1959–60 Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C. season

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Wolverhampton Wanderers
1959–60 season
ManagerStan Cullis
First Division2nd
FA CupWinners
FA Charity ShieldWinners
European CupQuarter-Finals
Top goalscorerLeague: Jimmy Murray (29)
All: Jimmy Murray (34)
Highest home attendance56,283 (vs Tottenham Hotspur, 23 April 1960)
Lowest home attendance21,546 (vs Leeds United, 14 November 1959)
Average home league attendance36,201 (league), 38,350 (all competitions)

The 1959–60 season was the 61st season of competitive league football in the history of English football club Wolverhampton Wanderers. They played in the First Division, then the highest level of English football.

The club were narrowly denied a third consecutive league title after Burnley finished one point ahead of them. They did however win both the FA Cup (for a fourth and final time) as well as the FA Charity Shield and also reach the quarter-final stage of the European Cup.

Results[edit]

Football League First Division[edit]

Final table
Pos Club Pld W D L F A GA Pts
1 Burnley 42 24 7 11 85 61 1.393 55
2 Wolverhampton Wanderers 42 24 6 12 106 67 1.582 54
3 Tottenham Hotspur 42 21 11 10 86 50 1.720 53

Pld = Matches played; W = Matches won; D = Matches drawn; L = Matches lost; F = Goals for; A = Goals against; GA = Goal average; Pts = Points

First Division[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
22/8/59 Birmingham City St Andrews W 1-0 41,260
26/8/59 Sheffield Wednesday Molineux W 3-1 37,397
29/8/59 Arsenal Molineux D 3-3 45,885
2/9/59 Sheffield Wednesday Hillsborough D 2-2 45,145
5/9/59 Manchester City Maine Road W 6-4 43,650
9/9/59 Fulham Craven Cottage L 1-3 32,447
12/9/59 Blackburn Rovers Molineux W 3-1 39,001
16/9/59 Fulham Molineux W 9-0 41,692
19/9/59 Blackpool Bloomfield Road L 1-3 35,303
26/9/59 Everton Molineux W 2-0 35,230
3/10/59 Luton Town Kenilworth Road W 5-1 22,908
10/10/59 Tottenham Hotspur White Hart Lane L 1-5 59,344
17/10/59 Manchester United Molineux W 3-2 45,451
24/10/59 Preston North End Deepdale L 3-4 22,612
31/10/59 Newcastle United Molineux W 2-0 33,999
7/11/59 Burnley Turf Moor L 1-4 27,793
14/11/59 Leeds United Molineux W 4-2 21,546
21/11/59 West Ham United Boleyn Ground L 2-3 38,000
28/11/59 Chelsea Molineux W 3-1 32,894
5/12/59 West Bromwich Albion The Hawthorns W 1-0 48,759
12/12/59 Leicester City Molineux L 0-3 25,370
19/12/59 Birmingham City Molineux W 2-0 22,363
26/12/59 Bolton Wanderers Burnden Park L 1-2 36,039
28/12/59 Bolton Wanderers Molineux L 0-1 28,424
2/1/60 Arsenal Highbury D 2-2 47,854
16/1/60 Manchester City Molineux W 4-2 27,864
23/1/60 Blackburn Rovers Ewood Park W 1-0 30,200
6/2/60 Blackpool Molineux D 1-1 36,347
13/2/60 Everton Goodison Park W 2-0 51,135
23/2/60 Luton Town Molineux W 3-2 30,059
27/2/60 West Bromwich Albion Molineux W 3-1 49,791
5/3/60 Manchester United Old Trafford W 2-0 60,560
16/3/60 Preston North End Molineux D 3-3 28,760
19/3/60 Leicester City Filbert Street L 1-2 25,660
30/3/60 Burnley Molineux W 6-1 33,953
2/4/60 Leeds United Elland Road W 3-0 29,492
11/4/60 West Ham United Molineux W 5-0 48,086
16/4/60 Newcastle United St James Park L 0-1 47,409
18/4/60 Nottingham Forest Molineux W 3-1 39,834
19/4/60 Nottingham Forest City Ground D 0-0 42,185
23/4/60 Tottenham Hotspur Molineux L 1-3 56,283
30/4/60 Chelsea Stamford Bridge W 5-1 61,597

FA Cup[edit]

20 February 1960 R5 Luton Town 1–4 Wolverhampton Wanderers Luton
Stadium: Kenilworth Road
Attendance: 25,714
7 May 1960 Final Blackburn Rovers 0–3 Wolverhampton Wanderers London
15:00 BST McGrath Goal 41' (o.g.)
Deeley Goal 67'88'
Stadium: Wembley Stadium
Attendance: 98,776

FA Charity Shield[edit]

European Cup[edit]

7 October 1959 Prel.2 Wolverhampton Wanderers England 2–0
(3–2 agg.)
East Germany Vorwärts Berlin Wolverhampton
Mason Goal 60'
Broadbent Goal 75'
Stadium: Molineux
Attendance: 55,747
24 November 1959 Rdof16.2 Wolverhampton Wanderers England 3–0
(4–1 agg.)
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Red Star Belgrade Wolverhampton
Murray Goal 8'
Mason Goal 85'89'
Stadium: Molineux
Attendance: 55,519
10 February 1960 QF.1 Barcelona Spain 4–0 England Wolverhampton Wanderers Barcelona, Spain
Villaverde Goal 8'80'
Kubala Goal 16'
Evaristo Goal 65'
Stadium: Nou Camp
Attendance: 80,000
2 March 1960 QF.2 Wolverhampton Wanderers England 2–5
(2–9 agg.)
Spain Barcelona Wolverhampton
Murray Goal 35'
Mason Goal 78'
Martínez Goal 29'
Kocsis Goal 44'49'74'
Villaverde Goal 85'
Stadium: Molineux
Attendance: 55,535

Players Used[edit]

Pos. Nationality Player Football League FA Cup FA Charity Shield European Cup Total Goal
1  Scotland Malcolm Finlayson 0
2  South Africa Eddie Stuart 0
3  Wales Gwyn Jones 0
4  England Eddie Clamp 0
5  England George Showell 0
6  England Ron Flowers 0
7  England Mickey Lill 0
8  England Bobby Mason 0
9  England Jimmy Murray 0
10  England Peter Broadbent 0
11  England Norman Deeley 0
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Top scorer[edit]

P. Nationality Player Position Football League FA Cup FA Charity Shield European Cup Total
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Most appearances[edit]

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