1955–56 in Scottish football

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1955–56 in Scottish football
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Division One champions
Rangers
Division Two champions
Queen's Park
Scottish Cup winners
Heart of Midlothian
League Cup winners
Aberdeen
Junior Cup winners
Petershill
Teams in Europe
Hibernian
Scotland national team
1956 BHC

The 1955–56 season was the 59th season of competitive football in Scotland. [1]

Overview[edit]

Following league reconstruction League Division One was expanded from 16 to 18 teams with Airdrieonians and Dunfermline Athletic being promoted. League Division Two was expanded from 16 to 19 teams with Berwick Rangers, Dumbarton, East Stirlingshire, Montrose and Stranraer joining the league. [1]

The leagues were rebranded at the start of season 1955-56. Division A was now the newly named Division One and Division B was now the newly named Division Two.[1]

Scottish League Division One[edit]

P Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Rangers 34 22 8 4 85 27 58 52
2 Aberdeen 34 18 10 6 87 50 37 46
3 Heart of Midlothian 34 19 7 8 99 47 52 45
4 Hibernian 34 19 7 8 86 50 36 45
5 Celtic 34 16 9 9 55 39 16 41
6 Queen of the South 34 16 5 13 69 73 −5 37
7 Airdrieonians 34 14 8 12 85 96 −11 36
8 Kilmarnock 34 12 10 12 52 45 7 34
9 Partick Thistle 34 13 7 14 62 60 2 33
10 Motherwell 34 11 11 12 53 59 −6 33
11 Raith Rovers 34 12 9 13 58 75 −17 33
12 East Fife 34 13 5 16 61 69 −8 31
13 Dundee 34 12 6 16 56 65 −9 30
14 Falkirk 34 11 6 17 58 75 −17 28
15 St. Mirren 34 10 7 17 57 70 −13 27
16 Dunfermline Athletic 34 10 6 18 42 82 −40 26
17 Clyde 34 8 6 20 50 74 −24 22
18 Stirling Albion 34 4 5 25 23 82 −59 13

Champions: Rangers
Relegated: Clyde, Stirling Albion

Scottish League Division Two[edit]

P Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Queen's Park 36 23 8 5 78 28 50 54
2 Ayr United 36 24 3 9 103 55 48 51
3 St. Johnstone 36 21 7 8 86 45 41 49
4 Dumbarton 36 21 5 10 83 62 21 47
5 Stenhousemuir 36 20 4 12 82 54 28 44
6 Brechin City 36 18 6 12 60 56 4 42
7 Cowdenbeath 36 16 7 13 80 85 −5 39
8 Dundee United 36 12 14 10 78 65 −7 38
9 Morton 36 15 6 15 71 69 2 36
10 Third Lanark 36 16 3 17 80 64 16 35
11 Hamilton Academical 36 13 7 16 86 84 2 33
12 Stranraer 36 14 5 17 77 92 −15 33
13 Alloa Athletic 36 12 7 17 67 73 −6 31
14 Berwick Rangers 36 11 9 16 52 77 −25 31
15 Forfar Athletic 36 10 9 17 62 75 −13 29
16 East Stirlingshire 36 9 10 17 66 94 −28 28
17 Albion Rovers 36 8 11 17 58 82 −24 27
18 Arbroath 36 10 6 20 47 67 −20 26
19 Montrose 36 4 3 29 44 133 −89 11

Promoted: Queen's Park, Ayr United

Cup honours[edit]

Competition Winner Score Runner-up
Scottish Cup 1955–56 Heart of Midlothian 3 – 1 Celtic
League Cup 1955–56 Aberdeen 2 – 1 St. Mirren
Junior Cup Petershill 4 – 1 Lugar Boswell Thistle

Scotland national team[edit]

Date Venue Opponents Score[2] Competition Scotland scorer(s)
8 October 1955 Windsor Park, Belfast (A)  Northern Ireland 1–2 BHC Lawrie Reilly
9 November 1955 Hampden Park, Glasgow (H)  Wales 2–0 BHC Bobby Johnstone (2)
14 April 1956 Hampden Park, Glasgow (H)  England 1–1 BHC Graham Leggat
2 May 1956 Hampden Park, Glasgow (H)  Austria 1–1 Friendly Alfie Conn

1956 British Home Championship - Joint winners with  England,  Northern Ireland and  Wales

Key:

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

Notes and references[edit]