DIVISION 2    1955/56
      For full league and cup results  click on by club required.
      P W D L F A Pts
  Leading League goalscorer:
Willie Gardiner 
(Leicester City)
 34  goals

The Second Division was an amazingly close-fought competition  in 1955/56 with half the clubs in the division being separated by just 4 points at the end of the season.  One of that group - Bristol Rovers - recorded one of their most memorable results. A 35.872 Eastville crowd saw them demolish Manchester United 4-0 in the Third Round of the FA Cup, the Busby Babes went on to become League champions at the end of the season.
FA Cup results 1955/56

  1 Sheffield Wednesday 42 21 13 8 101 62 55 Promoted
    2 Leeds United 42 23 6 13 80 60 52 Promoted
    Season Results 3 Liverpool 42 21 6 15 85 63 48
    4 Blackburn Rovers 42 21 6 15 84 65 48
    Season Results 5 Leicester City 42 21 6 15 94 78 48
    6 Bristol Rovers 42 21 6 15 84 70 48
    7 Nottingham Forest 42 19 9 14 68 63 47
    8 Lincoln City 42 18 10 14 79 65 46
    9 Fulham 42 20 6 16 89 79 46
    10 Swansea Town 42 20 6 16 83 81 46
    11 Bristol City 42 19 7 16 80 64 45
    12 Port Vale 42 16 13 13 60 58 45
    13 Stoke City 42 20 4 18 71 62 44
    14 Middlesbrough 42 16 8 18 76 78 40
    15 Bury 42 16 8 18 86 90 40
    Season Results 16 West Ham United 42 14 11 17 74 69 39
    17 Doncaster Rovers 42 12 11 19 69 96 35
    18 Barnsley 42 11 12 19 47 84 34
    19 Rotherham United 42 12 9 21 56 75 33
    20 Notts County 42 11 9 22 55 82 31
    21 Plymouth Argyle 42 10 8 24 54 87 28 Relegated
      22 Hull City 42 10 6 26 53 97 26 Relegated
     
      Relegated Plymouth relegated to Division 3 (South), Hull to Division 3 (North).