1964–65 Scottish Division One

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Scottish Division One
Season 1964–65
Champions Kilmarnock
Relegated Airdrieonians
Third Lanark

The 1964–65 Scottish Division One was won by Kilmarnock on goal average, ahead of Hearts. Airdrieonians and Third Lanark finished 17th and 18th respectively and were relegated to the 1965-66 Second Division.

In one of the closest finishes ever seen in a league competition in Britain, Hearts played Kilmarnock at Tynecastle on the last day of the season, holding a two point lead over the Ayrshire club and a slightly better goal average. Kilmarnock had to beat Hearts by 2–0, or by a greater winning margin, to win the title. Any result better than a 2–0 defeat for Hearts, including any other 2 goal losing margin (e.g. 1–3, 2–4) would have made Hearts champions. Realistically, Kilmarnock needed to win 2–0, which was the result they achieved. This was also the first and only time, that neither of the Old Firm clubs did not finish in the top four of the top flight.

League table[edit]

P Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Kilmarnock 34 22 6 6 62 33 29 50
2 Hearts 34 22 6 6 90 49 41 50
3 Dunfermline Athletic 34 22 5 7 83 36 47 49
4 Hibernian 34 21 4 9 75 47 28 46
5 Rangers 34 18 8 8 78 35 43 44
6 Dundee 34 15 10 9 86 63 23 40
7 Clyde 34 17 6 11 64 58 6 40
8 Celtic 34 16 5 13 76 57 19 37
9 Dundee United 34 15 6 13 59 51 8 36
10 Morton 34 13 7 14 54 54 0 33
11 Partick Thistle 34 11 10 13 57 58 -1 32
12 Aberdeen 34 12 8 14 59 75 -16 32
13 St. Johnstone 34 9 11 14 57 62 -5 29
14 Motherwell 34 11 8 16 45 54 -9 28
15 St. Mirren 34 9 6 19 38 70 -32 24
16 Falkirk 34 7 7 20 43 85 -42 21
17 Airdrieonians 34 5 4 25 48 110 -62 14
18 Third Lanark 34 3 1 30 22 99 -77 7
Division Champions
Relegated to the 1965-66 Second Division

Pld=games played, W= won, D= drawn, L= lost, GF= goals for GA= goals against, P = Points

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