1960–61 in Scottish football

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1960–61 in Scottish football
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Division One champions
Rangers
Division Two champions
Stirling Albion
Scottish Cup winners
Dunfermline Athletic
League Cup winners
Rangers
Junior Cup winners
Dunbar United
Teams in Europe
Heart of Midlothian, Hibernian, Rangers
Scotland national team
1961 BHC, 1962 World Cup qualification

The 1960–61 season was the 88th season of competitive football in Scotland and the 64th season of the Scottish Football League. [1]

Scottish League Division One[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GR Pts
1 Rangers (C) 34 23 5 6 88 46 1.913 51
2 Kilmarnock 34 21 8 5 77 45 1.711 50
3 Third Lanark 34 20 2 12 100 80 1.250 42
4 Celtic 34 15 9 10 64 46 1.391 39
5 Motherwell 34 15 8 11 70 57 1.228 38
6 Aberdeen 34 14 8 12 72 72 1.000 36
7 Hearts 34 13 8 13 51 53 0.962 34
8 Hibernian 34 15 4 15 66 69 0.957 34
9 Dundee United 34 13 7 14 60 58 1.034 33
10 Dundee 34 13 6 15 61 53 1.151 32
11 Partick Thistle 34 13 6 15 59 69 0.855 32
12 Dunfermline Athletic 34 12 7 15 65 81 0.802 31
13 Airdrieonians 34 10 10 14 61 71 0.859 30
14 St Mirren 34 11 7 16 53 58 0.914 29
15 St Johnstone 34 10 9 15 47 63 0.746 29
16 Raith Rovers 34 10 7 17 46 67 0.687 27
17 Clyde (R) 34 6 11 17 55 77 0.714 23
18 Ayr United (R) 34 5 12 17 51 81 0.630 22
Source: RSSSF
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated.

Champions: Rangers
Relegated: Clyde, Ayr United

Scottish League Division Two[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion or relegation
1 Stirling Albion 36 24 7 5 89 37 +52 55 Promotion to the 1961–62 First Division
2 Falkirk 36 24 6 6 100 40 +60 54
3 Stenhousemuir 36 24 2 10 99 69 +30 50
4 Stranraer 36 19 6 11 83 55 +28 44
5 Queen of the South 36 20 3 13 77 52 +25 43
6 Hamilton Academical 36 17 7 12 84 80 +4 41
7 Montrose 36 19 2 15 75 65 +10 40
8 Cowdenbeath 36 17 6 13 71 65 +6 40
9 Berwick Rangers 36 14 9 13 62 69 −7 37
10 Dumbarton 36 15 5 16 78 82 −4 35
11 Alloa Athletic 36 13 7 16 78 68 +10 33
12 Arbroath 36 13 7 16 56 76 −20 33
13 East Fife 36 14 4 18 70 80 −10 32
14 Brechin City 36 9 9 18 60 78 −18 27
15 Queen's Park 36 10 6 20 61 87 −26 26
16 East Stirlingshire 36 9 7 20 59 100 −41 25
17 Albion Rovers 36 9 6 21 60 89 −29 24
18 Forfar Athletic 36 10 4 22 65 98 −33 24
19 Morton 36 5 11 20 56 93 −37 21

Promoted: Stirling Albion, Falkirk

Cup honours[edit]

Competition Winner Score Runner-up
Scottish Cup 1960–61 Dunfermline Athletic 2 – 0 (rep.) Celtic
League Cup 1960–61 Rangers 2 – 0 Kilmarnock
Junior Cup Dunbar United 2 – 0 (rep.) Cambuslang Rangers

Other Honours[edit]

National[edit]

Competition Winner Score Runner-up
Scottish Qualifying Cup - North Inverness Caledonian 3 – 2 * Peterhead
Scottish Qualifying Cup - South Gala Fairydean 4 – 3 * Vale of Leithen

County[edit]

Competition Winner Score Runner-up
Aberdeenshire Cup Huntly
Ayrshire Cup Ayr United 3 – 0 Kilmarnock
East of Scotland Shield Hibernian 4 – 2 Hearts
Fife Cup Dunfermline Athletic 5 – 3 * Raith Rovers
Forfarshire Cup Dundee United 6 – 3 Montrose
Glasgow Cup Partick Thistle 2 – 0 Celtic
Lanarkshire Cup Airdrie 3 – 2 Motherwell
Renfrewshire Cup St Mirren 2 – 1 Morton
Stirlingshire Cup Falkirk 4 – 3 * Alloa Athletic

* - aggregate over two legs

Highland League[edit]

Top Three
Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
1 Elgin City 28 19 6 3 85 39 46 44
2 Keith 28 19 6 3 75 47 28 44
3 Buckie Thistle 28 17 4 7 78 46 32 38

Scotland national team[edit]

Date Venue Opponents Score[2] Competition Scotland scorer(s)
22 October 1960 Ninian Park, Cardiff (A)  Wales 0–2 BHC
9 November 1960 Hampden Park, Glasgow (H)  Northern Ireland 5–2 BHC Ralph Brand, Denis Law, Eric Caldow (pen.), Alex Young
15 April 1961 Wembley Stadium, London (A)  England 3–9 BHC Davie Wilson (2), Dave Mackay
3 May 1961 Hampden Park, Glasgow (H)  Republic of Ireland 4–1 WCQG8 Ralph Brand (2), David Herd (2)
7 May 1961 Dalymount Park, Dublin (A)  Republic of Ireland 3–0 WCQG8 Alex Young (2), Ralph Brand
14 May 1961 Tehelné Pole Stadium, Bratislava (A)  Czechoslovakia 0–4 WCQG8

1961 British Home Championship - Third Place

Key:

  • (H) = Home match
  • (A) = Away match
  • WCQG8 = World Cup qualifying - Group 8
  • BHC = British Home Championship

Notes and references[edit]

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