1956–57 in Scottish football

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1956–57 in Scottish football
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Division One champions
Rangers
Division Two champions
Clyde
Scottish Cup winners
Falkirk
League Cup winners
Celtic
Junior Cup winners
Banks O' Dee
Teams in Europe
Rangers
Scotland national team
1957 BHC, 1958 World Cup qualification

The 1956–57 season was the 84th season of competitive football in Scotland and the 60th season of the Scottish Football League. [1]

Scottish League Division One[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GR Pts
1 Rangers 34 26 3 5 96 48 2.000 55
2 Heart of Midlothian 34 24 5 5 81 48 1.688 53
3 Kilmarnock 34 16 10 8 57 39 1.462 42
4 Raith Rovers 34 16 7 11 84 58 1.448 39
5 Celtic 34 15 8 11 58 43 1.349 38
6 Aberdeen 34 18 2 14 79 59 1.339 38
7 Motherwell 34 16 5 13 72 66 1.091 37
8 Partick Thistle 34 13 8 13 53 51 1.039 34
9 Hibernian 34 12 9 13 69 56 1.232 33
10 Dundee 34 13 6 15 55 61 0.902 32
11 Airdrieonians 34 13 4 17 77 89 0.865 30
12 St Mirren 34 12 6 16 58 72 0.806 30
13 Queen's Park 34 11 7 16 55 59 0.932 29
14 Falkirk 34 10 8 16 51 70 0.729 28
15 East Fife 34 10 6 18 59 82 0.720 26
16 Queen of the South 34 10 5 19 54 96 0.563 25
17 Dunfermline Athletic 34 9 6 19 54 74 0.730 24
18 Ayr United 34 7 5 22 48 89 0.539 19
Source: RSSSF

Champions: Rangers
Relegated: Dunfermline Athletic, Ayr United

Scottish League Division Two[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion or relegation
1 Clyde 36 29 6 1 122 39 +83 64 Promotion to the 1957–58 First Division
2 Third Lanark 36 24 3 9 105 51 +54 51
3 Cowdenbeath 36 20 5 11 87 65 +22 45
4 Morton 36 18 7 11 81 70 +11 43
5 Albion Rovers 36 18 6 12 98 80 +18 42
6 Brechin City 36 15 10 11 72 68 +4 40
7 Stranraer 36 15 10 11 79 77 +2 40
8 Stirling Albion 36 17 5 14 81 64 +17 39
9 Dumbarton 36 17 4 15 101 70 +31 38
10 Arbroath 36 17 4 15 79 57 +22 38
11 Hamilton Academical 36 14 8 14 69 68 +1 36
12 St Johnstone 36 14 6 16 79 80 −1 34
13 Dundee United 36 14 6 16 75 80 −5 34
14 Stenhousemuir 36 13 6 17 71 81 −10 32
15 Alloa Athletic 36 11 5 20 66 99 −33 27
16 Forfar Athletic 36 9 5 22 75 100 −25 23
17 Montrose 36 7 7 22 54 124 −70 21
18 Berwick Rangers 36 7 6 23 58 114 −56 20
19 East Stirlingshire 36 5 7 24 56 121 −65 17

Promoted: Clyde, Third Lanark

Cup honours[edit]

Competition Winner Score Runner-up
Scottish Cup 1956–57 Falkirk 2 – 1 (rep.) Kilmarnock
League Cup 1956-57 Celtic 3 – 0 (rep.) Partick Thistle
Junior Cup Banks o' Dee 1 – 0 Kilsyth Rangers

Other Honours[edit]

National[edit]

Competition Winner Score Runner-up
Scottish Qualifying Cup - North Fraserburgh 6 – 1 * Inverness Caledonian
Scottish Qualifying Cup - South Vale of Leithen 7 – 3 * Peebles Rovers

County[edit]

Competition Winner Score Runner-up
Aberdeenshire Cup Buckie Thistle
Ayrshire Cup Kilmarnock 1 – 0 Ayr United
East of Scotland Shield Hibernian 2 – 1 Hearts
Fife Cup Raith Rovers 4 – 1 Dunfermline Athletic
Glasgow Cup Rangers 2 – 0 Clyde
Lanarkshire Cup Motherwell 6 – 2 Airdrie
Renfrewshire Cup Morton 5 – 2 Babcock & Wilcox
Stirlingshire Cup Dumbarton 5 – 3 * Alloa Athletic

* - aggregate over two legs

Highland League[edit]

Top Three
Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
1 Buckie Thistle 28 20 5 3 78 52 26 45
2 Inverness Caledonian 28 18 5 5 106 58 48 41
3 Elgin City 28 16 5 7 75 48 27 37

Scotland national team[edit]

Date Venue Opponents Score[2] Competition Scotland scorer(s)
20 October 1956 Ninian Park, Cardiff (A)  Wales 2–2 BHC Willie Fernie, Lawrie Reilly
7 November 1956 Hampden Park, Glasgow (H)  Northern Ireland 1–0 BHC Alex Scott
21 November 1956 Hampden Park, Glasgow (H)  Yugoslavia 2–0 Friendly Jackie Mudie, Sammy Baird
6 April 1957 Wembley Stadium, London (A)  England 1–2 BHC Tommy Ring
8 May 1957 Hampden Park, Glasgow (H)  Spain 4–2 WCQG9 Jackie Mudie (3), John Hewie
19 May 1957 St. Jakob Stadium, Basle (A)   Switzerland 2–1 WCQG9 Jackie Mudie, Bobby Collins
22 May 1957 Neckarstadion, Stuttgart (A)  West Germany 3–1 Friendly Bobby Collins(2), Jackie Mudie
26 May 1957 Bernabeu Stadium, Madrid (A)  Spain 1–4 WCQG9 Gordon Smith

Key:

  • (H) = Home match
  • (A) = Away match
  • WCQG9 = World Cup qualifying - Group 9
  • BHC = British Home Championship

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