List of Heart of Midlothian F.C. seasons

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For details of the current season, see 2014–15 Heart of Midlothian F.C. season.

This is a list of seasons played by Heart of Midlothian F.C. in both Scottish and European football, from when the club first entered the Scottish Cup in 1875 to the present day. It details the club's achievements in major competitions for each season, as well as giving the top goalscorer and average attendance by supporters.

Note: The Top Goalscorer column includes goals scored in all competitions whereas the Average Attendance column only includes the figures given for home league matches.

Seasons[edit]

Season League Scottish Cup League Cup Europe Top Goalscorer Average Attendance
Division P W D L F A GD Pts Pos Name Goals
1875–76 [note 1] Second Round [note 2] [note 3] [note 1]
1876–77 First Round
1877–78 First Round
1878–79 Fourth Round
1879–80 Third Round
1880–81 Fifth Round
1881–82 First Round
1882–83 Third Round
1883–84 Third Round
1884–85 Second Round
1885–86 Second Round
1886–87 Third Round
1887–88 Fourth Round
1888–89 Fourth Round
1889–90 Fifth Round
1890–91 Scottish Football League 18 6 2 10 31 37 -6 14 6th Winners George Scott 13 3,388
1891–92 Scottish Football League 22 15 4 3 65 35 +30 34 3rd Quarter-Final James Fairbairn 17 3,681
1892–93 Scottish Football League 18 8 2 8 39 41 -2 18 5th Quarter-Final George Scott 8 3,611
1893–94 Scottish Division One 18 11 4 3 46 32 +14 26 2nd First Round Willie Michael 10 5,444
1894–95 Scottish Division One 18 15 1 2 50 18 +32 31 1st Semi-Final Willie Michael 13 6,166
1895–96 Scottish Division One 18 11 0 7 68 36 +32 22 4th Winners Davie Baird 18 7,833
1896–97 Scottish Division One 18 13 2 3 47 22 +25 28 1st Second Round Willie Taylor 11 5,900
1897–98 Scottish Division One 18 8 4 6 54 33 +21 20 4th Quarter-Final Tom Robertson
James Sharp
10 5,888
1898–99 Scottish Division One 18 12 2 4 56 30 +26 26 2nd First Round George Livingston
Willie Michael
13 7,611
1899–1900 Scottish Division One 18 10 3 5 41 24 +17 23 4th Semi-Final Willie Michael 17 6,411
1900–01 Scottish Division One 20 5 4 11 22 30 -8 14 10th Winners Bill Porteous 9 5,300
1901–02 Scottish Division One 18 10 2 6 32 21 +11 22 3rd Quarter-Final Charlie Thomson 9 6,444
1902–03 Scottish Division One 22 11 6 5 46 27 +19 28 4th Final Bill Porteous 14 6,409
1903–04 Scottish Division One 26 18 3 5 63 35 +28 39 2nd First Round Bill Porteous
Bobby Walker
13 8,015
1904–05 Scottish Division One 26 11 3 12 46 44 +2 25 7th Second Round Bobby Walker 14 6,269
1905–06 Scottish Division One 30 18 7 5 64 27 +37 43 2nd Winners Alex Menzies 22 7,666
1906–07 Scottish Division One 34 11 13 10 46 43 +3 35 9th Final Bobby Walker 8 5,835
1907–08 Scottish Division One 34 11 6 17 50 62 -12 28 11th Quarter-Final Bobby Walker 10 8,706
1908–09 Scottish Division One 34 12 8 14 54 49 +5 32 11th Second Round Philip Cole 8 7,794
