1966–67 Football League First Division

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Football League First Division
Season 1966–67
Champions Manchester United (7th English title)
Relegated Aston Villa
Blackpool
1967–68 European Cup Manchester United
FA Cup winners
1967–68 European Cup Winners' Cup
Tottenham Hotspur (5th FA Cup title)
1966–67 Inter-Cities Fairs Cup Burnley
Leeds United
West Bromwich Albion
Matches played 462
Goals scored 1387 (3 per match)
Top goalscorer Ron Davies (Southampton), 37 [1]

Statistics of Football League First Division in the 1966-67 season.

Overview[edit]

Manchester United won the First Division title for the seventh time in the club's history that season. They made sure of that on May 6, after beating West Ham United 6-1 at Upton Park whilst their title challengers Nottingham Forest lost 2-1 at Southampton. Blackpool were relegated on April 15, after losing 2-0 at Stoke City whilst Aston Villa joined them on May 6, after losing 4-2 at home against Everton with Southampton's win against Nottingham Forest confirming their relegation.

League standings[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L F A W D L F A F A GA GD Pts
1 Manchester United 42 17 4 0 51 13 7 8 6 33 32 84 45 1.867 + 39 60
2 Nottingham Forest 42 16 4 1 41 13 7 6 8 23 28 64 41 1.561 + 23 56
3 Tottenham Hotspur 42 15 3 3 44 21 9 5 7 27 27 71 48 1.479 + 23 56
4 Leeds United 42 15 4 2 41 17 7 7 7 21 25 62 42 1.476 + 20 55
5 Liverpool 42 12 7 2 36 17 7 6 8 28 30 64 47 1.362 + 17 51
6 Everton 42 11 4 6 39 22 8 6 7 26 24 65 46 1.413 + 19 48
7 Arsenal 42 11 6 4 32 20 5 8 8 26 27 58 47 1.234 + 11 46
8 Leicester City 42 12 4 5 47 28 6 4 11 31 43 78 71 1.099 + 7 44
9 Chelsea 42 7 9 5 33 29 8 5 8 34 33 67 62 1.081 + 5 44
10 Sheffield United 42 11 5 5 34 22 5 5 11 18 37 52 59 0.881 + 11 42
11 Sheffield Wednesday 42 9 7 5 39 19 5 6 10 17 28 56 47 1.191 + 9 41
12 Stoke City 42 11 5 5 40 21 6 2 13 23 37 63 58 1.086 + 5 41
13 West Bromwich Albion 42 11 1 9 40 28 5 6 10 37 45 77 73 1.055 + 4 39
14 Burnley 42 11 4 6 43 28 4 5 12 23 48 66 76 0.868 – 10 39
15 Manchester City 42 8 9 4 27 25 4 6 11 16 27 43 52 0.827 – 9 39
16 West Ham United 42 8 6 7 40 31 6 2 13 40 53 80 84 0.952 – 4 36
17 Sunderland 42 12 3 6 39 26 2 5 14 19 46 58 72 0.806 – 14 36
18 Fulham 42 8 7 6 49 34 3 5 13 22 49 71 83 0.855 – 22 34
19 Southampton 42 10 3 8 49 41 4 3 14 25 51 74 92 0.804 – 28 34
20 Newcastle United 42 9 5 7 24 27 3 4 14 15 54 39 81 0.481 – 42 33
21 Aston Villa 42 7 5 9 30 33 4 2 15 24 52 54 85 0.635 – 31 29
22 Blackpool 42 1 5 15 18 36 5 4 12 23 40 41 76 0.539 – 35 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, qualified for Cup Winners' Cup
Inter-Cities Fairs Cup 1966–67
Relegated

First Division Results[edit]

