1960–61 Tottenham Hotspur F.C. season

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Tottenham Hotspur
1960–61 season
Chairman England Fred Bearman
Manager England Bill Nicholson
First Division Champions
FA Cup Winners
Top goalscorer League: Smith (28)
All: Smith (33)
Highest home attendance 65,930 v West Ham United - 24 December 1960
Lowest home attendance 35,753 v Nottingham Forest - 24 April 1961
Home colours
Away colours

The 1960–61 season was Tottenham Hotspur Football Club's 43rd of competitive football, 11th consecutive year in the English top flight. It was also the club's most successful year ever up to that point, as they won the Football League First Division for the second time and the FA Cup for the third time. Thus completing The Double and the first team since the Aston Villa side of 1896–97. Also Spurs used 17 players in the season.

Results[edit]

Final League Table[edit]

Pos Club Pld W D L F A GA Pts
1 Tottenham Hotspur 42 31 4 7 115 55 2.091 66
2 Sheffield Wednesday 42 23 12 7 78 47 1.660 58
3 Wolverhampton Wanderers 42 25 7 10 103 75 1.373 57

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

First Division[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
20 Aug 1960 Everton White Hart Lane 2–0 50,393 Smith, Allen
22 Aug 1960 Blackpool Bloomfield Road 3–1 27,656 Medwin, Dyson (2)
27 Aug 1960 Blackburn Rovers Ewood Park 4–1 26,819 Smith (2), Allen, Dyson
31 Aug 1960 Blackpool White Hart Lane 3–1 45,684 Smith (3)
03 Sep 1960 Manchester United White Hart Lane 4–1 55,442 Smith (2), Allen (2)
07 Sep 1960 Bolton Wanderers Burnden Park 2–1 41,565 White, Allen
10 Sep 1960 Arsenal Highbury 3–2 59,868 Saul, Allen, Dyson
14 Sep 1960 Bolton Wanderers White Hart Lane 3–1 43,559 Blanchflower (pen), Smith (2)
17 Sep 1960 Leicester City Filbert Street 2–1 30,129 Smith (2)
24 Sep 1960 Aston Villa White Hart Lane 6–2 61,356 Mackay, White (2), Smith, Allen, Dyson
01 Oct 1960 Wolverhampton Wanderers Molineux 4–0 52,829 Blanchflower, Jones, Allen, Dyson
10 Oct 1960 Manchester City White Hart Lane 1–1 58,916 Smith
15 Oct 1960 Nottingham Forest City Ground 4–0 37,248 Mackay, Jones (2), White
29 Oct 1960 Newcastle United St James' Park 4–3 51,369 Norman, Jones, White, Smith
02 Nov 1960 Cardiff City White Hart Lane 3–2 47,605 Blanchflower (pen), Medwin, Dyson
05 Nov 1960 Fulham White Hart Lane 5–1 56,270 Jones (2), White, Allen (2)
12 Nov 1960 Sheffield Wednesday Hillsborough 1–2 53,988 Norman
19 Nov 1960 Birmingham City White Hart Lane 6–0 46,010 Jones (2), White, Smith (pen), Dyson (2)
26 Nov 1960 West Bromwich Albion The Hawthorns 3–1 39,017 Smith (2), Allen
03 Dec 1960 Burnley White Hart Lane 4–4 58,737 Norman, Mackay, Jones (2)
10 Dec 1960 Preston North End Deepdale 1–0 21,657 Smith
17 Dec 1960 Everton Goodison Park 3–1 61,052 Mackay, White, Allen
24 Dec 1960 West Ham United White Hart Lane 2–0 65,930 White, Dyson
26 Dec 1960 West Ham United Upton Park 3–0 34,351 White, Allen, Brown (og)
31 Dec 1960 Blackburn Rovers White Hart Lane 5–2 48,742 Blanchflower, Smith (2), Allen (2)
16 Jan 1961 Manchester United Old Trafford 0–2 65,535
21 Jan 1961 Arsenal White Hart Lane 4–2 65,251 Blanchflower (pen), Smith 2, Allen
04 Feb 1961 Leicester City White Hart Lane 2–3 53,627 Blanchflower (pen), Allen
11 Feb 1961 Aston Villa Villa Park 2–1 50,786 Smith, Dyson
22 Feb 1961 Wolverhampton Wanderers White Hart Lane 1–1 62,261 Smith
25 Feb 1961 Manchester City Maine Road 1–0 40,278 Medwin
11 Mar 1961 Cardiff City Ninian Park 2–3 45,463 Allen, Dyson
22 Mar 1961 Newcastle United White Hart Lane 1–2 46,470 Allen
25 Mar 1961 Fulham Craven Cottage 0–0 38,536
31 Mar 1961 Chelsea White Hart Lane 4–2 65,032 Jones (2), Saul, Allen
01 Apr 1961 Preston North End White Hart Lane 5–0 46,325 Jones (3), White, Saul
03 Apr 1961 Chelsea Stamford Bridge 3–2 57,103 Norman, Smith, Medwin
08 Apr 1961 Birmingham St Andrew's 3–2 40,961 White, Smith, Allen
17 Apr 1961 Sheffield Wednesday White Hart Lane 2–1 61,205 Smith, Allen
22 Apr 1961 Burnley Turf Moor 2–4 28,991 Baker, Smith
26 Apr 1961 Nottingham Forest White Hart Lane 1–0 35,753 Medwin
29 Apr 1961 West Bromwich Albion White Hart Lane 1–2 52,054 Smith

