1982–83 in Scottish football

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1982–83 in Scottish football
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Premier Division champions
Dundee United
Division One champions
St. Johnstone
Division Two champions
Brechin City
Scottish Cup winners
Aberdeen
League Cup winners
Celtic
Junior Cup winners
East Kilbride Thistle
Teams in Europe
Aberdeen, Celtic, Dundee United, Rangers
Scotland national team
1983 BHC, UEFA Euro 1984 qualifying

The 1982–83 season was the 86th season of competitive football in Scotland. [1]

Overview[edit]

In a tightly fought contest Dundee United win their first and only title this season. The league remains undecided until the last day of the season with Aberdeen, Celtic and Dundee United in contention. On the final day Celtic beat Rangers 4-2 and Aberdeen thrash Hibs 5-0, however Dundee United hold their nerve to win the title after beating local rivals Dundee 2-1 at Dens Park.

Scottish League Premier Division[edit]

P Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Dundee United 36 24 8 4 90 35 55 56
2 Celtic 36 25 5 6 90 36 54 55
3 Aberdeen 36 25 5 6 76 24 52 55
4 Rangers 36 13 12 11 52 41 11 38
5 St. Mirren 36 11 12 13 47 51 −4 34
6 Dundee 36 9 11 16 42 53 −11 29
7 Hibernian 36 7 15 14 35 51 −16 29
8 Motherwell 36 11 5 20 39 73 −34 27
9 Morton 36 6 8 22 30 74 −44 20
10 Kilmarnock 36 3 11 22 28 91 −63 17

Champions: Dundee United
Relegated: Morton, Kilmarnock

Scottish League Division One[edit]

P Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 St. Johnstone 39 25 5 9 59 37 22 55
2 Heart of Midlothian 39 22 10 7 79 38 41 54
3 Clydebank 39 20 10 9 72 49 23 50
4 Partick Thistle 39 20 9 10 66 45 21 49
5 Airdrieonians 39 16 7 16 62 46 16 39
6 Alloa Athletic 39 14 11 14 52 52 0 39
7 Dumbarton 39 13 10 16 50 59 −9 36
8 Falkirk 39 15 6 18 45 55 −10 36
9 Raith Rovers 39 13 8 18 64 63 1 34
10 Clyde 39 14 6 19 55 66 −11 34
11 Hamilton Academical 39 11 12 16 54 66 −12 34
12 Ayr United 39 12 8 19 45 61 −16 32
13 Dunfermline Athletic 39 7 17 15 39 69 −30 31
14 Queen's Park 39 6 11 22 44 80 −36 23

Promoted: St. Johnstone, Hearts
Relegated: Dunfermline Athletic, Queen's Park

Scottish League Division Two[edit]

P Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Brechin City 39 21 13 5 77 38 39 55
2 Meadowbank Thistle 39 23 8 8 64 45 19 54
3 Arbroath 39 21 7 11 78 51 27 49
4 Forfar Athletic 39 18 12 9 58 38 20 48
5 Stirling Albion 39 18 10 11 57 41 16 46
6 East Fife 39 16 11 12 68 43 25 43
7 Queen of the South 39 17 8 14 75 55 20 42
8 Cowdenbeath 39 13 12 14 54 53 1 38
9 Berwick Rangers 39 13 10 16 47 60 −13 36
10 Albion Rovers 39 14 6 19 55 66 −11 34
11 Stenhousemuir 39 7 15 17 43 66 −23 29
12 Stranraer 39 10 7 22 46 79 −33 27
13 East Stirlingshire 39 7 9 23 41 79 −38 23
14 Montrose 39 8 6 25 37 86 −49 22

Promoted: Brechin City, Meadowbank Thistle

Other honours[edit]

Cup honours[edit]

Competition Winner Score Runner-up Report
Scottish Cup 1982–83 Aberdeen 1 – 0 (a.e.t.) Rangers Wikipedia article
League Cup 1982–83 Celtic 2 – 1 Rangers
Junior Cup East Kilbride Thistle 2 – 0 Bo'ness United

Individual honours[edit]

Award Winner Club
Footballer of the Year Scotland Charlie Nicholas Celtic
Players' Player of the Year Scotland Charlie Nicholas Celtic
Young Player of the Year Scotland Paul McStay Celtic

Scottish national team[edit]

Date Venue Opponents Score[2] Competition Scotland scorer(s)
13 October 1982 Hampden Park, Glasgow (H) East Germany East Germany 2–0 ECQG1 John Wark, Graeme Souness
17 November 1982 Wankdorf Stadion, Bern (A) Switzerland Switzerland 0–2 ECQG1
15 December 1982 Heysel Stadion, Brussels (A) Belgium Belgium 2–3 ECQG1 Kenny Dalglish (2)
30 March 1983 Hampden Park, Glasgow (H) Switzerland Switzerland 2–2 ECQG1 John Wark, Charlie Nicholas
24 May 1983 Hampden Park, Glasgow (H) Northern Ireland Northern Ireland 0–0 BHC
28 May 1983 Ninian Park, Cardiff (A) Wales Wales 2–0 BHC Andy Gray, Alan Brazil
1 June 1983 Wembley Stadium, London (A) England England 0–2 BHC
12 June 1983 Empire Stadium, Vancouver (A) Canada Canada 2–0 Friendly Gordon Strachan (pen.), Mark McGhee
16 June 1983 Commonwealth Stadium, Edmonton (A) Canada Canada 3–0 Friendly Charlie Nicholas, Richard Gough, Graeme Souness
19 June 1983 Varsity Stadium, Toronto (A) Canada Canada 2–0 Friendly Andy Gray (2)

Key:

  • (H) = Home match
  • (A) = Away match
  • ECQG1 = European Championship qualifying - Group 1
  • BHC = British Home Championship

See also[edit]

1982–83 Aberdeen F.C. season

Notes and references[edit]