1946–47 Scottish League Cup

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1946–47 Scottish League Cup
Country  Scotland
Champions Rangers
Runners-up Aberdeen

The 1946-47 Scottish League Cup was the inaugural staging of Scotland's second most prestigious football knockout competition. The competition was won by Rangers, who defeated Aberdeen 4-0 in the Final.

The tournament became an annual competition in the Scottish football calendar with the return of regular football following the Second World War.

First round[edit]

Section 1[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GAv Pts
Heart of Midlothian 6 3 2 1 12 10 1.20 8
Clyde 6 3 1 2 12 10 1.20 7
Kilmarnock 6 3 0 3 12 11 1.09 6
Partick Thistle 6 0 3 3 11 16 0.69 3
September 21, 1946
Clyde 1 - 2 Heart of Midlothian

September 21, 1946
Kilmarnock 3 - 2 Partick Thistle

September 28, 1946
Heart of Midlothian 3 - 1 Kilmarnock

September 28, 1946
Partick Thistle 2 - 2 Clyde

October 5, 1946
Clyde 3 - 2 Kilmarnock

October 5, 1946
Partick Thistle 4 - 4 Heart of Midlothian

October 12, 1946
Heart of Midlothian 2 - 1 Clyde

October 12, 1946
Partick Thistle 1 - 3 Kilmarnock

October 19, 1946
Clyde 3 - 1 Partick Thistle

October 19, 1946
Kilmarnock 2 - 0 Heart of Midlothian

October 26, 1946
Heart of Midlothian 1 - 1 Partick Thistle

October 26, 1946
Kilmarnock 2 - 0 Clyde

Section 2[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GAv Pts
Rangers 6 6 0 0 18 2 9.00 12
Morton 6 4 0 2 17 9 1.89 8
St. Mirren 6 1 1 4 7 19 0.37 3
Queen's Park 6 0 1 5 5 17 0.29 1
September 19, 1946
Morton 6 - 1 St. Mirren

September 21, 1946
Morton 2 - 1 Queen's Park

September 21, 1946
Rangers 4 - 0 St. Mirren

September 28, 1946
Queen's Park 2 - 4 Rangers

September 28, 1946
St. Mirren 2 - 3 Morton

October 5, 1946
Queen's Park 2 - 2 St. Mirren

October 5, 1946
Rangers 3 - 0 Morton

October 12, 1946
Queen's Park 0 - 6 Morton

October 12, 1946
St. Mirren 0 - 4 Rangers

October 19, 1946
Rangers 1 - 0 Queen's Park

October 26, 1946
Morton 0 - 2 Rangers

October 26, 1946
St. Mirren 2 - 0 Queen's Park

Section 3[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GAv Pts
Hibernian 6 4 1 1 16 9 1.78 9
Celtic 6 2 3 1 11 10 1.10 7
Hamilton Academical 6 2 1 3 14 16 0.88 5
Third Lanark 6 1 1 4 8 14 0.57 3
September 21, 1946
Hibernian 4 - 2 Celtic

September 21, 1946
Third Lanark 3 - 5 Hamilton Academical

September 28, 1946
Celtic 0 - 0 Third Lanark

September 28, 1946
Hamilton Academical 3 - 6 Hibernian

October 5, 1946
Hamilton Academical 2 - 2 Celtic

October 5, 1946
Hibernian 1 - 2 Third Lanark

October 12, 1946
Celtic 1 - 1 Hibernian

October 12, 1946
Hamilton Academical 3 - 0 Third Lanark

October 19, 1946
Hibernian 2 - 0 Hamilton Academical

October 19, 1946
Third Lanark 2 - 3 Celtic

October 26, 1946
Celtic 3 - 1 Hamilton Academical

October 26, 1946
Third Lanark 1 - 2 Hibernian

Section 4[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GAv Pts
Aberdeen 6 4 0 2 13 11 1.18 8
Motherwell 6 3 1 2 15 11 1.36 7
Falkirk 6 2 1 3 11 12 0.92 5
Queen of the South 6 2 0 4 8 13 0.62 4
September 21, 1946
Aberdeen 4 - 3 Falkirk

September 21, 1946
Motherwell 0 - 1 Queen of the South

September 28, 1946
Falkirk 1 - 1 Motherwell

September 28, 1946
Queen of the South 2 - 5 Aberdeen

October 5, 1946
Aberdeen 2 - 3 Motherwell

October 5, 1946
Queen of the South 0 - 2 Falkirk

October 12, 1946
Falkirk 0 - 1 Aberdeen

October 12, 1946
Queen of the South 4 - 3 Motherwell

October 19, 1946
Aberdeen 1 - 0 Queen of the South

October 19, 1946
Motherwell 5 - 3 Falkirk

October 26, 1946
Falkirk 2 - 1 Queen of the South

October 26, 1946
Motherwell 3 - 0 Aberdeen

Section 5[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GAv Pts
East Fife 6 6 0 0 22 0 22.00 12
St. Johnstone 6 2 1 3 9 10 0.90 5
Dunfermline Athletic 6 2 0 4 9 20 0.45 4
Alloa Athletic 6 1 1 4 3 13 0.23 3
September 21, 1946
Alloa Athletic 0 - 0 St. Johnstone

