Football : Season Details : 1961

Final English Top Division Football (soccer) Table and Cup Final(s)

Position Club Points History Notes
1  Tottenham Hotspur  66 4-11  FAC-W 
2  Sheffield Wednesday  58 7-2  
3  Wolverhampton Wanderers  57 2-22  
4  Burnley  51 4-14  
5  Everton  50 3-7  
6  Leicester City  45 5-4  FAC-F 
7  Manchester United  45 5-16  
8  Blackburn Rovers  43 3-3  
9  Aston Villa  43 3-1  LC-W 
10  West Bromwich Albion  41 5-12  
11  Arsenal  41 2-35  
12  Chelsea  37 3-24  
13  Manchester City  37 6-10  
14  Nottingham Forest  37 4-4  
15  Cardiff City  37 3-1  
16  West Ham United  36 2-3  
17  Fulham  36 2-2  
18  Bolton Wanderers  35 6-19  
19  Birmingham City  34 6-6  UEFA-F 
20  Blackpool  33 2-17  
21  Newcastle United  32 2-13  
22  Preston North End  30 6-10  

Legend and Abbreviations
Points: 2 for a win : 1 for a draw. Clubs: Blue Qualified for Europe Red Relegated
History is in the form A-B:
 A is the number of occasions that the club has been in the Top Division. 
B is the current number of consecutive seasons in the Top Division.
Notes: FAC FA Cup; LC League Cup; UEFA UEFA Cup; W Winners - F Finalists


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League Cup Final First Leg Rotherham United 2 Aston Villa 0
League Cup Final Second Leg Aston Villa 3 Rotherham United 0 (agg 3 - 2)
FA Cup Final Tottenham Hotspur 2 Leicester City 0

European Cup Final Benfica 3 Barcelona 2
Fairs Cup Final First Leg Birmingham City 2 AS Roma 2
Fairs Cup Final Second Leg AS Roma 2 Birmingham City 0 (agg 4 - 2)
Cup Winners Cup Final First Leg Rangers 0 Fiorentina 2
Cup Winners Cup Final Second Leg Fiorentina 2 Rangers 1 (agg 4 - 1)

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History (England)

Tottenham Hotspur became the first club since 1897 to complete the League and FA Cup double. Their points total equalled that of 1931. Their 31 wins was a record for a 22 club League. Tottenham Hotspur had begun the season with a record 11 victories and led all season.

At this time, the Fairs Cup had a rule of "one city, one club". This explains the peculiar qualification of clubs for this competition. Birmingham City reach their second successive Fairs Cup final.

Leicester City qualified for the Cup Winners Cup as FA Cup finalists because Tottenham Hotspur had qualified for the European Cup.

The League Cup began. This was a new knock-out competition with a two-legged final open only to League clubs (levels 1 to 4). Many clubs refused to enter (including Arsenal, Sheffield Wednesday, Tottenham Hotspur, West Bromwich Albion and Wolverhampton Wanderers). Aston Villa were the first winners, beating Rotherham United, a team from the second level.

The maximum wage (then 20) was abolished. Contracts binding players to clubs for life were scrapped.

History (Europe)

The first Cup Winners Cup final was won by Fiorentina.


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