1965–66 Football League

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The Football League
Season 1965–66
Champions Liverpool

The 19651966 season was the 67th completed season of The Football League.

This season is notable for Liverpool winning the title with only 14 squad players.

Final league tables[edit]

The tables and results below are reproduced here in the exact form that they can be found at The Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation website[1] and in Rothmans Book of Football League Records 1888–89 to 1978–79,[2] with home and away statistics separated.

Beginning with the season 1894–95, clubs finishing level on points were separated according to goal average (goals scored divided by goals conceded), or more properly put, goal ratio. In case one or more teams had the same goal difference, this system favoured those teams who had scored fewer goals. The goal average system was eventually scrapped beginning with the 1976–77 season.

Since the goal average was used for this purpose for such a long time, it is presented in the tables below even for the seasons prior to 1894–95, and since the goal difference is a more informative piece of information for a modern reader than the goal average, the goal difference is added in this presentation after the goal average.

Since the Fourth Division was established in the 1958–59 season, the re-election process has concerned the bottom four clubs in that division.[2]

First Division[edit]

Football League, First Division
Season 1965–66
Champions Liverpool (7th English title)
Relegated Northampton Town
Blackburn Rovers
European Cup 1966–67 Liverpool
FA Cup winners
European Cup Winners' Cup 1966–67
Everton (3rd FA Cup title)
Inter-Cities Fairs Cup 1965–66 Chelsea
Everton
Leeds United
Matches played 462
Goals scored 1457 (3.15 per match)
Top goalscorer Willie Irvine (Burnley) 29 [3]
Pos Team Pld W D L F A W D L F A F A GA GD Pts Notes
1 Liverpool 42 17 2 2 52 15 9 7 5 27 19 79 34 2.324 +45 61 European Cup 1966–67
First round
2 Leeds United 42 14 4 3 49 15 9 5 7 30 23 79 38 2.079 +41 55 Participated in
Inter-Cities Fairs Cup 1965–66
3 Burnley 42 15 3 3 45 20 9 4 8 34 27 79 47 1.681 +32 55
4 Manchester United 42 12 8 1 50 20 6 7 8 34 39 84 59 1.424 +25 51
5 Chelsea 42 11 4 6 30 21 11 3 7 35 32 65 53 1.226 +12 51 Participated in
Inter-Cities Fairs Cup 1965–66
6 West Bromwich Albion 42 11 6 4 58 34 8 6 7 33 35 91 69 1.319 +22 50
7 Leicester City 42 12 4 5 40 28 9 3 9 40 37 80 65 1.231 +15 49
8 Tottenham Hotspur 42 11 6 4 55 37 5 6 10 20 29 75 66 1.136 +9 44
9 Sheffield United 42 11 6 4 37 25 5 5 11 19 34 56 59 0.949 –3 43
10 Stoke City 42 12 6 3 42 22 3 6 12 23 42 65 64 1.016 +1 42
11 Everton 42 12 6 3 39 19 3 5 13 17 43 56 62 0.903 –6 41 Participated in
Inter-Cities Fairs Cup 1965–66
;
UEFA Cup Winners' Cup 1966–67
First round
12 West Ham United 42 12 5 4 46 33 3 4 14 24 50 70 83 0.843 –13 39
13 Blackpool 42 9 5 7 36 29 5 4 12 19 36 55 65 0.846 –10 37
14 Arsenal 42 8 8 5 36 31 4 5 12 26 44 62 75 0.827 –13 37
15 Newcastle United 42 10 5 6 26 20 4 4 13 24 43 50 63 0.794 –13 37
16 Aston Villa 42 10 3 8 39 34 5 3 13 30 46 69 80 0.863 –11 36
17 Sheffield Wednesday 42 11 6 4 35 18 3 2 16 21 48 56 66 0.848 –10 36
18 Nottingham Forest 42 11 3 7 31 26 3 5 13 25 46 56 72 0.778 –16 36
19 Sunderland 42 13 2 6 36 28 1 6 14 15 44 51 72 0.708 –21 36
20 Fulham 42 9 4 8 34 37 5 3 13 33 48 67 85 0.788 –18 35
21 Northampton Town 42 8 6 7 31 32 2 7 12 24 60 55 92 0.598 –37 33
22 Blackburn Rovers 42 6 1 14 30 36 2 3 16 27 52 57 88 0.648 –31 20

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 1965–66 ; see also Everton
League Cup Winners
Relegated

First Division results[edit]

