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1965–66 Football League

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

The Football League
Season1965–66
ChampionsLiverpool

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 tablesEdit

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 DivisionEdit

Football League
First Division
Season1965–66
ChampionsLiverpool (7th English title)
RelegatedNorthampton Town
Blackburn Rovers
1966–67 European CupLiverpool
FA Cup winners
1966–67 European Cup Winners' Cup
Everton (3rd FA Cup title)
1965–66 Inter-Cities Fairs CupChelsea
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 HW HD HL HGF HGA AW AD AL AGF AGA GR Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Liverpool 42 17 2 2 52 15 9 7 5 27 19 2.324 61 League Champions, qualified for European Cup 1966–67 First round
2 Leeds United 42 14 4 3 49 15 9 5 7 30 23 2.079 55 Participated in 1965–66 Inter-Cities Fairs Cup
3 Burnley 42 15 3 3 45 20 9 4 8 34 27 1.681 55
4 Manchester United 42 12 8 1 50 20 6 7 8 34 39 1.424 51
5 Chelsea 42 11 4 6 30 21 11 3 7 35 32 1.226 51 Participated in 1965–66 Inter-Cities Fairs Cup
6 West Bromwich Albion 42 11 6 4 58 34 8 6 7 33 35 1.319 50 League Cup winners
7 Leicester City 42 12 4 5 40 28 9 3 9 40 37 1.231 49
8 Tottenham Hotspur 42 11 6 4 55 37 5 6 10 20 29 1.136 44
9 Sheffield United 42 11 6 4 37 25 5 5 11 19 34 0.949 43
10 Stoke City 42 12 6 3 42 22 3 6 12 23 42 1.016 42
11 Everton 42 12 6 3 39 19 3 5 13 17 43 0.903 41 Participated in 1965–66 Inter-Cities Fairs Cup; FA Cup winners, qualified for UEFA Cup Winners' Cup 1966–67 First round
12 West Ham United 42 12 5 4 46 33 3 4 14 24 50 0.843 39
13 Blackpool 42 9 5 7 36 29 5 4 12 19 36 0.846 37
14 Arsenal 42 8 8 5 36 31 4 5 12 26 44 0.827 37
15 Newcastle United 42 10 5 6 26 20 4 4 13 24 43 0.794 37
16 Aston Villa 42 10 3 8 39 34 5 3 13 30 46 0.863 36
17 Sheffield Wednesday 42 11 6 4 35 18 3 2 16 21 48 0.848 36
18 Nottingham Forest 42 11 3 7 31 26 3 5 13 25 46 0.778 36
19 Sunderland 42 13 2 6 36 28 1 6 14 15 44 0.708 36
20 Fulham 42 9 4 8 34 37 5 3 13 33 48 0.788 35
21 Northampton Town 42 8 6 7 31 32 2 7 12 24 60 0.598 33 Relegated
22 Blackburn Rovers 42 6 1 14 30 36 2 3 16 27 52 0.648 20

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away 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
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 London-based First Division teams

