1890–91 in Scottish football

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1890–91 in Scottish football
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Scottish Football League champions
Dumbarton / Rangers
Scottish Cup winners
Hearts
Junior Cup winners
Vale of Clyde
Scotland national team
1891 BHC

1890–91 in Scottish football was the 18th season of competitive football in Scotland. This season saw the introduction of the Scottish Football League with ten teams competing.

Scottish Football League[edit]

Dumbarton and Rangers were declared joint champions after drawing a play-off game 2–2 at Cathkin Park, Glasgow on 21 May 1891. Renton started the season as members of the Scottish Football League, but were expelled for professionalism (the game was still officially amateur at this stage). Also, Celtic, Third Lanark and Cowlairs were all deducted four points for fielding ineligible players.

P Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Dumbarton 18 13 3 2 61 21 40 29
= Rangers 18 13 3 2 58 25 33 29
3 Celtic 18 11 3 4 48 21 27 21[1]
4 Cambuslang 18 8 4 6 47 42 5 20
5 Third Lanark 18 8 3 7 38 39 −1 15[1]
6 Heart of Midlothian 18 6 2 10 31 37 −6 14
7 Abercorn 18 5 2 11 36 47 −11 12
8 St. Mirren 18 5 1 12 39 62 −23 11
9 Vale of Leven 18 5 1 12 27 65 −38 11
10 Cowlairs 18 3 4 11 24 50 −26 6[1]

Scottish Cup[edit]

Hearts were winners of the Scottish Cup after a 1–0 win over Dumbarton in the final.[2]

County honours[edit]

Competition Winner Score Runner-up
Aberdeenshire Cup Orion 4 – 1 Caledonian
Ayrshire Cup Kilmarnock 7 – 1 Hurlford
Dumbartonshire Cup Dumbarton 4 – 1 Vale of Leven
East of Scotland Shield Hearts 3 – 0 Armadale
Fife Cup Cowdenbeath 2 –1 Lassodie
Forfarshire Cup Dundee Our Boys 6 – 2 Dundee East End
Glasgow Cup Celtic 4 – 0 3rd LRV
Lanarkshire Cup Airdrie 2 – 1 Albion Rovers
Linlithgowshire Cup Armadale 2 – 0 Bo'ness
Perthshire Cup Dunblane 4 – 2[3] St Johnstone
Renfrewshire Cup St Mirren 4 – 0 Port Glasgow Athletic
Stirlingshire Cup East Stirlingshire 4 – 1 Grangemouth

Junior Cup[edit]

Vale of Clyde were winners of the Junior Cup with a 2–0 win over Chryston Athletic, in a replay after a draw in the first final.

Scotland national team[edit]

Date Venue Opponents Score[4] Competition Scotland scorer(s)
21 March The Racecourse, Wrexham (A)  Wales 4–3 BHC Bob Boyd (2), James Logan, Robert Buchanan
28 March Celtic Park, Glasgow (H)  Ireland 2–1 BHC James Low, Tom Waddell
4 April Ewood Park, Blackburn (A)  England 1–2 BHC Frank Watt

Key:

  • (H) = Home match
  • (A) = Away match
  • BHC = British Home Championship

See also[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Celtic, Third Lanark and Cowlairs were each docked four points for fielding ineligible players.
  2. ^ "RSSSF Scottish cup 1890-91". Retrieved 26 June 2011. 
  3. ^ after replay
  4. ^ Scotland's score is shown first.