1953–54 in Scottish football

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1953–54 in Scottish football
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Division A champions
Celtic
Division B champions
Motherwell
Division C (North & East) champions
brechin City
Division C (South & West) champions
Rangers 'A'
Scottish Cup winners
Celtic
League Cup winners
East Fife
Division C League Cup winners
Partick Thistle 'A' or Rangers 'A'
Junior Cup winners
Sunnybank
Scotland national team
1954 BHC

The 1953–54 season was the 57th season of competitive football in Scotland.[1]

Scottish League Division A[edit]

P Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Celtic 30 20 3 7 72 29 43 43
2 Heart of Midlothian 30 16 6 8 70 45 25 38
3 Partick Thistle 30 17 1 12 76 54 22 35
4 Rangers 30 13 8 9 56 35 21 34
5 Hibernian 30 15 4 11 72 51 21 34
6 East Fife 30 13 8 9 55 45 10 34
7 Dundee 30 14 6 10 46 47 −1 34
8 Clyde 30 15 4 11 64 67 −3 34
9 Aberdeen 30 15 3 12 66 51 15 33
10 Queen of the South 30 14 4 12 72 58 14 32
11 St. Mirren 30 12 4 14 44 54 −10 28
12 Raith Rovers 30 10 6 14 56 60 −4 26
13 Falkirk 30 9 7 14 47 61 −14 25
14 Stirling Albion 30 10 4 16 39 62 −23 24
15 Airdrieonians 30 5 5 20 41 92 −51 15
16 Hamilton Academical 30 4 3 23 29 94 −65 11

Champions: Celtic
Relegated: Airdrieonians, Hamilton Academical

Scottish League Division B[edit]

P Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Motherwell 30 21 3 6 109 43 66 45
2 Kilmarnock 30 19 4 7 71 39 32 42
3 Third Lanark 30 13 10 7 78 48 30 36
4 Stenhousemuir 30 14 8 8 66 58 8 36
5 Morton 30 15 3 12 85 65 20 33
6 St. Johnstone 30 14 3 13 80 71 9 31
7 Albion Rovers 30 12 7 11 55 63 −8 31
8 Dunfermline Athletic 30 11 9 10 48 57 −9 31
9 Ayr United 30 11 8 11 50 56 −6 30
10 Queen's Park 30 9 9 12 56 51 5 27
11 Alloa Athletic 30 7 10 13 50 72 −22 24
12 Forfar Athletic 30 10 4 16 38 69 −31 24
13 Cowdenbeath 30 9 5 16 67 81 −14 23
14 Arbroath 30 8 7 15 53 67 −14 23
15 Dundee United 30 8 6 16 54 79 −25 22
16 Dumbarton 30 7 8 15 51 92 −41 22

Promoted: Motherwell, Kilmarnock

Cup honours[edit]

Competition Winner Score Runner-up
Scottish Cup 1953–54 Celtic 2–1 Aberdeen
League Cup 1953–54 East Fife 3–2 Partick Thistle
Junior Cup Sunnybank 2–1 Lochee Harp

Scotland national team[edit]

Scotland qualified for their first ever World Cup in 1954 which was held in Switzerland.

Date Venue Opponents Score[2] Competition Scotland scorer(s)
3 October 1953 Windsor Park, Belfast (A)  Northern Ireland 3–1 BHC / WCQG3 Charlie Fleming (2), Jackie Henderson
4 November 1953 Hampden Park, Glasgow (H)  Wales 3–3 BHC / WCQG3 Allan Brown, Bobby Johnstone, Lawrie Reilly
3 April 1954 Hampden Park, Glasgow (H)  England 2–4 BHC / WCQG3 Lawrie Reilly (2)
5 May 1954 Hampden Park, Glasgow (H)  Norway 1–0 Friendly George Hamilton
19 May 1954 Ullevaal Stadium, Oslo (A)  Norway 1–1 Friendly John Mackenzie
25 May 1954 Olympic Stadium, Helsinki (A)  Finland 2–1 Friendly Willie Ormond, Bobby Johnstone
1954 World Cup
16 June 1954 Sportplatz Hardturm, Zurich (N)  Austria 0–1 WCG3
19 June 1954 St Jakob Stadium, Basle (N)  Uruguay 0–7 WCG3

Key:

  • (H) = Home match
  • (A) = Away match
  • BHC = British Home Championship
  • WCQG3 = World Cup qualifying – Group 3
  • WCG3 = World Cup – Group 3

Notes and references[edit]