1952–53 in Scottish football

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1952–53 in Scottish football
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Division A champions
Rangers
Division B champions
Stirling Albion
Division C (North & East) champions
Aberdeen 'A'
Division C (South & West) champions
Rangers 'A'
Scottish Cup winners
Rangers
League Cup winners
Dundee
Division C League Cup winners
Aberdeen 'A' or Rangers 'A'
Junior Cup winners
Vale of Leven
Scotland national team
1953 BHC

The 1952–53 season was the 56th season of competitive football in Scotland. [1]

Scottish League Division A[edit]

Rangers won the title with a 1–1 draw in their last match, away to Queen of the South. Rangers equalised with 17 minutes to go and thereby won the league on goal average from Hibernian, thus preventing Hibs from winning their 3rd title in a row.

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

Champions: Rangers
Relegated: Motherwell, Third Lanark

Scottish League Division B[edit]

P Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Stirling Albion 30 20 4 6 64 43 21 44
2 Hamilton Academical 30 20 3 7 72 40 32 43
3 Queen's Park 30 15 7 8 70 46 24 37
4 Kilmarnock 30 17 2 11 74 48 26 36
5 Ayr United 30 17 2 11 76 56 20 36
6 Morton 30 15 3 12 79 57 22 33
7 Arbroath 30 13 7 10 52 57 −5 33
8 Dundee United 30 12 5 13 52 56 −4 29
9 Alloa Athletic 30 12 5 13 63 68 −5 29
10 Dumbarton 30 11 6 13 58 67 −9 28
11 Dunfermline Athletic 30 9 9 12 51 58 −7 27
12 Stenhousemuir 30 10 6 14 56 65 −9 26
13 Cowdenbeath 30 8 7 15 37 54 −17 23
14 St. Johnstone 30 8 6 16 41 63 −22 22
15 Forfar Athletic 30 8 4 18 54 88 −34 20
16 Albion Rovers 30 5 4 21 44 77 −33 14

Promoted: Stirling Albion, Hamilton Academical

Cup honours[edit]

Competition Winner Score Runner-up
Scottish Cup 1952–53 Rangers 1 – 0 (rep.) Aberdeen
League Cup Dundee 2 – 0 Kilmarnock
Junior Cup Vale of Leven 1 – 0 Annbank United

Scotland national team[edit]

Date Venue Opponents Score[2] Competition Scotland scorer(s)
18 November 1952 Ninian Park, Cardiff (A)  Wales 2–1 BHC Billy Liddell, Allan Brown
5 November 1952 Hampden Park, Glasgow (H)  Northern Ireland 1–1 BHC Lawrie Reilly
18 April 1953 Wembley Stadium, London (A)  England 2–2 BHC Lawrie Reilly (2)
6 May 1953 Hampden Park, Glasgow (H)  Sweden 1–2 Friendly Bobby Johnstone

Scotland and England shared victory in the 1953 British Home Championship.

Key:

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

Notes and references[edit]

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