DIVISION 1    1956/57
      For full league and cup results click on by club required.
      P W D L F A Pts
  Leading Lerague goalscorer:
John Charles 
(Leeds United)
 38  goals

Manchester United became the first English side to play in the European Cup and their first match on home soil saw them beat Anderlecht 10-0. It was going to be easy wasn't it! Ironically home soil for United in their first few home European matches was Manchester City's Maine Road ground.  City had floodlights but Old Trafford didn't!United didn't play their first home match under floodlights until later in the 1956/57 season - a League match against Bolton on March 25th 1957.

  Season Results 1 Manchester United 42 28 8 6 103 54 64
    Season Results 2 Tottenham Hotspur 42 22 12 8 104 56 56
    3 Preston North End 42 23 10 9 84 56 56
    4 Blackpool 42 22 9 11 93 65 53
    Season Results 5 Arsenal 42 21 8 13 85 69 50
    6 Wolverhampton W. 42 20 8 14 94 70 48
    Season Results 7 Burnley 42 18 10 14 56 50 46
    8 Leeds United 42 15 14 13 72 63 44
    9 Bolton Wanderers 42 16 12 14 65 65 44
    Season Results 10 Aston Villa 42 14 15 13 65 55 43
    11 West Bromwich Albion 42 14 14 14 59 61 42
    12= Birmingham City 42 15 9 18 69 69 39
    Season Results 12= Chelsea 42 13 13 16 73 73 39
    14 Sheffield Wednesday 42 16 6 20 82 88 38
    Season Results 15 Everton 42 14 10 18 61 79 38
    16 Luton Town 42 14 9 19 58 76 37
    Season Results 17 Newcastle United 42 14 8 20 67 87 36
    Season Results 18 Manchester City 42 13 9 20 78 88 35
    19 Portsmouth 42 10 13 19 62 92 33
    20 Sunderland 42 12 8 22 67 88 32
    21 Cardiff City 42 10 9 23 53 88 29 Relegated
    22 Charlton Athletic 42 9 4 29 62 120 22 Relegated