1961–62 Football League

The Football League First Division 1961/62 was the 63rd season of the Football League First Division English as the highest football league. With Ipswich Town surprisingly won a second division promoted the first English championship in their history. The club relegated Burnley FC three and defending Tottenham Hotspur at four points on the following places. In addition to Ipswich Town, the second climber Sheffield United could get the class; instead had to Cardiff City and Chelsea take the course in the Second Division. These two teams should be in the following season replaced by the two second division team FC Liverpool and Leyton Orient.

A total of 486 players were used, with Ipswich Town with the fewest 16 and Chelsea with 30 mustered the most players in league games. 96 newcomers were offset by 97 footballers who most recently came into play in the 1961/62 season.

Final Table

Results Table

In the left column of the home teams are listed.

Top scorers

The champion team from Ipswich Town

In the following list, all players were listed who came for Ipswich Town in a league game for use during the 1961/62 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 control before 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.

Roy Bailey (37/ 0 ) | Billy Baxter (40/ 0 ) | Larry Carberry (42/ 0 ) | John Compton (39/ 0 ) | Ray Crawford (41/ 33) | Dermot Curtis * ( 4/0 ) | John Elsworthy (41/ 2) | Wilf Hall * (5/ 0 ) | Jimmy Leadbetter (41/ 8) | Ken Malcolm * ( 3/0 ) | Doug Moran (42/ 14) | Andy Nelson ( 42/ 0 ) | Aled Owen * (1/0 ) | Ted Phillips (40/ 28) | Reg Pickett * ( 3/0 ) | Roy Stephenson (41 /7).

  • Coach: Alf Ramsey