1958–59 British Football League

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British Football League
Season 1958-59
Champions Tottenham Hotspur (1st title)
European Cup Tottenham Hotspur
Hearts
Glentoran
Matches played 240
Goals scored 589 (2.45 per match)

The 1958–59 British Football League was the first season of the British Football League after the British Football Association declared on creating the league to unite the country in a football league. The first season saw sixteen teams compete in the league with seven coming from England, five from Scotland, three from Northern Ireland and one from Wales.

League table[edit | edit source]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Tottenham Hotspur (C) 30 21 5 4 62 14 +48 47 Qualification for the European Cup Preliminary round
2 Wolverhampton Wanderers 30 20 6 4 60 24 +36 46
3 Hearts 30 16 8 6 41 28 +13 40 Qualification for the European Cup Preliminary round
4 Blackpool 30 18 3 9 42 27 +15 39
5 West Bromwich Albion 30 16 6 8 47 26 +21 38
6 Rangers 30 17 4 9 46 34 +12 38
7 Arsenal 30 15 5 10 41 31 +10 35
8 West Ham United 30 15 1 14 42 43 −1 31
9 Celtic 30 14 2 14 35 30 +5 30
10 Kilmarnock 30 10 5 15 28 37 −9 25
11 Aberdeen 30 11 3 16 31 49 −18 25
12 Wrexham 30 10 2 18 28 41 −13 22
13 Stockport County 30 8 5 17 28 47 −19 21
14 Glentoran 30 8 3 19 23 47 −24 19 Qualification for the European Cup Preliminary round
15 Linfield 30 6 3 21 18 51 −33 15
16 Ards 30 3 3 24 17 60 −43 9
Source: a
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Head-to-head results; 4) Number of goals scored
(C) Champion.

Results[edit | edit source]

External Links[edit | edit source]

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