1973–74 in Scottish football

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1973–74 in Scottish football
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Division One champions
Celtic
Division Two champions
Airdrieonians
Scottish Cup winners
Celtic
League Cup winners
Dundee
Junior Cup winners
Cambuslang Rangers
Teams in Europe
Aberdeen, Celtic, Dundee, Hibernian, Rangers
Scotland national team
1974 BHC, 1974 World Cup qualification, 1974 World Cup

The 1973–74 season was the 101st season of competitive football in Scotland and the 77th season of Scottish league football. [1]

Scottish League Division One[edit]

P Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Celtic 34 23 7 4 82 27 55 53
2 Hibernian 34 20 9 5 75 42 33 49
3 Rangers 34 21 6 7 67 34 33 48
4 Aberdeen 34 13 16 5 46 26 20 42
5 Dundee 34 16 7 11 67 48 19 39
6 Heart of Midlothian 34 14 10 10 54 43 11 38
7 Ayr United 34 15 8 11 44 40 4 38
8 Dundee United 34 15 7 12 55 51 4 37
9 Motherwell 34 14 7 13 45 40 5 35
10 Dumbarton 34 11 7 16 43 58 −15 29
11 Partick Thistle 34 9 10 15 33 46 −13 28
12 St Johnstone 34 9 10 15 41 60 −19 28
13 Arbroath 34 10 7 17 52 69 −17 27
14 Morton 34 8 10 16 37 49 −12 26
15 Clyde 34 8 9 17 29 65 −36 25
16 Dunfermline Athletic 34 8 8 18 43 65 −22 24
17 East Fife 34 9 6 19 26 51 −25 24
18 Falkirk 34 4 14 16 33 58 −25 22

Champions: Celtic
Relegated: East Fife, Falkirk

Scottish League Division Two[edit]

P Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Airdrieonians 36 28 4 4 102 25 77 60
2 Kilmarnock 36 26 6 4 96 44 52 58
3 Hamilton Academical 36 24 7 5 68 38 30 55
4 Queen of the South 36 20 7 9 73 41 32 47
5 Berwick Rangers 36 16 13 7 53 35 18 45
6 Raith Rovers 36 18 9 9 69 48 21 45
7 Stirling Albion 36 17 6 13 76 50 26 40
8 Montrose 36 15 7 14 71 64 7 37
9 Stranraer 36 14 8 14 64 70 −6 36
10 Clydebank 36 13 8 15 47 48 −1 34
11 St Mirren 36 12 10 14 62 66 −4 34
12 Alloa Athletic 36 15 4 17 47 58 −11 34
13 Cowdenbeath 36 11 9 16 59 85 −26 31
14 Queen's Park 36 12 4 20 42 64 −22 28
15 Stenhousemuir 36 11 5 20 44 59 −15 27
16 East Stirlingshire 36 9 5 22 47 73 −26 23
17 Albion Rovers 36 7 6 23 38 72 −34 20
18 Forfar Athletic 36 5 6 25 42 94 −52 16
19 Brechin City 36 5 4 27 33 99 −66 14

Promoted: Airdrieonians, Kilmarnock

Cup honours[edit]

Competition Winner Score Runner-up
Scottish Cup 1973–74 Celtic 3 – 0 Dundee United
League Cup 1973–74 Dundee 1 – 0 Celtic
Junior Cup Cambuslang Rangers 3 – 1 Linlithgow Rose

Other Honours[edit]

National[edit]

Competition Winner Score Runner-up
Scottish Qualifying Cup - North Clachnacuddin 2 – 1 * Inverness Thistle
Scottish Qualifying Cup - South Selkirk 4 – 2 * St Cuthbert Wanderers

County[edit]

Competition Winner Score Runner-up
Aberdeenshire Cup Keith
Ayrshire Cup Kilmarnock 1 – 1 dagger Ayr United
East of Scotland Shield Hearts 3 – 0 Berwick Rangers
Fife Cup Dunfermline Athletic 3 – 2 * Cowdenbeath
Lanarkshire Cup Albion Rovers Motherwell
Renfrewshire Cup St Mirren 3 – 1 * Morton
Stirlingshire Cup Stirling Albion 2 – 2 dagger Dumbarton

* - aggregate over two legs
dagger - won on penalties

Highland League[edit]

Top Three

P Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Elgin City 30 19 7 4 71 30 41 45
2 Inverness Thistle 30 14 12 4 66 39 27 40
3 Fraserburgh 30 16 7 7 72 43 29 39

Individual honours[edit]

Award Winner Club
Footballer of the Year Scotland World Cup squad

Scotland national team[edit]

Date Venue Opponents Score[2] Competition Scotland scorer(s)
26 September Hampden Park, Glasgow (H)  Czechoslovakia 2–1 WCQG8 Jim Holton, Joe Jordan
17 October Tehelné pole, Bratislava (A)  Czechoslovakia 0–1 WCQG8
14 November Hampden Park, Glasgow (H)  West Germany 1–1 Friendly Jim Holton
27 March Waldstadion, Frankfurt (A)  West Germany 1–2 Friendly Kenny Dalglish
11 May Hampden Park, Glasgow (H)  Northern Ireland 0–1 BHC
14 May Hampden Park, Glasgow (H)  Wales 2–0 BHC Kenny Dalglish, Sandy Jardine (pen.)
18 May Hampden Park, Glasgow (H)  England 2–0 BHC Joe Jordan, own goal
1 June Klokke Stadion, Bruges (A)  Belgium 1–2 Friendly Jimmy Johnstone
6 June Ullevaal Stadion, Oslo (A)  Norway 2–1 Friendly Joe Jordan, Kenny Dalglish
14 June Westfalenstadion, Dortmund (N)  Zaire 2–0 WCG2 Peter Lorimer, Joe Jordan
18 June Waldstadion, Frankfurt (N)  Brazil 0–0 WCG2
22 June Waldstadion, Frankfurt (N)  Yugoslavia 1–1 WCG2 Joe Jordan

1974 British Home Championship - Joint Winners with  England

Key:

  • (H) = Home match
  • (A) = Away match
  • WCQG8 = World Cup qualifying - Group 8
  • WCG2 = World Cup - Group 2
  • BHC = British Home Championship

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