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1978–79 in Scottish football

The 1978-1979 season was the 106th season of competitive football in Scotland and the 82nd season of Scottish league football. [1]

1978–79 in Scottish football
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Premier Division champions
Celtic
Division One champions
Dundee
Division Two champions
Berwick Rangers
Scottish Cup winners
Rangers
League Cup winners
Rangers
Junior Cup winners
Cumnock Juniors
Teams in Europe
Aberdeen, Dundee United, Hibernian, Rangers
Scotland national team
1979 BHC, UEFA Euro 1980 qualifying

Scottish Premier DivisionEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Celtic (C) 36 21 6 9 61 37 +24 48 1979–80 European Cup First round
2 Rangers 36 18 9 9 52 35 +17 45 1979–80 European Cup Winners' Cup First round
3 Dundee United 36 18 8 10 56 37 +19 44 1979–80 UEFA Cup First round
4 Aberdeen 36 13 14 9 59 36 +23 40
5 Hibernian 36 12 13 11 44 48 −4 37
6 St Mirren 36 15 6 15 45 41 +4 36
7 Morton 36 12 12 12 52 53 −1 36
8 Partick Thistle 36 13 8 15 42 39 +3 34
9 Heart of Midlothian (R) 36 8 7 21 39 71 −32 23 Relegation to First Division
10 Motherwell (R) 36 5 7 24 33 86 −53 17
Source: Statto and RSSSF
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated.

Champions: Celtic
Relegated: Hearts, Motherwell

Scottish League Division OneEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion or relegation
1 Dundee (C, P) 39 24 7 8 69 36 +33 55 Promotion to Premier Division
2 Kilmarnock (P) 39 22 10 7 72 36 +36 54
3 Clydebank 39 24 6 9 78 50 +28 54
4 Ayr United 39 21 5 13 73 54 +19 47
5 Hamilton Academical 39 17 9 13 63 61 +2 43
6 Airdrieonians 39 16 8 15 72 61 +11 40
7 Dumbarton 39 14 11 14 58 50 +8 39
8 Stirling Albion 39 13 9 17 43 55 −12 35
9 Clyde 39 13 8 18 54 65 −11 34
10 Arbroath 39 11 11 17 50 61 −11 33
11 Raith Rovers 39 12 8 19 48 55 −7 32
12 St Johnstone 39 10 11 18 57 66 −9 31
13 Montrose (R) 39 8 9 22 55 92 −37 25 Relegation to Second Division
14 Queen of the South (R) 39 8 8 23 43 93 −50 24
Source: RSSSF and statto[2]
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(C) Champion; (P) Promoted; (R) Relegated.

Promoted: Dundee, Kilmarnock
Relegated: Montrose, Queen of the South

Scottish League Division TwoEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion or relegation
1 Berwick Rangers 39 22 10 7 82 44 +38 54 Promotion to the 1979–80 First Division
2 Dunfermline Athletic 39 19 14 6 66 40 +26 52
3 Falkirk 39 19 12 8 66 37 +29 50
4 East Fife 39 17 9 13 64 53 +11 43
5 Cowdenbeath 39 16 10 13 63 58 +5 42
6 Alloa Athletic 39 16 9 14 57 62 −5 41
7 Albion Rovers 39 15 10 14 57 56 +1 40
8 Forfar Athletic 39 13 12 14 55 52 +3 38
9 Stranraer 39 18 2 19 52 66 −14 38
10 Stenhousemuir 39 12 8 19 54 58 −4 32
11 Brechin City 39 9 14 16 49 65 −16 32
12 East Stirlingshire 39 12 8 19 61 87 −26 32
13 Queen's Park 39 8 12 19 46 57 −11 28
14 Meadowbank Thistle 39 8 8 23 37 74 −37 24

Promoted: Berwick Rangers, Dunfermline Athletic

Cup honoursEdit

Other HonoursEdit

NationalEdit

Competition Winner Score Runner-up
Scottish Qualifying Cup - North Brora Rangers 5 – 0   Peterhead
Scottish Qualifying Cup - South Spartans 2 – 0 * Coldstream

CountyEdit

Competition Winner Score Runner-up
Aberdeenshire Cup Peterhead
Ayrshire Cup Kilmarnock 4 – 0 Girvan
Fife Cup East Fife 2 – 2 *   Raith Rovers
Forfarshire Cup Forfar Athletic 3 – 1 Dundee
Glasgow Cup Rangers 3 – 1 Celtic
Renfrewshire Cup St Mirren 10 – 1 * Morton
Stirlingshire Cup Clydebank 1 – 0 Dumbarton

* - aggregate over two legs
  - replay
  - won on penalties

Highland LeagueEdit

Top Three
Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
1 Keith 30 21 6 3 67 25 42 48
2 Inverness Caledonian 30 20 5 5 67 25 42 45
3 Peterhead 30 19 5 6 62 32 30 43

Individual honoursEdit

Scotland national teamEdit

Date Venue Opponents Score[3] Competition Scotland scorer(s)
20 September 1978 Praterstadion, Vienna (A)   Austria 2–3 ECQG2 Gordon McQueen, Andy Gray
25 October 1978 Hampden Park, Glasgow (H)   Norway 3–2 ECQG2 Kenny Dalglish (2), Archie Gemmill
29 November 1978 Estadio da Luz, Lisbon (A)   Portugal 0–1 ECQG2
19 May 1979 Ninian Park, Cardiff (A)   Wales 0–3 BHC
22 May 1979 Hampden Park, Glasgow (H)   Northern Ireland 1–0 BHC Arthur Graham
26 May 1979 Wembley Stadium, London (A)   England 1–3 BHC John Wark
2 June 1979 Hampden Park, Glasgow (H)   Argentina 1–3 Friendly Arthur Graham
7 June 1979 Ullevaal Stadion, Oslo (A)   Norway 4–0 ECQG2 Kenny Dalglish, Joe Jordan, Gordon McQueen, John Robertson

1979 British Home Championship - Third Place

Key:

  • (H) = Home match
  • (A) = Away match
  • ECQG2 = European Championship qualifying - Group 2
  • BHC = British Home Championship

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. ^ http://www.scottishfootballleague.com/stats/records/league-championship/league-tables/1970-1979/197879/[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ "Scottish Division One 1978-1979 Season Summary". statto.com. Archived from the original on 18 December 2014. Retrieved 12 April 2012.
  3. ^ Scotland's score is shown first.

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