1896–97 Scottish Football League

Statistics of the Scottish Football League in season 1896–97.

OverviewEdit

Hearts were champions of the Scottish Division One.

Partick Thistle won the Scottish Division Two. Both Linthouse and Port Glasgow Athletic had four points deducted.

Scottish League Division OneEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Heart of Midlothian (C) 18 13 2 3 47 22 +25 28
2 Hibernian 18 12 2 4 50 20 +30 26
3 Rangers 18 11 3 4 64 30 +34 25
4 Celtic 18 10 4 4 42 18 +24 24
5 Dundee 18 10 2 6 38 30 +8 22
6 St Mirren 18 9 1 8 38 29 +9 19
7 St Bernard's 18 7 0 11 32 40 −8 14
8 Third Lanark 18 5 1 12 29 46 −17 11
9 Clyde 18 4 0 14 27 65 −38 8
10 Abercorn (R) 18 1 1 16 21 88 −67 3 Relegated to the 1897–98 Scottish Division Two
Source: statto.com
Rules for classification: Teams finish equal if level on points. Points system: 2 points for a win, 1 point for a draw, 0 points for a loss
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated

Scottish League Division TwoEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion or relegation
1 Partick Thistle (C, P) 18 14 3 1 61 28 +33 31 Promoted to the 1897–98 Scottish First Division
2 Leith Athletic 18 13 1 4 55 27 +28 27
3 Airdrieonians 18 10 1 7 49 39 +10 21
3 Kilmarnock 18 10 1 7 44 33 +11 21
5 Morton 18 7 2 9 38 40 −2 16
6 Linthouse 18 8 2 8 44 53 −9 14[a]
6 Renton 18 6 2 10 34 41 −7 14
8 Motherwell 18 6 1 11 40 55 −15 13
8 Port Glasgow Athletic 18 4 5 9 38 50 −12 13
10 Dumbarton (R) 18 2 2 14 27 64 −37 6 Resigned[b]
Source: statto.com
Rules for classification: Teams finish equal if level on points. Points system: 2 points for a win, 1 point for a draw, 0 points for a loss
(C) Champion; (P) Promoted; (R) Relegated
Notes:
  1. ^ Linthouse were docked four points.
  2. ^ Dumbarton resigned from the league at the end of the season.

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