1990–91 in Scottish football

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1990–91 in Scottish football
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Premier Division champions
Rangers
Division One champions
Falkirk
Division Two champions
Stirling Albion
Scottish Cup winners
Motherwell
League Cup winners
Rangers
Challenge Cup winners
Dundee
Junior Cup winners
Auchinleck Talbot
Teams in Europe
Aberdeen, Celtic, Dundee United, Heart of Midlothian, Rangers
Scotland national team
UEFA Euro 1992 qualifying

The 1990–91 season was the 94th season of competitive football in Scotland. It was notable for the fact that there was a last day title decider at Ibrox between Rangers and Aberdeen. Both teams went into the match level on points and goal difference, but Rangers needed to win the match because Aberdeen had scored two goals more. Rangers won the title with a 2–0 win thanks to two goals by Mark Hateley. [1]

Notable events[edit]

Scottish Premier Division[edit]

P Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Rangers 36 24 7 5 62 23 39 55
2 Aberdeen 36 22 9 5 62 27 35 53
3 Celtic 36 17 7 12 52 38 14 41
4 Dundee United 36 17 7 12 41 29 12 41
5 Heart of Midlothian 36 14 7 15 48 55 −7 35
6 Motherwell 36 12 9 15 51 50 1 33
7 St. Johnstone 36 11 9 16 41 54 −13 31
8 Dunfermline Athletic 36 8 11 17 38 61 −23 27
9 Hibernian 36 6 13 17 24 51 −27 25
10 St. Mirren 36 5 9 22 28 59 −31 19

Champions: Rangers
No Relegation

Scottish League Division One[edit]

P Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Falkirk 39 21 12 6 70 35 35 54
2 Airdrieonians 39 21 11 7 69 43 26 53
3 Dundee 39 22 8 9 59 33 26 52
4 Partick Thistle 39 16 13 10 56 53 3 45
5 Kilmarnock 39 15 13 11 58 48 10 43
6 Hamilton Academical 39 16 10 13 50 41 9 42
7 Raith Rovers 39 14 9 16 54 64 −10 37
8 Clydebank 39 13 10 16 65 70 −5 36
9 Morton 39 11 13 15 48 55 −7 35
10 Forfar Athletic 39 9 15 15 50 57 −7 33
11 Meadowbank Thistle 39 10 13 16 56 68 −12 33
12 Ayr United 39 10 12 17 47 59 −12 32
13 Clyde 39 9 9 21 41 61 −20 27
14 Brechin City 39 7 10 22 44 80 −36 24

Promoted: Falkirk, Airdrieonians
Relegated: Clyde, Brechin City

Scottish League Division Two[edit]

P Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Stirling Albion 39 20 14 5 62 24 38 54
2 Montrose 39 20 6 13 54 34 20 46
3 Cowdenbeath 39 18 9 12 64 50 14 45
4 Stenhousemuir 39 16 12 11 56 42 14 44
5 Queen's Park 39 17 8 14 48 42 6 42
6 Stranraer 39 19 4 16 62 58 4 42
7 Dumbarton 39 15 10 14 50 49 1 40
8 Berwick Rangers 39 15 10 14 51 57 −6 40
9 Alloa Athletic 39 13 11 15 51 46 5 37
10 East Fife 39 14 9 16 57 65 −8 37
11 Albion Rovers 39 11 13 15 48 63 −15 35
12 Queen of the South 39 9 12 18 46 62 −16 30
13 East Stirlingshire 39 9 11 19 36 72 −36 29
14 Arbroath 39 7 11 21 39 60 −21 25

Promoted: Stirling Albion, Montrose

Other honours[edit]

Cup honours[edit]

Competition Winner Score Runner-up
Scottish Cup 1990–91 Motherwell 4 – 3 (a.e.t.) Dundee United
League Cup 1990–91 Rangers 2 – 1 (a.e.t.) Celtic
Challenge Cup Dundee 3 – 2 (a.e.t.) Ayr United
Youth Cup Dundee United 2 – 0 Hibernian
Junior Cup Auchinleck Talbot 1 – 0 Newtongrange Star

Individual honours[edit]

SPFA awards[edit]

Award Winner Club
Players' Player of the Year England Paul Elliott Celtic
Young Player of the Year Scotland Eoin Jess Aberdeen

SFWA awards[edit]

Award Winner Club
Footballer of the Year Scotland Maurice Malpas Dundee United
Manager of the Year Scotland Alex Totten St. Johnstone

Scotland national team[edit]

Date Venue Opponents Score[2] Competition Scotland scorer(s)
12 September 1990 Hampden Park, Glasgow (H) Romania Romania 2–1 ECQG2 John Robertson, Ally McCoist
17 October 1990 Hampden Park, Glasgow (H) Switzerland Switzerland 2–1 ECQG2 John Robertson, Gary McAllister
14 November 1990 Vasil Levski National Stadium, Sofia (A) Bulgaria Bulgaria 1–1 ECQG2 Ally McCoist
6 February 1991 Ibrox Stadium, Glasgow (H) Soviet Union USSR 0–1 Friendly
27 March 1991 Hampden Park, Glasgow (H) Bulgaria Bulgaria 1–1 ECQG2 John Collins
1 May 1991 Stadio Olimpico, Serravalle (A) San Marino San Marino 2–0 ECQG2 Gordon Strachan (pen.), Gordon Durie

Key:

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

See also[edit]

1990–91 Aberdeen F.C. season
Dundee United F.C. season 1990-91
Rangers F.C. season 1990–91

Notes and references[edit]