1956–57 Football League

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The Football League
Season1956–57
ChampionsManchester United

The 195657 season was the 58th completed season of The Football League.

Final league tables[edit]

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 Division[edit]

Football League
First Division
Season1956–57
ChampionsManchester United (5th English title)
RelegatedCardiff City
Charlton Athletic
1957–58 European CupManchester United
1955–58 Inter-Cities Fairs CupBirmingham City
FA Cup winnersAston Villa (7th FA Cup title)
Matches played462
Goals scored1,612 (3.49 per match)
Top goalscorerJohn Charles (Leeds United), 38 [3][4]
Biggest home winSunderland 8 Charlton 1
Biggest away winCharlton 1 Manchester United 5
Highest scoring(10 goals) Arsenal 7 Manchester City 3; Wolves 7 Charlton Athletic 3
Pos Team Pld HW HD HL HGF HGA AW AD AL AGF AGA GR Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Manchester United 42 14 4 3 55 25 14 4 3 48 29 1.907 64 League Champions, qualified for 1957–58 European Cup: Preliminary Round
2 Tottenham Hotspur 42 15 4 2 70 24 7 8 6 34 32 1.857 56
3 Preston North End 42 15 4 2 50 19 8 6 7 34 37 1.500 56
4 Blackpool 42 14 3 4 55 26 8 6 7 38 39 1.431 53
5 Arsenal 42 12 5 4 45 21 9 3 9 40 48 1.232 50
6 Wolverhampton Wanderers 42 17 2 2 70 29 3 6 12 24 41 1.343 48
7 Burnley 42 14 5 2 41 21 4 5 12 15 29 1.120 46
8 Leeds United 42 10 8 3 42 18 5 6 10 30 45 1.143 44
9 Bolton Wanderers 42 13 6 2 42 23 3 6 12 23 42 1.000 44
10 Aston Villa 42 10 8 3 45 25 4 7 10 20 30 1.182 43 FA Cup winners
11 West Bromwich Albion 42 8 8 5 31 25 6 6 9 28 36 0.967 42
12 Birmingham City 42 12 5 4 52 25 3 4 14 17 44 1.000 39 Participated in 1955–58 Inter-Cities Fairs Cup
13 Chelsea 42 7 8 6 43 36 6 5 10 30 37 1.000 39
14 Sheffield Wednesday 42 14 3 4 55 29 2 3 16 27 59 0.932 38
15 Everton 42 10 5 6 34 28 4 5 12 27 51 0.772 38
16 Luton Town 42 10 4 7 32 26 4 5 12 26 50 0.763 37
17 Newcastle United 42 10 5 6 43 31 4 3 14 24 56 0.770 36
18 Manchester City 42 10 2 9 48 42 3 7 11 30 46 0.886 35
19 Portsmouth 42 8 6 7 37 35 2 7 12 25 57 0.674 33
20 Sunderland 42 9 5 7 40 30 3 3 15 27 58 0.761 32
21 Cardiff City 42 7 6 8 35 34 3 3 15 18 54 0.602 29 Relegated
22 Charlton Athletic 42 7 3 11 31 44 2 1 18 31 76 0.517 22

Results[edit]

