1990–91 in Scottish football

The 1990–91 season was the 94th season of competitive football in Scotland. It was notable for the fact that there was a last day title decider at Ibrox between Rangers and Aberdeen. Both teams went into the match level on points and goal difference, but Rangers needed to win the match because Aberdeen had scored two goals more. Rangers won the title with a 2–0 win thanks to two goals by Mark Hateley. [1]

1990–91 in Scottish football
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Premier Division champions
Rangers
Division One champions
Falkirk
Division Two champions
Stirling Albion
Scottish Cup winners
Motherwell
League Cup winners
Rangers
Challenge Cup winners
Dundee
Junior Cup winners
Auchinleck Talbot
Teams in Europe
Aberdeen, Celtic, Dundee United, Heart of Midlothian, Rangers
Scotland national team
UEFA Euro 1992 qualifying
1989–90 1991–92

Notable eventsEdit

Scottish Premier DivisionEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Rangers (C) 36 24 7 5 62 23 +39 55 1991–92 European Cup First round
2 Aberdeen 36 22 9 5 62 27 +35 53 1991–92 UEFA Cup First round
3 Celtic 36 17 7 12 52 38 +14 41
4 Dundee United 36 17 7 12 41 29 +12 41
5 Heart of Midlothian 36 14 7 15 48 55 −7 35
6 Motherwell 36 12 9 15 51 50 +1 33 1991–92 European Cup Winners' Cup First round
7 St Johnstone 36 11 9 16 41 54 −13 31
8 Dunfermline Athletic 36 8 11 17 38 61 −23 27
9 Hibernian 36 6 13 17 24 51 −27 25
10 St Mirren 36 5 9 22 28 59 −31 19
Source: Statto.com
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(C) Champion.

Champions: Rangers
No Relegation

Scottish League Division OneEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion or relegation
1 Falkirk (C, P) 39 21 12 6 70 35 +35 54 Promotion to Premier Division
2 Airdrieonians (P) 39 21 11 7 69 43 +26 53
3 Dundee 39 22 8 9 59 33 +26 52
4 Partick Thistle 39 16 13 10 56 53 +3 45
5 Kilmarnock 39 15 13 11 58 48 +10 43
6 Hamilton Academical 39 16 10 13 50 41 +9 42
7 Raith Rovers 39 14 9 16 54 64 −10 37
8 Clydebank 39 13 10 16 65 70 −5 36
9 Morton 39 11 13 15 48 55 −7 35
10 Forfar Athletic 39 9 15 15 50 57 −7 33
11 Meadowbank Thistle 39 10 13 16 56 68 −12 33
12 Ayr United 39 10 12 17 47 59 −12 32
13 Clyde (R) 39 9 9 21 41 61 −20 27 Relegation to Second Division
14 Brechin City (R) 39 7 10 22 44 80 −36 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: Falkirk, Airdrieonians
Relegated: Clyde, Brechin City

Scottish League Division TwoEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion
1 Stirling Albion 39 20 14 5 62 24 +38 54 Promotion to the 1991–92 First Division
2 Montrose 39 20 6 13 54 34 +20 46
3 Cowdenbeath 39 18 9 12 64 50 +14 45
4 Stenhousemuir 39 16 12 11 56 42 +14 44
5 Queen's Park 39 17 8 14 48 42 +6 42
6 Stranraer 39 19 4 16 62 58 +4 42
7 Dumbarton 39 15 10 14 50 49 +1 40
8 Berwick Rangers 39 15 10 14 51 57 −6 40
9 Alloa Athletic 39 13 11 15 51 46 +5 37
10 East Fife 39 14 9 16 57 65 −8 37
11 Albion Rovers 39 11 13 15 48 63 −15 35
12 Queen of the South 39 9 12 18 46 62 −16 30
13 East Stirlingshire 39 9 11 19 36 72 −36 29
14 Arbroath 39 7 11 21 39 60 −21 25

Promoted: Stirling Albion, Montrose

Other honoursEdit

Cup honoursEdit

Competition Winner Score Runner-up
Scottish Cup 1990–91 Motherwell 4 – 3 (a.e.t.) Dundee United
League Cup 1990–91 Rangers 2 – 1 (a.e.t.) Celtic
Challenge Cup Dundee 3 – 2 (a.e.t.) Ayr United
Youth Cup Dundee United 2 – 0 Hibernian
Junior Cup Auchinleck Talbot 1 – 0 Newtongrange Star

Individual honoursEdit

SPFA awardsEdit

Award Winner Club
Players' Player of the Year   Paul Elliott Celtic
Young Player of the Year   Eoin Jess Aberdeen

SFWA awardsEdit

Award Winner Club
Footballer of the Year   Maurice Malpas Dundee United
Manager of the Year   Alex Totten St Johnstone

Scotland national teamEdit

Date Venue Opponents Score[3] Competition Scotland scorer(s)
12 September 1990 Hampden Park, Glasgow (H)   Romania 2–1 ECQG2 John Robertson, Ally McCoist
17 October 1990 Hampden Park, Glasgow (H)   Switzerland 2–1 ECQG2 John Robertson, Gary McAllister
14 November 1990 Vasil Levski National Stadium, Sofia (A)   Bulgaria 1–1 ECQG2 Ally McCoist
6 February 1991 Ibrox Stadium, Glasgow (H)   USSR 0–1 Friendly
27 March 1991 Hampden Park, Glasgow (H)   Bulgaria 1–1 ECQG2 John Collins
1 May 1991 Stadio Olimpico, Serravalle (A)   San Marino 2–0 ECQG2 Gordon Strachan (pen.), Gordon Durie

Key:

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

See alsoEdit

1990–91 Aberdeen F.C. season
1990–91 Dundee United F.C. season
1990–91 Rangers F.C. season

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 16 December 2012. Retrieved 15 December 2011.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ "Scottish Division One 1990-1991 Season Summary". statto.com. Archived from the original on 22 December 2014. Retrieved 10 April 2012.
  3. ^ Scotland's score is shown first.