Home \ Away[1] ARS AST BLB BLP BUR CHE EVE FUL LEE LEI LIV MNU NEW NOR NOT SHE SHW STO SUN TOT WBA WHU
Arsenal 3–3 2–2 0–0 1–1 1–3 0–1 2–1 0–3 1–0 0–1 4–2 1–3 1–1 1–0 6–2 5–2 2–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 3–2
Aston Villa 3–0 3–1 3–0 2–1 2–4 3–2 2–5 0–2 2–2 0–3 1–1 4–2 1–2 3–0 0–2 2–0 0–1 3–1 3–2 1–1 1–2
Blackburn Rovers 2–1 0–2 1–3 0–2 0–1 1–2 3–2 2–3 0–2 1–4 1–4 4–2 6–1 5–0 0–0 1–2 0–1 2–0 0–1 0–1 1–2
Blackpool 5–3 0–1 4–2 1–3 1–2 2–0 2–2 1–0 4–0 2–3 1–2 1–1 3–0 0–3 2–1 2–1 1–1 1–2 0–0 1–1 2–1
Burnley 2–2 3–1 1–4 3–1 1–2 1–1 1–0 0–1 4–2 2–0 3–0 1–0 4–1 4–1 2–0 2–1 4–1 1–0 1–1 2–0 3–1
Chelsea 0–0 0–2 1–0 0–1 1–1 3–1 2–1 1–0 0–2 0–1 2–0 1–1 1–0 1–0 2–0 1–1 1–2 3–2 2–1 2–3 6–2
Everton 3–1 2–0 2–2 0–0 1–0 2–1 2–0 0–0 1–2 0–0 0–0 1–0 5–2 3–0 1–3 5–1 2–1 2–0 3–1 2–3 2–2
Fulham 1–0 3–6 5–2 0–0 2–5 0–3 3–2 1–3 0–4 2–0 0–1 2–0 1–4 1–1 0–0 4–2 1–1 3–0 0–2 2–1 3–0
Leeds United 2–0 2–0 3–0 1–2 1–1 2–0 4–1 0–1 3–2 0–1 1–1 3–0 6–1 2–1 2–2 3–0 2–2 1–0 2–0 4–0 5–0
Leicester City 3–1 2–1 2–0 0–3 0–1 1–1 3–0 5–0 3–3 1–3 0–5 1–2 1–1 2–1 1–0 4–1 1–0 4–1 2–2 2–1 2–1
Liverpool 4–2 3–1 5–2 4–1 2–1 2–1 5–0 2–1 0–1 1–0 2–1 2–0 5–0 4–0 0–1 1–0 2–0 4–0 1–0 2–2 1–1
Manchester United 2–1 6–1 2–2 2–1 4–2 4–1 3–0 4–1 1–1 1–2 2–0 1–1 6–2 0–0 3–1 1–0 1–1 1–1 5–1 1–1 0–0
Newcastle United 0–1 1–0 2–1 2–0 3–2 0–1 0–0 1–1 2–0 1–5 0–0 1–2 2–0 2–2 0–2 2–0 3–1 2–0 0–0 0–1 2–1
Northampton Town 1–1 2–1 2–1 2–1 1–2 2–3 0–2 2–4 2–1 2–2 0–0 1–1 3–1 3–3 0–1 0–0 1–0 2–1 0–2 3–4 2–1
Nottingham Forest 0–1 1–2 0–3 2–1 1–0 1–2 1–0 1–2 0–4 2–0 1–1 4–2 1–2 1–1 1–0 1–0 4–3 0–0 1–0 3–2 5–0
Sheffield United 3–0 1–0 2–0 0–1 2–1 1–2 2–0 2–0 1–1 2–2 0–0 3–1 3–2 2–2 1–1 1–0 3–2 2–2 1–3 0–2 5–3
Sheffield Wednesday 4–0 2–0 2–1 3–0 0–2 1–1 3–1 1–0 0–0 1–2 0–2 0–0 1–0 3–1 3–1 2–2 4–1 3–1 1–1 1–2 0–0
Stoke City 1–3 2–0 3–2 4–1 3–1 2–2 1–1 3–2 1–2 1–0 0–0 2–2 4–0 6–2 1–0 2–0 3–1 1–1 0–1 1–1 1–0
Sunderland 0–2 2–0 1–0 2–1 0–4 2–0 2–0 2–2 2–0 0–3 2–2 2–3 2–0 3–0 3–2 4–1 0–2 2–0 2–0 1–5 2–1
Tottenham Hotspur 2–2 5–5 4–0 4–0 0–1 4–2 2–2 4–3 3–2 4–2 2–1 5–1 2–2 1–1 2–3 1–0 2–3 2–2 3–0 2–1 1–4
West Bromwich Albion 4–4 2–2 2–1 2–1 1–2 1–2 1–1 6–2 1–2 5–1 3–0 3–3 1–2 1–1 5–3 1–1 4–2 6–2 4–1 2–1 3–0
West Ham United 2–1 4–2 4–1 1–1 1–1 2–1 3–0 1–3 2–1 2–5 1–5 3–2 4–3 1–1 0–3 4–0 4–2 0–0 1–1 2–0 4–0