Home \ Away ARS AST BIR BLP BOL BUR CAR CHA CHE EVE LEE LUT MCI MUN NEW POR PNE SHW SUN TOT WBA WOL
Arsenal 2–1 4–0 1–1 3–0 2–0 0–0 3–1 2–0 2–0 1–0 1–3 7–3 1–2 0–1 1–1 1–2 6–3 1–1 3–1 4–1 0–0
Aston Villa 0–0 3–1 3–2 0–0 1–0 4–1 3–1 1–1 5–1 1–1 1–3 2–2 1–3 3–1 2–2 2–0 5–0 2–2 2–4 0–0 4–0
Birmingham 4–2 1–2 2–2 0–0 2–0 2–1 4–2 0–1 1–3 6–2 3–0 3–3 3–1 6–1 3–1 3–0 4–0 1–2 0–0 2–0 2–2
Blackpool 2–4 0–0 3–1 4–2 1–0 3–1 3–2 1–0 5–2 1–1 4–0 4–1 2–2 2–3 5–0 4–0 3–1 1–2 4–1 0–1 3–2
Bolton Wanderers 2–1 0–0 3–1 4–1 3–0 2–0 2–0 2–2 1–1 5–3 2–2 1–0 2–0 3–1 1–1 2–3 3–2 2–1 1–0 1–1 0–3
Burnley 3–1 2–1 2–0 2–2 1–0 6–2 2–1 2–0 2–1 0–0 1–1 0–3 1–3 3–2 1–1 2–2 4–1 2–0 1–0 1–0 3–0
Cardiff City 2–3 1–0 1–2 3–4 2–0 3–3 2–3 1–1 1–0 4–1 0–0 1–1 2–3 5–2 0–2 2–3 2–1 1–0 0–3 0–0 2–2
Charlton Athletic 1–3 0–2 1–0 0–4 2–1 1–2 0–2 3–1 1–2 1–2 1–2 1–0 1–5 1–1 1–3 3–4 4–4 3–2 1–1 3–2 2–1
Chelsea 1–1 1–1 1–0 2–2 2–2 2–0 1–2 1–3 5–1 1–1 4–1 4–2 1–2 6–2 3–3 1–0 0–0 0–2 2–4 2–4 3–3
Everton 4–0 0–4 2–0 2–3 2–2 1–0 0–0 5–0 0–3 2–1 2–1 1–1 1–2 2–1 2–2 1–4 1–0 2–1 1–1 0–1 3–1
Leeds United 3–3 1–0 1–1 5–0 3–2 1–1 3–0 4–0 0–0 5–1 1–2 2–0 1–2 0–0 4–1 1–2 3–1 3–1 1–1 0–0 0–0
Luton Town 1–2 0–0 0–0 0–2 1–0 0–2 3–0 4–2 0–4 2–0 2–2 3–2 0–2 4–1 1–0 1–1 2–0 6–2 1–3 0–1 1–0
Manchester City 2–3 1–1 3–1 0–3 1–3 0–1 4–1 5–1 5–4 2–4 1–0 3–2 2–4 1–2 5–1 0–2 4–2 3–1 2–2 2–1 2–3
Manchester United 6–2 1–1 2–2 0–2 0–2 2–0 3–1 4–2 3–0 2–5 3–2 3–1 2–0 6–1 3–0 3–2 4–1 4–0 0–0 1–1 3–0
Newcastle United 3–1 1–2 3–2 2–1 4–0 1–1 1–0 3–1 1–2 0–0 2–3 2–2 0–3 1–1 2–1 1–2 1–2 6–2 2–2 5–2 2–1
Portsmouth 2–3 5–1 3–4 0–0 1–1 1–0 1–0 1–0 2–2 3–2 2–5 2–2 0–1 1–3 2–2 2–2 3–1 3–2 2–3 0–1 1–0
Preston North End 3–0 3–3 1–0 0–0 2–2 1–0 6–0 4–3 1–0 0–0 3–0 2–0 3–1 1–3 1–0 7–1 1–0 6–0 1–4 3–2 1–0
Sheffield Wednesday 2–4 2–1 3–0 1–2 1–2 0–0 5–3 3–1 4–0 2–2 2–3 3–0 2–2 2–1 4–0 3–1 3–1 3–2 4–1 4–2 2–1
Sunderland 1–0 1–0 0–1 5–2 3–0 2–1 1–1 8–1 1–3 1–1 2–0 1–0 1–1 1–3 1–2 3–3 0–0 5–2 0–2 1–4 2–3
Tottenham Hotspur 1–3 3–0 5–1 2–1 4–0 2–0 5–0 6–2 3–4 6–0 5–1 5–0 3–2 2–2 3–1 2–0 1–1 1–1 5–2 2–2 4–1
West Bromwich Albion 0–2 2–0 0–0 1–3 3–2 2–2 1–2 2–2 2–1 3–0 0–0 4–0 1–1 2–3 1–0 2–1 0–0 1–4 2–0 1–1 1–1
Wolverhampton Wanderers 5–2 3–0 3–0 4–1 3–2 1–2 3–1 7–3 3–1 2–1 1–2 5–4 5–1 1–1 2–0 6–0 4–3 2–1 2–2 3–0 5–2
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.

