1962–63 Manchester United F.C. season

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Manchester United
1962–63 season
Chairman Harold Hardman
Manager Matt Busby
First Division 19th
FA Cup Winners
Top goalscorer League:
Denis Law (23)
All:
Denis Law (29)
Highest home attendance 63,437 vs Everton (29 August 1962)
Lowest home attendance 27,496 vs Nottingham Forest (8 December 1962)
Average home league attendance 41,297
Home colours
Away colours
Third colours

The 1962–63 season was Manchester United's 61st season in the Football League, and their 18th consecutive season in the top division of English football. They finished a disappointing 19th in the league, narrowly avoiding relegation, but also finished the season as FA Cup winners with a 3-1 win over Leicester City in the Wembley final. It was a successful first season at the club for record signing Denis Law, who scored 23 goals in the league and 29 in all competitions. The FA Cup win was United's first major trophy for six years and the first trophy they had won since the Munich air disaster.[1]

First Division[edit]

Date Opponents H / A Result
F – A
Scorers Attendance
18 August 1962 West Bromwich Albion H 2 – 2 Herd, Law 51,685
22 August 1962 Everton A 1 – 3 Moir 69,501
25 August 1962 Arsenal A 3 – 1 Herd (2), Chisnall 62,308
29 August 1962 Everton H 0 – 1 63,437
1 September 1962 Birmingham City H 2 – 0 Giles, Herd 39,847
5 September 1962 Bolton Wanderers A 0 – 3 44,859
8 September 1962 Leyton Orient A 0 – 1 24,901
12 September 1962 Bolton Wanderers H 3 – 0 Herd (2), Cantwell 37,721
15 September 1962 Manchester City H 2 – 3 Law (2) 49,193
22 September 1962 Burnley H 2 – 5 Law, Stiles 45,954
29 September 1962 Sheffield Wednesday A 0 – 1 40,520
6 October 1962 Blackpool A 2 – 2 Herd (2) 33,242
13 October 1962 Blackburn Rovers H 0 – 3 42,252
24 October 1962 Tottenham Hotspur A 2 – 6 Herd, Quixall 51,314
27 October 1962 West Ham United H 3 – 1 Quixall (2), Law 29,204
3 November 1962 Ipswich Town A 5 – 3 Law (4), Herd 18,483
10 November 1962 Liverpool H 3 – 3 Giles, Herd, Quixall 43,810
17 November 1962 Wolverhampton Wanderers A 3 – 2 Law (2), Herd 27,305
24 November 1962 Aston Villa H 2 – 2 Quixall (2) 36,852
1 December 1962 Sheffield United A 1 – 1 Charlton 25,173
8 December 1962 Nottingham Forest H 5 – 1 Herd (2), Charlton, Giles, Law 27,496
15 December 1962 West Bromwich Albion A 0 – 3 18,113
26 December 1962 Fulham A 1 – 0 Charlton 23,928
23 February 1963 Blackpool H 1 – 1 Herd 43,121
2 March 1963 Blackburn Rovers A 2 – 2 Charlton, Law 27,924
9 March 1963 Tottenham Hotspur H 0 – 2 53,416
18 March 1963 West Ham United A 1 – 3 Herd 28,950
23 March 1963 Ipswich Town H 0 – 1 32,792
1 April 1963 Fulham H 0 – 2 28,124
9 April 1963 Aston Villa A 2 – 1 Charlton, Stiles 26,867
13 April 1963 Liverpool A 0 – 1 51,529
15 April 1963 Leicester City H 2 – 2 Charlton, Herd 50,005
16 April 1963 Leicester City A 3 – 4 Law (3) 37,002
20 April 1963 Sheffield United H 1 – 1 Law 31,179
22 April 1963 Wolverhampton Wanderers H 2 – 1 Herd, Law 36,147
1 May 1963 Sheffield Wednesday H 1 – 3 Setters 31,878
4 May 1963 Burnley A 1 – 0 Law 30,266
6 May 1963 Arsenal H 2 – 3 Law (2) 35,999
10 May 1963 Birmingham City A 1 – 2 Law 21,814
15 May 1963 Manchester City A 1 – 1 Quixall 52,424
18 May 1963 Leyton Orient H 3 – 1 Charlton, Law, own goal 32,759
20 May 1963 Nottingham Forest A 2 – 3 Giles, Herd 16,130
Pos Club Pld W D L GF GA Pts
18 Bolton Wanderers 42 15 5 22 55 75 35
19 Manchester United 42 12 10 20 67 81 34
20 Birmingham City 42 10 13 19 63 90 33

Pld = Matches played; W = Matches won; D = Matches drawn; L = Matches lost; GF = Goals for; GA = Goals against; Pts = Points

FA Cup[edit]

Date Round Opponents H / A Result
F – A
Scorers Attendance
4 March 1963 Round 3 Huddersfield Town H 5 – 0 Law (3), Giles, Quixall 47,703
11 March 1963 Round 4 Aston Villa H 1 – 0 Quixall 52,265
16 March 1963 Round 5 Chelsea H 2 – 1 Law, Quixall 48,298
30 March 1963 Round 6 Coventry City A 3 – 1 Charlton (2), Quixall 44,000
27 April 1963 Semi-final Southampton N 1 – 0 Law 65,000
25 May 1963 Final Leicester City N 3 – 1 Herd (2), Law 100,000

Squad statistics[edit]

Pos. Name League FA Cup Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
GK England David Gaskell 18 0 2 0 20 0
GK Northern Ireland Harry Gregg 24 0 4 0 28 0
FB Republic of Ireland Shay Brennan 37 0 4 0 41 0
FB Republic of Ireland Noel Cantwell 25 1 5 0 30 1
FB Republic of Ireland Tony Dunne 25 0 3 0 28 0
HB Scotland Pat Crerand 19 0 3 0 22 0
HB England Bill Foulkes 41 0 6 0 47 0
HB England Frank Haydock 1 0 0 0 1 0
HB England Nobby Lawton 12 0 0 0 12 0
HB Northern Ireland Jimmy Nicholson 10 0 0 0 10 0
HB England Maurice Setters 27 1 6 0 33 1
HB England Nobby Stiles 31 2 4 0 35 2
FW England Bobby Charlton 28 7 6 2 34 9
FW England Phil Chisnall 6 1 0 0 6 1
FW Republic of Ireland Johnny Giles 36 4 6 1 42 5
FW Scotland David Herd 37 19 6 2 43 21
FW Scotland Denis Law 38 23 6 6 44 29
FW Northern Ireland Sammy McMillan 4 0 0 0 4 0
FW Scotland Ian Moir 9 1 0 0 9 1
FW England Mark Pearson 2 0 0 0 2 0
FW England Albert Quixall 31 7 5 4 36 11
FW England Dennis Walker 1 0 0 0 1 0
Own goals 1 0 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Manchester United Season 1962/63". StretfordEnd.co.uk. Retrieved 21 December 2011.