1981–82 in Scottish football

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The 1981–82 season was the 85th season of Scottish league football. [1]

1981–82 in Scottish football
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Premier Division champions
Celtic
Division One champions
Motherwell
Division Two champions
Clyde
Scottish Cup winners
Aberdeen
League Cup winners
Rangers
Junior Cup winners
Blantyre Victoria
Teams in Europe
Aberdeen, Celtic, Dundee United, Rangers
Scotland national team
1982 BHC, 1982 World Cup qualification, 1982 World Cup
1980–81 1982–83

Scottish Premier DivisionEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Celtic (C) 36 24 7 5 79 33 +46 55 1982–83 European Cup First round
2 Aberdeen 36 23 7 6 71 29 +42 53 1982–83 European Cup Winners' Cup First round
3 Rangers 36 16 11 9 57 45 +12 43 1982–83 UEFA Cup First round
4 Dundee United 36 15 10 11 61 38 +23 40
5 St Mirren 36 14 9 13 49 52 −3 37
6 Hibernian 36 11 14 11 38 40 −2 36
7 Morton 36 9 12 15 31 54 −23 30
8 Dundee 36 11 4 21 46 72 −26 26
9 Partick Thistle (R) 36 6 10 20 35 59 −24 22 Relegation to First Division
10 Airdrieonians (R) 36 5 8 23 31 76 −45 18
Source: Statto
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated.

Champions: Celtic
Relegated: Partick Thistle, Airdrieonians

Scottish League Division OneEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion or relegation
1 Motherwell 39 26 9 4 92 36 +56 61 Promotion to the 1982–83 Premier Division
2 Kilmarnock 39 17 17 5 60 29 +31 51
3 Heart of Midlothian 39 21 8 10 65 37 +28 50
4 Clydebank 39 19 8 12 61 53 +8 46
5 St Johnstone 39 17 8 14 69 60 +9 42
6 Ayr United 39 15 12 12 56 50 +6 42
7 Hamilton Academical 39 16 8 15 52 49 +3 40
8 Queen's Park 39 13 10 16 41 41 0 36
9 Falkirk 39 11 14 14 49 52 −3 36
10 Dunfermline Athletic 39 11 14 14 46 56 −10 36
11 Dumbarton 39 13 9 17 49 61 −12 35
12 Raith Rovers 39 11 7 21 31 59 −28 29
13 East Stirlingshire 39 7 10 22 38 77 −39 24 Relegation to the 1982–83 Second Division
14 Queen of the South 39 4 10 25 44 93 −49 18
Source: RSSSF

Promoted: Motherwell, Kilmarnock
Relegated: East Stirlingshire, Queen of the South

Scottish League Division TwoEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion or relegation
1 Clyde 39 24 11 4 79 38 +41 59 Promotion to the 1981–82 First Division
2 Alloa Athletic 39 19 12 8 66 42 +24 50
3 Arbroath 39 20 10 9 62 50 +12 50
4 Berwick Rangers 39 20 8 11 66 38 +28 48
5 Brechin City 39 18 10 11 61 43 +18 46
6 Forfar Athletic 39 15 15 9 59 35 +24 45
7 East Fife 39 14 9 16 48 51 −3 37
8 Stirling Albion 39 12 11 16 39 44 −5 35
9 Cowdenbeath 39 11 13 15 51 57 −6 35
10 Montrose 39 12 8 19 49 74 −25 32
11 Albion Rovers 39 13 5 21 52 74 −22 31
12 Meadowbank Thistle 39 10 10 19 49 62 −13 30
13 Stenhousemuir 39 11 6 22 41 65 −24 28
14 Stranraer 39 7 6 26 36 85 −49 20

Promoted: Clyde, Alloa Athletic

Other honoursEdit

Cup honoursEdit

Competition Winner Score Runner-up
Scottish Cup 1981–82 Aberdeen 4 – 1 (a.e.t.) Rangers
League Cup 1981–82 Rangers 2 – 1 Dundee United
Junior Cup Blantyre Victoria 1 – 0 Baillieston Juniors

Individual honoursEdit

Award Winner Club
Footballer of the Year   Paul Sturrock Dundee United
Players' Player of the Year   Sandy Clark Airdrieonians
Young Player of the Year   Frank McAvennie St Mirren

Scottish national teamEdit

Date Venue Opponents Score[a] Competition Scotland scorer(s)
9 September 1981 Hampden Park, Glasgow (H)   Sweden 2–0 WCQG6 Joe Jordan, John Robertson (pen.)
14 October 1981 Windsor Park, Belfast (A)   Northern Ireland 0–0 WCQG6
18 November 1981 Estadio da Luz, Lisbon (A)   Portugal 1–2 WCQG6 Paul Sturrock
24 February 1982 Estadio Luis Casanova, Valencia (A)   Spain 0–3 Friendly
23 March 1982 Hampden Park, Glasgow (H)   Netherlands 2–1 Friendly Frank Gray (pen.), Kenny Dalglish
28 April 1982 Windsor Park, Belfast (A)   Northern Ireland 1–1 BHC John Wark
24 May 1982 Hampden Park, Glasgow (H)   Wales 1–0 BHC Asa Hartford
29 May 1982 Hampden Park, Glasgow (H)   England 0–1 BHC
15 June 1982 Estadio La Rosaleda, Málaga (N)   New Zealand 5–2 WCG6 John Wark (2), John Robertson, Kenny Dalglish, Steve Archibald
18 June 1982 Estadio Sanchez Pizjuan, Seville (N)   Brazil 1–4 WCG6 David Narey
22 June 1982 Estadio La Rosaleda, Málaga (N)   USSR 2–2 WCG6 Joe Jordan, Graeme Souness

Key:

  • (H) = Home match
  • (A) = Away match
  • WCQG6 = World Cup qualifying - Group 6
  • WCG6 = World Cup - Group 6
  • BHC = British Home Championship

See alsoEdit

1981–82 Aberdeen F.C. season

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Scotland's score is shown first.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 3 December 2012. Retrieved 19 April 2012.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)