Season 1955-56

 
Cup Competition
FA Cup Final 1956 Venue Gate Notes
D 1 Manchester City 3 1 Birmingham City D 1 Wembley Stadium (Empire Stadium), London 98,982
  Dyson, Hayes, Johnstone     Kinsey      
 
FA Cup Semi-Finals 1956 Venue Gate Notes
D 1 Birmingham City 3 0 Sunderland D 1 Hillsborough, Sheffield 65,103
  Kinsey, Astall, Brown            
D 1 Manchester City 1 0 Tottenham Hotspur D 1 Villa Park, Birmingham 69,788
  Johnstone            
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 FA Cup
1 4 Manchester United 42 18 3 0 51 20 7 7 7 32 31 1.63 60 Rd 3
2 17 Blackpool 42 13 4 4 56 27 7 5 9 30 35 1.39 49 Rd 3
3 -1 Wolverhampton Wanderers 42 15 2 4 51 27 5 7 9 38 38 1.37 49 Rd 3
4 3 Manchester City 42 11 5 5 40 27 7 5 9 42 42 1.19 46Win
5 4 Arsenal 42 13 4 4 38 22 5 6 10 22 39 0.98 46 Rd 6
6D 2 Birmingham City 42 12 4 5 51 26 6 5 10 24 31 1.32 45Final
7 3 Burnley 42 11 3 7 37 20 7 5 9 27 34 1.19 44 Rd 4
8 10 Bolton Wanderers 42 13 3 5 50 24 5 4 12 21 34 1.22 43 Rd 4
9 -5 Sunderland 42 10 8 3 44 36 7 1 13 36 59 0.84 43SF
10D 2 Luton Town 42 12 4 5 44 27 5 4 12 22 37 1.03 42 Rd 3
11 -3 Newcastle United 42 12 4 5 49 24 5 3 13 36 46 1.21 41 Rd 6
12 -9 Portsmouth 42 9 8 4 46 38 7 1 13 32 47 0.92 41 Rd 4
13 4 West Bromwich Albion 42 13 3 5 37 25 5 2 14 21 45 0.83 41 Rd 5
14 1 Charlton Athletic 42 13 2 6 47 26 4 4 13 28 55 0.93 40 Rd 5
15 -4 Everton 42 11 5 5 37 29 4 5 12 18 40 0.80 40 Rd 6
16 -15 Chelsea 42 10 4 7 32 26 4 7 10 32 51 0.83 39 Rd 5
17 3 Cardiff City 42 11 4 6 36 32 4 5 12 19 37 0.80 39 Rd 4
18 -2 Tottenham Hotspur 42 9 4 8 37 33 6 3 12 24 38 0.86 37SF
19 -5 Preston North End 42 6 5 10 32 36 8 3 10 41 36 1.01 36 Rd 3
20 -14 Aston Villa 42 9 6 6 32 29 2 7 12 20 40 0.75 35 Rd 4
21 -9 Huddersfield Town 42 9 4 8 32 30 5 3 13 22 53 0.65 35 Rd 3
22 -9 Sheffield United 42 8 6 7 31 35 4 3 14 32 42 0.82 33 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 FA Cup
1D 1 Sheffield Wednesday 42 13 5 3 60 28 8 8 5 41 34 1.63 55 Rd 3
2 2 Leeds United 42 17 3 1 51 18 6 3 12 29 42 1.33 52 Rd 3
3 8 Liverpool 42 14 3 4 52 25 7 3 11 33 38 1.35 48 Rd 5
4 2 Blackburn Rovers 42 13 4 4 55 29 8 2 11 29 36 1.29 48 Rd 5
5D 1 Leicester City 42 15 3 3 63 23 6 3 12 31 55 1.21 48 Rd 4
6 3 Bristol Rovers 42 13 3 5 53 33 8 3 10 31 37 1.20 48 Rd 4
7 8 Nottingham Forest 42 9 5 7 30 26 10 4 7 38 37 1.08 47 Rd 3
8 8 Lincoln City 42 14 5 2 49 17 4 5 12 30 48 1.22 46 Rd 3
9 5 Fulham 42 15 2 4 59 27 5 4 12 30 52 1.13 46 Rd 4
10 0 Swansea Town 42 14 4 3 49 23 6 2 13 34 58 1.02 46 Rd 3
11D 3S Bristol City 42 14 4 3 49 20 5 3 13 31 44 1.25 45 Rd 3
12 5 Port Vale 42 12 4 5 38 21 4 9 8 22 37 1.03 45 Rd 4
13 -8 Stoke City 42 13 2 6 47 27 7 2 12 24 35 1.15 44 Rd 5
14 -2 Middlesbrough 42 11 4 6 46 31 5 4 12 30 47 0.97 40 Rd 4
15 -2 Bury 42 9 5 7 44 39 7 3 11 42 51 0.96 40 Rd 3
16 -8 West Ham United 42 12 4 5 52 27 2 7 12 22 42 1.07 39 Rd 6
17 1 Doncaster Rovers 42 11 5 5 45 30 1 6 14 24 66 0.72 35 Rd 5
18D 3N Barnsley 42 10 5 6 33 35 1 7 13 14 49 0.56 34 Rd 4
19 -16 Rotherham United 42 7 5 9 29 34 5 4 12 27 41 0.75 33 Rd 3
20 -13 Notts County 42 8 5 8 39 37 3 4 14 16 45 0.67 31 Rd 3
21 -1 Plymouth Argyle 42 7 6 8 33 25 3 2 16 21 62 0.62 28 Rd 3