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

First Division maps[edit]

Locations of the Football League First Division London teams 1965–1966


Second Division[edit]

Football League, Second Division
Season 1965–66
Champions Manchester City (6th title)
Promoted Southampton
Relegated Leyton Orient,
Middlesbrough
Matches played 462
Goals scored 1421 (3.08 per match)
Top goalscorer Martin Chivers (Southampton), 30 [3]
Pos Team Pld W D L F A W D L F A F A GA GD Pts
1 Manchester City 42 14 7 0 40 14 8 8 5 36 30 76 44 1.727 +32 59
2 Southampton 42 13 4 4 51 25 9 6 6 34 31 85 56 1.518 +29 54
3 Coventry City 42 14 5 2 54 31 6 8 7 19 22 73 53 1.377 +20 53
4 Huddersfield Town 42 12 7 2 35 12 7 6 8 27 24 62 36 1.722 +26 51
5 Bristol City 42 9 10 2 27 15 8 7 6 36 33 63 48 1.313 +15 51
6 Wolverhampton Wanderers 42 15 4 2 52 18 5 6 10 35 43 87 61 1.426 +26 50
7 Rotherham United 42 12 6 3 48 29 4 8 9 27 45 75 74 1.014 +1 46
8 Derby County 42 13 2 6 48 31 3 9 9 23 37 71 68 1.044 +3 43
9 Bolton Wanderers 42 12 2 7 43 25 4 7 10 19 34 62 59 1.051 +3 41
10 Birmingham City 42 10 6 5 41 29 6 3 12 29 46 70 75 0.933 –5 41
11 Crystal Palace 42 11 7 3 29 16 3 6 12 18 36 47 52 0.904 –5 41
12 Portsmouth 42 13 4 4 47 26 3 4 14 27 52 74 78 0.949 –4 40
13 Norwich City 42 8 7 6 33 27 4 8 9 19 25 52 52 1.000 ±0 39
14 Carlisle United 42 16 2 3 43 19 1 3 17 17 44 60 63 0.952 –3 39
15 Ipswich Town 42 12 6 3 38 23 3 3 15 20 43 58 66 0.879 –8 39
16 Charlton Athletic 42 10 6 5 39 29 2 8 11 22 41 61 70 0.871 –9 38
17 Preston North End 42 7 10 4 37 23 4 5 12 25 47 62 70 0.886 –8 37
18 Plymouth Argyle 42 7 8 6 37 26 5 5 11 17 37 54 63 0.857 –9 37
19 Bury 42 12 5 4 45 25 2 2 17 17 51 62 76 0.816 –14 35
20 Cardiff City 42 10 3 8 37 35 2 7 12 34 56 71 91 0.780 –20 34
21 Middlesbrough 42 8 8 5 36 28 2 5 14 22 58 58 86 0.674 –28 33
22 Leyton Orient 42 3 9 9 19 36 2 4 15 19 44 38 80 0.475 –42 23

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
Division Champions, promoted
Promoted
Relegated

Second Division results[edit]

