1960–61 Sheffield Wednesday F.C. season

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Sheffield Wednesday
1960–61 season
Chairman Andrew Stephen
Manager Harry Catterick
First Division 2nd
FA Cup Quarter finals
Top goalscorer League: Fantham (20)
All: Fantham (23)
Average home league attendance 29,229

During the 1960–61 English football season, Sheffield Wednesday F.C. competed in the Football League First Division.

Season summary[edit]

In the 1960–61 season, the Owls had an excellent campaign, reaching the last eight of the FA Cup and finishing 2nd place in the league, 8 points behind champions Tottenham Hotspur.

Final league table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L F A W D L F A F A GA GD Pts
1 Tottenham Hotspur 42 15 3 3 65 28 16 1 4 50 27 115 55 2.091 + 60 66
2 Sheffield Wednesday 42 15 4 2 45 17 8 8 5 33 30 78 47 1.660 + 31 58
3 Wolverhampton Wanderers 42 17 2 2 61 32 8 5 8 42 43 103 75 1.373 + 28 57
4 Burnley 42 11 4 6 58 40 11 3 7 44 37 102 77 1.325 + 25 51
5 Everton 42 13 4 4 47 23 9 2 10 40 46 87 69 1.261 + 18 50
6 Leicester City 42 12 4 5 54 31 6 5 10 33 39 87 70 1.243 + 3 45
7 Manchester United 42 14 5 2 58 20 4 4 13 30 56 88 76 1.158 + 12 45
8 Blackburn Rovers 42 12 3 6 48 34 3 10 8 29 42 77 76 1.013 + 1 43
9 Aston Villa 42 13 3 5 48 28 4 6 11 30 49 78 77 1.013 + 1 43
10 West Bromwich Albion 42 10 3 8 43 32 8 2 11 24 39 67 71 0.944 – 4 41
11 Arsenal 42 12 3 6 44 35 3 8 10 33 50 77 85 0.906 – 8 41
12 Chelsea 42 10 5 6 61 48 5 2 14 37 52 98 100 0.980 – 2 37
13 Manchester City 42 10 5 6 41 30 3 6 12 38 60 79 90 0.878 – 11 37
14 Nottingham Forest 42 8 7 6 34 33 6 2 13 28 45 62 78 0.795 – 16 37
15 Cardiff City 42 11 5 5 34 26 2 6 13 26 59 60 85 0.706 – 25 37
16 West Ham United 42 12 4 5 53 31 1 6 14 24 57 77 88 0.875 – 11 36
17 Fulham 42 8 8 5 39 39 6 0 15 33 56 72 95 0.758 – 23 36
18 Bolton Wanderers 42 9 5 7 38 29 3 6 12 20 44 58 73 0.795 – 15 35
19 Birmingham City 42 10 4 7 35 31 4 2 15 27 53 62 84 0.738 – 22 34
20 Blackpool 42 9 3 9 44 34 3 6 12 24 39 68 73 0.932 – 5 33
21 Newcastle United 42 7 7 7 51 49 4 3 14 35 60 86 109 0.789 – 23 32
22 Preston North End 42 7 6 8 28 25 3 4 14 15 46 43 71 0.606 – 28 30

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

Key
League Champions, qualified for European Cup
FA Cup winners, qualified for Cup Winners' Cup
Inter-Cities Fairs Cup 1960-61
League Cup Winners
Relegated

Results[edit]

Sheffield Wednesday's score comes first[1]

Legend[edit]

Win Draw Loss

Football League First Division[edit]

FA Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R3 7 January 1961 Leeds United H 2–0 36,225 Ellis, Quinn
R4 28 January 1961 Manchester United H 1–1 58,000 Wilkinson
R4R 1 February 1961 Manchester United A 7–2 65,243 Ellis (3), Fantham (2), Finney (2)
R5 18 February 1961 Leyton Orient A 2–0 31,000 Ellis, Fantham
QF 4 March 1961 Burnley H 0–0 55,000
QFR 7 March 1961 Burnley A 0–2 49,113

Squad[edit]

[1] Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
- England GK Ron Springett
- England DF Peter Johnson
- England DF Peter Swan
- England DF Don Megson
- England MF Alan Finney
- England MF Tony Kay
- Scotland MF Tom McAnearney
- England FW John Fantham
- Scotland FW Bobby Craig
- England FW Keith Ellis
- England MF Derek Wilkinson
No. Position Player
- England MF John Quinn
- England FW Bill Griffin
- England MF Ralph O'Donnell
- England DF Gerry Young
- England DF Brian Hill
- Scotland GK Roy McLaren
- England MF Bobby Lodge
- Scotland DF Jack Martin
- Scotland DF John Frye
- England MF John Meredith

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sheffield Wednesday 1960-1961 : Results". www.statto.com. Retrieved 21 July 2013.