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1968–69 in Scottish football

The 1968–69 season was the 96th season of competitive football in Scotland and the 72nd season of Scottish league football. [1]

1968–69 in Scottish football
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Division One champions
Celtic
Division Two champions
Motherwell
Scottish Cup winners
Celtic
League Cup winners
Celtic
Junior Cup winners
Cambuslang Rangers
Scotland national team
1969 BHC, 1970 World Cup qualification

Scottish League Division OneEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Celtic 34 23 8 3 89 32 +57 54
2 Rangers 34 21 7 6 81 32 +49 49
3 Dunfermline Athletic 34 19 7 8 63 45 +18 45
4 Kilmarnock 34 15 14 5 50 32 +18 44
5 Dundee United 34 17 9 8 61 49 +12 43
6 St Johnstone 34 16 5 13 66 59 +7 37
7 Airdrieonians 34 13 11 10 46 44 +2 37
8 Heart of Midlothian 34 14 8 12 52 54 −2 36
9 Dundee 34 10 12 12 47 48 −1 32
10 Morton 34 12 8 14 58 68 −10 32
11 St Mirren 34 11 10 13 40 54 −14 32
12 Hibernian 34 12 7 15 60 59 +1 31
13 Clyde 34 9 13 12 35 50 −15 31
14 Partick Thistle 34 9 10 15 39 53 −14 28
15 Aberdeen 34 9 8 17 50 59 −9 26
16 Raith Rovers 34 8 5 21 45 67 −22 21
17 Falkirk 34 5 8 21 33 69 −36 18
18 Arbroath 34 5 6 23 41 82 −41 16

Champions: Celtic
Relegated: Falkirk, Arbroath

Scottish League Division TwoEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion or relegation
1 Motherwell 36 30 4 2 112 23 +89 64 Promotion to the 1969–70 First Division
2 Ayr United 36 23 7 6 82 31 +51 53
3 East Fife 36 21 6 9 82 45 +37 48
4 Stirling Albion 36 21 6 9 67 40 +27 48
5 Queen of the South 36 20 7 9 75 41 +34 47
6 Forfar Athletic 36 18 7 11 71 56 +15 43
7 Albion Rovers 36 19 5 12 60 56 +4 43
8 Stranraer 36 17 7 12 57 45 +12 41
9 East Stirlingshire 36 17 5 14 70 62 +8 39
10 Montrose 36 15 4 17 59 71 −12 34
11 Queen's Park 36 13 7 16 50 59 −9 33
12 Cowdenbeath 36 12 5 19 54 67 −13 29
13 Clydebank 36 6 15 15 52 67 −15 27
14 Dumbarton 36 11 5 20 46 69 −23 27
15 Hamilton Academical 36 8 8 20 37 72 −35 24
16 Berwick Rangers 36 7 9 20 42 70 −28 23
17 Brechin City 36 8 6 22 40 78 −38 22
18 Alloa Athletic 36 7 7 22 45 79 −34 21
19 Stenhousemuir 36 6 6 24 55 125 −70 18

Promoted: Motherwell, Ayr United

Cup honoursEdit

Individual honoursEdit

Other HonoursEdit

NationalEdit

Competition Winner Score Runner-up
Scottish Qualifying Cup - North Inverness Caledonian 5 – 2 * Ross County
Scottish Qualifying Cup - South Tarff Rovers 4 – 3 * St Cuthbert Wanderers

CountyEdit

Competition Winner Score Runner-up
Aberdeenshire Cup Peterhead
Ayrshire Cup Ayr United Kilmarnock
East of Scotland Shield Hearts 2 – 1 Hibernian
Fife Cup Raith Rovers 4 – 1 * East Fife
Forfarshire Cup Dundee United 2 – 0 Arbroath
Glasgow Cup Rangers 3 – 2 Partick Thistle
Lanarkshire Cup Motherwell 2 – 1   Airdrie
Stirlingshire Cup East Stirling 3 – 2 Alloa Athletic

* - aggregate over two legs
  - play off

Highland LeagueEdit

Top Three
Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
1 Elgin City 30 24 4 2 100 32 68 52
2 Inverness Thistle 30 20 3 7 106 53 53 43
3 Ross County 30 17 9 4 83 46 37 43

Scotland national teamEdit

Date Venue Opponents Score[2] Competition Scotland scorer(s)
16 October 1968 Idraetsparken, Copenhagen (A)   Denmark 1–0 Friendly Bobby Lennox
6 November 1968 Hampden Park, Glasgow (H)   Austria 2–1 WCQG7 Denis Law, Billy Bremner
11 December 1968 Palaio GSP Stadium, Nicosia (A)   Cyprus 5–0 WCQG7 Colin Stein (2), Alan Gilzean (2), Bobby Murdoch
16 April 1969 Hampden Park, Glasgow (H)   West Germany 1–1 WCQG7 Bobby Murdoch
3 May 1969 The Racecourse Ground, Wrexham (A)   Wales 5–3 BHC Billy McNeill, Colin Stein, Alan Gilzean, Billy Bremner, Tommy McLean
6 May 1969 Hampden Park, Glasgow (H)   Northern Ireland 1–1 BHC Colin Stein
10 May 1969 Wembley Stadium, London (A)   England 1–4 BHC Colin Stein
17 May 1969 Hampden Park, Glasgow (H)   Cyprus 8–0 WCQG7 Colin Stein (4), Billy McNeill, Willie Henderson, Tommy Gemmell (pen.), Eddie Gray

Key:

  • (H) = Home match
  • (A) = Away match
  • WCQG7 = World Cup qualifying - Group 7
  • BHC = British Home Championship

Notes and referencesEdit

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