DIVISION 1    1965/66
      For full league and cup results click on by club required.
  Leading League goalscorer:
Roger Hunt (Liverpool)
 30  goals

On July 30th 1966 England won the World Cup, Geoff Hurst scoring a hat-trick in the 4-2 victory over West Germany at Wembley.

Northampton Town became the first club to rise from the Fourth Division to the First. They lasted just one season in the top flight and their decline was just as rapid. Six seasons later they were applying for re-election to the Football League.

On December 4th 1965 Frank Saul became the first Spurs player to be sent off in a League match since 1928.

The last League match on a Christmas Day was played
(Christmas Day football).

  P W D L F A Pts
    Season Results 1 Liverpool 42 26 9 7 79 34 61
    2 Leeds United 42 23 9 10 79 38 55
    3 Burnley 42 24 7 11 79 47 55
    Season Results 4 Manchester United 42 18 15 9 84 59 51
    Season Results 5 Chelsea 42 22 7 13 65 53 51
    6 West Bromwich Albion 42 19 12 11 91 69 50
    7 Leicester City 42 21 7 14 80 65 49
    Season Results 8 Tottenham Hotspur 42 16 12 14 75 66 44
    9 Sheffield United 42 16 11 15 56 59 43
    10 Stoke City 42 15 12 15 65 64 42
    Season Results 11 Everton 42 15 11 16 56 62 41
    Season Results 12 West Ham United 42 15 9 18 70 83 39
    13 Blackpool 42 14 9 19 55 65 37
    Season Results 14 Arsenal 42 12 13 17 62 75 37
    Season Results 15 Newcastle United 42 14 9 19 50 63 37
    Season Results 16 Aston Villa 42 15 6 21 69 80 36
    17 Sheffield Wednesday 42 14 8 20 56 66 36
    18 Nottingham Forest 42 14 8 20 56 72 36
    19 Sunderland 42 14 8 20 51 72 36
    20 Fulham 42 14 7 21 67 85 35
    Season Results 21 Northampton Town 42 10 13 19 55 92 33 Relegated
    22 Blackburn Rovers 42 8 4 30 57 88 20 Relegated