1989–90 in Scottish football

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1989–90 in Scottish football
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Premier Division champions
Rangers
Division One champions
St. Johnstone
Division Two champions
Brechin City
Scottish Cup winners
Aberdeen
League Cup winners
Aberdeen
Junior Cup winners
Hill of Beath Hawthorn
Teams in Europe
Aberdeen, Celtic, Dundee United, Hibernian, Rangers
Scotland national team
1990 World Cup qualification, 1990 World Cup

The 1989–90 season was the 93rd season of competitive football in Scotland. [1]

Notable events[edit]

Rangers won their third league title in four seasons under the management of Graeme Souness.

Aberdeen won their first major honours since the departure of Alex Ferguson, winning the Scottish Cup and the League Cup.

Celtic finished the season trophyless, mounting the pressure on manager Billy McNeill.

Mo Johnston was credited to be the first Catholic player to sign for Rangers, after coming close to rejoining his old club Celtic from Nantes of France, but more than a dozen players have worn the blue shirt, the first Pat Lafferty in 1888. Also arriving at Rangers was the Everton and England winger Trevor Steven, filling the gap on the right wing left by club hero David Cooper, who signed for Motherwell.

Rangers had four players - more than any other club - in England's World Cup squad - goalkeeper Chris Woods, defenders Gary Stevens and Terry Butcher, and winger Trevor Steven.

Scottish Premier Division[edit]

P Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Rangers 36 20 11 5 48 19 29 51
2 Aberdeen 36 17 10 9 56 33 23 44
3 Heart of Midlothian 36 16 12 8 54 35 19 44
4 Dundee United 36 11 13 12 36 39 −3 35
5 Celtic 36 10 14 12 37 37 0 34
6 Motherwell 36 11 12 13 43 47 −4 34
7 Hibernian 36 12 10 14 34 41 −7 34
8 Dunfermline Athletic 36 11 8 17 37 50 −13 30
9 St. Mirren 36 10 10 16 28 48 −20 30
10 Dundee 36 5 14 17 41 65 −24 24

Champions: Rangers
Relegated: Dundee

Scottish League Division One[edit]

P Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 St. Johnstone 39 25 8 6 81 39 42 58
2 Airdrieonians 39 23 8 8 77 45 32 54
3 Clydebank 39 17 10 12 74 64 10 44
4 Falkirk 39 14 15 10 59 46 13 43
5 Raith Rovers 39 15 12 12 57 50 7 42
6 Hamilton Academical 39 14 13 12 52 53 −1 41
7 Meadowbank Thistle 39 13 13 13 41 46 −5 39
8 Partick Thistle 39 12 14 13 62 53 9 38
9 Clyde 39 10 15 14 39 46 −7 35
10 Ayr United 39 11 13 15 41 62 −21 35
11 Morton 39 9 16 14 38 46 −8 34
12 Forfar Athletic* 39 8 15 16 51 65 −14 29
13 Albion Rovers 39 8 11 20 50 78 −28 27
14 Alloa Athletic 39 6 13 20 41 70 −29 25

Promoted: St. Johnstone
Relegated: Albion Rovers, Alloa Athletic
* 2 points deducted

Scottish League Division Two[edit]

P Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Brechin City 39 19 11 9 59 44 15 49
2 Kilmarnock 39 21 5 13 67 41 26 47
3 Stirling Albion 39 20 7 12 73 50 23 47
4 Stenhousemuir 39 18 9 12 62 53 9 45
5 Berwick Rangers 39 18 5 16 66 57 9 41
6 Dumbarton 39 15 10 14 70 73 −3 40
7 Cowdenbeath 39 13 13 13 58 54 4 39
8 Stranraer 39 15 8 16 57 59 −2 38
9 East Fife 39 12 12 15 60 63 −3 36
10 Queen of the South 39 11 14 14 58 69 −11 36
11 Queen's Park 39 13 10 16 40 51 −11 36
12 Arbroath 39 12 10 17 47 61 −14 34
13 Montrose 39 10 12 17 53 63 −10 32
14 East Stirlingshire 39 8 10 21 34 66 −32 26

Promoted: Brechin City, Kilmarnock

Other honours[edit]

Cup honours[edit]

Competition Winner Score Runner-up Report
Scottish Cup 1989–90 Aberdeen 0 – 0 (a.e.t.)
(9 – 8 pen.)
Celtic Wikipedia article
League Cup 1989–90 Aberdeen 2 – 1 (a.e.t.) Rangers Wikipedia article
Youth Cup Hibernian 0 – 0 (a.e.t.) (4 – 2 (Pen.) Dundee United
Junior Cup Hill of Beath Hawthorn 1 – 0 Lesmahagow

Individual honours[edit]

SPFA awards[edit]

Award Winner Club
Players' Player of the Year Scotland Jim Bett Aberdeen
Young Player of the Year Scotland Scott Crabbe Heart of Midlothian

SFWA awards[edit]

Award Winner Club
Footballer of the Year Scotland Alex McLeish Aberdeen
Manager of the year Scotland Andy Roxburgh Scotland

Scotland national team[edit]

Date Venue Opponents Score[2] Competition Scotland scorer(s)
6 September 1989 Dinamo Stadion, Zagreb (A) Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Yugoslavia 1–3 WCQG5 Gordon Durie
11 October 1989 Parc des Princes, Paris (A) France France 0–3 WCQG5
15 November 1989 Hampden Park, Glasgow (H) Norway Norway 1–1 WCQG5 Ally McCoist
28 March 1990 Hampden Park, Glasgow (H) Argentina Argentina 1–0 Friendly Stewart McKimmie
25 April 1990 Hampden Park, Glasgow (H) East GermanyEast Germany 0–1 Friendly
16 May 1990 Pittodrie, Aberdeen (H) Egypt Egypt 1–3 Friendly Ally McCoist
19 May 1990 Hampden Park, Glasgow (H) Poland Poland 1–1 Friendly Maurice Johnston
28 May 1990 Ta'Qali Stadium, Valletta (A) Malta Malta 2–1 Friendly Alan McInally (2)
11 June 1990 Stadio Luigi Ferraris, Genoa (N) Costa Rica Costa Rica 0–1 WCGC
16 June 1990 Stadio Luigi Ferraris, Genoa (N) Sweden Sweden 2–1 WCGC Stuart McCall, Maurice Johnston
20 June 1990 Stadio Delle Alpi, Turin (N) Brazil Brazil 0–1 WCGC

Key:

  • (H) = Home match
  • (A) = Away match
  • WCQG5 = World Cup qualifying - Group 5
  • WCGC = World Cup - Group C

See also[edit]

1989–90 Aberdeen F.C. season
Dundee United F.C. season 1989-90
Rangers F.C. season 1989–90

Notes and references[edit]