22 -3 Hull City 42 6 4 11 32 45 4 2 15 21 52 0.55 26 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 FA Cup
1 22 Grimsby Town 46 20 1 2 54 10 11 5 7 22 19 2.62 68 Rd 3
2D 2 Derby County 46 18 4 1 67 23 10 3 10 43 32 2.00 63 Rd 2
3 -1 Accrington Stanley 46 17 4 2 61 19 8 5 10 31 38 1.61 59 Rd 3
4 1 Hartlepools United 46 18 2 3 47 15 8 3 12 34 45 1.35 57 Rd 3
5 6 Southport 46 12 9 2 39 18 11 2 10 27 35 1.25 57 Rd 2
6 0 Chesterfield 46 18 1 4 61 21 7 3 13 33 45 1.42 54 Rd 2
7 2 Stockport County 46 16 4 3 65 22 5 5 13 25 39 1.48 51 Rd 1
8 13 Bradford City 46 16 5 2 57 25 2 8 13 21 39 1.22 49 Rd 2
9 -6 Scunthorpe & Lindsey United 46 12 4 7 40 26 8 4 11 35 37 1.19 48 Rd 4
10 -2 Workington 46 13 4 6 47 20 6 5 12 28 43 1.19 47 Rd 2
11 -7 York City 46 12 4 7 44 24 7 5 11 41 48 1.18 47 Rd 4
12 0 Rochdale 46 13 5 5 46 39 4 8 11 20 45 0.79 47 Rd 1
13 -6 Gateshead 46 15 4 4 56 32 2 7 14 21 52 0.92 45 Rd 1
14 4 Wrexham 46 11 5 7 37 28 5 5 13 29 45 0.90 42 Rd 1
15 0 Darlington 46 11 6 6 41 28 5 3 15 19 45 0.82 41 Rd 2
16 3 Tranmere Rovers 46 11 4 8 33 25 5 5 13 26 59 0.70 41 Rd 2
17 7 Chester 46 10 8 5 35 33 3 6 14 17 49 0.63 40 Rd 1
18 -5 Mansfield Town 46 13 6 4 59 21 1 5 17 25 60 1.04 39 Rd 2
19 -5 Halifax Town 46 10 6 7 40 27 4 5 14 26 49 0.87 39 Rd 2
20 -10 Oldham Athletic 46 7 12 4 48 36 3 6 14 28 50 0.88 38 Rd 1
21 -1 Carlisle United 46 11 3 9 45 36 4 5 14 26 59 0.75 38 Rd 1
22 -5 Barrow 46 11 6 6 44 25 1 3 19 17 58 0.73 33 Rd 3
23 -7 Bradford 46 13 4 6 47 38 0 3 20 14 84 0.50 33 Rd 3
24 -2 Crewe Alexandra 46 9 4 10 32 35 0 6 17 18 70 0.48 28 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 FA Cup
1 1 Leyton Orient 46 18 3 2 76 20 11 5 7 30 29 2.16 66 Rd 4
2 4 Brighton & Hove Albion 46 20 2 1 73 16 9 5 9 39 34 2.24 65 Rd 2
3D 2 Ipswich Town 46 16 6 1 59 28 9 8 6 47 32 1.77 64 Rd 1
4 6 Southend United 46 16 4 3 58 25 5 7 11 30 55 1.10 53 Rd 4
5 3 Torquay United 46 11 10 2 48 21 9 2 12 38 42 1.37 52 Rd 3
6 5 Brentford 46 11 8 4 40 30 8 6 9 29 36 1.05 52 Rd 2
7 4 Norwich City 46 15 4 4 56 31 4 9 10 30 51 1.05 51 Rd 3
8 1 Coventry City 46 16 4 3 54 20 4 5 14 19 40 1.22 49 Rd 1
9 8 Bournemouth & Boscombe Athletic 46 13 6 4 39 14 6 4 13 24 37 1.24 48 Rd 1
10 -6 Gillingham 46 12 3 8 38 28 7 7 9 31 43 0.97 48 Rd 1
11 2 Northampton Town 46 14 3 6 44 27 6 4 13 23 44 0.94 47 Rd 3
12 12 Colchester United 46 14 4 5 56 37 4 7 12 20 44 0.94 47 Rd 1
13 3 Shrewsbury Town 46 12 9 2 47 21 5 3 15 22 45 1.05 46 Rd 2
14 -11 Southampton 46 13 6 4 60 30 5 2 16 31 51 1.12 44 Rd 2
15 -1 Aldershot 46 9 9 5 36 33 3 7 13 34 57 0.78 40 Rd 3
16 6 Exeter City 46 10 6 7 39 30 5 4 14 19 47 0.75 40 Rd 3
17 1 Reading 46 10 2 11 40 37 5 7 11 30 42 0.89 39 Rd 2
18 -3 Queens Park Rangers 46 10 7 6 44 32 4 4 15 20 54 0.74 39 Rd 1
19 0 Newport County 46 12 2 9 32 26 3 7 13 26 53 0.73 39 Rd 1
20 3 Walsall 46 13 5 5 43 28 2 3 18 25 56 0.81 38 Rd 3
21 -14 Watford 46 8 5 10 31 39 5 6 12 21 46 0.61 37 Rd 2
22 -17 Millwall 46 13 4 6 56 31 2 2 19 27 69 0.83 36 Rd 1
23 -3 Crystal Palace 46 7 3 13 27 32 5 7 11 27 51 0.65 34 Rd 1
24 -3 Swindon Town 46 4 10 9 18 22 4 4 15 16 56 0.44 30 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.