1961–62 in Scottish football

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1961–62 in Scottish football
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Division One champions
Dundee
Division Two champions
Clyde
Scottish Cup winners
Rangers
League Cup winners
Rangers
Junior Cup winners
Kirkintilloch Rob Roy
Teams in Europe
Dunfermline Athletic, Heart of Midlothian, Hibernian, Rangers
Scotland national team
1962 BHC, 1962 World Cup qualification

The 1961–62 season was the 65th season of competitive football in Scotland. [1]

Scottish League Division One[edit]

Dundee had an excellent start to the season, including a 5–1 win away to Rangers, and having a seemingly invincible lead by Christmas. A poor run of form in the new year, including a run of 3 successive defeats, allowed Rangers to move to the top of the table. Rangers themselves lost to Dundee United and Aberdeen in the closing weeks allowing Dundee to take the title with a 3–0 win at St. Johnstone on the last day of the season.

P Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Dundee 34 25 4 5 80 46 34 54
2 Rangers 34 22 7 5 84 31 53 51
3 Celtic 34 19 8 7 81 37 44 46
4 Dunfermline Athletic 34 19 5 10 77 46 31 43
5 Kilmarnock 34 16 10 8 74 58 16 42
6 Heart of Midlothian 34 16 6 12 54 49 5 38
7 Partick Thistle 34 16 3 15 60 55 5 35
8 Hibernian 34 14 5 15 58 72 −14 33
9 Motherwell 34 13 6 15 65 62 3 32
10 Dundee United 34 13 6 15 70 71 −1 32
11 Third Lanark 34 13 5 16 59 60 −1 31
12 Aberdeen 34 10 9 15 60 73 −13 29
13 Raith Rovers 34 10 7 17 51 73 −22 27
14 Falkirk 34 11 4 19 45 68 −23 26
15 Airdrieonians 34 9 7 18 57 78 −21 25
16 St. Mirren 34 10 5 19 52 80 −28 25
17 St. Johnstone 34 9 7 18 35 61 −26 25
18 Stirling Albion 34 6 6 22 34 76 −42 18

Champions: Dundee
Relegated: St. Johnstone, Stirling Albion

Scottish League Division Two[edit]

P Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Clyde 36 25 4 7 108 47 61 54
2 Queen of the South 36 24 5 7 78 33 45 53
3 Morton 36 19 6 11 78 64 14 44
4 Alloa Athletic 36 17 8 11 92 78 14 42
5 Montrose 36 15 11 10 63 50 13 41
6 Arbroath 36 17 7 12 66 59 7 41
7 Stranraer 36 14 11 11 61 62 −1 39
8 Berwick Rangers 36 16 6 14 83 70 13 38
9 Ayr United 36 15 8 13 71 63 8 38
10 East Fife 36 15 7 14 60 59 1 37
11 East Stirlingshire 36 15 4 17 70 81 −11 34
12 Queen's Park 36 12 9 15 64 62 2 33
13 Hamilton Academical 36 14 5 17 78 79 −1 33
14 Cowdenbeath 36 11 9 16 65 77 −12 31
15 Stenhousemuir 36 13 5 18 69 86 −17 31
16 Forfar Athletic 36 11 8 17 68 76 −8 30
17 Dumbarton 36 9 10 17 49 66 −17 28
18 Albion Rovers 36 10 5 21 42 74 −32 25
19 Brechin City 36 5 2 29 44 123 −79 12

Promoted: Clyde, Queen of the South

Cup honours[edit]

Competition Winner Score Runner-up
Scottish Cup 1961–62 Rangers 2 – 0 St. Mirren
League Cup 1961–62 Rangers 3 – 1 (rep.) Heart of Midlothian
Junior Cup Kirkintilloch Rob Roy 1 – 0 (rep.) Renfrew

Scotland national team[edit]

Date Venue Opponents Score[2] Competition Scotland scorer(s)
26 September 1961 Hampden Park, Glasgow (H)  Czechoslovakia 3–2 WCQG8 Denis Law (2), Ian St John
7 October 1961 Windsor Park, Belfast (A)  Northern Ireland 6–1 BHC Alex Scott (3), Ralph Brand (2), Davie Wilson
8 November 1961 Hampden Park, Glasgow (H)  Wales 2–0 BHC Ian St John (2)
29 November 1961 Heysel Stadium, Brussels  Czechoslovakia 2–4 (a.e.t.) WCQPO Ian St John (2)
14 April 1962 Hampden Park, Glasgow (H)  England 2–0 BHC Davie Wilson, Eric Caldow (pen.)
2 May 1962 Hampden Park, Glasgow (H)  Uruguay 2–3 Friendly Jim Baxter, Ralph Brand

Key:

  • (H) = Home match
  • (A) = Away match
  • WCQG8 = World Cup qualifying - Group 8
  • WCQPO = World Cup qualifying - play-off match
  • BHC = British Home Championship

Notes and references[edit]