Home \ Away[1] BIR BOL BRI BRY CAR CRL CHA COV CPA DER HUD IPS LEY MNC MID NOR PLY POR PRE ROT SOT WOL
Birmingham City 0–1 1–3 4–0 4–2 2–1 2–2 0–1 2–1 5–5 2–1 4–1 2–2 3–1 1–1 1–0 1–0 1–3 1–1 3–0 0–1 2–2
Bolton Wanderers 1–2 1–2 2–1 2–1 4–0 4–2 4–2 3–0 0–1 1–1 3–1 2–0 1–0 6–0 1–1 0–1 2–0 1–3 1–3 2–3 2–1
Bristol City 2–0 2–2 2–1 1–1 2–0 0–0 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–1 4–1 2–0 1–1 2–2 0–0 0–0 1–0 1–0 2–1 0–1 0–1
Bury 5–1 1–1 1–2 1–1 2–1 3–0 1–1 2–2 4–1 0–4 1–1 3–0 2–1 2–0 2–5 1–0 1–0 5–0 6–1 1–3 1–0
Cardiff City 1–3 1–1 2–1 1–0 1–1 3–1 1–2 1–0 2–1 0–1 1–0 3–1 4–3 5–3 0–2 5–1 1–2 1–3 0–0 3–5 1–4
Carlisle United 1–0 1–1 5–0 4–1 2–0 3–1 2–2 3–1 2–1 2–0 3–1 1–0 1–2 2–1 4–1 1–3 2–1 0–2 1–0 1–0 2–1
Charlton Athletic 2–1 0–1 1–4 0–1 5–2 3–2 2–0 1–0 2–2 0–2 2–0 3–0 2–3 1–0 2–1 1–1 2–2 5–2 2–2 2–2 1–1
Coventry City 4–3 2–2 2–2 1–0 3–1 3–2 3–1 0–1 3–2 0–3 3–1 1–1 3–3 2–1 2–0 5–1 3–2 5–1 2–2 5–1 2–1
Crystal Palace 1–0 1–1 2–1 1–0 0–0 2–0 2–0 0–1 1–1 2–1 3–1 2–1 0–2 1–1 0–0 3–1 4–1 1–1 2–2 1–0 0–1
Derby County 5–3 2–0 2–1 4–1 1–5 3–1 2–0 1–0 4–0 4–1 2–2 1–3 1–2 5–0 3–1 1–2 3–1 1–0 1–3 0–3 2–2
Huddersfield Town 2–0 1–0 3–0 2–0 1–1 2–0 1–1 0–2 1–1 1–3 1–0 1–1 0–0 6–0 0–0 2–1 2–0 2–1 4–0 2–0 1–1
Ipswich Town 0–1 2–0 0–0 3–4 2–1 1–0 1–4 1–0 2–2 2–2 2–2 3–2 1–1 2–1 2–0 4–1 1–0 1–0 0–0 3–0 5–2
Leyton Orient 2–1 1–0 0–4 2–2 1–1 2–1 1–2 1–1 0–2 0–0 0–2 1–4 2–2 2–3 0–0 0–1 0–0 2–2 1–4 1–1 0–3
Manchester City 3–1 4–1 2–2 1–0 2–2 2–1 0–0 1–0 3–1 1–0 2–0 2–1 5–0 3–1 0–0 1–1 3–0 0–0 3–1 0–0 2–1
Middlesbrough 1–1 1–1 4–2 1–0 3–4 0–2 2–2 1–1 2–2 0–0 1–3 3–2 2–1 1–1 0–1 0–1 5–2 2–1 4–0 0–0 3–1
Norwich City 2–2 3–0 0–0 4–0 3–2 2–0 2–0 1–1 2–1 0–1 1–1 1–0 2–1 3–3 1–2 0–0 1–3 1–1 1–2 3–4 0–3
Plymouth Argyle 6–1 1–3 0–2 2–2 2–2 0–0 3–0 1–2 1–2 0–0 0–0 3–0 1–1 1–0 2–2 2–0 3–1 0–1 5–2 2–3 2–2
Portsmouth 0–1 1–0 2–4 4–0 3–1 4–1 3–1 2–0 1–1 1–1 2–1 1–0 4–1 2–2 4–1 0–3 4–1 4–1 1–1 2–5 2–0
Preston North End 3–3 0–1 1–1 2–1 9–0 2–1 3–3 0–0 2–0 2–0 1–1 0–1 1–2 0–3 1–1 0–0 2–0 4–1 1–1 1–1 2–2
Rotherham United 3–4 2–1 1–2 2–1 6–4 3–3 0–0 1–1 3–0 3–0 0–0 0–0 2–1 0–1 4–1 2–1 2–0 3–3 6–3 1–0 4–3
Southampton 0–1 5–1 2–2 6–2 3–2 1–0 1–0 1–0 1–0 3–1 0–1 1–2 1–0 0–1 3–1 2–2 4–1 2–2 5–2 1–1 9–3
Wolverhampton Wanderers 2–0 3–1 1–1 3–0 2–1 3–0 2–2 0–1 1–0 4–0 2–1 4–1 2–1 2–4 3–0 2–1 0–0 8–2 3–0 4–1 1–1

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

Second Division maps[edit]

Locations of the Football League Second Division London teams 1965–1966


Third Division[edit]

