1977–78 in Scottish football

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1977–78 in Scottish football
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Premier Division champions
Rangers
Division One champions
Morton
Division Two champions
Clyde
Scottish Cup winners
Rangers
League Cup winners
Rangers
Junior Cup winners
Bonnyrigg Rose Athletic
Teams in Europe
Aberdeen, Celtic, Dundee United, Rangers
Scotland national team
1978 BHC, 1978 World Cup qualification, 1978 World Cup

The 1977–78 season was the 81st season of competitive football in Scotland. [1]

Scottish Premier Division[edit]

P Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Rangers 36 24 7 5 76 39 37 55
2 Aberdeen 36 22 9 5 68 29 39 53
3 Dundee United 36 16 8 12 42 32 10 40
4 Hibernian 36 15 7 14 52 43 9 37
5 Celtic 36 15 6 15 63 54 9 36
6 Motherwell 36 13 7 16 45 52 −7 33
7 Partick Thistle 36 14 5 17 52 64 −12 33
8 St. Mirren 36 11 8 17 52 63 −11 30
9 Ayr United 36 9 6 21 36 68 −32 24
10 Clydebank 36 6 7 23 23 64 −41 19

Champions: Rangers
Relegated: Ayr United, Clydebank

Scottish League Division One[edit]

P Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Morton 39 25 8 6 85 42 43 58
2 Heart of Midlothian 39 24 10 5 77 42 35 58
3 Dundee 39 25 7 7 91 44 47 57
4 Dumbarton 39 16 17 6 65 48 17 49
5 Stirling Albion 39 15 12 12 60 52 8 42
6 Kilmarnock 39 14 12 13 52 46 6 40
7 Hamilton Academical 39 12 12 15 54 56 −2 36
8 St. Johnstone 39 15 6 18 52 64 −12 36
9 Arbroath 39 11 13 15 42 55 −13 35
10 Airdrieonians 39 12 10 17 50 64 −14 34
11 Montrose 39 10 9 20 55 71 −16 29
12 Queen of the South 39 8 13 18 44 68 −24 29
13 Alloa Athletic 39 8 8 23 44 84 −40 24
14 East Fife 39 4 11 24 39 74 −35 19

Promoted: Morton, Hearts
Relegated: Alloa, East Fife

Scottish League Division Two[edit]

P Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Clyde 39 21 11 7 71 32 39 53
2 Raith Rovers 39 19 15 5 63 34 29 53
3 Dunfermline Athletic 39 18 12 9 64 41 23 48
4 Berwick Rangers 39 16 16 7 68 51 17 48
5 Falkirk 39 15 14 10 51 46 5 44
6 Forfar Athletic 39 17 8 14 61 55 6 42
7 Queen's Park 39 13 15 11 52 51 1 41
8 Albion Rovers 39 16 8 15 68 68 0 40
9 East Stirlingshire 39 15 8 16 55 65 −10 38
10 Cowdenbeath 39 13 8 18 75 78 −3 34
11 Stranraer 39 13 7 19 54 63 −9 33
12 Stenhousemuir 39 10 10 19 43 67 −24 30
13 Meadowbank Thistle 39 6 10 23 43 89 −46 22
14 Brechin City 39 7 6 26 45 73 −28 20

Promoted: Clyde, Raith Rovers

Other honours[edit]

Cup honours[edit]

Competition Winner Score Runner-up
Scottish Cup 1977–78 Rangers 2 – 1 Aberdeen
League Cup 1977–78 Rangers 2 – 1 (a.e.t.) Celtic
Junior Cup Bonnyrigg Rose Athletic 1 – 0 Stonehouse Violet

Individual honours[edit]

Award Winner Club
Footballer of the Year Scotland Derek Johnstone Rangers
Players' Player of the Year Scotland Derek Johnstone Rangers
Young Player of the Year Scotland Graeme Payne Dundee United

Scottish national team[edit]

Date Venue Opponents Score[2] Competition Scotland scorer(s)
7 September 1977 Stadion der Weltjugend, East Berlin (A)  East Germany 0–1 Friendly
21 September 1977 Hampden Park, Glasgow (H)  Czechoslovakia 3–1 WCQG7 Joe Jordan, Asa Hartford, Kenny Dalglish
12 October 1977 Anfield, Liverpool (A)  Wales 2–0 WCQG7 Don Masson (pen.), Kenny Dalglish
22 February 1978 Hampden Park, Glasgow (H)  Bulgaria 2–1 Friendly Archie Gemmill (pen.), Ian Wallace
13 May 1978 Hampden Park, Glasgow (H)  Northern Ireland 1–1 BHC Derek Johnstone
17 May 1978 Hampden Park, Glasgow (H)  Wales 1–1 BHC Derek Johnstone
20 May 1978 Hampden Park, Glasgow (H)  England 0–1 BHC
3 June 1978 Córdoba (N)  Peru 1–3 WCG4 Joe Jordan
7 June 1978 Córdoba (N)  Iran 1–1 WCG4 own goal
11 June 1978 Estadio San Martin, Mendoza (N)  Netherlands 3–2 WCG4 Archie Gemmill (2, 1 pen.), Kenny Dalglish

1978 British Home Championship - Third Place

Key:

  • (H) = Home match
  • (A) = Away match
  • WCQG7 = World Cup qualifying - Group 7
  • WCG4 = World Cup - Group 4
  • BHC = British Home Championship

Notes and references[edit]