1949–50 in Scottish football

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1949–50 in Scottish football
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Division A champions
Rangers
Division B champions
Morton
Division C (North & East) champions
Hibernian 'A'
Division C (South & West) champions
Clyde 'A'
Scottish Cup winners
Rangers
League Cup winners
East Fife
Junior Cup winners
Blantyre Victoria
Scotland national team
1950 BHC

The 1949–50 season was the 77th season of competitive football in Scotland and the 53rd season of the Scottish Football League.[1]

Scottish League Division A[edit]

Rangers won the league with a 2–2 draw in their last match, away to Third Lanark, a game in which Rangers took a 2–0 lead before Thirds fought back to 2–2. Another goal for Third Lanark would have handed the title to Hibernian.

A few days previously, Rangers had drawn 0–0 with Hibs at Ibrox before a crowd of 101,000, the largest crowd to watch a League match in Britain since the war, a record that still stands. Had Hibs won this match they would have become champions.

P Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Rangers 30 22 6 2 58 26 32 50
2 Hibernian 30 22 5 3 86 34 52 49
3 Heart of Midlothian 30 20 3 7 86 40 46 43
4 East Fife 30 15 7 8 58 43 15 37
5 Celtic 30 14 7 9 51 50 1 35
6 Dundee 30 12 7 11 49 46 3 31
7 Partick Thistle 30 13 3 14 55 45 10 29
8 Aberdeen 30 11 4 15 48 56 −8 26
9 Raith Rovers 30 9 8 13 45 54 −9 26
10 Motherwell 30 10 5 15 53 58 −5 25
11 St Mirren 30 8 9 13 42 49 −7 25
12 Third Lanark 30 11 3 16 44 62 −18 25
13 Clyde 30 10 4 16 56 73 −17 24
14 Falkirk 30 7 10 13 48 72 −24 24
15 Queen of the South 30 5 6 19 31 63 −32 16
16 Stirling Albion 30 6 3 21 38 77 −39 15

Champions: Rangers
Relegated: Queen Of the South, Stirling Albion

Scottish League Division B[edit]

P Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Morton 30 20 7 3 77 33 44 47
2 Airdrieonians 30 19 6 5 79 40 39 44
3 Dunfermline Athletic 30 16 4 10 71 57 14 36
4 St Johnstone 30 15 6 9 64 56 8 36
5 Cowdenbeath 30 16 3 11 63 56 7 35
6 Hamilton Academical 30 14 6 10 57 44 13 34
7 Dundee United 30 14 5 11 74 56 18 33
8 Kilmarnock 30 14 5 11 50 43 7 33
9 Queen's Park 30 12 7 11 63 59 4 31
10 Forfar Athletic 30 11 8 11 53 56 −3 30
11 Albion Rovers 30 10 7 13 49 61 −12 27
12 Stenhousemuir 30 8 8 14 54 72 −18 24
13 Ayr United 30 8 6 16 53 80 −27 22
14 Arbroath 30 5 9 16 47 69 −22 19
15 Dumbarton 30 6 4 20 39 62 −23 16
16 Alloa Athletic 30 5 3 22 47 96 −49 13

Promoted: Morton, Airdrie

Cup honours[edit]

Competition Winner Score Runner-up
Scottish Cup 1949–50 Rangers 3 – 0 East Fife
League Cup 1949-50 East Fife 3 – 0 Dunfermline Athletic
Junior Cup Blantyre Victoria 3 – 0 Cumnock Juniors

Other Honours[edit]

National[edit]

Competition Winner Score Runner-up
Scottish Qualifying Cup - North Inverness Caledonian 8 – 1 * Peterhead
Scottish Qualifying Cup - South Brechin City 12 – 2 * Duns

County[edit]

Competition Winner Score Runner-up
Aberdeenshire Cup Peterhead 4 – 3 * Deveronvale
Ayrshire Cup Ayr United 3 – 1 * Kilmarnock
East of Scotland Shield Hearts 5 – 2 Leith Athletic
Fife Cup East Fife 4 – 3 * Cowdenbeath
Forfarshire Cup Dundee 3 – 2 Brechin City
Glasgow Cup Rangers 2 – 1 dagger Clyde
Lanarkshire Cup Motherwell 4 – 0 Albion Rovers
Renfrewshire Cup St Mirren 3 – 2 Morton
Stirlingshire Cup Falkirk 3 – 0 Alloa Athletic
  • * - aggregate over two legs
  • dagger - replay

Highland League[edit]

Top Three

P Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Peterhead 30 21 4 5 85 42 43 46
2 Inverness Caledonian 30 19 2 9 88 45 43 40
3 Deveronvale 30 18 4 8 90 48 42 40

Scotland national team[edit]

Date Venue Opponents Score[2] Competition Scotland scorer(s)
1 October 1949 Windsor Park, Belfast (A)  Northern Ireland 8–2 BHC Henry Morris (3), Willie Waddell (2), Billy Steel, Lawrie Reilly, Jimmy Mason
9 November 1949 Hampden Park, Glasgow (H)  Wales 2–0 BHC John McPhail, Alec Linwood
15 April 1950 Hampden Park, Glasgow (H)  England 0–1 BHC
26 April 1950 Hampden Park, Glasgow (H)   Switzerland 3–1 Friendly Willie Bauld, Robert Campbell, Allan Brown
21 May 1950 Estádio Nacional, Lisbon (A)  Portugal 2–2 Friendly Willie Bauld, Allan Brown
27 May 1950 Stade de Colombes, Paris (A)  France 1–0 Friendly Allan Brown

Key:

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

Notes and references[edit]

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