1974–75 in Scottish football

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1974–75 in Scottish football
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Division One champions
Rangers
Division Two champions
Falkirk
Scottish Cup winners
Celtic
League Cup winners
Celtic
Junior Cup winners
Glenrothes
Teams in Europe
Celtic, Dundee, Dundee United, Hibernian
Scotland national team
1975 BHC, UEFA Euro 1976 qualifying

The 1974–75 season was the 102nd season of competitive football in Scotland and the 78th season of Scottish league football. It was the final season of the old, two-division set up. At the end of the season, the top ten teams in Division One formed the new Premier Division. The remaining eight teams, together with the top six from Division Two went on to make up the new Division One. The remaining 14 teams became the new Division Two. [1]

This season also saw Celtic's record-breaking run of nine consecutive league championships come to an end when Rangers won the last ever Division One league title.

Scottish League Division One[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Rangers 34 25 6 3 86 33 +53 56 Champion
2 Hibernian 34 20 9 5 69 37 +32 49 1975–76 UEFA Cup First round
3 Celtic 34 20 5 9 81 41 +40 45 1975–76 European Cup Winners' Cup First round
4 Dundee United 34 19 7 8 72 43 +29 45 1975–76 UEFA Cup First round
5 Aberdeen 34 16 9 9 66 43 +23 41
6 Dundee 34 16 6 12 48 42 +6 38
7 Ayr United 34 14 8 12 50 61 −11 36
8 Hearts 34 11 13 10 47 52 −5 35
9 St Johnstone 34 11 12 11 41 44 −3 34
10 Motherwell 34 14 5 15 52 57 −5 33
11 Airdrieonians 34 11 9 14 43 55 −12 31
12 Kilmarnock 34 8 15 11 52 68 −16 31
13 Partick Thistle 34 10 10 14 48 62 −14 30
14 Dumbarton 34 7 10 17 44 55 −11 24
15 Dunfermline Athletic 34 7 9 18 46 66 −20 23
16 Clyde 34 6 10 18 40 63 −23 22
17 Morton 34 6 10 18 31 62 −31 22
18 Arbroath 34 5 7 22 34 66 −32 17

Champions: Rangers
Relegated: See explanation above

Scottish League Division Two[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion or relegation
1 Falkirk (C) 38 26 2 10 76 29 +47 54 Promotion to the 1975–76 First Division with restructuring
2 Queen of the South 38 23 7 8 77 33 +44 53 Promotion to the 1975–76 First Division with restructuring
3 Montrose 38 23 7 8 70 37 +33 53
4 Hamilton Academical 38 21 7 10 69 30 +39 49
5 East Fife 38 20 7 11 57 42 +15 47
6 St Mirren 38 19 8 11 74 52 +22 46
7 Clydebank 38 18 8 12 50 40 +10 44
8 Stirling Albion 38 17 9 12 67 55 +12 43
9 Berwick Rangers 38 17 6 15 53 49 +4 40
10 East Stirlingshire 38 16 8 14 56 52 +4 40
11 Stenhousemuir 38 14 11 13 52 42 +10 39
12 Albion Rovers 38 16 7 15 72 64 +8 39
13 Raith Rovers 38 14 9 15 48 44 +4 37
14 Stranraer 38 12 11 15 47 65 −18 35
15 Alloa Athletic 38 11 11 16 49 56 −7 33
16 Queen’s Park 38 10 10 18 41 54 −13 30
17 Brechin City 38 9 7 22 44 85 −41 25
18 Meadowbank Thistle 38 9 5 24 26 87 −61 23
19 Cowdenbeath 38 5 11 22 39 76 −37 21
20 Forfar Athletic 38 1 7 30 27 102 −75 9
Source:[citation needed]
(C) Champion.

Champions: Falkirk
Promotion / relegation: see explanation above

Cup honours[edit]

Competition Winner Score Runner-up
Scottish Cup 1974–75 Celtic 3 – 1 Airdrieonians
League Cup 1974–75 Celtic 6 – 3 Hibernian
Junior Cup Glenrothes 1 – 0 Rutherglen Glencairn

Other Honours[edit]

National[edit]

Competition Winner Score Runner-up
Scottish Qualifying Cup - North Peterhead 3 – 1 * Elgin City
Scottish Qualifying Cup - South Selkirk 8 – 2 * Civil Service Strollers

County[edit]

Competition Winner Score Runner-up
Aberdeenshire Cup Peterhead
Ayrshire Cup Ayr United 1 – 0 Kilmarnock
East of Scotland Shield Hearts 2 – 1 Hibernian
Fife Cup Dunfermline Athletic 3 – 3 * East Fife
Forfarshire Cup Dundee United 3 – 1 Montrose
Glasgow Cup Celtic 2 – 2 dagger Rangers
Lanarkshire Cup Albion Rovers 2 – 1 Motherwell
Stirlingshire Cup Dumbarton 4 – 1 Stenhousemuir

* - aggregate over two legs
dagger - trophy shared

Highland League[edit]

Top Three
Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
1 Clachnacuddin 30 19 8 3 72 32 40 46
2 Keith 30 20 5 5 90 41 49 45
3 Fraserburgh 30 18 5 7 86 48 40 41

Individual honours[edit]

Award Winner Club
Footballer of the Year Scotland Sandy Jardine Rangers

Scotland national team[edit]

Date Venue Opponents Score[2] Competition Scotland scorer(s)
30 October Hampden Park, Glasgow (H)  East Germany 3–0 Friendly Tommy Hutchison (pen.), Kenny Burns, Kenny Dalglish
20 November Hampden Park, Glasgow (H)  Spain 1–2 ECQG4 Billy Bremner
5 February Estadio Luis Casanova, Valencia (A)  Spain 1–1 ECQG4 Joe Jordan
16 April Ullevi Stadion, Gothenburg (A)  Sweden 1–1 Friendly Ted MacDougall
13 May Hampden Park, Glasgow (H)  Portugal 1–0 Friendly own goal
17 May Ninian Park, Cardiff (A)  Wales 2–2 BHC Colin Jackson, Bruce Rioch
20 May Hampden Park, Glasgow (H)  Northern Ireland 3–0 BHC Ted MacDougall, Kenny Dalglish, Derek Parlane
24 May Wembley Stadium, London (A)  England 1–5 BHC Bruce Rioch
1 June Stadionul 23. August, Bucharest (A)  Romania 1–1 ECQG4 Gordon McQueen

1975 British Home Championship - Runner Up

Key:

  • (H) = Home match
  • (A) = Away match
  • ECQG4 = European Championship qualifying - Group 4
  • BHC = British Home Championship

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