1897–98 in Scottish football

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1897–98 in Scottish football
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Division One champions
Celtic
Division Two champions
Kilmarnock
Scottish Cup winners
Rangers
Junior Cup winners
Dalziel Rovers
Scotland national team
1898 BHC

The season of 1897–98 in Scottish football was the eighth season of the Scottish Football League.

Scottish Division One[edit]

Celtic are champions of the Scottish Division One.

P Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Celtic 18 15 3 0 56 13 43 33
2 Rangers 18 13 3 2 71 15 56 29
3 Hibernian 18 10 2 6 48 28 20 22
4 Heart of Midlothian 18 8 4 6 54 33 21 20
5 Third Lanark 18 8 2 8 37 38 −1 18
= St. Mirren 18 8 2 8 30 36 −6 18
7 Dundee 18 5 3 10 29 36 −7 13
= Partick Thistle 18 6 1 11 34 64 −30 13
= St Bernard's 18 4 1 13 35 67 −32 13
10 Clyde 18 1 3 14 20 84 −64 5

Scottish Division Two[edit]

Kilmarnock won the Scottish Division Two but were not promoted.

P Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Kilmarnock 18 14 1 3 64 29 35 29
2 Port Glasgow Athletic 18 12 1 5 66 35 31 25
3 Morton 18 9 4 5 47 38 9 22
4 Leith Athletic 18 9 2 7 39 38 1 20
5 Linthouse 18 6 4 8 37 39 −2 16
= Ayr 18 7 2 9 36 42 −6 16
= Abercorn 18 6 4 8 33 41 −8 16
8 Airdrieonians 18 6 2 10 44 56 −12 14
9 Hamilton Academical 18 5 2 11 28 51 −23 12
10 Motherwell 18 3 4 11 31 56 −25 10

Scottish Cup[edit]

Rangers were winners of the Scottish cup after a 2–0 win over Kilmarnock.

Junior Cup[edit]

Dalziel Rovers were winners of the Junior Cup after a 2–1 win over Parkhead.

Scotland national team[edit]

Date Venue Opponents Score[1] Competition Scotland scorer(s)
19 March Fir Park, Motherwell (H)  Wales 5–2 BHC James Gillespie (3), James McKie (2)
26 March Solitude Ground, Belfast (A)  Ireland 3–0 BHC Thomas Robertson, Robert Smith McColl, William Stewart
2 April Celtic Park, Glasgow (H)  England 1–3 BHC James Millar

Key:

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

See also[edit]

1897-98 Rangers F.C. season

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ Scotland's score is shown first.