1972–73 in Scottish football

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1972–73 in Scottish football
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Division One champions
Celtic
Division Two champions
Clyde
Scottish Cup winners
Rangers
League Cup winners
Hibernian
Junior Cup winners
Irvine Meadow XI
Teams in Europe
Aberdeen, Celtic, Hibernian, Partick Thistle
Scotland national team
1973 BHC, 1974 World cup qualification

The 1972–73 season was the 76th season of Scottish league football. [1]

Scottish League Division One[edit]

P Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Celtic 34 26 5 3 93 28 65 57
2 Rangers 34 26 4 4 74 30 44 56
3 Hibernian 34 19 7 8 74 33 41 45
4 Aberdeen 34 16 11 7 61 34 27 43
5 Dundee 34 17 9 8 68 43 25 43
6 Ayr United 34 16 8 10 50 51 −1 40
7 Dundee United 34 17 5 12 56 51 5 39
8 Motherwell 34 11 9 14 38 48 −10 31
9 East Fife 34 11 8 15 46 54 −8 30
10 Heart of Midlothian 34 12 6 16 39 50 −11 30
11 St. Johnstone 34 10 9 15 52 67 −15 29
12 Morton 34 10 8 16 47 53 −6 28
13 Partick Thistle 34 10 8 16 40 53 −13 28
14 Falkirk 34 7 12 15 38 56 −18 26
15 Arbroath 34 9 8 17 39 63 −24 26
16 Dumbarton 34 6 11 17 43 72 −29 23
17 Kilmarnock 34 7 8 19 40 71 −31 22
18 Airdrieonians 34 4 8 22 34 75 −41 16

Champions: Celtic
Relegated: Kilmarnock, Airdrieonians

Scottish League Division Two[edit]

P Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Clyde 36 23 10 3 68 28 40 56
2 Dunfermline Athletic 36 23 6 7 95 32 63 52
3 Stirling Albion 36 19 9 8 70 39 31 47
4 Raith Rovers 36 19 9 8 73 42 31 47
5 St. Mirren 36 19 7 10 79 50 29 45
6 Montrose 36 18 8 10 82 58 24 44
7 Cowdenbeath 36 14 10 12 57 53 4 38
8 Hamilton Academical 36 16 6 14 67 63 4 38
9 Berwick Rangers 36 16 5 15 45 54 −9 37
10 Stenhousemuir 36 14 8 14 44 41 3 36
11 Queen of the South 36 13 8 15 45 52 −7 34
12 Alloa Athletic 36 11 11 14 45 49 −4 33
13 East Stirlingshire 36 12 8 16 52 69 −17 32
14 Queen's Park 36 9 12 15 44 61 −17 30
15 Stranraer 36 13 4 19 56 78 −22 30
16 Forfar Athletic 36 10 9 17 38 66 −28 29
17 Clydebank 36 9 6 21 48 72 −24 24
18 Albion Rovers 36 5 8 23 35 83 −48 18
19 Brechin City 36 5 4 27 46 99 −53 14

Promoted: Clyde, Dunfermline Athletic

Other honours[edit]

Cup honours[edit]

Competition Winner Score Runner-up
Scottish Cup 1972–73 Rangers 3 – 2 Celtic
League Cup 1972–73 Hibernian 2 – 1 Celtic
Junior Cup Irvine Meadow XI 1 – 0 (2nd rep.) Cambuslang Rangers

Individual honours[edit]

Award Winner Club
Footballer of the Year Scotland George Connelly Celtic

Scotland national team[edit]

Date Venue Opponents Score[2] Competition Scotland scorer(s)
18 October Idraetsparken, Copenhagen (A)  Denmark 4–1 WCQG8 Lou Macari, Jimmy Bone, Joe Harper, Willie Morgan
15 November Hampden Park, Glasgow (H)  Denmark 2–0 WCQG8 Kenny Dalglish, Peter Lorimer
14 February Hampden Park, Glasgow (H)  England 0–5 Friendly
12 May The Racecourse, Wrexham (A)  Wales 2–0 BHC George Graham (2)
16 May Hampden Park, Glasgow (H)  Northern Ireland 1–2 BHC Kenny Dalglish
19 May Wembley Stadium, London (A)  England 0–1 BHC
22 June Wankdorf Stadion, Bern (A)  Switzerland 0–1 Friendly
30 June Hampden Park, Glasgow (H)  Brazil 0–1 Friendly

1973 British Home Championship - Third Place

Key:

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

See also[edit]

Notes and references[edit]