1890–91 Celtic F.C. season

The 1890–91 season was the third season of football by Celtic, this marked the first season where Celtic took part in the newly formed Scottish Football League, they also competed in the Scottish Cup, Scottish League Charity Competition and Glasgow Cup.

Celtic
1890–91 season
StadiumCeltic Park
Scottish Football League3rd
Scottish CupSixth round
Glasgow CupWinners
Scottish League
Charity Competition
Runners-up

Pre-season and friendliesEdit

2 October 1890 Friendly Celtic 2–2 Sunderland
15:00 GMT Celtic Report
29 November 1890 Friendly Royal Albert 2–2 Celtic
15:00 GMT Celtic Report
27 December 1890 Friendly Celtic 4–2 St. Mirren
15:00 GMT Celtic Report
1 January 1891 Friendly Celtic 1–1 Dumbarton
15:00 GMT Celtic Report
17 January 1891 Friendly Celtic 1–3 Clyde
15:00 GMT Celtic Report
27 March 1891 Friendly Bolton Wanderers 2–2 Celtic
15:00 GMT Celtic Report
28 March 1891 Friendly Ardwick 2–7 Celtic
15:00 GMT Celtic Report
30 March 1891 Friendly Blackburn Rovers 0–2 Celtic
15:00 GMT Celtic Report
13 April 1891 Friendly Celtic 5–5 Blackburn Rovers
15:00 GMT Celtic Report
18 April 1891 Friendly Celtic 2–0 Bolton Wanderers
15:00 GMT Celtic Report
21 April 1891 Friendly Celtic 4–0 Preston North End
15:00 GMT Celtic Report
9 May 1891 Friendly Celtic 2–1 Renton
15:00 GMT Celtic Report
21 May 1891 Friendly Clyde 2–1 Celtic
15:00 GMT Celtic Report
23 May 1891 Friendly Celtic 8–1 Third Lanark
15:00 GMT Celtic Report

CompetitionsEdit

OverviewEdit

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Dumbarton[a] (C) 18 13 3 2 61 21 +40 29 Joint Champions
1 Rangers[a] (C) 18 13 3 2 58 25 +33 29
3 Celtic 18 11 3 4 48 21 +27 21[b]
4 Cambuslang 18 8 4 6 47 42 +5 20
5 3rd LRV 18 8 3 7 38 39 −1 15[b]
Source: [1]
Rules for classification: 1) Points;
(C) Champion
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Dumbarton and Rangers finished equal on points, and a play-off to determine the winner ended in a 2−2 draw so both teams were declared joint champions.
  2. ^ a b Celtic, 3rd LRV and Cowlairs were deducted four points each for fielding ineligible players.

Scottish Football LeagueEdit

16 August 1890 Football League [N 1] Celtic 1–4 Renton Glasgow
15:00 GMT Celtic Report Stadium: Celtic Park
Attendance: 8,000
30 August 1890 Football League Celtic 5–2 Cambuslang Glasgow
15:00 GMT Celtic Report Stadium: Celtic Park
Attendance: 3,500
13 September 1890 Football League Third Lanark 2–1 Celtic Glasgow
15:00 GMT Celtic Report Stadium: Cathkin Park
Attendance: 12,000
25 October 1890 Football League Abercorn 1–5 Celtic Abercorn
15:00 GMT Celtic Report Stadium: Underwood Park
Attendance: 5,000
3 January 1891 Football League Celtic 5–1 Cowlairs Glasgow
15:00 GMT Celtic Report Stadium: Celtic Park
Attendance: 4,000
7 February 1891 Football League Celtic 3–2 Cambuslang Glasgow
Celtic Report Stadium: Celtic Park
Attendance: 2,000
21 February 1891 Football League Dumbarton 2–2 Celtic Dumbarton
15:00 GMT Celtic Report Stadium: Boghead Park
Attendance: 6,000
7 March 1891 Football League Cambuslang 3–1 Celtic Leith
15:00 GMT Celtic Report Stadium: Whitefield Park
Attendance: 4,000
14 March 1891 Football League Celtic 2–0 Cowlairs Glasgow
15:00 GMT Celtic Report Stadium: Celtic Park
Attendance: 6,000
21 March 1891 Football League Celtic 2–2 Rangers Glasgow
15:00 GMT Celtic Report Stadium: Celtic Park
Attendance: 8,000
4 April 1891 Football League St Mirren 1–0 Celtic Paisley
15:00 Celtic Report Stadium: Westmarch
Attendance: 5,000
11 April 1891 Football League Celtic 1–0 Dumbarton Glasgow
15:00 GMT Celtic Report Stadium: Celtic Park
Attendance: 11,000
25 April 1891 Football League Celtic 1–1 Third Lanark Glasgow
15:00 GMT Celtic Report Stadium: Celtic Park
Attendance: 6,000
29 April 1891 Football League Cowlairs 0–5 Celtic Glasgow
15:00 Celtic Report Stadium: Springvale Park
Attendance: 2,500
2 May 1891 Football League Rangers 1–2 Celtic Glasgow
15:00 GMT Celtic Report Stadium: Ibrox Park
Attendance: 8,500
5 May 1891 Football League Celtic 9–1 Vale of Leven Glasgow
15:00 GMT Celtic Report Stadium: Celtic Park
Attendance: 1,800
12 May 1891 Football League Celtic 2–0 Abercorn Glasgow
15:00 GMT Celtic Report Stadium: Celtic Park
Attendance: 1,500
  1. ^ Renton were later expelled from the league and the match was voided

Scottish CupEdit

6 September 1890 First Round Celtic 1–0 Rangers Glasgow
15:00 GMT Celtic Report Stadium: Celtic Park
Attendance: 16,000
18 October 1890 Third Round Wishaw Thistle 2–6 Celtic Wishaw
15:00 GMT Celtic Report Stadium: Celtic Park
Attendance: 4,000
6 December 1890 Fifth Round Royal Albert 0–4 [S 1] Celtic Larkhall
15:00 GMT Celtic Report Stadium: Raploch Park
Attendance: 2,000
13 December 1890 Fifth Round Replay Celtic 2–0 Royal Albert Glasgow
15:00 GMT Celtic Report Stadium: Ibrox Park
Attendance: 2,000
  1. ^ Match stopped 12 minutes from time

Glasgow CupEdit

20 September 1890 Glasgow Cup Celtic 7–1 Battlefield
15:00 GMT Celtic Report
11 October 1890 Glasgow Cup Northern 1–2 Celtic
15:00 GMT Celtic Report
1 November 1890 Glasgow Cup Celtic 5–0 Clyde
15:00 GMT Celtic Report
22 November 1890 Glasgow Cup Celtic 5–1 Partick Thistle
15:00 GMT Celtic Report
14 February 1891 Glasgow Cup Celtic 4–0 Third Lanark
15:00 GMT Celtic Report

Scottish League Charity CompetitionEdit

10 June 1891 Final Celtic 0–3 Dumbarton
15:00 GMT Celtic Report

NotesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "1890-1891 SFL". SPFL. Retrieved 27 July 2019.