1959–60 in English football

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The 1959–60 season was the 80th season of competitive football in England.

Overview[edit]

Diary of the season[edit]

17 November 1959: Phil Taylor resigns as manager of Liverpool after three years as manager, with all three of his seasons in charge ending with a narrow failure to win promotion to the First Division.

1 December 1959: Bill Shankly of Huddersfield Town accepts the offer to become Liverpool's new manager.[1]

15 March 1960 Manchester City pay Huddersfield Town a club record ₤55,000 transfer fee for Denis Law.[2]

7 May 1960: Wolverhampton Wanderers defeat Blackburn Rovers 3–0 in the FA Cup final at Wembley Stadium, with two goals from Norman Deeley and an own goal from Mick McGrath.

Awards[edit]

Football Writers' Association

Top goalscorer

Honours[edit]

Competition Winner Runner-up
First Division Burnley (2) Wolverhampton Wanderers
Second Division Aston Villa Cardiff City
Third Division Southampton Norwich City
Fourth Division Walsall Notts County
FA Cup Wolverhampton Wanderers (4) Blackburn Rovers
Charity Shield Wolverhampton Wanderers Nottingham Forest
Home Championship  England,  Scotland &  Wales shared

Notes = Number in parentheses is the times that club has won that honour. * indicates new record for competition

League table[edit]

First Division[edit]

Pos Club P W D L F A GA Pts
1 Burnley 42 24 7 11 85 61 1.393 55
2 Wolverhampton Wanderers 42 24 6 12 106 67 1.582 54
3 Tottenham Hotspur 42 21 11 10 86 50 1.720 53
4 West Bromwich Albion 42 19 11 12 83 57 1.456 49
5 Sheffield Wednesday 42 19 11 12 80 59 1.356 49
6 Bolton Wanderers 42 20 8 14 59 51 1.157 48
7 Manchester United 42 19 7 16 102 80 1.275 45
8 Newcastle United 42 18 8 16 82 78 1.051 44
9 Preston North End 42 16 12 14 79 76 1.039 44
10 Fulham 42 17 10 15 73 80 0.912 44
11 Blackpool 42 15 10 17 59 71 0.831 40
12 Leicester City 42 13 13 16 66 75 0.880 39
13 Arsenal 42 15 9 18 68 80 0.850 39
14 West Ham United 42 16 6 20 75 91 0.824 38
15 Everton 42 13 11 18 73 78 0.936 37
16 Manchester City 42 17 3 22 78 84 0.929 37
17 Blackburn Rovers 42 16 5 21 60 70 0.857 37
18 Chelsea 42 14 9 19 76 91 0.835 37
19 Birmingham City 42 13 10 19 63 80 0.787 36
20 Nottingham Forest 42 13 9 20 50 74 0.676 35
21 Leeds United 42 12 10 20 65 92 0.707 34
22 Luton Town 42 9 12 21 50 73 0.685 30

Second Division[edit]

Pos Club P W D L F A GA Pts
1 Aston Villa 42 25 9 8 89 43 2.070 59
2 Cardiff City 42 23 12 7 90 62 1.452 58
3 Liverpool 42 20 10 12 90 66 1.364 50
4 Sheffield United 42 19 12 11 68 51 1.333 50
5 Middlesbrough 42 19 10 13 90 64 1.406 48
6 Huddersfield Town 42 19 9 14 73 52 1.404 47
7 Charlton Athletic 42 17 13 12 90 87 1.034 47
8 Rotherham United 42 17 13 12 61 60 1.017 47
9 Bristol Rovers 42 18 11 13 72 78 0.923 47
10 Leyton Orient 42 15 14 13 76 61 1.246 44
11 Ipswich Town 42 19 6 17 78 68 1.147 44
12 Swansea Town 42 15 10 17 82 84 0.976 40
13 Lincoln City 42 16 7 19 75 78 0.962 39
14 Brighton & Hove Albion 42 13 12 17 67 76 0.882 38
15 Scunthorpe United 42 13 10 19 57 71 0.803 36
16 Sunderland 42 12 12 18 52 65 0.800 36
17 Stoke City 42 14 7 21 66 83 0.795 35
18 Derby County 42 14 7 21 61 77 0.792 35
19 Plymouth Argyle 42 13 9 20 61 89 0.685 35
20 Portsmouth 42 10 12 20 59 77 0.766 32
21 Hull City 42 10 10 22 48 76 0.632 30
22 Bristol City 42 11 5 26 60 97 0.619 27