Maps[edit]

Locations of the Football League First Division London teams 1956–1957

Second Division[edit]

Football League
Second Division
Season1956–57
ChampionsLeicester City (4th title)
PromotedNottingham Forest
RelegatedBury,
Port Vale
Matches played462
Goals scored1,644 (3.56 per match)
Top goalscorerArthur Rowley (Leicester City), 44 [4]
Pos Team Pld HW HD HL HGF HGA AW AD AL AGF AGA GR Pts Promotion or relegation
1 Leicester City 42 14 5 2 68 36 11 6 4 41 31 1.627 61 Division Champions, promoted
2 Nottingham Forest 42 13 4 4 50 29 9 6 6 44 26 1.709 54 Promoted
3 Liverpool 42 16 1 4 53 26 5 10 6 29 28 1.519 53
4 Blackburn Rovers 42 12 6 3 49 32 9 4 8 34 43 1.107 52
5 Stoke City 42 16 2 3 64 18 4 6 11 19 40 1.431 48
6 Middlesbrough 42 12 5 4 51 29 7 5 9 33 31 1.400 48
7 Sheffield United 42 11 6 4 45 28 8 2 11 42 48 1.145 46
8 West Ham United 42 12 4 5 31 24 7 4 10 28 39 0.937 46
9 Bristol Rovers 42 12 5 4 47 19 6 4 11 34 48 1.209 45
10 Swansea Town 42 12 3 6 53 34 7 4 10 37 56 1.000 45
11 Fulham 42 13 1 7 53 32 6 3 12 31 44 1.105 42
12 Huddersfield Town 42 10 3 8 33 27 8 3 10 35 47 0.919 42
13 Bristol City 42 13 2 6 49 32 3 7 11 25 47 0.937 41
14 Doncaster Rovers 42 12 5 4 51 21 3 5 13 26 56 1.000 40
15 Leyton Orient 42 7 8 6 34 38 8 2 11 32 46 0.786 40
16 Grimsby Town 42 12 4 5 41 26 5 1 15 20 36 0.984 39
17 Rotherham United 42 9 7 5 37 26 4 4 13 37 49 0.987 37
18 Lincoln City 42 9 4 8 34 27 5 2 14 20 53 0.675 34
19 Barnsley 42 8 7 6 39 35 4 3 14 20 54 0.663 34
20 Notts County 42 7 6 8 34 32 2 6 13 24 54 0.674 30
21 Bury 42 5 3 13 37 47 3 6 12 23 49 0.625 25 Relegated
22 Port Vale 42 7 4 10 31 42 1 2 18 26 59 0.564 22

Results[edit]

