Season 1955-56

 
Cup Competition
FA Cup Final 1956 Venue Gate Notes
Manchester City 3 1 Birmingham City Wembley Stadium, London 98,982  
 
FA Cup Semi-Finals 1956 Venue Gate Notes
Birmingham City 3 0 Sunderland Hillsborough, Sheffield 65,103  
Manchester City 1 0 Tottenham Hotspur Villa Park, Birmingham 69,788  
Final Table for season 1955-56
First Division
Home Away
Ptn Change from last Season First Division Pld W D L FA W D L FA G AvePts Ave Gate FA Cup
1 4 Manchester United 42 18 3 0 51 20 7 7 7 32 31 1.627 60 39,184 Rd 3
2 17 Blackpool 42 13 4 4 56 27 7 5 9 30 35 1.387 49 26,016 Rd 3
3 -1 Wolverhampton Wanderers 42 15 2 4 51 27 5 7 9 38 38 1.369 49 35,185 Rd 3
4 3 Manchester City 42 11 5 5 40 27 7 5 9 42 42 1.188 46 32,201 Winner
5 4 Arsenal 42 13 4 4 38 22 5 6 10 22 39 0.984 46 41,983 Rd 6
6 D 2 Birmingham City 42 12 4 5 51 26 6 5 10 24 31 1.316 45 33,706 Final
7 3 Burnley 42 11 3 7 37 20 7 5 9 27 34 1.185 44 23,397 Rd 4
8 10 Bolton Wanderers 42 13 3 5 50 24 5 4 12 21 34 1.224 43 27,964 Rd 4
9 -5 Sunderland 42 10 8 3 44 36 7 1 13 36 59 0.842 43 35,888 SF
10 D 2 Luton Town 42 12 4 5 44 27 5 4 12 22 37 1.031 42 21,455 Rd 3
11 -3 Newcastle United 42 12 4 5 49 24 5 3 13 36 46 1.214 41 37,666 Rd 6
12 -9 Portsmouth 42 9 8 4 46 38 7 1 13 32 47 0.918 41 26,260 Rd 4
13 4 West Bromwich Albion 42 13 3 5 37 25 5 2 14 21 45 0.829 41 26,794 Rd 5
14 1 Charlton Athletic 42 13 2 6 47 26 4 4 13 28 55 0.926 40 24,872 Rd 5
15 -4 Everton 42 11 5 5 37 29 4 5 12 18 40 0.797 40 42,774 Rd 6
16 -15 Chelsea 42 10 4 7 32 26 4 7 10 32 51 0.831 39 34,133 Rd 5
17 3 Cardiff City 42 11 4 6 36 32 4 5 12 19 37 0.797 39 26,624 Rd 4
18 -2 Tottenham Hotspur 42 9 4 8 37 33 6 3 12 24 38 0.859 37 38,041 SF
19 -5 Preston North End 42 6 5 10 32 36 8 3 10 41 36 1.014 36 24,656 Rd 3
20 -14 Aston Villa 42 9 6 6 32 29 2 7 12 20 40 0.754 35 29,825 Rd 4
21 -9 Huddersfield Town 42 9 4 8 32 30 5 3 13 22 53 0.651 35 20,072 Rd 3
22 -9 Sheffield United 42 8 6 7 31 35 4 3 14 32 42 0.818 33 23,582 Rd 5
 
