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The 195556 season was the 57th completed season of The Football League.

The Football League
Season1955–56
ChampionsManchester United

Contents

Final league tablesEdit

The tables 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.

During the first five seasons of the league, that is, until the season 1893–94, re-election process concerned the clubs which finished in the bottom four of the league. From the 1894–95 season and until the 1920–21 season the re-election process was required of the clubs which finished in the bottom three of the league. From the 1922–23 season on it was required of the bottom two teams of both Third Division North and Third Division South.[2]

First DivisionEdit

Football League
First Division
Season1955–56
ChampionsManchester United (4th English title)
RelegatedHuddersfield Town
Sheffield United
1956–57 European CupManchester United
1955–58 Inter-Cities Fairs CupBirmingham City
FA Cup winnersManchester City (3rd FA Cup title)
Matches played462
Goals scored1,529 (3.31 per match)
Top goalscorerNat Lofthouse (Bolton Wanderers), 32 [3]
Biggest home winLuton 8 Sunderland 2; Blackpool 6 Aston Villa 0; Bolton 6 Birmingham City 0
Biggest away winCardiff City 1 Wolves 9 (03-Sep-1955)
Highest scoring(10 goals) Luton 8 Sunderland 2; Blackpool 7 Sunderland 3; Cardiff City 1 Wolves 9
Pos Team Pld HW HD HL HGF HGA AW AD AL AGF AGA GR Pts
1 Manchester United 42 18 3 0 51 20 7 7 7 32 31 1.627 60 League Champions, qualified for 1956–57 European Cup
Preliminary round
2 Blackpool 42 13 4 4 56 27 7 5 9 30 35 1.387 49
3 Wolverhampton Wanderers 42 15 2 4 51 27 5 7 9 38 38 1.369 49
4 Manchester City 42 11 5 5 40 27 7 5 9 42 42 1.188 46 1955–56 FA Cup winners
5 Arsenal 42 13 4 4 38 22 5 6 10 22 39 0.984 46
6 Birmingham City 42 12 4 5 51 26 6 5 10 24 31 1.316 45 Participated in 1955–58 Inter-Cities Fairs Cup
7 Burnley 42 11 3 7 37 20 7 5 9 27 34 1.185 44
8 Bolton Wanderers 42 13 3 5 50 24 5 4 12 21 34 1.224 43
9 Sunderland 42 10 8 3 44 36 7 1 13 36 59 0.842 43
10 Luton Town 42 12 4 5 44 27 5 4 12 22 37 1.031 42
11 Newcastle United 42 12 4 5 49 24 5 3 13 36 46 1.214 41
12 Portsmouth 42 9 8 4 46 38 7 1 13 32 47 0.918 41
13 West Bromwich Albion 42 13 3 5 37 25 5 2 14 21 45 0.829 41
14 Charlton Athletic 42 13 2 6 47 26 4 4 13 28 55 0.926 40
15 Everton 42 11 5 5 37 29 4 5 12 18 40 0.797 40
16 Chelsea 42 10 4 7 32 26 4 7 10 32 51 0.831 39
17 Cardiff City 42 11 4 6 36 32 4 5 12 19 37 0.797 39 Welsh Cup winners
18 Tottenham Hotspur 42 9 4 8 37 33 6 3 12 24 38 0.859 37
19 Preston North End 42 6 5 10 32 36 8 3 10 41 36 1.014 36
20 Aston Villa 42 9 6 6 32 29 2 7 12 20 40 0.754 35
21 Huddersfield Town 42 9 4 8 32 30 5 3 13 22 53 0.651 35 Relegated
22 Sheffield United 42 8 6 7 31 35 4 3 14 32 42 0.818 33
Updated to match(es) played on unknown. Source:[citation needed]