Home \ Away BAR BLB BRI BRR BRY DON FUL GRI HUD LEI LEY LIN LIV MID NOT NTC PTV ROT SHU STK SWA WHU
Barnsley 3–3 3–0 0–2 1–1 3–1 1–1 2–0 0–5 2–0 3–0 5–2 4–1 1–3 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–1 1–6 2–2 2–3 1–2
Blackburn Rovers 2–0 3–1 2–0 6–2 2–2 2–0 2–0 3–2 1–1 3–3 3–4 2–2 1–0 2–2 1–1 2–4 3–2 3–1 1–0 5–3 0–2
Bristol City 1–2 3–0 5–3 2–0 4–0 0–3 0–2 2–1 0–2 4–2 5–1 2–1 2–1 1–5 3–0 3–3 2–1 5–1 1–2 3–1 1–1
Bristol Rovers 1–1 0–1 0–0 6–1 6–1 4–0 1–0 4–0 1–2 3–2 0–1 0–0 0–2 3–2 3–0 2–1 4–2 3–1 4–0 1–1 1–1
Bury 1–2 2–2 2–3 7–2 4–4 0–1 2–3 1–3 4–5 1–3 1–0 0–2 3–2 1–2 2–1 1–0 1–4 0–1 0–1 1–3 3–3
Doncaster Rovers 5–2 1–1 4–1 2–4 1–1 4–0 0–1 4–0 0–2 6–1 3–1 1–1 2–1 1–1 4–2 4–0 1–1 1–0 4–0 0–1 3–0
Fulham 2–0 7–2 2–1 3–2 1–3 3–0 3–1 1–0 2–2 3–1 0–1 1–2 1–2 0–1 5–1 6–3 3–1 1–2 1–0 7–3 1–4
Grimsby Town 4–1 1–3 0–3 3–2 0–1 4–2 3–1 1–2 2–2 0–0 2–0 0–0 3–2 0–0 2–1 1–0 3–2 1–2 4–1 5–0 2–1
Huddersfield Town 2–0 0–2 2–1 2–1 1–2 0–1 1–1 2–1 1–2 3–0 0–1 0–3 0–1 1–0 3–0 3–1 1–0 1–4 2–2 2–2 6–2
Leicester City 5–2 6–0 1–1 7–2 3–0 3–1 1–3 4–3 2–2 1–4 4–3 3–2 1–1 0–0 6–3 2–1 5–2 5–0 3–2 1–1 5–3
Leyton Orient 2–0 1–1 2–2 1–1 4–3 1–1 0–2 1–1 3–1 1–5 2–1 0–4 1–1 1–4 2–2 3–2 2–1 1–2 2–2 3–0 1–2
Lincoln City 4–1 1–2 1–1 1–0 2–0 4–1 1–0 1–0 1–2 2–3 0–2 3–3 1–1 0–2 1–0 4–0 3–3 4–1 0–1 0–2 0–2
Liverpool 2–1 2–3 2–1 4–1 2–0 2–1 4–3 3–2 2–3 2–0 1–0 4–0 1–2 3–1 3–3 4–1 4–1 5–1 0–2 2–0 1–0
Middlesbrough 1–2 2–1 4–1 3–2 2–2 3–2 3–1 2–1 7–2 1–3 1–2 3–0 1–1 2–2 0–0 3–1 0–1 3–1 1–1 6–2 3–1
Nottingham Forest 7–1 2–1 2–2 1–1 5–1 2–1 3–1 2–1 0–0 1–2 1–2 1–1 1–0 0–4 2–4 4–2 3–1 2–1 4–0 4–3 3–0
Notts County 3–2 2–0 1–1 0–2 2–2 1–2 0–0 0–1 1–2 0–0 1–3 3–0 1–1 2–1 1–2 3–1 1–5 2–2 5–0 1–4 4–1
Port Vale 0–0 0–3 3–1 2–3 3–2 4–1 2–1 3–0 1–2 2–3 1–2 1–1 1–2 2–1 1–7 1–2 2–1 0–6 2–2 0–2 0–0
Rotherham United 0–0 0–2 6–1 0–0 1–1 0–1 4–3 2–1 3–3 1–1 2–0 3–0 2–2 2–3 3–2 0–0 1–0 0–4 1–0 6–1 0–1
Sheffield United 5–0 0–2 1–1 0–0 1–1 4–0 5–2 2–0 2–0 1–1 2–3 2–0 3–0 2–1 0–4 5–1 4–2 2–7 1–1 2–2 1–0
Stoke City 3–0 4–1 0–2 2–1 2–0 1–1 0–2 1–0 5–1 3–1 7–1 8–0 1–0 3–1 2–1 6–0 3–1 6–0 3–3 4–1 0–1
Swansea Town 2–3 5–1 5–0 2–3 3–0 4–2 4–5 3–1 4–2 2–3 1–0 1–2 1–1 2–2 1–4 2–1 2–2 1–0 4–1 1–0 3–1
West Ham United 2–0 1–3 3–1 1–2 1–0 1–1 2–1 0–1 0–2 2–1 2–1 2–1 1–1 1–1 2–1 2–1 2–1 1–1 3–2 1–0 1–2
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.

Maps[edit]

Locations of the Football League Second Division London teams 1956–1957

Third Division North[edit]