1909–10 Scottish Division One 34 12 7 15 59 50 +9 31 12th Quarter-Final George Buchanan 12 7,853
1910–11 Scottish Division One 34 8 8 18 42 59 -17 24 14th First Round Richard Harker 9 9,088
1911–12 Scottish Division One 34 16 8 10 54 40 +14 40 4th Semi-Final Percy Dawson 18 10,529
1912–13 Scottish Division One 34 17 7 10 71 43 +28 41 3rd Semi-Final Percy Dawson 27 10,676
1913–14 Scottish Division One 38 23 8 7 70 29 +41 54 3rd Second Round Percy Dawson 23 13,131
1914–15 Scottish Division One 38 27 7 4 83 32 +51 61 2nd [note 4] Tom Gracie 29 11,157
1915–16 Scottish Division One 37 20 6 11 66 45 +21 46 5th Fletcher Welsh 18 7,631
1916–17 Scottish Division One 38 14 4 20 44 59 -15 32 14th Albert Denyer 6 6,289
1917–18 Scottish Division One 34 14 4 16 41 58 -17 32 10th John Sharp 10 7,500
1918–19 Scottish Division One 34 14 9 11 59 52 +7 37 7th Andy Wilson 20 9,735
1919–20 Scottish Division One 42 14 9 19 57 72 -15 37 15th Third Round Arthur Lochhead 13 16,223
1920–21 Scottish Division One 42 20 10 12 74 49 +25 50 3rd Semi-Final Freddie Forbes 23 17,928
1921–22 Scottish Division One 42 11 10 21 50 60 -10 32 19th Third Round Freddie Forbes 13 17,071
1922–23 Scottish Division One 38 11 15 12 51 50 +1 37 12th Second Round Jock White 33 17,105
1923–24 Scottish Division One 38 14 10 14 61 50 +11 38 9th Quarter-Final Jock White 20 16,368
1924–25 Scottish Division One 38 12 11 15 64 68 -4 35 10th Second Round Jock White 24 17,500
1925–26 Scottish Division One 38 21 8 9 87 56 +31 50 3rd Third Round Jock White 27 18,474
1926–27 Scottish Division One 38 12 11 15 65 64 +1 35 13th First Round Jock White 15 17,026
1927–28 Scottish Division One 38 20 7 11 89 50 +39 47 4th Third Round Lachlan McMillan 22 16,763
1928–29 Scottish Division One 38 19 9 10 91 57 +34 47 4th First Round Barney Battles, Jr. 31 18,921
1929–30 Scottish Division One 38 14 9 15 69 69 0 37 10th Semi-Final Barney Battles, Jr. 33 16,737
1930–31 Scottish Division One 38 19 6 13 90 63 +27 44 5th Second Round Barney Battles, Jr. 47 17,789
1931–32 Scottish Division One 38 17 5 16 63 61 +2 39 8th Third Round Barney Battles, Jr. 20 15,449
1932–33 Scottish Division One 38 21 8 9 84 51 +33 50 3rd Semi-Final Jock White 23 16,134
1933–34 Scottish Division One 38 17 10 11 86 59 +27 44 6th Third Round Jock White 18 14,400
1934–35 Scottish Division One 38 20 10 8 87 51 +36 50 3rd Semi-Final Dave McCulloch 39 18,655
1935–36 Scottish Division One 38 20 7 11 88 55 +33 47 5th First Round Tommy Walker 18 18,363
1936–37 Scottish Division One 38 24 3 11 99 60 +39 51 5th Third Round Andy Black 33 20,087
1937–38 Scottish Division One 38 26 6 6 90 50 +40 58 2nd First Round Andy Black 39 20,173
1938–39 Scottish Division One 38 20 5 13 98 70 +28 45 4th Third Round Archie Garrett 27 18,309
1939–40 Competitive football was suspended between 1939–40 and 1945–46 due to World War II.
