1984–85 in Scottish football

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1984–85 in Scottish football
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Premier Division champions
Aberdeen
Division One champions
Motherwell
Division Two champions
Montrose
Scottish Cup winners
Celtic
League Cup winners
Rangers
Junior Cup winners
Pollok
Teams in Europe
Aberdeen, Celtic, Dundee United, Heart of Midlothian, Rangers
Scotland national team
1986 World Cup qualification, Rous Cup

The 1984–85 season was the 88th season of competitive football in Scotland. This is the last time a non-Old Firm club has won the Scottish Premier title. [1]

Scottish Premier Division[edit]

P Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Aberdeen 36 27 5 4 89 26 63 59
2 Celtic 36 22 8 6 77 30 47 52
3 Dundee United 36 20 7 9 67 33 34 47
4 Rangers 36 13 12 11 47 38 9 38
5 St. Mirren 36 17 4 15 51 56 −5 38
6 Dundee 36 15 7 14 48 50 −2 37
7 Heart of Midlothian 36 13 5 18 47 64 −17 31
8 Hibernian 36 10 7 19 38 61 −23 27
9 Dumbarton 36 6 7 23 29 64 −35 19
10 Morton 36 5 2 29 29 100 −71 12

Champions: Aberdeen
Relegated: Dumbarton, Morton.

Scottish League Division One[edit]

P Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Motherwell 39 21 8 10 62 26 26 50
2 Clydebank 39 17 14 8 57 37 20 48
3 Falkirk 39 19 7 13 65 54 11 45
4 Hamilton Academical 39 16 11 12 48 49 −1 43
5 Airdrieonians 39 17 8 14 70 59 11 42
6 Forfar Athletic 39 14 13 12 54 49 5 41
7 Ayr United 39 15 9 15 57 52 5 39
8 Clyde 39 14 11 14 47 48 −1 39
9 Brechin City 39 14 9 16 49 57 −8 37
10 East Fife 39 12 12 15 55 56 −1 36
11 Partick Thistle 39 13 9 17 50 55 −5 35
12 Kilmarnock 39 12 10 17 42 61 −19 34
13 Meadowbank Thistle 39 11 10 18 50 66 −16 32
14 St. Johnstone 39 10 5 24 51 79 −27 25

Promoted: Motherwell, Clydebank
Relegated: Meadowbank Thistle, St. Johnstone (The first team to be relegated in successive seasons)

Scottish League Division Two[edit]

P Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Montrose 39 22 9 8 57 40 17 53
2 Alloa Athletic 39 20 10 9 58 40 18 50
3 Dunfermline Athletic 39 17 15 7 61 36 25 49
4 Cowdenbeath 39 18 11 10 68 39 29 47
5 Stenhousemuir 39 15 15 9 45 43 2 45
6 Stirling Albion 39 15 13 11 62 47 15 43
7 Raith Rovers 39 18 6 15 69 57 12 42
8 Queen of the South 39 10 14 15 42 56 −14 34
9 Albion Rovers 39 13 8 18 49 72 −23 34
10 Queen's Park 39 12 9 18 48 55 −7 33
11 Stranraer 39 13 6 20 52 67 −15 32
12 East Stirlingshire 39 8 15 16 38 53 −15 31
13 Berwick Rangers 39 8 12 19 36 49 −13 28
14 Arbroath 39 9 7 23 35 66 −31 25

Promoted: Montrose, Alloa Athletic

Other honours[edit]

Cup honours[edit]

Competition Winner Score Runner-up
Scottish Cup 1984–85 Celtic 2 – 1 Dundee United
League Cup 1984–85 Rangers 1 – 0 Dundee United
Youth Cup Aberdeen 5 – 3 Celtic
Junior Cup Pollok 3 – 1 Petershill

Individual honours[edit]

Award Winner Club
Footballer of the Year Scotland Hamish McAlpine Dundee United
Players' Player of the Year Scotland Jim Duffy Morton
Young Player of the Year Scotland Craig Levein Heart of Midlothian

Scotland national team[edit]

Date Venue Opponents Score[2] Competition Scotland scorer(s)
12 September 1984 Hampden Park, Glasgow (H) Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Yugoslavia 6–1 Friendly Davie Cooper, Graeme Souness, Kenny Dalglish, Paul Sturrock,
Maurice Johnston, Charlie Nicholas
17 October 1984 Hampden Park, Glasgow (H) Iceland Iceland 3–0 WCQG7 Paul McStay (2), Charlie Nicholas
14 November 1984 Hampden Park, Glasgow (H) Spain Spain 3–1 WCQG7 Maurice Johnston (2), Kenny Dalglish
27 February 1985 Estadio Sanchez Pizjuan, Seville (A) Spain Spain 0–1 WCQG7
27 March 1985 Hampden Park, Glasgow (H) Wales Wales 0–1 WCQG7
25 May 1985 Hampden Park, Glasgow (H) England England 1–0 Rous Cup Richard Gough
28 May 1985 Laugardalsvollur, Reykjavík (A) Iceland Iceland 1–0 WCQG7 Jim Bett

Key:

  • (H) = Home match
  • (A) = Away match
  • WCQG7 = World Cup qualifying - Group 7

See also[edit]

1984–85 Aberdeen F.C. season

Notes and references[edit]