Football League, Third Division
Season 1965–66
Champions Hull City (1st title)
Promoted Millwall
Relegated Brentford,
Exeter City,
Southend United,
York City
Matches played 552
Goals scored 1628 (2.95 per match)
Top goalscorer Les Allen (Queens Park Rangers), 30 [3]
Pos Team Pld W D L F A W D L F A F A GA GD Pts Notes
1 Hull City 46 19 2 2 64 24 12 5 6 45 38 109 62 1.758 +47 69
2 Millwall 46 19 4 0 47 13 8 7 8 29 30 76 43 1.767 +33 65
3 Queens Park Rangers 46 16 3 4 62 29 8 6 9 33 36 95 65 1.462 +30 57
4 Scunthorpe United 46 9 8 6 44 34 12 3 8 36 33 80 67 1.194 +13 53
5 Workington 46 13 6 4 38 18 6 8 9 29 39 67 57 1.175 +10 52
6 Gillingham 46 14 4 5 33 19 8 4 11 29 35 62 54 1.148 +8 52
7 Swindon Town 46 11 8 4 43 18 8 5 10 31 30 74 48 1.542 +26 51
8 Reading 46 13 5 5 36 19 6 8 9 34 44 70 63 1.111 +7 51
9 Walsall 46 13 7 3 48 21 7 3 13 29 43 77 64 1.203 +13 50
10 Shrewsbury Town 46 13 7 3 48 22 6 4 13 25 42 73 64 1.141 +9 49
11 Grimsby Town 46 15 6 2 47 25 2 7 14 21 37 68 62 1.097 +6 47
12 Watford 46 12 4 7 33 19 5 9 9 22 32 55 51 1.078 +4 47
13 Peterborough United 46 13 6 4 50 26 4 6 13 30 40 80 66 1.212 +14 46
14 Oxford United 46 11 3 9 38 33 8 5 10 32 41 70 74 0.946 –4 46
15 Brighton & Hove Albion 46 13 4 6 48 28 3 7 13 19 37 67 65 1.031 +2 43
16 Bristol Rovers 46 11 10 2 38 15 3 4 16 26 49 64 64 1.000 ±0 42
17 Swansea Town 46 14 4 5 61 37 1 7 15 20 59 81 96 0.844 –15 41

UEFA Cup Winners' Cup 1966–67
First round

18 Bournemouth & Boscombe Athletic 46 9 8 6 24 19 4 4 15 14 37 38 56 0.679 –28 38
19 Mansfield Town 46 10 5 8 31 36 5 3 15 28 53 59 89 0.663 –30 38
20 Oldham Athletic 46 8 7 8 34 33 4 6 13 21 48 55 81 0.679 –26 37
21 Southend United 46 15 1 7 43 28 1 3 19 11 55 54 83 0.651 –29 36
22 Exeter City 46 9 6 8 36 28 3 5 15 17 51 53 79 0.671 –26 35
23 Brentford 46 9 4 10 34 30 1 8 14 14 39 48 69 0.696 –21 32
24 York City 46 5 7 11 30 44 4 2 17 23 62 53 106 0.500 –53 27

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
Division Champions, promoted
Promoted
Welsh Cup winners, qualified for Cup Winners' Cup
Relegated

Third Division results[edit]

