1895–96 in Scottish football

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1895–96 in Scottish football
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Division One champions
Celtic
Division Two champions
Abercorn
Scottish Cup winners
Heart of Midlothian
Junior Cup winners
Cambuslang Hibs
Scotland national team
1896 BHC

The 1895–96 season of Scottish football was the 23rd season of competitive football in Scotland and the sixth season of the Scottish Football League. This season also saw the introduction of the Scottish Qualifying Cup.

Scottish Division One[edit]

Celtic topped the Scottish Division One.

P Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Celtic 18 15 0 3 64 25 39 30
2 Rangers 18 11 4 3 57 39 18 26
3 Hibernian 18 11 2 5 58 39 19 24
4 Heart of Midlothian 18 11 0 7 68 36 32 22
5 Dundee 18 7 2 9 33 42 −9 16
6 Third Lanark 18 7 1 10 47 51 −4 15
7 St Bernard's 18 7 1 10 36 53 −17 15
8 St Mirren 18 5 3 10 31 51 −20 13
9 Clyde 18 4 3 11 39 59 −20 11
10 Dumbarton 18 4 0 14 36 74 −38 8

Scottish Division Two[edit]

Abercorn came first in the Scottish Division Two. Leith Athletic and Renton finished second and third

P Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Abercorn 18 12 3 3 55 31 24 27
2 Leith Athletic 18 11 1 6 55 37 18 23
3 Renton 18 9 3 6 40 28 12 21
3 Kilmarnock 18 10 1 7 45 45 0 21
5 Airdrieonians 18 7 4 7 48 44 4 18
5 Partick Thistle 18 8 2 8 44 54 −10 18
7 Port Glasgow Athletic 18 6 4 8 40 41 −1 16
8 Motherwell 18 5 3 10 31 47 −16 13
9 Morton 18 4 4 10 32 40 −8 12
10 Linthouse 18 5 1 12 25 48 −23 11

Scottish Cup[edit]

Heart of Midlothian won the Scottish Cup after beating rivals Hibernian 3–1 in the final.

Other Honours[edit]

Scottish Qualifying Cup[edit]

Winner Score Runner-up
Annbank 3 – 0 East Stirlingshire

County Cups[edit]

Competition Winner Score Runner-up
Aberdeenshire Cup Victoria United 6 – 2 Aberdeen
Ayrshire Cup Kilmarnock 7 – 2 Galston
Dumbartonshire Cup Renton 3 – 0 Dumbarton
East of Scotland Shield Mossend Swifts 4 – 1 Polton Vale
Fife Cup Clackmannan Alloa Ath
Forfarshire Cup Arbroath 2 – 0 Dundee
Glasgow Cup Celtic 6 – 3 Queen's Park
Lanarkshire Cup Royal Albert 6 – 1 Motherwell
Linlithgowshire Cup Bo'ness 3 – 0 Armadale
Perthshire Cup St Johnstone 5 – 3[1] Dunblane
Renfrewshire Cup Port Glasgow Ath 3 – 0 St Mirren
Southern Counties Cup St Cuthbert Wanderers Douglas Wanderers
Stirlingshire Cup Falkirk 6 – 1 Kilsyth Wanderers

Highland League[edit]

Top Three

P Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Inverness Caledonian[2] 10 7 1 2 29 16 13 15
2 Inverness Thistle 10 7 1 2 26 11 15 15
3 Clachnacuddin 10 5 2 3 32 19 13 12

Junior Cup[edit]

Cambuslang Hibs won the Junior Cup after beating Parkhead 3–1 in the final.

Scotland national team[edit]

Date Venue Opponents Score[3] Competition Scotland scorer(s)
21 March 1896 Carolina Port, Dundee (H)  Wales 4–0 BHC Robert Neil (2), Alex Keillor, Daniel Paton
28 March 1896 Solitude, Belfast (A)  Ireland 3–3 BHC Robert McColl (2), James Blessington
4 April 1896 Celtic Park, Glasgow (H)  England 2–1 BHC William Lambie, John Bell

Scotland were winners of the 1896 British Home Championship.

Key:

  • (H) = Home match
  • (A) = Away match
  • BHC = British Home Championship

See also[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ after replay
  2. ^ after play-off
  3. ^ Scotland's score is shown first.