Second Division
Home Away
Ptn Change from last Season Second Division Pld W D L F A W D L F A G AvePts Ave Gate FA Cup
1 D 1Sheffield Wednesday 42 13 5 3 60 28 8 8 5 41 34 1.629 55 26,592 Rd 3
2 2 Leeds United 42 17 3 1 51 18 6 3 12 29 42 1.333 52 24,445 Rd 3
3 8 Liverpool 42 14 3 4 52 25 7 3 11 33 38 1.349 48 37,224 Rd 5
4 2Blackburn Rovers 42 13 4 4 55 29 8 2 11 29 36 1.292 48 23,040 Rd 5
5 D 1Leicester City 42 15 3 3 63 23 6 3 12 31 55 1.205 48 27,855 Rd 4
6 3 Bristol Rovers 42 13 3 5 53 33 8 3 10 31 37 1.2 48 23,855 Rd 4
7 8 Nottingham Forest 42 9 5 7 30 26 10 4 7 38 37 1.079 47 16,180 Rd 3
8 8 Lincoln City 42 14 5 2 49 17 4 5 12 30 48 1.215 46 13,215 Rd 3
9 5 Fulham 42 15 2 4 59 27 5 4 12 30 52 1.127 46 19,597 Rd 4
10 0 Swansea Town 42 14 4 3 49 23 6 2 13 34 58 1.025 46 19,487 Rd 3
11D 3SBristol City 42 14 4 3 49 20 5 3 13 31 44 1.25 45 26,466 Rd 3
12 5 Port Vale 42 12 4 5 38 21 4 9 8 22 37 1.034 45 18,985 Rd 4
13 -8 Stoke City 42 13 2 6 47 27 7 2 12 24 35 1.145 44 19,848 Rd 5
14 -2 Middlesbrough 42 11 4 6 46 31 5 4 12 30 47 0.974 40 17,866 Rd 4
15 -2 Bury 42 9 5 7 44 39 7 3 11 42 51 0.956 40 11,919 Rd 3
16 -8 West Ham United 42 12 4 5 52 27 2 7 12 22 42 1.072 39 17,679 Rd 6
17 1 Doncaster Rovers 42 11 5 5 45 30 1 6 14 24 66 0.719 35 12,414 Rd 5
18D 3NBarnsley 42 10 5 6 33 35 1 7 13 14 49 0.56 34 14,721 Rd 4
19 -16 Rotherham United 42 7 5 9 29 34 5 4 12 27 41 0.747 33 12,469 Rd 3
20 -13 Notts County 42 8 5 8 39 37 3 4 14 16 45 0.671 31 15,401 Rd 3
21 -1 Plymouth Argyle 42 7 6 8 33 25 3 2 16 21 62 0.621 28 17,592 Rd 3
22 -3 Hull City 42 6 4 11 32 45 4 2 15 21 52 0.546 26 15,419 Rd 3
 
Third Division North
Home Away
Ptn Change from last Season Third Division North Pld W D L F A W D L F A G AvePts Ave Gate FA Cup
1 22 Grimsby Town 46 20 1 2 54 10 11 5 7 22 19 2.621 68 14,909 Rd 3
2 D 2 Derby County 46 18 4 1 67 23 10 3 10 43 32 2 63 18,557 Rd 2
3 -1 Accrington Stanley 46 17 4 2 61 19 8 5 10 31 38 1.614 59 8,947 Rd 3
4 1 Hartlepools United 46 18 2 3 47 15 8 3 12 34 45 1.35 57 7,412 Rd 3
5 6 Southport 46 12 9 2 39 18 11 2 10 27 35 1.245 57 5,060 Rd 2
6 0 Chesterfield 46 18 1 4 61 21 7 3 13 33 45 1.424 54 8,729 Rd 2
7 2 Stockport County 46 16 4 3 65 22 5 5 13 25 39 1.475 51 7,261 Rd 1
8 13 Bradford City 46 16 5 2 57 25 2 8 13 21 39 1.219 49 10,021 Rd 2
9 -6 Scunthorpe & Lindsey United 46 12 4 7 40 26 8 4 11 35 37 1.19 48 7,702 Rd 4
10 -2 Workington 46 13 4 6 47 20 6 5 12 28 43 1.19 47 6,235 Rd 2
11 -7 York City 46 12 4 7 44 24 7 5 11 41 48 1.181 47 10,291 Rd 4
12 0 Rochdale 46 13 5 5 46 39 4 8 11 20 45 0.786 47 4,833 Rd 1
13 -6 Gateshead 46 15 4 4 56 32 2 7 14 21 52 0.917 45 3,286 Rd 1
14 4 Wrexham 46 11 5 7 37 28 5 5 13 29 45 0.904 42 7,640 Rd 1
15 0 Darlington 46 11 6 6 41 28 5 3 15 19 45 0.822 41 5,626 Rd 2
16 3 Tranmere Rovers 46 11 4 8 33 25 5 5 13 26 59 0.702 41 6,509 Rd 2
17 7 Chester 46 10 8 5 35 33 3 6 14 17 49 0.634 40 6,640 Rd 1
18 -5 Mansfield Town 46 13 6 4 59 21 1 5 17 25 60 1.037 39 7,682 Rd 2
19 -5 Halifax Town 46 10 6 7 40 27 4 5 14 26 49 0.868 39 6,049 Rd 2
20 -10 Oldham Athletic 46 7 12 4 48 36 3 6 14 28 50 0.884 38 6,473 Rd 1
21 -1 Carlisle United 46 11 3 9 45 36 4 5 14 26 59 0.747 38 6,894 Rd 1
22 -5 Barrow 46 11 6 6 44 25 1 3 19 17 58 0.735 33 6,194 Rd 3
23 -7 Bradford 46 13 4 6 47 38 0 3 20 14 84 0.5 33 7,326 Rd 3
24 -2 Crewe Alexandra 46 9 4 10 32 35 0 6 17 18 70 0.476 28 5,288 Rd 1
Notes
Bradford and Crewe Alexandra re-elected to league.
Failed election to the Third Division North
Burton Albion, Nelson and Wigan Athletic.
 
