1954–55 in English football

The 1954-1955 season was the 75th season of competitive football in England, from August 1954 to May 1955:

Overview

* Chelsea win the League Championship for the first time.
* Newcastle United win the FA Cup.
* Inauguration of the new European Champions Cup, to be played from next season.

Events

* September 29 1954 - Champions Wolverhampton Wanderers and FA Cup holders West Bromwich Albion share the Charity Shield after a 4-4 draw.
* November 16 1954 - Wolverhampton Wanderers defeat Spartak Moscow 4-0 at Molineux, a team widely regarded as one of the best in the world.
* December 13 1954 - Wolves restore some pride to English football with a 3-2 win over Budapest Honvéd FC of Hungary, a team containing seven Hungarian internationals who defeated England 6-3 at Wembley in 1953, including Ferenc Puskás. It prompts the famous newspaper headline, which proclaims Wolves as the best team in the world.
* April 1955 - Gabriel Hanot's proposal for a European Champions' Cup is formally endorsed at the UEFA congress.
* April 2 1955 - England win the British Home Championship after a 7-2 defeat of Scotland, in which the 40-year-old Stanley Matthews creates five goals and the 18-year-old Manchester United protege Duncan Edwards makes his debut.
* April 18 1955 - Inauguration of the Inter-Cities Fairs Cup
* April 23 1955 - Chelsea secure the championship with a 3-0 home win against Sheffield Wednesday.
* May 4 1955 - Birmingham City win 5-1 at Doncaster Rovers to finish level on points with both Luton Town and Rotherham United in the Second Division. On goal average, Birmingham are promoted as champions, Luton as runners-up while Rotherham miss out.
* May 7 1955 - Newcastle United win the FA Cup, defeating Manchester City 3-1 at Wembley. Jackie Milburn opens the scoring after just 45 seconds - a Wembley Cup final record which stands for the next 42 years.

Honours


=Second Division=

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

Non-League Honours

Deaths


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