Football League
Third Division North
Season1956–57
ChampionsDerby County (1st title)
Failed re-electionnone
Matches played552
Goals scored1,841 (3.34 per match)
Top goalscorerRay Straw (Derby County), 37 [4]
Pos Team Pld HW HD HL HGF HGA AW AD AL AGF AGA GR Pts Promotion or relegation
1 Derby County 46 18 3 2 69 18 8 8 7 42 35 2.094 63 Division Champions, promoted
2 Hartlepools United 46 18 4 1 56 21 7 5 11 34 42 1.429 59
3 Accrington Stanley 46 15 4 4 54 22 10 4 9 41 42 1.484 58
4 Workington 46 16 4 3 60 25 8 6 9 33 38 1.476 58
5 Stockport County 46 16 3 4 51 26 7 5 11 40 49 1.213 54
6 Chesterfield 46 17 5 1 60 22 5 4 14 36 57 1.215 53
7 York City 46 14 4 5 43 21 7 6 10 32 40 1.230 52
8 Hull City 46 14 6 3 45 24 7 4 12 39 45 1.217 52
9 Bradford City 46 14 3 6 47 31 8 5 10 31 37 1.147 52
10 Barrow 46 16 2 5 51 22 5 7 11 25 40 1.226 51
11 Halifax Town 46 16 2 5 40 24 5 5 13 25 46 0.929 49
12 Wrexham 46 12 7 4 63 33 7 3 13 34 41 1.311 48 Welsh Cup winners
13 Rochdale 46 14 6 3 38 19 4 6 13 27 46 1.000 48
14 Scunthorpe & Lindsey United 46 9 5 9 44 36 6 10 7 27 33 1.029 45
15 Carlisle United 46 9 9 5 44 36 7 4 12 32 49 0.894 45
16 Mansfield Town 46 13 3 7 58 38 4 7 12 33 52 1.011 44
17 Gateshead 46 9 6 8 42 40 8 4 11 30 50 0.800 44
18 Darlington 46 11 5 7 47 36 6 3 14 35 59 0.863 42
19 Oldham Athletic 46 9 7 7 35 31 3 8 12 31 43 0.892 39
20 Bradford Park Avenue 46 11 2 10 41 40 5 1 17 25 53 0.710 35
21 Chester 46 8 7 8 40 35 2 6 15 15 49 0.655 33
22 Southport 46 7 8 8 31 34 3 4 16 21 60 0.553 32
23 Tranmere Rovers 46 5 9 9 33 38 2 4 17 18 53 0.560 27 Re-elected
24 Crewe Alexandra 46 5 7 11 31 46 1 2 20 12 64 0.391 21
Source: rsssf.com

Results[edit]