September 21, 1946
Dunfermline Athletic 0 - 2 East Fife

September 28, 1946
East Fife 6 - 0 Alloa Athletic

September 28, 1946
St. Johnstone 6 - 2 Dunfermline Athletic

October 5, 1946
Dunfermline Athletic 3 - 1 Alloa Athletic

October 5, 1946
St. Johnstone 0 - 2 East Fife

October 12, 1946
East Fife 7 - 0 Dunfermline Athletic

October 12, 1946
St. Johnstone 1 - 0 Alloa Athletic

October 19, 1946
Alloa Athletic 0 - 2 East Fife

October 19, 1946
Dunfermline Athletic 3 - 2 St. Johnstone

October 26, 1946
Alloa Athletic 2 - 1 Dunfermline Athletic

October 26, 1946
East Fife 3 - 0 St. Johnstone

Section 6[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GAv Pts
Dundee 4 4 0 0 13 0 13.00 8
Stenhousemuir 4 1 0 3 5 12 0.42 2
Raith Rovers 4 1 0 3 4 10 0.40 2
September 21, 1946
Raith Rovers 0 - 2 Dundee

September 28, 1946
Dundee 4 - 0 Stenhousemuir

October 5, 1946
Stenhousemuir 1 - 2 Raith Rovers

October 12, 1946
Dundee 3 - 0 Raith Rovers

October 19, 1946
Stenhousemuir 0 - 4 Dundee

October 26, 1946
Raith Rovers 2 - 4 Stenhousemuir

Section 7[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GAv Pts
Dundee United 6 5 0 1 13 7 1.86 10
Cowdenbeath 6 3 1 2 18 11 1.64 7
Dumbarton 6 2 0 4 13 15 0.87 4
Arbroath 6 1 1 4 11 22 0.50 3
September 21, 1946
Arbroath 4 - 1 Dumbarton

September 21, 1946
Dundee United 2 - 0 Cowdenbeath

September 28, 1946
Cowdenbeath 5 - 2 Arbroath

September 28, 1946
Dumbarton 0 - 3 Dundee United

October 5, 1946
Arbroath 1 - 3 Dundee United

October 5, 1946
Dumbarton 0 - 4 Cowdenbeath

October 12, 1946
Cowdenbeath 4 - 1 Dundee United

October 12, 1946
Dumbarton 8 - 0 Arbroath

October 19, 1946
Arbroath 3 - 3 Cowdenbeath

October 19, 1946
Dundee United 2 - 1 Dumbarton

October 26, 1946
Cowdenbeath 2 - 3 Dumbarton

October 26, 1946
Dundee United 2 - 1 Arbroath

Section 8[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GAv Pts
Airdrieonians 4 3 0 1 15 4 3.75 6
Ayr United 4 2 0 2 10 12 0.83 4
Albion Rovers 4 1 0 3 10 19 0.53 2
September 21, 1946
Albion Rovers 5 - 4 Ayr United

September 28, 1946
Airdrieonians 6 - 1 Albion Rovers

October 5, 1946
Ayr United 2 - 1 Airdrieonians

October 12, 1946
Ayr United 4 - 3 Albion Rovers

October 19, 1946
Albion Rovers 1 - 5 Airdrieonians

October 26, 1946
Airdrieonians 3 - 0 Ayr United

Quarter-finals[edit]

First leg[edit]

March 1, 1947
Airdrieonians 4 - 4 Hibernian


March 1, 1947
Dundee 0 - 1 Aberdeen


March 1, 1947
Heart of Midlothian 0 - 1 East Fife


March 1, 1947
Rangers 2 - 1 Dundee United

Second leg[edit]

March 5, 1947
Aberdeen 3 - 2 Dundee

Aberdeen won 4–2 on aggregate


March 5, 1947
Dundee United 1 - 1 Rangers

Rangers won 3–2 on aggregate


March 5, 1947
East Fife 2 - 5 Heart of Midlothian

Heart of Midlothian won 5–3 on aggregate


March 5, 1947
Hibernian 1 - 0 Airdrieonians

Hibernian won 5–4 on aggregate

Semi-finals[edit]

March 22, 1947
Aberdeen 6 - 2 Heart of Midlothian


March 22, 1947
Rangers 3 - 1 Hibernian

Final[edit]

April 5, 1947
Rangers 4 – 0 Aberdeen
Duncanson Goal Goal
Gillick Goal
Williamson Goal
Hampden Park, Glasgow
Attendance: 82,700

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