Home \ Away[1] BOU BRE B&H BRO EXE GIL GRI HUL MAN MIL OLD OXF PET QPR REA SCU SHR STD SWA SWI WAL WAT WRK YOR
Bournemouth & Boscombe Athletic 0–1 0–1 1–0 0–1 1–1 1–0 1–1 2–2 0–0 1–0 1–1 2–3 1–1 3–2 1–2 2–0 0–0 2–1 1–0 0–1 2–0 1–1 1–0
Brentford 1–0 2–0 0–5 1–2 0–2 3–2 2–4 0–3 1–2 0–0 5–1 1–0 6–1 1–1 0–1 4–0 2–0 2–0 0–1 2–2 1–1 0–1 0–1
Brighton & Hove Albion 1–2 2–0 4–3 2–1 0–1 1–2 1–2 6–4 2–2 3–1 2–0 1–0 0–2 1–1 0–1 1–1 9–1 1–1 1–0 2–1 2–0 3–1 3–1
Bristol Rovers 0–0 1–1 0–0 2–0 0–0 2–1 1–2 6–0 1–1 4–0 3–1 1–1 1–0 0–0 2–0 3–2 3–1 2–1 0–1 3–0 1–1 2–2 0–0
Exeter City 1–0 5–0 2–0 1–0 3–1 2–0 1–4 2–2 1–2 4–0 1–2 2–5 0–0 1–2 4–0 0–0 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–2 1–2 2–1 0–2
Gillingham 2–0 1–0 3–1 2–0 1–1 3–2 0–3 2–0 1–0 3–0 1–2 1–1 3–1 2–4 0–1 0–1 1–0 2–0 1–0 1–0 2–2 1–0 0–0
Grimsby Town 2–0 3–2 3–1 1–1 1–1 3–1 1–0 0–1 2–0 3–1 1–1 3–0 4–2 3–3 1–3 2–1 1–0 2–2 2–2 3–1 2–1 1–0 3–1
Hull City 3–0 4–1 1–0 6–1 6–1 1–0 1–1 4–0 1–0 5–1 2–1 2–1 1–3 3–3 3–2 2–1 1–0 4–1 1–0 3–2 3–1 6–0 1–4
Mansfield Town 1–0 2–0 3–1 2–0 0–0 0–0 2–1 1–2 1–1 1–0 1–4 1–7 2–1 0–2 2–2 0–3 2–0 3–0 1–5 0–3 2–2 0–1 4–1
Millwall 1–0 1–0 3–2 3–3 3–0 2–0 2–1 3–0 2–0 1–0 2–0 4–1 2–1 3–0 2–2 4–2 2–0 1–0 1–0 1–1 0–0 2–0 2–0
Oldham Athletic 2–2 1–1 1–0 2–0 3–1 5–3 1–4 2–2 1–1 0–2 3–0 2–4 0–2 2–2 1–3 0–1 1–0 1–0 1–1 1–2 0–1 1–1 3–0
Oxford United 2–1 2–0 0–0 1–0 0–1 0–4 2–0 0–2 4–1 3–1 3–3 1–0 1–3 2–0 0–3 0–1 3–2 2–2 0–3 7–1 1–2 0–2 4–1
Peterborough United 1–0 3–0 2–2 5–2 2–0 1–0 1–1 4–1 3–2 0–2 0–1 2–3 1–1 0–0 3–1 4–1 4–0 5–2 2–3 3–1 2–2 1–1 1–0
Queens Park Rangers 5–0 1–0 4–1 4–1 1–0 1–3 3–0 3–3 1–2 6–1 1–1 2–3 2–1 0–2 1–0 2–1 2–1 6–2 3–2 2–1 1–1 4–1 7–2
Reading 1–0 2–0 0–0 0–1 4–1 2–2 0–0 0–1 2–1 1–1 3–2 0–1 2–1 2–1 2–0 4–1 1–0 2–1 0–2 3–0 1–2 1–1 3–0
Scunthorpe United 3–0 3–2 2–2 3–0 2–1 0–1 2–2 2–4 0–1 4–4 1–1 1–2 1–1 1–2 2–0 1–4 0–0 1–1 2–1 4–2 1–1 4–1 4–1
Shrewsbury Town 0–2 0–0 3–1 1–0 4–0 2–1 3–1 2–2 2–1 2–0 3–1 4–0 3–1 0–0 3–3 1–4 3–0 5–0 1–1 1–2 0–0 1–1 4–1
Southend 1–2 1–0 0–0 2–0 4–2 5–2 3–1 0–2 1–0 0–2 0–2 2–1 2–0 1–3 2–1 0–1 2–0 2–0 4–2 5–3 1–0 3–1 2–3
Swansea Town 5–0 1–1 2–2 3–0 1–0 0–3 1–0 4–2 1–2 0–2 4–1 3–2 1–1 4–2 5–4 3–4 4–0 5–0 1–1 1–0 4–2 1–6 7–2
Swindon Town 0–0 2–1 3–2 4–3 2–2 0–1 0–0 3–1 6–2 1–0 0–1 0–0 3–0 2–1 5–0 0–0 0–0 4–0 2–2 0–0 0–1 0–1 6–0
Walsall 2–1 1–1 2–1 1–1 1–1 6–1 1–0 2–4 2–1 1–4 2–2 1–1 2–0 0–1 3–0 3–0 3–0 3–0 1–1 5–0 3–0 1–1 2–0
Watford 1–0 1–1 0–1 2–0 3–0 1–0 1–1 1–1 2–1 0–1 4–0 1–1 1–0 1–2 1–2 2–1 1–0 4–1 0–1 2–0 0–1 1–2 3–2
Workington 2–2 1–1 1–0 0–0 6–1 1–0 1–0 3–0 2–0 0–0 0–1 2–1 1–1 1–1 1–0 1–2 1–3 3–1 7–0 0–3 1–0 1–0 2–1
York City 0–2 1–1 0–1 1–5 2–0 1–2 1–1 1–2 2–1 2–1 2–2 1–4 1–1 2–2 1–2 1–3 2–2 0–3 5–1 0–2 0–3 1–0 3–3

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

Third Division maps[edit]

Locations of the Football League Third Division London teams 1965–1966


Fourth Division[edit]

