1952–53 Scottish Division One

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Scottish Division One
Season 1952–53
Champions Rangers
Relegated Motherwell
Third Lanark

The 1952–53 Scottish Division One was won by Rangers on goal average over nearest rival Hibernian. Motherwell and Third Lanark finished 15th and 16th respectively and were relegated to the 1953–54 Scottish Second Division.

Rangers won the title with a 1–1 draw on the last day of the season, away to Queen of the South. Rangers equalised with 17 minutes to go and thereby won the league on goal average from Hibernian, preventing the Edinburgh club from winning a third successive title.

League table[edit]

P Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Rangers 30 18 7 5 80 39 41 43
2 Hibernian 30 19 5 6 93 51 42 43
3 East Fife 30 16 7 7 72 48 24 39
4 Heart of Midlothian 30 12 6 12 59 50 9 30
5 Clyde 30 13 4 13 78 78 0 30
6 St. Mirren 30 11 8 11 52 58 −6 30
7 Dundee 30 9 11 10 44 37 7 29
8 Celtic 30 11 7 12 51 54 −3 29
9 Partick Thistle 30 10 9 11 55 63 −8 29
10 Queen of the South 30 10 8 12 43 61 −18 28
11 Aberdeen 30 11 5 14 64 68 −4 27
12 Raith Rovers 30 9 8 13 47 53 −6 26
13 Falkirk 30 11 4 15 53 63 −10 26
14 Airdrieonians 30 10 6 14 53 75 −22 26
15 Motherwell 30 10 5 15 57 80 −23 25
16 Third Lanark 30 8 4 18 52 75 −23 20

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