1898–99 in Scottish football

1898–99 in Scottish football was the 26th season of competitive football in Scotland and the ninth season of the Scottish Football League.

1898–99 in Scottish football
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Division One champions
Rangers
Division Two champions
Kilmarnock
Scottish Cup winners
Celtic
Junior Cup winners
Parkhead
Scotland national team
1899 BHC

Scottish Division OneEdit

Rangers were champions of the Scottish Division One.

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Rangers (C) 18 18 0 0 79 18 +61 36
2 Heart of Midlothian 18 12 2 4 56 30 +26 26
3 Celtic 18 11 2 5 51 33 +18 24
4 Hibernian 18 10 3 5 42 43 −1 23
5 St Mirren 18 8 4 6 46 32 +14 20
6 Third Lanark 18 7 3 8 33 38 −5 17
7 Clyde 18 4 4 10 23 48 −25 12
7 St Bernard's 18 4 4 10 30 37 −7 12
9 Partick Thistle (R) 18 2 2 14 19 58 −39 6 Relegated to the 1899–1900 Scottish Division Two
10 Dundee 18 1 2 15 23 65 −42 4
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 Division TwoEdit

Kilmarnock won the Scottish Division Two for the second season in a row.

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion or relegation
1 Kilmarnock (C, P) 18 14 4 0 73 24 +49 32 Promoted to the 1899–1900 Scottish First Division
2 Leith Athletic 18 12 3 3 63 38 +25 27
3 Port Glasgow Athletic 18 12 1 5 75 51 +24 25
4 Motherwell 18 7 6 5 41 40 +1 20
5 Airdrieonians 18 6 3 9 36 46 −10 15
5 Hamilton Academical 18 7 1 10 48 58 −10 15
7 Ayr 18 5 3 10 35 51 −16 13
7 Morton 18 6 1 11 36 42 −6 13
9 Linthouse 18 5 1 12 29 62 −33 11
10 Abercorn 18 4 1 13 41 65 −24 9
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.

Scottish CupEdit

The Scottish Cup was won by Celtic after they beat rivals Rangers 2–0 in the final.

Other HonoursEdit

Scottish Qualifying CupEdit

Winner Score Runner-up
East Stirlingshire 4 – 1 Arthurlie

County CupsEdit

Competition Winner Score Runner-up
Aberdeenshire Cup Orion 5 – 1 * Victoria Un
Ayrshire Cup Kilmarnock 6 – 3 Galston
Dumbartonshire Cup Dumbarton 6 – 3 Renton
East of Scotland Shield Hearts 1 – 0 Hibernian
Fife Cup Raith Rovers 2 – 0 Lochgelly Un
Forfarshire Cup Arbroath 4 – 2 Dundee Wanderers
Glasgow Cup Queen's Park 1 – 0 Rangers
Lanarkshire Cup Motherwell 3 – 0 Albion Rovers
Linlithgowshire Cup Bo'ness 2 – 1 Bathgate
Perthshire Cup Fair City Ath 5 – 2 Vale of Atholl
Renfrewshire Cup Morton 2 – 0 * St Mirren
Southern Counties Cup Dumfries 4 – 1 Newton Stewart Ath
Stirlingshire Cup King's Park 4 – 2 Camelon
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Highland LeagueEdit

Top three
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Inverness Caledonian 14 11 2 1 39 14 +25 24
2 Clachnacuddin 14 9 3 2 48 25 +23 21
3 Elgin City 12 7 2 3 44 19 +25 16

Junior CupEdit

Parkhead won the Junior Cup after they beat Westmarch XI 4–1 in the final.

Scotland national teamEdit

Date Venue Opponents Score[1] Competition Scotland scorer(s)
18 March The Racecourse, Wrexham (A)   Wales 6–0 BHC Robert Smyth McColl (3), John Campbell (2), Henry Marshall
25 March Celtic Park, Glasgow (H)   Ireland 9–1 BHC Robert Smyth McColl (3), John Campbell (2), Robert Hamilton (2), Jack Bell, Alexander Christie
8 April Villa Park, Birmingham (A)   England 1–2 BHC Robert Hamilton

Key:

  • (H) = Home match
  • (A) = Away match
  • BHC = British Home Championship

See alsoEdit

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. ^ Scotland's score is shown first.

External linksEdit