Home \ Away[1] ARS AST BLP BUR CHE EVE FUL LEE LEI LIV MNC MNU NEW NOT SHE SHW SOT STO SUN TOT WBA WHU
Arsenal 1–0 1–1 0–0 2–1 3–1 1–0 0–1 2–4 1–1 1–0 1–1 2–0 1–1 2–0 1–1 4–1 3–1 2–0 0–2 2–3 2–1
Aston Villa 0–1 3–2 0–1 2–6 2–4 1–1 3–0 0–1 2–3 3–0 2–1 1–1 1–1 0–0 0–1 0–1 2–1 2–1 3–3 3–2 0–2
Blackpool 0–3 0–2 0–2 0–2 0–1 0–1 0–2 1–1 1–2 0–1 1–2 6–0 1–1 0–1 1–1 2–3 0–1 1–1 2–2 1–3 1–4
Burnley 1–4 4–2 1–0 1–2 1–1 3–0 1–1 5–2 1–0 2–3 1–1 0–2 0–2 4–0 2–0 4–1 0–2 1–0 2–2 5–1 4–2
Chelsea 3–1 3–1 0–2 1–3 1–1 0–0 2–2 2–2 1–2 0–0 1–3 2–1 2–1 1–1 0–0 4–1 1–0 1–1 3–0 0–2 5–5
Everton 0–0 3–1 0–1 1–1 3–1 3–2 2–0 2–0 3–1 1–1 1–2 1–1 0–1 4–1 2–1 0–1 0–1 4–1 0–1 5–4 4–0
Fulham 0–0 5–1 2–2 0–0 1–3 0–1 2–2 4–2 2–2 4–1 2–2 5–1 2–3 0–1 1–2 3–1 4–1 3–1 3–4 2–2 4–2
Leeds United 3–1 0–2 1–1 3–1 1–0 1–1 3–1 3–1 2–1 0–0 3–1 5–0 1–1 2–0 1–0 0–1 3–0 2–1 3–2 2–1 2–1
Leicester City 2–1 5–0 3–0 5–1 3–2 2–2 0–2 0–0 2–1 2–1 1–2 4–2 3–0 2–2 0–1 1–1 4–2 1–2 0–1 2–1 5–4
Liverpool 0–0 1–0 1–3 2–0 2–1 0–0 2–2 5–0 3–2 3–2 0–0 3–1 4–0 1–0 1–1 2–1 2–1 2–2 0–0 0–1 2–0
Manchester City 1–1 1–1 1–0 1–0 1–4 1–0 3–0 2–1 1–3 2–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–0 1–1 3–1 1–0 1–2 2–2 1–4
Manchester United 1–0 3–1 4–0 4–1 1–1 3–0 2–1 0–0 5–2 2–2 1–0 3–2 1–0 2–0 2–0 3–0 0–0 5–0 1–0 5–3 3–0
Newcastle United 2–1 0–3 2–1 1–1 2–2 0–3 1–1 1–2 1–0 0–2 2–0 0–0 0–0 1–0 3–1 3–1 3–1 0–3 0–2 1–3 1–0
Nottingham Forest 2–1 3–0 2–0 4–1 0–0 1–0 2–1 1–0 1–0 1–1 2–0 4–1 3–0 3–1 1–1 3–1 1–2 3–1 1–1 2–1 1–0
Sheffield United 1–1 3–3 1–1 1–1 3–0 0–0 4–0 1–4 0–1 0–1 1–0 2–1 0–1 1–2 1–0 2–0 2–1 2–0 2–1 4–3 3–1
Sheffield Wednesday 1–1 2–0 3–0 7–0 6–1 1–2 1–1 0–0 1–1 0–1 1–0 2–2 0–0 0–2 2–2 4–1 1–3 5–0 1–0 1–0 0–2
Southampton 2–1 6–2 1–5 4–0 0–3 1–3 4–2 0–2 4–4 1–2 1–1 1–2 2–0 2–1 2–3 4–2 3–2 3–1 0–1 2–2 6–2
Stoke City 2–2 6–1 2–0 4–3 1–1 2–1 1–2 0–0 3–1 2–0 0–1 3–0 0–1 1–2 3–0 0–2 3–2 3–0 2–0 1–1 1–1
Sunderland 1–3 2–1 4–0 4–3 2–0 0–2 3–1 0–2 2–3 2–2 1–0 0–0 3–0 1–0 4–1 2–0 2–0 2–1 0–1 2–2 2–4
Tottenham Hotspur 3–1 0–1 1–3 2–0 1–1 2–0 4–2 3–1 2–0 2–1 1–1 2–1 4–0 2–1 2–0 2–1 5–3 2–0 1–0 0–0 3–4
West Bromwich Albion 0–1 2–1 3–1 1–2 0–1 1–0 5–1 2–0 1–0 2–1 0–3 3–4 6–1 1–2 1–2 1–2 3–2 0–1 2–2 3–0 3–1
West Ham United 2–2 2–1 4–0 3–2 1–2 2–3 6–1 0–1 0–1 1–1 1–1 1–6 3–0 3–1 0–2 3–0 2–2 1–1 2–2 0–2 3–0

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

Top Scorers[edit]

Rank Player Club Goals
1 Wales Ron Davies Southampton 37
2 England Geoff Hurst West Ham United 29
3 England Jimmy Greaves Tottenham Hotspur 25
4 England Allan Clarke Fulham 24
5 Scotland Denis Law Manchester United 23

References[edit]

  1. ^ "English League Leading Goalscorers". RSSSF. Retrieved 2010-10-31.