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away ARS AST BIR BLP BOL BUR CAR CHA CHE EVE HUD LUT MCI MUN NEW POR PNE SHU SUN TOT WBA WOL
Arsenal 1–0 1–0 4–1 3–1 0–1 3–1 2–4 1–1 3–2 2–0 3–0 0–0 1–1 1–0 1–3 3–2 2–1 3–1 0–1 2–0 2–2
Aston Villa 1–1 0–0 1–1 0–2 2–0 2–0 1–1 1–4 2–0 3–0 1–0 0–3 4–4 3–0 1–3 3–2 3–2 1–4 0–2 3–0 0–0
Birmingham 4–0 2–2 1–2 5–2 1–2 2–1 4–0 3–0 6–2 5–0 0–0 4–3 2–2 3–1 3–2 0–3 0–2 1–2 3–0 2–0 0–0
Blackpool 3–1 6–0 2–0 0–0 1–1 2–1 5–0 2–1 4–0 4–2 3–2 0–1 0–0 5–1 2–3 2–6 1–1 7–3 0–2 5–1 2–1
Bolton Wanderers 4–1 1–0 6–0 1–3 0–1 4–0 1–3 4–0 1–1 2–2 4–0 1–3 3–1 3–2 4–0 0–0 2–1 0–3 3–2 4–0 2–1
Burnley 0–1 2–0 3–2 0–2 2–0 0–2 2–1 5–0 0–1 2–0 3–1 2–2 0–0 3–1 3–0 1–2 1–1 4–0 2–0 1–2 1–2
Cardiff City 1–2 1–0 2–1 1–0 1–0 2–2 3–1 1–1 3–1 1–2 2–0 4–1 0–1 1–1 2–3 3–1 3–2 3–1 0–0 1–3 1–9
Charlton Athletic 2–0 3–1 2–0 1–2 3–1 2–1 0–0 1–2 0–2 4–1 2–2 5–2 3–0 0–2 6–1 2–1 3–2 2–1 1–2 5–1 0–2
Chelsea 2–0 0–0 1–2 2–1 0–2 0–0 2–1 3–1 6–1 0–0 0–0 2–1 2–4 2–1 1–5 0–1 1–0 2–3 2–0 2–0 2–3
Everton 1–1 2–1 5–1 1–0 1–0 1–1 2–0 3–2 3–3 5–2 0–1 1–1 4–2 0–0 0–2 0–4 1–4 1–2 2–1 2–0 2–1
Huddersfield Town 0–1 1–1 1–1 3–1 3–1 1–0 1–2 4–0 1–3 1–0 0–2 3–3 0–2 2–6 1–0 2–2 1–2 4–0 1–0 1–0 1–3
Luton Town 0–0 2–1 0–1 3–1 0–0 2–3 3–0 2–1 2–2 2–2 1–2 3–2 0–2 4–2 1–0 2–1 2–1 8–2 2–1 0–2 5–1
Manchester City 2–2 2–2 1–1 2–0 2–0 1–3 3–1 0–2 2–2 3–0 1–0 3–2 1–0 1–2 4–1 0–2 3–1 4–2 1–2 2–0 2–2
Manchester United 1–1 1–0 2–1 2–1 1–0 2–0 1–1 5–1 3–0 2–1 3–0 3–1 2–1 5–2 1–0 3–2 3–1 2–1 2–2 3–1 4–3
Newcastle United 2–0 2–3 2–2 1–2 3–0 3–1 4–0 4–1 1–1 1–2 1–1 4–0 3–1 0–0 2–1 5–0 4–2 3–1 1–2 0–3 3–1
Portsmouth 5–2 2–2 0–5 3–3 3–3 3–1 1–1 4–0 4–4 1–0 5–2 0–0 2–4 3–2 0–2 0–2 1–1 2–1 4–1 1–1 2–1
Preston North End 0–1 0–1 1–1 3–3 0–1 4–2 1–2 2–2 2–3 0–1 1–2 2–1 0–3 3–1 4–3 2–1 0–2 2–2 3–3 0–1 2–0
Sheffield United 0–2 2–2 0–3 2–1 1–3 1–2 2–1 0–0 2–1 1–1 3–1 0–4 1–1 1–0 2–1 1–3 3–1 2–3 2–0 2–2 3–3
Sunderland 3–1 5–1 1–0 0–0 0–0 4–4 1–1 3–2 4–3 0–0 4–1 1–2 0–3 2–2 1–6 4–2 2–2 3–2 3–2 2–1 1–1
Tottenham Hotspur 3–1 4–3 0–1 1–1 0–3 0–1 1–1 2–3 4–0 1–1 1–2 2–1 2–1 1–2 3–1 1–1 0–4 3–1 2–3 4–1 2–1
West Bromwich Albion 2–1 1–0 0–2 1–2 2–0 1–0 2–1 3–3 3–0 2–0 1–2 3–1 0–4 1–4 1–1 4–0 3–2 2–1 3–0 1–0 1–1
Wolverhampton Wanderers 3–3 0–0 1–0 2–3 4–2 3–1 0–2 2–0 2–1 1–0 4–0 1–2 7–2 0–2 2–1 3–1 2–1 3–2 3–1 5–1 3–2
Updated to match(es) played on unknown. Source: Ian Laschke: Rothmans Book of Football League Records 1888–89 to 1978–79. Macdonald and Jane’s, London & Sydney, 1980.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

