The previous 1962-1963 English Football League Division 1 was won by Everton, however it was their Mersey rivals Liverpool fc who won the 1963-1964 English Football League Division 1 championship. Managed by Bill Shankly who had taken over Liverpool in 1959 when they were in Division 2. Shankly had taken Liverpool to the 1960-61 English Football League Division 2 title. He is considered to be the creator of the great Liverpool dynasty, this his first title is considered to be the starting point of when Liverpool became the most successful club in England. His playing career had been interrupted by the Second World War. He is still much loved by the fans of Liverpool and was made a member of the English Football Hall of Fame in 2002.
The 1963/64 English Football Writers Association player of the season was won by Bobby Moore of West Ham United. The man who would captain England to the 1966 World Cup was a tough tackling defender, who could time his interceptions to perfection. A natural leader indeed he had been made England captain the season before aged 22. Once again Jimmy Greaves would win the Golden Boot scoring 35 goals during the 1963-1964 campaign. This would be the fourth time he had won this honour; his 6 golden boots make him possibly the greatest goal scorer in the English game.« previous season 1962 Division 1next season 1964 Division 1 »