Southern Football League (Scotland)

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Southern Football League
Sport Football
Founded 1940
Ceased 1946
No. of teams 16 (32 in 1945–46)
Country Scotland
Most titles Rangers (6)
Southern League Cup
Summer Cup

The Southern Football League was a Scottish regional football competition held during World War II, due to the suspension of the Scottish Football League. Held between 1940 and 1946,[1] the competition was played as a single division until the introduction of teams in 1945–46 from the disbanded North Eastern League, forcing the addition of a second division. Rangers dominated the competition, winning every tournament. The league also ran two cup competitions: the Southern League Cup and the Summer Cup. As the war ended, regular league football returned in 1946, with the regional leagues disbanded.


Season Winner Runner-up
1940–41 Rangers Clyde
1941–42 Rangers Hibernian
1942–43 Rangers Morton
1943–44 Rangers Celtic
1944–45 Rangers Celtic
1945–46 Rangers Hibernian


  1. ^ McColl, Brian. "Southern Football League". Archived from the original on 22 January 2008. Retrieved 11 April 2008.