MapsEdit

Locations of the Football League First Division London teams 1955–1956

Second DivisionEdit

Football League
Second Division
Season1955–56
ChampionsSheffield Wednesday (4th title)
PromotedLeeds United
RelegatedHull City,
Plymouth Argyle
Matches played462
Goals scored1,628 (3.52 per match)
Top goalscorerWillie Gardiner (Leicester City), 34 [3]
Pos Team Pld HW HD HL HGF HGA AW AD AL AGF AGA GR Pts Promotion or relegation
1 Sheffield Wednesday 42 13 5 3 60 28 8 8 5 41 34 1.629 55 Division Champions, promoted
2 Leeds United 42 17 3 1 51 18 6 3 12 29 42 1.333 52 Promoted
3 Liverpool 42 14 3 4 52 25 7 3 11 33 38 1.349 48
4 Blackburn Rovers 42 13 4 4 55 29 8 2 11 29 36 1.292 48
5 Leicester City 42 15 3 3 63 23 6 3 12 31 55 1.205 48
6 Bristol Rovers 42 13 3 5 53 33 8 3 10 31 37 1.200 48
7 Nottingham Forest 42 9 5 7 30 26 10 4 7 38 37 1.079 47
8 Lincoln City 42 14 5 2 49 17 4 5 12 30 48 1.215 46
9 Fulham 42 15 2 4 59 27 5 4 12 30 52 1.127 46
10 Swansea Town 42 14 4 3 49 23 6 2 13 34 58 1.025 46
11 Bristol City 42 14 4 3 49 20 5 3 13 31 44 1.250 45
12 Port Vale 42 12 4 5 38 21 4 9 8 22 37 1.034 45
13 Stoke City 42 13 2 6 47 27 7 2 12 24 35 1.145 44
14 Middlesbrough 42 11 4 6 46 31 5 4 12 30 47 0.974 40
15 Bury 42 9 5 7 44 39 7 3 11 42 51 0.956 40
16 West Ham United 42 12 4 5 52 27 2 7 12 22 42 1.072 39
17 Doncaster Rovers 42 11 5 5 45 30 1 6 14 24 66 0.719 35
18 Barnsley 42 10 5 6 33 35 1 7 13 14 49 0.560 34
19 Rotherham United 42 7 5 9 29 34 5 4 12 27 41 0.747 33
20 Notts County 42 8 5 8 39 37 3 4 14 16 45 0.671 31
21 Plymouth Argyle 42 7 6 8 33 25 3 2 16 21 62 0.621 28 Relegated
22 Hull City 42 6 4 11 32 45 4 2 15 21 52 0.546 26

