1904–05 in Scottish football

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1904–05 in Scottish football
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Division One champions
Celtic
Division Two champions
Clyde
Scottish Cup winners
Third Lanark
Junior Cup winners
Ashfield
Scotland national team
1905 BHC

The 1904–05 season was the 15th season of competitive football in Scotland.

Scottish League Division One[edit]

P Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Celtic 26 18 5 3 68 31 37 41
2 Rangers 26 19 3 4 83 28 55 41
3 Third Lanark 26 14 7 5 60 28 32 35
4 Airdrieonians 26 11 5 10 38 45 −7 27
5 Hibernian 26 9 8 9 39 39 0 26
6 Partick Thistle 26 12 2 12 36 56 −20 26
7 Heart of Midlothian 26 11 3 12 46 44 2 25
8 Dundee 26 10 5 11 38 32 6 25
9 Kilmarnock 26 9 5 12 29 45 −16 23
10 St. Mirren 26 9 4 13 33 36 −3 22
11 Port Glasgow Ath 26 8 5 13 30 51 −21 21
12 Queen's Park 26 6 8 12 28 45 −17 20
13 Morton 26 7 4 15 27 50 −23 18
14 Motherwell 26 6 2 18 28 53 −25 14

Celtic became the champions after a playoff victory against Rangers after the two teams finished level on points.

Champions: Celtic

The above table was slightly incorrect. Most reference books have the score for the game 19 November 1904 as Hearts 2 Port Glasgow Athletic 0. The actual score was 5-0. Report Therefore Hearts should have 3 more goals and Port Glasgow 3 more in the against Column. Incorrect version that appears in most reference books.

P Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
7 Heart of Midlothian 26 11 3 12 43 44 −1 25
11 Port Glasgow Ath 26 8 5 13 30 48 −18 21

League Table from April 1905

Scottish League Division Two[edit]

P Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Clyde 22 13 6 3 38 22 16 32
2 Falkirk 22 12 4 6 32 25 7 28
3 Hamilton Academical 22 12 3 7 40 24 16 27
4 Leith Athletic 22 10 4 8 36 26 10 24
5 Ayr 22 11 1 10 46 37 9 23
6 Arthurlie 22 9 5 8 37 41 −4 23
7 Aberdeen 22 7 7 8 36 26 10 21
8 Albion Rovers 22 8 4 10 38 53 −15 20
9 East Stirlingshire 22 7 5 10 37 38 −1 19
10 Raith Rovers 22 9 1 12 30 34 −4 19
11 Abercorn 22 8 1 13 31 45 −14 17
12 St Bernard's 22 3 5 14 23 53 −30 11

Two teams were promoted from Division Two this season, as next season's Division One capacity increased to sixteen teams.

Scottish Cup[edit]

Third Lanark were winners of the Scottish Cup after a 3–1 replay win over Rangers.

Junior Cup[edit]

Ashfield were winners of the Junior Cup after a 2–1 win over Renfrew Vic.

Scotland national team[edit]

Date Venue Opponents Score[1] Competition Scotland scorer(s)
6 March 1905 Racecourse Ground, Wrexham (A)  Wales 1–3 BHC John Tait Robertson
18 March 1905 Celtic Park, Glasgow (H)  Ireland 4–0 BHC Charles Thomson (2), Bobby Walker, Jimmy Quinn
1 April 1905 Crystal Palace, London (A)  England 0–1 BHC

Key:

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

See also[edit]

1904-05 Aberdeen F.C. season
Rangers F.C. season 1904-05

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ Scotland's score is shown first.