Football League, Fourth Division
Season 1965–66
Champions Doncaster Rovers (1st title)
Promoted Colchester United,
Darlington,
Torquay United
Failed re-election none
Matches played 552
Goals scored 1723 (3.12 per match)
Top goalscorer Kevin Hector (Bradford Park Avenue), 44 [3]
Pos Team Pld W D L F A W D L F A F A GA GD Pts
1 Doncaster Rovers 46 15 6 2 49 21 9 5 9 36 33 85 54 1.574 +31 59
2 Darlington 46 16 3 4 41 17 9 6 8 31 36 72 53 1.358 +19 59
3 Torquay United 46 17 2 4 43 20 7 8 8 29 29 72 49 1.469 +23 58
4 Colchester United 46 13 7 3 45 21 10 3 10 25 26 70 47 1.489 +23 56
5 Tranmere Rovers 46 15 1 7 56 32 9 7 7 37 34 93 66 1.409 +27 56
6 Luton Town 46 19 2 2 65 27 5 6 12 25 43 90 70 1.286 +20 56
7 Chester 46 15 5 3 52 27 5 7 11 27 43 79 70 1.129 +9 52
8 Notts County 46 9 8 6 32 25 10 4 9 29 28 61 53 1.151 +18 50
9 Newport County 46 14 6 3 46 24 4 6 13 29 51 75 75 1.000 ±0 48
10 Southport 46 15 6 2 47 20 3 6 14 21 49 68 69 0.986 –1 48
11 Bradford Park Avenue 46 14 2 7 59 31 7 3 13 43 61 102 92 1.109 +10 47
12 Barrow 46 12 8 3 48 31 4 7 12 24 45 72 76 0.947 –4 47
13 Stockport County 46 12 4 7 42 29 6 2 15 29 41 71 70 1.014 +1 42
14 Crewe Alexandra 46 12 4 7 42 23 4 5 14 19 40 61 63 0.968 –2 41
15 Halifax Town 46 11 6 6 46 31 4 5 14 21 44 67 75 0.893 –8 41
16 Barnsley 46 11 6 6 43 24 4 4 15 31 54 74 78 0.949 –4 40
17 Aldershot 46 12 6 5 47 27 3 4 16 28 57 75 84 0.893 –9 40
18 Hartlepools United 46 13 4 6 44 22 3 4 16 19 53 63 75 0.840 –12 40
19 Port Vale 46 12 7 4 38 18 3 2 18 10 41 48 59 0.814 –11 39
20 Chesterfield 46 8 9 6 37 35 5 4 14 25 43 62 78 0.795 –16 39
21 Rochdale 46 12 1 10 46 27 4 4 15 25 60 71 87 0.816 –16 37
22 Lincoln City 46 9 7 7 37 29 4 4 15 20 53 57 82 0.695 –25 37
23 Bradford City 46 10 5 8 37 34 2 8 13 26 60 63 94 0.670 –31 37
24 Wrexham 46 10 4 9 43 43 3 5 15 29 61 72 104 0.692 –32 35

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
Division Champions, promoted
Promoted
New club in the league (none)
Re-elected
Failed re-election (none)

Fourth Division results[edit]