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away BAR BLB BRI BRR BRY DON FUL HUL LEE LEI LIN LIV MID NOT NTC PLY PTV ROT SHW STK SWA WHU
Barnsley 2–1 0–0 4–3 3–3 2–2 3–0 2–1 2–1 0–1 1–0 0–5 0–4 1–1 3–1 1–2 1–2 3–2 0–3 1–0 3–2 1–1
Blackburn Rovers 5–1 4–6 2–0 3–1 1–1 1–0 2–0 2–3 2–3 0–2 3–3 2–1 2–2 2–0 2–1 7–1 3–1 2–2 3–0 3–0 4–1
Bristol City 2–0 2–0 1–1 3–1 4–1 2–1 5–2 0–1 1–1 5–1 2–1 2–0 0–0 1–3 6–0 0–0 5–2 3–2 0–1 2–1 3–1
Bristol Rovers 1–1 1–0 0–3 4–2 4–2 2–2 4–2 4–1 2–1 3–0 1–2 7–2 4–1 2–0 2–1 1–2 1–4 4–2 4–2 1–2 1–1
Bury 3–0 0–4 1–1 0–1 5–1 1–5 3–2 1–0 3–1 3–3 1–4 1–1 1–2 4–0 7–1 2–2 2–1 2–5 1–0 2–4 1–1
Doncaster Rovers 1–1 2–2 3–2 2–1 2–3 4–2 3–0 1–2 6–2 2–0 1–0 0–1 1–3 1–1 3–1 3–0 1–1 2–2 2–4 3–1 2–1
Fulham 5–1 3–0 3–0 3–5 3–1 4–0 5–0 1–2 3–2 3–0 3–1 4–1 4–3 1–1 2–1 1–4 1–1 1–2 2–0 4–1 3–1
Hull City 4–1 0–3 1–3 1–2 2–3 1–1 2–2 1–4 2–4 2–1 1–2 2–2 0–3 2–0 0–1 2–1 0–3 2–2 3–2 1–4 3–1
Leeds United 3–1 1–2 2–1 2–1 1–0 3–0 6–1 1–0 4–0 1–0 4–2 2–0 3–0 1–0 4–2 1–1 4–1 2–1 1–0 2–2 3–3
Leicester City 0–0 0–2 2–2 4–2 5–0 3–0 2–1 1–2 5–2 4–0 3–1 1–1 5–2 4–0 5–1 4–1 3–1 1–2 3–1 6–1 2–1
Lincoln City 4–0 3–0 2–0 2–0 4–2 1–1 6–1 2–0 1–1 7–1 2–0 1–2 1–3 2–0 1–0 1–0 1–1 2–2 2–1 3–1 1–1
Liverpool 1–1 1–2 2–1 0–2 4–2 1–2 7–0 3–0 1–0 3–1 2–1 1–1 5–2 2–1 4–1 4–1 2–0 0–3 2–2 4–1 3–1
Middlesbrough 1–1 1–0 2–1 0–1 1–3 4–1 1–1 5–1 5–3 4–3 4–2 1–2 3–2 3–0 1–2 1–1 0–1 2–2 1–3 4–1 2–0
Nottingham Forest 1–0 1–1 0–2 1–1 0–2 5–0 1–0 2–1 2–0 2–0 2–2 1–3 2–4 0–2 3–1 2–2 1–0 0–1 2–3 2–1 0–0
Notts County 2–2 1–2 3–2 5–2 2–1 3–2 3–4 0–2 2–1 1–1 2–2 2–1 5–0 1–3 3–0 0–0 1–2 1–1 1–3 1–5 0–1
Plymouth Argyle 3–0 1–0 5–0 0–1 1–4 2–2 0–0 1–1 4–3 0–1 1–4 4–0 4–0 1–2 1–1 1–1 3–1 1–1 0–1 0–1 0–1
Port Vale 1–2 4–1 2–0 1–1 1–1 2–0 2–1 0–1 2–0 2–3 1–1 1–1 3–2 0–2 3–1 3–1 4–1 0–1 1–0 3–0 2–1
Rotherham United 0–0 3–2 1–3 1–0 1–3 3–3 2–3 0–2 0–2 3–1 2–2 0–1 2–1 2–1 1–1 0–0 1–0 2–3 0–1 2–3 3–2
Sheffield Wednesday 3–0 5–1 2–1 4–2 3–3 5–2 2–3 4–1 4–0 1–1 5–3 1–1 3–1 1–2 1–0 5–2 4–0 0–2 4–0 2–2 1–1
Stoke City 2–1 1–2 4–2 1–2 0–2 5–2 1–2 4–1 2–1 2–0 3–0 3–2 2–5 1–1 0–2 4–1 1–1 1–0 2–0 5–0 3–0
Swansea Town 3–1 2–1 2–1 1–2 5–3 2–0 2–0 4–1 1–1 6–1 0–2 2–1 2–1 0–1 5–1 2–2 0–0 4–1 2–1 0–0 4–2
West Ham United 4–0 2–3 3–0 2–1 3–2 6–1 2–1 1–1 1–1 1–3 2–4 2–0 1–0 1–2 6–1 4–0 0–2 1–1 3–3 2–0 5–1
Updated to match(es) played on unknown. Source: Ian Laschke: Rothmans Book of Football League Records 1888–89 to 1978–79. Macdonald and Jane’s, London & Sydney, 1980.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