1940–41
1941–42
1942–43
1943–44
1944–45
1945–46
1946–47 Scottish Division One 30 16 6 8 52 43 +9 38 4th Quarter-Final Semi-Final [note 3] Archie Kelly 15 19,570
1947–48 Scottish Division One 30 10 8 12 37 42 -5 28 9th Second Round Quarter-Final Archie Kelly 11 22,694
1948–49 Scottish Division One 30 12 6 12 64 54 +10 30 8th Quarter-Final First Round Willie Bauld 24 28,195
1949–50 Scottish Division One 30 20 3 7 86 40 +46 43 3rd Second Round First Round Willie Bauld 40 27,811
1950–51 Scottish Division One 30 16 5 9 72 45 +27 37 4th Third Round First Round Alfie Conn, Sr.
Jimmy Wardhaugh
24 23,917
1951–52 Scottish Division One 30 14 7 9 69 53 +16 35 4th Semi-Final First Round Willie Bauld 27 25,238
1952–53 Scottish Division One 30 12 6 12 59 50 +9 30 4th Semi-Final First Round Willie Bauld 17 22,377
1953–54 Scottish Division One 30 16 6 8 70 45 +25 38 2nd Quarter-Final First Round Jimmy Wardhaugh 34 26,248
1954–55 Scottish Division One 30 16 7 7 74 45 +29 39 4th Quarter-Final Winners Willie Bauld 39 23,133
1955–56 Scottish Division One 34 19 7 8 99 47 +52 45 3rd Winners Quarter-Final Did Not Qualify Jimmy Wardhaugh 34 23,588
1956–57 Scottish Division One 34 24 5 5 81 48 +33 53 2nd Fifth Round First Round Did Not Qualify Jimmy Wardhaugh 29 23,882
1957–58 Scottish Division One 34 29 4 1 132 29 +103 62 1st Third Round First Round Did Not Qualify Jimmy Wardhaugh 37 24,118
1958–59 Scottish Division One 34 21 6 7 92 51 +41 48 2nd Second Round Winners European Cup Preliminary Round Willie Bauld 26 21,471
1959–60 Scottish Division One 34 23 8 3 102 51 +51 54 1st Second Round Winners Did Not Qualify Alex Young 28 23,059
1960–61 Scottish Division One 34 13 8 13 51 53 -2 34 7th Quarter-Final First Round European Cup Preliminary Round Bobby Blackwood 14 20,294
1961–62 Scottish Division One 34 16 6 12 55 49 +6 39 6th Third Round Final Inter-Cities Fairs Cup Second Round Willie Wallace 12 13,592
1962–63 Scottish Division One 34 17 9 8 85 59 +26 43 5th Second Round Winners Did Not Qualify Willie Wallace 25 12,778
1963–64 Scottish Division One 34 19 9 6 74 40 +34 47 4th Third Round First Round Inter-Cities Fairs Cup First Round Willie Wallace 28 14,037
1964–65 Scottish Division One 34 22 6 6 90 49 +41 50 2nd Quarter-Final First Round Did Not Qualify Willie Wallace 25 16,682
1965–66 Scottish Division One 34 13 12 9 56 48 +8 38 7th Quarter-Final First Round Inter-Cities Fairs Cup Third Round Willie Wallace 28 12,120
1966–67 Scottish Division One 34 11 8 15 39 48 -9 30 11th First Round First Round Did Not Qualify Willie Wallace 9 10,188
1967–68 Scottish Division One 34 13 4 17 56 61 -5 30 12th Final First Round Did Not Qualify Donald Ford 16 11,136
1968–69 Scottish Division One 34 14 8 12 52 54 -2 36 8th Second Round First Round Did Not Qualify Donald Ford 10 11,544
1969–70 Scottish Division One 34 13 12 9 50 36 +14 38 4th Second Round First Round Did Not Qualify Donald Ford 8 12,473
1970–71 Scottish Division One 34 13 7 14 41 40 +1 33 11th Fourth Round First Round Did Not Qualify Donald Ford 15 11,668
1971–72 Scottish Division One 34 13 13 8 53 49 +4 39 6th Quarter-Final First Round Did Not Qualify Donald Ford 19 11,196
