The 1964-1965 English Football League Division 1 championship was won by Manchester United. This was their first League title since the 1956-57 English Football League Division 1 season. This was a remarkable achievement for manager Matt Busby who had survived the Munich Air Disaster in 1958 with life threatening injuries, the air crash had whipped out the heart of the Old Trafford Club. The trio of Dennis Law, Bobby Charlton and George Best began to strike fear into the defence of their opponents. Indeed this season Dennis Law played with such skill and scored so many goals he was elected European Footballer of the year. Bobby Charlton like Busby had survived the Munich Air Disaster; he would go on to win the World Cup with England in 1966. George Best became one of the first superstar's of World Football, the Northern Irish winger would never make it to a World Cup or European Championship finals.
The 1964/65 English Football Writers Association player of the season was won by Bobby Collins of Leeds United. Leeds fans consider Collins to be a giant of the club, despite being only 5ft 4in Collins was the midfield enforcer was fierce competitor. Don Revie considered him to be his best signing. He has been credited with being the catalyst of the club, joining when Leeds were in the English Football League 2nd Division 1961-1962, he more than any other Leeds player of the time is responsible for reviving the clubs prospects. Jimmy Greaves would win the Golden Boot again, scoring 29 goals during the 1964/65 season. He would be cruelly denied the opportunity to win the World Cup as his next season was plagued with injury; he had made the World Cup squad but was injured in the game against France in the group stages.« previous season 1963 Division 1next season 1965 Division 1 »