Glasgow Football League

The Glasgow Football League was formed in 1895 (127 years ago) (1895) in Scotland as one of several supplementary football leagues that were created in order to increase the number of fixtures for Scottish Football League clubs.[1] In 1899 a number of clubs who played in the Edinburgh / East of Scotland Football League joined and the league was renamed the Inter City Football League.[1] The Glasgow Football League was briefly reformed in its own right in 1904 (118 years ago) (1904).[1][2]

In general, attendances were disappointing (for example only 3,000 watched Celtic v Rangers in May 1902 and only 2,500 were at Hampden Park for Queen's Park v Third Lanark in the League decider in 1905). Several Scottish Football League fixtures also doubled up as Glasgow League matches, including the 1904–05 title play-off on 6 May 1905 between Rangers and Celtic.[3][4][5]

MembershipEdit

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ChampionsEdit

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  • 1895–96 Rangers
  • 1896–97 Queen's Park
  • 1897–98 Rangers
  • 1898–99 Celtic
  • 1899–1904 - replaced by the Inter City Football League
  • 1904–05 Third Lanark
  • 1905–06 Third Lanark

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e Inter-City League | including the Glasgow League, Scottish Football Historical Archive, 5 August 2020
  2. ^ Chapter XLVII.—the Glasgow League, History of the Queen's Park Football Club 1867 - 1917, Richard Robinson, 1920; via Electric Scotland
  3. ^ Brown, Alan (22 March 2002). "Scotland 1904/05". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 12 August 2019.
  4. ^ Murphy, Alex (19 May 2005). "Another championship nailbiter thanks to mighty Quinn". The Times. Retrieved 12 August 2019 – via The Celtic Wiki).
  5. ^ Hannan, Martin (27 November 2010). "1905: The last time Scotland drafted in a foreign referee". The Scotsman. Retrieved 12 August 2019.