1958–59 Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C. season

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Wolverhampton Wanderers
1958–59 season
Chairman James Baker
Manager Stan Cullis
First Division 1st
FA Cup 4th round
FA Charity Shield Runners-up
European Cup 2nd round
Top goalscorer League: Jimmy Murray (21)
All: Peter Broadbent (22)
Highest home attendance 55,621 (vs Bolton Wanderers, 24 January 1959)
Lowest home attendance 26,790 (vs Leeds United, 14 February 1959)
Average home league attendance 38,441 (league only)
Home colours

The 1958–59 season was the 60th 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 22nd consecutive year.

The season was a major success as the club won the League championship for a third and final time, successfully defending their title they already held. For a second consecutive season they scored over 100 league goals. They also participated in European competition for the first time in their history.

Results[edit]

Football League[edit]

A total of 22 teams competed in the First Division in the 1958–59 season. Each team would play every other team twice, once at their stadium, and once at the opposition's. Two points were awarded to teams for each win, one point per draw, and none for defeats.

Final table

Pos Team Pld W D L F A GA Pts
1 Wolverhampton Wanderers 42 28 5 9 110 49 2.245 61
2 Manchester United 42 24 7 11 103 66 1.561 55
3 Arsenal 42 21 8 13 88 68 1.294 50

Results by round

Round 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42
Result W L L D W W W W L L W W D W L W W L W W L W W W L W W W L W D W W W W W D D W W W W
Position 3 8 13 13 11 9 4 2 7 9 5 4 3 2 5 3 2 3 3 2 4 2 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1

FA Cup[edit]

As a First Division team, Wolves entered the competition at the third round stage. The draw for this round was made on 8 December 1958.

FA Charity Shield[edit]

European Cup[edit]

In Wolves' first-ever competitive European tie they were drawn against West German champions Schalke 04 in the second round of the European Cup, having received a bye in the first round. Their appearance in the competition made them only the third English side at that time to ever play in a European competition.

Players[edit]

Pos. Nationality Player Football League FA Cup FA Charity Shield European Cup Total Goal
GK  Scotland Malcolm Finlayson, Malcolm Finlayson 39 2 1 0 42 0
GK  England Geoff Sidebottom, Geoff Sidebottom 3 0 0 1 4 0
DF  England Colin Booth, Colin Booth 13 2 0 0 15 8
DF  England Eddie Clamp, Eddie Clamp 26 0 1 1 28 3
DF  England Gerry Harris, Gerry Harris 40 2 1 2 45 1
DF  Wales Gwyn Jones, Gwyn Jones 4 0 0 0 4 0
DF  Ireland Phil Kelly, Phil Kelly 1 0 0 0 1 0
DF  England George Showell, George Showell 8 0 0 0 8 2
DF  England Bill Slater (footballer), Bill Slater (footballer) 27 2 0 1 30 1
DF  South Africa Eddie Stuart, Eddie Stuart 38 2 1 2 43 0
DF  England Billy Wright, Billy Wright (Captain) 39 2 1 2 44 0
MF  England Peter Broadbent, Peter Broadbent 40 2 0 2 44 22
MF  England Norman Deeley, Norman Deeley 38 2 0 2 42 19
MF  South Africa Cliff Durandt, Cliff Durandt 1 0 1 0 2 1
MF  England Ron Flowers, Ron Flowers 31 2 1 2 36 0
MF  South Africa Des Horne, Des Horne 8 1 1 0 10 3
MF  England Mickey Lill, Mickey Lill 18 1 0 0 19 13
MF  England Gerry Mannion, Gerry Mannion 0 0 1 0 1 0
FW  Scotland Jackie Henderson, Jackie Henderson 8 0 0 0 8 3
FW  England Alan Jackson, Alan Jackson 2 0 0 2 4 2
FW  England Bobby Mason, Bobby Mason 34 2 1 2 39 13
FW  England Jimmy Mullen, Jimmy Mullen 16 0 0 2 18 4
FW  England Jimmy Murray, Jimmy Murray 28 0 1 0 29 21

Top scorer[edit]

P. Nationality Player Position Football League FA Cup FA Charity Shield European Cup Total
1  England Peter Broadbent Inside forward 20 0 0 2 22
2  England Jimmy Mullen Forward 21 0 0 0 21
3  England Norman Deeley Winger 17 2 0 0 19
4  England Bobby Mason Inside right 13 0 0 0 13
4  England Mickey Lill Winger 12 1 0 0 13

Most appearances[edit]

P. Nationality Player Position Football League FA Cup FA Charity Shield European Cup Total
1  England Gerry Harris Left back 40 2 1 2 45
2  England Peter Broadbent Inside forward 40 2 0 2 44
2  England Billy Wright Centre back 39 2 1 2 44
4  Scotland Malcolm Finlayson Goalkeeper 39 2 1 1 43
4  South Africa Eddie Stuart Full back 38 2 1 2 43

Transfers[edit]

In[edit]

None

Out[edit]

Date Player From
October 1958 Scotland Jackie Henderson Arsenal