1972–73 Scottish Division One 34 12 6 16 39 50 -11 30 10th Third Round First Round Did Not Qualify Donald Ford 12 10,213
1973–74 Scottish Division One 34 14 10 10 54 43 +11 38 6th Semi-Final First Round Did Not Qualify Donald Ford 29 11,733
1974–75 Scottish Division One 34 11 13 10 47 52 -5 35 8th Quarter-Final Quarter-Final Did Not Qualify Donald Ford 18 12,225
1975–76 Scottish Premier Division 36 13 9 14 39 45 -6 35 5th Final First Round Did Not Qualify Drew Busby 14 12,677
1976–77 Scottish Premier Division 36 7 13 16 49 66 -17 27 9th Semi-Final Semi-Final European Cup Winners' Cup Second Round Willie Gibson 24 11,696
1977–78 Scottish First Division 39 24 10 5 77 42 +35 58 2nd Fourth Round Semi-Final Did Not Qualify Willie Gibson 22 9,863
1978–79 Scottish Premier Division 36 8 7 21 39 71 -32 23 9th Quarter-Final Second Round Did Not Qualify Derek O'Connor 9 10,831
1979–80 Scottish First Division 39 20 13 6 58 39 +19 53 1st Quarter-Final Second Round Did Not Qualify Willie Gibson 18 5,735
1980–81 Scottish Premier Division 36 6 6 24 27 71 -44 18 10th Third Round Third Round Did Not Qualify Alex MacDonald
Chris Robertson
5 7,759
1981–82 Scottish First Division 39 21 8 10 65 37 +28 50 3rd Fourth Round First Round Did Not Qualify Willie Pettigrew 16 5,157
1982–83 Scottish First Division 39 22 10 7 79 38 +41 54 2nd Quarter-Final Semi-Final Did Not Qualify Derek O'Connor 22 5,908
1983–84 Scottish Premier Division 36 10 16 10 38 47 -9 36 5th Fourth Round Third Round Did Not Qualify John Robertson 20 11,914
1984–85 Scottish Premier Division 36 13 5 18 47 64 -17 31 7th Quarter-Final Semi-Final UEFA Cup First Round John Robertson 13 11,305
1985–86 Scottish Premier Division 36 20 10 6 59 33 +26 50 2nd Final Quarter-Final Did Not Qualify John Robertson 25 16,198
1986–87 Scottish Premier Division 44 21 14 9 64 43 +21 56 5th Semi-Final Second Round UEFA Cup First Round John Robertson 19 14,531
1987–88 Scottish Premier Division 44 23 16 5 74 32 +42 62 2nd Semi-Final Quarter-Final Did Not Qualify John Robertson 31 16,633
1988–89 Scottish Premier Division 36 9 13 14 35 42 -7 31 6th Quarter-Final Semi-Final UEFA Cup Quarter-Final Iain Ferguson 11 15,367
1989–90 Scottish Premier Division 36 16 12 8 54 35 +19 44 3rd Quarter-Final Quarter-Final Did Not Qualify John Robertson 22 15,694
1990–91 Scottish Premier Division 36 14 7 15 48 55 -7 35 5th Third Round Quarter-Final UEFA Cup Second Round John Robertson 16 13,232
1991–92 Scottish Premier Division 44 27 9 8 60 37 +23 63 2nd Semi-Final Quarter-Final Did Not Qualify John Robertson 20 13,317
1992–93 Scottish Premier Division 44 15 14 15 46 51 -5 44 5th Semi-Final Quarter-Final UEFA Cup Second Round John Robertson 15 9,829
1993–94 Scottish Premier Division 44 11 20 13 37 43 -6 42 7th Quarter-Final Third Round UEFA Cup First Round John Robertson 12 11,010
1994–95 Scottish Premier Division 36 12 7 17 44 51 -7 43 6th Semi-Final Third Round Did Not Qualify John Robertson 14 10,123
1995–96 Scottish Premier Division 36 16 7 13 55 53 +2 55 4th Final Quarter-Final Did Not Qualify John Robertson 14 12,078