MapsEdit

Third Division NorthEdit

Football League
Third Division North
Season1955–56
ChampionsGrimsby Town (2nd title)
Failed re-electionnone
Matches played552
Goals scored1,771 (3.21 per match)
Top goalscorerBob Crosbie (Grimsby Town), 36 [3]
Pos Team Pld HW HD HL HGF HGA AW AD AL AGF AGA GR Pts Promotion or relegation
1 Grimsby Town 46 20 1 2 54 10 11 5 7 22 19 2.621 68 Division Champions, promoted
2 Derby County 46 18 4 1 67 23 10 3 10 43 32 2.000 63
3 Accrington Stanley 46 17 4 2 61 19 8 5 10 31 38 1.614 59
4 Hartlepools United 46 18 2 3 47 15 8 3 12 34 45 1.350 57
5 Southport 46 12 9 2 39 18 11 2 10 27 35 1.245 57
6 Chesterfield 46 18 1 4 61 21 7 3 13 33 45 1.424 54
7 Stockport County 46 16 4 3 65 22 5 5 13 25 39 1.475 51
8 Bradford City 46 16 5 2 57 25 2 8 13 21 39 1.219 49
9 Scunthorpe & Lindsey United 46 12 4 7 40 26 8 4 11 35 37 1.190 48
10 Workington 46 13 4 6 47 20 6 5 12 28 43 1.190 47
11 York City 46 12 4 7 44 24 7 5 11 41 48 1.181 47
12 Rochdale 46 13 5 5 46 39 4 8 11 20 45 0.786 47
13 Gateshead 46 15 4 4 56 32 2 7 14 21 52 0.917 45
14 Wrexham 46 11 5 7 37 28 5 5 13 29 45 0.904 42
15 Darlington 46 11 6 6 41 28 5 3 15 19 45 0.822 41
16 Tranmere Rovers 46 11 4 8 33 25 5 5 13 26 59 0.702 41
17 Chester 46 10 8 5 35 33 3 6 14 17 49 0.634 40
18 Mansfield Town 46 13 6 4 59 21 1 5 17 25 60 1.037 39
19 Halifax Town 46 10 6 7 40 27 4 5 14 26 49 0.868 39
20 Oldham Athletic 46 7 12 4 48 36 3 6 14 28 50 0.884 38
21 Carlisle United 46 11 3 9 45 36 4 5 14 26 59 0.747 38
22 Barrow 46 11 6 6 44 25 1 3 19 17 58 0.735 33
23 Bradford Park Avenue 46 13 4 6 47 38 0 3 20 14 84 0.500 33 Re-elected
24 Crewe Alexandra 46 9 4 10 32 35 0 6 17 18 70 0.476 28
Source: rsssf.com

