1959–60 in Scottish football

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1959–60 in Scottish football
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Division One champions
Heart of Midlothian
Division Two champions
St. Johnstone
Scottish Cup winners
Rangers
League Cup winners
Heart of Midlothian
Junior Cup winners
St. Andrews United
Teams in Europe
Rangers
Scotland national team
1960 BHC

The 1959–60 season was the 63rd season of competitive football in Scotland. [1]

Scottish League Division One[edit]

P Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Heart of Midlothian 34 23 8 3 102 51 51 54
2 Kilmarnock 34 24 2 8 67 45 22 50
3 Rangers 34 17 8 9 72 38 34 42
4 Dundee 34 16 10 8 70 49 21 42
5 Motherwell 34 16 8 10 71 61 10 40
6 Clyde 34 15 9 10 77 69 8 39
7 Hibernian 34 14 7 13 106 85 21 35
8 Ayr United 34 14 6 14 65 73 −8 34
9 Celtic 34 12 9 13 73 59 14 33
10 Partick Thistle 34 14 4 16 54 78 −24 32
11 Raith Rovers 34 14 3 17 64 62 2 31
12 Third Lanark 34 13 4 17 75 83 −8 30
13 Dunfermline Athletic 34 10 9 15 72 80 −8 29
14 St. Mirren 34 11 6 17 78 86 −8 28
15 Aberdeen 34 11 6 17 54 72 −18 28
16 Airdrieonians 34 11 6 17 56 80 −24 28
17 Stirling Albion 34 7 8 19 55 72 −17 22
18 Arbroath 34 4 7 23 38 106 −68 15

Champions: Hearts
Relegated: Stirling Albion, Arbroath

Scottish League Division Two[edit]

P Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 St. Johnstone 36 24 5 7 87 47 40 53
2 Dundee United 36 22 6 8 90 45 45 50
3 Queen of the South 36 21 7 8 94 52 42 49
4 Hamilton Academical 36 21 6 9 91 62 29 48
5 Stenhousemuir 36 20 4 12 86 67 19 44
6 Dumbarton 36 18 7 11 67 53 14 43
7 Montrose 36 19 5 12 60 52 8 43
8 Falkirk 36 15 9 12 77 43 34 39
9 Berwick Rangers 36 16 5 15 62 55 7 37
10 Albion Rovers 36 14 8 14 71 78 −7 36
11 Queen's Park 36 17 2 17 65 79 −14 36
12 Brechin City 36 14 6 16 66 66 0 34
13 Alloa Athletic 36 13 5 18 70 85 −15 31
14 Morton 36 10 8 18 67 79 −12 28
15 East Stirlingshire 36 10 8 18 68 82 −14 28
16 Forfar Athletic 36 10 8 18 53 84 −31 28
17 Stranraer 36 10 3 23 53 79 −26 23
18 East Fife 36 7 6 23 50 87 −37 20
19 Cowdenbeath 36 6 2 28 42 124 −82 14

Promoted: St. Johnstone, Dundee United

Cup honours[edit]

Competition Winner Score Runner-up
Scottish Cup 1959–60 Rangers 2 – 0 Kilmarnock
League Cup 1959–60 Heart of Midlothian 2 – 1 Third Lanark
Junior Cup St. Andrews United 3 – 1 Greenock Juniors

Scotland national team[edit]

Date Venue Opponents Score[2] Competition Scotland scorer(s)
3 October 1959 Windsor Park, Belfast (A)  Northern Ireland 4–0 BHC Graham Leggat, John Hewie (pen.), John White, George Mulhall
4 November 1959 Hampden Park, Glasgow (H)  Wales 1–1 BHC Graham Leggat
9 April 1960 Hampden Park, Glasgow (H)  England 1–1 BHC Graham Leggat
4 May 1960 Hampden Park, Glasgow (H)  Poland 2–3 Friendly Denis Law, Ian St. John
29 May 1960 Prater Stadium, Vienna (A)  Austria 1–4 Friendly Dave Mackay
5 June 1960 Népstadion, Budapest (A)  Hungary 3–3 Friendly William Hunter, George Herd, Alex Young
8 June 1960 19 Mayis Stadium, Ankara (A)  Turkey 2–4 Friendly Eric Caldow (pen.), Alex Young

1960 British Home Championship - Joint winners with  England and  Wales

Key:

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

Notes and references[edit]