1949–50 Scottish Division One

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Scottish Division One
Season 1949–50
Champions Rangers
Relegated Queen of the South
Stirling Albion

The 1949–50 Scottish Division One was won by Rangers by one point over nearest rival Hibernian. Queen of the South and Stirling Albion finished 15th and 16th respectively and were relegated to the 1950–51 Scottish Second Division.

Rangers won the league with a 2–2 draw in their last match, away to Third Lanark, a game in which Rangers took a 2–0 lead before Thirds fought back to 2–2. Another goal for Third Lanark would have handed the title to Hibernian. A few days previously, Rangers had drawn 0–0 with Hibs at Ibrox before a crowd of 101,000, the largest crowd to watch a League match in Britain since the war, a record that still stands. Had Hibs won this match they would have become champions.

League table[edit]

P Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Rangers 30 22 6 2 58 26 32 50
2 Hibernian 30 22 5 3 86 34 52 49
3 Hearts 30 20 3 7 86 40 46 43
4 East Fife 30 15 7 8 58 43 15 37
5 Celtic 30 14 7 9 51 50 1 35
6 Dundee 30 12 7 11 49 46 3 31
7 Partick Thistle 30 13 3 14 55 45 10 29
8 Aberdeen 30 11 4 15 48 56 -8 26
9 Raith Rovers 30 9 8 13 45 54 -9 26
10 Motherwell 30 10 5 15 53 58 -5 25
11 St. Mirren 30 8 9 13 42 49 -7 25
12 Third Lanark 30 11 3 16 44 62 -18 25
13 Clyde 30 10 4 16 56 73 -17 24
14 Falkirk 30 7 10 13 48 72 -24 24
15 Queen of the South 30 5 6 19 31 63 -32 16
16 Stirling Albion 30 6 3 21 38 77 -39 15

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