1978–79 in Scottish football

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1978–79 in Scottish football
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Premier Division champions
Celtic
Division One champions
Dundee
Division Two champions
Berwick Rangers
Scottish Cup winners
Rangers
League Cup winners
Rangers
Junior Cup winners
Cumnock Juniors
Teams in Europe
Aberdeen, Dundee United, Hibernian, Rangers
Scotland national team
1979 BHC, UEFA Euro 1980 qualifying

The 1978-1979 season was the 82nd season of competitive football in Scotland. [1]

Scottish Premier Division[edit]

P Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Celtic 36 21 6 9 61 37 24 48
2 Rangers 36 18 9 9 52 35 17 45
3 Dundee United 36 18 8 10 56 37 19 44
4 Aberdeen 36 13 14 9 59 36 23 40
5 Hibernian 36 12 13 11 44 48 −4 37
6 St. Mirren 36 15 6 15 45 41 4 36
7 Morton 36 12 12 12 52 53 −1 36
8 Partick Thistle 36 13 8 15 42 39 3 34
9 Heart of Midlothian 36 8 7 21 39 71 −32 23
10 Motherwell 36 5 7 24 33 86 −53 17

Champions: Celtic
Relegated: Hearts, Motherwell

Scottish League Division One[edit]

P Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Dundee 39 24 7 8 69 36 33 55
2 Kilmarnock 39 22 10 7 72 36 36 54
3 Clydebank 39 24 6 9 78 50 28 54
4 Ayr United 39 21 5 13 73 54 19 47
5 Hamilton Academical 39 17 9 13 63 61 2 43
6 Airdrieonians 39 16 8 15 72 61 11 40
7 Dumbarton 39 14 11 14 58 50 8 39
8 Stirling Albion 39 13 9 17 43 55 −12 35
9 Clyde 39 13 8 18 54 65 −11 34
10 Arbroath 39 11 11 17 50 61 −11 33
11 Raith Rovers 39 12 8 19 48 55 −7 32
12 St. Johnstone 39 10 11 18 57 66 −9 31
13 Montrose 39 8 9 22 55 92 −37 25
14 Queen of the South 39 8 8 23 43 93 −50 24

Promoted: Dundee, Kilmarnock
Relegated: Montrose, Queen of the South

Scottish League Division Two[edit]

P Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Berwick Rangers 39 22 10 7 82 44 38 54
2 Dunfermline Athletic 39 19 14 6 66 40 26 52
3 Falkirk 39 19 12 8 66 37 29 50
4 East Fife 39 17 9 13 64 53 11 43
5 Cowdenbeath 39 16 10 13 63 58 5 42
6 Alloa Athletic 39 16 9 14 57 62 −5 41
7 Albion Rovers 39 15 10 14 57 56 1 40
8 Forfar Athletic 39 13 12 14 55 52 3 38
9 Stranraer 39 18 2 19 52 66 −14 38
10 Stenhousemuir 39 12 8 19 54 58 −4 32
11 Brechin City 39 9 14 16 49 65 −16 32
12 East Stirlingshire 39 12 8 19 61 87 −26 32
13 Queen's Park 39 8 12 19 46 57 −11 28
14 Meadowbank Thistle 39 8 8 23 37 74 −37 24

Promoted: Berwick Rangers, Dunfermline Athletic

Other honours[edit]

Cup honours[edit]

Competition Winner Score Runner-up
Scottish Cup 1978–79 Rangers 3 – 2 (2nd rep.) Hibernian
League Cup 1978–79 Rangers 2 – 1 Aberdeen
Junior Cup Cumnock Juniors 1 – 0 Bo'ness United

Individual honours[edit]

Award Winner Club
Footballer of the Year Scotland Andy Ritchie Morton
Players' Player of the Year Scotland Paul Hegarty Dundee United
Young Player of the Year Scotland Ray Stewart Dundee United

Scotland national team[edit]

Date Venue Opponents Score[2] Competition Scotland scorer(s)
20 September 1978 Praterstadion, Vienna (A)  Austria 2–3 ECQG2 Gordon McQueen, Andy Gray
25 October 1978 Hampden Park, Glasgow (H)  Norway 3–2 ECQG2 Kenny Dalglish (2), Archie Gemmill
29 November 1978 Estadio da Luz, Lisbon (A)  Portugal 0–1 ECQG2
19 May 1979 Ninian Park, Cardiff (A)  Wales 0–3 BHC
22 May 1979 Hampden Park, Glasgow (H)  Northern Ireland 1–0 BHC Arthur Graham
26 May 1979 Wembley Stadium, London (A)  England 1–3 BHC John Wark
2 June 1979 Hampden Park, Glasgow (H)  Argentina 1–3 Friendly Arthur Graham
7 June 1979 Ullevaal Stadion, Oslo (A)  Norway 4–0 ECQG2 Kenny Dalglish, Joe Jordan, Gordon McQueen, John Robertson

1979 British Home Championship - Third Place

Key:

  • (H) = Home match
  • (A) = Away match
  • ECQG2 = European Championship qualifying - Group 2
  • BHC = British Home Championship

Notes and references[edit]