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away ACC BRW BRA BPA CRL CHE CHF CRE DAR DER GAT GRI HAL HAR MAN OLD ROC SCU SOU STP TRA WRK WRE YOR
Accrington Stanley 2–0 2–0 7–0 1–0 4–0 5–1 5–1 2–1 2–0 2–2 0–1 2–2 1–0 3–1 2–2 3–0 2–0 4–2 3–1 0–0 5–1 3–1 1–3
Barrow 3–1 3–1 2–2 0–0 1–2 3–1 5–0 0–1 1–2 4–0 0–0 2–2 3–2 4–1 4–1 2–0 2–2 0–2 2–0 1–1 2–0 0–3 0–1
Bradford City 2–1 1–1 5–0 0–0 1–1 3–5 3–1 3–0 2–1 3–1 0–2 2–0 2–0 4–2 0–0 2–2 4–3 2–0 4–1 5–0 2–0 4–3 3–1
Bradford Park Avenue 1–0 3–2 1–1 2–1 1–1 0–5 2–0 3–0 2–4 3–1 2–1 1–1 1–3 0–3 4–1 3–3 2–0 0–3 2–0 4–5 4–0 4–2 2–1
Carlisle United 0–4 2–0 0–0 4–1 4–1 1–1 4–1 2–0 0–3 2–1 1–2 2–2 0–3 5–2 3–1 1–2 1–2 4–0 4–1 0–3 2–4 0–1 3–1
Chester 1–1 1–0 1–1 0–0 3–3 2–1 0–0 2–1 2–5 3–0 2–0 1–0 0–1 4–3 3–2 0–0 3–5 1–3 1–4 0–0 1–0 2–1 2–2
Chesterfield 0–1 2–0 1–1 5–1 2–1 2–1 8–0 2–1 2–0 3–0 1–0 3–0 2–3 2–1 1–0 7–2 2–0 5–1 2–3 2–0 2–4 2–0 3–1
Crewe Alexandra 0–3 0–1 1–4 4–2 3–1 0–0 0–3 1–1 2–1 1–0 0–0 1–4 1–3 2–1 1–2 2–0 1–2 1–1 3–1 4–0 2–1 1–2 1–2
Darlington 2–0 4–2 1–1 4–1 3–5 0–1 2–1 4–1 1–0 0–0 0–1 1–2 0–0 3–1 2–1 2–0 1–0 0–1 0–0 6–2 2–2 2–2 1–4
Derby County 6–2 2–1 4–1 4–0 3–0 3–1 3–0 3–3 6–2 4–1 1–3 4–1 3–2 4–0 2–0 2–0 2–2 2–0 2–0 0–0 2–2 2–0 3–2
Gateshead 4–0 3–2 4–1 3–0 2–3 1–1 3–3 4–1 0–1 2–4 2–0 1–1 2–1 3–0 1–3 4–1 1–0 2–0 2–1 3–3 4–3 2–1 3–2
Grimsby Town 3–0 3–0 2–0 2–0 1–0 6–1 3–0 5–1 1–0 2–1 3–1 4–0 1–0 2–0 5–1 1–1 0–1 2–0 3–0 1–0 1–2 1–0 2–1
Halifax Town 2–0 1–0 3–2 6–0 2–2 0–1 3–0 2–0 3–0 2–2 3–3 0–1 0–2 1–1 5–1 1–1 0–3 0–1 1–0 0–2 2–0 1–1 2–4
Hartlepool 0–0 1–0 1–0 3–1 3–0 3–1 3–0 6–1 3–0 2–0 3–1 1–2 3–2 4–2 1–0 1–0 0–2 1–0 0–0 4–0 1–0 3–2 0–1
Mansfield Town 3–2 4–0 0–0 5–0 0–1 3–0 0–1 1–1 3–3 1–1 3–1 0–2 3–1 5–1 2–0 6–0 3–2 0–1 2–2 6–0 0–0 6–1 3–1
Oldham Athletic 1–3 6–1 1–1 5–1 2–2 4–1 2–2 1–1 3–3 1–1 1–2 1–1 1–3 3–2 1–1 2–2 2–1 1–1 3–2 4–1 0–1 1–1 2–2
Rochdale 1–1 5–1 3–1 4–2 5–2 4–2 1–5 1–0 1–0 0–5 1–1 2–0 2–1 1–4 1–1 4–4 3–2 1–3 0–0 1–3 1–0 1–0 3–1
Scunthorpe United 2–3 2–0 2–0 4–2 4–0 2–1 2–0 1–1 0–1 0–2 1–1 0–1 1–0 5–1 3–0 2–1 1–2 0–1 1–5 2–1 3–1 1–1 1–1
Southport 1–1 2–1 3–1 3–0 3–0 1–0 1–0 5–0 0–1 2–5 2–0 2–0 2–0 0–0 1–1 1–1 2–0 2–2 1–1 1–0 0–0 1–1 3–3
Stockport County 1–2 4–1 1–0 0–0 8–1 2–1 2–1 2–1 2–1 2–1 1–2 0–0 3–1 4–0 7–2 0–0 0–0 3–2 4–0 7–0 4–5 4–0 4–1
Tranmere 4–1 1–1 1–1 4–1 0–1 4–0 0–1 2–1 0–1 0–1 1–1 0–1 2–1 2–2 1–0 0–3 2–1 2–1 1–2 2–1 2–0 0–2 2–1
Workington 0–0 6–1 2–1 4–0 4–0 0–0 0–1 1–0 2–0 0–3 6–1 0–0 2–0 5–1 2–1 4–3 0–1 1–2 2–3 0–1 3–0 3–1 0–0
Wrexham 1–4 0–0 2–1 1–0 5–2 0–0 3–0 4–2 2–1 3–1 1–1 1–0 1–2 1–3 2–0 1–1 0–0 0–1 2–1 0–1 3–1 0–1 4–5
York City 0–1 3–2 0–2 5–0 3–1 3–0 3–1 1–1 4–0 1–0 1–0 3–4 5–0 3–0 1–1 2–0 1–2 0–0 0–1 1–0 2–4 1–1 1–3
Updated to match(es) played on unknown. Source: Ian Laschke: Rothmans Book of Football League Records 1888–89 to 1978–79. Macdonald and Jane’s, London & Sydney, 1980.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