Second DivisionEdit

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 HW HD HL HGF HGA AW AD AL AGF AGA GR Pts Promotion or relegation
1 Manchester City 42 14 7 0 40 14 8 8 5 36 30 1.727 59 Division Champions, promoted
2 Southampton 42 13 4 4 51 25 9 6 6 34 31 1.518 54 Promoted
3 Coventry City 42 14 5 2 54 31 6 8 7 19 22 1.377 53
4 Huddersfield Town 42 12 7 2 35 12 7 6 8 27 24 1.722 51
5 Bristol City 42 9 10 2 27 15 8 7 6 36 33 1.313 51
6 Wolverhampton Wanderers 42 15 4 2 52 18 5 6 10 35 43 1.426 50
7 Rotherham United 42 12 6 3 48 29 4 8 9 27 45 1.014 46
8 Derby County 42 13 2 6 48 31 3 9 9 23 37 1.044 43
9 Bolton Wanderers 42 12 2 7 43 25 4 7 10 19 34 1.051 41
10 Birmingham City 42 10 6 5 41 29 6 3 12 29 46 0.933 41
11 Crystal Palace 42 11 7 3 29 16 3 6 12 18 36 0.904 41
12 Portsmouth 42 13 4 4 47 26 3 4 14 27 52 0.949 40
13 Norwich City 42 8 7 6 33 27 4 8 9 19 25 1.000 39
14 Carlisle United 42 16 2 3 43 19 1 3 17 17 44 0.952 39
15 Ipswich Town 42 12 6 3 38 23 3 3 15 20 43 0.879 39
16 Charlton Athletic 42 10 6 5 39 29 2 8 11 22 41 0.871 38
17 Preston North End 42 7 10 4 37 23 4 5 12 25 47 0.886 37
18 Plymouth Argyle 42 7 8 6 37 26 5 5 11 17 37 0.857 37
19 Bury 42 12 5 4 45 25 2 2 17 17 51 0.816 35
20 Cardiff City 42 10 3 8 37 35 2 7 12 34 56 0.780 34
21 Middlesbrough 42 8 8 5 36 28 2 5 14 22 58 0.674 33 Relegated
22 Leyton Orient 42 3 9 9 19 36 2 4 15 19 44 0.475 23

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away BIR BOL BRI BRY 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
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 London-based Second Division teams

Third DivisionEdit

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 HW HD HL HGF HGA AW AD AL AGF AGA GR Pts Promotion or relegation
1 Hull City 46 19 2 2 64 24 12 5 6 45 38 1.758 69 Division Champions, promoted
2 Millwall 46 19 4 0 47 13 8 7 8 29 30 1.767 65 Promoted
3 Queens Park Rangers 46 16 3 4 62 29 8 6 9 33 36 1.462 57
4 Scunthorpe United 46 9 8 6 44 34 12 3 8 36 33 1.194 53
5 Workington 46 13 6 4 38 18 6 8 9 29 39 1.175 52
6 Gillingham 46 14 4 5 33 19 8 4 11 29 35 1.148 52
7 Swindon Town 46 11 8 4 43 18 8 5 10 31 30 1.542 51
8 Reading 46 13 5 5 36 19 6 8 9 34 44 1.111 51
9 Walsall 46 13 7 3 48 21 7 3 13 29 43 1.203 50
10 Shrewsbury Town 46 13 7 3 48 22 6 4 13 25 42 1.141 49
11 Grimsby Town 46 15 6 2 47 25 2 7 14 21 37 1.097 47
12 Watford 46 12 4 7 33 19 5 9 9 22 32 1.078 47
13 Peterborough United 46 13 6 4 50 26 4 6 13 30 40 1.212 46
14 Oxford United 46 11 3 9 38 33 8 5 10 32 41 0.946 46
15 Brighton & Hove Albion 46 13 4 6 48 28 3 7 13 19 37 1.031 43
16 Bristol Rovers 46 11 10 2 38 15 3 4 16 26 49 1.000 42
17 Swansea Town 46 14 4 5 61 37 1 7 15 20 59 0.844 41 Welsh Cup winners, qualified for UEFA Cup Winners' Cup 1966–67 First round
18 Bournemouth & Boscombe Athletic 46 9 8 6 24 19 4 4 15 14 37 0.679 38
19 Mansfield Town 46 10 5 8 31 36 5 3 15 28 53 0.663 38
20 Oldham Athletic 46 8 7 8 34 33 4 6 13 21 48 0.679 37
21 Southend United 46 15 1 7 43 28 1 3 19 11 55 0.651 36 Relegated
22 Exeter City 46 9 6 8 36 28 3 5 15 17 51 0.671 35
23 Brentford 46 9 4 10 34 30 1 8 14 14 39 0.696 32
24 York City 46 5 7 11 30 44 4 2 17 23 62 0.500 27

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away 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
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 London-based Third Division teams

Fourth DivisionEdit

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

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away 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
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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  • Ian Laschke: Rothmans Book of Football League Records 1888–89 to 1978–79. Macdonald and Jane’s, London & Sydney, 1980.