1946–47 Scottish League Cup

The 1946–47 Scottish League Cup was the inaugural staging of Scotland's second most prestigious football knockout competition. The competition was won by Rangers, who defeated Aberdeen 4–0 in the Final.

1946–47 Scottish League Cup
Country Scotland
ChampionsRangers
Runners-upAberdeen

The tournament became an annual competition in the Scottish football calendar with the return of regular football following the Second World War. The previous season, the unofficial 1945–46 Southern League Cup had been contested by teams across the country and proved popular; the final (also between Aberdeen and Rangers) attracted a crowd of crowd of 135,000 at Hampden Park).[1][2] It was thus continued on those lines on an official basis from then on.

First roundEdit

Section 1Edit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GR Pts
Heart of Midlothian (1) 6 3 2 1 12 10 1.200 8
Clyde (1) 6 3 1 2 12 10 1.200 7
Kilmarnock (1) 6 3 0 3 12 11 1.091 6
Partick Thistle (1) 6 0 3 3 11 16 0.688 3
Clyde1–2Heart of Midlothian
Kilmarnock3–2Partick Thistle
Heart of Midlothian3–1Kilmarnock
Partick Thistle2–2Clyde
Clyde3–2Kilmarnock
Heart of Midlothian2–1Clyde
Partick Thistle1–3Kilmarnock
Clyde3–1Partick Thistle
Kilmarnock2–0Heart of Midlothian
Kilmarnock2–0Clyde

Section 2Edit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GR Pts
Rangers (1) 6 6 0 0 18 2 9.000 12
Morton (1) 6 4 0 2 17 9 1.889 8
St Mirren (1) 6 1 1 4 7 19 0.368 3
Queen's Park (1) 6 0 1 5 5 17 0.294 1
Morton2–1Queen's Park
Rangers4–0St Mirren
Queen's Park2–4Rangers
St Mirren2–3Morton
Queen's Park2–2St Mirren
Rangers3–0Morton
Queen's Park0–6Morton
St Mirren0–4Rangers
Morton6–1St Mirren
Rangers1–0Queen's Park
Morton0–2Rangers
St Mirren2–0Queen's Park

Section 3Edit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GR Pts
Hibernian 6 4 1 1 16 9 1.778 9
Celtic 6 2 3 1 11 10 1.100 7
Hamilton Academical 6 2 1 3 14 16 0.875 5
Third Lanark 6 1 1 4 8 14 0.571 3
Hibernian4–2Celtic
Third Lanark3–5Hamilton Academical
Celtic0–0Third Lanark
Hamilton Academical3–6Hibernian
Hamilton Academical2–2Celtic
Hibernian1–2Third Lanark
Celtic1–1Hibernian
Hamilton Academical3–0Third Lanark
Hibernian2–0Hamilton Academical
Third Lanark2–3Celtic
Celtic3–1Hamilton Academical
Third Lanark1–2Hibernian

Section 4Edit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GR Pts
Aberdeen 6 4 0 2 13 11 1.182 8
Motherwell 6 3 1 2 15 11 1.364 7
Falkirk 6 2 1 3 11 12 0.917 5
Queen of the South 6 2 0 4 8 13 0.615 4
Aberdeen4–3Falkirk
Motherwell0–1Queen of the South
Falkirk1–1Motherwell
Queen of the South2–5Aberdeen
Aberdeen2–3Motherwell
Queen of the South0–2Falkirk
Falkirk0–1Aberdeen
Queen of the South4–3Motherwell
Aberdeen1–0Queen of the South
Motherwell5–3Falkirk
Falkirk2–1Queen of the South
Motherwell3–0Aberdeen

Section 5Edit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GR Pts
East Fife 6 6 0 0 22 0 12
St Johnstone 6 2 1 3 9 10 0.900 5
Dunfermline Athletic 6 2 0 4 9 20 0.450 4
Alloa Athletic 6 1 1 4 3 13 0.231 3
Alloa Athletic0–0St Johnstone
Dunfermline Athletic0–2East Fife
East Fife6–0Alloa Athletic
St Johnstone6–2Dunfermline Athletic
St Johnstone0–2East Fife
East Fife7–0Dunfermline Athletic
St Johnstone1–0Alloa Athletic
Alloa Athletic0–2East Fife
Dunfermline Athletic3–2St Johnstone
East Fife3–0St Johnstone

Section 6Edit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GR Pts
Dundee 4 4 0 0 13 0 8
Stenhousemuir 4 1 0 3 5 12 0.417 2
Raith Rovers 4 1 0 3 4 10 0.400 2
Raith Rovers0–2Dundee
Dundee4–0Stenhousemuir
Stenhousemuir1–2Raith Rovers
Dundee3–0Raith Rovers
Stenhousemuir0–4Dundee
Raith Rovers2–4Stenhousemuir

Section 7Edit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GR Pts
Dundee United 6 5 0 1 13 7 1.857 10
Cowdenbeath 6 3 1 2 18 11 1.636 7
Dumbarton 6 2 0 4 13 15 0.867 4
Arbroath 6 1 1 4 11 22 0.500 3
Arbroath4–1Dumbarton
Dundee United2–0Cowdenbeath
Cowdenbeath5–2Arbroath
Dumbarton0–3Dundee United
Arbroath1–3Dundee United
Dumbarton0–4Cowdenbeath
Cowdenbeath4–1Dundee United
Dumbarton8–0Arbroath
Arbroath3–3Cowdenbeath
Dundee United2–1Dumbarton
Cowdenbeath2–3Dumbarton
Dundee United2–1Arbroath

Section 8Edit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GR Pts
Airdrieonians 4 3 0 1 15 4 3.750 6
Ayr United 4 2 0 2 10 12 0.833 4
Albion Rovers 4 1 0 3 10 19 0.526 2
Albion Rovers5–4Ayr United
Airdrieonians6–1Albion Rovers
Ayr United2–1Airdrieonians
Ayr United4–3Albion Rovers
Albion Rovers1–5Airdrieonians
Airdrieonians3–0Ayr United

Quarter-finalsEdit

First legEdit

Airdrieonians4–4Hibernian

Dundee0–1Aberdeen

Heart of Midlothian0–1East Fife

Rangers2–1Dundee United

Second legEdit

Aberdeen3–2Dundee

Aberdeen won 4–2 on aggregate


Dundee United1–1Rangers

Rangers won 3–2 on aggregate


East Fife2–5Heart of Midlothian

Heart of Midlothian won 5–3 on aggregate


Hibernian1–0Airdrieonians

Hibernian won 5–4 on aggregate

Semi-finalsEdit

Aberdeen6–2Heart of Midlothian

Rangers3–1Hibernian
Attendance: 123,830[3]

FinalEdit

Rangers4–0Aberdeen
Duncanson    
Gillick  
Williamson  
Hampden Park, Glasgow
Attendance: 82,700

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Rangers 2–3 Aberdeen". FitbaStats. 11 May 1946. Retrieved 19 August 2018.
  2. ^ "Match Report: Aberdeen 3–2 Rangers". AFC Heritage Trust. 11 May 1946. Retrieved 19 August 2018.
  3. ^ "Hampden's 100,000+ Crowd Records". ScottishLeague. 6 October 2013. Retrieved 26 April 2020.

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