Third Division South
Home Away
Ptn Change from last Season Third Division South Pld W D L F A W D L F A G AvePts Ave Gate FA Cup
1 1 Leyton Orient 46 18 3 2 76 20 11 5 7 30 29 2.163 66 16,062 Rd 4
2 4 Brighton & Hove Albion 46 20 2 1 73 16 9 5 9 39 34 2.24 65 15,323 Rd 2
3 D 2 Ipswich Town 46 16 6 1 59 28 9 8 6 47 32 1.767 64 15,489 Rd 1
4 6 Southend United 46 16 4 3 58 25 5 7 11 30 55 1.1 53 10,297 Rd 4
5 3 Torquay United 46 11 10 2 48 21 9 2 12 38 42 1.365 52 6,989 Rd 3
6 5 Brentford 46 11 8 4 40 30 8 6 9 29 36 1.045 52 10,302 Rd 2
7 4 Norwich City 46 15 4 4 56 31 4 9 10 30 51 1.049 51 15,558 Rd 3
8 1 Coventry City 46 16 4 3 54 20 4 5 14 19 40 1.217 49 17,647 Rd 1
9 8 Bournemouth & Boscombe Athletic 46 13 6 4 39 14 6 4 13 24 37 1.235 48 8,035 Rd 1
10 -6 Gillingham 46 12 3 8 38 28 7 7 9 31 43 0.972 48 8,420 Rd 1
11 2 Northampton Town 46 14 3 6 44 27 6 4 13 23 44 0.944 47 10,477 Rd 3
12 12 Colchester United 46 14 4 5 56 37 4 7 12 20 44 0.938 47 7,642 Rd 1
13 3 Shrewsbury Town 46 12 9 2 47 21 5 3 15 22 45 1.045 46 8,485 Rd 2
14 -11 Southampton 46 13 6 4 60 30 5 2 16 31 51 1.123 44 11,611 Rd 2
15 -1 Aldershot 46 9 9 5 36 33 3 7 13 34 57 0.778 40 5,606 Rd 3
16 6 Exeter City 46 10 6 7 39 30 5 4 14 19 47 0.753 40 8,167 Rd 3
17 1 Reading 46 10 2 11 40 37 5 7 11 30 42 0.886 39 8,108 Rd 2
18 -3 Queens Park Rangers 46 10 7 6 44 32 4 4 15 20 54 0.744 39 8,455 Rd 1
19 0 Newport County 46 12 2 9 32 26 3 7 13 26 53 0.734 39 6,545 Rd 1
20 3 Walsall 46 13 5 5 43 28 2 3 18 25 56 0.81 38 12,643 Rd 3
21 -14 Watford 46 8 5 10 31 39 5 6 12 21 46 0.612 37 8,108 Rd 2
22 -17 Millwall 46 13 4 6 56 31 2 2 19 27 69 0.83 36 9,254 Rd 1
23 -3 Crystal Palace 46 7 3 13 27 32 5 7 11 27 51 0.651 34 11,062 Rd 1
24 -3 Swindon Town 46 4 10 9 18 22 4 4 15 16 56 0.436 30 7,398 Rd 4
Notes
Crystal Palace and Swindon Town re-elected to league.
Failed election to Third Division South
Bedford Town, Boston United, Chelmsford City, Gloucester City, Hastings United, Headington United, Hereford United, King's Lynn Town, Peterborough United, Worcester City and Yeovil Town.