 5 7 11 33 45 78 77 1.013 +1 44
13 Chester 46 10 5 8 39 33 6 7 10 33 51 72 84 0.857 –12 44
14 Bradford Park Avenue 46 15 1 7 51 29 3 6 14 24 48 75 77 0.974 –2 43
15 Watford 46 10 6 7 46 36 6 4 13 35 43 81 79 1.025 +2 42
16 Darlington 46 7 8 8 37 36 6 8 9 29 32 66 68 0.971 –2 42
17 Workington 46 9 10 4 40 32 3 7 13 23 46 63 78 0.808 –15 41
18 Crewe Alexandra 46 11 5 7 52 32 4 5 14 18 50 70 82 0.854 –12 40
19 Hartlepools United 46 11 4 8 50 41 4 6 13 24 47 74 88 0.841 –14 40
20 Gateshead 46 11 3 9 33 30 5 5 13 23 55 56 85 0.659 –29 40
21 Oldham Athletic 46 15 0 8 39 29 1 4 18 20 55 59 84 0.702 –25 36
22 Aldershot 46 8 4 11 37 45 6 3 14 26 52 63 97 0.649 –34 35
23 Barrow 46 6 6 11 34 45 3 4 16 17 59 51 104 0.490 –53 28
24 Southport 46 7 8 8 26 25 0 4 19 15 61 41 86 0.477 –45 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

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

Fourth Division results[edit]

Home \ Away[1] ALD BRW BPA CRL CHR COV CRE CPA DAR EXE GAT GIL HAR MIL NOR OLD PVA SHR SOU TOR WAL WAT WRK YOR
Aldershot 0–1 3–3 4–0 1–0 0–4 0–0 1–2 1–4 1–0 8–1 4–2 2–4 4–2 1–3 1–3 0–4 0–0 3–2 1–4 0–5 0–0 2–0 0–1
Barrow 3–4 2–3 1–3 1–2 0–3 0–2 1–0 2–1 1–0 0–3 2–2 1–1 3–1 2–2 2–1 1–2 3–4 3–0 2–2 0–0 0–4 2–2 2–3
Bradford Park Avenue 5–1 0–2 0–3 3–0 2–0 0–2 5–0 1–2 0–3 4–1 2–0 4–1 4–1 1–2 2–1 0–2 3–1 3–0 3–1 3–2 1–1 3–2 2–1
Carlisle United 1–0 1–0 1–1 4–3 1–6 2–0 3–3 1–1 1–2 4–2 1–2 1–0 0–2 2–1 3–0 0–3 0–0 5–0 0–1 1–1 2–0 3–2 0–0
Chester 2–2 2–0 2–0 2–1 1–1 0–1 3–2 1–0 4–2 0–1 1–2 1–1 0–0 2–3 5–2 1–2 3–5 2–1 0–2 2–0 2–1 1–2 2–2
Coventry City 7–1 2–0 0–0 1–2 5–1 3–2 2–0 0–0 2–0 4–1 1–1 4–1 1–0 2–0 1–0 1–0 3–2 1–0 3–0 0–0 1–0 4–0 2–0
Crewe Alexandra 5–0 5–0 4–1 3–1 2–4 1–1 4–1 2–1 0–0 0–0 0–2 0–2 4–1 1–2 5–0 2–0 2–4 1–1 1–1 5–3 1–3 2–0 2–4
Crystal Palace 4–1 2–2 2–0 0–2 3–3 1–1 6–2 4–1 1–1 3–1 4–1 1–2 4–0 1–1 4–0 1–1 4–3 1–0 3–1 1–3 3–0 1–1 0–0
Darlington 2–3 5–2 1–1 0–1 0–0 1–4 1–1 1–4 1–1 3–2 1–2 3–1 0–2 2–2 1–1 2–0 2–1 4–0 3–2 2–3 1–1 1–1 0–1
Exeter City 2–0 4–0 4–0 2–1 1–1 2–1 3–0 3–1 2–2 1–1 3–0 3–0 3–1 3–4 3–2 3–4 1–0 3–2 2–2 3–0 3–0 1–0 0–2
Gateshead 1–0 4–0 1–4 4–1 0–1 1–1 0–0 1–3 1–3 1–2 2–0 3–0 1–2 4–1 2–1 0–4 1–2 1–1 1–0 2–1 1–0 0–3 1–0
Gillingham 3–0 4–2 1–1 1–1 3–3 2–0 3–0 1–1 0–0 0–2 3–0 4–1 1–2 4–1 3–2 0–2 2–1 2–0 3–2 4–2 2–1 5–1 2–2
Hartlepool United 0–3 10–1 3–0 1–2 1–3 2–1 2–1 4–1 1–0 3–3 0–0 3–1 3–1 3–0 4–0 1–5 0–2 1–1 2–4 1–1 4–3 0–3 1–5
Millwall 4–0 3–0 1–1 1–0 0–1 1–1 2–0 2–1 1–2 1–1 0–2 2–0 3–2 3–0 4–2 4–2 0–0 1–1 2–0 1–3 4–1 1–1 5–2
Northampton Town 1–0 2–0 4–1 0–0 4–0 4–0 3–0 3–0 1–3 1–1 1–0 4–2 2–1 0–1 2–1 2–4 3–3 3–1 1–1 3–2 2–1 1–1 1–2
Oldham Athletic 0–1 2–0 1–0 2–0 3–5 2–0 2–1 3–0 1–3 2–1 3–0 3–1 1–0 1–3 2–1 0–2 3–1 2–0 1–0 1–4 3–5 1–0 0–1
Port Vale 3–2 4–1 4–2 1–1 4–0 3–0 1–1 2–3 1–1 5–3 8–0 3–1 1–1 5–2 1–4 0–0 2–0 4–1 3–1 2–1 1–3 2–0 2–2
Shrewsbury Town 3–1 1–2 0–1 4–1 3–0 4–1 2–2 2–1 1–0 3–0 1–1 3–2 3–0 1–2 4–0 0–0 4–3 6–2 5–0 2–0 4–2 1–1 2–2
Southport 0–1 0–0 1–0 0–1 1–1 1–2 3–0 0–2 2–0 0–1 2–2 2–1 1–1 2–1 1–2 1–1 2–2 0–1 2–2 1–1 0–3 3–0 1–0
Torquay United 1–1 1–0 2–1 0–0 4–0 1–1 6–2 0–2 4–1 3–4 0–1 3–1 1–3 2–0 4–2 2–1 1–1 1–4 1–0 1–2 2–3 4–1 1–1
Walsall 2–4 3–1 3–2 5–0 2–2 3–0 6–0 0–2 0–0 3–0 0–1 1–2 0–0 2–1 2–1 3–0 1–1 2–3 5–1 2–2 3–2 3–0 5–0
Watford 2–1 1–1 2–1 2–2 4–2 1–4 0–1 2–2 0–0 2–1 5–1 2–2 4–1 1–1 3–1 2–1 0–2 1–4 5–1 1–2 1–2 3–0 2–3
Workington 1–0 2–2 2–1 0–1 1–0 2–2 1–0 0–4 3–3 2–2 4–2 0–1 3–0 1–1 3–3 2–0 2–2 1–1 2–0 3–3 0–1 3–1 2–2
York City 0–0 1–0 4–0 1–1 1–1 0–0 4–0 1–1 2–1 0–2 1–0 3–1 1–1 3–3 2–1 3–1 0–0 2–0 2–0 1–0 3–2 0–0 2–2

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

Fourth Division maps[edit]

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Locations of the Football League Fourth Division London teams 1958–1959


See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "England 1958-59". 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.