1958–59 in Scottish football

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1958–59 in Scottish football
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Division One champions
Rangers
Division Two champions
Ayr United
Scottish Cup winners
St. Mirren
League Cup winners
Heart of Midlothian
Junior Cup winners
Irvine Meadow
Teams in Europe
Heart of Midlothian
Scotland national team
1959 BHC

The 1958–59 season was the 62nd season of competitive football in Scotland. [1]

Scottish League Division One[edit]

The last day of the season saw Rangers holding a 2-point lead over Hearts, with the clubs having an identical goal average. Rangers lost 1–2 at home to Aberdeen, only for Hearts also to lose, 2–1 away to Celtic. Had Hearts won by any score they would have won the title.

P Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Rangers 34 21 8 5 92 51 41 50
2 Heart of Midlothian 34 21 6 7 92 51 41 48
3 Motherwell 34 18 8 8 83 50 33 44
4 Dundee 34 16 9 9 61 51 10 41
5 Airdrieonians 34 15 7 12 64 62 2 37
6 Celtic 34 14 8 12 70 53 17 36
7 St. Mirren 34 14 7 13 71 74 −3 35
8 Kilmarnock 34 13 8 13 58 51 7 34
9 Partick Thistle 34 14 6 14 59 66 −7 34
10 Hibernian 34 13 6 15 68 70 −2 32
11 Third Lanark 34 11 10 13 74 83 −9 32
12 Stirling Albion 34 11 8 15 54 64 −10 30
13 Aberdeen 34 12 5 17 63 66 −3 29
14 Raith Rovers 34 10 9 15 60 70 −10 29
15 Clyde 34 12 4 18 62 66 −4 28
16 Dunfermline Athletic 34 10 8 16 68 87 −19 28
17 Falkirk 34 10 7 17 58 79 −21 27
18 Queen of the South 34 6 6 22 38 101 −63 18

Champions: Rangers
Relegated: Falkirk, Queen of the South

Scottish League Division Two[edit]

P Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Ayr United 36 28 4 4 115 48 67 60
2 Arbroath 36 23 5 8 86 59 27 51
3 Stenhousemuir 36 20 6 10 87 68 19 46
4 Dumbarton 36 19 7 10 94 61 33 45
5 Brechin City 36 16 10 10 79 65 14 42
6 St. Johnstone 36 15 10 11 54 44 10 40
7 Hamilton Academical 36 15 8 13 76 62 14 38
8 East Fife 36 15 8 13 83 81 2 38
9 Berwick Rangers 36 16 6 14 63 66 −3 38
10 Albion Rovers 36 14 7 15 84 79 5 35
11 Morton 36 13 8 15 68 85 −17 34
12 Forfar Athletic 36 12 9 15 73 87 −14 33
13 Alloa Athletic 36 12 7 17 76 81 −5 31
14 Cowdenbeath 36 13 5 18 67 79 −12 31
15 East Stirlingshire 36 10 8 18 50 79 −29 28
16 Stranraer 36 8 11 17 63 76 −13 27
17 Dundee United 36 9 7 20 62 86 −24 25
18 Queen's Park 36 9 6 21 53 80 −27 24
19 Montrose 36 6 6 24 49 96 −47 18

Promoted: Ayr United, Arbroath

Cup honours[edit]

Competition Winner Score Runner-up
Scottish Cup 1958–59 St. Mirren 3 – 1 Aberdeen
League Cup 1958–59 Heart of Midlothian 5 – 1 Partick Thistle
Junior Cup Irvine Meadow XI 2 – 1 Shettleston

Scotland national team[edit]

Date Venue Opponents Score[2] Competition Scotland scorer(s)
18 November 1958 Ninian Park, Cardiff (A)  Wales 3–0 BHC Graham Leggat, Denis Law, Bobby Collins
5 November 1958 Hampden Park, Glasgow (H)  Northern Ireland 2–2 BHC David Herd, Bobby Collins
11 April 1959 Wembley Stadium, London (A)  England 0–1 BHC
6 May 1959 Hampden Park, Glasgow (H)  West Germany 3–2 Friendly John White, Andy Weir, Graham Leggat
27 May 1959 Olympisch Stadion, Amsterdam (A)  Netherlands 2–1 Friendly Bobby Collins, Graham Leggat
3 June 1959 Estadio da Luz, Lisbon (A)  Portugal 0–1 Friendly

Key:

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

Notes and references[edit]