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1958 DIVISION 1 | LEAGUE TABLE

1958 Division 1 table
P
W
D
L
F
A
W
D
L
F
A
PTS
1 Wolverhampton W
42
15
3
3
68
19
13
2
6
42
30
61
2 Manchester U
42
14
4
3
58
27
10
3
8
45
39
55
3 Arsenal fc
42
14
3
4
53
29
7
5
9
35
39
50
4 Bolton W
42
14
3
4
56
30
6
7
8
23
36
50
5 W.B.A
42
8
7
6
41
33
10
6
5
47
35
49
6 West Ham U
42
15
3
3
59
29
6
3
12
26
41
48
7 Burnley
42
11
4
6
41
29
8
6
7
40
41
48
8 Blackpool
42
12
7
2
39
13
6
4
11
27
36
47
9 Birmingham C
42
14
1
6
54
35
6
5
10
30
33
46
10 Blackburn R
42
12
3
6
48
28
5
7
9
28
42
44
11 Newcastle U
42
11
3
7
40
29
6
4
11
40
51
41
12 Preston N.E
42
9
3
9
40
39
8
4
9
30
38
41
13 Nottingham F
42
9
4
8
37
32
8
2
11
34
42
40
14 Chelsea
42
13
2
6
52
37
5
2
14
25
61
40
15 Leeds U
42
8
7
6
28
27
7
2
12
29
47
39
16 Everton
42
11
3
7
39
38
6
1
14
32
49
38
17 Luton T
42
11
6
4
50
26
1
7
13
18
45
37
18 Tottenham H
42
10
3
8
56
42
3
7
11
29
53
36
19 Leicester C
42
7
6
8
34
36
4
4
13
33
62
32
20 Manchester C
42
8
7
6
40
32
3
2
16
24
63
31
21 Aston Villa
42
8
5
8
31
33
3
3
15
27
54
30
22 Portsmouth
42
5
4
12
38
47
1
5
15
26
65
21

The 1958-59 English Football League Division 1 title was won by Wolverhampton Wanders for a second successive season. The remarkable team put together by Stan Cullis and led on the field by the inspirational Billy Davis was one of the greats in English Football. Merseyside born Cullis played for Wolves throughout his carer and became manager of Wolves at the age of 31. Cullis was sacked by Wolves early during the 1964-65 English Football League Division 1 season. He went on to manage Birmingham City but was never able to reproduce the high standards he had with Wolverhampton Wanders. His three English Football League triumphs during the 1950's mean that because of this remarkable football statistic fans of Wolves rate him as the greatest manager ever. What was remarkable about this season was Manchester United managed second place despite the Munich air disaster which took place the previous February during the 1957/58 English Football League Division 1 season.

The 1958-1959 English Football Writers Association player of the season was won by Luton Towns Syd Owen. The centre half was going to retire the previous season however he had decided to carry on, his reward was an English Football Association Cup Final appearance. The 1958/1959 English Football League Division 1 leading goal scorer was Jimmy Greaves of Chelsea, he scored 33 league goals to top the goal scoring charts, during the following season he would look to improve this record, the beginning of one of Football's great careers.

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