Home \ Away ACC BRW BRA BPA CRL CHE CHF CRE DAR DER GAT HAL HAR HUL MAN OLD ROC SCU SOU STP TRA WRK WRE YOR
Accrington Stanley 4–1 0–2 5–0 1–2 4–0 1–1 5–0 4–2 0–0 2–0 4–0 2–1 0–3 3–3 2–2 2–1 0–1 4–2 4–0 1–0 2–1 1–0 3–0
Barrow 3–1 4–0 1–0 3–0 3–0 2–1 3–0 3–1 2–2 1–2 1–0 3–1 1–2 2–0 2–1 2–0 1–2 1–1 0–3 5–0 5–2 2–1 1–2
Bradford City 1–2 0–2 2–0 3–2 1–0 3–2 5–1 1–2 0–2 3–1 1–0 1–1 2–1 4–3 4–1 1–1 3–1 3–1 1–1 4–1 2–3 2–1 0–2
Bradford Park Avenue 2–0 4–1 2–0 1–3 3–1 2–0 4–3 3–1 3–2 0–1 2–1 0–2 4–1 1–4 2–2 0–0 1–2 2–3 3–2 1–2 1–3 0–4 0–2
Carlisle United 2–2 1–1 1–4 2–1 3–0 4–2 2–1 1–2 1–3 3–2 0–0 2–1 1–3 6–1 2–2 2–1 0–0 1–2 3–3 2–2 1–1 2–2 2–0
Chester 0–2 2–0 1–2 2–0 1–2 3–4 4–1 0–3 2–2 4–1 1–1 0–1 1–1 6–2 1–0 2–2 2–2 2–0 1–4 1–1 1–0 0–0 3–4
Chesterfield 1–0 3–2 1–1 4–1 2–2 3–0 2–0 4–1 2–2 6–0 2–1 5–1 3–1 1–0 1–0 2–2 1–0 6–0 1–0 3–1 2–2 2–1 3–4
Crewe Alexandra 3–4 1–1 1–0 2–0 2–2 0–0 0–4 1–3 2–5 0–3 1–3 1–2 2–3 6–4 2–2 1–6 2–1 0–0 0–1 0–0 0–1 3–0 1–1
Darlington 0–0 1–1 3–2 0–5 0–1 5–1 4–1 3–0 1–1 7–0 0–1 3–1 1–1 1–3 1–0 4–3 1–2 1–0 3–1 1–1 4–2 1–5 2–4
Derby County 2–2 3–3 0–2 6–1 3–0 3–0 7–1 4–0 1–1 5–3 6–0 2–0 1–0 4–0 3–2 3–0 4–0 2–0 2–0 4–0 2–3 1–0 1–0
Gateshead 1–1 2–2 1–2 1–3 4–2 4–1 1–3 1–1 1–2 1–1 2–1 4–3 2–0 1–1 2–3 2–1 0–0 3–1 1–5 3–1 1–2 4–0 0–2
Halifax Town 0–1 3–2 0–2 3–1 1–3 2–1 2–1 1–0 3–2 1–0 0–1 2–0 1–0 2–1 1–1 2–1 1–0 3–1 3–2 4–0 4–2 1–2 0–0
Hartlepool 2–1 2–0 2–0 2–1 2–1 2–2 5–1 2–0 2–1 2–1 4–1 0–1 3–3 2–1 4–1 0–0 0–0 5–2 4–1 5–1 2–1 2–1 2–0
Hull City 2–1 3–0 1–0 2–0 0–0 2–0 3–2 2–0 1–1 3–3 1–1 3–1 2–0 1–2 2–1 2–0 2–2 2–1 5–3 4–1 0–2 1–2 1–1
Mansfield Town 1–3 1–3 3–1 2–1 5–1 1–1 3–0 2–1 7–3 1–2 2–4 2–0 4–1 2–1 2–4 2–3 1–1 1–2 4–2 3–0 2–2 3–1 4–1
Oldham Athletic 2–4 0–1 1–1 3–1 2–2 0–0 3–3 2–0 3–2 1–2 1–2 4–3 0–0 1–3 1–1 0–1 1–1 2–1 2–0 1–0 1–0 1–2 3–1
Rochdale 0–2 1–0 4–1 2–1 2–1 2–1 1–0 1–1 3–0 3–1 0–0 1–1 1–0 4–3 0–0 0–2 3–0 6–1 2–2 1–0 0–0 0–2 1–0
Scunthorpe & Lindsey United 2–3 1–1 1–1 2–2 1–2 3–0 5–1 5–1 1–2 1–4 1–2 6–1 1–2 1–1 0–1 0–0 1–0 1–0 2–3 1–4 2–1 4–3 2–1
Southport 3–5 0–0 1–5 5–1 4–1 1–1 0–0 0–1 1–0 3–2 2–3 1–1 1–6 1–0 1–1 2–0 0–1 2–2 0–1 1–0 0–1 1–1 1–1
Stockport County 2–1 2–1 1–1 4–0 2–0 2–1 2–1 2–0 5–2 3–2 1–1 2–2 2–4 1–2 2–1 2–1 3–1 1–3 2–0 3–1 0–1 4–0 3–0
Tranmere 1–2 0–2 0–0 0–3 0–1 3–1 2–2 3–0 2–2 0–1 0–0 0–2 0–1 2–4 3–1 2–1 2–2 4–2 1–1 2–2 1–1 2–4 3–3
Workington 4–1 0–1 5–1 0–1 2–0 0–1 2–1 4–0 6–2 2–1 2–1 3–1 1–1 4–3 3–3 0–0 5–0 2–2 2–0 4–1 3–2 3–0 3–2
Wrexham 5–2 5–0 1–2 2–0 6–4 2–2 1–3 5–0 5–0 0–2 4–1 3–2 2–2 5–2 0–0 4–4 4–1 1–1 1–1 2–3 1–0 3–0 1–1
York City 3–1 1–0 3–1 1–2 2–0 0–1 1–2 2–1 1–0 1–1 1–0 1–2 3–3 2–1 2–0 2–1 4–0 0–2 9–1 0–0 1–0 2–2 1–0
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.

