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1955 DIVISION 1 | LEAGUE TABLE

1955 Division 1 table
P
W
D
L
F
A
W
D
L
F
A
PTS
1 Manchester U
42
18
3
0
51
20
7
7
7
32
31
60
2 Blackpool
42
13
4
4
56
27
7
5
9
30
35
49
3 Wolverhampton W
42
15
2
4
51
27
5
7
9
38
38
49
4 Manchester C
42
11
5
5
40
27
7
5
9
42
42
46
5 Arsenal fc
42
13
4
4
38
27
5
6
10
22
39
46
6 Birmingham C
42
12
4
5
51
26
6
5
10
24
31
45
7 Burnsley
42
11
3
7
37
20
7
5
9
27
34
44
8 Bolton W
42
13
3
5
50
24
5
4
12
21
34
43
9 Sunderland
42
10
8
3
44
36
7
1
13
36
59
43
10 Luton T
42
12
4
5
44
27
5
4
12
22
37
42
11 Newcastle U
42
12
4
5
49
24
5
3
13
36
46
41
12 Portmouth
42
9
8
4
46
38
7
1
13
32
47
41
13 W.B.A
42
13
3
5
37
25
5
2
14
21
45
41
14 Charlton A
42
13
2
6
47
26
4
4
13
28
55
40
15 Everton
42
11
5
5
37
29
4
5
12
18
40
40
16 Chelsea
42
10
4
7
32
26
4
7
10
32
51
39
17 Cardiff C
42
11
4
6
36
32
4
5
12
19
37
39
18 Tottenham
42
9
4
8
37
33
6
3
12
24
38
37
19 Preston N E
42
6
5
10
32
36
8
3
10
41
36
36
20 Aston Villa
42
9
6
6
32
29
2
7
12
20
40
35
21 Huddersfield T
42
9
4
8
32
30
5
3
13
22
53
35
22 Sheffield U
42
8
6
7
31
35
4
3
14
32
42
33

The 1955/56 English Football League Division 1 saw the emergence of Sir Matt Busby’s first great United team, christened the Busby Babes they included Duncan Edwards who is considered by many to be the most naturally gifted English football player. He has made his League debut during the 1952-53 English Football League First Division championship at the age of 16. Blackpool were Runners-up with a team that contained world Football legend Sir Stanley Matthews and English great Stan Mortensen, Blackpool would never again reach such heights in the English football League. In the modern Premiership era it seems unlikely the Blackpool one of the oldest names in English Football will ever challenge for domestic honours unless someone was to gamble a fortune and invest in the club. The Matthews and Mortensen team will forever be remembered for the famous win in the 1953 English Football Association Cup final. Goalkeeper and former prisoner of war Bert Trautman was elected English Football Writers Association Footballer of the year. The German goalkeeper will forever be remembered for his bravery as well as his skill. Trautman would inspire Manchester City to the 1956 English Football Association Cup he completed the game despite being knocked out cold in the second half and as later revealed he had broken his back during the game. He would be later awarded an O.B.E. Nat Lofthouse would finish the season as leading goal scorer with 33 in the 1955 First Division of the English Football League; Lofthouse was also awarded the 1953 Football Writers Association of England Footballer of the year for his absolute brilliance with Bolton Wanders during 1952-1953 English League First Division.

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Duncan Edwards was considered by many to be the most naturally gifted English football player of all time in this year.

Bert Trautman was rightfully awarded English Writers Association Footballer of the year after being knocked out cold in the cup final game between Manchester City and Birmingham City. He was later awarded an O.B.E.


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