Home \ Away[1] ALD BAR BRW BRA BPA CHR CHS COL CRE DAR DON HAL HAR LIN LUT NPC NTC PVA ROC SOU STP TOR TRA WRE
Aldershot 1–1 3–1 5–2 5–1 2–2 1–3 1–3 1–0 0–1 1–1 0–0 5–0 2–0 3–1 2–1 0–0 3–0 2–3 3–0 1–0 3–2 1–3 2–2
Barnsley 2–1 3–0 4–2 1–1 0–2 0–0 1–1 0–1 3–1 1–5 1–2 2–2 0–1 3–0 2–2 1–1 1–0 5–0 4–0 1–2 1–0 4–0 3–0
Barrow 2–2 1–5 2–0 5–2 4–1 3–2 3–0 1–1 1–1 2–1 3–0 2–0 2–2 0–1 2–2 2–1 2–2 0–2 3–3 1–0 2–0 1–1 4–2
Bradford City 1–1 1–0 0–0 3–0 1–2 1–1 1–2 0–1 2–0 1–1 0–1 1–3 2–0 2–2 3–2 0–4 2–0 2–1 3–0 1–7 4–1 2–4 4–1
Bradford Park Avenue 5–1 7–2 2–3 5–1 0–1 3–1 1–0 2–1 0–2 0–1 2–1 4–1 4–2 1–3 6–1 4–0 1–2 1–2 2–1 3–1 1–1 1–1 4–2
Chester 3–2 3–3 0–0 4–0 2–4 3–0 2–1 3–0 3–2 1–4 1–0 2–0 4–2 1–1 6–1 1–1 2–0 1–2 1–0 1–0 1–1 3–1 4–2
Chesterfield 1–1 3–1 2–2 1–1 0–3 2–2 2–4 3–1 1–2 1–1 3–2 1–3 1–0 1–3 1–2 0–0 3–1 4–1 3–2 2–1 1–1 0–0 1–1
Colchester United 0–0 4–0 2–2 0–1 6–3 1–1 3–0 1–1 0–1 2–1 1–0 2–0 3–0 2–2 3–2 4–1 3–0 2–0 0–0 3–2 0–2 2–1 1–1
Crewe Alexandra 2–0 0–1 2–1 7–1 2–5 1–1 1–0 0–2 0–1 0–1 3–0 3–1 7–0 2–0 2–2 1–0 0–0 3–1 2–1 1–1 2–1 1–2 0–1
Darlington 4–3 2–1 1–0 3–0 4–1 0–1 4–1 2–0 1–1 3–2 2–0 1–1 0–2 1–0 0–1 1–0 2–1 3–1 2–0 3–0 0–0 0–1 2–0
Doncaster Rovers 3–2 2–1 1–1 1–1 6–2 1–1 1–0 2–0 4–1 6–3 2–2 4–0 4–0 1–1 1–0 0–3 1–0 2–0 1–1 1–0 0–1 3–1 2–0
Halifax Town 3–4 2–2 2–1 3–2 1–0 2–0 4–1 1–1 1–0 2–2 2–3 1–0 2–2 3–0 4–4 0–1 2–0 4–1 1–2 0–1 0–2 2–2 4–0
Hartlepool United 3–0 1–2 3–0 1–1 2–3 2–0 1–2 0–1 4–1 1–1 2–0 1–2 3–1 2–0 5–2 2–0 2–0 0–0 3–1 2–1 0–2 0–0 4–2
Lincoln City 2–1 4–1 4–0 1–0 1–1 2–2 0–2 0–2 1–1 4–1 0–3 3–3 2–1 2–2 1–1 1–2 0–1 2–0 4–0 1–2 1–1 1–0 0–2
Luton Town 3–1 5–4 3–2 2–3 3–1 5–2 1–2 1–1 4–0 2–0 4–3 4–1 2–1 0–0 2–1 5–1 5–0 4–1 2–0 2–0 3–2 2–1 1–0
Newport County 3–1 1–0 3–2 2–2 3–1 3–2 3–4 2–1 1–0 3–0 4–0 3–1 3–0 0–0 3–1 1–2 0–1 1–1 1–1 1–0 3–2 0–0 2–2
Notts County 2–0 0–1 0–2 2–1 2–0 3–3 2–0 1–0 0–1 0–0 1–2 1–1 1–0 2–1 1–1 1–1 3–1 3–3 1–2 1–1 1–1 1–2 3–1
Port Vale 2–1 1–1 0–0 0–0 3–3 5–2 1–1 1–0 2–0 3–1 0–1 2–0 0–0 3–0 1–2 3–0 0–1 2–1 4–1 2–0 0–0 2–3 1–0
Rochdale 1–0 2–1 4–0 5–1 2–3 3–0 1–1 0–1 2–1 1–2 0–1 0–1 3–1 0–1 1–2 2–1 0–2 1–0 3–0 4–0 2–3 3–5 6–0
Southport 0–2 3–1 1–1 4–0 2–1 2–0 1–0 0–1 1–1 1–1 2–1 1–0 4–1 5–1 3–2 2–0 1–0 2–1 4–0 2–0 3–3 1–1 2–2
Stockport County 1–2 1–0 5–2 1–1 2–3 0–1 2–1 1–0 2–0 1–1 1–1 3–0 1–2 2–1 4–1 2–1 1–3 3–0 3–1 2–2 1–0 1–2 2–4
Torquay United 5–1 3–0 0–1 4–3 2–1 1–0 2–0 0–1 2–1 0–4 0–0 1–0 2–0 4–1 2–0 1–0 2–0 1–0 4–0 1–1 1–4 2–1 3–1
Tranmere 5–2 1–0 1–2 2–2 1–2 1–0 3–2 2–0 3–1 1–2 1–0 5–2 6–1 3–2 2–0 0–1 0–3 1–0 6–2 0–2 6–2 0–1 6–3
Wrexham 4–0 6–3 3–1 1–1 3–2 2–1 2–1 2–3 1–4 1–2 4–3 2–2 1–1 0–1 2–0 0–1 1–3 1–0 2–2 3–1 1–4 0–2 1–5

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

Fourth Division maps[edit]

Locations of the Football League Fourth Division London teams 1965–1966


See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "England 1965-66". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 2010-02-24. 
  2. ^ a b Ian Laschke: Rothmans Book of Football League Records 1888–89 to 1978–79. Macdonald and Jane’s, London & Sydney, 1980.
  3. ^ a b c d "English League Leading Goalscorers". RSSSF. Retrieved 2010-10-31. 
  • Ian Laschke: Rothmans Book of Football League Records 1888–89 to 1978–79. Macdonald and Jane’s, London & Sydney, 1980.