1985–86 in English football

The Football League First Division 1985/86 was the 87th season of the Football League First Division as the highest English football league. It began on August 17, 1985 and ended on May 5, 1986. FC Liverpool won two point gap on their city rivals and defending champions FC Everton meanwhile his 16th championship. Of the climbers Manchester City, Oxford United and Birmingham City had only the club from Birmingham after only one year to transition into the Second Division compete. In addition, increased from Ipswich Town and West Bromwich Albion. These three teams should be in the following season replaced by the three second division promoted Norwich City, Wimbledon FC and Charlton Athletic.

A total of 488 players were used, with Liverpool and West Ham United with 18 the least and West Bromwich Albion with 33 mustered the most players in league games. 98 newcomers were offset by 99 footballers who most recently came into play in the 1985/86 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 1985/86 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.

Jim Beglin (34/ 1) | Kenny Dalglish (21/ 3) | Gary Gillespie (14/ 3) | Bruce Grobbelaar (42/ 0 ) | Alan Hansen (41/ 0 ) | Craig Johnston (41/ 7) | Alan Kennedy * (8/ 0 ) | Mark Lawrenson (37/ 3) | Sammy Lee ( 15/0 ) | Kevin MacDonald (17/ 1) | Steve McMahon (23/ 6) | January Mølby (39/ 14) | Phil Neal ( 13/1) | Steve Nicol (34/ 4) | Ian Rush (40/ 22) | Paul Walsh (20/ 11) | John Wark * (9/ 3) | Ronnie Whelan (39 /10).

  • Coach: Kenny Dalglish