1951–52 League of Ireland

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League of Ireland
Season 1951–52
Champions St Patrick's Athletic (1st Title)
Top goalscorer Shay Gibbons, (St Patrick's Athletic) 26

Statistics of League of Ireland in the 1951/1952 season.

Overview[edit]

It was contested by 12 teams, and, in their first season in the League of Ireland, St Patrick's Athletic remarkably won the championship.

Final classification[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 St Patrick's Athletic 22 16 2 4 59 34 +25 34
2 Shelbourne 22 13 5 4 59 44 +15 31
3 Shamrock Rovers 22 12 5 5 43 18 +25 29
4 Sligo Rovers 22 13 3 6 49 46 +3 29
5 Evergreen United 22 11 2 9 44 42 +2 24
6 Drumcondra 22 9 5 8 47 33 +14 23
7 Bohemians 22 8 3 11 37 41 −4 19
8 Waterford 22 8 3 11 47 54 −7 19
9 Transport 22 7 3 12 43 50 −7 17
10 Cork Athletic 22 6 3 13 36 44 −8 15
11 Dundalk 22 4 7 11 37 50 −13 15
12 Limerick 22 2 5 15 20 65 −45 9

Top scorers[edit]

Rank Player Club Goals
1 Shay Gibbons St Patrick's Athletic 26
2 Rory Dwyer Shelbourne 22
3 Dessie Glynn Drumcondra 20
4 Billy Burns Shamrock Rovers 15
4 Sean McCarthy Evergreen United 15
6 Jack Fitzgerald Waterford 14
7 Joey Dunne Bohemians 12
8 Liam Coll Sligo Rovers 11
8 Bernie Lester Transport 11
10 Johnny Armstrong Sligo Rovers 10
10 Jimmy Nelson Waterford 10
10 Johnny Vaughan Cork Athletic 10