Maps[edit]

Third Division South[edit]

Football League
Third Division South
Season1956–57
ChampionsIpswich Town (2nd title)
Failed re-electionnone
Matches played552
Goals scored1,760 (3.19 per match)
Top goalscorerTed Phillips (Ipswich Town), 42 [4]
Pos Team Pld HW HD HL HGF HGA AW AD AL AGF AGA GR Pts Promotion or relegation
1 Ipswich Town 46 18 3 2 72 20 7 6 10 29 34 1.870 59 Division Champions, promoted
2 Torquay United 46 19 4 0 71 18 5 7 11 18 46 1.391 59
3 Colchester United 46 15 8 0 49 19 7 6 10 35 37 1.500 58
4 Southampton 46 15 4 4 48 20 7 6 10 28 32 1.462 54
5 Bournemouth & Boscombe Athletic 46 15 7 1 57 20 4 7 12 31 42 1.419 52
6 Brighton & Hove Albion 46 15 6 2 59 26 4 8 11 27 39 1.323 52
7 Southend United 46 14 3 6 42 20 4 9 10 31 45 1.123 48
8 Brentford 46 12 9 2 55 29 4 7 12 23 47 1.026 48
9 Shrewsbury Town 46 11 9 3 45 24 4 9 10 27 55 0.911 48
10 Queens Park Rangers 46 12 7 4 42 21 6 4 13 19 39 1.017 47
11 Watford 46 11 6 6 44 32 7 4 12 28 43 0.960 46
12 Newport County 46 15 6 2 51 18 1 7 15 14 44 1.048 45
13 Reading 46 13 4 6 44 30 5 5 13 36 51 0.988 45
14 Northampton Town 46 15 5 3 49 22 3 4 16 17 51 0.904 45
15 Walsall 46 11 7 5 49 25 5 5 13 31 49 1.081 44
16 Coventry City 46 12 5 6 52 36 4 7 12 22 48 0.881 44
17 Millwall 46 13 7 3 46 29 3 5 15 18 55 0.762 44
18 Plymouth Argyle 46 10 8 5 38 31 6 3 14 30 42 0.932 43
19 Aldershot 46 11 5 7 43 35 4 7 12 36 57 0.859 42
20 Crystal Palace 46 7 10 6 31 28 4 8 11 31 47 0.827 40
21 Exeter City 46 8 8 7 37 29 4 5 14 24 50 0.772 37
22 Gillingham 46 7 8 8 29 29 5 5 13 25 56 0.635 37
23 Swindon Town 46 12 3 8 43 33 3 3 17 23 63 0.688 36 Re-elected
24 Norwich City 46 7 5 11 33 37 1 10 12 28 57 0.649 31

Results[edit]

