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1968 DIVISION 1 | LEAGUE TABLE

1968 Division 1 table
P
W
D
L
F
A
W
D
L
F
A
PTS
1 Leeds U
42
18
3
0
41
9
9
10
2
25
17
67
2 Liverpool
42
16
4
1
36
10
9
7
5
27
14
61
3 Everton
42
14
5
2
43
10
7
10
4
34
26
57
4 Arsenal
42
12
6
3
31
12
10
6
5
25
15
56
5 Chelsea
42
11
7
3
40
24
9
2
9
33
29
50
6 Tottenham H
42
10
8
3
39
22
4
9
8
22
29
45
7 Southampton
42
13
5
3
41
21
3
8
10
16
27
45
8 West Ham U
42
10
8
3
47
22
3
10
8
19
28
44
9 Newcastle U
42
12
7
2
40
20
3
7
11
21
35
44
10 W.B.A
42
11
7
3
43
25
5
4
12
21
41
43
11 Manchester U
42
13
5
3
38
18
2
7
12
19
35
42
12 Ipswich T
42
10
4
7
32
26
5
7
9
27
34
41
13 Manchester C
42
13
6
2
49
20
2
4
15
15
35
40
14 Burnley
42
11
6
4
36
25
4
3
14
19
57
39
15 Sheffield W
42
7
9
5
27
26
3
7
11
14
28
36
16 Wolverhampton W
42
7
10
4
26
22
3
5
13
15
36
35
17 Sunderland
42
10
6
5
28
18
1
6
14
15
49
34
18 Nottingham F
42
6
6
9
17
22
4
7
11
28
35
33
19 Stoke C
42
9
7
5
24
24
0
8
13
16
39
33
20 Coventry C
42
8
6
7
32
22
2
5
14
14
42
31
21 Leicester C
42
8
8
5
27
24
1
4
16
12
44
30
22 Q.P.R
42
4
7
10
20
33
0
3
18
19
62
18

The 1968-1969 English Football League Division 1 was won by Leeds United, Liverpool fc finished second with 6 points less (view more liverpool fc stats). This was Leeds Unitedís first League title. This was the true sign of quality within the team that Don Revie had assembled. Revie had taken charge of the Yorkshire club during the 1959-1960 English Football League Division 2 season. He had played up front for Leeds United and was initially appointed player coach. As a player he had made his name though playing for Manchester City, indeed he was elected during the 1954-1955 English Football League 1st Division Football Writers Association player of the year. His Leeds United team was a tough tackling side, the likes of Norman Hunter, Billy Bremner and Jack Charlton would show true grit on the field, many a team would fear a trip to Elland Road throughout the 1960ís because of players like them.

The 1968-1969 English Football League Division 1 season produced a unique anomaly with a joint awards of Football Writers Association Player of the Year. As of writing it is the only occurrence that a tie has happened. The two winners where Dave MacKay of Derby County and Tony Book of Manchester City. When football hard men are spoken about it is unusual to talk about them possessing great ability however Scot Dave MacKay goes against this stereotype. A quite man off the pitch however on the pitch he was ferocious however he also possessed great skill. He is still thought of with great reverence by all those who played against him and all those who watched, indeed he was elected as one of 100 legends of the English Football League. Tony Book of Manchester City played right back, what is unique about Book was that he played non-league football for most of his career, however his long standing relationship with his manager Malcolm Allison form his days at non-league Bath meant that he would eventually sign for Man City. Book has won more trophies with Man City than any other player. He would eventually manage the club taking over during the English Football League 1943-1974 Division 1 season. The leading goal scorer during this season for the last time in his incredible career was Jimmy Greaves. Overall Greave won the English Football League Division 1 Golden boot on 6 different occasions, this fact makes him the greatest English scorer of goals of his generation.

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