The 1965-1966 English Football League 1st Division championship was won by Liverpool fc, their second title in 3 years under Bill Shankly. Shankly had won the League for the first time when he guided the Anfield outfit to the 1963-64 English Football League Division 1 title. Their Merseyside neighbours from across the park Everton also added to the city of Liverpool's trophy cabinet with victory in the 1966 Football Association Cup.
The season built towards England hosting a World Cup which England dully won for the first and only time.
Ron Yeats and Roger Hunter were at the heart of the Liverpool team. (more about liverpool players & liverpool stats)
It would proove to be a glorious season for Bobby Charlton, internationally he would be part of Alf Ramseys English World Cup winning team, on a more personal level it would be the peak of his career. Charlton would be made Manchester United captain, he would also win European Footballer of the Year as well as the 1966 English Football Writers Association Player of the year. He would go on to score 199 goals in 606 games for United and he is still Englands leading goal scorer of all time, scoring a goal 49 times. bobby Charlton would also be one of the few England players to play over a hundred games earning 109 England caps. The leading goal scorer in Divison 1 was for once not Jimmy Greaves, who had won the golden boot the previous 3 seasons, an impresive addition to football statistics. Indeed the leading scorer was Burnleys Willie Irvine, he scored 29 goals.« previous season 1964 Division 1next season 1966 Division 1 »