1948–49 in Scottish football

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1948–49 in Scottish football
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Division A champions
Rangers
Division B champions
Raith Rovers
Division C champions
Forfar Athletic
Scottish Cup winners
Rangers
League Cup winners
Rangers
Division C Supplementary League (A) winners
Brechin City
Division C Supplementary League (B) winners
Leith Athletic
Junior Cup winners
Auchinleck Talbot
Scotland national team
1949 BHC

The 1948–49 season was the 52nd season of competitive football in Scotland. Rangers became the first team to win the Scottish domestic treble. Scottish League Division "C" was disbanded. It would be 26 years before a 3 league set-up would be in place again. [1]

Scottish League Division A[edit]

P Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Rangers 30 20 6 4 63 32 31 46
2 Dundee 30 20 5 5 71 48 23 45
3 Hibernian 30 17 5 8 75 52 23 39
4 East Fife 30 16 3 11 64 46 18 35
5 Falkirk 30 12 8 10 70 54 16 32
6 Celtic 30 12 7 11 48 40 8 31
7 Third Lanark 30 13 5 12 56 52 4 31
8 Heart of Midlothian 30 12 6 12 64 54 10 30
9 St. Mirren 30 13 4 13 51 47 4 30
10 Queen of the South 30 11 8 11 47 53 −6 30
11 Partick Thistle 30 9 9 12 50 63 −13 27
12 Motherwell 30 10 5 15 44 49 −5 25
13 Aberdeen 30 7 11 12 39 48 −9 25
14 Clyde 30 9 6 15 50 67 −17 24
15 Morton 30 7 8 15 39 51 −12 22
16 Albion Rovers 30 3 2 25 30 105 −75 8

Champions: Rangers
Relegated: Greenock Morton, Albion Rovers

Scottish League Division B[edit]

P Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Raith Rovers 30 20 2 8 80 44 36 42
2 Stirling Albion 30 20 2 8 71 47 24 42
3 Airdrieonians 30 16 9 5 76 42 34 41
4 Dunfermline Athletic 30 16 9 5 80 58 22 41
5 Queen's Park 30 14 7 9 66 49 17 35
6 St. Johnstone 30 14 4 12 58 51 7 32
7 Arbroath 30 12 8 10 62 56 6 32
8 Dundee United 30 10 7 13 60 67 −7 27
9 Ayr United 30 10 7 13 51 70 −19 27
10 Hamilton Academical 30 9 8 13 48 57 −9 26
11 Kilmarnock 30 9 7 14 58 61 −3 25
12 Stenhousemuir 30 8 8 14 50 54 4 24
13 Cowdenbeath 30 9 5 16 53 58 −5 23
14 Alloa Athletic 30 10 3 17 42 85 −43 23
15 Dumbarton 30 8 6 16 52 79 −27 22
16 East Stirlingshire 30 6 6 18 38 67 −29 18

Champions: Raith Rovers, Stirling Albion
Relegated: East Stirlingshire

Scottish League Division C[edit]

P Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Forfar Athletic 22 17 1 1 80 37 43 35
2 Leith Athletic 22 15 3 4 76 29 47 33
3 Brechin City 22 13 4 5 67 40 27 30
4 Montrose 22 10 5 7 59 50 9 25
5 Queen's Park II 22 9 6 7 52 52 0 24
6 Airdrieonians II 22 9 4 9 66 66 0 22
7 St. Johnstone II 22 9 4 9 42 44 −2 22
8 Dundee United II 22 10 2 10 58 67 −9 22
9 Raith Rovers II 22 6 7 9 56 60 −4 19
10 Kilmarnock II 22 5 3 14 41 54 −13 13
11 Dunfermline Athletic II 22 4 3 15 43 84 −41 11
12 Edinburgh City 22 2 4 16 28 85 −57 8

Source: RSSSF

Cup honours[edit]

Competition Winner Score Runner-up
Scottish Cup 1948–49 Rangers 4 – 1 Clyde
League Cup 1948–49 Rangers 2 – 0 Raith Rovers
Junior Cup Auchinleck Talbot 3 – 2 Petershill

Scotland national team[edit]

Date Venue Opponents Score[2] Competition Scotland scorer(s)
23 October 1948 Ninian Park, Cardiff (A)  Wales 3–1 BHC Willie Waddell (2), Lawrie Reilly
17 November 1948 Hampden Park, Glasgow (H)  Northern Ireland 3–2 BHC Billy Houliston (2), Jimmy Mason
9 April 1949 Wembley Stadium, London (A)  England 3–1 BHC Jimmy Mason, Billy Steel, Lawrie Reilly
27 April 1949 Hampden Park, Glasgow (H)  France 2–0 Friendly Billy Steel (2)

Scotland were winners of the 1949 British Home Championship.

Key:

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

Notes and references[edit]