1970–71 in English football

The Football League First Division 1970/71 was the 72th season of the Football League First Division as the highest English football league. Arsenal won his eighth now English championship with a point distance to Leeds United. Of the two climbers FC Blackpool and Huddersfield Town only club from Huddersfield could get the class; next to Blackpool had the Burnley FC compete the course in the Second Division. These two clubs should be replaced the following season by the two newly promoted second division Sheffield United and Leicester City.

A total of 475 players were used, with Arsenal the least and the FC Blackpool with 29 mustered 16 most players in league games. 85 newcomers were offset by 83 footballers who most recently came into play in the 1971/72 season.

Final Table

Results Table

In the left column of the home teams are listed.

Top scorers

The champion team of Arsenal FC

In the following list, all players were listed that for Arsenal came in a league match for use during the 1970/71 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.

George Armstrong (42/ 7) | Charlie George (17/ 5) | George Graham (38/ 11) | Eddie Kelly (23/ 4) | Ray Kennedy (41/ 19) | Peter Marinello * ( 3/0 ) | Frank McLintock (42/ 5) | Bob McNab (40/ 0 ) | Sammy Nelson * ( 4/0 ) | John Radford (41/ 15) | John Roberts ( 18/0 ) | Pat Rice (41/ 0 ) | Jon Sammels (15/ 1) | Peter Simpson (25/ 0 ) | Peter Storey ( 40/2 ) | Bob Wilson (42/ 0).