MapsEdit

Third Division SouthEdit

Football League
Third Division South
Season1955–56
ChampionsLeyton Orient (1st title)
Failed re-electionnone
Matches played552
Goals scored1,772 (3.21 per match)
Top goalscorerSammy Collins (Torquay United), 40 [3]
Pos Team Pld HW HD HL HGF HGA AW AD AL AGF AGA GR Pts Promotion or relegation
1 Leyton Orient 46 18 3 2 76 20 11 5 7 30 29 2.163 66 Division Champions, promoted
2 Brighton & Hove Albion 46 20 2 1 73 16 9 5 9 39 34 2.240 65
3 Ipswich Town 46 16 6 1 59 28 9 8 6 47 32 1.767 64
4 Southend United 46 16 4 3 58 25 5 7 11 30 55 1.100 53
5 Torquay United 46 11 10 2 48 21 9 2 12 38 42 1.365 52
6 Brentford 46 11 8 4 40 30 8 6 9 29 36 1.045 52
7 Norwich City 46 15 4 4 56 31 4 9 10 30 51 1.049 51
8 Coventry City 46 16 4 3 54 20 4 5 14 19 40 1.217 49
9 Bournemouth & Boscombe Athletic 46 13 6 4 39 14 6 4 13 24 37 1.235 48
10 Gillingham 46 12 3 8 38 28 7 7 9 31 43 0.972 48
11 Northampton Town 46 14 3 6 44 27 6 4 13 23 44 0.944 47
12 Colchester United 46 14 4 5 56 37 4 7 12 20 44 0.938 47
13 Shrewsbury Town 46 12 9 2 47 21 5 3 15 22 45 1.045 46
14 Southampton 46 13 6 4 60 30 5 2 16 31 51 1.123 44
15 Aldershot 46 9 9 5 36 33 3 7 13 34 57 0.778 40
16 Exeter City 46 10 6 7 39 30 5 4 14 19 47 0.753 40
17 Reading 46 10 2 11 40 37 5 7 11 30 42 0.886 39
18 Queens Park Rangers 46 10 7 6 44 32 4 4 15 20 54 0.744 39
19 Newport County 46 12 2 9 32 26 3 7 13 26 53 0.734 39
20 Walsall 46 13 5 5 43 28 2 3 18 25 56 0.810 38
21 Watford 46 8 5 10 31 39 5 6 12 21 46 0.612 37
22 Millwall 46 13 4 6 56 31 2 2 19 27 69 0.830 36
23 Crystal Palace 46 7 3 13 27 32 5 7 11 27 51 0.651 34 Re-elected
24 Swindon Town 46 4 10 9 18 22 4 4 15 16 56 0.436 30

