1896–97 in Scottish football

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1896–97 in Scottish football
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Division One champions
Heart of Midlothian
Division Two champions
Partick Thistle
Scottish Cup winners
Rangers
Scottish Junior Cup winners
Strathclyde Juniors
Scotland national team
1897 BHC

The 1896–97 season of Scottish football was the 24th season of competitive football in Scotland and the seventh season of the Scottish Football League.

Scottish Division One[edit]

Hearts were champions of the Scottish Division One.

P Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Heart of Midlothian 18 13 2 3 47 22 25 28
2 Hibernian 18 12 2 4 50 20 30 26
3 Rangers 18 11 3 4 64 30 34 25
4 Celtic 18 10 4 4 42 18 24 24
5 Dundee 18 10 2 6 38 30 8 22
6 St Mirren 18 9 1 8 38 29 9 19
7 St Bernard's 18 7 0 11 32 40 −8 14
8 Third Lanark 18 5 1 12 29 46 −17 11
9 Clyde 18 4 0 14 27 65 −38 8
10 Abercorn 18 1 1 16 21 88 −67 3

Scottish Division Two[edit]

Partick Thistle won the Scottish Division Two. Both Linthouse and Port Glasgow Athletic had four points deducted.

P Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Partick Thistle 18 14 3 1 61 28 33 31
2 Leith Athletic 18 13 1 4 54 28 26 27
3 Kilmarnock 18 10 1 7 44 33 11 21
= Airdrieonians 18 10 1 7 48 39 9 21
5 Morton 18 7 2 9 38 40 −2 16
6 Renton 18 6 2 10 34 40 −6 14
= Linthouse[1] 18 8 2 8 44 52 −8 14
8 Port Glasgow Athletic[1] 18 4 5 9 39 50 −11 13
= Motherwell 18 6 1 11 40 55 −15 13
10 Dumbarton 18 2 2 14 27 64 −37 6

Scottish Cup[edit]

Rangers won the Scottish Cup after a 5–1 win over Dumbarton.

Other Honours[edit]

Scottish Qualifying Cup[edit]

Winner Score Runner-up
Kilmarnock 4 – 1 Motherwell

County Cups[edit]

Competition Winner Score Runner-up
Aberdeenshire Cup Orion 5 – 2 Victoria United
Ayrshire Cup Kilmarnock Ath 3 – 0 * Kilmarnock
Dumbartonshire Cup Vale of Leven 3 – 2 Dumbarton
East of Scotland Shield St Bernard's 3 – 2 * Cowdenbeath
Fife Cup Dunfermline Ath 3 – 2 Clackmannan
Forfarshire Cup Arbroath 5 – 2 * Forfar Ath
Glasgow Cup Rangers 2 – 1 * Celtic
Lanarkshire Cup Airdrie 1 – 0 Wishaw Thistle
Linlithgowshire Cup Armadale Vol 3 – 0 * Broxburn Shamrock
Perthshire Cup Vale of Atholl 4 – 1 Dunblane
Renfrewshire Cup St Mirren 1 – 0 Port Glasgow Ath
Southern Counties Cup 6th GRV 8 – 0 St Cuthbert Wanderers
Stirlingshire Cup East Stirling 4 – 1 Stenhousemuir
  • after replay

Highland League[edit]

Top Three

P Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Clachnacuddin 6 3 3 0 16 7 9 9
2 Inverness Caledonian 6 3 2 1 13 8 5 8
3 Inverness Thistle 6 1 2 3 13 15 −2 4

Junior Cup[edit]

Strathclyde Juniors won the Junior Cup after a 2–0 win over Dunfermline Juniors in a replayed match, after the first was protested.

Scotland national team[edit]

Date Venue Opponents Score[2] Competition Scotland scorer(s)
20 March 1897 Racecourse Ground, Wrexham (A)  Wales 2–2 BHC John Ritchie, John Walker
27 March 1897 Ibrox Park, Glasgow  Ireland 5–1 BHC John McPherson (2), Neil Gibson, Robert McColl, Alex King
3 April 1897 Crystal Palace, London  England 2–1 BHC Tom Hyslop, James Millar

Scotland were winners of the 1897 British Home Championship.

Key:

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

See also[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ a b Both Linthouse and Port Glasgow Athletic had four points deducted.
  2. ^ Scotland's score is shown first.

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