1960–61 Football League

The Football League First Division 1960/61, was the 62nd season of the Football League First Division English as the highest football league. The London club Tottenham Hotspur won with eight points behind Sheffield Wednesday on the second English championship in their history. Both climbers Aston Villa and Cardiff City could get the class; instead had to play the course in the Second Division Newcastle United and Preston North End. These two teams should be in the following season replaced by the two newly promoted second division Sheffield United and Ipswich Town.

A total of 522 players were used, with Tottenham Hotspur and Newcastle United at the least 34 mustered 17 most players in league games. 129 newcomers were offset by 134 footballers who most recently came into play in the 1960/61 season.

Final Table

Results Table

In the left column of the home teams are listed.

Top scorers

The champion team of Tottenham Hotspur

In the following list, all players were listed, the Tottenham Hotspur came in a league match for use during the 1960/61 season. It must be noted that in most cases a minimum number of games will be provided in English football to accept the official champion medal allowed. As regards the specific arrangements prior to the introduction of the Premier League, there is lack of clarity, all the players with an asterisk (*) have been provided which have received no champion medal presumably because of their small contribution. In brackets the number of bets as well as the goals achieved are called.

Les Allen (42/ 23) | Peter Baker ( 41/1 ) | Ken Barton * (1/0 ) | Danny Blanchflower (42/ 6) | Bill Brown (41/ 0 ) | Terry Dyson (40/ 12) | Ron Henry ( 42/ 0 ) | John Hollow Bread * (1/0 ) | Cliff Jones (29/ 15) | Dave Mackay (37/ 4) | Tony Marchi * ( 6/0 ) | Terry Medwin (14/ 5) | Maurice Norman (41/ 4) | Frank Saul * (6/ 3) | Bobby Smith (36/ 28) | John Smith * (1/0 ) | John White (42 /13).

  • Coach: Bill Nicholson

Special events

  • Jimmy Greaves scored on 3 December 1960 for Chelsea against West Bromwich Albion five goals.