1971–72 in Scottish football

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1971–72 in Scottish football
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Division One champions
Celtic
Division Two champions
Dumbarton
Scottish Cup winners
Celtic
League Cup winners
Partick Thistle
Junior Cup winners
Cambuslang Rangers
Teams in Europe
Aberdeen, Celtic, Dundee, Rangers, St. Johnstone
Scotland national team
1972 BHC, UEFA Euro 1972 qualifying

The 1971–72 season was the 75th season of Scottish league football. [1]

Scottish League Division One[edit]

P Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Celtic 34 28 4 2 96 28 68 60
2 Aberdeen 34 21 8 5 80 26 54 50
3 Rangers 34 21 2 11 71 38 33 44
4 Hibernian 34 19 6 9 62 34 28 44
5 Dundee 34 14 13 7 59 38 21 41
6 Heart of Midlothian 34 13 13 8 53 49 4 39
7 Partick Thistle 34 12 10 12 53 54 −1 34
8 St. Johnstone 34 12 8 14 52 58 −6 32
9 Dundee United 34 12 7 15 55 70 −15 31
10 Motherwell 34 11 7 16 49 69 −20 29
11 Kilmarnock 34 11 6 17 49 64 −15 28
12 Ayr United 34 9 10 15 40 58 −18 28
13 Morton 34 10 7 17 46 52 −6 27
14 Falkirk 34 10 7 17 44 60 −16 27
15 Airdrieonians 34 7 12 15 44 76 −22 26
16 East Fife 34 5 15 14 34 61 −27 25
17 Clyde 34 7 10 17 33 66 −23 24
18 Dunfermline Athletic 34 7 9 18 31 50 −19 23

Champions: Celtic
Relegated: Clyde, Dunfermline

Scottish League Division Two[edit]

P Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Dumbarton 36 24 4 8 89 51 38 52
2 Arbroath 36 22 8 6 71 41 30 52
3 Stirling Albion 36 21 8 7 75 37 38 50
4 St. Mirren 36 24 2 10 84 47 37 50
5 Cowdenbeath 36 19 10 7 69 28 41 48
6 Stranraer 36 18 8 10 70 62 8 44
7 Queen of the South 36 17 9 10 56 38 18 43
8 East Stirlingshire 36 17 7 12 60 58 2 41
9 Clydebank 36 14 11 11 60 52 8 39
10 Montrose 36 15 6 15 73 54 19 36
11 Raith Rovers 36 13 8 15 56 56 0 34
12 Queen's Park 36 12 9 15 47 61 −14 33
13 Berwick Rangers 36 14 4 18 53 50 3 32
14 Stenhousemuir 36 10 8 18 41 58 −17 28
15 Brechin City 36 8 7 21 41 79 −38 23
16 Alloa Athletic 36 9 4 23 41 75 −34 22
17 Forfar Athletic 36 6 9 21 32 84 −52 21
18 Albion Rovers 36 7 6 23 36 61 −25 20
19 Hamilton Academical 36 4 8 24 31 93 −62 16

Promoted: Dumbarton, Arbroath

Other honours[edit]

Cup honours[edit]

Competition Winner Score Runner-up
Scottish Cup 1971–72 Celtic 6 – 1 Hibernian
League Cup 1971–72 Partick Thistle 4 – 1 Celtic
Junior Cup Cambuslang Rangers 3 – 2 (rep.) Bonnyrigg Rose Athletic

Individual honours[edit]

Award Winner Club
Footballer of the Year Scotland Dave Smith Rangers

Scotland national team[edit]

Date Venue Opponents Score[2] Competition Scotland scorer(s)
13 October 1971 Hampden Park, Glasgow (H)  Portugal 2–1 ECQG5 John O'Hare, Archie Gemmill
10 November 1971 Pittodrie, Aberdeen (H)  Belgium 1–0 ECQG5 John O'Hare
1 December 1971 Olympisch Stadion, Amsterdam (A)  Netherlands 1–2 [Friendly ] George Graham
26 April 1972 Hampden Park, Glasgow (H)  Peru 2–0 Friendly John O'Hare, Denis Law
20 May 1972 Hampden Park, Glasgow (H)  Northern Ireland 2–0 BHC Denis Law, Peter Lorimer
24 May 1972 Hampden Park, Glasgow (H)  Wales 1–0 BHC Peter Lorimer
27 May 1972 Hampden Park, Glasgow (H)  England 0–1 BHC
29 June 1972 Estadio Minearo, Belo Horizonte (N)  Yugoslavia 2–2 BIC Lou Macari (2)
2 July 1972 Estadio Biera Rio, Porto Alegre (N)  Czechoslovakia 0–0 BIC
5 July 1972 Estadio do Maracana, Rio de Janeiro (A)  Brazil 0–1 BIC

1972 British Home Championship - Joint winners with  England

Key:

  • (H) = Home match
  • (A) = Away match
  • ECQG5 = European Championship qualifying - Group 5
  • BHC = British Home Championship
  • BIC = Brazilian Independence Cup

See also[edit]

Notes and references[edit]