1961–62 Blackpool F.C. season

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Blackpool F.C.
Season 1961-62
League Division One
Manager Ron Suart
League position 13th
Top goalscorer League: Ray Charnley (30)
Combined: Ray Charnley (36)
FA Cup Third round[1]
League Cup Semi-finals
Highest home attendance
Lowest home attendance
Previous season 1960-61
Next season 1962-63

The 1961-62 season was Blackpool F.C.'s 55th season (52nd consecutive) in the Football League. They competed in the 22-team Division One, then the top tier of English football, finishing thirteenth.

Blackpool also made it to the semi-finals of the League Cup. They were eliminated by Norwich City 4-3 on aggregate. Norwich won 4-1 at Carrow Road; Blackpool won 2-0 at Bloomfield Road.

Ray Charnley was the club's top scorer for the fourth consecutive season, with 36 goals (30 in the league and six in the League Cup).

Table[edit]

P W D L F A GA Pts
1 Ipswich Town 42 24 8 10 93 67 1.388 56
2 Burnley 42 21 11 10 101 67 1.507 53
3 Tottenham Hotspur 42 21 10 11 88 69 1.275 52
4 Everton 42 20 11 11 88 54 1.630 51
5 Sheffield United 42 19 9 14 61 69 0.884 47
6 Sheffield Wednesday 42 20 6 16 72 58 1.241 46
7 Aston Villa 42 18 8 16 65 56 1.161 44
8 West Ham United 42 17 10 15 76 82 0.927 44
9 West Bromwich Albion 42 15 13 14 83 67 1.239 43
10 Arsenal 42 16 11 15 71 72 0.986 43
11 Bolton Wanderers 42 16 10 16 62 66 0.939 42
12 Manchester City 42 17 7 18 78 81 0.963 41
13 Blackpool 42 15 11 16 70 75 0.933 41
14 Leicester City 42 17 6 19 72 71 1.014 40
15 Manchester United 42 15 9 18 72 75 0.960 39
16 Blackburn Rovers 42 14 11 17 50 58 0.862 39
17 Birmingham City 42 14 10 18 65 81 0.802 38
18 Wolverhampton Wanderers 42 13 10 19 73 86 0.849 36
19 Nottingham Forest 42 13 10 19 63 79 0.797 36
20 Fulham 42 13 7 22 66 74 0.892 33
21 Cardiff City 42 9 14 19 50 81 0.617 32
22 Chelsea 42 9 10 23 63 94 0.670 28

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Entered competition in third round

References[edit]

  • Calley, Roy (1992). Blackpool: A Complete Record 1887-1992. Breedon Books Sport. ISBN 1-873626-07-X.