1982–83 in English football

The Football League First Division 1982/83 was the 84th season of the Football League First Division English as the highest football league. It began on August 28, 1982 and ended on 14 May 1983. FC Liverpool won with eleven points behind before newly promoted Watford FC 's now 14 Championships, defending the title from the previous year. Close behind ranked in either a short distance of the new FA Cup winners Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur, Nottingham Forest and Aston Villa. In addition to Watford and the other two newly promoted Norwich City and Luton Town could get the class; instead had to Manchester City, Swansea City and Brighton & Hove Albion the transition to the Second Division compete. These three clubs should be replaced the following season by the three second division promoted Wolverhampton Wanderers, Queens Park Rangers and Leicester City.

A total of 486 players were used, with Liverpool having the least and 16 Birmingham City 30 mustered the most players in league games. 98 newcomers were offset by 109 footballers who most recently came into play in the 1982/83 season.

Final Table

Results Table

In the left column of the home teams are listed.

Top scorers

The champion team of Liverpool FC

In the following list, all players were listed who came for Liverpool in a league match for use during the 1982/83 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.

Kenny Dalglish (42/ 18) | David Fairclough * ( 8/3 ) | Bruce Grobbelaar (42/ 0 ) | Alan Hansen (34/ 0 ) | David Hodgson (23/ 4) | Craig Johnston (33/ 7) | Alan Kennedy (42/ 3) | Mark Lawrenson (40/ 5) | Sammy Lee (40/ 3) | Terry McDermott * ( 2/0 ) | Phil Neal (42/ 8) | Steve Nicol * ( 4/0 ) | Ian Rush (34/ 24) | Graeme Souness (41/ 9) | Phil Thompson (24/ 0 ) | Ronnie Whelan (28 /2).

Important events

  • Manchester United won the English FA Cup with a 4-0 triumph in the decider over Brighton & Hove Albion. The first game ended in a 2-2 draw. The League Cup was won by Liverpool FC.
  • The striker Kenny Dalglish from Liverpool was voted player of the year. To the best young player of the season the 21- year-old Welshman Ian Rush was chosen by Liverpool FC.