Timeline of Scottish football

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This is a timeline of Scottish football which contains notable football-related events that have occurred both on and off the field.


1860s1870s1880s1890s1900s1910s1920s1930s1940s1950s1960s1970s1980s1990s2000s2010s

2010s[edit]

2014[edit]

2013[edit]

2012[edit]

2000s[edit]

2009[edit]

2008[edit]

2007[edit]

2005[edit]

2004[edit]

2003[edit]

2002[edit]

2001[edit]

2000[edit]

1990s[edit]

1999[edit]

1998[edit]

1997[edit]

  • Rangers win their ninth league championship in a row, equaling the record set by Celtic.

1996[edit]

1995[edit]

1994[edit]

1993[edit]

1992[edit]

1991[edit]

  • Rangers win the league championship thanks to a decisive win against Aberdeen on the final day of the season.

1990[edit]

1980s[edit]

1989[edit]

1987[edit]

1986[edit]

  • Scotland are knocked out of the 1986 FIFA World Cup at the group stage, having taken one point from three matches.
  • Celtic win the league championship on goal difference, ahead of Hearts. Two late goals scored by Dundee cost Hearts the championship.
  • Graeme Souness is appointed player/manager of Rangers. This marks the start of a significant change at Rangers, as they spend significant amounts of money in attracting star players to the club from England.

1985[edit]

1983[edit]

1970s[edit]

1979[edit]

1978[edit]

  • Scotland are knocked out of the 1978 FIFA World Cup at the group stage, having taken three points (one win, one draw) from three matches.

1975[edit]

1974[edit]

1973[edit]

1972[edit]

1971[edit]

1970[edit]

1960s[edit]

1967[edit]

1965[edit]

  • Kilmarnock win the league title for the first time, defeating Hearts 2–0 on the final day of the season to win the league on goal average ahead of Hearts.

1962[edit]

  • Dundee win the league title for the first time.

1961[edit]

1950s[edit]

1958[edit]

1957[edit]

1956[edit]

1955[edit]

1954[edit]

1951[edit]

1950[edit]

1940s[edit]

1947[edit]

1946[edit]

1930s[edit]

1939[edit]

  • Competitive football is suspended due to the outbreak of the Second World War in Europe, during the early stages of the 1939–40 season.

1937[edit]

1932[edit]

  • Motherwell win the league title for the first time.

1931[edit]

1920s[edit]

1929[edit]

1928[edit]

1926[edit]

1924[edit]

1922[edit]

1910s[edit]

1913[edit]

1900s[edit]

1910[edit]

1909[edit]

1907[edit]

1904[edit]

1903[edit]

  • Hibernian win the league title for the first time.

1902[edit]

1890s[edit]

1899[edit]

  • Rangers win the league title after winning all 18 of their league matches.

1895[edit]

1894[edit]

1893[edit]

  • Celtic win the league title for the first time.

1892[edit]

1891[edit]

1890[edit]

1880s[edit]

1889[edit]

1887[edit]

1885[edit]

1884[edit]

1883[edit]

1870s[edit]

1877[edit]

1876[edit]

1874[edit]

1873[edit]

1872[edit]

  • Queen's Park became the first ever Scottish football team to participate in official competition when they played in the 1871–72 FA Cup semi-final against Wanderers, the match ended goalless. Queen's, however, could not afford to extend their stay long enough for the tie to be replayed and were forced to withdraw.

1870[edit]

  • The first representative match is played between England and Scotland, although this is not considered to be an official international match.

1860s[edit]

1867[edit]

  • Scotland's oldest club in continuous existence and longest established club Queen's Park are established.

References[edit]

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