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The 1951–52 season was the 79th season of competitive football in Scotland and the 55th season of the Scottish Football League.[1]

1951–52 in Scottish football
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Division A champions
Hibernian
Division B champions
Clyde
Division C (North & East) champions
Dundee 'A'
Division C (South & West) champions
Rangers 'A'
Scottish Cup winners
Motherwell
League Cup winners
Dundee
Division C League Cup winners
Aberdeen 'A'
Junior Cup winners
Kilbirnie Ladeside
Scotland national team
1952 BHC

Contents

Scottish League Division AEdit

P Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Hibernian 30 20 5 5 92 36 56 45
2 Rangers 30 16 9 5 61 31 30 41
3 East Fife 30 17 3 10 71 49 22 37
4 Heart of Midlothian 30 14 7 9 69 53 16 35
5 Raith Rovers 30 14 5 11 43 42 1 33
6 Partick Thistle 30 12 7 11 48 51 −3 31
7 Motherwell 30 12 7 11 51 57 −6 31
8 Dundee 30 11 6 13 53 52 1 28
9 Celtic 30 10 8 12 52 55 −3 28
10 Queen of the South 30 10 8 12 50 60 −10 28
11 Aberdeen 30 10 7 13 65 58 7 27
12 Third Lanark 30 9 8 13 51 62 −11 26
13 Airdrieonians 30 11 4 15 54 69 −15 26
14 St Mirren 30 10 5 15 43 58 −15 25
15 Morton 30 9 6 15 49 56 −7 24
16 Stirling Albion 30 5 5 20 36 99 −60 15

Champions: Hibernian
Relegated: Morton, Stirling Albion

Scottish League Division BEdit

P Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Clyde 30 19 6 5 100 45 55 44
2 Falkirk 30 18 7 5 80 34 46 43
3 Ayr United 30 17 5 8 55 45 10 39
4 Dundee United 30 16 5 9 75 60 15 37
5 Kilmarnock 30 16 2 12 62 48 14 34
6 Dunfermline Athletic 30 15 2 13 74 65 9 32
7 Alloa Athletic 30 13 6 11 55 49 6 32
8 Cowdenbeath 30 12 8 10 66 67 −1 32
9 Hamilton Academical 30 12 6 12 47 51 −4 30
10 Dumbarton 30 10 8 12 51 57 −6 28
11 St Johnstone 30 9 7 14 62 68 −6 25
12 Forfar Athletic 30 10 4 16 59 97 −38 24
13 Stenhousemuir 30 8 6 16 57 74 −17 22
14 Albion Rovers 30 6 10 14 39 57 −18 22
15 Queen's Park 30 8 4 18 40 62 −22 20
16 Arbroath 30 6 4 20 40 83 −43 16

Promoted: Clyde, Falkirk

Cup honoursEdit

Other HonoursEdit

NationalEdit

Competition Winner Score Runner-up
B Division Supplementary Cup Clyde 7 – 3 * St Johnstone
Scottish Qualifying Cup - North Buckie Thistle 4 – 3 * Clachnacuddin
Scottish Qualifying Cup - South Eyemouth United 3 – 2 *  Newton Stewart
St Mungo Cup - Festival of Britain Celtic 3 – 2 Aberdeen
St Mungo Quaich - Festival of Britain Dumbarton 2 – 1 Ayr United

CountyEdit

Competition Winner Score Runner-up
Aberdeenshire Cup Deveronvale 4 – 2 Huntly
Ayrshire Cup Kilmarnock 4 – 3 * Ayr United
East of Scotland Shield Hibernian 3 – 0 Hearts
Fife Cup East Fife 2 – 0 Cowdenbeath
Forfarshire Cup Montrose 2 – 1 Arbroath
Glasgow Cup Clyde 2 – 1 Celtic
Lanarkshire Cup Motherwell 3 – 0 Hamilton
Renfrewshire Cup Morton 3 – 2 Babcock & Wilcox
Stirlingshire Cup Falkirk 2 – 0   Stirling Albion
  • * - aggregate over two legs
  •   - replay

Highland LeagueEdit

Top Three

P Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Inverness Caledonian 28 23 3 2 111 35 76 51
2 Huntly 28 16 6 6 92 64 28 38
3 Buckie Thistle 28 18 2 8 84 56 28 38

Scotland national teamEdit

Date Venue Opponents Score[2] Competition Scotland scorer(s)
6 October 1951 Windsor Park, Belfast (A)   Northern Ireland 3–0 BHC Bobby Johnstone (2), Tommy Orr
14 November 1951 Hampden Park, Glasgow (H)   Wales 0–1 BHC
5 April 1952 Hampden Park, Glasgow (H)   England 1–2 BHC Lawrie Reilly
30 April 1952 Hampden Park, Glasgow (H)   United States 6–0 Friendly Lawrie Reilly (3), Ian McMillan (2), own goal
25 May 1952 Idrætsparken, Copenhagen (A)   Denmark 2–1 Friendly Willie Thornton, Lawrie Reilly
30 May 1952 Råsunda Stadium, Stockholm (A)   Sweden 1–3 Friendly Billy Liddell

Key:

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

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