Third Division[edit]

Pos Club P W D L F A GA Pts
1 Southampton 46 26 9 11 106 75 1.413 61
2 Norwich City 46 24 11 11 82 54 1.519 59
3 Shrewsbury Town 46 18 16 12 97 75 1.293 52
4 Grimsby Town 46 18 16 12 87 70 1.243 52
5 Coventry City 46 21 10 15 78 63 1.238 52
6 Brentford 46 21 9 16 78 61 1.279 51
7 Bury 46 21 9 16 64 51 1.255 51
8 Queens Park Rangers 46 18 13 15 73 54 1.352 49
9 Colchester United 46 18 11 17 83 74 1.122 47
10 Bournemouth & Boscombe Athletic 46 17 13 16 72 72 1.000 47
11 Reading 46 18 10 18 84 77 1.091 46
12 Southend United 46 19 8 19 76 74 1.027 46
13 Newport County 46 20 6 20 80 79 1.013 46
14 Port Vale 46 19 8 19 80 79 1.013 46
15 Halifax Town 46 18 10 18 70 72 0.972 46
16 Swindon Town 46 19 8 19 69 78 0.885 46
17 Barnsley 46 15 14 17 65 66 0.985 44
18 Chesterfield 46 18 7 21 71 84 0.845 43
19 Bradford City 46 15 12 19 66 74 0.892 42
20 Tranmere Rovers 46 14 13 19 72 75 0.960 41
21 York City 46 13 12 21 57 73 0.781 38
22 Mansfield Town 46 15 6 25 81 112 0.723 36
23 Wrexham 46 14 8 24 68 101 0.673 36
24 Accrington Stanley 46 11 5 30 57 123 0.463 27

Fourth Division[edit]

Pos Club P W D L F A GA Pts
1 Walsall 46 28 9 9 102 60 1.700 65
2 Notts County 46 26 8 12 107 69 1.551 60
3 Torquay United 46 26 8 12 84 58 1.448 60
4 Watford 46 24 9 13 92 67 1.373 57
5 Millwall 46 18 17 11 84 61 1.377 53
6 Northampton Town 46 22 9 15 85 63 1.349 53
7 Gillingham 46 21 10 15 74 69 1.072 52
8 Crystal Palace 46 19 12 15 84 64 1.313 50
9 Exeter City 46 19 11 16 80 70 1.143 49
10 Stockport County 46 19 11 16 58 54 1.074 49
11 Bradford Park Avenue 46 17 15 14 70 68 1.029 49
12 Rochdale 46 18 10 18 65 60 1.083 46
13 Aldershot 46 18 9 19 77 74 1.041 45
14 Crewe Alexandra 46 18 9 19 79 88 0.898 45
15 Darlington 46 17 9 20 63 73 0.863 43
16 Workington 46 14 14 18 68 60 1.133 42
17 Doncaster Rovers 46 16 10 20 69 76 0.908 42
18 Barrow 46 15 11 20 77 87 0.885 41
19 Carlisle United 46 15 11 20 51 66 0.773 41
20 Chester 46 14 12 20 59 77 0.766 40
21 Southport 46 10 14 22 48 92 0.522 34
22 Gateshead 46 12 9 25 58 86 0.674 33
23 Oldham Athletic 46 8 12 26 41 83 0.494 28
24 Hartlepools United 46 10 7 29 59 109 0.541 27

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


References[edit]

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ "15 March 1960 - Sometimes, You Have To Spend Money To Make Money". www.thisdayinfootballhistory.blogspot.com. Retrieved 30 March 2013.