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away ALD B&BA BRE B&HA COL COV CRY EXE GIL IPS LEY MIL NPC NOR NWC QPR REA SHR SOU STD SWI TOR WAL WAT
Aldershot 1–3 4–1 0–3 1–0 2–2 1–1 1–0 2–2 0–3 1–1 2–1 1–0 2–0 0–0 1–2 4–4 2–0 3–2 3–3 1–1 1–2 2–1 1–1
Bournemouth & Boscombe Athletic 2–2 0–0 2–0 3–1 0–1 1–0 0–0 1–2 1–1 3–1 4–0 0–0 0–0 0–1 1–0 2–1 2–0 1–3 4–1 4–0 2–0 2–0 4–0
Brentford 2–0 2–1 4–2 2–2 1–1 3–0 2–0 1–4 3–2 1–0 2–2 1–1 2–1 1–2 2–0 2–2 1–1 2–1 2–1 1–2 1–3 2–2 0–0
Brighton & Hove Albion 5–2 4–1 3–0 2–0 2–1 5–0 1–0 5–0 3–0 1–1 2–1 4–1 4–0 6–0 1–1 3–1 3–2 5–0 4–0 2–0 3–2 3–0 2–3
Colchester United 4–0 1–0 0–3 3–3 2–0 2–4 5–1 1–1 3–3 2–1 1–2 2–1 2–0 3–2 4–1 0–3 2–0 3–2 3–6 5–0 3–2 1–1 4–1
Coventry City 1–1 3–1 2–1 3–2 2–0 1–3 2–2 2–0 3–1 3–0 5–1 3–0 0–1 5–3 4–1 0–0 2–1 2–0 0–0 6–0 1–2 1–0 3–0
Crystal Palace 1–0 1–3 0–2 1–2 1–1 3–0 0–1 1–3 1–0 1–2 2–2 1–0 2–3 2–0 1–1 2–3 0–1 0–2 1–2 0–2 3–0 2–0 1–2
Exeter City 2–1 2–0 2–3 0–5 0–0 2–3 6–1 2–1 2–2 1–1 3–1 2–0 3–1 1–1 2–0 0–2 3–0 3–2 0–1 1–2 0–0 1–1 1–2
Gillingham 2–0 2–1 1–2 1–0 2–1 1–1 1–1 2–1 0–0 0–1 4–3 3–2 0–2 3–1 0–2 2–0 3–1 1–2 2–3 4–0 1–3 0–1 3–0
Ipswich Town 2–1 1–0 1–1 2–1 3–1 1–0 3–3 2–2 1–1 2–0 6–2 3–2 1–0 4–1 4–1 3–3 2–1 4–2 3–0 6–2 0–2 5–2 0–0
Leyton Orient 8–3 3–0 2–1 0–1 6–0 3–1 8–0 1–1 2–0 1–2 2–1 3–1 1–1 2–2 7–1 1–0 5–2 4–0 3–0 4–0 3–2 4–0 3–1
Millwall 3–3 4–0 4–0 2–4 0–1 0–2 1–1 2–0 5–0 0–5 5–0 2–4 4–1 1–0 2–0 4–0 1–2 3–2 5–0 1–1 3–2 3–2 1–1
Newport County 0–1 1–0 1–2 1–0 0–0 4–2 0–1 1–2 3–2 2–1 3–0 1–4 0–1 2–2 2–1 2–3 1–2 1–0 2–0 1–0 2–1 2–0 0–1
Northampton Town 3–2 2–1 1–0 3–0 0–2 2–1 1–1 3–0 0–2 0–5 0–1 4–0 5–0 1–1 5–2 1–2 1–0 3–1 1–1 2–1 2–0 3–1 1–3
Norwich City 0–1 0–2 1–0 3–3 1–1 1–0 3–1 2–1 5–1 3–2 2–2 4–1 2–3 4–1 1–0 2–1 3–1 1–4 7–2 4–1 0–0 3–2 4–1
Queens Park Rangers 2–2 0–1 1–1 2–1 6–2 1–2 0–3 1–0 2–2 1–1 0–1 4–0 0–0 3–2 2–3 3–3 1–1 4–0 1–2 1–0 3–1 3–2 3–2
Reading 0–5 0–2 5–2 0–2 1–3 1–0 1–0 1–2 1–2 1–5 0–1 4–1 3–0 4–1 2–2 3–1 0–1 1–1 4–1 0–1 0–3 2–0 6–1
Shrewsbury Town 3–3 1–1 1–1 2–1 2–1 3–0 2–0 2–0 3–1 1–1 1–4 3–1 5–0 1–1 6–0 1–1 3–0 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–2 2–1 0–0
Southampton 3–1 3–2 1–1 1–2 3–0 3–0 3–1 5–0 1–1 2–2 1–2 3–0 3–3 2–3 2–5 4–0 5–2 1–1 0–0 2–1 6–2 4–1 2–0
Southend 3–2 4–1 2–2 1–2 4–0 3–0 4–3 6–0 2–2 2–3 0–0 3–1 4–1 2–0 3–1 5–1 1–0 1–0 2–1 0–0 2–3 3–2 1–0
Swindon Town 1–1 2–2 0–1 0–0 3–1 1–1 0–0 0–1 0–1 0–1 1–2 1–0 1–2 0–1 1–1 0–1 0–0 2–1 1–1 1–1 2–1 1–2 0–0
Torquay United 5–0 0–0 3–1 0–0 1–2 0–0 1–1 3–1 1–1 2–2 1–3 3–0 1–1 3–1 1–1 2–0 0–0 5–0 3–2 2–2 4–0 3–2 4–1
Walsall 4–2 0–0 1–2 2–2 0–0 2–0 4–0 3–1 2–1 1–3 0–2 2–1 3–3 2–0 2–0 2–2 1–0 1–0 1–3 3–1 4–0 1–4 2–1
Watford 1–1 0–2 0–2 1–3 1–1 2–1 0–2 2–3 0–1 0–2 0–4 4–2 1–1 2–2 1–1 0–1 1–0 3–4 1–0 3–2 2–1 2–1 4–2
Updated to match(es) played on unknown. Source: Ian Laschke: Rothmans Book of Football League Records 1888–89 to 1978–79. Macdonald and Jane’s, London & Sydney, 1980.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

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Locations of the Football League Third Division South London teams 1955–1956

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  1. ^ "England 1955-56". 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.