1996–97 Scottish Premier Division 36 14 10 12 46 43 +3 52 4th Fourth Round Final UEFA Cup Winners' Cup Qualifying Round John Robertson 19 12,349
1997–98 Scottish Premier Division 36 19 10 7 70 46 +24 67 3rd Winners Quarter-Final Did Not Qualify Jim Hamilton 15 15,337
1998–99 Scottish Premier League 36 11 9 16 44 50 -6 42 6th Third Round Semi-Final UEFA Cup Winners' Cup First Round Stéphane Adam
Jim Hamilton
10 14,233
1999–2000 Scottish Premier League 36 15 9 12 47 40 +7 54 3rd Quarter-Final Quarter-Final Did Not Qualify Gary McSwegan 15 14,246
2000–01 Scottish Premier League 38 14 10 14 56 50 +6 52 5th Quarter-Final Quarter-Final UEFA Cup First Round Colin Cameron 16 12,771
2001–02 Scottish Premier League 38 14 6 18 52 57 -5 48 5th Fourth Round Second Round Did Not Qualify Ricardo Fuller
Kevin McKenna
9 12,080
2002–03 Scottish Premier League 38 18 9 11 57 51 +6 63 3rd Third Round Semi-Final Did Not Qualify Mark de Vries 15 12,058
2003–04 Scottish Premier League 38 19 11 8 56 40 +16 68 3rd Fourth Round Quarter-Final UEFA Cup Second Round Mark de Vries 15 11,961
2004–05 Scottish Premier League 38 13 11 14 43 41 +2 50 5th Semi-Final Semi-Final UEFA Cup Group Stage (Group A, 5th) Paul Hartley 15 12,272
2005–06 Scottish Premier League 38 22 8 8 71 31 +40 74 2nd Winners Third Round Did Not Qualify Paul Hartley
Rudi Skácel
17 16,767
2006–07 Scottish Premier League 38 17 10 11 47 35 +12 61 4th Fourth Round Quarter-Final UEFA Champions League
UEFA Cup
Third Qualifying Round
First Round
Andrius Velička 12 16,937
2007–08 Scottish Premier League 38 13 9 16 47 55 -8 48 8th Fourth Round Semi-Final Did Not Qualify Andrius Velička 14 15,930
2008–09 Scottish Premier League 38 16 11 11 40 37 +3 59 3rd Fifth Round Second Round Did Not Qualify Bruno Aguiar 7 14,398
2009–10 Scottish Premier League 38 13 9 16 35 46 -11 48 6th Fourth Round Semi-Final UEFA Europa League Play-Off Round Michael Stewart 8 14,484
2010–11 Scottish Premier League 38 18 9 11 53 45 +8 63 3rd Fourth Round Third Round Did Not Qualify Rudi Skácel 13 14,185
2011–12 Scottish Premier League 38 15 7 16 45 43 +2 52 5th Winners Third Round UEFA Europa League Play-Off Round Rudi Skácel 18 13,381
2012–13 Scottish Premier League 38 11 11 16 40 49 -9 44 10th Fourth Round Final UEFA Europa League Play-Off Round John Sutton 8 13,163
2013–14 Scottish Premiership 38 10 8 20 45 65 -20 23 12th[note 5] Fourth Round Semi-Final Did Not Qualify Callum Paterson 11 14,123

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b The Scottish Football League was not formed until 1890.
  2. ^ The League Cup competition did not start until the 1946–47 season.
  3. ^ a b European club competitions did not begin until the 1955–56 season.
  4. ^ The Scottish Cup was not held between 1914–15 and 1918–19 due to World War I.
  5. ^ Hearts were deducted 15 points for entering administration on 19 June 2013. Without this deficit, Hearts would have finished in 11th place in the 2013–14 Scottish Premiership table, thus avoiding automatic relegation.

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