DIVISION 1    1955/56
      For full league and cup results  click on by club required.
      P W D L F A Pts
  Leading League goalscorer:
Nat Lofthouse 
(Bolton Wanderers)
 33  goals

Wolves won 9-1 at Cardiff City to equal the best away win in the top flight (previously Sunderland had won 9-1 at Newcastle in 1908/9).

Portsmouth entertained Newcastle in the first League match played under floodlights (floodlights).

  Season Results 1 Manchester United 42 25 10 7 83 51 60
    2 Blackpool 42 20 9 13 86 62 49
    3 Wolverhampton W. 42 20 9 13 89 65 49
    Season Results 4 Manchester City 42 18 10 14 82 69 46
    Season Results 5 Arsenal 42 18 10 14 60 61 46
    6 Birmingham City 42 18 9 15 75 57 45
    7 Burnley 42 18 8 16 64 54 44
    8 Bolton Wanderers 42 18 7 17 71 58 43
    9 Sunderland 42 17 9 16 80 95 43
    10 Luton Town 42 17 8 17 66 64 42
    Season Results 11 Newcastle United 42 17 7 18 85 70 41
    12 Portsmouth 42 16 9 17 78 85 41
    13 West Bromwich Albion 42 18 5 19 58 70 41
    14 Charlton Athletic 42 17 6 19 75 81 40
    Season Results 15 Everton 42 15 10 17 55 69 40
    Season Results 16 Chelsea 42 14 11 17 64 77 39
    17 Cardiff City 42 15 9 18 55 69 39
    Season Results 18 Tottenham Hotspur 42 15 7 20 61 71 37
    19 Preston North End 42 14 8 20 73 72 36
    Season Results 20 Aston Villa 42 11 13 18 52 69 35
    21 Huddersfield Town 42 14 7 21 54 83 35 Relegated
    22 Sheffield United 42 12 9 21 63 77 33 Relegated