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

28 September 1946
Partick Thistle 2–2 Clyde

5 October 1946
Clyde 3–2 Kilmarnock

19 October 1946
Clyde 3–1 Partick Thistle

26 October 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

19 September 1946
Morton 6–1 St. Mirren

21 September 1946
Morton 2–1 Queen's Park

21 September 1946
Rangers 4–0 St. Mirren

28 September 1946
Queen's Park 2–4 Rangers

28 September 1946
St. Mirren 2–3 Morton

5 October 1946
Rangers 3–0 Morton

12 October 1946
Queen's Park 0–6 Morton

12 October 1946
St. Mirren 0–4 Rangers

19 October 1946
Rangers 1–0 Queen's Park

26 October 1946
Morton 0–2 Rangers

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

21 September 1946
Hibernian 4–2 Celtic

28 September 1946
Celtic 0–0 Third Lanark

5 October 1946
Hibernian 1–2 Third Lanark

12 October 1946
Celtic 1–1 Hibernian

19 October 1946
Third Lanark 2–3 Celtic

26 October 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

21 September 1946
Aberdeen 4–3 Falkirk

28 September 1946
Falkirk 1–1 Motherwell

5 October 1946
Aberdeen 2–3 Motherwell

12 October 1946
Falkirk 0–1 Aberdeen

19 October 1946
Motherwell 5–3 Falkirk

26 October 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

28 September 1946
East Fife 6–0 Alloa Athletic

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

21 September 1946
Raith Rovers 0–2 Dundee

28 September 1946
Dundee 4–0 Stenhousemuir

12 October 1946
Dundee 3–0 Raith Rovers

19 October 1946
Stenhousemuir 0–4 Dundee

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

21 September 1946
Arbroath 4–1 Dumbarton

28 September 1946
Cowdenbeath 5–2 Arbroath

28 September 1946
Dumbarton 0–3 Dundee United

5 October 1946
Arbroath 1–3 Dundee United

5 October 1946
Dumbarton 0–4 Cowdenbeath

12 October 1946
Dumbarton 8–0 Arbroath

19 October 1946
Arbroath 3–3 Cowdenbeath

26 October 1946
Cowdenbeath 2–3 Dumbarton

26 October 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

21 September 1946
Albion Rovers 5–4 Ayr United

Quarter-finals[edit]

First leg[edit]


1 March 1947
Dundee 0–1 Aberdeen


Second leg[edit]

5 March 1947
Aberdeen 3–2 Dundee

Aberdeen won 4–2 on aggregate


Rangers won 3–2 on aggregate


Heart of Midlothian won 5–3 on aggregate


Hibernian won 5–4 on aggregate

Semi-finals[edit]


22 March 1947
Rangers 3–1 Hibernian

Final[edit]

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

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