Southern Football League (Scotland)

The Southern Football League was a Scottish regional football competition held during World War II, due to the suspension of the Scottish Football League (an interim nationwide War Emergency League was played in the 1939–40 season). Held between 1940 and 1946,[1] the competition was played as a single division until the introduction of teams in 1945–46 from the disbanded North Eastern League, forcing the addition of a second division. Rangers dominated the competition, winning every tournament. The league also ran two cup competitions: the Southern League Cup and the Summer Cup. As the war ended, regular league football returned in 1946, with the regional leagues disbanded.

Southern Football League
SportFootball
Founded1940
Ceased1946
No. of teams16 (32 in 1945–46)
CountryScotland
Last
champion(s)
Rangers
Most titlesRangers (6)
Related
competitions
Southern League Cup
Summer Cup

TournamentsEdit

Season Winner Runner-up
1940–41 Rangers Clyde
1941–42 Rangers Hibernian
1942–43 Rangers Morton
1943–44 Rangers Celtic
1944–45 Rangers Celtic
1945–46 Rangers Hibernian

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ McColl, Brian. "Southern Football League". Retrieved 11 April 2008.