Home \ Away ALD B&BA BRE B&HA COL COV CRY EXE GIL IPS MIL NPC NOR NWC PLY QPR REA SHR SOU STD SWI TOR WAL WAT
Aldershot 3–2 0–2 1–4 2–1 0–1 2–1 1–4 0–0 3–1 3–0 3–1 4–0 0–0 0–2 4–2 1–4 1–1 1–1 5–3 2–2 0–1 4–1 3–1
Bournemouth & Boscombe Athletic 3–2 3–0 1–1 1–1 1–2 2–2 3–1 3–1 1–0 6–1 2–1 4–1 1–1 2–1 1–0 2–1 6–1 1–0 1–1 7–0 0–0 2–2 4–0
Brentford 2–2 2–2 2–5 1–1 1–1 1–1 3–0 3–2 1–1 5–0 0–0 2–1 1–1 4–1 2–0 4–0 3–1 4–0 3–2 4–1 0–0 6–2 1–5
Brighton & Hove Albion 2–2 2–2 1–2 0–0 2–1 1–1 3–0 3–1 3–2 3–2 2–0 5–0 3–0 3–1 1–0 8–3 4–3 1–0 1–1 2–0 6–0 1–3 2–2
Colchester United 1–1 3–0 1–0 0–0 3–2 3–3 4–0 0–0 0–0 2–1 1–0 5–1 1–1 2–1 1–1 3–2 6–0 3–1 3–2 1–1 2–1 2–1 2–0
Coventry City 5–1 4–2 1–1 1–2 2–4 3–3 1–0 4–1 1–1 1–2 2–0 3–1 3–2 1–4 5–1 0–1 3–3 2–1 2–0 3–0 3–2 2–2 0–2
Crystal Palace 2–1 1–1 0–2 2–2 2–4 1–1 0–0 1–2 1–3 2–2 2–1 1–1 4–1 2–1 2–1 1–1 0–1 1–2 2–0 0–0 1–1 3–0 0–0
Exeter City 1–1 1–2 1–1 1–3 0–2 4–2 2–1 4–0 1–2 1–1 2–0 0–0 0–0 2–1 0–0 1–1 5–1 0–4 6–1 3–2 1–1 0–1 1–2
Gillingham 6–2 1–0 2–1 0–0 1–2 1–2 4–1 2–1 1–1 1–3 1–1 1–2 1–1 0–3 0–1 0–0 1–1 0–0 0–2 3–0 1–1 2–1 0–3
Ipswich Town 4–1 1–0 4–0 4–0 3–1 4–0 4–2 3–0 1–1 0–2 5–0 0–1 3–1 2–1 4–0 4–2 5–1 2–0 3–3 4–1 6–0 2–2 4–1
Millwall 1–5 3–4 1–1 4–3 3–1 3–2 3–0 1–3 2–1 2–2 1–0 1–0 5–1 2–2 2–0 1–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 2–1 7–2 1–0 1–1
Newport County 3–0 5–3 3–0 0–0 1–0 3–0 2–2 1–1 4–0 1–0 0–0 3–0 3–1 4–1 1–1 1–2 2–0 2–3 2–1 2–1 3–0 2–2 3–0
Northampton Town 4–2 2–2 5–1 1–0 1–0 4–0 1–0 1–1 4–1 2–1 2–1 0–3 1–1 2–0 3–0 3–0 1–1 2–1 2–2 2–0 3–0 2–3 1–2
Norwich City 1–1 1–3 1–1 1–1 1–2 3–0 1–0 1–0 1–3 1–2 2–0 1–1 2–1 3–0 1–2 2–5 3–0 0–3 1–2 2–4 1–2 2–2 1–2
Plymouth Argyle 2–2 2–0 2–0 2–0 2–2 0–0 0–1 5–0 2–0 1–2 0–0 3–2 4–3 3–2 1–2 0–6 1–1 2–1 0–0 1–0 0–0 2–4 3–3
Queens Park Rangers 0–1 2–1 2–2 0–0 1–1 1–1 4–2 5–3 5–0 0–2 0–0 1–1 1–0 3–1 3–0 1–1 2–1 1–2 3–0 3–0 0–1 1–0 3–1
Reading 2–1 0–4 2–0 2–2 0–3 3–0 1–2 4–0 4–0 1–3 3–0 0–0 1–1 2–1 3–2 1–0 2–2 2–4 3–2 1–0 3–1 3–0 1–2
Shrewsbury Town 2–2 0–0 3–2 4–0 1–3 5–0 1–1 1–2 1–0 1–1 2–0 2–0 2–0 4–5 3–1 0–0 1–1 0–0 0–0 7–3 1–1 3–2 1–0
Southampton 1–0 3–0 3–3 1–0 2–1 1–1 3–0 2–2 0–1 0–2 4–0 3–0 2–0 2–0 2–2 1–2 4–1 4–0 1–2 2–1 1–0 3–1 3–1
Southend 2–4 2–1 1–0 3–1 3–2 1–2 1–1 2–0 5–0 2–0 1–0 3–3 0–1 0–0 0–1 3–0 4–0 1–2 1–2 1–0 2–0 2–0 2–0
Swindon Town 1–2 2–1 1–3 3–0 4–1 2–2 3–1 3–5 2–3 3–1 1–0 1–0 4–0 1–1 0–3 1–0 3–2 1–2 0–0 3–2 1–2 1–2 2–0
Torquay United 4–2 1–0 2–0 1–0 4–2 3–1 3–0 1–0 3–3 4–1 7–2 4–0 2–0 7–1 1–1 3–0 3–1 1–1 2–0 3–3 7–0 2–0 3–0
Walsall 5–1 0–0 7–0 3–2 2–1 1–1 1–2 2–0 2–2 2–0 7–1 0–0 2–2 6–3 1–0 0–2 3–2 1–1 1–1 0–1 1–2 0–1 2–0
Watford 3–0 1–1 1–1 2–1 0–0 1–0 1–4 1–1 2–3 2–1 2–0 5–0 2–1 3–3 0–1 2–4 1–0 2–3 4–2 1–1 3–4 4–1 1–0
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.

Maps[edit]

Locations of the Football League Third Division South London teams 1956–1957

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "England 1956-57". 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. ^ Ivan Ponting (2004-02-23). "John Charles obituary". The Independent. Retrieved 2010-02-17.
  4. ^ 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.