Source:[1]

FA Cup[edit]

Date Round Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
7 Jan 1961 R3 Charlton Athletic (2) White Hart Lane 3–2 54,969 Allen (2), Dyson
28 Jan 1961 R4 Crewe Alexandra (4) White Hart Lane 5–1 53,721 Mackay, Jones, Smith, Allen, Dyson
18 Feb 1961 R5 Aston Villa (1) Villa Park 2–0 69,000 Jones (2)
4 Mar 1961 QF Sunderland (2) Roker Park 1–1 63,000 Jones
8 Mar 1961 QF Replay Sunderland (2) White Hart Lane 5–0 64,797 Mackay, Smith, Allen, Dyson (2)
18 Mar 1961 SF Burnley (1) Villa Park 3–0 69,968 Jones, Smith (2)
6 May 1961 F Leicester City (1) Wembley Stadium 2–0 100,000 Smith, Dyson

Source:[1]

Players Used[edit]

Pos. Nationality Player Football League FA Cup Total Goal
1  Scotland Bill Brown, Bill Brown 41 7 48 0
2  England Peter Baker, Peter Baker 41 7 48 1
3  England Ron Henry, Ron Henry 42 7 49 0
4  Northern Ireland Danny Blanchflower, Danny Blanchflower (c) 42 7 49 6
5  England Maurice Norman, Maurice Norman 41 7 48 4
6  Scotland Dave Mackay, Dave Mackay 37 7 44 6
7  Wales Cliff Jones, Cliff Jones 29 5 34 20
8  Scotland John White, John White 42 7 49 13
9  England Robert Smith, Robert Smith 36 7 43 32
10  England Les Allen, Les Allen 42 7 49 26
11  England Terry Dyson, Terry Dyson 40 7 47 17
12  Wales Terry Medwin, Terry Medwin 14 2 16 6
13  England Frank Saul, Frank Saul 6 0 6 3
14  England Tony Marchi, Tony Marchi 6 0 6 0
15  England John Hollowbread, John Hollowbread 1 0 1 0
16  Wales Ken Barton, Ken Barton 1 0 1 0
17  England John Smith, John Smith 1 0 1 0

Top scorer[edit]

P. Nationality Player Position Football League FA Cup Total
1  England Robert Smith Striker 28 5 33
2  England Les Allen Striker 22 4 26
3  Wales Cliff Jones Right Wing 15 5 20
4  England Terry Dyson Left Wing 12 5 17
5  Scotland John White Midfielder 13 0 13

Most appearances[edit]

P. Nationality Player Position Football League FA Cup Total
1  Northern Ireland Danny Blanchflower Midfielder 42 7 49
2  England Ron Henry Defender 42 7 49
3  Scotland John White Midfielder 42 7 49
4  England Les Allen Forward 42 7 49
5  England Maurice Norman Defender 41 7 48

Source:[1]

First Division results by round[edit]

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
Ground H A A H H A A H A H A H A A H H A H A H A A H A H A H H A H A A H A H H A A H A H H
Result W W W W W W W W W W W D W W W W L W W D W W W W W L W L W D W L L D W W W W W L W L
Position 6 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Phil Soar. Tottenham Hotspur The Official Illustrated History 1882-1995. Hamlyn. p. 265.