1965–66 Football League

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The Football League
Season1965–66
ChampionsLiverpool

The 196566 season was the 67th completed season of the Football League.

This season is notable for Liverpool winning the title – their seventh overall – with only 14 squad players. The Second, Third and Fourth Divisions were won by Manchester City, Hull City and Doncaster Rovers respectively.

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 1894–95 season, 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
Season1965–66
ChampionsLiverpool (7th English title)
RelegatedNorthampton Town
Blackburn Rovers
European Cup 1966–67Liverpool
FA Cup winners
European Cup Winners' Cup 1966–67
Everton (3rd FA Cup title)
Inter-Cities Fairs Cup 1965–66Chelsea
Everton
Leeds United
Matches played462
Goals scored1,457 (3.15 per match)
Top goalscorerWillie Irvine (Burnley) 29 [3] Roger Hunt (Liverpool) 29 [4]
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

Results[edit]

Home \ Away[1] ARS AST BLB BLP BUR CHE EVE FUL LEE LEI LIV MUN NEW NOR NOT SHU SHW STK 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.

Maps[edit]

Locations of the London-based First Division teams

Second Division[edit]

Football League
Second Division
Season1965–66
ChampionsManchester City (6th title)
PromotedSouthampton
RelegatedLeyton Orient,
Middlesbrough
Matches played462
Goals scored1,421 (3.08 per match)
Top goalscorerMartin 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

Results[edit]

Home \ Away[1] BIR BOL BRI Bury CAR CRL CHA COV CRY DER HUD IPS LEY MCI MID NWC PLY POR PNE ROT SOU WOL
Birmingham 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.

Maps[edit]

Locations of the London-based Second Division teams

Third Division[edit]

Football League
Third Division
Season1965–66
ChampionsHull City (1st title)
PromotedMillwall
RelegatedBrentford,
Exeter City,
Southend United,
York City
Matches played552
Goals scored1,628 (2.95 per match)
Top goalscorerLes 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 –18 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

Results[edit]

Home \ Away[1] B&BA BRE B&HA BRR 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.

Maps[edit]

Locations of the London-based Third Division teams

Fourth Division[edit]

Football League
Fourth Division
Season1965–66
ChampionsDoncaster Rovers (1st title)
PromotedColchester United,
Darlington,
Torquay United
Failed re-electionnone
Matches played552
Goals scored1,723 (3.12 per match)
Top goalscorerKevin Hector (Bradford Park Avenue), 44 [3]
Pos Team Pld HW HD HL HGF HGA AW AD AL AGF AGA GR Pts Promotion or relegation
1 Doncaster Rovers 46 15 6 2 49 21 9 5 9 36 33 1.574 59 Division Champions, promoted
2 Darlington 46 16 3 4 41 17 9 6 8 31 36 1.358 59 Promoted
3 Torquay United 46 17 2 4 43 20 7 8 8 29 29 1.469 58
4 Colchester United 46 13 7 3 45 21 10 3 10 25 26 1.489 56
5 Tranmere Rovers 46 15 1 7 56 32 9 7 7 37 34 1.409 56
6 Luton Town 46 19 2 2 65 27 5 6 12 25 43 1.286 56
7 Chester 46 15 5 3 52 27 5 7 11 27 43 1.129 52
8 Notts County 46 9 8 6 32 25 10 4 9 29 28 1.151 50
9 Newport County 46 14 6 3 46 24 4 6 13 29 51 1.000 48
10 Southport 46 15 6 2 47 20 3 6 14 21 49 0.986 48
11 Bradford Park Avenue 46 14 2 7 59 31 7 3 13 43 61 1.109 47
12 Barrow 46 12 8 3 48 31 4 7 12 24 45 0.947 47
13 Stockport County 46 12 4 7 42 29 6 2 15 29 41 1.014 42
14 Crewe Alexandra 46 12 4 7 42 23 4 5 14 19 40 0.968 41
15 Halifax Town 46 11 6 6 46 31 4 5 14 21 44 0.893 41
16 Barnsley 46 11 6 6 43 24 4 4 15 31 54 0.949 40
17 Aldershot 46 12 6 5 47 27 3 4 16 28 57 0.893 40
18 Hartlepools United 46 13 4 6 44 22 3 4 16 19 53 0.840 40
19 Port Vale 46 12 7 4 38 18 3 2 18 10 41 0.814 39
20 Chesterfield 46 8 9 6 37 35 5 4 14 25 43 0.795 39
21 Rochdale 46 12 1 10 46 27 4 4 15 25 60 0.816 37 Re-elected
22 Lincoln City 46 9 7 7 37 29 4 4 15 20 53 0.695 37
23 Bradford City 46 10 5 8 37 34 2 8 13 26 60 0.670 37
24 Wrexham 46 10 4 9 43 43 3 5 15 29 61 0.692 35
Source: rsssf.com

Results[edit]

Home \ Away[1] ALD BAR BRW BRA BPA CHE CHF COL CRE DAR DON HAL HAR LIN LUT NPC NTC PTV 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 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.

Maps[edit]

Locations of the London-based Fourth Division teams

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "England 1965-66". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 24 February 2010.
  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 31 October 2010.
  4. ^ Wood, Chris. Arnie Baldursson, ed. "Sir Roger loses a goal but gains a record". LFCHistory.net. LFChistory. Retrieved 12 April 2015.
  • Ian Laschke: Rothmans Book of Football League Records 1888–89 to 1978–79. Macdonald and Jane’s, London & Sydney, 1980.