1956/57 First Division

First Team Overall First Team Appearances & Scorers Reserves Youth 1 Youth 2 Youth 3

Directors: James S Baker (Chairman), AH Oakley (Vice-Chairman), J Ireland, CH Hunter, JH Marshall, JT Howley (Secretary).
Manager: Stan Cullis.
Trainers: Jack Dowen, Jack Gardiner, George Palmer.
Captain: Billy Wright.

Squad: Adams, Aston (1), Aston (2), Cyril Beavon, Joe Bonson, Colin Booth, Joe Bonson, Botha, Peter Broadbent, Brown, Burden, Chasle, Eddie Clamp, D Clark, Peter Clark, Les Cocker, Cornell, Fred Davies, Deakin, Norman Deeley, Noel Dwyer, A Edwards, R Evans, Ted Farmer, Malcolm Finlayson, Ron Flowers, Fox, Gibbons, Greaves, Bill Guttridge, Hackett, Hall, Johnny Hancocks, Gerry Harris, J Harris, Hickman, Harry Hooper, Horne, Howells, Alan Jackson, Jeyes, Gwyn Jones, James Kelly, John Kirkham, Maurice Kyle, Mickey Lill, Long, Malton, Gerry Mannion, Marigold, Bobby Mason, McIntosh, Harry Middleton, Jimmy Mullen, Jimmy Murray, Pat Neil, Ogden, Grenville Palin, Parsonage, B Perry, Roy Poole, Preece, Richards, S Round, Ryan, Sambrook, Sankey, Bill Shorthouse, George Showell, Geoff Sidebottom, Bill Slater, Steel, Barry Stobart, Eddie Stuart, Roy Swinbourne, Colin Tether, Bobby Thomson, John Timmins, Trickett, Vine, Bobby Walker, T Walmsley, Walters, Wensley, Watton, R Whitehouse, Widdowson, Bert Williams, Dennis Wilshaw, Billy Wright, Yates.

Club Finances: Wolves made a profit of £4,609; Entertainment Tax Paid £24,215; Currant Assets £209,072; Fixed Assets £259,426.

 
August

11 (H) Pre Season Practice Match Details
18 (H) Manchester City W 5-1 Details
22 (a) Luton Town L 0-1 Details
25 (a) Blackpool L 2-3 Details
29 (H) Luton Town L 5-4 Details

September

1 (H) Everton W 2-1 Details
8 (a) Tottenham Hotspur L 1-4 Details
12 (H) Sunderland D 2-2 Details
15 (H) Leeds United L 1-2 Details
22 (a) Bolton Wanderers W 3-0 Details
29 (H) Birmingham City W 3-0 Details

October

6 (a) West Bromwich Albion D 1-1 Details
13 (H) Portsmouth W 6-0 Details
20 (a) Chelsea D 3-3 Details
27 (H) Cardiff City W 3-1 Details
29 (H) Bucharest CCA W 5-0 Details [Friendly]

November

3 (a) Manchester United L 0-3 Details
10 (H) Arsenal W 5-2 Details
17 (a) Burnley L 0-3 Details
24 (H) Preston North End W 4-3 Details

December

1 (a) Newcastle United L 1-2 Details
5 (H) International Details
8 (H) Sheffield Wednesday W 2-1 Details
11 (H) Red Banner D 1-1 Details [Friendly]
15 (a) Manchester City W 3-2 Details
22 (H) Blackpool W 4-1 Details
25 (a) Charlton Athletic L 1-2 Details
26 (H) Charlton Athletic P-P
29 (a) Everton L 1-3 Details

January

1 (a) Sunderland W 3-2 Details
5 (H) Swansea Town W 5-3 Details [FAC3]
12 (H) Tottenham Hotspur W 3-0 Details
19 (a) Leeds United D 0-0 Details
26 (H) Bournemouth & Boscombe Athletic L 0-1 Details [FAC4]

February

2 (H) Bolton Wanderers W 3-2 Details
9 (a) Birmingham City D 2-2 Details
16 (H) Charlton Athletic W 7-3
23 (a) Cardiff City D 2-2 Details

March

2 (H) Chelsea W 3-1 Details
6 (H) Inter Services Match Details
9 (a) Sheffield Wednesday L 1-2 Details
16 (H) Manchester United D 1-1 Details
19 (a) Valencia FC L 1-3 Details [Friendly]
23 (a) Arsenal D 0-0 Details
23 (H) FA Cup Details
27 (H) Borussia Dortmund W 4-3 Details [Friendly]
30 (H) Burnley L 1-2 Details

April

6 (a) Preston North End L 0-1 Details
10 (H) Valencia FC W 3-0 Details [Friendly]
13 (H) Newcastle United W 2-0 Details
15 (H) West Bromwich Albion W 5-2 Details
20 (a) Portsmouth L 0-1 Details
22 (a) Aston Villa L 0-4 Details
23 (H) Aston Villa W 3-0 Details

May

4 (a) Southern Transvaal W 5-2 Details [Friendly]
8 (a) Transvaal W 1-0 Details [Friendly]
11 (a) Natal W 5-1 Details [Friendly]
15 (a) Western Province W 6-0 Details [Friendly]
18 (a) South Africa XI W 4-1 Details [Friendly]
21 (a) Southern Transvaal President’s XI W 7-3 Details [Friendly]
24 (a) South Rhodesia W 10-1 Details [Friendly]
26 (a) North Rhodesia W 11-1 Details [Friendly]